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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Vents VIN: WAUBG84D0V
Good morning all! This Audi is really giving me a hard time as we don't do a lot of Euro A/c work. Customer states the left and right A/c vents blow hot air while the center vents blow cold (A/c on). I have searched Mitchell and can't find much on the operatio...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Lighting VIN: WAUPL68E74
Customer drove in his Audi S4 with the 4 way flashers flashing. says he has not driven car is 6 months. Had it indoors with a trickle charger. (clean car) decided to drive it today and the flashers are flashing. removed the emergency flasher switch. disconnect...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5UXFE43518
Ok i did valve cover replacement in this car because a whistle noise and after i finish the job .start the car and runs for about 5 minutes and after that start misfire, cuts out and now take long to start or dont stay on for to long if i desconect the valvetr... Trouble codes: 2A9A
2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L electronic e-brake VIN: SAJWA01TX5
At times electric parking brake won't release and parking fault in insterment cluster. setting codes c1A41-54 clutch pedal snesor circuit, C1A41-51 clutch pedal sensor circuit, and B2477-00 configuration failure. I have coded and reconfigured parking brake con...
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L electric windows VIN: SAJWA71B56
Hello Fellow Techs, This Jaguar experiences complete failure of all power windows intermittently.If you turn on the ignition,all power windows work perfectly.However,when you remove the key and turn car back on,none of the windows operate.Initially there are ...
1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WVWCA0152K
Hi, I need some experienced help! This Cabriolet came in originally for poor cold start and drivability. It had a rough initial start and would not run smooth for a min after start, so I cleaned the injectors and THAT problem went away. A week later the car...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L oil VIN: YV1LW5810S
There is oil coming from upper side of rear of engine near to camshaft pulley corner. Please see pictures links. /edit?usp=sharing /edit?u...

Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBABW53454
Thanks for the replys guys, like some of you suggested; I went ahead and lubed with lithium grase (spray) the cover latches, windshield latches and many other moving parts I could easily access and the top has been working fine so far (I left my custom bracket...
2009 BMW 323i 2.5L OBD-2 Plug VIN: WBAPG73579
Finally BMW (techinfo) is fixed. It is always the same with ISTA. Yes, we always install the newest OMS and Firmware, but something is always lingering in Windows. I completely formatted the hard-drive, reinstalled Windows XP, with all the latest OMS, ISTA-Ins...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVWRH63833
Thanks Lou for the hint, after checking the cam and crank sync, found out that the flywheel was off. Installed the flywheel correctly and the car started up fine. Thanks for all the help guys.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L exhaust cam VIN: 3VWXJ81K97
Yepp, the only way to get the rings is buy buying the whole valve controller cover.Customer bought it plus valve controller and chain plus tensioner.Noise is gone and she runs like a champ.
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