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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS Module VIN: JH4KA96542
So we are at the point where we are chasing this code 98 that is stored as a hard fault in the ABS/VSA module. There are 2 modules, the ABS/VSA Modulator which is at the abs block and then there is the ABS/VSA converter module which is under the dashboard. We...
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L headlights VIN: 19UUA56973
Hey guys. I need some help with this one. This car came in with no LF headlight coming on. Took the cover out and the bulb came out with the cover, broken. The bulb holding clip was broken so we replaced the headlamp assembly and HID bulb. I thought it was goi...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L oil filter efficiency VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Does anyone know how to obtain beta ratios, which measure oil filter efficiency at specific particle sizes, for Mobil 1 and other high efficiency oil filters such as Pure-1? Neither Champion Labs that makes the Mobil 1 filter nor Mobil-1 website or the Pure 1 ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCM82703
Vehicle was towed in from another shop for a no start condition..kept blowing fuse #2. 15 amp for ignition coil relay...found cyl one coil melted in rear cyl head. R/r coil roadtest everything was good left with 84.197 on the clock towed back in for same probl...
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Battery VIN: JHMES96663
Car starting battery goes dead in 3-5hrs, found a 80ma draw on fuse #9 acts like it is not going into sleep mode, i have replaced a couple fuse box multiplexers on a couple of honda's and acura's for door lock issues but never for a draw. Has anybody seen this...
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Compressor engagement VIN: KNDUP131X2
A/C relay is shut off after A/C has been on for a while. A/C request on scanner shows on. Initially relay request also shows on but when problem exists relay request switches to off. Have read in the archives about the thermistor, but backprobing voltage 2.1 v...
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Valve cover Leak? VIN: JTHBD19273
Hi there and thanks to the IS300 pro's for the help. I have this IS300 in and I am putting spark plugs in. I removed the coils and wires and found large amounts of oil in some of the spark plug wells. Initially i thought, Oh the valve cover gaskets are leaking...
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L condenser VIN: 1YVFP80C25
We need to remove the ac condenser/radiator from this Mazda 6. There appears to be a hard plastic radiator core support in the way. I am assuming that this has to be removed? It would appear that maybe the bumper etc... has to come off. I am not sure, I am thi...
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2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L multiple lights VIN: JN1CA31A21
Check for codes in all modules, ECM, TCM, ABS, Air Bag and found no stored codes. TCS off, ABS, and Slip light all illuminated at all times. TCS switch does not appear to function. Unable to find any problems with this vehicle to cause this. Looking for place...
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 4S3BG6854W
Customer brought in the left front knuckle from this car, they were installing an axle shaft themselves and broke the abs tone ring. The tone ring is an aluminum casting bolted to the inner face of the hub, so in order to replace it the hub needs to be pressed...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L timing chain? VIN: JS2RA41S63
Noise at top of timing chain area. Is this a common problem? Have not removed valve cover yet. Would like some input first, they may decline repairs anyway. Also, service info says to remove engine to access timing chain cover, is this true? Is there any way t...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Long start time cold VIN: 2T1BR12E21
This 4cyl corolla is hard to start when cold. It takes about 30 secs of cranking. I had the customer do the fuel prime test by cycling the ignition before he starts the car, and according to him it didn't help at all. He says in the morning it sometimes stall... Trouble codes: 0420 (Cat eff. below threshold), F0RG0
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2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L compressor VIN: JTEHF21A03
vehicle came in with customer complaint of a/c blowing warm intermittently 6 months after a/c job, found compressor cutting out and the relay is not getting ground signal from ecm. No codes were found. There is a ground signal coming from the triple pressure s...
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2007 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BE46K47
Thanks to all, car has a slow rough idle at times. No codes we had put four new tires on ans a left inner tie rod. We did a four wheel alignment and a steering wheel sensor reprogram. When the car does idle rough. And that is not all the time. If i move the ...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Compressor Cluth VIN: JHLRD28431
Sorry for the [...] update. I refered the customer to the local Honda dealer to get a second opinion before I pulled the trigger on a rare fail item like this. Today the customer returned and told me Honda gave the exact same diagnosis. What she did was purchas...
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2002 Honda Accord DX 2.3L srs
Many thanks to all who replied.Especially to Joe and William who went into great detail for me. This car was owned by a salvage yard that only works on Honda's. After getting nowhere with it they decided to take it to the dealer. The dealer said the main S...
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2007 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JN12D27
car was sent to dealer because maf was under warrenty, they verified belt was installed properly. said that it had intake leak, doesn't make sense that the maf failed key on engine off test. think they just got extra money for non warrenty work. next time car ... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low signal).
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2004 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1U54
What a crazy vehicle. Combination of sour fuel due to truck sitting most of the time ( only 18k miles ) and contaminated fuel injector screens. It took draining/flushing the fuel tank, removing and cleaning injector tubes and all injector screens multiple time... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire).
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
Ok... I removed the intake just to double check my work. When i did i noticed one of the number 8 intake valves was not closing all the way. I am now in the process of removing head to replace bent valve or broken spring. I will let you know what i find. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0302 (2 missfire), P0306 (6 missfire), P0308 (8 missfire).
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2009 Lexus LS460 4.6L heater controls VIN: F495000142
Found some paper towel by the door jamming it cleaned it out and his controls are working properly now thanks for the help
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C24
ok even though we used two different alternators from two different rebuilders I broke down a got a dealer rebuilt, and voila it fixed it. New company policy," computer controlled charging systems on late model Mazda's get dealer alternators only". Thanks for ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC84L0Y
There was a poor connection in the wiring to the fuel injector,causing it to test good where we could gain access, but had no power to the injector past the "testable" point. really drove us crazy! Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L throwout bearing VIN: 5TEWN72N61
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLYS. SCHEDULED TO PULL TRANS AND LOOK AGAIN IN A COUPLE WEEKS... NEEDED TO CLOSE HELP REQUEST...
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