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1996 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3650T
The car came in as a no start. Supposedly it would stall and not start but eventualy crank up and the stall again. All we have seen is the no start. Ther car has fuel pump, and injector pulse. No spark. We had a igntion control module to test with and it is no...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L coolant
hey guys, this customer complains of poor heater operation( not hot enough). i personally think it could be hotter myself. anyway, he called today and asked me about doing a "vinegar flush" on the system. said he found another guy online that replaced his cool...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT8BD68S6W
This car quit running on the freeway as if it ran out of gas.Road service added 2 gallons of fuel to get it to the nearest filling station.At the filling staton the car only took 15 gals of fuel,with the 2 fron the service truck that makes 17.The vehicle is li...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5Y
I am just about out of ideas on this Lexus! It started as a regular P0171 with a bad AMM but just refuses to cooperate with the normal fixes. It came in originally I replaced the AMM due to visibly dirty hot wires. I road tested it and the LTFT's were around 1... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean)
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C9R
My SnapOn Scanner doesn't like to speak Asian, and according to Alldata, you can get flash codes with a manual trans. car, but not with an auto. There is no wire in the "TEN" terminal position on this car (which is an auto). Is there a way that I can get codes...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Happy Holidays to everyone at iATN. We are struggling with identifying the issue with this mazda. There is a high frequency vibration on medium to hard acceleration. The problem only occurs in a first gear start. When accelerating in D2 it will not occur. Th...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Slips in all gears VIN: IYVGF22C62
First time customer. I drove the car before the axles were replaced and felt no problems. We replaced the axles last week and now the transmission will not shift properly and O/D lite is flashing. Obviously it is in limp mode. The fluid is full but smells burn...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
hello fellow techs. i have this MAxima california emissions with a bad hesitation under load all the time, when driving normal the car drives and runs good trying to pass somebody the car hessitates and has no power at all, i checked fuel pressure and flow all... Trouble codes: P1320, P0302
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4A111D93
this car came in for poor heat at idle heat is very hot while driving found it to be low coolant due to leaking radiator replaced radaitor used nissan bleed procdure tbo2-o47a several times then replaced water outlet valve and thermostat nissan parts bleed onc...
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1996 Other Asian 3800 444CID Surge VIN: 1HVBBABNOT
Hello. Techs. Looking for a solution. It is a 1996 Thomas School Bus. The problem is, after starting, the engine will surge.Will not Idle steady. I thought it was because of a cold engine, but no it continued to surge. We parked it running last week, while wai...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start VIN: 5TEMU52N75
Owners have lost Ignition key, that is encoded and apparently has to go to the Dealer which is a $400 Tow away. I can get a key cut, but am wondering if there is any Scan Tool in the after market that can set up the Anti-theft system. I have a Master Tech, But...
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1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
Thank you everyone. Danny hit the nail on the head. I ended up putting a factory distributor in and all is fine. Again thank you all
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T42
Replacing the front O2 sensor resolved the customers concern. The light is out and the readiness tests have completed. Thanks to all that reasured me on my diagnoses. I checked alldata and couldn't find a bulletin that applied to this model and year. So it... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1S1 high voltage).
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Lack of Power VIN: JT3VN29V5R
Thanks to all who replied. The customer called it quits on this one, but I think I know what the problem is. The knock sensor and/or the harness fail and the PCM defaults to a retarded timing setting, causing a lack of power. Unfortuneately the sensor is under...
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