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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E6R
this vehicle is setting a code 41 (tps) intermittently. complaint is mil on with no driveability problem. scoped tps signal and ctp signal reading fine. had snap-on graphing scanner hooked up and noticed that once in awhile, erratically i would have a number o... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor circuit)
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1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L No Start VIN: JN1PB21STJ
Customer had vehicle towed in. Complaint was he drove car to work and when he went to leave, car wouldn't start. I have no injector pulse, no spark, no fuel pump coming on. Before it came to my shop, customer installed ignition coil, used distributor, and igni...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, HI IDLE VIN: 4S3BH6865Y
Well people heres what we have,when car is started after it sits all nite the idle speed sits at about 3k,it gradually comes down to where it should be as it warms up.Occasionally a code p1507 will set more often not.The idle speed motor assly has been replace... Trouble codes: P1507 (idle control system malfunction)
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L ignition switch VIN: JT2AE09B0S
Hi my fellow techs, i have come across a very unusual problem for me at least. the ignition switch (tumbler) is jammed in off position. I cannot turn it at all. the customer swears he parked for the night and he could not turn it the next morning. and the car ...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDBT44A94
Failed to start after battery went dead. Crank/no start. No sign of jumper cables connected wrong polarity. No stored codes. I suspect some kind of electronic key fault but have no info and no dealer in area to send it to.
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Lighting VIN: JHLRD78452
Thanks to all who replied to my post about flickering lights on the 02 CRV. Most of the replies stated that replacing the alternator would take care of the problem. A couple stated that it was the diode trio and I think one questioned the battery. I haven't...
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cranks hard at times VIN: JNKCA21D2V
First I tried to clean up the bracket & install star washers on ground cale to engine.(Could not strech cable enough to connect directly to block)Same problem ! So we sold the cust. a factory Infinity rebuilt starter ( sounds just like a bad starter)due to ...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22F2Y
Many thanks to all that responded. Jerry from Washington, Gene from Missouri, Clyde from North Carolina and Glen from New Jersey all hit it on the head. Ports behind throttle body were partially restricted. I cleaned them out, all moniters ran and vehicle pass... Trouble codes: P0400.
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3AN74KXS
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLIED.THE WASTEGATE SOLENOID WAS BAD AND WE FOUND A SMALL CRACK IN A TUBE WHEN WE SMOKED IT,AGIAN THANKS TO EVERYONE.
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1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L horn VIN: JFLSF6354W
Found black wires taped to harness, both grounds. Connected one to SRS socket to read codes. Replaced rolling conncetor at steering wheel.
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Mil lamp out VIN: 4TAUN73C9S
Hello everyone, Santa was here today and brought the fix for this 95 Toyota Tacoma. Thanks to all who responded and helped us and Santa fix this one. With the suggestions you provided we looked carefully again at the MAF and found it was out of range. Repla... Trouble codes: P0141, P0133, P0125, P0130, P00, 110 (Intake air temperature sensor problem).
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Timing VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
So many replies! Thank you Pros. Well done! Thank you once more. Happy New Year everybody! Replaced the belt and the water pump. In addition, replaced two idle pullies.
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