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2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L D4 light blinking VIN: JN1BL549XJ
Greetings: Customer states that hard to start and D4 light flashes. Had young tech pull codes; came up with p0700 (transaxle fault) which led to scanning for trany codes and came up with 5-01 (transmission range sensor shorted). Codes obtained with OTC Genys...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L no mil light VIN: JM3LW28522
new customer came in for ny inspection .found no check engine light with key on engine off.started vehicle still no sign of engine light.can't communicate with any of the modules ,transmission or abs.or powertrain.question if bulb is blown or was removed, coul...
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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 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L lights electric windows VIN: 6MMAP67P41
the car starts and runs fine does not have high beams but has indicator light does not have parking lights or wiper high speed ac only works at 65 degs. pass. front and both rear power windows do not work
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG685XV
Thanks to all for taking time and reading and helping out!! Car orignally came in with three codes stated above P1540, P0500, P1507 customers complaint was MIL was on and vehicle would intermittently stall. Pulled codes got above codes test drove car with scan... Trouble codes: P1540 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction low speed), P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction), P1507 (Idle control system malfunction)
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Timing Belt VIN: 453BH67531
thanks for reading my request I'm replacing a timing belt on this engine and I'm having problems trying to find timing marks on cams the left side is plain mark on the gear and notch on the back cover the right side I can't figure out where the cam needs to be...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Starting VIN: JUT4VN13DS
This vehicle came to us as a no start. We checked it out and found out that we have fire, fuel pressure, but no injection pulse. We had a rebuilt distributor here. so we plugged it in and spun it by hand. The coil fired and the injector pulsed, so we installed...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W6R
Vehicle came to us with blown head gaskets on a freshly rebuilt motor(motor had only 5,000 miles on it). Customer wanted to completely change the engine. We purchased an engine from Jasper. We installed the engine with new timing belt, idler, tensioner, water ...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L crankshaft gear VIN: JT3GP10VXV
I'm doing a crank seal on this rav4, crank gear doesnt want to come off. It does not have bolt holes to pull out. Just wondering if anybody has any tricks before i put the torch on it. Thank you
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13CX2
Thanks for taking the time to read my post. This vehicle came in with a vibration that starts around 65 and gets worse the faster you go. We initally replaced the tires because they were worn and one had a separation. This slightly reduced the vibration but it...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B93
Hello Toyota techs, This car is from a fleet account and this is their only Toyota. Car came to us with the complaint of lacks power cold.Pulling the car into the shop,noticed the idle was good but when the throttle was opened the engine would fall on it's fa...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1HGCG165XW
Thanks to all techs who helped. It was the sending unit causing the problem.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V3X
A special thanks to Blair on the fuel trim tutorial, very informative. Most responses pointed to fuel problems and A/F ratio sensors, which was where I was going... She has taken it for two 2000 mile trips and insists it runs perfect and the mil hasn't come ba... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air Bag VIN: JM1NA3537V
The airbag control module on this vehicle is up high under the dash pad, we found the heater ductwork was out of position and was up against the ACM. We relocated the duct away from the ACM and so far that has solved our problem. Special thanks to Wade [...]...
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4YR12CXW
Thank you for your time and responses. The fix for this vehicle was the airflow sensor, we had absolutely nothing that would indicate a problem with the maf, all data was in spec, fuel trims and baro were normal and the sensor had a fast response time. The mai...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y21
MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR FIXED IT. tHANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED! Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, VIN: JN8DR09X11
I am so sorry for taking this long to close, the new format for the techhelp page had me lost. I am also so sorry for misleading all of you, and that is the lesson learned with this post. The fix was a mass air flow sensor as many other posts with similiar c...
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L head bolts VIN: JF1SF65541
The bolts were all the same length but Tim was right about the size of the washers. The replacement bolts all had the same size washers. Everybody said it didn't matter where the bolts went so we just put it together and it worked fine. We have always thought ...
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1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4TGK12W5RU
Some good suggestions were to check the throttle valve cable for sticking and adjustment, a possible solenoid or a short in one of the speed sensor harnesses. I took the valve body out and checked all the valves for sticking and found none. When I was benc...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L ac lines VIN: 4T1BF28B4U
THE QUESTION I POSTED 6/11/08, I WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE BY MYSELF. I WENT AHEAD AND REMOVED THE BLOWER MOTOR CASE. FAIELY EASY JOB. TOOK ABOUT 2 HOURS. SO THE JOB CAN BE DONE WITHOUT REMOVING THE DASH. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE ELSE IN THE FURTURE.
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K84
Thank you to the eleven people that responded to my help request. Ever reply was of some help and good information. This Toyota is fixed. When you smoke test this car it is normal to have smoke come out of the filler nick. The reason for this is the canister... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross leak), P0441 (evaporative system flow), P5446.
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 5TDBA22C04
Thank you joe and dan for your info regarding this issue, both had said that the sensors are known to fail and or I have elected to send the van to the dealer. I hate giving in but without the factory tooling this repair is not possible. Thanks again for yo...
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