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2002 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L unknown
Thumping noise when accelerating in 1st & 2nd gear when hot. Hi, I'm having a thumping noise coming from the bottom of the car only when warm and accelerating from 1st and some trough second gear. This will not happen when vehicle is cold. This vehicle has aft...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Charging VIN: WAULF78K49
Customer brought car in to check for a one time no crank no start do to a discharged battery. She thought she might have left something on and the problem has not reoccured. The battery was relatively new, was charged and tested fine. We only got 13.6 volts at...
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2007 BMW 550i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBANB53567
Hello all. Here is a worrisome one. Everything on the vehicle seems ok. However, at idle with my foot on the brake and the transmission in drive, I feel a very consistent and rhythmic shake. It feels like a bad mount. It's more noticeable in the seat of your p...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C74
The engine runs fine at idle and under load with plenty of power. I can not feel the misfires,the check engine light will start to flash and then go into limp mode. I have replaced cylinders 1 3 and 5 coils and plugs moved the injectors to differnt cylinders a... Trouble codes: P1313, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1316
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L starter battery VIN: WDBSK75F53
Hi benz techs, need help on this one; the battery indicator stays on on this Mercedes. The customer replaced both batterys with brand new ones and the battery light stays on. I checked the charging @ idle on the truck battery and I'm reading 14V, but on the sm...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L information center diplays message for low coolant VIN: WDBNG75J26
Need knowledge from the Mercedes Techs , these lights were on when this car came in for service. We repaired leaking washer pump, and refilled reservoir, coolant level was ok, it is full. message does not come on until you start the car. We have checked for tr...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L CEL on VIN: 4JGBB2FB4A
I could use a little help from MB techs..this 2010 ML350 Bluetec runs excellent but CEL is on and checking online and in shop advice and the code indicates "Reductant Heater B control circuit/open"..1 place says its the pre cat o2 sensor cylinder 1-3 and anoth...
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2007 Volkswagen Golf City 2.0L Power Windows VIN: 9BWEL41J27
I have this 2007 city golf. Codes 01358 01359 01334 01331 00921 Those codes were cleared with no difference. I was able to pull these codes from a snap on. I have auto enginuity which when set as a 2007 GOLF refuses to communicate with the vehicle. If I set i...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E98
I cleared the codes in this vehicle and returned it on the day I posted my request for help. My intentions were to do more research, take the answers and help from this forum and in a week or two get the vehicle back to 'fix' it. Well, it's nearly two weeks ... Trouble codes: P2187 (Bank one system too lean at idle. no signal/intermittent).
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L electric window VIN: SAJHX6244W
I am going to call this one fixed, although I really wish the customer would have returned my calls when I called to verify, but I think he may be out of the country. Today is the last day I can close this request! Thanks for the replies. Jason suggested t...
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2008 Jaguar XK 4.2L Radio VIN: SAJWA44B48
Nice solid fix on this one. It was the radio as Bob suggested. The dealer keeps exchange units on the shelf. What does that tell you! This particular radio unit, Jaguar calls it a Forward Information Module, is also a 6 disc changer (in dash). Customer was ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L oil VIN: WDBTK75G95
Thanks guys, Customer opted to trade vehicle in rather than repair. Rear main seal was clearly the source.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cooler VIN: 3VWDT81K36
Thanks to every member that replied. The fix was to install new t s in the cooling system and we made our own inlet and outlet for the trans cooler . I dont know what the guy was thinking when he installed the engine and didnt figure out why they put a cooler ...
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