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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DB8594S
thanks in advance for any help. this car has no spark thus no start, owner states drove to town when goin to leave it tried to start and then nothing, verified concern no spark. checked timing belt found slightly loose but in time, dist turns, checked powers i...
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1995 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L srs system VIN: JHMRA1845S
Hello honda techs,i have a probelm with a SRS fault code 51 for low battery voltage or a faulty SRS CONTROL UNIT, the battery has been replaced and fully charged, the SRS fault has been cleared and will come back on after a few days of driving or even a week o...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.5L No Start
Hello all, \ I believe the ECU has failed on this car. There is no mil KOEO and fuses powered by the ecu relay are dead. ECU relay is good but never receives ground signal from ECU. I cannot communicate with ECU. Ignition power is available at ECU and grounds ...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B21
This vehicle was driven in for running poorly and noisy engine. The above codes were stored in the computer. Upon inspection we found the timing belt missing teeth. I replaced it and the cam sensor. We sent the vehicle home the only complaint he had to open th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0340, P0300
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
The I-30 came to the shop with a hard start problem. Also the 1320 code. We ck'd good wave form on cam, and both crank sensors.Ck'd power and grounds@ ecm. CK'D for Ing. signal out of ecm and had none. Recon. ecm still no spark. We have good fuel press. and go... Trouble codes: P1320
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W32
Hello Isuzu techs! This one is a honda passport/ Isuzu rodeo. The dealer won't touch it and the customer is a self proclaimed 'mechanic'. What we have is the vehicle will not start when it is cold. If we leave it out over night it will not start and we have de...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel leak VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hello all, I have a Sportage with a fuel smell under the hood. About 1 month ago had same complaint that was a rusted fuel line. Fixed line and no problem until now. There is a puddle of gas collecting by oil filter housing. Can not see anything dripping whil...
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Horn VIN: 4A3AJ56G4V
Upon finding that the wiring to the horn relay was good, I started to search for the horn to check the wires to it. I am unable to find the horn or the connector for the horn. I was able to find the alarm horn and it is operational. Any ideas as to where the...
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L engine VIN: 4A3AC54H12
car still gets cyl misfire code #1 cylinder when it wants to.in park you can hear small tappet lifter nois at 1500 1800 rpm.car runs good but after sitting in park for a period of time you start to feel a slight misfire.drove car 21 miles on x way was fine.but...
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E75
This 2005 Lancer came in with a SES light on with no drivability concerns. Pulled DTC P0401 - EGR flow Insufficient. Did find a plugged vacuum hose to the EGR solenoid. Cleared & inspected all vacuum line and all clear and crack free. Pulled EGR valve and foun... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient)
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D31
VECHICLE STARTS & RUNS GOOD WHEN COLD( RUNES FOR 5 MINUTES, CUTS OUT & WILL NOT SART( INJECTORS PULSE OK ( NO SPARK SCOPE 1 DEGREE & 180 DEGREE PATTERNS AT ECM O/K, NO SIGNAL TO POWER TRANSISTOR ON WHITE /BLACK WIRE AT DISTIBUTOR & ECM ( INJECTORS PULSING( LET...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L timing chain VIN: 3N1CB57D84
coolant leaking into #2 and #3 cylinders. i removed cylinder head for inspection. faulty head gasket. sent head to machine shop. ok with slight surface grind. reinstalled withnew gaskets. i did not mark the timing chain links when i disassembled the chain, fou...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: 3N1CB57D84
this one came in from a body shop after they repaired collision. a/c compressor cycles anytime the engine is running and any mode is selected as long as blower is on so is the compressor and cooling fan. removed a/c comp. relay until it can be looked at. anyon...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on
mil light on code po500 idle malfunction and p0505 vss sensor. car will idle with no problem and does not stall. only stalls when moving and clutch is depressed, vehicle is coasting, idle will drop below idle spec. to about 300 rpm or so then stalls. starts ri... Trouble codes: P0505, P0500
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic trans control module VIN: IHGCB7667L
Sorry for delay, Thanks to all who helped me. I replaced the trans computer with another used one . I wanted to wait and see what happened before i wrote back. Amp draw was measured on all solenoids with a vantage pro, and all were between .68 and .71 amps. No...
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L harge light VIN: KNAFB121XY
Thanks for all the replies! The tip about unplugging the alternator and the charge light should go out set us on the right track. Our light stayed on. After spending some more time with a wiring diagram, we checked the wire from the cluster to the alternator w...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Well I believe this one is Fixed! Most everone said ck the oil control valve (OCV), So with my MODIS connected I ran an active test again to confirm operation of both left and right bank Oil Control Valves. The operation was normal. Then I took it out on a roa... Trouble codes: P1354 (vvti cam/valve timing b2), P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1150 (b2s1 a/f ratio sensor range/performance).
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L horn VIN: JTHBJ46G87
found we pinched a wire,we caused and fixed the problem.thanks for your help.
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2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L resistor
THANK YOU VERY MUCH I PUT A NEW BLOWER MOTOR IN AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM.
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y8H
Thanks everyone for your input. I stuck my neck out for another aftm pickup only to find that the pattern became worse each optical pickup that I received even though all 4 of the pickup wires were clean tight and without break or resistance. Shaft was not ben... Trouble codes: 11 (CKP Circuit Failure).
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L differential VIN: JF1GD79646
Thanks to all that have replied. This one kinda stumped us. We still didnt see any defects in the ring gear or pinion we suggested to the customer to replace them, everything else looked perfect. I guess grinding spider gears into the ring and pinion can ca...
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1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45FXN
Hello again. Sorry for not closing this earlier, I just got back from vacation. I finally got this vehicle fixed. I'm sure it was a combination of everything that was causing it to act so weird but in the end, after the timing was adjusted, the throttle pla...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W8R
Thanks for all the replies. Ended up being the cat was plugged. He had some exhaust leaks in front of it for some time so i'm guessing that is why it ran as good as it did. The efi fuse blowing was due to melted wires at the egr sensor as Loran from idaho stat...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B3Y
Well first thanks to all that replied. This one is finally fixed. It had two porblems. The knock sensor was just plane bad and not causing any drivability problems. The vvti oil control vavle was bad on the front cam. While driving it would at ramdom chan... Trouble codes: P0330 (Knock Sensor), P1354 (VVT system malfunction intake valve timing), P1150.
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1BE32K64
We fixed it. It was out of time. We had both camshafts out of time. The intake cam was unlocked with a blast of air to the first oil gallery hole under the first cap. It took about a hundred blast to finally get it unlocked, but it worked. You can really fee...
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