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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L ABS Module VIN: 19UYA3256X
ABS light on (amber). Code flashes number 17, left rear wheel speed sensor circuit fault. Previous testing found open/innop left rear WSS. Resistance of old unit was 450,000 Ohms. Spec is 450 - 2,000 Ohms. Now produces adequate AC millivolts, identical to righ...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6500T
This is unbelievable. Car came in with A/C inopp complaint. Checked pressures - all of the R134A leaked out. Pressure tested system - no large leaks found. Evacuated and recharged system, but compressor won't engage and condenser fan doesn't come on. When push...
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2002 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP11482
Car came in with rough idle. Found valve guides worn out. Had head rebuilt, put back together, now idles smooth. As long as the car idles, everything is fine. If you rev it over 3000 rpm, the check eng. light comes on, and the rev. limiter starts kicking in al... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC 1 sensor intermittent)
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2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Engine and coolant VIN: KNDJD73356
This car is having a bad problem overheating I have check all that I know too I work on heavy desiels more than this smaller stuff so ill day what I've checked and if I missed something could you just let me know thank you. It started running hot one day so th...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L oil leaks from the cam gear intake side VIN: JT8BD68S3W
after been replaced for second time timing belt because it got weat of oil we remuve the top part of the timing cover and see that oil keps laeking from posoble bank 1 or (left side/driver side)of the front cam gear the one that had the vvt-i sensor in top oil...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN30F32
Vehicle towed in for no start. The battery checks good. No corrosion, good connections and good voltage. No voltage at Fuel Pump relay. We have voltage at C/Opn Relay but does not click when ignition is turned on or cranking. All fuses are good. Seems like I n...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L cooling fan
Sorry about the no VIN guys, IATN wouldn't let me procede with it so I had to go this route. The cooling fan on this Mazda 3 stays on after vehicle shutdown until the battery dies. The computer is not calling for the fan to run (duty% = 0). I was wondering if ...
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L High temp
Car was driven for 25 miles up a slight grade the temp would climb, coolant recovery bottle would dump coolant. After replacing both head gaskets, radiator,and thermostat, Car now shows 3/4 on the gauge at idle after driving a couple miles, and here is the wei...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Converter Lockup VIN: JT3HN87R5V
Hello IATN! Today im looking for a little bit of help with my personal vehicle, I bought this truck cheaply with 180K, It had been neglected of maint. but was in otherwise great condition and I really love the thing! Once things slowed down in the shop I repl...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Stall VIN: 4TAWN72N8X
When cranking, the engine starts firing 1~2 seconds and stalls immediately. The computer has a code only, P1300 “Igniter Circuit Malfunction." Checked spark, ignition coil resistance, and fuel flow. Checked 3 wirings IGT1, 2, 3, and IGF between the igniter and... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter Circuit Malfunction)
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L master cylinder VIN: 4T1BB46K07
This hybrid Camry persitantly makes a strange "hoot" noise when stepping on brake pedal even stationary with all power off. Listening w/stethoscope, noise appears to be coming from a hydraulic line between master cylinder and accumulator/ABS module on R/F of ...
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L HID Headlight VIN: JHMAP21444
Thanks everyone for all the helpful suggestions. Nearly everyone agreed, swap parts left to right to determine which parts are at fault. Chris from Utah said in his experience if the light never comes on at all, it's usually the ignitor. If the light comes o...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP36808
We could not find any concrete cause of the issue on this car since it had to be driven at least 150 miles before the problem would occur. I did clean the ETC and did a top engine clean. We will see what happens from here. Thanks to all those who replied even ...
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Transfer case VIN: KNDJC73364
We replaced the TCCM with new unit from the dealer and then had to replace a faulty front speed sensor that we had put in as well. All systems are working as needed.
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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12G98
I think I'm going to open a forum on this car. I still havn't fixed it. I took it to The Mazda dealer and to a better equiped Ford Dealership and they couldn't figure it out. The Ford dealership told me you can't shave the heads on these cars, but I can't figu... Trouble codes: P0012.
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2006 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Convertible Top VIN: 1N1AZ36DX6
OK. The fix was to replace the soft top control module. The previous mechanic replaced the 5th bow motor which is very common in these things. The tracks on these need regular lubricating with lithium grease spray or equivalent. When they run dry the motor ov...
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L Unknown VIN: JTLKT324X6
Sorry for the late reply, just wanted to make sure the Scion had time to be sure it is good. Basically, we installed another compressor, flushed the system, had no debris and made sure everything was perfect again. I used an oscilloscope and watched the patt...
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TE94146
after cleaning the throttle body throughly, the vehicle returned to normal. no more stalling at with the a/c on when coming to a stop. thanks guys for the help
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Compressor VIN: 4T1SV21E6M
Sorry for the long time in closing this, I was waiting on the customer to bring it back. The trans. went out on it so I will probablly never see it again. I was going to check the dual pressure switch next and go from there. I had already checked the relay bef...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Abs Traction Control VIN: 5TDBT44A72
WE CHECKED ALL REPLIES THAT CAME IN BUT NONE WORK . AT THIS POINT THE CUSTOMER DECIDE THEY WILL TRADE THE VEHICLE IN. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME OUT.
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