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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L speedometer, tack and radio turning off VIN: 2HNYD18671
Good day people. I have this Acura that the client states that the speedometer, tack and radio shuts off intermittendly. I have test driven it and of course the problem doesn't happen to me. I have tryed checking for any common currents and grounds between the...
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SGC4502624
Another shop had me look at this. He rebuilt carb and driving it it will load up after a while and not idle. He cleaned it out,adjusted the floats with the screws on the top and would work OK for a while and then do the same thing. I havent had good luck with ...
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2006 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L rear diff VIN: JHLRD78906
i am looking for some advice my tech info is limited on 2006 models. this crv was brought to me by a auto body shop [ minor hit in front of car ] upon there completion of work they noticed a bind up and clicking noise in car. i roadtested and found on sharp le...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 4S2DM58W21
Vehicle came in for check engine light. Light flashes and vehicle has no power while driving. It has had a recent tune up and a few coils changed. The vehicle does not have an ignition skip. Runs smooth just lacks power. Checked for intake leak as these are co... Trouble codes: 304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Misfire VIN: JM1BB1416T
Check engine light bulb-checks ok; no light or codes when running, even though it has a miss. Scan tool indicates No RPM count from ECM. Can't determine where the RPM data should originate - I would think Cam Sensor (part of distributor) but have been unable t...
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1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X4W
This vehicle seems to run fine, but since the weather has turned cooler these 2 codes keep setting with out any obvious reasons. anyone have any ideas or seen this problem before..? Trouble codes: P171, P174
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1995 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, bogs VIN: 1N4BB42D3S
Car will not run off idle bogs and dies hard to start.Egr valve over active pluged it off same problem.Cleaned mass air sensor same problem idles better but still will not run off idle.Owner drove to my shop but can not drive home.All i did was replace clutch ... Trouble codes: P0325, P0400
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Lack of power VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
This car has no power. O2's are switching, everything seems to be a.o.k.. I did a propane test while monitoring O2's to check for intake gasket problem. I did get sa couple of short flat lines lean when putting bottle in the middle of the intake. I had figured...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T42
Have graphed the O2 sensors and both front O2 sensor seem Ok. But will set dtc for bank 1. code only resets while driving. Trouble codes: P0132 (B1S1 high voltage)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Occassionally Overheating VIN: 1N4AL11D92
This engine will overheat about once a week. The head gasket is okay, I replaced a defective radiator cap with a new one from the dealership, the cooling system does not show any leaks will pressure testing the system. The system holds pressure well. Installed...
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2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6AAO7B07
No codes, shakes at idle and in gear, lots of power off idle, power balance tested ok, with and without modis, checked flex plate visually no breaks, harmonic balancer looks good. sprayed with brake clean for intake leaks no change. o2 sensors b1,b2 stay aroun...
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1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L leak from speedo VIN: JT2SV21WCK
If I'm reasonable sure the case is not pressurizing how can I prevent the gear oil from pushing up the speedo cable? Is the cable sealed? Or could it be the gear assembly is spinning it up? I've never had this trans apart and I prefer to keep it that way if po...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 4TAVL52NXT
Veh came in as a no start. Went out and veh started. Took out on test drive. After veh warmed up a little it started cutting out and would not hardly run. Barely made it back to shop. Removed dist cap and inspected inside of cap and rotor. Noticed rotor was wo...
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I have a Solara that has no speed-o. Had a code P0500 vss sensor. Replaced sensor only gear looked fine now no codes now but no speed-o. I can get the speed-o to start working and when cruising, if I let my foot off acceleratot to coast speed-o drops out. ... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Failure)
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start, long crank time VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
Cust compaint: extended crank time after driving and sitting. fuel pressure is with in spec. fuel pressure drops to 40 right after key turned off. vehicle sat over night and still had 20lbs this morning. started right up. only the first time into shop did we h...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 4T1BF2BB61
I have a 2001 Toyota Avalon, 3.0l V6, with a non-functioning speedometer, and ABS and Check Engine lights on. Engine code is P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor) and the ABS code is 13 which is accumulator pump relay open or short. Seems to have no abs activation at k...
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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC54863
Thank you for the help. This one is fixed. Took fuel sample looked fine smelled fine still not satisfied. I ran vehicle off the motor vac all day long with no problem. Drained gas tank add good fuel replace plugs vehicle is good to go.
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Trans goes into fault mode VIN: 4S6CY58V6S
First I'd like to thank Mikail and Leo for their help and sugestions. Jay commented about my vehicle description not matching the vehicle listing, this was because the listing is compiled from the VIN number and for some reason, within the iATN system, it didn...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L shifting VIN: 2HKRL186X1
could not duplicate problem, did trans flush and overdue oil change turn car loose, did get call from customer ck eng light came on is supposed to bring by to scan, tested for act code found no problem can not warrant trans overhaul without duplicating problem...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L abs light VIN: JHLPD78843
THE MORAL TO THIS STORY,GO ORIGINAL!!! THE AFTERMARKET BEARING HAD A CHROME RING AROUND THE BEARING INSTEAD OF A BROWN RING.THE EASIEST WAY TO SEE IF YOU HAVE THE PROPER BEARING IS TO HOLD A SCREW DRIVER TO THE BEARING,IF IT IS MAGNETIC IT IS THE PROPER BEARIN...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Once again thank you to all who offered suggestions on repairing this vehicle. Well it turns out to be the fuel pump again. This time I went and got a Bosch fuel pump and installed it instead of a Wells brand. When I removed the pump I did however find a stran...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4wd system lite flashing VIN: JA4MT41R11
I am closing this for now, but will update. the customer has been away and will be bringing the car back next week. we have ordered the other sensors as recommmended by everyone, and also got the vacuum solenoids just in case. i will leave an update when the ...
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1985 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start VIN: JN6ND01S9F
thank you for all the replies. it turns out i had the distributor 180 out causing my no start. sometimes it is the simple things that bite you.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
Changed engine oil and performed engine oil flush. Cleared codes. Road tested. All monitors set. Passed inspection ok Trouble codes: 1110 (Intake valve timing control), 1135 (Intake valve timing control).
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L heater core VIN: JN8AZ08W53
Thanks to all who helped and replied promptly...Most popular tip was ck. cylinder heads/gaskets and make sure all air was expelled. Brought vehicle in one more time and made sure sys was purged of all air. Did HC check of cooling system once warm, 200 ppm in ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6853V
I recommended to check valve clearance, we didn't stock shims so we sent cust to dealer. Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2).
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L oil leak VIN: JTDFR32021
we have replace the timing chain tensioner and seal. also, replaced the cank shaft seal, timing chain cover gasket and valve cover gaske no leaks not will up date if there is any new info. thank for all the help.
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Misfire VIN: 2T1KR32E04
Hey Guys,I haven't totally fixed this one but I am on the right track.I think its a fuel quality problem.The customer tried premium fuel and it helped.He told me that he ran the tank low and it started running like crap.I told him he probably has water so he s... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302, P0304, P0300.
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