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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD186XX
I spent three hours on this car today testing everything that I can possibly think of including all the tests that everyone else does from iatn and other sources, and I cannot find a problem. the bypass and two way valves are new, canister closed and purge val... Trouble codes: P1457
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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
HELP! This vehicle driving me nuts.The customer came in complaining of runs rough after hotsoak.It seemed the problem was fuel related.Went through fix database and read about Honda tsb about replace the fuel pressure regulator and pcm.I can make it do it ever... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Electronic VIN: JNKCV51E73
Customer complains of delayed engagement where it will at times from a stop rev. to 3000 prior to engaging. I don't see signs in the fluid of burnt clutches. I suspect the fluid is low, however, I don't have the level checking device. Does someone out there ha...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
Trooper with torque on demand has a noise and jerk/shudder between 35 and 45 when going up an incline. It kind of lightly jerks with a shuddering/ratcheting type of noise and you can see the tach waver. Can't decide if coming from transfer case or transmission...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L ECM harness
This trooper is in need of a ECM wiring harness. It looks fairly straight forward esp since the ECM is in the engine compartment. Has any of you done a harness, and if so, what time frame did you bill out. Also any pitfalls I should be aware of. Stephen
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L shift interlock VIN: KNDJA72362
Vehicle battery is running down. Found shift interlock solenoid lever is always powered up. Have checked Alldata and says it has an A/T shift interlock control unit. Looks like water may have been inside passenger compartment. Thinking CU may be shorted to B+....
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12392
This Vehicle came to me with a broken Timing Belt and all the Exhaust Valves bent, I R&R'd the cyl. head and replaced all the exhaust valves. After the Cyl. Head was reinstalled I had all 4 cylinders misfiring, I found that there was a possibility that the ins... Trouble codes: 1166 (O2 Adadaptive/ Correlation), 171 (Lean Condition)
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1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L none VIN: JT8BD42SXT
ok, toyota and lexus techs i need some help. this car came in and the customer said that has no drive and no reverse. check for codes none found, check fluid level noticed it was slightly overfilled with fluid. before removing the pan, took both cooler lines o...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L oi pump cover VIN: JTHBN30F91
We were removing the timing cover and broke the alternator bolt going through the oil pump cover. Has anyone removed the oil pump with the engine in the car? Mitchell gives procedure with engine removed. I was thinking of trying a differntial pin drill bit but...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, abs light on aswell VIN: JTJGF1DV62
checked fault memorey and pulled faults 1 stored po440 to evaporative system.preformed smoke test no leaks dectected in system checked all hoses to evapoative system ok Trouble codes: P0440
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2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L ahc VIN: JTJHT00W85
Customer states that from time to time that the RF suspension dips down/drops while driving (mostly on slow speed cornering). There are no codes in AHC system. We have a Mastertech w/ Toyota/Lexus software. We are watching scan data and can see no glitches in ...
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2004 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L exhaust valves VIN: 4F4YR12UX4
At 45000 miles truck came in for engine misfire exhaust valve was leaking brought heads to machine shop they ground valves and put new seats in the exhaust. At 64000 miles truck came back for a miss same thing exhaust valve leaking #4 brought heads to maching ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46H11
hi mitsh tech gurus; I got this v6 galant gtz thats kicking my butt is having a high idle condition around 2100 RPMS no vaccum leaks I smoked test motor all ok I hook up my veruz ran the idle relearn test with no luck. disconnect battery & joint two terminals ...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L fuel tank VIN: 1N4DL01DXW
This car will not take fuel. We replaced defective evap vent solenoid and cleaned out the vent hose. any ideas
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2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D64
hello this sentra is in my bay and will not start. it turns over fine but is not getting spark, i got a code p0300 I have an 05 sentra that i've been swapping parts. so far I tried ckp cmp ecm relays . I don't seem to be getting any power to the ckp and the co...
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L lock cylinder VIN: 4S3BH6257Y
once in a while customer says he cant remove the key from the ignition cylinder . i have mitchell but cant find how the interlock system works. any help or info would be awsome thank you
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L vtm-4 VIN: 2HNYD18641
So on Friday I finally got the time to clean out the EGR ports. I knew they were bad as they usually are on those 3.5L. There was a code in the engine for EGR flow and it really was a no brainer. Well I reset the ECU after the EGR was serviced and the VTM-4...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L light VIN: 1HGCM82603
replaced abs module bled and cleared codes and reset tcs and all is well Mike P
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery draw VIN: 2HGE5165X4
Thank you all for your input. overlooking my voltmeter decided to take a crap while i was trying to find the draw, hooked up amp probe from modis(much more efficient - don't have to disconnect the batt), i found the circuit w/ the draw - fuse #16 in the under...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Rear main seal VIN: KM8SC13D22
The engine no longer leaks oil.The fix in this case was to install a used engine. The reason the seal was still leaking was the the rear main crank bearing was bad and the journal on the crankshaft was scored.It had some upper end noise but did not have any no...
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2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
Sorry it took so long to close this help request we were trying to see if it was fixed. We found out that the vehicle did have an aftermarket alarm system so we cut the wires to it and drove it about 200 miles with no problem the customer picks up vehicle and...
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L lack of power VIN: JN1AZ34E23
Thanks to Andrew the car is fixed! The car had some L.E.D. tail lamps in it. They caused some type of weird back feed to traction control module but would not show any thing on scanner. Thanks again everyone for the help! Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control), P1212 (Manufacturer controlled fuelair), P1612 (Manufacturer controlled output circuit).
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1987 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS 1.6L engine VIN: 1NXAE89G9H
Well, there seems to be little concensus as to whether this DOHC engine bend valves or not! I'm going to print out all these replies and give them to my customer. Since one member said he actually owned one of these cars and the valves did bend, I tend to th...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2T
As most of you told me replace the VSV which after i got it replaced and all is n back to normal, THANKS for the help Trouble codes: P0401.
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K84
DEALER WAS SENDING THE WRONG THROTTLE BODY. THERE ARE 4 AVAILABLE & LOOK THE SAME. DEALER FOUND A PARTS BULITEN FOR THE CORRECT ONE. Trouble codes: P0121 (throttle position circuit).
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L park
Thanks to John,Mike and especially Carolyn who all confirmed my diagnosis of the stickiness of the shifter being the problem.The cause as they pointed out is the dust cover in the shifter which Toyota does not sell separately.I trimmed( or I'm sure some will s...
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