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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, lack of power VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
hello everyone I am having problems with this accord. the car came in after six months of changing the cylinder heads. customer complains of lack of power and misfire.it makes a popping noise from behind timing cover. when I took the cover off I can see that t... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L No communication VIN: JM1BC1415V
Hi need some assistance from the old school Mazda techs. This car came in for a failed emissions test with a code p420. I was unable to communicate with the ecu to verify the code. Now the problem is no communication with the ecu. I have power and ground at pr... Trouble codes: P0420
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
Vehicle came in with a P0570 and the idle up at 1200 rpm. Pursued the throttle adaptation procedures, Solus and Launch were hit and miss as to actually dropping the idle and the manual procedure would also work at times and others not. Eventually with multiple...
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L engine
I need to replace the engine in this murano. Is the only way to drop the subframe and then drop the engine/trans out the bottom?
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Ok this nissan has been sitting over a year. Batt was toast, and did some brake work, got it running drove for a week or so and lite came on 420 i know is the cat it's toast, the 455 was vent stuck open thats fixed new vent valve. Now the 507, tried cleaning t... Trouble codes: P0455, P0420, P0507
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Timing chain? VIN: 1N6AD07U96
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice. I have this 2006 4.0 Frontier 4.0 in that the dealer advised the customer that the timing chain shoe/guides were worn out. He brought it in to have it taken care of. I have done one of these before and that particula...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SV21E9L
Greetings everyone. So this is the vehicle of an elderly neighbor of mine. She doesn't have much money so I am trying to help her as inexpensively as possible. The problem is an intermittent stumble/stall and wanting to stumble/stall when pressing the accelera...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drivability VIN: JT3HP10V4X
thanks everyone in advance for your help. customer had vehicle at another repair shop for 4 months, tech replaced all below parts for a sluggish problem. customer got it back and drove about 20 miles. the next day customer drove another 10 miles and experience...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L No overdrive VIN: JTMBD31V86
Im not really a transmission diag guy so this is stumping me. The car came in grinding in and out of gear until it engaged. Now with the rebuilt transmission it shifts like butter, but will not go into overdrive. Its at 4000 rpm at 70 mph. the majority of the...
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Battery VIN: JTEES42A88
If left parked this vehicle would have a dead battery within three days. This has been happening since the vehicle was new. It was at the dealership several times without being resolved. It has been at independent shops without being resolved. It has an afterm...
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L rear defrost VIN: 19UUA66234
hello,i did test power out of relay going to the grid.the circuit has 15 amps on it when the switch is depressed.what happened was the led light on the switch failed.after waiting a week for a switch I ran the test again.now the led light illuminates on the sw...
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2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L rocker arm adjustment VIN: 5FNYF48569
Ken from Cali, thanks for the tip. I figured that might be the setup, just looking for a second opinion before messing with it. Finished it up last night, truck runs great. Thanks to everyone!
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2002 Mazda B3000 DS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR16U62
well I just want to say thank you to all of you that took time to help me; this nightmare is gone and fix, somebody before me replace the injectors at bank 1 with flex fuel injectors,(this one is gas engine) so went I replace the injectors at same bank they ne... Trouble codes: P1132, P0172.
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C27
thank you all for your excellent responses. it makes sense to me now knowing the ecm tests the drive cycle and fails both at the exact same time. The owner of the car does not have the money to purchase the parts, (my labor is for free but I let them buy the p... Trouble codes: P0420, P0457.
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