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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L shift indicator light VIN: 2HNYD18604
just installed remanufactured transmission.the trans seems to shift fine but the light in the dash next to D5 for the gear indicator blinks. is there a relearn proceedure for this trans i need to do? i checked for codes and no codes are found. no other lights ...
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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Transaxle VIN: 2HNYD18856
We have this '06 AWD MDX that is driving us nuts. The initial customer complaint was a faint to moderate whining noise that seems to be coming from in front of the driver, engine bay/transmission area. After several attempts we were unable to pinpoint the sour...
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2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 123TY45677
Has anybody ran across this problem with aftermarket parts on these hondas. Hard to think there would still be any trash in evaportator core after flush and back flush of the evaporator. replaced compressor and all other parts excluding evaporator core 5 times...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Strut & upper control arm support VIN: KMHWF35V11
She hit a pot hole with the left rear and it busted the inner nut from it's weld for the upper control arm where it bolts to the support plate. This vehicle only used that type of support (the top of the strut bolts into the same plate) for part of 2000 and 20...
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2003 Hyundai Terracan 2.9L Starting
Hi guys, this one is hard to start in the cold morning - probably have some glow issue.The car has air heaters instead of the common glow plugs.Will fire immediately when starter spray applied - then it starts fine for whole day.Found one of the air heater rel...
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AY11A72
Have coverered all the basics includeing checking the CAT for restriction (none) Vacuum Readings are good at 17 to 23ish on decell. Checked EGR and cleaned whikle it was off. Problem is this. Vehicle starts up fine cold but after running for just a min or 2 i...
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2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1N4BA41E68
Hello and thanks to everyone in advance for any and all assistance that you provide. My problem child is a 2008 Nissan Maxima. Customer came from next door at the Shell gas station complaining that her vehicle wouldn't start. Service manager went next door to ...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L poor aceleration VIN: JK1SF6550X
The customer states that he lacks power on acceleration, but not all the time. The unit appears to run better when cold and the problem increases with warmer temperaturs. No other codes have ever been present. I have read the 12 archive files in relation to th... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor)
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2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Steering VIN: KL5JD56Z07
I gotta ask if anyone here has had to solve this problem before or not. We have to replace a failed steering pump on this mechanical marvel and could not find an easy way to remove the old pully from the pump shaft. The new pump from Suzuki (extremely expensiv...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Front and Rear Tail and Parking lights VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
Hi ALL and Happy Thanksgiving. Have looked and researched data from archives on like vehicle. Have found quite a few with same problem, IE, most of the time battery is connected, front and rear parking and tail lights are illuminated. High beam indicator will ...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L clutch VIN: JTEHD20V14
hello all,got this one from another shop,back in march we replaced the clutch components with luc new parts, per a throwout bearing noise, only when temp was cold.on inspection i couldn't see anything wrong with original parts but after replacing the noise was...
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2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Timing Belt VIN: 5TBDT48116
I just started to do the timing belt on this vehicle and Alldata calls for a special tool SST 09960-10010 to hold the camshaft pulley. Is this tool a must to do this job or is there a way to do it without the tool? I am replacing the Timing Belt, Cam Seals, Wa...
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1991 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L Headlights VIN: JN8HD17S6M
Thank you all for the responses. Unfortunatey, this was a USA vehicle and not the Canadian vehicle. So the DRL box that some were referring to was not there. Also, I was unable to find the short anywhere else in the system. I told the customer that I would nee...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L ride quality VIN: 5N1ED28T7Y
FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT REPLIED SO QUICK , SO HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED . IT TURNS OUT THE CUSTOMER WAS BEING TOLD BY THE NISSAN DEALER WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE ** WITH OUT TESTING OR VERIFYING THE COMPLAINT **!!!HE WOULD THEN COME...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Draw VIN: 1N4AL11D82
I did not hear the A/C clutch disengage when I pulled the fuse. I removed the clutch relay and jumped the terminals to keep the clutch engaged. The draw measured the same 2.5 amps. I am replacing the relay assuming it was simply stuck. Thank you to everyon...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4351T
Shoulda ,woulda, coulda- the misfire was very intermittant moved around a bit and only would return after heavy acceleration so I took a swing at sticking valves and did a complete Run-Rite decarboning procedure. Vehicle seemed to smooth out and could not repe... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0304.
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2004 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.3L excessive vibration VIN: JS2RC61H04
It turned out to be the motor mounts as most of the replays said , the only one that looked even a little bit cracked was the front of the engine on the passenger side , but i changed them all Rock auto 166 for all four good price , thank you ever one who help...
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L driveshaft VIN: 5TBET34166
99% of the replies pointed to the driveshaft slip yoke at the transmission. I'm going to call this one more of a band-aid for now. I greased the slip yoke at the transmission with a high quality grease and the the problem went away for a couple of days. Initia...
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