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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CL96894
Hi group this is a 2nd post same vehicle because we have not completly fixed it but anyhow. this vehicle was towed in and the lower raid hose connection was blown off we reinstalled it and filled it up with coolant we cranked the engine and coolant shot up out... Trouble codes: P0341
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGC01652W
Customer report during cold operation, vehicle run rough, for the past 2 weeks. Vehicle arrived, running slightly rough at idle, as if there is an ignition misfire. We check the basic spark plug , cap, & rotor seems to be working normally at time of inspection...
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCF86652
Honda specialists, please help. This car will level out at about 4500 RPM's under full throttle and will not speed up at all or shift to second gear when it reaches this point unless you start to let off of the gas pedal some and then it will go ahead and shif... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 2HKYF18176
Hello when turning the wheel all the way to the right and stepping on the gas there is a grouning noise from the RF not sure what is going on please help
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L int. fast idle VIN: KMHHN65F23
customer complains car will accel on its own while driving around town. I found the p1372 code but don't expect that to be the problem. I have not duplicated the problem after 30 plus miles of driving. If there are any ideas or similar problems experianced ple... Trouble codes: P1372
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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L fuel guage VIN: JNKCV51F55
This car is from used car lot customer says fuel guage just stopped working there are no trouble codes the low fuel lite is not on but will come on if secondary fuel sender s unplugged and the key cycled!!! The fuel sender voltage on the scanner reads 1.38 vol...
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2007 Kia Optima LX 2.4L trunk latch VIN: KNAGE12377
Customer has purchased this car new and dealer and KIA has not been helpful to correct the problem problems occurred about 10K ago They have reported the problem to NHTSA and at this point problem has not been resolved I myself have not seen the problems o...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering rack, pump VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Customer said there is a vibration at highway speeds over 65mph when turning the wheel. Confirmed at highway speeds the steering wheel shakes violently like an out of balance wheel. Vibration fades away when going straight, but a sharp jerk of the wheel makes ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: LA4MT41R6Y
hey mitsubishi techs.i have one night mare here.2000 montero sport 3.5 liter.check engine light is on.po173.checked for vacuum leaks with smoke machine no visible leaks.car is running excellent.fuel pressure is in specs.i replace the maf sensor and put oe part... Trouble codes: P0173
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L valve lifters VIN: JA3AY11A2Y
Engine runs very poorly with random misfires. After a multitude of testing; including a good leak down test, and a good compression test, we tried pulling the lifters out and compressing the oil out of them. Engine runs great, and vacuum is 20 in. and steady @...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51A83
car came in with coolant in number 3 cylinder and spark plug broke off in head.all the threads and ground electrode was stuck in head. you could see the ground electrode thru the hole. and when pressure testing could see coolant dripping off of electrode. we r...
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1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GL4357V
Never did feel misfire on road test,only fault noticed is some minor popping out of exhaust on low gear decell,is this normal?did not hear any exhaust leaks on inspection of system. Also on moisture test of coil and wires with spray bottle did misfire one time... Trouble codes: P0304
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65622
good afternoon everyone,whats a friday without some car driving you crazy.we have this forester in the shop that the customer had to a local subaru dealer 3 times for this problem.the mil light will come on after about 3 days and stores a misfire code for #4 c... Trouble codes: 304 (misfire in 4 cylinder)
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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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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42N8T
The customer states that after about a 30 mile highway drive, if he stops for gas the vehicle will crank but not start for about 30 mins. no drivability problems after restart. he has had all these parts changed and they are all new o.e. parts. the only time w...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Accessories VIN: JT3HP10V2V
Hey IATN geniuses!!! I am posting this for a fellow tech. His wife lost the keyless entry remote and nothing was available via dealer. He bought an after market and needs to find the ecu to push a rest button to program the new remote. All data says it is unde...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS1442T
not to much exp on toyota 1 month ago customer brings in car has po442 decined looking into code,car run ok,now problem with idel and shows slight misfire,lean bk 1,dont know toyota to well,and would like to know what direction to take from you guys,fuel press... Trouble codes: P0442, P0440, P0171, P0300, P0302, P0303
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JTEGH20V13
got another rav-4 headache...this is what it does...only cold when you start it idle comes up to about [...] then the computer kicks in and takes the fuel away and it idles back down then at about 700rpm then it revs back up and it continues this till it wa...
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2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on, O2 readings abnormal VIN: JTDAT12303
This all started with a p0420. Judging by the mileage on the car, I thought it would be cut-and-dry ... cat replacement. When I hooked up the scan tool to check O2 activity, B1S1 O2 sensor was fixed at 1.27v , rear O2 .1v I back probed the upstream O2 and it w... Trouble codes: P0420
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L warning chime VIN: JHLRD78955
iatn is like a cold drink of water on a hot summers day!!! thanks to all of you who replied, Michael from Ca. was first and hit the nail on the head , THE DRIVERS DOOR SWITCH was the culprit. I removed it and sure enough it was unsnapped on one side. i snapped...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L High Idle Speed VIN: JNKDA31A22
Thanks to everyone that replied. Most of the replies indicated that throttle body servicing shouldn't be done on electronic throttle bodies. If you want to clean the throttle body on them the best method is to use a rag soaked in cleaner or a toothbrush and cl... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault Bank 1).
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L center support planetary and one way clutch VIN: JT8UF11ENL
So far I have completed the rebuild, someone else will install the transmission. What I found out about the hold and freewheel directions of the one way clutches is that Overdrive one-way clutch direction: Hold the OD direct clutch drum and turn the input shah...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Need a CAT assembly VIN: JT8BF28G2W
Gentleman - I really hate to admit this, but part #2101-22009 from AutoPart International, fit like a glove. I understand that performance may not be up to oe, but the CAT montior did successfully run, so customer got what they wanted and has signed off that t...
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1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L No Start, Wet Plugs VIN: JM1FB3329F
Fourteen great responses that were all very similar. Disable fuel pump(lose tach signal) and crank engine until dry (multiple times). Add a little ATF and crank. Dry again (multiple times). Enable fuel pump/ignition and tow it at 30 MPH and engage clutch in 2n...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Interior VIN: 1N6ED27T5Y
Thanks for all who replied. We sent the customer to a Nissan dealer to replace cluster & program. There was no way for us to convert it ourselves. Steve [...]'s Car Care
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D63
NOT VERY COMMON PROBLEM IT SEEMS BUT THANK YOU RAY WHO HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE AND SAID ECM, THE FLOW CHART DID WORK AND CAME UP WITH BAD ECM, BUT I FEEL IT ALWAYS SAYS THAT AT THE END, OPENING UP THE CASE OF THE ECM CONFIRMED IT--BIG BLACK BURNT SPOT--NEW ECM O... Trouble codes: P0650 (mil control circuit malfunction), P0507 (idle air control sys rpm higher than expexted).
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2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 5.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N6BA07C98
I did not find the leak on this one yet. Some suggestions were to add tracer dye to the coolant, pressure test overnight (I did this and pressure did drop, but no leak was evident. It could have been the tester leaking). I was also told of a radiator leaking a...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Wipers,radio, & Shift lock VIN: 4S3BH68684
Customer picked up vehicle and haven't return vehicle for inspection. A lot of members believe that the brake lamp bulb and socket was the actual cause of the problem, but we did remove each and every bulb and they were all dried without water corrosion. Once ...
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