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2006 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Tires VIN: SHSRD78966
The two tires on the rearend now are worn to the wear down indicators and on the outer portion of the tread they are worn more than the inner. The alignment is well within specifications and in no way appears that it could have caused a 60,000 mile tire to be ...
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L antilock light onm VIN: JT8UFL11E2
Hi, fellow tecs. This car got towed in for no electrical power. I replaced the 120 amp main fuse and all was well, except for an antilock light. I scanned it for codes and got code 43, trac syst sticking decel sensor malfunction. I tried to scan the tracion co...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L information display VIN: JM1FE17304
This rx8 has an interesting problem. Intermittently, usually when the ambient temp is above 80 degrees, the information display will go blank, also the controls for the radio will not work on the dash. (but the radio controls will work on the steering wheel) A...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L park to drive delay VIN: 4A3AC46G10
I am working on a 2001 Eclipse v6. When cold trans. will take a long time like 10sec. or so to engage drive and some times it will need the throttle depressed to engage then it will slam into gear 2x then hold. when warmed up the condition will lessen and tend...
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1989 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1HZ16S3K
This vehicle came in from another shop. The timing belt has been replaced as maintanance item and all of the injectors have been replaced as 3 were leaking badly. The car runs on 3 cylinders and did so prior to this work being performed. Customer stated that t... Trouble codes: 13 (coolant temp sensor), 14 (vehicle speed sensor), 23 (idle switch), 42 (fuel temp sensor), 43 (throttle position sensor), 45 (injection leak)
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1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L engine misfire VIN: 1N4EB32H7P
This one has got me.Car came in from other shop because I specialize in nissans. Center cylinders misfiring,noticed cat had been replaced.Had distributor code so replaced , no other codes, no improvement.no#2 and 3 injectors did not have nice metallic click so...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A9X
Car came in with codes po304 and po1320. Had a dead miss on #4. Replaced all plugs and #4 coil. Dead miss is gone, but now have an intermittent miss on #3, moslty when cold, and 1320 code comes back. Replaced remaining coils based on previous experience with t... Trouble codes: 1320 (Primary ign. circuit), 304 (4 misfire)
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D81
This car came to us with a bad misfire/ ses light on/ no power. The first test was to check for codes and only found a history code for running too lean. Fuel pressure was up and volume seemed fine. I then checked exhaust backpressure and found possibly a smal... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA07B44
Absolutely ODD! Truck is setting a P0335 Crankshaft position sensor code, comes in cranks no start. So we got a 3 wire hall type sensor, a ground supply, 12 volt power supply from ECM relay, and a output signal generated squarewave to the ECM. Simple tests sho... Trouble codes: P0335
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance shaft assem VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
I have a 1999 camry 4 cyl. spun rod bearing and ruined balance shaft bearings. my question is: has anyone elimated the balance shafts from a Toyota 5SFE engine?
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5649W
Thanks to those who replied. Apparently, it is normal to have one end of the vacuum tee with nothing on it. I just wanted to make sure there was nothing missing and I couldn't see anything on the vacuum diagram I have. Thanks again!! Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap system leak).
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Steering VIN: JT8BH68X9X
Sorry for the delay in close guys, but i forgot it was open. The customer took the car to the dealer and after $2000 dollars in suspension parts that i knew were tight magically the problem disappeared. So thanks for the replies.
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1994 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1EC4362R
thnks for the help actually found the fix in the forum archives. check everything you suggested and came up with nothing. re replaced customers distributor and fixed the car. coil in dist, was weak in drive for some reason car ran fine for several days tnak...
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L Timing belt VIN: JA3AH86C66
Well this thorn in my side is finally gone this morning I installed the belt and watched each sprocket closely and notice the intake cam sprocket not rotating true to the camshaft causing a loose then tight situation as the belt went around. what really threw ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA21D8T
the customer wanted a new idle air control motor installed. so far no problems. so im gonna have this as a fix. thank u all who helped
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start VIN: JT36P10V0Y
Hi Well, the customer might have understated the amount of time she drove the vehicle after it overheated. We ended up pulling the head and in between cylinders 2 and 3 looked like molten lava. Installing a used engine per customers request. Thank you for yo... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine coolant temp sensor).
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2002 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L vcs light, traction control VIN: JT3GN86R62
Thanks for all who replied to my call for help. Here is what I found. If you follow the diagnostic chart for code c1207 you could be instructed to replace the skid control module falsely. The wiring diagram does not show the complete circuit for the park posit...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Air bag system VIN: 5TDZA23C16
Thanks to all who posted. Apparently on some of these newer models, even if the air bags where not deployed. The abs system needs to be recalibrated. This has to be done at the dealer.
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