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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L cooling fans inop VIN: JH4KA7676N
customer had blown upper radiator hose. replaced hose and was bleeding system. during this process we notice the cooling fans were not operating. upon further diagnoses, we found that the cooling fan fuse 20 amp was blown. replaced fuse, no change. found open ...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L alternator VIN: KM8SB12B53
hey iatn, this sante fe has 2 belts, one that goes around the crank pulley,alernator, and water pump, the other around the crank pulley, a/c, power steering, and an idler pulley. the problem i am having is it is making a loud, very noticible squel, and it sou...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Steering wheel radio buttons. VIN: JNKCA31A61
This customer states that his remote radio control buttons on the steering wheel are inoperative when the car is cold (40 defrees F. or less). We have been unable to duplicate the conditon but have no reason to doubt the customer. He states that he can depres...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P2187 VIN: JM1BK12F44
:::FREEZE FRAME AT BOTTOM::: This car came in a couple weeks ago with a code p2187 for system lean at idle. watching datastream, noticed that the HO2S1 was contantly toggling the heater on and off, almost like a duty cycle. the HO22 isn't doing this. Consulte... Trouble codes: P2187 (fuel system too lean at idlecame back), P0661 (variable intake-air solenoid circuit low inputnew this time in)
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1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Electronic VIN: 4E3CF34BXR
This car goes into limp in mode immediatley after getting into drive.It does reset every time the ignition is shut off.It also has harsh downshifts. The transmission was removed & overhauled by another reputable shop but they could not find the problem except ...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK54FXS
This eclipse will loose power intermitently usually around 1/4 throttle after it warms up. I have scoped the maf, map, tps, injector and none of these seem to change when the problem occurs. I scoped the secondary ignition and I recieve a erratic pattern every...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
I have this vehicle in the shop for a few days now. I have checked everything I can think of, TPS, EGR, ECT, IAT,...ect. The Maxima will start and idle fine, but once it gets warm it stalls. The computer keeps dropping the IAC counts untill the vehile stalls. ...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D45
severe idle surge at idle in park or neutral. idles fine in gear. checked all electrical/tps readings (good) no codes present. fuel pressures good. vehicle has elecrical throttle. any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L cam timing VIN: 4S3BD6753W
Customer brought car in with complaint of a noise in front of engine. It was due for timing belt and water pump so we did those. Timing was off a tooth on the drivers side cam pulleys when I took it apart. Tensioner would not hold pressure so I put a new one o...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear axle? VIN: JF1SF63581
Regular suby customer has this vibration that happens at a high speed, around 75 mph. We have tried the usual tire balance, rotate, even took off rear rotors to check balance, found they were off some, replaced with new rotors that at least didn't move when we...
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1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2VK13E4P
HELLO AND THANKS TO ALL, MY PROBLEM IS WHICH I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON ASIAN CARS FOR 15 YEARS IS THE FUEL PRESSURE ON THIS CAR IS NORMAL AT IDLE AND CRUISE BUT IF YOU PUT IT UNDER A LOAD IT DROPS TO 10PSI AND FALLS FLAT ON ITS FACE. ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L dome light VIN: 2T1BR12E81
hello fellow techs. i have a 2001 toyota corrolla and the interior lights and door indicator stay on all the time. we have went to every door and unplugged the door adjar switches( we think). this is a used car lot car and everybody knows how they are. any hel...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: KNDJA7232Y
Well.. this one back on the road. After checking all out, we found bad PRNDL switch on transmission. Replaced it and its been good now for a week. Thx to all again. And Happy Holidays.
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJBT2302
Well narrowed it down to be the computer customer did not want to put a 700.00 dollar computer in the kia. So it is byebye to the dealer...
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L starter VIN: JN8HD17Y5R
rechecked the ground cable tested ok,but talked to another tech said to ru another ground from starter to batt.after which installed one more starter and starts good now no problems.ground was the problem causing motor to heat and weld ring to contacts in sole...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
looks like i will have to close this one, customer has not been back because the symptoms have not reoccurred. got some good suggestions, would probably pursue rest of coils if given the chance and double check for break in harness. thanks for the tips. Trouble codes: P1320.
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Timming belt VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
Thank you all for your help on this Nissan. I got a mixed reply on this one, some said it would bend valve most of the time and others said it would not most of the time. We finaly got app. to try and put a belt on and it started up and ran fine, no valve dama...
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1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L cooling system VIN: JT2VK1ZE1P
thanks everyone for all you replies. it ended up being air traped behind the t-stat. i kept bleeding it and could feel the lower hose pulsating like a stuck t-stat. i removed the t-stat and took the little plug out of the ring. then i lifted the front of the v...
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