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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JH4UA3640V
This 97 tl 3.2 came in with a cut out problem. Problem happens on accel and check engine light fashes and scan tool reads lost dlc connection. NO CODES. Checked all grounds all good. Did wiggle test on connectors all good. Checked voltage key on and all time a...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKKRL1862
OK, this should have been a simple fix... Customer came in with a heavy rumbling, whirring noise whenever the engine was running. Increased with engine RPM. Our mechanical ears picked up a lot of noise from the compressor and from the alternator, which went aw...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNRDR07X01
Customer complained of "a terrible wobble" at 50-60 mph. Test drive at 40-50 intermitently rear of vehicle will sway (a lot) side to side similar to towing a trailer with insufficient tounge weight. If you let off the throttle it will quit as it slows down. I ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing VIN: 4S2CK58W0W
Hello everybody. I need the whole complete procedure to proper alignment the timing belt on this one, including the cam drive gear marks and the cam gears marks. I already got out the four camshafts spring loaded. Alldata don't offers the whole step by step pr...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
We have this rodeo that will shut off and fail to restart for about 20 minutes every time it is run for about 10 minutes and gets hot. The reference voltage for tps #2 and aps #2 drops to about 280mv when this happens. When the 5 volt reference returns the veh... Trouble codes: P1271 (aps 1-2), P1272 (aps 2-3), P1280 (aps ckt fault), P1220 (tps 2 ckt fault), P1221 (tps 1-2 correlation error), P1639 (reference voltage 2 ckt)
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1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM2UF1237P
Hi Everybody !! I normally wouldn't ask for help under the circumstances I'm in, but this time I gotta do it !! My friend Bruce in another state is a little saddled on his personal vehicle. He's a professional Tech & former instructor and a lifelong friend ......
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N4DLO1DXX
This car came for noise in first gear, the rest of the gears shift normal. The noise sounds like clunking noise from CV joint when turning. The CV joints are good. It is coming from the gear box. I thought it is from throwout bearing, but if it is bad, it shou...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L airbag light on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Hey gang.I need some help on this nissan that is in for an airbag light.I do not have the scantool to retrieve codes for this car.I am following the alldata's procedure to retrieve codes without scantool.I am coming up with what i think is a code (1);constant ...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L bearings VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Hi all. This is the third 95 legacy 5spd I have had come in in three years with total bearing failure. All bearings are noisy including transfer case. The worst is the main-shaft thrust bearing located right by fifth gear. It appears that it fails and sheds m...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29622
greetings. this one came in for check engine light. scanned, retrieved listed codes. checked data stream - front O2 sensor reading 3.67 to 3.89 volts. this reading does not change when sensor is unplugged from vehicle harness. very occassionaly, scanner will r... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank one), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
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1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T7SK12WXP
This vehicle came into our shop with a stumble, rough idle, cutting out, low rpm bucking. When it cuts out it does it at low speeds only and will actually "diesel" before it quits with the key on. We tested for loss of ignition, and loss of fuel. We have good ...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R5V
Replaced timing belt and water pump and now won't run. keeps setting cam sensor code, have replaced sensor and checked for bad wires. rechecked timing marks and comp. all o.k. comp. test all 175 psi. Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L high idle VIN: 426CM58W6W
Thanks for 3 replies I recieved. I had looked at TSB's under Honda Passport, & found one. Performed the tests & did not find a problem. After reading your replies, I called Standard Igntion Tech line & they gave me tests to check for IAC command from PCM. Sinc... Trouble codes: P0507.
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Odometer VIN: JACDJ58X5W
Due to lack of information and parts availability, we opted to send this one to the dealer. Most responses suggested an internal problem in the cluster, which is what we suspected. Thanks to all we replied.
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L cylinder head/timing sprocket VIN: JT8BD69S51
Well this one is still in pieces. Milling the head will cause the valve timing to be off, and possible valve clearance issues. Customer is not happy because it's been a month and we can not fix it on their budget. Most replies were nice guys finish last. Looks...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M3LW28G21
Thanks to all who replied my post. The customer declined for repair at this time as the car is still running great with no check engine light on. Special thanks to John who faxed me detail info. Charles. Trouble codes: P1512 (unknown).
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1993 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L ac compressor VIN: 4N2DNILWDS
The fuse began to fail more frequently and we installed a circuit breaker to get it to max failure. Finally it died and would not restart. We dropped the tank and found that one of the four wires to the pump assembly had not only shorted, but had burned throug...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, EGR Control ??? VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
thanks for replies. tried to clean MAF sensor to no avail. followed the general concensus of replacing the MAF sensor. I replaces MAF and did not flash the ECM as is recomended. I did install a genuine Nissan air filter. Vehicle runs great and cutomers is happ...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L driver side rear power window VIN: 5N1MD28T32
Thanks to Steve from New Mexico. His suggestion to use the power and ground from the switch to activate the window was what I needed. When I did as he suggested I had a short in one wire to the rear and the window did not work. I tried my portable battery and ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E54
The code was for the front 'air/fuel ratio' sensor. It had been damaged when the car hit something on the highway and broke the front (or left) exhaust manifold. I was able to observe the old sensor showing very little activity. The new sensor had similar acti... Trouble codes: P1283.
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4TLSK12EXS
thank you to the 18 tech's who replyed to my post I emailed back to all that replyed to me and performed the diagnostics from most emails I had 9 hits on the coolant temp sensor which I tested with my Snap on Vantage and it was out of range I also tested the n...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 41AUN61C1C
Hi group: Turns out the salvage yard engine had a broken crank sensor reluctor it broke 10 teeth before tdc & 10 teeth after tdc a 15 tooth section had broke away laying in the oil pan looked as if it had been cracked for quite some time, so it was a learning ...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Check Engine Light VIN: JT3HP10V1V
Thank's very much for the overwhelming responses. Everyone said to replace the vacuum solenoid that controls the EGR valve. However it is not only very difficult to find it is also very difficult to replace. It took me about two hours to replace. It is located...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K20
Thanks to all who replied, We took the advice of Eigil [...],and checked the Vacuume Switching Valve (VSV) while it was hot (not a very easy task) The resistance was very high and not able to work while it was hot... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L slow fuel fill VIN: 2T1KR32E53
i talked to the customer again today and he says he still has the problem but is to busy to leave the car, maybe next week will work for him but then that would be over the allowed time to close this help post,sorry but i cant fix it if he wont leave it.
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