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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L battery drain VIN: 2HNYD18626
OK, this acura drains the battery when sitting a few days. I did a test, it has 264 milliamp drain. But when you pull the 7.5 amp fuse in the secondary fuse box under the hood, which says F1-backup, the drain goes back to a normal 50 milliamp. I tried that tri...
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2009 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L No Start VIN: JNKCV61F69
Timing was off one tooth and would not run at all with cam sensor bank 1 pluged in, now repaired. Car will start only with bank 1 cam sensor unpluged but will continue to run with sensor re-connected now. Cam phaser appears to function properly when activating... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Bank One)
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Stall, Lack of power VIN: JT8BH68X4W
This vehicle dies intermittently. does not matter what the customer is doing. Could be turning with no throttle, full throttle up a hill or just normal stop and go. No codes or pending codes are stored. Only noticed the lean condition as I was scrolling throug...
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HK31U67
this one has me stumped and alittle help is appreciated. car came in about a month ago with a p2195. installed a new bank o 1 o2 /AFR - (firewall side ) came back 2 weeks later with same code. I installed another Denso o2 and sent it on its way. back again 2 w... Trouble codes: P2195
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: JM1BK14314
Car came in for bearing, check engine light. replaced bearing and thermostat for code p0128. check tsb's for the 128 code and it said to either reprogram pcm and/or change thermostat. Was starting to reprogram pcm with spx pass thru couldn't get Mazda program ...
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVHP80D35
Hello all, I'm a Volvo tech usually but took this in for a customer who is going out of town. This is the first time seeing this car so maintenance history is a guess. The engine idles roughly after warmed up, worse under load such as the A/C on. Not so much j...
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2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z26
hey fellow iatners, I've got a good one for ya. This 06 suzuki forenze is a good one. it just had a boat load of work due to the previous owner causing major problems with it. the catalytic convertor was replaced with aftermarket. the head was just re-done due... Trouble codes: P0138 (B1/B2 high voltage)
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2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L steering VIN: 5TDBK23C28
car came in with vibrations and lots of noises. found u-joints and carrier bearings bad so replaced driveshaft but the popping right front when cornering still there. any advice from you Toyota techs would be helpful. replaced front engine mount. checked contr...
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2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L Starting VIN: 4T1BF3EK4A
I ask this in the event someone else has seen it. Vehicle has a smart key system on it. Periodically, she will go to start it, and it won't start. As soon as she hooks jumpers to it, it starts right up. Sure sounds like a battery issue. Battery tests good with...
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2004 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Right Front Window VIN: JH4DC53094
I used a tail light bulb to test in place of the motor. When I used the master switch up/down; nothing lights up. When I used the passenger switch the up position; nothing; but when the switch is push down; the bulb lights up. I recommend the switch to cust...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHFN48Y62
WE ENDED UP TAKING THE VEHICLE TO LEXUS. THEY HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER THREE WEEKS AND STILL NO CLOSER TO A SOLUTION. WE WILL POST WHEN SOMETHING COMES UP. Trouble codes: P1349 (Vvti malfunction bank 1).
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2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1CR29L98
CAT fixed emission. but 15 MPH CO 0.19 and 25 MPH CO 0.29. still too hi in my opinion. I think need updata software to fix desired ratio.
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L missfire VIN: JTDBT1237Y
I want to thank all you guys for your insight, this vehicle became a nightmare and a money pit, We tried all your suggestions and more to no avail. The customer decided to take vehicle. We put in a lot of time into this vehicle at no charge. I do not feel good...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Third And 4th Clutch VIN: M201G01181
i d like to thank all of u who helped me out but i can put this as a fix cause the owner prefered to change the trans then buy a kit cause its too expensive,thanks once again,charlie
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2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 5TDBY64A08
First , thank you to all that took the time to post tips and past experience. Since this problem refuses to poke its head out at me , I have advised my customer that I feel that it is likely an immobilizer ecu but until it breaks long enough for me to test it ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Ckp sensor fault), P2799 (Immobilizer fault).
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