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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Dashboard Clicking VIN: 1HGCB7664M
Hi Honda Techs, This is my daughters vehicle and it runs great. We are getting a relay type clicking sound only for a few minutes after start up coming from the center of the steering column right behind the steering wheel. The vehicle runs great and has no e...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start
Hey honda guys need some help with this one, this car came from another shop. When the temp out side is lower than 30 degrees it takes about 10 to 15 min to start, at first it will only turn over, you turn the key off then try again, it fires on only one cylin...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHLRD1863Y
Please help with this gremlin. Replaced the IAC motor because high idle then surge when at operating temp, and bled out the cooling system, all was fine. Let the vehicle go, and now 2 weeks later the vehicle has returned with the same problem. Double checked f...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16533
this car came in over six weeks ago for a 2-3 upshift flare. It was a no brainer as to the trans would need to be rebuilt. it turns out to be a extended warranty claim, and this is where is gets alittle sticky... We got a used trans shipped to us, out of texa...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L power windows/wipers VIN: KMHWF35V91
we have pulled up wiring schematics on mitchell and alldata and are unable to get a complete schematic on the system. we would like to know what tha etacm is and the purpose of it along with a diagram.the wipers only work on high when this happens. we were luc...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L head lights VIN: KM8SC13D64
Hyundai techs, please help, this santa fe has no headlamps, they come on when the lever is pulled back for the "flash to pass" but when the switch is turned on, nothing happens. thank you all
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1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L tcm VIN: JACDJ58V6S
We have had this Truck for a couple weeks--this is a second vehicle and customer is patient. Customer Complaint: Truck runs rough and acts like it wants to stall when comming to stops, check trans light flashes and a few seconds later rough condition clears up...
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1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19S5500714
Hello averyone. I thought this one was going to be an easy throttle cable stuck. Guess i was wrong there. Car came in with high idle speed. In excess of three thousand rpm. Found that i could not communicate with computer. self diag. is not working either. ohm...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L anti theft VIN: JT8UZ30C8N
Hey All,We install a reman ecu in this lexus and now it won't start (cranks fine).Old ecu will start the car.The key looks it has a chip in it.Is there a program procedure that needs to be done???Mitchell is no help.We may have a bad reman?Any ideas?Thanks Ale...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L wipers VIN: JT6HF10U7X
Hey guys, sorry I dont have much info on this, We mostly do fleet vehicles. I dont have access to any schematics on this. The wipers are inop due to the fuse blowing. Its a 25amp fuse in the passenger compartment fuse box for the front wipers. If you replace t...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26A2L
Hello. I have a 91 Nissan 300zx 2+2. This car starts up as long as the temperature does not drop below 50 degrees. When the temperature does drop below 50 degrees, it is flooding out the plugs. I replaced the the injectors and connectors during the customer's ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, No Spark VIN: JN1CA31D4Y
Plugs are fuel fouled. Only getting 2 sparks when first cranking then nothing. Antitheft light is not coming on or staying on while cranking. Cleared codes, they did not reappear. Getting good rpm on scan tool, POS is not reaching 180. Cleaned grounds at engin... Trouble codes: P1612 (Immobilizer problem), P0171 (System too lean), P0175 (System too rich)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27Y02
OK, Nissan techs, we have a supercharged 3.3 Frontier with a check engine light that's on steady, drivability seems decent, Consult shows P0328 and P0430. We tested Knock sensor resistance at the green harness connector (right valve cover)and have 540-ish K oh... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock Sensor), P0430 (Catalyst Efficiency Low Bank 2)
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D75
This car came in with a starting problem. It would turn over but not fire. We found that the spark plugs were saturated with fuel and there was fuel in the oil so we replaced spark plugs and changed the oil. We kept it for a few days to make sure there was not...
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1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2SV22W4J
HELP!!! this should be so simple, but now I have two of them and cant figure it out. Need to get the car thourgh smog, its the two speed test, idle and 2500rpm, no load on a dino. I saw the CO was too high so I started by checking the O2 sensor, got really fun...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L brakes VIN: 4T1BF12B3T
This is my brothers car came in about 2 months ago for lft rear wheel getting hot put new caliper on bleed system no problem about 2 weeks later he has same problem with rr caliper, has that and line changed by some other shop. he picks up car has low pedal no...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Hard Start dies Idle VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Engine will Start & die or start & idle at 400 RPM.When problem is occuring and you try to change IAC duty cycle ratio with spec test in scanner , IAC/Idle RPM will not change. When problem is not occuring & you actuate the IAC IT will actuate ok & change RPM'...
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2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 5TELU42N17
Customer stated brake squeals when you let truck set 6 hrs. Took to dealer they said nothing wrong normal. Customer had me put NEW TOYOTA PADS on still happens. I checked everything when had tires off, Even turn ROTORS, nothing found wrong but noise louder whe...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLRD1842V
thank you all for your help . to eliminate the possibility of the noise coming from the rear diff i removed the rear drive shaft and test drove the noise was still there so i removed the left front axle shaft and spun the bearing by hand i felt what i can only...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5648W
At this point this vehicle is awaiting a new cansiter and vent vavle. The owner of this shop also wants to replace the ORVR. I have the parts we are still waiting on customer to return. Trouble codes: P1456.
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66892
FIRST OFF THANKS TO ALL REPLIES HERES WHAT I CAME UP WITH OTHER TECH IN SHOP PUT IN VTEC VALVE AND SOLENOID THEN WAS DUMPED IN MY LAP I DID ALL THE TEST IN ALLDATA AND FOUND THAT THERE WAS NO PCM OR WIREING ISUES AFTER CHECKING OIL PRESURE AND FINDING... Trouble codes: P1259.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Heater VIN: JHLRD77853
After thoroughly checking the cooling system and thermostat, as well as the operation of the doors and the airflow in the heater box, we got a couple of replies that hit it right on the head. The heater core was partially plugged, we flushed it and it is blow...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28A92
Thanks for all the replies. Several members suggested the PCV hose as a possible problem, but typically that causes a lean condition. We replaced the hose during the diagnosis, but only because the elbow at the intake was soft and gummy and twisted, pinching...
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L driveshaft
Thanks for the help guys. I had two replies; one stating trans. is toast from adding wrong fluid and not cvt fluid. It turned out to be a bad trans. Referred customer to dealer for second opinion. Will keep you posted if I hear back from consumer. Thanks again...
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