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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L starting circuit VIN: JH4KA7661S
goodday to all fellow technicians, about 2 months ago we got an acura which came in for a (no-crank) condition. after checking vehicle's basic fuses found in the driver side fuse panel fuse #15 blown. after replacing fuse which is only 7.5amp fuse vehicle cra...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
thanks for checking this one out. customer came in with complaint of air bag light on. they has been to honda dealer earlier in the week and had it diagnosed prior to bringing in to us. they diagnosed failure of air bag control module. we did not perform any t...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHDN45D52
hello all...i have this elantra that is a little noisy. the customer thought that we were going to replace his timing belt because of a belt noise. He neglected to inform us of any noise, we were replacing belt due to maintenace needs. i did not hear anything ...
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L right head VIN: JNKNG01D5S
This Q45 has a noise when cold. Slapping noise from front of right head. I hear these timing chain tensioners can sludge up and stick. Any ideas? Flush the motor? Oil is clean. In AllData it looks like the right tensioner can be replaced fairly easy through a ...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12111
Customer stated this started all at once.Car will not accelerate but seems to idle just fine.Slight acceleration is decent but not under any load. plugs were not gummed up.This acts like a fuel problem because it will popback through the intake slightly like a... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main cat. below threshold), P1693 (Manufacturer Control Aux .inputs/outputs), P0460 (Fuel level sensor), P0501 (Speed sensor A Range/Performance), P0304 (Cyl. missfire 4), P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected)
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E0N
We have this 1992 lexus ls400 with spark always, fuel pressure good always, Vehicle will start and stall immediately, check injetor pulse, only pulses for three seconds, power source to injector is good, ecm is not grounding injectors for unknown resons. Check...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L r.r. wheel assembly VIN: JTJHF10U52
customer is coming back next week so hope information given will help and i can rectify the concern.Noise was definately coming from right rear could it be a dry bearing etc.thanks again in advance.
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3538X
hello , can anyone tell the correct voltage reading for the egr boost sensor at rest with no vacuum applied to it. the reading i have is 4.24v key on engine off. the intake manifold has been removed and the egr passages and boost sensor hole have been cleaned.... Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr flow)
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L noise
This is an odd one. this customer complains of as siren noise any time the engine is running. he mentions it has been doing this for a couple of weeks and he has witnessed the noise change;high pitch, low pitch, loud scream. i can only hear it at idle. the thr...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA46G31
Hey, We have this 01 galant, it sets overdrive, second and underdrive solenoid codes pretty much right away. Trans shop already replaced solenoids. Interesting thing is that all 3 solenoids(engine at idle, in park) are being switched at 2kHz by the pcm. A cle...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D31
This Maxima has no symptoms other than MIL. Idle is good, and seems to change upon IAC disconnection. Intake manifold Smokes ok and idle does not change on spraying intake so no leaks. Have read coolant leaks damaging IAC and taking out PCM so I am looking for... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A52
Ok Nissan people, HELP!!! This one has been kicking our butt for 3 months. Came in with mil on, found code for convertor efficiancy low, bank 1. Alldata shows the firing order that #1 is the front bank, but when I look at the engine, the rear bank is closer to...
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD02V8P
Hi This one came in with a miss at about 1800 rpm,anything above that you cant feel it but by ocilliscope,you can see that the #1 cylinder dwell doesnt change as the others do,after about 2000 rpm it shortens the the same length as the other 3 cylinders.but th...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44G61
Toyota guys please help. I replaced valve cover gaskets on this solora and now cel is on with p0125. Code description is for coolant temp which does seem a little low but seems that flow chart is for o2 sensors which is sitting at .04 at idle and goes up with ... Trouble codes: P0125
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R7X
Me and a few others at work are stuck. This 4runner came in a week ago before a trip and it had a lean code on B2. Could not find a vacuum leak anywhere. Suggested an induction service but she didn't have time so we just cleared the code and let her go. Today ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition b2)
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
Thanks to all who replied, especially Jerry and Fred who both suggested the EGR valve. The story didn't end there though. I replaced the EGR, then test drove again. The fuel trims were higher, but were still slowly dropping after an hour long road test. I ... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel metering too rich).
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25SX4
I can now close this fix with confidence. After the IFS sensor arrived I called the customer to tell her parts were in. She said that later that evening the lamp went off and the tach started to work again and was not sure if it was still or really broken. I... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition / Distributor engine speed input circuit).
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2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L timing belt VIN: JT8BL69S51
THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THAT RESPONDED. WE JUST WANTED TO VERIFY WE WERE USING THE RIGHT MARKS. ALLDATA WANTED THE CAMS TURNED PAST THE "T" MARKS AND WE DID NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. MARKS ARE USUALLY THERE FOR A REASON!! WE INSTALLED THE NEW BELT- TU...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417V
Thanks everyone. We were able to reset idle speed with help of Dannys responce. Was able to ground circuit and avoid OEM tool in this case and car idled down well. Tube was starting to crack (snorkle) so we replaced preventatively and customer is happy. Ho... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure).
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1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1425W
GOOD MORNING! HEY GUYS THIS CAR WAS FIXED, THANKS ALL OF YOU WHO READ MY POST AND REPLIED. AGAIN WHILE WATCH MY SCOPE WITH 02 ,TPS,AND MAF SENSOR I FOUND THAT AS SOON AS I GIVE IT A LITTLE THROTTLE IT WILL GETTING RICH AND MY TPS VOLTAGE HAVE 5 VOLTS ,CHECK GR...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond. I have waited a couple of weeks to post a fix, because I wanted to be sure. As many of you had said about having a distributor problem, I did go back explore again and found nothing different (exce...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Surge VIN: 1YGF22DO25
Thanks to everyone who responded, especially alan from Calif who correctly advised resetting the KAM in order for the PCM to relearn properly, thanks again alan
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED27Y5Y
This actually turned into a much simpler issue to fix once the coil finally decided to stop all together.the dist cam and crank sensor signals were always fine the mass air flow worked and read and responded well.but once the coil shorted completly the issue ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D12
i assume the car is fixed, the customer has not been back. hopefully good. all i did was clean the intake, and check computer for moisture. thanks all chris
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Axle Brg. VIN: JS3TD62V2Y
Thanks very much for the three gents that took the time to help me. After removing the Rt side and center drop out all fit correctly. reassembled and still would not go together. Finally found what must have been damage to housing from bearing coming apart but...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
I have found it, believe it or not it was a cracked flexplate, but also the torque converter was very wet with trans fluid but not by the input seal, I magnafluxed it and could find no cracks but there was trans fluid leaking and the only thing wet was the fle...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TZF13C61U
Thanks for all the help. It ended up having an aftermarket cat. It also needed a/f sensor and down stream o2 sensor. Cat and sensors where replaced with toyota parts. Than the moniters ran and it passed emisions. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. Eff low bank 1).
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