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2001 Acura TL 3.2L air bag VIN: 19UUA56601
customer complaint; air bag light on. code 15-3. info we have (alldata) says to clear code using a special tool taht looks like jumper wire, although it specifically says not to use jumper wire. Has anyone done this, is there a way without the special tool. Th...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L knock/tick VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
Vehicle has a knock or tick almost like spark knock or mettallic tapping only when warm and under moderate to heavy load. Timing belt looks newer and tensioner feels normal. Retarded timing for test with no change, runs and shifts perfect
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ814XW
hi, this honda came in with the check engine light on. pulled codes, got p1362, tdc sensor open circuit. followed pinpoint tests listed in alldata. disconnected 10 pin distributor connector and checked ressistance through the ckp, cyp and tdc. all ressistnace... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc sensor open circuit)
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Power Steering VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
We had this vehicle come from a local body shop. They ask us to install a rack that they supplied due to no power steering. We installed the rack and the vehicle still had no power steering. So then they acquired a salvage yard pump and ask us to install it. I...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: IHGCG16452
First off, this car took a hard right side hit, floors wrinkled, door post replaced, doors, etc. There is no current to the A/c compreesor. Tracing the circuit back through the compressor relay, the PCM, to the A/C pressure switch on the drier to the heater ...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cylinder ? VIN: JT8UF22E7S
customer complaining about low and fading brake pedal. Replaced master cylinder and in the process of bleeding the system,as per manufacturer procedure.If you've done it, you would understand the complexity of the procedure. My question is related to the pump ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJTF10U21
this is the owners wifes vehicle: we brought it in to do a routine 100,000 mile maintenance. timing belt(toyota timing belt), spark plugs(ngk spark plugs), water pump, cam and crank seals, pcv valve, engine and cabin air filters, drive belts & we also serviced... Trouble codes: P0300
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, NO IGNITION VIN: 1YVGF22D8W
need help on this one. i have no ignition. fuel pressure and injector pulses good. i have power to the coil pack but no trigger. crank sig good- the cam signal flatlines. mod has me running in circles, it says the crank sig is primary for the ignition(if so ca...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Heater VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
No hot air from heater. Water temp 178 degrees. Air blows cold throgh heater vents. Thermostat and all automatic heater and A/C controls working. No Auto Air codes. All heater and A/C doors and actuators working correctly. Performed sensor and monitor tests.
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ27H5P
Vehicle came in the first time running very bad, R&R intake and replaced a few bad injectors. Ran great, came back few days later with intermittent poor running condition and found coolant temp sensor problem and replace both sensor and connector. Ran great. 6...
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2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51AX3
Hi everyone. This Sentra sets code p0442 every time it runs a Evap. monitor. I did smoked it and there are no leaks. Replaced Cut valve,Gas cap, Cut bypass valve and Vent control valve on the canister. It is hard to fill the tank and there is no vacuum when op... Trouble codes: P0442
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L unknown VIN: JF2AN52B5M
I have heard a noise in the right and the left front sides of vehicle I have replaced both front cv axles and the wheel bearings in the left front knuckle, it sounds like a clicking noise. I have tested ball joints and they seem to be good as well. When up on ...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L drivability VIN: 4S38H68612
This vehical has an intermitant rough idle and stall condition, It has yet to be confirmed by me. The customer has it happen once in a while. Usually from cold startup the the car will do this until he reachs work. He then starts the car latter and all is fine...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3XP10VOW
O.K. all you Toyota experts, this rav4 keeps having a CEL and setting a code P401, we tested and found everything was working fine. WE changed the EGR solenoid and it still happened, so we changed the EGR. Still happening, The passage is clear and the transduc... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on, P0171 VIN: JTDAT1239Y
