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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Temperature Gauge VIN: KNDJC73305
What happens is that even from a cold start, within a minute temperature gauge reads 7/8 up. PCM reads the actual temperaure, confirmed by a thermometer. Truck is from a used car lot, previous owner had the ECT sesor replaced. Sensor has 3 pins, 1&3 connect to...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L all VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
ok so i have a .3a parasitic draw, removing the btn fuse under dash or the room fuse in the underdash box drops my draw to almost nothing (.007a)ive tested most on board systems for staying awake and found nothing. looking at the diagram for the dlc circuit i ...
2011 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Steering VIN: JM1BL1UG2B
Good Day Fellow Iatn'ers, We have this mazda 3 in the shop. intermittently, the steering light flashes on, and at the same time the radio cuts out. When the light comes on, the steering gets momentarily heavy. We have scanned the system and found no codes. no...
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: JS3TD1D9XA
The customer says that the fuel gauge does not respond.The fuel senders both test ok and with the gauge tester installed the gauge responds correctly with the ign on. The odd thing is that if you start with appx 1/8 of a tank with the ign off change the fuel l...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T3ZF13C32
When fully warmed up this van will start bucking/surging on a slight decell around 45mph high gear, converter locked, 1600rpm's. On a test drive I noticed that if ran up to 55-60mph and lightly lifted off the throttle, but not completely off (same slight decel...

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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12391
Thank you all for the suggestions. The lesson on this one is BASICS. With the intermittent condition, I was sure it was an electronic issue but it turns out the #2 cylinder had severe leaking rings at 45% and low compression at 110 dry and 130 with oil added....
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17U21
Well I will call this one fixed. I put a Ford cam sync and sensor on it and that took care of the light but it still had a stumble in it. Found that one plug had a very small crack in it so plugs and wires took care of that. Test drove for thirty miles and no ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disable).
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L Power steering VIN: 4T1BF3EK4A
The fix was to replace the power steering rack just as Ralph form Ca thought. Given the amount of problems with aftermarket reman ones, I elected to use a low-mileage used one and all is well. There were some good replies on some things that I didn't think of...
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