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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L emissions VIN: 1HGCD560VA
I have a 1997 Accord 2.2 that will not pass state inspection because it will not complete the readiness monitors checks for EGR, Oxygen Sensor or Catalist. When I scan the computer generically the Oxygen sensors are switching and have normal readings. What ...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L overdrive VIN: 2HKYF18703
sounds like a rattle, if you roll down the windows its terible noise sounds like from front of vehicle
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L can't fill fuel tank VIN: KMHCG45CX2
I or my customer cannot seem to get fuel to go into this fuel tank without popping the fuel fill nozzle every .25 gallons. I guess from what i've read this is a common problem with this car and the charcoal canister is to blame. My question is if i replace the...
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5233W
This one has got me scratching my head. Vehicle came here from another shop. NO start. No spark, No injector pulse. Found EGI fuse blown. Tested circuit. Dead short to ground. Traced out wiring found harness melted at Alternator. Repair. Now we have spark and ... Trouble codes: 1345 (camshaft correlation)
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CU08191
Client complained of engine not shutting off for up to 15 minutes after ignition key is turned off. Brake light and battery light would come on intermittently. AVR test: OK. Test drove vehicle but did not experience any of these except brake light always on. T...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D72
Hey Guys, This 626 was purchased as a wreck at auction and when the guy couldn't get it running, it wound up here. No spark, no injector drive. When I clear the 2 codes, they reset as soon as the key is turned on. The theft light is off when the key is off, ... Trouble codes: P1603 (Code word not registered in PCM), P1604 (Key ID number not registered in PCM)
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
is it possible to run this car with no crank sensor? it has a gen 1 block, gen 2 head and a gen 1 cam sensor. customer was told that the crank sensor was bupassed and wasnt needed. i think this cannot be true, and would like some insight on the matter before i...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L radio code VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
Hello everyone Im hoping someone can provide me with the radio unlock code for this Mitsubishi. I bought the vehicle from a customer who didnt want to fix the bent valves. After repair I realized she didnt have the unlock code anywhere in the vehicle. Model nu...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L mechanical timing VIN: 4A3AA46G01
ok this car came in on the hook,no start. while cranking we could tell it had a bad timing belt,no compression.pulled found and replaced over due old & cracked t-belt.initial test start was good,so we button up,start again hear a noisy belt shut engine off loc...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L motor mount VIN: 4S3BH686X1
Please help, any info would be greatly appreciated.
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2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JF1GF48511
This car has a surging idle, and poor drivability in first gear. From the info on Mitchell, I tested 12V at the ECU (pin 5) and the info states it should be no greater than 3V. This seems a bit odd, but continued testing to find no other issues. The info says ... Trouble codes: P0505
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1997 Toyota T100 2.7L Mechanical VIN: JT4UN24D1V
Hello my fellow tech friends, have this t100 with a lot of miles. Customer brought in for very hard brake pedal. Checked all brakes. Needed rear shoes also. So we sold the booster and a rear brake job. Customer picked up and called to say that the brakes never...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L all VIN: 4T1BF28B72
vehicle came in on tow truck all 4 wheels were locked up found all 4 brakes were locked up and abs and vsc lights were on took all wheels off opened lf bleeder on caliper and pressure released and now all wheels spin free so i thought possible anti lock brake ...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 5NPEU46F06
Thanks for all the help, great idieas and direction. near as i can figure the rh cam phazer stuck and cause bank 1 cam sensor to be out of sync.It only started after the rh cam sensor was removed.This was a good one. After running the engine oil presure light ... Trouble codes: P2127, P2138, P0606.
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1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L heater control VIN: JNKBY31A7X
From what I can determine, the motor in question controls a bi-level door, that also is part of a series of blend doors. Why Infiniti wants to use so many doors, and control the actual heater valve is beyond any explanation I have yet to receive. Infiniti had ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JH1CA3106Y
thank you for the help. it was in fact intake manifold upper plenum gaskets that were not sealing to the lower intake on cold start up.
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2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L unknown VIN: KBSRCT4318
I am closing this request with thanks to all who replied. The owner, my son, refuses to have any repairs made because the no-start problem has "disappeared." I told him that was at best only temporary and I expect to hear from him again, sometime in the near f...
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Yaw Rate Sensor VIN: 4S3BH89631
Praise the Lord, after installing a new Yaw Rate sensor and clearing the code, the lights never came back on. This was a $3000 repair that took a lot of patience esp. since very little diagnoistic information is available to the after-market industry. I failed...
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L head bolt VIN: JF1GD29683
thanks for the replies i was putting this up for another tech but the front office found a machine shop that had a special centering tool and they got the bolt out seems like with no problem we ran into the problem of not having a extractor long enough to reac...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN29V6S
Thanks to everybody who took the time to answer my question. Opinions varied, but most people said a camry 3.0 is a whole different animal from the one in a 4-runner. Special thanx to Tom from New Mexico, who went to the trouble of measuring some core cranks f...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JTEHF21A91
Well, the mystery seems to be solved. The reason that the engine control was rich even with one A/F sensor malfunction was that in fact both Bank One and Bank Two sensors were in trouble. After replacing B1S1 sensor the vehicle only ran one day before CEL acti... Trouble codes: P1130, P0171, P0174.
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