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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Electronic VIN: JHMCB7652M
help!!! we received this car with THE PROBLEM THAT IT'S always starting in high gear unless you manual shift it. we pulled the codes and it had 4 and 8. we replaced the speed sensor. no change. we then replaced the trans control unit and still no change. we ha...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1640W
This is the third time vehicle comes with a variation of all codes mentioned. The freeze data tells me that the codes come when the engine is cold (around 70 dg F)and the vehicle is driving at low speed. I try to reproduce the driving conditions to triger the ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L hard start cold VIN: KMHJF25F2X
the car came in with anti freeze leak we replace the radator then we was told the use car dealer replace head gasket. now the water pump is leaking so we are going replace it. but are promblem is when motor is cold it hard to start it will flood the motor with...
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12332
Perhaps just some general info. We got this Kia in, the customer stated the timing belt broke and the spark plugs were damaged. We confirmed that and pulled the cyl head. Get this, all eight exhaust valve heads were broken off and there are holes in all four p...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Air Bag VIN: JM1TA22811
Vehicle came in complaining of flashing air bag light intermittently. Finally reproduced problem and found flashing code 26-Driver's air bag circuit. Went through all the procedures, says to replace module. Retested 4 times to be sure. All circuits ok. Replace...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L abs-srs lamp VIN: JA3AM54J6S
Need some help on this one. Car has intermittant abs lamp and srs lamp.scan with launch scanner.reads engine data,srs data no codes wont comunicate with abs. This has a 16 pin cable and 12 pin, built into same cable on the launch scanner . Is there a separate ...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS3046127
Hello All: Feeling stupid!! Customer complaint: Car will not start when driven 10 miles or more, then left for a 10-15 minute HOT SOAK!!! Has been slowly getting worse for 2 months I drove car with fuel gauge connected & infra-red temp gun in hand...Verified...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
This car falls flat on it's face when you step on the gas hot or cold, but worse when cold. The O2 sensors read 0.00. After some testing and talking to Identifix I decided that a new MAF sensor is the cause of the problem. The biggest clue was that the calibra...
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1992 Subaru SVX 3.3L Courtesy Lights VIN: JF1CX343XN
The dome lights on this vehicle are inoperative when opening left door. Lights work normal when opening the right door. Passive seat belt is not affected as it works normally. Fuses,left door wire harness, left door latch switch, and dome light control modual ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L speedo VIN: 4S3BK4253X
Hi fellow techs: I have a customer that the speedo is inoperative at times. It may not work for 20 minutes when it is first driven or it may work and within aproximatly 20 minutes of driving it stops working. I have checked with the dealer and they are not to...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12ES1
Customer came in 1 month ago and we found O'2 not switching. Replaced O'2 sensor. Car came back with same P0171 code? Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean)
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5TENL42N31
After the engine sits for some time, and is cranked, it will fire one or two cylinders then appears to flood the spark plugs and won't start and run. Has no DTC's. I've drained the fuel tank and put in fresh fuel and flushed the lines to the injector fuel rail...
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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L blower VIN: JH4KA757XN
Wow, It is more fun to work and fix a car, than to find out there was nothing wrong. That is exactly what happened. Try as I could, I could not locate a problem. The customer also agreed that it has worked fine ever since! (It is always good to be sure of the ...
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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L T -stat VIN: JH4DA9451M
iATN rules!!, you guys hit the nail on the head, after some pressure testing the rad started bubleling, I supected that i had a blown head gasket or cracked head but i want to be completely sure , so that's why i asked for help to you guys , because the costum...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Safety VIN: 1HGCB7576P
THanks to everyone that replied to my help request. I am happy to report the vehicle has been successfully repaired and returned to the customer. After rechecking my voltage supplies, grounds, and ohming out the Airbag/clocksping assembly, I decided to replace...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1646X
Wow. I see that this must be a very common problem. There is a repair kit from Honda that fixes the problem. You are required to drill out the passage in the plenum and insert a steel tube. This is supposed to alleviate the problem. Time will tell if this will... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG4567Y
Special thanks to Richard (both of you) Layne, Michael, Gregg, Jack. All of you were right on the money. I recieved my new update from Mitchell and the code #1128 tsb was on it. I did the maf/tps/rpm test and found the maf was off calibration from specs. It wa... Trouble codes: 1123 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering), 1128 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering).
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1987 Mazda 626 GT 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1GC2430H
Well its been about two weeks since I changed the knock control module and I have not heard from the customer so I would say all is well.Thanks to all who ressponded.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L cam timing VIN: JN1234JJ1L
Thanks to Phil T., Pekka [...]., and Sam C. for your responces. Thanks Skellin for the phone call. The oil pan was not the problem, the vvt gears were not wound up. I did use a genuine Nissan belt with markings. The real reason was reassembly. Both outer exhaust c...
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1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AB42D3S
First of all must thank all that replied. After testing MAF,adjusting TPS,cleaning IAC and MAF,checked for vaccum leaks, did fuel pressure test within spec on minute then not the next. Removed pressure regulator and found oily deposits in the vaccum intake of ...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXT
this vehicle is fixed. first let me thank everyone who responded. i needed some advise to think outside the box b/c when you get frustrated you don't think right. anyway, i chanced and went ahead to replace the frt and rear o2 sensors on one side and compared ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0150.
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L dash lamp VIN: JT4RN01P1N
thanks for the help customer took truck for now may bring back to check wiring for alt
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