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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42711
car came in w/p1457 & p1456 codes. went through test procedure & vent valve was not working. replaced vent valve & p1456 went away. p1457 came back & went through test procedure & system passed. had cust come back w/half tank of gas like stated in test procedu... Trouble codes: P1457
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH185X3
this vehicle was brought to me running very bad at idle and while driving. the mil was on wiht a code related to the iac valve. i cleaned the valve and the car ran way better .now the mil come on about 30mi after i clear it.the code p0172 system too rich only ... Trouble codes: P0172
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L leak
sorry about the vin she is coming back next week and i never thought of grabbing the vin but this v6 accord (real nice clean car) has a oil leak between the back side of the engine /trans i can pull the little inspection cover and i dont see any oil around the...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHHN65FX3
Friends, Need help! I have this Tiburon that came in today for REJECT from Illinois emissions. The customer did his own 'repairs' some 150 miles ago. Allegedly he cleared the light, and has driven 150 miles since, and has been rejected from the illinois emissi...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7232X
Customer complains of no power. No acelleration. Check engine light is on. They checked code and had cam sensor input circuit code present. I have only had the two codes listed appear during my checks. Totally lost on this one. Any suggestions will be apprecia... Trouble codes: P1115 (ECT sensor voltage reading error from ECM to TCM), P1121 (TPS sensor voltage reading error from ECM to TCM)
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E5P
It runs good, no MIL, no codes, no vacuum leaks that I can SEE. Anybody have any history on these BARELY failing? I'm sure I can throw a new Cat at it and get it to pass but the customer is looking for more of a stop-gap for the next 2 years. Hot,in the bay...
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2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L Steering VIN: JTHBK26297
We have this 250 on which the power steering does not work and the P/S light is on. The car was in a little front end accident before, and it was fixed. We had the alignment done on it right after the repair. After the repair the car has been sitting around fo...
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1995 Mazda MPV LXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234S
Good Crank No start when cold. A quick shot of starter fluid through vacuum port then it will start and run all day! after sitting overnight no start again. Heres my problem its a freinds car and he lives in a remote place so I have to go mobile for this job, ...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22181
Checked Voltage at Red Black wire on distributor it has 12 volts. Also checked for ground also ok. Replaced distributor with new still no start.Test pink black wire for voltage (Mitchel and All data say you should have 12 volts but schematic looks like 5 volt ... Trouble codes: P1345 (CMP Sensor Cuicuit Malfuction)
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51R2V
97 montero 3.5 L repeatedly sets codes for fuel trim out of range on both banks but bank 2 seems to be more prominate. Plugs and wires are new, fuel filter was replaced and injectors have been cleaned. It takes a couple of drive cycles to set code and turn MIL... Trouble codes: P0173 (fuel trim out of range bank 2)
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L high beams / wws VIN: 4A3AA46G6X
Good Morning - This vehicle has no high beams. All other lights work. The indicator light comes on when the stalk is moved but the lights don't change. Also the WWs only work on low and the washer is inop. We have changed both switches, the column ecu, front e...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G9Y
Id like to thank all in advance for their help. This 2.4 liter has no injector pulse for # 3 & # 4 cly. No codes and spark is fine for all 4 clys. Power is present at all injectors with key on. I do get the ground pulse for # 1 & # 2 cly. from the PCM but no...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L No Start VIN: 6MMAP67P0Y
hi i have this mitsubishi diamante 3.5l coming back when wet out. dry when it was here and starting fine but resetting camshaft code po340 and crankshaft code po335. i dont have labscope but engine does seem to have a slight miss/rough idle. can wires or cap a... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown
This Maxima will intermittantly stop engaging the axles, but the transmission is spinning the carrier. The speedometer is reading like the car is moving but its not. Whether its in D or reverse you can hear the engine drag down and the gear train in the tranny...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D71
To All Nissan techs, Thank you in advance. My girlfriends son's 2001 Altima has an intermittant problem. Once and awhile when you come to a stop, the car seems to load up and stall. When you go to restart it the car acts like it went totally rich. It then sta...
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2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L compressor VIN: JF1GF4852Y
hey fellow grease monkeys:) ive been looking into an intermitent ac clutch problem. it cuts in and out at various times. relay is coming on and off. seems electrical. i wasnt able to complete my tests because the info ive got seems out to lunch. Are there any ...
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L readiness VIN: 5TBRT34191
truck came in about 3 weeks ago for check engine light. customer just had it at another shop where they replaced both left side o2 sensors.had p0155 and p0161 codes for both right side o2 heater circuits.also felt a misfire and but no misfire code. traced misf...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L vsc & trac VIN: 5TDZT34A85
ABS DTC's were recorded and erased, only C1360 won't erase subsequent to a rear brake job and machining front rotors. The calipers were bled during rear pad replacement but no other bleeding of brakes was provided. TSB courtesy Alldata: Some 2003 - 2005 model...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMZK35V36
Hello everyone. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do with this one. Hopfully someone has been here before and can offer a little more info on how to test for this concern. What I have is cel on , vsc light is on , and slip indicator lamp is on. Code... Trouble codes: P0606 (PCM processing error)
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2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L maintainence light reset VIN: JTKDN3U0A0
Customer came in for LOF, no owners manual. I have no information in the mitchell on demand . dealer was no help I need to reset the oil maintainence light. any help would be great.
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L abs light VIN: KMHFU45D51
SORRY TO SAY I HAVE NOT FIXED THIS VEHICLE. MOST REPLIES SAID OPEN WIRE BETWEEN SENSOR AND MODULE. TRIED EVERYTHING TO FIND OPEN BY PULLING ON WIRING BUT NEVER COULD FIND ANYTHING. ENDED UP RUNNING NEW WIRING FROM SENSOR TO MODULE. CUSTOMER CAME IN A FEW DAYS...
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A3X
Well I would like to thank those that took the time to respond. One thing that I should have posted in the original post was that the front O2 was fluctuating normally. And that I tried to force the rear O2 rich and lean with no results. This rear O2 was fixed... Trouble codes: P0138 (b1s2 circuit voltage).
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L transfer case VIN: JACDJ58X51
The computer did not have a 5 volt referance so we replaced the computer, then we found that one of the sensors was shorted on the return to the computer. one sensor had about 26 ohms throgh it from the 5 volt referance wire to the return wire and the other ha...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L alternator VIN: JA3XC4759N
thanks for all the help, ended up being a bad connector at the alt, good thing because i was going to send it down the road, could not get the alt out w/out a bunch of work, customer had 150.00 in pocket for labor,lol. again thanks.
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L timing belt
THE VEHICLE IS FIXED. I WAITED TO MAKE SURE NO CODES SET. SEVERAL RESPONSES SAID THE MARKS DONT LINE UP EXACTLY. I LINED THEM UP WITH THE INTAKE CAM A LITTLE FORWARD OF THE EXHAUST CAM WHICH WAS THE CLOSEST THEY WOULD COME TOGETHER ANYWAY.THANKS FOR THE ANSWER...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E6W
thanks for all the responses turns out plain and simple the purge valve was intermitently sticking (not closing). We replaced the purge valve and the car has been gone for two weeks or so with no problems. Thanks for all the great responses Trouble codes: P0441.
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2BK12U91
HI GUYS, TO ALL THAT SENT IN TO MY PROBLEM , THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THESE REQUEST, THE PROBLEM WAS SOLVED WITH A NEW AUX. BATTERY, IT WAS THE ORIGINAL , @ 8 YRS OLD I GUESS IT HAD DONE IT'S JOB WELL , I CHECKED THE VOLTAGE AND AMPS , BOT...
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