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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651X
vehicle has returned on several occasions for repeat code, first repair was 2 way vavle, customer returned with same code, found damaged o ring on shut valve, probaly caused during prior testing. replaced oring and sent on his way. now car is in for ny inspect... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak)
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L speedometer VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
To all Honda Tech's. I have this Odyssey here that I can't find the problem with the speedometer. The speedometer needle starts to bounce around at 40 to 60 mph and eventually stop working. I checked the power, ground and signal to the cluster and OK. I replac...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S52
The customer dropped by the dealership because of the rough angine running. The dealership changed only spark plugs. After that, the engine stalls if shifiting to R. When shifting to D, there is no problem. Stalling only at the condition of "R" makes me confus...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L long crank/hard to s VIN: JNKCA21D5T
after setting a long time and/or overnite it has a long crank time and when it does catch it runs rough and/or stalls until it gets warmed up. we have done the basic checks, fuel pressure is good tps and coolant sensor reading good, no codes in computer. any i...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L brake light VIN: JT6HE10U3X
I have this SUV hi mount brake light bulb replaced, I thought the light failure indicator will go out, once I apply the brake the light comes back ON, but if I lightly tap the brake pedal, I won't trip that light. I test the light failure relay CKT.The rest of...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Fuel odor VIN: JTJHF10UX3
Car has a very strong odor of gasoline. Its pulled through the vents inside the cabin during the first start up of car. I noted the odor is especially strong under the hood near the intake, passenger side. I carefully examined the fuel lines, the vent lines to...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L timing belt VIN: JM1TA2223S
Hello everyone, I have this pos in for no start-when you crank it, it will come up hard one one cylinder like out of time. Pulled front off and found timing way off. With cams on the marks, the crank is almost 90 degrees off. The belt is not missing any teeth ...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Drive , M2 VIN: 1YVGF22C1W
Vehicle towed in, customer complaint: felt bang then no forward gear, engine revs up. No forward holding in D or M1, Engages Reverse and appears to hold. Diagnosis was broken internal, so unit was removed and reconditioned with a new clutch and seal kit, also ...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ24582
Hi all, I have the above mentioned vehicle in our shop today. The vehicle arrived this morn with a heavy surge/chug and light missfire at idle, yet smoothes out upon acceleration. The mentioned codes are present, I believe the missfire is present due to a poss... Trouble codes: P0401, P0300
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4F2CZ94183
Vehicle returned with charge light intermittently flickering. Retested alternator on bench. Bench test showed 95 amps fully loaded. Reinstalled alternator, all wiring to alternator tested for shorts or breaks, none found.
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC44G3Y
i am unable to find test for this p code can someone please help thanks in advance...pete Trouble codes: 1610 (emobilizer ecu malfunction)
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Alt VIN: JN8HD17Y2N
Alt not charging, customer had replaced it , didn't help.Charge indicator light inop. Fuses OK. I have 12V to both white wires at alt, OK. I do not have 12V at yel/blk wire at alt, which comes through charge indicator lamp. I backprobed yel/blk at alt and jump...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
Customer got out of school and car had no power. Once car got to the shop, still had no power. No codes, O2's switching fine, fuel pressure 60 psi, I cleaned MAF (no change), at idle vacuum is only 10 in. so I dropped the exhaust and still no improvement. Than...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11G02
this goes to you nissian techs i have this alitma that i need to a rear seal in the flywheel bolts are something i have never seen before,there not torx some funny lookin thing if i can a part number and where i can purchase it from would be appreciated
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Misfire VIN: JV3MD62V43
Vehicle camn in with MIL light flashing on light acceleration. Scanned vehicle computer and found 2 codes, PO300 - random misfire and PO305 - Cylinder 5 Misfire. Swapped #3 & #5 coil still have misfire on #5. Checked spark from coil with spark tester good stro... Trouble codes: P0305, P0300
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L expansion valve VIN: JT2AE09V6S
I will be replacing the expansion valve on this cafr due to the fact it shuts and draws vacuum. My question is does anyone know the correct way to evacuate and recharge this system? I have alldata but it seems to conflict itself. It says to evacuate and charge...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Right power door VIN: 4T3ZF13C4Y
Alright Toyota techs. I have this sienna here that the door won't open with the power option. It will close and latch no problem using the feature. When trying to open, it will unlatch, but the motor won't pull it open. I have checked the power and ground oper...
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2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L continuous code VIN: 5TBJN32198
Anyone ever run into continuous 420 code after replacing all required parts? Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat inefficiency code)
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG5643W
customer came back a week later still saying door locks actuate them self.I test drove for a couple of days 2 times the locks would try to lock them self.never unlock.most techs said problem is most likely drivers door actuator,so I put one in the drivers door...
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1992 Infiniti M30 3.0L window VIN: JNXHF16C3N
Hi,to everybody the infinity is a fix. I'll start by saying mine was a convertible and it has a little more in wiring harness the passenger window has a window amp in truck and wires from the amp run into convertible top module. I tried amp from drivers window...
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C41
customer returned once and we cleaned the throttle body and iac passage. we haven't heard anything from him since and i can't get ahold of him to find out anything. I will update this if we hear anything about the car. Thanks again to all that replied all your...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L all gears VIN: 4A3AE85H81
I went ahead and just replaced the pump. The repair lasted for about 3 miles untill it broke down on the test drive. The new pump had seized as well. This time I was able to identify a piece of metal that had entered into the pump gear. Steve was right on. The...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: JN8AR05Y3T
Thank you all! I cleaned and blew out the optical pick up ( as per your advice and the vehicle runs like a champ!! Thanks again!! Trouble codes: P0300, P0325.
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L battery VIN: 1N4DLO1D4Y
I have released this one, appears the TCM was not turning off. Customer declined to replace it, I installed a relay just to see if I killed the power that way would the battry hold up. well it worked great for several days and the relay only killed that circu...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L compressor VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hi all techs : i received 4 replies,one say it is common of the ecm internal short, one say the press switch at the dryer. I have a same car came in the next day,so i got the normal readings out from the pressure switch. There is a 3-wire plug,with the eng...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on, P0171 VIN: JTDAT1239Y
thanks to all who replied pulled mass airflow out it was full of carbon. installed new sensor runs great keep up the good work its great to know theirs people in this industry that care for others in the industry. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust).
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