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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATA2267Y
Good Morning Everyone and thank you in advance for your assistance, This vehicle arrived at our shop around three months ago with a complaint of vehicle not starting when hot. The vehicle never acted up while in our shop/or test drives. We only replaced the de...
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Coolant reservoir VIN: 1HGCG55432
The Honda came in today with 2" of engine oil at the top of the coolant in the reservoir bottle! This is a standard shift, so there is no interface in the radiator between coolant and any kind of oil. When the head was off, I found no evidence of a crack in an...
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1995 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, dumps fuel VIN: KNDJA7239S
Thanks in advance for any help on this one This Kia dumps gas into # 2 cylinder. plugs out crank it big gust of fuel. We thought we had an injector that was stuck open so we pulled it off and hooked it to our motor vac machine it hold pressure and it operates ...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, hard start cold VIN: KNDJA723X2
intermittant no start on cold start up, acts a little flooded, play with gas pedal to get started. after hard start it will set those 2 codes we did the flow chart, first step wants .61 volts we have .02 continuity good between 33 and 68. then it tells us to r... Trouble codes: P1624, P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm)
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12173
cranks but will not start. scoped cam and crank sensors, ok. fuel pressure 45-50 psi. spark present. injector pulse present for a second then gone. i have 12.6 volts on the power side of the injectors, but for some reason there is 3.73 volts on the negative si...
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Alternator VIN: KNDUP13114
I replaced the timing belts and water pumps for several Sedonas. Whenever doing, I have to move the alternator to take out the engine side bracket. Everytime doing that, I thought how I could take out the alternator if I had to replace it. I could not find any...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L 4th gear shift VIN: JT8BF28G4X
well i need help on a lexus that wont shift in to 4th gear when you drive it on the road-but it will shift into 4th gear when it is up in the air on a rack-when driving on the road the traction control lite comes on- but we are not sure this has anything to do...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L speedo VIN: 1YVGF22D7X
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Mode Doors VIN: HLS3040379
We replaced the evaporator this past Summer for a refrigerent leak issue. When we reassemlbed it, the mode functions would not switch to defrost. Took the entire dash back out (since it is impossible to see anything without doing so) and found nothing out of p...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DSV
This vehicle came into our shop with the check engine light on. The vehicle owner is not offering any information as to previous repairs done. The code shows a P1400 emission system failure. We have checked the 3 egr solenoids and they appear to be working pro... Trouble codes: P1400
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2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L po845 VIN: 1N4AL21E47
Has code po845 transmission fluid pressure senor B (pri pressure sensor.I have tested per alldata test procedure.first test input signal between tcm connector & ground spec, (0.7-3.5 v) test results 3.4 v. next step check scan data pressure reading for pressur...
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1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L battery VIN: 4S3BA6854X
Hello to all Subaru techs. We have been blessed with this Subaru. Initial complaint was that the battery died. So, we put a new battery in it and tested the electrical system and draw. All checked good. Gave the vehicle back to the customer. 4 weeks later, t...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L security light VIN: JF1SF65641
I need to find the security module. I have the keyless module unplugged, but cant find the security module to disconnect. Everyone tells me its under the drivers side dash,15 pin.I looked everywhere under drivers dash, no luck! Thanks everyone.
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH6659Y
the car won't over heat at idle or in park and engine at 3500 rpms heat out of the vents is good and both radiator hoses are the same temp. then you go on a test drive the temp gauge starts to raise then the vents get cold and car starts to over heat. when you...
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L engine VIN: JS2TX02V71
the owner started to drive auto the auto more and he said it used a quart of oil in to days no leaks found and is not smoking at present there is a lot of oil in the intake around the pcv valve pipe. is there a problem with the pcv system that any body knows a...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2VV22E0L
first of all, thanks to all fellow toyota techs out there. i have a car that is stumping me and hope to find a toyota master tech that's been around for awhile or anybody else that has come across this problem. i get no high idle when cold, if i turn ac on the...
