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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: 1HGES26791
hi guys This vehicle as an airbag lite on and besides the steering wheel air bag it has side airbags. I got out my trusty snap on scanner and hooked it up. It made the lite blink and i cant find a code anywhere. the lite flashed slowly 9 times and then at the ...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Locked Out VIN: 5J6YH285X3
I have a 2003 Honda Element 2.4 VTEC 4WD. This vehicle is a repossesion from the local bank. I have sorted through the running problems and they have ask me to try and retrieve the radio code to unlock the audio system. I have a number I believe to be the elec...
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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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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L alternator VIN: KM8SC83D61
OK guys ned some help here.Alternator is bad on this Sante Fa and for the love of me I can't see how it comes off The bottom bolt that holds the alternator on comes in from the engine side and stops on a bracket that bolts to the cv axle can't pull the bolt ou...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L signal switch VIN: KMHDN45DX2
we found what we thought was a shoted bulb at r/s frt. that worked for 3 days. back again today. replaced fuse and it hasn't blown yet
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L clutch VIN: KMHHN65FO3
I think throwout bearing is not staying in pressure plate does throw out bearing stay clipped to pressure plate if so do you put throwout bearing in pressure plate when you tighten pressure plate or do you lock it on clutch fork first
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L alt VIN: JNKCP0105T
thanks in advance for reading this and your help.I've put 4 alt's on this thing so far.they all start charing fine 14+ volts.When it gets hot it drops below 12.6 at idle.I got system voltage at termanals B,S & L.Today it droped too 11.90 vt.Had 11.9o at S &L. ...
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1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ221XX
Car came in for a intermittent misfire on a zero maintenance plan. Replaced origional plugs and plug wires. Same result. Scope testing coil input from pcm found a drop out on rh coil pack. (Has a 5v square wave pcm signal to fire coils.) Replaced coil with kno...
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1YVGF22C11
A shout out to the Mazda Guru's out there. The radiator fans on this 626 don't come on. At both the cooling fan and condensor fan relay there is power at term. 30, good wiring from pin 87 to the fans, power at relay coil term 86 but NEVER a ground signal from ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start, NO IDLE VIN: JA4MW51R42
this truck came in after another shop had the cylinder heads off. the original problem was the truck died and would not restart. the other shop put head gaskets on and the truck still would not run. i checked timing and the belt was off one tooth on the cams,s...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AE75H53
Car came in for AC not blowing cold, after hooking up machine found vehicle had no refridgerant. I re-charged and found compressor making terrible internal noises. Pressures reading low side 10PSI; High side 40PSI. Pulled compressor out and found inside was to...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Good afternoon group I have a 2000 Maxima that came in for an oil leak. After pulling the trans and replacing the rear main seal the car will not idle correctly or rev. It is extremely lean and will only rev if you give it some enrichment (ie. propane) I have ...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ping VIN: JN1DA31A53
Car pings loud and clear from 20 to 40 kmph or going up hill. Customer has tried different varieties of high test. Not surprisingly he claims that using USA high test works better, but does not solve the problem. Using Solus scan tool we see that the ignition ...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D12
first i want to thank evryone who trys to help, i have a 2002 nissan maxima se,the check engine light is on po305 cranshaft position sensor malfunction,car was running with the light on i purchesed a new sensor from a dealer and put it in, the car would not st... Trouble codes: P0305
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF635X1
Thanks to everyone for your reponse. Car overheats as you drive down the road with a/c on. No cooling system leaks. Performed cylinder block test. passed. Decided to replaced head gaskets anyway. Heads checked and resurfaced. I found a lot of pieces of head g...
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L abs VIN: JS3TD62V43
we can not clear codes from abs.we had a code 22 rf sensor and changed it.tried to clear code but could not.test drove and a code 21 and 22 came in,tried to clear and test drove now have a 21,22,and 25 any ideas ??? mitchel says we can clear manually but can't...
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT4RN50R4G
Hello everyone, I am having quit a time with this toyota. It came in with a stumble at part throttle and that is what I am hoping to get some help with. It seemed so much like an accelerator pump issue. It looked like the main barrel was getting gas on an acce...
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1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L cyl head VIN: JT2VK13E5P
hey guys got agood one one of my techs needed to do head gaskets o this toyota he did job sent heads out for pressure test and mill assembled engine i checked timing belt marks they looked good he tried to start engine will not run rechecked timing marks they ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E04
I need help on this one and thank all who can give any info.-the code is a p0705 and so I check the connection at the switch, the car will not shift past 2nd gear. then I replaced the neutral switch and cleared car and thought it was fixed but cust. has return... Trouble codes: P0705
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMRA1860T
Thanks to all the good folks who helped. The fix might help any who purchase a Japanese engine. I swapped the crankshaft sprocket but I didn't swap the balance shaft sprocket which has the indents for the CRK Pos sender on the back. Dug through my trash and fo...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCG5654W
Well everybody you were right the connectors were the same and swapped. Thank you sooooo much, now I have some hair left that I can pull out another time.
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1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM1151X
Thanks to the guy from California who gave parts numbers to repair the problem. Not too good on the computer so the email was lost! Customer refused to have work done. This has been very helpful to me. Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P1337.
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator and condensor fans VIN: 1HGCG3247Y
Thanks all once again for your help. As it turn out is was the ground connection dirty. Clean connection. Okay Jaime
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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: SHSRD78804
I replaced the compressor and the condensor. The oil flushed out of the evap. was clean (no metal) so I reused the evap. A lot of the replies said to replace everything. I could understand that if the system had metal debris all through it. This system had ver...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L drive ine VIN: JH18J2229X
The replys ranged from possible brake issues with cloged brake hoses, to out of round tires, to bad carrier bearings. I checked the tires for roundness, replaced the axle hub bearing even drove the car with the front calipers squeezed in. I pulled the trans ...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1NB3535X
Problem on the vehicle was the woodruff key twisted to the side a bit and crankshaft sprocket was off 1 tooth. Luckily to remove the harmonic balancer and timing covers on this vehicle is fairly easy. The mistake I made was when I checked to see if the timing ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Radio VIN: JA4MW3IR71
Thanks to everyone that replied. The radio can be unlock code, which can be obtained from the dealer using the serial number and model number. I just didnt want to hassle with the dealer, somtimes it not worth the trouble. But thanks to jason from washington ...
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6HD16Y1S
SEVERAL PEOPLE HIT THIS ONE ON THE HEAD. I LAB SCOPED INJECTOR DRIVERS AND FOUND ONE FLAT LINED. CUT THE WIRE AT THE COMPUTER AND AT THE INJECTOR AND RAN A NEW WIRE. PROBLEMIS GONE. Trouble codes: 51 (injector circuit open).
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6655Y
P1705 is a code for an open or shorted 2-4 Brak Duty solenoid{trans}. After checking for wiring harness damage from my engine swap, I dropped the pan to check the wires for damage internally from supporting the trans. pan. There is a sharp area of casting that... Trouble codes: P1705.
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1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT4RN70D1G
FIRST OF ALL THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. ON THE LIFT I WAS STILL UNABLE TO ISOLATE VIBRATION, BUT THE DIFFERENTIAL WAS VERY LOUD. REPLACED WITH A USED ASSEMBLY THAT HAD ONLY 90K MILES ON IT. VIBRATION AND NOISE WENT AWAY.
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs and traction control VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
After verifying that my wiring was Ok, and that this ecu still could recognise and set other codes that I intentially set and could also clear, this code 11 for the relay circuit open was the only code that kept coming back. The Ecu is supposed to ground the r...
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