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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L lock-up control sol. valve ass. VIN: 1HGCD5657V
i scanned the car and codes p0700 and p1758 are current codes. we have all data and ran the test for p1758 and the test said replace the lock-up control sol. valve ass., i did and went to clear the code and it came right back. ran test again, i ohmed wires fro...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L not shifting VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
Hello and thank you.The truck originaly went to another shop with this problem. I have this trooper that wont shift when you put it in drive (Fail safe). The transmission will shift if you manualy shift through the gears.No codes checked all the speed sensors ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Vibration in gear VIN: KNDJA7233Y
Hello Everyone, We have in our shop now a 2000 KIA sportage. This was a new customer to us . His concern at the time was the idle would not stay stable and when it would go low @ approx 700 rpm it would vibrate and get poor fuel mileage.Also it would vibrate o...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L bulbs VIN: KNDUP13182
hello fellow iatn members! got this kia sedonda here that keeps burning through the headlamp bulbs very frequently. checked all grounds and find that they are good. the voltage coming to the bulbs are battery voltage - no more than 14.3 volts. i tried differen...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12563
Vehicle came in with intake air temp sensor out of range and p0133 upstream o2 sensor slow response. Replaced IAT and that is fine. Keeps coming back with p0133. Replaced MAF, Cat Convertor, OE style upstream o2 sensor, checked fuel pressure (middle of spec), ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Upstream o2 sensor slow response)
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2003 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Electric Cooling Fans VIN: KNAFB161X3
Electric cooling fans stay on when engine is cold. Code P0128 - Coolant temp below threshold. Have replaced thermostat, temp sensor,ecm,relay. Temp gauge works properly and heater temp is fine, nice and warm.Lights will dim at idle because cooling fan is runni...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8VK13T1P
this is a good project, customer towed his car and no start conditon, when cranking with the radiator cap off it will shoot coolant up with a lot of pressure, right away the heads were determine that was the cause, remove heads and sent to shop, i talked to th...
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1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Air Bag VIN: JM1NA3534T
Hello Techs, This beautiful Miata comes to us with an Air Bag light. It has a laundry list of codes 00,01,02,03,06,07,22,25,26,32,35,37,91. I really can't figure out where to go with this thing and I can't figure out how to clear the codes. My snap-on scann...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D85
Car came in with a rough idle on cold start. When car was brought in, we noticed that the chains were slapping around. So we sold them new chains, tensioners and guides. When job was done, car idle was like new and drove with plenty of power. After multiple tr...
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L tpms VIN: 5N1BV28U25
vehicle came in with intermitant tpms light on, used snap on solus pro pulled C1724, the description was (battery low voltage) FL Google and All dat searches do not show this dtc. Service advisor "advised" replaced LF sensor due to code decription. Guess what,...
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D86
hi tech's this car found it's way to me and i'm a euro guy so here it goes. this car was taken to dealer and they put o2 sensors, temp sensors, air mass sensor and nothing seemed to take care of the problem so i got it and it had p0171 code in it and i checked... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL21E97
hello all this altima came would start blow lots of smoke misfire and die, checked spark was good, had injector pulse. pulled sp plugs all 4 soaked in fuel, also could see fuel in cylinders. cleaned out fuel had all injectors unplugged and could watch fuel com...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Alarm VIN: 5TDZT34A92
Hey guys, i just replaced the lock cylinder on this Sequoia. The original key was stuck in the cylinder and i had to drill out the retaining tab. The problem i have now is the immobilizer. I can crank it as much as as i want to, but it doesn't fire. The securi...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L rear diff VIN: 5TEWN72N92
the RR diff lock not locking.the RR diff lock lite on instrument cluster flasing when push RR diff lock switch replace motor and the lock switch on rear diff .I can hear motor working in 4LOW in neutral light RR diff lock lite in and ABS lite on.when i jump w...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Master Warning VIN: JTDKB20U95
This car has me pulling my hair out, Im hoping some one can help. The car came in with the master warning indicator on and on the MFD the warning symbol for "Return to Dealer" or something along those lines. Customer stated that he thought it was the 12 volt b... Trouble codes: B1400 (Normal)
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L 4wd VIN: JTMBD32V17
Hi all, I have checked this vehicle over and am not sure where to go next. after checking all grounds and powers and everything seems good, replaced control module with new one from dealer. code C1298 linear solenoid circuit will not clear. have load tested wi...
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2006 Acura TL 3.2L Radio VIN: 19UUA65596
We invested a lot of time into this car. There were a harness not plugged in properly at pass kick pannel that took the speakers out when it hit a bump. The light situation we couldnt fix. Cust took it to the dealer. We were told it was a module located behind...
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1986 Honda Prelude 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMAB522XG
Just a general comment and thanks to everyone that had constructive and useful comments. Our young technicians did not give up and continued to resolve the issue. Drilled plugs and adjusted, found vacuum issues, etc..In the end the evap cannister is absolete s...
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2006 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JALC4B1666
Aftermuch searching & hunting for information we found the problem was #4 fuel injector bleeding off pressure. Replaced all fuel injectors cleared codes & roadtest. Vehicle is out the doorworking well] Trouble codes: P0093 (large fuel leak).
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2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L HVAC control head VIN: 1YVHP80C75
Ha, Ha your right there is a 10mm screw back there! You guys are the best!
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Dies occasionally VIN: JA4GJ51SXK
Good morning Techs! Well we have a new distributor on order, it will take 5-6 business days to get here. We did a lot of testing on this vehicle, let's see how this distributor works out! Thanks for all of your help! Trouble codes: 22 (Crank angle sensor), 23 (TDC sensor).
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Passenger cams VIN: 4S3BG6856V
Sorry for the late close forgot about this one. Thaniks for all the input the job went back together very well and customer is happy with no more oil leak. Thanks again Stan.
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6858V
The customer decided to take it home for a bit, and he'll bring it back when he has more time to leave it with us. I checked the EGR passages and the valve and all was ok. My next course of action was to be checking valve clearances, but he took it before I ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
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