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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L key/pcm VIN: JH4KA9661Y
hi all,this rl came in for a no start.right off i replace the pgmfi main relay.same.checked for fuel pressure,none,spark,none,injector pulse ,none.i checked all fuses in both fuse boxes,all were good.then i noticed the green key light on dash for security syst...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
have this honda that stalls intermittently & have to wait 1-5 minutes before starts back up. reproduced problem only once. found has spark but no injector pulse. relay right? no. replaced main relay & thought fixed but stalled just before returning to customer...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L steering VIN: 2HGES16473
This steering problem acts like a seizing rack, intermittent, will almost pull steering out of your hands while steering at low crawling speeds and seems to have intermittent rough spots, didn't get any help from service bulletins or dealer information, thanks...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L release fork VIN: KMHWF25S32
The car came back to us on a hook. The clutch release fork is not returning and causes the clutch pedal to jam. I wiggled the release fork and it clicked and snapped back into position, but the condition remains after a few test drives.
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2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: KMHFU45E74
Replaced timing belt & tensioner on vehicle approx 3 weeks ago. Vehicle came back in with timing off about one or two teeth. We set vehicle back to spec and started vehicle. Good news is no head damage but it still jumping a tooth. Belt still in good shape and...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L belts VIN: KM8SB73D64
We have a good lady customer with a squeaky serpentine belt when cold. The squeak is coming from the a/c compressor pulley. We had the same squeak a little over a year ago and ended up changing the a/c compressor pulley with bearing(new one from Hyundai) to re...
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Starting VIN: JNKNG01D9S
Customer Advise car won't start somtimes, she drove car somewhere park and come back car won't start tune key on no light come on the dash at all. she bring car to my shop and leave here over a week i try to make it happend again but could not,and she said now...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L cooling VIN: KNADC12564
I need some Kia help. Vehicle came in with overheating complaint. Pressure checked cooling system and found water pump leaking. Replaced water pump and timing belt. After repairs were done, test drove vehicle and while driving everything looked good, although ...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L headlamps VIN: KNADC12534
this rio has drl headlamps only engine running.no headlamps engine off or engine run,either lo or hi.when the ignition is switch to koeo we loose dash panel and tailights.we,ve tested fuses ,headlamp relay and swapped drl module with known good unit.test for c...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L right front window VIN: JTJGFL0U21
Lexus help please, The passenger front window goes down on auto, but wont go up. If you play with it, it will eventually go up. At times it works fine, most of the time it does fail. Has anyone had this same problem? Pleas dont respond with generic repair info...
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2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8HDGRNMS
we have this 2003 Lexus gs300 six cylinder that when left for a 8-10 hours has a hard time starting . after cranking 2-3 times and not starting you have to step on the throttle or you kill the battery,when i does star you get a lot of smoke from the exhaust ,i...
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G73
Car came in with a P0441 Incorrect purge flow. I tested the VSV for Evap the one on top of intake and found it to be bad. I also R&R the VSV for CCV the one on the air cleaner box because it wasn't sealing well and also a common failed part on Lexus/Toyotas. F... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect purge flow)
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L compression cyl. 4 low-70psi VIN: JM1TA2223X
not certain about cyl. leakdown test with miller cycle engine- are valves shut at TDC? I hear leakage from cyl.1 spark plug hole when checking leakdown on cyl.3-is it leaking throuh intake or exhaust valves because they're open or not sealing?
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Communication VIN: 1YVFP80DX5
Hello all, After taking a few comm diag. sessions I was excited to get a communications diagnose but now I'm not so sure how fun they are. The dash is lit up like a Christmas tree (AT,MIL,ABS,TC on) We have a 2005 Mazda6 3.0L here with a communication problem... Trouble codes: U0121 (Lost comm with ABS), U1900 (ABS CAN comm fault from Cluster), U0100 (Lost comm with PCM)
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1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1HJ1156F
This car came with a really bad miss on acceleration,not so bad at idle,I have checked the MAF,ECT,IAT,TPS and all are whiting especs. We replaced Fuel Injectors and repair the FI harness accordin to nissan. the problem goes away if I disconnect any of the six...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Engine VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
I am experiencing an overtemp condition on this pathfinder but not over heating. The gauge almost peggs but has not yet. 258 degrees F on scan tool at max reading but cools quickly. The Heater core is getting good flow and the cooling system has some flow but ...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
We replaced the intake manifold gaskets because of a leak and after the job is completed we have an overheating problem. The scan tool reads normally at 190 deg. plus or minus, but the vehicle temp gauge goes to hot. Two codes have set... for a knock sensor an...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
Car was driven the previous nite. I went to start it for an emissions test and now it's a no-start. Fuel delivery is there but the injectors are not opening. So, I check the CkP and CMP sensors. The Crank sensor is pulsing ,but, it's ressistance is slightly ou...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Hi, I'm checking timing marks after installing new tensioner, and I'm not happy with what Mitchell provides...any one have anything better on another info system? If so, could you fax it to me @ [...]? Thanks!
