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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L trans dose not shift. any time it wants to. VIN: 2312312312
Found green corrosion on the trans computer terminals so i replaced the trans module but that did not help. The fluids look good. Ohmed out the solenoids all of them have 17ohms of resistance and the speed sensors about [...]. The trans module has all its p...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IHGCB7551P
Hello Honda techs: I have this 93 accord LX with idle hunting at start up. I start the car and the idle revs about 10 times before it stabilizes. I had retrieve a blink code for IAC valve and replaced it. Also had code for distributor and replaced. I have adju...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Clutch VIN: JHLRD1740W
Hello everybody. Customer originally brought vehicle in for low pedal pressure. They brought their own master and slave cylinder (NON-OEM) which we replaced and clutch performed normally. Two months later they are back with a slipping clutch. Again with parts ...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG164XW
I have misfire codes P0300 thru P0306. Customer had no complaints. Car runs excellent. Ignition parts are not new but they look OK. I cleared the codes and tried to reset the codes but couldn't. Freeze frame data: rpm - 5700 RPM, VEH SPEED - 52 MPH, LTFT - 2.0... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire), P0302 (misfire), P0303 (misfire), P0304 (misfire), P0305 (misfire)
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMAP1144Y
First,the car came in with an obvious misfire on cylinder #1,at that time the check engine light was on,(misfire on cyl.#1),so i changed all sparkplugs and ignition coil on cyl.#1.Two weeks later,tha car comes back with the check engine ligth on,The codes were... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire on cylinder 4)
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2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Surge VIN: 1HGCM71585
Car came in with complaint of stumbling & poping at 2700 RPM. Also when this happens Tach is erratic. Check engine light, abs light is on. Check fuses under dash & fuse 18 has no power on either side. 50 AMP multi-Fuse under hood is good. All-Data says #18 Fus... Trouble codes: P0102 (Mass Air Flow Circuit Low), P0141 (02 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P0340 (Cam Sensor A), P0462 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low)
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L immobilizer VIN: JHMFA16886
Ok guys this one is my wifes car and its stuck in the driveway. We went away camping for the weekend and when we came back the battery was dead. I hooked up my trickle charger to the car and got juice back. When i did i noticed she left the rear light on insid...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L power door locks VIN: KMHJF25F5X
hello fellow techs ! door locks blow fuse once in a weeks time , customer can't leave car for any length of time . has any one seen a similer problem with this make & model of car ? any help would be greatly appreciated !!! thanks for your time
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2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Unknown VIN: KMHHN65F4U
my problem is that the when you get into 4-6 gears going at speeds above 50 mph i get a shake that feels like an inner tripod what is odd is this does not happen in the first 3 gears. i did replace the left axle for i felt a slight movement in the tripod but i...
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: KNAGD12611
We are the third shop to be blessed with this car. When it's cold (first start or after cool down) it runs very poorly until it warms up. First start idles at 8 deg. advance and after warm up it idles at 28 deg. advance in park. When warm and in gear will idle...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L inop VIN: JTHFN48Y52
I have a retractable hardtop on this SC430 that does not work. The switch for top does not light up when pushed open or close. I pulled codes for top and got code B2523 Roof position switch #1 malfunction. I use Alldata it is of no help with location of this s...
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1995 Mazda B3000 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: S4F4CR16U3
Hey everyone, got this code set p0401 egr insufficient flow. egr valve works normal, vacuum pump opens valve and holds. control solenoid is new. dont know how the egr system monitors the insufficient flow.. any common issues? the egr monitor takes forever to c... Trouble codes: P0401
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1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L 4th to 1st shift slow speed VIN: 1YVGF22DOW
the car drives shifts fine but when you slow down to round 15 mph then press acceleator it goes from 4th to 1st very quick then to 3rd somtimes will do it 2 times quickly seems to only hapen around 15 mph I have replaced turbine speed sensor and tps as per the...
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC84H12
Hallo, ladies and gentlemen! Thanks in advance for yuor help. I have this Mitsubishi Eclipse that came by towing for no starting. After confirming the complaint, I did the basic tests: fuel, spark, compression etc. etc. From previous experiences , I tried to s... Trouble codes: P0507
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L reverse VIN: JN8AR05Y6V
This replacement transmission has no reverse and somewhat forward gears. If you put it in neutral the vehicle will move forward but slips, seems to drive good in drive. scan tool, transmission mode recognizes the change from reverse to drive. My question is: C...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y03
customer commented was driving 70 mph vehicle bucked and shut off. No start. Have cranking rpm on scan tool, has no spark and no noid light at injectors. Has fuel pressure. Checked cranking rpm on modis, good. Checked cam signal with lab scope, square wave pat... Trouble codes: P0302
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L 1st gear engagement VIN: 1N4BL11E75
Customer brought us this car, drives good normally, after a long highway drive, if you go into reverse, neutral, or park & then back into drive, you get a 2-4 second delayed engagement, then upon re-engagement it is very harsh. This car will then drive perfect...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Hello and thank you in advanced. Customer stated she had an oil change, ran her errands and as she pulled into her garage, that's when the vehicle died. Vehicle starts and idles both cold and at normal operating tempratures. The problem with the vehicle is d...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E65
There is a repetetive "groan" coming from the l/front that seems to be at about the same rate as wheel speed. This noise is easy to duplicate on the road by slowing down (noise begins around 20 mph) and turning to the right. Because of traction control I can't...
