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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L a/c compreesor VIN: 1HGCM66534
pcm will not energize a/c compressor relay. we thought it was a straightforward diagnosis at first. I manually grounded the compressor relay, tested voltage at compressor coil, had system voltage and then removed the magnetic coil from compressor and bingo! it...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L lifters VIN: KM8SC73D85
oil changed every 3K. only when cold- lifters noisy. found TSB related to Hyundai filter only but that pertained to lower engine knock. Customer changes own oil-uses Fram filters-any ideas appreciated
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2008 Infiniti G35 3.5L Abs VIN: JNKBV611E2
I have this 2008 Infiniti G35 that belongs to local Dodge dealer. On short road test "Slip", ABS and Trac lights come on, has code C1115 Wheel sensor input fault. Code appears on every road test after very short distance, within 1/2 mile. Scanner reads both fr...
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L cam dowel pins VIN: KNADC163X2
I removed the cam gears during head removal. Upon reassembly I noticed cam gears can be installed 180 degrees off. What should the position off the cam dowels be when installing the timing belt?
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Vents VIN: JTJGF1OU11
Hello fellow Lexus Toyota techs. We have a 2001 Lexys RX300 The A/C will only deliver air from the defrost vents only. Performed self test and found active code 43. Or B1443 Pulled glove box and adjusted the controle display nothing is moving in any position i...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Starting VIN: JTHBN30FX2
This car has a very intermittent starting issue. The customer will turn the key and nothing, just like a failed starter solenoid. This began 4 months ago and I gave the customer the choice of replacing the starter with no guarantees this was the issue. Well wi...
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2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L power steering VIN: JTHGL46F17
power steering inop... code c1304--- power steering control system malfunction
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AE55H81
This car has high fuel pressure due to a plugged regulator and return line. In the process of fixing this. The main problem is that the pcm is not sending a ground control signal to the fuel pump relay. Before i replace the pcm i am trying to find out what the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected)
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L stalls at idle when VIN: JN3DR09X31
Hey Guys, This vehicle has had a p0110 code for over a year(diagnosed at another shop) They charged the customer $900.00 and got it to pass emmissions test. customer left the shop code came right back on. I know from other post that the engine needs to be flus... Trouble codes: P0110
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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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1992 Subaru Legacy L 4x4 2.2L all shifts VIN: 4S3BC6326N
i have a roo that seems to have to much pressure i want to test it but the port seems like its a 8mm and not a pipe fitting and so i dont want to ruin it im trying to find a tool but ive not had much luck. pulled pan looks good but when you put it in any gear ...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH675X2
Monday: Car was hard to start and seemed to behaved like a flooded car. Finally started after charging batt. Moved into the shop. Tuesday: Went on to replace thermostat. Wed.: Subsequently replaced the rad. Now it will not start. Coughs out of the intake and s... Trouble codes: P0420 (Poor cat efficiency)
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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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2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1BE32K15
Hi. I have a 05 Camry with a 2.4l engine in the shop today for a surge complaint. It acts up consistently hot or cold. It is most noticeable on light - normal acceleration. It is an up and down up and down surging. I read on my snapon troubleshooter about surg...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB2OU17
On start up engine will run for 5 to 10 seconds then cuts fuel and stalls after code sets, poaof in hv ecu. ICE can be kept running by adding fuel through throttle body. Car is from a body shop after being hit in the front end. Trouble codes: P0A0F, C1203, C1345
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH41A9656X
First i want to thank all for the replys. But the custermer decided not to go any further. But i learn and found some problems with tcl light. Manually pull codes and found code 3-7 tc angle sensor code. this has a added thottle plate witch chokes motor to red... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES257X1
WE HAD THIS HONDA IN FOR NO START CONDITION. FOUND CYLINDER HEAD WORK WAS NEADED AFTER THE T-BELT WAS LOST AND BENT SOME VALVES. AFTER THE REPAIRS THE CAR WOULD NOT START??? I FOUND THAT THERE WAS A GROUND WIRE ON THE HEAD THAT WAS NOT CONNECTED (G101 THIS IS ...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7L low pedal VIN: KM8SC13E55
thanks for all the help and replies, the problem ended up being as simple as a bad master. replaced master and sent customer on there way.
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2000 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L cooling system VIN: JNKCA31A1Y
It was indeed the water pump as everyone answered. The job was fairly easy. I don't know if there is a trick to pushing the plunger back for the timing chain tensioner. I loosened the bottom bolt and removed the top bolt to allow the tensioner to pivot. I was ...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Noise VIN: JTHBF30G72
I could not find the TSB that Francis mentioned. We told the customer that we could try the foam tape like Paul suggested. He decided that it was not that big of a deal and that he would just live with it as long as it was not going to be a problem. Thanks for...
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2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L Cylinder Heads
OK, a mega thanks to Neal, and everyone else. Yes this is a major job. The motor is cooked. Heads and block are warped, multiple cylinders are scored. Compression loss From heads, valves you name it... Time for a replacement... Joe
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Battery VIN: JN1CA21D8V
Thank you all for your help. I apologize for the mistake in my draw readings. The numbers were correct but I mistakenly typed mV instead of mA. Sorry for the confussion. I ran the draw test again with more precision and care this time. Got similar results...
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
Bad computer. Thanks to everyone who helped. Checked the cam and crank timing over and over and over again. Scoped the cam and crank sensors at the computer and not only did they look good but they were perfectly synchonized. Tested for voltage drop on the pow... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor problem).
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L won't take fuel VIN: 4S4BP61C15
Thanks for all the help. Many said to check the lines going to the canister and this is where my problem was. I jacked up the left rear of the vehicle and found 2 lines that were easily accessible. Lines that go to the canister and valve. I disconnected these ...
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1982 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AL21E80
Hello Friends Thank you all for the Great Replies, this one is FIXED, I checked the EGR Valve and it seems to be working ok, when I checked the PCV valve I found that it was made out of plastic and was cracked which was causing a Big Air Leak, I had already ...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JTR4RN50A6
I changed the distributor,due to a faulty crank sensor.The pickup runs great and my customer is happy.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: 12 (no rpm signal to ecu), 13 (no rpm signal above 1500 rpm), 21 (oxygen sensor fault), 51 (no idl TPSinput to ecu).
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TBRN3416S
thank you all for your help. well is fix. I change drums, rotors, calipers and still the same thing so all we needed to change was the shoes and that was were the problem was. the new ones were defective somehow that will gime me a strong vibration coming to a...
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