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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L temp guage VIN: TRUWT28N02
Customer thinks car is overheating and replaced the listed parts to correct it. Gauge goes into red area under all driving conditions I don't trust the temp gauge. 1./ it jumps a little past 50C at cold start-up( don't know if this is normal) 2./ gauge will...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Power steering VIN: WBADD632XW
Alright BMW guys what am I missing?! Replaced the rack 3 times and lasts a little while and goes out. Every time we have flushed entire system. Fluid is always clean. We are using NAPA reman racks. Is there something we're missing or are we just getting fault...
1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Suspention VIN: 4USCH9335X
The issue with the car is it will pull to the left hard. If you make a sharp turn (as in a tight circle in a parking lot) the pull with then be to the right. The tires have been rotated from front to rear, and cross rotated, and even a different set of tires p...
2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio VIN: WBAGH83481
After replacing the alternator in this vehicle I lost the display on the radio. Is there some trick to getting it to work or, is there anyone who can repair the radio?
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33453
Hello techs.2003 bmw ck engine light on codes p0491-p0492.air injection problem.vehicle came in 2 months ago new purchase.main hose rotted.replace per customer request and reset.have checked air pump operation normal and pased 3 days with very strong pressure.... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBABW53474
have an oil leak on top of engine in the middle. the wire loom for map sensor has oil coming down it. and oil on map sensor. how can that be theres no oil in intake. but it looks like oil coming out od the back of map sensor. no no for sure if this is a map se...
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L oil leak engine pass side
Hi Guys, this is the second e60 535i that I see an oil leak on the passenger side right below the turbos. The oil filter housing is clean and the valve cover does not seem to be leaking. Also the oil pan seems to be clean. The motor oil seems to be coming fro...
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 ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Wheel Speed Sensor/ Reluctor VIN: WDBUF65J43
I replaced the wheel bearings and seals on this vehicle. The following week, the vehicle is back with an ABS light on. I scanned and found codes that indicate problem with the front wheel speed sensors (RPM sensors). I checked output with a scope and found 0V....
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 4Matic 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBRF84J73
Hello to all mercedes techs, HELP !!!This car was towed in to us. The customer said he went in to pick up a pizza and came back out and the key will not turn in the ignition. he had the windows down and sunroof open. when you put the key in, you do not hear th...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF335X9
Mini came in with a broken timing chain and bent the valves. We put a used engine in and it has pulse one time and when you unplug the intake cam sensor it has pulse and will try to start but won't. With the intake cam sensor out is has spark and noid. I am no...
2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L convertable top VIN: YS3DF78K7Y
Oh Boy please help me with this one, I had this saab 9-3 come in with leaking convertible top piston rams. I removed the rams and sent them out for repair. Upon return I installed them but I cannot figure out how to bleed them, I have tried everything and foll...
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L Alarm VIN: YV1CM59H63
Hi, I have a Volvo here with a message on the info. center saying "alarm system service required" The vehicle starts and runs normal. I pulled 2 codes from the cem/immobilizer unit: 6C48, Transponder type faulty signal and 6A03, Door locked, LR signal too low....

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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Brake pad wear indicator reset. VIN: WBAVD13586
Thanks for the help all!!! Installed new OEM front brake sensor and it still would not reset. Turns out that the pin in the harness side would push out when a sensor was installed and pull back into place when the sensor was disconnected. Repaired the connecto...
2009 BMW 335i 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WBAWL71089
thanks for the replys guys. the customer talked today to BMW dealership in DF; where he got the car, and the service manager; after reviewing the 2 codes told him they will fly a technician over here to Cabo to replace all injectors and do a software upgrade u... Trouble codes: 2FBF, 29F2.
2000 Ferrari 456 M 5.5L unknown VIN: ZFFWP50A6Y
The problem on the car seem to be 2 fold, blown head gasket and valve seals. given the magnitude of the work, Cust decides to trade up veh. thanks for all the help.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L compressor VIN: 3VWCP21C32
We have this one fixed. Thanks for all of your suggestions! Because the car doesn't have a temp gauge the customer never knew what the temp of the car was, the temp light finally came on for them. We found the thermostat was not opening all of the way so when ...
1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Vibration VIN: YV1LS571XS
hi id like thank all the guys for alot of great info ! it turns out the right side inner axle loose causing vibration
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