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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JH4KA7670M
Car came into sister shop with intermed no start,rough running issue.Replaced spark plugs,fixed a couple broke vacuum lines.Started up for about 10,11 times before no start issues came back.Car was sent to us to fix being the car and cust are both problem chil...
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2000 Isuzu F FVR 7.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4G7M7C133Y
Truck runs well during the first 20 min operation, after that time when engine is at normal operating temp and when is under high load (more than 50% APP), the MIL comes on and code 0226 comes active, if I turn ignition OFF, and let truck idling code clears; b... Trouble codes: 0226 (Pump no Transfer or P/L operator)
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8BH28F4W
This is a car that came from another shop to us with a crank no start. The came into their shop for a noise. They heard no noise but replaced the timing belt for mileage and maint. reasons. After they got done with timing belt, The car started and ran for abou...
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1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L battery VIN: JT6HT00W4W
car came in with complaint of battery going dead found a .200A draw cant find anything on and every thing apears to be working properly pulled all the fuses and found when you pull the ecu-b fuse the draw drops to about .030A. i cant find the control unit any ...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no communication/esi VIN: JM3LW28G2Y
this vehicle will not communicate with esi and is not listed on apendix-j. can communicate with scan tool and moniter are set, but cannot get smog machine to communicate. took to a friends shop and his smog machine would not communicate either. any help would ...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07S6X
hello friends, this vehicle has has a new fuel cap and purge valve, has reoccuring code p1444, inspected hoses for debris in lines no troubles found, has anybody had common repairs for this code other than purge valve, do the canisters charcoal come loose and ... Trouble codes: P1444 (purge flow)
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07S7Y
got a weird one here... customer delivered vehicle to my shop yesterday, check engine light on and flashing at times (mostly at idle) complains of a slight loss of power and a rough idle. scanned codes found po300 random missfires. replaced plugs wires cap and... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
hello all nissan techs. Car came in with a few weeks ago with tranny problem. I replaced all the solenoids and cleared code. Transmission shifts perfectly now so we returned to owner. after two weeks check engine light returned with four o2 codes. datastream h... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2s1b1 air fuel metering), P0153 (o2s1b2 air fuel metering), P0140 (o2s2b1 air fuel metering), P0160 (o2s2b2 air fuel metering)
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y0S
Complaint is the MIL comes on. Code p1490 for evap vac cut by-pass valve. Went through the mitchell flow chart and problem is not found at this time. Took a gamble and replaced the valve, reset the MIL and retested the light came back on right away, same code.... Trouble codes: P1490
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Ok car is back now and sounds like timing chain makes noise on initial start up only after sitting for atleast 5 hours. the noise does not last A second and goes away. If you start later no noise, it has to sit for A long time. I was able to pull cam timing co...
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Battery VIN: 5TBDT44145
charging system is at 14.5 volts no extra acce, Dealer tested all system cant find nothing .4 batteries have been replace do to excessive drain. can find nothing when tested battery last three days if truck is sitting, I tasted for voltage draw no excessive ,c...
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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L automatic door locks VIN: JH4KA766XP
thanks to all who updated me on the door locks on the acura. no automatic locks. thats what we get for assuming. thanks a bunch.
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1992 Infiniti G20 2.0L Starting VIN: JNKCP01P9N
Well this one is finally fixed . It turn out it had two problems, the clutch interlock relay took care of no power at the ignition wire at starter and it also had a bad starter motor. I finally got it to mess up in the shop. Thanks Mike P
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13122
First thank you to Roberto,Jeremy & Jeffrey!You guys were all dead right! The problem was a restricted vent filter.My slop-key 5 missimformation system discribes this code as a electr- ical circut malfunction when it was a system performance problem!#?!I was r... Trouble codes: P0446.
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1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8JZ31C6N
Hello Sportsfans, The vehicle died on my lift and would not run which is a good thing. If I jumped the B+ and FP at the check connector under the hood the vehicle would run. I went to the Fuel Pump ECU which is located behind the interior panel under the dri...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31A5P
A big Thank You to Ferdinand, Eddie & David for their excellent help and advice. This vehicle was a (no fix) the most puzzling part to me and the senior deliverability Tech. At the Nissan Dealer was equally puzzled, was that leaving the ignition switch on unti...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6DD-26S8
The blown fuse was the problem. Customer reports no recurring issue. Yes, still no idea why that fuse blew. Defective? On the initial testing, I had focussed on high tech diagnostics, and missed the basics: I had checked the wrong fuse, and didn't check ALL of...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine? VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
This vehicle runs great, no noise. (I can hear piston slap, barely.) The noise was the intake cam sprocket, a variable cam timing device. As there were no parts available today, owner wanted her car back, and I wanted to cycle the solenoid to check the sprocke...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Clutch VIN: JT3HP10V7V
Thanks to all that replied, on our first and last Rav 4 clutch job we ended up pulling the engine and trans as a assembly. Lots more work than the 13.5 hours ALLDATA calls for. The more you do the lees time it would take I'm sure but next time will sublet to t...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K0W
I want to start off by saying that IATN is the best. I got a lot of replies and all were good suggestions but Roy from Virginia hit it right on the head. I started off by scoping the ignition and could see no problems with the coils. I had already ruled out th...
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