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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L immobilizer VIN: JNKCV51F84
I have this infinity g35 which has a CAN system problem. I installed a used ecm but and now I am trying to reprogram the immobilizer for the used ECM. I have done this before on nissan's with my X431 scanner. There are 2 types of systems-random and fixed. The ...
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1997 Isuzu NPR 3.5L All shifts VIN: JALC4B1K2V
Good afternoon, This came in with a complaint of a hard shift through all the gears. It also drops out of overdrive with light acceleration. There is no flashing "check trans" light on and when ckecking for codes I get steady flashing. I would like to know wh...
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2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KNAFE12297
This car came in late on friday night, and the above complaint. on hard accel, will hesistate, and almost die. i put almost ten miles on it, with no problems, or indications of one. At best, it feels like a defuel to produce a soft upshift, other than that, no... Trouble codes: N0NE
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A24
Hi group, first thank you for your time. This 2004 mazda 3.0l came in with a blinking ses light and misfire at all times. Replaced coil no.4 and coil boots, also leaky vacuum hose in back of the manifold, codes erased felt a big change, but there it goes as so... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (misfire cyl no. 4)
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1994 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Pedal hight to low VIN: JA7LS21G7R
I need help! When cable on clutch broke I replaced it with one from Napa. I check cable to find rust in center and had been rubbing as well. The Pedal was still low with cable adjusted all the way out. Let customer have vehicle back until I could Due Clutch in...
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM84J5W
the car came in for a missfire and a check engine light on. trace down codes and found a code p0303. missfire in # 3 cylinder. drove the car and yes under load at operating temp. engine misses ran scope on it in the shop but cant load it because its a manual w... Trouble codes: P0303
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1971 Nissan 240z 2.4L parking brake cable. VIN: HLS3028272
First time in 40 years I have seen this. The parking brake cable caught on fire and melted most of the insulation off. This is a one piece cable that runs from both rear wheels to the hand brake asm. I see no way for the cables to catch fire it does not come c...
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1990 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1MS36P1M
Vehicle came in on the hook. The car is an employees brothers car. It recently was in the shop because it couldn't run with the K&N filter on it. The kid totally saturated the filter and the motor couldn't breath. I cleaned the filter and the car ran great. N...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR075Y1
Greetings Nissan master techs. I have been humbled by several recurring misfire codes and now a cat efficiency code. Initially the customer noticed severe hesitation on acceleration that became worse after warm up. The plugs were original so were replaced, as ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0430, P1320
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5N1ED28Y32
This truck overheats about once every 6 weeks. Our shop replaced the head gaskets 2 years ago to try and fix this problem and ever since it has come back with a overheating problem. The radiator when the truck comes in is low in coolant and I cant find where i...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Hi everyone, Need alittle help with this nissan. I recieved it from another shop. Had a code p0011 in it when it came in new head gasket installed). I pulled the advance pully apart to check the vains and the valve. The last shop took it apart before.I install... Trouble codes: P0011
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U94
This van has a multiple misfire code that is driving me nots. I smoked it to make sure there were no leaks and could find none. Checked MAF and everything seems normal. Looked at the front plugs and they are platinum and appear not to be in bad shape. My scann... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire)
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1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N5N
Have this mr2 that cuts out over 4,000 rpm. scope & checked ignition seems ok but cannot load up. any ideas? Fuel pressure ok.
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1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT2STL1N01
The car came in on the hook, it had stalled on the road. Of course it fired right up and ran fine. I drove it for five miles and no problems. Checked fuel pump motor pattern,did a pressure test and volume test,changed fuel filter and returned to owner. It came...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Variable Cam Timing VIN: 1HCG5644XA
We didn't fix the vehicle, the local Honda shop fixed it. Customer took it back to the Honda Dealer that performed the first repair and raised Cain with them 'cos it STILL wasn't fixed. The information we got back fro the dealer was that there was an oil pre...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L No Start VIN: KMHFU45D11
I finally fixed this car with help from another shop. I had it towed there after spending about eight hours checking wire harnesses and cam and crank sensor waves. I checked the amp ramps on the coils with low amps probe and Vantage. Kept firing in intake li...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDJ58V1T
Hello again gang. 96 Trooper passed smog and engine light is now off. What I did was I got another 96 Trooper in for an engine replacement. I removed the EGR tube off the old engine and cleaned it out with brake cleaner and a long brush. I removed the replacem...
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2002 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Code P400 VIN: JM1TA22132
Thanks for all the great replies. It seems the EGR valve intake manifold passages were restricted. We used BG's Induction System Cleaner with the EGR port attachment to inject the chemical into the intake manifold. We did both intake & exhaust ports for the EG... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L cooling fan VIN: MITSECLIPS
Hi, all members: I got the answer by mesauring another vehicle.The fixed frequency (HZ) for the PWM signal sent from ECM is 3.94KHz.The PWM signal is 0-5V square wave. Thank you very much.
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1987 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD16Y1H
thanks to those techs that took time out to reply to me. unfortunatly this vehicle is still sitting here. I am having to work on it in my down time, and will continue to. I have double checked all wires to and from pcm, tried a new distibutor(which houses the ...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Thank to everyone. After checking everything i held down the costumer to read their mind. And low and behold they remembered that all this started after their father put plugs in that he got from the three best friends your car ever had. You know it. Pep boys.... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L no.19 fuse blows VIN: 1N4AL11D03
Jeffery from New Jersey won the prize it was the left sunvisor, the wires on the plug had rubbed the roof and cut the wiring. Thanks for everyone who took the time to read and post help. Thanks Ricky
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2005 Scion xB 1.5L vsc and trac control plus mil ligtn on VIN: 5TLKT32405
thanks ben for your reply. the fix for this one was tha a faund a wire damage to the vss sensor close to the fire wall due to a pack rat.
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Trans shift speed and K/D sensitive VIN: JT3VN39W9S
Thanks for all the feedback. The ECT tube sounds like a good possibility, however this customer is difficult to work with. Expects a 30 minute fix for all the problems and not committed to spend $$ and time diagnose properly. All the replies are appreciated an...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L upshift VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
the customer said that if changing the trans fluid was all it needed he could do that himself and if that didn't fix it he would bring it back and he hasn't been back so i guess that fixed it. thanks for all the help
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L timing VIN: 2T1BR12EXY
after checking the timing marks numerous times and verifying they were in correct alignment also tested the oil control valve by appling 12v to the valve i could make the valve work with engine at an idle road tested for 35 miles before ck lite came on again...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1BF288XY
Thank you all for the excellant guidance. As several of you all predicted I had a bad injector. I swaped #2 for # 4 and the cold start miss moved with it. Replaced injecter all is good... Thank you all again! Trouble codes: P0300, P0304.
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