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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This Honda is made by Izuzu. Engine will idle high and and stay there until Tps is disconnected it will return to normal idle and stay there. Tps voltage stable but throttle precentage will start at 0% and then go to 4% (it still has a normal ible at this time...
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1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L question for techs VIN: KMHJF24MOV
I was doing a inspection NYSI. The costomer ask me a question about the pcm. She was inform that the pcm goes bad, and was insisting that that i check it... i told her that i can check all input and ground wiring but to determine if there is a problem with the...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L drivers side headlight VIN: IG23SFG998
hi hyundia techs guys i'm away from an information system for awhile and i'm trying to help a friend out . the drivers side headlight is dim at all times ( just like a bad ground ) the light bulb will work just fine using my power probe so the lamp is ok . i ...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JMKCA21A2X
Please someone out there help! I've been going in circles checking and checking and still no luck. This headache came in for a smog and failed for nox at 15 mph.25 mph also high. Check for codes none found.check o2s all ok, check fuel pressure meets specs,chec...
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2005 Kia Spectra5 2.0L Rear Pads VIN: KNAFE161X5
Students inspected following car in brakes class and it will be back tonight for rear pads. Owner says never had brake pads replaced. Rear pads worn paper thin both sides. Front pads still have close to 50%. Park brake feels normal. No TSB for brakes on alldat...
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2008 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L Passenger seat
Hey out there Mazda, (and maybe Ford) techs! This fine example of Japanese engineering continues to set a B2290 (passenger side Occupant Classification Status code). The airbag is the new generation type that needs to know where the seat is in relation to the ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4A3AA46H91
I R&R the automatic tranny on this one with a low mileage 2005 model tranny. The original problem was no movement from tranny at all. Now I can't get the thing to shift out of second. It has just first and reverse. I wonder if 2005 tranny will work in my 2001....
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1992 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L boost gauge inop VIN: JN1CZ24H3N
hi, i need some information on the inoperative boost gauge. i cannot find the vac. schematic anywhere. there is a solenoid and a boost sensor and then the gauge. any help would be great. if someone could fax the vac. routing to me at [...] please. the b...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BDL01D1
Hello all, ive got a nissan altima here thats been giving alot of techs problems so the customer brought it to us to gtive it a shot. its a 2001 altima and when the vehicle is cold it will crank and start but die immediatly almost like it has a severe vacuum l... Trouble codes: P1612 (nats), P0325 (knock sensor)
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF32K12
Tha car came in with transmission fluid coming out of the bell housing when the car is in gear. and check engine light on with service code p0770.Is this as simple as putting front seal in . or is it more than I think.transmission seems to work ok. Thanks
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hesitation, Turtle Light VIN: JT2BK18U33
First of all, thank you for reading this and for the help. PLEASE do not tell me how I should not be working on a hybrid. I went to Toyota school when the 1st gen prius came out, so I know about the dangers of these systems. I do not claim to know it all, I ju...
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1997 Acura TL 3.2L expansion valve VIN: JH4UA3640V
WELL THIS ONE WAS FAIRLY EASY, ALL I HAD TO DO WAS PULL KNEE BRACE ON DRIVERS SIDE THEN THERE WAS A COVER ON THE EXPANSION VALVE, YOU PULL THAT AND IT IS PRETTY EASY TO ACCESS YOU JUST MAKE YOURSELF REALLY SMALL AND CRAWL UNDER DASH. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE RESPO...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-4 shifts VIN: 1HGCG1658X
Well you IATN Guys rock! virtually all replies indicated the transmission was junk and needed replacement thus saving me valuable time that could be spent elsewhere making money. Initially a reman transmission from local Honda dealer was over $1800 but I espec...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Steering VIN: JTHBN30F41
The fix was the rack & pinion, the custumer slid into a curb and then the problem started. I got a call from a local technician (sorry I cant remember his name I'm very bad with names) he said the center shaft will bend if you hit a curb and can cause a stiff ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN21S94
Just to update- we dont normally supply such little info- i was hoping for something simple everyone but i knew about, fuel pressure normal (48 psi)no codes and we have not got the car to act up since day one (acted up that one time) - i think the customer is ...
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L transfer case VIN: JF1SG63654
Ok almost all 14 replies were the same. Change the fluid and drive in circles was the most popular response. This I did adding 1 qt of synthetic fluid as per some suggestions. This definitely made it better but not completely gone. Some said it may take a whil...
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1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, lack of power VIN: JT4VN13DX5
Could not come to any conclusion on this problem and customer did not want to spend any more time checking vehicle out due to he is selling vehicle and did not want to put any more money into vehicle.
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