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1986 Honda Civic CRX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMAF7322G
I have a 86 honda civic here for you older honda gurus. owner purchased it from a kid who swapped the original carb engine for a fuel injection engine of the same year. it runs like s#%t. majorly rich at idle and when you rev it up and hold it at a certain rpm...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A8V
got this Q45 that has the mil lamp on with tps codes also the trac and skid control lights come on then go off int. but the mil stays on all the time. all ecu's have tps codes. tested the sensor a bunch of diffrent times and cant find any thing wrong. tryed wi... Trouble codes: P0120 (throttle posi signal), P1705 (throttle position sensor-at)
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Rear Trunklid Release VIN: JNKCV54E04
Rear trunklid actuator does'nt work with keyfob or release button on dash.Checked all fuses and grounds.No voltage at cancel switch in glove box.No voltage at actuator in trunk.Not aware of any relay or quite how system works.Alldata is very sketchy.Thinking m...
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L no foward gears VIN: JACDJ58X4X
When this first came in on the tow truck it appeared to have a trans leak, it also would not engage any of the foward gears with the shifter in d-1st. Reverse engages fine. The problem happened out of the blue apparently while the customer was going to make a ...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13192
thanks for all the help in advance, this kia has a slight miss on take off then goes like a bandit down the road.I have done all I could think off the only major thing I found wrong was the tone wheel on the crank gear had spun about a 1/4 inch from where it n... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0305
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L steering VIN: JTJGF10U32
customer complain that when you steer all the way to the left and roll the car slowly, you can hear noise like boiling and cracking noise. and when you drive at the freeway about 65+mph and hit slight deep and cracks on the freeway its like driving a boat car ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L no crank VIN: JN1CA21DAS
before disconnecting bcm the car started,I noticed that the security light does not flash when the key is out of the ignition.before it did flash.when putting the key in the ignition i hear a beeping sound.this car has a factory security feature.it has a secur...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Alarm VIN: JN1CA21D5V
Hello all, I need some advice on this Maxima. The customer complaint is that the factory security system goes off intermittently on its own. The vehicle has no aftermarket accessories and no one is near the vehicle when it happens. I checked the trunk latch as...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L anti theft-ecu VIN: JN1CA21D5X
car came in with no start condition .After performing every test possible with our equiptment,Motis, Solus, MT 2500,Vantage,etc,etc we found faulty rear crank position sensor,after replacing faulty component ,which tested perfect after replacement, we still ha...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8DR09Y02
We need to replace the gaskets on the coolant pipe that connects the rear of the 2 cylinder heads, up against the firewall. The dealer says it is possible to do by this by lowering the back of the transmission instead of removing the intake manifold. Has anyon...
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2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3N1AB51D34
We have this Sentra SER in the shop. Customer dropped car off with noise in engine. 2.5 qts low on oil & a loud engine knock. Priced rebuilt & used motors. Customer elected used. Found one from an Altima with 23.000 miles on the clock, wrecked in ass end. Jun...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L No Drive VIN: 5N1AA0BB14
My son has an Armada that started losing it's drive when good and hot. I took it one hot day and it drove and shifted just fine for 25 miles-in town and on the highway. Then it felt as if it was losing drive-like the pump was sucking air-or running out of tran...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L axle VIN: 4S3BH67592
tried replacing front axle right side, still problem reoccured. found tsb on power steering pressure lines, replaced pressure lines, problem still reoccured. problem
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT4VN13D7K
Ever since the engine rebuild (and maybe before--who knows?) the truck will run well for a while, then will die and not start again for a while. At one time, it would not start for several weeks. Lately, it will not start in the mornings, but after playing wit...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JTEHH20V91
Hello iATN members. Been a while since I asked for help, but I'm sure some of you have seen this one. The complaint was jerking while driving this vehicle. It started out fine, then slipped into 1-2 shift. After it got good and hot the trans started acting lik...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTEHF21A52
Customer concern was hesitation and check engine light. Found a consistent code P0171 for lean exhaust and no sign of symptom and fuel trim appeared normal under ALL conditions. Days later codes for all three bank#1 cylnders (1,3,& 5) showed misfire codes as... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0303, P0305
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BE32K72
Hello all, 02 Camry will only unlock just the drivers door if using remote,door switch, or key, no other doors unlock. It gets hairy so stay with me here, you can unlock the door with the key which is supposedly will unlock all doors if operated twice, well it...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L transmission VIN: 1NXBR32E63
hola my name victor this car came here w/light on pulled code po770 found durty fluid and stuck close lockup solenoid. replaced trans-fluid- filter and clean valve body i changed solenoid take car to test drive w/scaner lockup is working now but light came on ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Battery Light VIN: 2T1BR32L94
Hello, I hope someone can give me a clue as to whats going on with this Toyota. Battery light stays on on dash, alternator is charging just fine at 14+ volts & 6-12 amps with a fully charged battery. Battery loads to 10.5 volts at 125 amp load test. Have check...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L blower motor VIN: 19UUA5668Y
The fix was to replace the power transistor, like most recommended. I had made a wrong turn early in the diagnosis, which in turn was leading me the wrong way. My mistake was misunderstanding how to retrieve codes. The procedure is to press 2 buttons on the...
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Compressor / Condensor Fan VIN: JH4DC53062
Thanks for all the replies. I was able to trace the issue to the Passenger side cooling fan. It was drawing over 30 amps and blowing the fuse. This is the first fan that I've seen that turns freely and shows no signs of any issues except that the motor pulls ...
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18564
thanks to all who replied! We don't have a flush machine at our shop so we sent it out (had it flushed) and then evac and recharged it. Seems to be working fine now for the last three days...but time will tell. I really don't understand how the pressures could...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D02
Special thanks to Tony, Carl, and Tim who were right on the money with their diagnosis. Turned out the wiring on the o2 sensor bank 1 sensor 2 were all exposed due to the high voltage output the sensor was putting out. It had melted the wiring insulator which ... Trouble codes: P0320.
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start VIN: KMHHN65F93
Customer decided to take car to dealer... but it's still here after almost a week. I gave him the key so at least I don't have to waste any more time on it. He promised to let me know the outcome, I'll try to update this when I hear from him. Thanks to thos... Trouble codes: P0335.
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L HVAC Blower VIN: JTHBD192X3
Thank you for your help to all those that contributed. I went back and re checked all my connectors and checked for power and ground at the motor and when it did not come ON I tapped it and it started. Bad blower motor. Replaced it and operating to factory spe...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
I had some who suggested EGR entering at the wrong time, but this engine did not have EGR. Some of you mentioned head gasket problems and that got me to thinking about the engine being fairly cool when it was missing according to the freeze frame data. So, I... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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