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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7571P
this vehicle was brought in doa. after basic testing it was found not to have any spark from ignition system. after checking fuses, and power to the coil and distributer. i installed a test coil to no prevail. i then installed a test ignition module. n0 luck. ...
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2001 Honda Civic HX 1.7L Starting VIN: 1HGEM21721
car was towed in. no start. will run on starting fluid and external fuel sources. it will start and run for 2 seconds then bog down and die. my tech replaced the fuel pump with no change. he did some elictrical tests and now there is no communication with the ...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25S2Y
Hello I need some help from someone that knows Hyundai's. This vehichle came in with a miss under load, the customer had put new champion plugs in it-no change. Checked codes, had a p0300-misfire. I read where they now would like to have NGK plugs so I replace... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C92
vehicule came in for a flashing light(0300-0304) we changed plugs,wires and coil pack.vehicule runs better but still 0300-0304.compression 150-155,cleaned injectors. Pulse width 4.4,noid light is flashing on all 4 injectors. Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0304 (misfire n0 4)
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21DOT
vehicle has mil on.when code is erased the dtc returns in next 25 miles before the monitor even runs, valve test ok according to alldata test procedure. also tested evap pressure sensor. it also tests ok.need this monitor to run to completion for a state inspe... Trouble codes: P1445 (evap cannister purge volume control valve)
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2006 Kia Rio 1.6L engine/ignition system VIN: KNADE12326
I have a strange one here. Its a 2006 kia rio that originally towed in not running. First time around i checked for fuel and spark and everything checked out ok. I did notice the plugs would always end up getting slightly fouled. Did a leak down and had %40-80...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine VIN: 2MKF5SSURY
Hi everyone, I apologize for the wrong vin # as I am at home presently. This car came in with vibration at idle that goes away with slight rpm increase. Mounts were soft and compressed so replaced all mounts. Thought problem was resolved but came back today wi...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y4V
It came to me after engine replaced at another shop. At 4000 RPM, engine stops reving as if the computer shuts it down...same in park or driving. when codes are cleared, it starts and stalls immediately...will not take gas,just dies. after code P0106(baro sens... Trouble codes: P0106 (baro sensor out of range)
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1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: HLS3020611
I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. We have this 280z that came in with a no start. Put in a fuel pump and vehicle runs. But under hard acceleration and load the vehicle feels like it just wants to cut off. Sometimes it backfires through the int...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
Hello everyone, I have a 2000 maxima here that came in with a customer complaint of stalling. When the vehicle is started first thing in the morning it will idle but when it is put in gear it will slowly idle down until it stalls out. After the vehicle runs fo...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Vehicle has delayed upshift after kickdown to pass. Changed fluid, which wasn't burnt and no big chunks or otherwise in pan. Made no difference. Unplugged tps and waited 10 seconds with koeo and plugged in again. Now running erratic but should even out or we'l...
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2002 Nissan murano s awd 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W85
Hey guys I have a 05 nissan murano s being tough. I have no spark I have power and ground to coils. I show cranking rpms at 180-190 on nissan consult scan tool the odd thing is I have no rpm on the insrument cluster. I checked power and ground to the crank sen... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6AD07UU7
Hello fellow techs and thanx in advance, Ford guy needs help with a Nissan. A friend has this one and states that his fuel milage has dropped 60 miles per tankful. No codes, no other symptoms, may be winter temp. or fuel blend related. Info that I have found s...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E86
customer came in with cel on. stated light had been on for aprox 1.5 years. retrieved code p2a03- o2 sensor range/ performance. found fuse number 15 in underdash fuse panel had been removed. installed new fuse. cleared cel. cel came back on with p0420- cat eff... Trouble codes: P1168 (closed loop bank 2- no closed loop function), P0150 (o2 sensor fault bank 2 sensor 1), P0153 (o2 signal slow bank 2 sensor 1), P2A03 (a/f sensor bank 2 sensor 1 range/ performance), P0174 (bank 2 too lean), P0420 (cat efficency)
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1998 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Shifting VIN: JF1GC34R9G
Hello to all. I have this Impreza with the mentioned code it was shifting rough, changed fluid drove slightly better but now its locked into a high gear. I have not been able to access any test info on this fault. Fault code was present before fluid change. Wh...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Driver's door VIN: 4T1SK12E5P
This car developed a problem with the driver's door lock in which it will not unlock, either from the inside button or from the outside key. The car has electric door locks which work from the pass. fr. door for the right front door and both rear doors, but no...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L brake pedal VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
This car has decided to haunt me while I sleep. It has a bad vibration felt in the pedal when braking at speeds over 50mph, felt more the harder I brake. Front pads/rotors were replaced with cheap aftermarket units 6 months ago and the issue was slightly impro...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V91
Hello Guys- I know I need to replace the sensor due to heater fault - my question is which sensor is B1S1 on this engine-- there are 2 sensors right on the front of the manifold- which of these is B1S1? Thanks in advance guys Trouble codes: P1135
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5TENL42N81
Ok heres the story on this truck customer has been throwing parts at this truck and hasnt fixed his issue. The truck has a noticeable rough idle at 680-700 rpm. In open loop 1000 rpm the truck idles good LTFT 3.4% to -3.5% short term 0%. Soon as the truck hits...
