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1997 Acura EL 1.6L horn VIN: 2HHMB4647V
Hello all,I have this problem child and driving me crazy,the horn will randomly sound just like some body pressing the horn buttons.It does not do it all the time,sometimes its okay for 3 days,a week but sometimes it may do it 2 times a day.it will act only wh...
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2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21174
need some help from a honda tec we installed a used engine in this car the old one slung a rod when it was finished i drove it and it ran fine no lights or any problems. customer picked it up and drove it about 20 miles it lost power and the engine and immobi... Trouble codes: P2647
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L timing belt VIN: KM8SC73E34
This mpv originally came in with customer complaining of no power. No codes were in system. Customer had talked a Hyundai tech and he thought there was a good chance the timing belt was of. After driving it I tended to agree possibly, and it was due any way. ...
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2004 Infiniti FX35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAS08U34
This vehicle cames in, in limp home mode A/T check lamp is on as well as check engine lamp on. No codes in any systems. Have checked data for all the systems and all appears to be normal. Except for intermittent limp mode this car runs great. Customer has no o...
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2008 Infiniti G37 3.7L Timing VIN: 1NKCV64E88
Car came in running poorly. Timing shows -23* retarded on both banks. Searched iatn and found a couple posts regarding chains being off. This is uncharted territory for me and I was wondering if there is a way to check chains/timing marks without spending the ...
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2010 Infiniti FX50 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8BS1MW6A
Hi, and thanks in advance. Need some assistance with this infinity. Car has a code p0106 map sensor range performance. This sensor was replaced by dealer for the same code just 900 miles ago. I smoke tested the intake and found no leaks. my long term trim look... Trouble codes: P0106
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Backfire VIN: 4S2CE58X62
My personal car here dear friends. Purchased this Axiom, was running 7/10 (some misfire chech engine on random misfire) read that incompatible spark plugs can cause this so purchased user manual recommended denso plugs at $7 a peace, and just in case purchased...
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2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68SXY
Hello Fellow Techs, I have a 2000 Lexus GS300, first time customer. In with a check engine light. P1755. Cleared. Came right back on. Dropped transmission pan, check wire resistence to solenoid, is good. Check solenoid, is working. Check power to solenoid, th... Trouble codes: P1755 (Linear Solenoid for Lock Up Control malfunction. Shift Solenoid Valve SLU)
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Alternator VIN: JM1BK12337
This car was over charging at 17 volts and alternators rotor melted. We change it for a used alternator in good condition and the problem accurred again. The car starts ok but when the automatic system gets the headlights on it start overcharging. The headlig...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D43
Car came in from used car lot,no codes present,someone has replaced maf and electronic throttle assembly.Idles fine,runs fine when cold,once up to operating temps acts like it is running out of fuel,exhaust high emmisions.If you feather throttle it will slowly...
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2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S4BP67C26
Now the car is only running on the left side cylinders.We checked spark and fuel pop both good and also compression at 90psi but still not hiting on 1 and 3.We also put a rebuild head on the right side because one of the cams were worn.Still checking other thi...
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L low pedal VIN: JF1SG63677
Hi techs, This little Subaru came to me after the owner had replaced the front pads. I was told the pedal was not going to the floor before the pads were replaced. I am now questioning this. I have bled and now replaced the master cylinder. Before the pedal a...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B32
Greetings, I started a new job today as a used car tech at a local nissan dealer and the first car they give me is a headache vehicle they have had for nearly a year. History as told to me: The vehicle had sat in a garage for 4 years or better. I am not sure ... Trouble codes: P1135, P1155
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L evap VIN: JTEHD20V94
customer states: after getting gas, engine will stall couple times on initial start-up, also has re-occuring eng. lite with p0442, evap SMALL leak.. Have tested entire system, including tank-lines-filler neck, all the way to engine. also have used a flow gauge...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L computer sys VIN: 3HGCG66531
We adjusted the tps down to .54v, disconnected battery to reset, test drove and within 3 miles all monitors had run. Thanks Hien from California, your remark got me to start looking for all tps possibilties.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLPD78863
Thanks for all the help it turned out to be the vtec pressure switch it was sticking so replaced the hole valve assy.The oil was changed by the dealer a week before I got it but cust stated the it was way over due by then.The oil in the valve was alot dirtier ... Trouble codes: P1259.
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L power steering pump VIN: 5FNYF18485
Sorry it took so long to close this post, I wanted to give it some time to make sure the vehicle was actually fixed. We ended up replacing all the rubber power steering hoses on the vehicle. After replacing the hoses I cut open the pressure hose and found th...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L fluid VIN: KM8SC13D42
this one is done. i am never going to clean a reservoir again. looked clean, but was still the main contributor to problem. could see right ythru screen but must have been still restricted. also changed pump because i pulled it of and there was greasey residue...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JM1FE17324
Code 2004 Installed and repired per TSB With new motor.. But i also had to complete a fuel induction service 2 time... The aux flaps were jamed.
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Coolant temp VIN: 1N6AD07W75
Greetings! Sorry to say this one has not come back in yet - afraid they may just blow it off until fall (you know how that goes) and time is running out, so time to close. Based on the replies, when I get it back in I will attempt to bleed the cooling system w...
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2009 Nissan Cube SL 1.8L No Start VIN: JN8AZ28RX9
well now the rest of the story a key was lost and she had one made and did not let them program the key said she would get it done later ,,, later never made it so reprogrammed keys and it started ... now she is mad at me for telling dad what we found ... gott...
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE63571
Thanks for all the replies. As stated this setup is fed ground via PCM and hot via a "main relay". The fact that the power feed also feeds the drain valve (Connector R69)and no codes were present or issues present with the drain valve. No corrosion was found b... Trouble codes: P1400 (Fuel tank pressure control solenoid valve circuit low input).
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Clutch VIN: JF1GD29683
Sorry for not getting this done earlier. I ended up pulling the transmission, not too bad of a job. I wasn't sure which way I wanted to go, after getting the intercooler and exhaust pipe from the turbo off it looked like it would probably be easier to pull the...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4TAUN61C9S
The moral of this story is: Factory ignition parts only! We installed a reman distributor from Cardone (due to cost of OE distributor)and it jusy never ran right. It had been towed in not running at all, so we had no idea how it ran previously. Rather than...
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