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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L vtm-4 VIN: 2HNYD18641
This MDX VTM-4 system has a trouble code 77 coming on after a short drive. This is ALLData's answer: DTC 77: PCM Clear the DTC. Test-drive the vehicle, and watch for the VTM-4 indicator light. Does the VTM-4 indicator light come on? YES - Go to step 3. NO -...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L timing balancer VIN: JHMCB7551L
the oil seal is leaking behind the balance shaft case- has anyone ever changed this seal successfully? the gears look like they press on from both sides like a water pump and where would i get a seal to fit? the new setup is about $280. and the customer is bro...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L shifts to nuetral VIN: 2HGEJ6677W
WORKS NORMAL FOR ABOUT 2 BLOCKS THEN GOES INTO NEUTRAL. TRANSMISSION SHOP REBUILT TRANSMISSION, SAME RESULTS. REPLACED COMPUTER WITH USED ONE(but not a known good one), SAME RESULTS. ANY IDEAS?
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG22511
This customer states that after driving for an extended time,shuts off vehicle,runs into store ,comes out starts engine puts into drive then it stalls but will restart with no further problems.This happens very intermittently.The last time I checked it the IAC...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M9W
Had this code last week, tested and replaced purge control solenoid. It had no flow in either direction with or without 12V applied to it, so I figred I had it nailed. 2 Days later the MIL is back on with this same DTC. Should I smoke this system? I see no tes... Trouble codes: P0455
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2DM58W94
ok, when shift into reverse makes grinding noise very loud,sounds like if splines r bad wont move.opened transmission everything seems ok,planets,clutches,band, etc... forward no prob.
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2005 Isuzu Ascender Limited 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4NUES16S15
Ok here we go we replaced the cylinder head on this vehicle because of a sticking valve causing an intermittent misfire on #1. After completing the job, vehicle started perfect no problems, sounds great, misfire gone. After warm up, just before test drive vehi... Trouble codes: P0017 (camshaft position correlation)
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDUP13122
This past year has been hard on this vehicle. After the timing belt was replaced it ran with a cylinder misfire on #5. #5 had low compression so the cylinder head was replaced and compression was verified to be 165+ or -5 on all 6 cylinders. All spark plugs an...
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L blows smoke VIN: JT8JS47ESR
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 94 GS300 that came in for an engine service and the customer said that it had been running rough in the a.m. for a short time. We removed the plenium and replaced the dist cap, rotor, wires and plugs. When we put it back toget...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L EFI relay VIN: JTHBD19252
Came in on the hook - crank no start - check basics-while checking fuses and relays , I removed the EFI relay and put back in and the car started.(underhood box) Everything working good and no codes. Car starts fine everytime since. My Problem: Shut the car of...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L white smoke VIN: 4A3AX5514W
this vehicle has been a total nightmare!!! it has been at my shop for over a month. anyways, i really need some help here... initial COMPLAINT: failed visible smoke test for smog, not sure if it passed emissions. vehicle runs good. all tests listed above has b...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D82
This vehicle starts then dies after about 3 seconds, If i spray carb cleaner it will run as long as i supply fuel. Injectors pulse while running on carb spray. No MAF codes voltage is @ 1.1 KOEO I suspect the P0335 is being set because of the stalling..Maf rea... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Position Sensor Circuit)
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1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXAE89G9H
Do any of you guys out there know if this is an interference engine? My customer wants to know if his timing belt snaps, will he get bent valves? I suspect so, but I told him I wasn't sure. Thought one of you Toyota techs might know for sure. Thanks!
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KB16505
HELLO AND THANKS TO ALL HOW REPLIED TO THIS TECH REQUEST. I AM CALLING THIS ON FIXED. AFTER MANY HOURS OF TESTING AND INSPECTING, WE ADJUSTED THE VALVES ON THE FRONT CYLINDER HEAD AND MOVED THE INJECTORS AROUND TO SEE IF THE MIS-FIRE FOLLOWED THE INJECTORS. AF... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306.
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1991 Honda Accord EX-R 2.2L shifter VIN: JHMCB7665M
replaced tps set at .5v shifter now works. I guess the tcm still looks at tps with koeo because I tried that and still didn't work. Thanks to all who replied. Dave from Idaho got it right.
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L convertor? VIN: 5FNRL38747
Thanks to everyone that replied. This was a long story with the run around given to me by the dealer service department. The responses I recieved were almost all saying the reflash was for the trans/convertor and usually makes it worse, which it did. The conve...
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Finally the vehicle was sent back to me, still with the check engine light on. Pulled codes and found 3 codes, P2189, P2187 and P0455. Like most of you suggested, check Purge Control Solenoid valve. This is the only one that I failed to pinch the hose befor... Trouble codes: P2189 (System too lean at idle on Bank-2).
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S5W
well gentlemen my frontier is fixed!!! turns out tha instrument cluster was fried... replaced with used from junkyard...cause of the problem turned out to be that the alternator was overcharging 16.8v! surprised everything else was not fried as well...thanks f... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle spped sensor fault).
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L drive axle VIN: 1N4DL01D1X
Well, this has been a learning experience. Only the second time in 30 years that I've seen a LH axle cause this type of shake. After replacement of the LH axle all is well. This one always felt like the shake was in the RH side. Inspection of the axle after re...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L long time to refuel VIN: JTEHF21A52
Mark from Pensylvania was Dead on! Spiderman built a beautiful white cotton "plug" inside canister where vent hose connected. So good it looked like it belonged there. Cleared it out and the owner is thrilled that he can fill this thing up for the first time...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Sensor VIN: 5TFBV58157
Thanks to all who replied. Almost everyone said that Toyota has to enter the serial number of the sensors into the ECU (TPMS). After calling Toyota, I found that to be true, so off to the dealer it went. My advice to everyone is be VERY careful when putting t...
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