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1997 Acura CL 3.0L srs light VIN: 19UYA2251V
hello techs i have a acura 3.0 cl.car sent from body shop with srs light on 7/15/06. scanned had code 08-00 and called to replace srs unit.customer now returned and body shop replaced unit.srs light is on and when scanned has no codes. if i clear codes light s...
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L trans VIN: JHMAK74306
On accel from a stop this Honda will make a loud pop\clunk from trans. We initially thought it was a drive axle spline problem. I removed both axles and inspected the splines. All looked good. CV joints are all tight but not binding. I can duplicate problem on...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L blower speeds VIN: JHLRD7886C
the heater fan has 6 settings,1 & 2 ok,3fan stops and a/c light goes off.4 &5 are higher then normal.6 is high,ok.i havedone a votage check but not goodreadings.omhs check shows open in speed 3.have any honda techs replaced the contol head for this problem.tha...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L oil life indicator VIN: 1HGFA16856
i would like to know how to reset the oil life indicator, the car is outside the u.s.a. and the indi. itsīabout 40% now. i just did the oil change but the leves itīs still 40. what can i do?
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering VIN: JNKBY31D6V
thanks in advance for your help car came in no fluid found rack and pump leaking replaced both started up blead system and it blew out the high pressure line had line repaired at a hydrolics shop due to cost of line but it was just the hose part so dont expect...
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission VIN: JNRAR07YXX
Got this infinity/pathfinder in on hook. young lady said she went around corner and vehicle would not go but motor would rev---this is important. I took short test drive in it upon arrival and it was fine but wheels did seem to jump a bit it was in auto 4wd, w...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12553
THIS VEHICLE HAS A SEVERE HESITATION ON ACCEL,LIKE THE PUMP IS WEEK OR CONVERTER IS CLOGGED:HAVE SCOPED ALL SENSORS AND ALL HAVE CHECKED OUT WELL WITHIN SPECS.( CMP, CKP, TPS AS PER INFO FROM MITCHELL & SNAP-ON VANTAGE )INJECTORS CHECK OUT GOOD, ALL @ 15 ohms ...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8Y
Car sets a po300 missfire code but runs great, code sets after start up. Dealer has replaced the spark plugs twice because they said the plugs were loose.No customer complaints on driving, starting, stalling etc, just that the light comes on. Dealer states the... Trouble codes: P0300, ENG1N
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1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P9N
Hey Guys, I must be loosing it because this problem seems to defy my rational senses! We received this vehicle yesterday with a poor fuel economy and rough engine idle complaint. After some quick checking it seemed that #1 and #4 cylinders were not contributi...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
This car runs terrible at idle and smooths out off idle and runs great during accel! The system has no codes, but has one interesting data parameters. The o2's shows lean, but tests good. The Maf reads about .4 at idle, whether the car runs good or bad. The c...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X11
Hay guys, Tanks so much for your help in advance. this one has me stumped, the truck came in with the mil light on running fine found code p1140. all power, ground, and sig wiring good from ecm, and the ground connections are good, found sensor to be bad and r... Trouble codes: P1140
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Misfire VIN: 3N1AB51D23
Vehicle originally came in with Cyl #3 plug gap closed, complaint was misfire. Install new plugs, Check freeze frame, and fuel trims normal. Let vehicle go, came back 3 days later with Cyl #1&4 plug gaps closed. Swap coils into cyl #2, and have not had a probl... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder misfire 3), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire)
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L p1698 VIN: 4S3BH66582
I have a P1698 code that will return after clearing and the two drive cycles performed. Found misinformation in Alldata regarding voltage on circuit between the ECM & TCM (B134 pin 31 & B54 pin 2). Actual voltage is 7.4V KOER and during test drives, except dur...
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L seals VIN: JT3DJ81W1P
have resealed twice originally they did not put any lubricant in knuckle area and came back with both axles making noise, replaced both axles and filled knuckle area with 2/3 moly grease and 1 month later is back leaking bad out of back of the knuckle felt sea...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L valve adjustment VIN: 1HGEJ8146T
Well the fix for this vehicle was for us not to work on it. After the replies we recieved,we concluded that the lost motion sensors were working properly. And after quizzing the customer some more. We found out that the lower end was replaced because he blew i...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L abs light VIN: 1HGEM21932
thanks to all that replied,, i called a friend that is a tech at the local acura dealership, and asked if he would scan with honda factory tool,, he did and there was a code for r/r wheel sensor ,, replaced and now light is off,, my conclusion is to be careful...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Parking lights VIN: KMHVFZ4N7T
First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the responses! Lots of great info and suggestions. I went to the HMA site, registered as a user, and printed out the necessary schematics from the ETM. With the wiring diagrams on hand, I was able to isolate ...
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S5X
We believe this intermittent problem is fixed. Thanks to Mark [...] in Ontario--these guys know their Lexus'. We removed the throttle body, cleaned the throttl... Trouble codes: P1121.
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2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22810
The car came back with the same inversion code a week ago. the fuel trims were also inverted at -25%ltft and +25%stft. I sent him to the dealer for a reflash. Trouble codes: P1170 (02 B1S1 inversion).
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC84L0Y
I had parts issues with local dealer but the enigine base timing is good note rh cam is 1/4 of a tooth off. New oem plugs, wires cap and rotor no change, repaired 2 small vacum hoses no change. Car will idle smooth then start to run poor setting only the cam a... Trouble codes: P0325, P0326.
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1997 Nissan Maxima 3.0L engine
hi everyone thanks 4 u guys help it was a bad maf snr with no codes i replced twice but it fix the problem second time thnks again
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D3W
You guys saved me again!Pulled tranny out,super cleaned the bell housing and the block.Re-installed unit.Re-checked my grounds.Counted starter teeth,we're only dealing with the 8 tooth starter,so I tried it anyway.After clearing it a little it started ,so I sh... Trouble codes: 0802 (crank sensor malf.), P0300.
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L clutch pedal VIN: JN1AZ34D03
WHEN WE REPLACED THIS CLUTCH ALL THE PARTS USED WERE FROM NISSAN. AFTER GIVING UP ON BLEEDING I TORE OUT THE TRANNY AGAIN AND CAREFULLY INSPECTED EVERYTHING. THE CLUTCH FINGER HEIGHT LOOK FINE. BUT WHEN I GRAB THE FINGERS THEY WERE LOSE. I CHECKED TO SEE IF M...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L transfer case VIN: 4S3BG6850V
We have decided to lay this one to rest. The customer wanted us to install 2 new tires of the same brand and style as the original and we have agreed to do so. It appears it will be some time before he has the vehicle back so I will close this as fixed and u...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K82
Good morning to everyone, Thanks to all who wrote in.This was a nightmare to find.Most everyone who wrote said to change the relay.The relay was not my problem since loosing the ground to the relay stops it from working.This was explained in my opening state...
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