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Lower ball joint VIN: 5N1ED28402
I have this 2002 Nissan Xterra with a noise in the front end. We diagnosed it as loose lower ball joints. Does anyone know where I can find just the ball joint. It is a 4 wheel drive truck and the only place I can get a ball joint is to buy the entire lower co...
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L fuel fill VIN: JF1GF4357W
Help, I'm baffled. I have this Impreza that you can't pump more than half gallon of gas before the fuel blows out the filler neck. I have replaced the filler neck and valve; vent valves on top of tank; the canister vent valve; and the tank itself. All the stee...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
Hello everyone, we have this high mileage Camry in the shop because the oil pressure warning light has been coming on. Last month we replaced the timing belt & water pump and while we were in there we saw a massive oil leak coming from around the oil pump hous...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Power steering
Owner complained of intermittant hard power steering. Everytime I had it for inspection there was no problem. Finally it did occur for me where it felt like a hard spot in the steering, not a total loss of pressure. I inspected the steering column U-joint & it...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK18412
We have this '02 toyota prius 1.5 engine- last year new coils and plugs and new HV battery. Now car is back with same running problem but differnet codes. First the car will start and run fine than will go into a violent shake and than die- codes engine P0302/... Trouble codes: P1305
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor VIN: 1NXBR32E04
We have a corolla that the compressor wont come on,we have vacumed system put in correct charge still no power to comp.The light on the dash stays green does not flash.We have checked fuses cant find a a/c relay on this car,anyone tell us where it is.The 4 wir...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L drl-fuse 3 VIN: 1HGEM21121
THanks for all the help everyone. This problem turned out to be a low beam cut out relay.What had happened was the relay has an internal diode betwee terminal 3 and 5 of the pull in winding. This diode was burnt causing a short to ground on these terminals cau...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Surge VIN: KMHWF35H83
OK, the customer is taking it to the dealer because there is still some warranty left. I greatly appreciate the assistance and I learned something in the process. Hyundai has a fairly long warranty so let the customer benefit from not having to pay us. Than...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, STUMBLE VIN: KMHCG35C14
Well this has been a experience, I am fairly confident that the new intake gasket has repaired the problem. The number 4 runner where it connected to the head had 1/3 of the gasket missing actually. When the purge solonoid would activate I am sure it would ri... Trouble codes: P0442 (evape small leak), P0441 (evap system no purge flow), P0121 (tps out of range).
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2007 Kia Optima LX 2.4L trunk latch VIN: KNAGE12377
One tech said this car should be turned in under the "Lemon law" and since the owners have tried over 4 times at the dealership to get this corrected and it is a safety issue -- They are in the process of doing so . Sounds as if there have been many flash upd...
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2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Differential VIN: JTHCK262X7
I RECEIVED TWO REPLY'S TO THIS. I ALSO TALKED TO A LOCAL TOYOTA MECHANIC! THE TWO REPLY'S SAID YOU HAD TO PULL THE ENGINE. THE LOCAL MECHANIC YOU CAN DO IT WITHOUT PULLING THE ENGINE. SO I DROPPED THE SUBFRAME DOWN ABOUT 1 FOOT, REMOVED THE RACK, CONTROLS...
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2008 Lexus LS460 L 4.6L Electronic
I was stuck with jury duty whole week,so I release the car until today Monday customer brought back the car,I double check the brake pad sensor Bingo the sensor show open circuit,defect part replaced with new one plug it back,key on warning messege is gone.Tha...
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L tripmeter VIN: JM1BK32366
THANKS TO MARK & GEORGE FOR THIER RESPONSES. THE CLUSTER IS DEFECTIVE & THE OWNER TOOK IT TO A DEALER FOR REPAIR. FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH HIM APPEARENTLY THEY CAN REPLACE JUST THE AFFECTED CLUSTER. AFTER ALL THAT HE DECIDED NOT TO HAVE IT REPAIRED EVEN BY THE ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, convertors glowing VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
i found that the distributor to be a little noisy so i put in a test distibutor and the problem went away thanks to everyone for thier input much appreciatted
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Customer took this car to the Toyota Dealer (its a Nissan in case you forgot) that is because a mechanic friend of hers works there. They fought with it thursday and friday thinking there was an air bubble in it, they weren't sure what was wrong. On Monday the...
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65622
thank you to all who replied.being that the problem is so intermittent the customer has decided to wait until the symptoms become more prevelant before bring the car back in fo further diagnosis.i will inform when we do fix the car.thanks again for all the he... Trouble codes: 304 (misfire in 4 cylinder).
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L idle speed VIN: JF1SG63645
Sorry it took so long,after 20 min in diagnostic customer decided to take vehicle to dealer(I guess he was thinking it is easier to get money for damages from sears).aftre 4 days of wait dealer told him computer and alternator need to be replaced and reprogram...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JTEGH20V13
Thanks for the 6 replys i got, all of these had been done before i made a help request. It only does it after cold starts then act normal. customer is driving the car but it still has this problem. Thanks again for all the replys if anybody has any thougths le...
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