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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L popping noise VIN: 2HJYK16496
Have popping/creaking/clunking noise on turns, especially on left hand turns. Can verify on test drive, but unable to find a loose, worn, or damaged part in front end. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. Honda Techs Welcome!!!
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L flexplate VIN: KMHFU45E74
Problem is a noise most noticed when cold . I believe it to be a cracked flexplate. Is this a known problem with these cars? note: intensity of noise changes from one day to next . and can come and go when driving. thanks for your help Don
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58E5P
first off ,let me tell you that this car has a breathalizer machine which you have to blow in, in order for the car to shart, for drunk driving,in state of florida.the breathalizer is in peremanent lock out ,so every day i have to get a by-pass code ,to get ac... Trouble codes: 41 (crank angle sensor)
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L engine VIN: KNADC12351
Customer had towed from another shop. was having a problem with internittent overheating. they found coolant leak at radiator, blown head gasket. they wanted toooooo much to fix so the customer had us do the repair. we replaced the head gasket (sent head to ma...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UZ30C5N
Not sure where to go on this one. I replaced both O2 sensors because they were weak (would not peak above 700 mv)hoping this would take care of the codes, but it didn't. The car came is with the complaint that the check engine light comes on after extended dri... Trouble codes: 21 (Left Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit), 28 (Right Main Oxygen Sensor Circuit)
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Surge VIN: JT6HT00W2X
replace timing belt,coolant,oil change. started veh. has high idle shut vehc. off then restart now surges goes right into limp mode. Trouble codes: P0120
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2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L Cuts out
hello everyone in iatn land,have a this lexus when driving and you get close to 50 it starts cutting out,thought maybe cats clogging up gave it a exhaust leak on both banks inproved a little,so tapped in to fuel line cranking 78 psi at a idle 42 psi,went and d...
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1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Hesitation VIN: JM2UF4149N
This truck has a bad hesitation pulling from a stop. It has been at another garage and they replaced all of the mentioned parts with no success. What I found was the low fuel pressure and I have also determined that the pressure regulator appears to not be wor...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
Hello, I am in need of some help with this Mazda Millenia. The problem with this car only occurs when it gets hot. The original complaint was, after driving 15-20 miles the engine would stumble when you accelerated during a curise. Customer stated that problem...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3W654B5N9W
all right hers my problem, i have a co-worker w/ a 96 eclipse 2.4l. when the car is firts started the idle goes up to 1300 rmps- and jumps down to 450 rpms sometimes stalling out. if it doesn't stall out the idle will go into a lope from 600rpms-[...]. if t... Trouble codes: P0505
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16Y0R
Thank you in advance for your assistance. This truck will not start. I have no spark, no injector power,no fuel pressure, no check engine light when I turn the key on. I cannot get communication with my Solus scanner. I powered the fuel pump and it works fine....
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Readiness monitors VIN: 1N6DD26S6W
Vehicle failing NC inspection due to readiness monitors not completing. MIL not on, vehicle is running fine. This is a first time problem for this vehicle. Customer drove 500+ miles over several weeks. All data is normal, no codes present. Monitors not complet...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
This one came in for a check engine light and a vibration at idle. During the test drive the check engine light was out, the power was good and there was no vibration. When we hooked the scanner up (OTC Genisys with the Smart Cable and 2006 Import Software) t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition)
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L abs tcs VIN: JNCA31AXYT
this car came in with abs tcs skid and check engine light on check engine light was for missfire on no2 (repaired)and code p1211 this code i have no info on.the scanner list it as tcs c/u function.after clearing it always returns when starting i have had abs t...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Blower motor VIN: JN8DR09Y31
I have a 2001 Pathfinder with a 3.5 litre and auto climate control that has the blower motor constantly on high.Blower speed button on control head changes display, but blower still on high. Shut heater /a/c off , screen goes blank but blower still running on ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D12
customer complained of stalling at stop, test drove and at stop it will idle and then rpm begins to drop off to about 300 rpm then dies. this is an intermittant problem, does it more when warm, if you give it a touch of throttle it will not die. it does not cu...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L abs VIN: 1N6AA06BX4
Vehicle came in with an ABS light on. Original DTC was C1103 (Right front wheel speed sensor). Replace the right front wheel speed sensor with a original Nissan part. Cleared trouble codes. Road test and code C1115 came up. C1115 - Wheel sensor input fault. I ...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L u-joint VIN: 1NGAA07B95
I have this Triton in the shop with a joint out on the front shaft. Tried after market, no listing. Checked with Nisson, they do not sell a joint seperate, only a complete shaft. This joint has external clips and popped out easily. We have checked with our dri...