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L no restart warm VIN: JT3VN39W9L
This thing had issues .supposed rebuilt engine. We fixed oil leaks. fixed lose cables and grounds (several) . wouldnt start even cold until new induction hose. Now wont start after warm up. has to cool down or use starting fluid and your on your way again.We h... Trouble codes: 43 (no start signal to ecm code went away during last short while)
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Hey everybody I got this camry where the check engine light is back on again for a code P0401 egr flow insufficient. Whe I had it the first time Egr was testing good,transducer tested good, all vacuum supplies applied at right time. I relpaced the vsv heard t... Trouble codes: P0401
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L heater VIN: JTEGH20V02
poor heat production, cooling system is circulating, however poor heat production. engine and heater core have been back flushed, and has new thermostat. We used a carquest thermostat and Toyota long life antifreeze. The tempature out of the heater vents will ...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L air bag VIN: 5TDZA23C76
i have the code b0111 open in side squib rh circuit. is the only code . we dont have the special tester . any idea how i can check the side squib rh?
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9770N
First I woule to thank all those who replied, Thank You now for the fix this problem after several tests found that the problem was fuel delivery we checked fuel pressure several times, we checked injector pulse also checked injector resistance every thing che...
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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD187X1
After the valve adjustment (must be cold) engine continues to run great. Not setting missfire codes and customer is happy! Customer was even happier when I called after 4 days to check up on her. Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder miss-fire 4).
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Tires VIN: 5FNRL18684
I called College Hill Honda and they fixed me right up with Depax Kit. It came with With 4 wheels, TPMS sensors, a spare tire and wheel and the hold down for the spare tire. With this kit we installed P235/65R16 tires.
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2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, WON'T REV VIN: KMHFU45EX5
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, I WAS ABLE TO GET INFO FROM THE HYUNDAI SERVICE WEBSITE. THE FUSE FOR THE ETS RELAY WAS BLOWN DUE TO A SHORTED POWER WIRE TO THE CANISTER CONTROL VALVE. THE FUSE POWERS UP THE ETS, O2 SENSORS, & CCV. SHORT WAS DUE TO A VEHICLE ACCIDENT... Trouble codes: P2100.
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4S2CY58V2R
Thank you all for the information. Most posts suspected wiring or sensors, however this condition was noted in 1 response from Steven [...]. With the backfiring stuff going on from the previous dead coil and wires, seems the camshaft keyway in the driver,s sid... Trouble codes: 51 (Transmission code for coolant temp sensor problem).
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Trans Shifting Quality VIN: 1YVGE31A1P
Thank's for all the replies, it's great to get confirmation on one's suspicions. Stephen, David and Ernesto hit it on the head. The ECM had internal problems which were repaired locally. Reinstall unit and car good to go, no more issues, Thank's again to all B...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AX55F1V
Hello, Thank you so very much for all of your considerations regarding my situation. It looks as though the cleaning of the MAF was very important for this to work. I am impressed with this site and the kind folks on it. Thank you
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
Thanks to all that replyed. Found no signal to crankshaft position sensor. So checked ECM and found a bad ground going to it.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
hi, i cleaned the maf sensor and hardwired a ground into the existing ground, worked for 2 weeks, car just came back with symptoms again. checking with customer now if he wants to replace the maf sensor. did trace wires from cruise to other components and wi...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L cam timing VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
The end journal of the exhaust camshaft seized because there was debris in the oil passage going to the journal. This caused the original failure where the cam drive gear came loose and we bent valves. We discovered the problem on the final tear down and had t...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L rear liftgate VIN: 5N1BV28U84
Thank you for your responses...the fix was the power motor assembly.
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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Thank you for the help on this one We talked to a guy at twos r us in tennesee he told us to check check ythe turbo charger sensor it is actually a map sensor we replaced it but even with minimum boost it still went into fuel cut we believe there was too mu...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT3VN39W4R
thanks for all your help on this vehicle the pass. cyl. head was starving for oil. camshaft binding in head. customer decided it was time for a new vehicle, and chose not to have this one repaired. thanks again
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. THIS VEHICLE IS NOW FIXED. MY PROBLEM WAS CONCENTRATING ON MY ACTUAL VACUUM TO THE EGR.(ONLY ABOUT 1 IN WHEN EGR ACTIVE) THIS READING IS BELOW SPEC (5-7IN) BUT WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. EGR WAS OPERATING TO COMPUTERS SATISFACTION BUT A BR... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L vtti 2.4l VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
Thanks to everyone that responded. I got alot of good suggestions like check the hydraulic tensioner pulley, check the a/c pulley bearing, remove and inspect the serpentine belt, and the 800 pound gorilla in the room, check the water pump, check the water pump...
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