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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L TCC Apply VIN: JH4DB7653Y
My scanner will not give trans data. Need to know if someone else has had same complaint. If driving upshifts are fine, on deccel car lugging when reappling accelerator. Just like stick shift in too high of a gear. 38-42 mph light acceleration.
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L awd VIN: 2HNYD18681
Customer brought in this 2001 Acura MDX for us to check the AWD system. The AWD system does not activate when the switch is used. Does anyone know if thier are fuses or relays for the AWD system? I tried scanning with the HDS, but their are no options for the ...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L high RPM's VIN: 1HGCG5643W
Here I am again guys. This time we have a Honda show up for routine spark plugs replacement and that went very well. My problems started when we cleaned the dirty throttle body due to a slightly low engine idle, mostly after warm up. We cleaned the plate and b...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 5FNRL18973
We got this rig in for a leaking head gasket and found stripped head bolts. Got that fixed and the owner is back saying that, when the engine is cold, he will try to accelerate and the car will fall flat on its face. We finally duplicated this, and when we wat...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 5FNRL18973
We got this rig in for a leaking head gasket and found stripped head bolts. Got that fixed and the owner is back saying that, when the engine is cold, he will try to accelerate and the car will fall flat on its face. We finally duplicated this, and when we wat...
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2001 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKCP11A31
Could use some help from you nissan and infinity techs, This car came in origanly for poor idle and computer code PO505. We Replaced The IAC And performed idle relearn procedure with modis new 9.4 version. all was good,car Drives great, but when you stop car a...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L starting VIN: JACDH58VXR
hi all this car came in on the tow truck it has no cods and it cranks but it will not start so i did a fuel test 41psi we have spark and good compression ignition module crank sensor all working fine ,what we found is the fuel injector wire, with the ignition ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
first thing inthe morning when started it has an idle hunt problem with intermitant stall, white smoke out the tail pipe when its running rough. it seems worse when it is colder and the problem goes away when the engine warms up. i have no vacuum leaks and the...
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2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: IN4DL01D2Y
vehicle came in to check a ses light found code p1402 koeo came in to check dtc description then went back out to check vehicle and would not start however he drove it here and has no problems with a no start.i am using a otc genesis scan tool and it does not ... Trouble codes: P1402
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2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D14
On initial start up when cold the engine will buck and hesitate severely and may even stall. Sometimes for several minutes but sometimes only a few seconds. once it stops acting up and is warm it will run like a new one for the rest of the day. Code p0340 is t... Trouble codes: P0340
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2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 5N1AR18107
hi i was wondering if anyone has had a shuttering in the steering wheel when turning the wheels , vibrates the steering , rack has been replaced in the past month reservoir has been flushed, can hear the noise in the car mainly and just alittle in the rack
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Exterior lights VIN: 4S3BG6851W
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2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L timing belt
I have a "dealer supplied"GATES pro grip timing belt i've installed 3 times in a row that exactly matches the old one (also too tight). I cannot get this belt to install without practically forcing it on,as a result the adjuster's pointer is about .5 cm too fa...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L 4wd operation VIN: JT4VN01G9K
We repaired a chewed wire a few months ago on this vehicle to restore 4wd so I know these 2 VSV on the fender do control 4wd. Now the truck is back, with much more squirrel damage. 3 wires leading to these VSV's and several vacuum lines are chewed. Also found ...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1NXBB02E9T
I noticed that the O2 sensor hovers around .45 volts at idle, doesn't start switching like I'm used to seeing until about 1500 rpm. The catalyst monitor (O2 sensor) is virtually 0 volts at idle, increases to around .5 volts at the same 1500 rpm. Is this normal...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Front differential VIN: JT3HN87R1V
Hello IATN Land! I have this 4Runner that won't engage the front axle. The transfer case will engage the front driveshaft, and I checked the solenoids and vaccum supply. This has the vacuum acuator setup to engage the front axle. Even if I apply direct vaccum ...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V51
Not much info on this code from Toyota. Customer complaint engine light on. No other drive ability issues found. Diagnosed that if CMP/VVT sensor goes open or failed would set p0340 by unplugging sensor. Activated VVT and engine stalled at idle. Removed valve ... Trouble codes: P1346
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2002 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L antitheft VIN: JTEHT05J02
Here is the deal, customer call saying that the car wont start. went to her house and truck starts after being sitting for four days, took it to the shop and did it again. check for codes and this is what i found. B2796 No communication with immobilizer system...
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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
Well thanx for all you help. I finaly fix it it was the valve adjusment. I did a valve ajustment and it run like new, the vaccum got stronger the MAP sensor started reading under 1.0V which made the car run normal and no more P0172 rich code. Thank you guys fo...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Lots of good info but we are still following the ethonol train. Injectors have been sent out for cleaning and gas has been upgraded to 94. The rest only time will tell. Thanks for all the help
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L abs VIN: 2HKRL18671
its been 2 weeks and all good. after testing (see update ) went to ohm the abs/tcs module all ohm out the same as a used one, but went a head a changed it anyway. the only thing I can think of as it got warm the ohms changed and caused a open but could not...
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2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L left front head light inop VIN: JNKAYOE17M
hey guys once again i would like to thank you all for youe help and yes i have fixed this vehicle it turned out that the headlamp ballast had shorted out when the bulb blew,and this took care of the problem so for any future references if you get one and bulb ...
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery VIN: JTHBF30G23
I really wish I could have found a problem with this one. I checked the current draw by breaking the circuit and using the test leads, and everything still checked out ok. I was asked if the problem was duplicated, and no it wasn't. The customer did have to ha...
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1991 Mazda 929 S 3.0L water pump VIN: JM1HC2245M
Well this 929 own me after the battle she put up. but I did not give up hope, everyone gave valuable information that i took into a count. from moving hoses around the radiator the upper hose plastic radiator connector broke, so I had to replace the radiator. ...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D3T
This vehicle had other issues to be repaired before getting back to the hard starting. I replaced the fuel pressure regulator but had little effect on starting, and fuel pressure still dropped immediately. Alldata and Mitchell had conflicting information: Alld...
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1995 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Hesitation, no communication VIN: JA3AA31C9S
thanks for your replies, i'm sure i found the problem but the customer declined the fix. after getting communication i check the datastream and didin't see anything unusual. a few had mention tps issues so i grabbbed my meter and followed mitsu's testing pro...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L caliper VIN: 1NGMD29Y82
Thanks for all the help. Most of the replies suggested replacing the brake line on the drivers side(the side the caliper, kept blowing out on) I had to order one because no one had it is stock. I installed a new caliper again (under warranty) so that he could ...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start, No Mil Light VIN: 5TETX22N95
I would like to thank my fellow members for their feedback. Toyota does not have a diagnostic for a computer that does not communicate. ( According to the dealer that I sent the truck to. )After opening a Toyota assist account with Toy. factory people, the dea...
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