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1998 Acura TL 3.2L ignition lock VIN: JH4UA3645W
this acura TL came in this afternoon, customer can not remove the key. it will not go back to the lock position. the shift interlock is working fine but the key interlock is not. I found only a wiring diagram in alldata, no other diagnostics at all for this. c...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L none VIN: 2HNYD18713
the customer has complained that there is a noise that started occuring about 10k miles ago. it has gotten progressivly worse and more consistent. it occurs at about 40mph and once it starts,it will continue. we have tried to find this noise for the last 5k mi...
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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8658N
no spark new dist
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Looking for some expert trany people. I installed a new Jasper trany in this odyssey. It now has a slow and slightly harsh shift between gears, mainly from 1st-2nd at more than half throttle. It takes to long to shift, but doesn't shift into neutral. I have re...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W91
Hey you honda guys, I got a stumper. THis one was towed in. Customer said it died going don the road. Should be no big deal. Wrong. I have no communication with the scanner. Solus or Escan. Power to term 1 and 9 and ground on 4 &5 of the diagnostic connector.G...
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel system VIN: 3HGCG66542
Please HELP. We had a Honda towed in for no start. We didnt notice if the immobilzer light was flashing before or not. It had no spark. The inside of the Dist was nasty looking, replaced w/ new Dist. Now we have spark and still no spark. NOW we notice the immo...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM81794
Don't want to shoot from the hip on this one. There is obviously something common to all cylinders causing this rough idle. I have spent a lot of time looking at data, and cannot find anything out of the ordinary. This car seems to drive perfectly fine, smooth... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E03
hello fellow techs i have a 03 hyundia santa fe with some dieing issues. so far we have not had any issues with it dieing but we did find these codes on the computer p1608, p1615 and p0101. i called the dealer thay told me what they were but that was it. i am ... Trouble codes: P1608 (ecu malifunction), P1615 (ecu malifunction), P0101 (maf/vaf cir ranger/perf porblem)
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1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8JS47E9P
Car failed CA dyno smog test 3 times, first testing failed just co over .30 % max at 15mph and 25 mph testing all other reading pass. Second testing after replacement of front oxygen sensors, failed both hc and co tesing. Third testing after replacement of rea...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
po 171 stores regularly with in 4 drive cycles on hevy accel bank one fuel trim is -11-12% at idle. car hesitates bad on heavy accel it doesnt seem to be misfireing. on moderate accel it runs great. fuel pressure doesnt drop off. no ign miss stored. im confuse... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JT8BL69S31
Hello, We have this Lexus that is hard to start after sitting 30 min when hot. It will have a long crank time and then finally start. Once it starts it runs good. It seems like it's flooded. The customer even said it smells "rich" when it happens. Fuel press...
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1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1PB22S4J
drove car with fuel pressure gauge hooked up and when it bogs downs and dies fuel pressure stayed at 15 lbs , r and r map sensor and clean , we are thinking its the map sensor, very expensive from dealer , not available aftermarket or used , dose anyone have a...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D9X
This car came in today with a P1400. Alldata says to diagnose the crank sensor. Is this right? In the past this has been an EGR system code. Which system do I need to look at? "Only thing worse than NO information is BAD information". Hoping you guys can at le... Trouble codes: P1400 (aux. emission controls)
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power windows VIN: 1N4AL11E03
When you roll the passenger front window up, it goes to the top in the "auto up" mode, hits the top then goes back down two inches and stops. Several attepmts to stop it at the top are required to get it to stay in the full up position.
