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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L brakes VIN: 1HGCM72623
Car has ABS. No light no codes. Low spongy pedal. changed front pads, turned the front rotors,they are in spec for thickness with .001 runout on all 4 wheels. All new rear rotors pads calipers slides and brackets. Calipers are on the proper side with bleeders ...
2008 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L b1241 VIN: 5FNRL38738
A/c relay comes on for 1 second. Has no blower no cooling fans & no compressor engagment. Check wiring at resistor & control module blower runs when you ground blue and red wire at blower motor. Any help would be great.
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8GK13T5S
I checked alternator out put., good 14.6 volts. I was suspicious of a drain in system. Pulled fuses, when the efi fuse is pulled, 45 ma drain (normal). There is something in engine management system causing drain. Accessed computer, and when e7 or e10 connecto...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 1YVHP84D15
vehicle came in with engine noise was found to have spun bearing.replaced with rebuilt engine (everything new).started engine and oil light remained on shut down after 15-20 seconds.a mechanical gauge was installed to check pressure,when started it went slowly...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JA4MW51R82
Customer stated that oil light started to flicker then engine developed a lower engine knock. I partially drained the oil which had a shiny film which led me to think the bearings were shot. My question is the 3.5 montero interchangeable with a montero sport 3...
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BA41E87
When cold start on acceleration the rpms will go up to about 2,000 rpm and just stop there. When you push on the pedal it will not accelerate above that for the first few miles then all of a sudden it will accelerate and perform with no problems. We replaced t...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Surge VIN: 4S4BP61C65
This is my personal car. Vehicle surges only when the cruise control is on. Once the cruise is cancelled or turned off the surging stops. The surging is very noticeable to the extent that passengers notice even if they are unaware the cruise is turned on. The ...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: 4TAVN01D9R
Fellow techs, we need some Toyota help. Our shop installed a re-manufactured engine and ever since we can not get the check engine light out. It keeps setting code 52 knock sensor. We installed new sensor and harness (both OE). The frequency is 2000HZ to 17000... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor or circuit)
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L System VIN: 5TDBA22C85
Hello everyone, this van came in with inoperative A/C. We checked the system for pressure and found nothing in the system. System held vaccum for 30min. Replaced the shrader valves and filled with the required amount of refrigerant and 4oz of dye, tested line ...

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1997 Acura EL 1.6L horn VIN: 2HHMB4647V
Thank you for 11 people who replied to my post,IATN is the best resource for our business.I waited a week before deciding to close my post and so far customer is happy that her horn does not act up any more.You directed me to the proper fix for this problem b...
2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNAFE12165
Actually the fix was simple. the problem I was having was getting the throw-out bearing to snap into place on the back side of the pressure plate. I actually had to pry on the release (slave cylinder) handle with quite a bit of bumping action to get it to seat...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U21
as most of you suggested, replacing the CAT's with oem ones was the solution, but customer declined the repairs because of the cost. thanks everyone who responded. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below effeciency bank 1).
2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L anti-slip VIN: 1N6AD07WX8
We sent it to Nissan to calibrate the steering angle sensor. its fixed now.
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Multifunction Display and Radio VIN: JT2BK12U71
Thanks to all that replied. What I didn't initially realized was the the 10 amp 'ACC' fuse was missing. I found out that the customer had removed it, but not replaced it. I was only looking at the present fuses for an open, not an altogther missing fuse (silly...
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