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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L cd player VIN: 19UUA56872
This cd player is in my own car and does not get used very often. Last weekend I turned on cd player and got an "error 1" message on the cd display and the word "check" is flashing. The unit has had 6 discs in it for months and I'm wondering if someone has tri...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L expansion valve or orfice tube VIN: KMK52JHY7K
This car came in for A/C check to get ready for the hot season. System was 0.5 lbs low with no leaks found.No previous repairs made.No signs of sealers used. Evac and recharge system and found a restriction evap.core. The outlet line is freezing up and low sid...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L hydraulic rad fan system VIN: JT8VK13T6P
Once engine is warm a rattlely knock seems to be coming out of the rad fan motor (hydraulic) at idle & the motor is spinning over fine. Rev engine and rad fan motor speed increases accordingly. Noise is not there when engine cold. If you put your hand on the h...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W8P
This toyota came in on the hook, started and terrible white smoke out tailpipe. Upon removal of cylinder heads, gasket definitly bad at #6 cylinder. Due to milage machine shop reccommended valve job and it was done. Everything went together great. Upon start...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L ecu VIN: 4TAWN72N7Y
Customer said after the fact ABS light would come on and then go out at times. This started after a ABS assisted panic stop. Now ABS light on all the time and Check Engine Light is on also. Here we go! Engine code for Mass Air flow sensor.LTFT 29. Sensor wir...
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1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L 1st Gear Only VIN: KMHJG34F8W
First off, I would like to thank those that responded to my SOS. Jim [...] nailed it on the head. The drive spline had stripped. After talking to the customer a bit more he disclosed that he was backing up and placed the vehicle in drive while ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Coolant in #2plug
Thanks Jeff and Josh for your replies, Jeff said Upper rad hose weeps causing a Overheat condition but not detectable because of sender not able to read because of low coolant,Thus causing head gasket problems. Josh Wrote back and said it would be a first ...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A3Y
We informed the (new) customer that he needed a new Airflow Sensor. We gave him a price including the diagnoses and installation charges. He told us he would have his wife call to set up the next appointment. I called them yesterday she told me he found a ai... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean Baank 1).
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Auto Height Control VIN: JT6HT00W5Y
The fix was to replace the Left front height sensor. The computer does not have any logic errors. Even though the left front height sensor was reading opposite of the right front height sensor, it was within the acceptable range. The computer either sees a g...
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