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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L blower VIN: 2HGED6350M
Does anyone know where I can obtain replacement electric motor carbon brushes for older Hondas? On three occasions recently I have been asked to repair front windshield wiper,heater blower and rear wiper motors on 10-20 year old Hondas and in each case I found...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18052
Good customer just bought used vehicle with check engine light on. Checked for codes and found misfires in cylinders 3,4, and 5. Suggested spark plugs because they were original. Removed and replaced - Spark plugs, cleared codes, test drove, shipped vehicle. N... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303 (Cylinder three misfire), P0304, P0305 (Cylinder five misfire), P0306, P1399
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L A/C compressor clutch and condenser fan relays VIN: 2HKYF18563
This vehicle will engage the A/C compressor clutch and condenser and radiator fans for about 5 secs. when A/C first turned on, then they go off and stay off. It acts like a bad blower motor resistor except that the blower motor works properly on all speeds. Al...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: 4S2DM58WX3
Thanks in advance this rodeo came in with a low power complaint and rough idle. Watched scan data on test drive and o2 sensors look good and are switching but when i come to a stop after about 15 seconds bank 2 upstrem o2 stays at .57v then increases up to .87... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P1312 (Ion sensing module sec line 2 fault)
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L leak behind water pump VIN: KNDJC73323
we replaced timing belt,water pump (as maintanance),seals and tentioners.week later suv over heats(300 miles later).we presser tested system and found leak behind water pump.removed all the covers and found coolant comming out of one of bolt hole.bolt that goe...
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2005 Kia Magentis LX 2.7L timing belt VIN: KNAGD12695
hi guys got this kia in with a broken timing belt 2.7L just wondering if anybody knows if this is an interference motor thanks
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN30F01
costumer complaining of low , spongy brake pedal . stopping distance is ok stopping power ok just that the pedal feels lower than it should be
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L abs VIN: JTJBT20X35
The code is c0278. The abs sol. relay is inside the abs sol. on the side of the master cyl. best as I can tell. Checked power and grounds, all good. Lexus wants $1111.32 for the solenoid, too expensive a guess for me. Anybody have experience with this?
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2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L spark plugs R/R VIN: JTHTK26237
thanks for your help I'm going to change the plugs in this car and I have to remove the intake or just move it out of the way can some one tell me what I need to do so I don't spend all day on it
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Thanx in advance. Customer complained of squealing belt when turning on a/c. Inspection revealed very cracked belt, small chunks beginning to come off. Replaced with new top-of-the-line carquest belt and replaced idler pulley bearing, resurfacing the pulley an...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L cooling fans VIN: 1N4AL11D85
customer complained about a.c operation saying a.c would not cool at times and car temp would rise, checked a.c charge all was fine, found one of the fans would not operate on high mode i powered fan directly fan would function, with scan tool can only operate...
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Unknown VIN: JS3TE62V53
Hello. We have a 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara that will intermittently smoke out of the tailpipe like a crop duster. I've seen it happen, and the smoke is intense, but I drove it today for several miles without so much as a puff of smoke. Compression and leakdown ...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: JTEGH20V31
first thanks for any help you can give me i have been working on this car for a week.What i have is a costumer compliant of stalling it will stall hot or cold and sometimes it will surge several times be for stalling it acts just like someone just shut the key...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Alarm VIN: 1HGCG5651Y
Thanks to all for the many responses. The Hood Switch was the problem. Without a scan tool that displayed the status of the Hood, Door, and Trunck switches it would have been difficult to fix this vehicle. Thanks to all.
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L fuel pump VIN: JHLRD685X5
thanks for the replies,but this truck went on its way and hasn't acted up since,replies for rodent damage and a wire harness rubbing through near the driver's kick panel turned up nothing.customer said no recent work had been done. thanks again
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1989 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5L Rear Control Arms VIN: KMHLD21J9K
The replacement parts are not in the Hyundai or Mitsubishi supply system. I even checked Canada Hyundai. Local machine shops say they can fabricate a plastic bushing at about $70. I have located another rear end (called an axle beam) in a junkyard for $200....
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V7Y
Unfortunately, the customer of the vehicle was a used car lot and did not want to spend anymore time on this concern. As Richard from California stated, I made sure the code set without the scan tool connected. I also verified the RF WSS signal with a lab sc... Trouble codes: P0501 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit malfunction).
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CUO9910
the catalytic convertor was plugged , and seem too have valve in 2 cyl. leaking, replace intake gasket manifold, customer don t want spend more money in his truck, i can t do more, thanks all of you, Robert Trouble codes: P1151.
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1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D5S
men the maxima is fixed. got a bosch reman from worldpac. had got one from advance auto which did not work. had the chance to compare both bendix on the starters and found that the one from worldpac had 11 teeth and a bigger in diameter. wow the car fired up r...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31AX1
Hey guys, we have not yet fixed this one, $$$ funds R [...] $$$ BUT, we are checking to see if a reputable rebuilder can be located to repair the IAC circuit and not have to reflash the unit. will keep you informed. thank you to all for your time and commitment...
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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W75
Well vehicle ended up going to Nissan for the ECM relay recall which was done. But there was also an internal issue with the IPDM which was also replaced. One of you suggested the IPDM may have an issue. Great replies and appreciate the help here. Thank you! Trouble codes: U1000 (Can Comm Circuit Fault).
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Poss Cont Head VIN: 5TDBT44A31
AFTER READING A RESPONSE ABOUT THE FRONT ROOM TEMP SENS BEING PLUGGED IN I CHECKED AND FOUND THE PLUG TUCKED UP UNDER DASH.PLUGGED IN AND NOW WHEN I ROLL THE TEMP OVER TO THE RIGHT THE READING SAYS 65 AS B4 BUT NOW ROOM TEMP STAYS CLOSE TO THE SAME ,WHERE AS ...
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