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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: JH4DC548X2
Another tech in the shop has this RSX in for no a/c operation. We are begining to suspect a bad multiplex control unit. We have ground, supplied by the climate control (Dash) unit,all the way to the multiplex,but evidently no signal from the multiplex to the p...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Temperature VIN: 2HKYF18533
This Pilot is giving me a little stress. See related repair history. The AC is cold when controller is on 60 degrees, when you move control knob to 61 degress or better the compressor shuts down and the system blows warm/hot air. I can not get any codes out of...
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2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L compressor VIN: 5J6YH18614
I have a honda that came in with a complaint that the ac blows warm. The system is fully charged but the clutch will not engage. Have power to the clutch. So I replaced ac compressor with a reman compressor assemblly. Not my idea. Started car up everything was...
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2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 2HGFA16568
This vehicle was sent to use from a body shop. They did some body work and sent the car off with no clamp on a radiator hose. The car ran OK for a few days until the hose blew off. The customer kept driving until the check engine light came on from a misfire. ... Trouble codes: P0302
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JACDS58X51
Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I know what's wrong with this one, but would like someone else to tell me if I'm all wet here. The car came in to the shop smoking and running very rich. I listened to each injector with a stethoscope - all were clicking ayway but #2... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Detected - 2 cylinder)
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L wiper motor VIN: 4S2DMS8W12
Hi everyone.This truck came in because the wiper motor wouldn't work in intermediate.We tried a new combination switch with no luck.Tried a used alarm relay which the intermediate works through still no luck.We ended up changing the motor and it worked for a l...
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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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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L controls VIN: KNDUP13245
Good morning to all... Here we have a 2005 kia sedona with an ac problem. Customer states that the ac will stop blowing cold and the lights for the ac controls will flicker. Not blink but flicker. I have duplicated the problem and noticed that when the blo...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XX
Car came in with check engine light on, code 303. Runs a little rough, but not a dead miss. Fuel trim data is lower than I have ever seen at -68 LTFT and ~-2000 STFT After clearing codes 303 has not returned at this time. I attempted to clear KAM by disconnect... Trouble codes: 303 (Misfire detected cyl3)
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, high idle VIN: 1YVHP80C75
Hi Have a no code problem Mazda. Cruise surge is not caused by the EGR. Very hi idle at stops intermintantly, 5000rpm... It has no vacumn leeks. Driving 35mph tach dip 500 rpm and comeback. At idle 200 to 400 rpm surge some times to 5000 rpm if put into neutra...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER29LX8
Good morning fellow techs. I have this Mazda CX-7 here in the shop. It belongs to a car rental company. In February 2008 my newbee C tech performed an oil service on this car and neglected to reinstall the oil filler cap. The car thus went out on a rental and ... Trouble codes: P2088, P0012 (in cam position timing over retarded bank 2)
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y1V
Pulled down removed and installed timeing belt. Checked crank gears and cam gears. Code returned. Pulled down timing covers and recheck marks, OK reassemble and check cam timing marks with timing light with engine running OK. Adjust pin tension at cam sensor. ... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timing out one or more teeth)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Power Steering A/C Belt VIN: 4A3AK44Y5X
Hey guys, thanks in advace for your help. I have a 1999 eclipse with a 2.0l NON TURBO. It has been throwing the p.s. and a/c belt for about 2 years but is gradually getting worse. It will throw a belt in less than a month now. I have checked all the alignments...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AC44G41
hi techs. im having a heck of a time with this eclipse. towed in with a broken timing belt (interference engine) so i took the head off and sent it out. got the head back and put it all together. put new timing belt and pulleys and also the balance shaft belt.... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y4V
This one has us stumped, car came in with check engine light on. Code P0505 (IAVC ACC valve fault). We replaced the Idle air control valve, checked ignition timing with a Solus and a timing light, performed Idle setting procedure (reving to 2000 for 2 min an... Trouble codes: P0505 (IAVC-ACC Valve Fault)
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
this came with the code 0505.before scanned i knew was iac related problem.first of all the owner installed a used one,didnt work,then he put a new one and was doing samething.he ask me if i could take a look.i notice that when is cold runs bautiful,got power ... Trouble codes: 0505 (iac/acc)
