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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine VIN: 5J6YH28523
This engine has a knocking noise that sounds like a bad hyd lifter which it doesn't have. The noise is coming from cy# 1 if you run it with the compression gauge on cylinder one the noise is gone. I'm thinking it has a bad rod bearing or broken piston that is ...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L starting VIN: KM8JM72D06
vehicle starts intermittently when you CAN NOT start there is no communication with scanner happens 2 out of 10 times not overly familiar with foreign vehicles no tsb found on unit please help
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12544
scan for codes on engine computer and found code for o2 sensor that was fixed just by replacing the B1S1 O2 sensor.also found a code P0501 for the vehicle speed sensor.Here's the dilemma ; When I look at the transmission data stream it shows normal vehicle spe... Trouble codes: P0501
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L heater VIN: 1YVFP80D44
Vehicle came in overheated with a bad water pump tensioner. When the tensioner let loose, the belt broke the plastic heater "t" that supplys coolant to heater core. So we replaced the tensioner, belt, water pump, thermostat and t/heater hose assy. Customer is ...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA3XE74C9N
This car has a surge or hesitation under light throttle applications. Feels like a bad tps but i am not finding anything wrong with it. I have read many articles on the suspension control module leaking voltage and causing a surge but i have already unplugged ...
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Intermittent VIN: 4S4BRBGC6B
This posting is for a friend with a new Subaru Outback 2.5 with 43,000 miles. He reports that when he's driving 55 to 70mph youll feel a bit of vibration in the steering wheel floor(passenger floor pan); it's not all the time. If you bare to left vibration got...
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1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV24E8J
Customer was driving and car just quit running. Still had key power and car would crank but no start. When I got the vehicle I ckd for codes which there was none. Ckd for spark, fuel pressure & compression and all were good. The plugs were wet with fuel so I b...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR18E0W
Hey guys! What RO program are you using? We wanted to transition to a new RO writer and didn't know how to go. The one we have is FRED, and it works well, but it's getting old. -What do you use? -How do you like it? -What don't you like about it? -Have you ev...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Accessories VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
this one is beating my head in,the coolant fan will not come on. well this one is crazzy. ive got 2 powers and one ground to the relay and the fan will not come on.If i go to put thr relay in the fan will come on,if I push it all the way down in the slot the f...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L unknown VIN: 4T1BF28B13
when vehicle hits speeds of 15 mph to 22 mph a huming noise begins sounding as if around windsheild area can not find any obstructions and or debris to be causing noise. has anyone else come across this issue
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Release Bearing VIN: 5TELU42N35
Vehicle came in with a noisey release bearing. ( Chirping Noise) Removed slave cylinder and slid throwout arm back and forth. ( Needed a Prybar ) Remove Trans, Where bearing slides on stub was excessively warn, Installed new stainless steel sleeve to correct t...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W51
WE TOSSED ALOT OF PARTS AND IDEAS AT THIS P.O.S. 100. THE PART THAT WORKED WAS THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR. WE REPLACED IT AND GAVE THE CAR BACK TO THE CUSTOMER. WE CALLED HER BACK AFTER 2 WEEKS AND SHE SAID SHE HAS NOT EXPIERENCED ANY PROBLEMS. GO FIGURE A S...
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2008 Infiniti G35 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1A398HGD38
thanks for all the great suggestions,i already reflashed the ecm when trying to diag.what we did to fix was replace both throttle bodys and relearning idle air volume(still took lots of attempts to relearn.i didnt disconnect one of the maf sensors but that ma...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: KNDJB7237X
We found that after replacing ECM and Fuel pump relays that engine started. We initially jumped power to 12 volt power supply wire of mass air flow sensor and it would run therefore led us to replacing the relays.
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L no comm. w/scan tool VIN: JF1SG63666
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Replacing the PCM with a new unit was the fix. Apparently the used module the shop installed after my initial diagnosis was faulty, outputing 12 volts on all data network lines.
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1987 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L Unknown VIN: JT3YR26W4H
First Thank You to everyone that helped with all the replies. The fix was a worn transmission tailshaft bushing. The bushing was worn and caused excessive play in the driveshaft. The driveshaft was hitting the protective metal cover at the end of the trans. ta...
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