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2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Charge lamp stays on VIN: JHMZE137X1
This car will sometimes on startup fail to extinguish the battery lamp and testing shows the DC/DC converter to be shut down.The cause of shutdown is grounding of the 5V signal on the Grn./Blk. wire at the MCM (#27).I have cut this wire and when it is open the... Trouble codes: P1449 (Battery module deviation)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L security VIN: 1HGEM21921
Vehicle came in last week on a tow truck. No start dead and the security light is blinking. Checked power at immobilizer have battery voltage at the red/white wire with key on. 12 volts at the yellow /black wire and have ground at the brown/yellow wire and vol...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L insturment cluster VIN: 1HGCM81605
This car came in for no brakes. I replaced RR caliper and brakes are great. Test drive and now have no instrument cluster. No gauges, no odometer, no illumination. The ABS/TCS lights are on with a 86-1 CAN relation failure code. There is a code in the PCM but ...
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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In 2.0L potential VIN: 1HGCR2F76E
An article written by Car Strategist entitled "Better MPG..but at a Price" on p 59 of the Feb Issue of CONSUMER REPORTS states that several auto manufacturers including VW, Honda, Kia and BMW are trying to cover up increasingly frequent hesitation, loss of pow...
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2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L key fob VIN: KNDJC73518
I need the procedure to program a new key fob to the vehicle. IT is NOT equipped with the smart key system, it DOES use regular keys. Can I do it without special scan tools? I did not find procedure in Alldata. When I requested additional info all they sent me...
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2011 Kia Forte SX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFW6A38B
hey guys, this is for my own car, a 2011 kia forte koupe with a 2.4. I replaced the battery the other day (preventative maintenance, over 4 years old) and right after I did, the check engine light came on, and would go off, the idle quality was poor. scanned a... Trouble codes: P0106, P0453
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2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN31S57
Cust-complaint. Driving in sub-zero temps, all dash lights came on vehicle continued to run. Customer stopped, shut vehicle off. Then crank-no start occured. Towed to our facility. I can confirm no spark/fuel/injector pulse. No communication with any module....
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2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U99
Car started out with P0171 code. New purolaytor air filter, replace 02 sensor bank one sensor one. Replaced mass air. Since replacing mass air sensor, p0174 shows up immediately. I replaced the new mass air with another, and P0174 still shows up immediately, w...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Battery VIN: JTEHD21A91
This Toyota Highlander has a parasitic draw on the battery. The battery will go dead in about 12-24 hours I would say. While checking amperage draw with my digital meter connected in series with the negative battery terminal and negative battery post I have ab...
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2007 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L No Start VIN: 1Z7HT38P27
Thank you to everybody who helped me. The fix was actually a new pcm without security (theft). The truck was equipped without it, and the pcm that they sent me was with security. That's why I couldn't program the keys. Thanks and sorry for the late post.
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Timing chain? VIN: 1N6AD07U96
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I got a mixed bag of responses on this one. Many said that if there was a problem there would be noise and CEL. I heard nothing from this vehicle and if it were mine, I would continue to drive it as is. ...
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L Cam Timing VIN: 4S4BP62C66
the subaru is on its way to being fixed. apparently the new tensioner we installed intermitently lost pressure allowing the belt to jump time then tighten back up. i contacted the part maker tech line ( gates ) and they are paying for all the rebuilding of th...
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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R 3.6L Steering wheel VIN: 4S4BREKC7A
Well, thanks for all the replies. It looks like as I suspected a small problem blown out of proportion. I can relate Paul's reply because of my dealership days. Anyway it looks like a good set of tires and a road force balance should make these cars drive pret...
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