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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Radiator fan VIN: 19UUA56623
Radiator cooling fan does not come on. Vehicle overheats at idle with AC on. Condensor fan is on but no radiator fan. Jumper fan and it works ok. I see two fan switches on the alldata diagram but can only see the A one. I jumped it to see if the fan would come...
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Radiator/overflow VIN: KLAVA6927Y
Hello all.. This Deawoo Leganza looses coolant and subsequently overheats. If the coolant is topped up, no problem,you can drive,or let the car idle indefinitly. I have pressure tested this system several times and find no leaks, external or internal. I don't ...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5649K
Hi all Honda tecs and interested others. Have this Accord in with hi co and hc at idle, new plugs, new after market O2 sensors, that have been soldered to original O2 pigtails. Customer does own work. Used engine, mileage unknown. Using Alldata, realize their ...
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1994 Honda Civic del Sol VTEC 1.6L No Start, Burned ECM VIN: JHMEG2170R
This Del Sol was towed in dead, it cranked but no start. Diagnosis showed no spark, no fuel, no injector pulse and check engine light illuminates but does not go off after a few seconds. The ECM would not store a code even if a sensor was disconnected so I rem...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22551
This Civic keeps returning with the same code. Vehicle passes all tests in the Alldata flow chart. Smoke testing reveals no leaks. Any ideas would be appreciated.. Trouble codes: P1457 (EVAP Leakage)
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2004 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYF18184
Hi car came to me with code p1456 evap leak tank area. Could not find a test port under hood to smoke so i disconnected purge line went thru that way. Seems ther is a check valve in the tank so i had to disconnect and go to tank behind canister. what i found h... Trouble codes: P1456
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB7234V
Hi Kia Guys. I could use alittle help from you guys. I have this sportage with a p0440 . I smoke tested and vacuum tested the system. no problems.the duty or evap selinoid opens and closes (cycles) and seals when closed. I can apply a ground to the vent solino... Trouble codes: P0440
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Hi guys hope to get some input on this RX300. Came in with a bad compressor noise so replaced compressor and the condenser which contains the filter drier. After charging the pressures are low both high and low sides. The clutch short cycles and when clutch is...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Hi all, I need some help with this Altima, can some one please help. Vehicle at P and N the idle is normal about 700 - 900 RPM, as soon as I shift in Drive or Reverse the idle starting to surge up and down. Test drive it, at the stop sign, when I tried to take...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E02
Techs: TCS and Slip light come on and have a code DTC 77...CAN problem...I have a MasterTech and when I scope the CAN I do not get a nice square wave but I was told MasterTech scope will not work on CAN because it is too fast...so any info much appreciated or ...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L A/C Compressor Clutch VIN: 4S3BH665XY
Hi guys. The problem I'm having with the Subaru is the A/C Clutch will not engage after the car has run for a few minutes. When it does engage, the A/C is cold. I've tested the relay, it's fine. The clutch itself seems fine. The pressure switch is fine. I thin...
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L brakes VIN: 4T1SK45E1S
vehicle came in for brake squeak. we recc frt brake relign, rear brake relign w/ rotors (too thin). we proceeded w/ repairs & found piston boot on rear calipers torn. we upsold calipers & 1 l/r brake hose. we could not get a hi/firm brake pedal. after further ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Hi everyone Need to dig deep on this one! Car was no start at customers residence. Sounded like no compression on cranking. Pulled distributor cap and check distrubutor shaft turning ok. Customer calls next day and says car starts. When in shop check timing. S...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4T1BF18B6X
Automatic climate control. Compressor and AC system works fine, all lights operational on buttons and dash. Fan speed switches fine from low to high using the climate control temp wheel, however I have no blower action at all. Voltage is good to the blower mot...
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L vvt-l VIN: JTDDY32T81
hello there---hope someone has seen this-I have a Celica gts with code 1693 VVT-L closing malfunction but I have a whine similar to a low P/S at the rear of the head where the VVT-L mech is located-anyone familiar with this? g
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on, 2000 RPM MAX VIN: 5TBBT44163
We have very little if any information on this code. Alldata has nothing whatsoever. Identifix has very little info and as a guess told us to replace the PCM. We don't even have a wiring diagram for this thing! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P2118 (SAE Throttle Actuator Control Motor Current range/performance)
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K37
Good morning guys, I need some help with this one.I have a 2007 TT camery Had a front end body damage which was repair before i replace the head, because it overheat and warp the original head.Before the body work i had spark and fuel and injector pulse. After...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L gps display VIN: JTDKB20U96
this is my first diag related to the gps display screen the display is blank and doesn't do anything ...the cluster display is ok. any body with knowledge on the this condition please advise me all help will be appreciated i have verified all related fuses ok ...
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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53073
crank sencor wire connector plug was broken was not makeing contact Trouble codes: P1298 (eld high input), P0340 (cmp sensor a circut problem bank 1).
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E64
thank you to all who offered assistance. unfortunatly, the customer has not yet scheduled a time to bring the vehicle back for furher diagnosis. i will update the post if the vehicle returns and i am able to repair it. thats again for all the helpful info. Trouble codes: 0441 (canister perge fault).
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L lack of acceleration VIN: KNDJB6235Y
Many thanks to all who replied. The keyway dug a rather larger chunk out of the crankshaft. Cheap metal or loose bolt? I removed bolt with impact so I can't say for sure and someone else already had their fingers in it. Oh well... Trouble codes: P1115, P1624.
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JT6GF10U2Y
Had two replies suggesting might be internal alternator problem but we had used clamp on ampmeter on alt.when drain was there and it was ok.Another suggested might be intermittent door latch/lock problem but we could'nt duplicate that.We noted that if we pulle...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Surge VIN: JM1TA22111
Well, I didn't make much progress on this one. Customer took the car back and hasn't reported any increase in it acting up. He is still working with the used car place he bought it at, and I will have to call then for a report on it. Got 3 good replies- Lewis... Trouble codes: P1522 (VRIS solenoid valve intake runner- test OK didnt return).
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
Hello everyone and thanks to those who helped out. As one person said in his reply, the cannisters on these Nissans do come apart and allow the charcoal to suck through the line and plug things up and hold open the purge valve and purge cut valve. I found t...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Alarm VIN: JN8AR07Y2X
Well this guy fell off the face of the earth-Ive been trying to get ahold of him for three weeks and no reply.Im sure he would have went for Joseph's idea[disconnect the hood switch] and if he comes back in Ill ammend this.Thanks to all who took time to reply,...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J4V
the vacuum switching valve that toyota sent us was wrong,we replaced it with the right one from toyota.the customer has been gone for about a week and half now everything is fine.thanks for your help Trouble codes: P0401.
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