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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Compressor VIN: 2HGEH2361P
This car has driven me absolutely insane. It came in for a simple retrofit last summer. We did the retrofit, it was in the 90's, but the output temp never gets below the 60's. Customer took the car for the summer and came back this week, still having the probl...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Ecm VIN: 1HGCG5541W
Greetings! Diagnosed P0135 - Sensor resistance was ng - replaced. New sensor - resistance ok; CEL returns - run through diagnostic tree and reached that dreaded spot: Substitute known good ecm. It appears to me that an ecm for this car must be programmed only ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Front o2 heater)
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L failsafe mode 3 gear VIN: KMHVD14N1T
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L ignition VIN: 4A3AC84H71
Well here it goes i have a problem child 2001 eclipse customer brought it to me car would heat up and would not accelerate and would misfire badly. i checked for codes had a few p0155 o2 sensor, p1400 manifold diff pressure sensor, p0403 egr solenoid, p1603 ba...
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2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L rattle VIN: 4A3AE75H75
I've put about 900 miles on this car since I bought it, and its always had a timing belt tensioner rattle only after sitting for several hours, even after I replaced the tensioner the first time. 3 days ago I did a new tensioner, my pulleys were good so I left...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L no crank VIN: JN1CA21D9T
Hi Guys My name is Mike have this maxima that will not crank. I have no power to starter Bl/R wire in crank position. I have power to theft warning relay. I have power to Gr/R wire and ground at Gr/o wire for the Inhibitor relay. I have no power at the Bl/w wi...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y01
Need a little help on this, not as familiar with nissan, much appreciated!!Customer concern of rough running, has gotten worse, verified concern but feels alot like a lack of power rather than rough running... Scanned system , pulled code p1320, also checked t... Trouble codes: P1320
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2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1NGED29Y13
vehicle came in with complaint of low power and stumble. have these codes. removed right side converter and inspected, manifold for clogged converter, looks ok, right side is bank one on this engine right? also i'd seen prior posts about if the bank has 100% f... Trouble codes: P0420, P0328
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JN1DB04T84
Vehicle came from another garage who fitted a new MAF sensor trying to fix fault, i checked vehicle over and at idle cold was a little rough, when warm fine. while driving felt flat and hesitant and wouldnt rev and often pinging wasnt sure if it was across the...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Surge VIN: JT5RN55T3J
Thank advance to all iatn tech, this truck give me problem. owner brought in with surge or jump only in 1 gear when accel. 2 gear run normal. check fuel normal, check timing normal, o2 new. disconnect egr hose still surge or jump in first gear when accel. did...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN53B5S
This truck is driving me up a wall! Vehicle originally came in with a complaint of a low/rough idle and stalling at stops. Test drove and verified, ran great down the road with a very intermittent hiccup(misfire) under very heavy load. At idle would get low an...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Power door locks VIN: JT3HN87R1X
I have a 1999 Toyota 4 Runner that has a problem with the door locks stop working after a few cycles then work fine after sitting a few seconds. The drivers door lock seems to be effected first and then the passenger front door and then rear doors follow. They...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JT2BK12U51
I do not know much about the prius so any help will be great this car came in running but would not move when on lift tires would go but lots of noise from trans axel so sold customer new trany but i did not put in did not have any training on hybrd so farmed ... Trouble codes: C1515, C1241, C1259, P3000, P3030
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Abs VIN: JTDKB22U24
We have this Prius with codes c1256 accumulator low pressure and c1391 abnormal leak of acc pressure. We made the diagnostic flow chart and the result is to replace the skid control ECU. The problem in vehicle itís intermittent and apparently thereís no mayor ...
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2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L Windows VIN: JTDKN3DUXA
Got a Prius here from a body shop they replaced both right doors. After replacement power windows work fine from respective door switches but from master switch the front switch operates the r\r and the rear switch operates the r\f. They are multiplex wired. I...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L rear beam VIN: 1HGCD5551S
Thanks to the five techs that responded to my request. Special thanks go to Ward (Saskatchewan) and Bart (MA)with his Honda experience. You added immeasurably to my level of comfort with the beam drop for access. The beam bolts came out easily and were very ...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well a replacement salvage engine fixed this one. Seems that all that cranking and starting with the original bad injectors that were flooding the engine to the point of locking bent a few valves. Cheaper to replace the engine than to repair. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P1320.
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cuts out, Misfire
I appreciate the input about tapping on the MAF sensor, valve timing issues, and looking under the distributor cap (down-inside the distributor)for bearing particles. We replaced the spark plugs and wires... and the problem has not occurred since. The vehicle ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BG6853W
put fuse in FWD receptacle and the shimmy went away. this is the bosses car so he opted to add a bottle of lubegard and a tube of shudder fix to the transmission and the shimmy went away in AWD mode. thanks for the replies!
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1SG67675
It was the APP sensor (Accelerator Pedal Position). The consensus was that this was the problem. Arthur from new jersey, jody from virginia, larry from virginia, matthew from nevada,William from wisconsin and yvan from Quebec all had the answer. Larry was kind... Trouble codes: P2139.
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV Battery VIN: JTDKB22U46
Replaced HV Battery with used unit. All battery blocks were within .1 of a volt on replacement battery. Reset fault codes, no further issues. Most have said P0A80 = new battery but i recommend taking it alittle further. Monitor the battery blocks for min/max...
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