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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6672Y
The customer complaint was mil on, long crank time for start up, engine runs rough. When i went to test drive it i immediately turned around and came back. It was like the fuel shut-off started at 2200 rpm. I went to check codes and had no communication with t...
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W92
This ones got me,when warm in closed loop above 2000 rpm cel comes a flashing and bank one shuts down.O2 readings bank 1 sensor 1 over 930 mv,fuel trims at -25% to -35% TOO RICH.I have read all the fixes in the archives and have checked o2s too make sure there... Trouble codes: P0300, P0132
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compressor VIN: 2HGES26705
The compressor will not turn on, I am positive it's because the ecm thinks it's -40 degrees, the ac temp shows -40 on my data-stream, and 32 degrees on the ac switch. My question is where is this data coming from? What sensor is telling the ecm this? I checke...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTHBF30GX2
Car runs great no misfire after few min. Car makes a noise that sound just like the AC. Engaging paying close attention I was able to hear it coming from intake manifold..and the car cuts out not every time that I hear the sound car dies I install vac.gauge an...
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2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Cuts out, VIN: 2T2HK31U98
Bit of a strange one here. Over last couple weeks customer has complained that about 3-4 times now the vehicle has been doing what i believe is a throttle body issue I'm just hoping some of you have experienced this. He called me from the road, he was travelli...
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2008 Lexus LS460 4.6L Automatic AC control VIN: JTHBL46F48
Customer sets AC on Auto. Intermittently on restart system seems to default to a manual mode and a setting of 70 deg. It may do it for us once a day after roughly 10 key cycles. Currently watching powers and grounds with lab scope. Recirculation air door opera...
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L ?trans clutch VIN: 1YVCF22E1Y
new customer to shop brings car in,and has a loud clicking noise/stripped gear sound. from left front when applying torque to driveline. speed is not a factor only torque, can hold brake and acclerate to make noise i suspected the junkyard replacement knuckle ...
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2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cooling System VIN: 1N4DL01A21
Hi, to all nissan and other tech. This car came in with over heating problem , temp. Gauge read less than half ! but temperature is about 205 degree. Cooling fan wasn`t working at this tem. Noticed when we touch the relay fan start working , so we changed the ...
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2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Head Gasket? VIN: 1N4AL21E29
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this altima. I have this 2.5 liter 2009 Altima in for losing coolant and overheating. We filled it up, took over a gallon, and pressure checked it. We cannot find any external leakage on this car. I do not have any mis...
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L High pressure VIN: JS3TX92VX1
Performed A/C service and found high side rising to 330 PSI and low side at 30 PSI As based on ambient temperature high side should have only been about 170 PSI It seems the A/C system has a clog but im not sure where to start, or what is common with these sys...
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBB02EXT
Engine had code p0340 , scoped engine to find cam pattern reversed with ghost signal (cylinder firing pattern both above and below ground line)between cam signals. Engine runs but won't idle. Clear cam code and with coil & injectors disconnected you can crank ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor code)
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2011 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L engine VIN: KMHCN4ACXB
Sorry for the long delay in the fix. It was a fill job. I replaced all the lifters and that seemed to take care of it, as you guys stated it is crutial to use OE filters and the right grade oil on this car. Through research and your guys help, these cars have ...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L Engine/Trans VIN: 4S2CK57W42
Thanks to the advise from you guys, some said pull engine and trans, others said pull engine with torque converter, I decided to pull engine and trans together, then pulled trans off on the floor. I jacked up engine on a crane and removed pan to find a rod cap...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDUP13165
I've checked everything I can think of,and I've installed 3 different MAF sensors but I cannot get this thing to quit running so rich.I'm gonna advise the customer that it MAY be the PCM,but I recommend we send this vehicle to a KIA dealership for further diag...
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2010 Kia Forte SX 2.4L transmission VIN: KNAFW6A3XA
Well, everyone, it appears that this is a problem with the vehicle that only Kia can solve. After researching similar problems online, I found several instances of customers complaining of the same issue. A few have had nearly every component, including the tr...
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT6HT00W0X
well could not duplicate the problem. changed the brake sw and cleaned the throttlebody as sugested by the replies. monitored all sensors for any abnormalities but nothing showed up. gave vehicle back to customer and it stalled agian a few days later. custome... Trouble codes: P0715, P1520, C1241.
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
This thing was really something. Used a infrared temp gun and noticed that the misfire was on cylinders 3&4. One and two were firing normally. So I to dropped the PCM. It was in a terrible location. It is in the cabin on the right side sandwiched in between th... Trouble codes: P0340, P0300.
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68672
Thank you to all who responded. After doing all the suggested tests, we ended up replacing the radiator, which wound up being plugged, and the vehicle was repaired. Thank you again IATN
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2008 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L Tpms system VIN: 4S3BL61668
OUR TOOL DID NOT WORK ON SUBARU, SO HAD CUSTOMER GO TO DEALERSHIP AND THAT FIXED THE PROBLEM. I AM GETTING A NEW TOOL THAT WILL WORK ON SUBARU'S. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS.
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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C98
well this vehicle has been on the road for two weeks with no concern.i suspect that the throttle module was the issue because no amount of wiggling could get problem to reoccur.i called suburu and to this day they havent sold a single one.sorry there was no re... Trouble codes: P0037, P0031.
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1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L No down shift to 1st VIN: KZN1850004
This one is believed to be fix. After removing solenoids a second time and cleaning them, reinstalled and flushed transmission. Also installed Lubegard additive which has worked well in the past as a friction modifier. Why post wasn't closed, it failed on us o...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMBK31V06
well i swapped injectors around, checked compression manually traced each circut and tested for opens. i ended up scopeing the coils. the coil firing circuts looked good as well as the coil recieving circuts(igf, igt) that lead me to condem the ecm. we shippe... Trouble codes: P0352.
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