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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Surge VIN: KM8SC83DX1
This truck came in from another shop,it look like simple fix,msertvice p0118 coolant sensor was jumping all over the place.replaced sensor and fixed that.Under accelertion it starts surging bad,once it hits 3500+ doesn't,replace crank sensor it was frayed,stil... Trouble codes: P0037 (0s heater)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Temp gauge VIN: KNDJA72301
This vehicle arrived client states temp gauge goes up when I sit in traffic with A/C on. Checked out system coolant is full good flow visible at idle electric condensor fan was inop. Replaced fan and verified it's operation now. Still goes hot at idle with air...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L No Start
NEED HELP BADLY!!! from you kia techs, vehicle was towed in for a no start, diagnose as spark leaking out of coils & wires, we replaced all 3 coils & wires & plugs using OEM, after we attemted to start the vehicle we had no spark, we found that we pinched the ...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T2R
This car came in completely cutting out at about 1/2 throttle. Scanned for codes and got p0303, p1300 as described above. I cleared them and waited for the codes to come back in order and p1300 was the only one that showed up at all thus far. The car runs very... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit malfunction), P0303
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Harmonic vibration VIN: JT6HJ88J1V
Vehicle arrived on tow truck after being picked up by cust. From another facility with accy. Belts off of pulleys (wrong belts used). Installed proper belts from lexus, topped off cooling system. Customer called 17 miles down road stating steam coming from und...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Car runs fine all the time with no problems. It starts hard after a short stop under 15 minutes after driving. It cranks and won't start, after about 15 minutes it starts and drives fine till the next time. sometimes it does not happen but it seems to happen a...
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2006 Toyota Tundra 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, whinning noise VIN: 5TBJU32155
customer was driving down freeway oil light came on,they kept driving to next exit, got off, engine died when they came to a stop,would not crank. towed truck home. next day went out tried to start it, it did start, ran poorly and has a whinning noise and chec... Trouble codes: P0016, P0018
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Rear brakes VIN: 1HGCB765XP
This car was made with very little rear brake stopping power. Clamping the front brakes is not a very good test. The rear stopping power will have some but not much stopping power under normal circumstances. But not nearly as much as the e-brake even when l...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L rear VIN: 1HGCB765XP
This car was made with very little rear brake stopping power. Clamping the front brakes is not a very good test. The rear stopping power will have some but not much stopping power under normal circumstances. But not nearly as much as the e-brake even when ligh...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Radiator VIN: JHMRA1849V
Well I checked for head gasket leakage again and found nothing unusual. I also checked the hose feel on a car with the same cap pressure rating and it felt similiar so I decided to go with an OE radiator and see what happens. So far the customer has not seen a...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HKYF18603
Well, as unlikely as it sounds, the three doors with inoperative power locks each had defective lock actuators. The door panels are easy to pull, and a test light proved the circuits were powering up while the lock button was pressed. As concerns the keyless e...
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X75
THANKS FOR THE HELP. WE JUST HAD TO GO BACK IN AND LOOK CLOSER AT WIRES TO THE KNOCK SENSOR WE REPLACED . THE WIRE HAD BEEN CHEWED ON BYMICE AND MY GUYS GOT IN A HURRY AND DID NOT SEE THAT. WE REPAIRED THE WIRE AND PROBLEM SOLVED. THAKS AGAIN JERRY. Trouble codes: P0331.
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4142L
The Mazda is repaired. Looking through the archives yesterday,I found a help request from earlier this year. One of the replies to that help request had the order of the wires at the distributor. First thing this morning,I corrected the wire positions and the ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine Vibration VIN: 4A3AA46G6Y
Thank you all for the useful info I have received. The owner of the car has been out of town and I haven't fixed the problem as of yet. I'm sure I will have positive results from the info regarding the oil pump counter balance shaft. Again thank you for your i...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6ED27TXY
THANKS GUYS FOR ALL THE INPUT IT WAS THE DISTRIBUTOR Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor), 1320 (manfacturer controlled misfire).
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