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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...
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L leaks at front and rear of engine VIN: WAUAC48H76
The car has a bad oil leak, customer was adding a quart of oil every 60 miles. Oil was every where, seemed worse at rear of engine. I changed the chain tensioner gasket and looked at the cam seal, which is dry. I also replaced the pressure regulating valve for...
1997 BMW 528i 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: WBADD6323V
Transmission was going into limp mode intermittently and would set fault code 0064 EGS: Gear monitoring (OBDII: P0730; EUIII: P0730). Technician was unable to verify any slip when vehicle was in the shop. Checked fluid level and condition. Level was OK. Fluid ...
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACH9340Y
Vehicle drives fine until hard acceleration then cuts out and sputters. MIL turns on. Alldata has not much info..of course. any help would be awesome.. thanks!!! Trouble codes: 117 (Pedal travel signal inconsistant), 118 (Throttle valve signals inconsistant), 169 (Throttle valve system switched off)
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L rotors VIN: WBABD53464
Hello Guys, this is actually the second car that I do a routine test drive and notice the brakes are warped 6 months to a year after replacement. Both drivers claim to not over load the car or go down hills on a regular basis. The first customer was an x5 and...
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L airbag sensor VIN: WBANF73567
scanned the code it says 93c9 airbag front sensor, front passenger's side. cant find anything on it. is this the occupancy sensor or the impact sensor?
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Steering VIN: WDBRF40J35
Following repairs listed, noted there is an odd oscillation sensation in the steering wheel when KOER and turn/hold steering wheel any more than about 45deg off center left or right. This sensation can be felt any time there is steering wheel rotation pressure...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L gauges VIN: WDDGF81X48
the temp. gage will go all the way up sometimes. is not overheating. I have a snapon scanner. I can do a sweep of all gages. they all seem to be find. what i'm looking for is there a sending unit like American cars. I can't find one in Mitchell.
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L belt VIN: WVWGG83A9T
Car was towed in, belt off/shredded. Tensioner pulley was loose/wobbling and noisy. Replace tensioner pulley and belts, every thing looks okay except-- does the tensioner usually bobble with a TDI? I know on my 7.3 the tensioner bobbles- diesels pulse rather t...
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Mechanical VIN: YV4CZ98277
vehicle acts like torque converter is locked in all time. hard shift into reverse and drive, then tries to kill engine when vehicle is at stop if you allow it to move its pretty much ok, vbx states that stuck on tcc solonoid or circuit is commom to aw80 trans,...

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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAAN37411
Transmission was removed and thoroughly inspected by the builder we use. The front pump bushing is slightly damaged. We are awaiting a new pump to install and see if this takes care of problem. We noticed the big cover plate at rear of engine was left off when...
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