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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L shifting VIN: WAUBG34D7X
Hi, I just got this A8 in for a shifting problem. Customer states that the transmission shifts up too quickly in to top gear. I drove the car and has harsh shifting into 3rd 4th and 5th. Almost feels like it slips for a second during shifting. I got back to th...
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Forward Clutch? VIN: WAUAC48H13
Hey all, this is the first time that we have seen this car. The customer has only owned the car for a couple years. The car has always had a slight judder when accelerating from a stop. A few months ago it developed a bad vibration and then would not accelerat...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L phone conection VIN: WBAVB735X7
Hello Guys, got this 335i sedan 2007. the phone unpairs after reciving or making a call while talking. Then when you go into the idrive and try to repair or activate the screen the item is not selectable. you get to the screen but you cant click on it. if you ...
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA41C61
start, i check for codes and i got u1135 ignition status not obtained, and b1595 ignition switch illegal input code , however i haven't experienced any of this no start sympoms
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY16483
Help Land Rover Techs! this Discovery is setting the above codes- we cant find any issues- o2s are switching between .04 and .85- o2 sensors behind cats are steady at .45, fuel trim a and b .99, multi trim a and b .95 and .97 and idle trim a and b are at -1.98... Trouble codes: P0171, P0171, P0130, P0132, P0134
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Starter VIN: SALAD25475
While driving the door locks will cycle, the climate control drops out, then the radio/nav goes off. The hazard light begin to flash on the outside only. No indicator on the dash. The car will continue to run well and the charging voltage is at 13.95V. If you ...
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 1-2 down shift VIN: WMWRE33506
car came in with harsh downshift without trouble code. we remove trans pan, there is no debris, no burnt trans fluid. is it valve body fault? it cost $1,900.00 for part. Anyone out there have any ideas as to what may be the problem?
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L starting VIN: YS3FD79Y96
upon further checking, we have found that when it wont crank, the starter relay is NOT being triggered by [PCM?].. The batt feed to relay is Good, The feed from relay to starter is good, and the power from Neutral switch to relay is OK- The GROUND for relay fr...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Bent Valves VIN: 3VWRJ71K09
Vehicle came in with the engine seized up due to the intake valves impacted against the pistons. The camshaft drive chain tensioner was way out - like the chain was very worn. Only 85 K miles on this car. Pulled the head to find all the exhaust valves just fin...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUVT64B42
The vibration at idle in gear we were chasing was not horrendous. We installed new Audi OE engine mounts. The vibration was still there. Discussed issue with customer. The vibration has been there since he bought the car a couple of years ago. He was happy...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L low boost
I called the customer and explained that we still have the problem with the boost fault code. I told that I was still working on it and that I am suspect of the turbo wastegate. We did do an oil change and brakes on the car also and he said that is all he can ...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L throttle actuator VIN: WBSNB93506
thanks guys, after I gave an estimate I never heard back. thanks for the info, yes it is 35 bmw units, I found out each unit equals 10 minutes.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALMB11453
We pulled a/c control panel to inspect. All power and ground signals were good. We disassembled panel to see if we could see something wrong inside and found nothing obvious. We installed a used control panel and system is working good again. Thanks for the re...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA43E9P
Group almost everyone said to check the cap and rotors. I inspected both and they had green corrosion in them. I cleaned them off and the vehicle started but had a miss so I replace both sides with new parts and the vehicle ran great. Thanks for all who replie...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWPF71K27
Michale from Florida Explained how and when fans were enabled. and Rasoul from Texas was correct about the bad after market fans. Replaced fans with VW fans and now fans work as designed. However A/C still not cooling properly. While fan operate right, the co...
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