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2004 Scion xA 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT62474
Hi we have multiple evap codes on this car. One of my Techs who used to work at Toyota thinks there is a tsb for these codes. We cannot find it on alldata. Anybody know of an applicable tsb? Thanks Paul Trouble codes: 441 (442 -), 442 (446 -), 446
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF12K3T
Hi all, This car was in two weeks ago for a MIL and code p0305. I hooked up the vantage pro to # 5 and found a bad injector, wave form dropped off, no peak. Other injectors testd fine, good peak. I pulled the connector and had pulse from the computer. I replac... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 miss fire detected)
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAPM62N9T
Customer complaint is that there is a very long crank time hot, it is worse when it is hot outside. He brought me a fuel filter to put on it because that's what autozone said would fix it. I put the filter on since it was the original, test drove and had no pr...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Speedo VIN: JT3HJ85J1V
Car brought into shop, Speedo inop, Check engine light on; Scan computer system, P0500 Vehicle Speed Sensor Circuit Malfunction stored. Check voltages, grounds and wave-form off of VSS at rear of transfer case (3 wire connector), All tested ok, Check wire fro...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L cel VIN: 2T1CG22P6X
New used car purchase for a good customers daughter. Clean car, good shape, runs great. Keeps setting P0136. At first occasionally, then every drive cycle. Replaced rear O2. Ok for a few weeks. Came back on. Installed another rear O2. Same symptoms. Lasted a c... Trouble codes: P0136 (Rear O2 heater)
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C3Y
You start the vehicle and turn on the A/C and it works fine and cools really well. The charge is full and the head pressures are within specs. It has automatic climate control and no codes are retreived with our Genesys. There is also no lights flashing on the...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Battery VIN: JT2BK12U11
Hello all, I have this Prius that came in with the check engine light on and the main red light on in the middle display, I checked for codes and had a whole bunch, C1259-HV Regenerative malfunction, P3000 Battery control system malfunction, P3006 Batteries le...
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HYD18651H
i want to thank all of the techs that replied. after smoke checking the intake again and i did not fine any vacumm leaks. i tried fuel injector cleaning one more time with a extra strenght mixture of cleaner. bingo that worked. my fuel trims came down to about... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1), P0303 (cyl 3), P0305 (cyl 5).
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHM7264C45
Thanks for all the help folks. This one was such a pain, so we didn't go as far as some of you suggested such as checking dwell time and hooking up an occiliscope. We checked for AC ripple from the alternator and double checked grounds. The charging system che...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JMINA3539R
Hi guys, Sorry it took so long to get this one done. The darn car ran great until yesterday!!! It decided not start up and we then easily pin-pointed the fuel pump as the culprit. Previously, I tried to use the lab scope on this one, it was drawing around 4 am...
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2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Noise VIN: 1YVGF22D32
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. William from Connecticut nailed it. We put an OEM pump in and it repaired the noise problem. The aftermarket part we used sure looked like a re-boxed OEM to us, right down to the dimples in the plastic part from the mo...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AY26C6Y
we replaced the i.a.c after a week of driving the light returned we looked into it further and the replaced the computer and the vehicle has not returned. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0505.
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2005 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L A/C Recharge VIN: DFG1345TDF
Hey guys thanks for the great help! Sorry to sound stupid the Recharge worked great it's nice to recharge with the exact spec's we considered doing it the old fasion way also we are knew with mitchell so that could explain why we couldnt find spects. thanks ag...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Stall VIN: JT5VN94T6K
Well as far as I can tell this vehicle is fixed. Heres what happened. The customer had washed the engine when the vehicle died. There was signs of water in the distributor. After I started it a few times I got the famous click click. The starter had failed. I ...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1VV22E2L
hello i just wanted to say thank you for all the good advise and it helped me fix this car . the problem was the tp sensor it did pass the sweep test but the connector had one pins pushed back just enough just to break contact when the motor was loaded and the...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L ODBII drive cycle VIN: 4T1BG12K2T
Customer was away on a short driving vacation and returned with the catalyst monitor reset (all other monitors were already reset -- Cat monitor must be reset for NJ emissions) All readiness monitors are now reset, no codes and he has passed his NJ emissions... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency below threshold).
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1996 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L no data VIN: JT2DG02T6T
THANK YOU to Joe, Ron & Kyle. Vehicle has incorrect ECM #. Can't seem to locate correct one, possibly because of CA emissions. Customer will keep looking. Vehicle met waiver guidelines for inspection this year in NY.
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JT3HP10VSW
Vehicle symptoms and my initial testing leaned toward O2 sensor. I call local parts store and was sent a Bosch O2 sensor. The car ran worse than ever. Replies reminded me of some recent schooling about air fuel ratio sensors. I call Toyota and they had a hard ...
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