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1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5642X
Customer came with a check engine and found codes p0420, p0401 and p1457. I found a leak on the exhaust system which i fixed and also found a tsb on the egr to take out throttle body and intake and clean and drill a hole and put in a tube that comes with the e...
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1991 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Door won't open from the outside or the inside VIN: 1HGCB7544M
Hello, need help getting a honda door open. I have been able to get the door panel off and access the latch. It just won't open. I have heard about taking some measurement and then drilling a hole. If anybody has those measurements and knows where to drill it ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L am fm part of navi system VIN: 1HGCM66813
Hello Gents and Ladies, I have this '06 Accord EX V6 with a Navi system. Replaced the battery in the vehicle, and punched in the radio code found in the glove box. The Navi came on, and I was able to relearn the gps on the Navi. But, the am/fm portion doesn't...
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2001 Isuzu NPR BOX VAN 3.9L Unknown VIN: J170163060
thanks to any truck techs. one of my good customers has an isuzu npr delivery truck.i dont normally work on big trucks so i have no technical info on this. truck operates normal except when it is turned off and the driver exits the vehicle he gets shocked when...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7230Y
all the codes are history.if you clear history the code that comes back is the p1115 which is the tcm telling the ecm to turn on mil.vehicle will not run.if you keep spinning after a while it will try to run but at a very low idle with pedal at wot.let off nan... Trouble codes: P1624 (mil request), P1121 (tp sensor malfunction), P1115 (tcm to ecm request for mil), P0343 (cam position)
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L Alignment VIN: JTHFN48YX2
ok lexus and alignment gurus! this 2002 sc430 has 56k miles on it and i just installed it's 3rd set of tires. customer states that lexus installed the previous set 13k miles ago and did an alignment at the same time. the front tires were worn badly on the insi...
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1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: JM1BA1415S
the car was towed today after less than 100 miles for cranks no start. we found the timing belt jumped about a dozen teeth. we cannot find anything that could have caused the belt to jump this time or the previous time. nothing inside the cover indicates it ha...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1414V
hello everyone, need some help w/this mazda. came into the shop as a rough idle & stall espically when warm. once @ operating temp idle hunts up & down between 300-800rpm (give or take)& most of the time stays running but sometimes stalls. when vehicle is cold... Trouble codes: P0140 (o2s b1s2 rear oxygen sensor activity low), P0420 (bank 1 cat efficiency below threshold), P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4A3AJ56LXR
as per above
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L broken intake VIN: 4A3AA46G11
This vehicle was towed in, customer stated he accelerated hard to pass a vehicle, then car started to hesitate and died. When brought into shop found that the intake manifold was cracked/broken 1/4" behind throttle body mounting flange. Spoke with customer who...
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1994 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1EB31P7N
Hey guys and Gals - I have this nissan sentra that I cant figure out - #2 cylinder keeps flooding out - has good fire and good compression - cleaned intake egr runners - noid light flashes - replaced injector with aftermarket new - ran good for about 20 minute...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16SXS
This is the most consistant intermittent problem! Truck works perfectly most of the time hot,cold,wet however when driven for 15 minutes it will misfire for 1 or 2 seconds. Now this will only happen when hot, during light accel, at lower rpms. Best example is ...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, crank no start VIN: JN1CA21D2W
hi fellas,thanks in advance.this car came into the shop with an intermitten crank no start condition especially when cold or eng. rest for a while,it was scanned check no codes found ,vaccum check by smoke no leaks good fuel press.spark but weak injector signa...
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1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L Electronic VIN: JT2SV22E3J
cAR CAME IN WITH HEAT OCCASIONALLY GOING FULL COLD ON ITS OWN. wE TRIED A T'STAT AND THIS DID not help. The control system fo the heat is not always working (push button auto air system). What happens is that while driving, the air mix actuator will go full co...
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1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Drive-axles VIN: JT3AC12R9R
hello.all techs: i current have previs customer states vehicle clunk when shift from park to drive most severe clunk was from n to d i do check idle rpm was ok(94 previs ther is no idle bypass screw i can adjust),engine mount and teansmission mount check ok di...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E7R
Need Ideas from the Toyota experts out there. Have this camry that has been shop hopping and now its my turn. Car gets towed in, Original problem was towed in for no-start. Previous shop puts in re-built distributor. Towed in to my shop with the following symp...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V1V
I hope this might be a simple request guys! I retrieved a P0401 for EGR system flow insufficient. I use Shop Key (Mitchell based) for testing and while engine is operating EGR does function. The vacuum circuit is intact and has no leaks. The switching valve op... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L down shift to 1st VIN: JT3HN86R9X
replaced a solenoid for a delayed shift fron 2nd to 3rd. car left and was working great. now it is back because after driving on the eway at speeds of 70-80mph, the trans does not go back into 1st gear after a stop. if you put it in low gear.the car takes off ...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L valve stem seals VIN: JTEGH20VX2
hello all fellow toyota techs, i've done lots of valve seals on t belt motors but have never done one of the 2.0l chain motors, was wondering if ther are any short cuts to doing this job. i'm hoping i don't have to pull the oil pan and front covers off complet...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L low compression VIN: 1HGES15581
Thank you all for your help. The tensioner is 'live' on honda 1.7L engines. The mistake that I was making when initially checking the timing belt out was (not knowing the tensioner was live) that I was turnig the engine in a clockwise direction. As for the val...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66871
First of all I want to thank Davie in Cali. and Jonathan in Mass. for the Hints. This vehicle is Repaired By using the fouler all I did was replace the threads the promlem I had was WRONG O2 sensor from supplier I Guess some after market Units have a different... Trouble codes: 1167 (o2 heater circuit).
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L hard shifts MIL ON VIN: KMHWF35VXY
As stated in my update the range select switch was the cause of the TCM having no power and not powering up the TCM Relay. After replacing the switch we then had a problem with blowing a fuse for the trans. This was traced to inside the pan the wiring harness ...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L heated seats VIN: JT8BF28G2W
requires further testing.Vehicle gone from shop... ... ...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge
Thank for all the input the car seemed to run better the more it ran. I think part of the problem was the computer had to relearn the idle strategy after the lifters finished adjusting. But it still would idle fast so after not finding any vacuum leaks recheck...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
I used a low amp probe and a scope and found one coil drawing less amps, replaced the coil and car is repaired at much lower cost. Follow the 1320 thread in technical discusion forum and get info on how to do this diagnose, it is very easy as the wire to probe... Trouble codes: 1320 (ignition fault).
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TARN01PXP
couldn't duplicate problem so customer decided to replace O2 and see what happens--let ya'll know what happens after he gets back from the valley--- Trouble codes: 25 (lean exhaust).
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E5Y
closing this post without a fix.i do suspect a poor connection behind the speedo.and am co-ordinating with customer for another appointment.if and when i solve the problem i will add comments to original post.my thanks to the tech.s who offered their advice th... Trouble codes: P0500.
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Cuts out VIN: JT2BK12U42
Hey All and thanks so much for all the help. Thanks Hobbit and John and Mike so much. I didn't acutally fix this vehicle but from all replies and my added diagnostics the tsb of replacing the ecm , fuel tank and assembly, cleaning throttle bore, checking maf s... Trouble codes: P3103, P3191.
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