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2003 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA56693
Hi guys, this car came in the shop with a harsh 2-3 shift and black fluid.No codes were present.We inspected the unit and found the 3rd clutch was burnt. Rebuilt the unit with new seals,clutches,solenoids,converter,and installed a new piston and spring kit in ...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Droan VIN: 1HGCD5639V
Hi All, I have this Accord that is actually mine. I have had this vehicle for a few years. Ever since I bought it it has had an annoying exhaust droan. The droan seems to be coming from the front of the car. It happens between 2250 and 2600 rpms. All other rpm...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCG1654W
Hey all and happy spring!!! I have a mobile repair going on here. I went to look at the vehicle. It has set since 06 but has been frequently started and been kept with fresh fuel. The idle fluctuates always but it never drops enough to stall, recovers and then...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L OBD Sys, "not ready" VIN: JHMEJ6624W
Hi Everyone and thanks in advance for the help. Anyway this vehicle has gone to 2 emission stations and say that could not be tested because OBD II system "not ready" saying that Catalyst not ready, O2 sensor not ready, Evaporative not ready, battery never bee...
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2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGFA16546
fellow members.this car came in to the shop with crank no start condition after a few checks the spark plug get flooded i cleaned them. the the engine runs for couple of seconds and cut off i see cranking rpm the fuel press. is good, no codes i thought it was ...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L belts VIN: KM8SB73D64
We have a good lady customer with a squeaky serpentine belt when cold. The squeak is coming from the a/c compressor pulley. We had the same squeak a little over a year ago and ended up changing the a/c compressor pulley with bearing(new one from Hyundai) to re...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Radio VIN: JM1BK12F56
We are just about ready to give up on this car but want to try IATN first. Customer brought to us for no sound coming from radio speakers and no door lock operation. We believe we have some sort of CAN wiring problem. Radio's computer communicates with all oth...
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Idle VIN: JA4MT31P9V
Hey guys the shop is slammed, see if I can cut to the chase. This Montero sport came in barley running . We noticed it ran good till it came up to temp, then would pulsate, stall and seem to starve for fuel, power under a load, hold down the gas it will eventu...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Park/Neutral Switch VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
Hi Techs, This Xterra keeps coming back with a MIL on with P0705 and/or P1706. Both are for the Park/Neutral Switch. The Switch has been replaced with an OEM one, but the problem has returned a month later. We already checked the voltage output from the switc...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
We have a 03 Sentra that will not run or will run very poorly when cold. If I can keep it running long enough it will eventually clean up and start running fine. When it is doing this, code P0340 CMP fault sets immediately. The customer has replaced both the C... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit)
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN01P3M
Hello everyone! i have this toyota pickup that is really causing problems. Its owned by a great customers grandson and i want to fix it (obviously) The truck has been wonderfully well maintained and the kid really does baby the truck (no mud, drives normally....
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L TPS not switching VIN: K7Y0239504
Had code P0120 TPS malfunction, light on always. Replaced with new switch from WP, the switch will not go to ON at idle unless I remove screws from TPS and rotate it past where screws holes hold it in place but then it sets code P0120. When it is properly secu...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R2Y
truck sets a p0174 lean code intermitent, fuel trim was -18% before repairing no vacum to the fuel pressure regulator, drove truck 4 times to confirm repair. light came back on for the customer the next day. fuel trim was good at -5% when checked at shop. repl... Trouble codes: P0174 (lean)
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D03
WELL THANKS TO ALL, THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FIXED BUT DIAG'D. AS TY MENTIONED I PULLED THE SENSOR BACK OUT AND ROLLED THE ENGINE OVER AND SURE ENOUGH THE RING WAS MISSING PIECES. CUSTOMER TOOK VEHICLE TO DEALER TO SEE IF THEY WOULD HELP. THANKS TO ALL, HAVE A GOOD... Trouble codes: P0335, P1372 (segment time acquistion error).
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Mechanical VIN: JM1NA352XL
After spending a few hours on the internet and talking to a couple of machine shops we have come to the conclusion that the lower oil pressure at idle is normal for these cars. It is higher now than before the rebuild but still not what the MOD spec says it sh...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L engine noise VIN: JN1RZ26H8M
I can not seem to pinpiont the noise with the electronic ears, so I am going to drop the oil pan and check the bearings. If there bad I will rebuild or replace the engine. Thanks for all your imput.
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
Ok...after using a airlift several times in an effort to remove any airlock we might have,(never saw any) we changed the new thermostat to another new thermostat which happened to be a 170 deg. as opposed to a 180 deg. thermostat. This keeps the vehicle within...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L timing chain VIN: JN8DR09Y82
Well. we will called this 1 fixed for now. customer had an aftermarket service contract so they would only pay for the 1 tensioner. That sure is a mean job for the first time you do it. With the sludge issue, i suspect we will be doing an engine before long. T...
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2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Stall, bogs/lacks power VIN: 1N6BA07AX6
Fuel Pump did the trick. Customer has driven for two days and called today to say thanks. I would recomend to any and all that experience similiar to suck it up, fill up the coffee mug, and go for the drive with the fuel pressure gauge taped to the windshiel... Trouble codes: P0430, P0420.
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E6Y
The camshaft timing sprocket was defective. We couldn't get it to unlock for us to turn it to the unlock position. Replace with a different sprocket. VVTi system is working properly now. Thanks for the replies! Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable vale timing malfunction).
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBT44113
Thank you to everyone that took the time out to help me out, the starter replacement did fix this vehicle, but un the end the customer was with holding information on what was all wrong with this vehicle.
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