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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Driver Door Lock VIN: 1HGES16541
Drivers door lock will only work manually with door closed. Will not unlock or lock with switch, must do it manually. Replaced driver door lock actuator and no change, seem to have good power and ground at actuator, all other power door locks work normally. I ...
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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 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L heated seats VIN: JACDJ58X81
have checked alldata, direct hit, and all data fax service and can not get an accurate wiring diagram. All info says this vehicle should have 2 switches, one for each seat but it only has one switch. The switch has 5 wires going to it but diagram shows only 4 ...
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L EGR Valve VIN: 4F24V09102
Hey everyone thanks for taking time to read my post.vehicle came in shop Jan of 2010 with a blown out egr valve we replaced it vehicle drove fine for 11 months (about 8,000 miles) came back in Dec with same problem hole in egr replaced egr for customer again. ...
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2006 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L rotors VIN: JM3LW28AX6
this vehicle has a noise when braking like the caliper is pushing back when braking i bled the calipers and replaced a rotor due to out of spec but noise is still there any help would be appreciated thanks it like a growling noise
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2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Safety VIN: 1YVHP80C57
Would any one help me to get the codes to reprogram new key. This came with no computer and we got this used ecu with that vin and i need the code to reprogram a set of new keys. Thank you in advance carlos
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2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.5L installing water pump VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
Got all mounts and covers off,got coolant out drain plug,need advise how to release timing chain tensioner right,alldata don't make sense?
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S3BH6653Y
i have checked all seals i have checked a clearences in all clutches and steels all are good and hold i have removed and dissassembled valve body any ideas would be great
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1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Axles VIN: 1T53TY14SW
Vehicle came in after sitting for 3 days. Symptom was when driving on ice or snow one of the wheels was locking up. Checked e-brake operation, also inspected brakes, wheel cylinders, hardware etc... Vehicle drives perfect on wet or dry roads. Only acts up on i...
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start VIN: JT3FJ62G5K
well here goes first of all all these parts were replaced at another repair facility and now its at my shop. customer complains that at times after 30 mins or so of driving then turning it off for 30 mins or so vehicle will crank but not start. ok the key is i...
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2001 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L heater VIN: JTDDY38T51
hi guys i have a 2001 toyota celica vvtl 1.8 motor this is giving me a fit,its overheating and no heat in the vehicle.i tried a new stat first,checked for leaks,then i noticed no coolant flow through the bypass hoses at the fill reservoir.so i figued i would r...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 5TEHN72N02
Hi Guys, I have this truck in my shop, it came in with an overheating complaint. Owner had changed thermostat and radiator cap. I checked cooling system and thermostat appeared not to open. I replace stat, connected scan tool and road test. Temp up to 220 degr...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA23C84
This vehicle came in with engine oil pressure and check engine lights "ON".I Removed engine oil pan and found heavy sludge build-up on the oil pump and the screen.I cleaned the sludge end reinstalled all the parts. Now the engine oil light goes off and there a... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire)
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Radio VIN: JTEBT17R96
This car came to replace the battery and after that the radio that is a model Eclipse AVN5435 ask at the display for map disc and would not do anything else. The customer does not have any disc. I would like to find out how to turn this radio on.
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHLRD1861W
We did cylinder leak down test on the engine. In cylinder # 2 we had exhaust valve leaking. Took head off and took to machine shop, they told us we had valve seating issues. Got cylinder head back installed. Vehicle is running fine.
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1992 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Very Rich VIN: JNKNG01C5N
Initially we wanted to replace with factory, but customer opted for NAPA due to cost difference. We have now replaced the NAPA aftermarket MAF with a factory MAF. The car still ran rich at start up and at idle. During driving and cruise, however, the oxygen se... Trouble codes: 12 (Mass Air Flow Sensor or Ckt).
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12322
Sorry I don't have a fix on this one yet, customer is yet to return to the shop. Thanks for all the info. I will post an update when we get it back. Thanks again for all your time and help! Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak), P0455 (Evap large leak).
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Stall
vehicle hasnt been back so calling it fixed. we rerouted the tps harness as was suggested. it was attached to the stud on the firewall so it was repositioned. we also replaced the crank sensor. thanks for everyones help Trouble codes: P0121.
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L heater radio VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Hay guy's out there that helped on this issue . I had power to all the fuses a great thank you to Steven [...] faxed me the pin locations on the control head and oem wiring diagram . Pin # B-10 is directly from fuse # 2 Left side of dash pulled fuse block down ...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L starting VIN: JT8BF28G8X
Thank you all for you input, At the end of the day we install a wire harness to the knock sensors, but we found a defective knock sensor that was install by us when the car first arrived at the shop “Aftermarket” install a Toyota part and all is well! rein...
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2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBE96SX7
Thanks to everyone. It turned out to be a broken spring, covered under Lexus Warranty. The powertrain warranty is being extended on these engines, a recall has been sent out, my customer got it in the mail the day after I posted this help request. Trouble codes: P0301.
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Hvac VIN: 1N4AL11D06
REPLACED THE HVAC CONTROL UNIT. THE DEALEAR SAID THEY REPLACE THESE ALL THE TIME. FUNNY NO TSB'S ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. GO FIGURE.
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2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L No Start VIN: 4S4BP86C36
I hope this helps someone, the fix was simple. Blown fuse in the relay box behind lower dash panel just to the right of the interior fuse panel.(Fuse is not in eng. comp as per MOD)Checked for current drain through coils circuit, not excessive. 1.5 to 3 amps ...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVN73F9S
Thank you for all your help. I had several techs help me out on this and it paid off. Power was getting to the circuit opening relay and getting through to the fuel pump while cranking in order to start vehicle. But was not getting a signal from the ECM to ...
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 4T3ZF19C4Y
Well with the helpful knowledge and suggestions of Luis, Rashid, Paul, Jonah and MIguel we have this one fixed. Of those five who replied I learned the speedometer system has a signal generated from the wheel speed sensors to the ABS unit, then goes to the spe...
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2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L vsc trac VIN: JT3HT05J1Y
I told the dealer after extensive research that the problem was in the neutral safty switch.Thay were going to install it them selfs and let me know but i have not heard from them in a long time so im going to close this help request. thanks for all the input ...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire VIN: 5TEWN72N93
Thanks to all that replied, Kevin and Reed were correct it was a broken tooth on the crank pulley. Showed up right away with a closer look at the scope pattern. Fault code and test for that code were a little misleading...thanks guys for setting me straight. Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil A primary/secondary circuit).
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Left Rear Folding Seat VIN: 5TDZA22C66
WELL WHEN I GOT TIRED OF DEALING WITH THIS I SENT THE VAN OVER TO THE UPHOLSTRY SHOP THAT DOES THE SEATS FOR TOYOTA HERE. THEY CHECKED IT OUT AND FOUND THAT THE COMPUTER THAT I HAD INSTALLED FROM TOYOTA ON FRIDAY WAS NO GOOD THEY TOOK THE COMPUTER OUT OF THE ...
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