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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L steering VIN: 2HNYD18692
no work was carried out on the ps system. started motor--ps pump making noise--topped off fluid-no change flushed system with honda ps fluid--still noisy pump, still air in system any suggestions--i dont have a ps flushing machine has anyone seen this befo...
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Mechanical VIN: KLAVA6927Y
Vehicle thru timimg belt. Looking for some intake and exhaust valves to repair engine head or a good used engine head. Any sources? Thanks, John
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG66501
To all; Thanks for taking time to read this. I am feeling kind of dumb right now. I have this Accord that one of the other guys in the shop replaced the timing belt on and sent out the door. Today it came back on the hook not running, and with an oil leak. The...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reflash VIN: 1HGCM82603
Transaxle just replaced here after dealer refused warranty. Factory Honda reman unit has a warning tag requiring reflash when this trans installed in a 2003 Accord V/6 as per bulletin 03-070. We have the Teradyne Honda pocket scan tool. Can it be flashed using...
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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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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJW35F6Y
hello guys i need some help here fixing this evap system. i just cannot find the purge control solenoid valve. done multiple tests and repairs to this system and i cannot seem to ferret it out. i dont have any literature to help me so i am basically flying bli... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap system incorrect purge flow)
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2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Axle Shaft VIN: 5N3AA08C05
This one came in for a sound in the front end. Sounded like maybe a wheel bearing or front drive shaft. We found the right side axle had partially came out of the differential tube an inch or so causing it to move up and down as the axle rolled. We unbolted th...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNADC12311
fuel system monitor and cat monitor wont run.change mass sensor and upstream o2 sensor. fuel trim short term 4.6%- 7% long term stays 0%. smoke test for vacum leaks ok . thanks for any help.
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12524
I have a Kia Rio that sets a P0101 code intermittently and seems to hesitate when taking off from a stop only when code is set. Clear code and road tested several miles without any problems. Code does not set and air flow meter is within range at .450. Range s... Trouble codes: P0101
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L gauges VIN: JTUF11E3M0
hello folks, this ls400 has had its foot engaged in my rearend for 2 days. it has been blowing fuses. lots of fuses but pimarily the ecu-b and gauges fuse in the under dash fuse box. When it came inall systems were dead with the main 120amp fuse blown. After r...
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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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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L upper engine VIN: 1YVFP80D83
good evening, i hope somebody can help me with this mazda. customer was on a trip and the engine "died" on the highway. the car was towed to the nearest shop and the engine was diagnosed as being "seized". the customer had it towed to our shop for an opinion,...
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2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1FE1Z395
This car was in an accident from the rear that bent the muffler pipe. Then the customer drove the vehicle like that about 45 miles to the body shop where they said it was running rough but was still running. They started it 3 more times and then it after that ...
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AJ46GXT
car intermittently blows 20 amp engine fuse-no pattern.have wiggled engine harness- fuel pump drawing about 5 amps-from the diagrams it looks like everything on the ecm circuit runs on this fuse-no codes -is there any common area for wiring concerns?
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JA4MW51RO1
Heatates falls on its face. We need your help IATN family. This is going to be long but I donít want to leave something important out. We have a 2001 Montero that came in May 2007 with an overheat and the engine cranked with no compression. We removed the engi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4A3AC54H51
Vehicle came in with inop trans. No forward or reverse. Found splines on converter stripped and hard parts in pan. Ordered reman trans. Installed and now will not shift. Slams from first directly into drive and nuetral light blinks. Trans code #41 comes up. Fi...
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1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IN4BU31D9S
car came in no start.had spark good comression and fuel.plugs were covered with carbon.replace plugs got car to start,but bogs down and stalls when revved up.remove fuel rail to observe injector while cranking notice that they seem to all spray fuel at the sam...
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BJ6338R
Vehicle has problem that occurs only when electrical load is added to engine. When the vehicle is cold, the high idle masks the problem. once the vehicle is warmed up, each time you add a load, (headlights, heat, rear def, hazards, brake lights, etc) the idle ...
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69644
Looking for more of a confirmation from you Subaru guys.After car gets to running temp and spool up the turbo we start to get some turbo bearing noise.The bearing failure is the cause,we have debris in oil system clogging the inline filters in the oiling syste... Trouble codes: P0011 (a camshaft position-timing over-advanced or system performance)
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1989 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 253TA01C4L
this vehicle has a severe idle surge from 800 to 2000 rpmtps and isc motor test good looking at a lab scope reading it is shutting down the fuel injector for a split second. off idle sitting still it will also surge injector turning off and on no codes in comp...
