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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L rear differential VIN: MK8SC73E23
Customer states transmission clunks when shifting, worse hot. Test drove and felt like rear end was moving around at shift points. Also found same noise and feel when making tight circles on dry pavement. There is a TSB relating to 4WD binding (replace 4 wd mo...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Ps cv axle
I have a cv axle that is stuck on the intermediate shaft on the passenger side. I have never seen one so difficult. We purchased the tool for the slide hammer no luck. I pry with a massive pry bar no luck. Dropped front part of exhaust and tried a air hammer n...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L 2-3 Upshift VIN: KNDMB23386
Vehicle came in slipping, replaced transmission with a salvage one, (lots of work) all done, pouring fluid in and it ran right out on floor! oops! when they drained the transmission at the yard, they broke one of the tines off and made a hole in the bottom of ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater radio VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Thanks guy's in advance car brought in for several systems not working customer stated that mart place installed a battery and hooked it up wrong and sparks flew . replaced alt fuse every thing worked except the heater, ac and radio. I have power to the cont...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L fuel smell VIN: JN8HD17Y7R
customer complains of a raw fuel smell when started cold. smell goes away after warmed up. no visible leaks can be seen in the fuel system. i am posting this for a friend. i was thinking an injector leak, but i would think it would be there all the time. not j...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Master Cyl & Abs(?) VIN: JN8AR07Y7Y
We now find ourselves with the same problem with this vehicle no brake pedal after a couple applications or sitting for a while. If we follow the proper bleeding procedure, the pedal will come back for a while. We have read and tried many things from other pos...
2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Starting VIN: 3N1AB61E87
Hey all. Hope you can help. Car shut down going down the road. We towed in. Had code 1610 and 1615 relating to nats. I did the reset all data states. Codes have not returned. Engine briefly tried to start twice. When I very first cranked the engine all of dash...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SF65592
This vehicle will not start in the morning on first crank. After cranking then letting sit for a few seconds it cranks right up and every time after that, unless you let it sit for about 15-20 mins.. then the same long crank until it starts then starts right a... Trouble codes: 0335 (Crank sensor replaced)
1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L engine VIN: JT4RN63A7J
Came to me with overheating problem and white smoke out of exhaust, compression test with cold and hot engine, all cylinders have between 175 to 180 psi with all plugs out and throttle wide open, also pressure tested and found slow bleed off but no exterior si...

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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L drive line VIN: 5J6YH28573
Drained all fluid from Rear differential added new Honda VTM-4 Fluid test drove vehicle in sharp figure 8's to circulate fluid through diff. clutches . Problem solved. Thanks for all the techs who had given me all the help. Happy New Year!
2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 1HGCM66534
Well this one is fixed. If I could reach through iATN and give you guys a high five I would! Ground 302 was the problem. The car had been in an accident about a year ago and they must not have tightened the ground bolt after the body work. Was a bit of a pain ...
1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L stalls in gear VIN: KMHVF24N3X
replaced trans all better believe direct clutch would lock up hot thanks to all
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ele sys. VIN: JT8UF11E9P
thanks to all who helped, as with the harder ones thier were more than 1 thing wrong.using a amp. meter is the only way to go with late model car.using the fuse load finding in 2010 dec motor mag....
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L Drive-axles VIN: 4A3AK34T46
Thanks to everyone who responded, but nothing suggested applied. Turned out that Mitzubishi is having a problem with the stub shaft from trans to CV shaft. We replaced support bearing, then axle then the axle. Finally replaced the stub axle: on national back-o...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L brake warning lamp VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
the car was bought at an auction with the light on what was found was the previous owner had installed a slave cylnd and had traped some wires behind it it was grounding the wire for the brake warning lamp
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L wont move VIN: JN8AZ08W34
This vehicle is fixed now and drives normal. I checked all the obvious components and were passing, throttle body etc.(thanks for the trick to see the throttle plate move) I pulled the trans and we had a good trans that had a cracked case, I swapped over the ...
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L OBD fault VIN: 3N1CE51D14
Hey Guys ! well, its' finally fixed. a new timing chain for the poo11 ( we were 1 tooth off also )and an air fuel ratio sensor for the po171. THANK YOU SO MUCH !! to all
2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 5N1AR16W95
We decided to install a radiator,flush the trans, flush all the oil out of the cooling system and return to the customer. When I see it for the next service(hopefully not sooner) i will update this "fix". Many thanks for your insights.I noticed while flushing ...
2006 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1SG69666
Sorry for the late reply but it is the Holidays. The customer had the vehicle taken to Subaru and they diagnosed a fuel pump. We had just replaced with OE not a week prior. They warrantied the part and the customer elected to pay the labor. I feel bad the... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle actuator a control mtr circ low).
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