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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Lights Fluctuate VIN: 19UYA2257W
Hey guys, I have a '98 Acura CL 3.0 that the lights are flickering when you activate the turn signals. The dash lights, low beams and interior lights will fluctuate but they don't turn completely off. If you turn the a/c or the high beams on the fluctuation go...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Alternator VIN: KMHWF25S93
new 2 this srry. car came in not chargeing tech condemed alternator. after replacement still not chargeing tested bolth original and new 1 bolth good. learned there is a valero and a mondo and that valero is 10 amps higher rated. mando was original but tryied ...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51E34
Hey Guys need help on this one. we have a 2004 G35 came in 0n a Hook. it died suddenly while driving on the highway. cranks fine scaned for codes we had no comunication I did notice that when turning key to on position the cooling fan came on high speed. after... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 missfire)
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L ABS Module VIN: BJ5W113053
ABS light on continuously. Unable to communicate with scan tool (tried with two scantools). Shorted TBS and GND for DTCs, light did not flash. Checked fuses, checked for power and ground at ABS module (3 powers and 2 grounds - told by Mazda tech), ALL OK. Fitt...
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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Surge VIN: 1HGED3651K
CLEANED PCV VALVE AND CORRECTED THE PROBLEM. THANK EVERY ONE FOR YOUR TIME
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Pcm VIN: 1HGCG1646W
Wow. Unanimous vote. I have gone ahead and replaced the ignition switch. I'm closing this early as a summary because the time I want to wait to verify fix is much longer than time alloted. However, I do feel good that the vehicle is fixed. I performed some vo...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1HGCG56641
Thanks everyone for your help. I had topped off the fluid before. No leaks could be seen so I don't know why it was low. Girl friend says the transmission seems to be shifting OK now. If she is happy so am I. We don't have the money to spend for a replacement ...
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2011 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L transmision VIN: 4S3BH6654Y
Turns out car has been i a crash which pinched TPS wiring harness. We found the problem with an aggrssive wiggle test. Wires were not compeletey severed just hanging on by a few strand.
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13162
Unfortunatly during the latest test cycle the timing belt jumped and busted the number two valve and plug. I am pretty sure it was from the bucking and staling that caused the jump, but if anyone has related info I would appreciate the input. Otherwise i wil...
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2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Struts VIN: JTJHW31U28
thanks to all, Brad and James nailed it, the rear knuckles lower bushings were the problem,you really have to move the vehicle latteraly to see the play,
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L cooling fan
thanks to all who answered. I figured it was the module, it's just nice to have a second opinion before spending $300 on a new unit. Installed a new fan and module and the problem is gone.
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2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BL84C15
It took some patience,but we were able to capture the very brief fault on this one. The power input to the ecm via the power relay was dropping voltage through the relay contacts. It didn't take much though, at 600 mv drop the code would set and the throttle w... Trouble codes: P2101 (Throttle control motor performance).
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ56L55
THANKS EVERYONE FOR TAKING TIME FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULES TO REPLY.I HAVE ORDERED A NEW CONVERTER AND AM WAITING ON IT TO ARRIVE.AS SOON AS I INSTALL IT AND VERIFY THAT THIS THING IS BEHIND ME I WILL REPOST. Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system lean bank 1).
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2003 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L airbag VIN: 2T1CF28P53
Thanks to all who responded. The crash module was the problem. While I had previously replaced the right front side airbag sensor which is mounted in the rf pillar area not the passenger seat which would make sense, the code went away for about 2 weeks.This ti...
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