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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Charge Light VIN: 19UYA2257W
With KOER all lights ok except when electrical load varies, charge light flickers in phase with variable load such as turn signals, operating power windows. All interior and exterior lights also flicker except the high beams. The weird thing is that the emerge...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L abs VIN: JHMRA1868V
This vehicle came in with ABS light on. Light would not come on until vehicle was in motion. Checked for codes and found cde 44 (right rear wheel speep sensor). Ohmed sensor and found it open. Replaced sensor and also replaced front pads and rotors (worn out)....
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L high am cold idle VIN: KMHCG35C32
Customer complaint-'really fast idle' first thing in the morning. Customer feels it is unsafe when putting into gear. This system has the typical cold start idle up. I have never had the exact symptom occur for me, but the vehicle has never been at the shop f...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JNKCA31A3Y
I'm 99 percent sure I have a faulty MAF sensor on this car but I don't know if the PCM needs to be flashed when the new sensor is installed. The nearest Infiniti dealer is 100 miles away, and their parts department can't tell me if a flash is required. Anyone ...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L harsh engagement VIN: JT8UF11E1P
Hello everyone,and thanks for reading this post.We have this here Lexus that engages harshly in all gears,including from park and neutral.Now it's not bad,but for a Lexus it is.We removed the transmission to replace the dreaded egr tube.There were 5 connectors...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L radiator VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
Customer brought car to us..he says that the car was never over heated. There is defintate oil in the radiator, as well as the overflow bottle. There is no signs of water in the oil or the transmission fluid. Any ideas of how oil got there? We have read that t...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
has a code for rear o2 po146 no activity for after cat o2, scan test reading at .75mv not switching. replaced o2 with a universal bosch, still not switching. key on engine off the other three sensors are at 0 mv and the after cat is still .75mv. tested all wir... Trouble codes: P0146
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM3LW28J73
car surges and bucks at idle. fuel pressure is low[51#s spec by aldata is61 to 66]with new puel pump. dead head pressure is 70#s+ with fuel line disconnected at rail. running voltage is 14.1 and voltage at relay is also 14.1. fuel trims are slightly lean and o... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2 voltage low b1s1), P0151 (o2 voltage low b2s1)
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AC44G01
There is very little heat from the heater - from the dash or the floor. I get 94 degrees max heat inside the car. I get 160 degrees in and 160 degrees out of the heater core measured at the hoses at the firewall so the potential is there. All linkage appears f...
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2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L ecm, fuel pump VIN: 1Z7HC38KX6
this truck cam front the local mits dealer with fuse #7 (10amp) that will blow random, install new fuse it may last 1 mile or 100 miles, it has blown on me 3 times all 3 times i was light on accel pedal or maintaing speed 30-40 mph not operating andy electrica...
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1992 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H2N
car come in missing bad and engine lite on. had code for right side oxygen sensor. checked and replaced sensor. # 3 & #4 cylinders are dead. unpluging the coils on those has no effect on engine. swaped coils and no differance. known good ignition moduale and n...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28Y7Y
Hello Techs, I have this Xterra 4x4 with the abs light coming on while your driving, it does reset every time you cycle the key, then intermittantly the light comes on with code 17 which is the G-sensor located under the center counsole, I talked to the dealer...
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U35
truck came in tues a.m with complaints of engine running rough,stalling & lack of engine power.ecm stored trouble code po 430 catalyst eff low bank 2.after checking a few thigs found that plugs were at max gap & #3 ign coil was oil saturated.replaced spark plu...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD06W46
have a nissan frontier with trouble codes p0448 p0463 code for vent solenoide and fuel gauge high, have bidirectionally tested vent solenoide with smoke and it works and seals well and fuel sending unit responds well when ohlm tested have seen vehiecle 3 times... Trouble codes: P0448, P0446
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Headlights, Dash Lights VIN: JF1GF4356W
The customer stated the headlights, dashlights and radio all went out for about 5 seconds then came back on. This happened 2 times. Of course everything is working fine for me. By the wiring diagram the only thing I see in common is the combination switch. Are...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Engine VIN: BG6857X763
This is really aa strange one. This Subaru originaly came into the shop with the customer complaint of coolant leaking onto the floor of the car,after pressure testing system no leaks were found, the thermostat was replaced and the car was run and everything f...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1SF6354Y
vehicle came to us with a rattle noise that lasts for 5 seconds on cold start-up. rest of day it is quiet. subaru dealer had just performed a cylinder head gasket service due to leakage. customer states the noise was not there before repairs where made. we adv...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L timing belt, valves VIN: 1JF1SG6367
hello iatn members. i am putting this subaru back together but the timing marks are not clear to me in alldata and the t-belt i am using does not have any marks on it. so i just need to know if the left/passenger cam shaft notch should point to 12:00 o clock? ...
