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2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Charging VIN: KM8NU73C87
Veracruz came in with completely dead battery. Customer stated the car completely died on him. vehicle could be jumped and run with battery pack. Battery was original so I installed new battery and checked the charge was at 12-12.5, no battery light. Figured i...
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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A7W
Thanks to all in advance.Car came in with customer complaint of mil on and off and hesitates.I scanned and found 3 codes,2 knock sensor codes and a tps code.I road tested car and found that under light throttle it would loose power and backfire through intake.... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330, P1705
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Gear slection VIN: JN1CA21D7T
***standard/5 speed trans, but this will not let me choose that*** This had the quite common issue of diff bearings allowing play in the axles and significant leaking with it. We replaced the bearings and all seals approx a month ago. Now it has come back wit...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Ignition VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hi every body. I need your help to solve this car's problem. I was called from another shop to give a hand to solve this problem. They told me that it was about a Nissan Sentra whose catalitic was getting red hot, a misfire on #4, stalling and MELTING ign. coi...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L cyl 1 VIN: JN1DA31A82
This car is kicking my ass. Any help would be much appreciated. I have absolutley no spark on cylinder 1. Cylinders 2,3,4,5,and 6 are all perfect. Only dtc is po301. Compression is good across all 6 cylinders and fuel pressure and spray pattern are good as wel...
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L None VIN: 1N6AA07B25
Code p0441 gross leak tank vent valve stuck open,tapped valve.applied 12 volts,valve inop,replaced valve with new,valve operates accord.to specs.vehicle came back with evap.control press sensor malfunction.could this just be a bad press.sensor?it is located in...
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2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Nats VIN: 1N6BA06A97
Can anyone give me the 4 digit NATS code to reprogram the NATS system on this truck. Dealer isn't exactly helpful, we have been waiting for a call back and when we call they keep telling us that they will call us back. Thanks in advance.
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shift interlock VIN: JT3HP10V2W
Has anyone had a similar encounter with shit interlock needing to be manually engaged. This looks like a simple system with only three inputs of 12v from ignition, acc., and brake pedal. there is a gear position input switch and ground to the interlock ecu. th...
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Pinging/detonation VIN: JT3HN86R21
Hello Toyota Techs! We have a 01 4runner with a 3.4, Its supercharged off the lot. Customer complains of Pinging or Detonation on moderate and heavy Accel. even when he uses Octane booster. The first thing I think of is EGR function,(or possible clogged ports)...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L ac pressure tops out VIN: JTEGF21A32
Replaced A/C condenser about 6 months ago. it came back about 2 weeks later complaining that it had no cold air. found pressures, low and high where pegged out. Pulled down system thinking it was over charged from condenser repair. Recharged and pressures wher...
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2007 Toyota Solara Sport 2.4L oil consumption VIN: 4T1CE30P47
I have 2 customers with 2007 toyota's with the 2.4 engine both use at least 1qrt of oil every 1000 miles!! There are no leaks, I dont see any smoke, no oil in the cooling sys, tailpipe is not very bad. This one is my mothers car, I started using synthetic at a...
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L alternator VIN: 4T1BE46K29
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. This car is not charging. We have sent the alternator out to be tested and it is fine. This car is computer controlled charging system. We have power at the main wire at the alternator and at the fused wire from th...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Srs
sorry about the delay Thankyou all for your replies but unfortunatrely customer did not want to repair the vehicle.After countless hours of trouble shooting the customer informed me that the air bag light has been on for years so we did not go any further with...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Nats VIN: JN8AZ08T94
Thank you all for the replies! It starts right up now!! As a side note I used the Autel MaxiDas scanner to do this, what an amazing scanner for the money :)
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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L Surge, No Throttle VIN: JS3TD94107
After rechecking all the wiring and watching the APP sensors move we went ahead and put the throttle plates on the car and fixed the problem. After they left with the car I opened the old one up to see what happened and found the motor winding's had burned up. Trouble codes: P2101 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Range/Performance).
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Reverse VIN: JT3HP10V8V
Thanks guys,I had the tranny rebuilt,a seal was cracked,so we did clutches & seals...Works fine now
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2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5TDZA29C44
replaced the B1S2 and B2S2 the vehicle cleared up and ran great. customer is driving vehicle with no missfires. Only thing is he is getting a code P430 for the cat. This is one he had replaced a while back so he is getting warranty on it. Thanks everyone for t... Trouble codes: P0057, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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2005 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA23C05
Update on this Toyota. Its claimed to have an interferance 3.3 engine so we pulled the upper cover to the timing belt We found both cam's were on the money but the crank mark was no were to be found.we pulled the lower cover, the crank was 160 degress out. we ... Trouble codes: P0352, P0354.
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