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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L transfer case VIN: KNDJC73363
Hello All, I would like some feedback on this jewel. It has a popping sound on accel. that almost sounds like the sound when hitting road joints, or a muffled misfire. WE found front drive shaft bad, replaced with OEM OUCH. noise is still there. there are no c...
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2004 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16164
car is hard to start wants to stall. will not idle hot or cold . When you get it going it performes good on the road at highway speeds. first checked plugs they where in bad shape ,changed plugs no better. checked fuel pressure 50 psi. checked timing belt for ... Trouble codes: P0301 (eng miss 1), P0303 (eng miss 3)
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2010 Kia Soul Sport 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJT2A26A
[...] 1 replaced. Checked for exhaust and intake leaks...none found. Checked wiring with ohm meter..all good. checked fuel pressure...within spec. Was told by customer they hit a pot hole and 2 hours after the light came on. They had it at the dealer who r... Trouble codes: P0133 (P0133 O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 / Sensor 1), P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency below Threshold Bank 1)
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L a/c VIN: JT8VK13T4N
this vech has r12 Freon the coustomer wants to retro fit to r134 and is very fussy as the car is in excellent condition.I have read several tex. on how to retro fit and they conflict. so I need to know the correct way to do this. ie. psi switches ect. thanks f...
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2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05J23
Speedometer went dead, both speed and mileage. Then MIL light came on as well as track lights. Also missing transmission shift position lights on dash. All other dash gauges and lights working. Have found references to these same conditions on other Landcruise... Trouble codes: P0500
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2005 Toyota Corolla XRS 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BY32E35
Hi every body, i need your help on this toyota corolla xrs. Original problem was internal engine noise, but engine still runing fine, removed the engine and fixed the internal noise, once all is back together, engine cranks doesn`t run. Got good fuel pressure,...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L engine VIN: 2HNYD18974
Thank you all for the help. I will have the vehicle back in the shop on the 11th. My foreman and Me agree with rechecking to see if the valves are to tight.Also I will do a carbon clean before. We have this vehicle for a week. I will let everyone know how it i...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21993
After test driving again watching egr position it seemed to misfire as the valve opened more. I manually opened the valve with the engine running and the engine stumbled and misfired this showed the egr valve and passage to it from the exhaust are not plugged.... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4).
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L evap VIN: JT8BF28G2W
thanks for the help and sorry it took so long to summarize this vehicle. Turns out the problem was a clogged vacuum hose to the vsv. I actually had checked the vacuum source for this vsv but like an idiot I checked it at the source instead of at the end of the...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Transfer case of front diff VIN: 5N1AA08B64
Removed front driveshaft and drove, noise was gone. Replaced front differential with new unit. All noise and vibration are gone.
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP67C75
Well, we're going to call this one a fix. First thing I want to correct is the mileage. It is 117,000 miles... (My bad!!!) Some VERY interesting things transpired at the Dealership that sold him the car. After they looked at the car, they told him that the i...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Brake Drums VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
Replacing rear brake drums with OEM Toyota parts fixed the rhythmic thumping noise.
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Unknown VIN: JTDKB20U74
After looking at response from different tech's I asked myself if I loose brake pressure on lift front and then clear codes drive awhile loose pressure on right side clear codes, how could that be air in the system. So I am now thinking bad controller. I repla...
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