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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3640W
Hi: Vehicle in last week. P0171 and p0174 bank 1 and bank 2 lean. Repaired by other tech on my day off by cleaning top engine from suggestion of new svc mgr. Car coming back tomorrow (tue, aug 12th) for me to diag. I haven't done a thing to this but wanted so... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Door ajar and brake lamp failure light VIN: 1HGCB7653N
Hi fellow members, We have a 1992 Honda Accord in the shop that has the door ajar and brake light out warning lights are on most of the time, it shows all four doors and the trunk to be opened and brake light failure light is on, The tech has tested the circu...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L lack of power VIN: KMHWF25S24
Customer was concerned about a lack of power. Test drove vehicle, it feels OK to me but could feel slightly sluggish . Fuel trim is at zero. Exaust backpressure was 1 psi @ idle, 2.5 psi @ 2500 RPM & 7 psi @ 6,000 RPM (the last two readings were under load) Do...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L possibly rear end VIN: JNKCV51E83
this vehicle came in for a thumping noise while driving, the faster you wne the louder it got to a point so i test drove vehicel to listen to noise and it was there it made more noise while going right so obvious check was wheel bearings. Nope that wasnt it so...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Ignition switch VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Hello fellow techs,I have a 00 Mazda MPV LX that has a ignition switch that won't go back to lock when shutting the vehicle off. If you disconnect the battery or the key interlock solenoid or the key interlock resistor the key can then be shut off and removed....
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L alternator VIN: JM3LW28A23
HI FOLKS, THIS ONE CME TO US ABOUT 1 WEEK AFTER HAVING ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY REPLACED AT ANOTHER FACILITY WHILE ON VACATION. WHEN THEY CAME TO US THEY HAD CONCERNS OF LOW A/C VOLUME OUPUT NOT ENOUGH AIR OUT VENT AS NORMALLY WOULD BE, BATTERY LIGHT ON AND BURN...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80D74
The car will set a P0345 when revved over 3000 RPM while sitting in the shop in neutral. Initially I went to the sensor and checked continuity. Checks at 500 ohm and spec is 467-571. Removed sensor and looked into hole with mirror and tone ring seems to be ok.... Trouble codes: P0345 (LH cam sensor circuit malfuntion)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on, CEL flashing quickly
NEED HELP FROM A SUBARU GENIUS Complaint is that the MIL is on and the radio doesnt work now, but the car is running fine. As they didnt have an appointment I done a quick scan for codes thinking maybe it was just a loss of battery voltage or communication los... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor), P1101 (Starter circuit low input), P1120 (Neutral Safety Switch), P1121 (nss), P0130 (o2 b1s1), P0136 (o2 b1s2)
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B8V
hello toyota techs, have a strange problem here. car came in first for a p0446, after following toyota's tsb and diagnosing a bad evap VSV i go to start the car and it will not stay running. after cranking it stumbles very badly or stalls and has a flashing MI...
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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Dashboard VIN: 2HNYD18631
Thanks to Jacob in WA for the tip about removing the evaporator box. Sure enough we were able to access the coins after its removal. How the coins got where they did is still sort of a mystery seeing as dimes barely fit through the defroster vents and the face...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5561S
Replacing the PCM fixed the car. Most replies suggested oil flow/pressure problems, but Terry from CA had it right- check ohms on switch, then wire from switch to pcm, if ok, then replace pcm. I have seen low engine oil, or low oil pressure set a code 22 Vtec ... Trouble codes: 21 (vtec solenoid valve circuit).
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Stall VIN: KM8SB82B61
Fellows, six of the ten replies I recieved said crank sensor. Two of you said especially after timing belt. As it happens this vehicle did just get a new belt, and the shop that installed it did not replace the crank sensor. Unfortunately, it's owner is out o...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L compressor VIN: JNKCV54E03
car will come back for evaporator work in 2 weeks i will update then thanks for all your helpcustome didnot haveenught money forrepair to be completed
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1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Air Control on dash board VIN: JN1HZO650C
Thanks to all that replied. On closer inspection with a good wiring diagram I discovered it had been wired incorrectly. I switched 2 wires between sensors and all is well. Who knows how long it was like that. Thanks again to all.
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1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AB42D8T
I did not end up having to replace chains, Defective Balancer/pully. Erics advice about upper tensioner was dead on it was worn through phenolic/plastic portion chain was riding on steel backing, as for whether the head would be required to come off I did not ...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine oil VIN: JN8DR09Y73
Thanks for all the replies. Evidently that is a common problem with that engine. I took the advice and used the sea-foam because have had great luck with that in the past. Only time will tell. Thanks again for all the great replies. Mike.
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L turn signals VIN: 4S3BH68661
Thanks for the help.I found a poor connection at the hazzard switch,I replaced the connector and everything works great.
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
Hi everyone ; This one was tricky. Sorry for the length of time i went on vacation then customer went had to wait for customer return.Car is running fine, longest it has every went with no start problem. Every reply gave me excellent data for checking. I reall...
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