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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Cooling Fan VIN: JH4DA9363M
This car belongs to a family member and it has a intermitent problem w/ the cooling fan staying on after car is shut off. I am aware of the oil temp switch and fan timer failing on these models however the dealer claims that the 1991 model has no fan timer ( w...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HNYD18773
This vehicle has a condition that causes the steering wheel to twitch randomly and erratically. This occurs at speeds under 35mph during light turns & gentle curves and sometimes while driving straight. If you take your hands off the wheel while driving you ca...
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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L oil pan VIN: 2HNYD18876
I have this 06 MDX and have resealed the oil pan 3 times, with slightly different results, but no seal. Its been done with an aftermarket grey silicone, GMS grey silicone and the Hondabond brand. Originally had a very minor leak at the rear of pan. After first...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Clutch
have installed a new auto zone clutch kit and can't get the throw out bearing to lock into the pressure plate. have removed the trans for a second time and is installed right. from what I read after the trans has to be installled then I need to push the lever ...
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Unknown VIN: KNAGD12814
I have an odd one here. I'm really not sure if this is the transaxle or not. This lady was going down the highway at around 60mph and she said it was just like somebody slammed into the rear of the car. She pulled over and her and the lady with her got out to ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BF32K02
please looking for help from you toyota guys. this one has me stumped? thanks in advance. this car came in with a int fluder as the customer put it. could not get it to do it. we did normal maint on the car and when done it wont get out of its own way.i have c...
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Coolant level VIN: 5TFDV54108
This Tundra is loosing coolant somewhere that cannot be determined, customer has checked it randomly and it takes about a quart of coolant every couple weeks, has very little heat from heater unless reved up but probably because it's low, pressure test and che...
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Struts VIN: 1HGCA6287J
Thank you for all the responses. I was able to remove the strut with out removing the wishbone. Unbolting and removing the ball joint allowed the suspension to drop down enough and the knuckle arm to swing out of the way allowing room to pull the strut out of ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L #4 cylinder VIN: 4A3AK34T67
Thanks for the responses. My stupidity is showing. I just didn't like the compression numbers. Too even. Tried another guage. Bingo. Pulled the head. Broken piston. Sorry for troubling you over something I should have caught. Posting the request and reading th...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24H6M
Thanks for all of your helpful information. We have double checked everything. Changing the fuel temp sensor finally allowed the idle to remain even enough to get the car through state inspection, but it's still not 100% right. The car owner is happy that he h...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
AFTER CHECKING EVERYTHING I KNEW TO CHECK WE FINALLY REMOVED THE TIMING CHAIN COVER AND GOT ALL THE MARKS AND DOTS TOGETHER,WE FOUND THE CRANKSHAFT GEAR OFF 1 TOOTH,REMOVED THE CHAIN AND RETIMED,STARTED THE ENGINE AND ALL WAS GOOD, I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE ... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank shaft postion sensorref sensor).
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Transmission, cluster, signals VIN: 1N4BL11D05
Sorry this post was not finalized any sooner. I was waiting on a final fix from the Nissan dealer where this vehicle was hauled to after customer ran out of patience on me. Before it left my shop, I replaced IPDM with no difference. That was an error on my par...
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2010 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L heat VIN: 5N1AR1NB2A
SORRY FOR THE LONG DELAY IN REPAIR. The heater core fix problem. could not believe that core was problem. We used CLR lime remover and soaked core over night had better heat. we then felt confident in our daig. installed new core no problems bleeding better he...
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2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on, cruise light flashes VIN: JF1GG63677
Hey Folks! Thank you all for the help. Reading your replies reminded me that the rear o2 was switching too fast, so even though the afr sensor never dropped below 2v the cat must be lame. Possibly due to the air/fuel ratio sensor's constant high Voltage. My cu... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Steering VIN: JT3HN87R4W
Another one back on the road, bad pump. But most of you were correct, it should have had a rack. The chunks I showed the guy in his pump reservoir did not look good... He had to leave the next day, so I put the pump on and flushed five plus quarts through the ...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L battery VIN: JTDKB20U55
Hello guys, thanks for all the replies I got from this posting, it really make my life easier, you guys know about the safe connector for the batteries, it was on but I needed to slide the connector down a little bit and that made the trick now, on the battery...
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