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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L not sure yet VIN: 2HKYF18403
I have a 2003 Honda Pilot here with a problem that seems to be in the power steering somewhere. The customer complaint is while driving on the highway and taking the big on or off ramps with the large tight turns, going about 30-40, the steering wheel jerks on...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46CX6
Car came in with siezed engine.we replaced with a low mile replacement.all went well swapped throttle position sen with original one, car ran fine for three days. Customer dropped off with check engine lamp on and in limp mode. Scan for codes p02138/p2110. I r... Trouble codes: P2138 (p2110-), P2110
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB623X1
This is the most hair pulling car i ever experienced! vehicle came with blown head gasket. Advised customer for engine overhaul. Car runs great when it's hot. Problem happens when it's cold and when you push on the gas,then the car stalls,gets flooded,no compr... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0300, P0604 (ecm check sum error)
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2006 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Advance Timing VIN: KNAFE16126
Vehicle arrive to my shop woth multiple problems, change the MAF because there was IAT and MAf codes also afternew MAF was installed improved a little bit. Scan for codes again and P0016 Crank/Cam correlation sensor A. clear codes start a road test vehicle res...
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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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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Misfires badly, stalls under 2000 RPM. Smooths out above 2000 RPM. Inspected plugs, and battery ground at trans. Customer says problem started suddenly and catastrophic while driving this cold morning after engine had warmed up. Had no codes on arrival, but if... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XW
problem is quite intermittant. took four drives by us before problem occured. engine started missing badly & no power. found no injector pulse to #1 & #2 cylinders. after determining this to be the issue, it went back to running normal. in the reading i've don... Trouble codes: P1507
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L struts VIN: 4S4WX85CX6
have this 06 tribeca thats making a clunk from the left front over bumps. replaced the swaybar end links and both front struts. The strut bearing looks ok but still making noise. any suggestions would be helpful, thanks!
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L throw out bearing VIN: 4S3BL61637
Vehicle came in - customer had gotten stranded when pedal went to floor. When I went to rescue him I just pulled up on the pedal and drove it to the shop. Had been advised at dealer tob was getting noisey - would need to replace. On disassembly I found tob wit...
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L Differential VIN: 5TBRN34162
hey guys. I'm having trouble with this Tundra. It's leaking diff fluid out of the right rear wheel, not from where the seals are, but from a hole on the hub. I'm guessing this hole might be a breather hole or something like that. The only thing I see is the pr...
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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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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Steering VIN: 10UYA426H1
HI: EVERYONE THANK TO ALL OF YOU TECH. WHO SPEND TIME TO HELP, IT LOOK LIKE THE PUMP FROM AUTOZONE CAUSED ALL THE PROBLEM. FLASHED THE SYSTEM ALL THE WAY AND PUMP FROM DIFFERENT SUPLLIER FIXED THE PROBLEM. THANKS AGAIN MATT
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2006 Acura TL 3.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
bad valve lifter replaced cylynder n 4 and n 1 ,engine runing fine Trouble codes: P0304.
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L timing belt VIN: JA3AJ26E65
Thanks to all who helped on this one. We replaced the starter again to restore cranking speed and I did a good bit more research on the cam and crank patterns at hand cranking speeds. I loosened the cam sensor housing and tried some different cam timing sett...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Horn VIN: 3N1CB51D21
I fixed the vehicle. I started out with no ground or power at relay. I replaced clock spring, which was a very easy job by the way. It came aligned from the dealer. Anyway, the clock spring fixed the ground issue. I still hads no power at terminal #2. The pro...
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2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS2GB41W21
Thankyou for everyones help with this ongoing concern. We ended up removing the injectors having them flow tested and found 2 to 5 % defficiency had them cleaned and retested and then installed the lean code ended as well as the cylinder missfire.
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEHD21A42
thanks to all that replied this morning i could not get the screws for the iac out of the throttle body so i cleaned the plates and iac passage put it back on the the intake and it has a normal idle i think the plates were sticking or debris in the iac the car...
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