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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 5J8TB18527
This vehicle came in with low anti-freeze & smoking under the hood by the turbo , pressure test the cooling system & we see the leak seep behind or from the exhaust manifold gasket by the cylinder head, for sure its not the head gasket,Turbo or the hoses,,,Pre...
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2005 Honda Insight 1.0L No Start VIN: JHMZE13545
This vehicle blows fuse #7 15 amp fuel pump fuse. Fuse blows causing no start. Ran vehicle in bay monitoring current load 2-3 amps. Fuse powers efi relay. When fuse is blown ecm and ima goes to sleep losing check engine light and battery gauge on dash. No code...
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2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Ignition VIN: 5FPYK16439
After replacing the cylinder the ignition key will not turn to the lock position.if you unplug the connector to the housing it will turn to lock and you can remove the key. The shift interlock is working and the pcm sees the vehicle is in park. We havent progr...
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L ecm code p0037 VIN: JTHBH96SX6
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Hesitation, Surge
I would like to start off by saying the P0661 Intake manifold tune valve control corcuit low B1 code has been active since I cant remember when(it's not causing a CEL it is just stored). The car is hesitating/surging at higher cruising speeds (80-100km/h) at ... Trouble codes: P2178 (System too rich off idle B1), P2188 (System too rich at idle B1), P0661 (Intake manifold tune valve control low B1)
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Throttle VIN: 3N1CB51D93
It all started on Friday, customer came in with a check engine light on, car stalls out and hard to start. Found Code p2135 throttle position sensor code. Found 5volt reference at throttle body. We replaced the throttle body, and then the car didn't idle and s...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
This car is driving me insane. It came in from a used car dealer who is trying to get it to pass emissions so they can sell it. It has been worked on by many technicians. I am supposedly the sixth tech to work on it. When first got it it would not run very wel... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L speedometer drive gear VIN: JT3VN29V7S
this is my personal vehicle. been dealing with it for about 2-1/2 years now. speedometer stopped working, found worn drive gear that connects to end of speedo cable in tranny. replaced. quit working again several months later, same problem, worn gear.replaced ...
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E57
Hi fellow mechanics how are we doing on this lovely monday.I got this matrix here that is giving me a fit.The car died while driving the owner said she heard a crackling sound and it died right away.The compression is at 170 pounds on all cylinders and it has ...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P1399 VIN: 1HGCG16592
So this one is gone, as some others have found the accuracy of the valve adjustment is very critical. Readjusted the valves after sitting overnight just to be sure they were cold enough, still misfired but was down to one cylinder this time. Tested the coil a... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on
Replaced ecu to repair condition and had it reprogramed at Nissin dealer to repair condition. Thanks Trouble codes: P1490.
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2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL62626
thanks again to all who replied. found that the l/f wheel speed sensor was bad and the r/f wiring was broken. it did have codes for these, just didn't realize they would cause p0500. repaired wiring and replaced both front sensors. test drove and codes did not... Trouble codes: P0500.
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