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2006 Acura RL 3.5L Draw VIN: JH4KB16536
HELP ! Customer recently purchased this well kept 2006 Acura RL. Battery goes dead if left sitting for over 3 days. There is a 1.3amp parasitic draw that goes away of you pull out underhood 40amp fuse OR drivers side under dash fuse #7. I read all the posts ab...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire
Done all the checks on this Civic which got me to the injector. All 4 injectors have good 12 power in one side. My test light lights red for positive & green for negative. Cyl's 1,2,4 on my test light a negative pulsing trigger that will also illuminate the re... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cyl 3)
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L tcm VIN: JHMES96674
need to know if the tcm is plug and play. i need to replace the tcm due to no communication. i have the hds/mvci and latest software.
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Vibration VIN: 1HGCP36868
I have this vibration at 68 mph. Felt like a tire issue. Found and replaced a bent rim, balanced tires and most of the vibration was eliminated. Replaced all 4 tires. Still have a vibration, but it isn't always the same. The intensity will vary, even at steady...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK12344
I am looking for some help on this Mazda 3 that is giving me some trouble. The CEL light keeps coming on with a lean at idle code for bank 1. When the car came in it was running ruff at cold start up and wanted to die out like there was a large vacuum leak. Ch... Trouble codes: P2187 (Lean at Idle Bank 1)
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Fuel fill VIN: JM1BK34487
This car came in with customer complaining about hard to fill fuel tank and splashing back when filling. We checked vent/ldp valve and found to be good. Fuel neck & tank & found no restrictions. Found some restriction in Evap. canister & replaced. Went to fuel...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L sirius/6cd system VIN: 3N1CB51D55
car has Rockford Fosgate premium sound system originally equiped with single cd in head unit and 6cd aux changer below head unit. I saw that vehicle could be equiped with sirius satellite radio as a dealer installed option. I purchesed the tuner, antenna kit. ...
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2008 Nissan Rogue (Truck) SL 2.5L Coolant Change VIN: JN8AS58VX8
i want to replace old coolant with new but dont see a drain plug am i overlooking it or do i have to r&r lower radiator hose ?
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6855X
Hi guys, this one has been driving me crazy for several weeks. Customer came in with check engine light on and failed emissions papers. Code P0453 stored for high signal from fuel tank pressure sensor.Followed diagnostic flow chart and determined that fuel tan... Trouble codes: P0453 (Fuel tank pressure sensor high signal)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Vvt-I VIN: 4T1BF28B8Y
Hey, fellas! I have a tough one. This vehicle came in with a misfire on cyl#1. It had a bent intake valve. We removed heads and sent them to machine shop. They did a valve job on both heads. They replaced the bank 1 head with a used head and put new cams in th...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L valve timing VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
hey techs i have a weird one here for the toyota techs,this car was dropped off with a blown engine so we replaced it, we put the timing chain and sprockets on and set the timing according to manual,this one has shaded links on the chain that go to the marks o...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A8X
Thanks for the help on this thing. Bryan, Ken,Charles, and Tim were about as close as one could be to a fix for this car. I week after my first post, I added two braided ground straps to the car.One was from battery ground cable at cylinder head to trans bell ...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BL11D22
Although the vehicle is not yet fixed, I have found the problem. As we all suspected the head gasket was at fault. I pressure tested overnight as previously mentioned and this morning when I released pressure, I pulled the tampons from the cylinder wells and j...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U64
thanks for the helped...the problem was the timing chain. who ever worked on this car before didn't put the timing chain on timing, and left loose. they were lucky because the chain was sitting on top water pump and broke the the small teeth. now the car is ru... Trouble codes: P0011, P0345 (Camshaft position sensor phase).
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D65
not fixed yet... I load tested the battery, it tested great but I replaced it anyway (my own car so I didnt want to spend a lot of time on it;)) started great for almost a week. Went on a trip, were gone almost a week and it started great all week. Thought, gr...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Thanks for the replies everybody !!! As I thought and everybody mentioned , it was the ECM !!! Put an used one and called my local locksmith to do the key relearn and is back on road!!! Thank you all!! Trouble codes: P1800.
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2007 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L abs
thanks for the replies there was a code finally c1124 it turned out to be a stuck solenoid in the electric control unit at the abs actuator replaced unit and did relearn problem gone it was the left rear inlet soleniod stuck open thanks for the help
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E06
thanx for all the imput, also tried replacing upstream HO2 just to be sure... same results. my diag was the cat before i posted this and overwhelming responses concure... sometimes all the customer hears is the cost of the repair and then everything goes sile... Trouble codes: P0420.
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