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1997 Acura TL Premium 3.2L will not go into park. Grinds trying to, VIN: 1JH4UA3643
I called the local trans shop they said I got a bum trans, and I also need to replace the trans control module. Location and test data of this unit is none. HELP !!
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1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGED3554L
Hi guys, i have a 1990 honda civic lx with tb injection. This vehicle originaly came to me failing the smog test with high hc at idle (353 ppm) but passing everything else. We recomended and performed a valve adjust (cold). After the valve adjust i retested th...
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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L engine VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi techs - this is an odd one that has me scratching my head. This car will pin the temp gauge only when idling after warming up. If you rev the engine up to 2,500 or 3,000 rpms the gauge comes right down to below half, even if the car is not moving. The car ...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6643V
This is a V6 2.7L Accord. This vehicle will start and run for a few miutes when dead cold maybe 5-8 min. Once it starts to warm up it will stumble and die. Then crank with no-start a few times then start and run rough with no power and die again. Codes P1361 a... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption), P1381 (Cylinder position CYP Sensor Intermittent Interruption)
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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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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hard start cold VIN: 4S2CK58W0Y
Only issue with car is hard start (prolonged cranking) when cold. Once started car runs fine and has no MIL or codes. Tested fuel pressure and found it to be good KOEO but noticed a rapid loss of pressure after the pump cut off after it's 2 second prime. Pinch...
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2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Trans Range Sensor VIN: 4F2YZ02Z96
Car came in with complaint of "downshifting while ine gear". Check engine light was on referencing the transmission range sensor. Replaced sensor. Car returned two days later with same problem. Called local tranny shop and they gave us a n adjustment procedure...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited 3.8L Turn Sugnals VIN: 4A4MN41S64
Blinkers are intermittentally inoperative. If you cycle key blinkers will function properly again.found that when blinkers are inop(no indicator in dash and no flasher noises from etac)wipers also default to low speed. I have replaced the switch module for bli...
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
hey guys thank you for your help in advance. vehicle came in for miss fire stalling on the road. checked for codes non found. test drove the tps had a .6 volt refernce signal but wouldn't read 25% until itb was half throttle. brought it back did a sweep replac...
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2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Sport light VIN: 4S4B986C35
Customer has complaint of the "sport" light flashing after driving the car. The shift characteristics also change when this happens. I drove the car with the selector in normal D range and had it happen. Scanned for codes with Mastertech with can adapter and c...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Tailgate Window VIN: JT3VN39W7P
Rear window will not roll down. Rolls up fine with switch after jumpering the motor to the down position. Can hear the relay click when either the center console switch or the tail gate switch is operated. Checked archives, found one post saying wiggle rear wi...
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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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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V73
Hey guys, Need a little help, this vehicle has been here with the same problem a few times check engine light with code P420. First time vehicle came in we checked air fuel sensor and oxygen sensors, replaced all sensors. Code went away for a a month then veh... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold)
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U55
Toyota Hybrid guys A little help please... This car came in once before with this same code POA93 inverter cooling system performance checked the electric water pump appears to be working coolant movement in bottle also cooling fan working We suspect electri...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Batt Drain VIN: JT8UF11E4N
THANX FOR ALL OF YOUR REPLYS AND ADVICE. CUST DID NOT WANT TO SPEND ANYMORE TIME AND MONEY SO STOPPED DIAG. BUT WHILE I WAS PUTTING BACK TOGETHER FOUND TWO RELYS UNDER GLOVE BOX THAT HAD BEEN WIRED TOGETHER IN A MANNER THAT WAS NOT NOTICEABLE AT FIRST GLANCE, ...
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1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L No Start VIN: JMBLVS2289
The van is finally fixed thanks to my friend mike who found pictures that gave a better explanation on a MPV forum. The cams were not installed correctly. Yes the L and R are on the corresponding sides but the key ways were wrong. The kewway should be pointing... Trouble codes: P1250.
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L no spark, no injector pulse VIN: JM1BJ24683
After everything I checked on this car, I had it pinned down to the computer being at fault. The new computer was very pricey but we found one in the junk yard across PA. We gave the car back to the shop and they in turn took it to the dealer to have our wor...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L intermittent in-op VIN: JA3AJ26EX2
It turned out that the freon temp sensor in the a/c compressor was no good and when we replaced the compressor everything started working as it was supposed to.
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: JNT1SU789S
well this car is fixed but kind of a crazy one most of the replies were crank and cam sensors we replaced both and we got injector pulse good spark and fuel and still would not start. so i pulled the plugs and found it had bosch double platinum tipped plugs . ...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1N4AL11D72
Thank you all for your help. We really thought we had a fuel issue so we check the gas tank. What we found was someone had poured sugar into the tank. Clogged the Fuel pump and injectors. We replace fuel pump, injectors and cleaned tank & lines. Vehicle is fi... Trouble codes: P0732 (Incorrect 2nd gear operation).
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH89681
I ended up bringing the vehicle to a freind at a subaru dealership. He spent a few days on it and came up with nothing. Sent all of the information to subaru headquarters and still no response as to the cause of the problem. I guess im just waiting for s... Trouble codes: P0105 (Absolute pressure sensor circuit malfunction), P1102.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6X
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. CUSTOMER DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND ANYMORE TIME OR MONEY ON VEHICLE. BEFORE IT LEFT WE DID FIND ONE THING THAT DID CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PROBLEM. THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY WAS NOT CLOSING CORRECTLY AND HANGING UP CAUSING HIGH IDLE AND ADVANCED TI... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf), P0110, P0171, P0120.
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