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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1856Y
honda techs, i could use some input on this one. this oddity came in on the hook as a cranking no start. i tested for spark and found none, tested for injector pulse and found none,the fuel pump does run and pressure is good. i pinned out the main relay and fo...
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2001 Honda Insight 1.0L dies VIN: JHMZE13791
This is the first Hybrid repair other than regular Maintance. Any info will be greatly appreciated. The car will start, then die in 4 seconds. It will restart immediatly but die again in 4 sec. You can do this all day long. I'm not sure where to start. Please ...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D04
This car came in with a code p0449 vent valve problem, found vent valve stuck open. and canister full of water. Replaced valve and attempted to empty canister of water. reinstalled assembly . code came back few days later. Recheck system and all I can find wro... Trouble codes: P0449
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Front Brakes VIN: JALC4B146X
This vehicle sat for a number of years before we rebuilt the engine and placed it in service over 1 year ago. The truck was brought to my facility for an electrical issue and regular service. As we do with most trucks from other domiciles, we use it in service...
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2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12652
This Kia was bought at auction by a local used dealer and it seemed to be a clean vehicle. We did a safty/maint inspection and found no problems. Dealer came in to pick vehicle up and it would not start. I found no spark and traced it to the ignition coil driv... Trouble codes: P0350 (ign prim ckt failure)
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L no reverse VIN: JT8UF11EXN
I was brought this trans as a bench job. I did not have the opertunity to drive this vehicle before the trans was removed. Customer said that it moved forward but no reverse.The other people who did the overhaul tried another valvebody with the same results. I...
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
car came in customer complained of hesitation and stalling during acceleration.ohmed tps sensor found open circuit.replaced tps with factory (oem) part adjusted to spec.per alldata.still have a flat spot when acelerating.sort of bogs down then shoots off.need ...
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1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 1.3L tach and coolant level VIN: JM1FD331XP
Hello fellow techs. I have a Mazda RX7 turbo that has an inst. problem. The tach wanders up and down at random, even with the engine not running and the key on. The oil press. guage is low most of the time. At random, the low coolant light will light and the w...
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Dear fellow members we have this vehicle that keeps setting a misfire code on the #5 cylinder when cold. If the code is cleared after start up and gets to operating temp it does not reset until the next start up.Upon the next start up it will usually reset in ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09X62
This code seems to set fairly soon after being cleared. No symptoms, drives great. I have verified power at the swrill control solenoid valve, I verfified that the ground wire to the PCM is good. I can activate (manually since I do not have a Consult II)the va... Trouble codes: P1130 (Swril Control Valve)
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E45
This one got towed in and will not restart;no spark,no injector pulse. The cooling fans both run anytime the ignition switch is in on position;this should be a good indicator but I found no reference to it in the fixes section. I have checked the ground cable ... Trouble codes: P0462, P0463, P0500, U1000, U1001
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2008 Suzuki Reno 2.0L TP Sensors VIN: KL5JD66Z38
I posted this on the Snap-On forum but didn't get much help. Hope I'll fare better here. I put 4 Dunlop Graspic on salvage yard wheels for my daughter's 2008 Suzuki Reno. The wheels are off a 2008 Forenza and are the same as the stock steel rims and came with...
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1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE95C5J
Greetings: Cap car failed for excessive nox. Vehicle has 365k+ miles w/ original catalyst converter. Performed baseline when stone cold. Readings are as follows: 15mph/CO2=14.6/O2=.6/HC=152(130)/CO=.10(.80)/NO=2805(835) 25mph/CO2=14.9/O2=.2/HC=55(105)/CO=.12...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
Vehicle was driven in w/ slipping forward gears and no reverse. Changed filter and fluid, fluid was poor quality and filter had normal debris for mileage / age, added trans x , vehicle now has forward gears and intermittent reverse. Reverse seems to work fine ...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N06
Thanks for the help. I have a truck with a complaint of no/ poor accel interm. when cruising and rough/ low idle cold in morning. I had a p0012. Cam sensor looked good. Actuator worked. Oil was clean and screen was clean. Replaced camshaft gear. Now it's back ... Trouble codes: 0012 (cam retard), 0300 (multiple misfire), 0301 (0302 -), 0302
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L noise VIN: 19UUA66204
first of all i would like to thank everybody who gave my request some thought.it was the idler pully making the noise.i took the pully off and checked it and could not see any thing wrong with it.but it sounded like a powersterring wine.i took a chance and rep...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Transmission range sensor VIN: JHLRD78862
Thanks to all for responding the information was helpful. The problem turned out to be the frozen shift cable pin.When the customer originally brought me the car I told him to take it to Honda for the recalled shift cable pin.When he came back a few months la...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L mounts VIN: JHLRE48747
the customer had bad experience with dealer decided to trade it in .thanks for all responses the motor mounts were probably the cause of the cause vibration.
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, lean exhaust bank 1 VIN: JNRDR07Y51
Thanks to all that replied. It ended coming back with 2 codes for both banks being lean, P0171 and P0174. I noticed thet mass air flow sensor went sort of flat lined on warm up so I replaced it and all is fine. Thanks again to all Trouble codes: P0171.
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF6140L
vechile acting up no 5v to tps and other 3 wire sensors checked continuity to ecm all ok opened up ecm did find capacitor leaking down gop everywhere inside replaced ecm drove again didn't act up returned to customer
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: JM1BK12F37
As previously stated set up valve timing/crankshaft pulley co-relation. This procedure involves multiple steps. Pass. side axle must be removed to install special crankshaft tdc pin available through Mazda or OTC. Valve cover must be removed to install camshaf...
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2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1YVHP80C77
tansmission had an internal problem.Thanks for the help.
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L controller VIN: 6MMAP57P41
the customer went to dealer for repairs. they replaced left rear wheel speed sensor. even though all the test that i did revealed no right front signal in the data graphing screen of my verus or modis scanner, while on a test drive. the a/c wave form showed si...
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2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 2.5L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D3L
Well Folks...Thanks for all the assistance It was quite simple and did not take a bunch of time or special equipment to resolve...All Manually done... The procedure has two specific procedures,, 1) you must get the PCM to identify you wish to enter Service M...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A51
we contacted customer to have them return to try sugestions from other members customer advised light has not come back on many thanks to those who offered help we will advise if customer returns and any results Trouble codes: P0446.
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K23
We took the steering shaft loose,found no binding. removed the tie rod ends from the steering knuckle, ball joints are free also. I never did feel what the customer was complaining about. I recommended replacing the steering rack. the customer said she would d...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDKB20U34
Ok this car is fixed I jacked up the engine slightly and the noise went away so I checked the mounts and found a piece of metal that was jammed between the the lower torque mount and the subframe. I am not sure how this got there but I removed it and road test...
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