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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L monitors VIN: 2HNYD18613
Customer states battery was never dead. Catalyst and Evap monitors not ready. Cleared monitors and performed drive cycle. All monitors except catalyst and Evap ran and passed. Had customer drive car for 2 days with gas tank half full and still not set. No code...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1HGCM66503
Hey guys , I got a honda that came in with noising p/s pump no leaks so i put a pump on it from dealer and put in honda p/s fluid as well , well same noise like a low fluid or bad pump so i found a tsb on it for the pressure hose sucking air so i replaced that...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Shift VIN: KMHWF25S72
I have this 2002 Hyundai Sonata that is having some transmission issues. Fist off it was in a couple weeks ago for an issue of not shifting. Come to find out the customer tried to take it out of park and it was "stuck". So he yanked really hard and destroyed t...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L failed state inspect VIN: KM8SC73D53
This santafe came in for a new york state inspection. it failed for two monitors not ready catalyst and oxygen sensor. the customer stated the battery had died two month ago and has not been disconnected since then. no codes were found in the computer. we howe...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CG58EXR
Hi Guys This suv came in with the complaint of hard to start. the customer says that if you cycle the key 3-4 times it will start. I have just completed Replaced Cap, rotor, plugs wires, did a motorvac 2 times back to back and replaced fuel pump, replaced alot...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KNADC12574
Posting for a friend at another shop with out IATN. This vehicle will not run for squat when it is cold. It will idle rough and die UNTIL the coolant temp reaches 140-150 degrees. Then it will idle smooth and run fine accelerate as fast as you want. Before th...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L lights VIN: JT6HF10U1X
hello lexus techs i have this 99 rx300 that we have always worked on at my shop but the cust has a strobing condition only seems to be on all tailamps and parking lamps// not brake lamps/ i dont see it in the headlamp position but still can see it in the parki...
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2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Differential VIN: JTHCK262X7
any lexus techs!!! i need to know about removing the front differential. has anybody pulled one of these. mitchell says to remove the engine? it also told me i had to remove the engine to change the subframe, but i did not pull the engine. the problem is that ...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L no tss and no vss signal
torqueconverter went bad car sat for about a year then we rebuilt the trans installed new torqueconverter and now codes p0500 no vss signal and p0715 no tss signal replaced the sensors just because i had some more on hand but nothing changed have double checke...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB3537Y
hey guys... i need a little help with this one. only at cold starts, engine seems to run on three cylinders. only comp.code is random misfire. not any cylinder specific. this is an intermitant problem. the engine will start and run rough for less than a minute... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L rack and pinion VIN: JM1FE17374
Replaced front tires and aligned. Vehicle is hard to steer at times and works perfectly sometimes. Turns right well,left very hard. Modis shows code for controller AND for steering motor, both very expensive! Any tips and pointers on this greatly appreciated. ...
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2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L temperature control VIN: 1YVHP81A49
Hi everyone as you can see this is a new model 09 mazda 6.I have a problem with a manual heater contol system.All i have working on my temperature is either full cold or full heat and no varying temp in between.(note all other modes and controls in heating sys...
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1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L none VIN: JA3AY6683W
performed Drive cycle twice and still monitors are not complete not even one.
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L head gasket? VIN: 3A4MT31H1P
This vehicle came in with a broken timing belt. I pulled the heads and sent them out for repair. They pressure tested, resurfaced, replaced the bent valves and did a valve grind. Everything looked good, a couple of valves were barely hit but no visible damage ...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8HD17YXS
Hello Group, I need a little refresher on extracting codes from the engine ECU on this 95 Pathfinder. This one doesn't have the toggle switch: just the potentiometer. The info I have says turn the key to on, engine off. Turn pot full clockwise, check engine l...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D6T
I would like to thank all members for their professionism & dedication. I have the above mentioned car that came in with a P0340 code & an ocassional stall. Inspected distributor & found oil inside so I replaced it. Drove fine for about a week.P0430 returned s...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L starter
engine cranks over hard like it is out of time, fighting the starter, when it does start it runs and idles fine. This is the third starter that has been installed in less than 2 months. Have installed the updated starter, as per nissan tsb
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L hard1-2upshift VIN: 4N2XN11T7X
HEEELP!I have a code P1705 on this vehicle with a very hard upshift 1-2 and no further upshift after that. Vehicle will downshift into 1 when slowing down.Tested TCM pin 41 atclosed throttle,got.5 and on openingd of throttle got nice clean voltage sweep up to ...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2X411T8Y
