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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4CC2650N
This car turns over but wont start, we are loosing spark and injector pulse (symptoms of main relay). This is an intermitent problem, but when car is acting up it is loosing its fuse 12v reference (yellow/blue wire at relay) when key is on and when key is off ...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L speedometer VIN: 4S2CK58Y04
the trans is a aisin & hitachi ecm
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine VIN: KNDUP13192
hello well my tech was doing a timing belt he explain to me that with the engine timing belt off he turn the cranck shaft and heard a poping sound then i timed the timing belt and installed when trying to spin the motor to see if timing was correct with timing...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Wiring and Coil Pack VIN: KNDJB72312
Customers car came in on a tow truck. Car would only run on 2 cylinders and all dash lights were inoperative. Codes were p0604, p0300, p0301, p0304. I ignored the p0604 due to the TSB by kia saying to trouble shoot other codes first before replacing the PCM. I...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Door locks VIN: KNDUP13165
Car came in with the cigar lighter inop, and left front window inop. We verified complaint, pulled it into the shop and replaced the fuse for the lighter. All of the sudden the left front window started working and the door locks quit working unless the igniti...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NB353XX
Car came from another shop to us ,car is very hard to start act likes its flooded .When it does start wont idle below 2000 or it stall out , when we have it running at 2000 rpm it surges up and down .The car revs freely above 2500 .When it stalls out it take a...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: JM1BK12F77
The power steering pump was going out at times and the customer heard about a recall about similar models and the pumps going out. I confirmed the recall and the models being recalled had the same part numbers. We replaced everything listed in the recall and...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D34
we performed a valve job due to burned exhaust valves at #3 cyl. after getting engine running, found a misfire on #1 at idle only. I have swapped injectors, coils, plugs, etc. around with no change. smoke checked for vacuum leaks, compression and leak down are...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859W
Code PO170 keeps returning . Originally had O2 sensor codes - front sensor and rear sensor heater . Replaced Both with OEM . Was also getting PO304 - misfire cyl #4 -replaced spark plug [ was almost new ] . Ran fuel pressure test while road testing up long hil... Trouble codes: P0170
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L oil VIN: 4T3ZF13C2X
Hello fellow techs, I have a Toyota van driving me crazy. Customer was complaining of oil burning and smoke on cold start. It has very high miles and was too old for any warranty repair, so I decided to do an "in vehicle rebuild". Much more work than I expecte...
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2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L Power Steering VIN: JTEEW21A27
P/S Light on in dash. DTC C1568 comes up on scan. Diagnostic tree points to Power Steering ECU Assy. Scan data shows DRDD at 1.4 Volts. According to Toyota it should be 10 to 14 volts with ignition switch on. Step 6 checks Power steering Converter by disconnec...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEJ8242W
thanks to everyone for all the help vss signal was present with scan tool replaced speedo head speedometer operates properly .
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: IHGCG2254Y
Raymond from wisconsin hit the nail on the head, i was following the procedure step by step just as he suggested, but was not leaving the key off for 10 seconds before cycling the key back on...POROBLEM FIXED!! thanks to all who responed
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D73
Thank you for everyone that replied. We removed the spark plugs and pressurized each cylinder with the radiator cap off. #1 cylinder caused coolant to push out of radiator. We received approval for cylinder head repairs. Found #1 cylinder head gasket fire ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT6HF10U5X
thanks for replies this car is fixed harness behind engine shorted
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
the vehicle appears to be fixed at this time. the maf sensor was changed and after a wot from 40mph, the fuel trims started correcting and everything went to working correctly. special thanks to Rags and everyone else on this one. after getting dragged a...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
vehicle fixed. thanks to all the replies. when u see a p1320, get the new coils as per the tsb which has the new part numbers. got them from worldpac - they have a grey dot on top. long live IATN Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition signal primary), P1211 (TCS fault).
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L trunk unlock VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
I called the customer and suggested he remove the battery from the 2 fobs and see what happens. He left them out for days with no more problem. Then he remembered he dropped one of the fobs in the water(I didn't ask if it was toilet water or a puddle) and from...
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