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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L unknown VIN: JHLRD1860X
HELP HONDA TECHS!!! I have this CRV all wheel drive that makes a noise coming from the back that sounds almost exactly like brakes rubbing on a rotor or a dust shield contacting the rotor when VERY HARSH ACCELERATING TURNS are taken. As the front rotors were...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Air Bags VIN: 1HGCM56613
Here we go guys. What I have is this Accord that went through a body shop, after having heavy right front damage. The Passenger seat air bag deployed, but nothing else. They replaced the passenger seat back assembly, SRS module and right front sensor. The Air ...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L auto tilt VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Owner claims auto tilt and telescoping steering wheel stopped tilting after we serviced vehicle. Not very familiar w/ this system, but when key is inserted the wheel telescopes but will not tilt either in auto or manual setting.
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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L ignition switch VIN: JT6HT00W4W
Good day! 1998 Lexus LX470 towed to our shop becuase ignition key would turn without any resistance and would not crank vehicle. We disassembled lock cylinder and found long shaft that connects the lock cylinder to electrical part of ignition switch was broken...
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1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L IM Readiness VIN: JM1NA3532T
The customer needs to have a smog performed on this vehicle. Unfortunately it will not set 3 IM readiness codes. The catalyst, oxygen sensor, and EGR system will not set. It can go through with 2 of the 3 not ready. We have cleared the memory and tried the rep...
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1989 Mitsubishi Mirage 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU26X7K
Customer drove it to the store, Parked it, came back and car would crank and not start. Car was towed to the shop. It cranks good, No injector pulse, Spark is O.K. Verified power & grounds to PCM, check fuses and control relay, seems O.K. Checked TPS, Air Flow...
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: JN1CZ1454J
Hello,have a 1988 300zx turbo came in with dead battery I replaced open main engine fuse link and everything seemed fine. Now the fuel pump runs all the time even with key out of ignition, even if you unplug fuel pump relay and main relay. The safety relay nex...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L drivers air bag module VIN: 5N1DD28T42
I have a code B1052 driver air bag module (short).I went in and checked wiring harness could not see a problem,replaced sprial cable,still have light on my alldata shows nothing about how to check the system it tells me to replace sprial cable,air bag module.d...
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN01P5M
Truck came in for runs poorly and dies at stops. Tried to test drive but wouldn't run well enough to allow it. Checked compression and had 210 psi on all cylinders. Found dead miss on #1 and found excessive resistance in #1 injector. Removed and found it would...
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1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L oil Pressure VIN: JT2EL43T9R
Hello Toyota Techs!! This is the first 1.5L I have ever done. Once I got good parts (long story) the assembly went well. Main clearance is about 0.0010", rods are 0.0015", sorry I don't remember the cam clearance. It has a new Melling oil pump. I did clean th...
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1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXAE04B7R
Hey guys My buddy at another shop is having a problem with this 94 Corolla. Car came in for an emissions diagnostic for high NOX. They found the exhaust manifold cracked, the o2 stuck lean, and a intusive test showed the cat to be bad. They replaced the manif... Trouble codes: 25 (Lean Malfunction)
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BG22K4V
Car came in for failing emissions. CO% high at 15mph load during emissions test. Checked for codes, none present. Checked data list, found high long term fuel trim,(18%) and tailpipe reading says that it is running rich. Looked at O2 sensor waveform and fo...
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2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Left front brake VIN: KLAJB52ZX1
I must apologize for this post. I did not rebuild the calipers in October as I had thought. I intended to but could not locate any kits so just left old calipers on. I should have looked at the invoice rather than depending on my memory. The fix was new calipe...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Surge VIN: 1HGCD5532T
First I want to thank everyone for their replies and putting me in the right direction for repairing the vehicle.We inspected the cooling system for air and proper operation, checked coolant temp sensor, checked and cleaned the fast idle and idle control valve...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS Light VIN: JHMCG66871
Thanks To Mark [...] Robert. You all were right. The unit had to be initialized. I could not get it by shorting out the SRS connector, tried several times to reset, but it never took. I called Vetronix and they sent out the special probe and my problem is ...
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1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: KMHCF24F8T
Thanks for all that responded, but everything that was suggested had already been checked several times. Being convinced that the root of the problem was in the ignition timing (non-adjustable DI), I took the front cover apart again to look at the crank sensor...
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2005 Suzuki XL-7 EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on, EVAP Problem VIN: JS3TY92V35
Ok, Fixed. Bad 'locking' gas cap. Swapping caps between vehicles made the known good car set po456 and the problem car ran evap monitors twice and passed. Details and rant follow. 1st. Our evap tester hooks up to tank filler neck with adapter, the gas cap is... Trouble codes: 456 (Small Evap leak detected.).
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Surge VIN: 4TARN01P7R
ya fix it there was no cooland flow in the throttle body keeping the cold idle valve open it was plug at the thermostat housing I got in the chat room and so one that told me it as simble as this blow out the lines but i was thinking vacuum line not water toke...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4TARN01P7R
i put this help in 2 time cause it was my first time but i fix the truck it was the cooland flow was stop up i unplug the fitting in the thermostat housing got water ot flow and it idle the valve on the throttle body was not warning up thank ya for the help i ...
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1996 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4UN222D9
This was a tough one it would only show up under heavy load and Truck finally triggered a code po305 #5 cylinder misfire but when i had the scanner hooked up while i was driving it would not register a misfire in the datastream. I replaced # 5/6 coil over and ...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T32F19L61
Thank you for all the responses. I recieved respones for replacement and for cleaning of the idle control valve. The replies swayed me from believing i had computer issues. I decided to do both. I did order the idle control motor and install on the van. Found ...
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