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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS/Bleeding VIN: WAUEH24BXY
Replaced front calipers/rotors/flexible lines and bled system with oodles of brake fluid. Flexible lines were cracked and rotors contaminated with CV grease and rust. Activated pump with VCDS but could not get effective braking. Now ABS light is on and brake l...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L engine VIN: WAUDL74F05
running 5w30 synthetic. system full. when first started can hear a deep knocking noise from front of engine more toward drivers side(isolated engine ear) can't seem to hear anything from the rear where the timing chains are. If it is restarted within 30 min, n...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Blown Head VIN: WBADM634XY
BMW experts. This is more of a general verification question. I understand the need for BMW tools to reassemble the head, but... do you need those special tools to disassemble the head from the block? For example, can you disassemble the Vanos without special ...
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2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge 3.6L blower VIN: ZFFYT53A52
HI I have a 2002 Ferrari 360 spyder The a/c blower runs on high speed all the time even with the key off. No other speeds are working and a/c only works in auto.I have no availability to any info on this car. I suspect it is the final stage (resistor) bad as I...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF56J76
Hello MB Techs On this vehicle we replaced the air injection pump and injection pump relay, because the air injection pump was bad, now after customer drove car for two days, the check engine light was turn on again, we tested for vacuum coming from the check ... Trouble codes: P00, 410 (malfunction of secondary air injection at right bankfunction chain), P00, 410 (malfunction of secondary air injection at right bankfunction chain)
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Ignition Key Console VIN: YS3DD35N3X
This is now the third time this has happened, all on this car that doesn't even have 60K on it. I get the call: "Bart, it's doing it again - the key won't turn". We have the car towed in and, indeed, the ignition key turns about halfway to "On" and stops, with...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Ignition Coils VIN: YS3FD45Y04
Hello techs. Got this nightmare 04 Saab 9-3 Arc in and driving me crazy. Vehicle cranks but will not start. Have good fuel pressure and pump primes and runs while cranking. Vehicle has no spark. Looked over the obvious plug connectors and such but clueless on ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D4L
SWAPPING IN A REPLACEMENT FUEL DIST. WITH REGULATOR AND AIR FLOW METER DID NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE PROBLEM. CUSTOMER HAS GIVEN UP ON FINDING THE SOLUTION. ( AT MY OWN TIM [...] EXPENSE, I WANT TO TRY BYPASSING THE MAS). FUEL PRESSURE READINGS STILL FALL WHEN MEASURE...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Engine VIN: WMWRC33526
Thanks to everyone who responded to me : Woo & Wayne were absolutely right this is a smart vehicle and after reseting the codes it is running good for a 5-10 min. then after detecting misfires its shutting down the fuel injector for the bad cylinder. Cu...
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1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3AK35EXM
After second set of symptoms arose (high idle) re tested for vacuum leaks. Discovered Evap canaster valve was intermittantly sticking open allowing vehicle to pull excess vacuum through canister which was completely degraded internally. also found AIV leaking ... Trouble codes: 12225 (Pre heater circuit open), 12223 (Too lean), 12111 (O2 sensor self compensating circuit problem).
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