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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Brakes VIN: WAUCB28D4W
Hi Guy's I was looking for some help on this 1998 Audi A4. A friend of mine replaced all hydrolic brake componants (calipers, brake hoses,know good ABS module, master cylinder, as well as pads and rotrs). At first the brakes would not bleed. Finallny after b...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Vvt Motor VIN: WBAVC93507
I am in the process of replaceing gasket on vvt servo motor (bmw term valvetronic control motor) that sits on top center of valve cover for oil leaking. Checked all data & mitchell about replaceng gasket it said just unbolt vvt servo motor .when my tech unbolt...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: WDBGA43E8R
This car came in with an emergency idle actuation code and intermittent stalling. Replaced TPM and had Beckman's rebuild throttle body (performs throttle learn at KOEO flawlessly). Engine harness is perfect (I suspect it has already been replaced) Body harness...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Egr VIN: WDBUF70J23
Egr system is throwing a p2001 fault (p0400). Have replaced egr valve and tube. Vacuum supply at intake is good 19. When activating egr pressure transducer with scan tool the rpms do not drop- no response from car. Brown//red wire has 12 volts all the time whe...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG70J95
Hello, We have this S430 in the shop. It came in and is not shifting... found faults for the integrated transmission module (module in transmission). I have replaced these in the past, this is not a problem but I have a code in the engine module (P20EA). Autol... Trouble codes: P20EA

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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1244X
Hello! Thanks for all of your replies! The suggestions to smoke test for a vacuum leak nailed it! I smoke tested the intake and found it leaking at the LH front of the engine, may have been an injector o-ring or the lower manifold gasket. Replaced the upper an... Trouble codes: P1174 (P 1171 and P 1174. Lean fuel system Bank 1 2.), P1171 (P 1171 and P 1174. Lean fuel system Bank 1 2.).
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Compressor Actuator VIN: SALAE254X7
Talked to customer after several days vehicle back in service, all is good, blowing cold. Reduced oil quantity to proper 5.9 ozs, evac and charge, all is good. Thanks for the replies. Apparently oil slightly over spec doesn't hydraulic compressor. What it do...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L glow light VIN: WDBCB20C1F
This one is fixed got many replies most were on target the fix was a glow plug we found that cold ohm test was good but after about 5 seconds the number 5 glow plug would fail then when it got cold it pass ohm test again when we removed it we noticed that the ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4JGBF22E58
First of all thanks for the replies. I performed a smoke test on the boost system. I was able to find 2 different charge seals leaking which wasn't allowing the turbo to accurately control the air charge pressure. Replaced both orings on the charge tube from t... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Under boost).
2006 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L power windows VIN: WP0CB29826
We ended by sending this car to the dealer and the customer never gave us any feedback.We tried just about everything we could on this car but no luck.At the end I noticed that the window up/down function with the key in the door didn't work either.If ever I g...
2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L immobilizer VIN: YV1MS68254
alright fellas thanks for all the help tried steps mentioned nothing like said car had key stuck in it when i had turn steering whell then after removing most electrical i relized i couldnt get key out and left it. Anyways in pure frustration i sat in car alo...
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