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L heater VIN: 1N6AD06U15
heater works great at most times. after normal road speeds, i.e., coming to stoplight, heater cools off. temp gage reads normal operating temp with no fluctuations during event. hoses at heater core inlet actually cool off. what i don't know about is the plast...
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1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L rpm's VIN: 4T1VK13E7P
Hello all. Had a standard R&R/Recondition of transmission done by local tranny shop I've used for twelve years. Customer states that since the repair, the rpm's are 500 or so higher than previously, resulting in percieved engine wear and definite fuel economy ...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1AEO9B5S
Hi Guys, I got this 1995 Corolla with engine light is on & code 52 in the memo ( knock sensor ) I never seen this sensor goes bad on toyota, & the problem is car sometimes dies at idle & some hesitation before the light comes on, seems like the pcm try to reta... Trouble codes: 52
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1996 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GK13MXT
Vehicle came to my shop with code p0135, sensor heater had no resistence,so i replaced sensor and erased codes. two weeks later vehicle comes back with same code. sensor heater has 5.54 ohms. my concern is that all data says this is acceptable in one place but... Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank one sensor one)
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shifts VIN: 4T1BF22K2V
This help request is for Toyota techs I receive this toyota in our repair shop. The vehicle is not running when comes to repair shop. We repair the transmission the oil was burned. We repair the transmission. Before we remove the transmission i check for dtc. ...
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2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDAT12342
Hello Toyota techs, I have this Echo, Echo, Echo, that will crank, but not start at times. I have been unable to duplicate this condition. Owner says that it happens often. She (keyword) also says that she will step on the gas and it will generally start. Evid...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K70
This car came in previously with cyl. #1 misfire. Also, had codes p0351 thru p0354. Ran through diagnosis for ignition coil circuit codes without an indication of a problem. F reeze data tells me misfire is only at cold start. Plugs are new and coils and wirin... Trouble codes: P0301, P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354
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1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L SRS light VIN: JNKCA21A3W
I did not find any cause for the SRS light, after I unplugged the control unit the light never came back. The customer was not interested in spending any more money on this light, so I probly will not hear anything again until next years State Inspection Than...
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1981 Isuzu Pickup DLX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JAABR14S5B
truck was pulling air from the pick up in the fuel tank removed tank and repair pick up tube all is well
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AK44Y3S
There are 2 ckts powered by fusible link #4. One red/blk wire leads to the PCM Battery back-up, and one leads to the ASD relay and the field coil on the alernator. Installed an inline 30A fuse into each of the branches of the ckt in order to narrow down which ...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SBH806127
weel i think its fixed.have not heard otherwise. i removed the idle cont sol. and cleaned it it did not appear sticky. iput in a new rubber seal that was swollen so it wouldnt fit back in groove .i cleaned the t body reset the comp. i probably would have repl... Trouble codes: P1507.
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2AC52L9V
The OEM (Toyota) Ignition module corrected the problem of sending a signal to igniter every time it was cranked.. New OEM coils then fixed the vehicle.. New NGK spark plugs were used, also.. The spark was noticeably stronger with the new module.. For what ... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter fault).
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
Thanks to everyone for all the help, but I could not find the fix on this one. I tried everything that I could think of and every suggestion, but everything that I tested came out ok. This morning the customer had the car towed to the dealer at our recomendati... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E96
Thank you for all the replies. The fix for this vehicle ended up being partially restricted fuel injectors. I cleaned the fuel injection system using the MotorVac carbon clean machine. Fuel trims are normal. I did double check the freeze frame data prior to er... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1).
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