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1997 Acura CL 3.0L steering pump VIN: 19UYA2240V
Have a acura that is about to drive me crazy. Vehicle arrived with power steering pump whine and low fluid. Topped fluid of with honda fluid so I could find a leak. Noticed that the fluid would overflow out of the resevore when the wheel was turned both direct...
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1982 Honda Accord 1.6L oil/water leakage VIN: JHMS25423C
personally remanufactured this engine will all new oem parts this year...head/block was remachined...new pistons, valve grind, seats, guides, crank, cleavite bearings, cam, timing components, radiator, felpro gasket set, and new stretch head bolts... the prob...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5644Y
Hello all, kinda of a weird one here, vehicle came in with these codes. It's not the six cylinder model with the problematic clogging of the intake passages. Checked resitance of the valve,ok, pulled valve applied 12v to the valve, works fine, at least the 15 ... Trouble codes: 401 (Egr insufficient flow detected), 1491 (Egr lift sensor low lift detected)
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1991 Isuzu med truck 3856CC Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA1B4B1H5M
truck came in as a hard start/ stalling condiotion.Checked for air and ex restictions, good fuel flow, no air in fuel system. This truck has a Bosch Diesel Kikki injection pump. During cranking step slightly on throttle it will start. Found throttle cable adj...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF12G3T
This car arrived with a no start. customer had installed 3 plugs because they did not realize it had 3 more under the intake manifold. ;). could not communicate with computer. tried snap on brick, and master tech. I used every adapter, tried OBD generic, vehic...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L driveline VIN: JA4MT41RXY
Hello all, I've got a Montero here I need some advice with. The vehicle originally came in with a driveline noise and vibration complaint. Initially we found the chain inside the transfer case making noise and the fluid was contaminated with metal. We replaced...
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1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L lack power VIN: 4N2DN11W7P
engine starts and idles fine. try to rev engine up and won't go over 2000 rpm even under light load. has great spark all the time. put noid light on injector, flash at low speed but then stops flashing when acts up. has 12v to injectors when running. losing in... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor)
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT23243
We service a fleet of Scions that are used as taxi cabs. We have one that really has me a little confused. The car came in back in September for it's routine maintenance with the mil on. Scan revealed a P0441 I personally did not work on the car then but I mus... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow)
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Engine VIN: JF1SG65633
Hi all, I am chasing an Oil leak on this Subie.It appears to be leaking from the Head Gasket.The Valve covers are dry,as is the front of the Motor.It is hard to see due to the lower cross member.What I would like to know is if the Pressure feed for the Cylind...
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TX92V42
Hello again and thanks in advance, I have a 2002 suzuki xl7 that belongs to a good customer and this is my first run in with the vehicle, it runs great down the road and has no codes, Solus for some reason doesn't list suzuki so all I have is global info to go...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3GP10V6T
Purchased this for my wife, converting to use on postal route. Seems to have had normal maint. Runs and drives great. What I have noticed is on start-up, especially cold, the oil light is on longer than normal. To the point that the engine starts to make noise...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Oil pump seal VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
This Camry was towed in to me with a broken timing belt. Customer said it was done 2 weeks ago. I changed the timing belt and the oil pump and crank seals. The belt was soaked with oil which caused it to fail. The oil pump seal was loose in the housing and spi...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V7X
Hi fellow techs. I have a 99 RAV4 W/2.0L Automatic 4x4. The problem it has is it dies a couple of minutes after cold start while idling and won't restart right away. After sitting for a few minutes it will restart Has good spark. Only has 32 PSI when it runs a...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L traansfer case VIN: JT3HN87R0Y
Have performed tests per alldata and have some findings when performing the pin poit voltage checks at the 4x4 pcm. Its a 26 pin module at left kick panel. When doing the tests pin 6 touch 2-4 switch we get no switching action, same with pin7, 8, 9 10. We can ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Lighting VIN: 1NXBR18E11
Hi, I have this 01 corolla that when you start the car it takes any where from 5-40 seconds for the dash lights to come on. The dash lighs do come on is you turn the head light switch on but they have this delay other wise. Vehicle has never done this before. ...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12U52
Hello hybrid masters.We have this 1/4 million mile golf cart in our shop with a string of codes and not charging the hV battery.I proceeded with diagnostics for code 1639 HV ecu fault by hooking up a labscope at ecm terminals of the engine ecm HTe+ and HTE- an... Trouble codes: P1636, P3000, P3002, P3006, P3018, C1259
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start, no spark VIN: 5TEWM72N32
The truck came to us as a "no start". After checking it over, I discovered it had no spark. When I brought it inside the next day, it started and choked on the flooded cylinders. It cleared up, but died again a few minutes later after being backed up. I starte... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L tpms VIN: 4T1BK46K17
hello i,v just put four new tires on this car,in the process i smashed one of the sensors in the rim,i replaced with a new one from the dealer.i can,t get the light to go out...i,v pressed the reset light in the glove box.it just flashes twice but the light wo...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Center Dash Navigation, radio and display VIN: JH4CL96914
Thank you very much for all your replies. We explained the problem to the customer, she is taking her vehicle to the dealer to have it repair under warranty. I will add more information as I will get it from customer. Once again, this is a great place to int...
