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2002 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 Shift VIN: 19UUA56642
Okay, I took this vehicle for a drive for the first time a few weeks ago. After warming up, during hard accel from a stop, the tach would reach 4500RPM to 5500RPM and hit rev limiter with no upshift until I let up on the gas. The check engine lamp was on when ...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
After above related work the MIL light returned and displayed the PO171 code. Researched database and recomendedto replace the air mass sensor and reprogram ECU as per ITSB01-029, A & C. Previously the Snap-on Solus displayed B1 and B2 A/F alpha figures of 100... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L inop VIN: JT8BF12GXT
power steering stops working "very intermittently" when warm while applying brakes.
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGE22D1V
Thanks in advance to all! this 626 has a noise by the water pump like a stick in the spokes. It seems its by the #2 idler for the timing belt but it may be deeper? I'm hoping one of you Mazda techs have seen this before? I've run into timing belt issues before...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L no com in mode 3 VIN: JM1BJ2226X
Customer goes to get car inspected but failes due to no comunication through data link conector.Have power and ground,can get data using Modius by entering on mfg side,year,make and modle can get data,codes and check moniters.Can also get data on globel obd2 b...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AK54F0W
Hi; Changing out a mitsubishi eclipse AC Compressor (2.0 turbo engine). There is a lot of metal debris in the low pressure port of the compressor and the low pressure line. The High side port and line look free of debris, but I dont want to chance it. I think...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Thanks in advance for your help. This is a friend's vehicle and it is really making me look like an a**. This maxima has had a looong life. almost 260K miles. Unfortunatley it stalls intermitantly. I have been unable to duplicate the problem but he states ...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
as i mentioned here before,this car came from the auction,the owner complain about no start sometimes,when is hot if you try to start she have to hold the gas pedal to set idle.before she came to my shop,she had the iac replaced twice,no success so so she came... Trouble codes: 0446 (evap vent valve problem)
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S21
truck is a base model 4 cyl. came in with a p0301, misfire #1 code. cust works for a parts house so he replaced all ignition components based on our inspection and recommendation. we erased the code. same code returned a short time later. we checked the comp- ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1)
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07U85
Nissan Techs need some help. Truck was originally brought in at 44k with an internal engine problem that was caused by an aftermarket supercharger system. Engine was replaced with used unit and supercharger was removed.PCM had been modified for supercharger op... Trouble codes: P2135 (Throttle position sensor A/B correlation), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency), P0430 (Catalyst efficiency)
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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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1995 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1GB11E8S
Hello all and thanks in advance for reading this post. This 95 Avalon has stalled & not restarted on the customer a few times, once after the last repair (used ECM). Car starts every time for us (imagine that!) and has ran flawlessly on every road test, howeve... Trouble codes: P0753 (shift solenoid valve 1 ckt. malfunction), P0758 (shift solenoid valve 2 ckt. malfunction), P0773 (shift solenoid valve SL ckt. malfunction)
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 2T1CG22P6X
vehicle idles fine power brake it does not break up or miss at all.once you put it in gear and give it gas it will rev up a little and then rev all the way down then up then down almost like rev limiter it kiking in if you floor the gas it wont move at all and...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L pump motor VIN: JHMCB7681P
FOUND POOR CONNECTION IN FUSE BOX UNDER HOOD CLEANED CONTACTS CLEARED CODE DROVE AND HIT BRAKES ON GRAVEL AND ABS WORKS NO CODES NO LIGHT .
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDM45D81
I had 8 replies, all good information. Many thanks to David from California, Ty from Connecticut, Brown [...]. from Kentucky, Mark, also from Connecticut, Robert from Utah, Chris from British Columbia, Tim from Florida, Chris from New jersey, and Troy at the local... Trouble codes: P1440 (Evap. vent ckt. malfunction.).
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2003 Hyundai XG350 3.5L cruise control VIN: KMHFU45E63
It ended up being the cruise control module. I ended up getting some pinpoint tests from the dealer. Thanks for the replies.
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1995 Isuzu Trooper RS 3.2L Trans Shifting VIN: JACDJ58W1S
Customer had to use the vehicle so I haven't seen it back yet to ck the alternator that Neal suggested. This is the first time I didn't get at least a few replies regarding the problem. It must have been a real rare one if no one has seen this. Thanks anyway t...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y4V
That vehicle looks for the cam signal then the crank signal. i verified by after by hooking and unhooking the sensors once i fixed the car. The problem was in the wireing harnes i found an open comon wire black with trace center wire in the cam sensor to the ...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
i found the problem,but the car has a lot of issues,there was a missing fuse that control the iac and other stuff,the reason for missing fuse was a short on the cannister vent valve.i replace the valve(the valve use the same fuse as the iac)fixed the wires but... Trouble codes: 0505 (iac/acc).
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB51D02
Reflashing the ECM at the dealer is what supposedly fixed this car. After extensive testing, it came down to a possible stretched timing chain or an ECM. Even though all replies were thoughtful and persuasive, I recemmended per John [...]'s advice, for the cust... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L Starting VIN: 5N1AA08B65
did some more diging and found that the ecm relay and the fog light relay that i switched, was not the ecm and fog light relays. i have no break down of locations of relays just of the fuses. but if you pull the back fuse panel, it pops right out, there is a r...
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2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L ride VIN: 1N4BL11D66
Thanks everyone, sorry took so long. Had customer drive several times. The fix was massive play in steering rack end bushings. Replaced steering rack assembly. Also had to balance tires. Most was cured by rack assembly. Was not a lot made on this job. I do sle...
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