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1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L 2nd gear not there VIN: 1HGCG1657W
Scan dtc found p0730,test drove and it had no 2 gear.no d4 2nd , no manual shift 2 nd. while trying to attach press gage to 2 nd test port found wire harness pin coming from lock up control sol./shift control solenoid valve "A" assmembly was not secure in the ...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L auto sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18761
We are having a problem with the right automatic sliding door. When the vehicle came in it did not operate at all. Checked codes and had code 25. cleared the code and removed fuse # 13. Did the rehome procedure. We can get the door to open but, it will not clo...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L no communication. VIN: 2HGES26873
Hello all you honda techs and thanks ahead of time for any help recieved. this honda came in my shop running on half power almost like a clogged cat conv. The first thing i noticed was the guages dont work except fuel,i also have no communication w/pcm.check e...
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2006 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Surge VIN: FDI-100393
Have a problem with this civic fly by wire engine is the R18A was originally hesitating owner cleaned throttle body and that solved the initial problem the following was only noticed after cleaning. When throttle is quickly opened and released vehicle's rpm ...
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2003 Isuzu Ascender 5.3L Passenger Side Blend Door VIN: 4NUET16P73
This Ascender came in from another dealership that had given up on it. Has dual zone climate control with the digital display. Passenger side blend door stuck at 195 count actual but count command is at 56. Driver side show command and actual count of 51 for b...
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1991 Mazda 626 GT 2.2L engine speed VIN: JM1GD2436M
Hello, fellow mechanics. After we rebuilt the engine on this 2.2 liter turbo, a few days later the customer brought the car back saying he had over 4000 rpm at cruise on the freeway. I verified that this is true, and the engine sometimes flares up at low speed...
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1996 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BB1412T
Much to my suprise IATN had zero references to code P0440 for this year series in Mazdas. I'm looking for more detailed testing or if anyone has experience with this code on this car. SomeData is vague as usual. I give them credit for only inserting OE info in... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system malfunction)
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1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CZ24A6L
I need some real help here. This 300ZX TT came to us back in May with an alternator making 20v DC. Installed OE Reman alternator to correct. Long before the alternator problem and several shops before hand this car developed a rolling idle. Someone at one po...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D14
This is pretty much a modification of a pending post. I would like to thank all that replied to that post. My question is are codes p0223;p0122;p2135 normal to set after a new throttle body replacement and should a relearn make them dissappear. Trouble codes: P0223, P0122, P2135
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D45
We have this nissan that the customer states that the check engine light will come on then the car will not accel. Normal operation for the throttle control when this code sets, but after driving the car many times, wiggling all the harnesses, and tapping thro... Trouble codes: P2135
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD06U67
This truck was brought in on a hook yesterday evening, customer stated he took off from a stop light and it wouldn't go over 5mph. He found somewhere to safely pull over and killed it, then it would not restart. Started working on it this morning and scanner w...
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2007 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L CVT transmission VIN: 3N1AB61E87
I have seen this car for a few years, and the problem is present only in winter, the transmission doesn't shift when is below 50 degrees, the vehicle needs to warm up to normal temperature to be able to drive normally. If you take it in cold, it will stay at 3...
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA21777
I have a MODIS. Worked on this 1 week ago.No Suzuki avail. Performing diag Gen OBDII. Codes received are as follows. PO050, PO154, PO008, PO300, PO304, PO306, PO302. When vehicle came in is was running rough and black smoke from exhaust. Fuel Trim numbers were... Trouble codes: P0050, P0154, P0008, P0300, P0302, P0304
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1989 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L No overdrive cold VIN: JT4YR29V2K
I'm in California trying to help a friend who lives in Maryland. I enclose his Synopsis. Any help or Tech tips would be appreciated. Thank You, Kelly 1989 Toyota Van, 2WD AT Cargo Van w/4YEC, 190K. Problem is not shifting into OD until driven 10-15 miles fro...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Monitors, OBD II, VIN: JT2BG12K0T
Vehicle came in originally for Mass State safety/Emissions Inspection. Failure for "CEL" Illumination. Vehicle came in next day for "CEL" Diagnostics's. Determined to be DTC related to EGR Pintle Position & Flow detection. Replaced all EGR related components a...
