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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: 1JH4DC4464
customer reports blowing rear tire on freeway at 80+ mph and car spinning out - abs lamp has come on intermittently since that time - we inspected the abs unit for codes and have a code #8 which translates according to alldata as an internal abs control unit f...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cv joint VIN: JHLRD2847W
Intermittent vibration around 35 to 45 mph on level ground at cruising speed. Vibration can be felt is steering wheel. Tires have been rotated and balanced twice. We've never been able to reproduce problem. Suspect cv axle may be binding at times. Anyone had s...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7230V
Thank you in advance. This car was brought in for a no start problem three weeks ago. It was usually on hot restarts. I found a post on relays and sure enough the fuel pump relay looked like it had been overheating. At the time, the P0101 code was present but ... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 B1 S1 Htr Circ), P0141 (O2 B1 S2 Htr Circ), P0101 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range Performance), P0342 (Cam Pos. Sensor Circuit A Low B1 or Single Sensor), P0335 (Crank Position Sensor A Circuit)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB62381
Seems I've been getting some real weird ones this past couple of weeks... This Kia currently is setting a P0171 Bank 1 system too lean... The thing that is confusing me is that acording to both Mitchell and AllData the code will set after is in closed loop and... Trouble codes: P0171
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1991 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L seal VIN: 1YVGD22B8M
When transmission is shifted to drive a severe leak occurs from the front pump or coverter seal area. The leak seems to be more then just a seal based upon the amount of fluid lost. The trans is still in the car. i would like to have some insight into this pro...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y3V
Car came in for no spark,unplugged cam sensor and reconected cam sensor and it had spark,so i replaced cam sensor and connector.Few days later the car came back with same problem and same code so i replaced crank sensor and connector and it had spark again.Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P1391
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L FT. Differential VIN: JA4NW51S13
On occasions it sounds like the Ft. axel or Lt. Ft. hub is trying to engage. Clicking/Ratcheting sound. Just before you come up to a stop it sounds like it either fully engages or disengages. I don't think this vehicle has Ft. hubs that lock though. The only t...
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L engine VIN: JH8HD16Y5H
This nissan pathfinder gets towed to my shop,cranks and will not start.Do a compression test because it sounds like a broken t-belt or just no compression.0 psi on all six cyls!!!I remove the upper timing cover and belt is still intact and lines up on the mark...
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1992 Nissan D21 2.4L lifters VIN: 1N6SD11S0R
Vehicle came in with upper engine noise, using a stethascope located noise at either cyl 3 or 4. Does not get louder as rpm increases, Vehicle runs well, no smoke etc. Any one have some ideas before I rip into it? Thanks Dave
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: D4VC148874
Car came to shop because of rough idling and cuts off eventually,fouls out spark plugs back fires sometimes when throttle is open. Replace intake manifold gasket replace spark plugs.swap ecu,distributor and mass air flow meter.replace knock sensor for po325,ch...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN1CA21D7W
Customer tried to repair himself. Engine cranks fine. If you crank the engine and release the key a just the right time it will start and runs well. code in the sys were for knock snsr and 02. Replaced knock snsr (was able to see it was physically broken) rese...
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2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S22
to start with customer complaint loss of fuel milage loss of power & mil. only code p0402 customer does indicate & times it runs fine but still less fuel milage egr valve has been replaced 60 mi. later mil. back on, back pressure transducer appears to function... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr)
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852X
vehicle has a intermittently missfire code po303 & po304b.cylinder #3&#4 missfire.coil pack was replaced.code intermittently come back and re-sets Trouble codes: P0303, P304
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4S38E68691
This Subaru ac works very well with the exception that the compressor will disengage at high throttle angles. I monitored the signal at the compressor and found that the ground to the ac relay drops out when you put your foot in it. The ground to the relay com...
