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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L vss speedometer VIN: JHMCD5538R
I know this may be a little off the wall, but I need some help finding a pig tail. I had an employee replacing the clutch on this Accord and when he lowered it, he forgot to disconnect the VSS. So he ripped the wires clean out of the plug. In hopes of getting...
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L alt. VIN: 4S6CK58V8V
Replaced alt. 2 times and checked the wiring. The battery light is on and not charging. If you unplug alt. or ground term. c light goes out but, will not charge. Term. c goes to the pcm and turns the alt. off on hard accel. Dont know what to check next or if t...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L axle or suspension VIN: 1HGCG165XW
This car has a thunk or knock in the front end, sometimes when turning like at an intersection, sometimes when stopping, and sometimes when taking off either straight or turning. Had the front end checked by competent tech twice and find no slack in ball joi...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66892
hey guys got a 02 accord keeps setting a p1259 vtec valve and switch are new from honda put on by other tech in shop before i spend hours going thru this thing has any one seen this code and is this code a problem on hondas i checked solenoid and presure switc... Trouble codes: P1259
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L headlights VIN: JNRAR07Y1X
headlight rightside plug bad, replaced.lows work but right side high is really weak. i checked voltage and 3 volts so i checked on left side wiriging harnes and found 12 volts and spliced in new wire.have 12 volts, still high beam right side weak. put in new s...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
I have some Lexus experience, but have never had to replace a rear main seal on one of these things. If it weren't for it's being AWD, I would drop the subframe and remove the trans just as I would an ES300 or Camry. According to AllData, I have to remove the ...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28A92
This vehicle came in running rough when under load. Really rough. Checked for codes and found none. Felt like possible back pressure problem. Checked backpressure-0-2lbs under load. Fuel pressure is 65 psi. Inspection found all plugs were fouled. Compression f...
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2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L torque converter lock up VIN: 1Z7HC38KX6
Thank you in advance any help on this one.. This truck has a code P0700 trans falure and a P0704 converter lock up solenoid. we drove it it doesnt appear to have a real shifting problem I think it is just a sticking solenoide my question is has any one replace...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
car came in after detailing and would not idle.customer replaced plugs with ngk and ran fine in his shop.road test and ran good for 15 miles then wouldn't idle or accelerate. customer had towed in.ran normal at our shop,did normal cleaning and checks for water...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L battery VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Hello folks, This is one of two real problem cars we have had here for several weeks. This car came in originally due to a inoperative sunroof it was stuck open for almost a year (yes, partially open and leaking) we fixed that and shortly there after he ment...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A2Y
Car in for check eng. light on, Ck code P1320 (Ing. signal) Replace crank sensor, Ck plugs ok, replace easy three front ignition coils. Still the same problem.Any ideas ?, please reply. Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E84
I am trying to help other tech in shop car came in for NY state inspection check engine lite was on code 1273 tech replaced 02 sensor bank 1 drove car to reset monitors check engine lite came back same code! Freeze frame 614 rpm 194 degrees 0 miles an hour smo... Trouble codes: 1273 (lean bank 1)
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2004 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L turbine speed sensor VIN: 5N1MD28Y84
Does anyone have a shortcut for replacing the turbine speed sensor? It has the typical transmission fluid weeping problem.
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: EXYZ407465
I use the Mastertech to command purge,canister,and tank bypass valve.I can hear it clicking.Smoke test,flow meter reads 0.This EVAP system is different from what I seen on other cars. What would be the next step to find this problem? Has anyone ran into a prob... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L shifting VIN: 19UUA5645X
Just before I was to take the Acura to a transmission shop, the D4 light was flashing, with the check engine and traction light on. Hence, I started to to check closely the connection plug-ins to the solenoids. There are a couple of solenoids below the starter...
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Charging VIN: 4F6CM58VOV
Thankyou Robert, Scot, and Tony for your advice and help. I carefully checked the wiring, fuses and inputs to the PCM again. We are going to recommend the customer take the car to an auto electric shop for checkout, they might be able to verify the regulator a...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Vechicle Speed Sensor VIN: 1HCG5556WA
Thank to all that replied; Good advice from everybody; one tech adviced i remove the old VSS and attach a cordess drill to the end of the shaft and watch the speed on the dash. This would determin if i had a bad Gear inside the transmission. After doing so t...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2843X
thank u guys for ur replies.I replace the o2s sensor know it's ok no more ck engine light. I sent the old o2s back to auto zone as a defect.now my headache are gone. thanks for all ya help Trouble codes: P0132.
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Stall VIN: KMHWF25V3Y
Thanks to all the replies received. Customer didnt want to venture into $60.00 hr (Cheap) diagnostic fee at this time. Was going to check on service bull. about MAF wiring & reprogram Computer. Said if it gets to doing it more often will bring back & have chec...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKP11A5YT
Thanks to all that responded, I've written to you personally to thank you. The problem was the IAC but with a sporatic MAF. Because of the cost of the MAF the customer decided to live with a periodotic dip in the RPM at idle because the IAC was the primary pro...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Instrumentcluster needle VIN: JT8VK13T9P
Since it is a old car (15 year old )I will try as Joe said : to pain the needle white. So I think that will fix. Thank you so much for everyone spend time read and explain the problem to me. IATN is the best place. Best regards. Duc [...]
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1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L ignition VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hey guys.Sorry for taking so long.After installing 2 extra grounds(- bat to eng and - bat to body)my son says no more problems except for the rear wiper that runs when it wants to.He's going to live with it like this until spring.Thanks for all the help.Have ...
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1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start, codes 11 VIN: JN1HZ14S9F
well thanks to all you guys who woke me up i asked the tech does the rotor turn or have inj pulse and no and no hummmm timing belt snapped like im gonna at the tech for missing that thatnks for the help again Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor).
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1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HJ01P0M
Well it took some detective work to figure this one out. I punched the license number into the state database and found this vehicle has had problems passing smog the last three times. All three times she was sold a full tune up with junk parts and then it wou...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH8HD17Y8S
The problem was traced to the fuel pump operation as it ocurred while we were monitoring with a gauge on fuel line. Located problem at fuel tank connectors corroded, ground and 2 wires. Was able to solder back on. Techs suggested corrosion at coolant temp sens...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D91
Hi Guys, I figured out the source of the short this past friday morning before I got the any posts but still it was great to have confirmation from other techs. The Idle speed motor fixed the stalling problem but the one I replaced wasn't shorted as far as...
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1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC235XS
ITS FIXED.AFTER REPLACING CTS AND CLEARING CODE,YOU NEED TO RUN WHATS CALLED D-CHECK.THE COMPUTER COMPUTER MUST HAVE BEEN IN DEFAULT.SO MY CONCLUSION,AFTER REPAIRS RUN ANY DIAGNOSTIC TEST POSSABLE FOR COMPUTER.THANKS ALL,SPECIAL THANKS TO TOBY FROM CALI,FOR ME...
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L abs VIN: JTEHF21A62
Well I would like to theank John [...] he hit the nail on the head. the problem was a steering wheel sensor. This vehicle has VSC and watches the steering wheel input during a braking event, if it sees or thinks that the steering input is to fast then it activat...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Heater Controls VIN: 5TEWN72N13
Thanks for the replies. I went to the dealer and they matched up the bulbs to part #[...].
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR3OE65
Thank you all who respoded,several of you suggested a TSB for intake gasket but I was unable to find it.A special thanks to Ron [...] of Indiana who called my shop to tell me of the TSB and fax it to me.After further research I was able to find the bulletin in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1).
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