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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18243
We were in middle of reflashing the computer with J2534 programer when someone triped and pulled plug in the middle of reflash. We now have no communication and no start condition. Is their any way to reestabilsh commuincation with PCM? Scanner reads NO DATA. ...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L starting VIN: 2HGEG2122R
On a rainy day, the car would not start in the morning, the engine crank but no start,(he told me after that he smells gas, mabye because it gets flooded),after they push it and put in on gear it would start.once it starts in the morning it's fine the whole da...
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1998 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L hard to shift gears VIN: JHMBB6156W
Thans in advance. Clutch is hard to shift while driving and sometimes engine must be shut off to shitf 1st gear at stops. But also the ATTS and CHECK ENGINE light is on, pulled codes an has 43-1 and 42-1, customer said lights came on at the same time when clut...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L windows, locks and dome lites VIN: 5FNRL186X3
Good afternoon everyone I have just received an 03 Odyssey from a local body shop. It came in because only the drivers window would work. After checking it over I found that the drivers switch will roll down the drivers window only and the passenger switch wil...
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L window regulator VIN: JM1NA3516M
Ok Guys, I got myself another one. This Miata has a driver side window inoperative. I found the motor had the cables all balled up around the plastic motor spool. I called the dealer and a assembly was not available. I purchased a used unit (motor and all) use...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: 1YVGF22C9W
This vehicle has a lakc of power problem. Dies on customer, Rough idle. Plugs, wires, and MAF are new. Checked for vacuum leaks and found nothing. Compression is 135 psi average across all 4 holes. timing chain looks to be tight and cam sprocket doesn't have a...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L engine VIN: 4F2YZ92135
This 1 is making me chew of my nails.this engine has a constant #5 only cylinder misfire.( power balance monitor testing on mazda/ford scan system)note not heard for first1- 2mins when cold but then is constant at every 1- 6 sec.Which you can hear misfiring th...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AA46HO1
the customer was giving this car to his son so he wanted it checked over and whatever it needed he wanted fixed. didn't find anything really wrong with the car so we decided on some preventive maintenance(related repair history below). everything went well and...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G43
Here's the deal with this car. After it sits for a while, it starts just fine, back out of the parking spot, things are going good. However, when you shift to drive, and give the car gas to take off, it misses. After that it is just fine. It may miss intermitt... Trouble codes: P0302
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D32
completted a head gasket job. have no fire on #1,#2,#3 and #4 fires normally, Have switched coils and new cmp and cnk sensors still same symtoms. Injectors are firing. Thanks for all the help. shane
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L clutch VIN: 4S3BH6861Y
Hello, I have a 2000 Suburu Lagacy Outback Limited Wagon. This car came in 12,000 miles ago (about a year) for a tranmission clutch replacement. I installed a new clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing, and slave cylinder. Installat...
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4TANL42N2V
This vehicle has a misfire/poor idle for a very short amount of time on a dead cold start, starts and runs fine afterwards. Had codes stored, but was unable to duplicate after clearing the codes, nor do the misfire monitors indicate misfiring. I looked for a c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303
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1999 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZZT231-000
Dear fellow techs, car came into the shop with a complaint of hesitation on acceleration and MIL is coming on high speed. I checked fuel pressure, spark pulgs are new (oem). the fuel filter is in the fuel tank and it's clean. Any help will be greatly apreciat... Trouble codes: P0171, P1692 (vvtl-iocv1 open malfunction)
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Electronic VIN: KM8SB82B31
THANKS TO ALL WHO'D REPLIED, IT TURNED OUT TO BE A COMPRESSOR CLUTCH COIL, DIODE, & COMPRESSOR DISK & HUB ASSEMBLY
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D83
Thanks to the 4 of you that helped out on this one. I used a bosch sensor the first time and found they don't work on these cars. Went for an O.E sensor and she is working good. would have closed this sooner but, wanted to make extra sure. Tahnks again guys, g... Trouble codes: P0160.
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNCA31A51T
THANKS FOR THE 4 QUICK REPLIES, 3 OF FOUR RECOMMENDED PCM REFLASH. I REPLY STATED A FRIEND HAD REPLACED MAF WITHOUT REFLASH & BEEN DRIVING 2 MONTH'S WITH NO ADVERSE EFFECTS. CUSTOMER PICKED UP CAR 3 DAY'S AGO. SO FAR NO COMPLAINTS. CUSTOMER ALSO SAID HE KEPT U... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow).
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19222
Hi guys , yes it's fixed ,thanks for all your time .the new original air box solved the lean broblem and new cats for cat effic code .we even ran the car with no k&n air filter(round one that was installed ) but left the tube that goes to the throttle body and... Trouble codes: P0420 (catt efficiency b1).
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BA02E4T
Looks like we have this one fixed. Thanks to all who helped. having checked and rechecked all the basics, found that the filter for MAP sensor clogged. Replace filter and test drive. Cust has had acar back now 10 days and still no light. Thanks again all. Stua... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow).
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