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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L compressor clutch VIN: 2HNYD18242
OK guys, check this one out: Have this Acura MDX with a 3.5 L, and the AC compressor will cycle on and off really fast under a very specific condition---you have to have been driving it awhile, and then cycle the AC on and off with the switch on the dash. At t...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
Vehicle was towed in July '12 because it was running so bad. Found MAF reading too high. Replaced MAF and performed ignition tune-up. Vehicle ran good. Car came back in 3 weeks ago for similar symptoms, but not as severe. Found high MAF readings again. Warrant...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FE17NX4
Normally dont work on rotary engines, 1st one for a friend of course.we rebuilt engine due to coolant seals leaking. after installation car is hard to start . it does start & idles great right up untill it goes into cloesd loop. when it goes closed loop the fu...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Engine Misfire VIN: 4F2YZ94105
Can't find a misfire anywhere in the vehicle, but there is no power and sets misfire codes. Doesn't misfire at an idle and the customer already addressed the coils. There seems to be no issues, but the vehicle will not accelerate normaly.
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Engine VIN: JF1SG63606
Customer just bought this very low mileage Suburu from a private party. It has a bad knocking from the motor on a cold start. Noise does not last long. I'm thinking piston slap. I know it was a common Suburu problem but I thought it was early 2000's and fixed ...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HT05J2X
Hello All, This vehicle came to us with a complaint of the serpentine belt coming off. Found the alternator was locked up, replaced the alternator. Belt still comes off, discovered that the A/C compressor has two bolts missing, repaired that, now the belt stay... Trouble codes: P1126 (Magnetic Clutch Circuit)
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHD21A42
hi to all i have this 02 highlander with a reman engine with ck engine light on code 1349 vvt problem i powered up the vvt oil solanoid per mitchell and there was no idle change removed solanoid and powered agian solanoid dint move replaced it same problem but... Trouble codes: P1349
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2BK12U52
Car came in with intermittent no-start, which I was able to verify. When it wouldn't start, the "READY" light never illuminated. Scanned all systems for faults and it had a rather vague B2799 "Immobilizer Fault" code in the Hybrid Vehicle Control ECU. I noted ... Trouble codes: B2799 (Immobilizer System Fault)
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Electronic VIN: 2HGES16673
Thanks to all who replied.Had not thought about bulbs but really appreciated comments.Took apart top of center Console. There was some play in stud support of shifter to cable attachment and cable end had a slot for adjusting.Adjusted until acceptable.The perf...
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2008 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L D light flashes VIN: JHMGD38678
Replaced the ABS module. I found a TSB about a similar symptom on civics of the same year that stated, "before diving headlong into the DTC diagnosis, you may want to try a known good ABS module to prevent possible unwanted PCM replacement." I went through Ho... Trouble codes: U0121 (loss communication from ABS control module).
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
after more testing found that the left rear ring on axle was broken and spinning on axle causing code, even though the speedo never malfunctioned. thanks to those that replied. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vss malfunction).
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L limited slip diff VIN: JF1GD70665
well thankyou for the replies back Calvin from hawaii give some ideas and Bruce from kentucy that give some humar on a misspelling that made me go back and read what i posted to say oops darnit any way could not get it to blow the fuse again so custemer picke...
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