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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L 1-2 shift 2-3 shift VIN: 4S6DM58W1Y
this has an intermittent harsh 1-2 2-3 upshift. when it happens it will snap your neck and actually chirp the tires. the mechanic who was working on it before me replaced the transmission 3 times to try and fix this problem.he quit and now it is my nightmare. ...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNYF28596
Hello Honda techs. We have a 2006 Pilot with engine oil making its way into the cooling system. We have flushed the cooling system and replaced the oil and filter. We have added florescent dye to the engine oil. The dye shows up in the coolant ( clean water )i...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L engine VIN: KMHWF35H23
Hi to all My name is mike. Car was towed in not running. Cranked and sounded like it had bad timing belt. pulled covers and checked marks all dead on. Had spark injector puls and fuel pressure (47psi). Car should run. Held peddle down cranked and started. Ran ...
2006 Isuzu NPR 5.2L coolant bubbling VIN: JALB4B1666
i have a very strange situation with this vehicle. the vehicle is not over heating but it constantly bubbles into the over flow tank like blowing bubbles through a straw. we have done the co test with the fluid and passes. have used three different fluids to m...
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: KNDJE72347
Hello this is a problem I inherited from a local shop. Blower motor does not work in any speed. We have verified that all power and grounds are good and mitchell 1 gives wiring diagrams and diagnostic procedures that state replace suspected component with a kn...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L abs VIN: JTHBD182X1
Vehicle came in with false abs activation at the end of a stop. Checked for codes and none were present. Graph and record all 4 sensors for playback and found the right rear dropping out up to 5 mph. Special order wss from dealer and replace. Inspect tone ring...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM3ER29307
car was gone from shop for about a week after the above repairs then came back with p0300, and p0301 replaced coil and it never counted any more misses left again but now really started missing brought back replaced coil again with oem one never counts any mis... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L Lighting VIN: 5N1AA08A34
We have a cutomer who has this Armada and it has a bad BCM due to a shorted wire. Does anyone know if a used BCM will plug and play? Trying to help her save some money due to another shop who caused problem. I know she needs to go back to that shop but she alr...
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fluid level VIN: JT3VN39W6P
So we put a trans in this 4runner 3 years ago. I believe its the A340F trans with VF1A transfercase, now it comes in because its dropping out of gear at stops, only when cold. Found the trans 1.5 qts.low with no leaks. The transfercase was over full.So how is ...

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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L front struts VIN: JHMCG5554Y
QUESTION Are KYB replacement struts too stiff??? I want to post a followup question to the replies I have received. The overwhelming majority of the techs recommended installing KYB struts, and I prefer that because KYB struts are of high quality and have a lo...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Mechanical VIN: KM8SC13D15
Thanks to all the replied, after letting it sit overnight and rechecking in the morning I did find the noise is coming from the lower end it does sound a lot like valve train, quoted to remove the pan and inspect bearings, or replace the engine, customer decli...
2006 Infiniti FX35 3.5L battery, starting VIN: JNRAS08U46
Thanks for the replies. Well the used module and recoding the key did the job. And the battery seems to be doing fine. Thanks for the help on how much draw is acceptable on this vehicle.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Nats VIN: 1N4BL11D22
Wow What a Lesson in Anti-Theft! Went to salvage yard and bought an IMMU, Put in, had Key guy come in and program keys, it Started!!! Thanks for your Quick Replys! IATN Rocks!
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Stall VIN: 4TAWN72N8X
I replaced the ECM, but nothing changed. I checked wirings again between ECM and igniter, igniter and coils, but could not find anything wrong. The engine fires first a few seconds, and stalls. Fortunately, when I checked again iATN, I found the case that I di... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter Circuit Malfunction).
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