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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L service check connector VIN: 1HGCG165XY
ABS light on intermittent. Can someone tell me where service check connector is located, so I can blink out codes. I found the yellow MES connector for SRS, but can't find ABS connector. What color is it? I think it is supposed to be blue.
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A8X
The car stalls only on decel and only for the first 2 minutes of operation. It idles fine and does not stall unless you accel and then decel within the first 2 minutes. If you let the car idle for 2 minutes it decels just fine. Accell is good. We are guessing ...
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L gauges lose power, VIN: JT8UZ30C7S
The owner of this 95 sc400 complained of intermittently stalling when he is braking and sometimes will not restart for 30 minutes accompanied with no dash lights and dead battery symptoms. Then it starts fine. We dublicated this only after running the car for ...
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1989 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1GD2424K
This my first try with a problem so here goes. The car does not want idle when started cold for about 30 seconds. at very light throttle setting the engine surges badly. igition is fine on scope. The injectors quit firing until the rpm drops back to about 450 ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5TY6754J
Vehicle came in with MIL lamp on, runs ok. Customer stated vehicle has intermittent no power and seems to bog down. Checked DTCS and found one present for random cyl. misfire. Checked fuel pressure and spark voltage, all ok. do not want to waste my time pullin... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Overdrive VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Everything checked out fine on the test drive. We released it to the customer on the 5th. They've been driving fine until this morning when they called, and said it has a vibration. Checked out car, and it has this only in overdrive, almost like a mis-fire. Th...
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1988 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L carb solenoi VIN: JF2KA83A0J
Hey, folks. Thanks in advance for your help. On this little gem of a car is a solenoid, located under the hood right next to the wiper motor. It is a metal, cylindrical solenoid with at least 1 vacuum line going to it, I believe from the carb. It is very noise...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4S3BK4354V
Replaced crank seal on this vehicle 4 months ago & installed a new timing belt during service. Vehicle returned approx 2 weeks later running poorly. Inspection determined that timing belt was off time. Re-aligned belt & all ran well, sent the vehicle on it's w...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L No upshift when cold. VIN: JF1SF6554W
Friend of mine's car - only Subaru I've really worked on. Around Christmas he went to drive it and it wouldn't shift out of first. He checked the fluid and said there was none showing on the dipstick. He then added fluid and said that the car (which had probab...
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1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L cold start VIN: JT2MX73E2G
thanks for checking this one out. most unusual! this car is very predicatable. if the temp is freezing outside, it will not start. it seems to flood. if we push in shop, as soon as it warms up, it fires right up. even if the sun comes up and the temp slightly ...
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1988 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, raw fuel smell VIN: 1NXAE82G1J
After being driven 20-30 miles and parked in the garage overnight, the next morning there is a raw fuel smell in the garage. Customer indicates fuel mileage is down 15-20%
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT3HP10V6V
This toyota came in with an intermittent crank no start condition wich the customer states always happens on the first start in the morning. I left the vehicle outside overnight to better my chances of duplicating the complaint.When trying to start it this mor...
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L abs light on VIN: 19UYA2258V
THANKS AGAIN! The pump & modulator assy fixed this Acura. I rolled the dice on the accumulator,and it worked out ok. The accumulator dont come with reman modulator. That is an extra $285.The customer had just gone out of her extended service contract. ANYWAY w...
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2006 Kia RIO 1.6L cruise VIN: KNADEE1237
after several days and attempts we still were not able to determine which wire we needed to use, we ended up using the speed sensor at the right front, cruise worked for a couple of days and quit, car is rescheduled to come back. will update in future when the...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L tail lights VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
well the dash had to be moved some. There wire rubbed throught on the left side of the dashwhere it turnud to the right. I don,t know exactly what that wire went to I didn't trace it to termination just repaired it. For the record there are six small green wit...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
I have not yet repaired the car. I have had a few replies for the computer going bad, iac problems and false knock sensor readings. All of these were great leads however I have confirmed that none of them are at fault. I keep thinking that something was change...
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1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L monitors not set VIN: 4A3AJ56GXW
thanks to all who replied. after 2 days of trying to get the monitors to set with no luck i contacted the state and they issued an emission sticker for the car. so the car has an emission sticker on it but the monitors are still not set. the customer is going ...
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1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L starting VIN: IN4BU3D4RC
I am happy to report the Nissan is running great now, Thanks to all of you technicians. The problem was the distributor was leaking oil and clouding the optical sensor within, I cleaned it first and the engine started. I followed up with a new OEM remanufactur...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L sheared distributor gear pin VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
The cam timing was right on the mark but the camshaft itself was not because the cam nose sheared. The weird thing is that while cranking the engine the cam rotated just fine. The cam did not seize up, so we'll just blame this one metal fatique or under or ove...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Good afternoon Nissan techs. General consensus is to replace all the ignition coils. Due to a lack of funds the customer decided to just replace the 1 coil where it was misfiring for now. If the problem persists we will replace the rest of the coils Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl 5), P1320 (no primary ign signal to ecm).
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1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L starter VIN: JT4VD20C5P
Well, it sounds like no one has had this happen before,but I got some good replies and something to go on,I will replace the ignition switch and starter relay.Halfway thru testing the ign. sw. the problem went away,but I don't think it cured itself,hence I wil...
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