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2004 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Cam/Crank VIN: 1HGCM56114
Vehicle came in for emission inspection. Failed due to "Check Engine" light being on and DTC P0341. The mechanic working on the vehicle replaced the variable valve timing solenoid after troubleshooting the system. Erased code and started engine. Check engine l...
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2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5L Alternator VIN: 5FNRL5H96B
Hi Guys, And thank you in advance for your help. I order an alternator coz no one had it in stock. Meanwhile the customer calls Honda. They tell her its probably not the alternator and they tell her that they never go bad. I am sticking to my diagnoses. and I ...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR05Y7W
1998 Infiniti QX4. Tow in crank with no start, fuel pressure, fuel pulse, spark present. Wants to hit from time to time, seems to crank at normal rpm. Inspected distributer, no cap or fluid damage. concerned compression at low end of spec with #1 below. Custom...
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBJ46G47
Need a Fix here and not just a "DART". Car has come back again for the third time with a P0441 and P0455 codes. Last few times I thought customer left cap loose and or had a bad cap so I replaced it. I ran the "Automatic Evap test" thru our Mastertech 3 times ... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross evap leak), P0441 (Evap incorrect flow)
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L abs
I have premature abs activation and have scope it with the modis and have not seen any glitches when the abs kick in at random speeds below 30. i have ohmed all the sensor and they are all the same . i do know that when the abs activates it turns on the soleno...
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2010 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Nats VIN: 5N1BA0ND3A
Vehicle came in for battery and intermittent rr window operation. Window worked fine with rr door switch. When not working int. From master switch, no power to rr door when malfunctioning. Put in new switch, now have no rr win operation from master win switch....
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K02
Hi evry body and thank you for your help. I have this toyota here that has lean code all the time, customer took the vehicle to mechanic shop,. They can`t do nothing for him. Engine runs bad when cold, but when warms up, runs better. Accessed for codes, show b... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition), P0300 (Random misfire)
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L MIL Lamp on, inop tachometer VIN: 5TFKU4HN4B
Tested for open/shorts between ICM(C9 w19 ) and PCM (E13)with NPF. Disconnected all related modules to spd circuit and performed pinpoint test for input and output signal. Found input to vary but has a steady output of 5 volts. After reinstalling the instrum... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor A), C1201 (Engine Control System Malfunction)
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2004 Acura RSX 2.0L front axle VIN: JH4DC53854
Customer picked up the vehicle still making the noise. Rf stut is leaking and both front sway bar end links are loose but customer declined replacement unless I could positively gurantee it would fix his problem which I couldn't. Also it warmed up around here ...
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L failed emisson test VIN: 2HGEJ2128S
thanks to all replies for your help . i found the problem the car was not getting in close loop i check all the wires to the computer and all of them were good. finally i had an other similar civic and i tried other computer.guess what it was from...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L speedometer
reply makes sense problem only happens in cold weather will reevaluate next fall thanks
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Unknown VIN: 2HGES16594
Alright everyone this one is fixed!!! As everyone stated I should of put an engine into this one but all my test showed that this engine was still healthy...at least for now. I did send head to machine shop and checked the block with a .004 feeler gauge and st...
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDUP13103
New set of plug wires had a bad wire in it. Replaced plug wires again and it runs fine now.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, spark knock VIN: 1N4BA41E64
The VVT sprockets froze in the retarded positions due to the consumption of the lousy oil in the engine. then the retarded cam timing in conjunction with the oil consumption clogged/melted all 3 cats. I took the engine out to perform all of the operations. ... Trouble codes: P0011 (valve timing B1), P0021 (valve timing B2).
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11E45
This one finally drove out under it's own power, special thanks to Andrew [...] for decoding the bcm#. I'm not sure if part of the problem was I got lost in the diag. The nats fault was present from the beginning but the were so many electrical gremlins, ie ... Trouble codes: P1610 (Nats system lockout).
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T16
Timing was out one link on main chain. There is no way to physically know if the phaser is seized. When going together may tip would be time your secondary chains and don't look at them again. If the secondary and main chains are timed right when put togeth... Trouble codes: P0011 (Bank 1 Intake Valve Timing Control).
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L tcc solenoid VIN: JF1SG65673
Thanks for the good info.customer did return and light was flashing continuously with no pauses.if any one can clue me on this it would be appreciated. We located TCM and unplugged to clear codes but flashing at temp lite came back ,same condition,flashing con...
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