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2000 Acura TL 3.2L torque converter clutch VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Hello I have a acura tl here that the tcc is appling on the 1-2 shift. From what I read on alldata it should not untill third. The trans. works good other than that non of the usual proplems associated with 98 up hondas. The computer is comanding voltage to th...
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L harmonic balancer VIN: 19UUA5662Y
Thanks in advancefor any suggestions, This vehicle came in no start found crank sensor to be faulty. the problem is I cannot remove the bolt from the crankshaft. tried using a 3/4 impact to no avail clamped a holder on it and used a 1/2 breaker and a pipe brok...
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2002 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES35872
first all scanner does nt show acura el been using honda civic data. also all data doesnt show that model of acura either.So is using ahonda civic the same tech info. Please help. PSB 08- 016 worth doing Evap block or resticted dropping gas to pre form. Trouble codes: P1457
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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L HVAC contols VIN: 2HGEJ6612Y
HVAC system intermittently NOT operating--no controls work at all. No power to "Push Switch" ("A/C", "Recycle" and "Rear Defrost" buttons). No fan speed or air mix in "Heater Control Panel". When the HVAC system does NOT work it's usually when you first start ...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Instrument cluster VIN: KMHCG35C92
Hyundai instrument cluster is dark except for the odometer and tripometer. Rheostat works fine, odometer lights and other display lights dim and brighten with it and voltmeter tests are fine on circuit. With dash out there are only two illumination bulbs and b...
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L flywheel VIN: KMHHN65F54
I recently installed a new clutch, pressure plate and throw-out bearing. I had some difficulty removing the trans until I realized that the clutch lever needs to be removed to allow the throwout bearing to release from the clutch fork. I installed the new part...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.7L high pressure VIN: KMHWF35H45
The vehicle came in with insufficient cold problem.Low side is normal,25-30 psi,but high side goes up to 450psi caused the comp power cut off by pressure switch. I replaced the condensor with drier built into it. Same reading,same problem. I blew the lines,eva...
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1991 Mazda 929 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JMHC2249M0
vehicle came in for high idle cold only i check the iac valve coolant flows good many mention intake runner o-ring, but what o-rings i have gaskets, do they mean the injector o-rings? and help would be great thanks
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1994 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L left front cv axle VIN: JM1BG224XR
i AM REPLACING THE LEFT FRONT CV DRIVE AXLE, IT MOVES BACK & FORTH BUT WILL NOT COME OUT, i HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM DOING AXLES BUT THIS ONE IS THE PITS, i HAVE USED A CHIESEL, WILL NOT COME OUT HAVE USED PRY BAR STILL WON'T COME OUT, ANY SUGGESTIONS OR SECRE...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AC44G61
Hello fellow techs, The air conditioner works great out on the road. When you come to a stop after a few seconds the a/c compressor will turn off. There is power to the relay, if you bypass the relay the compressor will run. There is power to the control side ...
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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Steering Wheel Angle Sensor VIN: 5N1AN08W55
Hello All, Vehicle still needs to be aligned and wheel centered, but was wondering is there a manual reset proceedure to set the steering angle sensor back to neutral position? Alldata provides proceedure using Nissan Consult only. Solus Pro does not give data...
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2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L compressor VIN: 4S3BN89612
Hey subaru techs, please help. I've got the bosses neighbors car with no a/c operation. the compressor clutch is not getting power, the compressor does operate if I jump the relay. The control side of the relay is not getting ground from the ecm. I have read a...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Rear cam VIN: 4T1BF22KXV
Hello fellow techs, i have this Camry that we just installed a new timing belt and water pump, and tune up on for maintenance purposes. This is a new customer to us so we do not know the history of the car. After the repairs where made on our road test we noti...
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L srs light VIN: 2T1KR32E75
custome brought car in after having it serviced elsewhere for the airbag light remaining on (but not consistantly). ran diagnostics and the only code stored was P0196 (oil temp. sensor range/performance). cleared code and road tested with genisys connected/on ...
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2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: JTHBN36F05
only got 2 replies one guy said go by the book the other was Stuart from florida he said pull the trans then the eng and rad that was the ticket, I did not touch the frame or rack (other than the ps lines ) I was able to even leave the hood on. I left everthi...
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28A63
The customer complained of loud fans. The service writer order fans, I knew that was probably not the problem. My scanner was in for repair which explains my pre scan post.Thanks guys you were right the fan module corrected it.
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MT21H22
This truck had multiple problems. First i used inspection holes to check timing and marks lined up. I thought it was electrical so i remived all components to check crank sensor and found timing belt is off mark by crank 2 teeth. Replaced belt and reassembl...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: JN1CA31DXT
WELL,CUSTOMER WENT ON VACATION AND SAID HE WOULD BRING CAR BACK BUT NEVER HAS.HOWEVER I RECIEVED 15 POSTS ON THIS AND 12 WERE RELATED TO FAULTY MAF.THERE WERE TWO SUGGESTING STILL MIGHT BE PLUGGED CATS AND TO LOOSEN EXHAUST TO VERIFY.ALSO POSSIBLE SPLIT IN AIR...
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L pretensoiner VIN: 1N6DD26S12
the shorting bar at the pretensioner conn was the problem thanks for all the help
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L long crank VIN: 3N1CB51D83
Quite a few of you said to check for coolant in the cylinders. After asking my employee about this possability he said it was using water with no external leaks (a piece of info left out of the puzzle). a pressure test with plugs out revealed water in cyls aft...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
WELL, IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF DAYS NOW AND THE BEAST HASN'T RETURNED. I GUESS NISSAN DEALER FOUND THE PROBLEM. I STILL WON'T HOLD MY BREATH. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO REPLAED. Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected).
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L line pressure VIN: 1NGAA07A04
I was lead to believe initially that this problem was a result of messing with the fuse box, but after finding it had no line pressure and already spending hours eliminating a wiring problem, I advised the customer that I didn't think it was related and then h...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L steering wheel vibration at 58-63MPH VIN: 1NGAD07WX6
Thanks to all that replied. The u-joints on the front shaft were bad. Replaced them both and all is well. Thanks agian for the help. Dave
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4VN13D7N
Sorry it took so long to get back to ya'll but I have to end this post because of time. The cust has picked up the truck and has not brought it back yet. I did try several things with no sucess over layed wires, disconnected sensors, checked for broken and sh... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition ref signal).
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1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E5X
hello all of you. great news I fixed this damp car. like I said I checked all the wirings and voltage and ground points. but what was come out? there is a fuse 5A from ignition swicth supply 12 volt power to 6 injectors, 3 ignition coils, idle air valve, and 2... Trouble codes: P1300.
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2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L booster VIN: 2T1CG28P41
Here is what I figured out (at least on this car). There is a gasket between the master cylinder and the booster. This gasket is supposed to seal out any moisture or dirt from contaminating the rubber seal, push rod, and rear of master cylinder. The gasket ...
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