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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L All manual Gears VIN: JH4DC435XT
Hello all, This Integra is hard to shift into all gears. Trans oil is 5W/30, as it should be, and clutch kit and pedal feel very good. Gears don't want to grind going in, but each gear is very hard to get in -- you have to lightly force each gear. I do NOT t...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Tool info request VIN: 1HGCB7152L
This is my 16 year old son's car. I went to set base timing, my Honda Service Check Connector tool 07PAZ-0010100 would not fit the harness connector. I fashioned a jumper wire and completed the job. I had my Honda parts man check, and ask his techs, they know ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Night Dash lighs VIN: 2HKRL1863Y
Hello techs! I have this honda van with In-dash light, radio back-up lights, back-up clock light, clima control light inop.When combination switch(light switch) is turn ON, the PRNDL lights turn off and you don't know in which gear you are.. Also brightness ad...
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2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L steering rack VIN: JNKBY31A6Y
In this vehicle, when you turn the wheel it binds up. We have replaced all the parts that commonly fix this problem. This vehicle does not have power assist. We have contacted the dealer asking about this problem, but they haven't seen anything. If any one has...
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2000 Kia Sephia 1.8L daytime runing light and parking lamps VIN: KNAFB121Y5
new client came in no drl lights and parking lamps it was obvious someone looked at this problem before what we found was corrosion in fuse box underhood and drl module not functioning drl system seems to use very innefective control unit such as module (cheap...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F3W
I must enjoy brutal punishment, because I took on this job after another shop took the motor out, and then we found that Jasper sent the wrong year motor, and it has no warranty and won't excahange for the correct motor. I've got the motor installed now and ca...
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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L gear selector VIN: 6MMAP37P3W
This car came in and the "D" in the cluster did not light up. we scanned it and it had a p0705 transmission range sensor circuit malfunction. replaced the switch no change. but code was gone. pulled the cluster and checked the bulbs and the "D" was burnt out r...
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1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4EB31POR
As of the rest of us I have pulled hair until I have non left This fine ride came in on the hook for a no start, We were able to feather the throttle and could just barly get it to start, but will die until you get some heat into the engine once temp gauge sta...
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1996 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24D4T
vehicle came in missing,at idle only.runs perfectly down the road.hc 500 ppm at idle. did the spark plugs,cop boots look fine. sometimes idles fine for a minute then engine stutters, sometimes severly.labscope look at the cmp signal looked erratic, replaced di... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARO5S8W
Hi iATN tech's. Nice one here for you all. No start, chk fuel pressure 9psi, changed pump now 41psi.started then stalled , check fuel pressure good, spark good.scanned with cranking at 250rpm, 16 degrees ign . induced fuel still no start, (left to repair other...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L downshift gear VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
Hello nissan Techs. i have this nissan sentra i got it last week. it came slipping in all gears. took pan down found metal and clutch material. replaced with a used one that has 1000 miles. transmission shifts normal in all gears but when it reaches 60 miles ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L clearence lights VIN: JF1GG29602
What I have is a subaru Inpreva WRX that hit a curve and bent the lower control arm. He left the lights on last night and didn't get it towed till the this morning. We installed a charger and the alarm went off right away. We used the key fob to disable the al...
