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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCD56685
car idles fine, runs ok on flat road but going up hill it dogs.it seems to get worse when it drops a gear to accel. engine is in good running condition otherwise, no codes in ecm. dropped catalitic converter, visualy inspected-okay. drove with cat off and runs...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Heater Core? VIN: 1HGES16551
Start up engine when cold after sitting all night, during regular acceleration a "Sloshing/Gurgling" noise is heard from passengers side behind dash panel. Coolant is full, thermostat works normal and heat in car is good.
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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L power steering VIN: KMHFU45E12
recently i replaced a slightly leaking power steering pump on a 2002 xg 350 with another aftermarket pump drove 25 miles,when custumer pickup lost power power steering and belt squeel,tighten belt,i work fine for 2 weeks,it started leak badly through return ho...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05YXW
Hey, i've been working on an QX4. This vehicle cranks but dosen't start. If you spray starting fluid directly into the intake manifold the vehicle will start. Once vehicle in warmed up it will start by itself. Have put a new distributor and crank shaft sensor ...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
At the end of my rope here. Mostly has sharp misfires at cruis or slight highway accelleration and sometimes at idle. Always is #1 cyl. The P0351 code from what I have read refers to the coil circuit for #1 cyl. When I ran it with #1 coil disconected I did not... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple random misfire), P0351 (coil circuit)
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L light on always VIN: 4S2CK58W1Y
Hello and thanks for help in advance all of you Isuzu Gurus! I have this stubborn Rodeo that has an abs light on and of course my snapon scanner will not read the abs. It instructs me to flash the codes out by jumping pins 4 and 12 of the obdII connector. I di...
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L brake pedal VIN: JN8AZ08W73
This vehicle has an intermittent hard brake pedal. Only happens once in the morning (first thing) and once at night after sitting for more than 4 hours. It feels exaclty like no power assist from the vacuum booster. Can't reproduce it at our shop so the vacuum...
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2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Safety VIN: 1N6AD06U75
Truck has code C1729 Battery voltage low / rear right this is displayed on the scanner. Cannot find any info on this. Also the air bag light is on with no codes, I cleared them anyways and the light went off and is staying off.
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2008 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L blower motor VIN: JN8AS58V48
I need to replace a blower motor on this vehicle and the labor guides have mixed information.It says you must remove the ac unit and then swap the blower. This is a total of about 7 hours labor. Seems alot for a blower motor. Has anybody had any experience wit...
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1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L noise VIN: JT4RN81A7N
This truck is makeing a very loud high pitch niose at idle. Cannot locate sorce of noise. Noise starts about 5 min after start-up and only at idle.Smoke tested intake for vacuum leaks cannot find any.Has any body ran into this promlem before? All replys are he...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TESM92N0Y
Truck Came in with p0402 EGR Excessive Flow Code. VSV Solenoid opens and closes properly. EGR Gets Vacuum and Opens and Closes. Engine Doesnt hesistate,shutter,or Stall. FuelTrim Longnever outside 7 short never much outside 3-4. Temp rises 315 on long cruise w... Trouble codes: P0402
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Vibration VIN: 2T1BR12E31
One of my fellow techs here at our shop just had this vehicle in for a horrendous vibration! We strongly believed it was a motor mount issue. Loose change would actually vibrate across the dash! Anyhow we replaced all but one motor mount with Toyota OEM mounts...
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2005 Toyota prado 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU25J00
Hello, I have this Prado in my shop from another workshop. I have fitted a new crank shaft sensor and found the EML light is still on. I have scoped the crank and found it reads O.K I think the Toyota vvti systems is not in sync with crankshaft. Any help would... Trouble codes: P0335
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Ride VIN: 19UUA655X4
We replaced both axles and there is no longer any driveability problems. No shaking vibration or otherwise. Thanks for all the help. The customer provided the parts on this one. They were both aftermarket and we informed the customer before repairs began that ...
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L front driveline VIN: JHLRD78935
Thanks for all the input. The solution was staring us in the face the whole time. It wasn't the front axles, but the front intermediate axle shaft bearing that was causing the vibration.
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L a/c VIN: KMHSC81DR2
Thanks to each and every one who responded. The Hyundai is fixed!! Had a note from our Australian friends and they are thrilled. They had the SYSTEM RE-CHARGED and everything works well. They also checked the drain which was open and clean. Don and Hann...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L power Steering VIN: JTJHF10U62
Thanks for all the replies. We did replace the pump and flush the system. I was finally able to get the noise long enough to pin point the pump as the problem. As a good measure we lubed the bushing at the column. Thanks again for the responses. Bob
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1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Charging VIN: JN1HZ1453H
You guys are great. You all said to check the bulb in the dash and you were all correct. Changed he bulb and all is good. Thank you very much, I have a happy customer and we learned something.
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2005 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Carrier assembly VIN: 1N6BA07B85
Thanks for the replies.After a conversation with the people at Dana,the rear driving gears are propritary to Nissan for the Titan and will not be offered for aftermarket sale anytime soon.Could not find any aftermarket from the posts as well.We ended up gettin...
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2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: JF15G6373H
my fuel pressure readings led me down the rong road. car ran a lot worse after several days. tryed fuel pressure hooked up agian and test drive. lost preesure after about 20 min drive. replace fuel pump and filter. runs good. in close thank you all for help ... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2006 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L Blower Compressor VIN: 4T1BK36B66
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED THE BLOWER MTR HAS 3 WIRES ONE IS POWER SOLID WHITE ONE IS GROUND WHITE W BLACK CENTER IS RED FROM AMP THAT IS A DUTY CYCLE PUT A LAB SCOPE ON THAT WIRE @ 2VOLTS AND HAD A SQUARE WAVE FORM SO REPLACED BLOWER MTR AND CAR IS FIXED THE B...
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