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1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L compressor
Hello group-I an a Lexus tech trying to repair a good customers kids' car, a 92 prelude. The a/c system will really freeze you out untill it just decides to stop operating and nothing will get power back to the compressor until the car sits for a couple of hou...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
This Honda has been setting a code P0420 Cat. effic. for the last 2 years and I am out of ideas and need help.It started 8/23/05 with the P0420 code & I cleared the code because every thing looked good with the scan tool. Told them to let me know if it came ba... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency below threshhold), P1739 (3rd clutch press. switch)
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5643W
replace door lock switch drivers side it was broken,also replace left rear actuator bad.customer was complaining that door locks would actuate them selfs when when driving.after repair still said they actuate when driving intermittently.i havent been able to d...
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL38726
This Honda Odyssey was brought in for a routine oil change service with the customer also complaining of a terrible (intermittent)"growling" noise upon brake application. This happens at any given time (not first thing in the morning) and causes other motorist...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D1R
Hello all, I've got a car here that leaves me scratching my head a bit. '94 MY Infiniti Q45t. Owner is one of my office guys. Background: Owner has fixed minor issues himself. Car had issues a few months back with sputtering and cutting out. Through the Nis... Trouble codes: 45 (Injector Leak)
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58V8T
I need help from an isuzu technician. This 1996 trooper will start, idle goes up to 2,000 then it dies as if the key is turned off, all within 10 seconds. It wont run after that until it sits for a while. It was towed in. There are no codes. fuel pressure is 4...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
Hi folks, Need help with this Trooper. Starts and idles great, parking lot manuevers are ok, but if you try and pull out into traffic, giving it anything over approx 1/4 throttle, it goes into limp mode and the "Reduced Power" light comes on, it won't accel ha... Trouble codes: 1340 (ION Ignition), 1516 (PCM replace and re-program), 1295 (Throttle position sensor), 1125 (APP sensor)
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2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L ABS Pedal VIN: JTHBA30G45
Vehicle has been in accident. The ABS, VSC and "brake" lights on at all times. I have codes C1203, C1223 and C1267. I subscrive to toyota/lexus TIS and the third code C1267 is not there. Monitor says code is for pedal force switch malfunction There is no pedal...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L transmission VIN: JM18J24542
Only PICKS UP 3&4 GEAR. STALLS ENGINE.
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L popoff valve VIN: 4A3AC74H43
customer came in with clutch failure- customer supplied new compressor, expansion valve. parts from dealer. performed normal replacment procedure for both expansion valve and compressor(2 times, did not flush system,no obvious debri). no debri found in either ...
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND14Y6H
Over fueling, running badly. Have been working on this for a month trying to figure out the problem. We have replaced the complete throttle body including the air flow meter, temp sending unit for the computer, and various plugs with corrosion on the pins. I s...
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31DOT
body shop/ insurance claim. claim car got hit by lightning??? well had tps to tcm code which turned out to be bad tps. has common knock sensor code stored but it also has a p0335 crank sensor fault which has been changed. along with a used ecm. testing ckp ses... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault)
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4BU31DSV
This Nissan came to us form another shop and has a new alternator and battery. It dies while driving, out of curiosity I checked the charging system and found 9.43 volt @ idle. The new alternator was not working. We checked alldata and there is little or no he...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L alarm VIN: 1N4DL01D9X
Hi all, I have this nissan altima that came to us for a charging problem. I went to bring it into the shop and batt. was dead. I boosted the car and the alarm started going off disabling the ignition. I cannot turn the alarm off to get the car started. I have ...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28TX1
need a little nissan help. familiar with code p0325, does not turn mil ligh on & not the issue. have code p0455-evap system gross leak detected. quized customer after checking codes about possibility of leaving gas cap loose or off-answer was no. checked tsb's... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor), P0455 (evap. system gross leak detected.)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Indicator light flashing VIN: 1N4AL11D02
We have a strange one here. This vehicle stays in fail safe most of the time. Sometimes we can cycle the ignition switch and everything is ok, shifts fine. The shift indicator light will flash 16 times on every start up. Even if the lever is moved imed. to any...
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1986 Toyota Supra 3.0L heater VIN: JT2MA70L5G
This customer has complained for a while now that the vehicle has an odour (bad enough to cause a burning sensation in his eyes) in the vehicle when the heat and or air conditioning are on. There is also a film that builds up on the window. We haven't smelled ...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT4VN63C2J
Truck came in idling rough. Cylinder heads have been replaced recently, not by us. Found engine running on three cylinders, bank 2 (2,4,6),there is spark to other three(1,3,5)cyl, fuel pressure above 40 psi. But when inducing fuel through vacuum hose, engine s...
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1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Unsure VIN: JT4VN13D1L
Hello all, I have a 1990 toyota pickup that has a ratcheting noise almost a banging on initial startup hard accel. It only happens for one to two seconds and sounds like metal rubbing I wish I could give a sound similiar but is is unlike any I have heard. I pe...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C5W
I'm assuming this is an intermittent failure as I cant duplicate the problem. I get both codes p0441 and p0450. I lab scoped evap pressure sensor circuit (signal return) at ECM and it shows good (see above). Checked voltage at terminal 1 and 22 connector E6 an... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap Cpntrol System Incorrect Purge Flow), P0450 (EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor Malfunction)
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A63
This is the second visit with this vehicle with the same three evap system codes stored (441,442,&446). On the first visit we found one of the underhood solenoids intermittently sticking, so we replaced both underhood evap solenoids( there is a third at the ca... Trouble codes: P0441, P0442, P0446
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Inner C/V poping out VIN: FAKE931211
Hi Real tranny techs ;]}} Those of you who voted for the stuff being Different in the Japan spec parts were Correct ;]!!! The USA built inner C/V joints are 20 MM & the Japan built are 21 MM ... { & this 1 is Actually a Canadian vehicle ;]}}} He got 4,500...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L clutch VIN: KMHHN65FO3
First of all, I need to say that I wasn't working on this vehicle. I let one of my techs post the request. He was working on his daughter-in-laws car and had never posted on IATN before. Thats why the post might have seemed a little vague. What we needed ...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Radio VIN: JNKCV54E24
I wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to read and reply to my posting. Most replies thought as I did that the rear glass was the most likely the culprit. I am closing this post at this time due to the fact that I believe this post will expire before ...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3V
We replaced TCM and readjusted inhibitor switch, vehicle retested and customer has not returned... looks like this one is out of here ... thanks to everyone who responded. Trouble codes: P0705 (inhibitor/trans range switch malfunction).
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2003 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1N6DD26T33
Well, I finaly got it to quit in the shop.It turned out to have more than one problem.I replaced the condenser and that brought down the pressure.It would still intermittenly stop cooling.It had a clutch coil going bad.You could turn the air off for a few minu...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Rear Rotor VIN: 1N4AL11D55
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE INFO! THE CAR IS A COWORKERS AND WE WERE NOT SURE HOW THE E-BRAKE SYSTEM WORKED BUT NOW WE DO.
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L axle seal VIN: 4TAWN72N8X
FOUND AXLE SEAL TO BE INSTALLED TO FAR INTO AXLE HOUSING. AFTER INSTALLING NEW SEAL VERIFIED THAT SEAL WAS RIDING ON CORRECT SPOT ON RETAINER WITH WHITE GREASE. THANKS EVERY ONE FOR ALL THE HELP. SORRY TOOK SO LONG TO CLOSE.
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