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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L convertible top VIN: WAUAT48H23
Okay. This car came in with the complaint that the convertible top is inop. But, when verifying the complaint i noticed the top does work, opening and closing. Only, when opening it, the top stops mid cycle, and if you give it the smallest touch, it moves. No ...
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2006 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Engine VIN: WBABW53446
BMW Techs, So I received this vehicle a few weeks ago with complaint of a rattle coming from the top front of the engine at full operating temp and at about 2250 - 3000 RPMS. Confirmed that the vehicle does have a rattle coming from under the front of the valv...
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2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L CV Joint/Differential VIN: WBANF33597
Hello To All IATN Members, Vehicle Was Driven In, Customer Stated That He Heard A Pop Followed By A Rattling Noise. L/F CV Axle Popped Out Because The End Piece & Retainer Broke Off In Frt Differential. Replaced With Used Differential & Axle As Well As Left Mo...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J35
This vehicle came in with multiple misfires and running bad. At idle you can hear a popping sound around the super charger. I smoked checked and found 1 leak, repaired it and replaced the spark plugs,coils, cam sensor on right exhaust and air mass. The cam sen... Trouble codes: P0366
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L radio system
Hi, I seem to having a rush of problematic S500's at the moment. We got this 07 S550, it has no sound from the radio and is not showing any radio stations on the screen. It also says 'no service' in the top right corner of the screen. The navigation works but ...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Starting VIN: WDBUF56XX7
Hello everyone, i have anothe interesting one. This vehicle was abandoned, towed and the tow company wound up getting the vehicle. They sent it to the dealer to get repaired. They replaced the battery, key and ignition switch. It was getting expensive and they...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L Check Engine VIN: WDDGF81X59
Have a 2009 C300 with a reoccurring P2422 canister vent valve stuck closed. The system has been checked for leaks and none found/Float on smoke machine all the way at the bottom. The vent valve and purge valve have been replaced with dealer parts and still hav...
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2012 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Pedal VIN: WMWSV3C55C
Customer is complaining of a very touchy brake pedal! I have drove the car a few times and the pedal is a little touchy compared to other vehicles but nothing extreme and feels like a normal mini to me. This is a newer mini to her and also an automatic, she ca...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L transmission VIN: WP0CA2992T
I'm currently reassembling the trans/engine assy. The transmission transmission spline will not slide into the clutch splines. Tried turning the motor to line up the splines better, tried turning the shaft on the transmission. NO LUCK! The transmission is pret...
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1994 Rolls Royce Silver Spur III 6.7L No Start VIN: SCAZN02C7R
Customer complained parked at bottom of drive on slope, came back and wouldn't start. Do not have Mastercheck diagnostics scanner ECM is Motronic 3.3 (Bosch) All dash lights up as should. Checked all fuses per workshop manual-OK Bypassed Fuel relay, pump ...
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L overheating VIN: WV2ZB0250F
85 Vanagon overheats under load, mountains, etc. will overheat in shop with engine revved to 2500 rpms. has a newer coolant pump. t-stat opens properly. I have good flow through the system. Performed bleeding procedure & found no air in system. Electric coolin...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No power VIN: 3VWDT71KX5
Hello Gang , i have a VW BRM engine code with a power issue, original complaint of no heat customer took to dealer and dealer says the head is no good - customer supplied new head and parts , after install of new head i have a power issue on accel, starts and ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L 2-3 hard shift VIN: 3VWRG81K36
the customer brought the vehicle back saying that 2 or 3 times after getting off freeway vehicle will not shift right away she has to manually shift it. i drove vehicle and could not duplicate the problem but i do notice 2-3 shift delayed/hard some times. i sc...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CY59265
Checked Cam Sensor Signal From Intake Cam (good) Checked Cam Timing (good) Checked Crankshaft Sprocket For Torque (good) Fount End Play It Both Cam Sprockets The Exhaust Is Worse Will This Give Me The Code And Keep The Car From Starting? Trouble codes: P0340, P0345
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBRF61JX3
After going through so many things on this vehicle and using many of suggestions that were sent to me. I took another fuel sample (large sample)after thinking about it last night. Completely contaminated with what I don't know. Fuel is cloudy and doesn't smell... Trouble codes: P2050, P2054, P2052, P2056.
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