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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18691
customer trying to pass smog, check engine light on, code for evap system. found bypass valve leaking, replaced both valves at evap canister. ran monitors and NOW we have a p0171 lean code, just as we were pulling it on the dyno, the light flipped on. long ter...
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2008 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF28608
ok guys this honda is wearing me out . came in and would not start. died on the highway.after allowing it to cool it started and ran very rough. Engine light on,vsa light on.The way it ran i could tell exhaust was restricted. i removed the 3rd converter and gu... Trouble codes: P2647
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1995 Isuzu NPR 3.9L No Start, Hard Start VIN: JALC4B1K8S
This NPR was sitting for about 2 years before we ended up with it. Did all the normal service work to get it road worthy again and the only problem we are left with is a cold start issue every morning. Can't seem to find a wiring diagram for the glow plug circ...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Alternator VIN: 4S2CM58V9V
Hi to all tech, I doing mobile diagnostic to a new garage repair this mechanic told me: the truck die when was running and the customer replace the battery them the alternator from auto parts them try from autozone, this is the 3rd alternator on it and is not ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10UXX
I have seen mention of a screen for the control valve exactly where is it? I can't seem to find it. Will also be checking oil pressure in the morning to see if it drops way off warm. Spec is only 4.6 psi at idle. thanks for your help in advance. Trouble codes: P1349
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7W
We have this 98 Nissan Maxima 3.0L with a no start condition.We have fuel pressure but only have spark on cylinders 3 and 6.We have tested everything we can think of.Tried both crank sensors,cam sensor and even had the computer rebuilt?We have cleaned up every...
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2004 Subaru Legacy L 35th Anniversary 2.5L compressor VIN: 4S3BH625X4
I have this legacy with manual a/c control That I can't get the compressor to come on.Trace it to a/c relay is not getting ground signal from ecm. Check and replaced the control head and it worked for 1 day and then it is back to the same thing. i can not fine...
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2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L Crankshaft VIN: 2S3TD52V31
Customer came in with oil leak at rear of engine. Looked into rear seal area with scope and seen oil leak at rear main seal area. Replaced seal. 5 minutes after start up leak still there. Torn back down thinking seal defected or something. Used smoke machine t...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12E4R
Car will always start cold. After a few minutes it will stall. It will start back up but run rough as hell under slight acceleration Be ok for a few minutes then start this running rough all over. When driving the car it sometimes quits and you have to sit the... Trouble codes: 1300
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SK12E6S
Customer paid $5k year ago for this beauty. Original engine and trans (!) Just sunk a few more hundred on repairs with us. Comes back on the hook, rod spit out the side of the block.( Not lack of oil, rod cap is beat into a little ball of metal,not black, rod ...
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B02
On this vehicle the heaters for the air fuel ratio sensors (kind of like the old O2 sensors)will stop working. The power is getting to the PCM through the sensors and wiring and I can see the ground being applied and its levels will vary as it should. Then all... Trouble codes: P1135 (air fuel sensor heater circuit failure), P1155 (air fuel sensor heater circuit failure)
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Battery Drain VIN: 2HKYF18574
TESTED BATTERY TWICE WITH CARBON PILE TESTER AND PASSED BOTH TIMES. I FOUND THE PASSENGER SIDE MULTI PLEX CAUSING MINOR EXCESSIVE DRAIN AND ALSO FOUND ABOUT 37 CENTS IN THE RADIO FROM THERE CHILDREN. DONT KNOW IF THAT WAS KILLING IT OVERNIGHT BUT CANT BE GOOD....
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEB4AC7C
We removed the valve cover and checked the timing. It was OK. The next step was to remove the head to check the screens, but the car lot decided to take it back unrepaired. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0014 (Exhaust cam over advanced).
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2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5NPEC4AC6D
As usual, the story doesnt end there...yes ,wife also has a hyundai...an older, smaller model!! I gave the car back to the customer, explaining that I found no discernable reason for the poor mileage, adding that carrying less stuff around with himself could h...
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2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F2CZ941X5
We replaced the fuel pump control module as the fuel pressure was fixed and not increasing for load or backing of for cruise conditions . drive ability is greatly improved but it still has a hesitation. extended cranking is also no longer an issue. Thanks f...
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2010 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Nats VIN: 5N1BA0ND3A
Sorry for the delayed close. The issue was a bad key fob battery and a very non-user friendly tool.. As far as the window, my new switch was bad(from the dealer)... We use and I-scan 2 and I can't begin to tell you the unrelated menus we had to go through t...
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2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBDT48154
thanks for the input. yes it's oe sensor, no contamination, no exhaust leaks, previously found tsb about that, replace exhaust gasket before b2s2 02. I am fairly confident about re-flash and o2 replacement. but the mode 6 data shows a component about to fail... Trouble codes: P0156 (B2s2 o2 cir).
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