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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L a/c VIN: 1HGEG8658N
pressre readings as follow... low side in vaccuum, high side 200-275 psi at idle
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMRA1860T
I replaced the engine and trans in this van with units from Japan. The engine was basically a long block. Put everything together and no start. Fuel pressure spark timing all OK. Being a Japanese motor it didn't have a TDC or Crank Position sensor so I transfe...
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1998 Lexus SC400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8CH32Y5W
Vehicle came in with tps codes p0120 and p0121. Customer had problems with poor acceleration, tcs light on. Did not act up in the shop, however, from iatn research it appeared relatively certain that the tps was causing the problem intermittently. Replaced tps...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G01
it is a 2.5l, it has no throttle power, skips at idle, pops back thru the intake at idle and while depressing the throttle. Tried another MAF sensor also didnt work.Here are the readings from Genysis, TP voltage at idle is .92 and 4.6v at wot,the following rea... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF low input), P0103 (MAF high input), P0113 (iat high input), P0300 (random misfire)
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L Unknown VIN: JAHMT31RX2
Vehicle has a pronounced driveline vibration that goes away at 65 mph. We pursued many angles, flushed trans, replaced transmission mount, removed rear driveshaft and test drove with no difference, checked rear driveshaft with no problem in evidence. Checked t...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor on all time VIN: JN1CA21D8T
How are you guys? We have this Nissan with customer complaint a/c not cold. Initally ran the ac system without guages hooked up. Vent temp on high blower speed would cycle between 40 and 60 degrees about every 5 minutes and would continue to do this at idle (d...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P0420 VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
This customer purchased car with none of these problems. 1 month later both these codes popped. No drive ability issues at all. Just codes with mil light. Replaced knock sensor, figured maybe it was messing w/ timing and popping code p0420. Got rid of code p03... Trouble codes: P0420 (2-way cat/con sytem bnk 1)
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Hello to all, I don't normally work on Saturday but this car is driving me nuts. It started out as an intermittent no start. I had the car for a week and no problem, the customer takes it home and lo and behold-crank but no start- it comes back and atleast it...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L g-sensor VIN: 1N6ED27Y31
please help, all nissan techs- we installed a g sensor on this truck and have an intermittent c1113 code still troubling us. will do more testing to load all circuits. this time the lite came on while driving in stop and go traffic. customer upset of course, e...
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2004 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Ping/rattle on Accel VIN: JFIGG65534
Have the '04 Subaru that rattles lightly under accel, or load. Looked for an egr, and found none. O2 count looks good. No faults. Good milage, no excess oil consumption. Plugs look good.
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1985 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Misfire VIN: JT4RN60R3F
engine runs on 2 cylinders only. #2 and #4. Numbers 1 and 3 are dead. I swapped spark plugs, then wires but no change. I have good ignition to all 4 cylinders. Compression is good on all cylinders. My Mitchell wiring diagram shows that the injectors are fired ...
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1990 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2BG6011398
This landcruiser has a diesel engine. This is a r/h drive vehicle, so I think it was imported. There is no info on Alldata, Snap-on Modis does not include it. It is electronic controlled. It usually starts fine cold and runs well on the road. After sitting war...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4TAVN13D4R
intermittant no start / stall sets code 14 in ecm memory, igniter was replaced at another shop, i am leaning towards distributor, any suggestions Trouble codes: 14
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Prelude VTEC 2.2L abs pump VIN: JHMBB117OT
Thanks to all who offered info on this car. I was able to duplicate the problem one time after many miles of driveing it. It simply activated the abs as if it were locking up a wheel. The ABS light did come on and when I went after a code I found a code for a ...
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L srs light VIN: 1HGCG5673Y
As suggested by many,the seat belt buckle switch on pass. side is bad, so the honda dealer will fix this one. thx.
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: KMHWF25S6Y
Removed upper cover and inspected t-belt no missing teeth. Vehicle has 95k never had belt replaced its worn.. Sold customer t-belt, balance belt, crank senor. I never could get vehicle to act up for me, i believe cust. Crank sensor was not damaged upon removal...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L power steering VIN: JNKBY31D6V
thanks to all that helped ihad to blead the way dennis said 10 secs run 10 min off and then lock to lock its been gone for four days and have not heard back so asumming all is well thanks again
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission VIN: JNRAR07YXX
Dave [...] gets the cigar. Found the sun shell had a crack and was stripped. At first thought it might be transfer case problem but more and more I sensed a tranny problem. When I dropped pan there was some debri and it led to a tear down to find that the su...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L 3-o/d shift VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
HI.iATN MENBERS...JOHN,ROD,& CARMEN..I REPLACED BOTH KNOCK SENSORS & UPDATED HARNESS...O/D WORKS GREAT. EVERY ONE HAPPY ESPECIALLY USED CAR DEALER & //SMOG TECH.// iATN IS GREAT..THANK YOU, DENNIS..
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AJ6G9SE
In the help request I asked for information on how to determine if the problem was the distributor or the ECM, some of the replies said the ECM never goes bad, others said there are a lot of problems with ECM's, One replygave what I asked for, he said check f...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L dash/gauges VIN: 1N1CZ14S1E
Thanks to all that replied and to Doug from Florida for sending me the factory manual. I was able to conclude it wasn't a solder joint or brake by following the current so it might have been a microprocessor on the dash unit. I found a used one finally and its...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L head gasket VIN: 1N4RL11D72
In short, the head gasket CAN be replaced without removing the front cover. This saves a lot of time and effort. I got replies approving and disapproving the above shortcut. In my case I did not yet see any oil leakage. There was no indication as to why the h...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D33
We determined that the immobilizer was the issue. This car had been stolen some time back and had to be reprogrammed. Something had happened again and it seems to have lost it's program. Thaks for the info.
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1996 Suzuki X-90 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S1T
Hello, Most responses were to check the manifolds ports. However this vehicle did not come back for another look. The light has not come back on yet and its running fine. If it does come back I will more add more info on the problem. Thank you to all who r... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr low flow).
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L seals VIN: JT3DJ81W1P
hello well the customer has decided to take vehicle to another shop that speciallizes in these, you all gave some really great info wish i could have got into it and fixed it, did speak with other tech that did the other repairs and showed him all the replies ...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: JT2AE09V4S
sorry i didnt get back sooner.i was off for two weeks.after all the problems.i found that the wire from the fuse panel too the circuit relay was loosing voltage during crank.it was dropping from 12 v to 5 v.i checked it earlier but failed to check it during cr...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 2T1CF22P8X
I have to close this request at this time without fixing the problem. The customer has rescheduled for later this week. We will amend this post when we find the answers. Thanks to all who replied.
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEHF21A81
Almost everyone got this one right or at least a piece of it right but Lloyd [...] phrased it best with;"I don't know whether your scan tool will access this, but if it was at the dealer we would "reset" the transmission learned memory via the scan tool, then...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, Excessive cranking VIN: JTDBJ12301
The problem with the vehicle is what I call the 50 cent spring. On top of the sending unit is a vavle with a plastic line going to the canister under that valve is a spring thst closes it so that fuel or vapor is not allowed into the canister during fill-ups o... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system too lean bank 1).
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