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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L steering box VIN: 2HNYD18632
tried getting air out by turning wheel & driving in circles but did not loosen up.
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L noise VIN: 19UUA66204
top of the day fellow techs. this one is driving me nuts. car came in with a wining noise,sounds like power sterring. but it does not change when turning the wheel in any direction.there is a tech bulliton on the pump o ring getting hard and letting air in the...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG31781
replaced pcm per customer request, per dealer. replace a/f sensor two times and a/f sensor relay once. checked tsbs found one about fuse 6 but is ok check alt. wiring per tsb nothing found. ran code flow charts two times and no problem found. Trouble codes: P1166, P1167
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2002 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: 1HGES258X2
Thanks for reading this. this civic has an intermittent issue at start up usually after a 20 min drive, and restarting after it sits for about 45 min. engine starts fine and when you go to take off it just has no power. not misfiring but just no power. then us...
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2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L engine VIN: 2HGES16552
hello to all. this is my first help request and thank you in advance for your replies. i brought this civic dx non vtec in for a timing belt and water pump and seals, car drove in the shop running great. i changed the timing belt and water pump and seals with ...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L mounts VIN: JHLRE48747
Has bad vibration in gear ,makes dash vibrate ,even all the way to rear hatch at times .dealer has said this is normal for 4wd ,but customer is not happy with this ,thanks ahead of time for your time.
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, bogs VIN: KMHCF35G9Y
car would real intermittantly bog down while driving and would happen once or twice and clear itself up. customer ignored it and drove it like that for 2-3 months. he finally took it on a longer trip and it started bogging and wouldn't quit. had it towed back ... Trouble codes: P0562, P1402, P1403, P0141
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L 1-2-3-4-5 good no down shift on acceleration VIN: KNDJC73395
my name is josh degroat this sorento shifts fine just no passing gear had in shop for 2 months
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L starter VIN: KNDMB23306
I got this car dead at the customer's home in the no crank mode. I held the key in the start position and jerked the shift lever around and into park, causing the starter to crank and start the engine. Great, classic neutral safety switch. Replaced safety swit...
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2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L power steering VIN: IJAP7555ER
I had to unplug the EPS electric power steering module on this gs now there is no power steering. codes c1515 and c1525 I have a master tech with a toyota /lexus card so all I heed to do is to set the trq (tourqe) sensor adjustment, well that is where my probl...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVEP80CX4
please help. i was dumb enough to take this job in.(customer begged). this veh. was at another shop cause engine was bad. other shop installed used engine and it was bad.the shop told customer to come get it unrepaired customer request a reman ENG install. ins... Trouble codes: P0101, P0403
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Surge, SES light
HELP!!!Im getting stuck with a mess from another shop.The vehicle came to them with problems surging at idle.Was going up to 1000rpm then dropping down to 300 and will stall occasionally.Also check engine light was on with p335 p340 and p155.Cam and crank sign... Trouble codes: P0155, P0335, P0340
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1999 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 4N2XN11TXX
Stalling and misfiring in hot only and if you wait about 5 min. it will restart ok and dies again once it's hot. Trouble codes: P1336, P0325
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2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L convertor? VIN: 1N6DD26S92
hey nissan techs need some help.got this nissan p/u 2.4l 2wd you have to start in nuetral if you start in park will run rough and die.start in nuetral idles good shifts good idles fine in r,d and 2nd put in 1st or park idle rough and dies. no codes what data i...
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2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D3L
My stupid mistake I did a decoking of the Throttle body The system is Fly By Wire ( TAC) Throttle Actuated Control I opened the butterfly by hand to spray aerosol and toothbrushed the throttle plate and bore. There was no restriction or excessive pressure ap...
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2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L window VIN: JN1AZ36A34
hi , i have this 350z came in to the shop with both of the windows not working right hares what is going on when u turn the deffoger switch on both of the windows will go up and down and the passanger side window will go up and it will come back down half way ...
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2007 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AA08A57
found the pcv valves stuck and replaced both valves and hoses. at that point the smoking stopped, the spark plugs were replaced because of alot of crud caked on them from all the oil. gave back to cutomer and they put 350 miles on it and it used 4 qts of oil, ...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L oil pressure too high VIN: JT4VN13G7P
just installed rebuilt motor in this truck. started and ran fine for 15 minutes then oil pressure gauge went all the way high. installed manual gauge and pressure reads 100 psi at idle. this seems way too high. pulled oil pan and checked pressure relief valve ...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDKB20U34
I have a Prius here that makes a strong vibration/resonance from the ICE during idle and light throttle cruise/light accel.When the ICE turns off the vibration goes away. The engine seems to vibrate more than usual. It does not feel like a misfire it almost fe...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L engine VIN: JHMCM56303
First let me thank all of you for the great responces, we learned alot about Honda motor mounts on this job and hopefully never run into this issue again, We replaced the rear mount with a factory honda part and this car idles better than ever, why an aftermar...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMMWF25H43
THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED. YEP IT WAS THE PURGE VALVE !! WEIRD BOB
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2217S
was given info that (mazda,honda,isuzu,etc) distributers were known for being junk from the manufacturer. So i changed the distributer for a third time and the Millenia is cured. Thanks to all who helped. Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0155 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit bank 2 sensor 1), P1521 (manufacturer controlled vehicle speed idle control and auxiliary inputs), P1522 (Manufacthrer controlled vehicle speed idle control and auxiliary inputs).
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1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Stall, VIN: 1N6SD11Y6R
Thank all of you for your help. I found a maf on e-bay and truck is gone. I have saved the information that I got from all of you for future use. Thanks again - Mark
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L starter VIN: 5N1AA08A44
Thanks for all the quick replies. Bob was the closest with his suggestion of a module pulling down the other modules on the CAN Line. So here it is. I listened to all 5 responses and started by checking grounds under the hood. Some were questionable but a...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L abs module VIN: 1N4BA41EX6
THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED.AFTER TALKING TO NISSON TECHS AND NISSON SERVICE MANAGERS,I FOUND OTHERS HAD THE SAME REPETATIVE PROBLEMS.SOMETIMES THE TSB DOESN'Y FIX IT.THEY SAID TO REPLACE BOTH HUB BEARINGS ALONG WITH THE TSB FOR BOTH SIDES IN THE REAR.THIS FIXED...
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