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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Interior VIN: 1HGCG3245Y
Unknown condition while driving. Driver states getting sick while driving. Checked exhaust system for leaks- none found. Confirmed after driving after half hour; headache. HVAC filter is new and inlet is not restricted.
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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Air bag lite SRS VIN: 2HKRL185X3
Good-day fellow techs..Looking for Honda seatbelt tech help. this Odessey had a front end collision just enough to deploy both front air-bags... We replaced both airbags, front sensors, seat belts, SRS module, and clock spring...and following the information i...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL1894B
have checked all plugs good compression 190 all cylinders replaced fuel pressure regulator in hopes of getting control of fuel pressure spec is 35-48 psi no vacuum on regulator is 60 no vacuum if add vacuum will drop to 52psi called the dealer and one of their... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L converter
Car is having a lock-up shudder/ vibration felt thru whole car & steering wheel. Typically shows up between 35-45 mph with engine rpm between 1600 to 2100. The problem is that it only happens when torque converter clutch is engaged. Shutting off TCC completely...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L navigation VIN: 1HGCM6684A
i'm having trouble with the navigation system on this accord.it all started when this vehicle sat for 3 weeks.the navigation screen just comes up and says"honda navigation system".it blinks off and comes back on.it's like it's searching for a signal.i have all...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S53
Hell techs. Customer complaint of intermittent stall while driving. This has happened half a dozen times. No pattern to it. Customer stops car,puts it in park, starts car & it runs normal. We can't verify symptom. Did ignition tune up because all parts were O....
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L static charge VIN: KMHCG45C63
Here's a strange one for you... This Hyundai Accent owner came in several months ago complaining that her engine was "sparking" and she could her it "crack" every few seconds at cold start-up. After about 5 minutes, the sparks and noise would cease and no prob...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A41
Thanks in advance for all who reply. This car came in for a belt noise, Put a new tensioner and fixed noise. But found on test drive that car had no power, also pops back through intake. Car will barely run when it is cold but when it warms up will stay idlein... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0500, P0731, P0732, P0733
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, a/t oil temp VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
hi guys,new member im loving this site wish i had signed up years ago.i thank you all in advance for any help 1st question does the upper intake need to be removed to clean egr passages are just thottle body 2nd is. a/t oil temp light (red) is on can not clear... Trouble codes: P0218, P1404
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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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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0X
Hello everyone! I have this vehicle and need an advice. It came in running rough with engine pinging and tapping a little .I believe there is two separate problems and I'd like to isolate them separetly. Tested Knock Sensors with labscope . Seems like I get ri... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 Malfunction), P0330 (Knock Sensor 2 Malfunction)
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2004 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L fuel gauge, temp, tach, speedo VIN: 4F2CZ961X4
c/s erratic cluster, stumbles at times, instrument and dash light go out. inspected vehicle found cracked alternator, system discharging at idle with headlights on. replaced alternator, charging fine. still miss firing, dash lights still go out, cluster still ...
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM84J15
I have this 3000GT that was towed from another shop. When it first got here we found it had spark but no injector pulse. We tested the cam and crank sensors with a lab scope and the show good patterns. We also tried a good ignition module and also disconnected...
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L transmission-clutch VIN: 1N6SD16Y3R
Had customer bring in vehicle complaining of a severe vibration in 1st & 2nd Gear. I test drove vehicle to confirm complaint vibration seems to be only in 1st & 2nd Gears at any RPMs while clutch is engaged. If I push in on clutch vibration goes away immediate...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: HV35203113
Need some help have this Nissan with a VQ30DD engine, come in from Japan, the engine is the same as the VQ35 in the Infiniti except the VQ30DD is direct injection. We have this noise around the L/H side bank which sounds like a timing chain noise so we went a ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L abs VIN: 3377JJU885
hi all, i am trying to pull codes for the abs but our scanner is down right now. is there a way to pull codes without a scan tool? thanx dave
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51AX2
We can communicate with the engine side of the ecm,the service engine lite is on. We have tried with three different scanners, all three had limited communication with the transmission side but still nothing for codes.We sent the ecm in to a rebuilder and they...
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2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4S53BH8959
Front diff had bearings failing due to lack of service.Pulled trans sent to local trans shop for overhaul.customer now complains of reciprocating vibration.Had trans shop try another torque converter.Customer still complains that it has a vibration that was no...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L heater core VIN: 4TAUN73C2S
This truck belongs to a very good friend, really need help,thanks in advance. MOST of time there is no coolant flow to the cable operated heater control valve. The cooling system has been completly flushed, Thermostat and water pump replaced. Engine temp. gaug...
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2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L steering VIN: 5TDZA29C34
I checked the brake system, but I could not find any problem. Brake pedal feel is good. Brake pedal fluid level is OK. Could not find any bent or loosen part at the suspension and steering systems. Ball joints are OK(no loosen). Hub bearings are OK(no loosen)....
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L key/pcm VIN: JH4KA9661Y
hi all,thanks to everyone for thier time.this was a learning experience for me.to summarize,the green key light should come on when key is inserted into ignition.i had no key light ever.if you ground the pink wire at the imm. unit,it will light up the keylight...
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1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Starting VIN: JNKNG01D9S
Thank you Jacb [...],That Right The connection at battery was loose and i cut that connection fix both wires direct to battery.thank you for relies to that fast, thank you very much.
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JS47E1S
Thanks for all the replies. It turned out I replace the bank 1 sensor at the front of engine it was the front O2 sensor rear bank back 3 cylinders. Thanks Dave Trouble codes: 28 (main oxygen sensor).
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HJ01F5P
Well the cust. won`t let us put the ecm in his car. Its a third car for him and he said he will wait. Had a lot of good replies,after double checking powers and grounds,and ecm not turning on check engine lamp or producing a 5 volt reference voltage we went wi...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Lean Bank 1 VIN: JN8AZ08W84
Vehicle ended up turning into a multiple problem issue. I had the rear 02 sensors not allow full range replaced rear o2 sensors cleared trims and codes. I took vehicle for another ride to have the check engine light come back on. This time it sets both bank ... Trouble codes: P1273.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Steering VIN: 5TENL42N71
A lot of of replies suggested the rack & pinion is bad. Seems like rack tend to fail a lot on these vehicle due to the boot cover they use. I never actually had problems with them. When we were replacing the rack we took the ball joint apart for inspection at ...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L passenger's side seatbelt pretensioner VIN: 5TDBT44A41
Well, I would first like to thank everyone that responded to this post, the information that you provided was very helpful. Yes, the vehicle is fixed. In the end, it turned out to be the airbag sensor assembly. Before replacing it, I double-checked the wiri...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E63
Thanks to Dannon , Craig ,Daniel & William ! The car is fixed now . VVT-i actuator was in deed installed in locked position and I had to unlock it as per advice of Dannon and Craig . Everything went smooth . I was able to activate vvt-i solenoid and vehicle s... Trouble codes: P1349 (vvt-i system mulfunction bank 1).
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor VIN: 1NXBR32E04
Some hit it right on the head,the white relay in underhood fuse box cured the problem.Toyota is proud of this little relay 70.00 thanks for all the help
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