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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78472
Vehicle will run well til it warms up ,then code p1259 appears and will get stumble and will not rev over 2500 rpm during road test.When vehicle is running normal watching through my Modis, VTEC solenoid goes from off to on at roughly 2300 rpm and Vtec pressur... Trouble codes: P1259 (Vtec system failure)
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Sliding Doors VIN: 5FNRL388X5
Left power sliding door opens by its self going down the road. more frequent when cold outside. not familular with these. Any honda techs that could shed some light on this problem. Thanks in advance.
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2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3L Oil Pressure very high 104 psi VIN: 5NPEU46F77
this car came in with an oil leak ...oil was omming from the filter housing ...it weas just pouing out so i replaced the o ring and retested it and no leak found so i shipped it ...well it ame back 2 days later with same problem so i heked pressure and found o...
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2008 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, Start/dies VIN: JNKBV61F38
Group, 2008 Infinity G35x, Starts momemtarily and stalls immediately. Does not run long enough to idle. Throttle accuators act upon startup then shut down. Can read and see pedal position sensors one and two acting. TPS have no movement on startup. Does not a... Trouble codes: P1233 (Electronic throttle accuation)
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1995 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Distributor VIN: JM3LV5220S
Thank you in advance for your help on this. I took this job becasue I knew exctly what was wrong when the guy called me with a loud noise coming from the top of the engine, valve lifters needed replaced. Been there and done that before. This one is different, ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AB36F87
Hauled in as a no start car cranks fine but will not start has code p0513 immobilizer unit ecm comm. error. Customer shut off went into work hasn't started sense. Shop Key says to clear codes and if p0513 comes back replace pcm. Has anyone run into this before... Trouble codes: P0513 (Immobilizer unit Ecm comm. error)
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1976 Nissan 280Z 2.8L No Start VIN: HLS3036744
Customer brought in, has rebuilt head,new everthing.got to run by moving plug wires around [on carb spray].injectors dont pulse.have power on both sides at injector plug.hard to find any info on car. Thanks will
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1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
Thanks in advance for all of your help. costomer brought car in for a no start, and we found fuel pump not working. So we replaced the fuel pump now we have fuel, but everytime we try to stark car it floods all of the plugs. we have read all of the posts and n...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No satrt, security light on dash VIN: 1N4BA41E64
Car came in with transmission in "fail-safe" mode. Stuck in 3rd gear. No communication with trans module. Replaced trans module with new unit. NO CHANGE. same exact problem, only now TCM will communicate. While testing, main fuse/relay block on passenger side ...
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2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86RX2
Thank to all in advance,this vehicle came into the shop with a MIL lamp on (also vsc and vrsc lights typical to come on with MIL) we attempted to retrieve codes and found none with genysis, checked global and vehicle specific and all modules and there were no ...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N13
3.4 L Stars ok. After entering closed loop (warmed up), it will run ok for a short while then will surge and nearly cut off or cut off at idle. It also appears to have a lean surge at WOT. Depressing the accelerator halfway or less, the engine seems to acceler... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Reverse VIN: JTEGH20V23
This U140E trans came in for a bench rebuild because of slip during the 2-3 shift. No real problems were found, so I overhauled it with new frictions, linear solenoid, boost valve and sleeve and aftermarket end plugs for the valve body. Now there is no reverse...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge VIN: 1HGCG6556Y
Thanks to everyone who responded, it was in fact an air bound cooling system. I had clipped the water hose from the IAC into a plastic wire loom clip under the manifold. This effectively pinched off the hose. After removing it from the clip and re-bleeding the...
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2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L engine VIN: 5J6RE48579
well, the vehicle never came back. i forgot to mention that i did a engine flush on it. We do engine flushes on cars with really bad oil or people who go 10k mile between oil changes. we also use it for "preventative" maintenance. i don't really buy it but t...
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2011 Hyundai Sonota 2.4L Collision Repair VIN: 5NPEC4ACXB
The old ecu was connected in order to read codes. Like the other fellow said this ecu can not give codes if it doesnt know what the system has installed. I had two codes in the ecu one for crash data and one a generic occupant seat system both codes would no...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR09X21
Sorry to take so long. Just have to love Insurance companies. they delivered truck a week later and yes no keys. keys took another 3 days. mean while i checked for aftermarket alarm system or other aftermarket itesm (none). I jump started the starter with cabl...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GGCS1943W
Thanks to all that replied. Checked all power and grounds and all ok. While testing grounds found voltage backfeeding to pcm case. Still all charging system test was ok. Replaced alternator and weird voltage went away and could not duplicate concern. Trouble codes: P0132 (Ho2s high voltage).
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2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2CU08121
Well I ended up tearing it apart and checking the timing. Right cam out 4 teeth,left cam out 3 teeth. Reluctor for crankshaft sensor on backwards.Re-timed and it fired right up with no valve train damage.Oh you gotta love these old backyard mechanics !! Thanks...
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6ED26Y8X
Sorry this fix post is late. I'm just back in the shop after being out for some surgery. After many more test drives and checking power and grounds to the ECU and scoping about everything on the vehicle, I also swapped the MAF sensor with a known good part. I ...
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2001 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L brake pedal VIN: 4N2ZN1ST21
First thanks for all your help. The problem was the abs unit. We blocked off the master at the primary port and found the pedal will sink. Then we blocked off the secondary port and then we had a rock hard pedal. Went to the abs unit and blocked off the port g...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 4x4 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BJ632XN
I took all the advice that everyone else sent me.. and with no luck. I tryed a used coil, a used ecm, pulled the IAC Vavle and checked that cleaned it made sure it was working ok, I checked for fuel pressure drop on the injectors, I cleared all the codes and I...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 30th Anniversary 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BD4356X
GOT SOME SVERY GOOD SUGGESTIONS However, I did read from another post that was sent to me by a fellow iatn'er. that the knock sensor could be the culprit. I say that because the knock sensor must have been doing it's job. The piston slap on this one was pr...
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1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions
lo n behold! you all did it again.the fuel lines had been replaced at other shop and got switced in the process so we got the fix thanks to atn members responding correctly.switced lines back and kaboom problem solved.thanks to all from texas
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2003 Toyota Tacoma S-Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEVL52N93
well we put a vapopr pressure sensor in the vehical and that fixed it. Trouble codes: 451.
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L A/C Vents VIN: 4T1BK46K87
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL THE HELP I RECIEVED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. FIRST I RECIEVED A LOT OF PEOPLE TELLING ME THE HIGH SIDE SEEMS TO BE A BIT LOW AND IN FACT IT WAS CORRECT WHEN YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM. WHAT HAD HAPPEN WAS WHEN THE INCENT STICK WAS IN THE CENT...
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2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L High beam headlamps VIN: JTMBK31V38
This one has not left my stall yet, charging bat, but I'm calling it a fix. As 1 of the replies suggested I followed up on what the customer did with the trailer harness. I determined that it was equiped with trailer tow, but the customer had it hooked up as i...
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