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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs & master cyl. fluid levels VIN: 1HGCD5666T
car came in with low brake pedal. bled rear brakes, which had air in them. got a good pedal. noted abs reservoir was low on fluid & master cylinder was overflowing. owner took car with levels corrected & a good brake pedal. returned a few weeks later with the ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: SHSRD78892
Hey Guys Car come in shop for ratcheting noise and vibration when make left or right turn,the noise come from the rear the only can hear the noise a car have drive on road jack itup could not hear anythings,this is 4by4 i hope some tech out there know i need h...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66524
Ok, Ladies and gentlemen Honda experts, Got a good one for you. This car sets a code P2279 (intake air system leak). This is the only code it sets in 3000 miles of driving. Problem started after head gasket replacements for minor coolant leak (no overheating).... Trouble codes: P2279
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Steering wheel/Dash VIN: THMES96674
Here's one that seems to be Drivetrain related ! Customer brought in vehicle complaining of a momemtary vibration under acceleration,vibration only seems too occur from 0 to 5 mph. Inspected mounts, seemed to be alot of movement when loaded forward and reverse...
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Tachometter VIN: RLHFD26377
Dear all experts, We recieved a 2007 Civic 2.0L with the symptom as: Tachometer have malfuction, when turn Inigtion key to ON or Start, the indication goes ON and then flash as serveral time then stable and flash. That is abnormal symptom because it isn't appe...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB13D02
this vehicle was towed to our shop as a no start. I tried to start it and it started then quit. pushed into shop started diagnosis. I tried to start it after 20 minuites and it started and ran fine for the rest of the day when I tried to start it. left it outs... Trouble codes: 560 (power supply to ecm)
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Engine VIN: KNAGD12805
This car came in for an overheating condition due to a coolant leak. We found a small amount of residue from water pump vent hole. We found the bulk of the leak coming from a vent hole behind the A/C compressor. This vent hole is in the block. Does anyone kn...
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12545
Hi all please help 1 month ago came in no start code p0340 replaced cam sensor then started but had code p0340 still checked wiring to pcm all looked good removed aftermarket alarm no more code all is good shipped. monday back again no start wireing to pcm ohm... Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor problem)
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Battery VIN: JT8BH28F1W
Thank you in advance for any "light" you can shed on this problem im having with this ls 400.Vehicle was towed in for a dead battery,checked battery and charging system,battery tested bad. Replaced battery and tested alternator,output 13.8 volts. Customer took...
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1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air bag VIN: JM1NA3534R
This car has code 51 in the SRS module. According to smAlldata it means a blown fuse in the module. The customer thinks it may have been flashing a code 13 months ago, but he's not sure. I checked the D sensors from the module connectors and they all had 1180 ...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22D3V
Vehicle came to us with complaint of misfire. Test drove with client revealed a wobble in vehicle at @18-25 under moderate acceleration most noticable in second gear. Both front drive axles were replaced with aftermarket talked client into factory replacements...
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA22269
i have a 1999 millenia s that stalls. at idle acts like if its a misfire, then when i put it in gear it stalls. i have also already checked for codes but found none. i have already checked for vacuum leak, everything seems fine. so if any body can help me i wi...
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CS44T5L
Vehicle will not start, spark to plugs, no injector pulse, b+ at injectors, no ground signal. Removed ecm and pin checked, all major power and ground supplies are clean. Checked tdc and crank signals with scope at ecm connector, square wave present from both. ...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no-run VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
This vehicle has a problem with an intermittent rank but will not run, after questioning the customer found out suposedly happen a couple of times about 3 months ago but came back the middle of last week. I ask how does he get it started and claimns he just ke...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L pwr window VIN: JN1DA31A82
let me start with this, i have a snap-on solas and snap-on shopkey on-line information, my info is telling me to use a consult II and my solas cannot access the BCM, now here is the problem, after 24hr within 48hr both front windows will go down all the way an...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BK4353V
overheating, code po125, seems like vacuum in cooling system, low coolant will cause code, think its sucking coolant and burning it, no signs of leaks and no pressure in system, has anybody seen a vacuum problem sucking coolant?