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L odometer VIN: 2T1KR32F83
customer came in to shop, regular customer has been for long time. came in with a problem with his odometer, its stuck at 299999 and will not go pass that mileage. every thing else in the cluster has power and is working, there is even power to the odometer sc...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U67
HELLO. WE ARE WORKING ON 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS THAT CAME IN WITH A CHECK ENGINE CODE #PO420.(CAT SYSTEM EFFICIENCY BELOW THRESHOLD (BANK 1). WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE ARE COVERING ALL OUR BASES BEFORE WE CONDEMN THE CAT(S),SINCE THESE ARE EXPENSIVE JEWELS AND ... Trouble codes: P0420, P3193 (fuel run out)
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2006 Acura TL 3.2L srs light VIN: 19UUA66216
I want to thank all for replying.The general consensus was to replace the SRS module as it is no longer reliable. Serious liability can be incured.The customer has been informed to dismissed any ideaa of working around and now has to decide on replacing module...
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1989 Honda CRX HF 1.5L No Start VIN: 1FACP11852
got 21 replies too my tech help.5 within the first 60 minutes.90 percent said too replace the main relay.I did and it fixed the problem.thanx again iatn.As usual you guys rock Trouble codes: 16 (fuel injector circuit).
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8542S
Thanks for all the replies. I had 25 in all. To many names to mention, most all replies refered to distributor, ignition switch, or main relay. The relay had been changed by the customer about 1 year ago. I felt that the ignitor was faulty. This problem had be...
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2000 Honda Civic GX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEN1644Y
USED PCM FROM THE JUNK YARD SOLVED THIS 1...SAME DIGITS ON THE PCM MATCHED THE CNG PCM
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater core VIN: JT8BH22F0T
you guys were right on the money, the heater core was partially plugged and there was air in the system. thanks again for your help.
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L headlights VIN: JTHBF30G93
thanks to all that replied, swaping the bulb was an accurate test, the problem moved with the bulb so i replaced it and the rest is history! i don't know why i didn't think of that myself DUH! thanks again RH.
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4E3AK54F9S
hey guys, thanks for all the replies. it is much appriciated. daniel from british columbia, thanks for the help, the 2 trigger wires had to be swapped. it runs fine, cam sensor acts as both cam and crank. again thanks, and if you are ever in the sarasota, fl a...
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2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Shifting, Speedometer VIN: 3N1AB61E27
Car went to dealer for trans warranty. It took some arm twisting to get someone to take it in at the dealer but in the end it was covered. Thanks for the suggestions.
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1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L master cyl VIN: 4TARN81A0P
Well being convinced that the new master was still the problem, we installed the old original master and blead the brakes and now have a rock hard pedal,The old master was not bad we were unaware of the bleeder at the load level sensor at the time of diag, so ...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Steering Rack VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
Thank you for all the replies. I had the car in the shop tonight and found something interesting. The right inner tie rod has a minor clunk when moved up and down with car in the air. I [...] believe this is the cause of the noise. Customer has declined repai...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
Thanks to all that have replied. well i hate to say it but yet again i was burnt by aftermarket parts. the aftermarket relay was the new updated number and it still was failing. i ordered the new number from toyota all ok since... its been two weeks and she ha...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48A06
with some more testing i found the brake booster leaking. you could hear a hissing noise sometimes.. replaced the booster.. gave back to the customer.. he has been driving for 2 weeks now. with no problems.. he told us it would do it more when it was cold. ta...
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