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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1640W
had p0402 code did tests r+r rear o2 sensor,converter.code came back.can someone tell me what the actual values for the mode 6 data should be for this code so i will know if it will fail again or not.thanks
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L CV boot VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Given the age of the car, I recommended that all four boots be changed but I have several questions for the Honda Techs 1) Who manufactured the CV joints? Honda used GKN CV joints on many models but I did not see a manufacturer's name on any of these axles. 2)...
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1993 Infiniti Q45 4.5L trunk lock release VIN: JNKNG01CXP
Hi Guys, This customer needs to get in the trunk and we have no key for the trunk lock (lock was changed in the past) The interior trunk release on driver door is inop. I have tried with the trunk security switch in the glove-box in both positions and still no...
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L rear VIN: KNADC12372
also replaced right front wheel bearing one year ago, with new hub and bearing from KIA , making noise and has play in wheel...vehicle only 20k since first repair with front wheel bearings...rear bearing only last a few thousand miles, vehicle seems to have a ...
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L heater assembly VIN: 1N6AA07B04
Since the repair for mode door operation,everything works well except for temp. control. It is very slow switching from hot to cold & vice versa. Never gets over 100* outlet temp. on hot(hoses are hot)& during road test,the temp. dropped to about 80* & stayed ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no spark, no injector signal VIN: 4FAFPD3459
Hi guys, This car was towed to my shop. The car owner said that the car smelled like burned wires and he saw smoke coming from under the hood. I found that ABS pump's main electrical connector had melted. I disconnected the connector and moved this car inside ...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 11N4BL11D2
this car has water sloshing somewhere. i checked all door, trunk, and fender drains. all are dry and open. i think the a/c housing might be the problem but i can't find the drain. can anyone tell me where it is or have you seen this water noise before.thanks i...
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLK732476
Hello to all members.I would like to apologize for the lack of information on this but this vehicle belongs to the Yellow Cab Co. and it's spring break so we are swamped and they are also. So needless to say they have dumped this on us and want it back now. Th... Trouble codes: P0138 (Heated O2 Sensor B1S2 Circuit Malfunction), P0171 (System Lean Bank 1), P0441 (Evap Control Incorrect Purge Flow)
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29662
Vehicle came in with a P0172. Replaced MAF sensor, vehicle came back with the same code. Vehicle runs rich at idle and under cruise during which time the front A/F sensor is roughly 3.8v and STFT runs -24 at times. Under WOT conditions, the A/F sensor reads ab... Trouble codes: P0172
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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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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1NXBR32E13
thanks ahead of time guys. i had this corolla towed in off the road after stalling and not restarting. i did some basic checks and found it had spark and the fuel pump is running , but it has no injector pulse. i know some vehicles, i.e.general motors, will cu... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L timing chain VIN: 1NXBR32E64
replaceing timing chain and all related parts but have a question on the exhust cam gear. The new kit fron NAPA has 3 marking on the cam gear. 1. Intake 2. Exhust 3. just a dot My question is which mark do I use. This is a 1.8 1ZZ FE eng and the intake gaer d...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L battery VIN: 1HGCM56453
Multiplex integrated control unit faulty - customer declined repair at this time. There is a recall for this component but the vehicle did not fall into the VIN window.
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2002 Hyundai XG350 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KMHFU45E52
CHRIS FROM B.C. WAS RIGHT ON. THE COIL TO PLUG BOOTS WHERE AT FAULT. EVEN THOUGH THEY LOOKED FINE, AND WERE ONLY 6 MOS. OLD THEY WERE FAILING UNDER LOAD. WE REPLACED WITH NEW ONES (AFTER MARKET), MISS GONE. WE RECOMENDED CUST REPLACE BOOTS WITH OEM PARTS, A... Trouble codes: P0225 (tp or app sensor 3 circuit problem), P1151 (ets main accel position sensor 2 fault), P1152 (ets sub accel position sensor low).
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A4X
The cure was to tighten all the bellhousing bolts and replace two missing bolts. The customer said he had a used engine installed about a year ago and the bonehead that worked on it must of ran out of bolts so it was ok :). I believe that the vibration that h...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L belt VIN: KNDUP13105
I MISSED THIS 1. I HAD CHECKED TSB'S & OVER LOOKED UPDATED BRACKET. GOT 8 REPLIES. 4 STATING UPDATED BRACKET, 1 TO REPLACE BELT WITH OE BELT, 1 TO REPLACE COMPRESSOR PULLEY BEARING, 2 WAS TO CRANK PULLEY BOLT FOR BEING TOO LONG. HAD ALREADY CHECKED THAT. REPLA...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, VIN: JT8BF2868W
It is all better now, the fix was quit simple, more drving time, we drove the car for a week and the cat monitor became ready and all well, I do not know exactly why it took so long, but in the end its fixed, thanks for the suggestions they were all good ones ...
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22503
I found that the wrong spark plugs were used. They plugs have to be platinum plugs not regular plugs. The miss fire was only on number 3 because it had the lowest compression. Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L no drive F or R VIN: 4A3AA46G81
found the problem and boy do i feel stupid. Dave and Jerald hit it right. t.c. spines stripped out. new T.C. will fix this one. thanks again for taking the time to make I.A.T.N. the great resource it is. Stuart
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2004 Suzuki Forenza EX 2.0L timing belt
I got this car noise nailed,thanks to all ,Especially Richard.Turns out water pump was in the wrong position. Turns out There's a divot in the rear timing cover that the tab on water pump locks into ,at about 11 o' clock that has the right position for enough ...
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