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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
P1157. vehicle came in with P0135.(a/f sensor heater circuit). after test, found problem with sensor. replaced sensor with after market oe fit. P0135 went away, but P1157 appeared. figured it had to be caused by new(faulty) sensor. Put next new one in, same th... Trouble codes: P1157
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKYF18183
This well maintained pilot came in for a preventive timing belt change which went smooth. I drove vehicle for test drive it ran flawlessly , I then drove home last night and we got wet snow and rain. It would not start this morning acts just like a wet distrib...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L inspection VIN: KM8SB82B51
Hello to all members. My name is Chris [...] with HI-TECH AUTO REPAIR in houston, TX. I am a new member to the forum and hope to contribute to build a strong data base for this forum. I need help with inspection issue. A 2001 Hyundai Sante 2.4 L came into the s...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L smell of fuel VIN: JT6HF10U6X
customer complaint of a intermittent fuel smell threw in the vents when warmed up,passed smoke test,no fuel pressure drop,but unable to locate any visible sign of leak,cel on,no running condition,removed seats and had carpet cleaned,she wear gloves when refuel...
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN6ND16S5G
This truck came in running terrible. I quickly found the intake and exhaust coil wires switched on the cap. After switching them back, the truck runs great until it is under load. When the exhaust coil turns off under load the truck cuts out almost completely....
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Car runs but won't idle on it's own. Came in with P0505 code. Removed valve for inspection; found some coolant has been leaking past seal into air chamber and back of throttle plate was gummed up. Activated IACV with Launch; plunger moved in and out but seemed... Trouble codes: P0505
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y71
Nissan's info on the P1320 is inadequate, at least thru Alldata. These coils have a power, and a ground, and the PCM turns on the primary circuit via a transistor. I have found some info that points to replacing all the coils, but I don't particularly like t... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary Circuit)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
This truck came in after failing the state inspection with these codes plus one for the HO2S2 B2 sensor. I replaced the sensor, cause that was the only code returning on a drive cycle. Now that problem is history, but now these two codes are popping up. The P1... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code), P1135 (valve timing control problem bank 2)
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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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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: 4T1BF12B9T
I got a Avalon that keeps comming back with the same codes and the same symptoms. Car came in with 137440 miles with a code p0500, p0770. Car would barely make it up my drive on rack and was slipping really bad. Got a junk yard transmission for it put it in, s...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Steering VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
Hi, Toyota techs & others who has experience of the steering wheel free play. I got this camry from a customer who tried to retired it. It has coolant in oil, head gasket problem, I can take care of that. But it also has a steering problem, the steering wheel ...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K2V
found the cam sensor & bracket tucked away behind the coolant hoses on the passanger side of the engine. not sure where it goes on the head or timing cover ? looks like it may have been off for a while very dirty. alldata has a picture but did not see mounting... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor)
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2000 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5TBJN3215Y
Hello Toyota guys! This Tundra is a regular customer, A couple of months ago we replaced spark plugs and wires due to misfire, and both HEGO sensors for OBD inspection, it ran fine until now. It was towed in, and could barely be driven into the shop, had P0171...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L water pump VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
to all toyota master techs out there, got this camry that after 10 or so months i have to replace the water pump. have replaced 4 water pumps all from world pac - tried all the brands - aisin, gmb, npw & bosch. i always get just the pump without housing since ...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L abs system VIN: JTDBE32K63
Graphing and data show no sensor issues at all. Cannot clear codes. Ether with Solus or MasterTech (with Toyota OE softwear) scan tools.
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2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L pressure monitors VIN: 5TDBA22C95
are there ant toyota tec's out there that know@what pressure differential tire pressure monitor will illumunate,this vehicle has had 2 tires fail,both were run flat tire's$$$ with no warning that pressure's were low???
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L all shifts VIN: 1NXBR32E06
Care came in with check engine lt complaint.I test drove and found very hard shifts .And retrieved a 2716 code witch alldata does not have much info.The code description is for the voltage on the electronic pressure control solenoid.My question is how to test...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L lacks power VIN: KNDJA7239V
Thanks to all...1St, the codes were being generated by a ground left off by the dealer tech who did the recall. Thanks for the clues on the ground circuts. 2nd, even though the timing marks were right on, we dug deeper and found that the crank bolt had been le... Trouble codes: P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm), P1624 (mil request from tcm to ecm).
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7235Y
We did check wiring between the computers and tried a new temp sensor, but problem is still there, code and hard start after first start. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1115.
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L alt belt VIN: KNADC12352
i don't know if i can call this truly fixed yet.but over whelming responses said oe belt on said oe alt,so orde an oe belt from kia(bad news they don't stock belts)took one week and they sent a ps ac belt not the alt h2o pump so asked them what belts they use ...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L 4th gear shift VIN: JT8BF28G4X
SIMPLY AMAZING --WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT THAT A FAULTY KNOCK SENSOR WOULD HAVE CAUSED A TRANSMISSION FAULT-I RECEIVED 6 REPLIES- 5 OF THEM TOLD ME ABOUT THE KNOCK SENSOR CODES THAT COULD AFFECT THIS VEHICLE-I REPLACED BOTH SENSORS TO BE SAFE-BANK 2 WAS FAULTY AND...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22591
THANK YOU PETER FROM GEORGIA. WE REPLACED THE REBUILT DELCO (REBUILT IN CHINA) ALTERNATOR WITH A DIFFERNET CANADIAN BUILT UNIT. VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY STOPPED ALL SYMPTOMS AND IS RUNNIG FOR TWO DAYS SO FAR. THIS VEHICLE IS A CAB DRIVEN 10-12 HRS A DAY. THANKS TO ...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
First I would like to thank all that replied to my help request. I tried everything that I had not already tried, but to no avail. The vehicle still has the original problem, and as much as I hate to admit defeat, I have thrown in the towel. I refered the cust...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2VV22E0L
WELL GUYS THIS ONE IS FINALLY FIXED, STARTED LOOKING AT THE WIRING HARNESS AND NOTICED SOMEONE HAD RUN A HOT WIRE FROM THE COIL POSITIVE TO THE WHITE/RED WIRE TO THE IAC VALVE. THEY DID THIS BECAUSE THE EFI RELAY WASN'T POWERING UP. I FOUND THAT IT HAD A BAD C...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Thanks everybody for the responses, I greatly appreciate them. Were going to put the modulator in due to all vacuum supplies and electrical feeds being good. It took 200 miles last time so I will keep in touch Trouble codes: P0401.
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L heater VIN: JTEGH20V02
We checked all of the doors on the box and they all worked fine. all doors were cable operated. We hooked the flush machine directly up to the heater core and ran that for about 30 minutes, switching sides about every 10 minutes. We also blew shop air through....
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