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1997 Acura RL 3.5L cv axle VIN: JH4KA9642V
good morning, i have this acura that has a driveline vibration under acceleration only. as i ease off the gas or come to a cruise the vibration goes away. we removed both cv axles and dissassembled both checking for worn joints and found nothing wrong with eit...
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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4378Y
This vehicle came in with a rattling convertor about 8 months ago and was replaced with a aftermarket cat.The vehicle was run through an analysis and was running fine.A few months later the vehicle returned with a check engine light on and code po420. The deal... Trouble codes: 420 (Cat Detereation)
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ660XT
customer complaint ,speedo working intermitenly. put scanner on (otc genisys) road test have a steady speedo signal on scanner but no speedo in dash . so before i jump to conclusions and order a new speedo head ,i thought i would see if this is a common proble...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L A/C not cold first start first 5-15min VIN: JNKCA21AOX
Customer complains that the A/C will not be cold sometimes after starting the engine with A/C auto on . After 5-15 minutes A/C blowing cold normal. It only happened to me one time and I can not dublicate the problem .Therefore I can not give you more informati...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D73
AFTER replacing the throttle body now i recieve a code for high idle ,performed idle relearn as per alldata and same problem ,will not idle. idles at 1500,tried to relearn accerator pedal and closed throttle. still nothing,i checked pcv and for vaccum leaks, n... Trouble codes: 507 (high idle)
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1GM4350W
vehicle came in with an intermittent stall with no start- no start condition lasts for anywhere between 30 seconds to 5 minutes- occures usually within first 20 minutes of operation- customer states it only does it once possibly twice during a day- very hard t...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Pings VIN: 2S3TA02C8W
This 98 Sidekick 1.6 DOHC with low mileage came to me for a valve adjustment. It's been well maintained at the dealer since new but now that shop is gone. While figuring out that the specs in MOD are WRONG and talking to customer, I realized it was actually he... Trouble codes: P0740 (converter clutch)
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1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L charge warning light, fan warning light, brake wa VIN: JT2AW1554H
this car was brought to us because the charging, fan and brake lights in the dash are always on. the customer replaced the alternator to try and fix the problem but it did not change anything. my first thought was maybe he put in a cheap alternatorso i started...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A11
Customer recently purchased vehicle, so history is not known. Evap codes come up periodically, not every second drive cycle, though. Does the vapor pressure sensor fail intermittently on these Toyotas, or is there some other likely evaporative system problem-t... Trouble codes: 0440 (Evaporative emissions system), 0441 (Evaporative emissions system), 0446 (Evaporative emissions system)
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1981 Honda Accord 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, NO power, barely run VIN: JHMSM5322B
Well, it is running, purring like a kitten, especially with the muffler disconnected, hehe. THANK YOU so very much to all 12 who contributed their expertise. VERY helpful. The fix was to Drain the tank, add drygas & a little more gas, then drain again to get...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Oil pressure VIN: 1HGCB7654M
Well this piece is finally out the door!! of the replies most suggested the restrictor in the deck surface, which remains in place. Also suggested were the oil filter and pressure relief in the pump, along with the possibility of a loose pickup tube. After muc...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L turnsignals VIN: 4HGDS4W454
well when you get a reply that said to check the bulbs do so after a hour or so of checking the raer lights and wiring to no avail I went up front with the 4 way flashers going if found one after market bulb and one factory bulb... weel the element in the fact...
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L frt end VIN: JHLRD18601
After the first flush, I let the car go and had the client drive and monitor. They called me back and said that the noise had gone down over 80%, but was still slightly there on the harshest of turns. Thanks with the help from you guys, I had them come back in...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L Electrical VIN: JM1NA3530S
Thank you to all that replied. I found your information very helpful. After replacing the main relay I was able to complete the diagnosis and found a bad coil. Replaced coil and was able to get the vehicle running. Customer took the vehicle but it only started...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: JH1HJ01F1P
I want to thanks the gentleman that called me with the fix. He was right on the money. This car had a bad vaccum hose to the e.g.r. valve. The computer in this car was sensing that the egr was not working and put it in to limp in mode to reduce nox. This situa...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO741W
this one was a faulty sensor thanks for all the help guys Trouble codes: P1145.
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L update required VIN: 4552425245
two different stories here but I have not yet had time to find out if both or either will work. it seems like a program card is used to do it one way and the other way uses assist I will have to go to the dealer to be able to do that I did not want to spend to...
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8FJ80WXM
Unfortunately this vehicle has not returned as of yet to finish testing. Majority has an inkling to blame on oxygen sensors.We will comment further once it comes back in.Thanks for all the tips. Trouble codes: 25 (Air fuel ratio lean), 26 (Air fuel ratio rich), 51 (Switch condition signal).
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D8N
Truck is fixed. Thank you to the 6 members that replied. Special thanks to Joe from Alabama, Trevor from Kansas and especially to James from Elk Grove Toyota. James, your approach in your reply was very insightful. It was actually quite simple and I don't kn...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W9P
Thanks to all who responded! We found the main ecu ground (E1)with an excessive voltage drop resulting in an inaccurate voltage reading from the tps/idle tracking switch. They share a ground (E21) with the a/f meter and the cts thru the ecu. The only reason I ... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle posion sensor circuit).
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L VSC light VIN: JTEBU14R43
Thanks for the input. Bottom line is I can not access the BCM on this vehicle. Recommended to customer to take to dealer to reset. The toyota dealer said they can reset for $45.
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