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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L A/C compressor operation VIN: WA1BY94L87
Greetings Audi/VW techs. This Q7 came in recently for a no A/C function complaint. Found system fully charged and a code for blower motor-short to positive. Since the customer stated he'd replaced the blower motor himself a couple of years ago I thought th...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Convertible Top VIN: WDBTK76G45
I repaired several leaks in the convertible top hydraulic system. One lift cylinder on the passenger side and all of the seals for the lines to all lift cylinders. I filled the system with Mercedes fluid and bled the system as described by Mercedes. I have...
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Camshaft Timing VIN: 4JGDA5HB7D
Does anyone know how to check for chain stretch on these engines? has anyone seen timing chain stretched on these engines i am wanting to know what has been seen related to this by other techs. In my opinion this vehicle needs a timing chain replacement jo...
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L trunk lid VIN: WVGFK7A96A
Customer came in saying the trunk only opens up halfway. i checked the trunk operation and sure enough it only opens part way but if i push the trunk release ( above licence plate ) it opens up the rest of the way. I have tried to do the reset on the trunk...

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L key cylinder VIN: 3VWDX7AJ5B
Replaced both the switch and key cylinder. Although the issue was in the switch the key cylinder was stuck in it with the key in it. I used a die cutting wheel to split the switch open to remove the cylinder from the old switch. VW parts was $180 for the switc...
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