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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Instrument Cluster VIN: WAUML54D71
Hey all, I'm not sure what to check on this one. When it's really cold around -20 degrees celcius. the gauges have a hard time turning on, they fluctuate up and down a few times. And the engine cranks strong but no start due to antitheft. Also the odometer scr...
2005 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GYEK63N05
Hello Techs, I have this Escalade That belongs to a good customer of mine and I am not up on transmissions. The truck drives good in 1st and 2nd but when shifting to 3rd it slips and does not want to engage unless you baby the throttle. The first problem was a...
2014 Dodge Durango R/T 5.7L coat hook VIN: 2014D0DGED
I have to remove the headliner in a 2014 Dodge Durango and I am having a hard time figuring out how the coat hanger hooks come apart. Has anyone had these apart yet. Looks like a two piece hook.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L T-Case/Frt Diff VIN: 1FTZR45E43
Customer dropped truck off loud klunking/banging noise when in 4wd high when under accelration no noise in 2wd. Transfer case will not shift to 4lo.attempted to reproduce noise in 4hi while all 4 wheels off ground. With no load will not make any noise. In tech...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 6.0L water in oil VIN: WDDNG79X27
Customer brings car in for routine oil change with low miles, he just got the car and put 1000 miles on it himself. he did complain and I confirmed that it lets out a large puff of white smoke at "overnight, cold start up". maybe valve stem seals? or turbo sea...

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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Warning Light VIN: WBAVB33556
Boy do I feel like I have egg on my face... but thanks so much for the responses. I had originally noticed the clock not set but I blew I off thinking why would the clock mysteriously become not set and set a light concern for the customer. Any way I set the ...
1994 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L super charger VIN: 1G4CU521XR
Thanks to all respondents for your help. Have not gotten an O.K. yet from the owner to fix this car. But thanks to you guys I have the info I needed to do the repair when I get the O.K. Thanks again.
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Lighting VIN: WD8PE74507
I had a preference to fix the vehicle correctly. Based on the replies I received I am sure we could have converted the system to non-xenon. The customer allowed us to put the system back to the factory configuration. We ordered one new module for testing with...
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.7L starter VIN: 1B3LC56R08
Thanks everyone for the help. The issue ended up being an open in the battery feed wire to the ignition switch .
2006 Jaguar S-Type VDP Edition 4.2L auxillary coolant pump VIN: SAJWA01B96
It was simple once I knew was to look for, the inside R/H ambient temp sensor was always reading 85 degrees,replaced it and like magic everyone was happy.Thanks for the tips guys !!
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L driveline VIN: 1J4FY19S4X
Thank you all for your reponses...This jeep actually had to issues creating the problem..After we took apart the front end and shafts for inspection and found nothing .We took the transfer case out to find a excessive amount of play.After installing a used tra...
2012 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L radiator
I had pulled the primary thermostat early on to check for debris blockage as per TSB for older models. Didnt find the blockage suggested or any strange issues with the thermostat. This was also my first time to ever see a vehicle with two thermostats. I replac...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Won't Crank VIN: WP1AA29P66
Andy from Australia was correct it was the steering module assembly that needed replacing. The module comes with the entire steering column assembly. We bought the part from the dealer and got the learning code from the dealer and programmed the module and the...
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