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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Abs,Vsc,Traction Control VIN: JTJHF10U53
Vehicle came in with ABS,Traction, and Brake light illuminated. Scan vehicle codes C1223 & C1225. The only description I can find is Brake actuator SMC1 or SMC2 circuit. I can not find any reference to those circuits anywhere. This car came from another shop t...
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2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Starting VIN: JTHBK26226
Car was towed in with a no start condition, I thought the starter was the problem like ive seen on many of these before or your typical battery.. I get in the car and the first thing I notice is the dash doesn't light up, the fuel pump stays constantly running...
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2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5TBDV58117
Hello Iatn community! This Tundra is slow to give up its secrets. This stalling problem has become worse with time and now the truck is not driveable; It will run for a maximum of about 20 seconds before stalling. It often has a hard time starting at all. I wa...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Running VIN: 2HKRL1863X
I wanted to thank everyone for all of the replies. All the information helped me fix this vehicle. This morning I looked at the coolant temperature sensor readings carefully. I monitor this reading many of times to find out today it read 56 degrees to 130 degr...
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Power Steering VIN: 2T2HK31U87
Here is the fix. I replaced the aftermarket rack (Maval) with a New Lexus unit. The problem was corrected immediately. Identifix Hotline was pushing me to pressure test the system so I bought a pressure gauge. That was a waste of time and money as there is...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
CHECKED EVERYTHING EXCEPT DISTRIBUTOR. NO CHANGE IN SURGING. NO INTAKE PROBLEMS, IAC, TPS, EGR, MAF SENSOR ALL NO CHANGE. OPENED EXHAUST, NO CHANGE. CUSTOMER HAS DESIDED TO JUNK THE CAR. HE WON'T SPEND EVEN FOR 200.00 REPAIR. SO JUNK YARD BOUND! Trouble codes: 14 (throttle position sensor).
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Pump noise. VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
I brought it to a transmission shop. He had to do an entire rebuild. $2,500. Thanks for all the help. Hopefully she will have no more issues with this vehicle again.
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GD70625
Thanks for the replies on this tricky Subaru. I did have someone who had the same problem of burning out coils so I know it wasn't just our car. We cut the wire from the computer to the coil and added a new wire to see if the pattern was still a problem and it... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Number 1 cylinder).
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2010 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Caliper VIN: 4T1BK3EK7A
Hi All, Thanks for all the replies. As a result of the mention of worn bushings/ control arms etc.. we went back to the car and found a LOOSE ball joint. Not loose in the socket but someone had replaced it and one of the bolts fell out and the nuts did not hav...
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