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2001 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJC52Z31
Vehicle in for State Emission test MIL on sets a code p1404 which is an egr valve pintle error this vehicle uses a regular GM linear egr valve assy I replaced the egr valve since the pintle was sticking and cleaned as much of the bore out of the mounting plate... Trouble codes: P1404
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L seat belt control VIN: 1HGCB7651M
This car has a .2 to .4 amp draw that will kill it's battery overnight. Testing noted removal of the 30 amp seat belt retractor fuse(s)associated with the front door last opened stops the draw. Also noted removal of the backup (memory)7.5 amp fuse resets the s...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JAP1239912
I have no signal to the coils. i do have injector pulse. I checked both cam sensors and the crank sensor and thay seem to be good. Any ideas would be great. thank you for your time.
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start VIN: KMHJF24M7W
my neighbor daughter car. He borrow it and drove home, it ran fine according to him. park it and come out 2 hour latter. It crank over but will not start. Sparks appear there, but seem a little weak. fuel pump was working, and the injection pulse was all there...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L drivetrain VIN: KM8SC73E83
Hey folks, I have this Hyundia Santa Fe in here that has a vibration and noise around 30 to 35 mph. Feels like an out of balance axel. I can not duplicate it in the shop and it does not do it all the time on the road. I do not see anything that is out of place...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L lack of power VIN: KM8SB12B73
Car came in with a lack of power complaint. Checked engine compression, found all cyliders high, #1 210 psi, #2 225 psi, #3 210 psi, #4 225 psi. (spec is 170 psi) Removed exhaust sytem at the cylinder head to see if an exhaust restriction was causing the probl... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Converter VIN: JNKCA31A9Y
Well just seeing if anyone else has run across this. Trans shifts fine but will not go into lock up until car is driven for about 15 mins. We have tried to let it warm up and drive it with no change. It still took 15 mins of driving to lock up. Once it locks u...
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L AC Blower VIN: KNALD12414
i need to find the blower motor relay. i have found the HI speed blower relay but cannot find the other one. my Mitchell diagram shows it to be on the inst. panel fuse block but its not there. its NOT in the engine room fuse block, behind the AC control head, ...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L ABS and Traction light VIN: JTHBD18241
The traction control light and ABS light both flash continuously while the engine is running and the vehicle is parked. As soon as you begin to move the car, the lights both go out. When you slow down to a stop, they come back on flashing. There is nothing in ...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start VIN: JM1BK32365
Greetings all, We have an engine swap almost complete on this fine piece of engineering, and need to "time the crank pulley" to the crank (?) without the use of the special Mazda tool. Is this possible? The pulley was removed by the wrecking yard to allow remo...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41DXT
Group, Vehicle came in with complaint of no start. Customer has replaced plugs, cap and rotor and fuel filter. I checked and found proper fuel pressure but no fire at he plugs. Checked all fuses and made sure rotor was tight. Scan computer and has no codes. Ch...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y42
This Pathfinder came in with a p0057 code, rear O2 heater problem bank 2. I ohmed the heater and it was 5.0 ohms. Acceptable range is 2.3 to 4.3. I usually see heaters that are either open or have very high readings in the millions. This one is close to where ... Trouble codes: P0057
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Torque converter VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
Hi All! This truck has slight torque converter shudder during lock-up or un-lock with light throttle around 45 m.p.h. like the all the Crown Vic/Marquis' of several years ago. We used to cure 99% of those by changing the fluid and filter. Customer bought this...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L trans limp mode VIN: 1N6AA07B54
so no one could communicate, yet they had a diagnosis. now i plug in with OTC [...].0 i have all trans data stream, and others, now the TCM wouldnt give me a code, but the ECM only had 2 codes, i dont remember the numbers now(sorry) but they were i\c solono...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11086
As always, thanks in advance... this Nissan came in with the aforementioned codes, and absolutely no throttle response... putted around the building at 10 or so mph in limp home mode. Pulled the stored codes and was already aware of the whopping number of def... Trouble codes: P2101 (ECT Range/Performance), P2108 (ECT Current - Performance/ Short or Open in Motor)
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2006 Scion xA 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT62446
this is a long post guy's. need some toyota/scion expertise. we have worked on this car since new, always used oem toyota parts. on rare occasion on cold start car has no power & will not accelerate,problem goes away after engine warms up. has occured for cust... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow sensor), P0121 (tps)
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4856V
Vehicle came in with p0440 evap emissions code. vehicle is california model. I couldn't find the green connectors under dash to test evap purge solenoids and vent solenoid. so i manually tested them and they work and can blow threw them so nothing is plugged. ... Trouble codes: P0440
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1SF6350W
Hi Subaru techs, I've got a 99 forester here that came in with a stall complaint. Test drove vehicle with master tech scanner hooked up. Check engine light inop. codes p0500 speed sensor, p1101 neutral position high, p1121 neutral position low, p1540 vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0500, P1101, P1121, P1540
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L transfer case VIN: JF1SG63654
Need some help with this problem from you subaru techs. On tight turns such as in parking it feels like a binding up in transfer case or transmission. Feels just like an all wheel drive jeep when you make a tight turn. I found a TSB on this about an updated tr...
