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1998 Honda Passport LX 3.2L electric windows VIN: 4S6CM58W5W
vehicle came in with no operation of windows from drivers switch. but windows work at the sub switches. door locks work ok. customer assumed drivers switch was malfunctioning so we replaced it. after replacement of switch the same symptoms occured. removed doo...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM22941
I was going to ask for help,but as I was writing my Tech came and got me to start the vehicle.It started and ran.The problem was starts and shuts off,we checked spark,fuel,ign switch,relays,timing belt.Seems if you grab the harness that connects the cam,crank,...
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Safety VIN: KMHDN56DX6
Hi group we have a 2006 hyundia and at times the gas pedal sticks.we cleaned the throttle assembly and still at times gas pedal sticks.any help would be great. thaks
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2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Alignment VIN: 5NPEBYAC3B
Good morning. Does anyone have the Alignment specs for this 2011 Sonota. My machine update doesnt have them, Alldata doesnt have them. Cant find them by Googling. Thanks in advance. Chris
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1997 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A4V
Hello there I have this Q45 here and it is throwing a p1320 coil primary circuit code. It came on after I replaced #7 coil. Have been doing some searching online and some talking to other techs here and most are saying to replace all the coils to fix the probl... Trouble codes: P1320
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2010 Lexus IS250 2.5L ecm VIN: JTHBF5C26A
Car was in an accident. Body shop replaced ECM. Car starts and runs with P0630 missmatch vin. I programmed the VIN w/ techstream. When I read the vin now I have the correct vin. However, the P0630 will not clear. Any ideas.
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L harsh shift VIN: JM3LW28A52
02 MPV OD light flashes at all times, checked codes. None. Disconnected battery light still flashes. Changed fluid with dex 6. Harsh shift from P-R, N-D and all gears while driving. We called Mazada dealer with vin to check if any flash updates were available ...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Surge VIN: JM1BK12FX4
CUSTOMER came in with rough idle & stalling,serviced fuel system,stalling & rough idle gone,car came back with moderate surge when driving between 60to 65 kilometers per hr.no codes,cleaned MAF.SENSOR checked wiring,vacuum hoses etc.car will surge when on hois...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT31HXY
Have this vehicle came in with the above 2 codes. Could not duplicate the condition. Did not like the fact the upper hose was hot and lower hose was much cooler,tought thatthis could have an effect on PO125, replaced thermostat and temperature got 10 degrees h... Trouble codes: P00, 125 (Insuficient temperature for closed loop fuel control), P00, 173 (Fuel trim malfunction Bank 2)
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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JMFSRCS6A5
Hi all technicians. I need some help on this nightmare.This vehicle got towed in 2 days ago.This is the 4th work shop it has been to.The vehicle was in an accident with severe electrical shorting.The complete wiring harness for the engine pcm and the engine p...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L mass air VIN: JT4VN63C8J
Cam in stalling. Will start an run for about 30 seconds and stall.Good feul presure,spark,and injector pulse. If you unplug massair will start and idle all day just can't accelerat. As soon a you plugup massair will stall. Changed massair off another truck no ...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, intermittent VIN: JTEGH20V92
Has a tip in hesitation that is very intermittent. It runs perfect 99% of the time. Customer drives it every day and it happens every couple days. Only happens after a complete stop on slightly more than normal acceleration. I've gotten it to do it once for me... Trouble codes: P1135
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2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Starting VIN: JTEEP21A36
Battery goes dead every few weeks. The first time it was so dead the car could not be jump started, the battery had to be charged. The second time it was jump started, The car sits only over night or all day while at work, when it happens, this car is dri...
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2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Suspension? VIN: 4T1BK36B37
This vehicle was given to me to look at and it sounded just like a wheel bearing. I replaced the left side wheel bearing and left side axle shaft and the noise is still present. Removed right side axle shaft to see if the shaft damaged something inside the tra...
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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L starts off in 2nd gear VIN: 1HGCB7659L
This is a strange one.Checked computer and didnt find anything wrong.After putting computer back in and hook battery up no problems.Think it may be something with shift interlock but car is working and customer will bring back if problems happen again.Thank yo...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Thank you for taking the time to help and information on how things work. I had verified that if I unplug the front o2 sensors the issue went away. I decided to unplug just the rear o2 sensors and also issue was no longer present. While inspecting the rear o2s...
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1990 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CR56V6L
I appreciate the help but it turned out to be the power transistor between the ecm and the coil. thanks for the input. Michael Harrisburg Auto Service
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1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 3.0L No Start VIN: JA7FM24S3N
Hi there everyone and sorry for the wait in closing this one. The fix was a remanufactured ECM. I put the ECM in, purged the cylinders of fuel and changed the oil. The vehicle ran good for having went through this. Thanks Ron
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1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L hard start coold VIN: JT2AT86F6P
WELL MOST OF YOU SAID CK ECT SENSOR WE DID IT WAS OK BUT REPLACED IT WITH OEM FROM TOYOTA STILL THE SAME SOW WE TOOK A HEAT GUN AND PUT HEAT TO THINGS TILL WE FOUND THE PART THAT WAS MAKEING IT NOT START BELOW 0 SOON AS WE PUT HEAT TO IAC STARTED RIGHT UP SOW ... Trouble codes: 31.
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3S
sorry so long with close w fix sickness in family, i forgot to mention back pressure test was ok and timing belt marks correct. indeed in theory one would think the knock sensor should have no bearing on performance if the signal has not been found by the ecm.... Trouble codes: 52 (Open in knock signal).
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Car returned today, replaced the vsv like everybody said(TOM,GEOFFREY).FIXED THE P0401 AND the intermittent p1133!! i tested that THING repeatedly and it always passed! but that is what everybody said also!! tried to think outside the box by bypassing all the ... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr insufficent).
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28BXY
yea i was working on the wrong bank, talk about operating on the wrong side of the brain...thanks to all who replied replaced ocv on the correct bank problem solved. Trouble codes: P1349 (Varible Valve Timing system malfunction bank 1), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L reverse VIN: 1NXBR12E01
Thanks to all who offered help, we inspected the transmission internally and found the seals hard as a rock. Thanks for the right direction
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