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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCG653WA
the cooling system is mixing with oil in the cooling system. some coolant is getting into the oil in the engine. we did a head gasket with water pump once. the car returned again running hot and mixing just like the first time it was in.block tested and found ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5FNRL18633
Hello all - this Honda minivan has had an intermittently surging idle for several months. By intermittent I mean that sometimes it goes for several trips with a perfectly normal idle - at other times the idle does a fairly rapid surge from 800 rpm to about 130... Trouble codes: P0505
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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGFA16557
hi guys trying to find out if anyone out there has had any problems with newer honda civic with noise coming from dash area. i personally have not got the problem to duplicate, but it seems like evrey time i give the vehicle back to the customer, after about 1...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L hvac/radio VIN: JNKCV51EX3
vehicle came in for customer not able to control hvac or radio. found bulletin on circuit board,so we installed. customer called 2 days later doing same thing. finiser display illuminates,but can control any hvac functions. radio can control from steering whee...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1219X
Since this is very intermitent,I tried a new O2 sensor(ntk brand),and replaced the original fuel filter at the same time.And the customer did not return for over a month.When he did return I removed the MAF and inspected of any debris but it looked good.So I c... Trouble codes: P171
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L ride control VIN: JT8UF11E3P
After doing normal service to this beast the "height Hi " lamp flashes on the dash and the air lift ride control will not pump up. Had the unit in the air diagnosing a steering issue and in out haste we neglected to turn off the ride control switch in the rear...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D63
hello nissan techs; this sentra keeps setting p1138 code. we have ran all diagnostic tests that were available(identifix, alldata, ect.) at this time, according to identifix, were supposed to have 4.5 volts at yellow wire on swirl control valve sensor, when en... Trouble codes: P1138 (swirl control valve)
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U44
Hi everyone.This quest was brought to us after the dealer told the client that the coils were bad.Since the engine was apart we change the coils because there was no use putting the engine back together to test and then take it back apart.Got it started and th...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH80641
Still has cyl. 6 miss.EGR was check is o.k. Pressure reg. was checked was o.k. Unsure if injection cleaning will fix problem Trouble codes: P0306
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1991 Suzuki vitara 1.6L Misfire VIN: TD01W-1028
hi guys This one is a brain teaser. Car drops 2 cylinders, but only when moving and only between 800 and 1500 rpm. If we dissconnect the speedo the problem go's away. We have tried a good speed sensor(instrument cluster) but the fault still exsists. The Fault...
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1989 Toyota Van Wagon Crg 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT4YR28V6K
Hi to all ,I have the privledge of a toyota van with some distint gremlins. Customer bought this vehicle approx 10K miles ago. The original 4Y-ec motor has been replaced with a 3Y-ec(was purchased after swap).Customer advised us the running condition was fine ... Trouble codes: 51 (TPS Idle contacts open), 71 (Egr Problem)
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1994 Toyota hiace 2.9L transmission lock up VIN: KZH106-001
Hi there, I have a customer with a 4wd diesel toyota hiace van. an automatic which has a strange problem. it doesnt always lockup the trans. i put leds on the wires and when it goes into lockup the light goes on. without fail everytime the light comes on it wo...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4T1BF32K8Z
This vehicle gives me such a short window for testing that it has become quite frustrating. The transmission temperature must be under 80 degrees for the symptoms to happen. Initially it would feel kind of like a half shift into second and then slam into third...
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2009 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK29C38
hello all you toyota experts. ive got this 08 sienna brought into my shop after being repaired for an accident (front bumber up to front exhaust mani) check engine light is on p0171 and p0174. we put a scan tool on this car and got (the first number is at idle... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA96542
Thank you all for your help with this repair, especially John [...] for the wiring diagram. This car is a salvage vehicle and the main wiring harness is cut and spliced together. I found damaged wiring and repaired the feed to the computer. This is DEFINATELY not ... Trouble codes: P0560 (VBU Signal Failure).
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ2129S
WE FOUND THE FUSE FOR COMPUTER BLOWN, REPLACED IT AND CAR RUNS GREAT WITH GOOD IDLE
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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCEL VIN: JHMAP11423
FOUND THE PROBLEM. THE CAR IS 2003 AND SOMEBODY INSTALLED A 2006 AND UP HEAD ON THE CAR. AND THEY ARE DIFFERENT. 2003 HAS 2.0, 2006 AND UP HAS A 2.2. ALSO THEY TOOK THE AIR CONTROL VALVE OF THE MANIFOLD ON THE NEWER MODEL. SO THE HEAD DOS NOT HAV THE HOLE FOR ... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit no signal), 1239.
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2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L slip light VIN: JN1AZ34E93
ROTATED THE TIRES CAUSE TIRES WERE IN WRONG SPOT BIGGER TIRES WERE ON FRONT. THANKS FOR THE HELP
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs system VIN: 1N4BA41E85
Greeting's fellow tech's. - As I mentioned in my update the customer called back next day and said the ABS light went out & brakes were working well. - Finally I called him to come back & I rescanned the ABS system, there were no codes & during road test all ...
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