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1996 Acura TL 2.5L no communication VIN: JH4UA2652T
Another shop ask me to be look this Acura. Customer can not pass smog because the smog station can not communicate with the ecm in the car. Car runs great. My scanner would not even power up when I hooked it to the car. I thought I got lucky and it would be...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1HGEM21501
Looking for some help on this one, car came in w/speedo inop and MIL on..Found code P0500, VSS fault..I replaced VSS and problem persist, however, now the speedo intermittently bounces around at 45mph. I followed the diag tree and got to the step where it sugg...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L torque converter clutch VIN: 2HKRL18721
I am working on a 2001 honda oddesy. It works good cold after you drive it 30 min. or so the tcc applies incorrectly. You can take off and when you start going the tcc applys. You can sit still and pull it in to manual low and it will shut the engine down. It ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18611
checked all pressures,fuses and relays all look great.when you first start van ,the ac compressor engages for about 2 seconds and cuts back off after that and never comes back on).also the blower works only on high speed.this is what the code is for,but this e...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCGS6641
Customer brought car in srs light on code 15-3. Repalced OPDS unit and sensor, and SRS control module. I initilized the OPDS system but the SRS light is still on. I followed the test procedure on ALLData and it did not clear the SRS light. Would it be a bad mo...
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2002 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 1HGEN26572
Thanks in advance for the help. This is a natural gas vehicle with a cvt transmission. Car came in for a whining noise and intermittant hesitation while accelerating. I diagnosed the whining noise from the transmission so i changed the fluid and the whine when...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFG11896
good afternoon, this one is for the honda guys out there. we installed a used 7k mile long block from a 2007 modle car supplied to us by an aftermarket warranty company. (very clean engine) it was supplied with valve cover and oil pan only. we transfered all t... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303
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2008 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3CZRE38598
guys, i am trying to locate a wiring digram for this 08. Looked through the net, mitchel etc. If anybody has a diagram please forward it to me. If anyone has any experience with these crvs, problem is vcs light, brake light and engine idles at 2000 rpm. I want... Trouble codes: P1659
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L communications VIN: KMHHN65D53
hey all i have this 03 tiburon and i cant communicate with it through th obd 2 connector ive checked all fuses. the engine light is on i would really like to pull the codes because the car seems to be boggin and not working well. im just wonderin if there is a...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4th clutch apply
pulled unit back out and found that I left the check ball out of the valve body. cant find in any of my infomation about what that ball does.
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2005 Isuzu Ascender S 4.2L Misfire VIN: 4NUES16S75
This truck came in with a constant miss on #5. I swapped coils, installed new plugs. The miss was only evident at idle while watching misfire counter, mostly at idle. Above 1500 rpms the misfire stops. Next step was to swap injectors. No change. I have heard a... Trouble codes: P0305
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L ABS light VIN: KNDUP13163
After repairs, ABS light is on. We have a Snap-on Solus Pro and we can't access the ABS. I think we probably damaged the left ft speed sensor, but have no way of verifying. Any ideas on how to access and clear the code? As always, your help is greatly apprecia...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G1X
Hi This lexus came in running fine and I cant dublicate the problem. The Customer says on a long drive the car will sometimes lose power and misfire on acceleration.There is misfire codes for cyl 1 3 5 and a code p1349 variable valve timing problem bank 1.I re... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1349
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2001 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride height VIN: JTJHT00W81
at start up vehicle height will change after a few seconds of engine running. during driving vehicle is very bouncy, at times at a stop vehicle seems to change ride height. cust had accumulators (4) all 4 corners replaced.did fronts first vehicle was fine for ...
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L driveline VIN: JM1NA3517P
We have gone over this car with great detail. We have replace the bearings in the transmision and the drive shaft has been replaced. We have also replaced the new clutch with another new clutch and did not change noise at all. The noise is only heard in second...
