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2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L srs
Getting a code 03-06 on my Vedis scanner for this Honda Accord and the srs light is staying on. The code will not clear. Neither Mitchell, Alldata or Identifix list this code. All srs components have been replaced. The srs module has been replaced twice with s...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD788X3
my question is what is the proper amount of oil for this system my murray booklet calls for 4.5 oz of pag 46. reman compressor that was installed a week ago went kaput.customer didnt want to opt for oe .not really a lot of crud in system that i could see but a...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L 15A Fuel Pump Fuse in IPDM keep blowing VIN: JNKCV51E63
The vehicle towed to shop, crank but won't start. Found the 15A fuse Fuel Pump Relay in the IPDM E/R (Intelligent Power Distribution Module / Engine Room) blown. Relpaced fuse, trying to start (crank)the engine, the fuse blown right away. Look at the wiring ci...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: JACDJ58V2T
This truck about a year ago came in with a brocken crankshaft and a transmission problem, and so we put a used engine and rebuild the transmission, every since it's been acting up. I scan it it had po304 code check injector pulse,resistance about 11.9 put a ne... Trouble codes: P0304
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1997 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L No Start VIN: 4KLB4B1R9V
So I need help. I have a 97 NPR with a 5.7 that won't start, we had it running 2 weeks ago then it died with getting trigger to the coil with no spark so we replaced it and did a full tune up due to miles and age, ran great for 2 weeks then a no start again, I...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L ac temp VIN: JT8BF12G5T
car came in with no freon and leaking ac condenser,sold new ac conderser and ac service ,car is only blowing 65f out the vents low side is 65 psi and high side is 175 psi called customer to see how the system was working before repairs,customer said ac never w...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Poor acceleration VIN: JM1NB3532X
This car came to us with a high temp gauge (never into red zone) and we found a poor-flowing thermostat. The customer has also complained in the past about poor fuel mileage and poor acceleration in the past. Until now, I could never duplicate the complaint. W... Trouble codes: P0140
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
This is a vehicle that we own.we sold the vehicle to a customer who was so happy to have found the vehicle she wanted and low and behold the next morning vehicle would not start. Decided to check spark plugs and found them fouled badly. Replace plugs and wires...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVHP81D04
We have a tow in for excessive smoke on start up. I fired up the vehicle it smoked quite a bit untill I got around to the shop then it cleared up. The smoke looked blue like oil smoke. Being a v6 I quickly pulled the front plugs they looked fine no fouling etc...
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L a/c belt VIN: JM1BK32376
This the first time that I used a strech belt. It went on easy enough. but now when the a/c clutch turns on the belt squeals but just for a second. I used a gates belt because they have worked great in the past for me. So is there a better brand that is bette...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Crank No Start VIN: 1N4DLO1D61
I have a tow in from another shop crank no start,ecm dtc p1612, p1610 (nats) problem. My question is will the security system shut down the ign. system along with reducing inj. pulse? The information i have states inj pulse below 1 ms and security lamp on ecm ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1BB51D91
Good day all, Vehicle came in with rough idle at cold start and sluggish feeling when acclerating. Engine light was not on but scanned for codes anyways - P0300 and P0171. Did not find any misfires and system is not running lean. Tried replacing front o2 sen... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire), P0171 (Lean)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED29YX2
Hello thanks for any help on this one.Vehicle was bought in for rough idle and lack of power on accel.pulled codes and found the usual knock sensor code and random miss code.Replaced knock sensor and intake gaskets.Perfomed tuneup.Still has same problem.Vehicl... Trouble codes: P0328, P0300
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Rear crankshaft seal leak VIN: 4A3AC84H23
This is just a repair question. We are not very familiar with this vehicle. The rear crankshaft seal is leaking. Our repair information instructs to remove engine and transmission. Is this necessary, or the best way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Than...
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2004 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D64
This vehicle had 1 coil replaced at the dealer for a misfire code. The electrical connector was completely melted. 6 months ago, we replaced 2 coils with melted connectors, and now the vehicle is back needing another one replaced. We've checked for TSBs and an... Trouble codes: P030?
