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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Left Door VIN: 2HKRL186XX
Left door will start to open and then stops and alarm beeps 3 times. my confusion is when the single pin door switch is disconnected the door works from remote, button on dash and outside door handle, but not inside door handle. Have pulled #13 fuse and re-hom...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: KMHDN45D33
Hi guys, I currently have here this Elantra which arrived with the upper rad tank cracked. I performed a cylinder leakage test, and found that compression was leaking into the cooling system through cylinder #2. I had the cylinder head removed, and replaced th...
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Limp mode VIN: 4S2CY58V2P
Came in limp mode,burnt clutches.Made a complete overhaul,put trany back but still in limp mode.As soon as the engine starts it goes to limp mode.Checked for codes and I got code 12 and 82.Found out that code 12 is (ignition not turning).That is with switch on...
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L steering wheel VIN: JALC4B1433
hey iatn. let me first thank anyone that helps me out on this. i have a 2002 isuzu npr diesel in the shop and my customers complaint is that the steering wheel is hard to turn when sitting still. i verified this complaint while at idle in gear. the power steer...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: KNDUP13122
Hello and thanks in advance for all the help I had a new customer stop in today with an idle problem on their Kia. We had local flooding the wife drove into water center of the wheel high and van stalled out. No water penetrated the inside of the van or the i... Trouble codes: P0507, P0506
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1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68SXX
This vehicle was bought from a auction so i dont know any of the history on it. It had multible codes in it and was running rough at idle, it runs good while driving down the road. Code P1349 comes back when it starts idling bad. If anyone has run in to this a... Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable valve timing malfunction.)
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2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4LS21R04
Vehicle came into our shop with coolant leaking from the rear of the right cylinder head gasket. Removed both cylinder heads and replaced gaskets. Engine ran fine before the repair. After the repair, it has a slight rough idle and a slight back fire in the exh... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 2.4L Remote power door locks VIN: 1HTLDUXM3G
Hi this one has me stumped. My problem is the key remote will lock all doors but only open drivers door even with two clicks of the remote. The interior door lock switch works fine all doors open and close. There is one problem, but by looking at the wiring di...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD06U76
Need some help on this one. After we did tune up 2 month ago we had just bad luck. First check engine light come ON with low catalytic efficiency on bank 2. Replace cat, good for few weeks. Now suddenly car have no power and can`t rew more than 4500 rpm. Engin... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65591
This car is back with same code and not really sure where to go. Front A/F sensor is at 1.500 and rear appears to be working o.k. I unplugged A/F and still had 1.500 on the scan tool.Snap throttle and the A/F may drop to around 1.200 and goes up to 2.800 and t... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Effiency)
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2007 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Intermittant mill. VIN: YS4BP63C47
Customer complaint of check engine, cruise control lamps Illuminating but going off and on. Intermittent symptom. We tried our Snap-On Solice but does not talk to Engine or transmission but see's the ABS/Air bag ecu's. Tried our California State Smog machine (... Trouble codes: 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs), 000 (No communication with Engine or Transmission ECUs)
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39WXS
also found broken wire going to knock sensor connector under throttle body, repaired black & brown wires. only problem with this vehicle is check engine light comes on as soon as you give it throttle. code 52 knock sensor problem.with key on engine not running... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit problem)
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1Y
Replaced cat with Bosal # 099-211. Has a "pre cat" also,cant believe the rear would not be enough alone to reduce emmisions. Having a hard time locating the correct procedure to make sure the AF ratio sensor is operating properly. LT andST fuel trim vary but n... Trouble codes: P0420
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N25
The engine misfires only after cold starts and never comes back once the engine approaches operating temp. Freeze frame data is the following (I recorded this when vehicle first arrived at shop): P0303, RPM 1610, Calc Load 31%, Injector (ms) 5.12, MAF 13.43 g/... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder3), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency Bank 1)
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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L Wipers
Well still unable to determine what the exact problem is. Sat one day and now works fine. Still suspect possible BCM problem. Need to wait for it to fail again.
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP13124
Thanks for the help on this. Rick and Nick were exactly right. The fix was two screws were missing from the butterfly in the intake runner. Replaced the assy and the vehicle is running good at this time.
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2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SG63623
Hi , I replaced the fuel pump assembly this afternoon and the car runs perfect . Revs to 5,000 rpm without missing a beat . I appreciate all the suggestions and will keep them in mind for the next problem car . I have changed a lot of front 02 sensors for si... Trouble codes: P0171, P0130.
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: JS3TE94746
Unfortunately this vehicle did not leave my shop fixed...1st, I dont like walking away from a vehicle, 2nd, I dont throw parts at vehicles. Well I had to walk away from this one and before that I even tried throwing parts at it. Here's what I know...I had 11...
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1995 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation VIN: 1NXAE09B1S
crank sensor was full of coolant and vehicle was actually hitting rev limiter
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Thanks to all for the help, we moved the coils and no change, then we moved the injectors and the miss went with the injector. We put a new injector and the problem went away. thanks agin Trouble codes: P0304.
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1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Powertrain VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
FOUND IT GUYS!!! THERE IS A GROUND JUNCTION TAPED TO HARNESS DOWN NEAR LEFT KICK PANEL THAT HAS A BLUE CAP ON IT. LOOKS GOOD FROM OUTSIDE TILL YOU TRY TO JACK HAMMER THE BLUE CAP OFF THEN YOU SEE THE DAMAGE FROM CURRENT INTO THIS STUPID CONNECTOR. REPAIRED THI...
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