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2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L idler pulley VIN: 4F4YR12D62
hi again, i am working on a n 02 mazda pickup with the 2.3 litre vin d engine and the idler pulley exploded, dealer only shows the timing cover, i was curious to know if anyone has had luck replacing the idler pulley that is pressed into timing cover, mazda do...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D33
Thanks in advance for any help. Vehicle came in about three months ago for complaint of no start. When car arrived started every time. found code p0335 crank sensor malfunction. couldn't duplicate problem so replaced sensor. Car was fine for three months and 5... Trouble codes: P0335
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Radio Code VIN: JA4MT21HX1
We need help with a radio code. Ser# [...]. Thanks in advance. Local dealer wont give out code with out seeing vehicle and charging an arm & leg.
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y03
this code from what i understand sets when the ecm detects purge flow with the purge solenoid valve closed. tested the purge solenoid and it is not jammed open and holds vacuum when switched on just as it should.. looked at the pressure voltage from the evap p... Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge volume control solenoid valve)
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT4VN13D0K
While driving at highway speeds, the engine dies for a few seconds (I have had this last for anywhere from 1 or 2 seconds up to 7 or 8 seconds) and then it restarts on the fly, without changing anything. The ignition system does not go flatline. I have found...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE30K02
Basic AC system is good. When compressor is energized manually by grounding the compressor relay coil, a/c suction line gets cold. Mechanically the AC system is good. The problem is the BCM is not grounding the compressor relay when commanded from the dash com...
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2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L no heat VIN: JTDBT12393
need some toyota tech help,mitchell does not give enough info.this car has no heat,the temp cable works,the door closes completely,now is there another electric module to direct ir through the heater core?,mitchell does not give enough info on this.oh yeah,hea...
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1993 Isuzu N NPR 3.9L Glow Plugs, Shut Down VIN: J8DC4B1KXP
Kelly hit the nail on the head. I pulled the alternator and cracked it open, sure enough the plastic brush holder had melted down where the voltage regulator is soldered onto the back of it. Expensive alternator, but not as bad as having no truck! Thanks to...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB1211X
FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS REPLIED. MATT FROMM MASS.GOT IT ON THE HEAD I MOVED THE GROUNDS ON THE ECM BRACKET TO THE ACCEL PEDALL. AND THEN CLEANED ALL THE GROUNDS AT THE BATTERY TO THE BODY. EVEN THOUGH THEY ALL TESTED IN SPEC. LESS THAN AN OHM . ...
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1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Converter Seal Leak VIN: JT8BH68X4W
Thanks to everyone for the helpful information on this. I drove took it for a 30 mile ride and it did indeed leak from the converter seal. She is undecided about keeping the car, I will update the post if we indeed end up repairing it.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Thanks for all the replies. A lot said to make sure the temp sensor and the thermostat were working properly and the car was reaching operating temp and registering at the ECM This all tested good. A couple replies said to check the knock sensor. After a lot ...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Flywheel VIN: JTHBD19242
Thank you all for the help we replaced the flywheel with an aftermarket aluminum one. it worked great and was a LOT less $
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: JN8AR07Y8X
hi, this thing was tough, we turned the rotors, repacked the bearings, balanced and rotated the tires, this fixed some of the vibrations but what fixed the 2-3 second pulsation was the right control arm bushing was moving slightly more then the others, thanks ...
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 676L502727
we try a mass air sensor, not fix. smoke test, no leak. Believe or not, new throttle body fix this one. Dealer say, we are the first one that order this throttle. No adaption on this throttle require. Once again, thanks everyone.
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L overheating VIN: 4TANLY2N8X
THANKS TO ALL REPIED, WE FEEL A LITTLE STUPID ABOUT THE CONCLUSION, IT DID END UP BEING THE RADIATOR, COULD FIND NO OTHER CAUSE, BUT AFTER REPLACING RADIATOR ALL IS WELL. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control module VIN: 5TDBT48A61
Well Brian [...] New Jersy was the closest one to being right our surfaces were clean and sensors were flushly mounted. after graphing on a lab scope and spending time studying out system we decided to take some mounting surface area down where all 4 sens. moun...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Compressor VIN: 5TENX22N86
We found the problem, which was a broken or nearly broken wire in the short harness that goes directly from the underhood relay panel where the A/C compressor relay is located over to the engine itself. We had hooked a voltmeter to the compressor clutch plug p...
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