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2004 Acura MDX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HNYD189X4
Please help, we have been battling this vehicle for 6 months now and cannot seem to isolate the cause down nor does my tech really know what direction to go to do so? thanks in advance to any and all that can make some suggestions.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E34
Hello, I have a P0446 code. Last time in we replaced the CCV valve and it came back with the same code about a week later. Ok, these are the things we checked; Purge valve working properly by activating and blowing air through. Line from purge to canister clea... Trouble codes: P0446
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: JNKCV54E75
Hello, I have the strange problem with the fuel gauge on my friends car. He was driving the vehicle and ran out of gas but his fuel gauge was still reading 1/2 tank. He put a couple gallons in the tank and drove to the gas station to fill up. He told me the ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L cylinder pressure
I just did a head gasket job on this 00 Eclipse with the 3.0l v6. The machine shop milled the heads and did a valve job. I also bled down the lifters in a vise. After installing the heads, there is no compression. The timing marks are dead on. I removed the ro...
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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LZ31F44
This vehicle keeps setting p0456 evap very small leak. I have smoked the system(multiple times), tested all solenoids, replaced fuel cap and vent valve. Codes keeps coming back. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap leak very small)
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JNICA31A41
Customer bought car 2 days ago. Was told it was hard to start sometimes. She brought it to me for some other work, now it cranks and wont start. Shows 213 RPM while cranking. IAT is 103 degrees, ECT is 130 degrees. I searched for TSB's, found none on this prob... Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat effic below threshold), P0135 (HO2S heater circuit), P1610 (Manf ctl aux in/outNo specific definitionpending code), P1614 (Manf ctl aux in/outsamepending code)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL flashing VIN: 1N6ED29X12
Customer came is with vehicle running rough and misfiring. We completed test and narrowed it down to fuel delivery issue. Replaced fuel pump and ran great. Customer came back with check engine light on, was throwing codes for knock sensors. While diagnosing kn... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Misfire VIN: 5N1AA08B86
This car came in with DTC:P0300-Multi cylinder misfires. Check power balance with consult-III and found cylinder no:2,4,6,8 not working. Cleaned injectior nozzle, renew spark plugs and also check compression test with a pressure above 150 psi. Also changed mas... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi cylinder misfires)
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U86
I hope someone can point me in the right direction. Truck came in with 2 codes. p0448 and p0430. replaced converter for p0430 with nissan part as well as evap vent solenoid valve with nissan part. When it originaly came in i tested the vent valve and had no op... Trouble codes: P0448, P0430
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1985 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L Misfire VIN: JT2MA67175
dropping cylinders I found #1 to be the problem. Checked for spark with an adjustable gap type tester. I have good spark. Next checked compression. I have 150 on cyl#1 and the rest are close. So the problem must be fuel. Having a limited abilty to fuel pressur...
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L transmission VIN: 19UYA2259V
Well after rigoruous testing and suggestions made from this site I did find that the transmission needed to be replaced. It was replaced with a reman...Thank you for your help everyone.
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2004 Isuzu F FRR 7.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JALF5C1384
The first problem was no communication to the ECM, the problem was there are two different Tech 2 software cards for Isuzu, this truck needed the Isuzu card for GM based vehicles, I was using the Isuzu based vehicle card. Both cards allow you to enter all the ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L no spark VIN: JN1CA21D7T
Hello, crankshaft sensor was loose! It appeared to be clipped in but totally was not. Thanks all for your consideration!
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD70624
Customer said the car drives a 150% better after I performed all repairs. Personallt, I don't feel that the stumbling and hesitation issue was fixed. I informed the customer that if the problem returns, it will be a very costly repair involving replacement of ...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4x4 Actuator VIN: 5TBDT44114
DUE TO LACK OF TIME WE REPLACED FRONT AXLE SHIFT MOTOR AND FIXED PROBLEM.AS MOST OF YOU PROBABLY GUESSED THE ACTUATOR MOTORS ON THESE SEEM TO GET ELECTRICAL FILM CORROSION WHICH PREVENTS 4X4 ECM FROM SEEING PROPER INTERNAL SWITCH POSITION OF MOTORS CAUSING THE...
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