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2006 Acura TL 3.2L srs light VIN: 19UUA66216
Hello All I have a customer who just bought this vehicle.SRS light stays on always.Scantest with Solus Pro = F4-11,code comes right back on,and is for passenger air bag deployment.Vehicle was in accident and has been repaired.Customer took vehicle to Dealer an...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge
hi all. this engine has a loping/surging idle. when starting cold, will idle high and then as it begins to drop it will suddenly begin to swing from about 700 to about 1500. feels like a vac leak but i cannot see one. replaced the coolant temp sensor. no codes...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKYH186X3
this one is kicking my butt. came in with no start condition and the plugs fouled. installed new iridium ngk oe plugs. got car to run very poorly with the new plugs and got a bunch of misfire codes out of it. getting a whole lot of fuel, filling the shop with ... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire - 301-306 - all cylinder)
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L steering VIN: 5FNRL38495
Hello, this Odyssey has a hard steering problem. It is very hard to steer when cold and at slow speeds.(like in a parking lot). Once it warms up it gets a lot better but I still don't think it's as free as it should be. If you raise the rpm's up to 1500 when n...
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L all windows VIN: 5FNRL38847
help honda techs,2007 honda odesey.customer complaint is when sitting in hot weather all windows rolled up customer goes shoping and comes out to find all windows rolled down about 1/2 inch.has any one run accross this.have not been able to duplicate.thank you...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHWF35H04
Customer had been working on it long before we got our hands on it. They had changed the IAC valve and in the end left it unplugged. (I believe this is what set the codes.) They say they changed it because it was clicking and getting really hot. (I did feel it... Trouble codes: P1505 (idle speed control actuator signal low of coil 1), P1508 (idle speed control actuator signal high of coil 2)
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1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, VIN: JT8JZ31C6R
Hello fellow technicians. Does anyone know why the fuel pump stays running and the number 5 injector stays engaged intermittently on this vehicle? The customer complains about poor running, smoking, stalling, etc. All the symptoms that you would get if the #5...
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2001 Mazda MPV ES 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28Y81
Vehicle came in for crank but will not start. Checked fuel pressure(58 psi), checked for spark(no spark), no access to fuel injectors for noide test, but spark plugs are fuel contaminated so injector pulse more than likely. No spark is definate and at times ve...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L charging VIN: JM1BK32F96
Jumped the car and drove it in. Battery voltage and charge wire at output terminal of the alternator are both at 11.95. The all data test is vague at best. The AE scan data is as follows: Generator field control PW varies between 100 % and 0%, The "generator o...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
All looks good on scanner except no rpm, has no codes. Will set codes for cam and crank sensors if unpluged. Will not set codes for coils if unpluged. # 3 coil will fire one spark when first turned over and then once several revolutions later. Have good batter...
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L readiness monitors VIN: 1N6AD06W97
We have a 2007 Nissan frontier SE WAS IN FOR NEWYORK STATE INSPECTION DID NOT HAVE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AND NO CODES STORED IN COMPUTERS HISTORY HAD 3 MONITORS NOT READY CATALYST,EVAP. SYSTEM, AND OXYGEN SENSOR. I HAD THE OWNER DRIVE IT TO SEE IF WE COULD GET...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4SG126985X
replaced timing belt, pump, all seals. upon start up, 1 and 3 on (right bank) not working at all. double checked cam timing, great spark and injector duty cycle is 3-5 milliseconds. car ran fine before timing belt work was performed. HELP! HELP! HELP! 125-130 ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L cracked pipe VIN: JF1GG29612
Not really a repair help request, problem quite apparent. Exhaust pipe from right manifold up to turbo is cracked. Question is, how to get this out of the car?? Almost looks like the engine or front suspension crossmember has to come out. Has anyone done one o...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L All Lights` VIN: 4T1BF18B2W
Vehicle was towed in last week as a no start. Had no injector pulse. Believe customer jump satrted it backwards. Installed used ECU and now vehicle starts and runs. Now there is no exterior light operation- NO Brake lights, NO tail lights, NO corner lights, NO...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance box VIN: 4T1BG22K2X
I'm rebuilding 2.2L Toyota engine with a balance box.I want to know if you can eliminate balance box and what has to be done ? crank has been turned already 30 10 . Balance Box bearings worn.
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L heater VIN: JTEHH20V01
Hi i have a 01 rav 4. The heat on the drivers side is blowing out cold. (130*) The pass side is at 160*. Took the dash out and found that left side of heater box is still blowing cold. All blend doors seem to be working properly. Took heater box out and could ...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L heater VIN: JTEGD21A01
OK Toyots experts I need help with this one, the car came in with heater always on, no mater what position you put the temp knob in, (system is manual not auto), We found the servo motor for the mix door burned out. We installed a new servo and it went right t...
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66274
WELL AFTER CHECKING ALL INJECTORS AND WIRING, I FOUND A BAD CONNECTION AT ECU THE CONNECTOR FOR INJECTOR DRIVERS #3 AND #6 WAS LOOSE TIGHENED THE SPADE CONNECTION AND TEST DROVE FOR 40 MILES AND NO PROBLEMS, RETURNED CAR TO CUSTOMER A WEEK AGO AND HAS NOT HAD ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66274
NOT SURE WHY THIS WAS POSTED TWICE BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE BAD CONNECTION AT ECU FOT THE INJECTORS #3 AND #6 THANKS AGAIN, DEAN Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire).
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CM58W3X
informed customer of dealer recall ,,, sent customer on his way thank you all who assisted in this reply many hands make a problem easy to resolve
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
Thanks to all who replied, I replaced the rear pipe assembly as most suggested with OE pipe and cat, code has not returned and customer is happy, also, thanks for the info on the traction control light, didn't know it came on when the check engine light came o... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1TAZ21XS
sorry for the delay in response all testing pointed back to timing or distributor but as stated customer just installed a new distributor from distributor king. customer replaced dist. again and problem fixed
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L pedal
Let me first thank all of the IATN members that took the time to answer my help request. Sorry for the late reply but due to the highly intermittent nature of the complaint I wanted to be sure the car was definitely fixed and the pedal no longer went to the fl...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L heater core VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Hello all, First of all a big thank you goes out to the 11 techs that all had great suggestions. And I apoligize for taking so long to close this post, but I just wanted to make sure that this thing was fixed. For so reason I could not pick up combustion gase...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Losing coolant VIN: 1N6ED27Y0Y
Everyone says that the culprit is the intake manifold gasket. The intake doesn't crack on the V6. Charles says that the leak is at the coolant port area not at the intake port, therefore the pressure from the cooling system at a poor gasket sealing area i...
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start tach jump VIN: 1N6BA07BX5
I learned from Mark in Minnesota that nissan has their cam and crank sensors catigoried wrong. They will send you the wrong one every time. finally asked them to send me a cam sensor in order to get the crank sensor I was needing. Be aware of this and always c... Trouble codes: P0335.
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JF1SF6552X
Went through scan data again, graphed 02, MAF, ECT with labscope...all normal and corresponded to scanner. Car has been driven by one of our office staff until recently using fuel from our station so not an issue. As an attempt to "clean things out" engine was...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T3ZF13C1Y
hello... i ended up replaceing the abs actuator (used) and it all worked great... I think The master was the origional issue but for some reason triggered those valves closed while bleeding with the pressure bleeder...thanks to who replied.. i greatly apprecia...
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