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Mercedes-Benz Clunking Noises – Tech Tip To Quiet Customers

Owners of Mercedes-Benz cars with front-wheel drive and 4×4 vehicles, may complain of a single throttle lift-off clunking noise from the side shaft when first taking off (audible at the outboard end). Also, the clunk is heard once when changing from forward to reverse.

Audi TFSI/FSI: Oil Consumption And Carbon Buildup

Technical Service Bulletins can be valuable in helping solve vehicle problems. But sometimes, it takes multiple TSBs to find a pattern failure or the “root cause” of a problem. In the case of the Audi/VW 2.0L Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) engine introduced in 2006, three problems related to engine carbon and fuel issues are connected

Jaguar XJ/XK/XF Suspension Service

Jaguar has been using the same suspension design on the XJ, XK and XF/S-Type platforms. The suspension is very similar to those found on Mercedes-Benz and even Tesla models. Most of the load-bearing components are made of aluminum and have hydraulic bushings in strategic locations. When the suspension is working right, it delivers a great

BMW E65/E66 Suspension Diagnostics

For the BMW 7 Series E65/E66 manufactured between 2001-’08, engineers went with an innovative rear ride control system. The Dynamic Drive system that uses active anti-roll bars to keep the vehicle level was standard on these models. Some of these vehicles have optional Electronic Dampener Control (EDC) that tunes the compression and rebound of the

Volkswagen Alignment: 2006-2011 Jetta & Golf (A5)

Most entry-level VW models featured the same basic suspension used from the advent of the original VW Rabbit. About the only change was going from a rear strut suspension to a separate coil spring and shock absorber in the rear. Used for all models of the Golf, Jetta, New Beetle and the Audi TT, this

TSB Watch – Volkswagen: Top 10 Fixes For Popular VW Models

Every year, Volkswagen issues hundreds of Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) covering everything from sunroof leaks to new oil specifications. TSBs are communication tools provided to help technicians address problems in the field and to expedite the repair process by arming them with brand-specific service information. Below are some of the 10 best Volkswagen TSBs that

Mercedes-Benz Active Body Control (ABC) Suspension Tips

ABC suspension systems can be complicated to service if you do not have the right tools, training or knowledge.

Air Ride Diagnostics: 2003-2010 VW Touareg Applications

The Volkswagen Touareg was the first VW SUV and the first to get an air-ride suspension system. The luxury SUV shares the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. This is a full-feature air ride system designed to improve comfort, stability, and off-road capabilities. Some vehicles with the 4XMotion option will also have

Jaguar V8 Engine Service for 4.0 and 4.2-Liter Types

Make sure you have the vehicle identification number ready when ordering parts.

Closing Tool for Recommended Repairs Goes Digital

Your customer clicks on the link your service advisor just texted. The updated repair order at the end of the link confirms her worst fear: Your technician’s repair recommendations cost more than what’s in her bank account and all but eliminates whatever’s left on her high-balance credit card. That’s when she spots a button in

Constant Velocity Transmission Maintenance Procedures

A CVT transmission requires more or the same frequency of fluid and filter changes as a conventional automatic transmission.

Air Management For The FSI V6 And V8 Engines

The FSI 3.2 L V6 and 4.2 L V8 have a lot in common with the FSI 2.0 L four-cylinder engine, including carbon deposit problems.