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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs system VIN: JT8BF12G2T
We have this '96 lexus es300. The abs engages just before coming to a stop everytime brakes are applied. No codes, no warning lights. We have snap-on modies, completely updated, and cannot access any live abs data. This is a loyal customer and I do not want to...
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19223
We have a problem with the closed loop fuel control. The system does not want to go into closed loop after the car is warmed up. We have installed a new coolant sensor, thermostat, computer, and O2 B2S1. We also checked the wiring for any shorts or anything li... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop fuel control)
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1YVGF22C5W
Hey Guys...got a 98 mazda 626 4 cyl. with no compressor operation...When you turn it all on in the car the condenser fan comes on but there is no power to low psi switch or the compressor...can jump power to compressor and it works fine. The AC light on the sw...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L compressor VIN: JM1BK14384
Mazda techs. Thanks for your help. Customer installed sub woffers. Now no AC. Turn signal indicator lights don't blink in dash. Air bag light is on. I have both the factory manual and wiring diagrams. One question is they show a minicomputer in the wiring diag...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y3Y
Hello fellow gurus! This Xterra is giving me fits. It runs pretty well cold, but after running for 15 minutes or so it starts running roughly (almost like a slight misfire), then eventually dies. When you try to restart it will try to run, but die as soon as y... Trouble codes: P0115 (Coolant Temperature Sensor), P0325 (Knock sensor)
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L No CAN communication VIN: 1N6BA07A75
Truck came in after failing Texas state inspection due to non communication with vehicle. Truck hasn't been in a collision and no custom work has been performed on it, like stereos or alarms. Verified complain by hooking both a snap on verus and an otc genisy...
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L cam VIN: 4T3ZF13C8X
We have replaced cylinder head gaskets and timing belt now we have a rattle from the rear of both valve covers sounds like a lifter type tick/rattle we have checked valve clearence is good. the motor runs good just a rattle noise more prominent in the front he...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L power assist VIN: 5TEWM72N42
thanks in advance for your help. this toyota has a lot of miles and is driven hard. the customer uses it to deliver news papers loads it pretty heavy. he came in because of a power steering growl. we checked the pressure at the pump fitting first. no fluid cam...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L starting VIN: 5TDZT38A93
the car came to my shop with bad engine, we ordered used engine, first the car wil keep cranking even afetr taking the key off the ignition switch, well somehow it stated it very well no check egine lightm we parked the car in the parking but we tried to start...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L a/c hvac compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K73
Hi TOYOTA GUYS the a/c light flashes on this car compressor will not kick in I see a relay update I have that but this is not the issue I dont thinkI can not get codes out ALL DATA shows how to pull codes IF it has AUTO AIR this car does not have auto air so h...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L abs-vsc light VIN: JTEBU14RO4
car came in with ck engine light code p0430 cat.conv. abs-vsc lights were also on. abs codes c0215 lr sensor malfunction, code c1223 fault in abs control & code c1239 debris on lr sensor. we removed the lr sensor & could see nothing visibly wrong with it,other...
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Surge, INT. HIGH IDLE 2K VIN: 1NXBR32E56
intermittant high idle/idle surge 1200 to 2 k rpm no codes
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2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK23C67
Hi I have a 07 Toyota sienna van with p0051 and a p0158 and p2197 codes I have no toyota info and have no idea where to start. Looks like I should replace the Bank 2 sensor 1 AFR sensor. Does anyone have any service info on these codes? Thanks Jason Trouble codes: P0051, P0158, P2197
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D95
Thanks for all the replies and many thanks for the 2 replies with the link to the Hyundai service website. After replacing the crank sensor and still getting no spark called the local Hyundai dealer and was refered to Tom who was most helpful explaining to me ...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58V7V
Thanks to all who responded. The power steering switch was the problem. It was stuck in the high reading, causing the computer to increase idle speed.
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12113
Nick from florida was correct I had the wires on the wrong coils. Had left the way they came in the used engine, Feel like an idiot. Tony thanks for the heads up on the connectors for the MAF and TPS I had those swapped also.Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 ([...] cly), P0303 ([...] cyl).
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Sun Roof VIN: JTJGA31084
Thanks for all the promp and accorrect replies. Your replies made it easier to know what the sunroof had to do to relearn . Thanks Earl
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D31
Well, we gave it our best.Thanks to those that responded. Customer opted to try replacing the cam/crank sensors,but no effect.I figure ECM was the route to go. Thanks again. 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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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L low coolant VIN: 1N4AL11D02
Thanks you all for the help. Sorry for the delay in response. We did pressure check system when it was hot and found head gasket failure. Waiting on customer's answer if they want to fix it. Thanks again
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CBS1A34
it turned out to be the ivt actuator(part that is mounted on the cam)The 13 teeth between the timing marks on the cam was a big help in diagnosing that as it allowed me to set the cams right and them observe the timing with a mastertech to see if it was moving... Trouble codes: 0011 (ivt control).
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1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2MA71J5H
hey guys,thanks for all the replies. in my heart i knew it was the head gasket. cylinder leak down test on cylinder number 6 confirmed it.customer is weighing options as to whether to fix it or wait until it gets worse as right now problem is intermittent.than...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8Y
We removed and tested the VSV which bench tested good. We replaced both the VSV and modulator as recommended by several responses. Cleared code and road tested - all good. Toyota part #'s: 25860-7405 (VSV)and 25870-74090 (Modulator). Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0401.
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Abs system VIN: JTDKB20U95
Well, After all the diag. checking for any possible problem many days and I have a friend that work at Toyota dealershop, he can't find any TSB or anything about this problem. So I am stumped by this problem. I explained the situation to the customer about the...
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