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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Shift VIN: 1HGCB7656L
Greetings to all this honda was referred to me by a reputable trans shop.customer states for several months the s light on the dash comes on and it does not shift properly,the trans shop has installed a rebuilt ecm with no luck to remedy problem.my initial roa...
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2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Parking system VIN: 5FNRL38958
Hi this van has the all 4 corners and 2 back up sensor system on it and the dash has a message that says check parking sensor system I have check power and ground to module all check good and after van sets message I can put something in front of all 4 corner ...
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR07Y4X
hi to all, got this qx4 in the shop with a complaint of a intermittent dies while driving at any speed. then vehicle will crank and not start. if you let it sit a while it will restart cleanly.customer also reports that after about 10-12 cycles of the key it w... Trouble codes: P0440, P0158
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2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L Instrument cluster
Took this one on for a coworker that works in our parts department. Complaint is this: Instrument cluster started showing these signs randomly when driving then would go away for a week or two at a time, but now it is doing this ALL the time: Tachometer inop...
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2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L high pressure VIN: JTJGA31U64
this lexus when the motor is at temp ac will shut down due to high pressure the fans are blowing on high if you spray just a small amount of water on cond. the pressure will come down instantly already replaced cond. and expansion valve temp guage reads normal...
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2001 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y81
Something changed after we cleaned the intake manifold runner control. When the engine is hot and we clear the code it will not return or put it into pending, the IMRC system is working perfectly. If we let the van cool down it will set the code at approximate... Trouble codes: P1518 (Pin 3 at PCM not going to ground or staying grounded)
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Engine VIN: 5N1MD28YX2
Low mileage supercharged X-Terra came in with a noise on the left side of the engine that sounded like a bad hydraulic valve lifter. The noise was consistent regardless of engine temp or RPM. As per Nissan TSB, we replaced all the lifters on the left cylinder ...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09YX2
I have pulled the code P 1130 which refers to the swirl control valve. I have gone to Alldata looking or details of the switch operation and location etc. and can find no data. Looking at the motor I can not find the switch in the area it seems to be pictured ... Trouble codes: P1130 (Swirl control valve solenoid)
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L abs VIN: 1N6BA07B35
At times while braking normally (customer says about once every day or 2) the pedal feels spongy and customer is hearing what he describes as a grinding noise, and the red BRAKE light (not the ABS light) will come on at the same time. After talking with custom...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L parking lights VIN: 4S3BH68767
THis vehicle was towed into the shop with a dead battery, customer stated that they tried to jumpstart it, and were successful the first time, but then the car sat for a few days, battery went dead again, and when they tried to start it, had nothing, no start,...
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2002 Suzuki Vitara JLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 2S3TE52V52
I have a suzuki vitara that when driving the engine starts cutting out and back firing while driving. have check all systems can not find problem. the tach drops on every miss like turning off the key.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L 30 amp fuse VIN: JT3HN87R6W
cust came in complaining of her 30 amp fuse continuing to blow. This is the 30 amp power fuse that controls the windows and power door locks. she said it has blown 4 times in the last 6 months and she is tired of replacing it. I looked at a schematic for that ...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Cyl.123 VIN: 4T3ZF13C62
Constant missfire at idle . Rev over 2000 rpm ok
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2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12342
The client had this car parked for about 6 months. Came in with "Battery light" on. Checked charging system and found the alternator to be defective. Replaced with a rebuilt unit. Charges fine now. However, the "Check Engine" light stays constantly ON. Scanned... Trouble codes: P1656
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Ac VIN: JTEGH20V13
This vehicle came in for no AC cooling. I installed guages and found low pressure. Tryed charging system, then High pressure relief started popping off at 125lbs. Looked at valve and found that it had been hit by possible road debris, replaced valve. Thought p...
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1995 Acura NSX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA1184S
PROBLEM SOLVED! THANKS FOR ALL THAT TOOK THE TIME TO RESPOND. AFTER MOTORVAC OF THE ENGINE FOR OVER 1 HR I NOTICED THAT THE IDLE STARTED TO SMOOTH OUT. I THEN CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY AND CHANGED THE FUEL FILTER. THE HESITATION IS GONE AND THE CEL HAS NOT ... Trouble codes: P1204 (Cyl 4 missfire), P1205 (Cyl 5 missfire).
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGEJ6622W
thanks to all who replied.the fix was a new dist.-gofigure full of oil shorting module/coil
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start VIN: 5FNRL187X3
apparant cure for this one,the trans.mainshaft speed sensor was shorted to ground causing the ecm to shut down,it took the 5volt reference to ground,with sensor unhooked the ecm would respond and the car would run,removed mainshaft speed sensor from trans and ...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L engine VIN: 1HGCM55384
Thank you all for your replies - found bent valves, replaced valves, reassembly engine - running fine
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2003 Kia Rio RX-V 1.6L Steering Stops VIN: KNADC16503
This vehicle is fixed. Thank you Greg and Robert. This wheel interference was a combination of simple things, each contributing a little bit. The tires are one size up: 185/65R14 instead of the 175/65R14 that they should be. They also have a fairly wide ...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Compressor clutch VIN: 2T2GA31U74
I replaced the A/C amplifier and the car ran for hours with no problem and has been gone since last friday. I did not see a dedicated line from the amplifier to the pcm it looks like it sends the signal via the network. Thanks to all that replied.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AC54H41
thanks for all the replies. the comfirm fix was the missing push clips at the quarter support to the air inlet tube for the breather box. never found the tsb on that. thanks again, william
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2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Ac Drain VIN: 3A3AC34GX3
well,after looking at this drain,and talking to mitsubishi the dealer agreed to do the update on this vehicle at no charge,we do alot of parts purchasing there,so it was really nice that they would do this...made the customer really happy, and i guess i won an...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51A3Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM, THE CUSTOMER HAS DECIDED TO RID HERSELF OF THIS CAR , DUE TO THE AGE AND REPAIR HISTORY, THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP ANDY . Trouble codes: P00, 430 (Cat. Effiency code low bank 2).
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W53
Well, I guess Worldpac is not all OE equipment. A new MAF from Nissan cured this problem. I thought we were getting Hitachi rebuilds, (did it twice) but I am not positive. Anyway, from what I've read and what I've seen, only use FACTORY MAF sensors. The co... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D46
Thanks to everyone who replied.This car had multiple problems from the shops who had worked on it before us.After fixing these problems we found the cam & crank sensors were both feeding correct patterns to the pcm but it was not recognizing them. The dealer h... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1984 Subaru GL Turbo 1.8L fuel odor in car VIN: JF2AW55B8E
FOund it, dropped the rear access panel and found the broken spout coming out of the evap syste, many thanks yall.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TEHN72N61
Thanks to everyone for all the usefull information. Update: We are waiting for the vehicle to return at the moment. The customer had to take the vehicle before we could get it fixed. They are supposed to get it back to us soon so we can continue our diagno...
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2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L starter VIN: 5TBBT44193
Thanks to all, I tried loosening the starter to see if the noise changed, didn't change. Rechecked all piston's and valves with the borascope, no witness marks. I had it running to try to pinpoint it with a stethascope, the noise started to get fainter and the...
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