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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653Y
Please help this car keeps popping the CEL back on for the same code. I have replaced all the switches in it at some point except for the fuel tank pressure switch. This problem has been happening since last year and cant seem to find the problem. I have taken... Trouble codes: P1457
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1990 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L all interior electrical VIN: JALB4B1H1L
Im sorry first off because i dont have much info on this vehicle as i am looking for a wiring diagram so that i can get started on this one. I know that the truck blows the fuse link under the cab next to the frame rail. When this occurs nothing in the interio...
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2003 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16573
This car will quit at any time that it is at idle, will always start right back up, what I have found is that when it does quit I lose control to the coils and injectors at the same time, have already tried and new crank sensor and a used PCM with no change wh...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L door lock VIN: JT8BF2264V
The driver door will not open. The exterior door release doesn't appear to do anything. The interior door release lever appears to operate the door latch. The interior door lock lever and the exterior lock (key) appear to operate the door lock. I need to get t...
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1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L engine VIN: JNIHJO1PQM
this is crazy, we put new timing belt on 800. miles ago. car towed in we could start engine but runs only on front 3 cyls, so we took timming belt covers off thinking it has jumped time, found out the rear cyl's no compresion. we also removed timing belt, foun...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D1V
Hello Fellow Techs, This car came to me for the first time about a two months ago with a check engine lamp on and a P0304 code for #4 cylinder misfire. A quick check found #4 spark plug wire arching through to the inside of the spark plug tube. Being that the ... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Cylinder Misfire Detected)
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L heat VIN: 5N1AR18W06
Customer complaint of poor heat-only after driving vehicle for more than 20 minutes,coolant level was good,replaced thermostat and still have same problem.Have verified proper door acuations,no stored trouble codes.Removed cabin filter and inspected.Heat is gr...
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L oil VIN: 4S4BP61C66
was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on this oil consumption problem i thought we were through so i sent it to subaru dealer to have them inspect it the compression is good and according to subaru dealer the spark plugs look good no signs of oil on...
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1985 Toyota Pickup DLX Turbo 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT4LN68D1F
We are Honda/Acura specialists. With no experience in diesels. Does anyone out there know whether the fuel system requires bleeding at the injectors in order to get the fuel pumping. I thought there was a primary fuel pump in the tank but that is not the case....
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L headlights VIN: 4T1BF12B2Y
When headlight switch is in auto position, headlights come on intermintently when vehicle is off and parked. headlights will not go off unless disconnect battery or pull main relay. This does not happen everyday but when it does it is around dusk.
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: V5T0072675
Customer took vehicle to the dealership and they told him that the check engine light was on because we had left the timing belt off by one tooth, after of course they stuck him with O2 sensors and couldnt find another reason for the rich running condition. To... Trouble codes: P0172
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L oil filter VIN: JT3HN87R3V
I can't seem to find any posts regarding this problem. This is a well maintained vehicle. It has blown up 2 oil filters in the last 2000 miles. They are different brands, the last one being a Nippon that I've used for years. We have yet to check the oil pressu...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2BF22K6W
The idle is high on this vehicle.I think I have a bad "Idle/Throttle speed control unit", so before I order one, I would just like some feed back on this. Thank you Trouble codes: P0505
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L noc VIN: JT3HN86R0X
helly everyone. i have this 4runner that is failing california asm smog test for high nox. tested both upper and lower oxygen sensors.upper switches normal running around 500mv back and forth. time is good. lower o/2 sensor stays pretty low. cold i watched sen...
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2009 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L turn signals VIN: 5TDZK29C38
hello all you toyota pros. so a customer came in to my shop said he got into a front end accident and got it fixed at the body shop. but now his turn signals dont work. heres what i know... hazards work when button is pushed head lights work when turned on ...
