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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Lighting VIN: 2HNYD18691
Acura tech, please help. car came in with a lighting problem. Found blown fuse, replace fuse and blown again as soon as you turn on the taillight. We pull all the light bulbs out taillight, license plate light, side marker light, all interior light include, cl...
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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L front window VIN: 2HNYD28577
Hi folks, got a 2007 Acura MDX with the following problem: code in body module (power window system). B2190 assistants window position data error.Hard fault, when cleared it stays. i Used HDS with my gna600 and re-initialized both the front left and right wind...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Park/Drive VIN: JHMCA563XK
Having trouble with removing key from ignition when shifted into park and it also wont shift out of park until park light illuminates.does any one no what controls dash unit.we have very little support on a honda of this vintage
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2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L cluster VIN: 5FNRL382X5
Customer will be driving and the radio will drop out and then maybe the cluster will completely go blank. Vehicle still drives fine. Ok so I know that the honda odyssey has had problems with the ignition switches and cylinders in the earlies 2000's but this is...
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1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3328H
Hey Rotary Engine Guys. I'm totaly lost on this one. Really Don't Know What to do next. A Customer Brought his Car in said that it was running bad. At first he did state it ran good and eventual would start running bad when he would make a turn. But now runs b...
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2008 Mazda 5 Grand Touring 2.3L heat VIN: JM1CR29L98
08 mazda 5 car came in with poor heat. engine temperature was low. i installed a new stat and this got temp up to normal. the problem now is after a 5 min. idle heat goes away. raising the engine speed even slightly brings temp right up. heat is fine on the ro...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y81
Vhicle is back now with the 6 codes listed above. Swaping plugs and coils did not help as all I have now is a p0300 random misfire listed. Very intermitant and unable to get it to act up. Fuel pressures and exhaust backpressure all seem to be in spec. Checked ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1320, P0133, P0140, P0160, P0153
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Belt VIN: 4S4BP62C55
Not sure if anyone has run into one of these problems but I am unsure of the cause. Back in Sept. '10 @ 84K the customer came in complaining of belt noise and lack of steering assist at low speeds. Found belt loose so replaced both belts. All was fine until Ja...
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2004 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JS3TX92V14
Well well im here try the get some help from you my friends i have this suzuki that is making me to lose my head some other shop is bean playing whit, and now is in may shop; is running rough in idle but going down the road is fine my short fuel trim at bank 2... Trouble codes: P0300
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Fuel Pump - No Spark VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Everything seams to be OK fuses relays everything except resistance on the Ne+ to Ne- terminals at dist coil cam posistion sensor are out of spec. 416k ohms I have 2 resistance values one book says 370 to 550 ohms one 135 to 210 ohms. Igniter has been tested a...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L engine VIN: JTEGD20V54
replaced cylinder head gasket for external coolant leak after repair completed vehicle will crank but not start seems to be fuel fouling spark plugs no cofes stored good spark plug spark compression 180 pounds on all 4 cylinders ran good before repair just had...
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L tpms VIN: JTEBU14R06
Wondering if anyone can help. Had this 4runner in shop about a week ago to replace tpms in lf wheel. Regestered all tpms sensors and sent customer on her way with everything working correctly. Back today with tire light flashing. Checking codes have c2122, c21...
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2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 5TEMU52N68
We have known this truck since new. All of sudden MIL for customer and clattering in engine. VVT codes. Oil pressure test bad as stated above 4-10 PSI warm. Oil filter and oil pan showed no metal. Removed oil cooler at filter, no metal, no restrictions. Inspec...
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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L wet carpet VIN: JH4DC4354T
I want to say “thank you” for all of the replies on this request. I learned a lot of useful leak diagnostic procedures that I had never thought of before. The leaks on this Particular Acura were more extensive than I first realized. Upon closer examination ...
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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Stall VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Hi All, We cleaned out the idle bypass valve and it seemed to work for a while. The customer states that it has stalled since. I will update the repair when they can leave the car with us for a longer period of time. Thanks again
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2009 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Programming VIN: KNAFE22299
Thanks to all that responded. Jim and John were right in that the Kia dealer scanner was needed to switch the Kia brand sensor from high to low line, something my expensive and up till now flawless TPMS tool couldn't do. Oh well, live and keep learning.
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, No power
found no spark at left side cap found out it was the coil,cap,and rotor replaced all 3 parts and now running on all 8 cylinders the cap was getting spark but not enough to get to the plugs thanks for all the great advice on this nightmare Trouble codes: 24 (Intake air), 31 (Mass air flow), 41 (Tps), 47 (Tps sub system).
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JT8GK13T5S
We found it. After a lot of retracing and head scratching, we had the car off the ground and the OD engaged. We took it down, drove and it did NOT engage. On that drive, I noticed that on coast down, if you pushed the OD button either on or off, I could feel ...
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L power door lock VIN: JT6HT00W4Y
customer suppose to bring the car back, we still waiting for that to happen thank you all for your ideas I will try them when he gets back.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Will Not Shift VIN: 4A3AC44G31
well guys , first thank you for the help , this one turned out to be a wire chafed aganst a bolt head , ever so small of a hole in the instlation right at the driver side of the motor head the big harness the wire went to the output speed sencer , the wire har...
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L No Start
Ok everyone...this thing is fixed. I lied, I had pulse on injectors #1 and #3. No pulse on #2 and #4. I only found this out when I tested everything with plenum off. Had no spark on any cylinders. The fix was a CAM sensor. I can not believe it. Never wo...
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1987 Subaru Justy GL 1.2L Runs Poorly VIN: JF1KA73A6H
Hello everyone and thanks to those who did send a message. This customer pulled this vehicle and junked it rather than pursue it very far. Thanks Ron
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L drivetrain VIN: JTEHF21A31
Hi All, Thanks for all the great suggestions. We dropped the rear diff and found very loose bearings. A used diff cured the vibration. Thanks again
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT44A14
Thanks for the replys. We did find a faulty switch on top of the transfer case. As suggested, we bench tested switches after removal and sure enough, one was faulty. Retested for proper operation and all is good. We also told customer to USE 4wd on occasion...
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2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEMU52N28
I took out the planum chamber and the lower intake manifold. Then I could see the knock sensors through the pipes. Wires are cut by mice. I took out the both side brackets of the pipe, and the pipe set moved free, but I could not remove the pipe from the valle... Trouble codes: P0333 (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit High Input Bank2).
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