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1981 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no choke heater power VIN: JT4RN38D3B
This is a customers alternate vehicle , doesnt get driven much. Customer brought the vehicle to us for a cold high idle.It had a recent carb replacement with a holley reman. A few simple adjustments seem to help this other than having no power to the choke hea...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall, Stall at stop VIN: 4TARN81PXN
NOTE: THIS VEHICLE HAD A HEAD GASKET REPLACED HERE ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN IN SERVICE SINCE, NO PROBLEMS REPORTED BY CUSTOMER UP TO THAT POINT. TESTING AFTER TOW-IN: TECHNICIAN FOUND FUEL PRESSURE OK. NO SPARK FROM COIL, GOOD POWER TO THE COIL, GROUND ... Trouble codes: 12 (No NE Signal is input to the ECU for 2 sec or more after STA turns on), 13 (NE signal is not input to ECU for 300 msec or when eng speed is 1500 RPM or more), 14 (IGF signal from ignitor is not input to ECU for 4 consecutive ignition)
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Power Window VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
Driver's door window goes down in auto mode just fine. but comes only 1/4 of the way back up and stops. Will continue up in 1/2" increments if you wait 5 min's. between pushing the window button. Checked voltage at harness connector to motor with window button...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L key VIN: 2T1CF28P1X
key would not turn all the way back to remove it. it would stay in acc. pos. and wouldnt go to lock. acording to costumer this is the exact thing it was doing 2 years ago and we replaced lock cyl. all was fine until now.we pulled car in for the evening since k...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs module VIN: 5TDZT34A93
car came in from another shop abs light and trac light on. scan system for codes c1244 yaw sensor open or shorted to ground.tested the wires between abs module and yaw sensor under center trash holder and they all test good. than i did a pin test and on circui...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Hey group, the number 4 & 5 cylinder Ignition coils were bad. I just didn't relize this could cause a misfire on the other cylinders. It is purring like a kitten now. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P0301 (Cylinder misfire 1), P0302 (Cylinder misfire 2), P0304 (Cylinder misfire 4), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5), P0305 (Cylinder misfire 5).
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L reflash VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
Thank you for all your suggetions. I got 4 and they are appreciated. At least you guys tried. This automotive world is changing faster than ever before. I'm not sure that it is for the better. Seems like they are making it difficult ON PURPOSE! In order ...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
Thanks for the response. Ran the test again for the p1512 code and checked the #5&6 pins on the harness connector for good contact. It looked like the pin on #6 was not making good contact. I crimped it down and retested. The imrc pulled it open and stayed the... Trouble codes: P1512 (imrc stuck closed).
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31PAV
after triple checking my work as far as the v/c's go i decided to just drive it and see what happens. low and behold! you could barely hear the noise from inside the truck windows up or down. the noise was very obvious and loud under the hood but not inside. t...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN16A21Y6V
customer took vehicle to Nissan dealership. DEaler replaced knock sensor, idle speed motor & charged customer for 9 hours of diag time ($1000) i think the problem was found/solved in diag tim but it doesn't state it clearly on cust receipt. thanx for evryones ...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A75
after covering all the ground sugessted my problem was carbon on the throttle bore after cleaning my trims came down from -20 to-2 i still dont quite get the logic that caused -trims due to this if anyone can shed light on this it would be helpfull for future ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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