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Phantom downshift from 3 or 4 VIN: JT3AC22S5S
In 3rd or 4th the trans will drop out of gear, the engine will flair (increase RPM's), and then pop back into gear. This all of a sudden happens with a jerk. The problem may happen a couple more times in the next 5 miles. The problem may disappear for another ...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L tpms light VIN: JTEG020V54
after installing 4 new american prospector suv tires on this rav-4 we re initialized the tpms. customer has been back to have the light reset quite a few times. we set all tire to 29 psi. re initialize tpms and drive car a few times light comes back on. all ti...
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1996 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA3641T
after unplugging all the sensors related to ECM fuse #5 finally went under passenger side seat and found that wires for [...],not blowing #5 fuse anymore.Thanks Ken from North Carolina
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR07Y7X
thanx guys found a stuck or irratic fuel regulator . replaced it and bam runs good... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13125
This turned out to be the fuel tank pressure sensor. We used the Modis and sensor voltage was 3.2 volts instead of the 2.2 to 2.8 specs. Dropped the tank, replaced sensor, vehicle is fixed. Great info at the Kia website. Trouble codes: P2422.
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18231
Hi and thanks for the replys. I had replaced the cap and the canister assembly including the valves due to the pressure sensor out of range and the only way to get this sensor was to buy the assembly. This car then passed all of the test and I returned it to m... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System Leak).
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Window VIN: JTJHF10V01
Windows have to be reintialized. Roll each window down with its switch on its own door, then roll it up and hold it for about 3 seconds until the light on the switch stops blinking. Do this to all the doors including the drivers door. After we did this all t...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L engine VIN: 1N6SD16S8S
This truck finally left yesterday. Thanks to all who responded especially Reo from British Columbia. The problem turned out to be the guide on the tension side. We had installed one a couple of thousand miles earlier. It was the newer type with a steel back a...
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1NGBA0755N
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my post. A couple of you said fuel pressure, contamination or convertor getting too hot(?) , well Gary from Nevada hit it dead on. It was the IPDM, Like I said in my post the fuel pressure was good and yes ...
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2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L engine VIN: KL5JD56Z96
CAM TIMING WAS OFF TECH WAS ABLE TO TALK DIRECT WITH DEALER WHO WALKED HIM THRU PROCESS
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1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Starting VIN: 4T1SK11E9N
looked like the car was fixed after we installed a new starter. We called the customer to ask how was doing it and he replay "good...well it did it once..mmmm I don't know well I think is ok" He brought the car to the shop again and clean the engine ground and...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 4T1GK12C6R
THANKS FOR THE RESPONSES AS ALWAYS YOUR TIME AND ADVICE IS A BIG HELP. CUSTOMER OPTED NOT TO FIX THE VEHICLE TO TO COST ,MI. AND OTHER VEHICLE PROBLEMS.
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAUN73C1S
Thanks to all that replied- we agree that we may have an odd moisture issue in the ignition system but the customer has declined repair at this time. Thanks again to all, Greg and crew
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L abs VIN: 2T1FF28P7Y
Thank you to Jason, Robert, Mike and Jim for responding. Actually this was a Camry Solara- I must have bumped something to make it show as an Echo. Because it had traction control the ECU was inside up and behind the glove box. On Non-Traction control vehicles...
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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Electrohydraulic steering VIN: JTDFR320XY
Bought the one day subscription to the Toyota Factory data and studied the functional description of the system. From the description it was apparent that the only failure in the system that would not turn on the "PS" warning light would be a logic failure. An...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Drivers door window VIN: 4T1BE32K22
Sorry for the delay. The customer did not drop the car off for awhile. Thanks to everybody who responded. Mike [...]'s response was the fix. Removed motor from regulator and hooked up motor and ran it auto down. Then in manual mode up for 4-5 seconds, then ...
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