vehicle had po171 cleared code roadtest code came back .checked data seems to run good any suggestions would help replaced upstream o2 still light came back on smoke tested intake for leaks seems ok Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust)
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Speedometer VIN: JTDDY32T91
As always, thanks in advance for any information available from anyone, IATN is an invaluable resource. Especially when it comes to the ridiculously intermittent... This problem has only happened 3 times, never for us at the shop, any testing we run has turne...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L wiper VIN: 2HNYD18863
HELLO, FOUND VEHICLE HAS AUTO WIPER SYSTEM- SYSTEM INCLUDES RAIN SENSOR ON WINDSHIELD- VEHICLE HAS AFTERMARKET WINDSHIELD- WHICH DOES NOT HAVE MOUNTING LOCATIONJ FOR SENSOR- PREVIOUS OWNER MUST HAVE THROWN AWAY SENSOR- HAD CORRECT WINDSHIELD INSTALLED- PURCHAS...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Oil pressure warning light VIN: 1HGCG56612
Thank you everyone. I really think this came down to not performing the multiplex reset procedure properly or thoroughly. Once we let the fuse stay out an hour, the light finally did stop flashing. There was never any sign of pressure loss to the motor. Custom...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L blower motor VIN: KM8SB12B83
Thanks for the help guys, Disconnected the blower switch and jumpered the fan circuit to ground. Came on full blower. The only thing that bothered me was the jumper got kind of hot quickly. Inspected the switch. It was partially melted. Due to financing on the...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X71
Did not fix. Tried another Ion/ign. module with out success. While checking all of my grounds again I discovered the Left valve cover has 0.65 Volts!!! without anything hook to it and the battery terminals crossed/grounded. Added a ground without any change. ... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign coil b pri/sec malf), P0354 (ign coil d pri/sec malf), P0356 (ign coil f pri/sec malf).
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L valve timming? VIN: KNDJA72342
We ended up advancing the crank timming 4 notches and the vehicle runs fine no codes no runability. We don't know why, we have over 15 hrs just in why the vehicle won't run with the timming marks in place. Thanks for the replys.
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1996 Lexus SC300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8CD32Z4T
Right to the business at hand. This car is fixed. It had 2 VERY slightly bent exhaust valves. 1 on cylinder 6 and 1 on cylinder 1. The tech who did the cam seals did not hold the exhaust cam fixed when he ran the cam gear bolts out with an impact. I kept comi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 2).
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Extreme hard start VIN: 1YVHP80D24
We have obtained a used PCM and provided the information to the customer so that they can have the Mazda dealer reprogram it. Thanks to Alan @ MazdaUSA for the quick response and Rick from Manitoba for the backup support.
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AL54F4V
sorry guys and gals dont have a fix for this one. customer was kind of a do it yourself person, you know the most dangerous type. double checked cam and crank sensor signals and seemed ok. still suspect customer is hiding something. well did not want to step u... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP ADVISE. THIS CAR IS BEYOND HELP IT NEEDS ENGINE WORK. COMPRESSION GOT A LITTLE BETTER BY OILING CYLINDERS THROUGH SPARK PLUG HOLES, BUT NEVER HIGH ENOUGH TO RUN VEHICLE. THANKS TO ALL FOR THE INFO
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6459Y
WE had performed most of the tests that were suggested with no results. Our gut feeling has always been air in the system we just can not prove it. we ran our 5 gas on cooling system with no pos. results. we have tested coolant content a number of times and is... Trouble codes: P0128 (thermostat temp too cold too long).
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12C0R
I had several replies to check grounds and a few to replace the igniter again. After checking grounds I found a disconnected strap on the back of the motor to the firewall, the other grounds were at best, poorly attached. The moral of the story here is keep it... Trouble codes: P1300.
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L power locks VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Thanks for the replys and sorry for the slow response, but it still isn't fixed. Most said it was one of the micro switches in the doors. So I unplugged the passenger door and it didn't act up for a couple weeks, but because it is unplugged the power locks won...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K45
thanks to everyone who replied mark hit it right on the head. the previous shop that installed the throttle body was for california emmisions even though the toyota box the customer gave us was for U.S. emmisions. apparently it was boxed wrong? after removing ... Trouble codes: P0121.
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