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2006 Acura TL 3.2L battery draw VIN: 19UUA66246
if car sets for a week or more battery goes dead, charge test for draws. remove 40 amp pal fuse for acc.back up circuit no more draw on system. put meter in place has , 2.63 to 6.43 amps draw think nav system cause.
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JHMCD5636R
car was towed in due to no start. Customer stated it was taking longer(crank) to start for last 2 weeks. When i checked it i had no communication with ecm. Power and grounds were good. Replaced ecm and car started right away. Let sit overnight and it would tak...
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD28451
Vehicle has p0172, returns every time codes are cleared after a few road tests. STFT was at -18% along with LTFT. I adjusted the exhaust valves to a hair past the loose spec. 0.202mm or something like that. Fuel trim climbed up to -10% after that. My fuel pres... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich Bank 1)
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Left headlamp VIN: JNRDR09Y71
Hi everyone, back asking for help after 3 months of headache free. I'm working on this QX4 and the problem I'm having is that the driver's headlamp occasionly flashes rapidly, just about every day and some times it will take a while before it comes back on. Ha...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Fuel Odor VIN: JNKCV54E93
Fuel smell during warm up, occassionally while driving. Strongest odors from right front of the vehicle engine compartment, near EVAP test port, but passes all EVAP & smoke tests, all fuel & EVAP hoses appear to be in good condition. No visible fuel leaks, can...
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L No Start VIN: JA3AY26C01
Replaced tbelt, front seals and vc gasket. Now it rarely starts idles slow and then dies or most of the time cranks and no start. Confirmed cam timing statically and with the marks, twice. Compression is 180 psi. cam sensor was breaking up, new sensor has a cl...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L monitor VIN: JN1CA21D1W
the car came in with rejected smog test code p325 knock sensor with all the info on iatn it was a no brainer but to replace knock sensor. i have put and the customer has put about 800 miles but the monitor is not ready all is but the cat. i have read that ther... Trouble codes: P0325
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Srs VIN: 3N1CB51D92
replaced rack and pinion srs light came on and started blinking try to scan but was unable to do so since there was no communication i have to repair aldl to be able to scan took out the driver side bag and inspected for broken wires i found nothing have any o...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Customer came in complaining that the car won't start in the morning and service engine light on. Let car sit overnight and when I tried to start it in the morning it would surge and barely run on it's own for the first couple of seconds after that it is fine.... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem B1)
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1N6AD07U16
Vehicle came in for timing chain noise. replaced all chains and noise went away. But now after vehicle hits opperating temp. the oil pressure gauge fluctuates between normal and min normal range. hook gauge and its getting 9 psi and floats around that. Replace...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Pump? VIN: 4S3BG6856V
Car does not move in any gear. No fluid going through trans cooler lines. The first thing I checked was that the oil pan had been bent up from numbskulls jacking on it. Removed pan. Found no visible damage except the pan was pressed hard against intake of filt...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Vsc,Vsc Trac Lights On VIN: 5TDBT44A81
Replaced rack and did alignment now the VSC,VSC trac lights are on. Need to know how to test the steering angle sensor.
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGES26792
Thanks for the replies, This customer was really happy.
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP26828
Install new camshaft acuator, reset the memory , test drive it for 50 miles & its all good Trouble codes: 341.
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP131X3
Yippeee...Vehicle is finally running or at least running like it did when it overheated. Thanks to everyone thoughts and suggestions, always nice to have second opinion. Special thanks to John from British Columbia, i think you got it right. Machine shop never...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Shift Solonoid VIN: JT8UF22E2S
Thanks for your valuable inputs guys, Here we go as i mentioned earlier that this was third trany in it with the same problem, getting [...], now what I got through the valueable responses, Ohm out solonoid found within specification, this junk has two TPS...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
thanks to you guys the problem was the fuel regulator it was leaking into the vacuum hose after a long time whitout startig the car.thanks again.
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK323X5
THE REASON FOR LITTLE INFORMATION ON THE ORIGINAL OPENED CASE, WAS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WASTE OF TIME: FOR ALL THE ELECTRONICAL CRITERIA WAS PROPER. BUT, THE INSIGHT OF THE UNKNOWN WITH THE PARTICULAR PROBLEM OF THIS ENGINE DESIGN WAS VERY INSIGHTFUL. THE TIMI... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Malfunction).
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1989 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HZ14S3K
thanks for the help car had been sitting for 3 years drained tank flushed lines and cleaned injectors so far so good thanks
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N6DD26S4Y
No matter how many times I tell myself to keep it simple, it never happens. We were convinced that the problem was electrical due to the lack of communication and driving fine beforehand. We went ahead and dropped the pan to find a mound of metal shavings. The...
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD06W25
Thanks to all that replied. this one has been a troublesome one to figure out. We have not fixed it yet, this is one of our used cars so we have it for a while. the most recent things we did was switched the variable gears right to left with not change and the... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Vlave Timing Control).
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Surge VIN: 1N4BA41E87
Well, I got a lot of ideas on this vehicle, but no hints on how to determine if the CVT trans is bad. I guess I will let the customer take it to the dealer where I am SURE they will want to sell them a new trans. I would have liked to verify first, but had no ... Trouble codes: P1701 (TCM power supply- has not returned).
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L differential VIN: 4S3BG6859X
thanks for all the advice..reason for asking was customer wanted to know if it was safe to do so, says friend said he had improved gas mileage on his subie, let him know that for performace and safety reasons its wise to not tamper with it,,and thanks to benny...
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2000 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Shake at idle VIN: 2S3TE52V6Y
First off thank everyone for the responses. This one is a case of cheap Chinese junk. The motor mounts that were on the car were liquid filled and were weak enough to bottom out and send the vibration through the car. The mounts we put on were just solid rub...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L pedal VIN: 5TBBV54137
Thanks Guys this confirms my thoughts. I will try and convince the customer to let me do some more testing on the system. If he allows me to find and fix the problem I will update this post with an actual fix.
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