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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L engine oil leak VIN: 2HNYD18662
Thanks in advance to anyone who might have some insight. I'm really just looking for someone with lots of Acura experience. We have a leak of what looks to be engine oil coming from either the rear of the oil pan, right up near the crank shaft or the rear main...
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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L no spark VIN: JHMCB7686M
Posting this as archival information. Found no spark to any spark plugs or from coil. Suspected the typical igniter or PGM relay. Customer had replaced ECU from junk yard to no avail and reinstalled original ECU. We also noticed that the "Check Engine" light d...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L CEL on VIN: JHMCG658X1
CEL on but no codes presant tryed to clear cel but would not clear tryed to reboot light was out for two seconds came back on and will not clear I have never run into this before any help would be appreciated thanks
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L steering VIN: 1HGES16591
Customer came in with a noise on hard left hand turns only. After driving for over 5 minutes a scraping/ whooshing noise was detected from the right front? on Hard left hand turns only---will not make noise on right turns. No problems were found with the steer...
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L lift gate lock
Sorry about no VIN #. I'm at home and don't have access today. Customer complaint of lift gate will not lock, it unlocks and the automatic open and closing work fine. it just will not lock when you try and lock it with the drivers door switch or remote. You c...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L vss on cluster VIN: JA4MT31H31
tune-up was done, spark plugs and plug wires , after a road test the speedo stopped working. checked the ref, and signal wires, and they appear to be good at this time. also checked the ground wire and it is also good, meaning not open.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L injection VIN: 3N1CB51D23
The scantool read P0345 code, cam sensor. The freeze frame indicate poor fuell. I checked the connectors and wiring of cam sensor and everything was OK. I changed the cam sensor and the engine cranked but did not start. I delete the code with scantool, Com...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W04
Hello and thanks in advance for any insight you can shed on my problem.Vehicle arrived as no start,would crank over but would not fire up.Tested for basics,spark inj pulse and fuel (all OK)Pulled a plug and was wet with fuel,did compression test on that cyl(#4... Trouble codes: P0605 (PCM ROM error), P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit), P0170 (fuel trim problem bank 1)
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2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Tcm VIN: 5N1AN08W06
I am looking at a TCM for this 06 Xterra with the automatic re5 5 speed transmission, it is out of an 07 frontier, does anyone know if this has the same TCM as the 06 xterra, the dealer says there was a change in the first part of 07, then it changed back in o...
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2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Fob VIN: 3N1BB61E08
We replaced a Bad ECM a mobile programmer reset NATS, wrote VIN and did Idle relearn, Engine starts and Run fine, Customer did have only one Key and ask to make another key (smart key, with tumbe, not Push start button), system was working fine with smart Key ...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L oil leak
I have a oil leak on this car from behind power steering pump area. removed valve cover and checked to make sure gasket wasn't pinched. looked ok rtv at cam points. when running at high rpm, oil drips off power steering pump near front of pump. cleaned off bac...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Engine Compression VIN: 4T1BF28BX3
Customer said vehicle died while driving. No warning just died. Check engine light Poo36 - Oxygen Sensor Heater Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 2). Checked spark, we do have spark, Checked Fuel - fuel going into cyl via injectors. Compression - after long crank...
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2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK23C87
Hi all thank you in advance and all help is appreciated. We have a 07 Toyota Sienna Van that continually spits out a code P0101. We replaced the MAF and the fuel pump both with dealer parts. If you clear the code it stays out for sometimes a day or can be as l... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Air flow circuit range/performance problem)
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Steering VIN: 5TFBV54178
Vehicle came in with the steering binding in both directions. Seems as if it binds/releases/binds while turning. More so when turning left. It feels like the old GM racks back in the 80's we replaced so many of. Replaced the rack and it seemed no better, now i...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Turbocharger VIN: 5J8TB18537
Thanks to Cheolwon from Ontario for putting me on the right track with this one. It turned out to be the bypass control solenoid. Installed a new one and the CEL has remained off and no pending codes for three trips now, including one really long trip. And the...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L air control valve VIN: 2HGED6350M
I will close this request now although other business has prevented me from working on the car. But I will send a follow up message reporting on whether the car was fixed. I will follow the advice of several techs to replace the IACV with a new Honda unit, whi...
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2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGFA165X8
I want to thank all 11 that provided quick and knowledgeable information. We got the vehicle here today and the compressor was not engaging when a/c was demanded. I took a prybar and went to tap on the a/c clutch the magnet was engaged because it drew my pry...
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2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8JN72D65
thanks too everyone for info we are sending vehicle to dealer to confirm diagnosis and replacement of computer will let u know if not the fix again thanks for the help
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L ac system VIN: JNKCA21D0T
RESEARCH SHOWED THIS TO BE A VANE TYPE COMPRESSOR, NOT SO FORGIVING WITH EXCESSIVE OIL IN SYSTEM...GUAGE READINGS SHOWED POSSIBLE RESTRICTION SO I WORKED BACKWARDS TO THE DRIER SINCE IT AL [...] STARTED WITH THIS (COMP-DRIER) RE-MOVED REC-DRIER AND FOUND THAT IT WA...
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1993 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JALB4B1A3P
Good afternoon, Installed a fuel pump that fits a 93 s-10 p/u it fits perfect.It picked up the volumn to 1 pt. in 20 sec.It also p/u pressure 2 ibs. to 18 psi.So far so good the truck goes by the shop everyday so its still running. Thanks for the help to eve...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3VN39W8R
We checked the grounds and everything, replaced with a good known distributor, and still no running. We found out that the customer mixed up the shims for all the valves. We are in the process of of putting that right, then hopefully it will run. Thank you for... Trouble codes: 14 (ECM not recieving IGF or IGT signal.).
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TBRT3414Y
I did change oil 5w20,i used snap on tool test pressure that was someone asked.To replace the pump or relief valve the customer dont have money so the job still pending but i want to close and if the job was done I will repost again.Thank you all you guys to r...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 5TEGN92N81
first thanks all of you for take time to reply. so I drop the fuel tank to check the return line . was okay. remove the intake manifold to fiscally check fuel injector and lower intake manifold for cracks . just the injector #6 had 17.3 ohms some 16.2 so I ...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L a/c VIN: JTEEP21A14
THANS TO ALL FOR THEIR HELP & CONSIDERATION, HOWEVER CUSTOMER HAS NOT RETURNED AS OF NOW SO I MUST CLOSE THIS REQUEST. WHEN IT RETUNS I ABSOLUTELY KNOW WHER TO LOOK AND WILL POST REPAIR AT THAT TIME, LOVE IATN, ALWAYS SATISFIED!
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L ABS module VIN: 4T1BB46K47
All replies were very useful , at the end we flush the system , after that we bleed the system using the scanner , and we recalibrate the valve with the scanner , the solus is providing all the information...thank's to all...
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