Van has an intermitent hard misfire, warmed up, at ilde in P or N usually without the MIL on. Feels like it is dropping cylinders and will stop after a few seconds. The engine is smooth when loaded. The MAF tests ok at 105 gr/s @ 5000 rpm, the S1 O2 looks good... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor circuit)
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JN1CA3105Y
Thanks in advance for your help. Car came in with noise over bumps in the right front so we replaced the struts on the front and rear the right front strut was real bad (no fluid in strut). We also replaced the boots and rebound bumpers on all four struts(bad)...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
thank for advice inadvance for the help, this car has a p0725 code for vss but my spedo is working the tac is not working run ok but trans does not feel 100% try a different spedo has same problem thank again Trouble codes: P0725
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1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GF4859V
hello, I have a car in front of that I would realy love to nail the first time out at is belongs to my doctor who said if I can fix it I will see him from now on. He has been to another repuatable shop recnetly for the same problem without a repair. Customer... Trouble codes: P0102
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L engine VIN: JS3TD62V12
Please anyone with any experience with these 2.5 Suzuki V-6 engines. We replaced the main timing chain tensioner with a new one from Suzuki, which is a common failure. The tensioner latch fails and causes chain slack and a lot of noise. Repair went fine with n...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Scan tool VIN: JT111GJ950
All you great guys, On a businees trip to west africa,had to fix a few Toyota suvs. Genisys scan tool purchased in USA was used,would not communicate. Called supplier they claimed not compatible to european and other model. The sad part is they have 3 such too...
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1998 Acura TL 2.5L Howl,noise at times VIN: JH4UA2657W
Well I waited a week and so far so good. I replace the gas cap and Evap pressure solenoid ,plus all vacuum hoses to solenoids and related EVAP controls, canister. I did't want to do everything at once but customer needed the car back. Thanks for all your help....
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1858Y
ok so far so good, we bought the special drill bit from the dealer - we also bought the special kit for this problem from the dealer. we drilled the proper hole in intake and installed a special sleeve and dealer egr valve - so far so good no check engine ligh... Trouble codes: P0325 (nock sensor bank), P0420, P0401.
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Noise VIN: 2HKYF18176
Thanks guys great info i replaced the rear diff fluid with honda fluid drained and filled diff and roadtested noise is gone thanks for the help!!!
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38615
Thanks guys for the help(Mike & Peter). We started with the front mount - No change. Then pulled the rear mount & found was broken inside(could not tell on vehicle) - Replaced & all is well. Note** The "squishy" part of the mount did not change from old to new...
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L idle VIN: 4S2CY58Z2M
well my buddy called to say the rodeo is gone he kept messing with the tps and it finally read high he and i both would like to thank everyone for taking there time to help thanks again jimmy
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2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L wiper mutli function switch VIN: JTHBN30F43
Thanks for the help guys. I simply replaced the unit as opposed to repairing it thanks to a great deal on a used part from another member!
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Stall VIN: JM1TA22272
As of today the car has left the shop. I performed a drive cycle and successfully inspected the vehicle. The only monitor that had not reset was evaporative. No stalls but still a little bump and stumble at idle in reverse turning. The customer had spent all ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP67P32
i put in a computer and the car is fixed. i used a used computer, you have to get the immoboliser out of the same car, then reprogram your keys to it and it works. thanks for all the help, guy
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Thanks to everyone who responded, it was a big help. The car had a clogged radiator and dirty mass airflow sensor. After performed repaires the engine runs like a champ.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L intake VIN: 5NLED28YC5
this one is fixed reached back there cut cut boom intake off. Went to the parts house and bought the 2 hoses for around 7 bucks.reassembly went smooth and not to difficult. i used worm gear clamps. not bad at all to get back together, Thanks for all the tips...
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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5L Tire Pressure Sensor Light VIN: 4S4BP61C38
We have the new update for the Modis and also a tire monitor computer. Never really got the car into learn mode. But we did get a sensor from the dealer, and lo and behold... It fixed it. Thank you to everyone who replied.www.bartecusa.com was giving to me by ...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L no oil pressure VIN: 4T1SK12E2R
Thanks for all the replies guys,they were a lot of help but no nail on the head replies. & now for the rest of the story. Father had brought daughters car in. She had been at another shop & they told her it was just a loose connection & to keep driving the car...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Timing belt VIN: JT3HT05J0X
REplaced the tensioner and the vehicle runs great. Bank 2 was off 3 teeth and no valve damage. Thanks for the replies.
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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L drivers side VIN: JTEEW21A26
thanks for your help with this one what i had to do is remove the regulator from the car the motor and regulator are marked with a purple spot remove the motor from the regulator and operate the motor 6 gear turns but no more than 10 put the motor back on t...
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