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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lock up coverter or 5th gear VIN: 2HNYD18892
The vehicle bucks/shakes between 25 to 35mph with light acceleration and sometimes makes a groaning noise. If you leave it in 4th gear there is no problem. This has slowly been getting worse for the past 30,000 miles. There are no codes. I am thinking torque c...
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L short
I am posting this for the archieves. I have allready fixed it. Consider this a fix. Car blows fuse #15 7.5 amp under dash intermittently or all the time. when it blows it won't charge, no charging, the fuse feeds the regulator in the altenator, 02 sensors, sp...
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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD186X1
Greetings Honda Techs, I have a real head scratcher with this CR-V, It came in with the check engine light flashing, I pulled codes for miss fires in cylinders #2&#4, only problem is that this car is not miss firing. It has a very even smooth idle. So I gave i... Trouble codes: P1339 (missfire detected), P0302 (missfire cyl 2), P0304 (missfire cyl4)
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Stall VIN: JHMGD38647
Greetings fellow techs, I have a 2007 Honda Fit that was brought in from another location with a stalling problem. The information I have so far, as with the road test is as follows. During a cold start the vehicle idles fine, but when put into gear and drivin...
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHFU45D11
another pain in the butt car. came in with a battery not charging problem. alt. wasn't charging due to the balancer belt drive was broke. replaced with oem part and replaced battery. car now starts and runs perfect. but take it out and it has no low end torque...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L low power VIN: KMHDN55D32
hello this 02 elantra 4cly has very little power, and won't go above 60mph. otherwise the car runs and drives fine just low power, I am getting the code 1166 lambda sensor control limit bank 1. no info is provided on mitchells? also cel is not on Trouble codes: P1166
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L spark plug tube VIN: 4S2DF58X62
Need help from Isuszu techs-Vehicle was traded in, had some misfiring going on with #2 and #4 cylinders. Inspection revealed what we thought was water from the cleanup shop in the spark plug tubes. Cleaned/dryed tubes and coils. Next day test drive, same probl...
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2000 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L fuse VIN: KNDJA72341
oh happy day...i've got a sportage that's driving me nuts. check it out, it came in blowing the 15 amp main relay fuse in the engine compartment, causing a crank no start condition. fuse blows instantly, so some quick checks should tell me where the short is r...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD124X4
Vehicle has a Misfire in Cylinder 2(P0302) at Idle only. Raise RPM's runs smooth. Coils and Injectors Swapped from different cylinders etc. ECM Swapped. Wiring Harness wired directly to ECM eliminating harness for testing. New Spark Plugs Installed (NGK). New ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L All keys lost VIN: JTHBJ46G27
Hi everybody, i have this ES350 which the customer have lost all the transmitter keys, ordered a new one but needs registration, i have the techstream lite software which can do the registration for a new key but my question is if i give battery power to the i...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3539Y
hi all, hoping someone has fought this battle before. have had P0442 return several times. have replaced gas cap with factory cap. used scan tool to seal system and installed evap system leak check to line at solenoid in engine compartment. vent valve did seal... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system small leak)
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3CF44E1P
Hi; Vehicle towed in as a no start. Diagnosed and found timing belt had jumped. Customer had paid a friend to install a timing belt and friend had not properly tightened tensioner causing belt to jump. All intake valves were bent and had to be replaced. Sent ...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L no hud or speedo VIN: 1N4BU31F7P
Hi there need some help on this altima.The speedo is inop and the heads up display is also.replaced the cluster with a used one still all are inop.Have checked the power and ground at the cluster witch is good.checked the speed sensor and ohm good and checked ...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D22
Hi guys, I have a 2003 Nissan Altima that we just performed a complete engine rebuild on. The problem is that we could not get the car to start. We discovered we had no spark and replaced the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. We discovered that it will... Trouble codes: P1614 (NATS Malfunction)
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4S3BD6754V
