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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L air condtioner VIN: KMHCF24F4V
customer complaint a/c cuts out for unknown time tested harness and perform wiggle tests compresser cuts out and try to test system and comes right back test all various sensers still cannot figure out whats causing the problem any ideas on which way to go or ...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L P/S fluid VIN: JT8VK13T0P
P/S fluid leaks (pushed) out of reservoir cap. Seemed like the problem was worse after driving several miles. Replaced p/s pump-was ok for a few days. Replaced pump again & also steering rack, hoses & filter next to cooling fan & flushed system. We drove the c...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U31
Calling all Lexus techs. This RX300 Started out as just one code p0172 Bank1 running rich. Tested o2 sensor. Sensor tested good.Per customer request I installed a New air/fuel ratio sensor. Code came back. Pulled plenum to test all 6 injectors.The all tested g... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L cylinder head/timing sprocket VIN: JT8BD69S51
Customer overheated it and drove it until it quit. Head is warped about .006, but raised in the middle to about .011 Customer is on a budget and wants to know if we can get away with milling it. Anyone have any experiance with these heads?? Also tech loosened ...
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1993 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Clutch pedal VIN: JA7LS21G9R
Customer came in with a clutch slipping. He had owned the vehicle for a couple of years with no slipping problems. I did a complete clutch job, flywheel out of box, pressure plate, disc, throwout bearing and pilot bearing. Slipping was gone but had hard pedal....
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D2S
#1 Intermittent problem. Foot off of throttle engine will almost start and run. Slightly apply throttle engine starts right and runs excellent. #2 B1S1 and B2S1 O2 sensors will toggle rich to lean normally at anything above idle speed, but after coming to an i... Trouble codes: P0325
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L High Idle VIN: 3N1CB51DO2
hello tech, i got this 2002 sentra here. and it had an oil change done and ever sice the cutomer say it idles really high . customer took it back to the dealer becuase he thought it was under warranty. so they repcled the cam sensro becuase of a recall. but th... Trouble codes: P0057
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1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L CV joints VIN: JF1AC4229P
First saw this car with left front suspension damage. Replaced the lower control arm and radius arm. Recommended axle shafts at that time. Replaced both half shafts. Approx 5 months right shaft inner joint failed, started making noise. Figured bad reman shaft....
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1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L starter VIN: JS3TDO3V7R
veh. came in with a no start condition.tested voltage at starter. 12.23 volts from battrie at starter. when cranking mode, starter had 12.13 volts. replaced starter, still same no crank problem.. jumped starter manually starter cranks and vechel starts.
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L power windows VIN: JTEHF21A51
All windows with the exception of the rt rear window work properly via the master switch in the driver's door. The right rear window is stuck down and when activated via the master switch for down it makes a noise. Try up, no response. The other windows are in...
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48111
First of all I have to apologize for not knowing toyotas well at all so I may have came here a little quick but thought you guys could help me. This Tundra is new to me and the SES light is coming on intermittently, usually after a long continuous drive time o... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean bank 2)
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L clutch VIN: 2T1KY38E84
Toyota is not yet acknowledging a problem with these clutches on 6 speed transmissions, but the local dealer has sold more than you would expect for this young vehicle. Has anyone else seen a problem with premature clutch wear on the 6 speed Toyota Matrix?
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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L unknown VIN: JH4KA7670N
hi : thank you for all the replies,told customer first replaced the drier,if it still doesn't fixed than the expansion valve will be the next,about five hundred dollars up to here he will have to pay,and who know the rest of the systems!! He rather to keep t...
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18642
after watching the spray pattern of the injectors and not being able to fault any of them and after having the upper intake off to clean all the Egr passages that didn't work so had a Honda pilot on the lot and swapped the o2 primary and secondary didn't help ... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L grinds VIN: 1HGCB7556M
Hey group, Well alot of great replies but the problem was the clutch kit that I installed.I pulled trans back out and could see no problem but my supplier sent another brand of clutch and was offering labor reimbursement so I stuck it in and no more grinding o...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B61
Thanks for all of the help guys, turns out that the local dealership had put a timing belt in this vehicle about 6 months back. I took the timing cover off and found that they had not replaced the balance shaft belt, the balance shaft tensioner had partially l... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor A malfunction).
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1994 Mazda 929 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JM1HD4614R
Not much help from the group this time, but thanks to those who did take time to reply. Further testing revealed a faulty pattern coming from the distributor hall effect. Close inspection of the distributor showed a black burn mark under the rotor and located ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 4F2YU919IK
removed and cleaned IAC valve,thanks for all the help everyone.
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6758T
removed partly plugged filter in line from pressure sensor problem has not returned to this date,this has been the only component not prev. replaced. Trouble codes: P0400.
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857W
Thank you for all the responses!! As recommended we checked the valve clearance ok, exhaust guides ok, spark plugs ok, cam timing ok, 1 plug wire ohmed out bad. We replaced the plug wires and coil. We were unable to duplicate the light coming on, and vehicle p... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT28V22E6J
Good news, bad news. The car is fixed but not by our shop. The customer opted to go to a private Toyota shop to get to the bottom of this. He was kind enough to let me know what happened. Turns out that they went down the same route as me and after installing ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L radio VIN: AT1BG12K5J
Member Steve [...] sent me a few things to check, among them the amplifier which was internal with the radio. We thumped on the radio with our 'test hammer' and voila! Customer will wait till it quits again to deal with it!
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AC52L4V
hello to all im still waiting for customer to bring back (canceled and resceduled 3xs already).thanks to all who responded.have a good and safe weekend everyone
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