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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Radio VIN: 1HGCM66523
This Nice man came in wanting us to reset his dash with our scanner like the man at the other shop used to do when his battery went dead. I told him his battery should not go dead so often and after testing it it was bad and I installed a new one. The radio di...
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L valvetrain VIN: JHMES96674
This car has developed a noisy (ticking) valvetrain. The valve lash was a little on the loose side, which seems odd to me as most Honda engines seem to tighten up over time. I think the rocker arms/rocker shaft may be worn, and Alldata shows plus-sized arms if...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L sparks at crankshaft VIN: KMHCG45C22
Car has no driveability issues. It was at a quick lube for an oil change when the lube tech noticed a spark coming off of the crank pulley when car was running. I disconnected the alternator and it still does it. I checked the ground wire from the engine to th...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
Hi Izuzu techs, we have a 2000 trooper that has dropped fuel milage from 19.5 to 16 miles per gallon on the highway. the tests done so far are: fuel pressure 35 reg 43 unreg. no signs of fuel in vac line to fuel press reg. timing at idle 12 degrees btdc. ha... Trouble codes: P1340
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58Y44
Hey everyone. Have this '04 Isuzu Rodeo DI 3.5l. We are an Isuzu dealership and I have my Shop foreman, who is a Master Certified Isuzu Tech working on this. Using Isuzu Scanner. We are intermitently losing the left bank cylinders #2,4,&6. Only starts missing ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Trac motor VIN: JT8JS47EXR
All information that I've used to test this ABS/Trac system has come from Mitchell and ALLData. Other postings have indicated that a bad accumulator is the cause of code 54. What I'm seeing is that the Trac pump doesn't run at all when I start the engine. Is t...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U4X
this vehicle came to our shop with a check engine light on and a dead (not switching) air fuel sensor. we replaced both sensors due to age of vehicle and cleared codes. customer drove vehicle and light came back on. has code po171 again but the oxygen sensor i... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Tach, fuel gauge,speedometer VIN: JT8BH68X1X
Car had a dead battery and i am pretty sure someone jumped it backwards. Now there is no tacch,speedo,fuel gauge, coolant gauge. The ck engine light, abs, trac, brake light all work. I checked all fuses in car and all fuses that run to cluster all are good. I ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L downshift VIN: JTJGF10U71
Okay Toyota/Lexus transmission techs, this one is for you guys. Customer came in complaining of a clunk feeling when coming to a stop. Test drove vehicle and monitored scan tool data (although available data is very limited, at least with Modis) and every time...
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2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Power steering rack VIN: JTHBK26280
Greetings all. Electric power steering seems to be inoperative. It is easier to steer left than right. If you turn off the engine it is easier to steer to the right, no difference to the left.This just happened all of a sudden while parking the vehicle. Custom...
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3L2864Y0
Let me start by telling you I am a new member And I greatly appriciate any help. This vehicle was towed in after being severly overheated {melted the knock sensor].Engine had no compression.We installed a used motor and vehicle won`t start.Never heard vehicle ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6T
Hi, Nissan,Infiniti, & Smog Tech. Here's a wierd one, this 96 Maxima came in w/ codes P0500 (VSS malfunction), P0130 (O2S circuit B1S1), & P1445 (Evap Control), CAT, EVAP, & EGR monitors NOT READY and failed the "MIL" functional check for Calif. Smog w/ the ab...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L radiator VIN: 1N6ED27T81
Hey all, having trouble with this truck with a repediative cooling system leak. This will be the 3rd radiator under warranty replaced in 14 months for leaking at the core. First repair was a radiator, water pump, thermostat, upper hose and new coolant. Radiato...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4TAWN72N2X
Hello to all! We have a 99 Toy that is giving us a little trouble. Failed e-test, customer brought us the truck, checked for codes and got a p0171, checked air filter and MAF, customer usually cleans his own K+N air filter and overoiled it it looked like, filt... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean mixture code)
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L cyl. head sludge VIN: 4T1BF28K4Y
Toyota techs, What products & proceedures are best for cleaning the notorious sludge. We will use new valve covers,pcv valve & hoses, but for all the crud packed in the head: Does it work to try to dislodge & vac. some of the crud out first? What type of clea...
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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NUYA1245V
First, thanks to all who replied with forethought. For everyone who told me to check vacuum and the IAC, well, good luck with everything. One of the common responses was to replace the O2 sensor. The o2 was replaced with no change. The vehicle was running ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7651P
Checked timing marks within specs. Static Compression test 150 psi all across. Running 55-60 all cyls. Snap 130 except for cyl no 4 which wouldn't go above 50 psi. I think I found the problem. I called the tech that installed the engine and he said he checked ...
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCM56415
The piece of diagnostic information I could find no where else came from Jimmy [...]. The sensor needed to be tested from dead cold. Sensor in the car took about 1 1/2 minutes to start working with good power and ground from pcm for the heater. Ordered ano... Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 sensor slow to respond bank1 sensor 2).
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2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L rides hard VIN: JNRAS08W15
I GOT 3 REOLIES THE FIRST SAID ALL FX35 RIDE HARD LIKE A SKATE BOARD. SECOND SAYS INSTALL KYG SHOCKS THAT WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM AND THE THIRD REPLY SAID TO DOUBLE CHECK THE SPRINGS. THE CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO GO ON A FISHING EXABITION AT THEIR COST. SO THE...
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1971 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Rear Defroster VIN: HLS3020058
Thank You Folks for the replies. The wiring ends up behind the dashboard in a 4 wire connector plug. It uses the ignition switch accessory relay to work this system. I made my own harness and used a late model z defroster switch. Thanks Again, Frank
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3AC13R3S
found a broken tooth on crank gear/ckp exciter ring, caused by installation of a non super charged slipper (timming chain guide that contacts tensioner)the proper part has clearance for ring. I also found out that you can remove cylinder head, eitheir oil pan,...
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2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L pcm VIN: 4T1BE46K87
Thanks for the replies, we ordered the used PCM, but they sent us the incorrect part number...several times. We ended up ordering a new one from the dealer. After talking to several people it was decided that the used PCM would work, but a "handshake" proced...
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