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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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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L head lamp VIN: 1F4GR5678H
vin number is wrong, my problem is with right front headlamp customer came in and it would turn on and then shut off imedieatly. i had a new balast in the shop and pluged it in and the head worked fine . customer returned 20 min later and both headlights were ...
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2003 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA96604
Thanks to everyone who offered assistance. Our local Acura Dealer had this for a week and finally warranteed the PCM. The customer said he had an PC board error message on the Navigation screen for quite a while,(the message would go off and everything appeare...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCA5634K
Thanks to Bruce from WA, Jerry from Indiana, and James from NY who directed me to the fuel cut-off solenoid. Listened to it with a stethoscope, and no "click". Traced the wiring down under the intake manifold and found the wire had broken off right at the base...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L od light flashes VIN: 2HGES16581
thanks to andrew from south carolina. the under dash wiring harness was rubbing across a sharp edge of the dash framing. it had rubbed insulation off and was grounding intermittantly.thanks to all who took the time to reply. thanks,Larry.
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KNDJB7239X
This car has been fixed and when checked with customer after a few days, the customer said it was running great. Thanks to all the responses. We found the TPS sensor wire that runs under the intake plenium had a short in it. Would wriggle and pull on wire a...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L won't set monitors VIN: KNDJA72362
Evedently a stuborn vehicle gave it back to customer. They drove it about 500 miles and everything set. Never seen one take that long before. Trouble codes: P0507.
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF12G3T
The shop ornament has left the building! I had 5 replies including checking the OBD2 connector pins,checking ground connections and the like. (which I did) Turns out to be a faulty computer. The plugs on the back bank were so fouled, and the customer worked on...
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2000 Mazda B3000 SX 3.0L wipers VIN: 4F4YR12V9Y
WEll GANG, THIS ONE IS FIXED!!! THANKS FOR ALL THE PHENOMINAL TIPS AND ADVICE. THE FIX TO THE PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH YEP EVEN THOUGH IT HAD BEEN REPLACED BUT WAS REPLACED WITH TWO AFTERMARKET SWITCHES. WHAT I ENDED UP DOING WAS WITH AL...
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2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L vent VIN: 4F2YZ96196
Thank-you for all the replies. Tires were all new, and no history found of any transfer case repairs. Vehicle has excellent maintenance! Fix was per David's suggestion. We made a fluid/air separator. Hook in vent tube was cut off. 4" long clear plastic t...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L balancer VIN: JA4MR41H9S
Thanks to everyone that gave ideas I was going down the right road. The information I got on the Crank is the problem. My customer and I are discussing repair options right now. We are talking to a machine shop and also looking for a Crank and will decide the ...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L high beams VIN: 4A3AK44Y5V
Vehicle had after market light install and they had hooked the ground wires together. wired lights correctly, lights function normal. Thanks for all who responded.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D42
THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE THAT REPLY. I LIFT THE FRONT OF THE VEHICE OFF THE GROUND TILL THE BACK BUMPER JUST ABOUT TO TOUCH THE GROUND. STEP ON THE GAS PEDAL AT 2500 RPM FOR 15 MINUTES, VEHICLE STARTS TO BLOW HOTTER AIR,PUNCH ON THE GAS PEDAL TO 5000 RPM THAN ...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D05
I just received authorization to repair. Tore down to chain. There is about 1/4" deflection in chain. Tensioner all the way out. Replaced chain, guides, and tensioner. We now have a runner. Thanks for the input. Trouble codes: P1121 (ETC actuator), P1122 (ETC actuator).
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT23243
Well the car has not been back. I would assume that it's fixed but due to the track record it has come back in 4 to six weeks and we are not yet at that mark. ;-) So Ryan, Joe, and Mike recommended a new gas cap. I perhaps failed to mention that that was t... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge Flow).
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1985 Toyota Pickup DLX Turbo 2.4L Unknown VIN: JT4LN68D1F
Thanks to you guys for sharing your experiences and suggestions. The problem was that we did not try hard enough to bleed the fuel system. Finally we were able to disconnect the line feeding fuel to the injection pump and pump the prime pump long enough to get...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Trans VIN: JT3HT05J9X
Sorry it took so long to close this I had to wait for the ok to pull the windsheild and then wait to get it to the body shop for the replacement. It turned out it was not the windsheild but the screws that hold the side moldings on had holes that were way to b...
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