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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD186X2
Good evening, The customer complaint is intermittant misfire, mostly in the AM, pointing downhiil in his steep driveway. When it happens, the MIL and VTM lights come on, and multiple codes set.(see code descriptions) We have not been able to experience this ye... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0305, P0300
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Rear Brakes VIN: 2HKRL1859X
Rear brakes replaced due to wear. Vehicle came back because of rear brake noise. Machine rear drums and scuffed shoes. Vehicle ok for 2 to 3 weeks; Came back with same problem. Cleaned and re-adjusted brakes again. Vehicle ok for 2 weeks; problem returned. Not...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L security system VIN: KNDJB7239Y
hi guys, This little sportage likes to wake the neighborhood at 3 am honking horn and flashing lights, especially if it's cold outside. MOD offers little more than a wiring diagram for diagnosing this cocern. An internet search reveals this is a common problem...
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1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Water Pump VIN: JM1HD4615P
Hello fellow techs, I've gotten myself into a nightmare with this mazda. Car first came into shop a month ago, for timing belt and water pump. Made the repairs, no problem. Water pump lasted a month, car towed in with water pump housing snapped in half, taking...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L RF suspension VIN: 1YVGF22D6Y
This car came to my shop from a used car dealer and seems to have been well maintained. I've found no evidence of collsion damage. When this car hits a good bump or the car is steered to the left real hard there is a pop noise that is felt in the floor and hea...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3XC5787N
Hi Gruop! After approx. 2 mins. of running the #1/4 coil will go out. It is not getting triggered. I have very little info.on this DOHC engine. I see in the archives that there are alot of ECM problems but I don't see any burned or damaged areas on this ECM li...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6856V
This monster keeps coming back with missfire codes. At first it was #3-4, I disregaurded because of both head gaskets leaking. A week later the car returned with #1-2 missfire, customer says car runs smoother than ever, no fault found. Installed a test coil, 2... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1988 Toyota Celica GT 2.0L No Start VIN: JT5ST62K4J
Help toyota gurus. Got thrown halfway into this one. Vehicle was towed in as a cranks ok no start. One of the other techs here found a no spark condition, replaced coil and has a good strong spark now. no injector pulse. As he got frustrated i was asked to tak...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Rear Window Defogger VIN: JT3VN39W2M
Cust states rear window defogger does not work. Checked switch, relay and continuity to rear window. Had some resistance on wire from relay to window. Had some resistance checking ground. Not much. Continuity is good at window element. Relay gets real hot when...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, Poor Throttle Respon VIN: 5TDBT44A81
This is my wife's vehicle. Several times last winter, when start cold SES Light, VSC Light and VSC Off Light stay on after start. When put in drive and push on accelator has no power,can push on accelator and shows no response accelator hard to push. Turn vehi... Trouble codes: P1120 (Accel. Pedal Position Sensor)
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2000 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Transmission VIN: KLAJB522YK
Good morning, Finally got the customer back in with the Daewoo. The control arm bushings are definitely the problem. It will take a week for the parts to come in but looks like that will solve the problem. Thanks for the help, Russ
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L egr passage VIN: 1HGCB7656N
Hi All Recived 18 replies. All said to remove plugs in air runner,to clean passage. Went to honda to buy plugs before i removed old ones. (glad i did) honda dealer dosnt have plugs and has never stocked them or for that matter never ordered them. Honda tech ...
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2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L suspension VIN: KMHJG25F81
Good Morning Fellow Technicians, I followed the advice of approx. 75 % of the replies to replace the wheel bearing although it was against my better judgement.I had never heard a noise like this from a bearing.We installed the bearings -road test vehicle - s...
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2002 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L ignition key VIN: JM3LW28J22
Thanks for the help guys. I had five replies, four of which were right on. Great detailed diagnostic help from Alan in Illinois got me right to the change control micro switch. I had to remove the steering wheel shroud to get to the switch. I found that a moun...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C23
one of the Mazda master techs said there is a problem with this system and that it should be covered under warranty.We are going to send this customer to the dealer with this information and will pass on the information from our customer as it becomes availabl... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Thanks to all that responded to my cry for help. I sent the MAF to the place it was purchased and they shipped it to the rebuilder. They said no way could it be bad. After 2 days of testing they agreed it was bad and they shipped me another unit. I marked the ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L All wheel drive unit VIN: 4S3BG6855W
The transmission had an internal problem. We were overly concerned about duty cycle to the tranfer clutch solenoid. As it turns out we had another AWD 1998 Legacy come in about 2 weeks after this post and it had the same exact duty cycle as the problem car sta...
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1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L 1-2-3 shifts VIN: J12AW15C5H
well folks it is official, i am an idiot. thanks to all that replied, but nobody gets the gold medal this time. i was attempting to remount the transmission control module into the trunk and guess what came running out of the wiring harness. thats right a beau...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L windows VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Thanks for all the help,but some customers just don't have the time to allow you to help them. The [...] Lady said she was going to the dealer. I do appreciate all the help, I may never know which fuse or relay it was.Seems there was a differance in opinio...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12321
Ok this ones out the door, Turned out to be a leak from a grommet at the top of the tank, could not see smoke until I lowerd the tank a bit. I drove vehicle with vantage hooked to solenoids and could watch voltage drop confirming correct computer commands. Har... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system problem).
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Airbag light VIN: 4T1BF32K74
This car is fixed. Here's some advice that I have often given, but somehow forgot to heed myself. Never assume someone else has done a proper repair. VERIFY, VERIFY, VERIFY!!! Turns out, the wiring repair done at the RF sensor by the bodyman, was not the only ...
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