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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L shifter VIN: JHLRD1857V
i can n't shift the car out of the park unless i stick a key in to the emergancy shifting slide, customer was at an other shop and they changed the 15 amp fuse for brakes, horn & shifter and car was fine for few days ( some time few hours ), we checked the dra...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L torque converter clutch circuit VIN: 2HKRL1868X
po740 torque converter clutch circuit malfunction. where is the lock-up control solenoid assembly located? .5 is clock time for replacement, is it in the a/t or external?
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Steering wheel shake VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Customer states that the steering wheel will shake while hitting bump or dip in the road. Feels like the wheels shutter when problem occurs. We have checked the Front end parts and service bulletins. We suspect the problem is the rack and pinion. Has anyone el...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y3X
we have this 1999 nissan pathfinder which was brought in from a used car dealer. this pathfinder came to our shop for a mil light we pulled the codes to find a po300 code (random misfire) no other codes are present. this vehicle has no skip and and runs like a... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1BBS1DXY
This car will start cold with a low idle and then shortly stall, as it warms up it will begine to idle fine but will stall at slight throttle opening, when it is at temp it will idle and as you open the throttle it has a major hesitation and lean misfire. at f...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
i have a nissan maxima 2000 3lt if car sits over night it starts fine shut off 3 or 4 times it wont start when turning over check cam crank 2 off them i have one spark on all plugs only wait 6 to 8 hours & starts fine a hand in this on would greatly be good no...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine? VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Rattling noise, When driving or in nuetral while teasing the throttle at 1500-2000 RPM. Hard to hear at times, then gets fairly loud. I can hear a little noise behind harmonic balancer; balancer looks good, rings clearly when struck. I have removed the serpent...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Hi guys. I've got a very interresting problem with this car. It was a wrecked car that was rolled over. It came to us for a no start problem. I do not know if it had ever been run since the wreck or not. The theft light goes out when you turn the key on and ot...
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1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G3L
This truck came in for low power and MIL on. Pulled code 52 Knock sensor signal. Main harness checked Ok. I know that the sub harness is a common cause for this concern, so I replaced both the harness and knock sensor. I adjusted the timing, road tested, MIL s... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor circuit)
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L A/T oil temp. light VIN: JT3VN39WXS
Hi, as always - thank you in advance for any information you might have, I love being a member of this network; I'm afraid I'll also have to say I'm sorry for the generality of this message. After she spends 30-40 minutes on the highway her A/T oil temperature...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K0W
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this 98 camry (belongs to bosses kid). This thing acts like it's starving for fuel but fuel pressure is ok. I am going to bring in a scope and check secondary waveform, crank sensor, etc. tomorrow but was hoping somebody ...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
freeze frame data shows the mil comes on at idle speed car which confuses me because the egr is not working at idle Trouble codes: 401 (insufficent egr flow)
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1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C1X
thanks in advanced - the front o2 or air/fuel sensors - are they supposed to switch like a normal o2 the only variance was from .65 - .64 i have cleaned the air flow sensor & checked for vacuum leaks. is there any test that can be done to it, before replacing ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Noise VIN: 5TBBT4411Y
Hello all, I have a Toyaota truck I'm having some trouble diagnosing. Originally the vehicle came in with a customer complaint of ticking noise from the engine. We found both exhaust manifolds cracked near the flanges that mount to the heads. Both manifolds we...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L pre-igintion VIN: 2T1BR12E41
Thanks in advance. This vehicle came in with a oil consumption concern. The archives were fairly clear and too the point on ring problems. The rings and valve stem seals were replaced, along with timing chain for safe measure. I surfaced the head with very lit...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E23
Thanks in advance for any help , car has been in 3 times for check engnine light, code p0440, evaporation code. we checked the system & found no problems. We thought it may have been loose fuel cap but it has happened 2 more times. It takes several weeks befor... Trouble codes: P0440 (evaporative emmision control error)
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1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L hard downshift VIN: KMHJF24M6V
Thanks to Jeffery [...] for bringing up Hyundai's website and tech support, www.hmaservice.com It showed the TSB for wiring problem. get to that in a second. see below for shortcut to how I tested it. It was 2 broken wires from the gear selector switch to the...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B01
Sorry for the delay but I was waiting for the car to return to trysome of these ideas on it. seems like everyone had about the same idea of the MAF being bad. also the O2 may not be programed right, and the timing could be off.. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system to lean bank 1).
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D52
thanks for all responses to reply to some this car didnot have a maf,flex pipe not leaking,used a bosch o2 with same pn as original,no exhaust manifold cracks,fuel pressure ok we did find a voltage drop at battery ground cable which we repaired customer picked... Trouble codes: P0133.
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W41
Had customer return vehicle to shop for another attempt to repair.Customer is putting unit up for sale andjust wanted check eng. lamp turned off,still couldn,t get scanner to communicate.Checked serial and data,ground,bat. power at DLC;all good?Scanner works o... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0174, P0175.
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the replies. After becoming totally frustrated with this vehicle, removed the PCM and disassembled, finding burnt circuit board. Customer insisted on sending PCM out to be rebuilt. Re-installed PCM after returned by customer, vehicle ran fine and wa...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T9P
Everything led to the engine computer, but did not have the intestinal fortitude to make the call. I sent vehicle to local Toyota/Lexus specialist. They had a known good component and verified BAD COMPUTER. I lost the sale but feel good about it. Customer is f...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
Thank you very much for replying. You all were great in give me the reset procedure. Once the radio is locked (after entering the incorrect code 3 times) the display says OFF. While the radio is locked you can not enter anymore codes. Before it is locked the...
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1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN1HM0S3GX
I got three replies. Barry said to verify that the 12 volt supply from the main relay was also 12 volts at the computer (it was). Joe said he felt it was the computer (it was). I first tried a used distributor even though my gut told me computer. I did this be...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L booster VIN: JTEHP21A80
still investigating this one.all the basics checked out.customer now stating brake assist not operating first time out.thanks to all who replied but this one's getting reported to the distributor.warranty support is a wonderful thing... will post again when fu...
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