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3HJ85J0V
Thanx for any help on this one drives fine then has like an itermittent "hick up " like the egr is sticking so I am looking at the egr it has a vacume hose that comes from the egr modulator to the egr valve on the egr valve line it has another vacume line tha...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
Customer's complaint of surging, service engine soon lamp illuminated. Lack of power, poor fuel economy. No surprise with the AFR numbers displayed. Scoped O2 sensor, signal looks good. Can't call it the problem. Watched O2 volts on scanner (generic OBDII on... Trouble codes: P0133 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0171 (System Too Lean)
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1999 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2T1CF28P5X
Hello This car came in with a misfire on # 6 cyl. Upon inspection I found a mouse had chewed on the wiring on top of the motor. Mainly it had chewed the wiring in two on the #6 injector. I repaired all the wiring I found damaged but still a misfire on #6. Sti... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 cyl)
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2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N1Y
I've got this Tacoma that I can't get to stop setting a P0325. Resistance from E.C.M. connector to ground was open with knock sensor plugged in, verified no open or shorts in wire. At this point, the flow chart says to "substitute knock sensor with known good ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit fault b1)
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2001 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L power steering pump VIN: 5TEWM72N01
this one has a strange heavy knocking noise coming from the power steering pump, noise goes away when turning steering wheel. I have never heard a steering pump make this kind of noise before. anyone run into this before?
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L transmission VIN: 5TEGN92N12
2 years later I recieved the truck for MIL. Scanned for codes P0770 SL solenoid malfunction or TCC lock up solenoid circuit open or shorted. I test circuit for open and short and did not find anything wrong. This solenoid is normally open, when power is applie...
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2003 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L oil presure VIN: 4T1BE30K53
hello and thanks for all the help in advance. i have a toyota camry here. it came in with a oil light on and a vvt code poo12. i tested the vvt sol and it stalls out. i know that this motor has problems with sludge so i pulled off the valve cover and i doint t...
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L valve train VIN: 5TFRV54118
Engine knock sounds like a small diesel engine ping carried to knock.Oil pressure reads normal during and after. Does not matter if engine is cold or hot.
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Fluid Loss VIN: 5FNRL18073
WE DID NOT REPAIR THIS VECHICLE. OWNER OPTED TO DRIVE IT TO HIS HOME, OVER THE MOUNTAIN ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO AWAY. MANY OF THE RESPONSES SUGGESTED ADDING AN EXTERNAL OIL COOLER FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO BETTER COOL THE FLUID AS IT MOST LIKELY OVERHEATED IN THE ...
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2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear of vehicle VIN: JHLRE48337
As stated in my update, the majority of responses indicated u-joint problems necessitating driveshaft replacement. Apparently, this is a common CR-V problem. Special thanks to William [...] who directed me to theujointstore.com. The u-joints for this cost ...
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L air bag light VIN: KNDUP13193
Sorry for the delay in closing this (been pretty crazy around here).Thanks for all the help on this one.as most all of you sugested it was the LF seat belt buckle (not retactor).wires broken where wires go into the buckle.SIR light did not shut off by itself h...
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1999 Mazda FAMILIA 1600CC Hesitation, Surge VIN: BJ5W-11163
Hi Team I am now a bald headed alcoholic after working on this thing.Thanks to all replies . we had pretty much done all that was suggested without much luck. There were no fault codes and basic mechanical checks were OK . Thinking outside the square we fo...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E24
no new information was provided with current responses. I still have the vehicle and am planning on tearing the engine back down to check the timing components and hope I find the Problem there. Trouble codes: P0011 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 1), P0021 (IVT Control Circuit Failure Bank 2).
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1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT4RN44S6D
Ok first of all like i said the A.A.P. was ok but i replaced the TVS because it did make a difference by disconnecting it during a diagnostic test, but made no difference in reality. replacing the EGR TVS cured that problem. I did a intrusive test on the cat a...
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