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2003 Acura TL 3.2L all electrical goes dead VIN: 19UUA56683
Thanks for the help before i get started. Performed parasitic draw test to see initial draw.Had 21 to 30 miliamp draw with negative battery cable disconnected and dvom installed .The amp gauge would fluctuate and chaulked that up to the theft light on radio bl...
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2006 Acura RSX 2.0L pulls right and left VIN: JH4DC54896
2006 Acura RSX 2.0 If you turn the steering all the way right, the car will pull right. If you then turn all the way left, the car will pull left. Another shop replaced the rack and flushed the power steering fluid. The steering feels hard to turn but that mig...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L water pump VIN: KLATA2269Y
hi first time asking for help here. i'm doing a water pump on a 2000 lanos and its a circular pump with no key to position it. what worries me is the drive gear and impeller are off center or eccentric. has anyone done one of these? thanks for your help. steve
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1987 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCA5634H
towed in, cap & rotor nasty, changed, still no start. advanced timing way past limit and started, turned distributor back to normal with running and seemed ok, started it several times that day. let it sit overnight would'nt start. turn distributor 50 degrees ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L heater VIN: 1HGCM71643
Hello Honda techs, we have this 2003 Accord that has poor heater coolant flow at idle. At 1300 rpm and above it flows better and delivers good heat. We've tried elevating the front of the car and filling it with a fill funnel. It seems better but ultimately it...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCV51E65
Car came in a few weeks ago with a p302 another tech replaced the coil that was almost new and was not misfiring actively at that time. Car came back in today misfiring on cyl 2 with code current. I backprobed injector with noid light and had pulse,checked spa... Trouble codes: P0302, P0330
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2006 Infiniti M35 Sport 3.5L radio/ac system VIN: JNKAY01E66
car came to shop with radio inop.navagation system inop.climate control system inop.tried to self test ac system no responce.panel will not even lite up.found hole in center counsel.removed counsel found a harness cut about 60 wires.sent to dealer car came bac...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACL11LX4
Brought to my shop with blown engine, I replaced engine with used engine. Check engine light on immetiadtely after engine start. clear codes and they return every time. The o2 harness runs under the intake manifold and has to be removed with the engine so all ... Trouble codes: P0140, P0155
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L keyless remote VIN: JT6GF10U9Y
The remote DOES lock and unlock the doors. What it doesn't do is sound the beeper or flash the lights when comanded to lock. When comanded to unlock it does have the beeper but not light flash. Customer states it did work before I replaced the drivers side h...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L cliamte control VIN: JTJGF10U91
lexus tech, need some help. customer complaint no heat, check engine temp -ok. intstall launch scanner, 2dtcs b1421 solar sensor circuit (passager side) b1431- air mix damper position sensor circuit (passager side) hard code- unable [...] erease(hard code). we fe...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA21D1S
my problem is the car drives great, I can drive one day and nothing will happen, then one day it will start up then die randomly. some times i will drive then cut off car run in store then come back out start it drive down the road and it will start missing a ...
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3FJ80W4M
This FJ80 as you can see from the readings above failed the idle test only for high Co's and HC's. Above about 1500 rpms it totally cleans up. I have lab scoped the follwing signals at the ECM and all are withing specs: Coolant Temp, Air Flow,Pre and Post O2 a... Trouble codes: 25 (System Lean), 26 (System Rich)
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4VN13D8P
Complaint is poor MPG. Smells rich at tail pipe. It runs good, except a slightly rough idle when hot. Vacuum at idle is 20. MAF volts at idle is 2.05. I manually swept the MAF door and volts change smoothly. The ECT sensor is within specs from cold to hot. Fue... Trouble codes: 14 (ignitor to ECU signal missing), 22 (CTS open or short), 25 (lean)
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1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L No Start, no spark on #1 & #4 VIN: JT3HM84R4W
P0113 - This code is telling me basically that the PCM doesnt "SEE" the IGF signal ( that the coil has fired). Consistently keeps setting the same P0113 code, I clear it try to crank engine and resets light immediately. I have inspected on coil 1 & 4; power (... Trouble codes: P0113 (Igniton Circuit Malfunction Bank 1)
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1NXBR12E8X
Hello everyone and thank you in advance for the help. I am about to pull my hair out. customer come in wanting 2 new tires on the front. I repalced the two tires and balanced all 4 tires and spare. cumstomer come in saying that the car had a vibration in the s...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L steering angle sensor VIN: 5TDZT34A42
Replaced steering cloumn in truck, with junkyard unit. Got everything together and alignged it to make sure wheel is straight. Now its coming up with a vsc code c1231 i believe it is stering angle sensor not generating. So I swapped the sensor from his old col...
