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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Transmission VIN: JHLRD1847W
1998 Honda CR-V has a transmission problem. Occasionally while driving, it seems it won't shift above 2nd gear. Then it begins shuddering as if it's slipping out of gear. Finally, it seems to be in neutral. After stopping you can move the gear shift through al...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL18J1X
This vehicle was brought into the shop while I was on holidays, symptom was an intermitent stall. Symptom could not be duplicated and Timing belt and tune up was performed as regular maintenance. Yesterday the vehicle returned, same symptoms, intermitent stal...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Clutch VIN: KMHET46C36
Vehicle came in with clutch pedal to the floor, opened bleeder and found lots of air in the system, after bleeding clutch, pedal felt good after a lenghty test drive, pedal was to the floor again. Replaced clutch master, bleed system again, same thing happened...
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1990 Infiniti Q45 4.5L All shifts VIN: JNKNG01C5L
i checked all powers and grounds to tcm. checked pcm terminal 34 to tcm terminal 10 with ohm meter. checked good no open in circuit or shorts to ground. also checked terminal 35 of pcm to terminal 11 of tcm,also good. cant find anty diagnostic info on code 54....
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDUP13205
here is one for all the great kia techs out there we have a kia sedona here that once in a wile will be going down the the road ussualy the highway 65-70 miles an hourall will be fine till the check engine light comes on and it starts to miss fire it comes in ... Trouble codes: P0175
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1999 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L engine VIN: 4F4YR16V4X
this a regular costmer,s truck. He cam in abiut a month ago with oil lite flickering. Found the crank case to be almoste three quarts low toped of anput on lift to check for leaks . No major leaks wer found. i sent him on his way with instructinns to return in...
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2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22511
I have scanned this car and retrieved trouble code P0455 (Gross evap leak). I have used the smoke machine to verify there are no leaks in the system. All of the lines front to back are free flowing and have no debris inside. I can command the cdcv valve on and... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross evap leak detected)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF28B03
We got a 19999 Mitsubishi Eclipse we need a little help and/or ideas on how to proceed. We just did a valve job about 2 weeks ago, 200 miles after the repairs, also replaced water pump, timing belt, bearings, and hydraulic tensioner. Vehicle runs fine with A/C...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Failsafe VIN: JA4LS31HXY
We rebuilt transmission in aug 09, had code p1751- a/t control relay malfunction. When came in was in failsafe and customer continued to drive until burnt up trans, now back again with same code we replaced relay and lasted a month and now back again. Clear co...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L brake pedal VIN: JA4MT21H03
soft brake pedal.we have replaced front rotors they were severly rusted. cleaned and lubed caliper pins cleaned and lubed caliper anchors. pads 8/32. cleaned rear slides and anchors. rear pads. 7/32. bleed brakes according to procedure r/r l/r r/f l/f. we have...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ14S7G
Vehicle came in with NOx failure at both 15mph and 25mph on a California Emissions Test. Readings were : CO2 O2 HC CO NOx 15 mph 13.2 1.3 234 .71 2423 25 mph 13.9 .8 107 .48 2091 Ran cranking catalyst efficiency test and found catalyst to be completely dead....
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1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C1X
checking a/c compressor will not come on at times, esp with hot weather. Check freon level and all fuses and found all ok. Check compressor lock sensor and thermistor and found both appear to be opoerasting normally. When system will not operate, a/c light fla...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK18U72
this car came in and had a code P1436 and after doing some diag work i am a little lost. I put a launch on the car and operater the HCAC vac. valve and it passed vac for 10 secs and the actuator moved and went back to the released position so it seem all is we... Trouble codes: P1436 (HCAC valve open)
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Horn VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Dear toyota techs i have a horn inop. Have power at 10amp fuse in eng compt fusebox,have power at pins 5+1 of the horn relay. Pin 3 powers the horns if you jumper it.so i am missing the ground trigger for relay,no problem right?.took horn pad off+grounded sing...
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2006 Toyota Highlander 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDD21A96
About a month ago this same vehicle came in for the same problem, the traction control, vsc, and check engine light are all on, hook up a scan tool and it reads no codes in any of the systems, current or history, start the vehicle up and the lights go away but...
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2007 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK36B27
Found bulliten t-sb-0114-08 says if vin is before prod change to service 1 sensor,you have to replace both a/f sensors and rh exhaust manofold.is this correct or can you replace affected sensor only. Called dealer they provide no help to outside shops only to ... Trouble codes: P0051 (B2s1 heater low)
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1995 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L pressures VIN: JH4DB8588S
Thank you for all your replies. The AC is now working correctly. I did not replace anything else. I hooked up the gauges this morning, and pressures running were the same at 75psi low side, 130psi high side. I wanted to see if there was liquid in the line comi...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KMHWF25S74
THANK YOU TO AL [...] FOR THE HELP...
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1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKNG01C2N
I have not had time to work on this car it is my shop car. I am going to replace the coolant temp sensor and see wahat happens. Thanks for the help form everyone who posted. Trouble codes: 16 (TCS signal), 21 (Ignition signal).
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2000 Lexus rx300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: H6HE10U1Y0
I have driven this Lexus and the codes hav'nt come back. The PO330 codes is gone because I started looking for wires that looked out of place or not right. I found a big ground wire that the bolt could'nt tighten because of rust. I cleaned it out and put a big... Trouble codes: P0330.
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Shudder VIN: 4A4MN21S85
CUSTOMER WAS SCHEDULED TO RETURN ONE WEEK LATER AND NEVER RETURNED, I SUGGESTED THAT SHE BRING TO A TRANSMISSION SHOP AS I WAS FAIRLY SURE THE TCC WAS THE CULPRIT, AT THIS TIM I CAN ONLY WAIT FOR HER TO RETURN
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L a/c system VIN: 5N1BV28V04
Hi all. Had an old employee stop by & take a look-see. Replaced expansion valve, receiver-drier, flushed system & working wonderfully.
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L A/C system VIN: 4T1SK12E6S
Thanks everyone for their comments it actually helped me in finding out the root cause of the problem. Basically the customer had brought and install an aftermarket A/C with the clutch installed but did not come with an RPM sensor. After days of changing parts...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L 100 Amp Fuse VIN: JT2BK12U51
Replaced fuse and everything was fine. Charging good. Owners had a dead battery and must have jumped it wrong. Thanks Mike
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ACA2100302
Awaiting parts for this vehicle will update later. This is the direct injection gasoline with a high pressure pumpdriven off the intake camshaft with an electronic regulator which is the main fault. Still very little info on the system.
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2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Voltage drop at idle VIN: 1NXBR32E95
Thank you all for the information. The charging system is pretty much straight forward. Charging normal most of the time. The aftermarket alternators are not up to the standards. The customer does not want to pay for a OE alternator and may try a used alternat...
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