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D31
How ya'll are?? Got this here Sentra giving me fits. Comes in as no start. Retrieved codes, was slightly overwhelmed.Cranked, started, died. Grabbed my trusty Vantage and off to pin-out land I went. Verified all powers/grounds at ECM.It does start and run.Watc... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf ckt malfunction), P0180 (fuel temp. sensor sensor ckt), P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), 01110 (int/timing control b1 malfunction), P0464 (fuel level sensor ckt)
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2004 Nissan caravan 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: VWE25-8075
Hi Guys and girls This van is doing my head in. This an imported van badged Isuzu Como but is infact a nissan van.The on board electronics seem to do a self test during cranking. ie ( the check light only goes out when the engine is cranked ).If the lamp goes... Trouble codes: 75 (ps-pump control modual)
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2009 Scion tC 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKDE16769
New customer. Car came in with seized motor. Ran out of oil due to loose filter. Replaced with new short block and balance shafts.Code showed up just after car was returned to customer. Ohmed sensor and found it to be within specs. Lab scoped sensor and wave f... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L pressures VIN: JF1GC6754Y
Hi all, Got a 2000 Subaru Impreza RS (with a wrx turbo engine). But we are having A/C issues. About a year ago, I replaced both seals at the evaporator. They leaked again from the same seals this time around but now that I have them replaced, after putting und...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
this veh has had the mass air flow sensor cleaned 02 sensor has been replaced no vac leaks found long term fuel trim 12.5 short term 1.6 short term b1s1 0.8 the muffler was replaced veh had heistation and lack of power problem 02 sensor was removed veh was tak... Trouble codes: P0171 (syst too lean)
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: INXBR12E81
this vehicle came in with a code p0171 lean condition code. customer was concerned that the check engine light was on, but didnt notice any difference in the vehicle with running issues. i have checked for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine, cleaned the maf (lo... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Backfires VIN: JTEZU14R06
When cruising on the highway at steady speeds and under light load, intermittent popping is heard from the exhaust (like popcorn says the owner). There are no misfire counts or codes of any sort in memory. Monitored fuel trim numbers while this condition was o...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Fuel injection servi VIN: JTDKBZ0U07
This one is for all you Toyota techs out there. After recommending a fuel injection service to my client, we could not figure out how to keep engine running in the shop to complete the fuel injetion service on this vehicle. Checked owners manual, Alldata, Mitc...
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2008 Acura tsx 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JH4CL96938
Thanks for the responses after fighting with this i found that the injectors were sticking and not firing it would happen intermitently and usualy when it was warmer. We flushed the fuel out of tank again and flushed rail added BG44k and replaced all of the in...
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Cylinder Heads VIN: KNDMP13193
I thank everyone who responded. A special thank you to Mark from Florida, he had a cylinder head to measure this oil passage. Its a no.48 drill bit or .075" / 1.93mm.
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L transmission VIN: 1N4AL11D64
According to Mitchell On Demand, courtesy of Nissan, the Turbine Revolution Sensor is located at the rear of the transmission and has a Green, Red/Yellow, and Black 3 wire connector. The Revolution Sensor is located about one inch in front of the Turbine Revo...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH6459Y
Thanks again to everyone who offered help,tried a few more things intake pressure sensor and the front fuel ratio sensor still not fixed, myself and the techs at subaru are stumped, I still think it was the computer but will never find out, its been traded. T...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67511
We were able to work with our aftermarket supplier and got some money back, which we put towards an OEM CAT. And O2's. Scan data looks good, so we're calling it good for now. Thank you for all your help. I will NEVER put an AM CAT on a Subaru again! Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency below threshold).
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2006 Subaru STI 2.5L Stall VIN: JF1GD7069L
Never did duplicate symptoms again after tapping on pump and pulling fuel control unit out so customer decided to take as is. Both Andy and Mike from iatn suspected a feel pump issue and said they have had very little problems to date with controller. Will l... Trouble codes: P1571.
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2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDFR32073
Found the owner had a "Unichip" aftermarket performance unit installed in series with the ecm which was causing the problem. It used the two inner ecu connections which are exactly the connectors that contained the ecm to tcm CAN circuits. Trouble codes: P0863 (CAN communication malfunction), P0900 (Clutch solenoid circuit).
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