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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Steering VIN: 1HGCG56XWA
hi everyone. this honda came in with complain no power assist. especially low speed or in parking lot. you can feel the steering wheel hard to turn with right turn or left at idle in park position. no noise . fluid not that dirty. i flushed 2 time before insta...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1869Y
I have a honda with a misfire that I am unable to pinpoint to any 1 cyl. If I remove a plug wire from any cylinder, the engine RPM's drop drastically. I have replaced timing belt due to mileage and slack between gears, (also w/pump was leaking). I have replace... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0300
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG56511
car came in for oil in cooling system,customer added 2 qts oil and no coolant. did run slightly warm ,but not hot enough to boil over.car was driven to me, no lites,nocodes, no overheat. rad. was so blocked i could not flush, so we replaced radiator, and flush...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L water pump?? VIN: KNAGD128X3
I have this kia optima in the garage leaking coolant down from above the oil filter area and it would appear first off its coming from behind timing belt cover (water pump) but when I removed covers to inspect water pump all is dry!! I'm unable to pinpoint exa...
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2216V
Thank you in advance for any help. We have this Mazda that runs great as long as it has better than 1/4 tank of gas. Once it gets to 1/4 tank, the car starts running bad, stalling , hesitates etc.. Fill it up and it runs great again. I removed the tank and w...
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L 3rd & 4th VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
Trans works well in 1st, 2nd and rev. When trying to shift into 3rd it goes into a neutral slip. The only code is pending: P0734 (incorrect 4th gear ratio). The fluid is only discolored, not burnt. I can accel hard in 2nd and get car to about 45mph, yet it won...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
OK this is a wierd one. The nissan I have is giving me a code P0105 and failing OBD II emmisions test here in Connecticut. I have checked the Map Sensor for vacuum with engine running and it is normal goes up and down with throttle variations as expected. The ... Trouble codes: P0105 (manifold absolute pressure problem)
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
I have diagnosed a '97 Altima with a cyl #4 misfire. Determined that the EGR ports are restricted on cylinders 1,2,and 3. Does anyone know of a way to clean these ports with out major surgery? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L test connector VIN: JF1GD29673
My good friend, a fellow ASE certified technician (truck) and I have diasassembled and searched for the ABS test connector on his car, for an hour or more, without success. All-Data says its alongside drivers seat and the Snap-On 'Red Brick' 2500 says its near...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN81R3K
hello all, this vehicle has mil on and codes 25 and 26.cleared codes.25 and 26 reset within 1min of idling.tested 02 was at 100ms responce.replaced and cleared.codes reset.tested eacv.no noises heard with or without temp sensor grounded.tested ebcv per flow ch... Trouble codes: 25 (lean exhaust), 26 (rich exhaust)
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The check engine light is always on. If I try to flash codes, only the oil level light blinks. The check engine light never flashes. The o/d light is always doing a steady blink. What does this mean? Bad computer? Additional testing--- Disconnect the compute...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L cannot fill gas tank VIN: JTDKB20U05
This car must be filled very slowly. I currently have the filler neck off the car and all 4 lines are clear. I also have the fuel tank out and all vent lines are clear and the vent valves are open. I removed the vent line from the tank so the tank is open to t...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L stereo VIN: 2HKRL1861Y
Everyone was most helpful, including offers to respond personally to e-mails or phone calls. We had given the radio serial number to our local Honda store and they had given us the un-lock code for that serial number. They even offered to try inputting the co...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
Thanks to all who responded. We found that a factory alternator was the correct fix even though we have changed other honda alternators with aftermarket ones. thanks again. PJ [...]
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35HX5
COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM AFTER NUMEROUS ROAD TESTS. INFORMED CUSTOMER THAT VEHICLE WAS STILL UNDER FACTORY WARRENTY. UNTIL CAR ACTS UP MORE OFTEN IT WAS GOING TO BE A HIT AND MISS SITUATION OF FIXING IT. THANKS TO THOSE THAT REPLIED. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306, P0300, P0355.
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cooling Systems
thank for the information. it work out very simple.thank you very much. after follow information. the remove waterpump with 20 degree counterclockwire. it very easy but with a lot careful due to timing cover . and the push stopper pin also work good too., than...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2221Y
we have sent the computer out for reflash. I am closing this because the time limit is up but have yet to find a fix. if i can reply after it is closed i will update this after reflash. Trouble codes: P0172.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D41
ALTHOUGH MASS AIR FLOW CHECKED GOOD REPLACED IT FIXED PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank2), P0300 (random misfire).
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Temp gauge VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Got a lot of good help on this one, but no luck finding the problem. Verified not actual overheat with scantool and temp gun, replaced sending unit with different brand, replaced wire from sender [...] cluster, replaced pin inside cluster connector c, swapped in...
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Radio VIN: 4S4BP611C5
The repair on this vehicle was the installation of an adaptor pigtail which allowed the installation of an aftermarket amplified antenna. The part number for adaptor is 40-SB20 and is listed for 2005 Suburu and later. Thanks to Steve [...] for supplying thi...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L kick down cable VIN: 1NXBR12E7W
Thank you All, David [...] hit the nail on the head with the cracked drive plate. We replaced the drive plate and all is well.If it wasn't for IATN I would quit my day job. Thanks for all the help. Eric
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4T1BF22K2X
Problem solved! Thanks to the 7 replies I had. Most of you doesn't help me with my test, just saying to replace a/c compressor... And you know what? the problem wasn't there. Think to the customer face if I didnt do more test and put a compressor saying every...
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L SRS light VIN: 4T1BK36B15
Gentlemen, I replaced the airbag center sensor assemblie, under the front of the console, and now the SRS light functions properly. Many thanks to those who responded. Special thanks to Brian in New York, Wade in Colorado, Eigil in Ontario, Cheuk [...] in Califo...
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B75
Well the AFR sensor fixed the engine light. The voltage reading (B2S2) stayed a little high on the first test drive after the repair but on the next drive the ft and rear banks started to read equal. We had also replaced the spark plugs which did help a little... Trouble codes: P0138.
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