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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Braking VIN: 19UUA56902
When road tested, vehicle pulls left & right erradically. Also seems to stay braking for a slight bit after foot is removed from the pedal. When pedal is depressed slightly with car in air, all wheels seem to grab evenly. Wondering if ABS block assemblies ever...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L rear camera VIN: 2HNYD18873
Customer of ours asking about rear camera inop @ times. Acura manual has very little information on this system. Acura parts dept has sold 6 cameras in last 12 months. There is also a camera control module that could be faulty. Cust states camera works sometim...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L drivers side VIN: SHSRD78402
I have a CRV that the drivers side door will not turn, we have sparyed with lubricant and turned for a month or so per honda tsb.. Now we are going to change the door lock I see there there is a little clip on the underside of the of the lock, like a window cr...
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2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45E93
Car originally came in for p0171/p0174, lean bank 1, lean bank 2. Used smoke machine on intake, found leaking lower intake gaskets, verified with propane enrichment. While intake was off and waiting for correct intake gaskets, large pieces of debris mysterious...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Pwr Steering Line VIN: JALC4B146Y
Hello all --- just looking for a power steering line specification for this Isuzu. This is a med duty deliver truck with a diesel motor. Temporarly out of service due to rusted/corroded powersteering line. I would like to keep him on the road until new parts a...
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L solinoid VIN: JT8BH28F8X
Need a little help Thank you in advance we have the pan off all solenoids check out anybody seen this before or can you tell me were solenoid C is ...have code P0963 SHIFT SOLENOID C Mitchell and all data do not specify or tell tell which solenoid is # C thank...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L hyd lash adjusters VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
The hydraulic lash adjusters are always noisey, have been ever since customer bought truck 1 year ago. Was 2 qts low on oil, filled. No help. Front crank seal is leaking, I will fix this later. Did they possibly run it low on oil and damage HLA? It seems like ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
We have this Xtera we replaced the compressor drier ect. system was working fine returned four days later with reduced ac cooling and condensor fan inop. ac pressures are normal but the condensor far relay has no coil ground. Alldata does not provide flow char...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4TAVN01D5P
Truck ran well after the engine swap, customer picked up vehicle and drove off. After a few days of running, it was towed back in with a no-start condition. There is no spark, and no injector pulse. The MIL (which worked when the vehicle left initially) now fa...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
Toyota techs, this land cruiser was towed in because it cut off while driving. We have no spark & only 1 flash from the injector noid light per key cycle. We have replace the coil, igniter & found a used ECM & distributor. Still no spark or injection. We repai... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition signal)
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
This ones got me stumped. Owner brought car in with complaint of oil loss. Vehicle drove into shop fine - No noticable miss or other run condition. Oil loss was traced to timing cover. This is a VVT engine. We pulled cover, set engine on TDC #1 and aligned tim...
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2003 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Cab VIN: 2T1CE22P63
Hi all, Iíve had this Solara in multiple times for a noise complaint. I havnít heard the noise myself, but the customer says it sounds like a sloshing noise on acceleration or braking. Checked the usual stuff such as water in door panels or condensate not drai...
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Reverse VIN: JHMBB614X1
IATN Techs, Thanks to all of you that responded to my E-mail. I finally pulled the unit out of the vehicle. After I broke the trany down, it was clear what the problem was. The 5th gear / reverse sleeve was wasted on the 5th gear side of the sleeve. Bec...
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2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L odometer VIN: 5J6YH28574
thanks to all that replied...i pulled the cluster out and there were 2 computer bulbs in the lower panel behind odometer. replaced them and odometer now illuminates. iatn is the best!!
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L driveline VIN: 4S2DF58X42
sorry about delay,i was out of town for a week,the customer declined to proceed with repair,i did show her the info from dan in california about removing driveshaft and replacing lube with new style from gm,i would do it if it were my car,she said she would le...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YU09111
Thanks to all of you the help,this one is fixed,It ending up beaing a bad fuel pump.After removing the tank Ichecked for a power and A ground and it was their,so I removed the fuel pump and hit it and it started to work again,replaced with a new one,now the tr... Trouble codes: P0102, P0232.
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L transfer case VIN: JA4NW51S93
This vehicle is done and gone. We replaced the MASTC ECU suspecting it was causing our problems and saw an immediate improvement. The system is not 100% functional, but now has 2H and 4H and can be easily shifted between the two. 4HLC would also engage when...
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1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN93PXL
Thanks all! It finally died!! After using over a 1/4 tank of the customers gas, it finally died long enough to check. It was the "Signal Generator" in the distributor. Customer is happy. Thanks Bill [...]!!
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3VN39W9S
turned out the person who rebuilt the motor put the bolt that holds the shim plate beteewn the motor & tranny in before he put shim plate on thanks for all the replies whiched caused the torque converter bolts to hit shim plate
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs/vss/brake VIN: 5TDBT48A93
Among others, Edwin and Matt were very helpful in determining that the stroke sensor should be verified and is part of the brake vacuum booster. Upon verification, the booster has been replaced and the signal from the stroke speed sensor restored with no more...
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