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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8668S
Coolant leaking into combustion chamber. TSB #97-047 says to use updated gasket and head bolts with 4 step torque procedure instead of original 2 step. However, the updated head bolts part #90005-PM3-004 are no longer available and have been superceded to the ...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ8640Y
Rechecked the wire to the knock sensor still tests okay. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor fault)
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2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L MIL Lamp on, No throttle activati VIN: 2HJYK16577
Hey everybody-thanks in advance for any help given. I've got a 2007 Ridgeline that will idle but will not activate the throttle-had set p2101 (throttle actuator system malfunction) and p2176 (idle not learned).CEL,VTM-4,VSA warning lights all on.Checked fuses,... Trouble codes: P2176 (Idle speed not learned), P2101 (Throttle actuator malfunction)
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Auto Headlights/Door Locks VIN: JNKCV54E24
Let me thankyou in advance for any help. Vehicle came in with complaint of headlights wont shut off in auto mode (they stay on), until battery dies and doors lock automaticly with key in ignition not pushing any buttons and ignition off. Using modius i can com...
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E75
Hi folks. This car came in with a check eng light on and the customer said it was in "limp in" mode. I took it for a drive and it seemed to run and shift fine I scanned it and got these codes. I did not find much info. I checked the connection on the trans, th... Trouble codes: P1731 (Engine braking in first gear), P1774 (LC/B solenoid function)
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Hesitation, no acceleration VIN: KNDJD73333
total loss of power in about two monthes. was towed in as a no start. found that the sparck plugs were fluded with fuel and varry worn. after a full tuneup it will idle ok but has no power.freerevs varry slowley. checked, converters, tps, maf, cts, fuel pressu...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNUDP13115
I have this code P0320. The vehicle has no driveabliity concerns. Everything is normal except for the check engine light is illuminated and the tachometer does not work. The customer believes that that both problems started at the same time, but is not 100% su... Trouble codes: P0320 (ENG speed Input MAL)
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2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA222XY
I have a 2000 mazda millenia s in the shop that is driveing me nuts. It came in for check engine lite on. Checked it out and found codes po305,p1526,p1540 in it. Have put timing belt,plug,upper intake gaskets on it. On start up after repairs ran fine. After ru... Trouble codes: P0305
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17N84
Code p2259 secondary air injection control B circuit low, performed pin point test at ecm and found voltage at wire coming from solenoid, so that tells me that circuit seems to be in good,check ohms from ecm to solenoid had 3 ohms, computer doesnt seem to be g... Trouble codes: P2259 (Air soleniod valve control circuit low)
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ecm VIN: JN1CA21D7V
This is a huge headache I just did some maintenance and delt with a few oil leaks and it all went very smoothly. And when I was finished the car was a crank with no start. It had p1335 for the ckp which I am trying to figure out now. I found a tsb about the su...
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2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB51D81
I am working on this 2001 nissan sentra. I have a M.I.L. on and cannot get power to the DLC. i found posts on this site said to check wires under battery tray, and behind air filter. Found no breaks and no corrosion on them. looks like the harness has been r...
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Stall VIN: JN8AZ08T93
customer said vehicle shook and cut off, found initial codes in trans computer,could not duplicate problem,found tsb 04061 states to reprogram tcm. question is what does this do, service manual says speed imfo comes from anti lock computer and rpm comes from c... Trouble codes: 725 (rpm sensor), 1722 (vss)
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L engine VIN: 3N1CB51DX4
have nissan came from other shop after head removal and installation lacks power and dies after dies acts like no compression other shop said cam advance unit was not properly removed need to know if there is a proceduer for resetting advance unit after looses...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B63
This vehicle came in with an intermittent ABS, VSC and Trac Off lights on (NO Brake light on.) The lights would come on while driving but after the key is shut off and turned back on they do not stay lit. The vehicle stops and steers fine with no mechanical pr...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Electric load detector VIN: 1HGEM22961
Thanks again for all the information. It was very easy to replace only took about 20 mins. Customer is happy. The part itself was only about $22.00 my cost. Thanks again all of you are great Stan.
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2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38656
Thanks everyone for the ideas. That is exactly what I need to figure this one out. As it turned out all the intake valves leaked. All of them! The front bank was just the worst hence the code and rough idle. I sure wish my local machine shop would have ca... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 fuel trim rich).
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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2HGFA16547
Vehicle is gone - rechecked w/ still no fault found and a/c still working well. Great help so far - esp re: checking evaporator leak - Bob, Long, Rick, Myk - suggested check evaporator with sniffer probe in drain, injecting water in evap box and checking drain...
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2006 Isuzu N NPR-HD 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JALC4B1687
Checked injectors, seems the #4 was faulty, there is an extended (EPA?) on these for 5 years, 100,000 miles. Thanks for the help! Jim Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cylinder misfire).
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1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Long crank and smoke VIN: JA7FL24W7N
I didn't actually fix this truck, customer declined ECM/PCM. This morning I fired it up and with a little feathering on the throttle it started running pretty good, during test drive I noticed it to continue smoking a whitish-blueish color, but ran like a litt... Trouble codes: 15 (motor position sensor/TPS), 42 (Fuel pump harness/control relay).
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA1D4ST
We have a running car and Steve was the closest to the fix. I had also run extra grounds and tightened the heck out of the bellhousing, but I forgot one thing. Checking the oil pan. Someone had removed it and did not put back the horizontal bolts from the...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
found neg bat cable somewhat loose . cleaned and tieghten bat cable ends.also removed and cleaned all ground harnes conections under hood.cleaned mass air flow with brake clean.returned car to owner . so far is ok 2 weaks now.thanks to all. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1).
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
sorry it took so long to close this request. the customer was only able to leave the vehicle for a couple days and it never acted up for us. the customer will be back if it continues to cause problems but we havnt seen it since so i have no fix for this proble...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L blowing 30 amp #13 AM2 fuse VIN: 4T1SK12E6S
First, I want to personally thank all who shared your thoughts and ideas. The bottom line the fix was the condenser in the distributor, so i replaced it and the ignition coil and the vehicle runs fine. The toyota drawing leaves a lot to be desired they are act...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L seat belt warning light VIN: JT3GP10V3X
Many thanks to the (7) respondents of which three, Tony, Geoffrey and Mark, were correct in the problem in the seat belt retractor spool internal switch. Other respondents incorrectly suggested such things as the driver's belt receptacle, passenger seat load s...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L rear washer/wiper motor VIN: 5TDZT34A15
Hello Techs. Thank you for your reply on the above subject. The four (4) reply wasn,t correct The fix for this problem was replacing the window motor and body control unit. The service tech from Toyota call to say that he is seeing many of these problem pop ...
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