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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Ride VIN: 19UUA655X4
This vehicle has a very bad vibration ONLY under acceleration which is perceptable at slower speeds but most noticeable between 40 and 80. At 80 and faster it is almost completely gone. While on the lift we have found no loose or bent steering or suspension co...
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1995 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2371S
car failed smog test for high NOx. EGR stumbles when vacuum is applied. Vacuum to egr (5 inches)when throttled up. Only holds for a second or so. Idle & cruise readings are actually at 15mph and 25mph respectively on the dyno. Should the cat be replaced? Is th...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
Got this Rodeo that has a steady misfire at all times. This vehicle was recently purchased by a used car lot. All coils and injectors working properly. Vacuum at idle is 20 hg and steady. Fuel pressure and volume good. Scan data for this vehicle is terrible on... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L park lamps brake lamps VIN: KNDJB72392
car came in with no park lamps or dash lamps, replaced fuse and lights work for 5 mins...then fuse blew...the park lamps come on when you hit the brakes and the high mount stop light comes on when you turn on the park lamps
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KNADC12543
Hello all this one is driving me to drink. The customer says that it RLS when it is cold and then gets a little better when it warms up. We have had it here twice now and we can not get this to happen has anyone ever seen or had this problem before if so any h...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Misfire VIN: JM1TA22011
We have a millenia "s" that has come back after fixing a misfire. We have replaced spark plugs, coil on #3 cylinder, checked compression. It seems to only want to miss after its been shut off for a while and goes away after running for a few minutes. Beginning... Trouble codes: P0303
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Timing VIN: JA4MT41R31
About a month ago the vehicle came in with a loose harmonic balancer. we found that the roll pin had sheered off of the timing gear and aloud the balancer to spin. we replaced both roll pin and balancer at that time. vehicle came back a few days ago with the s...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L NATs VIN: JN1CA21D9X
I need a source for troubleshooting this system that does not require the Consult 2 scanner.
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2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Security VIN: 1N4DL01A11
Vehicle came from another shop and has no fuel injector pulse or spark.security light stays on. Other shop had locksmith try to reprogram security system. Talked to locksmith and he said system would not program. We found codes p1610 and p1612 but are not sure...
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2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S4BP8SC75
Engine has +20% LTFT on B2 and normal -3/-5% LTFT on B1. Cam chains are timed correctley. Misfire is VERY intermittant. We are using Subaru Select Monitor PC based scan tool for data and codes. Car was delivered to client 2 weeks ago with same trims. No codes... Trouble codes: P0303 (3misfire), P0305 (5 Missfire)
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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L ABS Modulator VIN: JTEEW21A86
When I scanned the first time I had some fault codes related to open ckts in many Solenoid Valves inside ABS Actuator, so I decided to replace the Actuator(used), now those codes are not longer present. Today These are the DTCs pending to repair: C-1243:Master...
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2010 Toyota LAND CRUISER 5.7L Key Fob VIN: JTMHY7AJ1A
Need to add another key-less fob to vehicle need key code registration procedure, tech stream lite does not show it in smart key/utility/ (key code registration) section. Is there another way to do it ? or manually ?
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L no power, bogs VIN: KM85B12B74
replaced fuel pressure regulator, ran fine. thanks for all your help.
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2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L hard accel. bucking VIN: KNDUP13194
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED!! SORRY NO FIX POSTED - UNABLE TO GET CUSTOMER TO RETUN WITH VEHICLE. HAD SOME GREAT REPLIES, WISH WE COULD OF TRIED THEM. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L abs VIN: JA4MT31H7Y
sorry guys i dont have anything positive to report on this one. the vehicle needed $800 in brake work and i requested additional diagnostic time on the communication problem. the customer said forget it and i didnt get to continue. thanks for your help.
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D5Y
I ENDED UP INSTALLING AN ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT CONVERTER ALONG WITH ONLY THE ORIGINAL ROUND MESH GASKETS AND METAL RINGS. DID "NOT" INSTALL THE RECTANGULAR SHAPED THICK FLAT METAL SPACER GASKET THAT IS AVAILABLE AFTER-MARKET AS WELL AS THROUGH THE DEALER. ALSO NO... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2), P0420 (Cat eff low bank 1), P0430 (Cat eff low bank 2).
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED6353K
We've estimated replacing the idle control motor, cleaning the throttle body and performing a fuel injection clean, but the vehicle just sits here with no decision from the customer. Based on everyone's responses, we watched the idle steps on the solus and fo...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13CX1
no flash update the pcm worked for the past 8 years so we replaced all cats all is well thanks Trouble codes: P0420.
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
Thanks for your input. This truck had several problems. First the code C0226 was a soleniod circuit problem in control module for abs. Code C1231 for steering sensor that was set in replacement module was fixed by TSB BR001-02 that clarifies zero point calibr...
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