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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Howl,noise at times VIN: JH4UA2657W
Hi Group; This is a emission evap/noise--- that has been on and off for 6 months or better. I have driven this car home this past week and finally got the noise, which also sounds like a really bad ilder pulley bearing, or a/c clutch. Made no difference cold s...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbag light on VIN: 1HGEM22934
retrieved airbag code 3-6, can't find definition for code or where to start. please can someone help know what the definition for that code is . used alldata
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E74
hey guys, my shop-key component locator does not show the canister close valve (CCV) location on this vehicle, shop-key faxed me a picture but it was to dark to see so i thought somebody out there might know exactly where this thing is located, any tips on dia... Trouble codes: P0446
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no shift VIN: JACDJ58X3X
performed a fluid transfer 3000 miles ago, and now, their is no trans shift. It has reverse, and first gear, and thats it. it has four codes, p0405, p1404, po405, and p0101. three for EGR, and one for MAF. nothing related to trans. fluid was full when I checke...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA72301
Fuel pump is not working.I tested both the main and fuel pump relays, both are good. The problem is there is no ground at the relays to turn them on. I did a contenuity test on both relay grounds and found a carroded wire under the battery for the main relay, ...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNAGD12842
hello everyone.i have this kia that fail the smog test on hi.nox by 1706.i've inspect the emision before\after an b1bc the co is at 6% an on the b2bc is at 1% an the nox are super high on b1 or b2
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73375
This unit came in with a check engine light. Codes P0300, P0302, P0304, & P0306. The enine seems to idle a little rough but goes away immidiattly off of idle. Runs great down the road just idles rough. Did a smoke test and found a vac. hose on the right rear o... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple miss fires), P0302 (miss fire 2 cylinder), P0304 (miss fire 4 cylinder), P0306 (miss fire 6 cylinder)
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8Y
thank you in advance 4 any help u might provide. after the sensors were replace the cel came back on the next day.I check the 25 amp fuse,the ralay that suplys voltage to both sensors heaters,and the wiring all seems to be ok. I got battery system voltage at t... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering wheel turned VIN: JT8BD69S32
This is the wife's car and when I drove the car last weekend I noticed a pull to the right when driving. Today I got in the car and the steering wheel is now pointing to the 1:30 position and the tires seem to have exess negative camber and squeal when turned ...
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X95
i check everything in the manual the anything i have no checked is a new computer. when i checked automatic sencondary air in the utility program it always pass and everything is ok in the test. Trouble codes: 1242 (secondary air injection system switching valve no.2 bank 1 stuck close)
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1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2325K
vehicle had head removed to do headgasket. head and block were surfaced, valves were removed and seals replaced. r&r'd head and reassembled motor. car cranks just wont fire. plugs are fuel soaked. have checked all electrical connections including grounds and t...
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 11YVFP80C8
Customer complaint is that while driving vehicle at 70-75 mph vehicle has vibration and noise. Test drove vehicle and verified that there is a concern. This vehicle at about 70 mph has a very loud banging noise that sounds like someone hitting a anval with a 3...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3CF44E3P
hey guys, another mitsubishi problem. 1993 eclipse with 2.0l dohc. vehicle only firing on cylinder # 1&4. no. 2&3 not firing at all. i am very unfamiliar with this type of ignition system. i know they use a power transistor to power the coils. shop key is ver...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP67P32
This car came in from another shop after 2 transmissions were installed and still having the same problems. You drive the car, reverse works and in drive it shifts 1st to 2nd or 3rd hard and stays in that gear till you shut it off and restart the car. I am get...
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y9T
This dtc is a hard fault dtc, it has a new map sensor, all vacuum hoses have been checked and are ok, I have ohmed out the circuit from the pcm to the map/baro sensor, all wiring checks out ok. I have followed the pinpoint tests but keep going in circles. I ha... Trouble codes: P1105, P0105
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L failsfe mode VIN: 1N4BA41E54
CUSTOMERS COMPLAINT WAS STUCK IN ONE GEAR, REVERSE AND DRIVE HAVE VERY HARD ENGAGEMENT. I WENT TO RETEIVE CODES AND THERE WER NONE. VEHICLE IS IN FAILESAFE MODE (5TH GEAR). bROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER IF THEY CAN GET ANY CODES AND THEY COULD NOT GET ANY ALSO. THE...