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2008 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L ac system VIN: 1N4BL24E38
vehicle was repaired @ other location. Was brought in for ac not cooling. Removed all freon to check charge. Recharged system with rated amount of freon, ac still not cooling. Installed another expansion valve, no change. installed a new compressor, no change....
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V62
This vehicle came in with intermittent limp mode and no codes. Went through all the Techhelp requests I could find and performed all of the fixes that other techs had found. I am getting stumped by this thing. Most of the time the vehicle will drive/shift pe...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTDKB20U75
Body shop had trouble with a coolant heat tank code (can't remember code )that was finally resolved by them after bleeding the system several times.The car runs fine but now the customer complains of a 10 mpg fuel economy loss.I've found no codes in any system...
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1993 Acura Integra GS 1.8L valve clearance VIN: JH4DA9377P
Thanks to all the techs who weighed in on what was wrong/what to do about it. I am at a loss to explain what happened, but here is what I did: I would have rather cut the end of the valve a little, but as was pointed out, I couldn't have kept the end of the va...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5680U
A OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF RESPONSES THANKS TO ALL, REPLACE MAIN RELAY AND STILL ACTED UP. WAS NOT ABLE TO TELL IF I WAS LOSING SPARK OR FUEL BECAUSE THE STALL WAS SO INTERMITTANT AND WOULD RESTART RIGHT AWAY, DECIDED TO TAKE THE STANDARD IGN SWITCH OUT AND REP...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21241
well the majority of everyone was the same that the fuel pump was bad so I replaced it and all is well. Thanks for all your input Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L interior lights and door ajar lights VIN: 5FNRL18522
tHE VEHICLE HAS NOT YET RETURNED FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSTICS, ALOT OF IDEAS THAT I CAN CHECK WHEN IT RETURNS. WILL REPOST WHEN IT RETURNS. THANKS FOR ALL THE IDEAS I RECIEVED.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Shifts erratically VIN: 2HKYF18633
I may have fixed the problem-by removing the shaft speed sensors and cleaning the magnetic particles off them. I know this might be a temporary fix, and in reality the transmission may be failing, but I tried this step, and so far she has not reported any prob...
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire, ign. spark noise VIN: KMHCG45C84
Vehicle has not returned to me as of yet so I will close this w/o fix for now. Much helpful info. was offered to be concidered and I will pursue that if it comes back. Several comments indicated static electric from the acc. drive belts, alt. itself, coil, spa...
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1998 Isuzu Bighorn 3.1L Starting VIN: UBS69GW728
What i found was a bad fuel shut off solonoid. Mike from NZ.informed me that fuel pump was not computer controlled and that the black box on the side of the pump was part of the TPS that controlled the transmission. Also the OBB11 connector was for auto trans ...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, RECURRING PO130 VIN: JT8GK13TOR
AFTER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL THE HELPFUL ADVICE FROM OTHER TECHS AND MY CO-TECHS HERE AT THE SHOP A SATISFACTORY REPAIR OF THE VEHICLE WAS NOT ABLE TO BE ACHIEVED. ULTIMATELY, THE CUSTOMER, AT OUR BEHEST, DECIDED TO TAKE THE SUBJECT VEHICLE TO THE LEXUS DEALE... Trouble codes: P0130.
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF2200Y
Unfortuneatly, the information recieved wasn't much help, 2 help messages reffered to the possibility of a distributor problem, but this unit is DIS/Ignition. I check the info that the others gave but to noavail. went to IDENTA/Fix not much help there. This on...
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1994 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D4R
Well, the customer declined further repairs, in favor of a newer vehicle. Here's what I found out though: the distributor was at fault for the lack of rpm reading and the ignition code. MAF still stuck at 5.2v. Checked all grounds to the MAF, and the updated s... Trouble codes: 12 (Air Flow Meter), 21 (Ignition Coil Primary Voltage Malfunction).
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L communication VIN: 1N4DL01D7X
A new ecm fix it thank for you help. by using the lapscope pin #10 16 pin connector there was not digital date
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Timing VIN: JF1SG69624
sent this one to the machine shop and had the heads re done, I think that it overheated to the point of warping the heads so the cams seized in the heads and caused the belt to break.. all is good vehicle is back on the road again... thanks for all the help
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1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: J2EL56D4S0
Thank you all And thanks to Long [...], I installed my multimeter at the ECU to monitor MAP volts and found I had 2.5 volts at idle when it should have been 1.5. While working on this car at some point the voltage went back to 1.5 at idle and the car ran wel...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
I may never what happened to this engine for sure. I obtained a Borescope to look in the cylinders, everything looked ok. I loosended the Starter, nothing binding there. I feel the problem is in the bottom end., Customer will not let me pull the Oil Pan to exa...
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