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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L No Start VIN: JH4DC53072
We get in an 2.0 acura rsx-s ran fine, no problems. We got a cold snap and all the plugs fouled. replaced plugs with reccomended plugs. spark appears good getting fuel and still fouling out plugs. no codes!!! help!
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Power Steering VIN: 2HGES26783
This Civic has no power assist when car is cold. After a minute or two power assist works normally. Any Honda techs run into this?
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L navigation system VIN: 2HKYF187X5
hi, everybody. i have 05 honda pilot which has a problem of navigation system. when the car start or on position, navigation system start to work and come on first " earth " screen and then safty sign. but safety sign screen has no "ok" mark. it came on always...
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2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall VIN: JNKBF01A02
The issue with this car now is that occasionally after backing out of a parking spot or stopped at a stoplight, he will go to apply gas and realize the engine is not running. Every time with a bump of the key, it fires no problem. Sometimes it will be days bet...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Water outlet VIN: JTBUF11E9R
About 6 months ago, my customer complained about a very slight antifreeze leak. It was definitely coming from the water outlet, but I could not pinpoint a specific leak, so not to take a chance on a cracked outlet, I replaced it with an after market part. He w...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
I have this '00 Lexus ES300, code P0420, looking at bank 1, it looks like the cat is seperate from the manifold, but the front cat (bank 2) is part of the manifold, I also see only one cat monitor sensor, do I need to replace the rear manifold to replace bank ... Trouble codes: P0420
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 15X0136545
Hellow everyone.I got problem to this car,i relly gave up on it so i need your help,this car does not fire,it has injector pulse but the ign coil does not fire,checked coil ign and ground they okcoil does not recieve signal from pcm,checked wires from ocm to c...
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ51S4L
car will not start if you hold the key in the start position,if you crank for 2-3 seconds then stop and try again,after 3 to 6-7 tries it will start and fun perfect all day until next morning.it will try to start once while cranking but it just sputters .has h...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y5S
Hello fellow Techs. I have a problem child here, an ecpilpse (made in feb of 95) Missing on #4. Comp reads #1-190 #2-180 #3190 #4-190, I have spark at #4 and fuel. I have taken the fuel rail off and all injectors fire the same at different inervals of course. ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L alternator VIN: JA4LS21H81
Tested charging system, the longer the engine runs the lower the voltage goes. Tested the battery fuse and it's good. There is 12.06 volts to the altanator, wiggled all the wires and still no charge. Thanks to all who read this everyone is always a big help.
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1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L red hot VIN: JN1FU21P4L
Customer complaint is that the exhaust manifold is getting "red hot", & he's right. After warming up & a short test drive(maybe 2mi.), the exhaust manifold is "RED HOT"(900*F trying to check with infrared thermometer through heat shield). This has the overheat...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF63512
This one mifires randomly on every cylinder only at idle, just off idle it goes away. Replaced spark plugs and wires-no change. LT fuel trim is at -24 and upstream O2 stays at 1.5V. Replaced oxygen sensor-no change. Checked for vacuum leaks and found none. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GG29683
car came in on the hook, crank no start. found bad crank sensor replaced and now starts fine but has a very loud lifter noise on the pass. side. we pulled valve cover and we think that all four exhaust lifters are collapsed. does any one know of a problem with...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T5Y
Vehicle came in running rough with lack of power. Cleaned MAF sensor and got a little better. Removed battery cables to clean posts and after restarting motor ran terrible. Now has extreme lack of power, feels like retarded timing but timing is at 16 degrees a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0301, P0304
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT12341
Veh towed in with no start concern. Veh will crank but does not fire off. I did all the tests no codes. When the concern is present the check engine light does not prove out in the dash so I tried to follow the wiring diagrams from mitchell but it doesn't give...
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48151
Truck misfires intermitantly. Customer replaced #7 and #8 coil and plugs. When it misfires p1330 comes on imediately. Coil doesn't fire and injector doesn't click. Coil has 4 wires so I'm not real sure of a good way to test circuit. I'm leaning towards a ecm d... Trouble codes: P1330
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L no crank VIN: 2TFR2F44GD
hello fellow techs thanks in advance...had a prius towed in to the shop today with a no crank no start condition...im not a hybrid guy and need a little help on this one...i checked all under car wiring for damage and it looks fine...i suspect busbar module bu...
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2003 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JTDBF32K13
Vehicle arrived at shop as a no-start. Transponder key ECU data showed no valid keys stored in memory. ECU wouldn't register a new master key with TIS passcode. Replaced Immobilizer ECU & now have 3 keys registred (2 masters). Vehicle still starts & immediatel... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine immobilizer system malfunction)
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1998 Acura EL 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2HHMB4564W
Dealer installed an ignition switch-problem solved! Part of the issue is that everytime I got the vehicle, it ran perfectly-when the customer took it to the dealer, it would not start! Perfect, cause it is so tough to diagnosis a vehicle that is running! Br...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cam timing VIN: KMHDN46D74
Thanks for everyones help. The hyundia TSB didn't have the picture quite right but it was enough to let me know I was one tooth off. Removed intake cam, chain tensioner moved the chain a tooth and presto like magic code gone VVT working like a charm. I guess...
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2005 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08U75
As usual, you guys are on it again. The IPDM was bad. we replaced it and everything seems to work fine. Thanks for the help, Kenny [...]
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2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07U85
Thanks for the replies. All 7 said cats pretty common failure on these vehicles. Recommended to customer & he is going to repair after the holidays. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0420 (cat. low efficiency bank-1), P0430 (cat. low efficiency bank-2).
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2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Code p0116 VIN: 1N4BA41E38
first of all, i want to thank all of you who kindly responded to my request. All of you directed me to check the tsb; and yes it did indeed needed a ecm reflash.
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6850W
Lots of good suggestions, but the ones that stood out were cam timing or valve guides. Apparently these on these motors, a dropped valve guide is a fairly common problem. I figured I'd check the timing first, and fifteen minutes later had the electric fans ... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Radiator VIN: JTDKB22U44
The radiator is pretty good quality, all aluminum, except for the plastic filler neck. The neck, with it's o-ring, is held onto an aluminum tube coming from the radiator by plastic retainer. The retainer has a taper, so when the radiator is assembled the fill...
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