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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L VSA/Abs VIN: JH4A9654YC
This customer had the vehicle diagnosed at Acura and was told the steering angle sensor needed to be replaced. He was referred to me and had his own part. I replaced the sensor which did not solve the problem. I checked for codes and found 1: "unmatched compu...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCA5634K
Carbureted Honda won't idle when warm, other than that, at all speeds except idle, the cars runs fantastic. When slightly covering the primary bore with your hand, the idle will increase like a vacuum leak is present. Smoked the vehicle several times and found...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L insrument cluster and gauges, also radio lighting VIN: 5FNRL38495
this problem intermittly occured with me one time while testdriving vehicle. when the lighting went out i started slowing down, and everything came back on. i have cked all grounds for looseness and all connections at fuse blocks and connectors common to circu...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D01
From what we can tell the codes are related to the iac sytem althought exact definitions are not available thru Mitchell. ran flow chart for i ac test and come up with center pin gettin 12.v. outer pin, green wire under .5 volts as it should but grey wire gett... Trouble codes: P1515, P1516
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L won't set monitors VIN: KNDJA72362
this vehicle came in with P0507 idle higher than expected, and the idle was at about 1500 rpms. Removed IAC valve and found it carbon fouled and hard to get to sweep. Replaced valve cleared codes tried driving vehicle to get monitors to set. Execpt for contini... Trouble codes: P0507
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJD73333
This suv was towed in for a smog (expired tags). Upon putting it on the analyzer we noticed that at 25, the co was at 1.5% which is rich for this car. The second time it was at 25mph, the co was now .6 which is normal. This happened within 2mins of the other...
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35392
Came in this morning with light on, code P0455 stored evap gross leak. Gas cap was tight. Checked hoses front to rear, disconnected and made sure we could blow thru hoses. Did continuity tests on solenoid under hood and at rear, right there near right rear tir... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N4DC01D31
hEY GUYS I HAVE THIS NISSAN TOWED IN FROM HIGHWAY NO START I HAVE SPARK FUEL PRESSURE AND GOOD INJECTOR PULSE COMPRESSION IS GOOD I TURNED THE DISTRIBUTOR ALL THE WAY ADVANCED CRANKED CAR AND IT STARTED NOW RUNNING THE VECHICLE HAS NO POWER AT ALL IF YOU MOVE ...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1T1BF12B1V
car starts and idles excellent cold or hot,when trying to accelerate cold car pops into intake and runs like missing on a couple of cylinders will not pull at all,if u back out of throttle engine will smooth up and idle,when engine gets to about 85 degrees pop...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Yaw rate sensor VIN: JTEHT05J51
Hello Toyota techs, looking primarily for a location of the yaw rate sensor and whats involved to get to it. Alldata shows it generically near the glove box but a cursory search turned up nothing. Hoping someone out there has seen one, done one. Thanks
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Brake backing plates VIN: 2HGED6532M
Hello All - I'm calling this a fix although I'm only halfway there. As Bob [...] pointed out, it is a myth that both backing plates are unavailable. Armed with his reply, I went back to my local Honda dealer and asked the parts manager to recheck his minions...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD723XR
James was correct. I had 2500ppm nox going into the catylst and 700ppm coming out of the stock cat with 69k miles.. I replaced the cat with a after market and it didnt change a bit still 700ppm out. I installed a factory catylst and it dropped to 1ppm. I was h...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM8SB13D02
customer took the vehicle a week ago and I have not heard from him as of this posting. the only thing I did was to tighten up the pcm relay terminals. Trouble codes: 560 (power supply to ecm).
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2006 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Security VIN: 5N3AA08C96
Hi everybody, i like to thank everybody that offered me help on this car specially Wendell [...] who provide me with the immobilizer code to initialize the immobilizer module and reprogram the three keys for the car and the car started immediately, Thank you ...
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1990 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L all interior electrical VIN: JALB4B1H1L
Thanks to Kim that sent us a diagram of this system what we found were a bunch of blown bulbs and the main culprit was the high/low headlamp relay the fuse to one side of the headlights was blown as well as the fuse link. We then noticed that 3 of the four hea...
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Battery VIN: JT8BH28F1W
First of all I want to thank you all for replying to this problem car.I never have truly had this die while I ve had it at my shop.I had already done inspections and checks and even compared voltage draws from similar cars.One thing was funny one time though,w...
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CS44T5L
After rechecking inputs and outputs and following the advise of IATN Members who stated that ecm failure was common, I informed the customer of his options. He decided to go with a reman ecm from E-bay. The source was Moto Guys Garage. When the product arri...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Thanks for all the info and sugestions.This vehicle has been running well for three weeks now and here is what I found out. I pulled the upper o2 sensor out and looked inside the cat and it did look pretty rough from that position. I used a borescope to look i... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Tried the different ways suggested but a trip to the Dealer to reset it with the Consult II is what finally did it. Thanks to all that replied. The dealer that sold me the throttle body did it at a discount. Trouble codes: P0507.
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: V5T0072675
What I had missed, was testing the vacuum source to the map sensor it was about 5"Hg lower than the actual manifold vacuum. I removed the gas filter that the MAP is connected to but it was not clogged. Looking at the vehicle under hood label shows that even th... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HP10V7X
Well, it is fixed! Thanks to John from Georgia. He got me thinking about the internal regulator and the fuel pump. I checked pressure at the top of the pump it self. So no restrictions and only 30 PSI. New pump has 45 PSI and vehicle continues to run like a ch...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLIED, I REPLACED THE VSV VALVE AND THE CHARCOAL CANISTER AND THE TROUBLE CODE HAS NOT RETURNED. Trouble codes: P0442 (evap small leak detected).
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