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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA3641T
Came in for a no start about 3 months ago found blown fuse under dash for ECM lasted a while just came back with same fuse blown nowfuse blows every time the ignition switch is turned on. could it be a bad ignition switch?
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L oil consumption VIN: 1H8274HGDU
looking for honda help here.thx in advance. what i have here is a 03 accord 3.0 originally came in for a oil pan that the drain plug was stripped.we replaced the oil pan and mystyrously after that it goes through a quart of oil a week.only get smoke from tailp...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L check engine light , codes p1529 VIN: KM8SC83D11
check engine light on code p1529 transmission tcm fault
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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L no start VIN: JNKBY31A5W
changed the oil and air filter for customer and let it sit outside for about one and a half weeks. went to start it and started fine for about 10 seconds then it died. went to restart it and it sounds like the timing chain broke. has anyone seen this before? i...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDJA7230X
Group I hope there is a Kia expert out there. This truck is kicking my a** major. I have been on it solid for two days to no avail. We got the vehicle towed in as a no start. Of course it started for us but ran badly missing and knocking. Did a compression tes...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L engine lube VIN: KNDJD73393
When I start the engine oil pressure goes up to 95+,but about 15 to 30 seconds it goes down to about 5psi and the light turns on.I put a pressure gauge to check and yes it goes down.Took the crankcase out checked the sump it is ok. I put a brand new oil pump a...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Window VIN: JTJHF10V01
Sometimes window when you try to raise the window with the power window switch the window will go down instead of up. Regulator is good, has a new window motor and we centered the motor to the regulator gears like the manual says, Is this a switch or drivers ...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XX
Greetings fellow IATN Techs. This car triggers the MIL immediately upon start for low signal output from EGR Boost sensor (MAP or Baro). I have checked voltage supply to both the MAP sensor and the boost selonoid and they are OK. However there is no ground to ... Trouble codes: P0107 (Baro Pressure Circuit Low Voltage)
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1992 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L Clutch VIN: JA4GK31S8N
About four months ago I replaced the master and the slave cylinder on the truck because the guts were pushed out of the slave. The slave at that time was the factory part from day one. So I put one on from the local C.Q. store and all is good. He drives the tr...
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1986 Nissan 720 Sport Truck 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND01Y6G
this thing is running very rich black smoke out of tailpipe, mc solenoid has 12 volts to it and about a 55 on duty cycle, duty cycle if i remember correctly should be around 25 to 35, o2 sensor is at full rich all the time, fully grounded the mc solenoid did n...
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1992 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN6HD16Y4N
Hello Nissan techs, I have a puzzler. This pickup has a really hard start after it sits for a few hours. It'll crank for a whole minute before it starts to sputter then start. When it runs it runs well. I've checked the power source and pulse to the injectors...
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1994 Nissan D21 2.4L dash lights VIN: 1N6SD11S3R
hello all thanks in advance we have a nissan pickup that cust says dash lights will flicker off and on test drove let sit with lights on no trouble found yet thinking may be cluster going bad would like you guys input first thanks
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 4T1GK12C6R
i need some who knows these systems well to confirm what i am thinking or point me in the right direction. ihave a 93 camry with the speedometer inop.. ihave driven this car and at first the speedo would work intermittent. but the last few times i have driven ...
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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Electrohydraulic steering VIN: JTDFR320XY
Random lack of power steering. Once the "PS" light came on when the power steering quit. Trouble code C1553 was present. During testing all of the values at the connectors check good. Wiggled all harnesses. Tried another Pump motor - no change. If you quickly ...
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L brake lamp warning VIN: 1HGCB7283P
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Ken, Rick and Richard who all seemed to have knowledge of the system I was working on. Unfortunately, nobody had the answer to my problem and due to the lack of good diagnostic data, it would be almost impossible ...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1870Y
Replies received included all our procedures. Customer took vehicle back and MIL came on shortly thereafter. He plans to complain to Honda since dealer and specialist could not repair. Thanks to all who answered and don't forget to vote!!! Trouble codes: 1457 (Evap Cannister Leak).
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L cluster illumination VIN: JNKDA31A62
Replaced entire instrument cluster that came with new bulb. Dealer originally said cluster did not come with bulb, they are taking back the bulb I purchased from them. Thanks to everyone for your help
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L valve body VIN: JM3LW285X2
Hi! First, thanks for the help! Most focused on K I S S. The location of the check balls could NOT be determined by shiny marks or rounded areas - 35 years of the old stand by didn't work here - don't know why the balls didn't "polish" the area they sit but th...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, No Power VIN: JMIBJ22743
well, gave vehicle back to customer. they didnt want to spend anymore money since they are going to sell the car. got a call from the kid, and he told us that he went for a drive on a backroad, stayed in first gear( i dont know for how long or how fast he got ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3N1AB51A82
thanks to all that replied. the general consesus is the motor is cooked, thanks to a Nissan problem early on. We've advised the customer and are waiting on their decision. Thanks again to all that took the time to reply
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JF1GD2964G
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP, WE FOUND THE TURBO BLOW OFF VALVE WAS THE PROBLEM, IT WAS A BRAND NEW AFTER MARKET APS VALVE AND THE VALVE WAS VENTING TO THE OUTSIDE AND IT NEEDED TO VENT INTERNALLY THERE IS A KIT THAT YOU CAN ADD TO THIS VEHICLE TO CORECT THIS I... Trouble codes: P0172.
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