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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9650Y
Hi guys this came in two weeks ago misfiring on cyls 4,5, &6. Cust had scanned prev and tried switching coils & plugs before bringing it in. I checked plugs most were fouled and were of a brand not rec for this car. Did comp test (all cyls 165-175) and install... Trouble codes: 1204 (misfire), 1205 (misfire), 1206 (misfire), 1304 (misfire)
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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L brake lights VIN: 1HGEJ6226T
Good morning, This car was dropped off to us with a shorted rear brake light harness. We replaced the harness with a new unit and noticed that the main fuse box fuse for the brake lights was missing. Now the rear brake lights stay on at all times with the fuse...
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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Car Control VIN: 1HGEM1148Y
Driving at cruise speed (50mph - 80mph sometimes more) at the time when the car lands after jumping a small crest it pulls really hard to the right as if at the time of the landing the driver turned the steering wheel hard to the right and then to the left in ...
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Steering VIN: JHMFA36218
The car makes a subtle whining, almost grinding noise in the steering on right turns. The noise seems to be coming from the electric assist steering rack. I'm a little cautious to call the rack as bad due to the cost. Has any one had a problem with noise from ...
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1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L False Codes VIN: KMHCF24TSX
After replacing ECM with after-market remanufactured unit from reputable source in Texas, noted following undocumented codes set that cannot be erased: 00209, 00210, 00211, 00212, 00213, 00214, 00215 and 00216. Car ran perfectly however, MIL is not turned on... Trouble codes: 00209 (00210-), 00210 (00211-), 00211 (00212-), 00212 (00213-), 00213 (00214-), 00214 (testing and results)
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L not engage in gear VIN: JTJHF10U41
Vehicle came in on the hook, has the two mentioned codes; slipping badly in first and shifted into second at nearly 5800 RPM. If you cycle the key; it will drive and shifted into all gears fine. One note: The "D" position light will not lit up. This morning, t...
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2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Nav System VIN: JTJHT00W72
Nav system screen dark in nav mode, all other screen features work. Nav disc will not eject.
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L No injector pulse VIN: JN6ND11S3G
Vehicle towed to our shop with no headlights, turn signal, horn, 4 way flasher, blower motor, radio and no start. After a good bit of testing, I found that the fuse link for the interior power was corroded in two. I replaced the fuse link and that fixed everyt...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D4S
The previous motor while loud ran on all cylinders. I replaced motor ,put in new plugs swapped tb, both ckp, cmp, and coils. The ring on flex plate looked good so i did not swap it. This thing will fire every once in a while try to idle then die and not fire a...
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2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3NICB5ID36
Car came in running ruff,misfiring,wouldn't accelerate unless you mashed it to the floor,only code P2A00,A/F Sensor(B1),no misfire codes,replaced sensor,now car runs great,only same code keeps resetting,scan on test drive sensor is 1.24v +-.2 any nissan techs ... Trouble codes: P2A00
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32426
Toyota Techs, This one sets the 5 codes at once. TSB #EGO47-06 would apply if this were an xA. TSB says to replace canister, can. filter, cover & cover holder. Toyota only pays .5 hr. for replacement of the cover & holder. So, what is the real problem which s... Trouble codes: P043F, P043E, P2401, P2402, P2419
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Compression VIN: JF1SF6353W
Customer bought a motor from Japan. It didn't come with a EGR passage way so we used the heads off the old engine. The pistons on the Japan engine were shapped differently. They had premolded valve cut outs. The old engine just had a rectangle cut on the top. ...
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1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L2T
This Tercel keeps setting a P0401--EGR Insufficient Flow. We have replaced the EGR solenoid and the four-way vacuum transducer that is in-line with the EGR valve vacuum hoses. The EGR valve holds vacuum all day and the engine RPM's stumble when it is manually ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L 3-2-1 downshift VIN: 5TETU62N76
very harsh downshift, while coming to stop. 3-2-1
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2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E26
This corolla came in with millamp on. The car runs perfect with no drivablity problem. According to TSB Reference numbers: EG002-06, Date of issue: January 30, 2006. Toyota: 2005-2006 Corolla & Matrix. If DTCs P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, [...] are ALL prese... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (p2402-), P2402 (p2419-), P2419
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L Ads VIN: 2HNYD28897
The replacment of the LF strut, sub harness and RF sub harness has fixed it. Once we installed the RF sub harness the codes cleared and the light has stayed off, system is working fine. I warned the customer that it is likely the sensor / strut on the RF will ...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6671X
I want to thank everybody that respond to my help request, I did end up replacing the two way valve, the solenoid, gas cap and the over vent shut valve (new over vent shut valve does not have the vent hole and and was not leaking anywhere like the old one) als... Trouble codes: P1456 (Evap system leak gas tank area).
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Stall VIN: 1H6ES16572
with the information recieved we were able to replace the cam sensor and that took care of it. Thank You Trouble codes: 1361 (man specific TDC interuption).
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2003 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Brake Pedal VIN: JALC4B1433
this truck isnt fixed due to cust. work schedule, although all the information was very helpful turns out there was air trapped in the abs unit that still needs to be purged even though the veh has a good pedal most of the time thanks to everyone that has repl...
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: JT8BD69S62
Received 3 replies and they were as follows. 1.Maybe the incorrect brake hydraulic unit assy. was installed. 2.The steering angle sensor lost its calibration. 3.Need to initialize the steering angle sensor by shorting the two pins on the diagnostic connecto...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Brake Warning Light VIN: JMIBK14374
THANKS FOR THE HELP, AS EVERYONE SUGGESTED, CHECK THE FLOAT IN THE MASTER CYLINDER. THE FLOAT WAS STUCK, SO I WIGGLED A NARROW VACUUM TUBE INTO THE MASTER CYLINDER, BLEW THROUGH THE TUBE, AND IT UNSTUCK THE FLOAT. THANKS AGAIN.
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L rt rear wheel VIN: 6MMAP87P22
It wasn't the tires as many said, but it was a front wheel bearing that somehow echoed back to the rear and fooled me!
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Communication VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Unfortunately we had bad coincidence with the vehicle. At the same time the wheel alignment was completed the problems regarding the transmission and communication problems began. I checked the 5 volt reference out of the TCM, there was not any voltage. Unp...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29672
Sorry for the delay. This is a real code for the impreza's. There is a tsb in the Legacy model, saying that it apply's to the wrx. Turns out to be the Evap Tank Pressure Sensor. Very expensive part from Subaru only. And the only way to get it out is to ... Trouble codes: P0457 (Gross evap leak).
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