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1998 Hyundai Tiburon FX 2.0L 1st Gear Only VIN: KMHJG34F8W
Hello Fellow Technicians, This vehicle was towed in due to the fact that it has only 1st gear. The vehicle will not attempt to shift to 2nd or beyond. There is also no reverse. Scanned for trouble codes and found none present. The fluid was at specified level ...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L reverse VIN: KMHJF24M4W
Hi to all tech's I have no reverse on this car & customer says he had no preliminary symptoms before loosing reverse. I checked shift solenoid a & b after performing code diagnostics & found solenoids had proper resistance & are clicking when appling voltage....
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25V8Y
Wondering if anyone knows what the undocumented codes mean? We believe the U code is related to the computer communication system. Intermittent ability to communicate with the trans system. Trouble codes: P0740, P0335 (crank pos sensor fault), U3118 (undocumented code), C0307 (undocumented code)
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Auto Height Control VIN: JT6HT00W5Y
I am unable to get this Auto Height Control (AHC) to actuate. I have followed the owners manual procedure. The light for low or high just flashes depending on which switch I push. I have made sure to not have the brake pedal depressed and 4WD is in 4H. If I ma...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Vent Control VIN: JN1HZ16S9G
Alright Nissan A/C techs, time to pick your brains. I have an 86 300zx in the shop with a vent problem I canít seem to figure out. When the car is idling or driven at low engine RPMs, the vent and a/c function is normal. As soon as you stand on the accelerator...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Bulb failure warning light VIN: JN1DA31D22
This Maxima has a bulb failure light that comes on only when brake pedal is applied. The body shop has repaired what they called a severe rear end collision. The lamp assemblies are new and all the lights function correctly. The car has a deck lid spoiler with...
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1987 Subaru DL 1.8L Electronic VIN: JF1AN42B2H
Where is the kickdown switch located on this vehicle? I have located the k/d relay above the glovebox, the k/d solenoid on the passenger side of the trans but can't find the k/d switch. Mitchell (manual) nor Alldata give a location, just wire colors. I'm fight...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C5Y
I have this sienna in here that won't start, it is losing spark. A couple of times it tried to start and I had spark for a split second and then lost it. I was wondering if anyone has come across this before. Has anyone seen the igniters go bad? So far the cma...
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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Engine oil in coolant VIN: JHMBB2258N
Hi everyone, thanks so much for the many replies. Most said to check the oil cooler, as I did too. I'm changing the motor out, since it's as most said probably a cracked block or head. My spam filter got all but one reply, and it wasn't until I checked the s...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1XVGE22C6V
I have found that after i cleaned the MAF. The idle and the hesitation went away and runs better. Thanks to all that helped..
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44YXV
Drove the car myself overnight and the next morning with a scan tool on it and it still did not act up for me. Customer took car and will bring back when it either dies completely or she can make it do it for me.
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01DXX
Thanks for replying and offering help. Problem was intermittent, even in the shop as we diagnosed. Upon your suggestions, we pulled diagrams of the systems & started to look for the unusual. After pulling seats/lifting carpets, we found the ground wire had bee... Trouble codes: P0160, P0446.
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1989 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L electic fans VIN: JT2MX83E5K
cleaned connections for all relays above fuse block in driver kick panel and fan switch in therm housing- all works fine now! thanks to all chuck
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1SK11E7S
Thanks to all of you who took teh time to respond, As many of you stated it was the coolant temp sensor. If I unplugged the sensor when it would stall it would start back up and run, replaced the sensor and all is well now. Thanks again!
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L door locks VIN: JT3HN87R1X
Hello Everyone! The fix for this 4Runner lock trouble was the Body ECU. This is part of the under dash fuse box (part#87230-35260 / $161 cost) We knew that we had all the door close signals and when we hit the door lock on the remote while sitting in the car w...
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