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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L alarm/horn VIN: JHMRA1866V
Hi, This van is driving us nuts. Customer stated that about year ago the locks starting going up and down while driving (not doing that now). They decided to bring it in when the horn started making short beeps while driving. We could get it to beep by tapping...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L ignition VIN: 2HGEJ667XX
Hello honda techs. This vehicle stalled while driving and now it does not start. It cranks just fine. I checked any recalls and all it requires is replacing upgraded electrical part of the ignition switch; which I replaced it today. No difference. It still doe...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Shifter VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Customer's concern: The shifter will not shift out of park position into reverse or to drive. The customer then has to go out and rock the vehicle to and fro before the shifter can be shifted out of park position. We were able to duplicate the symptom, althou...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES25751
good day. idle prob, surge over 1300rpm. this car has no idle problem from a fresh key cycle until you move the steering wheel or touch the throttle. ps switch checks good. tps 9.3% never changes idle good or bad. iac oe new. eld now working, was inop. no vacu... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system)
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Dash VIN: JT8BH68X3X
Customer states that he had dead battery, jump started car and now has no day time or night time dash or gauge lights, checked all fuses test good replaced fuses #5 #26 #33 just to make sure still nothing was wondering if maybe there is a inline fuse someplace...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L rear suspension assy VIN: JM1NA3512L
this fuel tank had been damaged due to it riding on the PPF(support from trans to diff). There was a block of wood between the PPF and the diff carrier. When we reinstalled the tank, this block of wood was not put back in because we had clearance. Now once aga...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L 4x4 light VIN: JA4MT3IH11
Pulled a code 25 out of the system meaning 4x4 detection switch. checked switch the switch wwas open. the problem i am having is the 4x4 indicator lamp is blinking in 2wd. The 4x4 is working fine. any help would be appreciated.
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1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1HM0S3GX
This is a Stanza wagon. It will not start. Appears to be because there is no noid (fuel pres. & spark O.K.). I checked and cleaned the grounds + inspected the connectors under the hood. It has a strange way that it reads codes where it has codes until you rule...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJO1FOP
Car was towed in because not enough power to pull itself. Car will start sometimes hard to start but runs ragged, poping back thriugh the intake. Owner had replaced the plugs with the wrong ones. When we pulled them out the gaps on 4 of them where closed. Foun... Trouble codes: 12 (MAF short or open), 21 (Ign. signal)
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D5W
Got this car towed in after custemer installed salvage motor.After installation car would not start.First we checked for spark to find there was none.Changed dist.and crank sensor and still no spark.Checked injector pulse which was ok.Icalled salvage yard to g...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3W
Hi all. Hopeing for some help with this Nissan p1440 evap code. Thought it was a simple intermitent vent control valve leak but no luck. Code returns every other tank of fuel or so & smoke test at service port shows no leaks. I suspect an ittermitent leak at c... Trouble codes: P1440 (evap small leak detected)
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L no speedo / odometer VIN: JN8AR07Y1Y
Customer complain of loss of guages and speed after driving for 15 minutes or so. ! month ago replaced vss and have not had a problem till yesterday. they say happens after 15 minutes of driving
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Hew guys, Looking for a little input on this Pathfinder. It came in with a complaint of poor running when cold and ses light on. Runs fine when warm. Code is p0171 bank1 lean. Both o2s are good, reaction time of 36ms, min 0.02v, max 932v. No intake leaks that ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS5304457
i have no info on this car alldata and mitchels start at 1982 need wiring diagrams and any info to help with no noid car will fire with carb clean any and all help would be Great Thanks in advance
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K7V
Originally this car came in about 40,000 miles ago with a code P0420. We had a after market converter put on it and the code came back so we put a OE converter and it was good for 40,000 miles. Now its back and we put another OE converter on it and it passes t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst inefficiency)
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5TBBT48131
Sorry not more diag info customer leaving town very soon wanted to see if common problem before devoting too much diag time. vehicle started with miss driving when brought to shop run very badly at idle, bucks starter when cranking, when started run ok over 20... Trouble codes: 1310 (igniter 3), 1325 (igniter 6)
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Compression VIN: KMHWF35V7Y
I wish I could say I found and fixed the problem. After carefully considering the issues I determined that the intake and valve covers would require removal to determine what is going on. The customer declined and decided he would rather start his car once a d...
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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Charging VIN: KMHFU45E42
Richard and Mike, thanks for the help, especially Richard who reminded me just because it is in writing at an OE website it may not be correct, I am used to second guessing ALLDATA and MOD but who would have thought that the diagnostic info on a OEM website co...
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1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5L engine VIN: JNKNGO1D5R
Well # 4 rod was bent.. I see I am not the only one to whom this has happened.. I think the manufactures of injectors should install upper and lower 'o' rings. Thanks for the help..
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Axle seals (rear) VIN: JNRAR07Y3X
Sorry, vehicle was sold before we could preform repairs. Customer had too many problems recently and decided to trade in on new vehicle.
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1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Ino shift VIN: 4A3CF44E4R
it seem that the trans is incorrect and the costomer is not willing to spend any more money thanks for all the help
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2001 Nissan PRIMERA 2500CC No Acceleration VIN: WRP12-0002
Thanks to the 4 people that replied to my help request. Well the fix was the injectors we could ownly replace them to find the fix. Could not test the spray patten or check for leaks as the injectors run at very high pressure. At idle they are running at 870ps... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L Whole Car VIN: JT2MA70L3G
Thanks for all te help whoever which was many answered Brake Cailpers sticking give yourself's a clap on the back, but the car has only been gone for 2 days now I did mention U-Joins and Hanger Bearing to the customer but when we re-pulled it down there were b...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HJ85J6V
Hey guys, I would like to personally thank each and everyone of you who responded to my request, the overwhelming response was to look at the wiring harness near the EGR tube or the bracket behind the glove compartment and sure enough the problem was right at ... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cylinder 1), 302 (misfire [...]), 303 (misfire cylinder 3), 304 (misfire cylinder 4), 305 (misfire cylinder 5), 306 (misfire cylinder 6).
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