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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 2HNYD18891
This is for information purposes only. The front blower motor quit blowing, and with it, the compressor was inop as well. The odd part it that the rear blower motor seemed to be on all the time. One post recommended replacing both the speed control and the blo...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L engine VIN: JH4DC53093
acura techs help needed !!! my customer wants to swap a 2.4 out of a tsx into this rsx. the tsx came with a 2.4l engine,the rsx with a 2.0l. i know the intakes are different thus the head is different. but someone has told him you can swap the heads on these e...
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L key fob VIN: 2HNYD28427
this is my wifes car. it has two key fobs they both lock and unlock the doors but only one keeps the memory for the nav. system the radio presets and the clock. the other one will lose the correct time and nav. info everytime the key fob is used to lock or unl...
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1980 Honda Accord 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SM-K211750
This Honda starts and runs fine during during the warmup/choke/fast idle phase, but will cough and die very rapidly once the engine rpm drops below 1100. Originally it stalled around a corner and was towed to another shop who replaced the distributor on what t...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58DXW
check engine light comes on after reving for a minute or two at about 1500 to 2000 rpm. flashing. yet the truck is running smooth. long trim between -3 and 3. short trim about the same. could it be the cam or crank sensors? i don't have a data stream for neith... Trouble codes: P0301
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L high idle VIN: 4F4CR16A1R
Vehicle was in shop for complaint of high rpm while shifting. Idle was high and rpm stayed up between shifts and afterwards. Smoke tested at intake vacuum port and found some leaks. One was at the egr valve leaking smoke out of the diaphram with the vacuum lin... Trouble codes: 411 (hi idle self tets)
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1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1HJ01P1L
Im having a bad day here I stopped for coffee this am and my starter quit now Ive replaced spark plugs as maintnence on this clean low mileage nissan Yes I took the wires off and blew out the area, now big rapping noise my borescope wont bend allowing to see a...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3N1CB51D42
Hi this car came in with high idle complaint. We scaned tps read high, snapping throttle readings would come down and read closed throttle. We replaced tps adjusted and relearned idle and air flow. still idles high until warm then a rolling idle 1500-1800 tps ...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66582
Overnight, the #4 spark plug becomes soaked enough to create a complete misfire that will take up to 1 minute to completely vanish. Battery voltage is present on the injector circuit (through the main relay) for 5 minutes after shutdown, however labscope test... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
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2004 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VM52L74
Hey guys, This one has all the guys in our shop stumped. We have a 2004 Suzuki Verona that is having a hesitation when under a load. You can put the accelerator to the floor and nothing will happen, almost like it lugs down and stumbles for 3-5 seconds, and t... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V0Y
Thanks in advance for any help/advice. we have this Rav4 with an intermittent MIL that keeps setting code PO401. When we test the system components individually,(Vacuum hoses, VSV, EGR valve, Transducer) they all test good. I even replaced the transducer to ma... Trouble codes: P0401
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2001 Acura EL 1.7L srs light on VIN: 2HHES36601
After clearing the SRS light, it has not come back on. As I wrote before the sidebags light came on. The code I retrieved was a 5-3 code and I had no definition for this code other than an internal module problem. Of course the next day there is no indicator...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ1126S
I took the throttle body off the car and disassembled the lower thermostatically controlled air by-pass. I did not see any corrosion or blocked passages on any part of the unit. However, inside the unit there was a large plastic piece that was threaded that be...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L wipers VIN: 1HGCG1655Y
Hi there;i was very pleased to hear the replies i got from the IATN members.We switched the driver multiplex box with a known good one and everything seems to be working fine.Inside the box is a blue round dodad,sorry for the hi tec term but it had some sand l...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L air bag VIN: ES26791L07
thank you all for your help. I learned after i bought the seat belt switch that it was probably a warrenty item so i had to finish what i started. Timothy [...] sent me a proceedure for clearing the lite and it worked perfeclty. Sorry for the delay but thi... Trouble codes: 93.
