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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L headlight VIN: 2HKRL1867H
To the good Honda techs out there; I do a lot of electical work, but not alot on Hondas. I have what seems like a simple problem, but could take alot of time to pinpoint, because of my lack of experiece with Hondas. I have this Odyssey van here that the left h...
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2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGES16533
no spark
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L lifters VIN: JNKCV51E74
Hello this one has lifter noise on passenger side bank. sounds to be two or three making noise. Well some one got some thing to help me fix this one. Lots of work. I would like to tear it down once. Thanks for the help.
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L start/stall VIN: 4S2CG58E1P
To all the Isuzu guru's out there... this vehicle has a start/stall problem. It only occurs with the MAF plugged in. unplug it and the car will run all day, albeit poorly. I have replaced the MAF to no avail, it still has the same problem. Though it was a use...
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
The SRS warning lamp is still on, with a C2100. Does this module need to be programmed to the vehicle, and if so, will a used module accept programming to make it work in another vehicle?
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2006 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L power steering VIN: 4F2YZ02Z76
Hi,This truck have an humming noise only at 1000rpm and there is a vibration that can be feel thrue the steering wheel.Other than that no noise at all at other RPM. even when i turn the steering wheel it doesn't make noise until the RPM reach 1000. Under the h...
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L timing belt VIN: 4A3AJ56G8R
thank you for your time and reading this.had car come in with both timing belts broken installed new timing belts looked on iatn. found info on setting tensioner and rolling motor over twice and rechecking belt alignment and adjustment on tensioner.and spun al...
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: 6MMAP67P64
Hi Mitsu techs, We have an 04 diamante here that came in with the fuel gauge inop and ck eng light on with p0461 "fuel level error" this unit has the high contrast instrument cluster. I ran the check in alldata which said to disconnect connector at fuel tank...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing cover VIN: JN1CA21D2V
oil is leaking from between the block and the rear timing cover form under the a/c compressor mounting bracket. I mostly work on domestic cars and trucks, mostly trucks. All I have is a Chilton manual. I know auto repair for dummies. All I want to do right now...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
A month ago this car came in for an EGR not flowing code. The EGR tube was clogged with coke deposits which were cleaned out and new gaskets installed. The EGR system is now working well and there was a vast improvement in performance. I also noticed that the ... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control Malfunction)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A12
I have a 2002 maxima that a used car dealer has (no history) with a intermittent code P0221 TPS B malfunction. Looks like someone has replaced the throttle body already to try to remedy this situation. All the learning procedures have been done sucessfully.The... Trouble codes: P0221 (throttle position sensor B)
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: JF1GD29642
when car first came to shop fans would turn on but,only low speed worked.car would run hot.now none of the fans work and it is giving code p1480.[...] wiring diagram does not seem to match this car!!!i'm working very limited,snap-on modus not to great eithe...
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2002 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JFGG65502G
Fellow Techs This vechicle has a jerking,stumbling going on while accererating. The higher you wind the engine on accereration the more it stumbles When I test the fuel pump KOEO 50PSI ,KOER 40PSI,KOER Regulator unplugged 50PSI After running the engine for 10... Trouble codes: P0130 (o2 b1 s1)
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG67615
keeps coming back every 3 to 5 days with po2097 bank one post converter fuel system rich. can not find any real cause. also why woul it show post converter rich but not before converter rich does not make any sense to me never heard of post converter rich. Trouble codes: P2097
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L high idle speed VIN: JHMCA546XJ
FOUND NUMEROUS VACCUM LEAKS AT BASE OF CARB. AND SOME OF THE VACCUM LINES WERE BROKEN AND BRITTLE ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE CARB. FIXED THESE AND WAS THEN ABLE TO SET IDLE SPEED. LET ME ALSO MENTION I CLEANED THE CARB PLATES DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE VARNISHING BUILDU...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG6600Y
As many of you said coolant sensor or pcm. replaced sensor first and now all is well . Thanks Mike P Trouble codes: P0128.
