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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
This is a good one. "G" sensor or rough road sensor. code shows low voltage problem. After talking to customer the vehicle was hit hard in the right rear,very close to the sensor. CEL has been on since repair was done. Cancel code and it comes right back NOW! ... Trouble codes: 1392 (G sensor low voltage)
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5635V
This car came to us with the complaint that tha A/C works fine unless the car is left out in the sun all day. When the owner gets in to go home the A/C blows hot air. Of corse when we get the car the air works fine. We checked the refridgerant and found excess...
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1993 Lexus SC300 3.0L Crankshaft Dampner Bolt VIN: JT8JZ3101P
Vehicle came in because alternator had seized up. Tensioner was also no good along with the serpentine belt which was cracked into 2 seperate strips. Now the main problem is that the grooves for the belt on the vibration dampner are worn away letting the belt ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Draw VIN: JT6HF10U0X
Customer complaint is that this has been going through batteries. Found a .5 amp draw (500ma). If I remove both the dome light fuse and ecu b fuse, the draw goes away. I saw the tsb on the driver's door ecu, but none of the symptoms match. If I remove the driv...
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMITA2219W
Thanks in advance for the help. This millenia was here for engine light and poor performance. After initial repair was good for about 2 weeks. Came back with engine light on with codes p0300 and p0325. p0325 is intermittent and does not show up when problem oc... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
Hello, We need some help, please. we had this car in a week ago, the complaint was, the vehicle would surge at freeway speeds. we found the spark plug gap at .080" gab, wires old. so we sold a tune up. ( plugs, wires, fuel, pcv, air filter ) the vehicle ran gr...
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1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L TCC Lockup VIN: JM1BJ2215X
Vehicle came in with OD light flashing intermittently. I pulled codes and found a PO741 and a PO771, both of which are related to TCC not locking. I pulled the trans and had the converter rebuilt and replaced all the bushings in the pump- the rear stator bushi...
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NGSD11S1R
i've got to be missing something ran through flow chart twice still has same problem at 2000rpm cruise lt will come on and stay on until you shift or slow down cleaned grounds tryed two different sensors to no avail any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 33 (o2 signal open)
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1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44DTX
thanks in advance to all techs reading this.this vehicle had a steam clean performed on engine but this could be not related. the vehicle drove for 1 mile and shut off, wont start. we inspected for water and none at all was found. what we have is a direct shor...
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2002 Nissan sunny 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CFAN16Z
Vehicle brought in for a complaint of intermittent cut-out. When the problem occurs the car restarts again easily. Cuts out only at snap throttle. MIL light comes on & code returns soon the engine cuts-out. Any help is greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0100
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D94
Cyl 1 misfire. Posting this as an information fix. Vehicle came in w/P0301 and stalling at stops. Removed #1 plug and electrodes were shorted together. Face of plug was also mushroomed- obviously hit by something. Suspected carbon. Re-gapped and let go. Return... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire)
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1986 Subaru GL-10 1.8L air suspension VIN: JF2AN75B7G
While driving the dash light indicator for the air supension starts bliking. The switch on the dash is inoperable when this is going on. The customer says the air supension starts moving. Turn engine off, reastat and everything is fine for a short drive.
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks in advance for any help, I am wondering if the H6 has the same valve problems as the 2.5, valve adjustment and/or guide problems.AllData says about 4.5 to adjust valves on one side ,so I doen't want to go there unless it is suspect.I have not seen any ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62VXY
I am fresh out of ideas and parts on this, any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system control malfunction)
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L seal VIN: JS3TX92D42
The owner first took car to dealer they said they did not know for sure how to remove the axel, So I don`t want to screw up, so I am asking for help, How do I remove the rear axel on this Suzuki?? Thanks for reading this and any help you can give.
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1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L mil VIN: JT3AC11R7N
Hi Fellow, this car is really pull my hair out. Ok the car come in with a check engine light on. The code was # 41 mean TPS mulfuntioning. I try to adjust it first using all data spec, but I couldn't get it in spec so I replace with the oem one and put it back...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3GP10V9W
We did a NAPA timing belt on this vehicle for maintenance purposes. After we did the belt it made a whinning noise, we tried tightening it a little more thinking the tentioner spring was weak. No difference, we ordered a Toyota belt, tentioner, spring and idle...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE32K52
this one came in on the hook,cust. shut off normal and then crank but no start.check codes with lap top scan tool,has no codes however i am unable to access any data,tool doesnt support it.it has no spark or injector pulse. i am unfamiliar with these systems,i...
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1999 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Ramdom high idle VIN: JAEDJ58X3X
Thanks to all who replied, The customer was able to bring the vehicle to me when the high idle problem was in progress. I was able to pin point it to a sticking idle air control motor, like many of you suggested. I removed the IAC and cleaned it. At this tim...
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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L fuel pump noisy VIN: JHMEH9695N
Thanks for all the emails. Did what I should have done in the first place and use a Honda fuel pump. Quite as can be. Have unhappy Napa dealer with 2 fuel pumps coming back for same reason. Need to learn that dealer items are the way to go.
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L coolant fans VIN: JHMCDS63XS
Turns out that the coolant fan timer was unplugged. To start with someone had tried to wire the fans up direct, shorting (melting the insulation) the fan temp switch wire (green) to another wire which I located on the drivers side under the ignition module. Sp...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Warning Lamp On VIN: 1HGCM56373
We have a fix here, even though the inquiry was for info only. I WAS able to get codes after all, from my Snap On Solis. I entered the year model as a '02 instead of an '03, and kept all other info the same. And was able to access the blink codes and descripti...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHWF35V6X
this one is fixed, i replaced the crank sensor that was right above the starter. the crank sensor wires were bare and touching each other. i replaced the cam/tdc sensor also due to the responces of common failures. the vehicle has been gone for a week now with... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft pos), P335, P740.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT8GK13T8R
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. We replaced both the idler and tensioner pulleys, the water pump and the timing belt with factory pieces and that reduced the noise to an acceptable level. I am still not real happy, I think it is still too noisy and bel...
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Clutch Engagement VIN: JM1NA3519N
Well Techs, this vehicle has been repaired. As stated in my update, the clutch disc blew out 4 of the 6 damper springs. I replaced the disc, pressure plate, pilot bushing, throw out bearing and dressed the fywheel with a disc sander, cleaned the flywheel up ni...
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB353X2
I did receive 1 reply from phillip in california. He said the fuse that is blowing distrubutes power to rear oxygen sensor heater, data link connector, cooling fan control circuit, condensor fan relay, air bag control, DRL. We did check all of these & found no...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX55F6V
Customer not concerned about light at this time enough to warrant spending more money on finding an intermittent fault. I'm still concerned with the one post that had me looking at other area entirely?? Thanks for trying, guys! Trouble codes: P0443.
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
they were great ideas, i had tought ofa couple of them but the 4th one which was wireing was right on the money and he even pin pointed it to the location Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JNBDR07Y21
sorry for the delay - holidays :) cam sensor (phase) was the right call - the back of it was sludged up. we also changed the ivtc sensors and used a Bg Oil Purge to help with the sludge. all is good now thanks for the help Peter [...] Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit Error), P1140 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor Right), P1145 (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor Left).
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Hi and thanks to all. We advised customer about dealer tsb. I'm not sure if the light came back on or not. Thanks, David Trouble codes: P0462.
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, Under heavy throttle VIN: JTDBT123X1
The little Echo is rolling again. The fix was the maf or afm as Toyota calls it. The initial resistance test on the maf was good so I thought it must be ok. As I rechecked everything else, even after I had cleaned the maf or so I thought. Part of the sensor wi...
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