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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L warning chime VIN: JHLRD78955
the customer keeps leaving her head lights on and the warning chime does not work to remind her and the battery goes dead. after some checking,i found if you leave the key in the ignition, the warning chime wont work either.i do hear a chime when i turn the ke...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C41
hello every one this car came in around 1.5 months ago. customer complained of a check engine light on. but by the time she brought it in the light was off. so i scanned it and came up with p1124 fuel trim lean at idle. smoked checked intake and didnt find any... Trouble codes: P1124
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hard start VIN: 5NPEU46F26
The customer told me that at times this car is hard to start. Spins a long time before starting. I have not been to make the car do this and customer needs car back. I`m posting to see if anyone has had a problem with one of these. This is there only ride. Wou...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L High Idle Speed VIN: JNKDA31A22
Hello to all. I need a little help on this Infiniti I35. Vehicle came in with complaint of hard starting at times and service engine soon light on. Checked PCM for codes and code P0340 cam sensor fault was logged. Checked cam sensor for engine bank 1 and found... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault Bank 1)
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L idle VIN: 4S2CY58Z2M
hello iam post this for buddy of mine this rodeo has s high idle at times they have tried 3 ecms iac valve cts tps map sensors pulled out engine wiring harness and checked for broken wires none found checked all power and grounds they have ran out of ideas tha...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Need a CAT assembly VIN: JT8BF28G2W
Help! I am trying to locate an aftermarket CAT (front downpipe assembly) for this - customer is on a limited budget, so oe is not affordable. There are two CAT's in this front down pipe. A very small (3.143" OD diameter) CAT that handles the bank closest to th...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YV6E22D2T
help mazda techs. this is my first post but i will try to do it right. this mazda came in as a nostart. run hot torched moter. gave estimate for a low mileage moter. customers brother called and said he would supply moter. he brought moter and i asked him what...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L code p0325 VIN: JN1CA21D9X
Nissan Techs and others! HELP: This car came into shop for general maint. & emission inspection. I always pre check for codes & monitors to makes sure it will pass.I found code p0325 knock sensor & I followed a flow chart & found the resistance out of specs.... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 2.4L belt VIN: 1N6DD2153Y
I am a GM dealer technician and I need your help with my brother;s truck.I cannot seem to permanently fix the A/C belt to stop it from squealing.I have replaced all 3 belts,then I replaced all 3 belts with Nissan belts from the dealership.These repair attempts...
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1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2EL43TYR
Hey guys thank you for taking the time to review this request Car came in not wanting to idle in gear, check for air leaks none changed fuel filter no change, back pressure test no chnage, when in gear you can drive it once you get pass the idle in gear. i adj...
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1995 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4RN13P5S
HI Y'ALL!! This 95 Tacoma 4x4 2.4 5 speed bucks on accel, usually in 2nd or 3rd gear. The truck probably only went 3,000 miles last year. The problem is very intermittent.The fuel filter was dirty, not plugged, added lucas inj cleaner to tank, air fliter was r...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Idle Up Valve VIN: 1NXAE09B85
Thanks all in advance. 1995 Corolla DX sedan 1.8L, automatic, has rough/low idle speed with a/c on. Idle Up Valve will operate normally (open and allow vac. to pass and raise idle speed) when a/c compressor engages and auto trans is in neutral or park only. If...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3HP10VX7
The vehicle fires and runs instantly at fast idle but stalls when put into gear. If it is let idle for 2 min every thing is great. if pulled into gear it stalls. After cranking for 30 seconds it will restart along with smell of fuel. Once running it performs a...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R71
Hi Toyota techs, I've got a 2001 4 runner here that is setting evap codes. When I smoke checked system last time vehicle was in thru service port in engine compartment. I found smoke coming out under plastic molded section of fuel filler fill vent pipe housin... Trouble codes: P0440
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L fuel VIN: JH4DC548X2
Thanks for all the replies,I changed both main and fuel pump relay with new parts,and pressure regulator.so far no problems.
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1989 Honda Civic 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED634XK
The original Diagnosis held up with this one. It seems that honda's o2 sensor is bias lean (by design) to operate this units emmissions system. Stock O2 sensor is a bias lean [...] and all the after market sensors I've used worked in normal perammeters, bu...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
HEY GENTLEMEN IVE COME TO GET THIS CUSTOMER AN INSPECTION HOWEVER DID NOT YET GET THE EVAP MONITOR TO RUN YET SO IM KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. Trouble codes: P1456.
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCG22572
This car has not been repaired as of yet. We did return to customer after other suggested repair procedures made no difference. Thanks to all that responded. We are working with a Honda tech service in an attempt to solve this problem. We will keep you updated...
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG73E28
Hello fellow techs, thank you all very much for the responces, very good information, the vehicle finally came back in for 1st service, customer claims light never came on so i scanned to confirm no pending codes, i dont really know what was done to fix the pr... Trouble codes: P2187, P2189.
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1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Lack of power VIN: JM3LV5221R
After eliminating all of the more obvious probable causes, I decided to focus on the O2 sensor since the symptom didn't appear for about 30 seconds or so after starting the engine dead cold (indicating that it could be related to when the engine goes into clos...
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1997 Mazda MX-6 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1GD3113J
Thanks to all who replied. Tony hit it on the head.I took the original distributor (oem) and installed a factory ignitor and built a new harness to the coil from the distributor reusing the grommet and noise suppressor.Vehicle ran for an hour then survived a 2...
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2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4F2CZ94186
We put an alternator on it and its been two weeks now and no light. Fixed! Everyone that replied said to replace the Alt. and check the plug for it. Thanks to everyone that replied! Another one fixed!
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L crankshaft pulley VIN: 4A3AK44Y7T
thanks for your help guys. ty and patrick were thinking along the same lines as i was. we informed the customer of possible crankshaft damage causing his problem and he does not want to go any further, stating that a $1000 dollar car is not worth that much to ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L comp. reading, timing belt VIN: JF1GG296X2
Thanks for all of your help with this vehicle. In the end because it did not take to much extra time I installed the new idler pulley, water pump and timing belt. After installing the new parts and re-timing the engine I re-checked my diag. My valve spec was r...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L shift solenoid VIN: JT4VN36H0N
Thanks all who responded had to wait forvehicle to come back,#2 solenoid is at the rear the solenoid the toyota dealership sent was wrong and the parts person was of no help at all.Was able to get shift solenoids from the Napa store for less than half and with...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D7N
Sorry about the delay in the post of this repair. The vehicle was not available to work on until late last week.A couple of the replies stated to be aware that internal engine noise could cause this condition. It so happened that I was at Lexus training in lat... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor).
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Transmission VIN: 4T1BE32K65
replaced the transaxle topped off fluid and roadtested everything is working fine
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