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1990 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Speedometer VIN: JHMBA4244L
Speedometer is not registering speed or mileage. The S3 lamp is flashing in the dash. The speedo head assy was replaced with a known good one and the speed sensor has checked out okay according to ALL DATA specs. The speed control box (under the passenger seat...
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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L A/C and Heater VIN: 5FNRL187X3
The car was brought in for a complaint of no cooling. This car has a navigation system and also rear a/c. The rear a/c works fine and is cool. The heater also does not get hot. The a/c system pressures were OK. The customer said that everything was fine the pr...
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2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L clutch, clutch pedal VIN: KMHJG2SF61
thanks in advance to all who assist on this one. customer brought vehicle in for the clutch slipping. verified problem. checked release bearing lever and slave actuator rod for freedom of movement. found release lever did not move freely but did return to the ...
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L a/c, cooling fan VIN: KNDMB23326
we originally tested the circuit and found it was an intermittant problem, we checked all connections and did not find any stretched pins or loose connections after explaining this to the customer we decided that the control module would be the most logical st...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L temperature gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S8Y
Hi fellow iatn members, I have this Nissan with a non working temperature gauge, we disconnected the temp, sending unit. grounded the connector,temp. gauge moves all the way to hot and returns to cold when ground is removed.I know the computer reads the engine...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start
while resealing intake do to vacuum leak, i removed both battery cables and installed a jumper across both battery terminals, koec and headlamps on.i do this to reset fuel adaptation.i have done this with many nissans in the past.after repairs i turned ignitio...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D52
car had miss on cyl 1, and cat efficency code when it came in. ckd exhaust and cat for restrictions, found none. ran compression test, all cyls good. sparks were clean and strong. car will start and quit with no codes when cold. if i induce a code ie: remove a...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Owner complaining of excessive oil consumption. Appears to be using a quart of oil within 1000 miles or so. No loss of oil externally except a little on the valve cover, not enough to account for this much oil. Does not look like it is burning it either. Any h...
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1984 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2MA67LXE
It will cut out at 2500 rpm when cold(under load). As it runs longer you can get more rpms untill about 10 mins then it is fine you can bring it all the way up to redline under load. I have replaced the MAF, it made no difference. I also checked the ECT sensor...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L 2-1 down shift VIN: 4T1BF32K03
Test drove the vehicle and it has a harsh 2-1 down shift just prior to stopping. I have found a TSB TC008-03 which only states that it improves shift quality. I don't know if this will help this type of fault. I have not gone any further at this point. Any sug...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No Power VIN: 5TBDT44164
This truck came from another shop with symptoms of low power and rough idle with Engine Light on. Plugs are new and clean. After pulling the codes listed, I checked the circuit diagram and found that coils 1, 4, 6, 7 all are on a common circuit which carries t... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil A/1 Circuit Problem), P0354 (Coil D/4 Circuit Problem), P0356 (Coil F/6 Circuit Problem), P0357 (Coil G/7 Circuit Problem)
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine VIN: JTDKB20UX7
cannot get the engine to crank or start in diagnostic modes. engine will start on hoist, in gear, and will run in gear for 10 to 20 mins, before losing power,and then will not restart. does not crank. Engine never starts in park or in diagnosit modes, cannot g...
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1996 Honda Prelude S 2.2L oil leak VIN: JHMBB2159T
Thanks to all that responded. Most suggested the same course of action, crankshaft sleeve, (tried it), new seals and reposition (tried it) inspect PCV system, (clean and ok) inspect for crankshaft play and runout (ok). Had additional oil leak from oil pump dri...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L catalytic converter VIN: JA4MT31H4Y
Ended up dropping the front crossmember and got a lot of clearance. The differential is bolted to the crossmember, and taking loose four bolts pulls it down and out of the way. Thanks for the quick replies!
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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AK24F56
This vehicle was put on the back burner for a couple of weeks, hence the late fix post. After checking everything I could think of including verifying with a lab scope that I had the correct CMP/CKP sync and getting a second set of keys to see if I had an ala... Trouble codes: P0335.
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Power Windows inop VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Thanks everyone for the replies, we checked the wiring in the door pillars and everything looked good. If we removed the the switch from each location, you could jump the terminals and get the windows to work. So, as it turned out, all the window switches were...
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2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JN8AZ08T06
Thank you to all for ur help. I took it upon myself to call the dealer and make sure I was given the right part. smart idea. I was sold both the main and sub sensor. They then said all of a sudden that there is another updated sub sensor that is just not the s...
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2006 Suzuki Reno 2.0L 4-3 shift VIN: KL5JD66Z85
Thank you for trying to help me. Yes the vin does show that it is a 2005 even thought the emission control label says that it is a 2006. Talked to the custmer about the vehicle and he is going to take the vehicle back to the dealer.
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2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BF28B41
We spent some more qaulity time looking into this problem. After speaking with the customer he informed us that this was a used engine that was installed, after further testing based upon suggestions that we sent in,we would lsoe both spark and injector pulse ...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L compressor engagment VIN: 5TDZT34A31
thanks for all the inputs : most of the time when you have a flashing a/c light its after clutch engagement ; thats when compressor revolutions are monitored except with this one the clutch never attempted to engage; did find that mag clutch circuit from contr...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hybrid Sys VIN: JT2BK18U32
First I have to admit Im new working in this kind of veh yet this problem is solved. All replies were very usefull and openned my mind to differents possible scenarios. This is what we did. I realized that I could keep the engine running even after the Mast...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Incorrect Vehicle Speed VIN: 4T1BE32K02
I replace the NT and NC sensors and drove the vehicle. It was mid day, so I expected everythint to be fine. Customer didnt want to leave the vehicle until the morning, so I guess I will find out from the customer how everything is going.
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Ignition random miss fire VIN: 5TENX22N36
Found crank sinsor open some time. I have never had this happen before. Thanks Jerry
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