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2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33503
Well I tried cleaning everything I could think of and changed the oil. That has seemed to fix it for now... I guess we'll see if the problem returns in the future! Thanks to everyone that helped out on this one!! Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD CKT High Voltage), P1259 (VTEC System Mal.).
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L hvac/radio VIN: JNKCV51EX3
HELLO, THE INFINITI G35 IS FIXED. REPLACING THE RADIO/RECIEVER UNIT 28188-AM8OO, FIXED THE CAR. INTERNAL VOLTAGE SHORT WAS CAUSING PROBLEM WITH FINISHER CIRCUIT BOARD. MJC
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2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Axle Shaft VIN: 5N3AA08C05
This one is complete. The axle was held in with a clip as some of the replies stated. As one of the replies stated the groove that it snaps into was not deep enough. It did not require a new differential like some of the replies stated. The axle and side gear ...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1219X
Ok it took me a little bit to get back to close this as I wanted to make sure it was fixed.After performing a smoke test on the engine no leaks were found,checked fuel pressure-Ok.After quizing the customer a bit more he told me he had modified the intake reso... Trouble codes: P171.
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12524
Thank you for all who responded. I could not find the TSB on Mitchell but did go the Kia web site to find the TSB info. We have updated the computer information and the customer is down the road and will report back. Thank you again to all that have helped. Trouble codes: P0101.
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8UF11E7P
want to start by thanking the seven responders who all had usefull information to share.the main cause of our problem seems to have been caused by the heavy carbon build up at the throttle body and isc.one responder also suggested a idle relearn procedure whic...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4R
Yes we are happy and more important the customer is very happy.Vehicle came in with a dead miss on cylinders 1, 5 and 7. This car has the plug wires that fit down in the recess of the valve covers so when the wires get old and brittle spark jumps to ground.We ...
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A53
Replaced the PCV and the PCV hose. I suspected 3 items: MAF, PCV, and EVAP. The PCV is located under the manifold. Thanks for lots of powerful comments. Especially recommending the PCV is very impressive. Done!!! After several days, the car is still good! Than... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank1), P0174 (system too lean bank2).
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4A3AJ46G4V
Hi, thanks to everone who responed. I still made multiple attempts to set readiness codes to no avail. The vehicle would pass the emmisson test if done via a tailpipe test so I contacted my State Area Rep to see if it was possable to run a tailpipe test as opp...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JNICA21D8S
thanks for ideas, car has not acted up in 3 weeks of driving.will look at maf closer and let you all know if i come to a def. conclusion. thanks,davef
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
well..everyone was correct about the ground splice in the harness by the valve cover...however, i cut open the entire harness for nothing, everyone said the splice was at the rear of the valve cover headed toward the bulkhead but the splice which i found after... Trouble codes: 1320 (primary ignition signal fault).
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D1V
I had some great post on this one. the ulimate problem was clogged egr ports in the upper intake maniflod on runners 1,2 & 3. The fix required pulling off the intake manifold and cleaning out the egr passages. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Cylinder Misfire Detected).
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS3TX92V42
Well as of now I was unable to fix the Suzuki as there weren't many replies and parts weren't available, I had 3 replies that had suggestions to clean throttle body, check throttle set screw, and a helpful list of tests that proved inconclusive, customer neede...
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Heater VIN: JTDDY32T7Y
I am closing this help request as the customer has opted against repairing the problem. I had 5 replies all with good suggestions. Most were related to low coolant or air pockets. I used an AirLift and even went to the extent of raising the front of the car 3 ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L vsc/trac light VIN: JTDBF30K42
Thanks to those that replied to my help request. I think I fixed this vehicle by total luck. Here's what I did in sequence. Disconnected battery this morning for a few minutes, drove vehicle out of shop and lights illuminated immediatly. Hooked up scan tool an...
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU17R55
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLIED.I DECIDED TO CHECK TIMING MARKS AND WHILE I WAS THERE CHECK THE RELUCTOR RING. WELL SURE ENOUGH TIMING IS ON THE MARK.BUT,THE RELUCTOR ON PASSENGER SIDE WAS BROKE IN HALF. YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE WHOLE TIMING GEAR ASSEMBLY... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P0016.
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