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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: 2HKRL186XX
When the car is shut off the drivers side seat reclines. This car does not have a programable seat. It is starting to happen more times than not My snap-on scanner is no help with BCM on this model. Any ideas? Thanks
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18604
Freeze frame data indicates that this P0301 misfire code sets at around 60 mph under 60% engine load. Short term fuel trim is at -2% and long term is at 0%. Spark plugs were replaced as they were showing signs of wear and the number one ignition coil was swapp... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Electronic VIN: 2HKYF184X5
These units are available with down hill assist as an option. Has anyone ever put that on a vehicle that was not originally equipped with it. Also the gear oil it calls for in the maintenance schedule is VTM-4, does any aftermarket make an equivilent.
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VK13TYP
Had blown head gaskets. Replaced head gaskets, water pump timing belt themostat. Bleed cooling system, with front end up. Double check for cumbustion gases. Checked hydraulic fan operation. After about ten minuts of driving this thing overheats and lower rad h...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22151
Hello everyone this 01 millenia has a code 421 that I can't figure out. I have replaced the right(closes to the fire wall) upstream o2 sesnor. There are no exhuast leaks, no loose o2 sensors, the o2 sesnors wave patterns look normal. When looking @ the o2 sens... Trouble codes: 400 (Egr system malfuncation), 421 (warm-up catalyst system right efficiency below threshold)
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB353X2
Car was towed in it quit running while customer was driving, fuel was low so he put some in it would not start. Car was towed in, found engine fuse blown in fuse box inside car 15 amp fuse, we replaced it & car ran fine, we took the car for a test drive & it d...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
pickup came in and would idle but would not pick up rpms. had code for primary ignition. traced back to distrbutor which we replaced (and complete tune up) now the truck runs beter but check engine light comes back on with same ignition code and swirl control ... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve)
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L unable to reset moni VIN: 1N4AB41D4T
i have run the vehicle through drive cycles, have checked all sensors within operating specs going into closed loop,have run vehicle with over half a tank of fuel. even restricted upper radiator hose to increase vehicle temperature
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ABS Electronic VIN: JN1CA31A5Y
Hi All, I have a Maxima that won't communicate with my scan tool. I am able to read the data of all the other computers, just not the ABS. I have tried manually extracting codes by grounding the terminal at the DLC and the light didn't flash. I checked powers...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L fast idle VIN: 1N4DLO1D91
this nissan came to us with a fast idle speed.start vehicle tach stays at 1500 rpm.no codes are present on scanner.any info would be gratefully appreciated.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L front suspension VIN: 1N4BA41E34
hello to all!! first time posting, so here goes. customer complaint is a noise when hitting bumps coming from r/f. test drove, verified both complaint and location. replaced r/f strut mount to no avail. looking at an exploded view of the strut assy. there is ...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF63522
intermittently engine surge and lack of power when engine is warm
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L loss of KAM VIN: 4TANL42N7W
This truck resets all rediness monitors each time the key is turned off.(will not pass OBDII emission test) We have tested for keep alive memory power and have it. All other powers & grounds are OK. We are leaning toward condemning the computer. Has anyone see...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: 4TASM92N4Y
hello techs,thanks in advance for taking look at my post i have this 2000 tacoma 2.7l,distributorless ignition. customer came in with cylinder 3 misfire code,light "not" on.(stated light came on last week and went off) truck feels pretty rough at idle like mis... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 3 misfire detected)
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E2X
Getting tired of this one. Did the obvious first, visual inspection, and new OE gas cap. OK for a couple of days, then same code resets. Did the new VSV and VPS at the cannister. Next day, same code. Replaced with new cannister from dealer, which came with sen... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent solenoid problem)
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, Under heavy throttle VIN: JTDBT123X1
Engine will not accelerate under heavy throttle. It seems as if the correct amount of fuel is not being injected into the engine. Was unable to find any volume spec on fuel but pressures on the fuel pump were within psi specs. You can gradually increase the th...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
Vehicle came to me with a frozen compressor, and a full refrigerant charge. Customer states that it was taken to the local Toyota Dealer, where they gave him a quote and removed the clutch hub and pully and installed a shorter belt (I asume that the pully bear...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L CV Joint VIN: 4S2CY58V4R
This vehicle has 2 c-clips behind the mount so the mount must come off with the axle. There is a listing for an axle that just comes with the with te inner joint but no housing so you can take off the boot and clip then replace it without removing the mount. I...
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L 3-4 downshift VIN: JM1TA222XX
Most stated speed sensor or tps... Ive scoped every possible signal that would concern a shifting concern with no avail...on both the tcm and pcm...nothing is going out of sinc??? Either there is some software issue with this vehicle? 'programming' Or there is...
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1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Failed Smog Check VIN: JN1AS44D6T
Thanks for all 7 replies. I end up sending the Nissan to the state referee station, they pass the car without monitor readines test. Thank you Roobi [...]
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4N2DN1117V
Thanks everyone that helped, looks like the drivers door lock acuator is the problem, the customer had to pick up the vehicle.
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29663
sorry that it has taken so longto get back to every one that had replied and sorry that i can not tell you of an exact repair because the customer stated he did not want to go any further with diag because he was going to unload the vehicle. I did find lots ab... Trouble codes: P0546.
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L brakes VIN: JT3VN29VXM
Good Morning, The customer just came by aug. 22 06 to let me know that all is well. I bleed the porportioning valve @the rear axel and tightened the front wheel bearings. There was air in the valve. So, thank's to all who helped . G.T.
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L ignition timing VIN: JT4RN81P8M
it was a bad tps sensor that was out of range.replace a new one and problem was solve
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12F2N
ok so today i went and put another new 'dizzy'(disrtibutor) in this thing and still so sparky. i then went and contemlated a career change or possibly suicide(just kidding) later in my day i went back and re-tested the signals with my lab scope.this time the r...
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1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT4VN13GXN
This vehicle is finally fixed.Iwas able to obtain a factory manual which helped immensely.We found a shorted wire in main engine harness.We repaired the wire then found that the air flow meter and ignitor were blown.The airflow meter was the cause of the check...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JTEGF21A51
thanks all for the replies. Jahmal,Rick and James got it right the iac motor was sticking. When the vehicle started to idle up we took a long extension and tapped on the iac motor and guess what happened yep the idle started to come down. So we replaced it the...
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