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3FJ60G6H
this thing just wont idle. had the carb apart a couple of times dont realy see anything wrong.replaced intake gasket no better.anyone might have a suggestion ? thanks for any help
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L starter VIN: JT3HN87R6V
Good morning, I have this 4 runner that is giving me a little problem.When it is cold you can try to start, but it will only click.It will only do this one time, and then it will start every time until it sets over night again. I have not been able to test ver...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L radiator VIN: JT2BG22K2W
This Camry was in for normal service, opened radiator and found red oily foam on top of coolant(strawberry milkshake). The radiator cap seal was destroyed-swollen from the oil. We had already changed the oil and found nothing unusual there. We removed the cool...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V3X
we have verified the vacuum system is operational and the regulator and egr valve are new factory parts. we verified that the vsv solenoid is working. we used bi-direct comunication and requested vsv on and off. we verified the ecm commands vsv on wnen at oper... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insuff flow detected)
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L 4 WD actuator VIN: JT3HN87R7Y
This rig came in stuck in 4wd with the indicator flashing. When I push the button on the gearshift, the light will go out for a couple of seconds and then start again. With the vehicle in the air with the wheels both spinning and stopped, I also tried to engag...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Master Cylinder VIN: JT3HN87R4Y
Brake pedal fades under slight pressure. Replaced master cylinder twice. Bled hydraulic system each time-manually & with pressure system. At times while bleeding system brake pedal will go to floor and have no brakes at all. Aldata mentioned a valve (not sure ...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L auto up programing VIN: 4T1BF28B21
The problem is how to reprogram or program the auto up feature on the drivers power window to work correctly on this Toyota Avalon. The info from mod is to remove window motor from regulator and to run it up six turn or revs or for more than 4 seconds, then re...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L main relay, ecm VIN: 1HGCB7570N
Thank you all for your replies. It was indeed the ground at the water outlet housing. Completely loose and corroded. Cleaned and tightened it and the car started right up. Good to know this is a problem area.
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Compressor
As would be expected, even here in So. Cal., the customer hasn't returned because the heater is working. As long as she has a heater, I guess A/C is of no concern. I appreciate all replys as they were quite helpful, especially Mike Millers' detailed PIN descri...
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1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8VY22T9L
I would like to thank Robert [...]
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1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
found broken wire in harness going to air meter ,this was the ref. wire for the regulater from what i can see.the alldata wire schematigh was not even close.thanks for your replies,matt
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L ecu codes VIN: 4A3AC84H51
I tried just about everything short of changing the motor. Finally i told the owner that it needed the correct engine installed. the chrysler pcm will not work with the mits hanress. thanks for all the help. i think we are all on the right track, just no way a...
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1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Misfire VIN: JN1CN34S7J
The replys that were sent was great information, but this ignition system was only used in two years, that where it gets dumb, The main problem with this car was the fact that the number three and four cylinder wasnt working.No spark. After replacing the ignit...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L heater VIN: 1N4BL11D75
Thanks to everyone for their responses. The upper tank of the radiator did have a leak in the seam. I replaced the radiator and all is well. Thanks again Mike
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L awd VIN: 4S3BE686X1
This Subaru has AWD working again. The location of the transfer solinoid is in the transfer (extension) housing. My 2002 Motor manuel shows it in the valve body. Subaru had redesigned the transmission in 1999 but the location of the solinoid did not change. Th...
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD01V6M
thanks to all that replied!!! maintenance switch under dash was culprit!!! happy holidays!!! jim [...]
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2004 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Head/valve train VIN: KL5JJ52ZX4
It did appear to be a sticking valve(s). It started fine the next morning and we decided to just let it run and see what would happen. After about 2 hrs of run time problem did not happen again. Vehicle was released to customer that day. Customer returned yest...
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT3HJ85J4T
I replaced the fusable link and checked by the EGR tube,checked all wire harnesses for burnt wires and such but found nothing. I also disabled the alarm system. Since all this was done, vehicle ran good and had no more problems. I can't exactely say it is fixe...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1NX8A02EXV
Hello all. Thankyou for all your help. A lot of you suggested the crank sensor, I hooked up a scope to the crank sensor and looked at the waveform. I had good oscillations accept for the gaps. You should see one gap for the #1 locator in the reluctor ring, but...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R2Y
Sorry about the late reply, reason is i let the customer drive away the vehicle after i put a Mass Air Flow Sensor in. Instant drop of LT Fuel Tirm From -30% to -2.3%, ST fuel trim kept around 0%. Customer drove it for 2 weeks and no more engine light back on,... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 System too rich).
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T3Z13C5YU
Thanks to all that sent help we think it has a bad crank or cam sensor but it got cold and now it is running good, he had to take van befor we could try the heat gun on the sensor. We found a teck bulletin in mitchel that said a moble speed pass may effect the...
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