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1996 Acura TL 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4UA3650T
This car came in with a blown motor, found coolant in all cylinders with borescope, I replaced the engine (3.2 V6) hooked everything up, engine ran very nicely, however it will slowly warm up to overhear temp, i replaced the thermostat twice, removed the therm...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L abs VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
vehicle came in with abs light on and when at almost a complete stop the abs activates. pulled code 41: voltage to abs ecu under 9.6v. the abs ecu was previously replaced. followed the flow chart for this code which, seems to be missing some steps, that is in ...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L starting VIN: JM1BK14314
this mazda is 2004, and i am replacing the engine with 2006 mazda 3, i find some few things which were different for instance, the pcm for 2004 is large in size but same socket plug, 2006 is smaller in size for the pcm... now i want to know if i can use 2006 ...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L steering VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
Thanks in advance for any help/info offered. Customer came in with a complaint of severe vehicle/steering wheel vibration when you get close to the lock position (sharp turns) in either direction. Upon initial inspection found severe vibration/movement at both...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEZU17R83
good afternoon fellow techs 03 4runner 4.0 auto 4 speed. cel inop and no communcation with ecm confirmed power and ground and ign circuts.i have one key however immoblizer seem to work meaning red car light with key flashes with key out. insert key in ign on a...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U74
Car has a problem getting into “ready" mode.Intermittently, more first thing in the morning when it’s cold and wet, it won’t go into ready mode, customers says it won’t start. The customer has noticed that when the problem is there, the square box around the P... Trouble codes: P3102 (Transmission control ECU malfunction), P5000 (Vehicle speed sensor A), C2315 (HV System), B1421 (Solar sensor circuit passenger side)
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2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBK33V87
Hi all...Let me tell you everything so it is clear. My wife got out of vehicle - not running - and still in reverse at her jobs parking lot. Front drivers door and rear pass door were opened and vehicle started rolling. It rolled back about 100ft and clipped t... Trouble codes: C1336 (Vsc)
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HNYD18983
Sorry Guys, Customer declined any further repairs and pulled vehicle out of here. I wish we had a donor vehicle to swap parts with but Oh Well .
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18485
I smoked the intake system again on this vehicle and was only able to see smoke coming from the EGR valve of all places. I replaced the EGR valve then smoke tested the intake system again. No smoke with the new EGR valve. Then I let the vehicle idle in the s... Trouble codes: P2276 (Intake air system leak).
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2007 Kia Rondo EX 2.4L fuel door release VIN: KNAFG52597
The tech who worked on this plugged the main speaker wire in the harness to the fuel door switch and the fuel wire to the speaker. For whatever reason they are the exact same connector. Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions.
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L engine VIN: JA3AJ26E22
Thank you for the replies. Further checking found that the shutter vane on the end of the camshaft was wrong for the car. Mitsubishi changed the shutter vane in 2002. Apparently the reman head we got is an older head. The shutter vane for the newer car will no...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L Upper Intake VIN: JN1RZ26H0M
Many Thanks to all the members that took the time to help me out with your valuable knowledge. Removed all the injectors again to find that 1 of the lower injector o-rings was cut. Replaced all of them again. This time it works. Fuel pressure stays at a steady...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Window Switch VIN: 4T1BF28B0Y
WELL THE CUSTOMER IS GOING TO LIVE WITH IT FOR NOW BUT I DID FIND OUT THAT THE SWITCHS WON'T INTERCHANGE ACORDING TO TOYOTA SO LOOKS LIKE IT WILL HAVE TO BE THE BIG BUCKS, REASON I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF A USED ONE IS CAUSE ALL THE JUNKYARDS I TALKED TO CAN'T TELL...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4T1BF32K32
sorry for not closing this on time and thanks to all who help out with this one. what fixed this one; got one software update at toyota, replaced o rings in all 3 servos with thicker o rings, and cleaned valve body with bench buddy brushes. thanks again.
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Timing chain tensioner cover VIN: 1NXBR38E43
I ended up pulling the valve cover which needed a gasket anyway. I held the tensioner shoe by wedging something in there to hold it while servicing the tensioner. I mistakenly thought the tensioner had a cover over it, but it is one complete assembly. I rep...
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