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2006 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire
Got this MDX in today with multiple misfire codes. You can feel this miss whether engine is hot or cold, all the time. I checked spark plugs and compression while I was at it. Plugs were marginal and compression for all cylinders was around 200 psi. I cleared ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire)
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXW
I have this trooper here setting a P0101, the code will set if I hold it at 2500 rpm in neutral for about 30-45 seconds. Once the code sets the PCM doubles pulsewidth and the engine runs way rich until fuel trims can get it under control, which puts both short... Trouble codes: P0101
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1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L Blowing #24 fuse VIN: 4F4CR12A0T
On this truck, the number 24 fuse which is for the CCP on the clutch pedal. When depressed while cranking the number 24 fuse will blow. Checked continuity on the CCP and is good. Tried to jump the terminal for the starter relay and the ignition and still will ...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L exhaust VIN: JN8AZ08W13
car is making a moaning noise when you accelerate. sounds like an exhaust noise, and it sounds like it is right underneath of you when your driving. i have inspected exhaust system and engine mounts and air intake ducting, all look o.k. we have put 2 different...
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2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S3BL62639
Have only been able to duplicate one time. Vehicle at normal operating temp. Driving down road at 35-40mph, car will not upshift from 2nd to 3rd. Rpm's read about 6500rpm. If you let off the gas pedal while driving then press it again the car will then upshift...
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1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JT25K12E6R
When starting the Tach goes up starting at 2500 and will go to 7000 rpm with out engine runing, it sounds like the injectors are going at the same rate as the tach and floods the engine.Any Toyota tech ever seen this befor? Richard JB Import Auto
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Misfire VIN: JT3HN87R3Y
Attention Toyota Techs, mystery needs solving. This 4Runner came in with the complaint of a very intermittent misfire condition. The engine would be idling and suddenly run rough, when the customer steps on the gas she claims to hear a popping noise coming fr... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L engine cooling fan VIN: JTEEP21A44
Radiator cooling fan runs with the ignition off. As soon as you turn the ignition on the fans go off but will come on when the engine gets hot. The problem is with only the radiator fan (the drivers side fan). The condenser fan comes on when the AC pressure ge...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
Hello, Happy to report this is fixed. Triple checked for air leaks, none. Reset PCM, no change. Under special tests w/ genesis scan tool found a " tps relearn". Gave it a try and instantly brought idle back to normal. I suspect this was needed after we... Trouble codes: P0507.
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2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L range switch VIN: 5FNRL38418
Customer took the vehicle and said he would bring it back but never did. thanks for all the good information from everyone who helped. if it comes back in and i find a repair i will post it.
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L power liftgate VIN: 5FNRL38659
AFTER CHECKING FOR A SHORT ACROSS THE TWO CIRCUTS (NOTHING FOUND THERE. I PULLED 7.5 AMP FUSE FOR INTERIOR LAMPS LOCATED IN PASS. SIDE FUSE BLOCK AND PLUGGED IT BACK IN. NOW SYSTEM IS RUNNING NORMAL. LIGHTS INSIDE DO NOT FLASH ANYMORE. I AM ASSUMING THAT THERE...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L speakers VIN: 5NPEU46F06
thankyou every one for the help seems to have been a connection issue at the rear antenna module wiggeled every thing and noise stoped
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Starting VIN: JTDBS18290
I wanted to thank everyone for help and great tips, especially David who suggested that I check the ignition coil and ECM. The problem was IGT wires from cylinder 6 between ignition coil and ECM. The ignition coil was getting power, ground and 5v from ECM; but...
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2005 Lexus LX470 4.7L Steering Rack VIN: JTJHT00W75
Thanks to all for quick responses, it seems Ralph helped nailed it ! Apparently battery disconnect cleared memory in VGRS system, and my (previous) lack of knowledge on this system contributed to problem. However a system reset/recalibration using Autel Maxida...
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2009 Nissan 370Z Touring 3.7L cam timing VIN: JN1AZ44E39
customer did not approve further repairs possible vvt module bad was un able to control intake valve timing causing a cam phase issue possibly due to cogged oil passages found no metal or shavings in engine or oil pump pickup was clean no signs of being clogs ...
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2005 Scion xA 1.5L Clutch VIN: JTKKT62425
No one had any other ideas than we had, which helped in knowing there wasn’t anything common to this vehicle. Pulled clutch and found the material on one side of the disc shredded into strands and coming off. It must have started when she couldn’t shift and bo...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Temp display on climate control VIN: 4T1BF28B43
We were unable to duplicate the problem. Most replies pointed to the control head being the fault. Customer is holding off on any further testing/repair.
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Axle seal VIN: JTEBU17R55
This one is fixed. Thank you for all of your help! We first checked the vent (I feel dumb about not doing so before) and found that it was not restricted. I bit the bullet and ordered an axle and seal from Toyota. Installed Toyota parts, vehicle was driven ove...
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2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Front Brake Calipers VIN: 1NXBR32E57
We were finally able to recreate this proble,upon inspection we found that the right front wheel and the left rear wheel where locking up. we loosend the line at the master cylinder going to these wheels,and the brakes freed up. we replaced the rebuilt master ...
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