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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge VIN: JHMCB7662M
This accord has a idle hunting problem. It will also hunt with the IAC removed, or the Fast Idle control, only one off at a time, when extra air is added by lifting the tape, (I had tape over the holes(IAC, & Fast Idle valve) to prevent a vacuum leak.) The Tps...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L abs actuator VIN: 1HCF9650XA
Hey fellow techs car came in with a problem as soon as brake is applied the brake pedal starts pulsating also when you turn its even worse any help will be appreciated.
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L cruise control VIN: 1HGEM22935
Thanks to all who respond or take time to read my plea for help. No code in any systems except for ones I induced. Complaint is cruise inop when AC on. Scanner showed brake pedal position switch closed at all times with engine running. Replaced switch. No help...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4S2CK58WX2
This car came in from another trany shop. After you start driving the Cruise and Check Trans light come on at the same time, it may sputter when it happens. They stay on for a few seconds and go back out. There are no codes in the engine or transmission comput...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44YXX
I'm looking for info on the Evap purge solenoid wiring diagrams on mitchell it show that both wires come from the pcm to the purge solenoid. On one side i have B+ on the black/white wire at the solenoid but have nothing at pin 70 at the PCM. On the other wire ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap purge solenoid control circuit)
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1JN1CA21D8
Customer states it will not start sometimes after hot soak. I have been unable to duplicate the no start, however what does occur consistently after warm up and hot restart is that it cranks as though ignition timing is too advanced so it starts hard, sometime...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Drive belt VIN: 1N4AL11D44
This car is driving me nuts. The drive belt is whipping and vibrating very badly when the A/C is on and the car is in Drive. The A/C pressures look good the cooling fans are on. It only does this at idle in gear. HELP.
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BA67532
Vehicle came into shop with check engine lamp and rattle underneath. DTC PO420 stored/convertor substrate was broken and rattling. Replaced with factory convertor and upstream O2 sensor. Cleared codes all parameters looked good. Short fuel trim is 5.5%/longtri... Trouble codes: 420 (CAtalyst eff.)
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1996 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L bearing VIN: 2S3TD03V0R
I've installed 1 after market bearing then 1300 miles later an oe bearing and spindle assembly "new". torquing bearing nut to approx 180ft lbs.. Vehicle had a previouse bearing installed at a reputable place up the street.. customer took vehicle to florida aft...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W7S
im getting fuel and spark. i lined all timing marks up and the distributor was off. timing belt looks good. pulled the distributor and everything looks good. reset the timing and still nothing. changed plugs and nothing any help would be great
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2002 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L 4wd VIN: JT3HN87R92
Hi folks, I have a 4runner here with the electronic 4wd system which has been stuck in 4wd with the lites on dash flashing twice now. The first time it was towed in because the women said it wouldn't move at all. I got in it and found she had left the transfe...
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 5TDBA22C04
This van came in with the complaint that the cruise control failed while in use. when trying to engage it again an error message appeared on the driver information center. "E3"=laser radar sensor fault. we scan tested the computer and found another code p1570=...
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L head lamp VIN: JTDKB20U26
Help Toyota techs! This Prius came in with a burned out hid head lamp bulb. we replaced it and found that after approx 10 seconds after it came on it would shut back off. based on testing and other information we found the head lamp control ecu/ ballast has a ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L srs VIN: 5FNRL18953
Thanks for all your posts , most replies said to replace the contol unit and or reset the system with scanner after replacement.( one post said that asian cars do often take out srs units in a crash and that may have to do with the exsplosive operation of the ...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58454
this vehicle probably just had bad gas. we told the customer to put 93 octane gas into it and fill the tank full. after she drove about half the gas out of it, we rechecked the system with a tech 2 and did all of the fuel tests, but they came back good and s...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Air suspension VIN: JT8VF11E9P
Thank you to everyone who took the time to help me out. Turns out even though the left front lvel sensor checks out ok per the TIS specs there is a wave form you can get out of the sensors by back probing the signal wire. This should be a square wave form. I j...
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1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L compressor VIN: JT8JZ31C4R
problem was fixed by replacing ecm. found no grnd signal from computor to relay.
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2212W
3 used distributors were no good. Got a new Distributor and that ended the greif. Our napa supplier suggested new over reman from the beginning but as money was a issue and used was available to try for free we got way off track. Thanks for the input, Jack Trouble codes: P1345 (no cam sensor signal detected).
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero SP 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA7FJ43S0K
Thanks to all for the ideas and help, the last suggestion was the right one, the distributer was the problem. I looked at the pattern for the crank sensor and found it was good, but the cmp or top dead center sensor was all over the place no uniformity at all....
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L oil consumption VIN: 5N1AR18U45
Warranty company would not commit to tear down unless customer would stand good for the bill if determined to be a normal wear problem. Customer picked up vehicle as is.
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH68631
Well this one is finally fixed. All the replies I received were good ideas and I eliminated every possible cause except for reprogramming the ECU. I took it to Subaru and had the computer reflashed and it runs like a top again. Thanks for all your help guys ...
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1992 Toyota MR2 2.2L transmission VIN: JT2SW21N4N
thanks to everybody who reply,but i heard is normal and just talk with my customer and i let in go. thank you very much
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