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1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L alt VIN: JHMBB2153P
No charge, using alldata ran trouble tree, ELD bad. This part is obsolete. Anyone know of a source??? External regulator??
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Drivetrain? VIN: JHLRD1760X
Hello to all, we have a 99' CRV with a vibration on acceleration, most apparent at 20-30 MPH first and second gear. Condition has not changed since we began working on it. Have checked or replaced all axle shafts and driveline. Suspect possible balancer issue ...
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2004 Honda S2000 2.2L noise VIN: JHMAP21474
This car has a buzzing noise from the trans tunnel/shifter area. It does not change in frequency with engine speed and it is noticable above 3000 rpm, quiet below about 2000 rpm. I have checked exhaust shields, motor mounts and for any engine/trans contact wit...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D6P
Vehicle arrived with a miss and code 51, open injector. Traced to find #5 injector open. Ordered an injector and drove the car outside. 2 days later the injector arrived and we went to get the car off the lot and it would not start. It was very cold that morni...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L ECM / Immobolizer VIN: 1JT8BD68S3
1998 Lexus GS300, Clean Car with no History of issues. With Chipped Lexus Black key Installed Security Light on left side Dash will Flash 1 Second Intervals. Turn the key to KOEO Position The Security Continues to Flash and MIL Light ia on. The scan tool at th...
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19263
Hello everybody, got this IS300 that came in the shop first time about a month ago with complaint of TRAC light flashing. Once in the shop found that CEL was also on. Scanned for stored codes and found P0430-catalyst efficiency below threshold bank 2. Upon mon... Trouble codes: P0058
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L navigation radio gps VIN: JTJBT20X04
i have a navigation screen that comes on when you turn on key and says lexus then goes black after a few seconds.and you cant turn the radio up or down but if its quite you can hear the radio. you can push the climate button and the screen turns back on and sa...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AA46G22
I have flush out the complete cooling system and also unhook the heater core hoses and flush it out in both direction and had no flow concerns. The customer had the timing belt and water pump replaced on 02/2009 but it had worked that winter, this concern star...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on, sometimes flashing , VIN: JN8AR05Y7T
It came in running good with p0304 the first time npf. cleared ran 2-3 weeks ok then set po304 again. still no complant cust said it never ran different at all. cleared. this time she brought it in with light flashing , p0306, running perfectly fine? dose this... Trouble codes: P0306, P0304
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Rt. Low Beam VIN: JN8DRO9Y71
A Guess for the archived is not plausible at this time, Rt. Headlamp socket to DRL Module, Yel/Blk to #8 (DRL) No continuity? If I manually ground this wire it will work. Where does #8 wire get its groung from? Or am I out to lunch? Happy New Year and let's h...
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2002 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2ZN17T02
Hi techs. I have this Nissan in for misfire & MIL activation. I isolated the fault to # 4 cyl. & amp waveform on the inj fuse showed #4 at 0 amps. Sure enuff, that injector is faulty-open ckt. I called the dealer parts dept. & they want to know which one of 4 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfirecomp test 4 cyl)
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2005 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L shifter VIN: 1N4AL11E15
Vehicle shifter gets stuck and can't get past reverse into Park. works fine in neutral and drive. Vehicle came in this way , used overide by the shifter so we can get it into park. now works fine. cust has had to use the over ride to get keys out once before. ...
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2005 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L 4x4 switching VIN: 1N6AAO6B25
HELLLLP!!! I have had this truck for 4 days, non-stop (mostly un-billable) labor. It will not switch into 4-wheel drive high or low. I have run through snap-on's [...] diagnostic procedure 3 times all with fairly positive results with one exception: The wir...
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D16
This is the first time I have seen this code. It was at the dealer 3000 miles ago they installed a mass air flow sensor and front O2 sensor. Owner said light came back on not long after but was unsure how long and because the car was running ok did`nt return t... Trouble codes: P2A00 (Slow O2 sensor Bank1 sensor 1)
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Yaw Rate Sensor VIN: 4S3BH89631
Please help. I have a very difficult problem. One which the dealer cannot fix and has been laid in my lap from a very large account of mine, Carmax. They couldn't figure it out and I am having great difficulty too. You all are my last hope. So here is the run ...
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L No Start, no spark, no fuel VIN: JS3TE94756
vehicle was towed in for no start,(first start of the morning) it ran fine until the no start customer pointed out...fuel guage not reading (customer put fuel in it thinking it was out) we noted there is no "check engine" light even when key is switched on. w... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES, NE
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3FJ60G6H
This nice older FJ60 has a new engine, good ignition, new vacuum lines, and is basically in good condition. It starts and runs well, it just will not pass local emission standards. I need to get the CO below 1.2 and HC below 220. We've gone through the HAC sys...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Over Drive VIN: JT3VN29V2M
Thanks in advance for any help. The customer stated that the overdrive will only work once engine is warmed up. The OD also intermittently dis-engages. We found a TSB for the the E17 ground splice. We took care of that and the same thing happens. We were try...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Battery VIN: 2T1AE09B4R
Hello Everyone and Happy new Year, my daughter corolla with 170k is in perfect condition, but recently has developed a 250 mill amps of drain out of the dome light fuse in the engine compartment fuse box. This fuse operates the dome light, the radio, the doors...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JTEHF21A91
I've dealt with this code on Toyotas before, this engine utilizes air/fuel sensors, not o2 sensors, but what puzzles me is why the lean codes when the engine is obviously running rich? I mean it has black sooty plugs that were replaced a week ago and already h... Trouble codes: P1130, P0171, P0174
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L eng VIN: JTDBE32K43
toyota guys i need help. 2003 toy cam 2.4l has taping noise from intake man area. sounds like lifter noise, but its coming from the intake area. please assist, thanks
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Hybrid VIN: JHMCN36415
Thanks to all who responded. After driving the vehicle for 2 days, the IMA lamp mysteriously went out. After scanning it again, we found code P0A7F- Hybrid Battery Module Deterioration. A quick check found that this code can be set by the IMA control module...
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L gas filling VIN: 56GJ3972KD
thanks to all that replied to my help request.the charcoal canister is bad the charcoal came out of the canister and plugged the vent line from the gas tank.removed line from tank at canister found the hole blocked off with charcoal.still waiting on the kia de...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L all running lights VIN: KNDJC73343
thanks to all that replied we have tried everything and still have no tail lights or running lights...customer has taken car back to dealer where they bought it. thanks again to all.
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L steering VIN: JN8AZ08T76
Well thanks for the info i received on this vehical. It ended up being the pump. INstalled a new nissan power steering pump and all was good
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1998 Toyota T100 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4TN14D4W
Hi Everyone, Thank you again for all your help. I tell you. This is a great tool. Even if the answers are not exactly right they always give you a direction and what to look for and what to eliminate. This turned out to be a mass air flow sensor. It checked... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean fuel), P0300 (multiple misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6).
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2001 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1CG22P01
SORRY I TOOK SO LONG TO GIVE FEEDBACK-I WANTED IT TO BE ON THE ROAD LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE IT WAS OK--A COUPLE TECHS SUGGESTED TO CHECK THE TPS-SO WE DID AND SURE ENOUGH WITH USING A LAB SCOPE IT HAD SEVERE DROP OUTS IN THE PATTERN BACK TO THE COMPUTER-NO CO...
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2006 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Heater VIN: 5TDZA23C66
We elected to send this one to the dealer. I was a bit weary of flushing the core because of the electric water vavle attached to it and the lack of easy access. Thanks to those who replied.
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