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1998 Acura TL 3.2L compressor VIN: JH4UA3644W
98 acura a/c quit while driving-customer stated was working good.we found system full but pcm not turning on relay.we tested relay,which will energize compressor and will cool well as long as relay is grounded,cooling fans don,t run either.all voltages ok,fuse...
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1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEM1152X
honda tech, please help. car came in with loss power going uphill. map sensor reading over 1volt & timing off - unable [...] spec. check timing belt, line up oaky. rerfome valve adjustment, some too tight & some too loose and replace distributor, get be...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Starting VIN: KMHWF35VX1
ive got a problem child. the customer states that every once in awhile it wot start. when it acts up it wont crank or make any noises. it may not do it but every 2-3 weeks. ive had it for a week and nothing!!! is there anything that is common on these to make ...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, reduced power light VIN: 4S2DM58W63
Truck came in with complaint of light and no power,scan had codes 1125,1295,1220,1515,1221 pinpoint tested system ohm checked tps,aps, and harness. Researched archives and found a few similar cases, ordered new throttle body from dealer after attempted cleanin... Trouble codes: 1125 (etc perf), 1295 (etc manage), 1220 (tps2), 1515 (tps corr), 1221 (tps1)
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L No comp operation VIN: KNAFE12236
Need a little insight on this Kia I know miles are low and car is probably under warranty but all the Kia dealers close by have gone bye bye I wonder why! If I use modis to fire comp relay it engauges looking at wiring diagram it looks like there is a triple s...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air suspension VIN: JT8VF11E9P
Ride height sensor light flashes in dash. All height sensor check good and air bags are good. Some time the rear rides really rough. Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks Jeff.
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1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L wont go into gear VIN: JM1BJ2216X
Hey guys, ive got this 99 mazda protege here and it will not go into gear. the shifter does move very easily into the correct drive, however, all we get from the tranny side is a buzzing noise coming from the neutral switch area and no reaction from the tranny...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L 3rd gear VIN: JM1BJ24572
Hello fellow tranny gurus. I'm pulling my hair out here and thankyou in advance for any help you can offer. This vehicle came back several days ago with 3-4 clutch and 2-4 band obliterated. I went through the trans carefully trying to find a reason that it fai...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51A71
Hi all, Iíve been working on this Sentra off and on for a few days now. Problem is it wonít accelerate as if a catalyst were clogged. Runs up in neutral ok to about 4000 when it misses slightly, but wonít produce much power in gear. Data stream looks ok except... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank 2)
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68661
Is there a connection with the nuetral/trans switch related fault. Is there any information on the repair procedure. Trouble codes: P0507
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R5X
This truck intermittently pops a check engine light. customer says it seams to happen after filling the tank. Drove the car rear o2 fluctuates some, more than it should. Front a/f sensor fluctuates some, but doesn't seam like it's enough,to me. How much is the... Trouble codes: P0420
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L check engine VIN: JTDBT1237Y
HEY GUYS, WELL HERES THE STORY, THIS 200 ECHO CAME IN FOR ACCESORY BELTS SO WE CHANGED THEM, NO BIG DEAL. ONE DAY LATER THE OWNER COMES IN AND SAYS SHE HAS NO BRAKEING WHATSOEVER, SO WE TEST DROVE IT AND ITS TRUE, IT FEELS LIKE THERE IS NO BARAKE BOOST. CEHCK...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L vsa VIN: 2HNYD18633
This one is fixed. Thanks to Sergey and Edgar. You guys were right on the mark. Heres the steps I followed Short the SCS circuit to body ground using the HDS. Make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface. Do not touch the brake pedal during step 5 th...
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1987 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGEC4533H
The customer came and picked up the car, took it to a shop that handles Hondas on a dailey base and was told that the carburator needed to be rebuilt.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1HGCG1651X
Well you were all correct, it is because of the alternator again. I had put in a NEW after market unit and it did not do the job. A Honda unit was the fix. With parts coming from all over the world now, it is hard to figure who's is good and who's is garbag...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F3X
THANKS FOR THE POSTS FROM FRED AND TIM, I CHECKED THE PRESSURE SENSOR AND IT SHOWED 1.4 VOLTS. SO I REPLACED PRESSURE SENSOR AND RETESTED NOW HAD 2.5 VOLTS AFTER RUNNING MONITORS VOLTS WERE DOWN TO 2.1- 2.2VOLTS. ALL MONITORS RAN AND NO PENDING CODES.WHAT KIL... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control valve malfunction).
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
The problem was the new pump was shorted and would instantly trigger new code. Installed new leak detection pump from dealer and problem solved. Trouble codes: 1446 (Vehicle origninally came in with a P0455 EVAP code. Now after replacing LDP vehicle stores a P1446 instantly.).
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L second gear VIN: JMINA3581R
Joourneymen good day. Thanks to Rusty, Micheal, David, Dino, Alan and Greg [...] managed to get the gearbox broken down, parts ordered and recieved. Although it's not completly assembled I don't forsee any problems ahead. My biggest worry was causing more prob...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L mode and intake motor VIN: 1N4AL11D23
well after further diagnosing found that the amplifier control unit was at fault. it was not sending voltage to the blend door motors!
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
thank you for all that helped we narrowed it down to a sticky or burnt valve cause we were getting bad vacuum readings at idle. i have no fixes tho because the customer didnt want to continue with repairs. he just wanted to get ride of this car which has been ...
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