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2004 Acura TL 3.2L no shifting VIN: 19UUA66204
I have a 04 acura tl 3.2l 5 speed that have code p0967 a/t clutch pressure control sol. valve b open.I have measured resistance it has 6 ohms spec 3-10 ohms.checked ckt from sol b to pcm all good.I had activated sol. right at pcm is good and draw about 2 amp.c...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Radio, ABS and Brake light VIN: 2HKYF18483
I'm posting this at the request of my boss for a fellow tech. I have not actually worked on this vehicle, but the tech that was working on it has driven the car multiple times and has not been able to duplicate the customers complaint. The customer came in thi...
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L pressure sensor VIN: 1454510215
i have a 2007 honda fit, po847 trans code.. fluid was slightly low, so i flushed it. code still there and still shifts hard.. i am on vacation and not near my tools so all i have is a code puller and basic tools at home lol... i was told there is problems with...
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Power, Hard Start VIN: KNDJA72381
At a dead end on this one. Vehicle has a hard start and sputters for a couple of seconds then smoothes out. On accel, it acts exactly like a plugged converter but a back-pressure test at manifold showed it was ok(almost 0 psi). I thought it may have jumped tim...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGF22C2Y
Aprox. a month ago this vehicle came in with DTC'S PO400 and P1410 and its back. When the EGR Valve was replaced the passages were cleaned, also checked the power and ground cicruits to the soleniod valve, they were good and the soleniod valve will operate. An... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR Flow Fault), P1410 (EGR Boost Sensor Soleniod Stuck)
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3BN74KXP
Ses light comes on with a code 41. When the light comes on there is a clicking on the rh part of the center console (the mfi relay. Also, the rpms are very erratic and the ses light is on. I found the w/r wire at the mfi relay to be spiking over 30v( this wire... Trouble codes: 41 (Injector control circuit)
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1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN8HD17Y4L
hi techs. first time customer broughtin a very well maintained pathfinder for a hesitation problem. car consistantly bogs out between 1200 - 1500 rpms. less noticable with no load but very bad on power brake. get engine past 1500 rpms runs & drives ok. custome...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
please help, no injector pulse or spark .. did time chain now doesnt run..all marks are dead on checked it twice. put new cam and crank sensors in.. still doesnt run..code 2138 comes back everytime its cleared...no other codes..thanks for you input Trouble codes: 2138
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L No power/accel VIN: JN8AZ08T14
Hi all, I've made a career out of fixing the un-fixable but after this vehicle I'm leaning hard towards stand up comedy. It came in in limp home mode also with transmission codes and o2 heater codes. Weird thing is the transmission slipped/chattered like crazy... Trouble codes: P2122 (accelerator pedal position1/signal low voltage), P2138 (wrong appsensor rational signal)
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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Timing belt VIN: JF1GR89638
As per Nodata I removed the tensioner, then removed the timing belt. The cam gears on the right side (looking at engine from front of car)spun. I don't know how far or what way. So now I need to fix this thing. I know now that its possible to bend valves if th...
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L radiator cooling fan VIN: 1NXBR12E31
I just bought this car for mt sister to replace her old clunker.the radiator and condenser fans are on any time the key is on or the engine is running.I have tried disconnecting the A/C triple pressure switch and the temp sensor switch but no change.If i pull ...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L low power VIN: JT2BK12U42
Thank You Hybrid Techs, a customer wants us to replace the HV battery in his 2002 Prius, something we havnt had the opportunity to do yet, ALLDATA time is 2.1 is this correct?, the procedure looks straight forward, besides the high voltage, any weirdness we sh...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21A13
3.0 Code 446g comes up every 7-14 days,checked gas cap always tight,checked hose behind air filter housing,are there any problems with a purge canister valves?
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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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2005 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L engine VIN: 4T1CE38P86
vehicle came in would not start, checked vehicle over found had no coolant in cooling system filled cooling system and cylinders #3 and #4 filled with coolant removed cylinder head found head was warped resurfaced head and had pressure checked. checked engine ...
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBD31V77
hi all, this rav 4 came in customer told me it needed a trans.said wife was driving on freeway and car lost power,had to pull it over and get towed in.i got it with a dead battery, so after recharge i took it for a drive and it seemed to drive ok,but dash was ... Trouble codes: P0500
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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS Module VIN: JH4KA96542
Thanks for all the helpful tips guys, but this vehicle is leaving with the ABS and VSA lights on. I manually flashed the codes, got a code 98, re-wrote the stearing neutral position manually and still got code 98. I placed a call to Identafix and talked to ...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L expansion valve VIN: 2HGEJ6617Y
factory expansion valve is in and noise is gone..and im down to in and out of expansion valve in 25 minutes. i guess practice really does make perfect,lol. i did call the tech assist person from compressor works and he said this was the first problem with his ...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Low beam headlights VIN: SHSRD78833
The information provided by Joe was exactly what I needed. Thanks everyone for the quick replies and assistance in this matter.
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2007 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Drivers Seat VIN: JMKAY01F47
Thanks for all the replies. Customer has elected to have dealer repair
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNDJA7237T
THANX TO ALL THAT REPLIED. GOT THE DRIVE CYCLE FROM THE KIATECH WEBSITE. IT'S FREE YOU JUST HAVE TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT WITH YOUR EMAIL AND CREATE A USERNAME. HAD THE SHOP HELPER RISK HIS LIFE TRYING TO FOLLOW DRIVE TRACE , AND HE DID IT ! IT IS POSSIBLE.
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L vvti
thank you to all who replied Gary and Matthew got it right the reason it wouldnt start was the crank sprocket it had a broken tooth not at all related to vvti pulley i guess with all the emphassis on not removing the 5 bolts (mitchel and all data even on timin...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Poor acceleration VIN: JM1NB3532X
Mazda Miatas are little rockets when they run well! I replaced the crankshaft pully boss and keyway. A new timing belt was installed while we were at it. Car ran out like a champ and customer is thrilled! Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0140.
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
thanx to all who replyed i saved all your suggestions in my e mail but being that this car belongs to the shop and we are busy i havent had the time to look atit again. i will do some more checking and hopefully someone hit the nail on the head. i am starting ...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D43
I waited a week to make sure this one is fixed. It ended up being the MAF sensor even though the scan data looked good and the voltage test at the sensor fell within spec's. I took an educated guess and it paid off. I installed the MAF and did an Idle Relearn ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L valve train VIN: 5TBRT34115
Man, did we luck out. summary. Codes for secondary air injection, fan damaged. Replace fan under intake and young tech install intake back on and doesn't notice small plastic tie strap laying in valve runner. Upon start up nasty noise. Remove intake and remove...
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L horn VIN: JTNBB46KX7
Thanks to all who replied. The fuse that led from the relay to the horn was good. Since I could not get to the relay and the customer did not want to spend the money on the relay block I ran another relay on the outside of the block to bypass it and all is wel...
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