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1998 Acura TL 2.5L communication VIN: JH4UA2652W
hello every one this car came in the shop for fail state inspection for not communicating their computer. I check the data link connector and it has power and ground are ok. I tried 4 different scaners and all of them communicated well with no problems. I sent...
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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMEG8554N
this honda came in from a used car dealer, and has no history, it has low idle and blows smoke under heavy acceleration./snap throttle. fuel pressure ok/ compression good. vehicle likes more air, timing ok.customer changed plugs so there no signs on plugs othe...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Customer stated car started to lose power and occasionally stall. Finally would not start at all. Car will start with starting fluid but cuts back off when ether is stopped. Fuel pump has 50 pounds of pressure at the tank. Unable to check pressure at the rails...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L P/Window VIN: JNKCV54E03
Driver side window, if using Auto up mode when it reaches the top edge, it goes back down haft way. I check limited switch & control module, seems to be OK, may be Anti-Pinch system problem ?? Any body has experience on this problem, please advise.. Thanks.
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, overheat VIN: KNDJA723XY
Need help KIA Techs,,,Thanks for taking the time... Trucks idles rough at all temperatures to the point that it stalls at times... Truck will also overheat when it idles for over an hour...no signs of head gasket problem...No MIL and No history codes... no va...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11EXP
Hello all, need your help on this one. After finishing the tune-up and VC gasket replacement got a nasty misfire on this car. It feels as if the car is only running on 4 cylinders. We reinspected the tune-up parts that were replaced and even swapped back the n... Trouble codes: 24 (Intake air temp sensor), 31 (Air mass meter signal)
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM3LV522XW
when you put car in gear and start down road it starts jerking & bucking but it will not cut off.we have ck. for vac . leaks but could not find one.
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L engine idle VIN: 1N6SD11S7V
vehicle idles poorly sometimes when driving. checked plugs, wires, cleaned carburetor plate and changed fuel filter. no codes have been found, scanner data seems to be good. checked 3 or 4 times in shop, cant duplicate idle problem, customer states only occurs...
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Intermittant function VIN: JN8AZ08W45
I normally do not work on these cars, so I have no past experience to guide me. The car will start but not move forward or backward 4 out of 5 times (appr.), and the one time it works, it drives normally. The pedal can be pressed to the floor when the car won'...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L down shifts hard VIN: JF1SF63511
we got a subaru with a harsh down shift . the customer has been to a national chain trans shop and they thought it was engine related. the trans fluid is full and has been flushed recently to try and repair shifting issue. no codes with snap on scanner. scoped...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, NO POWER WHEN COLD VIN: JTDBT12301
i have a 2001 toyata echo that when first started cold there is a light that looks like a thermometer. it is blue in color, while this light is on the car will not accelerate. as soon as the light goes off the car runs fine. i replaced the mass air flow sensor...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS, VSS Brake light VIN: 308FG08DJF
The brake, abs & tracs warning lights all come on together. This usually happens shortly after starting the car, backing up & when starting to drive forward. Fault codes: C1223, C1203, C1241 all are found in the after this happens. In the other help request so...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L speedometer VIN: JTEZU14R14
hi every one, we have this 4runner with speedo in/op [odo works ok]I connected scan tool and checked for any dtc,none found, test drove it and monitor vehicle speed, scan tool showing correct speed. But speedometer [needle] not working.thanks in advance for al...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K45
hello toyota techs we have this camry that came to use from another shop.the car is drive by wire. the other shop replaced new throttle body assemby and used accel pedal assembly with the same problem. the car does not respond to pushing the accel. on the scan... Trouble codes: P0121
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2005 Toyota Hilux Vigo 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
This is a 2005 Toyota Hilux 4x4 deisel pick up truck thats made in i think Malasia. It uses the common rail 3.0 litre turbo deisel engine. The owner complained that it suddenly developed a problem of loosing power and the check light coming on,we went for the ... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel System leak detected large)
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L transmission VIN: 1HGEJ8248V
Thanks for all the help guys. I appreciate the great response. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a faulty transmission. I had to replace it once again and that did the trick. I replaced the main shaft sensor first, but to no avail. You win some and you lose s...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6DM58W5Y
This was a fuel related issue and not a spark issue. Although the ion sensing system uses the spark plugs as part of a detection system it measures the combustion, not just the spark. So after replacing the spark plugs without any change we cleaned the fuel i...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8145Y
After many attempts to verify customer concern, was able to test the ignition system in the no start mode. There was spark but it was a weak spark, fuel pressure was 32-36 psi. After fuel line was pinched, engine started. It was secondary ignition that was fai...
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2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L wheel bearing VIN: JNRAR07Y3Y
Posts went both ways, replace and repack. We opted to order and install a new bearing as recommended by Infinity. When we took it apart we found it would be very tricky to save it anyway, with possible damage to bearing. The new bearing came packed with grease...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L CD player VIN: JTUF22E5S0
Thanks to all of the members who offered help. The customer is considering whether to fix the changer or not. I guess I was just curious as to the code. He had been told by the dealer that he needed a new changer. Again, thank you for the info and the time.Bri...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, ON ACCELERATION
TESTED THE 02 SENS WITH MY LAB SCOPE.02 SEEMS TO BE SHORTED,REPLACED 02 SENS EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE FINE.CAR TOOK SOMETIME TO FIX.BECAUSE CODE ONLY AND NO DATA STREAM THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Slipping then engauging to 3rd or 4th VIN: JM3LW28A92
Replys were: Run line pressure test, drive long enough to get problem to occure and read pressures. Bill [...] Master Mazda Tech said there are many Transmission control module(TCM) updates for mazda shifting problems. Be sure to only use Mercon 5 type transmiss...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4AB1D1TC
Thank you all that replied, Turns out to be a bad transducer. New transducer would hold the valve open now. Got nox from 500 ppm to just over 300 ppm, but still not enough. Looks like its gonna need a catalyst too. HC at idle is almost 200 ppm. Turns out...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4BU31DSV
TOOK THE EASY WAY OUT ON THIS ONE AND JUMPED A WIRE TO THE DIODE TRIO IN THE ALTERNATOR TO GET THE CHARGING SYSTEM TO KICK IN. THE CUSTOMER DIDN'T WANT TO PAY FOR THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER TO GO IN THE DASH BECAUSE OF THE COST TO CALIBRATE THE ODOMETER AND THE G...
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1992 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L steering rack VIN: JT3AC21S7N
The client chose to not have anything else done to the vehicle. Said he was tired of putting money into it. I do appreciate all the replies. The only thing i found that could make a difference is some light scoring on the pressure valve in the pump. I cleaned ...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Surge, Stall VIN: JT4RN93P4N
Hi, This one is FIXED I would like to thank Mark,Robert,Shawn [...], and Duane. What I found was the customer installed his own fuel pump and bent the fuel pump mount into a C shape .( pump now loose and floating)It wound move around and uncover under accelerati...
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1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L front 4x4 VIN: JT3AC13R0S
thanx to all most where right on it the viscouse type coupling in transfer case so we got a used one from wreacker thanx to all
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