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1998 Acura TL 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA3643W
Customer came in 3 weeks ago with P1491 stored in the PCM. Performed all tests per MOD. I was unable to get any components in the EGR system to fail at the time. I came to the conclusion that the EGR lift sensor was failing intermittantly. Replaced EGR valve &... Trouble codes: P1491
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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L gauges, windows, dash lights, VIN: 2HYND18955
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of: no dash lights, gauges don't work, all windows won't work, back-up camera does not work, seat heaters don't work. All stopped at the same time. Checked wiring diagrams to find common fuses. Found blown fuse for seat ...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L rear balance shaft VIN: 1HGCB7652P
Thanks in advance for your help, I have a question regarding the rearward balance shaft sprocket. I am replacing all the seals behind the cover and note that there is a little wetness (no drips) around the housing, behind the pressed on sprocket. Question- is ...
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2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L heater control unit VIN: 5FNRL38628
I have this van the heater control panel is inop does not turn on at all it doesnt repond to any button.. I have check all fuses are ok..Found this code stored in bcm.. B1960 Rear MICI lost communication with climate control unit...and it comes right back on w...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHCF35C43
I check tps sensor test good replace spark plugs & wires replace crank sensor because its the trigger for coils check for vacuum leaks found none car will run good for weeks at a time with no misfire.thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7234V
Hi everyone I have this problem that I not sure about I think the computer is locking up. Wont start most of the time. When you turn on the key the check engine light does not come on. At that time the engine will not start, If the check engine light comes on...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA72392
customer was driveing ,when it just lost power would n0t go at all ,loss of power,but would idle.unhooked cat sill would not run,checked timing marks,all 3 were dead on,timing is good,it is hard to crank sometimes,give it gas it dies,you can get it to go ,but ... Trouble codes: P0343, P1115, P1624
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L valve covers VIN: KNDJD73363
Hi everyone, We replaced head gaskets a year and a half ago, we used quality parts, now we have leaking valve covers. I wouldn't post this but, this is the third one of these we've had problems with in the last 6 months. pcv system seems good, i dont know what...
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Driver Window VIN: JT8BDL8SY0
All the windows would work except the front left would not always go up. Motor works fine. Sometimes if the switch was jiggled, window would go up. We got used switches from junkyards, two did not work, one the window would go down when you pressed up, just li...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JM1BB1411T
please,advice on this one,vehicle smokes a lot,after replacing head gasket and seals,valves continous to the same.before i did the repairs i checked compresion in all cylinders and the were at 145 psi,now when i pull aot the spark plugs i can see a lot oil on ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3H1XP
A used car dealer traded in this Montero with a intermittent no start. So I have no history of the vehicle. I checked for codes (no codes). When I turn the key on I hear a relay clicking down by the immobilizer module in the wiring harrness going to the immobi...
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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31D72
SOS-Hi All Nissan TECHS, car came in dies after driving awhile, turn off let it sit for [...], starting back up runs ok,but as soon you put in gear R or D it will die right away, keep repeat 4, 5 times it will be okay. Replace both B1,B2 cam sensor (Recall... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor B1)
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cluster Power Windows VIN: JT3VN39W6P
We need some help on this one. We researched iATN with no help rear hatch window works that is all. alldata is not much help and some of the wiring colors do not match.The insturment cluster will not power up. The only light or gauge that works is the Battery ...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT12371
Have a 2001 Toyota Echo 1.5 Changed the VVT gear on cam the, gear came locked I mistakenly installed gear dry & started the car. the car ran ok but the VVT would not unlock & set a 1349 code, took the VVT out, soaked it in oil you could lock & unlock it manual...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L front noise VIN: 4T1BF30K72
Hi all, We have an 02 Camry that's killing us! It has a clanking noise in the front when driving. IT is NOT related to hitting bumps. It is associated with the car rolling, it's sometimes triggered by bearing to the left like around a curved road, it will star...
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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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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCA6283J
Still need help on this one ! While setting the timing I could not set to specs. the only way I could adjust the timing is with both vacuum hoses disconnected and plugged.As soon as I plug the hoses back on the timing advances about 15 degrees and the idle tur...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Turn signals VIN: 1HGCM56633
Finally! I did check the Turn signal switch for proper operation and all worked correctly. The input to the turn signal switch are 5 volt references from the combination switch control unit for the Lt and Rt turn positions that get pulled to ground through the...
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1995 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Distributor VIN: JM3LV5220S
Well, it seems I was the only one that had not seen a timing belt cause a distributor to clatter. Yes, the timing belt was fine and the marks lined up but the shaft in the tensioner was broken so it was allowing the belt to flop around. Once I installed a new ...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22501
very sorry it took so long to close this help request but as the only tech,took some time to get back to this vehicle,this is what i found. the next apperant step was to remove timing cover and check timing,cam pins and crank keyway. the timing was indeed off ... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1BJ24633
first off i would like to thank all who replied, the fix ended up being a bent reluctor wheel for the crank signal as car warmed up signal would fade in and out and cause stall, repaired ring car ran for 3 hrs.
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L wipers VIN: 4T1BE32K12
The car seems to be fixed. We concluded after replacing the switch AND motor the only way this could be turning on was by voltage leaking to the hi or low speed circuit wires. We replace both of these wires between the switch and the motor. The customer has be...
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