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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L Unknown VIN: 1JGN323423
1988 Acura Legend. Customer complains of brakes locking up at approx. 3 to 6 miles of driving. We have experienced this problem. We installed one bad brake hose, an abs module, abs pump and brakes are still locking up. Customer had master cylinder replaced at ...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L No Start VIN: JH4CL968XA
Customer States, while driving all dash lights came on , and she stoped vehicle there after.My Testing, KOEO,No 'check engine' Light illumination on Dash. No Communication with scanner in OBDII Global.There is power and ground at Data Link Connector.Fuses Good...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L door locks/windows VIN: 1HGCG16571
The door locks do not work electronically from either the key fob or the interior switch as a whole. each door lock can be manually lifted or pushed but the actuators all appear to be getting signal as they move, but do not fully cycle either up or down. I am ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S54
Good afternoon folks,I have this Hyundai towed in,died in a parking lot on launch.I pulled the harmonic balancer during diagnosis and it revealed quite a few teeth missing from timing belt. Mitchell lists this as an interference engine but they've been wrong b...
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2007 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L srs VIN: 6E456233FT
need some information. will the hi scan pro do air bag codes on the 2007 and up hyundai and kia? I see there is now a GDS scanner any information on that would help, does this replace the hi pro?
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L bearing
father in law vech came in for lof noted rf hub bearing very loose. replaced with timken also infiniti hub old bearing spun on hub. Now vech pulls right, and noisy. Replaced with a second bearing today still no change noise and pulls right hard. Caster split r...
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1996 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LV5232T
hello to all, and thanks for the help. when the vehicle acts up, the fuel pressure drops to approx. 20 psi. the fuel pressure regulator has 2 vacuum lines on it and vacuum is controlled by solenoids, i can pull one of the vacuum lines and the fuel pressure goe...
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1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2AE94K5M
Once again, a GM guy stumped by Toyota driveability. Help! Brief history on this car, It got hot due to inop cooling fans then shortly after that, it developed this problem of hard start, then will idle only. Idles good. When attempting to throttle up, it just... Trouble codes: 14 (RPM signal), 24 (intake air temp), 31 (vacuum sensor)
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L oil fill cap VIN: 1NXBR32E16
Anyone out there ever seen a oil filler cap blown off? The customer is sure that it was replaced after last oil change but it was off when it arrived with a big oil mess. Any ideas out there?
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2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Control VIN: 2T1BR32E17
Replaced rt. rear tire, rim and valve stem with sensor. Have MasterTech scan tool with Toyota software. We are looking for the procedures to register the new sensor. Have attempted to send out to several facilities but they have had no luck in clearing the low...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Interior VIN: 1HGCE6678T
EVERYONE SUGGESTS TO STUDY WIRE DIAGRAMS.CUSTOMER DOES NOT APEAR TO BE ALL THAT EXCITED ABOUT THE DIAG TIME. I HAVE NOT INVESTED ANY MORE TIME SINCE THE REQUEST WAS OPENED. I DO APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP. IF AND WHEN THE SYMPTOM REQUIRES REPAIR I WILL POST A FIX...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L ping VIN: KNDJC73363
loose crank pulley bolt caused the crank gear, to key way, to beat itself out, the gear was off one tooth and the sensor plate was off even farther causing the timing to be advanced and the ping. Remember though this was intermittent so sometimes if the plate ...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L CAV light VIN: JT8BH28FXX
Had replies for a couple different directions to slide this out. The correct method for this model was to pull the unit straight forward (towards the front of the car) and then up.
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L starting VIN: JM1TA22202
Well, thanks to all that responded. This car has coil-over ignition, so we new it couldn~t be cap or wires The hint that said it was cam timing hit it right on the head. A piece of the timing cover broke off and went through the belt. It jumped just enough to ...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L rear caliper VIN: JM1BK34305
Thanks for all the replies! Here's how I fixed it. I ordered the one caliper that was available (left hand side). Then I dissasembled the left caliper by turning the piston counter clockwise. It came apart without difficulty, so I lubed up the piston and seal ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L floorboad VIN: 4A3AA46G21
We have repaired the leak and now she won't go down like the titanic. The evaporator box has a piece of foam around the evaporator drain where it is fitted to the firewall. The drain sticks out about 1/2 to 3/4 inch outside the firewall. Although several of th...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Hello and thanks to all of you that took the time to help. After gleaning all the info from replies and rechecking ECM pin voltages and grounds I gave up on this car. The customer is taking it to the Nissan Dealer and hopefully I'll find out what it takes to f...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6869T
ECM fixed the problem. took about 40 minutes of running to clear all the gas out of the exhaust system. Trouble codes: 303 (cyl 3 misfire).
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1985 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Misfire VIN: JT4RN60R3F
Thanks to all who responded! Many of you got it right when you said check the splice in the engine harness where the power from the resister branches off for 2 injectors. It had green corrosion and was broken. THANK YOU! Mike
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Auto tran shifting VIN: JTEGH20V52
Regarding: 2002 2wd Rav4 w/ automatic transmission. Summary of suggestions: I got input from a number of sources: IATN, a couple of local dealerships, and a local college automotive instructor. I won't sum up the IATN suggestions here, because with the except...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Heater/ AC VIN: JTEHF21AX3
Hello Techs, Thank you for the eight response, the temp switch was lose, not a lot but after tighten it now it works great. It's been two days, and I drove it around, moving it from cold to hot many times a day, and it never failed. I guess in the future firs...
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