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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA7661N
I've been trying to get this car through CA Smog for about a month now. It's the boss's car, so there's no real "hurry." I've tried everything I can think of on this car and have not been able to get the emissions low enough to pass. I even tried manually adju...
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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Engine Oil VIN: 19UYA42641
We are doing an oil service on a 2001 Acura CL S. AllData lists oil viscosity of 5w30 and looks like they recommend non-synthetic? On the typical European cars we maintain newer than 1999 it is recommended to use full synthetic. What would be considered normal...
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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L engine VIN: JHMCB7684M
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP RIGHT UP FRONT. THIS JEM WAS TOWED IN FOR O.HEATING. IN DIAGNOSIS, FOUND COOLANT LEAK FROM INTAKE MANIFOLD, BOTTOM, SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT OF WHERE THE OIL FILTER MOUNTS. I HAVE REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT (EVEN THOUGH TESTING IT IN HOT WATER I...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1HGCG5654X
Ok guys I just changed out a motor in this car, cause of a cylinder going down in the old one. After the change of the motor this car will only start and idle. It will not take gas, you can pedal the fire out of it and it will evently rev to about [...] and... Trouble codes: P1259
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38165
help. thank you a head of time for your help. this vehicle has a random misfire. code po300-306 come on when its cold. problem was present before all these repairs were performed. customer requested timing belt and tune up. in the morning when it is first turn... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 30130
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SB73D64
Hello fellow hyundai techs, i got this santefe that has come in several times for intermitent speedo operation, another tech has been dealing with it, but now i got it. it is very difficult to duplicate the concern, the instrument cluster has been replaced and...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58E8S
Hi folks I'm trying to pull codes from this Rodeo. All the info I can get (Mitchell and Alldata) show the dlc connectors at the left kick panel with the ECU. The ECU on this one is in the center console. Plus the connectors at the left kick panel are different...
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2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Differential VIN: 2T2HA31U75
We have a high pitch whining noise that appears to be coming from the front diff. My questioin is, do these differentials have bearing problems and is Mitchell's 14hr R&R time quote a reasonable one.
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35361
We have this Miata that will throw a check engine light every once in awhile. It comes up with code P0010. We are pretty sure that the oil control valve is our problem. We have not come across this problem before and were just checking with the Mazda guys if w... Trouble codes: P0010 (Variable timing problem)
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM65S76A03
I have this Mazda [...], I has a p0300 random misfire. I have done the basics, sparks plug were change last summer (customer), changed wires today and the check the flow charts. Im just wondering what else could possibly be causing this? Trouble codes: 300 (Misfire)
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AJ56G6V
Hi guys.This car came in with a melted cat on it.We took it for test drive first and when we went to give it gas the engine would not rev up but buck.So we would pressed on the gas slowly and the engine climb.We brought it back to the shop and pulled off the c...
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L 3-4 upshift VIN: 6MMAP87P94
Hey all you Tranny guys. I have this 04 Diamante with a harsh 3-4 upshift the kind that will spill your coffee. SHIFT SHOCK INTO 4TH, CHECKED PRESSURES ON UNDERDRIVE CLUTCH AND ITS NORMAL AT 125psi ALSO CHECKED 2nd BRAKE IN 4TH AND 2ND AND PRESSURE IS GOOD A...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HLS30-4415
hey guys. have this 78 280z with intermittent stalling and rough run. someone has been over this car before. lots of new parts. worked on it once and replaced air intake boot due to leak and retested and it drove great. car sits alot. car came back and was not...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L ignition switch VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
Hello group-I am working on an Altima with what I believe to be a higher than normal parasitic draw. Battery will be dead after 3-4 days of inactivity. Measured draw at 200 mA. An inoperative remote start was on car, so I removed the unit and the draw dropped ...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Starting VIN: JN8AR07Y5X
this nissan cranks normal,but refuses to start.we have fuel pressure and spark,but no injector pulse .it wants to start but to us the ecm is shutting down the injectors.when first starting it fires up but only for a second. we have no codes and no info on all ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1CB51D72
Good morning, We have this sentra with code p0725 engine speed signal. Runs and drives great clear code and drive. CODE P0725 returns. Flow test Circuit Pin 39 should have .5 to1.5 volts. We have 8 volts. Has any one run in to this before Thanks for help in ad...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Drive axles VIN: 4S3BD4355T
This is for the subaru techs, Where can I get good front axle for this car that do not vibrate when driving. Vibrate is all the time-Sitting still in drive and driving at any speed-65 MPH is the worst. Engine mounts,rear drive shaft,trans mount,rear mounts for...
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1989 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L 4x4 VIN: JT4VN13G0K
Hello Toyota Guru's. We have this truck that when in 4 wheel in feel's like it's binding, real bad when turning, the truck will stop on it's own. You don't have to turn it much for it to do this. We pulled the front diff. cover to look and the spider gears, th...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
i am working on a 98 camry with a 4 cyl. it will start but bearly idle for about 3 seconds if that then die and will not accelerate. i replaced fuel pump and filter and checkd air filter and still will not run. has anyone run into this problem before if so i w...
