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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6225V
Hello all, hope everyone enjoyed their summer! Can't believe it's October already!! This one has us scratching our heads. The vehicle is running rich, PCM is pulling about 30% fuel (LTFT stays around negative 14-18%, STFT stays about the same). We do not have... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim system malfunction), P0172 (Fuel system is too rich)
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L A/C system VIN: 2HKRL18691
Hello Techs, I'm having a very hard time with this 2001 Honda Odessey air conditioning. It came in with the complaint of not blowing as cold as it used to. I started with evac and recharge with just under 2lbs. of freon. system pressures after recharge are as ...
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2005 Honda Element LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 5J6YH18365
customer tried doing his own starter. could do it. towed to me with intake off. also noticed that battery was hooked up but positive wire at starter was not. so I'm sure it was bouncing around when it was being towed. I put everything back together. cranks but...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L compressor VIN: 1HGFA16886
Hey guys hope your all well I have a his civic here its wired turn ac on it will blow cold and out of no were it will just stop blowing cold.compressor turns off. Fans turn off so I turn the compressor back on some time it.will come back on and other the just ...
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Shift Indicator VIN: 5FNRL38787
Hi guys. I have this Odyssey with no gear indicator in the dash. When you first turn the ignition switch on the P comes mon along with the D3 light, and after 5 seconds everything goes off. The tcm gives a code U0155 showing fault in the F can between Gauge mo...
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1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2216W
We have a strange one today. The customer has worked on it themselves and have replaced a bunch of parts (dist,cap and rotor, mass air, fuel pump) but it still has the problem. It has a p0300 for misfire. What we have found is that when you accelerate normal o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire)
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JM3ER29347
Overheats suddenly at times, then gauge will sweep back to normal. Sometimes it blows some coolant out of the overflow tank when it does this. We tested for exhaust gases in the radiator using the blue dye test. Our dye turned yellow quickly. We removed the cy...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L camshaft VIN: 1N6SD16Y6V
Good afternoon fellow techs. I am hoping some Nissan expert can chime in here and give me a answer. I believe the timing chain jumped a tooth or so when they stalled the truck on a mountain road, rolled backwards and dumped the clutch. The truck has not ran si...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5N1AR18W95
After replace tcm / valve body. Can i flash the tcm with a maxiflash pro, unit. Or the j2534 passthru reprogramming tool. How many tech's have done this. Need help!! thomas p.
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4359X
This car is a crank no start condition. the check engine light does not illuminate and no communication with a scan tool. Power and ground okay at DLC. I replaced the main EFI relay (brown relay under dash drivers side) I have pinned out the ECM I have power, ...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Overdrive VIN: ACA2000203
Have a Rav 4 with a strange problem that I cannot get on top of. Initially the gearbox overdrive would intermittently not kick in. This got progressively worse and now the overdirve will only work when the vehicle is started from cold and only for about 5 mins...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Cylinder Head Gasket VIN: JTEBU17R74
This one is for those Toyota techs. Ive got a blown headgasket on a 2004 4runner with the 4.0. Im trying to decide if the oil pan has to come off in order to do the job. Mitchell says the oil pan has to come off which then requires dropping the front diff. I h...
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Misfire VIN: JTDKB20U97
We have this Prius that has a random misfire on #1 cylinder. Have tried to swap plugs, coils injectors, checked compression, and valve adjustment. Checked intake for vacuum leaks, none. Always counts misfire on #1 cyl. Had set p0301 when it came in. Running ou...
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2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L Tires/Suspension/Drivetrain VIN: JTEBW3EHXA
Hi, i have an issue with a 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The customer complaint was for a noise in the rear end and a shake on acceleration. We performed a road test to confirm customer complaints and inspected suspension, tires and drive train on the hoist....
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM22672
I appreciate all the help that everyone offered. It is leaking compression past the Rings. I am not sure how all cylinders lost compression at the same time. Everything else is there timing is correct checked electronically and mechanically. It has spark it ha...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L gauges VIN: FNRL18963B
Again thanks guys for the input. What we did was replace just the printed circuit board in the cluster. Research shows a lot of problems with gauges due to faulty circuit boards. All is good. Has not acted up since we replaced the board.
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2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Limp mode VIN: JM1BK32318
thanks everyone who replied, i did check all connectors at pcm and tcm, the tcm is below the battery and did look very corrided, still would go into limp mode the next day, so we did replace the tcm and it has not acted up in three weeks . thanks again for all... Trouble codes: U0100 (Loss of comm).
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Transfer case vibration VIN: JA4MW51R12
Thanks for the information everyone. I have waited about as long as I can to close this request, but the customer has yet to bring the vehicle back in for repair. I suppose they are just living with it for now. I recommended a torque converter because of th...
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2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U47
Thank you, for the input everyone provided. I graphed both air flow sensors, while driving the engine rich with the use of propane and found a faulty air flow sensor on bank2, replaced sensor and everything is working great! Thanks, Eric [...] Trouble codes: P0174.
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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid 2.5L unknow VIN: 1N4CL21E39
thank you all for taking the time to helping me out.responses were correct accumulator is part of abs pump assy.is located on the right side {passenger side}behind engine toward cabin.price is $1500 plus tax,unfortunate i could not make the sale.thanks for you...
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2005 Subaru Outback VDC Limited 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4S4BP85C55
Hi all I would like to thank every one who replied to this, thank you. I double checked wirering as described by Richard from mich. ok and I decided to talk to napa about trying another alt. as this on just seemed weak they said they would let me try one but ...
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2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Abs,Speedometer VIN: 5TBET34155
after a lot of tracing wires and inspecting connectors I found that the truck had been involved in an accident previously and when the drivers door was repaired the wiring harness was left out of the looms and the harness had been smashed when the window was l...
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