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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9651V
HELP! I am trying to get codes out of the ABS system, I understand that there is a 2 pin connector I can jump to make the ABS indicator flash. Problem is I can not locate the connector. I keep finding information that it is under the glove box or to the right ...
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifting VIN: JHMEH6265S
Group I have a customer here that's son is in from college with a Honda problem. The trans is shifting great and all of the sudden starts slipping. I mean no gears at all. I checked the fluid and it is dirty but the thing stumping me is that if you pull over a...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8557S
so far the Cat/con has been replaced, W/ obd2 cat con. Plugs w/ oem ngk's, and a new o2 sensor just for seeing if any changes would happen, none. This thing runs great, has always been serviced. These readings happened before repairs the same. Any thoughts???
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26822
came in with P0135-cleared code-immediately returned--has new sensor-upon futher diag found that there is no 12 volts to heater. Wiring schematic per mitchell is either wrong or connector switched. Mitchell shows blk/yel blu/wht grn/yellow wht. I have green wh... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 sensor-primary)
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL18063
I'm having a misfire problem on this van. It happens when the engine comes back to an idle after a throttle plip with a cold engine. It also accures in a pull on the road with a cold or hot engine. It's still worse cold though. I have replaced the plugs. I als... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, TCS VIN: 1HGCM66875
We are geeting a code P2645. Rocker Arm Actuator A, Bank 1 - Open Circuit. The code trips when the customer is turning and parking. It usually comes on with the TCS light as Well. Wehn the customer drives off the TCS goes off right away and after a few minutes...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3T8BF12G3T
Lexus/Toyota Technicians. I have a 1996 Lexus ES300 that we cannot get the mil light off. The car came in on 12/22/08 for the mil light on. The technician found code po401 EGR flow insufficient detected. We replaced the EGR Valve pressure valve and cleared the... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L heater controles VIN: JT6HF10UXY
Hi guys we have this Lexus RX300 in hear with a heater temp problem, outlet temp on pass side 2 vents is 180* on the drivers side the center vent is 140* outside vent is 115*, the air flow is great from all vents, all the servo motor are working & no codes in ...
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Starting VIN: JTHBA30G54
This car will not start after sitting for about 6 days, the battery will go dead. I have checked for draws and there is a fluctuating draw of about .1 amps all the time (it never stops). I have isolated it down to 2 fuses the 30 amp AM2 fuse that feed the AM2 ...
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1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JM1BA1417S
Hi evry member, problem with the car is wont start evry morning, if I want start the car I need desconect injector because if not is a lot fuel in cylinder, after start I leave 30 seconds working and I can start car ok and drive without any problem all day. Fu...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L monitors won't reset VIN: JM1BB1418T
Vehicle came in for Pa. emissions inspection and failed due to catalyst,evap,02 sensor, and egr monitors not running. After performing egr test, egr code set and I cleared it.The misfire, fuel system, components and 02 heater set almost immediately. Performed ...
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L speedometer,odometer,tachometer VIN: JA3AY31C6V
If anyone has experienced this problem it would be great to get some info.The speedometer,odometer,and tachometer suddenly stop working after about 20 minutes.Restarting the vehicle does not help,unless it sits for awhile.I've pulled the cluster and inspected ...
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Gauges
Hey guys, This truck came into the shop with a complaint that the speedo failed, the fuel gauge failed and the odometer was reading 999,999 miles. Before He got to the shop he made a stop and when He started the truck again it was functioning fine. After check...
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1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED26Y1X
thanks in advance for your time and advice. see the related repair history for the details, this vehicle is now back with a p0335-set the mil and a p0325 code is pending. we have checked the wireing and sensors the numbers in the testing data are the current v... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor), P0325 (Knock sensor - pending code)
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2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L systems NOT READY VIN: 1NE6ED29Y8
i am small dealer in Ct . just sold a 2003 nissan frontier that needs to go thru emissions. i have 5 rediness codes that won't set. i have driven this truck quiet a bit with no noticable problems i have only a Pending code of p0328 for knock sensor. i need to ...
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2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Surge VIN: KL5JJ56Z65
This suzuki has been at the dealership couple of times already had some wiring connector problem for headlamps timing belt and water pump and customer complain is that the vehicle under acceleration has like a light miss or cut out and is making noise in the e...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L which cat bad ? VIN: 5TEWM72N61
Normally this is kind of cut and dried that there is a cat problem. I graph and monitor the front and back 02s and see the similarity of the graphs.I cant see the front on this vehicle because it is a california version and thus has an a/f mixture sensor in fr... Trouble codes: P420
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: JTDBF30K72
Customer says this car will not start below -10 degrees f., or if it does start it will only idle. there is a bulletin on this but updated parts are over $1300.00. Can it be fixed with out buying all the expensive parts from Toyota and how? Trouble codes: P1128
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L heater box VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
happy new year to all.I have a problem with the heat on an 02 camry, auto temp. when I put heat on and and select floor mode I have air coming out the floor and both outer vents on dashboard.when on defrost or vent no problem.only have a problem when floor in ...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E53
Hello Toyota gurus. Thank you in advance for your wisdom. I once again seek your guidance. This well cared for Corolla originally had a recurring PO420. The owner waited until emissions testing was due before repairing which was about 2 weeks ago. Testing show... Trouble codes: P0135
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L steering VIN: JTEBU14R54
This vehicle has a pulsing vibration that can be felt in steering at 65 mph and higher.Ran the wheels up to speed with on car balancer no wheel bearing noise detected,also on test drive no change in tone with lane change.The noise is very subtle and follows vi...
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L rear brakes VIN: 5TBDT44135
we have bled the brakes and adjusted-there are no abs codes-toyota tells us that there are no problems that they are aware of-we are thinking of proportioning issues,maybe abs unit?
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED6355M
thanks to everone that replied. the problem turned out to be a bad wiring connection at connector c313 at left shock tower. repaired loose connection, engine starts and runs. Trouble codes: 4 (distributor), 8 (distributor).
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3J4CC878
I am going to close this with a possiably might be fixed. I went on vac. at Christmas with the cust. taking the car. She has not called with any problem so I don't know for sure about the repair. Most replies stated main relay ot ecm which is exactly what I wa...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil cotrol solinoid VIN: JT6HF10VOX
Thanks to Tom from California and Don from Iowa for taking the time to respond to my post,especially Don who led me to the right direction on removing the solinoid.I got the solinoid replaced and the vehicle ran great.Hai
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
Thanks to everyone that replied. i tried replacing the rad. cap a few people said to replace it it didnt make a difference. The only thing left was the radiator and a few of you said to replace it. I told the customer to that it needed a radiator he said he wo...
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S7J
Thanks to everybody. I found that fuel press. was ok but volume was down. I dropped the tank and found that it was fuel of rust and pump was dragging badly. Replaced fuel pump and tank. Running great. Thanks
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L front brakes VIN: 1N4AL21E37
Hello, SOrry for taking so long to close this help request. The customer still has not returned to us with the vehicle yet. After reading the replys and doing some more research, I suspect a problem in the brake booster. If the customer returns thats where we ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1F1GD296X2
Thanks to all who replied! Solution was actually quite simple (like so many). The wastegate hose loops close to the turbo coolant pipe. It had been baked and had split just a little underneath along a seam. Under certain boost conditions it opened up enough... Trouble codes: P0244 (wastegate control solenoid valve malfunction-high input).
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HN86R4X
unfortunately the cust could not leave the vehicle any longer and we were unable to find the source of the problem.the cust said he might return in the future to have us solve this pain. Thanks for the info received but it did not lead us in the right direct...
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