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Question Answered: squealing noise when start engine? What causes that.
February 28, 2011, 11:48 AM
may be and over chargibng or over worked alternator,have the battery tested and charging system checked at a benz shop,also make sure the belt and tensioner were replaced with german quality parts not the cheap aftermarket chinees parts
Question Answered: Car will not start
February 28, 2011, 11:46 AM
make sure shifter is in park,try it in neutral,sounds like starter circut or starter motor,bet to get it to an independant audi specialist for proper diag and repair
Question Answered: About to purchase
February 28, 2011, 11:43 AM
you will want to have a prepurchace inspection done at bmw specific shop,thay will inform you of common problems and needed maintenance,this year e46 car is a very nice vehicle,all the usual 3 series quirks,susp bushings weak coling system plastic components,ect
Question Answered: rear axcel
February 28, 2011, 11:39 AM
when the axle broke it certainly could have torn the cv boot,but none of this will affect or be caused by improper alignment
Question Answered: heat shield
February 28, 2011, 11:37 AM
if you still have the sheild it could be possible to just weld it back on,try to find a repair shop that can perform welding
Question Answered: how much should my tires cost
February 28, 2011, 11:36 AM
shop around for best prices,keep in mind that the cheapes tire is not always the best value,a top of the line tire will almost always last twice as long and give better service than a tire that seems like a bargian,also keep in mind that a shop that does not sell tires as there only service can usualy beat the price of a big tire chain
Question Answered: would 2005 audi a6 3.2 enigine fit in a 2006
February 28, 2011, 11:32 AM
the bkh engines are similar to both model years,expect to use only the long block and you will not be surprised when y have to swap all accesorys such as intake ,exh,engine mounts ect.
Question Answered: I was told I need to replace water pump and a timing belt kit
February 28, 2011, 11:29 AM
we recomend callin several repautable shops for estimates,regarding the no start,the computer will not tell you how to repair a vehicle,only wich sensor is picking up a problem,
Question Answered: front suspension
February 28, 2011, 11:26 AM
this vehicle uses ride height sensors and a control unit for suspension,if sensors are not calibrated correctly susp will not rise,this is a very complex system wich should be serviced by a mercededs specialist
Question Answered: Electrical problem, windows
February 28, 2011, 11:20 AM
this year and model vw uses many control modules wich are connected and speak to each other on a can bus(network)broken can wires in the a pillar area are a common cause of this failure,you will need a high level vw scan tool to track this properly and not waste expensive diagnostic time
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