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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L abs light VIN: 1HGEM21932
abs light on constantly with key on and also when driving,, check with snap on solos and modus,, no codes in system, and could not clear codes,, used mitchell on demand "trouble shooting abs indicator does not go off" end conclusion bad abs controller,, replac...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Parking lights VIN: KMHVFZ4N7T
First time posting here.. working on this 96 Accent, could use input or info from any Hyundai gurus out there. Parking lights on the vehicle remain on at all times. Tried unplugging the headlight switch, no change. Pulled the parking light relay in the underho...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L alternator VIN: 1GGCS1448W
This truck came in no Charging (light on)and no charge on dash gauge. After visual found apparent fuse link melted and wire cut and connected directly to terminal. Solved this issue still no charge (cked at Alt. and bat.) per mitchell on demand cked continuity...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KNDJA72331
Kia techs, I started the car with no problem, it ran for 2 or 3 seconds and shut off...no misfire or stumble, just a clean shut off. I immediately tried to restart it and it just cranked. I went back in the shop to get my computer, came back out and tried to ...
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L shock absorbers VIN: JT6HT00W8Y
Vehicle came in customers cleaims "bouncey". I road tested, it is indeed "bouncey". The front end seems stiff and bounces on bumps. This vehicle has the variable ride height and dampening control. The height control seems to funtion, but the dampening does no...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L 3-o/d shift VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
used car dealer stated truck was driven on dyno 15 mph for 30 sec...not knowing trans operation before , would this damage u/d clutch (c3) or was trans already damaged to be able to drive 15 mph? in process of changing knock sensors & harness also checking cru...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L abs VIN: JM1TA2228X
hello mazda techs i have a millenia with the tcs light coming on and reducing power. sets code 82 for tcs/ecm line error. i followed flow chart for code 82 voltage is correct no shorts to ground. i used lab scope to moniter tcs/ecm line and no problem seen.
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L freon leak VIN: 1YVGF22C61
car came into our shop about a month ago with ac blowing hot after a complete inspection of the ac we found the system to be low of freon. we charged the ac and injected dye and instucted the customer to use the ac regulary to circulate the dye in the system a...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A42
Van was brought in with a constant misfire. Scanned PCM, no codes found. STFT approximately -5 to +3 both banks. O2 sensors are switching normally. Using Genisys, could not monitor misfires, so inspected front bank. Plugs and boots were OE, and had rust and tr...
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2003 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353X3
Codes p0507 idle air control system RPM higher than expected and p0850 park nutral input circuit and it stays on high idle. Continuity test on orange and violet/red wire to ECU from IAC is fine. 10.7 ohms on valve. Are you seeing thease valves going bad? Any o... Trouble codes: P0507, P0505
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JA4MW31R11
engine appears to run normal temperture at 175f. has any one has this problem? thank in advance for the help.
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L clutch pedal VIN: JN1AZ34D03
vehicle came in with clutch noise from throw out bearing. clutch was working fine just very noisy. my tech removed trans when he removed trans he disconnected slave cylinder. installed everything and gravity bleeed clutch. sat in car and pressed clutch pedal, ...
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1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L main bearings VIN: JT4VN13G8N
Greetings, I had another machine shop owner call that is getting his butt kicked by a Toyota 4X4 with a 3.0L V-6. He did a complete OH on the first engine. Bore new pistons, reground crank, line bored the block and it lost the main bearings in the first 150 m...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L fans VIN: 4T1BF12B2T
I have a 1996 Toyoya Avalon. The coolant fans arent working according to my schematic the cds and rdi fuses are supposed to be hot at all times but arent. The 10 amp ecu-ig fuse is good. Any suggestions?
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L cooling fans VIN: JT2BG12K7T
GOOD DAY TOYOTA TECHS. tHIS CAMARYS COOLING FANS WILL NOT COME ON SEEMS TO HAVE THE PROPER POWER AND GROUND. IF YOU REMOVE THE RELAY AND JUST SET IT BACK IN BUT NOT ALL THE WAY THE FANS COME ON. PUSH THE RELAY ALL THE WAY IN AND NOTHING. WHAT AM I MISSING? THA...
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: JT3HT05J4W
Upon a hard stop, a heavy "thud" occurs after coming to a stop or when releasing the brake and rolling forward. Not so much heard but can be felt. We have recently had a similar case with a 1998 4Runner 4X4 also but could not isolate that one either.
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compression VIN: 4T1BE32K92
Customer brought vehicle in for smoke upon cold start. Otherwise ran fine. Verified complaint and recomended valve stem seal replacement. Customer opted to have cylinder head replaced as an asy for time frame reasons . Instaled reman head and gasket set from c...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Traction Control VIN: 2HKRL1867Y
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18621
We decided to clear the code and have the customer drive it. We did not investigate the problem further. Thanks for the replies.
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
Thanks to all who helped out. Many of the answers that were given put me on the right track. I went ahead and replaced the MAF and sent to the dealer to have the ECM reprogrammed. Got the car back and it ran perfect. The thing that threw me off is I did discon... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall VIN: 4SZCK58W6Y
SORRY I HAVE NOT SEEN THE TRUCK SINCE I DID THE F.I. SERVICE ON IT SO I DONT KNOW THE OUT COME. IT WAS A LOT BETTER AFTER SERVICE AND I WILL SOME HOW LET YOU GUYS KNOW WHEN I KNOW SOMTHIG MORE.
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 452DM58Y44
We remove the intake and decarbed as suggested, and performed a motorvac on the thing. replaced sparkplugs, and scope tested the coils, swaped coils around, ect. misfire was always on the same cyls. we where heading toward pulling the injectors and having them... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0306 (misfire cyl 6).
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L ac system VIN: KNDSP13192
We never got the chance to get this van back in to repair.most replys thought that there was a problem with eather air in system or improper state of charge. We evauated, vacumed, and recharged the system with the proper amount of r134 2pounds 3 oz. I am sorr...
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1989 Mazda MX-6 DX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1YVGD31B8L
Thanks everyone for all the help. It ended up being something I had checked but over looked. The timing was spot on per the timing marks but the keyway on the dampner was worn. Repaired and now it runs like a top. Thanks for the help.
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F4YR12C0W
Idle air control valve solved the problem, thanks to all who suggested the idle air control valve.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU08102
Replaced vapor management valve that lives on the left front strut tower. Replaced and then ran the EVAP test with the WDS. This time that I ran the test with the new valve It passed the test. everything was within the parameters of the duty cycle and target... Trouble codes: P0457.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G91
hello all and thank you for your responses. sorry it took so long to close this but i had to wait 1 week for the computer. I accidently burnt the ignition fail sensor while testing this vehicle had to replace it before continuing. after relacement i ordered a... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68673
well I have delayed long enough, vehicle is not repaired as of today, but I need to close post. I did try a new downstream o2 sensor just to comfort customer and this did not make a difference. this car needs a cat and local dealer will not concede that, so it... Trouble codes: P0137, P0138.
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