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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCG5653X
What is the simple procedure for resetting the SRS which is presently in Default...not operational...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D43
We replaced original engine (thrust bearing let go on the original) with a used engine, also replaced timing belt, drive belts, water pump and all tune up components, along with various seals and gaskets. Car sat for about three weeks while we were waiting fo...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L drivability VIN: KNDUP13205
E-Mail Me with any thoughts kia dosent even know where the valve is. Thanks in advance Robert. [...]
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2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2225Y
We Ran Computer Diagnostics , The Check Engine Light Was Not On But We Had 17 Codes Our Guess Is Some Repair Shop That This Women Was Taking Her Vehicle To DisConnect The Check Engine Light, Then We Found That Someone Attached A Piece Of Cooper Tubing To Conne...
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2001 Mazda MPV ES 2.5L big noise VIN: JM3LW28Y61
Everything is OK except noise. When pulling the steering wheel smoothly, idle slightly increased and made big noise. The noise source is the air filter housing. It vibrates and makes big noise. What's happening? Noise is very similar to power steering system n...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22141
Ok thanks in advance for everyones help with this little gem...so i get this 01'Mazda Millenia after its been to about three different shops. The whole car is completley ripped apart there are wires and jumpers screws and covers everywhere. This poor guy must ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam Sensor Signal Lost)
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L air bag VIN: JM1FE17314
Air Bag light is on solid at idle, blinks going down the road. code 23, or B1998 present- Pass side air bag module circuit high resistance. WE put spark plugs in it 2 weeks ago, came in on the hook misfiring really bad, CEL blinking. Replaced the coils and spa...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L idle speed VIN: JN1DA31A63
replaced electronic control throttle (ect) - using launch x431 to relearn idle air volume, when selecting function scanner causes idle to drop to spec. but then message reads please wait... does not complete the relearn. i'm pretty sure we are meeting all the ... Trouble codes: P1121 (etc actuator problem)
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2005 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.3L air bag code VIN: JS2RA61S95
I have the Airbag light lit on this Suzuki and have pulled the code by grounding the connector under the driver's kick panel and the code will not clear. I get code 1383 but cannot find any explanation for the code. Does anyone here have a list of the srs/airb...
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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L pressures VIN: JHMEG8650P
hi and thanks for all who replied.the bottom line was this car had a compressor going bad.the vibrating guage readings are the valves in the compressor giving up.the sluggish low side reading is due to the condenser low flow.the oil had a grayish color after r...
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16594
The problem was the Purge Solenoid located next to the TB. Although it had flow it was not enough. Some of the replies showed how the system works, this proved very helpful. Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0497 (Evap low purge flow).
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L power door locks VIN: KMHJF25F5X
I INFORMED CUSTOMER THE COST OF INSTALLING FUSE'S ON EVERY DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR TO LOCATE PROBLEM , STILL WAITING FOR OK . I THANK ALL FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO HELP RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM IAM SURE IT WILL BE A SHORTED LOCK ACTUATOR AS MANY SUGGESTED I WILL POST ...
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1995 Nissan Altima XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D4S
Turns out in the end, Fuel pump. The junk yard tank had a junk yard pump. Also the tank was pretty much empty (gauge still showed 1/4 tank). Put in 10 liters of fuel from a jerry can, car fired and ran ok, but the pump was heating up to the point where you cou...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
thanks for trying to help me with this pickup.we never could find out what was causing the p1447 code and customer got tried of waiting on us to find problem so he picked up truck to try somebody else. Trouble codes: P1447.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5N1ED28YXY
Sorry for the delay in closing this one but it's fixed. Turns out we were being led in the wrong direction by the glitch in the ckp sensor. We scoped the cam sensor signal and found a similar glitch. We happened to have another xterra here at the time so we de... Trouble codes: P0325.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Well This one is down the road, and countless hours of confusment. One of my fellow technitians failed to tell me he had swapped coils with another altima we were working on. an 03 model that had no fire to one coil. well I don't know how but this faulty coil ...
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1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1AC422XP
first of all i want to thank tom, calvin, kevin and john for all the help they provided. all four of then were fairly close in their line of thought on this subaru. i found out several things on this one. first clue was no power to crank sensor, and no check ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start VIN: JF1GD29642
Ok here the deal... Even through it did not start it gave the crank sensor code. Tested sensor it worked fine... At last we took a look at the ring gear behind the crank gear.. it was missing a tooth and 1/2... So we welded a few new teeth on the gear... FIR...
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