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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L steering rack VIN: WAULT58E53
Hi techs,well this is a first- two posts in one week. anyway I have this rack and pinion job going on, problem is I got the two top bolts out, but to save my life I can't get the the lower bolt out. This is a quattro automatic, 3.0 litre also. I'm hoping there...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cloumn VIN: WBADD6322V
technician had repaired ignition housing and switch ect and had removed steering wheel at which time steering column had retracted by itself and componants fell to floor of vehicle. Technician is looking for and exploded view of this shaft and mechanism breakd...
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L compressor VIN: WP1AB29P05
This is a regular customer of mine and it's a 4.5, not a 3.2. In high ambient temps after a heat soak usually the air blows warm and compressor isn't doing anything. Sometimes it goes warm while driving. I've played with the charge pressures and they don't aff...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L abs VIN: YS3CL65M2P
The brake pedal kicks back once or twice fairly slowly when you initially start to brake at slow speed some of the time. It does not continue, and really does not feel like when abs is activated at slow speed due to a bad wheel speed sensor. The abs light do...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3FD79Y35
Hi Everyone and Thanks in advance for any help. I have been on this for over a week now. 2005 Saab 9.3 Arc, Engine shutts off after a few minutes of running. Will not crank over until sitting a while. Only code is P0601 Control Module Internal Fault.Code will ... Trouble codes: P0601 (Control Module Internal Fault)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCL71KX9
customer complaint was, It takes about 15 min to start cooling. Initial inspection showed the compressor was engaged but the pressures moved ever so slow and finally arrived at 200 high and 35 low with plenty of cooling. Then I found no wires at the clutch?? N...

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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter VIN: WBADD6322V
verified that EWS had been replaced in the earlier recall but had once again failed and that I guess just on coincidence that the ignition lock portion failed as well but either way both were replaced and working now.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 4.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441200
all I did was clean the points for fuel inj. needs new distrutor. I couldn't find one. if any one knows where I can get one.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L a/c VIN: WMWRE33475
called nearest MINI dealer and they recommended overcharging the system by about .5 lbs. Did this and so far customer has not returned with vehicle.
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP0CA2984X
Thanks for all the great info I cleaned the front radiators and the temp stayed the same it is ok, I thought that the temp should be 180. I am use to Jags where the temp gage goes to N and stays there. I forgot that The German cars show actual temp. and the ne...
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