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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6678W
Hello all and thanks for your time. Car came to the shop with Code #P1381. Vehicle was brought to us by my body shop because another shop cannot fixed. First they replaced the coil and inspected the shield inside the distributor and then the installed a new d... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp NOISE)
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1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Door locks VIN: JT8JZ31C5P
I am working on this sc 300 for a friend who bought this car on e-bay.I can not figure out the door locks or the inop seat heaters.He has a wireless remote with instructions on how to program but I can't seam to figure out the central locking system which does...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L door locks VIN: JT88F22G3V
All doors will unlock with the switch on the front doors, the key in the drivers door, or the remote. The unlock system functions just as it should. No doors will lock with the switches or the remote. The drivers door locks with the key, but does not lock the ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTJGF10U51
Vehicle towed in with no start complaint.First thing I noticed was the check engine light would not come on when key was turned on.I plugged in my scanner but could get no communication with computer.Upon reading Shop Key I find out that the immobilizer on thi...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No communication VIN: 4A3AK24Y9T
Customer took car in for state emissions test and PCM would not communicate with states test equipment. He has had no MILs since resetting PCM 2 years ago at another shop.(See Related Repair History) Brought to my shop and my snap-on scanner gives me the same ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L ign fuze VIN: 6MMAP67P92
to all mitsu gods help is needed i got this car in today on the hook owner tryed to start to go home and fusable link for ign blew i got it so here it goes i have isolated all acc such as alt and starter windows radio any thing i could get too but wait it gets...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G13
Hi Guys, Vehicle came in for check engine light, has a code p0441. I am unable to check or control emission system with current updated equipment. Unable to monotor tank presure through newest updated scanner software. For you Mit guys!!! whats the common inte... Trouble codes: P0441
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8HD17Y4S
Vehicle brought in for an overheat. Saw coolant on floor pass side front. Replaced leaking heater core. Ran vehicle and it ran hot. Checked temp of thermostat housing: 220 degrees. Checked temp of radiator: 160 degrees throughout checked with Raytek. Replaced ...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Differential VIN: JF1SF6359W
Fellow techs, We have a chatter from rear end area when turning sharply in parking lot. We have changed the fluid and driven again, but noise persists. We used 80W-90 gear oil per Subaru dealer and did not use any additive as the unit appears to be "open" (w/...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH6869Y
I wasn't sure which catagory to file this problem under so I picked driveability since it acts up when the customer is driving the car and possibly involves the computer or fuel injection system. The problem is electrical- specifically, one of the 30 amp fuses...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
Search of TDF offered no help. Looking for a pattern failure and quick test. And a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, too. Trouble codes: P0446
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1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C5X
Vehicle came in from another shop. MIL on. Scanned codes P1133 and P1153. They are both Pre cat O2 Sensor response failures. Heater circuit is ok 12v and ground. Signal circuit and Ground ok - I don't like universal sensors so I put in two fresh OEM Denso 4 ... Trouble codes: P1133 (ho2s b1s1 circuit response fault), P1153 (ho2s b2s1 circuit response fault)
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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L pipe VIN: JH4AKA4656
Thanks to all who replied. Several of you came up with sources for the pipe we needed. The customer, however, due to time and expense opted to bypass the tube with rubber hose. Thank you again for your help.
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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L Air bag light VIN: 1HGCD5698T
I haven't gotten the car back in the shop but have a better idea about where connector is located. John mentioned a yellow connector under left side of dash plugged into a grey panel- short the two wires and read codes. Also, Tom mentioned he has had 3 cars wi...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L p0325 VIN: JNKCA21D5T
I would like to thank Thomas [...] for his speedy reply and for the easy way to test for a bad sensor or wiring problem. Sometimes when someone leads you in the right direction you wonder why you didn't think of it! He told me to buy a resistor at radio sha... Trouble codes: P0325.
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W2X
Well the night mare of the Isuzu is over . I didnt really get the magical reply I hoped for but I found out that a honda passport is the same vehicle and when checking the archieves on the honda passport there is alot more info. basically I was able to get a p... Trouble codes: P0300, P1171, P0137.
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1989 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation VIN: JM1GD2224K
Sorry for the delay in posting this fix, the customer had taken the car and we were waitng for him to return. The fix ending up being the distrbutor, we hooked up the lab scope and saw the secondary breaking down as the problem occured. It was intermintent so ...
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1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.0L compressor VIN: 1N4GB32HOP
Hey everyone. Thanks for all the help. The problem that i found with this one was the evap coil was partial stop up causing the coil to when it got cold it would cause a resiction. Replaced evap coil and remeasure the oil and retested all o.k. thanks again f...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1EB31P2R
The customer took the car due to lack of money for diag. Did find that it had a bad ign. modual but they did not want to replace it.
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D21
it is finally a fix. sorry this a very lengthy & detailed post, somewhat amusing & discouraging at the same time. sent vehicle to local dealer for confirmation of possibly bad ecm. dealer seemed to think vehicle had vacuum leak ( not the case, had already chec... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control valve).
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L timing belt & oil seals VIN: 4S3BD6754W
Sorry for the long delay. After repeated attempts to contact customer I have given up. I guess she would have been happier if I had torn everything apart and made her wait for the parts come in. The response I received was great. I posted on a friday afternoon...
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1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L high idle speed VIN: JT2SW21N5M
Hello again, We did not fix this car, the customer is going to take it elsewhere for another opinion. Most replies said we probably had an air leak somewhere and we still believe this to be the case, we just can't find it. Others focused on the wax pellet in...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L turn signal VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Thanks to all who responded, several of you suggested inspecting the wiring near the left trunk hinge. I did so and found two wires that were broken inside the insulation fron flexing every time the trunk is opened. Repaired the wires and the back feeding prob...
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