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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WAULT68E23
Customer complained of stalling when stopping or turning with foot off gas. At that time the car did have a code for the cam sensor out of range. replaced that sensor(g40). Thinking that would take care of the cars problem. Test drive car after repair and afte...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L battery VIN: WAUDF48H79
Customer states this A4's battery will be discharged if it sits not driven for several days. Customer states they have not changed their habits on frequency of driving this vehicle. Problem apparently recently started. Our testing shows the battery good, charg...
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2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Whistle VIN: 4USBT33575
Have this fine BMW that customer is concerned about a "Whistle" heard upon accel that starts about 1500-2000 rpm. It's not there upon hard accel or deccel or higher rpms. As it warms up it diminishes. I smoked intake thru brake booster hose(capping off MAF) an...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L alumn head bolt VIN: WBAVB13536
Hi Guys, I pulled back the intake manifold and replaced the bolt, cleaned everything and test drove the car substantialy, no more oil leaking. I understand there are 2 or 3 other aluminium head bolts under the valve cover. Question is: are those supposed to be...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L Transfer case VIN: WDCYR71E85
Instrument display says "TC in neutral". When trying to switch between High and Low, it says something like "conditions not fulfilled". I found the following codes: P2213 - Signal from component direction sensor implausible and 240D - Current transfer case pos...
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2009 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P39
I have found a vacuum leak at the rear of the valve cover just above where the crankcase vent hose attaches- There is a small hole? i believe a bleed hole or something?? definatly a hole that was designed to be on the valve cover (not broken or drilled)... Has... Trouble codes: P2189, P2187, P0507
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L transmission VIN: WV2KH2701X
One short quick question for anybody whose been there. Got this '99 Volkswagen Eurovan that is at a local tranny shop. Has a harsh 1-2 shift. All other shifts o.k. Trans shop got a used unit but rebuilt it before installing. Replaced valve body with reman. Had...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN83526
Thanks to all for your input. I finally pulled the valve cover and found that the axle shaft of the #2 front intake valve intermediate lever was gone and the roller was floating around doing nothing. The camshaft was working against the rails of the lever and ... Trouble codes: 29CE, 29CC, 29F5.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Eis VIN: WDBRF40JX5
Thanks for all the replies. It appears that EIS switchs do go bad. Now i know why i haven't replaced any., consensus is that needs to be done at dealer, or if your lucky enough to have Mercedes sell you one, has to be coded. Sending her to dealer...
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