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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 14, 2014
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Power Steering VIN: 2T2HK31U87
The vehicle came in for a failed transmission. While replaceing the transmission we noticed the power steering pump and rack and pinion were leaking enough to justify replacement. Customer had no prior power steering issues. We replaced the pump and rack and...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AJ26E04
This vehicle came in to shop for oil change and standard maintenance that hadn't been performed. By maintenance referring to timing belt, water pump, coolant flush, plugs and wires. They did complain of seeming sluggish and misfire/roughness. Did oil change, t...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V81
long term fuel trim bank 1 is 19.5, short term arround 0 bank 2 is 7.0 and 0 Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hard Start, Floods VIN: 5TBBT44133
Need some help with this Tundra. When started cold it cranks a long time (15-20 seconds 5 or 6 times) before starting. When it does start it acts like it was flooded (black smoke, runs rough, etc.). Runs smoothly once cleaned out. No trouble codes, scan data l...
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Caliper VIN: 4T1BK3EK7A
Customer stated that the vehicle was pulling to the right and it needed an alignment. During the test drive tech observed a pull ONLY when braking. The steering shifted positions approx 45 degrees, and felt exact. Technician check for TSB's and found none. Bra...

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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Srs VIN: JH4DC445XT
Used EBAY SRS Module FIXED. DIdn't even have to clear codes.
2008 Acura MDX 3.7L brakes hydraulic VIN: 2HNYD28258
OK, After hundreds of brake fluid flushes using my primitive system, I finally got bit in the butt. A new master cylinder which I bench bled, mounted then vacuum flushed, cured my problem. I don't believe in just "bleeding" old brake fluid. To my mind, to do t...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Passenger Sliding Door VIN: 5FNRL38636
Well I have this van fixed, with the guidance of iATN again! I would like to first thank you all who replied to me. A brief explanation of the replies I received were as follows: Joseph [...]...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Timing Cover area VIN: KNAGD12605
Hello, I changed the T-belt to a different brand, which helped a little; but still finding noise at bal shaft that drives oil pump. can feel play in oil pump gears, but customer declines more work at this time. Thanks to all for their help.
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN1DA31AX3
As stated, other shop replaced main tensioner only. WE replaced all 3 tensioners with guides and gears. Installed nissan oil filter and FIXED IT !
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