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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L front differential VIN: JHLDD18791
This Honda makes a vibration that can be heard and felt whenever the steering wheel is turned all the way. It's like it's not supposed to be in 4 wheel drive on pavement. Sounds like a pinion gear worn and hitting on top of ring gear before engaging but not th...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58X62
Hello, This vehicle has been a problem child for this customer for awhile. After many trips to the dealer and a lot of money they decided to bring it to me. The check engine light and transmission light are on, the TOD light comes on from time to time and th... Trouble codes: P1870 (Unknown), P1295 (Fail safe mode), P1125 (Limit performance fail safe), P1515 (TPS actual vs. command)
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB6230X
Hello to all again. I am blessed (lol) with this Kia Sportage in my shop. It has a check engine light on with #3 & 4 misfire codes. Now the customer replaced the ignition wires and plugs. They also replaced the fuel pump and filter. I get a fall on your face c...
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BC1412W
This 1.5 is just not what it should be. It seems to be rather inconsistent in the way it performs. Sometimes you'll press the gas and get half way decent power but it seems to surge in the acceleration process. Other times you just don't have much power to acc...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AL54F5W
We took on this project knowing it would be a challenge. Now we need some extra help. The car came in with a bad engine. The customer supplied the replacement engine ( our first mistake). The engine supplied is a different year but we don't know what year. The...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L ABS Module ?? VIN: JA4MW31R11
I have a 2001 Mits Montero Sport and when you drive it and depress the brake pedal and reliese it ismakes a squalk type noise. Has any one else had this problem ?? Noise happens intermittant but I can get it to make the noise when sitting still and depressing ...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L heating /ac VIN: BKJHIUTRE7
truck came in for broken hoses then i checked heat after repairs was done i got luke warm heat, the upper radiator hose and top the radiator is hot the lower radiator hose and bottom is cold left car idling then drove car and still no change
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L shifter VIN: JN1CA31D81
Thank you for reading this.This is my wifes car and it is in my driveway at home. Engine starts, press on brake pedal, the shift lock solenoid clicks but it will not shift out of park. Should i dissassemble the center console and disconect the Key Interlock c...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, extended crank VIN: 3N1CB51D54
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and misfire. we scanned with snap on and came up with po301 cylinder 1 misfire. Replaced coil, saw some marks on it. Vehicle initially test drove ok. Let sit overnight. Upon start up vehicle has extended crank and stu... Trouble codes: P0301
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1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L 4wd inop 4wd checker burned VIN: JF2AM528RF
Subaru gu ru's, we are fighting with an old dog that won't die. This US mail vehicle was brought in for smoke comming out from under the dash and the 4wd not working and windows inop. Found fuse 10 burned, that cured the windows. We could smell something burne...
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1983 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L valve train VIN: JT3FJ60G9D
Not getting enough oil to 4 rocker arms. Cylinder number 1,3and 5. Rocker shaft is dry oil passage is clear the oil holes are lined up we have worn push rods.Blown air thru the passages and air is only blown through the holes with the rockers at a 70 degree an...
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E3N
Car came in stalling on deceleration when hot, but always starts right back up. Capacitor in distributor had been hot and insulation was melted. Replaced distributor with new Doorman brand. Car did fine for a couple of weeks and then came back with same proble...
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1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L pulsating idle speed VIN: 4T15K11E4R
Hi Guys, This posting is a bit premature since I haven't been able to to testing on this vehicle but have only seen the problem once. My customer tells me that after an extended drive at high speed, the engine idle will pulsate up and down in rhythem. I did ...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NXBA02E27
Hi everyone This car has me stumped. It has an intermitant misfire, worse when first started cold. Sometimes it will not act up at all and is hardly noticeable when fully warmed up. It feels like an ignition miss but has all new ignition parts, NGK wires and ...
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HT05J7W
hi everybody. i've got this toyota that keeps setting lean codes. tried replacing the mass air flow sensors because they seem to be reading low. can't find a vacuum leak. fuel pressure seems a little low at idle but it does step up higher rpms. fuel trims are ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHT05JX1
Hello all, Here is the problem with this one. Let me first give a little backround. The timing belt was replaced about 1200 miles ago, I don't know if this means anything but I felt I should let you know this. It has been running fine since then until a couple...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L air bag system VIN: JH4DC53043
first of all i would like to thank those who took the time to read my help request and submit an answer. secondly kudos to identifix for printing all the tsb's directly from the manufacturers book without editing. i did take the car to the local honda dealer t...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L heater VIN: KMHDM45D41
HI guys Sorry I did not get back sooner .The car was taken by the customer and he sid he is going to live with it .He insist that this problem just happened over night.I went to the shop i posted this for and loooked at everything everyone suggested.But I did ...
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1992 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C5N
This vehicle was a very stressful learning experience, but the various repairs I will describe combined to eliminate the original symptoms. Spark plugs, coolant temp sensor, O2 sensors all were replaced, either before or after my original post. In addition, al...
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Timing off VIN: 1N6SD16S7P
Hello all, Successfully set timing in this truck. Tim from Wisconsin had the fix, to enter 'bypass' mode for setting basic ignition timing, first run EEC test III, IV or VI which is acomplished by rotating a screw on the side of the ECM, not through a scan t...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L noise VIN: JN1CA3109Y
Hello everyone, Well I found the starter causing the noise, I guess I got hung up on the egr valve because I never heard a starter make that kind of loud vibration noise, being that the starter and egr valve are really close to each other, it seems the vibra...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: JN1CBJ1D81
Thanks to Aaron & Chuck, this one is fixed. It seems that although there was no recall for this vehicle year,(newer models had the recall),the pcm did have a problem and was warrantied by the local nissan dealer due to the low mileage & federal emmissions warr...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Well Lance from Arizona was right. I added a ground wire from the steering support to the body, cleared the codes and so far we haven't seen the light yet. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: C1135 (unknown trouble code description), U1000 (ECM cannot communicate to other control units), U1001 (ECM cannot communicate for more than the specific time).
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2002 Nissan FRONTIER 2.4L consuming parts VIN: 3N63CD1359
thanks for your intenntion to help...i beleive the problem is in Alternator...SPIKE Voltajes...we review the diode pattern but nothing abnormal was found...but...can be intermiteenttly..i will post if anything happens,,,thanks aga.
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2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Unkown VIN: 4S3BH80694
Thank you to all of you who took the time out of your days to respond to my post. I know how precious a few minutes can be! Just to clarify a few things, the parts were all new not turned in the shop, and the wheels were torqued by hand. The fix as many of you...
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L dead spot VIN: JT4RN36S1L
Sorry for the delay. The answer was the tps. What I found odd was I did not see a problem of any kind when the tps was scoped, but the vehicle is done. Thanks much to all Jim
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT4RN93P9N
thanks to iATN this truck is fixed it was the O2 sensor as many said and to diagnos all I had to do was unplug the old sensor and road test the truck there was no lean out or bucking so I replaced the sensor and let the truck cool down on the next road test it...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L valve train noise VIN: JT4RN81P0N
I pulled the rocker shafts off this truck and secured the head bolts with some spacers to kind of hold it in place while I examined the situation - the rockers themselves are ok but the valve adjusters were pitted and worn - I called the rebuilder since it is ...
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1999 Toyota townace 2200CC No Start VIN: CR42-00044
hi fellow techs, i want to tank all of you who took time out to reply to me .I had to replace the injection pump and that solved the problem ,i hope this fix is of help to others in the near future.
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