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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L VSA System VIN: 19UUA56842
Customer had the transmission rebuilt on this vehicle. When they recieved the car they said the "Yellow Triangle light" was illuminated. They then stated that shortly after driving the vehicle home that the VSA light illuminated. I then accepted the job and re...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5650T
customer brought vehicle with numorous codes and complaint of vehicle hesitating while trying accelerate, almost where vehicle would die. when ran codes vehicle indicated fuel metering to lean, and mess of other codes saying: poor fuel pump fuelline clogged re...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Suspension VIN: 2HKRL18661
The wife's van. I drove it awhile back and front end is rattling and clunking on bumps. Found both strut springs broken. I replaced them and reused the struts - nothing wrong with them. Cleaned and repacked strut mount bearings. Front end still rattling and cl...
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2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68866
The car came in running Ok. It had P0300, P0302, P0303 and P0304 codes. I replaced the plugs. The display parameters all looked OK. The trims were OK. The Lambda figure stayed close to 1.0. The MAP sensor read as expected. It did show up to 12 degrees of knock... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss), P0302 (Miss at cyl 2), P0303 (Miss at cyl 3), P0304 (Miss at cyl 4)
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMFA36288
customer replaced the hybrid battery and computers in this civic,from a junk yard. the problem is a check enging light for software incompatability, I up-dated the engine and trans software, but ran into a problem with flash programing the IMA... honda softwar...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Monitors VIN: KNDJA7238T
Car has been driven on Kia approved drive cycle repeatedly over the last 100 miles and the monitor status is still 5 monitors not complete. CA law requires no more than 2 not complete for this year of vehicle. Can not get the monitors to run. I suspect that hi...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cant fill fuel tank VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
Customer states that when going to gas station the car only takes about $2.00 in fuel and nozzle shuts off . Has per others on iatn I found that the canister was really heavy so I replaced it and the vent valve
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Computrer VIN: JN1CA31A11
It came in on a tow truck an it was dead i charge the battery an then see if i could see what the scanner would read an there was no data wouldnt let me read anything so i new the computer was bad so i got a new one an put it in an it fired it as some as i hoo...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U85
2 1/2 years ago vehicle came in with CEL on and a code P0605, reset system, code came back about every 6 months (only code) then this February CEL came on after vehicle had a no throttle response, after cycling the key throttle respond returned but CEL remaine... Trouble codes: P0605 (Ecm)
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2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, p0335 VIN: 1N6BA07B96
this truck came to us for an over heating issue it was from a used car lot so it came from auction and i dont know the history but we found the radiatore condensor and intercooler pluged with mud it ran fine and no codes. we started to pull the heads and dicov... Trouble codes: P0335
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L a/c VIN: 4T1BE32KX3
Customer came in for A/C not working. First thing I noticed when I turned a/c on ,the light only flashed and compressor would not activate. No trouble codes present. After servicing the A/C and checking to make sure the compressor clutch is working, the A/C wi...
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2009 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Electronic VIN: LFMKV30F99
the car flood by water,the a/c does not work ,we change the air conditioner amplifier and servomotors and servomotors harnesses,but we could not initialize Servomotor damper position,we install the air conditioner amplifier and servomotors and servomotors harn...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Ac Clutch VIN: JHMRA1869V
car was sent to honda dealler. They say ac switch at dash is bad. but customer did not want spent any more money.
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHLRD17611
after pulling hair out and exhausting all options i pulled (new) dist cap off and found coil tower melted and lots of white power inside dist. installed new oe dist all good. thanks to all who replied. did not think to look in dist since cap was put on 6 mon... Trouble codes: P0131.
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No ecm communication VIN: 5FNRL18904
Thanks to all who replied I could not find a local locksmith who would tell me for sure they could program the key without a maybe and a service call charge. I sent the van to the dealer they replaced the computer and programmed and van is fine. I knew we were...
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2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JN12D35
Thank you for the replies, I test drove the Tucson about 50 miles over several days and driving conditions with a vacuum gauge to watch for a stuck valve, the vehicle never missed a beat. I was frustrated and customer was concerned that we had not fixed it, b... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: JA4LT21W49
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK STEVEN,DANIEL & ANGEL YOU ALL WERE WRIGHT ON IT WAS BLOWER POWER TRANSISTOR. DEALER HAD IT IN STOCK THEY TOLD ME THEY DON'T SELL MANY. I ALSO REPLACED BLOWER MOTOR LIKE DANIEL SUGESTED. THANKS
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
Thank you everyone for the ideas. Found high resistence in connnection to MAF. Cleaned connector and all was well. Shipped car on saturday and so far customer hasn't called. I assume that is a good sign. Trouble codes: P0175 (Too rich bank 2).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AL11D73
OK, thanks very big thanks to all that answered. I had two problems that affected the finish of this job. First problem, thanks to Brett from Australia, was that there was debris in the oil affecting operation of the cam advance. I didn't originally think ther...
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