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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Brake Pedal VIN: 5FNRL18942
Vehicle came into shop complaining of growling noise at hiway speeds. Verified noise and suspected transmission as the source of the noise. Send to local Honda dealer where they warranteed the transmission. Customer returned a day after the transmission was r...
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Lacks power VIN: KNAFB1217W
This car has a severe lack of power. Is running on all 4 cyls, but it feels as if the timing is severely retarded. I believe the fuel system is ok, fuel trim and O2 sensor voltage good. Checked the timing belt, it is right on the mark. Opened up the exhaust sy... Trouble codes: P0732 (2nd gear trans ratio error)
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L p1422 VIN: JTHBN30F61
Compressor clutch circuit opens at idle when engine warmed up, sets code B1422 compressor lock. replaced belt & belt tensioner, swapped out lock sensor from old compressor with no change. Old compressor worked fine, it just had a leak. Amplitutude on both sens...
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L crank VIN: JM2UF3138L
mazda b22o0 with crankshaft keyway slipped and now timing is off, whats the size of the new key and any ideas on how to fix the crank which appears to be almost 2 times the original size, (width of the key) note the repair history. thanks.
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1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HC2245M
OK, I know I need to do more diagnosis (and i will and post an update)...but I'm wondering if anybody has experienced a similar problem. This car will start and run fine after about three cranking cycles. The engine wants to fire off every time when the igniti...
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L converter VIN: 1YVGE22C5T
i have a 626 that have a transmition problem as it warms up and gets hot. it set's codes p0741 and p1744, it also have p0421 that is not related to the trans. the description for the two trans codes is the same torque converter clutch system malfunction, what ...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L computer VIN: JM1TA2224X
i'm stumped with the code message out of my solus. i also tried the red brick, and the same thing comes up. it spits out "455 - undocumented code". since this is an obd-II vehicle, i was expecting a p-code. i pulled every book i have here, and there is no docu...
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L ignition VIN: IA3BM64J7P
no start, timing marks are ok, back fire through intake, cam and crank ref using modis ok, fuel press ok,
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Steering wheel VIN: JN8DR09Y31
Vehicle was in for routine maintenance last week. Had complained of rattle or clunk in front end on bumps. Tires were worn out, brakes were metal to metal and lower balljoint was loose. Since repair, steering wheel shakes after hitting bumps. Customer claims t...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D15
My son cleaned the throttle plate on this 2005 Altima with some 2+2 carb. cleaner sprayed on a shop rag and wiped out the throttle body and plate.Since then when starting the car it idles at around 1700 rpm in park warm and 2200 rpm in park cold.No tsbs found.... Trouble codes: P0307
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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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1993 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZH1274W
This came in with an emissions failure for high co. The oxygen sensor and catalytic converter were dead. We replace both and installed denso spark plugs. Changed the engine oil and had almost no improvement. The only code in the memory was 99 flash. I could no...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L brake lamps VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
This car has no brake lights except for the high mount lamp. The brake lamps and horn would flash on and off when I connected the alarm main relay. Removing the alarm had no effect on restoring the brake lamp operation. I can jump across the connector at the l...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: 4T1BF18B8W
Customer complains that blower doesn't work. Further tests show that "AUTO" and "A/C" and "DEFROST" buttons do not illuminate either. Blower speed buttons do illuminate but blower motor doesn't work. Mode buttons do illuminate but the system is otherwise dead....
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L coolant fan VIN: JN34B35T67
Hi i have this toyota rav 4 .problem with coolant fan does not work .vehicle over heat, temp guage read high .ect sensor ok . turning on ac coolant fan work normal or disconnect ect switch down bottom radiator coolant fan work normal .reconnect ect switch than...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L paracitic load VIN: 2T1BR12E6Y
CUSTOMER COMPLANT IS HAS TO BE JUMP STARTED SOME TIMES. TESTED ALT MAX OUT PUT 83.2 AMPS AND 14.45 VOLTS. BATTERY TESTED GOOD( AND NEW). CAN NOT SEEM TO FIND THE REST OF THE DRAW. I UNPLUGGED ALT NO CHANGE. PUULED ALL FUSES(one at a time. ALSO PULLED RELAYS ON...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1HGED3548M
Hey , thanks everyone, I had replaced Main EFI relay and vehicle fired right away ! Trouble codes: 16 (Fuel Injector Curcuit Problem).
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L speedometer VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was in the drivers muliplex control unit. Thanks to Brian who pointed me in that directions. Looking at the Alldata schematic, the BLU/WHT wire goes from the PCM to mulitplex unit to the cruise control unit and to the cl...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dash lights and locks VIN: 2HKRL18952
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The fix on this one ended up being the left side, underdash multiplex module. From what I gather, these modules have their share of problems. There is a left, right, and drivers door(attached to master swi...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25S81
customer had to have vehicle for the weekend so i gave it to him with the hesataion on accel i used iatn to find answers and recieved a lot of great ideas.i didnt get to try any of them.because upon calling the customer on monday said car was running good.i th...
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1993 Mazda 929 3.0L Shift Lock VIN: 17P0216081
On the 929... it belongs to a student enrolled in my class. As long as he can get the vehicle to move out of park, he is going to drive it. I thought he was planning to follow through with the repair. Special thanks to Ronald from North Carolina, Wolfgang from...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Front Evaporator core VIN: 5N1AA08B74
several replies pertained to a sensor that is near a/c evap core. I found and removed the sensor and ohm tested at several different temps, fails, or open at temps below 20 degrees. Ive tried to get a new sensor and several dealers say that the sensor does not...
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1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN61D0F
Many replys most all pointing toward bad ground in wiring harness close to intake manifold, opened up harness there and sure eneough there was the frayed and green ground wires...Thanks Steve Trouble codes: 11 (Tps voltage).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E61
Car is fixed!! The problem was the VVTI cam gear. The aftermarket (Altrom) did come locked and we tried to unlock as MOD instructions but it didn't work. The Toyota OEM was unlocked and installed (was much harder to install than the aftermarket, due to it b... Trouble codes: 1439 (VVT-i accuator bank 1 malfunction), 1436 (previously), 500 (previously).
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
Thanks for the input guys, we had a code for b1s1 heater circuit, i installed new o2 sensor & cleared codes and the abs light & vsc light went out, dont under stand Thanks Brian
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