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1NXBR12E0X
I have a 1999 toyota corolla with a winning noise off idle when accelerating.But not at idle.Removed drive belt noise gone.So i replaced alt with a different one same noise no change all other accessorys like ps /ac/ rollers sound good.Read about one post that...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L ABS Brakes VIN: JTEHF21A71
Hey all, This vehicle fell out of the sky onto my lot. The VSC will pulse the brakes sometimes during acceleration from a stop. No warning lights will come on the dash when it occurs. Usually it will happen when turning left, but it will sometimes occur with t...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L power door VIN: 5TDZA23C34
techs hi ihave an 04 sienna w/right side power door,door will not power open with switch,but will power open when you unlatch,and close with switch.scanned values and my door open is saying ok when closed.my pole switch goes to on when unlatched then back to o...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8GK13T1R
Thanx to the replies both help me with my diagnose and found out that the rear left wheel abs sensor was bad. However customer declined repairs, customer is thinking about trading it in
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2008 Lexus ES350 3.5L tpms VIN: JTHBJ46G48
Well following the advice from the members I sent this car to a Toyota dealer and the only charged 40 dollars. Since I have a Snap-on scanner I contacted their tech support to see if I was missing anything and they told me their program would not do the job. ...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L all shift VIN: JM3LW28A32
hello all, sorry for this late of a post, We have been waiting from word from the owner as to whats going on. Mike suggested the coolent sensor, I checked and double checked that as well as the tps with absolutly no fault found, great thought though, robert su...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Head Gasket? VIN: 1YVFP80C54
This car got put on the back burner for awhile, but it's done now. A new head gasket and a light head shave fixed it. Thanks for the replies. A few suggested a problem with the cap. I forgot to mention that it came in with a new one and we had tested it. Also,...
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3AJ86E63
Thanks to all who took their time to lend a hand with their wisdom, I didn't find any problems with wiring from tp sensor to the pcm, I replaced the tp sensor and drove it real good and so far so good, I suspect an intermittant open in the sensor was the cause... Trouble codes: P0122.
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1981 Nissan 720 2.2L No Shutoff VIN: JN6SD065BW
While I got a couple of offers of documentation, I've not yet been able to get a handle on this problem. For now, the customer uses the clutch and the brakes to shut the engine off. Not the ideal way but it'll have to do for now. I hope to get more informat...
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1AS44D5S
Thanks Alot for your time Stanley, Michael and Bryan. Customer did not brought the car back yet for further diagnostic...Bryan my problem was [...] wire not EGR system I posted that info just to give all things to u guyez for best advise , but ur info. on ... Trouble codes: 400 (egr system problem).
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
THANKS TO THE 5 OF YOU WHO RESPONDED.I TOOK ALL HOSES+LINES OFF TO LOOK FOR CHARCOAL BUT FOUND NONE.PUT EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER+CLEARED CODE,HASNT COME BACK YET.CALLING THIS FIXED THANKS AGAIN... Trouble codes: P1447 (evap control system purge flow monitoring).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire VIN: JN8DR09Y41
thanks everyone that answer, after two more days of looking over and talking with the customer, we found out before trouble started the customer had tried to install xm radio and tried to get power from wires at ecm harness, which now we know shorted ecm, but ... Trouble codes: P1110 (cvt sensor), P1135 (cvt sensor), P0160 (lean o2 1), P0140.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D65
Thanks go out to Jose, Bradley, Roger and William for taking the time to reply. I did not find an aftermarket source for a pig tail. I had hoped to find a source like Dodge has, but no luck. However the vehicle is fixed. We must have tried 99 times to get the ...
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1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Gauge Fuse VIN: JT3DJ81W8P
Paul, John, Alan, Thanks for the input. I fixed the truck on Sunday after staring at the wrong wiring diagram for 2 long! Once I figured that out things got better. So here is the skinny. The L4 switch on the back of the trans when disconnected did not dra...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi all, well this one is fixed. it was the a/f sensor on the side of the problem bank. the 1-3-5 side. i found this sensor showing pretty normal during testing compared to the other side sensor, but i just switched the sensors, bank1 to bank 2, and the rich ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0171.
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine VIN: 5TEWM72N82
Although got a couple of helpful replies there were none who’d ever pulled one apart and found the problem. We installed sensors for listening on the engine and drove it cold a couple of days. The noise was loudest in the lower part of the engine but still di...
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