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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L abs module VIN: 1HGCM825X3
please , advise on how to repair the abs system,(tcs)
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2007 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Compressor Clutch VIN: 1HGFA16567
Came back a couple weeks later with a dead battery. This will be the second battery(under warranty). Customer said he came out to start car and battery was dead. I checked for a draw and found a 2 amp draw. Dome light was left on, shut off dome light and draw ...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S71
Car was brought in from another shop. They did a crank sensor and a week later it came in as a no start. They spent a long time with it and got nowhere. We verified the crank sensor waveform, cam sensor waveform, igniter(or as hyundai calls it "the ignition fa...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV54E44
car was in limp mode when it came in, code p2138 accel pedal position sensor, disconnected connector and tested for voltage, source voltage ok at 5.1 volts, noticed connector was full of fluid and pin #6 was green with corrosion, cleaned corrision and tested w... Trouble codes: P2138
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y64
Has anyone encountered faulty PCM's. The factory recommended PCM reprogramming company has limited data on the reflash data from Isuzu and has no numeric number sequence to ID whether the PCM has release 1 or 2 that were both used on the 2004 engines that were... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 302 (2 misfire)
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP13185
Hi guys i have this kia sedona with very small oil leak. Oil is found bottom of the trans where trans and engine bolted together. We figure ok that easy the rear mainseal is leaking. Replace the rear main seal still same thing. Remove the trans again replace t...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L No Start VIN: JTJGF10V10
Please i need help from some toyota lexus gurus, i am not getting a cel on this car, no communication from engine ecu and no start ,i have traced the problem down to the black/white wire at ecu .it is suppose to have power with key on i get none. It says it's ...
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2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Alt VIN: JM1BJ225X2
Vehicle came in as no charge found alt bad replaced with reman unit and charged for15 min with ac on then quit chargeing. Battery good both fuses in main blockgood,also fuse in dash ok. Load tested wires from alt to pcm lights bulb bright. Yel/blk wire fromclu...
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2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JMIBJ22552
car came in hesitating and stalling intermittantly cleaned fuel injectors and throttlebody new plugs due to mileage and dirty throttlebody car still hesitates bad . checked for codes has none looked thru data items found the short term fuel going from normal 1...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Stall VIN: JM3LW28A33
This MPV has stalled a total of 3 times while the customer was driving, and we have not been able to verify the condition. Each time the vehicle has stalled it was during accelleration. One time the customer accellerated to get through a yellow light, and the ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Battery VIN: JN1CA21D8V
Customer had car towed in with completely dead battery. The battery is brand new and holds a charge just fine. This is the second new battery the car has drained. Customer stated that he drove the car back from getting the second battery installed (only 5 min ...
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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BL11E34
This vehicle does not have a 4 cylinder as shown, but IATN would not let me select the V6. Anyway let's get on with it. This V6 has a noise that sounds like it is coming drom the timing cover/ chain area. Before I go ripping into this, because it is such a lar...
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2006 Other Asian TC 2.2L Unknown VIN: JTKDE16796
Fellow techs, I have a problem with an 06 Scion Tc, The customer states the while driving the car with the ac cycles on and off way to much, the ac compressor seems to go on and off way to much, while doing this the car surges real bad. The car does not surge ...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L throttle VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
Just throwing this out there in case anyone has seen it.The vehicle stops responding to the throttle,according to the customer,and the vsc light comes on.In a few seconds throttle comes back with the light still on.I've checked it with the master tech(with the...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TEHN72N61
Customer has brought us this vehicle with a clunk noise in the right front. Clunk sounds like suspension, but we are unable to find any issues with sispension components. We have checked all bushings (and lubed them) as well as checking the ball joints. Also c...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Unknown VIN: JH4KB16595
The fix to this problem was to change the trans fluid twice. The flush on this car is as simple as a drain and fill. First get car warm, and drain the system, refill with HONDA fluid only. Test drive again and redrain and refill the system. This is what repai...
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L running lights VIN: 772A081393
thanks to everybody i replaced th taillight relay,then replaced the muultipex box,sill no lights,went back re tested everything,put another relay in and it fixed it thanks again.
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12391
havent fixed this vehical yet customer picked it up and i havent seen it seince i think they are gonna wait till it just dies then ill have something to work with let ya know when the time comes
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Mil Lamp On & Off VIN: JT8UF11E6M
Thanks for the answers but the customer decided not to fix at this time due to cost. I did clear the codes and drove it and the codes didn't reappear at this time. So he's going to drive it and see what happens. I'm sure I'll see him again. Thank Toyota for th... Trouble codes: 52 (1 Knock Sensor Circuit), 55 (2 Knock Sensor Circuit).
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Engine Time VIN: JM1BK12364
Hi guys, I stoped sweating yesterday. Thanks to George from British Columbia for his dedicated help. I got the instructions and everything worked like a clock. Waiting for costumer to pick it up. Thanks to everyone that point me. This is an amazing tool
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L no charge VIN: 4A3AK44Y4T
I have given up on this car. I probably should not have taken it in, but business says give it a try. I found out this was not the original engine and when the engine was changed the wire loom was changed with it. The car belongs to a Mexican gentleman that...
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2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N6AD06W35
Sorry it took so long to close this one out. Removed the cylinder heads sent them to the machine shop and sure enough warped and non repairable. Looked for 3 days for a reman set NONE to be found in the country. The aftermarket warrenty company finaly found a ...
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L EXhaust VIN: 1N4AL21E29
This vehicle was fixed. What a difference in dealerships. Went to another dealer(30 miles away)talked to the service writer and tech who would repair the car. Nissan is aware in severe cases the heat shield is replaced which was done for this one. Car was rep...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L Drivetrain VIN: 4S3BG6855X
my customer returned friday with this subaru & stated it has gotten better since she picked it up. i drove it & in fact it was better but not fixed. many suggestions were to install a fuse & drive it in fwd. i did this but there was no change. others suggested...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
Well just to clarify, I had no EGR flow. I removed the pipe from the head and looked in with a mirror. I found that the port was clean and looked new. Thats when we called the customer and he told us the motor came from Japan. To the fix.. Yes, it can be dri... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L 4x4 light on VIN: JTEBU14R35
customer took vehicle before I could attempt any of the suggestions, all great and will be usefull in the future for me and others, thank you (smacking 4wd motor with hammer was major concensus on diagnostics)
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