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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 and 3-4 shift VIN: 4S2CY58V6R
this reodeo came in because it starts in first gear (in any range) shifts into second just fine, never up-shifts again. when you come to a stop it goes back to first gear and shifts into second as it should after take off. have checked wiring, no damage found ...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12593
Car came in from another shop, after failing a smog test for mil on. The code is P0133 o2 slow reponse and the o2 sensor was replaced by midas and the code still returns. I have checked o2 sensor and it reponds within stardard, but from rich to lean and the sa... Trouble codes: P0133
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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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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on, Throtle stuck at 16% VIN: JM1FE17NX4
When we started it the car ran normal 87% at snap throttle. After 15-20 seconds throttle closes to 16%- 20% and wont go higher until u unplug the ecu. Then when you start it again it will work wee for 20 sec then the CEL comes on (no codes BTW)and the throttle...
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2006 Mitsubishi Shogun 3200CC Transmission VIN: JMALYV78W6
After a 30 mile journey vehicle reversed by owners in to a parking space at residence. Transmission put in to park, ignition switched off and vehicle locked. Later that evening owners noticed that the reversing lights were on. Unable to put the lights out irre...
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14SXH
Happy New Year! The car has no power. Customer just bought this two weeks ago. I found no rpm droping on #4 cylinder when #4 igniton wire was grounded. I swaped #4 spark plug and ignition wire and the missfire did not move to other cylinders. Cylinder compres...
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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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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A9W
car starts dont crank,we have spark,fuel,no injector pluse,ohmmed crank and cam showed ok.replaced them anyway,sill no start will start with startting fluid,all fuses good.the security light is off,open door it flashes,shut door it goes off,crank car,does noih...
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2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L cluster lights VIN: 3N1CB51D64
Just wanted to thank eveyone in advance for all your help. I have a 2000 nissan sentra in the shop that will not turn off with the key, and the instrument cluster lights remain illuminated.Customer stated that the battery had died twice and replaced the batter...
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2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L unknown VIN: KBSRCT4318
Beyond checking for absence of spark what additional checks do you recommend to isolate and diagnose this no-start problem?
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1990 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start VIN: JTEGH20V12
THIS IS OUR SHOP VEHICLE AND HAS HAD EVERYTHING DONE OT IT THAT HAS REQUIRED SERVICE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, AND HAS BEEN THE DEMO FOR SHOP EQUIPMENT ALSO- IT HAS HAD THINGS DONE THAT WEREN'T NEEDED. TWICE NOW IT WOULDN'T START AFTER SITTING FOR A SHORT TIME...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L master cyl VIN: 4TARN81A0P
Got this old toyota pick 4x2 in the shop here and we are having problems getting the brakes to bleed. truck came in with rusted rear brake lines so we repaced those and tried to bleed the brakes and were unable to get a firm pedal. We were certain that that ma...
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2003 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E53
This vehicle will not start cold, cranks ok. If jumped with jump pack, starts normally. Battery volts stays at 10 to 11 volts while cranking. Suspect possible IAC problem, duty cycle to IAC varies from 65 to 95 percent while cranking.
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7673R
This is a FIX in a way, but not really. Several of you who offered help that came from Actual Honda/Acura knowledge stated that the Pre-OBD II Acuras do not have a flow test or at least Honda's TIS site does not indicate that they do. That was helpful. Just as... Trouble codes: 12 (EGR SYSTEM PROBLEM EGR Lift Position Sensor).
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L shifting VIN: JA4MT21H02
leigh from oregon hit it right on the head. yanked it out and tore it down found internal problems. rebuilt & reinstalled everything is now ok thanks for all the help
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 1-2-3-4 VIN: JN1HJ01F4P
I did an air check on the valve body and there was a valve damaged. I repaired the damage and it works great. Thank you so much for your help.
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2005 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L 4x4 switching VIN: 1N6AAO6B25
Well, seems as though I posted about 2 hours too soon! Even though It was too soon to have received any replies, I'll postthe fix so that people know in the future if they ever get one of these trucks in the shop. It cost me 4 DAYS diagnostic time! Nissan Tita...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L no spark VIN: 5N1AR18WO5
Well changed out relays,car fired write up.Have idpm on order.as most of you said these idpm,s are junk.saw a bullitin with no crank problems but not with no spark.thanks again for the help,iatn is a great tool
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L noise VIN: 1NXBR18E8X
WELL IM SORRY TO SAY THAT THIS PROBLEM WAS NOT SLOVED. THE CUSTOMER DECIDED TO TAKE THE CAR ELSEWHERE. I WAS HOPING TO REPLACE THE SWAY BAR LINKS. I ASKED THE OWNER TO LET ME KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. AFTER IT WAS REPAIRED. IF HE RETURNS I WILL UPDATE THE POS...
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