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2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 2HGES165X5
I have this Civic that apparently has A/C cut out on long trips. I have not seen the compressor cycle on/off once, just continuously runs. I already changed expansion valve as the low pressure dropped to 8 psi and high side went to 225 at 1500rpm. At idle seem...
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Brakes VIN: JHMCN36465
Hello Everyone, We have a Accord Hybrid that has a hard brake pedal when you first take off in the morning. The customer said that it normally will happen when vehicle is parked on an incline and when they go move the car in reverse the brake pedal is rock har...
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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Abs Module VIN: KNDJF72477
This car was bought at auction (problem number 1) and i was checking it out for the car lot and noticed on the test drive that when the car got up to 70 mph the esc light would start flashing and it wouldnt let the vehicle go any faster. I tried looking for co...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
Here is something interesting. This altima comes from a local college student who says the engine was replaced over the summer after he blew a head gasket. Given the p0335 and the extended crank times, i replace the crank sensor with the NAPA metal head variet... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L variable intake runners VIN: JN8DR09Y44
Vehicle was towed in with engine noise/ racket going on. It sounded like intermittent knocking/ banging everywhere from front of timing cover to rear of engine (noise telegraph). Knowing history of timing chain issues we pulled front access cover plates over t...
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2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L Tpms VIN: JN8AZ18W99
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. We had car come in with TPMS light on. It had code C1725, Right front tire pressure sensor battery low. All sensors read pressure and all were accurate. We cleared codes and had customer drive it. It came back in 3 day...
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: 4S3BD6751W
Car came into the shop with cooling fans surging on and off and a fast blinking check engine lamp. I quickly figured out it was in some sort of test mode. Found jumper connection under LH dash area (green single wire connector) and unplugged it. Now I have a s...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L serp. belt VIN: 4S2CK58W9Y
I forgot the balancer pulley can slip on the rubber damper ring. I put a white line from the center to the outer, and in a few days I checked, and the lines moved from each other. So this one is getting a harmonic balancer. Thank you very much!!
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E66
customer was supposed to drop off the car for me to replaced the bank 1 CAT, but has not had the time to do so. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat below effeciency bank 1).
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L a/c VIN: 4T1BF18B4W
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES ] THE FIX WAS THE AC SWITCH...WHEN WE FIRST TRIED TO ORDER THE PART THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP SAID THAT THEY HAVE NEVER SOLD THE SWITCH..THAT GOT US QUESTIONING OURSELVES..LESSON LEARNED..THANKS
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2004 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KY32E44
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this solution, especially Richard Lindwall for the picture of the 2ZZ head's exhaust ports (possibly the first one ever posted on the internet) and the Identifix tech's information. After much research, testing and con... Trouble codes: P2441 (Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Closed).
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