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2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L at oil temp VIN: JF1GC6751Y
Previous did a head gasket on this vehicle. After putting motor back. Notice that the AT OIL TEMP was flashing. I pulled the code from the flash and got a DTC 76 (2-4 Brake Duty Solenoid) and a check engine light of P0748 (line Pressure Duty Solenoid). Checked...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L comp. reading, timing belt VIN: JF1GG296X2
hello to all, i have this 2002 wrx that came into my shop with the check engine light on for misfires on all cylinders and i am also hearing an engine knock or valve knock and vehicle will not run. Inspected the timing belt and found a bad idler pulley, the be...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L cams VIN: JS2RC41H43
This car came in with a lifter tap and dead miss . Found #3 cylinder cam lobe worn and other lobes starting to show wear. Removed cam shafts found top of lifter worn thru and others almost thru top of lifters . The owner has used mobil 1 sense new and never go...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E2R
hello this vehicle came to me about 3 weeks ago with a no start issue. after replacing distributor due to oil inside it, it still had no fire. after checking I decided to replace the igniter and it fired up. car came back 2 days ago with a no start issue. chec...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L no pedal VIN: JT2SK12E1S
hI EVERYONE, I AM CURRENTLY CLUELESS AND FEELING NOT SO SMART. THIS CAR CAME IN WITH THE LEFT FRONT BRAKES GRINDING, BUT HAD GOOD PEDAL, JUST RATHER NOISEY. I REPLACED FRONT PADS AND ROTOR AND ADJUSTED REAR BRAKES. WHEN I GOT IN CAR TO TEST BRAKES THE PEDAL WE...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TB1G22K5V
This toyota was worked on at a friends shop and was sent to me for help. Car needs to be inspected. The list above tells the tale of parts that have been installed or tried. When I got car I test drove after clearing trouble codes for 30 miles. The car never m... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42N0W
customer broght vehicle in for a failed ca smog test due to check engine light. verified the code and manually tested the egr valve and tested the egr temperature sensor. followed the flowchart diagnosis from alldata but everything seems to manually test good.... Trouble codes: P0402
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3W
EGR holds vacuum, vacuum source at egr valve is excellent, even under cruising conditions while mil triggers, back pressure transducer work excellent (even tried with a new one since I had one here), Both vacuum lines are clear coming from the intake and do ho... Trouble codes: P0401
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L window regul VIN: 1HGCD5650V
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. The vehicle is repaired and out the door. I believe that everyone who replied were right in their suggestions in one way or another. Scott, Len, John, Jon, Brian, and Chris suggested the Dorman regulator was at faul...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Battery Light VIN: 2HGES26883
Customer "had to" have the car back. It does charge poroperly, however, the batt light is still on. As per the replies I've recieved, I have gone over that info to no avail. Alternator ground and power wire good, new eld and Honda alternator. Multplex system c...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHJG25FOY
i would like to thank all that replied to this post! i appreciate all the help!! replacing the front and rear engine mounts fixed the bad vibration, really the main problem mount was the rear engine mount. one way to help the next guy who has a simular problem...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L a/c clutch VIN: 1N6ED27T7Y
Thanks to all 5 respondents...I appreciate you taking the time to help me out! This Frontier was fairly easy to fix once the the lines of communication were cleared up. Michael from Florida was right about the Thermo control amplifier being the problem, but Ja...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
I want to thank you all for your help! I have fixed this one with the oddest fix yet for me. Like I said I had checked everything and replaced everything. What I finally noticed about the car was how slow it cranked over. I should have said something at first ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDZT34A53
Thanks again to all who replied. I learned an expensive lesson, but even us Ford guys will learn eventually. Ordered replacement ECU from dealer, starts right up. Next time I will be there when Toyotas are being reflashed. thanks again.
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Warning Light VIN: JT2BK12U23
I received a few replies on this problem. Most recommended sending this car to the dealer or inquired further. When the hybrid systems have a problem, the dealer is the only way to go (hybrid system faults are not recorded in Generic OBD II). None of our sc...
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