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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Engine VIN: KNDUP13184
Bought at auction. Noticed noise/vibration. After repairs, I still had a vibration at idle and more so at 1500 RPM. There is no noise associated with the vibration and there is no apparent interference between exhaust and body. I have removed belts and dampene...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L limp mode VIN: KNALD12415
Customer complaint is intermittent limp mode stuck in third gear, hard shift to reverse, scanned and found code PO885 for transmission relay, Mitchel and Alldata just say right side of dash with no further info, want to check relay first, have a good portion o...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start, Stall, battery drain VIN: JTJHF10U02
This is for the lexus techs out there. Originally had the lexus towed in with the complaint of a stall no warning, shudder, cel, etc.then no start. They let the vehicle sit and had it towed. We found the battery totally dead on arrival. Battery was several yea...
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2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 2T2HA31U46
not sure where to start, hoping someone else has seen this problem. the codes are in the bcm and no where else. has never acted up here at the shop and is very intermittent. while driving she says all the dash warning lights come on, vehicle continues to run f...
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L not shifting VIN: 1N4BA41E97
this is the first cvt i had to work on.the car when below 32 degrees revs to 4000rpm at 40mph and then when warm the rpm drops.it also at times seems to have no power.
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L ground to drail valve VIN: JF1SG67605
Have no ground at the ecm for the drain valve and need to know why
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L Diffential?? VIN: 4S4BP61C27
This is an elderly lady, complaint is it steers hard! Today I noticed in parking lot manuververs it chatters like locked posi!! i searched bullitens - does anyone have any ideas? don't see that many Subarus! Thanks
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JS3TD94498
b2 fuel trims are +25 to +35 at idle combined, b1 +5 to +10. swapped front o2s left to right, no change. lacks power under load very bad up to around 2000 rpms, then takes off great. smoke test and carb clean are not showing any vac leaks. injection clean did ... Trouble codes: P0174
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U64
This Prius was towed in with a no start condition when you insert the key fob and hit the power switch with the break on all dash lights come on but no ready lamp on then the gear indicators and fuel gauge just start flashing? I checked for codes and its just ...
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on, no power, battery di VIN: JTDKB20U66
Vehicle came in barely driveable, hybrid battery showed completely discharged on information display. Exclamation point, check engine light, vsc and trac off lights on. had P0A92 code, hybrid generator performance. I charged battery at idle speed for 11/2 hour... Trouble codes: P0A92
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L transmission VIN: 5TBET34176
Customer came in with complant that transmission was not shifting out of first and cel on. Road test found no shifting problem with transmission shifting, twenty mile test drive. Ran codes found p2440 was the only code. cleared codes and sent customer down the... Trouble codes: P2440, P1441, P1444
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L shift solenoid VIN: 5TEUU42N57
vehicle exhibits code p0986 immediately on road test after completing first shift. already substituted pcm, replaced wire from pcm to trans and checked and replaced trans solenoid. if i use scanner to ground solenoid sr it clicks, what i notice is this, if i p...
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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L lock up VIN: JH4DC4466S
OK after powering up lock up solenoid externally on test drive and still no lock up determined the problem was internal in the transmission also confirmed no command signal was being sent under the correct conditions
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L compressor VIN: 1HGES16543
Thank you all for the help. I at this time did not fix this car. Before I requested help I did looked at all the old posts and most of the help I got on my post was the same. I still do not know where the pin 4 on the 14 pin connector goes. Wiring diagrame say...
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2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP26389
First of all, want to sincerely thank everyone for their input, vehicle is fixed, replaced the chains and guides as well as the VTC actuator which I had done previously. The valve timing was off, misread the timing marks, guess just a blind old man. Again, tha... Trouble codes: P1009 (VTC advance malfunction).
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F53
Swapped 02 front to back took longer for light to set . Replaced 02 code is gone just waiting for all monitors to reset. Thanks for all your help . Trouble codes: P0031.
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Stall VIN: JT4VN01DXM
first thank you to all who responded, found intermittent air flow meter failure resulting in engine stall. failure was vary random and part was replaced 4 months ago. the truth is it was dumb luck that i found it after inspecting and repairing the complete wir...
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