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1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNGO1C3L
Hello everyone: Thanks to each of the fine techs who took the time to help. The problem turned out to be the used engine that was installed. There appeared to have worn out rings and possibly lifters. We exhausted all possibilities and suggestions until it was...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L power steering VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
we ordered a new pump (world pac) but the wrong part showed up 2 times so we sent the original pump out to be rebuilt. put it on and the car had the same problem. we then replaced the rack, still did not fix the car. i asked for another pump, put it on and it ...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Battery Light VIN: JM1BV2226Y
Thanks for everyone who replied. I appreciate your help very much, but, unfortunately, none of you were able to point in the right direction. The culprit turned out to be the corroded (due to water damage) wires in the main harness, near PCM connector. When w...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BK12F16
The answer to my question is yes. You can install a used PCM if you have IDS or PDS scanner capability. In my case the original PCM was completely dead. George was able to tell me exactly were to go to reprogram the used PCM & how to get "as-built" data fro...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L abs VIN: JA4MT31H8Y
Thanks to everyone who replied.I rechecked all the wiring from the transfer case switchs to the 4 wheel drive indicator ecu and all were good.I took a guess and replaced 4wd indicator ecu.Light quiet flashing and abs codes did not recode.Turns out the t/c swic...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51R02
i replace o2 sensor with a oem one and it fix the problem i check all power and grounds everything checked out OK thanks to those who responded. Trouble codes: P0155.
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, POP IN INTAKE VIN: JN1CA21D7V
WE ENDED UP FINDING COMPRESSION 75 PSI LOW ON 3 CYLINDERS AND THE SUBHARNESS FOR CRANK SENSOR WAS DAMAGED. 1 USED ENGINE LATER AND ALL IS WELL.
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
thank you all for your advice. I went back to the egr valve and cleaned it again, I use an old speedometer to get into the holes. The pipe was still clogged but now it is clear. I may still have a evap failure down the road but enough readiness monitors are ...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D5X
HELLO AGAIN -RECIEVED 7 GREAT REPLIES-SOME HIT IT RIGHT ON THE NOSE ABOUT THE CAM SENSOR-WE LOOKED UP SOME VALUES ON ALLDATA- WHEN WE CHECKED IT IT HAD AN OPEN CIRCUIT-REPLACED THE CAM SENSOR AND IT FIRED RIGHT UP-THANX AGAIN-BRIAN Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor fault).
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
thanks to all who replied.replaced maf and car runs fine.trans codes returned,but customer is not concerned because "it feels good enough".plus i think they have to recover from the cost of that new maf!!! Trouble codes: P0300, P0741, P0742, P0743.
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2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L drivetrian VIN: 4S3BH80674
GOOD AFTERNOON,IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONES THOUGHT WAS ON THE RIGHT TRACK.AFTER RETURNING TO THE SHOP THIS MORNING WE INSTALL A FUSE IN FWD SPOT IN THE FUSE BOX AND THE PROBLEM DISAPPEARED.WE PULLED THE DRIVESHAFT AND GUESS WHAT THE FRONT U JOINT WAS LOCKED UP.TH...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L injectors won't fit VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
Everybody told me that I had the wrong head (my wife knew that a long time ago). another head is on the way. Since the holes in the head for the injectors are smaller in the head that I got, I checked out getting them resized but the castings are different. ...
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1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L speedometer VIN: JT4TN12D0V
Thanks for all the help. A new speedo-gear and housing was replaced, fixing the speedometer and cruise control. I guess its easy to overlook the simple things these days with all the electronics involved. Still don't know where VSS1 is?
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JPDONOTHA
I have not fixed this rav 4 i installed a egr valve a vsv switch a vacuum modulator still nothing to do also checked the wires whit a seal beam .when i open the egr wit my thumb engine die and map voltage change from 1.5 to 2.5v ,and i see that the egr is work... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: JTEBU14R14
. Hi, Well this truck is gone with no action taken. One reply stated that this is normal for this truck and that the truck should never be driven in 4wd on dry pavement. This was my initial hunch however after reviewing the owner's manual, TIS, and studyi...
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