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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE1823S
Car has a slight stumble and turns the check engine light on when cold. Otherwise runs great. checked wire from sensor to pcm OK. If pcm thought it wasn't seeing the signal would it cause the stumble? Stumped on this one. Thanks in advance for your help. Trouble codes: 09 (1 cyl identification sensor)
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L timing tensioner VIN: 1HGES15591
I replaced the timing belt on this car about 5000 miles ago. About a month afterward the customer said there was a loud noise coming from the engine. What I found was the tensioner spring for the timing belt broke and the belt was slapping against the timing c...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Steering Rack VIN: 1HGCG56732
Thanks to all for help. Coworker complained of a clunking in the steering while turning wheel side to side a little while vehicle is stopped. Could only duplicate with vehicle on the ground. Noise was most prominent from the rack. Put vehicle on the alignment ...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L o2 sensor code VIN: 1HGEM21904
Car came in with a P0134 ho2s s1 circuit no activity code I informed customer a o.e. sensor needs to be put in and what it would cost he decided he would do it him self and ended up back for the same code I tested wire integrity with a small load from the pcm ...
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2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Immobilizer system VIN: JHMES96655
This vehicle was towed here from another shop, they replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump is working now but it will not start. The immobilizer system indicator light keeps flashing. I know how to do a relearn for the key on GM vehicles, but I am at loss with this...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L A/C Fuse VIN: KM8SC73D45
This vehicle was purchased at a salvage auction & brought to us by the body shop. It had been hit lightly on the right front corner. The body shop has replaced the right front fender. The a/c fuse continues to pop as soon as it is turned on. Could not see any ...
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2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV64E88
Round 2 Infiniti/Nissan guys. I closed the previous post due to lack of help. I have more information now. I pulled the timing cover and lined all the marks up correctly. Started engine and runs just as bad as before. Sounds retarded. I scoped the cam/crank se... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake valve timing bank 1), P0021 (Intake valve timing bank 2)
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y0T
STUMPED IN VIRGINIA!I hava found a few minor problems like a metered air leak in intake hose-replaced.Worn out spark plugs-replaced.Coolant leak on throttle body-repaired and cleaned throttle body.Original problem was for stalling,ran the vehicle on and off fo... Trouble codes: P0100 (Maf sensor problem), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P????
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Differential VIN: 1N6BA07B25
This truck has a leaking right rear axle seal. There is a Nissan tsb 10-032 for this problem. The tsb repalces the axle shaft, seal, and bearing. Here is the question...When I called Nissan about the parts they said that they only replace the complete differen...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E06
This vehicle came in with a vibration when applying the brakes the whole front vibrates real bad has anyone seen this problem before. thanks.
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2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Check Engine Lite VIN: 1N6AD07W28
Customer came in stating that he replaced the battery with a new one and soon after the check engine lite surfaced. I scanned it with my modis and got code p0603(ecm power back up problem) i checked all fuses and they all seem to be good. Any help will be appr...
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Surge VIN: 4S4BP61C65
This is my personal car. Vehicle surges only when the cruise control is on. Once the cruise is cancelled or turned off the surging stops. The surging is very noticeable to the extent that passengers notice even if they are unaware the cruise is turned on. The ...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L 2-3 Upshift VIN: 5TENL42NXY
No automatic upshift from 2nd to 3rd. When I installed our Snap-ON Modus it gave no option to interface with the automatic transmission electronics and I have been told it may not be electronically controlled like most everything else I have worked on of this ...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Brake Pads VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Im at a loss . This camry goes through brakes like mad.First and second times pads were replaced factory pads were used. The third time we tried aftermarket ceramic pads and they lasted approx 12000 miles.When the vehicle comes in I put it up in the air and al...
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Right Rear Door VIN: 1NXBR32E95
Hello. I cant get the right rear door open on this thing. It opens up to the first locking point of the latch but doesnt go any further. It is the same between the inside and outside handles. I have put my full wieght on it and it will not budge. Pretty much I...
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R05
Vehicle came in for P1445, last week. Code states asv no.2, bank 2 stuck closed. I tested the easily accessible asv solenoids first, they operated flawlessly with a power probe. After reading up, I pulled the intake, found cracked/broken vacuum hoses going to ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Air switching valve no.2b2 stuck closed)
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L lock cylinder VIN: 5TBET34135
Hello to all and welcome spring! This Tundra has a situation in which the igntion key will not turn at times. This condition occurs when the steering wheel has been turned enough that the lock in the column has caught the lock ring. There is enough tension th...
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1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Not accurate VIN: JHMBB2258R
I wish there was a way to edit a post rather than only being able to update it. I would have liked to edit the symptom and I may have gotten more replies. I was able to test RPM on the tach pulse wire and there was a signal there. From looking at the wiring di...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C13
Thanks for all the replies from everyone. We removed the crank sensor and cleaned the rust build up under it and this never corrrected the problem. What we ended up doing was replacing the crank sensor with another aftermarket one of the same brand and have st...
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C93
all data showed wrong voltage specs. should have been 12v reference not 5 volt. bad connection at connector at ecm causing open circuit. Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
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2008 Infiniti G37 3.7L Timing VIN: 1NKCV64E88
I have NOT fixed this and will be reopening it for further help if possible.
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Noise in rev, 1,&2 VIN: JTJHF10412
Test drove this one today after repair, most likely it was the planetary going out as most of the replies said. The customer chose to get a replacement unit, also my boss chose to replace the transfer unit too as he has replaced several of those for noise issu...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D93
IVE GOT THE CAR RUNNING, THE TIMING WAS OFF ONE TOOTH. I DISREGARDED EVERYTHING THE MANUAL SAID. I TOOK THE INTAKE CAM OFF WITHOUT USING AIR AND PUT THE NUMBER 1 CYL AT TDC VIA DIAL INDICATOR, I PUT THE EXHAUST CAM KEYWAY STRAIT UP AND PUT THE TIMING CHAIN ON ...
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AL21E78
thanks for all the help replaced the ps pump and corrected the concern.
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B0Y
vehicle repaired by replacing mass air flow sensor many of the replies i recieved were correct on the proper repair
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