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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Vtm VIN: 5FNYF18545
This Pilot has 2 VTM codes set. 44 VTM power relay, and 77 PCM malfunction. Also a P0325 (knock sensor) PCM code. Mitchell diagnostics does not provide much helpful info. It does say though, that if PCM codes are set, deal with those before VTM codes. We have...
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1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM3LV5232W
Hello there I have this MPV here and when you acellerate it will not go. It looses power and will throw a random misfire code. I replaced the mass airflow sensor, cap and rotor tested the TP sensor and fuel pressure is 48-58 psi. when you try to rev up the eng... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AC84H43
I will try to keep this short, and thank you before hand for taking the time to read my post. I have this 03 Mits, 3.0 power, stick in the shop. It was brought from another shop at their request to repair the engine light and get thru inspection (overdue). Cus... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2)
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L drivability VIN: JN8HD17Y7N
vehicle was towed into shop with a no start condition. after finding it had fuel and spark i removed spark plugs and found them to be fuel fouled, cleaned plugs and disabled fuel pump cranked engine to run excess fuel out of system. reinstalled plugs slowly in...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6W
Thanks in advance for any help anyone may have. This car came in with check engine light on. It has 2 codes. One related to EGR system problem and one related to knock sensor problem. When testing these systems, no problems show up at all. The egr system works... Trouble codes: P0325 (p1402-), P1402
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on
The car came in for a check engine light, code p1440 look at it in IATN help and replaced the cut off valve with a new one from the dealer. We smoked it no leak.Anybody have an idea Trouble codes: P1440
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JF1SG65693
I have spoke to subaru and a tech at identifix, I have never seen this before and I am stumped. somthing is causing the computer to drive the fuel system rich. smoke test shows nothing. when the new af sensor is disconnected the co drops to 0% i have tried two...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L vsc trac
I see tips on you tube and other resources on shorting pins 4 and 14 of the dlc but it does not work on this sequoia does someone have the info to zero calibrate this vehicle with out needing the factory soft wear or master tech. as you know I don't want to ha...
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L ABS and TCS VIN: 19UUA66295
Well the fix is in. I replaced the yaw rate sensor (not cheap, either), and the Acura has been trouble free for the last week now. Thanks for all the replies, and all the great insight!
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2001 Honda Civic GX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEN26491
after replacing fuel filters & reseting computer i noticed coolant not flowing through the first stage regulator--causing it to freeze up.cleaned coolant lines & problem went away. test drove & had miss on cyl#1. swaped #1 with #4 and miss went to #4n ordered ...
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2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52668
Thanks to all that replied. With some help from the local dealer we found some restriction in the fuel vapor return line. We replaced the filter and the code returned, we replaced the purge valve and the problem was gone. The fact that we had no code for it w... Trouble codes: P2187, P2189.
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Engine cranks okay VIN: JM1NB353X4
This vehicle is now back on the road. The DTC P1602 turned out to be a "ghost" or false code that led me down the garden path of broken dreams. The real problem was a faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor (no code set). The problem was nailed when I looked at t... Trouble codes: P1602 (Immobilizer Unit-PCM Communication Error).
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2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L engine VIN: JM1BK32G48
I would like to start off by thanking everyone who replied. I will start at the beginning, car appeared on lot sometime over the weekend, customer ran over something, pothole, rock, etc.? Tore A/C compressor off Cracked oil pan, damaged crank pulley, broke mot...
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1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS36P5N
thanks to many that told me to run a ground from maf to the engine it did it .thanks again . it still a bit rich at idle but of idle it is great.
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1997 Nissan 200SX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4AB42D3V
The fix for the rich run and smoking was a seal that was bad that seals the pcv passage though the valve cover to the head. While the PCV valve is located in the valve cover it actually sucks the air from down in the block. The seal being bad allowed the camsh...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Lighting VIN: 5N1AR18U75
HI, GUYS . THANKS TO EVERYONE, FOR YOUR TIME, WE HAD TO CHANGE THE BCM AND REPROGRAM THE SYSTEM. SHE IS FIXED AND GONE. THANKS AGAIN MATT
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 5N1AN08U46
Well, we can chalk this up to parts failure. The small spring wire that hold the primary tensioner out had broken and was allowing the tensioner to go in thus allowing way too much slack on the primary chain. Replaced primary tensioner again solved problem.
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Starting VIN: JTEBT14R74
traced problem back to am2 fuse bad connection. if i put power to the 10 amp ign fuse it would run so that took me back to main power source am2 fuse now i no but looked good but was not making contactfixed that that fixed car thanks for your help
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