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2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L front suspension VIN: 5NPEU46F57
customer had this vechicle at other shops in the past for this codition of a front end popping and clunking noise and vehicle wonder like there is a loose front end part. he had struts and strut mounts replaced about a year ago. the condition seems to be getti...
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X44
p0052 Check engine light on, no complaint from owner other than the light is on. We replaced the b1s1 O2 with a new OE sensor a year ago. we also replaced the b2s1 today, same trouble MIL lamp on. When looking at the o2 info on our scanner, I would think that ... Trouble codes: P0052
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2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L feels like misfiring VIN: JM1GG12L06
This vehicle idles beautifully. But when accelerating especially uphill, you can feel the engine like misfiring constantly, like little hesitations. Hooked up IDS on test runs to check for misfiring but saw none. STFT ok, O2 sensors ok. Ran all the sensor test...
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2008 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L alt VIN: 4F4ZR47E98
What should be stright foreward has sent me on a trip.Have a truck that will not charge.Has a new battery and altenator.The altenator has battery voltage at lg/r wire as well as the yellow and white wire.also battery power at b/o wire witch is the main wire.ev...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L number 1 misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G3Y
Tried again and again on getting this cylinder 1 to fire and it just wont. It continues to misfire slow acceleration and shakes bad when parked or stopped any ideas on how to resolve this issue.
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AB3GS64
Help Mitsubishi techs! After customer had reflash done at dealer for a TSB concerning p0174 the code came back within 2 days. The car runs great, plenty of power, doesn't skip a beat at all. The freeze frame shows B2 LTFT hit 12.5% at 1500rpm and B1 LTFT is at... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D8Y
Replaced fan assembly per customer w/ outside diagnostics, also found water pump leaking and replaced it as well. A/C will not come on all light on contol panel light up, checked voltage to relay, with key on and contoller on i have battery voltage on terminal...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cam sensor VIN: 3N1CB51D43
Hey guys, we all know issues with cam sensors and nissans.. i was in a bind and went with the mistake advance auto cam sensor. po340 code / intermittent no start.. it fixed it... the veh came back 1 month ago same problem.. i replaced it with another advance a...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No start VIN: 1N4AL11D83
Vehicle was wrecked and the underhood fuse box was damaged. Vehicle brought to us running but with wipers running with key off. Determined customer had installed fuse box from wrong year and had them find one that matched the orignal part number. Installed the...
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L master cylinder
Customer complained about low brake pedal early in the morning after start up... then after pumping it a few times, pedal would start to feel I've never duplicated problem as it felt fine to me when driving it in the shop. I put a brand new aftermarket master ...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Suspension
Hi every one, a customer asked me to change 2 rear shocks on this Toyota Land Cruiser and its basically the same vehicle as lexus 470 and it uses the AHC suspension, my question is, do i have to do any special bleeding after fitting the rear shocks and if so h...
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L Head gasket VIN: JTDBL40E79
This is a 2009 1.8 liter Corolla, it has at very least a blown head gasket. The service information available to me states that the engine needs to be removed from the vehicle to service the cylinder head! Has anyone done this job and were you able to complete...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 19UUA5664Y
Replaced fuel pressure regulator and pcm. Fuel pressure is now 10 psi higher with new regulator. Car starts every time now. Thanks for the help.
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
thank you guys, yoi gave me a great help, i did follow the instruction on getting codes out , code 17 and 43 pointing to vss, we did chenge it and wala! "s" light was gone also the speedometer start working fine, again thank you much, the o2 sensor took care ... Trouble codes: 1 (o2 sensor).
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L convertor VIN: 1HGEM22931
Well I had alot of replies that ranged from transmission from japanese import suppliers won't work,bad torque convertor and sensors. All sensors had been replaced. I bit the bullet and tried a new torque convertor and it still has no lockup once you get to hig...
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on, instrument cluster VIN: 1N4BL11D93
I finaly fixed this one. I had made an educated SWAG. The CAN network going down can be frustrating. I was 90% sure I had the problem when I disconected the tcm and the CAN network came back online.but wanted a part to install before I could be 100%. To make ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1001 (controller area network communications circuit), P0507 (Idle speed contole system).
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D44
I have not had time to get back to this car yet. I did find broken and cracked wires to the coils. I am trying to find a harness if possible. hopefuly after that I can here it run thanks for all the help.
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2008 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Evaporator? VIN: 5N1BV28U48
Found blend door actuator not closing max air door replaced actuator solved problem
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L slight misfire intermittent VIN: JF1SG63606
Thanks for all the advice everyone. The reason I was so focused on the timing belt was because the customer swore up and down the light wasn't on until we worked on it. After tearing it back down twice to verify(timing marks dead on)I finally asked her if she ...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Stall VIN: JS2RC41H53
Finally fixed this beast. I had replaced the mass airflow sensor due to the numbers dropping out when it tried to die. It would drop to almost .5 then jump back up to 2.7. Once I replaced the mass airflow it quit trying to die. Was told you had to replace the ...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E9V
Thank you all for respondig. Wayne from Illinois hit it on the head. After testing every input to pcm and going trough all the post responses I finially decided to try a OEM distributor from another car. All gone. I cant beleive 2 distributors can do the same ...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No 1-2 Shift, VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
I would like to thank everyone who replied, after reading the respones and test driving one more time, we sold the owner a used transmission, we put it in yesterday and it shifts great. Thanks again for all the help.
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 4T1BE32K35
THANKS ALL, MY CLIENT BOUGHT THE CAR BACK AND WE REPLACED THE MASTER CYLINDER AND RE-FLUSHED THE BRAKE SYSTEM WITH DOT 3 FLUID. THE BRAKE PEDAL FEELS FIRM NOW... THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP.
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