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2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SG65663
Hi Guy's and Gal's Sitting here at home pondering the possible causes of this cars hard starting when hot...it goes like this..Installed a used engine 2 months ago, customer dropped car off a month later stating she had a starting problem. Load test battery w...
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2000 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF28K2Y
This car came to me after another shop owner pulled all his hair out. He had it for the past three months. There is no "Check Engine" light on but is storing the noted codes. After start up, 2,4 and 6 cylinder misfire and then clears up. I think I have three i... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Headlight bulb VIN: JTEBT17R84
Hi folks, thanks in advance for your help. I have a very well-maintained 4Runner that keeps blowing headlight bulbs, mostly the left one but occaisionally the right one also. Once it blew the Lf headlight fuse also. I replaced the headlight harness connectors ...
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L horn VIN: JTNBB46KX7
Hello group. I am looking for the horn relay on this hybrid. My info system says its in the engine room junction block which contains fuses and relays. But is none of them. I can hear the relay clicking when depressing the horn pad and there is no power to the...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L blower VIN: 2HGED6350M
Thanks to Aaron, Victor and others for their suggestions. The most promising lead came from Victor who suggested I contact a variety of companies that make motor brushes for small AC motors such as powertools and I am in contact with several companies trying t...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
would like to think everybody for their help,we got #1 and #4 cylinder up to 100lbs compresson by putting fluid in the cylinders,#2and 3 sill no compresson.blew air in #[...],customer did not tell me she ran it hot she said it just cut ...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Drive Belt System/ Oil Pump VIN: 452DF58X02
Thanks to Richard and Chris for the help. I marked the balancer and started the vehicle and sure enough the marks seperated about 3 inches. Replaced the balancer and all is good now. Once again thanks for the help. You guys are awesome!
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2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L Torque converter VIN: JALB4B1686
Customer decided to replace the whole transmission, no problem since. Andreas
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1997 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L head gasket VIN: KNAFA1250V
Thanks to all who responded. This car is fixed, took head back to machine shop and insisted they check it again, then they milled it. The high spot was between the combustion chambers of cyls 1,2. Learned a few lessons on this one: I will be investing in my ow...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L leak behind water pump VIN: KNDJC73323
WE FINALY FIXED THIS KIA.LEAK WAS COMMING FROM INTAKE HOSE T THAT ALSO GOES TO HEATER CORE AND RESERVOR.THANKS FOR THE HELP FROM GREAT IATN TEAM WHITCH IS ALWAYS THERE 24/7.
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2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L Engine VIN: 4A4MM31S45
we ended up using top engine cleaner two times and an oil change with Rislone to eliminate the lifter rattle on cold start. the vehicle seems to start and run normally now. Thank you members for all of the help. Several suggested this as a solution
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6SD16S3S
thanks to everyone who responded. sorry for takeing so [...] to get back to you. the fix did turn out to be the intake gasket. though it was a tough one to find. it was a tiny leak on the underside of the intake. took a spraybottle and sprayed from under and wo...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T11
Sorry folks, nothing new to report. This Nissan has been languishing for a while, and don't know when we'll get back on it. I will post a fix for it down the road when we finally get something going. Again, sorry for keeping everybody on edge, I'll keep you... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor/signal Bank 1).
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2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L front hubs VIN: 5N1ED28Y34
replaced right front free running hub. Dealer only part. Common failure on this vehicle. Easy bolt on part.
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L Transmission VIN: 5N1BV28U35
Well Gents ,I am not an expert when it comes to transmissions and I do appreciate the input. I dropped the pan which includes lowering the subframe to take a look figuring I could do some voltage and resistance tests on the solinoids at least but I found q...
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2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Throttle body clean VIN: 1N4AL24EX8
JUST ABOUT AL [...] WHO RESPONDED AS THEY SAVED ME FROM THIS.
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1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L inop speedometer VIN: JT4RN82P5M
Thank you who all have responded. We had the original speedometer assembly rebuilt and all is good now. Thanks!
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2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0L Fuel Knock
The customer ordered all four injectors from Germany but half way through the job in we discovered that one injector was wrong. We tested their injectors and found then to be over fueling compared to the new ones. For the time being the original injectors we...
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