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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L starter noise VIN: 2HNYD18253
The starter on this truck makes a noticebly loud noise ,dry bearing spinning type noise . Only on the first start up of the day , worse on a cold morning.Do other MDX 's do this? She says it has always made that noise , so I'm wondering if another starter from...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Looking for the "Magic Bullet." Attempting to have this vehicle smogged, it is for sale. I was certain it would pass without issue, as it runs simply fantastic in every facet, but it has failed, twice. It passes standards with flying colors in all aspects, exc...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3AY26A4W
The vehicle came in with what seemed like a simple ignition misfire, first tried replacing the cap and rotor, but there was no change. Then tried engine PCM to eliminate a potential problem with that and no change. Then replaced the distibutor on 3 separate oc...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L no drivability probl VIN: 1N6ED27T82
Customer came in with check eng on. Scanned and retrieved code P1491,vc cut valve fault.Searched archives and found no help there.Disconnected wire at sol. near charcoal canister, checked for voltage and ground, got 12V. I read somewhere it should have 3.2 to ... Trouble codes: P1491 (vc cut valve fault)
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1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: GC8-037046
This vehicle came to us for the first time in June 2007 with poor performanbce and driveability. Investigation revealed a loose crankshaft pully retaining bolt. This had led to wear in the crankshaft nose, the woodruff key and also in the woodruff key slots in...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid inverter VIN: JTDKB20U14
The hybrid inverter located adjacent to the engine is not described in the shop manual in terms of internal items.Toyota offers zero parts for the internal system. When key is on and not running it sounds as an internal cooling fan bearing is bad. Before I tak...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L wipers VIN: JT6HF10U7X
This one is fixed,got three exellent replies and checked everything I could electrically without a schematic but Kent from Florida nailed it. Dont know why I didnt think of it. The problem wasnt electrical it was in the transmission. Disconnected the trans and...
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3BN7K8PY
First off thanks to those who replied not much impresses me you guys did, replies were kinda split some thought computer while others went the direction of cam timing talked to cardone even they seem to think computer to which i sent it back the third time.wh...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2EOV
Got this one out the door!several replies suggested idle air or dirty throttle body which i had already cleaned and checked.car did seem to be flooded after inspection of plugs.i had checked for spark at plugs several times and thought i had good spark-wrong!s... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Thanks to all that have replied concerning this issue. After rechecking our work and interviewing customer again we now have been told by him that the vehicle had a check engine light issue intermittently prior to the repair and we suspect a plugged screen,fau... Trouble codes: P1349.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Surge VIN: STEWN72NO1
Well the eratic idle is fixed.All help suggested the IAC and that was it.Some IAC"C must act different,I never had a Ford IAC to act this way, but then this isn"t a Ford.Thanks boys,maybe I can return the favor.Good site
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