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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Stall VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Hi all, Thanks for taking the time to read this help request. We have an Element that stalls intermittently when cold. We have scanned it (no codes) and cleaned the intake and IAC. Further we performed and idle re learn and reset the pcm. The problem is still...
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2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L strange noise VIN: 4S3BE89603
I am listing this for a friend from another shop who dosen't like subys. Anyhow, this has a strange noise on acceleration. If I was to guess by the sound only, I would say it sounds like a metal to metal grinding in the brakes. Kinda swoop, swoop noise that sp...
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2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1GG61637
I hope that some subaru people can help me. Don't work on a lot of subarus. My question is there is a AWD light on the dash. The light stays on solid. I have checked for codes in transmission, engine and ABS using a launch x431 no codes were found. Is this lig...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drivetrain VIN: JTEHF21A31
Hi Guys, Thanks for taking the time to read this request. We have a Highlander that has a shake on decel over 100kph. We have replace both lower ball joints (loose), balanced the wheels and replaced both axles. The shake is still there. This problem has been ...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L 4wd VIN: JTEBU17R93
Good morning all,i have a 4Runner with no 4wd,vehicle can in with both 4wd & diff lock lights flashing,fuses good,can hear 4wd ecu clicking while operating 4wd/diff lock switches,but no 4wd. Cannot pull codes for 4wd system,Alldata has tsb on front actuator,wh...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 5TDZT34A86
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and hard to start at times. Pulled codes and found P1340 cam code. Hooked up labscope to cam signal wire, yellow according to the wiring diagram, found no signal coming from sensor. Tested 5V ref and ground to the sen... Trouble codes: P1340 (Camshaft position sensor A)
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S25
Ignition failure sensor and 2 new coils (for good luck). runs like new. i do not have a labscope so i had to go with my gut on this.. logic probe did show a strond 10v+/- at ifs signal wire after replecment. low 5 volt previos.. Thanks to all who replied..
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L water leak righ front VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
While I did not fix this there were several replies about pin holes in the pillar or body around the windshield. My next step was to remove the headliner check all drains at the tray in case some were actaully leaking at there niples. And then look at the p...
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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start, cranks slow, loud VIN: 4A3AL25F88
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, THE CAR WAS SENT TO MITSUBISHI SINCE OUR SCAN TOOL COULD NOT PULL BODY CODES RELEVANT TO THE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM, AND APPARENTLY ONLY THEIR SCAN TOOL WILL DO SO (THE CUSTOMER WAS ALSO A LITTLE IMPATIENT WHICH ALWAYS HELPS ME PERFORM DIA... Trouble codes: U1109, U1117.
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2010 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L ignition switch VIN: 1N4AA5AP0A
Turned out being steering column lock. Had to take to Nissan dealer. 512 dollars and a tow bill later it's good to go. Thanks for all the help! I appreciate it.
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2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L left rear window VIN: JTEEP21AX5
I did check data out wire for the switches from master switch with scope. then windows started working. Customer did not want to go any further with diagnosis. We did check for recalls, none on window switch for this vehicle. Thank you for all your help.
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2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on
P0115 - Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Malfunction=== Fixed by replacing ECT sensor terminal socket that was burn out! the Spark on 2&4 coil pack was fixed by changing the angle into 7BTDC from 5BTDC, thanks to Jack [...] and his Wife Joy Cabarles of San... Trouble codes: P0115 (Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Malfunction).
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