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1986 Honda Civic CRX HF 1.5L EGR inop VIN: JHMAF5313G
I only got three replies on this one, One suggesting a plugged vacuum line, one that partially answered my questions about the control module and one with the same (incorrect ) info I already had. This is an older car with over 200k miles and the customer did...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L tire monitor system VIN: 1HGC936828
After lots and lots of research here we go. The 08 Honda's, at least the Accord and Civic need the OE Honda scanner. I exhasuted all my resources and found no other tool that would do it. I did recive allot of great sugestions and thank all who responded but u...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WHC37808Y
Thanks for the replies the customer came in for an oil and her check engine light was off and she was happy. What I did was swaped the map sensor and took care of it. Trouble codes: P0401.
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start, Stall, Dies while driving VIN: JNKCA21A5X
I installed a new antenna and so far no further problems so far with NATS. Interestingly when the car died while driving there was another unrelated issue to the security system. It turns out that only happened on startup despite what I originally believed a...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA3R3T0
Thanks for the replies. Some have said the cam sensors go bad and others said the solenoids go bad also. Since the failure is intermittent I'm not going to throw parts at this one. I'll just have to wait till the failure is permanent and diagnose it then. ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021.
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L pwr window VIN: JN1DA31A82
stephen from NY nailed it. first i disconected drivers side door lock actuator ,this did not help ,then i found a donor car and swaped the master window control and this made no change, i do not understand how the remote could let the windows down with out unl...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D85
thanks to all that replied, the general consenious is that the intake assembley is the cause, part is on back order from nissan and the customer needs to save $ before proceeding Trouble codes: P1138.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heater VIN: 1N4AL11D05
I LET THE CUSTOMER DRIVE THE CAR OVER THE WEEKEND AFTER THANKSGIVING AND SHE RETURNED MONDAY TO TELL ME THE HEAT WAS WORKING GREAT.I GUESS THE REMAINING AIR MUST HAVE ESCAPED.I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR RESPONSES.THEY WERE ALL GREAT.I KNEW THERE WAS A SPEC...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L codes, no CEL VIN: 4S3BH66532
Sorry it took so long. This one was really easy, by the time it returned to the shop there were no codes. Evidently Subarus will show pending codes with a Generic scan. Never heard of that before. The codes were all set while the car was at the dealer going th... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS switch A circuit low input), P1510 (IAC solenoid valve signal [...] Low Input), P1512 (IAC solenoid valve signal 2 circuit low input), P1514 (IAC solenoid valve signal 3 circuit low input), P1516 (IAC solenoid valve signal 4 circuit low input).
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1AE09B1R
Thanks for all the replies. I proceeded to check the timing by removing the valve cover and the upper timing belt cover only. From there I could see that with #1 at TDC on compression the crank pulley and the camshaft pulley timing marks were on the money. I...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L turn signals
First of all I would like to take a moment to that everyone for their time in replying to my help request. I recieved 32 replies to my request. Out of the replies 20 techs states to check the ground tab inside the bulb socket on the left side front and either ...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V7X
after disassembly and rechecking slider,syncros and hub, it was determined to be a main shaft travel issue.Because 5th is on the end of main shaft,when you got on and off the gas you could watch the shifter move.Even with 5th removed from the shaft and end cov...
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