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1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Pan Or Near VIN: WAUAA88G3T
Transmission leak by pan. We then replaced a couple o-ring seals around switches on the case of the trans, thinking that may have been the leak but no improvement. Now we just replaced the pan (which showed no sign of warp or disfigurement) with a new gasket a...
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L input shaft stuck VIN: WBAET37422
I removed the pedal linkage and that moves easy. It feels like the release mechanism is broken somewhere inside the bell housing. I got all those super tight bell housing bolts out except one broke on the bottom. It pulls out up to the flywheel teeth and gets ...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L no power to compressor VIN: WBAVB13596
To all Tech, No power source detected at A/C compressor even with a full charge. Scan data revealed no trouble codes in A/C system with normal reading on all temperature sensor including: interior, evaporator, ventilation, foot well and outside temperature. I ...
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Engine VIN: SAJJA41C5Y
After replacing the ABS control module, while test driving the car, script reading "Failsafe Engine Mode" appears in the dash display. Using my Autologic tool, I find only one stored DTC, P1571 referring to the brake light switch. The brake lights work normall...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Misfire
Vehicle came in with complaint of slight shake at idle.Scanned for trouble codes and had none.Misfire counters not showing a miss but you can definitely feel one.Can hear vacume leak at pcv valve so we replaced the hose and took care of that but still has a sl...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L locks VIN: WDBRN40J13
vehicle has no body codes if you try to lock the car with the remotes the drivers door lock button bounces up and down and will not lock the door question is it the door latch assembly or the lock plunger the remote will not operate with the door open so...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C47
This Vehicle came in for timing belt, a/c compressor, and vacuum pump. Vehicle already had check engine light on for P0171. Performed services and smoke tested. Found no vacuum leaks. Checked MAF readings and they are reading correctly, even swapped in a new M... Trouble codes: P0171
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2.5L Rear Hatch lock VIN: WVWAA71K88
Hello everyone. I've got this used car lot Rabbit that wont open rear hatch from key fob or door panel. The outside handle works. Its electric. Can manually open latch with power probe too. The Drivers door module says door switch works when depressed.The Comf...

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out, intermittent VIN: WDBDA28D0M
FUEL PUMP RELAY !!! reminds me of the mid 90's gm windshield wiper boards that when they stopped you just had to grab a wiper and wiggle it. thank you all that replied. only the fuel pump relay was replaced and it runs great.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Unknown VIN: WDBHA28E5V
Unable to duplicate problem we informed customer that the transmission was probably at fault since there was no movement in any gear (Mark said should be able to go into R even with no electricity). This was not an option for customer due to price. He asked i...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L High Low Pressure, Low High Pressure VIN: WDBUF87X28
So this car is fixed. Took off the low side hose from the compressor to inspect the inside liner, figured if it wasn't the hose it must be the compressor. The liner was pulled away from the outside shell of the hose. New hose, recharge. All set. Thanks for all...
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1LZ56D7X
The customer had decided he doesn't want to put any more time or money into the car. he said he will park it for now as his child is off to college anyways. Trouble codes: ECM26, ECM26.
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