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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Accessories VIN: 19UYA2257W
this car originaly came in with a bad starter .we replaced the starter.two weeks later gets towed in with a dead battery .I put a jumper on the battery and started the car ,the battery light was staying on on the dash and the battery was charging at 17.5 volts...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21552
Car came in with bad alternator bearings, mil on, battery charge light on. Replaced alternator and charge light is still on, car runs rough for a few minutes then charge light goes out and mil comes on, car runs better at idle but no power over 1/2 throttle. T...
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L vibration VIN: 1HMCN36485
Hi everyone. After being a tech for 30 years I swore i would not work on hybrids, and now here i am stuck with a nasty one. This car intermittently develops a bad rumbling vibration that can be felt or heard through the body of the car. It is not related to ve...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L Rear Camber VIN: KM8SC83D11
Greetings fellow techs. I've got an 01 Hyundai Sante Fe coming in for an alignment next week. Front ball joints are worn out and when I had it on the rack to inspect the rest of the steering & suspension I did a sneak and peak at the rear camber and found it t...
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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L dash lighting VIN: KMHFU45EX2
What provides the ground for the dash lights? When can add an external ground to get dash lights but have no info on a module or other device controlling the dash lights.Any correct wiring diags or help is appreciated.
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V03
Hey guys, Help if you can. This rodeo came into the shop on a tow strap. The customer inherited it from his family and said it hadn't been run in about a year. We tried to start it but it acted flooded. We replaced the plugs and got it started. the truck won't...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L AC System VIN: KNDUP13295
This Kia has beat us like a yard dog. When it first arrived, the High side pressure was 350 and climbing and not cold. We recommended expansion valve and filter drier. Customer drove car until part arrived, When he brought it back compressor would not work. It...
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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L compressor VIN: JM1BK32F38
Hi all this car came in with the complaint intermittent a /c opperation when the compressor doesnt work the turn signal indicators on the dashboard go out but turn signals work fine.also the red brake warning light goes on. at the compressor relay everything i...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D2X
The car will not start. Good batt & terminal. Cranks very well. Tested spark and all the engine sensors listed and they are good. Waveforms look normal. None of the injectors are pulsing. the car will run briefly on starter fluid. Checked 3 out of 6 injectors,...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6X
Car came to us from another shop. Cel inop but had 4 codes, po100,110,171,120. Found air cleaner plugged and maf very dirty. Replace air filter and cleaned maf. Found tps reading 0% at idle. Replaced tps. Runs ok now but still has high idle cold or hot and som... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf), P0110, P0171, P0120
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L no start VIN: JT3HN87R7X
veh will not reconize key using rec proceedure does any one have proceedure or is there a way to by pass anti theft system
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L bank 1 system lean VIN: JTDBY1235Y
performed a basic tune up and engine light was not pressent light came on a few days latter after that.cleaned maf sensor and throttle body.If any body can help i would realy appreciate it. Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: JTDJW133X0
Customer complains that fuel tank was full when she noticed the gauge went from full empty. She does not remember if that was at start up or during driving. I am keeping the car for test drive now for 2 weeks and she does not mind me to take more time on it. ...
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2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L VVT-i system failure VIN: 5TDZK23C08
Vehicle came in with top end noise. Engine made a clatter noise, smoothed out then check engine light came on and it stalled. P0345 code in system, stalling and noise drove me to pull bank 2 valve cover. Found intake cam sprocket missing all 3 bolts and exhaus...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73313
Thank you all very much for your time and expertise. The customer elected to send this vehicle back to the auction he bought it from. We followed up on all of the great suggestions and were not able to determine the problem. We did not remove the intake pl... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305.
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L all gages trans a/c VIN: JT6HJ88J9V
thanks for all your help.i did fine bad wire rubing body in rear from rear gate.but what fix this was the front diff lock was shorting after truck got hot thanks again
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2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
Hello Everyone, I would like to first thank everybody for there replies and help. The car is finally fixed. I drove the car for four evenings in a row and no codes. I returned the vehicle to the client and he drove it for about a week and the light came back... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross evap leak detected).
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AE55H41
Hey Guys ! what caused this problem was a defective timing belt tensioner ( Rich Porter from World Pak ) We installed a different unit and --- problem gone thank you very, very much to all who responded and Jim - if I did not give up beer and other things year... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L poping sound in intake VIN: JN8AR05Y7X
Hello, thank you all for helping.try up plug sensor to go into open loop operation. poping remain,do compression test, found one low cylinder. sorry not having done the basic,relying on customer info and test done by other,not good idea. Regards Wing
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2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BL11D76
The ticking is definitely in the timing chains, unfortunately after estimating repair customer has elected to live with noise. If and when we do repair vehicle I will post the final fix. Thanks, Eric.
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
thanks for all of the great ideas my tech found blockage in the heater core that prevented some of the circulation
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT1HF21A12
Here are the recommendations I received, "verify for proper oil pressure to the ocv (oil control valve), a blockage of oil flow could cause fixed timing" "verify engine oil pressure" "change the oil, had lots of problems when oil gets hot and thins out" "compa... Trouble codes: P1354.
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