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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CL96884
Came in as Misfiring and check engine light flashing at idle; DTC P0302 only; PID shows only # 2 Misfire at Idle and disappears at higher RPMs; almost stalls when shift to Drive but when driving over 30km cant even feel the misfire and PID misfire also disappe... Trouble codes: P0302
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5FNRL38655
Vehicle had the condenser, and radiator, replaced after hitting a deer. Body shop replaced components and mobile A/C service charged system. Three days later compressor is seized and clutch is fried. The same guys look into the issue, they say system had no de...
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2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Starting VIN: KMHHN65F76
This car had a jump box hooked up backwards. The alternator fuse at the battery blew. The car will start if the starter relay is jumped. I have power from the ignition switch to the burglar alarm relay at both terminals. The relay seems to be losing ground whe...
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2006 Infiniti M35 X 3.5L Ignition VIN: JNKAY01F36
Vehicle was brought to our shop from a body shop. Vehicle was in minor accident, replaced left fender and door. Customer drove vehicle in, came to me on a flat bed. Key remote works to unlock doors, but nothing on dash lights up. Place key in ignition no diffe...
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, lacks power VIN: JM1TA222XY
removed charge air cooler for inspection=oil in cooler, internal seals leaking in supercharger. replaced supercharger with used supercharger with 40k on it. vehicle is better but symptoms are still there, does not blow smoke on start up now. code c1118 comes b... Trouble codes: U2021, P1540, C1118
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4AL11D82
NO CODES Reading OX sensor .. MY QUESTION IS : INSTALLING A NEW THROTTLE ASSEMBLY))DO I HAVE TO REPROGRAM THE VEHILCE??? Did not find any notes on Alldata, Mitchell etc
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Bcm VIN: 5N1BV28U94
Replaced ECM with a used unit. I need the PIN code for the NATS. My BCM code is 0c785. Thanks for the help!
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 5N1AN08W95
Nissan Techs please read. This vehicle exhibits symptoms since purchase a year ago like those described in Nissan TSB NTB07-42( buzzing/ whining in timing chain area). Is noise just an annoyance, or is what's happening detrimental to the life of the engine? Th...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L trans fluid in coolant VIN: JN8AZ08TX6
I have read all that was posted on here it all pointed to the cooler in the radiator being bad replaced the radiator with updated one from 1800 radiator flushed the system with spec and span still getting a lot of trans fluid in the radiator in guessing now th...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BL67625
Subaru Techs I need some help. We don't see very many of these so I'm just not as sure about engine noises. It came in with a engine rattle/knock and bad miss. We heard the noise and felt the miss. We found the ign coil not bolted up and falling out. Put it ba...
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2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX82D87
this vehicle has been setting codes p0301, p0303, p0305 about every 3k miles. have changed air fuel ratio sensors and have swapped o2 sensors from side to side. have done smoke test and no vaccum leaks. oil has been changed on scheduale and is running syntheti... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305
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2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Stall VIN: JT3HN86R32
truck came in on tow. started truck up and ran fine. started it up the next day and decided to let it run for awhile and after about 15 minutes it finally did stall on me. it started right up again and it again ran for about another 10 minutes before it stalle...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K02
I have lean code po171. My long term fuel trim was a t 28%. I check for a vacuum leak using brake clean and smoke machine. no leaks found. I pinched off brake booster hose with no change to fuel trims. Fuel pressure is at 50psi. within specs. I removed fuel fr... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L hatch / trunk VIN: JTDKB20U44
I am having trouble with the hatch release on this Prius, I can't find any appropriate diagnostic information on it. Here is the issue, the hatch will not release electronically. Actuator is never power from the BCM. If I log into the BCM I can see the soft bu...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U85
It's against my better judgement to waste a post on this one, but car belongs to a used car lot I do work for so here goes. Prius was damaged in an accident. It was hit on the front driver's side and took a good lick. Body shop took car to electrical repair sh... Trouble codes: P0A3F, P0A40, P0A41
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2006 Infiniti M45 Sport 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JNKBY01E16
I released car without fixing it. I called owner week ago to find what happened. Even a local dealer tried 3 days, they said they couldn't duplicate symtom, so they realeased car without fixing. I will keep contact to owner, if I have news I will post it. Than... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor 1).
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L shift interlock VIN: JT8BD68S1X
This lexus is back on the road. The dealer only sells individual pieces in the shifter assembly. I was not sure which piece was bad but i figured the interlock solenoid was bad. The owner chose to get a complete used shifter to rule out any possibility of oth...
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2001 Lexus LX470 4.7L Self Leveling System-Code C1733 VIN: JTJHT00W71
Found broken wire in harness for control valve assembly. All good now.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31DXY
First Thanks for the help. I especially enjoyed the whit and sarcasm. I now wont need to call my ex wife this week, I knew I paid for this web site for a reason. As for the fix...The bank one coils installed were O/E Nissan. So based on the overwhelming respon... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal primary), P0172 (System too rich B1).
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2009 Subaru Forester X 2.5L key fob VIN: JF2SH9KL59
OK, I post this as I'm wiping the egg out of my eyes ;-) I actually misread my SI programming instructions, it states "press and hold the central locking switch button on driver's door in unlock position". I was only pressing then releasing the button. Once p...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Pcm VIN: JTEHH20V53
Thanks, all for the replies. The PCM was definitely the villain. It was the older style PCM that the TSB's warned us about. I had Toyota install and program a new one - all shifts now normal.
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