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2005 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L drivers door lock VIN: 2HNYD18635
I have this MDX that the customer states that when they shut off the vehicle and go to unlock the drivers door with the electric lock button, the door unlocks and then locks itself again, really fast. At times the customer will try to unlock the door lock butt...
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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7642L
hey guys,need help with this.car starts and dies out within 1 sec.somtimes if you turn key off then on without starting for about 5sec car will stay running but not all the time.if you try to start it 5 or 6 times it will start and stay running.i have checked ...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L crank seal VIN: 1HGCD5649T
Replaced the seal and both belts along with water pump and crank seal, which was original...have done many of these, no problems. About two minutes after start up noticed a slowly leaking faucet like drip...drip from timing cover...took it apart again and foun...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8UF11E5R
Hello all, Wondering if I could run one by you Lexus guys out there. About 10k or about 6 months ago I did a t-belt job on this 4.0. At the time I also replaced the o2 pump and serp belt tensioner. All else in there looked ok. Also replaced dist caps, wires a...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AM54J5R
One of our technicians is working on a Mitsu 3000GT non-turbo that has an intermittant high idle of around 2,000 rpm. It seems to idle fine when started up cold, but after driving for a while and letting the engine warm up, the idle speed progressively rises t...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AC54LXY
Hello, after all this maintenance, most notably the throttle body service, the vehicle wouldn't idle cold. So after removing the IAC and testing it (less than ten ohms on two of the four circuits, spec is 28-38 per Snap On scanner, 28-33 per Alldata) we replac...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L alarm system VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Hi out there. I have no clue on this one. Maybe someone has seen this problem. Other peoples remote key opperation will set off the alarm on this car. Even other makes of vehicle. I hate to spend a lot of time trying to reprogram (if it can even be done) if so...
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1996 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Alternator VIN: JS2GB31S8T
I am having a hard time believing that three alternators have all gone bad. The tests - using a Midtronics tester - indicates that the alternator is not charging. We also have performed a voltage drop on the system and not found any problem. We also checked th...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Differential VIN: 2T1AEO4B2S
hello looking for help, about 1 month ago we serviced a left inner cv boot on this car. about 1 week later, car is towed in and ft differental is making lots of noise. now car will not move. we change a lot of drive axles and have not had this problem before. ...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBA02EOV
Hello Toyota techs, I have a vehicle that failed the smog inspection visual test because the check engine lamp was on. Stored codes were P0130 O2 B1S1 FAULT, and P0133 O2 B1S1 SLOW RESPONSE. The tail pipe emissions were slightly high, but it still would have ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5649W
Thank you the info, to you all. I have not had time to work on this POS, but almost all agreed that the computer and the key must match. at this point I am going to continue by replacing the ecm and key as a unit and hopefully that will make it work. Thanks ag...
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1994 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP01D2R
ok, it was the ecm. after installing a new ecm all scanners communicated properly and the cel operating normal. thank you for the replies.
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1998 Isuzu npr 3.9L wiring diagram VIN: JALC4B1K1W
Thanks to all that emailed us back or called and talked to the tech. Found a crushed wire in the engine wire harness causing the burnt wireing. Correction: Replace wire harness.
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2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L Interior VIN: JTJGA31U96
Thanks for the quick responses from:Brian-TX,Joel-NY,George-CA,Charlie-NY,Rodney-HI,John-C A,Joel-Manitoba,Rod-AR,and Thomas-WA. I was able to make the changes with our MasterTech using the Toyota/Lexus cartridge version 13. Some of the replies said it would n...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L exhaust leak VIN: 4F2YU09121
Thanks to all who replied. Everyone essentially said 'Check the Cat!' and everyone was spot on! The pre cat had melted down and broken up, lodging in the secondary cat, which was also showing signs of overheating. We replaced both cats, the egr valve. We check...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L battery VIN: JNICA31A71
hi techs,customer did not to spend over $150.00 [used car dealer] to fix the battery drain problem.so we did a milli amp check and.. found a 300ma draw.idenfix had a hit on elec. motor mount problems.by pulling fuse 59 in under hood fuse box should kill to mou...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L abs light VIN: 4S3BK4357V
Thank you to Doug,Ed,Tom Robert and Nick for your help.This car is fixed.I installed new ABS main and solenoid relays right by the ABS unit today,cleared codes and road tested car ABS functions properly and no light. I believe ABS ECU is located on the ABS uni...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63541
Thanks for your thoughtful replies. Andy from WA:There are one or two fuel vapor codes out there that Subaru does a reflash of the computer to fix this. If memory serves me correctly the computer is sent to NJ for this and only Subaru can make it happen. Ben... Trouble codes: 1443 (evap emmision control system vent control function problem).
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, no idle VIN: JT2BF22K5X
The IAC is A bit of a project to get off and check for movement on this engine . I got customer auth to remove T/body & test IAC . Removed T/body , removed IAC ,reinstalled T/body with a piece of duct tape over IAC passages(idles ok ) and actuated IAC with sca...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T3HPIOV5X
heres the fix,after talking to vetronex i found they had a problem with a few master techs using o.e toyota software.im to return the mastertech to vetronex for repair, they will provide a loaner mastertech.this info was also found on idenifix.hope this inform... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L head and tail lights VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
Thank to the guys that took time to answer and special thanks to Mike for the info.This car does not have a seperate daytime relay it is all part of the integrated relay that is attached to the fuse box under the dash. Replaced the relay and all is well thanks...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9Y
I would like to thank all 16 members for thier replies.Two main directions seemed to be at the forefront as to the fix. MAF was suggested by 9 members and the rest I felt all had experienced fuel injector problems. Also noted was the fact of some cylinder head... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean).
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