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1999 Acura TL 3.2L compressor/ blower motor VIN: 19UUA5648X
this car has automatic temp control, but will not turn on either the compressoror the blower motor. blower motor runs if ground is provided, but is drawing almost 20 amps.compressor will also run if you ground the wire to the a/c pressure switch. although all ...
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6CY58V2S
This Passport knocks/taps (not a tick) when you raise it just above idle. It sounds like something is about to come loose and shoot out of the passenger valve cover. It doesn't make noise while cranking. Disabling spark to that bank of cylinders has no effect ...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5635T
can make system work but will not cycle by grounding out ecm signal wire at a/c relay .have traced wire back to ecm and no luck finding broken or shorted wire alldata pinpoint tests suggest replaceing with good known ecm and retry.hope you have some suggestion...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L differential? VIN: JHLRD28471
HELLO EVERYONE This CR-V is driving us nuts. Customer brought vehicle in with clicking noise and shudder on acceleration. Noise was found to be left cv axle. Replaced axle and test drive vehicle. Noise is gone but shudder is still there. We can put car up on h...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22981
Car runs fine except; after driving car to temp.,shut off wait 10 minutes car does not stall but acts like it's not getting fuel, will not accelerate. Replaced convertor becuase code 420. Still had problem, replaced fuel pump because Honda bulletin stated simi... Trouble codes: 420 (Catalytic convertor)
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVGF22C1W
Help please, This car came in originaly because timing belt broke and bent valves. We had machine shop rebuild cylinder head and we replaced timing belt. No problem right! Engine idle hunts very slightly 100 rpms, idle will not increase with loads (a/c, in gea...
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1990 Mitsubishi Van 2.4L no start VIN: JA4FN44WXL
Van was towed in for no start owner told me check engine light has been on for a long time his son told me not to worry about it. I checked for codes and found #22 crank angle sensor and #14 for tps. I used a volt meter and checked crank sensor and found it to...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA4MR51M4S
Help!!! I have a mits. montero thats kicking my tail. Truck came in for failed state emission test,was misfiring on cyls #2 and #5 due to valve covers leaking oil into spark plug wells. R&R upper intake replace valve cover gaskets,plugs,plug wires,and all 3 co... Trouble codes: 43 (egr temp sensor)
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31P5V
Hello fellow techs! This vechicle came in for a water leak checked vechicle and water pump was the problem tech said timing belt needed to be changed sold timing belt and water pump after tech repaired water pump and timing belt he started vechicle and began t...
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V31
i want to insure i am replacing the correct o2 sensor, is the left side bank 1 or is it the right Trouble codes: P0135
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Power Delevery VIN: JT4RN81DSK
It would be nice to have a flow chart
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2SV21E6L
CUSTOMER BROUGHT IN THIS VEHICLE. THE IDLE SURGES BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 r.p.m. WHEN FIRST STARTED IT DOES NOT DO IT UNTIL ABOUT 3 TO 4 MINUTES LATER. HAVE CHECKED TIMING, A.F.M. AND T.P.S.WITH VANTAGE. I.A.C. SEEMS TO WORK IF I UNPLUG IT. OPENING THNE E.G.R. V...
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.5L Charging VIN: JT2VV22FAM
This vehicle is out to get me,hope someone can give me a little insight on this problem.In the past 5000 km this vehicle as went threw 3 alternators.Start vehicle cold and vehicle charges fine and the charge light works fine on the bulb check.After vehicle run...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R5T
truck original complaint, MIL light, low on power. Had multiple cyl misfire code, also trans solenoid codes. Located damaged crankshaft drive gear keyway, key and front pulley. Replace above items along with new T-belt. Cleared codes, vehicle ran ok and left. ...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L headlights VIN: JT3HN86RX1
HELP I,ve been pulling my hair out on this thing for days. We suspect the main daytime running light relay has failed but the parts department says they have never sold one in all of North America and there is no stock . The daytime running lights work.The par...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L drivetrain VIN: JTEBU14424
This Toyota only has 8000 miles on it. I have searched the archives and TSBs for the symptom. I did not get it to do it, but it is really bugging him so I told him I would pick your brains.It is a automatic, He says that while stopped in drive on a hill, when ...
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1996 Acura RL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9647T
Thanks for the 11 replies the consensus was to recheck the egr passages in the intake manifold. We have contacted our customer but he hasn't come back in, as soon as he does I'll post the results Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cooling, A/C fans VIN: JHMCB7657P
Thanks everyone for numerous replies. I got a new 'Thermoswitch A' (on the T stat housing) from the dealership and we're all cured up. Thanks again for all the consideration! I'll return the favor. Thanks especially to George in Mass. who took the trouble to f...
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L 2->3, 3->4 shift VIN: 1HGCG5672Y
The honda said 2000 accord A/T has some problem. Common problem are delay engage, delay shift up, flash D4 lignt, annormal noise etc. That car has same problem. I sent A/T three time to Mission shop. And change one time the other used A/T. But, same problem. M...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L clutch pressure control solenoid A VIN: 2HGES16521
I'm sorry I didn't get to repair this vehicle. It went to the dealer and I don't expect to be told what the fix was. I think I agree with David from California, that the solenoid resistances should be nearly identical. If I had to fix it,the solenoids would ha...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM0GF10510
Whilst some replies suspected that the PCM could be involved none of those replying have had a similar fault. As we were unable to eliminate the PCM as the cause of the fault the vehicle was returned to the dealer that sent it to us in the first place. Sometim...
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: 4N2DN111VD
we replaced the transmission control module and that took care of the problem. thanks for all your help.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1CA31DSY
Thanks every one a new mass air flow fixed the problem. The Nissan Dealer I bought it from had plenty in stock,he said they sold a ton of them.He told me to sit down before he told me the price. I am thinking great must be high! Only 81.00 dollars list price. ...
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1993 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3AC12RXN
thanks all the No.3 piston top be clean and still aluminum colored.we have to pay our customer a new engine block
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L ecu VIN: 4TAWN72N7Y
It's fixed, a new expensive ECU/controler did it. The customer stated if the light came on again it could stay on. Told him ABS wouldn't operate with light on. The left front wheel speed sensor was BAD, checked wave form with Vantage compaired to other side ...
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2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P41
Thanks to all who replied, the problem was in the vsv for the ccv, just like many of you had stated. Thanks for giving me the tip on the bulletin also. I replaced the valve and so far so good. Thanks again to all who took the time to reply.
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