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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA light abs light VIN: JH4KA9652Y
Car came in with both the abs and vsa lights on . my scanner will not pull any codes so i pulled them the manual way . i got a code 15 and i belive it is the right rear wheel speed sensor. But my question is will that cause the VSA light to come on also . I tr...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8244T
We are stumped on this and in need of some thoughts. When the car first came in we pulled the code 1509. Through all testing from aldata and honda service express web site,we determained that the iac valve was bad. Customer picks car up and brings it back 2wee... Trouble codes: 1509 (A problem with idle air control valve IAC circuit)
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16311
Hi everyone, Need help with this Civic. Vehicle is at another shop, there was an attempt to steal the vehicle, ignition lock busted and they broke the immobilizer antenna in the Immobi. Receiver unit. Parts were replaced and i was called to program this vehic...
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Car VIN: JHLRD78955
The vehicle got towed in on Thursday they got gas and it would not start after. Tested the fuel pressure. Fuel pressure is good.The vehicle cranks but will not start. Installed known good crankshaft sensor. Sensor was good. Tested for injector pulse and spark....
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHCF34T0V
This car will not run the readiness monitor for EVAP PURGE inn spite of performing Hundai's OBD-II Readiness Test Drive Cycle three times.No codes set;car runs fine.Any help would be appreciated.TISH
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L turn signals VIN: JT8UF11E5N
i need help on this one. i have a nightmare on my hands. this one will blow the fuse for the turn signals when u turn on the left signal. ive checked the bulbs, hazard switch, comb. switch and all is fine.my wiring diagrams aren't the best for this model.i can...
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2000 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12CXY
the truck wouldn't start. it had been sitting awhile. checked spark: OK, no fuel pressure. after checking power and ground to pump replaced fuel pump. truck sat several days over weekend before attempting to fire. when trying to start. fuel pump was still not ...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J03
van has a miss fire under load at part throttle when hot not cold and not at full throttle. checked ohms reading on all 6 coils primary 0.8 ohms cold 1.0 hot secondary is 5.6 k ohm cold 5.9 hot. code 305b cyl #5 mise fire was present moved cyl #5coil to #7 cyl... Trouble codes: 305B (cyl5 miss fire)
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2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80674
This customer of ours bought this 2004 Subaru Outback with only 11,000 miles on it. We performed a state inspection on it, and a couple days later the car returned with the check engine light on. Code P0453 was present, evaporative emission system control pres... Trouble codes: P0453 (Evaporative emission system control pressure sensor high input)
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1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT5RN75TXH
vehicle came in running for suspension repairs, but now won't start. found that the injectors will not inject fuel. good fuel press. good spark to plugs. injectors get volts. to them but ecm won't ground circuit, replaced ecm and same problem. need to know how...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L abs warning lamp VIN: 4T1BF30K12
Vehicle arrived with ABS, VSC, Trac Off and Brake warning lamps on. All fuses and grounds confirmed OK. We have been unable to communicate using MasterTech scan tool with Toyota software. All other computer controls communicating properly (i.e. ECM, etc.). Tri...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L BT hands free phone VIN: JTDKB20U17
The Bluetooth hands free phone control on the display will not allow dialing while driving over 5 MPH, other than speed dial. Once the car has slowed to 5 MPH, manual dialing is allowed. Obviously, this is a safety feature and it is working as designed. Howeve...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB766XM
We pulled old tank and found baffle came loose and knocked strainer off pump inlet. Bought good used tank less pump and the big "O" had a pickup screen in stock. Installed with same amount of gas and this "long time in coming" fix is in. Without the remote in ...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L oil light, battery light VIN: JHMCB7640M
Thanks for the help all of the fellow techs sent me. The vast majority said the alternator was the most likely cause, and many said they had the same problem and an alternator fixed the issue. Unfortunately the customer is in the middle of selling the vehicl...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7651P
Thanks so much to all who responded to my cry for help. The fix was what the voice in my head kept saying . . .Distributor. I received so many replies. Good suggestions all, most said distributor, fuel injectors, aftermarket O2, EGR ports or valve, timing b...
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1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Runs Rich VIN: JACCH58E6L
The help I received on this one was to check the fuel pressure and the injectors for stuck open. Well we had checked this already many times. We did not fix this truck mostly because I was tired of the customer asking how much it was going to cost when I did...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CH58V57
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO CLOSE. TURNS OUT THAT THERE IS A BULLITIN ON THESE ALTERNATORS THAT THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR IN THE REMAN ALT WILL NOT WORK. I FOUND THIS OUT BY TALKING TO ANOTHER PARTS STORE THAT HAS A SERVICE SHOP THAT REMANS ELEC. HE TOLD ME THIS AFTE...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
3 replies, This vehicle has not acted up since. We have talked to the rebuilder and he is willing to look at the cluster again. Customer wants to wait until he can be without truck for a while. Sounds like these have this issue. The replies indicated that if t...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L control arm bushing VIN: 5N1ED28Y51
AFTER INFORMING THE CUSTOMER THAT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF LABOUR WOULD BE REQUIRED TO REMOVE THE SEIZED UPPER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS, THEY WANTED REPAIRS STOPPED AFTER THE L.UPPER CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS WERE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT TO THEIR DEALER WHERE...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Starting VIN: JTEHF21A21
Sorry about the delay in closing this. I didn't get many replies probably because I did not give enough sympton data, but I had little to give. After briefly observing this condition on a couple of occasions, and talking to a few toyota techs I decided to advi...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32KX4
Hi everyone, several of the replies I received said that there was a ECM flash and updated part for this code (P2238) and upon looking through AllData's TSB list, lo and behold there it was. Normally I will check the code then check for TSB's, I think that upo... Trouble codes: P2238.
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