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2008 Acura TSX 2.4L ignition fuse VIN: JH4CL96948
Vehicle was towed in for a no crank condition. We found fuse 23 (ignition) in the underhood fuse box blown. This is a three leg 50 amp fuse and the leg that powers the ignition switch was blown. The owner had been removing the battery for diagnosis. I installe...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCD563XV
Customer came to me a few days ago. Car stalls out after driving for a while. I did drive vehicle later that day. It took about 30 minutes before the vehicle stalled while I was driving on the highway. It just quit running and like one turned the key over to a...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Tpms VIN: 2HKYF18715
VEHICLE IS SETTING A CODES FOR THE FOLLOWING: 32-1 right front tire pressure sensor signal failure 34-1 left front tire pressure sensor signal failure 36-1 right rear tire pressure sensor signal failure 38-1 left rear tire pressure sensor signal failure 41-1...
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Headlamp Bulbs VIN: 5NMSG73D67
Customer states has to replace headlamp bulbs more frequently than he thinks he should. This is a 2007 & he has replaced 3-bulbs in the last year & 1/2 & 2 have been replaced by the dealer. Looked for TSB's & found none, no adtl tests have been done as the c...
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2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJF72498
po133 returns within 10 miles as pending code. @ idle o2 sensor #1 flips nicely and sensor #2 seems to show cat okay, already odd for idle data on the downstream. When cruising the #1 sensor gets latched wherever it wan'ts or just hangs flipping maybe .2 volts... Trouble codes: P0133
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ2236Y
This vehicle came in with irregular idle when stopping after driving moderate distances. For example, as it comes to stop light, the tachometer will slowly drop down to 1500-1700 rpms, stop there for2-3 seconds, and then drop to 900-1000 rpms. Not a big issue ... Trouble codes: P0507
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FE17N04
This rx8 came in the shop with a stalling problem. Had a code p2070- intake manifold tuning valve stuck open but it worked properly- cleared the code and hasen't come back.The car has a slightly low and rough idle and stalls at times when you come to a stop an...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21S54
Customer brought vehicle in for a check engine light and running sluggish.Short test drive did reveal a miss when taking off from stop.Scan tool hookup showed p0305.Modis does let you cancel injectors.All cancelled ok.So suggested spark plugs.Easy enough-still... Trouble codes: P0305
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Drivability VIN: 3N1CB51094
The engine runs fine, has power and starts fine cold and hot as well as no stalling. Check engine light is on, p1138 Swirl Valve, p1273 and 1278 for air to fuel ratio sensor 1 bank 1. Using a SOLUS. The air to fuel ratio sensor is stuck on lean and viewing the...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W25
Today, vehicle returned again, no start again. Tapped of fuel tank and vehicle started. Now starting with every try. Not wanting to return vehicle and have same issue again. Checked every resource we have and can not find any TSB, or forums with problems with ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L abs lamp VIN: JT4VN36H2S
Help Toyota guys!!! After what appeared to be a good repair.Road tested all was good.Next day ABS lamp was on. We (automotive students and myself)removed speed sensor to get a view of abs ring and seems to be not directly under the sensor.Seems to be too far o...
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L no 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TBBT44163
The 4 wheel drive light flashes when you turn the 4 wheel drive on. Front drive shaft truns but won't engage front end. Customer says before it stoped working it would engae hard, almost made a slam noise when it went in. I need to know what to test next. I su...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1st Gear VIN: 2HKRL1874Y
i guessed it right, just wanted to confirm it with the group, I'd pinched the 1st gear feed tube o ring in the end cover. need to slow down when working on this area as it's easy to do this. replaced the o ring and reinstalled unit. runs great. thanks to all t...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Turbo VIN: JM3ER29L97
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP IT WAS THE TURBO SEALS THAT WAS CAUSING THE LEEK
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5N1AR18W05
This vehicle was fixed with a new trans control unit, looking back it was the obvious choice. It had a trans cooler seperate from the radiater so mixing was not an issue on this one. These vehicles have a problem with that and that can also damage electronics...
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07W86
Thanks to those who replied. The problem was the ECM relay. Replaced the relay and the truck started right up. I don't think I would have found the problem without the help of IATN members.
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SF63541
Finally a fix on this one. No one had reported having seen this one before, Identifix had nothing on it either. Kept setting code 45 for pressure sensor, tested another 2001 Forrester and sensor read almost exactly, 1.2v idling, 4.1 volts KOEO. .4 to .5 on dec...
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1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L altnerator/ regulator VIN: JT4RN65S8E
I was unable to find any factory charging harnesses for this truck I installed a GM 1 wire alternator to solve the charging problem thanks for all the help from all who replied
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