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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L S R S system VIN: JH4KA96642
have an Acura 3.5 RL with SRS light on scaned got code 15-1 problem in OPD unit and seat sensor customer went to the Dealer and confirmed came back to me to install OPD unit and seat sensor reinstalled seat and cleared codes SRS light came right back on with t...
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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Keyless go VIN: JH4KB16535
Customer complaining of keyless go feature inop but will start just fine with manual key, the onboard computer displays that keyless go may be inop and should go to the dealer for repairs allthough the quick test show no present codes related to this issue.onl...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGCG1646X
this is my personal car, about two months ago the lower radiator hose blew of the radiator while on the highway. hose didn't burst, clamp came loose and moved 3" up the hose. replaced thermostat and filled coolant back up, noticed some bubbles in the radiator ...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN46D64
After filling up with gas veicle will start & die or sputter then clear up no problem until you fill up again im sure its a canister or venting problem. Also its not hard to fill with fuel. any confirmed fixes would be great.
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2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JM12B55
This one is beating me up here a bit. I have put 3 O2 sensors in this car, An aftermarket, a defective OEM and a what appears to be working OEM. When scoped the sensor appears to be working fine. Switching from approx 50 to 780 at idle about 5 times in 10 seco... Trouble codes: P0133 (Lazy o2 b1s1)
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2007 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDU46D97
Fuel Trim Experts !!! This one is getting to me. Long term fuel trim continues to climb to +25 & stop. Even if you drive the vehicle & keep the STFT under 10% the LTFT never comes down. Checked for vac leaks, & tried another MAF sensor. Front o2 voltage B1-S1 ... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (testing and results)
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Engine VIN: JNKCV51E44
This vehicle came,from another shop,they had replace,the radiator,thermostat,and hoses,presure test does not show any sign of leaks,once it gets driven,the temperature gauge rises almost to the red mark,i did a chemical test for a head gasket,but it does not s...
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58EOT
Hello to all: This Isuzu is riding me hard. Truck was "gifted" to driver, towed in with "died while driving, crank, no start condition" & no service history. Found no spark but has fuel pressure. Customer stated that it "drove great for first day" then died on...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KNDJB7232X
Hey guys, i have this kia that has me stumped. i did a oil change car came in running great. after oil change. went for text drive. car went down hill. started off misfiring real bad. then starighten up and now no misfires just has no power. sometimes it will ... Trouble codes: 1963 (testing and results)
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3519J
Dear Members, I really need your help on this one. The vehicle is 1988 Mazda RX7. The engine was seized, so the client supplied us a used engine. He asked me to check out the engine which was still in someones backyard. I went to take a look. It ran well it ...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Accessories VIN: 5N1AR18W85
help please - just installed new starter - came in on tow truck - now starts fine but lost blowers for front and rear no a/c - customer claims blower came on even when truck wouldnt start - we didnt check cause it was a no crank - odvious starter failure - not...
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1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L ecu VIN: JM320JOS34
Car don't start, I have no spark but I don't have a check engine light, I am getting power and ground to the ecu. all fuses are ok, and relays. bulb for check engine is ok. I am getting power from the fuse but I am not getting signal from ecu. I have tried two...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N93
This Toyota was drove in by the owner with a die and no start condition. I went out the next morning and retrieved a code P0351 coil primary #1. The truck would start then die immediately, over and over. I unplugged each coil one at a time with no change. I di... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coilA primary circuit)
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L Solenoid B VIN: JTMBK32V87
Toyota Guru's please help me out. I am NOT a Toyota guy and could use a little help. after replacing the transmission with a used unit I test drove the vehicle 2 times about 10 miles each without ANY issues, Customer picked up Vehicle and it drove home Great! ...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, hard start VIN: 1HGCB7653N
Thank you to all who replied. We actually had two problems, as many of you suggested, the ignition switch was bad, it was failing to supply voltage to the ignition system. After we replaced the ignition switch the car starts easy, but now that it is running, i... Trouble codes: 43 (Fuel delivery system).
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L gas smell VIN: 1HGCD5632T
replace the fuel pressure regulator fixed the problem alone with another charcole canister. thanks david in goregia.
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES26703
Ihave not been able to fix this car as of yet, I have replaced the multiplex control unit, sent instrument cluster to the repair shop, checked and cleaned grounds on top of valve cover but no change I still have the car if I find anything I will repost Thanks ... Trouble codes: P0116 (Coolant temp sensor range problem).
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2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L rotors VIN: 1HGCM567X6
Ok guys im closing this one early.I can assure you the pulsating brakes will be back.While I appreciate all yhe advice I appreciate those who actually read the post more. With my runout readings at almost nothing I dont think an on car lathe would make a lot o...
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB233X6
We had changed the oil with 5/20 and an OE filter at the beginning as several posts mentioned with no help. This appears to be an unusual problem as no one on IATN or Identifix had ran into it or had an answer. Many thanks to Tyler [...] for his ideas on the V... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0011- Camshaft over advanced history), P0011 (Camshaft over advanced history), P0012 (Camshaft over retarded history).
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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Compressor Clutch Control System VIN: 4A3AK24F27
Great news! This one is fixed! I went and checked everything you guys mentioned, and everything checked out fine. It turned out my original diagnosis was correct. I received 2 faulty units from the auto salvage. You would think you might get one bad unit,...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Unknown VIN: JN8AR07Y2Y
i received 3 responses. yes it was a new compressor. yes we did replace the condenser. customer took truck and has not returned or called. weather has gotten cooler hear now. don't think i want to kick a sleeping dog so i will leave well enough alone. if she b...
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2004 Other Asian xb 1.5L body VIN: JTLKT32404
This one is fixed so what we did was loosen up all the mount bolts at the same time and moved the engine and tranny till if looked like everything was all lined up good and straight and zapped all the bolts tight thanks to all that replied
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L No Start VIN: SA1TG5C143
It was the main power relay. What I thought was the main power relay wasn't. As I was wiggling wires to check for loose connections I hit on the main power relay and I heard everything power up. The connector had actually melted slightly. That was also causing...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32E23
Thanks everyone for the help. I ended up switching the #2 and #1 injectors. The misfire moved. Replaced # 1 Injector and problem solved. Fuel trims came back down to 6 and all looked well. On a side note the customer returned 3 days with a check engine light b... Trouble codes: P0301, P0171.
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