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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Auto HVAC VIN: 2HNYD18953
What's that saying? ... "If the wife ain't happy, nobody's happy." Well, I need help fixing my wife's car. This 03 MDX with navigation and auto temp control is acting a little funny. About 75% of the time, you cannot control the fan speed or vent mode manually...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Temperature VIN: KMHWF35H65
Customer came in with complaint of heat not blowing hot enough. By customers complaints in office conversation we came to the conclusion of replacing the thermostat and flushing the heater core. Put thermometer in center vent with heat setting as placed on 70F...
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58ZXN
This truck came in after sitting for a year. Came in dead, no crank. Found bad battery and alternator. replaced both and starts and runs pig rich. Checked vacuum at idle and it was at 15". Tested back pressure of exhaust and that was at 0.5psi. figured let it ...
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2007 Mazda CX-9 Sport 3.5L Mech. & Elec VIN: JM3TB28C27
Hello everyone, After initial diagnostics on this vehicle we thought the reason the rear air was going through the top vent was of course due to the fact that the actuator motor was not working correctly (similar to a window motor); however, after replacing t...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
can somebody tell me, after replacing the old computer with a known good one, my security light is on steady as im cranking, with no start of course, i knew there would have to be some reprograming done, my question is do i need to reprogram the key to match u...
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Audio Fuse 31 VIN: 1N4BL11E33
Hello all; this Altima comes in with a dead battery. The customer replaced the battery himself. Battery still goes dead. So I jumped it and it started just fine. Alternator is charging at 14.1 volts. I removed the battery to charge and test it: battery tests g...
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
I have repeated this test a dozen times and it comes down to a bad ECM. Does anyone know if a used ECM came be used? Trouble codes: P0448
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L check engine light VIN: 4T1BF28B41
This car is haunting my dreams. Passes a smoke test only get smoke out of canister vent (I assume I am smoking correctly). After replacing the canister and solenoid the light stayed off for 6 weeks then its back only has been driven about 1500 miles. I dont kn...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L lower control arms VIN: 5TDZA23C14
Hi all I have this 04 Sienna the lower control arm bushings are shot all data says 15.8 hrs labor to replace has anybody done them before ? it says remove engine this cant be right or can it, can the engine be hung by a sling and the lower engine support be l...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L fuels system VIN: JN8AR05Y7W
hi guys. I had replace the eccm relay about 12 days ago and thought that it was fixed. now i have recheck the signal from cam to ecm and found it good. I went back to the relay, I tapped on relay when crank no start condition happened, and it fired up. I r...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L struts VIN: 4S4WX85CX6
UNBELIEVABLY, CHANGING THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS MADE THE CLUNK GO AWAY. THE OLD BUSHINGS LOOKED FINE AND FELT FIRM, BUT, CLUNK IS GONE AND CUSTOMER VERY HAPPY.
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEHH20V81
As some of you suggested I thoroughly cleaned the throttle body and idle speed control motor port. It has been close to 3 weeks with no complaints from the customer about the stalling issue. I am considering this one fixed! Thanks again IATN and all those who ...
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4T1BE46K69
The fuel rail dampener from Toyota dealer fix this problem, no more noise and even transmission shifts much better! Thanks everyone !!!
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