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2006 Acura TL 3.2L Flashing check engin VIN: 19UUA662X6
Hi Guys Customer states under extreme acceleration and redlining the engine on freeway. [One can not have THAT much fun without consequence!!!] The check engine light flashed then turned off completely but now has a strange harmonic noise at freeway cruse spe... Trouble codes: P0420
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2003 Isuzu Ascender 4.2L alternator and igniton coil
Since the last repair to the vehicle the customer returned with another misfire and ignition coil failure. The ignition coil failed on number 3 this time. But now the alternator is not charging again. Now this alternators is a remanufactured from the local par...
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1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE31D7S
To anyone who wants a challenge. I posted this problem earlier in 2012 and as you guessed it, no luck getting this car fixed. Last September, this customer brought this car in and said the car won't run below 50 degress. He had the car a year before the proble...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1NB3533Y
Ok guys, I feel like I am loosing my touch here. Can not seem to figure this car out. Customer stated car hesitates on acceleration. Customer replaced the spark plugs, but did not help. First I pulled codes and found an EGR excessive code plus an intake temp s...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L control circuit VIN: JM1FE17N94
I have a 2004 Mazda rx8 with 1.3 engine. The code is P0076 VDI control solenoid circuit low. I have limited dignostic information it appears there are three solenoid that are the same part number mounted at the same place near the oil fiil. Does anybody know w...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Brake Lights VIN: 1N4BA41E65
Thanks in advance for help. The brake lights stay on all times. switch is good, i have 12v both sides of switch. Disconnect connector m81 going to rear of car and lights go off. Disconnected connector m90 and m81 pink/blue wire has 12v at all times. The base d...
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2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Window Operation VIN: 1N4AL11D16
Customer came in said the window won't stay up. What is happening is it will go all the way up than back down a third of the way. Is there a way to program these or what is the fix. Thanks in advance for the help.
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2010 Nissan Rogue (Truck) S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JN8AS5MV4A
Customer complaint of engine light flashing,starts then dies. Only one code stored p0300.Vehicle runs smooth in shop but we can sometimes get a very slight misfire under light aceleration on test drive.The second day we got a P0304 and replaced one coil. P0300... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
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1996 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4553T
I am hoping somebody out there may be able to give me some kind of insight on this code.I pulled this P1401 trouble code today.There isn't any documentation in Mitchell,Identifix only gives me a definition of (fuel tank pressure control system performance);pos... Trouble codes: P1401
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L guage fuse 10 amp VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
car came in with an intermitant blowing of the guage fuse. after replacing twice, the fuse blowing has now become very frequent. i have disabled most of the components on the description in mitchell, i have read the post of fixes for the same on this model/mak...
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2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L Charging VIN: JTMBK33V87
Believe it or not this is the first time,other than brake pads, tires and oil changes that I have worked on this vehicle. It is my wifes and something finally failed ! That being the water pump. Thanks to IATN past tech help requests I have no problem changing...
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1985 Honda Civic 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAK5430F
The conclusion was to get a cat. It did bring down all the readings. HC passed and Nox was barely evident anymore (down to 2 ppm @ 15mph). But still had a problem with CO. Passed @ 15 mph but still too rich @ 25mph.Got an 02 sensor and that took care of it. ...
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2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHMCP26408
thanks to all who helped. pulled valve cover and verified timing chain had jumped. vehicle had no oil when pulled in. believe from continuous trying to start with contaminated fuel and no oil allowed this to happen. removed cylinder head and replaced all relat...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L engine noise VIN: 4S2DF58X02
still working to resolve this issue. i will post as soon as i have fixed it. thanks again to everyone who replied.
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MT31H61
Looks like this is fixed.We installed another used transmission and this time bypassed the cooler and installed after market stand alone cooler.The cooler in radiator must have been clogged when warm.We did flush cooler on every install and flow was good cold....
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1979 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, runs very rich VIN: HGS1301079
Thanks for all the replies. Decided to put everything back together and start from scratch. Went through and changed spark plugs, cleaned grounds, cleaned temp sensor connector, and adjusted timing, idle speed, throttle switch, MAF, until vehicle started to ...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
thanks to all who replied. we got 2 new knock sensors and a harness from the dealer. drove it under the same conditions and no chk. eng lite. if i had to guess probably the harness. this morning i put the scope back on it to check and the d/c test showed t... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor bank 1).
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