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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L temperature gauge VIN: 1HGCG3258W
Hope somebody has seen this before. Car came in from used car lot. Complaining of temp gauge going past hot after about a minute or less of starting motor. Tested system found bad temp sender and replaced didn't help. Checked for shorts to ground/power none, a...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2HGES16592
HELP! needing some help from the honda techs out there! car came in shop on the hook,with a start and stall problem.have checked fuel pump/pressure and is within specs,has no codes showing at all,have done compression test checked ok,no blockage in exhaust or ...
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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAP11443
This car came from another shop that with in a couple of months replaced the fuel pump,filter,pressure regulator,map sensor,IAC valve,spark plugs and pcv and had the computer re programed.The car came in to me for lack of power on acceleration.What I am findin...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L heater VIN: 1HGCM826X3
this system has dual temp hvac and pass side cold drivers will go hot or cold . i try to pull codes through control head and i get nothing . my master tech is not updated to pull codes . any help before going into dash would be great. the coolant is full and t...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Slippage VIN: JNRDR09Y61
Customer says transmission slips from 2nd gear to 3rd. Test drove vehicle and found that transmission flares going from 2nd to 3rd when cold, won't do it sometimes after warmed up.There are no codes in engine or trans. Fluid level is fine and there are no leak...
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2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L valves??? VIN: JNKBY01EX6
Vehicle towed to shop. Vehicle had substantially noisy motor- noise sounded to be on passenger side bank.customer stated engine started making noise after harsh acceleration on freeway. Noise was very loud at idle and sounded as there was catostrophic damage d...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJA72301
Hello all, I have this Kia with high mileage with a code P0303 that sets itself at random. It is a "true" misifre when it occurs but does go away again and there is no "pattern" to this. Repair history: 1) Checked compression.. all cyclinders over 150PSI. 2... Trouble codes: P0303
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12F07
Hello techs. Happy New Year to all. I have this one with a strange noise wich is produced at the compressor. Pressures are OK( Low 27, hihg 225), when the clutch engage the compressor starts to work and work ok, but when the clutch cycle (disengage, the hub tu...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L a/t temp light VIN: 4S3BH67563
Good evening Subaru techs everywhere.I am having problems with this car,We removed the engine for repair,reinstalled it and runs perfectly,road test, shifts fine,but i have the a/t temp light that is flashing at a rapid rate.I checked for codes with my scanner...
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Brakes VIN: 4S4BP61C35
This is my sons preschool teacher so i owe her. she told me a couple of weeks ago that the abs and mil came on and err55 was displayed by odometer. I checked and cleared some strange codes. It worked fine for a week then did it again last week. I took it this ...
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1986 Toyota Corolla LE 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2SV12E6G
Thanks in advance fro all of your help. this came in with a coolant leak, we found that one of the freeze plugs had a hole in it, the Radiator had busted from the combuston gases so we know that the Head Gasket is blown, so we replaced the Freeze Plug Water pu...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF22K8Y
Good Morning, Hopefully someone can help with this one. We have a 00 Camry V6 with immobilizer codes. However the vehicle does NOT have an immobilizer function.No chip key/transponder. Came in 2 weeks ago with same problem. Disassembled the ignition area and c... Trouble codes: B2796
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L EFI / AF relays VIN: 4T1BF28B5Y
The EFI and AF relays click until the battery goes dead. If the engine is turned off and key removed right away, clicking will start right away. If you wait for a minuite after turning engine off before removing key the clicking starts after a while (don't kno...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE66695
Well we are going to call this one fixed. One of the only things we could not verify was fuel quality, we drained the tank and refilled, and the car started 90% better. The customer was more than happy with the results, and we were more than happy to see the t...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
thanks to all the guys that help fix this this van the problem was the the cam sensor i repalce the sensor problem went away thank yous guy
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L All shifts VIN: JTAVK13T3N
Rechecked TV cable adjustment and found to be adjusted correctly. Removed transmission pan and found metal debris in valve body. After receiving 3 bad transmissions from an unnamed source, we spent a little more money and got a remanufactured transmission from...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L keys VIN: JT8BF22G6D
this one was sort of strange from get go.customer told me keys were lost n when i contacted lexus dealer key was not too much i took chance n got me a wedge n hit electric lock n quickly pulled handle like atn member sugested n it worked.low n behold the keys ...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L climate control VIN: JT6HTOOW6X
Wow, thanks foe the help. Several of you were right on. We pulled down more of the dash and sure enough found a temp sensor with a loose plug. Not sure how it got that way? It was the first time we saw the truck. Reconnected the sensor and all is happy. Talke...
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2006 Lexus RX330 3.3L Audio VIN: JTJGA31U26
The fix was the stereo amplifier. The system is a "Mark Levinson" system. The amplifier is located behind the right rear seat and is accessible by sliding the rear seat forward (yes, they slide) and removing the clips from the carpeting and then you can see t...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA2101T
thanks for all the help . i checked the maf readings . had some glitches ,so i replaced the sensor. fixed the problem.thanks again.
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D65
Thanks to all that replied to this request. I have delayed closing this request because I wanted to make sure it did not return. It has been a few weeks now and all is ok. On bank1 rear converter the heat shield was missing and at the spotweld locations wh... Trouble codes: P1273 (Air/Fuel Sensor1 Bank1 Lean Condition).
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2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1A234E34
I JUST WARRANTIED THE THROTTLE BODY AGAIN WITH A NEW ONE. THE REBUILT ONES ARE A HITACHI REBUILT WHICH IS THE OE SUPPLIERS. THE FIRST TIME THE CAR DID THIS ANOTHER SHOP REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE FROM NISSAN AND IT HAPPENED 8 MONTHS LATER. HOPE THIS ONE WORKS F... Trouble codes: P2135.
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18W95
5 out of 6 responses pointed me to the IPDM-white module in the back junction box-right side of engine compartment. The truck was consistently not starting at the time I removed the module. I took the plastic covers off the module, visually examined the boards... Trouble codes: U1000 (Loss of communications BCM).
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858T
ok well the suby is fixed. Ended up that as many said it was a timing mark issue. The car belonged to a used car lot and they only wanted to do the bare minimum so after the head gaskets were replaced they opted to have the old belt reinstalled. I ordered a ne...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SK12EOP
thank to you all ppl. got a bad parts from the part store, went and switch for another dizzy start righ up, thanks...old spark is there but not a strong blue one..
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Passenger Heater VIN: 5TDBA22CX4
After reading all the replies and nothing making any sense, I took the vehicle to the dealer... they said it was the airmix door motor. They were wrong as we could see the actuator moving. We removed the armix door motor and could feel the door opening and clo...
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