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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L radio VIN: JH4KA7658P
THANKS TO ALL IN ADVANCE, NEED A RADIO CODE FOR THIS ACURA? ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE ONE OR MAYBE CAN HELP PLEASE. I AM OUT OF TOWN AWAY FROM THE SHOP JUST TRYING TO GET HOME WITH SOME SOUNDS, AND DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO GO TO AN OUT OF TOWN DEALERSHIP. WE KNOW TH...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
2001 Honda accord comes in with mil on and surging idle. DTC p0505 present iac malfunction. goin with tests from mitchell i check for vacuum leaks none present and my fuel trims are ok. disconnect iac at idle and no change in idle. mitchell says if this occurs... Trouble codes: P0505
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel guage VIN: JT8UF11E9P
fuel guage reads empty when vehicle is first started.As vehicle warms up,fuel guage come up to proper fuel level.On average takes about 15 minutes to reach correct fuel level.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil seals VIN: JT6GFLOU1X
Hello to Lexus/Toyota techs: We need to replace the cam (an maybe the crank) seals on this car. The tools we've been using are the Schley #62300A. These do not have "lips" to keep the sealing ridge from possibly folding under during installation. We wonder if ...
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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM2UF1232N
Help Mazda Techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy helping a buddy at another shop.Sorry about size of text.First complaint was mil on and was missing and surging.Well the emission maintenance lamp needed to be re-set to turn off lamp,I think that was correct, move...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA2218S
Customer complains of very intermittent stall at hot idle at stop lights. Have only been able to duplicate complaint once and I was unfortunately in heavy traffic. Was able to quickly check for spark which it had but have no way of knowing if it was in proper ...
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2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on
vehicle came in with mil lamp on, was able to retrieve trouble code 1170. while observing data stream on scaner, bank one sensor one 02 sensor voltage was changing very slow, during test drives while recording data, sensor would read 0.00 volts . 02 sensor was... Trouble codes: 1170 (o2 sensor no inversion)
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1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH46DXP
Hello in technician land. Hope someone can help me. Matter of fact I know someone can. Working on this 1993 Galant with no start, no spark. Customer replaced the distributor with no help, then brought it here. My problem is that I don't have a good wiring diag...
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L vehicle speed sensor (vss) VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
diagnose inop v.s.s. vss worked for 5 miles and quit. removed new vss and found shaft sheared off at retaining pin groove but plastic driven gear un-harmed. this is 2nd napa sensor. first napa replacement part was broken in same place when received new in box...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
this sentra came in as a no start. it ran but trans shifted badly. was taken to trans shop they thought PCM or trans module. customer picked up car and brought baqck to his dealer lot. then no start. we checked it had fuel pressure and spark but no injector pu...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ecm VIN: JMLCA3LD9Y
The MIL returned on and I retrieved the same code P1605 from "current memory". The code is a hard fault, it was cleared and it returned immediately. Rechecked the data line from the TCM to the ECM and found no problem in the wire. For the possiblilty of interm...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4N2XN11T6Y
stumped on this one. wouldn't idle at first. replaced iac. Now it will idle but the hc's are so high it blows my mind because just sitting at idle and revving it up you wouldn't think it was running as bad as it is except that you can smell the exhaust and my ... Trouble codes: 306 (misfire 6)
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hydraulic System VIN: JT4RN63R0G
This truck came in with a complaint of an occasional high, stiff pedal accompanied with reduced braking force. Could not verify this problem on test drive. Booster and check valve are working properly and retainig vacuum. I replaced the master cylinder, bled t...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L dash VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
Alright here is the problem. The cust is complaining that the odometer lights will flicker, the display unit keeps reseting back to begining of the year, and the A/C will cut on and off and the lights on the A/C will come on and off. The son drives this car an...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31F4P
All tech, this toyota avalon won't start.no injector pulse,it got spark and I can run it with carb cleanr.it seems temp related.the first time it was towed in it was very cold day.we pushed it inside and let it set while i worked on other car for an hour, it s...
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E14
Problem: Intermittently!! After cold sit for several hours engine starts with misfire occuring, MIL sets with all misfire codes. Mil stays on vehicle runs fine after arm up period. HAs just noticed on startup idles around 2000rpm cold and fluctuates up and dow... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipe mis fire), P0301 (1 mis), P0302 (2 mis), P0303 (3 Mis), P0304 (4 Mis)
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX4
The customer has not brought the vehicle back in to be ferther checked out. We fill confident the timing belt was installed one tooth off like two or three of the replies stated. I will close this out. The customer is not sure when he will be able to drop the ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor circuit performance).
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1998 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L valves VIN: 4S2CM57WDW
It appears that these engines have spring loaded gears to keep the backlash out of the system. The person who assembled the heads did not tension the spring. Set the springs correctly and all is quiet. Thanks to all who responded. Dan
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L rotors VIN: JT8JS47E7S
Thank you all for your input. We had verry little time to spend one the car this time in. we turned the rotors and shimed the master cylinder 3/32 away from the booster the customer is back on the road and will let us know if we did any good.
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G8W
Hello, and thanks to all that responded. I went through this car today and checked the rack mounting bushings, all the struts, control arm bushings, front end parts, caliper slides and pistons, rotors, and everything else from the front bumper, to the rear. I ...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: SGUGOGJOOU
well guys everyone said new airflow meter and you all were right.I guess this is a common problem with toyotas,this is my first one so thanks to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: P0171.
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L piston liners/cylinders
Thank you all for your replies , lot of interesting possibility's Came out. The Shop where i had the liners fitted had bought a load of liners from the USA, that hads originally been bought from China LMAO. and sent down here I was not the only one to be used ...
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1974 Nissan 620 Pickup 1.8L Slave Cylinder VIN: PL62036699
Thank you to all who responded to my call for help. This one appears to be fixed. Several of you nailed it.(Mike, David, Tom, Larry, Keith, Jay, Aaron, Stephen. Apon further examination it looked as though the cluch pedal sat a little high.(slightly higher tha...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L decel downshift VIN: 1N4AL11E72
Techs suggested testing tps, maf and map, making sure these are ok, checking internal problem bulletin 04-035, shift solenoids problems, going with scanner to get freeze frame of tps. Customer has not returned will update if he does and problem is found.
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65662
Thank you to all that members that have helped Daniel, Brent and Seth hit it on the nose. I had one of my tech post this because he was not looking at the whole picture. I had them read the responses and the go and look at all the data and there it was plain a... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L heater VIN: 4TAVL52N2W
Fix was to resolder melted contact only, hasn't had problem since. Suspect more to it but will let you know if it returns. Techs suggested checking ground circuit for resistance, lack of air flow from fan and debris in air inlet cabin filter plugged and such p...
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