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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L all upshifts VIN: 19UUA56813
vehicle came in slipping in 3rd gear. line pressure was only 30 psi and it should be 120 to 140 psi. original code was p1750. rebuilt transmission, new torque converter, new pressure switches. installed transmission and went for a test drive. on the 1-2 shift ...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18633
VSA light on. Code 84-01 "Sensor Logic Failure" We replaced the VSA Modulator with a used part. It was blowing the 30 amp maxi fuse. No longer blows the fuse but sets this code. I have no info available on this code. Can you give me a direction. Thankyou, Br...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1HGCG1651X
This vehicle came in 6 months ago with and alternator that would wine when the car was driven. At stops the lights would go dim, alternator would wine something horrible.. The alternator was replaced and everything was ok. The customer then stated that once in...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil consumption VIN: JHMCG6670X
need help honda guys. 99 honda accord 2.3 burning or consuming lot of oil. we have done 2 oil consumption tests and found that it was loosing 1 qt per 100-200 miles. he is not complaining of any smoking just the oil light and check engine light comming on with...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
This pilot came in with mil on and complaints of low fuel mileage. I did the basics, found that a tune up, decarb, egr cleaning, and timing belt were all due. The fuel pressure regulator and evap purge solenoid have also been done. My question is has anyone se... Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W73
This Infinity got towed to my shop last week it died out on the street,after checks it showed that it does not have pulse for the injectors,Reading the bulletins i suspected crank or one of the cam sensors or wiring,but they check out to show good signals and ...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L engine VIN: JALC4B146Y
I am trying to find out some history onthese trucks. I have one that is leaking or blowing oil from the breather tube coming off the crankcase. I do some light maint. work for this customer, but am not familiar with these engines. Is this common to high mileag...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L hbb VIN: JA4MW51R11
Hey Guys, I have this Montero that came in with the ABS/BRAKE light oon and a buzzer sounding. Checked for codes and found code 55 stored. Checked for replaced accumulator, it has been rep[laced with updated unit. I have limited information on how to pinpoint...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
Hello fellow techs. I'm sure this one is simple but its kicking my but right now. I just installed a water pump on this 95 Nissan Quest. I had to jack the motor up a little to get the pump out. Finished the job and e-vaced the coolant system ,it held, and star...
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L timing chains VIN: 1N6DD21S1W
I got a nissan frontier (customer tried to do a head job them selves) motor in a box. I have figured out most of the job, But can any one tell me which marks on the cam gears I am suppose to use to match the chain so it will time right. Each cam gear has 2 mar...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hello Nissan techs we have this 02 altima 4cyl. When the car is hot and you come to a complete stop it goes into a misfire for about 6 seconds. Then clears up right away. When driving the car there is no misfire only when just finished coming to a stop or powe... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L mode and intake motor VIN: 1N4AL11D23
i have a 2003 nissan altima that we cannot control the area where the air blows from-low vents, mid vents, windshield- it also does not control the air intake from outside to inside. the air door motors do not move at all.there is a black/red wire to the motor...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L power windows VIN: 5N1BV28U64
This nissan quest has pwr. front windows & pwr. rear quarter windows.the front windows will not go up or down from either door switch.the rear quarter windows open & close with no problems.If I put the key in the door lock & work the door lock with the key,I c...
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
i have this subaru that went to another shop for some new spark plugs. it had a minor misfire before they did the plugs. about three days later it started to run very rough now after the vehicle warms up when accelerating with 25% throttle it falls on its face...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCD5608V
sorry for late close, customer returned today and all is well, replaced with different speed sensor and now ok. thanx for all who replied
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG16581
To all that replied I thank you the fix was the left axcel I thought the vibration was coming from the right side and I gave you a curve ball calling this a surge ( my fault ) but alot of you picked up on the problem with out the correct info when I came in th...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73373
THANKS FOR THE THREE REPLIES TO MY QUESTION ABOUT THIS 3.5 KIA. I CALLED A LOCAL FRIEND ,WITH A FRIEND AT THE DEALER. BOTTOM LINE - BAD CAM SENSOR WILL CAUSE A KICKBACK ON THE STARTER, ACTS LIKE OUT OF TIME. UNPLUGGED CAM SENSOR AND IT ACTS EXACTLY LIKE IT DID... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AA96GSY
Thank you all for allowing sharing your expertise, The engine was being pulsed / surge, because the Crank shaft & camshaft position were out of sinc,,, so the RPM right @ 3000 that's were the surge occured,,, Discovered that the timing belt had jumped 3 theeth... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1985 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HZ14S9F
Installed cylinder head temp sensor.Car was gone for about a week.Then temperature out side was getting hot by then problem came back not as bad but still there.Owner says car is better but not fixed.His other car had head sensor and connector bad i believe it...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
Hi to all and thanks to those that responded. I am not 100% sure this car will not come back, but so far so good. I took out the idle speed control and tested it. [ok] I cleaned the throttle body and mass air flow sensor. I smoke tested the intake system throu...
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2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Air Bag Light VIN: 1N6DD262S2
First thanks to Shahid [...] to make long story short drivers pretensioner short bar not working corrctly after phusing in black retainer squib resistance was ok then tighting final bolt on pretensioner resistance would move to .1 intermittan...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L noise VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Most of the replies seemed to be under the impression this was a hydraulic lash adjuster system, which it isn't (that is why we were checking clearance). Did get a couple of replies indicating a guide problem. Noise was worse warm than cold and at camshaft sp...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, locate tank sensor VIN: JF1SF6550W
I have confirmed the fuel tank pressure sensor is located on top of the fuel tank. Alldata did provide this information after I requested it, confirming the alldata disc was incorrect. The prospect of removing the tank on an extremely rusted vehicle was too ... Trouble codes: P0440.
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W55
Ok sorry to take so long to get back to this...after doing a cold engine compression check I found only 30 psi and 20 psi on the first two cylinders on the drivers side,performed a wet test and the compression came right up to 120 psi(likely piston ring sealin...
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