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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Stall VIN: JH4DA9352M
Hello, This Car stalls coming To A stop,I searched archives and found same problems. The timing belt on this car was wiped We changed it thinking valve timing was off And pcm was trying to compensate.Not the case on This one sounded to easy, Coolant is full....
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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L automatic door locks VIN: JH4KA766XP
the acura doors will not lock after starting the car, selecting drive or reverse or even after driving a few blocks. my understanding is these cars are suppose to lock the doors automatically at some point. the doors will lock with the key or by pressing the l...
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1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4229L
the car runs good just can not fix code 13. the only thing that i can find is to rplace with known good ECU, need help. Trouble codes: 13 (A problem in the Atmspheric pressure sensor)
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2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A9Y
Please advise. Vehicle has PO1320 code. In the past I have corrected many Nissan/infiniti models with this code by replacing all coil packs. I have found this measure necessary to take care of the problem. I'm a little hesitant to sell my customer 8 coil packs... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition fault)
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2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Door Latch VIN: 1YVGF22F72
Right front door will not open on this 626. This reminds me of the early 1990's Honda doors that would not open -- had to destroy the latch to release/open the door, after removing the door panel in the closed position, then replace the latch. When pulling on ...
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2003 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L interior lights VIN: 4F4ZR47E73
truck came in with hard start in morning tested battery fail replace with new customer came back aprox 1 week later saying that interior lights are blinking very fast i check voltage at battery was 15.2 at 1500 rpm replace alternator with napa reman retested s...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN1CA21D4V
Thanks in advance. this car has a intermittantno start. looked at car and could not duplicate problem. test starter and had high amp draw and looked in fix database and came up with inhibitor switch. Replaced both and thought all was well but customer called a...
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2001 Nissan PRIMERA 2500CC No Acceleration VIN: WRP12-0002
Vehicle came in with a no acceleration and engine check light on. Pulled codes and found a PO172 System too rich bank 1. We have checked the mass airflow sensor, the bank 1 o2 sensor, checked the exhaust for leaks and have check the o2 sensor wiring back to t... Trouble codes: P0172
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
check engine light on. runs rough when first cold start. slight hesitation. p0171 and p0174. o2 sensors seem to be working properly slightly low from lean condition. no apperant vacuum leaks. fuel trim is +115 short term both banks and +125 long term both bank... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system too lean bank 2)
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6DD-26S8
THOUGHT this one would be easy; but no luck yet. Towed In, Cranks, But No Start; Vehicle In Very Good Condition, & Looks Well Maintained; Check Over: Nothing Obvous; Scan For Codes With SnapOn Modis: NO Codes Stored; Check Live Data While Cranking:Injecto...
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2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L daytime lights VIN: 1N6BA07B66
customer has just purchased this vehicle from the states and it requires daytime running lights for canada. local dealer tells him that it can't be done. anyone out there got any idea if this is a issue or not
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1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L Whole Car VIN: JT2MA70L3G
Ok here is a good one customer brings her car to the shop saying it feels like it's coming apart "sometimes". I road tested it nothing a little vibration between 45-50 mph. Get it in the air found a little play in lower ball joint nothing major, called her up ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W7S
I have a 1995 4Runner here. #6 spark plug has a crack in it. This is the third time this has happend in 8 months. Each time it is the #6 spark plug. The crack is on the insulator on the center electrode every time we think it may be because that cylinder might...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Clutch VIN: JT3HP10V7V
Hello Toyota techs, I have a simple question. Do you have to remove the transmission and engine as one to replace the clutch on one of these or is there a way to replace the the clutch the traditional way by just removing he transmission. Thanks, Gary Hanawal...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Cam gear VIN: 2T1CF28P5X
I have not been able to get the Cam gear off this car. Have tried installing longer bolts in the head to lock to keep it from turning and used a good 1/2 drive air wrench with 175 lbs. pressure. All it did was bend the bolts. Have checked with Snap On for a to...
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L power slide door
Hello everyone, I am new to this site and a rookie in Auto Repair world. A car came in with dual power slide door problems. The left slide door works intermittenlly and the right side totally dead. I pulled code 1-4 manually which pointing to power to ECU are...
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Radio VIN: KLAVA6922Y
Thanks tech's. The code 3718 submitted by Jose worked. Everything is great. Thanks 'all' for the help. Sincerely, Pat
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1997 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6154V
Still have original problem. All available flow charts say car should be running, but it's not. Car may have short killing ICM's but it's not showing up. I'll post fix if I ever find it. Chris
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1998 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVD14N3W
I am going to have to close this without a fix, altough the car is still here. I had 5 replies, two of which suggested either a ground problem at the computer or a bad connection at the fuse box, both of which I checked to no avail. I can jump the fuel pump re...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EPO
thank you all for your replies... I sent out cluster to Mikada in california.. they repaired the lighting power supplies.. reinstalled and all is well... Once again I thank you all for your help Mark.
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ3OC7S
Thank you for all the help. We conclude that their is a problem to where the knock sensors are picking up knock(or some other noise) on accel. Unfortunetly, we had to return the car to the customer, & hope to get it back in the future.
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BF28GXY
Tried the sunroof to no avail. Already had checked the cylinder switch. Thanks for everyone's help on this.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Well this ones down the road. A dozen responses are greatly appreciated. Seems there is mixed opinions on whether its best to remove the engine and trans together or just the trans. More on the later so thats the way I went. Time consuming job but not too bad ...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: JB3AM44H4R
The customer took back his car. It has been one year since he bought the car till now. The car still only sparks on 2 cyls. But the good news is that one of the replies is from a man that repairs ecm and tcm on imports. He can tell you if you have the correct ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Customer had installed a K&N intake system. In the kit it came with an adapter for the MAF sensor. Customer had installed the sensor backwards. The sensor didn't have any arrow for airflow direction on the outside. From the outside, the sensor looks like it's ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected).
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain tensioner VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Thanks to all those that responded to this post. I pulled off the front cover to find that the chain jumped. Unfortunately you cannot see the cam sprockets without cover removal and I did not want to take a chance. Luckily I checked! I realigned the chain and ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A01
Thanks guys for the heads up on the maxima. MAF!! According to the snap on scanner readings from the MAF indicated that it was working great. But with everyone saying the same thing I decided to change it(and Nissan charged me only 89 bucks) Now the car runs f... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Engine
Ok, Ok...thanks techs...I thought this was a non-interference engine but its been awhile since I worked on a subaru of this vintage...so I thought I'd throw it out there. Turns out it had a nasty spun/seized idler at the water pump. I had one dissenter who tol...
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1990 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L rpm sesnor VIN: JT2ST87N4L
FINALLY! I got the new rpm sensor and installed it and whammo! it works now, thanks for the replies guys, I did check ac wiring for any problems, none found. The rpm sensor did fix this problem, just had to talk to the right parts guy to get the part I needed.
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L radio VIN: 4T1BF18B8W
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESONDED,Each of you helped me out, hope i can return the favor, when i removed the radio, it started to work, funny part is before that, i tapped on it pretty hard seveal times and could not get it to start working, i cleaned the connecti...
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
The 'FIX' was to replace the ECM. We viewed the firing patterns of all the fuel injectors. The signal on #6, the rich cylinder, was very dirty and at times the 'open' time changed dramatically. The signals for #2 and #4 showed some hash, the signals for 1,3,an... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire cyl 6).
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT3HT05J6X
Thanks to all who replied. I received 2 replies pointing to excessive spark plug resistance causing coil failure. Also received suggestion that the injector connections can corrode. We changed the plugs with our 2nd coil replacement, then the vehicle returned ...
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