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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Electronic VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
this sonata is in the fail mode (3rd gear) i have no back up light ,no speedometer, no range light in the cluster,and a not able to communicate whit the trans ecm .so am sure that the tecm as no power even if my fuse are okay.i have all data but could not find...
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L master cyl VIN: JT8UF11E7L
This car has been sitting for a while,customer wants to get it running.there's no brake in the rear wheels.I checked the pistons in calipers they move freely.tried bleeding ,no fluid coming from them.remove nipples hit brake still no fluid.when i open the feed...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L No 3rd Gear VIN: 1YVGE31A6P
Hey guys, I've got a problem that I didn't want in the first place. Customer brought us vehicle with no 3rd gear or OD. Shifts 1-2 okay but freewheels when shifting to third. We avoid these G4AEL's if possible so we put in a used one (after trying to convince ...
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2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34345
Customer was very low on oil and lacked power. Also, noise in engine. Sounds like a loud rattle in the intake plenum. I have the following codes: P0011, P0340, P2088. Thank For Any Help.
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35GXX
This vehicle fell like it got an ignition misfire intermittenly at freeway speed around 3000 rpm, No code found in the engine computer, long fuel trim read about 3.9%, short fuel trim +- 5%,smoke check the intake system for leak,none found,check connection for...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26Y9W
Hello, Sorry dont have code number I am at home. But we have looked at this before and we know it is a vss code and we have diag it and I went onto iatn and determined that the problem is in the cluster we did orignaly replace the vss sensor but code came ba...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L heat VIN: 3N1CB51D83
no heat at idle, if hold rpm up gets amazing heat. replaced thermostat with factory part, blead system with vehicle front end jacked up 3 feet, also tried air lift system still no heat. removed water pump and impeller okay.head gasket seems okay, no overheat c...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Ok so it came in a week ago with code p2135 so I held the throttle open by hand and cleaned the throttle body. I thought this would maybe take care of it. It didnt and I am guessing that when I did this I have now caused the po507 since the bore is now clean b... Trouble codes: P0507, P2135 (throttle pedal sensor a/b corraltion)
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH68631
Don't laugh, this should be a no-brainer. Originally came in with a transmission fluid leak and found what appeared to be a leak from the transmision pan gasket. We resealed with an aftermarket sealer the first time, it came back maybe a month later leaking sl...
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L head bolt VIN: JF1GD29683
Hello this message goes out to everyone in the houston and sourrounding area we have this car that have pulled the engine on to do head gaskets and when removing head bolts one broke in the block about 2 inches down and there is about 3 inches of bolt left in ...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13GXP
OK, this is a 93 pickup with a federal 2000 3.4L Tacoma engine swapped in. Having serious trouble with fuel trim(+30%) at all RPM ranges. Tried replacing multiple components, MAF, plugs, bumped fuel pressure with aftermarket regulator, O2S. What am I missing!?... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L High idle VIN: 4T1BG22K9V
The car oroginally came in with a loping idle. Tha is, it would rev up & down by itself. Now the RPM is at 4000 all the time. I cleaned the throttle body, I have ensured that the throttle is indeed closed too. I repaired any suspect vac. hoses. The TPS is corr...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF118B2
toyota guru's I write this request swallowing a lot of pride, but I have to get this thing repaired because the next step is to ship it to the local dealership. This car regrettably has turned me into a parts replacer which I{m really upset about. I've talke... Trouble codes: P0325
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2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Heater VIN: 5TDZA23C66
Hello Group, 2006 Sienna has good heat up front(145 degrees)at the vents, and the rear vents are totally cold. I have seen the tsb on a temp differance front to rear but 1. this is a complete temp differance hot to cold, and 2. the vin on this vehicle is not ...
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L window regulator VIN: 4T1BF30K86
Window came un glued from window track and when the customer keep trying to put the window up it threw off the sensor for the auto up stop. No good information on how to reset the auto up position swith in the window motor.
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: JHM782654J
THANK YOU FOR ALL REPLY THERE IS NON SERVICEABLE ON THIS YEAR
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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UUA56882
Hi,the problem was the vsa control module.After replacing done neutral position memorization lite went out.
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L warning indicaters VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
on this car i found iac shorted and back fed into ecm and burned a large spot in ecm.replaced iac with new part customer went with used ecm.had to take car to dealer to have theft programed.car now is fixed. how ever dealer tech advised me to disconnect electr...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D21
Well after reviewing everyone's replies I did double check the valve timing to be sure we didn't have a problem there - everything was good. So I ordered a new ECU from the dealer / the rebuilders out there were telling me that they don't like to rebuild that...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1SF63512
Checked timing marks-everything lined up. Double checked map and maf, both checked out good. Coil pack fixed it. Thanks for the replies! Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T5Y
I finally found out why disconnecting the battery made the car run worse. The motor has variable cam timing on the intake cam and because of the lack of oil changes and using the wrong weight oil the tarnish deposits locked the cam in the advanced position. Wh... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0301, P0304.
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