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2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: KLAJB82Z7Y
Here is a problem car. Came in with overheating problem. Confirmed no cooling fan operation. Checked relays and power. not getting ground signal from pcm.At the same time fans not working, power windows stop working and hvac system too. Can jump relay at fuse ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCG1641W
Car came in with no reverse, rebuilt transmission, had burnt clutchs in drum, put back in and still had reverse problems, removed computer and car had reverse replaced computer and had programmed at dealer. still having same problem...repulled transmission fro...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Shift Interlock VIN: 2HGEJ6622W
Car was fine.drove 3 days.sat for 2 weeks-now has fixed high idle and interlock solenoid is inop.have power at solenoid,grnd missing.if i ground manually,interlock works,but high idle remains.have checked/cleaned grounds at t-stat housing as well as all others...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L engine VIN: JHLRD68472
When you drive the car it will do it whenever it decides an extreme bucking and jerking under accleration that will remain constant until you release the acclerator and let it calm down--not a misfire feeling but just like its off-on When you plug a scan toll ...
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2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Control Head VIN: 3HGCM56446
I have tested out the system showing that i have no power to the cntrol head. Tested all fuses and relays and they are good.
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: KMHDN46D05
car came in as a starter issue, replaced starter and tested trigger wire to see if voltage was ok checked out ok, if you unhook the entire ignition switch and power up the trigger wire from the interior fuse box or even at the pridel switch the starter stays e...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58W4W
This is a well-worn Rodeo which we repaired 500 miles ago. At that time a shredded belt chopped up some wires by the radiator. Customer now states she heard a loud noise or bang then the car started running poorly: no power, stalling. And she's not kidding. it... Trouble codes: P0300, P0121, P0122
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Batt Drain VIN: JT8UF11E4N
Lexus techs need help on this ls400 battery drain. Put in known good battery and after 30 min still have a .97 draw perform visual no lights on or stuck switches so far. Have unplugged all fuses and the 10 amp dome fuse drops draw to .63 the only way to get do...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
The vehicle was brought in for an intermittent stall. Diagnosed bad ECM, installed new ECM. Drove vehicle and doesn't stall anymore. The new problem is if vehicle sits the battery goes dead. We found that the auto shut down relay doesn't shut off causing drain...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Sunroof VIN: 4A3AC44G71
We diagnosed and replaced the power sunroof switch for a inop. motor. Now the sunroof opens fine, but won't close. It just moves 2 inches and stops. You can inch your way until it is completely closed. I thought it might need to be synced as so many roofs do w...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA21D9T
We have this Maxima the speedometer will not work if you are accelarating but if you let off on the pedal the speedo read the speed ok but as soon as you put your foot on the gas pedal it goes down to zero,coasting down hill it reads good also.Some body ran in...
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
this car is a daily driver. car shows no signs of abnormal driveability. From what i hear, nissans have ground problems. with all these codes, im sure most are related (the gear shift codes likely due to the tps fault codes) i have very limited experience with...
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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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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
I need some help from you Toyota minded technicians. We're working on this corolla that is a no start. There's power to the fuel inectors but no pulse. Back probing and scoping the cam and crank sensor at the eangine and PCM shows a 2.5 vdc magnetic type signa...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Thermostat VIN: 4T1BF22K1Y
where is thermostat on this car? suspect behind lower radiator hose flange and all the junk attached to it. just looking for confirmation before i go to the trouble of removing it
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N4Y
Smoked intake system for leaks found leak @ T/B gasket, R&R gasket and cleaned throttle body unit heavy carbon buildup. Jumped pins E1 and TE1 on DLC in engine compartment and RPM didn't increase; verified power, ground and signal to IAC valve. Removed IAC and... Trouble codes: P0505, P0300 (Random cylinder misfire), P0302 (Misfire cylinder number 2), P0304 (Misfire cylinder number 4), P0171 (Lean bank 1)
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K52
This vehicle came in with the cel on and no driveabiltiy complaints. A quick scan produced a P0442 code. I have had trouble with this system, in its operation. I have not had to leak test a system like this until now. I tried switching the vsv located near the... Trouble codes: P0442
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K74
Well it feels like a bad engine mount but they are not moving. When you go from reverse to drive at about 1200 rpm foot on the brake there is a clunk or soft bang feeling. The question is what in the trans could cause that type of a feeling? It does it twice a...
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNUDP13115
As suspected, and recommended by you guys, the Ignition failure sensor fixed this thing. It cured both the check engine light code P0320, and the inop tachometer. Thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0320 (ENG speed Input MAL).
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2000 Mazda Millenia S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JM1TA222XY
I want to thank everybody for the input. I replaced the coil on cyl.#5 and it did fix the misfire prob. Again I want to thank everybody for the help. Trouble codes: P0305.
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L ecm VIN: JN1CA21D7V
All were good ideas I did recheck the grounds the were ok. I feel stupid for this but chris you were exactly right I was digging on the wrong sensor the 3 wire sensor was covered in grime and was partially disconnected. Not really sure how it was running and...
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2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L Transfer VIN: 4S3BH67504
Thanks to one and all. The viscous coupler on this manual transmission car can be replaced in the vehicle by removing the tailshaft, approximately a three hour job. Look for other gear damage while there. The coupler from our Subaru dealer is now over $700.00....
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