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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W1Y
This code keeps returning every few months. There are no TSB's about EGR in AllData. Should we take the intake manifold off for a better cleaning of the passageways? Is there something else typical on these engines that tends to cause the 401 code? Trouble codes: 0401 (EGR insufficient flow detected)
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Lighting VIN: JHLRD78452
Hey Honda techs I'm not that familiar with Asian vehicles but this one with the engine at idle and above make all the lights flicker (dash, headlights, etc.). It is a continual flicker probably at the speed of the alternator, very annoying. The alt light will ...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L fuel gage VIN: JHMCD5635S
hey guys, normally don,r work on hondas but working for a friend, this honda gas gage goes to empty, to 1/4 to 1/2 tank randomly, never know how much gas in tank. no being familiar with hondas i am at a loss for where to start, no service records avail, no oth...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L fuel system VIN: KMHDN55D72
this car came in leaking fuel from the canister after fill up customer says they did not overfill. as soon as the pump clicked off they stopped putting in fuel. Thanks in advance for any help.
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cranks hard at times VIN: JNKCA21D2V
Engine will crank like excess starter draw OR Ignition timing is going haywire.Had to put to floor to get started also.No smoke when started. Runs fine when started. Infinity has a few TSB's for hard starting resulting in starter motor , PCM , or Injector rep...
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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JALB167570
idle and acclerates o.k. then light comes on and loss of accleration, appears to fuel related, will still idle but no acceleration. Turn vehicle off and restart and can accelerate then does same process, light comes on and loss of fuel??? Trouble codes: P1094
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2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L wiper motor/switch VIN: KNAFE12174
for the kia boys...04 kia spectra lx 4 door intermittent wipers. here is the problem. i need a correct wiring diagram for the wipers. they just stopped in the middle of the windshield. all data shows only a six (6) wire connection on the wiper switch. i have 1...
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Engine VIN: JTHBF30G93
Oil light coming on my 2003 ES300. Car has good maintenance history. Is this engine a sludge candidate, or do these have problems with oil pressure sensors?
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2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L ride height VIN: JTJBT20X53
This S.U.V. was hoisted without the ride height turned off for servicing. The vehicles battery was replaced. After these items were performed the rear suspension does not lower, and the ride quality is poor/bouncy in the rear due to the shocks being at their h...
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1987 Mazda B2200 SE-5 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF313XJ
Alright guys I have a weird one here. Customer states that intermittently (mostly during cold weather) the truck wont start. They claim it has no spark and if they tap on the distributor base then it will fire right up. I verified the complaint and after a tap...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Charging VIN: JM1BC1415V
This little motor has snapped off three alternator "micro groove" drive belts in a total time span of approx. 2 weeks. Before this most recent belt failure, the alternator was replaced after finding it getting very hot. Battery load tested OK and no shorts hav...
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1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 6MMAP57P8V
Car towed in no start,had very little spark.Replaced dist cap and rotor.Then it was trying to start,popping and still no start.Pulled timing cover off and found timing belt off by 1 tooth.Reinstalled belt to correct position.Sarted up and idled fine.Replaced b...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L runs too cool VIN: JFTJW36F3V
Howdy Christmas Ever One! Got a wierd one, came in for check over no complaints temps were in the 80's. During check out I noticed that the coolant temp never got over 174 on cruise, I suggested a thermostat before it got cold and he froze his wienie off. We r...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L white spot on coil VIN: JN8AR05S6V
I just diagnosed a burned through coil on a similar mileage 98 Infinity Qx4. I am looking at this one which is apart for a knock sensor and see a white mark on the coil casing in the exact place the Infinity coil arced to the distributer housing. This car is n...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L radiator VIN: 4S3BH6758Y
we just did a headgasket job on a 2000 subbie outback along with the timing belt water pump and thermostat also did have the heads machine and leak checked. upon start up coolant came gushing out of the radiator cap. that just happens on start up then quits an...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L speedo, tach, odometer VIN: JF1SG65653
HI to all. Need help with this subaru. Yesterday replaced battery Customer states now no Speedometer, tach or odometer. used memory saver while changing battery. I have checked all fuses with test light at least twice. I hope some one may have seen this before...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Battery light VIN: JHLRD78862
Thank to all for the help.I first would like to say i'm not one for throwing parts at something in less i can see with my own eyes of what's wrong.That is the reason IATN is great by not having to blaze a trail. I took your advise and bought a honda alt. probl...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L a.c system VIN: 1HGEM21974
thank you all, check everything you say , and the problem was in the blower circuit I DID the self diagnostig like jeffery [...] say and I get the code # 12 [ blower circuit problem ] so I double check the blower transistor , and the problem was there I t...
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L blower VIN: 4KLB4B1R9V
Thanks to all that responded,don't know if i'd found it without the help, it was the charge relay,its tucked to the right side of relay panel top of dash,relay winding melted and shorted,again thanks
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Slips in all gears VIN: IYVGF22C62
I want to thank the 12 who responded to this request (David from Australia twice). The first part of my request was if anyone thought the axles had anything to do with the transmission problems experienced by the customer. Those who responded to this part of...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44YTE
I believe this car has software problem. 3 different scan tool could not communicate with computer. Check all wiring and could not find fault. Follow Mitchell test and replace computer but still was not fixed. Car runs. Only complaint was it would cut off at t...
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1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L steering VIN: JN1PB21S1J
thanks to all 8 replies. the fix was to swap tires. it was tire pull all along. basic basic basic. thanks again. robert
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Radio VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Thanks to all of those who gave it a shot, but it was a local radio repair guy that seem to get us on track. He like everyone else, felt that it may be inside the radio or a possible connector or poor connection at the fuse block. His suggested cleaning the fu...
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L instrument gauges VIN: 1NDD2156WC
Only three replies to this one, Mike from Ontario was helpful in Identifing additional grnds at pins #16 and 33. Josh from Oregon suggested replacing the meter assembly. Joe fron Oregon suggested load testing ground circuits. I have gave the truck back to cust...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Hard Start VIN: 1N4AL11D15
I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who helped. I replaced PCM and now car starts perfectly. Once again thanks everyone for all the help. Trouble codes: P0335.
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L bogs down VIN: JT3HP10V2X
Thanks for all the replies that I received. 4 replies were for map sensor problems. I did try a new one left customer take vehicle and customer said it's still acting up. Map sensor was 300.00 so customer is declining any future diagnostics unless I can giv...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
thanks or all the responses. after looking further into it the cust stated he just had the oil changed at penzoil.. whooops i checked the oil level it took four quarts the righten the level. motor only has 83000 miles on it.. story now is penzoil didnot pu...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K43
This car is finally fixed. We wanted to wait 2 weeks and have the customer return to check monitor status and MIL. After replaceing all the mentioned components, we removed the gas tank to check componants. On top of the tank is a fuel tank over fill check ... Trouble codes: P0446.
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