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1985 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 653U908J76
I I I have spark and fuel pressure but no pulse at injectors. I have power at the injectors but no ground pulse.when I ground termials at computer I do get ground pulse!Is it the computor or am I not getting a signal for pulse to the computer? any help or te...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1VK12E2P
Check complete engine including compression (150 psi) all cylinders. Check timing and timing belt- Loose but still aligned. Replaced belt. Check computer for codes- None. Check injectors- all show good spray pattern. Engine will start but will not pick up RPM'...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire, BACK FIRE VIN: 4T1BG12K1T
this vehicle came in to the shop with a hesitation complaint when cold. while driving the vehicle cold it will hesitate buck and backfire. we have scaned the computer in both generic and toyota specific modes and found no codes. we comparied the data with a 2n...
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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cam holding tool VIN: JHMBB2150S
Most replies said that they just use the 5mm punches, this allows some movement to align the sprockets, which is the procedure I used. Most said that they zip-tie the new belt to the sprockets to hold belt in place. One tech mentioned that he marks old belt at...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HKRL18682
I aquired a factory kit for the trailer wireing as was suggested it was the easiest way to go. The customer is happy and boss happy. Thank you for your help and suggestions sorry for taking so long to reply and thanks again.
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22942
Hi Everyone, Thanks to the 3 that responded to this request. After checking all the usual suspects with no results we replaced the PCM and that solved the problem. Can't explain why but we never saw any abnormality in the scan data when the car was in conditio...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
Thanks for you replys they would have been helpfull if cust. would have aproved more diag time. Didn't have a chance to follow threw. Cust. was from out of state and impacient. Car was towed to home state. Thanks again Trouble codes: P2646.
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1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKAY21D6V
I beleive this one is fixed, I ended up putting another reman compressor in and had another lowside reading of 75 and a high side reading of 160, I finally put an OE compressor in and now my high side pressure is 225 and my low side goes down to about 37 and t...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L overheating VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Iatn , this was closed out on 6/26/06 and I have your email dated 6/26/26-do you want me to to fax it to you !!! your rating is going to be lowered !!!
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L PRNDL 1-2 gear VIN: 1GGCS1442W
A used instrument cluster fixed the prndl and odometer problem, but still shifted late out of 1st, customer is happy so truck is gone thanks for all the input.
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L prndl VIN: 1GGCS1442W
A used instrument cluster fixed the prndl and odometer problem, but still shifted late out of 1st, customer is happy so truck is gone thanks for all the input.
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19292
Well, the car was put on the back burner due to my work load; thanks for all of the replies; IATN is always my first resource when I want to find out the fix for my troubled vehicle; the fixed was another TPS; Stephen and Robert came really close for the fix: ... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps/ gas pedal position circuit malfunction), P0121 (tps out of range).
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L ABS Module
This one is done...replacing the ABS unit did the trick. I was able to bleed the unit, we had good pedal pressure with just enough free play ( with the original unit there was not much ), and the caliper relased like it should. Special thanks to Jay for sugg...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Failed Emissions VIN: JN1CA2104T
We knew the P0325 was not an issue, so we went after the P1400. This ended up being a pretty east fix. The EGR solenoid was basically open. 6kohms. We could not find a spec, but a new solenoid ohms out at 35 ohms. Replaced solenoid and let the customer drive i... Trouble codes: P0325 (excessive high or low voltage from knock sensor to ECM), P1400 (improper voltage signal sent to ECM through EGRC solenoid).
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1998 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4N2ZN1115W
we tryed a lot , cap.rotor, coolant sensor , fuel filter, reset timing belt, drove for days with fuel pressure gauge taped to windshield and modius on it , we told customer to take to dealer as with the heat wave we just ran out of time , thanks to all joe cat
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2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L not known VIN: 4M2ZV11T61
Four of the five replies suggested that the vibration is engine or trans related. I have yet to get together again with the owner and try some of the suggestions. Most promising were to try the hill in a lower gear instead of 'overdrive', shift out of gear whe...
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