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1995 Acura Integra LS 1.8L abs VIN: JH4DC4356S
The abs light comes on all time when first key start, motor runs for about 40 sec, and after motor runs for abs unit abs light comes back on i thought it was just from air being in the system.
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HNYD18811
We replaced all the coils and spark plugs on this engine when we did a top end engine overhaul April 2009. Since then the car has been back 3 times with the check engine light on when scanned we get a variation of these 3 codes . The first time we had No 5 and... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire no 4 cylinder), P0305 (misfire no 5 cylinder), P0306 (misfire no 6 cylinder)
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5638T
As soon as this car gets nice and warm it will start acting like its missing and will not sustain an idle and some of the time depending on the temp will just die and when Im trying to restart it I have to give it a little gas to assist the starting proses.it ...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HKRL1863X
van came in customer said would not start after drove to church and came back out to leave. have never myself got to not start. we replaced main relay but after customer picked up would not start after refueling. we went to van and found that would indeed not ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Starting VIN: 2HKRL18531
Have a 2001 Honda Odyssey that will not start. Turn key to start and nothing, no click or anything. Will not shift out of park unless release on top of steering column is depressed. Stop light switch turns on stop lights when depressed. Scanner cannot communic...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L heater core VIN: KMHCG45C52
flushed cooling system twice-tested head gasket-replace rad cap-added additional grounds to fire wall
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2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C54
Hello Hyundai Techs. My main concern is the P0121 code which deals with correlation between the tps and the map sensors. I found there was a service bulletin in Mitchell for an updated Map sensor so I replaced it with the new sensor and the Tps. I still am get... Trouble codes: P0121, P0441
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Trip Computer VIN: 5NMSH73E47
Weird problem: 2007 Santa Fe with no other problems has the "Miles to Empty" display above the odometer change up to 8-10 miles with 15 seconds, even when parked at a steady engine idle. Customers states this is a new issue after over 70K miles of trouble free...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2228V
Every once in a while, it throws a code p1540 and then the rev limiter kicks in. Overboost? abv valve? My first question is, why do some of the asians use a map sensor solenoid? I have no map reading on my scanner unless I bypass the solenoid, the solenoid doe... Trouble codes: P1540
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1995 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L speedometer VIN: 4F4CR16X2S
customer brought truck in speedometer and odometer inoperative. technician checked and found instrument cluster needs repair. removed cluster and sent out for repair bench tested okay after fix. reinstalled and still no speedo or odometer. checked again for a/...
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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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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28Y6Y
this one is for all you nissan techs, this xterra runs great when cold but the hotter it gets the worse it runs it starts surging to the point it will stall, almost like it looses fuel pressure but pressure is good,converter is not pluged and no codes to chase...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D51
this car originally came in with mil on, code p0420 stored for catalyst inefficiencey...tested and replaced faulty converter,retested system, had high voltage on b1s1 02 sensor and p0134 set while driving, tested o2 voltage,2.5 volts at signal wire on harness ... Trouble codes: P0134
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
hi guys am stomp with this one i tryed everything that i know as u can see in the history i put a lot of parts after i got tired of running test after test with no answers I had cleanned all my grounds adjusted all idle & tining settins but car will flood when...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y81
I ran my scanner on it and came up with. #1 cyl misfire and code po340 cam sensor. replaced the #1 coil pack and all plugs.checked compression.cleared codes.let warm up and took for a test drive.let cool down afew hours and test drive again. then got the code ... Trouble codes: P0340
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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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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C92
thank you guys! i appreciate. Chris [...] was right,intake manifold below no4 was cracked.The problem is solved! Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire), 0304 (misfire n0 4).
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2003 Kia Spectra LS 1.8L front brakes VIN: KNAFB12164
thank you to everyone who replied, it appears the master cylinder was the culprit. replaced master cylinder( also warrantied right front caliper and replaced brake hoses). road tested twice as long as when problem was occuring brake rotor temp after repairs wa...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L engine VIN: 2MKF5SSURY
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. We replaced all mounts, tried lifting engine at 4 points to take strain off mounts, and checked exhaust and trans clearances. No joy. This car is now bound for the original trans shop.
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2008 Mazda RX-8 Sport 1.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N65
We found out the engine bad and customer got the dearler cover for new engine replace. One again thanks for all your hepl. Trouble codes: P0302, P0300.
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AA46G22
after many replies I went ahead a replace heater core and repaired this car. Thanks for the advice
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: HLS30-4125
Thanks to all that responded. Those that recommended new injectors were the biggest help in my decision to replace them all. I had removed the fuel rail and made sure that the screens in the top of the injectors looked good and they did. Evidently it was age a...
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1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8HD17S4P
Thanks to all who responded...I got back to the truck, oiled the cylinders and cranked the engine for a good minute, replaced the plugs with NGK conventionals, and it fired right up. Engine vacuum was 14 in. solid at idle, smoothly dropped when raising rpm, a... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant temp sensor fault), 21 (Ignition circuit fault).
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2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
TRYED A MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR WITH UPDATED FLASH,DID NOT FIX ,APPLIED CARBON CLEANER TREATMENT TO INTAKE SYSTEM,PROBLEM HAS NOT REOCCURRED,CUSTOMER HAS DRIVEN FOR 800KM SINCE TREATMENT,CODE WOULD ALWAYS RESET BEFORE 200KM BEFORE,THANKS TO ALL JOE Trouble codes: P0171 (right bank 1 lean).
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2002 Nissan murano s awd 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W85
Thanks for the reply! What I found by wiggling the harness was a loose ground on top of the engine timing chain cover. Someone has put a motor in it and crossthreaded the ground strap bolt thinking it was tight so I relocated it and all is well. Thanks again!!... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D64
Thanks to everyone that responded,There was a lot of helpful information in the replies. I think it was a streched timing chain but the customer was not happy with this and decided to tow the vehicle to the dealer. I have yet to find out from her what the actu...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L rotors VIN: 5N1BV28UX4
Aloha gang, Very happy to report my problem solved. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Those of you who suspected the rear rotors to be the cause were right on! Although I couldn't think of how the rear rotors could cause the steering to shimmy, I d...
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2005 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L low beams VIN: KL5JD56Z85
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT RESPONDED, THIS CAR DID FALL UNDER THE RECALL FOR THE WIRE LOOM IN THE LEFT FRONT FENDER RUBBING AND SHORTING. I PRESENTED THE RECALL TO ME CUSTOMER AND THEY TOOK THE CAR TO THE SUZUKI DEALER SHIP FOR THE REPAIR. THANK YOU AGAIN.
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Driver's door VIN: 4T1SK12E5P
I got the door open. It involved removing the trim strip on the outside of the door that has the rubber wiping scraper to gain access to the innards of the door. I then used a bent coat hanger to LIFT the mechanism that is moved by the inner or outer handles t...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V91
Thanks to all that replied- It was infact the Left Front Sensor-- Replaced- drove & reset all monitors-- passed IM test Thanks again Trouble codes: P1135.
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Factory alarm system VIN: 5TDBT44A03
many thanks to all who replied. The problem was the door lock. the drivers "master" switch door lock was "shorting" out, causing the alarm to activate "at will." I thought at first the car battery might be to blame. But it checked out at 12.65v. After taking ...
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