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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge, High idle VIN: 1HGED3651K
Vehicle surges in park, when put in gear idles high (1200 rpm) but smooth
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Long crank VIN: KM8SC13E45
This car came in and has a long crank before it start. Thought it was fuel, so I hooked up fuel gauge and no problem, so I let it set for an 1hr, and when I was doing some thing else manger tried starting the car and it would start, when I got there I turn it ...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L trans VIN: 5NPEU46C86
hello all, was wondering if anyone has run across something like this before. I got a sonata in the shop that if you drive around 50 at a steady cruise it will start to surge on a flat road, go uphill or downhill it won't do it, it feels like a torque converte...
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L expansion block VIN: JNKAY41E83
One of my neighbors asked me if I could look at his M45, Wife drive the car, and says that it takes 10 minutes or longer to get the car to get cold. Inifnity dealer told them the expansion block was bad. we evacuated the system, and found a low charge. 8 ozs. ...
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2006 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L rear rotors VIN: JNKCV51F06
i have a 2006 infiniti G35 x that came in with the right rear brake pads worn down very premature. There was a very hot smell and that rotor was 556 degrees F. Couldn't turn the wheel when got the vehicle in the air. Opened the bleeder screw which didnt help. ...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start
hard start when cold,if spray little carb clean, will fire right up and run perfect-as if missing cold start enrichment. tested fuel pressure,seems OK after replace very clogged filter,tested and replaced anyway coolant temp sensor. found bent/mangled fast idl...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4X
we have a 1999 nissan maxima here with an intermitent stahling condition when coming to a stop.feels like someone turns the key off.never looses indicator lights so i dont think its an ignition switch back.we replaced MAF sensor,same problem.we have run into t...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Power windows and locks VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Good morning everyone. I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima with an intermittent electrical problem that is giving me fits. Intermittently, the power door locks will rapidly lock and unlock while driving. Also intermittently the power windows will go up or down while d...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BA41E26
The problem on this car is that when it gets hot and you put the car in drive it start knocking, but if you place the car in neutral or park and accelerate the car is fine no noise or any other issue, there is no codes, the only problem is the knocking noise o...
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L fuel tank VIN: JF1GF4859X
When filling tank will not take fuel 1/2 gallon or so at a time no matter how slowly put in. Have replace filler neck (rotted large hole), vent valve on side of filler neck, canister vent valve and fuel tank pressure valve. Canister does not have fuel in it an...
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2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68664
This car came in with this simple Po037 code. Went through the recommended tests at the differnt circuits. The system supplies the power from the fuel relay and the ECM supplys the ground.I tryed a new O2 sensor and a used ECM. This did not help at all. I am a... Trouble codes: P0037 (rear O2 heater circuit fault)
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Abs,Vcs VIN: 5TDBT48AX3
This one is killing me guys.this truck came in with a c1247 for stroke sensor malfunction.tested sensor.was off by .50 of a volt brake not applied. The only way to get it is with the booster and all 799.00 for the part. Checked for updated translate and abs mo...
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2003 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L engine/flywheel
We have a 2003 all wheel drive matrix in the shop. on cold start up there is a chirping/ticking noise coming from the flex plate area. It's loader under the vehicle. It sounds like a cracked flex plate. It goes away when as the vehicle warms up. all the flex p...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Control Arm VIN: 5TEMU522N8
Turn wheel with brake applied
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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC4371Y
Thank for all your replies, After going through all diagnostics I too think this is the programming for this vehicle , definitly no vac leaks and ECT was about 46 f on start up depending on morning temps. What I did do taking in account of the age of this veh...
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Stall VIN: 1HGED3655M
well, the fuel pressure fitting had something clogging it, so i was chasing the wrong problem! I changed the valve in my pressure fitting and now have excellent fuel pressure. With that working, i took a different direction in my diagnosis and determined the d...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Power Sliding Doors VIN: 5FNRL388X5
Car was taken and has not yet returned, due to closing post requirements, I will close for now and repost when it comes back in. Alot of information that I will try when it comes back.
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F4Y
Well what happened is the tone wheel on the crankshaft is sliding on the crank and giving the wrong signal,i can move it with my fingers with the crank sensor removed. customer refused any further service.THANK YOU TO ALL.
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2011 Hyundai sanata 2.4L Accessories VIN: 5NPEB4AC1B
well this one is fixed first off it is a brand new car there is no aftermarket radio or anything installed aftermarket the car has only 1242 miles on it the problem was that with the tilt colum in the highest spot the harnes was rubbing the colum and when i wo...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Door locks VIN: KNDUP13165
Well I fixed the door lock problem. The fuse box under the hood has B+ to the 15a audio then the 10a memory fuses which then goes to the keyless entry. I found no power on the 15a fuse and once I took the top of the fuse box off, found an open at the splice,...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A5X
First I would like to thank everybody for the overwelming response.I replaced the #3 coil and now it's running fine.No compliants so far .Customers happy!.I informed the customer that it's recommened that all the coils be replaced.Even with my commercial acct,... Trouble codes: P1320, P0100, P0300.
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A41
WELL, AS WE ALL KNOW CARS CAN BE CHALLENGING AND STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN, HERE IS WHAT I DID AND I AM NOT THAT CONFIDENT THERE ARENT MORE THINGS TO COME ON THIS VEHICLE. THE BATTERY GOT RUN DOWN SO I CHARGED IT AND INSTALLED ANOTHER NEW SET OF SPARK PLUGS.I ENDE...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6859W
Success! The mass air flow sensor did the trick . the customer stopped in Tuesday with a valid sticker . Its too bad Subies dont set a MAF code when it is out of range - would help narrow down the number of areas that could be causing a code . The car ran almo... Trouble codes: P0170.
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L engine VIN: 1JF1SG6567
We plan to schedule both cars back in to pull heads and check the valve stem seals that were done @ the machine shop all other tests and inspections suggested test ok.
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2005 Subaru Legacy i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S4BP61C15
I Replaced the purge valve, customer contacted me when they filled up with gas to let me know that they had no issues. Trouble codes: P1443, P0420, P0171.
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Control module VIN: JT2BF28K4X
I am closing this help request because I will not get the car back for some time. I am going to check continuity and operation of all wheel sensors circuits when I get it back. Thank you.
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBF32K84
finaly fixed.my mistake forgot to mention a/f ratio sensors were oe.most replays pointed to ground problems.which were correct.but Morgan from minesota was very specific about which ground and location.I just went and visually checked the ground at the intake ... Trouble codes: P0032.
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2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1CA30P46
Thanks for all the help. Car sat for a few days then we reset evrything again. fuel trim numbers all came up normal. light has not reset in almost a month. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one system lean), P0174 (Bank two system lean).
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