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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1HGCM66513
I replaced the timing belt on this car and I never opened the P/S system. I did let some fluid pour out of the resivior. I refilled it and bled it by starting the car and turning the wheel all the way one way and then turning off the car and letting it sit fo...
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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Charging VIN: KMHFU45E42
Car originally came in because all dashboard lights were illuminated, alternator was charging at 18 volts, so we replaced alternator. now everything else is operating ok (as far as I can tell) except battery bulb check is very intermittent, and alternator not ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W41
Vehicle came to our shop,customer stated that it needed 02 sensors but didn't know which one.Scan test showed codes for both pre 02 sensors;lean and rich.Had problems with scanner;no communicatin.Several attempts changing settings finally retrieved codes.02's ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72312
I have a repeat P0440, what I would like to know is how the evap system works on this Kia sportage and if there are any comment problems with the evap system or what would cause a P0440 code.,replaced CCV, check out for broken lines and gas cap ( factory origi... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap)
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1988 Mazda 929 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JM1HC2219J
The vehicle came in on a tow dolly with the drive line installed. The engine did not run and was partially disassembled. The car had not run in over two years. Customer wanted it to run. The timing belt was damaged and the transmission was damaged due to towin...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31A5P
1993 Mazda MX-6 4 cylinder 2.0L Cold Start Problem Engine is very hard to start cold. Very difficult to start and dies immediately. Will not accelerate at all when problem occurs One curious thing, KOEO the cooling fan comes on When engine is stone cold. leave...
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L air bag light VIN: JM1NA351XP
This car came in for checking air bag light flashing. It is flashing 10 times sequence, but I do not know what it means. How do I correct it? Car has no driveablity problem. All fuses are good. Thanks in advanced. Charles.
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L ABS Accumulator? VIN: JA4MW31R31
This Montero makes a series of squeaking noises that comes from the ABS accumulator under the hood. There is a service bulletin that addresses this problem, but the bulletin says to change the accumulator only if there is NOT a pink paint makr on the accumulat...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HJ85J6V
How are you guys doing? First of all I am not a Toyota mechanic, and any type of help will be appreciated from all of you. The problem with this Toyota Landcruiser started all of the sudden with no warning signs. It has a misfire on all cylinders but # 5 and #... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cylinder 1), 302 (misfire cylinder2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3), 304 (misfire cylinder 4), 305 (misfire cylinder 5), 306 (misfire cylinder 6)
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1W
I have tested the heater circuit and the operation all looks well the light will stay off but she says it will come back on whenever any suggestions ? I suspect wiring Trouble codes: P1135
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Pads VIN: JT3GN86R7Y
The grinding and shaking are gone! But the truck requires high pedal pressure and just does not stop well. The pedal feels good, but is too hard. Toyota provides guidelines for the power brake booster; it seems to behave as predicted. I feel that either the po...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Parking Pawl VIN: 1NXBR12E51
I've got a problem with this Corolla's parking pawl not engaging. The car came in with a drivers side axle dislodged from the transaxle. The customer stated he replaced the axle himself because of a noise in that area. I pulled the axle out of the vehicle and ...
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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA4666K
the no start was a cranks and won't start,after checking the code 4,which is a crank signal,i connected spark tester and noid [...] to engine,the car had both and still a no start,i then sprayed carb and choke spray into the intake on crank and the car would r... Trouble codes: 4 (crank angle sensor).
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2000 Infiniti Q45 Anniversary Edition 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A9Y
Thanks for all the great support on this problem. After reading your replies, I provided the customer with an estimate for replacing all the coils. He compared that to an estimate from the local dealer which was lower. I'll be straight; after being in this bus... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition fault).
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L and light on VIN: JNKCA31A01
thank you for your advise. i use a lab scope and you were right i could seem a differnce in the pattern. i replace the rear speed sensor and lights are off after test drive.
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SZCK58W5X
thanks to all egr code was simple ive seen it 100 times ports were clogged. the 1640 was my concern i did not have any circuit descriptions or wiring diagrams that showed what was controlled by this quad. turns out that iac motor was sticking. all was caused b... Trouble codes: P1640, P0401.
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L valve timing VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Cylinder leak test found leaks at head gasket, intake and exhaust valves,and rings.My students and I improvised a leak tester this morning.The owner wants to donate the vehical to the program for training purposes. WOW !!! Thanks for all of the help gentlemen.
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM3LW28GX1
Thanks to Chris [...] and Kenneth for their response.The problem is a design flaw,the injectors cleans the top of your valve with the fuel as the car works but with the imrc system the injector is just cleaning one of the two valves, the other one never gets cle...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
removed maf sensor and cleaned. all short terms and long term trims came down to normal Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system too lean bank 2).
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L power slide door
Sorry for this late response. I finally got TSB B0035-00 and follow a procedure to re-initialize the ECU but nothing change, ALLDATA suggest to replace ECU. I already manually read code 1-4 which pointing to ECU power area but a customer prefer to take the car...
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