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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L transmission VIN: JHLRD1862Y
this vehicle has a strange clunk or slump into or out of gear near first but strangely it will make the clunk quietly mind you even when your not moving like waiting for the light to turn green with no movement this is a real time awd model
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge
good arternoon guys. please help !!! I am working on this 2003 honda elment with code p2646 vtec system problem. I check all oil level, replace with right oil and filter, replace vtec oil pressure assembly, replace vtect control selonoid... remove valve cover ...
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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L speedometer VIN: KMHCG45C55
We're at a loss, Dlr only shows a speed sensor in instrument cluster not one for trani. Been waiting days for A Z to get in another to try. We even changed to another trani, 1st one had a noise, but speedo same. How can we test vss & dash sensor - we're thinki...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G8W
the vehicle came in with a #p0171 code, I have over time replaced the air flow meter & all of the o2 sensors using factory parts, I have smoked the intake system & there are no leaks. I will clear the codes & run the vehicle at the shop & there will be a pendi... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8BD69S92
Hi guys i have this gs 300 giving code po430 i change the both cats all 4 o2 sensor still code p0430 . No exhaust leak i think is the ecm . Any help thank you guys
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1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L hard to start VIN: JM1FC3328H
owner says that the car is hard to start. when it does start it will run for a minute then die.
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L rotors VIN: JM1BJ22551
Hi Techs, This should be a basic problem and fix, but it has not worked out that way. Put pads and ft rotors on several months ago, about 3000 miles later at sevice time, rotors warped again, replaced rotors and put on a better quality pad. (duralast gold). O...
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2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J15
Hi guys, nned your help on this one, the injector 3 is never fire, i chek all the connection betwen the pcm an the injecctor every thing is fine. Change the pcm, same thing,somoene have a idea,getting mad whith this one, i check also with a noid lignt nada. Th... Trouble codes: 203 (Injector 3)
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Monitors VIN: KNDJA7238T
The MAP sensor (used for EGR flow determination only) was way out of tolerance. We replaced it. The monitors still would not run to completion until we replaced the PCM. PCM replaced.
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73335
We ended up sending it to the dealer. They actually replaced the crankshaft position sensor. The client picked up the vehicle from the dealership so we have no idea if this really fixed the issue. All we do know is that the dealer charged the client $600. So w... Trouble codes: P0122, P0338, P0463.
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L airbag light VIN: JTJHF10UX3
well guys after much head scratching and hair loss i decided to clean and tighten connectors at airbag mod.but some miles on it light did not come back left custemer pick up car and informed him if code comes back next step is the airbag mod im not confience...
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2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S43
Thanks everyone for the help. This Lexus has a plastic air chamber between the MAF and throttle body. The air chamber has a metal heat shield protecting it from the exhaust manifold. The heat from the manifold had caused a narrow gap to open up in the air cham... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0153 (O2 Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 2 Sensor 1).
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Electronic VIN: JM1BK34317
SORRY I DID NOT REPLY I WAS ON VACATION. I CHANG THE TCM AND NO MORE PROBLEM . THE TCM WAS FAULTY WHEN I TAP ON IT THE SCAN TOOL WOULD NOT COMMUNICATE.SO I CHANGE THE TCM . THANK YOU GUYS .
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U85
Well after fighting this for 3 weeks, vehicle had 2 new codes P0463 for fuel level sensor input high and p0183 for excessive voltage on fuel tank temperature circuit, scoped those circuits and had irregular signals but vehicle was running normal, after hitting... Trouble codes: P0605 (Ecm).
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Drivabilty VIN: 5TEWN72N33
replaced rear drums with factory drums and resurfaced front rotors
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JTEHD20V24
Hey thanks for the help on this one, we had bad gas??? Poss. a bit more ethenol than this car desired. New gas and its done.
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L vvt VIN: 5TBET34115
Thanks to John from Colorado. I had not used the service bolt because when I reinstalled the intake cam and looked at he exhaust cam gear I saw that it had fac marks on both sections and they were lined up. Turns out that I had to actually advance outer gear ...
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