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2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Cruise Control VIN: JHLRD68404
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of intermittant cruise control operation. Cruise control has never worked for us. Backprobing 14 pin connector at cruise control module under left knee panel proves good powers and ground supply. Brake switch is operatin...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D62
Hello fellow techs, this is for you Hyundai goo-roos. Are the evaporator cores common on these Elantras? If so, how in the heck do they come out? Alldata doesn't show anything on them. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Jason.
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12524
Hi gang !on this Kia, it was given to us, vehicle was brought in here in January this year, diagnosed coolant in #3 cylinder, vehicle was given to us and we decided when we received a clear title we would disassemble and see if we could not fix it for resale. ...
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHCH96S76
Of course this problem car belongs to my brother-in-law. He recently bought the car and the ck engine light came on shortly after. We checked it and it had 3 codes- all related to an EVAP system leak. We smoke-checked the vacuum switching valve on the canister... Trouble codes: P0455, P0441
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1990 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L No Start VIN: JHLRD2845W
Vehicle initially had a no start after driving after vehicle heats up. After testing vehicle no longer start no matter in what condition. Found spark at distributor and no fuel injection signal. Power to computer and distributor working normally. At TDC & Cran...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS21H32
Hello techs, We are scratching our heads and at a loss to know how to correct this vehicle problem. Hopefully someone out there has run into a similar Mitsu ignition problem. When we first tested, the ignitor, ignition module or power transistor was receiving...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DXS
Customer brought vehicle in for a stalling condition at idle. He said that the vehicle would normally restart, but intermittently would be difficult to restart. Customer also complained of a whining sound in motor. CEL was on, but I could not duplicate stallin... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temp Sensor), P0150 (O2 Sensor B2S1), P0325 (Knock Sensor)
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T8Y
truck has code p0450, checked evap system for leaks found none, all siliniod valves are working including the one on the cannister. pressure sensor has 5v refrence and goes up from 3.5v (signal wire)as pressure is added, seems to be an intermitant problem, hop... Trouble codes: P0450 (ecsp sensor)
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Door Locks VIN: 4S4BP62C75
Subaru Gurus'I have an Outback that has door lock issues.One the key fob is inop .We replaced the battery.The security light does not blink at all. The door locks will operate normally only with the doors closed.If you try to lock the doors with the door open ...
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1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN50R3H
Thanks ahead for help on this Toyota. Came in with no spark. Discovered the distributor was not turning. Removed valve cover to find problem because engine sounded OK like good compression. Found the gear bolted on end of camshaft that drives distibutor had al...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L moving off in D VIN: JT3VN39W0R
Hi every one, this car came to me with erratic transmission performance. I tested the vehicle and found that it would reverse fine but when drive is selected it would slip for awhile then judder then pick up the gear and get going, once its going it changes ou...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L compressor VIN: 1NX1BR18E6
I have intermittent operation of a/c compressor. when system works it blows cold and operation is good. after about 30 min or less it will stop working and compressor will not turn on. sometimes when it is working and you shut it off and restart it will not co...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TESN92N8Y
Hello everybody,Vehicle was towed in, customer said he was driving on the freeway and vehicle stalled and would not restart. Vehicle cranks, and will start and run very sluggish for about 2-3 seconds and then dies. Checked the basics: fuel, spark, noid fire an... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst effieciency below threshold)
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: A22S066804
Need Toyota help on a 4.7 V8. This thing misfires on all the odd cylinders bank 1. Only does it during idle ,cruise is ok.Suspect a problem with variable valve timing? Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P0307
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45DX2
Fixed it ! Thank you for all the great ideas . I found that the best way to test the purge solinoid was to hook it up with a vac pump and actuate the solinoid while appling vacuum and it will (when working right) let you build up a liitle vacuum and release it... Trouble codes: P0441 (improper purge flow).
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L atf/gear oil leak VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Thanks for the input. We wound up replacing all of the seals again but this time also used a new sleeve they go in (old sleeve was scored up and we did not want to risk it.) It was $200 for this part but feeling already lucky to not have to remove entire diff ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BA41E14
thanks Randy, it was the oil passage cover. thanks for the help
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6359X
This vehicle is fixed.Sorry for taking so long to close,wanted to put many miles on this vehicle before cvonfirming fix.A number of you stated to check egr valve,this vehicle has none,anumber of you said check plug wires I stated in my post that these were new... Trouble codes: 304 (Misfire 4).
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2005 Suzuki Aerio S 2.3L pings VIN: JS2RA62SX5
I want to thank all for their replies. Bobby ( my shop manager ) and I read them all, and we looked at each other and went DUHHH. Both us us felt stupid when we read what we had posted. The problem is a bad EGR valve, and at the time of the post there was n...
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