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1990 Acura Legend 2.7L compressor VIN: JH4KA3248L
greetings to all this ac compressor coes not work all the time.when the ac compressor does come on it works great.another shop has installed qa new relay when the compressor does not come on there is no power going to it,and then all of a sudden theres power a...
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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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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Engine VIN: JMHEG8641R
I've tried every test I could think of and can't prove I have a rad problem nor a head gasket problem. Therm replaced twice with Stant therms which I have never in 45 years had a problem with. Rad shop raised possibility of loose impeller on water pump. I've h...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Wiper VIN: 1HGEJ6264T
I would like to thank everyone ahead for your help. My issue is the customer came in with the wipers half way in the windshield. If you turn the wiper switch to the int mode the wipers cycle but return halfway. The wipers work great on lo and hi but when you s...
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2000 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4S6DMM58W4
After replacing engine once vehicle reaches 190 dagrees idle fluxuates starts missing. sometimes will die. Have performed tsb check for this concern. Engine temp sensor when cold reading 165 dagrees and same for air intake temp. Have changed sensors and checke... Trouble codes: P0300
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L ECM Fuse VIN: 4S2CK58V6T
I purchased this vehicle from the customer because he did not want to put time into finding short. The ECM fuse on this one keeps blowing. At first it had to get up to operating temperture know it will blow as soon as you star cranking the engine. I have remov...
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2002 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N6DD26S72
Hey guys i have this nissan that is giving me a #2 cylinder misfire. I have inspected ignition system and some one has put new wires , cap and plugs. They appear to be ok. I can brake torque engine when hot and get it to misfire in shop. I'm Thinking injector ... Trouble codes: P0302
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L airbag VIN: JF1GF4851W
Thanks in advance to all the Subaru techs, airbag light on, pulled code #12 and #21, I've replaced alot of clocksprings to solve airbag problems, but I never dealt with these codes, any help would be appreciated, also the horn does not function, again leading ...
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BH68632
This vehicle came in with a blown engine, customer ran it out of oil. We installed a low mileage used engine. New timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires. Vehicle ran fine on road test, but idles rough and wants to stall. No codes. Checked data and noticed sh...
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1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4RN61D3F
I used to think I had a pretty good handle on emissions diag. Wrong. This 4runner has a ranging O2 and by the O2 readings should have great tail pipe emissions. The engine has a header and the O2 is in the 3-4 runners. I tried a different O2 just incase the on...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L ps pump VIN: JT3VN39W2M
Hey IATN network I have a 91 Toyota 4-Run with the 3.0 cust has a power steering concern.Cust. complains that the P/S makes noise and there little to no assist.I looked over the vehicle to find the P/S pump to be leaking and making noise,so naturaly I recomend...
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1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1VK13E2N
Well this camry has been shop bouncing and has ended up with me. Has a current missfire on #4 cyl under plenuim. Compression is good at 195psi. The cylinder is fuel fouling, pull the plug and its soaked with fuel. Wires are new. Other shops replaced dist, cap,...
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2002 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TBRT34X2S
Thought this would be an easy one. MAF sensor too low 2.5 grams per second idle (immediately stalls; should be 4 to 7 gps at idle) and a code for intake air temperature circuit fault. Since the intake air sensor is contained within the MAF, this seemed like a ... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110
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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Horn VIN: JHKA9667WC
Well thanks to everyone for thier suggestions. Most replied that is was "probably" the clock spring (or spool or reel if you prefer to call it that). Well after I re insulated the horn harness the problem has not re occured so I'm calling that a fix. I did not...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Compressor VIN: 1HGEG8551S
Thanks for all your help. It was the control head that was causing this it also would of help if was looking at the right wiring diagram. A/c is blowing 38deg. Oh and I also had 2 burnt relays The 1 for the compressor clutch and the 1 for condensor fan
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L A/C System VIN: JHLRD18541
Well this one still isn't fixed, compressor was changed has many suggested, still no change... Then the A/C shop we deal with suggested to change the expansion valve behind the glove box so we did that and again no change. The freon charge has been checked man...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L convertor VIN: KMHJF24M8W
hello and thanks for all your help. i found out that hyundai only uses 3 ohm solenoids. they dont have an option for the 13 ohm solenoid. i put the 3 ohm back on it and it still had the same problem. i replaced the t.p.s connector due to an intermittent voltag...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A71
Thanks to all who responded. This car has not returned for further checking. So i have nothing to add to this post. In the event the customer brings it back I intend to consider the helpful info from the guys who responded . Thanks, I will keep you posted :o...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ872381
Everyone pointed to a TSB for a new Thermostate housing, I was aware of the tsb on the thermostat change but can't for the life of me understand why the housing tsb wasn't listed in the Powertrain section of AllData, had to go to cooling system to find the hou... Trouble codes: P0128.
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L alternator VIN: JM3LW28A23
CUSTOMER HAD TOWED TO FACILITY THAT REPLACED ALTERNATOR FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. THE REPLIES PRETTY MUCH CONFIRMED WHAT WE WER THINKING IN TERMS OF REPLACING ALTERNATOR WITH KNOWN GOOD AND REPLACING MELTED WIRE.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L tranny VIN: 4A3AE85HX1
transmition has be rebuilt some time ago. sent car to local tranny shop and they pulled it out to find that the torque converter was separating, which in turn caused the solenoid to ware and die. turns out the grinding/ticking noise i was hearing was the brake...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA3AH86F23
found vacuum leaks under air filter- boost solenoid was missing & vacuum lines just hanging free (looks like it had adjustable boost control that had been removed). Reconnected lines with new boost solenoid & got boost back; but hesitated on acceleration inter... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim too lean).
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2003 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6MMAP67P33
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was replacing the fuel tank. Somehow the tank had been changed with either the wrong one or maybe a after market one the baffles were different from the one i installed into the vehicle. After installation of new tank the veh...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L extra P/S valve VIN: JT3VN39W7M
Well, we got a lot of GREAT replies on this Toyota!! Thank You for the help! The majority of you confirmed my suspicion that the idle-up valve on the bottom of the power steering pump CAN cause the engine to burn power steering fluid through the vacuum hoses. ...
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2002 Toyota Estima 2.4L Transmission
Hi, Thank you for the info, the procedure for disabling the high voltage electrics is similar to a Prius, except for the orange key, which on this vehicle is located on the battery pack under the rearseat, accessed through a foldaway flap. Workshop manual is ...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L left caliper VIN: 4T1BE32K62
Thanks for all the responses and so quickly. It did end up being a bad master cylinder. When the left front brake locked up we cracked the line on the inlet side of the abs unit and the brakes freed right up. Thanks again to everyone who replied. This an excel...
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