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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Electronic VIN: JH4UA3656T
hi this car has a tcs light on.i have checked power and ground at the blk/yel wire have power.checked power at the grn/red wire coming out of number 43 tcs running lights all ok. then i checked at the relay red/blk power there.now on my diagram the grn/red go...
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1996 Acura SLX Premium 3.2L Charging VIN: JAEDJ58V5T
I am hoping that a Isuzu tech may have a answer for me on this vehicle. The Acura SlX was basically a Isuzu Trooper. The customer is complaining that the battery light and brake light come on at times. When this happens they also said the vehicle lacks power. ...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD1865Y
my customer is on vacation this week,and this crv was due for a timing belt.upon disassembly ,i aligned all timing marks("up" mark on cams aligned with arrows on cam caps,crankgear mark aligned with arrow on oil pump cover(key way at 12 o'clock).upon starting ...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L noise VIN: 2HGES1232J
hello, thanks for the help ahead of time. i have click click noise on the top of the engine towards the back. i used a stethescope to pinpoint noise but could find the noise. the noise is a little louder aroung the vtec solenoid and timing chain area. i alread...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L drivers door glass VIN: 2T2HA31U24
car came in with a complant that the window pops when first going down. we lube the tracks. removed the door panel , the regulator apears to be flexing when the window is at the top so we replaced it with a dealer part . no change . it seems as if the window s...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S2W
OK... REPLACED REAR 02. INSTALLED A REBUILT ECM..CODE CAME BACK RETURNED FOR ONE MORE REBUILD ECM ..SAME CODE CAME BACK.i HAVE CONSTANT 12 VOLTS TO THE SENSOR WITH NO INTERUPTIONS.I ASLO BYPASSED THE WHOLE CIRCUIT AND RAN A WIRE FROM THE O2 SENSOR TO THE ECM O... Trouble codes: P0140 (rear os sensor heater circuit)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Clutch assy VIN: 1N4BA4E14C
Nissan techs help. I have this Maxima with bad clutch and can not get the trans out. The shift linkage is hitting on the left side. Do I need to remove this? Not specified when I read the removal procedure unless I missed something. The trans separates from th...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D05
new camshaft sensor and harness connector but fault still happens when cool. Trouble codes: P0420
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1996 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L rear noise VIN: JF1GF4355T
i got really stuck on this subaru. customer bring in vehcile complaint about a chunking or banging noise (sounds gau gau) during cruise on a rough road. all 4 sturts are dead and front lower ball joint excessive freeplay. replace all and road test, better ride...
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2008 Subaru TRIBECA 3.6L control module VIN: 4S4WXFLU59
I have this one, I found how to read the A/C DTC's on the control module, but how can be cleared after a rapair. This have an ATC control module. Thank You
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1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6L electric window VIN: 2T1AE97ESM
hi thecnicien,i have this toyota with the windows not working,i check power good,grounds,change front left control,power relay window,chek all fuses,stiil the same.some times star working some not.i apreciate for your help.
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L cam timing VIN: 5TDBT48A31
Car cam in for us to check the valve train noise in the front upper part of engine - looked like cam timing was off - removed both cams, reset as per alldata and we are what appears off by 180 deg on the left (drivers) side of the engine - Alldata show the 2 d...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDZT38AX2
Once again we have a vehicle that came to us from another shop. The brake booster was replaced with a used booster because of a hard pedal complaint. Immediately after, the VSC TRAC AND TRAC OFF lights came on and they stay on. The YAWR snsor was replaced, but...
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2TIKR32E66
car came in with a no start problem.no ecm commacation,no spark,no injector pulse.mil light in also.replace ecm from toyota and car runs great.but this code 01584 sets as soon as you turn on the key.Replace 2nd computer from toyota and this same come is back. Trouble codes: 01584 (this code in undocumented)
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L compressor clutch VIN: JH4DC548X2
Thanks to all who replied. This was a real nail biter. We got a new multiplex yesterday afternoon, and all is well,and its out the door.
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1991 Honda Prelude SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4279M
This one didn't get fixed, thanks for the replies. As Long from TX suggested, I did verify the valve adjustment when cold and it was within spec but got me pointed in the right direction. To answer James from CA question, the substituted ECU was from a 2.1... Trouble codes: 5 (MAP sensor).
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Struts VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Thank you for all of the suggestions and insight into your experience. There were some questions as to why the vehicle first came to our shop. The left front coil spring was broken. During our inspection and consultation with the customer we decided to repl...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD28421
We had some good replies on this one. Special thanks to Timothy from Wisconsin and Bob from Massachusetts. Our problem was a bad wire from the crank sensor to the ECM. We replaced the wire, cleared the codes and all has been good now for two weeks. Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System to rich bank one), P1399 (Misfire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire).
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L compressor VIN: KM8SC83D41
Didnt get many responses on this one but one hit the nail right on the head. It was a bad thermistor. Thanks again
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D63
Sorry gang, have not been able to get vehicle back into shop to check again...Customer seems to be MIA..! Some useful info was sent to me so I will share... 1. Possibility of incorrect data/code from scan tool, but I did use 2 different tools to check code. 2.... Trouble codes: P1140 (Unknown).
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JACDS58X51
As it turns out, the #2 injector wire had a small spot that had rubbed through the insulation. Where the harness comes out of the PCM, it turns down and rests on the PCM connector. This connector is aluminum and bolts to the PCM thereby making a pretty good ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Detected - 2 cylinder).
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C92
Thanks to all who replied. We were re-checking all wires, loaded up wires with power probe at first and probe did not pop. started to check wires again with probe and probe did pop. by loading up wires it most likely fused a bad connection. customer took car... Trouble codes: P0500.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1RZ24A1L
This one was a doosy. The wiring harness had been worked over buy someone else. After getting everything set, found the wires going to the idle switch, which is part of the tps, they had connectors on them and they were crossed. Switched them and it idled grea...
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L lifter VIN: 1N6SD16Y6P
David from Indiana was right on the money. By pushing down on each rocker while on the base of the cam, I was able to isolate one lifter that felt a little different. Changed it and have cured the problem! Apparently, these engines just get a lot of oil to ...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Great thanks to all that have replied. First, I removed the IAC valve and cleaned the carbon out. Not much in there but I cleaned it out anyway and performed an idle relearn. One of the o2 sensors was weak so I shoved 2 front o2s in it. Now this is where ...
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1999 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0134
Hi all,On the O2.we checked with nissan and they list the same part # for fed. and cal. emm.but they also tell me that this O2 has been updated. It is more costly, about a $160 bucks as compared to $80 bucks (ouch).Oh well,if it prevents a comeback i am happy ... Trouble codes: P0134 (No activaty B1S1).
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L shifter VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Shift module behind the dash was the problem. THanks Guys!!!
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BE686X3
SORRY IT TOOK SO [...] ENDED UP PUTTING USED ECM IN IT HAVENT SEEN FOR A WEEK NOW CALLED CUSTOMER TODAY SAID EVERYTHING FINE THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BL67625
Verry small leak in the intercooler was to blame after disassbley it was found that it previously had a turbo go boom metal shards in the intercooler. Replaced and all is ok Thanks To all who responded
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