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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA96542
Good Morning, This vehicle was brought into the shop with an engine light on at all times with the vehicle running. The vehicle was purchased as a Salvags vehicle and other than this light on seems to run fine and exhibit no other symptoms of trouble. The code... Trouble codes: P0560 (VBU Signal Failure)
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1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JNKNG01D5T
car came in with customer complaint of very intermittantly when going down road car will start surging and then will start blowing black smoke out exhaust. then will clear up and run like nothing ever happened. i personally have driven car for two days and it ... Trouble codes: P0340, P0325, P0733
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Rear ball joint/controll arm VIN: JT8UF11E3L
Hello, Having problems finding the rear upper control arms for this LS. Any of you guys have some good leads you would share? Thanks for any help you can give.
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2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22542
Vehicle first came in with code P0123 for throttle switch circuit. Could find no problems with tps; added ground wire to tps circuit. One week later vehicle returned with P0340 for cam sensor. When wiring harness was moved vehicle would stall. Opened harness a... Trouble codes: P0123 (throttle switch input circuit high), P0340 (cam sensor circuit)
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2002 Mazda B4000 4.0L ABS activation VIN: 4F4ZR17E21
After pump and ABS module were replaced, problem was still present. Check for any tsb,none were found.When stopping at slow speeds or almost stopped, ABS is activated. Rear wheels read slightly different than front wheel speed sensors(front read zero first).
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12F74
Hello again, thanks in advance for all your help! Customer complaint at first was MIL light on and almost stalling waiting at stop light. Codes were P0441, P0442, P0661. For the 441,442 the customer thought the gas cap was not put on tight. I did not find any ... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap purge control fault), P0442 (evap small leak), P2187 (system lean at idle)
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1992 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6SD16S9N
Customer stated that he parked this truck for the night, got up in the morning and would crank but no start. Did a lot of tests on this one, but still scratching my head. I have spark (pretty & blue.) I have fuel pressure, the plugs are wet, and starting fluid...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D72
This vehicle came in with complaint of trans jumping in and out of gear, and surging at slow speeds. Another shop had replaced the tps with no success. No codes are present. Scan data showed that tps would read a different value when I opened and closed the th...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34E23
Upon arrival a P0037 Code was set on a 2003 350Z, I reset and attempted to follow the DTC confirmation procedure. The same P0037 code returned. 02S2 Heater Control Circuit Low. When I checked the voltage and the resistance on all four oxygen sensors. The readi... Trouble codes: P0037 (02S2 Heater Control Circuit Low)
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L slip in od VIN: 5N1AR18U75
On test drive with scanner ,at 65,and after 5 miles or so,can watch tcc slip average from 254 rpm to 500, when goes to 500 will skip back and forth from 6 to 500, then in fifth gear it will almost free wheel,rpms goes up, and feel it slip bad. I have code P074...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BC6329N
I am finding contradictory information when going through Diagnostic steps, and comparing wiring diagram. I've looked at several different year models with no help. Diagnostic steps for an in-op fan include checking the main relay, but the wiring diagram looks...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Trans VIN: JT3HT05J9X
This vehicle is fine until you run it through a car wash then the O/D light flashes and the Overdrive kicks on and off while driving. Then when it sits over night, come back in the morning it is ok again. I have sprayed connection under with a spay bottle have...
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1975 Honda Civic CVCC 1.5L transmission VIN: WBAIOO8990
Thanks again for the help. All trans had all the basic stuff i needed. Still have not been able to locate sync springs or nuts for shafts.
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1843X
Code P1607 Fixed!!!Thanks for all the replies a new OEM PCM fixed the intermittent P1607 code. Trouble codes: P1607 (curcuit a).
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG2252Y
Thanks everyone of the nine replys 8 of them told me the ignition switch was a knowen weak spot on these so I replaced it. One reply said the relay was the issue and I couldn't find it on this one, I think he thought it was an older car. I sure is nice to conf...
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2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCM66586
WE HAVE NOT SEEN THIS HONDA BACK IN OUR SHOP YET BUT ONE REPLY SAID HE FELT IT WAS NORMAL OPERATION AND I THINK I AM GOING ALONG WITH THAT THOUGHT.LAG IS SO CLOSE TO UNNOTICABLE BUT CUSTOMER IS PICKY ABOUT HIS CARS. AS FAR AS WATCHING FUEL TRIMS THIS HAPPENS ...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35VXY
THE PROBLEM WAS A BAD O2 SENSOR CHANGE IT FIX PROBLEM THAT IS ON GROUND SIDE OF THE O2 SESNOR WAS SHOWING WAVE FROM SIGNALS ]]] THANKS TO ALL Trouble codes: 1166 (oxygen sensor incorect signal bank 1), 1167 (oxygen sesnor incorect siganl bank 2).
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2000 Mazda MPV ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LM28G4Y
sorry i took so long to get back this, iput manufacturer,s o2 sensor in vehicle no code so far vehiclehas been out for more than a week, code previously only took 1 day and came on after highway drive called customer has been on highway everyday for a week and... Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up Cat Efficiency low bank 1.).
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT21H63
Thanks for taking your time to help. We took it back apart and looked at the reluctor wheel. It looked strait and did not show any sign of rubbing the sensor. When we did the timing belt one of the pins stayed in the gear and one in the retainer ring (thats wh... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1N4AL11D62
Sorry for the late response. Like I said in my post that the customer needed the car so he took it and was supposed to bring it back when we had more time. Well I made a follow up call and found that he had taken it to the same dealer where I bought the cran... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor Circuit Problem).
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Won't Come On VIN: 1N4BL11E22
Yes, I did try grounding the wire at the ECM first and that did turn the MIL light on. Finally after waiting almost 2 weeks I received the new ECM. Plugged it in and the MIL works fine! Although I did use a mobile tech with his laptop to program the ignition k... Trouble codes: P0011 (IVT Control Bank 1), P0021 (IVT Control Bank 2), P0650 (Malfunction Indicator MIL Control Circuit).
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BK4353V
the customer decided headgasket job was too much for the vehicle so declined work, will repost if they change their mind, most agreed headgasket failure was cause.
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBBO2E3T
I tested the VSV and it was ok but replaced it anyways, it must have been an intermittent problem. I replaced the egr modulator also not wanting the vehicle back a third time. The vsv was expensive and most likely the problem but the modulator is a cheap bac... Trouble codes: P0401.
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