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2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78463
This vehicle came in with P0341. Ran test and found that timing chain had jumped 2 teeth. We replaced the chain, guide and tensioner. Started vehicle and runs fine. Checked for codes before giving back to customer and it has a pending P0011. Cleared and came b... Trouble codes: P0011 (VTC sys malfunction)
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGES165X4
One of the techs in the shop put a timing belt in this little monster. About one mile into the test drive the vehicle stalled and would not restart immediately. By the time one of the guys from the shop arrived to tow, it started and ran back to the shop. They...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L shift interlock VIN: JACDJ58X5W
This trooper has a delay in the shift interlock function. When vehicle is "warm" there is a 3 or 4 second delay in the solenoids movement. It is very consistent and a new solenoid did not help. The small amount of mechanical linkage moves freely. Customer stat...
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2004 Kia Spectra LX 2.0L blend door actuator VIN: KNAFB16154
Replaced the control head and the blend door actuator after adding 12v and saw movement, and verified high and low resistance of 280ohms and 4.4kohms. The system then worked fine. It came back the next [...] not working. It has the same symtoms as before. Any id...
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2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T2HK31U67
I could not find any TSB at the Mitchell. Can I fix this problem if I replace the CMP sensor? I want to listen to previous expirence. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0025 (exhaust camshaft position timing-over retardedbank2)
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2008 Lexus ES350 3.5L oil maint req. VIN: JTHBJ46G48
This Lexus has a navigation system. I have gone through every oil maintenance req light reset procedure I can find. I have reset the interval on the nav. display under maint. But the oil maint req. light stays on. Have tried a scan tool but no option shows for...
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Cylinder Compression VIN: JM3LV5230P
Thank you in advance for reading this. My customer's wife was driving this van down the highway when she heard a funny noise and the engine quit. It was towed to me to work on, and I found that five of the six spark plugs were very hard to remove, and once rem...
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1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, no start when hot VIN: 4F4DR17X2R
with low fuel pressure and fuel pressure dropping to zero, i replaced the fuel pump. with the new pump fuel pressure is at 42lbs but the pressure still drops to zero. put new coolant temp sensor in vehicle. vehicle starts with no problem when the truck is cold... Trouble codes: 118 (coolant temp above -40f)
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle came in with more than 10 codes. Freeze frame data shows vehicle was started many times with sensors disconnected. Cleared codes, disconnected battery with foot on the brake pedal for 30 seconds, and reconnect battery. Test drove several times and mil ... Trouble codes: P2189 (System too lean at idle on Bank-2)
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2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L no mil lamp VIN: 3N1AB51D74
no communication with scan tool no tachor speedometer fuel or temperature gauges
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1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2AC52LXT
this car came in for running rough. had a cyl 1 misfire code in it. found water in the spark plug hole. changed plugs wires and 1 coil. the car still runs rough. we dropped the exhaust no change. checked fuel and vacuum. they are fine.it is running very rich. ...
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2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L ABS light on, ABS activate at slow speeds VIN: JT2BF28KXY
Cleared codes and drove vehicle and at about 20 MPH the ABS would pulsate. I also notice that the burnt out brake light indicator was on. While testing the brake lights I noticed that the Reverse indicator would come on when stepping on the brakes. So I decide...
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Vehicle came in with main complaint intermittently stalling\cutting off only at stops at idle. I was able to duplicate problem. Just idling in the bay in park in would cut off about every 15-45 minutes. It would immediately restart and run fine for another 15-... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire), P0300 (Random misfire)
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JTEDP21A94
i have a problem with a good customers toyota highlander we service regularly. the customers complaint is thet the vehicle will cut off ocasionally while driving. to restart it you must hit the unlock button on the remote. also when you go to start the vehicle...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA23C35
no ck eng light but has multi miss fire code p0300 with reader but not with otc have replaced maf sensot was about a 70 % improvement but now if you accelerate slowly drives ok but if you try to stomp on the accelerator it will backfire through the intake and ...
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2008 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L track contro VIN: 4T1BK46K38
This may be an odd request but I have had a couple of customers ask now. The new camry's traction control is really bad when it activates, it almost makes the front end control worse. The customer has stated that there may be a way of disarming the traction co...
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1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH6265P
I want to thank all the help I recieved on this vehicle, I went back over the vehicle and the systems in question. Customer does not drive the car alot, so we have put it on the back burner. we did put a new main relay in it, and by request, and some help with...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1856Y
Thanks to all who replied! The fix for this one was the crank sensor. I initially scoped all tdc and crank sensor and posted that they where ok. This was not true, the crank signal when the vehicle would not start was very weak. It was hard to capture on my s...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F5X
Almost everyone nailed this one. It had a small crack in the intake gasket at #2 cylinder.You guys are the best !! THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!! Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
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1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 1.3L tach and coolant level VIN: JM1FD331XP
HI, folks. I got the inst. panel back today and stuck it back in the car. All is right with the world. The problems are all gone! Thanks to all the people who took the time to help, it is great to have that depth at hand. Brian
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2000 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Noise VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Most of the responses seem to revolve around the sway bar links. I did post that they were replaced aswell as the bushings, but still most of the responses were this. I did get a few responses telling me to check the rear struts for internal damage or loosenes...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22541
Well guys I checked the #1 coil and #2 coil the ground(blk/wht)B terminal and power(blu/blk)A terminal. They were still ok. Still no spark on either coil. Checked pulse wire on the #1 coil(red)C terminal and the #2 coil(white)terminal C with a volt meter set t...
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L a/c compressor VIN: JN8AZ08W04
Thanks to all that replied.I have got another used compressor and nitro charged the system.This new(used) compressor is also leaking at the case seals,I didn't even charge it up.The brand new one is on order.Yes I am going to use pag oil type "S" for this syst...
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