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Misfire VIN: AT3ZF13C9Y
This sienna mini van bogs and misfires under full throttle load, we replaced the fuel filter, serviced the injectors, and it didn't fix the problem. We tested fuel pressure, Mass Air Flow meter, throttle position sensor, and replaced the plugs and wires. Still... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 miss), P0303 (cyl 3 miss), P0304 (cyl 4 miss), P0305 (cyl 5 miss)
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C4Y
Car came in tonight at 5pm with ABS light on solid (this has been an intermittent complaint for months). Scanned for fault codes..has code 11 (Solenoid relay circuit open)..checked knowledge base and didn't find anything similar for this year and model. Can ...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L vtti 2.4l VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
Thanks in advance to the iATN community. This Camry has a steady growling noise that is fairly loud and constant from the front od the engine. If the serpentine belt is removed, the noise stops. However, we replaced the hydraulic serp tensioner that was leakin...
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1997 Acura RL 3.5L abs VIN: JH4KA9651V
Thanks everyone. we got this fixed. Found the connector below the dash panel in the back. Installed a rebuilt unit and accumulator from the dealer and its working well. Not that hard to change. FYI. when opening up the bleeder screw on the pump assembly with t...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1BGCB7675P
THANKS TO EVERTONE WHO REPLIED. 90 % HAD IT RIGHT,WE TESTED THE EGR AND FOUND IT WAS NOT WORKING RIGHT.WE CLEANED THE PASSAGES OUT AND FIXED THE PROBLEM.EASY FIX ONCE YOU KNEW ABOUT IT.THANKS AGAIN
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L heater VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
Well this AM , I was checking every possible cause for this issue. Also radiator cap was replaced too, with the repairs as an SOP, but noticed that a part of the cap was missing e.g. spring and the part that seals the radiator. found spring laying inside the r...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15522
Hi guys and thanks for the help the ELD was right in front of me. I was looking for something that looked like a relay standing up in the fuse box. I didn't know it was down inside. I got it and the car is fixed. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1298 (Electric Load Detector Circuit High input).
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2009 Honda CRV 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHLRD2848K
Wanted to say thanks for all who responded,Sorry about putting the wrong year it was a 1999 model. First thing we did was take a vacuum reading and it was only showing 15 inches, so we decided to double check on the alignment of the timing marks since anothe...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L surpintine VIN: KM8SC73DO2
replaced the tensioner and the belt and the issue went away. thanks to all that helped I will send you a cold one...
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E44
the fix for this ended up being rather simple. the throttle plates were sludged up & binding, causing the codes. we duplicated the concern for several days & several cold starts, then cleaned the throttle plates & shaft & then kept the vehicle for several more... Trouble codes: P1110 (throttle actuator stuck closed), P1175 (throttle actuator stuck open), P1196 (limp home value on close 2).
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G81
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. Turns out this car needed the charcoal canister. I was waiting for a bit since the car went down south the day after I replaced it just to make sure that it was fixed. Per the Mother all is well and they are happy on... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect Flow/No Purge Flow).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Most replies i received said maf sensor. I checked maf with vantage all checks were good. When cranking maf would show that it was working. Since it would not set any codes and everything checked okay i sent back to dealer thinking computer bad.will post what ... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139.
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CD51D11
We finally fixed this fine automobile and it turned out to be the Air Flow Meter, it was reading incorrectly but in range so it did not set a code. The ignition primary code was caused by the stall itself.
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN8AZ08W74
thanks to all of the feedback. those who said flash the comp were right. i thought i could do it here but i cant. one more way they are trying to shut us out.
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L driveline? VIN: 5N1AR18W26
Thanks to all who replied, front driveshaft was the problem. The front driveshaft on this vehicle turns any time the vehicle is moving even when in two wheel drive. We replaced the u-joints in the front driveshaft - problem gone.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K5W
hi guys, thanks for all the great replies. i'm convinced this thing needs a pcm. it's got everything it needs but, still no go. the customer decided to take it to the dealer for a second opinion.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Noise VIN: JTDBE32K93
Thanks to all who replied. We replaced the manifold and all is well
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L cam/crank timing VIN: JTEHF21A03
Hi every body. It's time for me to close this help request. Thanks for all your help. I learned a lot from all of you. This vehicle was not fixed by me. Following what some of you suggested and what the customer requested, the truck was sent to the dealer. Dea...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L no throttle VIN: 4T1BE32K15
thanks to all that responded. the problem was the throttle body for $850.00 no wonder why toyota sales were down for 2008. replacing a 30.00 throttle cable with a 850.00 electronic throttle valve! Trouble codes: P2111 (throttle stuck open), P2112 (throttle stuck closed), P2102 (throttle actuator circuit high), P2103 (throttle actuator circuit low).
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E25
It turns out that this DTC P0607 is a computer malfunction. It is still cover under warranty (8 years or 80,000 miles). The car is being towed back to the dealer for warranty repair. Harry Trouble codes: P0607 (Control module performance).
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