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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Horn, Cruise, radio buttons on steering wheel VIN: 2HNYD18806
Customer brought in for no horn operation,cruise control and radio buttons not operating. R&R steering wheel and check power and grounds - okay. Tested continuity in clock spring for air bag - out of specs. Replaced clock spring and everything operated normall...
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2008 Lexus LS600h L 5.0L radio VIN: JTHDU46FX8
I'm hoping someone has seen this before. I've got this Lexus LS600hL that the radio has no sound. The only thing is has is a very high pitched beep from the speakers. All of the functions of the touch display/radio work. I can change stations, play a cd, contr...
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2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L Engine VIN: 2T2GK31UX9
Car came in for engine noise. Customer states noise has been evident for about a month and is now getting worse. Claims to maintain car regularly. The engine sounds like a diesel engine. Noise is always evident, does not lessen with rpm increase. I have remove...
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1YVHP80D85
This car had a host of problems when it came to me. Bad coils, bad cats, bad purge valve, and a bad throttle body. All of those have been fixed but I still have a problem. At idle the car runs perfect. Fuel trims are normal, o2's switching properly. Problem is...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L unknown VIN: JM3ER29LX8
This vehicle has a vibration between 55 and 70mph, only when accelerating, when you let off the gas the vibration stops. The tires are balanced and not out of round,a previous shop had the vehicle aligned. The front end is completely tight. I did notice a smal...
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN1AS44D2S
Greetings and thank you for your time. Looking for a starting point for this unusual issue with our Nissan 240. Car came into shop with stalling issue when cold and rough idle. Replaced Mass Air flow sensor and car left with idle issue resolved. Stalling issu...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Compressor controls VIN: 1N4AL11E82
Hi, This system will cycle on and off but be off more than on. As a result the vent temp is not cold enough. The charge is correct & the air has been vacuumed out of the system. The controls visually appear to work properly. The wiring diagram indicated the co...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W0R
customer brought in thinking needs fuel pump but it's flooding,checked fuel pressure ,checked fuel return,change fuel pressure regulator , checked ect Thanks in advance
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Fuel VIN: JT2BF28K2X
Vehicle was towed in. Found timing belt was melted. Water pump has locked up causing belt to melt and timing slipped. Replaced timing belt, water pump, pulleys and hydrolic tensioner. When finished vehicle would not start. Checked and found plugs badly fouled ...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Computer VIN: 5TETX22N26
Hello all, This one has me stumped. Truck came in for exhaust leak and code for catalyst efficiency below threshold. Cat was cracked and B1S2 (post cat) showed 0 Volts. Replaced cat and OHM checked O2 sensor. Checked ok. Checked all four wires up to the comput...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L dash clock VIN: JHLRD1861W
Thanks to all the technicians who provided advice. I found a company on line that repairs these clocks for only $15. The most frequent problem is a cracked solder joint on the circuit board but repairing it requires both skill and the appropriate mini solderin...
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Clutch (FWD) not (AWD) VIN: 4A3AJ56G7W
Sorry I'm Late, Everyone gets a Gold Star for all the replies, I talked to the Machinist who told me he took a bunch off the flywheel to flatten it out. So my theory of needing shimed seems to be the one. Thanks for all the replies.
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1997 Nissan Altima XE 2.4L Odometer
I checked voltage at odometer and ATCU today. No voltage present at ATCU. Replaced the instrument cluster with a used unit from a 98 (newer body style) and no more limp mode, Self-Diagnostics comes back with no codes. Thanks for the replies!
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B3Y
Thanks to everyone for the advice. We tested the oil pressure solenoid, cleaned the screen/filter and determined the VVT-i was faulty. Once I received the new parts we heated the end nut a little, held it with a wrench on the camshaft (nice square 24mm secti... Trouble codes: P1351 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0306-), P0306.
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