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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 19UYA42771
Need help.My sons car sat for a week battery went dead. Recharge battery car idles about 1200 rpm. When engine warms up idle changes between 1800 and 700. Get code p0505 idle control.Check throttle body put finger over bypass port idle goes to normal. Is there... Trouble codes: P0505
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L can not shift VIN: 1HGCB716XL
Hi, Honda Techs & Tranny Techs, I need your help on this Accord, this is my friend's car, it can NOT shift into any gear with the engine running, shift good without starting the engine. It happened suddenly like this just right after he stopped at a stop light...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor-vents VIN: JHLRD78833
even prior to evac and recharge customer states that he has had a problem in that when under load AC stops blowing cold. It doesn't do it all the time. He is original owner and is sure that AC didn't do that until recently. Any ideas appreciated
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13EX3
car came to me from another shop. po171 lean exhaust code, vehicle runs good. clear codes, scanner reads all 4 o2 sensors 0 voltage, short term and long term fuel trims -100 both banks. o2's all have battery power. any ideas? Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDJC73374
I have been to the kia web site and cant find either of these two codes. can comunicate with trans module for data and code reading but cant clear codes with our OTC. tried our mastertech but software only goes to 2000 year model. fluid levelin trans is good....
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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 RX300 3.0L air distribution VIN: JTJHF10U73
have a 2003 lexus rx300 with no air coming out of center dash vents, but air does come out side vents. when doing an actuator test everything works fine, but can hear noise from actuator on right hand side. no body control codes stored. any help would be appre...
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2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L Door Mirrors VIN: JTHBA30G45
Scanner set on body control, no switching detected thru ECU to scanner, side to side & door to door ok
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L shifter cable VIN: 1YVGF22C9Y
We have the new cable and I need to know how much of the interior has to come out to replace cable.
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L door locks VIN: JA4MTZ1H43
SUV has door locks working by themselves most of the time . I cleaned and lubed all the key cylinders in the doors , it quit , was okay for a day or two . Now it's back it shop doing it again . Won't do it much sitting still , but as soon as you head down the ...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AL11D55
hey guys i have this car that i changed the compressor and condensor also reciever dryer still no a/c the low side reads -30 high side reads 75 the vechicle was doing the same thing before i put all the parts in please help with this one.
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SG65685
I haven't been able to get this car into a failure. The complaint is if you drive it for 20 to 30 minutes at highway speeds, it has a vibration that is so bad you have to stop the car. A visual inspection shows no obvious signs of wear on the axles or drivesha...
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2004 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.5L cylinder four area of engine VIN: JF1GG68524
Customer complained of a knocking noise, similar to some GM engines with piston slap. The noise is most prevalant at cylinder four area when engine is cold, lessens when engine is warm. Thinking it to be valve related I brought the car in and adjusted the valv...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L mil- flashes VIN: JT3GN86R9W
HELLO, I have a problem ,the check engine light flashes, but only on the freeway at 70 to 80 mph.No codes set or freeze frame. The truck runs great both on and off the freeway. Driving the truck for about 5 miles before the light will come on and flash, at a s...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0Y
came in for po 401 found bad vsv valve for erg replaced it was ok for 2 days light came back on with same code and a code for a/f sensor . a/f sensor is reading o volts swapped with known good sensor no change help!!! Trouble codes: 401 (erg insuffiant flow), 135 (a/f senor out range)
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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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2008 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L Steering VIN: JTDBT92388
Hello guys, this customer hit a curb nothing visualy looks bent alignment is adjustable car steers to the left but does not steer right mitchell does not show much on it. I could not communicate with modis I had a mobile Tech come by and he scanned it "PCM to ...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: KM8SC73E65
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES THEY WERE VERY VALUABLE I TOOK THE CAR TO HYUNDAI DEALER THEY KEPT IT FOR TWO DAYS AND REPLACE THE INPUT AND OUTPUT SENSORS AND RELEARNED THE PCM NOW IT IS WORKING THE WAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE.THANKS AGAIN.. YOU GUYS ARE GREAT.
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L flexplate,flywheel VIN: JALC4B1442
thanks to the people that replied the timing gear set in the rear of the engine was worn and we are awaiting to see if the customer is willing to ok the repair. all of your help was greatly appreciated.
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP131X3
Thanks for all of the replies. Most mentioned checking fuses and connections. After looking at this vehicle with a refreshed mind we found a voltage drop going to big wire at the alternator. Matt [...] nailed it. The big wire had deteriorated enough to cause...
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2006 Lexus LS430 4.3L steering assist VIN: JTBHN36F66
Thanks for the input on this un-common problem. The rack had sustained internal damage rendering it inoperative. The nature of this damage is still unknown as we replaced the rack with a factory new one (very expensive). Collision insurance covered the custome...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Alternator Belt VIN: JN1HZ14S1G
Thanks for all of your help and suggestions. We stated off by removing the balancer to inspect for separation and found no problems. We then confirmed proper belt alignment. We tried to order belts from worldpac but parts where wrong. We order factory belts an...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
ok, my fault. i had replaced the wrong cat, i replaced the center cat for the p0430 and the dtc was for the rear cat which is the front one(huh?), the dead give away was that it was completely gutted, so i still needed the center one. ok, live and learn. i did... Trouble codes: P0430.
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Surge, INT. HIGH IDLE 2K VIN: 1NXBR32E56
TERRY FROM TEXAS WAS CORRECT. RETURNED CAR TO DEALER AND FORTUNATELY IT ACTED UP ON A TEST DRIVE. THEY REPLACED THE COMPUTER AND ALL IS WELL.THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.
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2008 Toyota TUNDRA 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: STBBT54148
A big thanks to all who took time from their day to help. Not wanting to throw parts at this vehicle I swapped the left and right valve and cleared the code. When I restarted the vehicle it set a code for bank 1 valve so I know the valve was the culprit. I cal... Trouble codes: P2442 (BANK2 secondary air injection check vavle stuck open), C1201 (Vehicle Stability Control/engine control system malfuntion).
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