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2006 Hyundai Azera Limited 3.8L cluster VIN: KMHFC46F86
This is a hyundai azera which is the high end model. No codes in memory. When the car warms up while driving the instrument cluster and power on the dash fades out, it does not stall but when the car is hot and you try to start it sometimes it is a no start/no...
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KM8SC73D66
This vehicle came in with a complaint of trans not shifting properly. In actuality the trans seems to be working properly but there is a flat spot in the throttle when accelerating. It's more like a dead spot. If the throttle is kept in that position the vehic...
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2008 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Driveline VIN: 5NPET46C08
Intermittent humming noise. Not sure of the location of the noise. When the noise is present it tends to occilate, as in hum, hum, hum. We have balanced the wheels twice with no change. The actual tire condition is fair, given the tread depth and no obvious cu...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: JACDJ58X4W
Customer said vehicle suddenly started to loose power going up hills and MIL then comes on and starts to run poorly. No codes when initially checked. On road test, truck seems to run normally around town but when any kind of load is applied, begins to feel wee... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0137- Low sensor voltage B1 S2), P0137 (Low sensor voltage B1 S2)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4S2CK58W51
we put in a clutch slave, clutch kit, and new clutch slave. when put everything back together the other tech shortened the slave rod to go into gear, when its in gear the clutch starts chattering.
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L OBD2 monitors VIN: KNAGD12803
Vehicle came in with a battery drain problem, causing a dead battery over night. Found a drain with the power windows and seats, and the radio. Left these fuses out. Battery does not go dead over night now. Customer needs car smogged. All OBD2 monitors are inc...
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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L compressor VIN: KNDJF72407
Hey guys, Rick again, hope alls well. I have a 07 sportage with an ac problem. Originally car came in after hitting deer, only things damaged was f. Bumper, grill, 1 light and bent condenser. Ac still worked fine. Replaced above parts, including bent condense,...
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Battery Draw VIN: JTJHK31U57
We are a Honda / Acura shop. I could use some guidance from you Lexus experts, as a client has a problem with her RX350. Lexus RX350 with excessive battery draw. This is the first time we've seen this vehicle. The RX came by late yesterday after needing a jum...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46H12
Need instuction on how to remove pcm, located behind and above hvac module
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1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L oil pressure VIN: 4T1SK12E1P
Good evening gentleman, I have a weird one here that I need some advice with. The car is an 1982 Nissan 280ZX turbo with an automatic transmission. Some background is in order, this car came to me after it spent 3 years at another shop and then another 3 years...
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ04S2D
I have a 83 280ZX that has an intermittent stall and/or wont start mostly when hot-after it sits for a period will start and run just fine-suspected ignition module-has been discontinued from Nissan so bought one from Advance Auto Parts-normally don't buy from...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4RL11D83
This car regularly sets a P2127,#2 APP sensor low. and a P2138,APP sensor rationality. I backprobed the ECM and all powers and grounds scoped out so I replaced the pedal assembly. Still popped the same codes so I dug deeper and found that it will pop the codes...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W25
thanks in advance for some help. i have this pathfinder with what seems to be conflicting information. it sets a p1283 and yet fuel trim shows 102 long term both banks and 104-106 bank one side and 107-112 on bank two and bank two air fuel sensor shows 1.25 ba...
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2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Parking Light VIN: 4S4BP86C95
Hi Group This Subaru gives me fit, a couple weeks ago the Lady came to the shop, with no taillights! Checked all fuses ok, replaced both rear bulbs, checked lights ok. Know she is back with no parking lights! Sofar I checked fuses relay's bulbs again, also fu...
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L muliple warning lights VIN: 4S4BP61C57
I hope a Subaru expert can point me in the correct direction. Vehicle was in my shop for some collision damage repair as noted above. The first symptom I noticed was a dead battery. After charging the battery I noticed the dome lights were staying on. I turned...
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U77
Hello I wanted to share this problem we have this vehicle from a body shop it has multiple codes as noted above we searched the list of posts for this particular code p0a08 and nothing was found after a thorough ck of all wiring and grounds , battery voltage w... Trouble codes: P0A08, P0A09, P1213
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2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Cruise control VIN: 4T1BB46K58
Cruise inop at all times . light and switch seem to work fine. have speed signal in data pid in hybrid control module
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Pressure VIN: SHSRD78873
Hello again IATN. Sorry for the [...] delay on closing this help request. I wanted to make sure 100% that we had the issue taking care of. Thanks to everyone who replied I found that the system had " Black Death ". It took me several times flushing the syst...
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2003 Honda Civic SiR 2.0L compressor
Thanks for all the help, i replaced expansion valve now the system does not go into vacuum but still have high pressure on the low side i recovered the refrigerant i filled with nitrogen to 200 psi started the car and high side berely moved usually will bounce...
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2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L power locks VIN: SHSRD78874
Replies right on the money.Four actuators $175.00.Car fixed.Awesome response.Thanks again.
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2007 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDU46D77
Thanks for all the help! Fuel pump replaced and all is well. Good example of multiple component failure. Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor CKP).
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JTJHF10U91
I cleaned all mating surfaces and replaced right wheel speed sensor. Customer has had car for a week and as not returned. I will call this fixed. Thanks for all the help.
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Cooling Fan VIN: JM1BK32396
The problem turned out to be the PCM. I borrowed a scope from another shop and the signal wire to the fan only had .05 volts signal when turned on, however it did change between on and off. Referred customer to dealer to have computer installed and programme...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L NO Overdrive VIN: 4TAVL52N2X
Thanks to everyone who helped on this one. Tony from Washington had great info on this one. He stated: Remove the OD solenoid, you'll find two o-rings seal it to the case - large & small. Find a large o-ring that is much thicker than the original like twice...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Pressure VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Thank you all very much for your replies. I removed the charge let sit over night, vacuumed (30+min) then recharged. I was on hand waiting to turn on dyno fan and spray water --- but pressures remained normal. Even after a hot soak and road test during a hot a...
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