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1982 Honda Accord 1.6L oil/water leakage VIN: JHMS25423C
thanks for most of the replies...with the exception of one...no names needed. i got the honda head set...new bolts, and now no leaks...referred to honda and used the updated torque specs...they were off from the tech manual i had...anyway pressure tested afte...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L heater cold VIN: 1HGCM82793
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The heater control valve was the culprit. The customer drove it a couple days, and it hung up again, she returned and we put in a new control valve and it has been fine since. Thanks Ron
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JHMCN364X5
Okay, I'm going to say this is fixed as of now. We decided to try the axles but they were not in stock so we waited and got the drivers side axle after about a week. The second axle was about a week behind that one, so we installed the drivers side axle and ow...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Valve Train VIN: KMHDN45D23
Thank you all for the replies given. It turns out that there was nothing I installed incorrectly except that maybe I had the tension on the timing belt a bit loose. When I dug up the tensioning spec's on ALLDATA. I even had my other tech come check it as well ...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Monitors VIN: KMHHN65F73
Sorry for the delay,was a tec short for a while. Thanks for all the help, went on the hyundai website and found the drive cycle, ran it on my dyn and all close.
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L hard to put gas in t VIN: JT8VZ30C3N
HI THERE, THANKS TO EVERY ONE,WHAT I FOUN WAS THE TRAP AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FILLER PIPE WAS STUCKED WITH IT OWN BASE BECAUSE IT WAS BENT.GET IT STRAIGHT AND FILL UP THE TANK WITH NO PROBLEMS.
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L A/C control panel VIN: JT84F22E0S
The customer is going to try to find a used control panel. The consensus was that it is fried from hooking the battery up reversed polarity. He also said he won't be doing anymore work on his own vehicle! When he gets the panel and we install it I'll update th...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
Thanks for the responses.The only test procedures in Alldata for code PO141 said to measure voltage between terminals HTS of the ECM connectors and body ground with the key on 9-14 volts.The voltage was O.K. I was able to find the normal scan data readings in ... Trouble codes: P0141.
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1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L lack power VIN: 4N2DN11W7P
Thanks to all who replied. The problem ended up being the throttle position sensor. When I was initially looking at the vehicle I used the old school way of diagnosing. I disconnected sensors to put PCM in back-up mode, so it would disregard the data from that... Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor).
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L no-run VIN: 4N2DN11W9S
After about 1 week, it got to the point where it would crank and not run for a longer period, it ended up having no fuel pressure in this condition, I went to the fuel pump relay and bypassed it and i had fuel pressure. After doingsome basic checks i replaced ...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Starting VIN: 5N1BV28U54
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. I CHECKED ALL THAT YOU SUGESTED AND FOUND NO PROBLEM... GO FIGURE... ONE THING THAT I SAW THAT WAS QUESTIONABLE WAS THE ANTI-THEFT REMOVABLE KEY... IT WAS AN AFTERMARKET ONE, SO I JUST CONNECTED IT ALL AS IT CAME FROM THE MANUFAC...
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2004 Nissan Patrol 3.0L Lack of power VIN: JN1TANY61Z
Sorry for delay in closing the post.We renewed fuel injection pump, road tested the vehicle and everything is fine. This car fuel injection pump is not repairable like older version of diesel engine so we replaced the fuel pump assemble, no way to repair. Than...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6558X
the green test connector was connected and that what was causing all the codes and flashing check engine lite. thanks to all espially Ron from New York. Trouble codes: P0500, P1101, P1540, P1121, P1100, P0130.
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXAE09B4S
The fix ended up being the crankshaft sensor was not changing resistance when hot, chill spray helped find this difficult problem. Thanks for all the suggestions. The key was that the ignition timing was not advancing w/ rpm when hot. We removed the crankshaft...
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2000 Toyota oah 2184CC Excessive Emissions VIN: CR40-00249
hi : this vehicle needed a proper tuning done to it and also i cleaned the inter cooler,this cooler was block with oil residue from the turbo,everything is good now .
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L traansfer case VIN: JT3HN87R0Y
Thanks to Craig [...] for thier responses. This vehicle was a challenge. The 4X4 system was not used for some time and we were having intermititant position switch problems while testing. We were finally able to get all switche...
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L tpms VIN: 4T1BK46K17
WOW this site is great,,everyone was right on the money,the new sensor had to be programed by the dealer..(oops a 180.00 mistake)i,ll be more careful next time.. happy holidays..
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