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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs light on VIN: JH4KA9647V
Hello fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your time. I have an Acura with abs light comes on after about 40 seconds of the pump running and trying to purge air or build pressure. The code im getting now is code 1 which in alldata has a very simple flowchart th...
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2006 Acura RL 3.5L Instruments VIN: TH4KB16566
Information center is displaying "Service needed B12". The Owner's manual say this is for some required maintenance, tire rotation, air filter, inspections and the like. It suggested the vehicle should be taken to the dealer to have the work done because the k...
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB624XW
Vehicle was towed in. Vehicle cranks has no injector pulse. Has spark for about 5 sec. if you stop cranking and then start again no spark if you turn off the key and start again you have spark for 5 sec. I repaled the CKP and TDC sensor. I installed a used dis...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A7Y
Has a Current P1605 Trans Diagnostic Communication Line. This is a single Brown and White wire from pin 15 at the TCM to pin 60 at the PCM. This wire has 12v with Key on Engine off and 13.5 with Engine running. I clipped the existing wire and bypassed it with ... Trouble codes: P1605 (AT Diagnostic Communication Line)
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2002 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRD09Y72W
truck returns with the same code but system appears to work ok whe in the shop. Trouble codes: 1130 (swirl control valve control)
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No SES light? VIN: 4S2CY58Z9M
Truck came in with an emission failure and has a brand new Catalytic converter (failed all three gases). The problem is that there is no SES light to be found and the GM style ALDL connector is also AWOL. According to Mitchell and ALLDATA it can have three dif...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1NB3535X
This Miata came in running vary rich at idle, check with snapon scanner, injs on 8.8 mil sec.Check all Pids, with in range but cal load % was at 78.28%. If car sets about 30 min it will run ok INJ 2.2 mil sec cal load 22%, till it is reved up, then cal load wi...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, VERY LOW POWER VIN: JA4MT41R5X
Hello Group, This Montero is very low on power when accellerating and idle is rough. Tune up parts have been replaced, no codes, long and short term trim +/- 5%, MAF output good and has been serviced, no vacuum leaks with smoke tester, fuel pressure at 35 psi,...
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1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1521425BS2
I have a 93 Altima 2.4. The car is hard to start at times. While engine is cold it runs fine. When it reaches operating tempature it stalls and is hard to start again. If the throttle is applied lightly the engine will rev but anything more than 1/4 throttle t...
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1996 Nissan 240SX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AS44D4T
I have checked both valves( purge control and vent control) both valves operate properly. I have checked for power at both valves battery voltage is at both valves. I have checked the control wire from the ECM to both valves they are intact and can carry a loa... Trouble codes: P0443, P0446
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
car came in with check engine light on and complained of engine performance- code for misfire, no symptoms for 2 test drives, pulled into shop and suddenly starting misfiring, #3 cylinder was no pulse, suddenly came back on its own, did not repeat, replaced #3... Trouble codes: P1320
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED26Y81
Checked for injector pulse and spark. Always has injector pulse but loses spark. Sometimes while cranking and watching spark will come back and it will start. Try performing tests to coil and dist but when the truck acts up it only acts up for a minute or so a...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L abs mbdule VIN: JN1AZ34EX3
HELLO MY BEST GROUB,THIS 350Z CAME WITH ABS WARNING ON CHECKED WITH GENRIC SCAN TOOL (LAUNCG X431) FOUND 3 DTC C5145, C5146 AND C5156. CAN NOT FIND ANY INFO IN ALL DATA FOR THES DTCs ,I NEED DESCRIBTION FOR THES DTCs WHER TO BIGEN. THIS 350Z HAS VDC SYSTEM. AN...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Air Bag VIN: 5N1AN08W25
The vehicle in question is a rollover repair (actually 2 different vehicles made into 1 ) Bodyshop called me about the SRS light on this vehicle and I had them bring it by. I tried scanning it with genisys but could not connect to the SRS computer. It connect...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JF1SG6313H
Smoke tested entire EVAP system while activating/deactivating all solenoids. No leaks found. Gas cap is fine. Customer has returned and gas cap has not be loose. Have any of you guys had an issue like this with the Subys. Thanks Brian Trouble codes: P0456 (very small evap leak)
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2004 Toyota PRADO 3.0L MIL Lamp on
THIS VEHICLE IS A RIGHT HAND DRIVE JAPANESE DOMESTIC MARKET VEHICLE.CAR WAS TOWED IN WITH A NO START SITUATION, LOW COMPRESSION . OVERHAULED ENGINE WITH NEW SLEEVES AND PISTONS. STARTS AND IDLES WELL.START DRIVING AND AS SOON AS IT BUILDS SOME BOOST CODE P1226... Trouble codes: P1226
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL186XX
I have fixed this Honda. I received 22 replies and nearly 90 % reported that an OE converter should be used. I sold the job to the owner and he is happy. Somehow this is a widely known problem, yet I have never ran into it before. I want to thank my fellow Tec... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst below threshold).
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L just niose VIN: 1GH1548765
hey,thanks to everyone who replyed.i have changed thr oil three times under 1000 miles last time running half quart lucas and half marvels mystery iol,with no niose, after putting on another 550 miles 70 miles back and forth to work,agian thanks.
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
thanks for the help guys! i found out that i had the timing belt off by one tooth at the front cam. i'm surprised it ran as well as at did. thanks again. Trouble codes: P1346.
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC1411W
Well Iam giving up on this Mazda. I appreciate all the sugestions that I received. I believe that the previous tech had damaged the PCM before I seen the car. The fact that the scan tool was showing the battery voltage PID at 18.5,and the PCM would set an over...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine lite on VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Customer still has not returned back to continue diagnostics. We know the sensors and solenoids were operating properly. New dealer sensors installed and bench tested the solenoids. All ok. Thanks for your replies and sorry to respond soo late Trouble codes: P1140 (in/timing sol/ckt-b1 no signal to ecu), P1145 (intake timing solenoid circuit b-2).
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2004 Subaru Outback 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4SEBH815X4
My thanks to Andy & Nicholas for their help in identifing these sensors as 5 volt Air/Fuel sensors, different then 02 sensors. We swapped out the 2 front Air/Fuel sensors left to right, the fuel trim and AF sensor readings stayed with the same bank. They did n...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L camshaft timng VIN: JT3GN86R4T
Thanks for the great assistance with this problem! A couple of you were right on and you know who you are, kudos. Due to lack of maintenance, the camshaft on the left bank was galling into the cylinder head causing excessive resistance when cranking at times. ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Heating VIN: JTDBF30K52
Thanks to those who responded most were correct the core was restricted.Backflushed and temps went to 165 drivers and 160 passenger.Core is positioned horizontal and low causing stediment to form on one end of core(theory).Thanks
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