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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6670X
I hated to Post this because it seems such an Easy Thing to be able to Diagnose But I have tried all i know and To gain as Much information as I Could, I Originally posted in Discussion Forums and had a Few Replies but they didnt repair the problem. After 2 k... Trouble codes: P1165 (A/F Ratio Sensor sensor 1 Performance)
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Steering VIN: 2HGFA55597
Hey Honda guys, I have to ask if anyone has run into this problem before. My customer complained about a steering system noise when turning the wheel to lock and back again. The noise is a loud "clunk" that can be felt at the rack-n-pinion motor housing. It al...
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L engine VIN: KNAFE12165
This car first failed the emission 2 years ago and it failed CO and NoX pretty badly and got a conditional pass, we recommended a cat. This time it has to pass to sell it. Any Kia experts or anybody that has seen this before please help.
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U6X
this truck got a p0171 code after the customer buy it (10 min later) so for the first time a cleared the code did a tune up spark plug timing belt water pump ,and let the customer go whit that.the light come on again the guy go to the dealer and they changed t... Trouble codes: P0125, P0171
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L timing cover VIN: JM1BK32324
Hello, I have this mazda that came in to us that was just at another shop, the customer through a rod and had some engine repair done, on test drive I noticed the engine had a nasty ping on take off and heavy cruise, also there was a lot of upper end noise aro...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L 1ST gear engagement VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Car came to us for no engagement in D after cold soak. You can manually shift it to 1 and it will go in to gear and operate normally. Once the vehicle warms up, you can then put the car in D and it will shift normally. Reverse always works properly. Customer a...
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2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L hp hose VIN: JN8AZ08TX7
Replacing high pressure power steering hose, the 10mm bolt mounting to intake manifold WAAAAYYYY up at the top is a pain. Wondering if the nissan guys remove the cowl and wiper panel to access this bolt? I'm trying to access it from below and think i'm going t...
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2009 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1BC13E49
This is a first time vehicle, and it was towed into the shop. The vehicle will start but dies after 5 secs or so. There is no throttle responce to keep it running. The injectors have pulse and the vehicle has good fuel pressure and spark. The vehicle owner say...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BG6853W
all wheel drive subaru with a shimmy only while turning on acceleration from a stop. tried replacing both front axles but did not fix it. all tires are of the same size. if you accelerate straight it is fine.
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63625
Hello all, we have a Subaru here that is driving us nuts. This car has been acting up intermittently for the past 2 years. The owner has since retired and no longer commutes 2 hours a day, so we can finally look at this one in depth. Thankfully, she is an unde... Trouble codes: P1714 (Throttle Position Sensor Power Supply Circuit in TCM), 48B7
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L temp gage VIN: JT3VN39W6M
Trying to find connection between heater fan and temp gage this is a strange one for sure! Temp gage goes to cold when heater fan is turned on. So when temp gage is working voltage @ terminal A5 @ cluster is 7.5v and when the heater fan switch is moved to any ...
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2006 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L No Start VIN: JNKCV51F96
Thanks so much to George, that code worked like a charm. Car is up and running great. Does anyone know of any software that can be bought for a reasonable price to decode nats 6, If so please send me an email at [...]. I have to tell yo... Trouble codes: P1610 (Nats locked), P1611 (Bcm-ecm mismatch).
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2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JALE5B1645
Shockingly I only got one response back on this one but thanks anyway. This truck had a problem with the wiring harness going to the VSS.
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Accessories VIN: KNADC16302
finally i take the time to past all the terminals one by one whit a small pic and clean it whit contact cleaner and my problem is gone thanks again.
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2006 Kia Optima LX 2.4L blower motor VIN: KNAGD12676
THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO TOOK THEIR TIME TO REPLY. FINALLY GOT A NEW RESISTOR IN. FIXED THE PROBLEM. I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING MORE COMPLICATED BECAUSE OF THE AUTO AIR. SYSTEM IS A VERY BASIC SYSTEM. SAME AS MANUAL AIR. 3 WIRES CHASIS GROUND, CONTROL FROM SWITC...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
thanks for your input, it was the maf sensor, the way i knew was while i disconnected the maf i was watching the readings on the smog machine it did not had any effect on the fuel, again thank you Trouble codes: 25 (too lean), 26 (too reach).
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E0R
YES, IT IS FINALLY FIXED. I SENT THE ECM OFF TO HAVE IT REPAIRED. AFTER GETTING IT BACK I STILL HAD A NO START PROBLEM. THE COMPANY I HAD REPAIR IT THEN SENT ME ANOTHER ECM. THIS ECM STILL WOULD NOT START THE ENGINE. AFTER DOING SOME CHECKING I FOUND OUT I NOW...
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Clutch VIN: JM1NA3510M
I appreciate all the replies! I did replace the clutch master, as suggested, and got a good pedal. The tip about crank bearings/thrust bearing was a great one, I'd not thought of that all all.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L mil not on VIN: 4A3AA46GX3
thanks for all the advice. turns out that the tone ring on the end of the cam was incorrect. the two windows are different sizes on the one in the car, and the correct one the two windows are the same size. that makes total sense because when i scoped the sens...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D4V
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. CAR IS FIX. THE FIX WAS A BURNED WIRE IN THE HARNESS SUPPLY THOSE TWO CYLINDERS . THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME .
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D43
I found the aftermarket MAF sensor to have a defective IAT sensor. with the OEM MAF sensor the MAF code would return. I found the ECM was defective installed new ECM and vehicle was fixed, thanks for the help
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1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Timing VIN: JF2BJ63CXL
Thanks to all that responded to my sheepish call for help. Pride was keeping me from asking until I just had to ask. I was very fortunate to have dodged a bullet that I did not bend some valves. Most replies had may answers I needed to fix the car.Duane [...]...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZA23C46
Hello again. Well this is one for the books, kind of. Thanks again for all of the ideas. Decided to take some advice and try to isolate the cylinders and disregard the misfire data on the scan tool. As I would force a misfire on the same banks as #5 i.e. 1 and... Trouble codes: P0305, P0300, P0171 (Fuel system too lean Bank 1), P0174 (Fuel system too lean Bank 2), P0121 (Throttle/pedal sensor switch A circuit range/performance), P0420.
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L engine VIN: JTMBK32V87
i decieded to drop the whole thing out the bottom like most of you said. its not really a bad job just a little time consuming because the subframe is 4 pieces and the four bolts that hold the frame together in the front also hold the frame to the vehical so y...
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