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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L engine VIN: JH4KA7679R
Customer complains temp gauge showing hot running intermittently. Claims he pulls over, revs engine then gauge drops. No signs of coolant leak or loss. I notice fans not kicking on till gauge gets real hi. I changes gauge sensor, fan sensor and t stat. This is...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Wipers VIN: 19UUA56653
The wipers will not shut off untill the ignition is shut off. After the ignition is shut off they will remain off till you turn them on again. Also the intermitment do not work...they run as if they are on low. Thanks Steve [...]
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L heater core VIN: 1HGCD7206V
ok i have replaced the heater core in this honda because the hose from the heater control valve was hot going into the heater core and cold coming out.all of the cables appear to be adjusted correctly.removed the evap again to recheck the blend door was workin...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L door locks VIN: JHLRD1840V
I have a 97 Honda CRV. The power door lock will work on driver side only (lock and unlock). Passanger door locks will not work (lock or unlock).I check the power door lock control unit and is working properly.It appears from the wiring diagram from alldata,the...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Steering VIN: KMHDN45D23
Customer complains of squeal and no power steering assist at first 15-30 seconds in cold weather. Verified complaint. New and tight belt was installed 2 months ago. Removed p/s resivor and cleaned screen. Flushed system. Has anyone seen this? I am not sure if ...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hello, I have this infiniti I30 that came in with 2 trouble codes stored and engine surging at idle, it had P0100 mass air flow sensor code and P0505 idle air control code, cleared both codes and only P0505 came back, engine still surges from 1500 to 1800 rpm,... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass air flow sensor), P0505 (Idle air control system)
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2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKBY01E76
i have an infiniti m45 with a no start issue. car was towed in because car died while driving. customer stated, "tried to restart car and would not bust of... just crank". tested system for any fault codes and none were found. car has spark and injector pulse,...
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1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4149N
Truck just quit on road. Verified that there is no spark. I've done the basics, wires, cap rotor. There is power at the coil on the blk/wht wire but there is no trigger on the white wire. I have tried a different distributor with no luck. My schematics that I ...
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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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1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17S4P
Hello all, thanks for your time and input. Customer bought this gem recently, he replaced the plugs with NGK iridium tips and air filter with a K&N. Soon after that he had me replace fuel filter and do trans service and oil change. A week after I did that he c... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant temp sensor fault), 21 (Ignition circuit fault)
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L engine VIN: 4N2XN11T9X
Vehicle came in with SES on, surging running rough. Scanned found codes P0130, P0135 and P1148. Checked datastream, found O2 sensor in fail mode. Diagnosed O2 problem, found broke wire, repaired wire. Now have O2 data. Cleared codes, none returned. Vehicle sti...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DG1
Hello Techs, This is the first time we have seen this vehicle. Customer complaint was dies and acts like its not getting gas, running rough, and engine light is on. We scanned computer and found code PO731, cleared that code and it has not come on again. We re... Trouble codes: P0731
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27T11
For all you Nissan guys out there, I have a Frontier with a consistently reoccuring P0325. Cleared DTC, road tested, MIL back on, ran pinpoint test from ShopKey, checked knock sensor circuit continuity from ECM connector pin 64 to battery ground and found open... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L high idle VIN: JF1GF4858X
Anytime you release the clutch and vehicle moves the idle goes to 2000 rpm without pressing the accel pedal. Also after driving when clutch depressed slowing to a stop the idle stays high for 5 seconds and then drops to 700(normal). Vehicle must move before co...
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2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L trans VIN: JF1GG68505
Thanks in advance for your help! This Subaru will pop in park after being driven, not every time but most of the time. I've replacedthe transfer clutches, serviced the trans using dex3 fluid, serviced both front andrear differentials. When turning sharp feels ...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L pings VIN: JT4RN01P9R
i could use some info on this one. i put a jasper eng in this truck put all toy parts on new plugs wires ex. truck runns very good has lots of power. but at the top of evry gear it ping. if i put 92 fuel or a fuel ad in the pinging is only at the top of 5 gear...
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2002 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
vehicle came in with a po171 b1 lean code. i checked maf sensor it was only reading 1.3 g/s at idle i cant find any specs for idle but that seems low, what is normal for this engine?.maf was reading 80% calc engine load WOT at 55mph they say on identifix shoul... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 too lean)
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2005 Lexus SC430 4.3L drain VIN: JTHFN48Y55
Well i thank everyone that replied. I tested this car with a meter set on min max for 2 days. the most it peaked at was .090ma and this was very short. the average draw was .38ma the battery never went down in 3 days of testing. I knew that this would not pul...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L hydraulics VIN: JN1CA31A31
Thank you for all the replies!!! I will never learn you cant use after market parts replaced master with oem reverse bled car is perfect clutch seems fine probably got a little hot smart of customer to pull over and get car towed!!! Thanks Mike [...]
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5T3VL52N1Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, I LOOKED UP THE EPA FUEL MILEAGE ESTIMATES WHICH ARE 21-23 MPG. SHOULD HAVE LOKKED AT THAT BEFORE, THE GUY SAID HE WAS GETTIN 30+ MPG AND IT DROPPED TO 15, I THINK HE WAS A LITTLE ZEALOUS. IT DID GET COLDER AND HE PUT 400 LBS IN THE...
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L low oil pressure VIN: 5TBBT44151
My work so far eliminated a guage problem. Ten psi at 2000 rpm with a mechanical guage installed is not normal. No TSBS can fix this problem. I remember reading a "Click and Clack" article stating that these Toyota engines tend to coke up. Bryan from Missouri...
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