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire VIN: JNKBY310VM
THANX FOR ALL THE HELP-REPLACING THE COIL PACKS FIXED IT-PURRS LIKE A KITTEN--NOT MUCH FEEDBACK FROM THE COMPUTER ON THESE THINGS AS FAR AS NARROWING DOWN TO WHAT CYLINDER- HAD ALOT OF MILES ON IT-WHEN WE TORE IT APART SOMEONE ALREADY INSTALLED USED COIL PACKS...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W7Y
Well have been rechecking this problem periodically. Luckily it is a faculty members car so i can get it whenever i like.We did look into the O2 sensor connectors being crossed from front to back,that is not the problem.We checked the vacuum hose on fuel press... Trouble codes: P1133 (Slow response from O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1).
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Charging VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Thanks to Gregg from Oklahoma, he called my tech here and faxed us the diagrams of the plug,for someone to take timeout from a busy day and put forth that much effort is beyond the call of duty, Thanks again Gregg
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L steering wheel turned VIN: JT8BD69S32
Well, I am trying to pry the car away from the wife to get it on the alignment rack. I took it to a shop that I have been using for alignments and they told me that the subframe was bent. I don't take alignments there anymore . . . I adjusted toe and the car d...
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2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8HDGRNMS
WELL AFTER KEEPING THE VEHICLE FOR SOME TIME WE DID A TERRA CLEAN OF THE INTAKE AND FOR KNOW ALL SEEMS GOOD
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Lighting VIN: JTHBJ46GG6
thanks to everybody who responded.I had to take the car to the dealer and initialize AFS lights. It was done by Toyota factory scanner.
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1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR16X6W
I received 3 replies:one suggested looking for injector leak down,one said to replace wires and plugs from factory,if no change clean injectors and the last suggested to smoke intake and clean MAF. We had replaced plugs and wires,smoke tested with no problems ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire).
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1RZ24A1L
We are tring to locate some untampered throttle bodies to either install or take measurements. I would really rather replace these throttle bodies since some has breoken one of the throttle bodies and have attempted to install a non oe screw. Will add more inf...
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1990 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L upshifts VIN: JN1FU21P6L
thanks to Gerry [...] and Rudy for there response, I decided not to fix this car. Simply not worth anymore money or time spent going to sell for parts..thanks to all.
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L speedometer VIN: JN8HD17Y5S
Several suggested that I might have an incorrect speedo gear in the transmission, so I ordered a 19 tooth gear for the speed sensor itself to try that first, but before I could get the customer to bring the vehicle back in the reverse went out and they took it...
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1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB41DOX
Thanks for everyone that helped in trying to solve this issue.Finally the problem was remanufactured distributor that the other shop had installed from autozone. What confused me the most that when i added carb cleaner to the intake, is what led me to think it... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4N2XN11T8X
Donald nailed it. Defective dist. Customer Claims he bought new one . Well upon inspection, it looked like it was clean enough to be new, until we pulled off cap and saw pieces of metal inside. Thank you guys for the response.IATN is the best Trouble codes: P0335, P0325.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1NA8790YHU
thank you [...] i have the problem fix the alternator was bad we remove alternator and put another one and the problem is gone away
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Transission Shifts VIN: 1N4BA41E34
First and Foremost, I would like to thank David from Texas. His answer lead me right to the resolution. I would have chased my tail for some time had he not replied. Replacing the bank #2 CAM position sensor made the Engine speed constant to the TCM and allo...
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1998 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Clutch VIN: JF1GM6758W
well thanks everyone for all your help. It turn out i needed to get the pivot ball and thrust bearing arm that matched the clutch from the dealership. there are five arms and three pivot balls so if anyone has this trouble call the dealer and get the arm and b...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Power steering
Thanks for the replies. I spent some time & cleaned out the resevoir & filter which made no difference. I finally got the customer to leave the car & explained to him that I needed to remove/disconnect the various parts of the steering system to determine what...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK18412
thanks for all the help but this car went to the dealer. we could not get the engine to run long enough to charge the HV battery up Dealer found all igntion coils bad that where replaced 1 year ago by us from world pac, the system must shut down if it sees a p... Trouble codes: P1305.
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2008 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Engine VIN: 4T1BK46K68
Thanks to the quick responses on this post. Everyone agrees that the new 06 and newer Toyota V6 engines make noise due to the changing from timing belt to timing chain. I would wager that someone who buys one of these who hasn't driving a older Toyota would pr...
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