this subaru has a rough idle and hesitates going around corners. all cylinders seem to be working at idle but i did get a cylinder misfire code for number 4. there is a loud tapping sound that sounds like it is coming from the driver side bank. tried new plug ... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK435XX
hello to all. this subaru is giving me all types of trouble and need help! the customer tried to replace the head gaskets. he got the timing belt installed wrong and towed it to me. i put the belt on correctly and got the car to start. and finnished installing... Trouble codes: P0500, P1121, P0136, P0131 (o2 sensor low b1s1), P1133 (o2 heater ckt fault), P0132 (o2 sensor high b1s1)
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L noise from left wheel cuck cuck cuck VIN: 4S3BH66551
subaru tech please help i have customer come in and want to fix with noise come left side from front wheel cuck cuck cuck only make noise when you brake car about low down and you will noise come left wheel lound customer did change new brake rotor brake pad i...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
This vehicle is driving me crazy. I would appreciate any help you guys can give me. I have fuel, spark, inj. pulse. Compression is good. The customer stated that it quit running on the interstate going 70mph. When it came in i found that the timing was 4 teeth... Trouble codes: P0335
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drops out VIN: JTEHF21A02
2002 Toyota Highlander AWD Automatic transmission. Vehicle will drive, shift normally. After full warm up, while driving,load or no load, will drop into what seems to be a neutral, shifting trans through any gears does not change problem. Stopping and turning ...
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2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN36F04
client says brakes feel better since flush. I did not notice improvement when vehicle left but maybe new fluid and bleeding system had a better pedal after client drove vehicle for a couple of days. So unless I hear differently we will call this fixed for now....
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L water pump VIN: JTHBJ46G77
Thanks for the replies.I feel i could have removed the pump w/o engine removal.The local Lexus dealer is going to repair both vehicles at no cost to the owners.What crappy engineering.I guess a Phd does not come w/common sense.Thanks again for the replies.
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1992 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF4149N
This truck ended up being the computer that was at fault, replaced with used one and works great. Thanks to all that replied.
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C54
fix is pcv hose underneath intake deteriorating, broke pcv valve trying to pry off with starter off, ended up taking intake out to repair... props to Jason from Minnesota, nailed it, Michael from British Columbia also...thanks to all that replied ...here is w... Trouble codes: P2187.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
THANKS SO MUCH TO THE TWELVE OF YOU THAT SO QUICKLY REPLIED WITH VERY ACCURATE AND NEEDED ADVICE. MY BIGEST PROBLEM WAS THAT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE TIME SWEEP ON MY VANTAGE SCOPE WHEN CHECKING THE CAM AND CRANK SENSORS. WITH HELP FROM IDENTIFIX TECHLINE ON S...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L timing cover VIN: 3N1CB51D81
Thanks to all for the heads up, a little post on IATN saved me from big issues. I was able to bring the pan out enough to remove tha pick up and bring it out with the pan, and was able to install the same way, leaving the exhaust in tact. thanks guy's PJ
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BG6859T
replacement of ABS control module fixed issue. all wheel speed sensors were working fine, thats why we were scratching our heads.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6850X
Thank you for all who replied the problem was low compression on number four due the millage and year of car customer decided to not fix the car at this time 1 ,2 and 3 had 175 psi and number 4 had 150 thank all Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire).
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Stall VIN: JT3HN87R4W
I am assuming this vehicle is fixed, but dont feel really confident. The customer said it has been ok for a week. I replaced the fuel injection relay, on my guess, no one else mentioned that as a fix. thanks to all who replied. steve
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L vsc light on VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was bent pins at the abs/skid control ecu. pin 61 ss1 from the abs ecu to the translate module was bent so I could not get the vsc buzzer to sound.
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L odometer VIN: 2T1KR32F83
VEHICLE DID NOT RETURN, YET INFORMATION FROM DEALERSHIP AND ONLINE INFORMATION DETERMINED THAT THIS VEHICLE WAS NOT DESIGNED TO GO OVER THE 299999 ODOMETER MARK AND THE CLUSTER MUST BE REPALCED TO FIX PROBLEM. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES
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