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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L headlights VIN: 1HGCG554OW
I am attempting to adjust the headlights and I know I'm missing something simple. Both Alldata and the owners manual give me the same procedure which involves making sure the bubble level guage is set correctly. The problem is i cannot find the level assembly!...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Low brake pedal VIN: JHLRD77832
Replaced LR caliper due to hanging up. After replacing caliper and bleeding system several times (manual and power bleed)brake pedal sinks to the floor when car is running. Replaced master cylinder hoping to fix this problem, no change. Power bled system at AB...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Regulator VIN: 2HGE826724
Car came in with the battery cooked. Changed battery and checked charging system. High charge rate, (17.5 volts) Of course the regulator is the problem, but I can't find info as to if it is internal with the alternator or PCM controlled. Appreciate the help!
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Regulator VIN: 2HGE826724
Car came in with the battery cooked. Changed battery and checked charging system. High charge rate, (17.5 volts) Of course the regulator is the problem, but I can't find info as to if it is internal with the alternator or PCM controlled. Appreciate the help!
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X5X
I've just been given this truck to look at. We have replaced the B2S2 HO2S 4 times on this vehicle over a period of 40,000 miles / 2 years. The vehicle keeps intermittently setting a code po160 b2s2 insufficient activity. Well I got it today and the ck eng lig... Trouble codes: P0160 (HO2S Insufficient activity B2S2)
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2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Electronic VIN: JTHBN36F64
car came in with brake pads replacement , replace the pads & everything is fine , 3 weeks later customer came in with nrake wear light is showing , check brakes are fine replace front & rear brake wear sensors & the light still on showsbrake wear , any ideas w...
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4A3AJ56G0T
we installed 2 new motor mounts left and right (rad and fire wall) rad side mount was broke. now car vibrates at an idle in gear with ac on it is worse.iac seems to be doing its job. trans mount is about 1 year old and was replaced when transmission was instal...
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2003 Nissan Altima 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 14NBL11D43
Hello All, This vehicle is one of a couple that is taking sleep away. The code p0340 always sets. Tested sensor according to Nissan info in Alldata and found the B1 cam sensor bad. Replace sensor with a AutoZone part and CEL and hard start continued. Checked ... Trouble codes: P0340 (bank 1 cam position sensor phase)
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Compressor VIN: 1NGAA07A24
The truck came in while I was gone. The GS/Counter man sold pressure switch. Didn't help. I did a diagnostic flow and it said Nissan has to pull codes with a nissan scanner. We took it to nissan and they said the head was bad. We found a new one in s florida. ...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L NATS (Key Identification) VIN: 1N4BL11D85
Vehicle came in for an intermitant crank no start. Found code P1615 IMMU Communication (Immu is unit on key cylinder that recognizes signal from key). Could not verify concern, vehicle started everytime. Cut an additional key and reprogrammed both keys to vehi...
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2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W26
they have been already replaced the all the coils and computer and reprogramed. still same froblem w/ no starts and burning #1,#3,#2 coils.rest of them has sparks.has no previous history reapiar. only thing i told by other shop had a front end body damage back... Trouble codes: 2119 (etc actr), 2101 (electronic throttle control)
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2007 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U27
Hi there I just received that van that come from a dealer next door, seems to be there delivery van. the complaint is when shifting to drive it engage very strong just like maximum pressure on pc selenoid, the reverse engaged normal. they had that same pr...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BD4355T
This Subaru has a vibration from the engine that is felt inside the car. With the engine running and trans in gear ( drive or rev)is when the vibration is happening. Turning on the a/c makes it worst. It feels just like a bad engine mount. The engine and trans...
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1986 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L Hard start VIN: JT2SV12E36
Vehicle starts hard cold, narrowed problem down to cold start injector not firing at all. I have power to injector while cranking and lose ground when cranking but have it with key off. I'm suspecting the timer has a ground drop and is defective, my question i...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
I did a Timing Belt & Water Pump replacement on this Camry.Job went pretty good until it came time to start. I hit the key, would not fire.I had not installed the top Timing Belt cover, I could see the Belt had jumped probably a quarter turn. I tried to reset ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L cruise VIN: 1NXBR12E11
Hey all, has anyone ever installed cruise on a 01 corolla? I have called toyota, looked on google, but can,t find anyting. This is the wife's car; we bought it last year when gas was $5.00 a gal. She still likes it, but she wants her cruise. you know how that ...
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA966X2
pinpointed problem as main power relay.thanks for all the replies Rich
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2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L Instrument cluster VIN: KMHCG35C92
Of the replies Ty [...] had the answer. There is a light sheet over all of the gauges. It is powered by an inverter inside the cluster which gets its power from the same circuit that lights up the odometer and speedometer light bulbs via the ...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN30F62
There was two bad grounds one main battery ground connection & the body ground was doing all the grounding even on start up. we repiared the main battery ground & ran a second body ground all is well Thanks to all that helped out!!!
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L 4wdL lite flashes VIN: JA4MT31R02
The two replies we received weren't relavent to this vehicle. Also, We were never able to duplicate the problem so We returned the vehicle to the customer and the problem has yet to reoccur.
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31R33
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED, AFTER STEPPING BACK AND RECHECKING EVERYTHING "AGAIN" I CHECKED THE VACUUM COMING OUT OF THE EGR VACUUM SOLENOID WHILE DRIVING BY "T",ING IN A VACUUM GAUGE AND FOUND THAT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS CYCLING IT WAS RESTRICTED AND ONLY ALLOWI... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L rattle VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Got this headache fixed! There were no suspension problems,even tried the service bulletin... The cause of the knock was from the engine motor mount on the upper passenger side. Why we were not able to find this sooner I don't know. Thanks to all!
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1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L block,heads VIN: 4S3BD6756X
We sent the heads out to have them pressure checked and milled. I measured the block deck and could see no warpage there. I got some Spot Check weld check from a local welding supply store (you can get the three cans you need for less than $40), and checked ...
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 4S4BT61C83
I'm sorry I forgot to close this help request. It turned out that the NEW axle we put in was causing the noise. Replaced the axle and the noise went away. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L engine VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Thanks to all for lots of ideas. Binding exhaust, radiator hoses against body, belt tensioner, balancer, etc. All had been previously checked. Still a mystery why this vibration started when the mounts were replaced and that it has happened on more than one c...
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