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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA56701
Engine misfires on cylinders 4,5,6 Which on this engine is the front 3 cylinders. No Check engine light no codes. The problem only happens intermittently right after cold start up and for a few seconds after hot soak. The Engine runs perfect warmed up and afte...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA56623
this car will randomly misfire on all cylinders at an idle. It seems mostly on cylinder #2 but other cylinders will also miss just once like every 15 seconds. fuel trims look good. looked at intake valves when I had intake off to see if all carboned up but loo... Trouble codes: P1399, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305, P0306
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTJHF10UX2
Evening Techs This is a new customer, only history on this trans is that about a year ago,the fluid got so dirty that the vehicle wouldn't move. had trans flushed and it had been working fine until about two days ago. On light throttle the 2 3 shift will slip...
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L lower control arm VIN: JTHBA30G04
This vehicle has 115k miles... a popping sound when driven over any minor bump and sharp turn. Both left and right side lower control arms have been replaced and struts and mounts inspected and disassemble... both are original struts.. rack is tight along with...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM3LW28G81
Customer dropped vehicle off with suspected transmission shifting issues. Road tested without feeling anything abnormal aside from a bit of a surge. Upshifts, downshifts, TC lock-up and unlock all functioning properly. Rolled back to the shop, rechecked trans ...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D0T
Need help on this one. No vacuum leaks found,fuel pressure is normal,replaced front o2 sensor,maf sensor and computer but no difference. After it gets hot, front o2 sensor reads o volts and pollutes lots of co. Rear o2 sensor reads 800mv while front one reads ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 15N1AR1846
Car came in the shop with CK engine light on we found code P2A03 we smoke test intake didn't see any leak we CK for exhaust for leak and that was good we inspect the wire harness and ground we CK wire from the PCM to the sensor and that was good so we R/R the ... Trouble codes: P2A03
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Keyless Entry VIN: 4T1BE30K16
This car came from another shop with the keyless entry not working with new transmitters. Customer has tried programing old and new transmitters. Could not communicate with module. Checked powers grounds and fuses. Replaced module. Now the wipers will not shut...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L dashboard
hi techs i ve got this toyota prius its the first one that im working on and its driving me nuts already he he,the owner left it garaged for a while and when he went to start it well u guessed it the 12v battery was flat so i went and put it on trickle charge ...
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2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L No Start VIN: JTJHW31U28
A lot of replies were about one coil failing causing a start and stall with no restart. Right on the money. Pulling one coil wire at a time and watching the signal voltage drop is the key to finding the bad coil. It figures, mine was in the back!! It was also ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign coil A primary/secondary ckt), P0352 (b), P0353 (c), P0354 (d), P0355 (e), P0356 (f).
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
Owner gave the go ahead and turned intake cam.Cam was off. lined both cams up runs good know.Thanks For the help. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22593
Thanks to all that replied. I believe that the cause of the electrode bendage is loose screws coming from the intake like many of you have suggested. Customer did not want to pay for removal of intake to confirm. He was happy with a plug gapping. Not the resul... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AJ26E43
thanks to everyone. turned out to be the black yellow wire was broken at the 15 pin connector just inbord the fuse block
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2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L Warning buzzer VIN: 3N1BC11E68
We decided to look at the main body harness. It had been wet once we cleaned and dried it. Took care of the problem also cleaned the sun roof drain tubes which caused the problem. We hope this helps somebody else.
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