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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Engine VIN: JH4KA9642W
Thanks in advance for your help. This Acura came to us to repair oil leaks at rear of cylinder heads. I had to pull the rocker shaft assemblies and cams in order to replace the rubber plugs at rear of heads. Went ahead and did timing belt, balance shaft belt, ...
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2000 Honda Insight 1.0L Charging VIN: JHMZE1358Y
The battery state of charge gauge on this Insight shows 3 lines almost at the bottom. Where do they run normally? It was towed in for a no crank condition and of course it started for me. Is the gauge for the under hood battery or for the HV battery?
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KNAGD12622
This car had 2 problems, The timing belt and crank sensor were replaced due to missing teeth on timing belt, the second problem is that the idle surges between 1500 amd 2800 RPM,there are no codes.Checked wires between IAC and ECU they are o.k. If IAC is unplu...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Valve Advance VIN: JM1EK14334
After putting a used head on this Mazda we've had nothing but problems. We now have it running, but it makes an awful valve-like noise over 3000 RPM, when the valve timing advance should be activated. We are getting the P0012 code indicating that the timing is... Trouble codes: P0012 (Valve Timing Over Retarded)
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Mil on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
This car does not seem to have a leak but sets the mil. We have a Waekon tester that fastens to the purge port or the filler neck and you can put low pressure in the system and watch for decay . I did this both times, and watched the pressure sensor on the tan... Trouble codes: P1441 (Evap very small leak)
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4BL11E02
repaced gaskets on coolant tube from front head to rear head , they were leaking . now at idle car has no heat ,the temp .guage remains better than half all the time and thermostst is working properly , if you speed up the engine it has plenty of heat ,it will...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D32
Vehicle came in w/ cel light on code P0507.Tried to perform per mitchell throttle adaptation /would not work.Replaced throttle valve w/nissan reman.Still will not adapt. Have adapted many altimas and replaced the t-bodys but no luck with this one.At a dead end... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC idle higher than expected)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D82
This Nissan came to us with the check engine light on and it had failed the Washington State Emmisions because of this. We scanned the computer and found code PO133 O2 sensor switching slow. We tested the O2 sensor and yes it was swithcing slow. The spec is: O... Trouble codes: P0133
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11E32
car came in today with a rattle around timing chain vvt solenoid area pulled upper cover at vvt and chain looks good valve was not dirty and cover was clean around 1000 rpm you can feather the throttle and it gets loud sounds like the upper chain is loose and ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L clutch VIN: JF1GF4850X
thanks in advance for your help. i replaced the clutch on this suburu, and it started chattering about a week later. the fly wheel looked good so i cleaned it and buffed it with a die grinder. never had a problem in the past. the thing that's reslly got me bug...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Transmission VIN: JFISF6559X
todays code check revealed codes po136=(o2 sensor fault) (is still there)also has po500= (veh speed sensor) and also "undocumented codes" po1507 and po1540 our scanner says undocumented codes I suspect because I don't have the transmission cartage for sub...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L SRS light on VIN: 4S3BH66531
This car has a code 11 stored. all adata shows these as pssible faults: Airbag main harness circuit is open, shorted or shorted to ground. Airbag module harness (Driver) circuit is open, shorted or shorted to ground. Roll connector circuit is open, shorted or ...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shift solenoid VIN: JT4VN36H0N
was hoping that I could get a specific location for shift solenoid #2. Data I have available is very vague. The solenoid I received from toyota was 85420-30110.(very inexperienced parts girl)she's not 100 % sure its the right solenoid. got a chance to pull pan...
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1995 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L No Start, BLOWS FUSE VIN: JT4VD22FXS
EFI fuse 15amp underhood box,was blown i replaced it ,truck started ran for a week.it was towed back to shop with the efi fuse blown. this time it would blow every time key turned on.replaced efi relay truck ran rest of day.next morning blow fuse right away.ha...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
This vehicle was in a front end collision with a deer. The radiator and cooling fan were shoved back and cracked the intake manifold. Upon removal of intake we found antifreeze on the intake valves that were closed. We surmised the only way for the coolant to ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1)
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2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JTEGD21A73
We removed the head on this engine knowing about problems with pulled head bolt threads. We had coolant leaking from the head gasket under the intake manifold. I had read in the IATN database that others had fixed this problem by helicoiling the block. After d...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDZT34A53
Customer scheduled to have ECU reprogrammed per TSB EG021-04. My Tech says reflashing aborted half way thru, not sure why. Now vehicle will not start, not crank. Cannot communicate with ECU, and continues to have ERROR messages when attempting to reflash. All ...
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L hard start VIN: JTEHFZ1A73
Vehicle is hard to start after adding fuel to gas tank. You have to hold the gas pedal to the floor for the engine to start. The engine runs rough for a few seconds and is fine after that. The tank does not have to be filled. Adding just half a tank will cause... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 302 (cyl. 2 misfire), 304 (cyl. 4 misfire), 306 (cyl. 6 misfire)
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE430K1
Last month I installed a used transmission for a torque converter fault, all better. Vehicle comes back right away (after I ran 4 drive cyccles) with engine light on for said codes. I cleared them susspecting I got the trottlebody wet when I washed the engine ... Trouble codes: P0138 (o2 ckt hi volt b1s2), P0606 (ecm processor fault ects)
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Fan VIN: 1HGCB9861M
After a whole lot of headaches and confusion, I found that there was a short inside the connecter for the condenser fan on the sensor side. The condenser fan was also burned out.
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CM58V2V
This one is fixed.what the problem was was the pcm.we had installed a used pcm and the problem was still there,when we backtracked we initially had added new ground wire to the tps onto the intake with some other grounds,well we now know that the pcm needs to ...
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Readiness Code VIN: JHLRD78905
First off let me start by telling you that I did find the monitors with the AST scanner. I work on German cars so using generic OBD with Honda is very different. I went to a friends shop and had him use his Launch x-31. AllData said to bring up the readiness c...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: G22U159965
replace mass air flow meter thanks all drive two days no light Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, hard start cold VIN: KNDJA723X2
we are running a tank of gas through vehicle with inj cleaner, don't beleive that will fix low comp on #3 cyl after cleaning grounds and so forth no codes have come back. still has extended crank intermitantly but starts customer is going to have us pull the h... Trouble codes: P1624, P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm).
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Steering VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
Thanks for all you guys and your advises, I checked the tie rack ends and u-joints, all good, but I found a missing rack mounting nut, after I replaced the nut, the steering wheel goes back to normal now. : ) but I think there's still a very minor leak in t...
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF32K94
I would like to thank those that took the time to help me find this problem. I suspected the computer was the problem so we took it to the dealer to get there opinion. What they found amazed me. A rat had gotten in the car and chewed up 6 wires in the compu... Trouble codes: P0010 (Cam position A actuator circuit), P0031 (AFR sensor Bank 2 Heater control Circuit).
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