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1999 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2,2-3 flare neutral out VIN: 19UUA5648X
Somebody please help. This 99 3.2TL is at a transmission shop and has been for several months. I'm an electrical guy and they called me in because after rebuilding this unit several times and replacing it with used units twice, the thing has a variety of sympt...
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2010 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Tpms VIN: 2HGFA1F58A
Vehicle came in with TPMS light on. Had 4 codes, for low pressure and 38-1(tire numb 4 press sensor signal failure). We replaced tires and sensor number 4. We verified which sensor was numb. 4 by matching number with scanner id.After replacement we relearned s...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L check engine light VIN: JTJGA31U94
After replacing belt I drove the car 40 plus miles and it ran like a champ,but as soon as the customer gets in to leave of course a check engine light comes on.Pulled back into shop immediately and pulled codes P0016 and p0018. Camshaft correlation bank1 senso...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D53
Hello and thank you in advance. Basically im trying to ignore and inevitable here and hopefully understand what went wrong. I just replaced the cylinder heads on this engine (my first set)and now i have a terrible idle quality and low vacuum. everything points... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L No Reverse VIN: JN1RZ24A9L
okay guys I got this 1990 Nissan 300 zx none Turbo automatic transmission.I got this transmission replaced 5 to 6 months ago.. with the used unit. the car was driven less than 1800 miles. now is back with no reverse. all forward gears are okay but no reverse. ...
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Coolant temp VIN: 1N6AD07W75
Greetings and TIA. Customer requested thermostat replacement, which we did - NAPA 180 OE spec. Vehicle still does not come up to temp. Currently 28f ambient. Coolant temp on scan tool 152f after idling 30 minutes. Coolant level is fine. Coolant temp guage is l...
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: JT4RN01PXK
Vehicle idles normal,19"vacume, under regular acceleraion it lags back until 3/4 throttle then acts like mass air sensor door swings open and gives more fuel. Tested mass air,installed used sensor,installed reman sensor-no change. Checked fuel pressure while d...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18EXW
This car consistantly sets a P0171 after a day of driving. There are no drivability symptoms but the long term fuel trim at idle is around 18.8 and while driving it will go as high as 29. We have checked it for vacuum and air leaks and found none warm or cold.... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 too lean)
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Unwarranted ABS activation VIN: 4T3ZF13C41
Thanks for the read & advice in advance! During medium to hard braking conditions the ABS has unwarranted activation @ speeds above 10 mph. During light brake conditions it brakes normal. I am unable to get scan data for the sensors or ABS itself. I'm looking ...
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE46K87
Harness from ECU to sensor has been ohmed out and is perfect. No other symptoms, ie, engine misfire or stumble. Freeze frame data shows that code sets at under 20 mph at full operating temp. Hard acceleration to 5K rpms shows no problem and does not set a code... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Postion Sensor A circuit)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L headlights VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
thanks for everyone with all the help, i changed the alternator and cleaned the ELD with electric cleaner and it fixed my issue, i initially tested the voltage on the alternator with no lights on or any major electrical thing on,soon tested my alternator with ...
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2010 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L Noise VIN: JN1CV6ARXA
Thank You for all the help the dealer cleaned the injectors under warranty and said the problem was carbon come to find out the vehilce was a rental and I am sure not maintained right.
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KNAGD12611
i had couple of problems. first i was chasing a po171 lean exhaust. that turned out to be junk fuel pump. actually i put four pumps before i got right pressue. three after markety. and the one that fixed it came from dealer. then i was still chasing 171. that ...
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1986 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AX75B2G
this car is fixed. thank you for all your replies, as most said to check grounds. which i did, then i checked them again and found some more under rear seat as Andy from WA stated, but no voltage drop (.012MA). it ended up being #4 injector shorted, yes the...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R2Y
THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP THE OE CONVERTERS WERE NOT A OPTION AT THIS POINT I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH TOYOTA'S ECM PROGRAMMING. AFTER LEAVING THE NEW (REAR) O2 SENSOR IN IT HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS AND THE CODE HAS NOT RETURNED. IS IT POSSIBL... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold Bank 1).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E71
Well, we finally got this monkey off our backs (I hope). Basically, I pulled the oil pan and replaced the rod bearings. the oil pressure came up higher and all has been happy so far. Thanks for everyone's input Trouble codes: P1349.
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L transfer ase VIN: 5TEWN72N44
Hi Group I called all data support and they did not show labor for r&r the rear cover. The job was really easy. I charged the customer r&r transfer case plus the time it took me 2.5 hr to replace that cover.He is happy.
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBDT44146
Yepp,the tech who did the tbelt tried to do more by doing less.He did not remove cam sensor when installing water pump resulting in pinching wires between backing plate and water pump.Moral of the story remove cam sensor it takes 10 seconds and would have save...
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