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1998 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Brakes VIN: JH4DC4347W
We had this vehicle come in with the front brake calipers binding after being driven for 20 minutes, when we opened the bleeder the caliper would release. We then drove it again to get the caliper to bind and this time opened the fitting at the chassis side of...
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2001 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Auto Lighting VIN: JH4KA96521
Thanks for any possible help with this problem. This is my wife's car and I need it fixed. She has used auto lamp on her cars for the last 15 years and trying to get her to use the manual function to save me some time and money isn't an option at this point. A...
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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6612X
See related history first. It's now 2 years later, car has returned w/ MIL on & complaint that it doesn't shift right, seems jerky & just generally runs bad. Now we are told that the used ECU we installed 2 years ago only fixed the interlock problem for a few ... Trouble codes: P1106 (BARO sensor range/performance problem), P1122 (Throttle position sensor reading higher than expected)
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16522
Hi group! Have a Civic with a 1.7L that came in for MIL light on. Check codes and found code P1457. Check fuel evap system and found a cracked hose. Repaired hose and cleared code. Customer brought vehicle back after three days with MIL light on again. Check c... Trouble codes: P1457 (Fuel evap system leakage)
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Humming noise VIN: 1HGCM56624
Customer stated there was a humming noise coming from under the hood. This noise started after she had a fuel injection service performed at Jiffy Lube. With the car running I unhooked the air filter housing and the noise got much louder. From there I removed ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35G91
any suggustions everything seems to check out ok Trouble codes: P1123 (fuel sys rich idle)
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y44
Hey All,Thanks in advance.We have a 2004 Rodeo with a p0302 misfire #2.Suspected ign problem so we switched coil and spark plug with other cyl.with no change.Lt fuel trim bank 1 is -10% and bank 2 is -17%.Checked compression all cyl.'s #2 is 5psi lower @ 260ps... Trouble codes: P0302
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Transfer Case VIN: KNDJA72332
Thanks in advance from an extremely frustrated fellow technician. When decelerating from approx 45-50 mph vehicle makes a whining sound and then at approx 20-25 mph jerks like you hit something in the road. We replaced transfer case with junkyard replacement, ...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Charging VIN: JT8BF28G2X
Attn Lexus techs: I have a 99 es300 that discharges at an idle when you have a/c, rad fans & headlights on. This is the third alternator installed on this vehicle all perform the same - the present one being a Nipondenso. If you raise the idle it will charge. ...
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2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L abs master VIN: JTJBT20X63
Vehicle has VCS, ABS lights on. Scanned, found C1223 (ABS Malfunction) and C1246 (Master Cylinder Pressur Sensor) in memory. Lexus is recommending replacing pressure sensor, All Data has almost no info on this system for this model. Just wonder if anyone else ...
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2218T
OK here goes, I started at this new independent shop 3 weeks ago and I have inherited this problem child. This Mazda will cut out just like turning the key off and on. What I have found is the ground side of the fuel pump relay is switching while this is happe...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE22C8U
car came in with check engine light on. drove ok ideled ok lean code. throttle body gasket sucked in. r&r throttle body gasket, clean iac and throttle body. reassembled and idels surges from 1500-2500. at 2500 computer cuts fuel hencethe surge. removed iac thr... Trouble codes: P1506
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AM84J8S
Hi everyone this car came in with no spark on cyl. 3 + 6 which is coil #3. I tested the coils - OK. Tested power transistor unit - OK I have crank and cam signals that seem OK. I checked wires from computer to power transistor unit and there are no shorts or h...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L ride VIN: 4A3AE55H73
the car "waddles", more at 20-30 mph, in forward, reverse, with engine off, clutch in. do not know if the problem was present befor the clutch was replaced. have installed 3 different sets of wheels/tires, have used a dial indicator on the wheels. the whole ca...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A6W
afternoon techs we installed a used trans in this Maxima and when we tried to start it it sounded like it was trying to back off on the starter. I did a visual check on the flexplate, looked good- no teeth missing or bent flex plate. The tech checked the cran...
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1994 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L brake pedal VIN: JT3AC11R4R
this vehicle has a strange symptom, when the vehicle is not running brake pedal is hard as a rock. after we start the engine the pedal sinks to the floor and braking is affected, has anyone had this problem, do the booster sylinders make this happen when they ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K6T
I am having a problem scanniong this vehicle.Although it is a late(7/96) build,it does not have a standard OBD data link connector.(Has a "round"earlier type of connector.I tried entering 1995 data into the scanner, but I can not get any communication.(Using n...
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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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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF18B7W
struts replaced a couple of weeks ago( 4 quick-struts) along with the rear pads. Cust has returned with ABS light on and Trac light blinking. Tried to retrieve code with modis and when follow instructions ABS light will not flash codes. Is there a way to jumpe...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L power locks VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Intermitently this van will lock and sometimes unlock and sometimes just lock and unlock back and forth for a few seconds. I pulled apart the tailgate and now water or corrosion, it does this on dry and rainy, days and arid and humid air, not weather related. ...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K74
Get Code p0012 Timing Retarded Tested OCV signal waveform ok; Turn solenoid on/off with scanner idle does not change; R & R Timing Control valve oil screen ok, R & R Control Valve ASM; Cranked engine over has oil pressure up to valve, Hooked 12v to valve asm ... Trouble codes: P0012
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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Wont fuel up VIN: KLATA22671
Replaced evap solinoid by the cansister car fill's up now and no codes! Thanks for the help and suport Trouble codes: P446.
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH9694S
I ALWAYS HAD GOOD FUEL PRESSURE SO WE RULED OUT RELAY WHICH WAS CLICKING WITH SES LIGHT CYCLE. SOMEONE MENTIONED DIST. ROTOR WE CHECKED CAP AND ROTOR CLOSELY AND FOUND INTERMITTENT ARCKING AT THE CAP. REPLACED CAP AND ROTOR FOUR DAYS AGO AND HAVENT HAD A PROBL...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L pings detonation VIN: 1HGCG1656Y
10 replies, Most all agree that it is a egr issue. Most likely plugged egr ports. Had two replies suggesting BG chemicals for decarboning the cylinders and intake systems. I talked to the owner and he wants to try this approach first. We have ordered the syste...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: 1HGES26791
thank you all for your replies. The problem was the left seat belt buckle. Replaced adn the customer is on thier way.
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31DOT
ABSOLUTELY NOBODY TOUCHED THIS ONE. CALLED ALLSTATE INS. THEY SAID TO STOP. I HAVE A FEELING EITHER THE ECM THAT WAS INSTALLED IS WRONG OR THERES A PROBLEM WITH THE FLYWHEEL. INSURANCE CO. ISNT GOING ANY FARTHER. Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault).
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T82
Thanks to everyone who replied. As you know we went through the whole system and completed all the diagnostics. I let the customer have the vehicle and drive it with the understanding that she would call me if the light came back on. I called her today an... Trouble codes: P0455.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D63
Thank-you to all the good solid advice recieved. Doug, Billy, Gary,Laneard, and Stephen all had the correct fix. It was the ckp sensor it did have oil in the connector. I had to send them on to the nearest nissan dealer do to the lack of parts locally and cu... Trouble codes: P0725.
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