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2006 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1HGCM56806
Hi guys have a bit of a head scratcher. This Honda came in with fuel trims up in the +25% short term +11% long term. did all of the standard vacume leak tests with smoke and carb clean. no difference. adjusted the valves, replaced air flow meter, checked the a... Trouble codes: P0171
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2008 Kia Sedona 3.8L Hvac
Very strange problem...Both the front and rear blower motors do not work...Checked both 40 and 30 amp fuse in underhood box they are ok...check 7.5 fuse in inside fusebox ..ok...Blower motor has 12 volts on both wires going to the motor..removed the resistor a...
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2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BD69S02
car came in runs perfect oil leak from the cam seals,replace timing belt & water pump & new seals , car runs rough at idle after that & engine light is flashing but no codes, follow the procedure on alldata & no luck, my question is do I need to put the vvt 30...
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2013 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 3N1CN7AP6D
This is my daughters car in North Carolina. The CE light popped on about 2 months ago, and she took to local Nissan Dealer. They diagnosed a faulty transmission. She picks cars up, drives about 500 miles, CE light back on, and same fault codes. Takes it back, ...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Emissions VIN: KL5VJ56L75
hope some one can help. we are trying to get this vehicle to pass emissions it keeps setting a p2096 code-lean exhaust post cat bank 1. the vehicle runs and drives perfectly the long term and short term numbers are excellent. between -1 and +2. there are no ex...
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2009 Suzuki SX4 2.0L Stall VIN: JS2YB41349
Has a clicking or ticking noise from top end of engine I pulled the cam cover and do not see anything wrong.It does not sound like rod knock sounds like valve train noise. Timing chains look ok can see the top wear block. it will stall when coming to a stop cu... Trouble codes: P2A01, P0327 (Knock sensor low input), P0420 (Bank 1 Catalyst system low efficiency)
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Parking Lights VIN: 1NXBR12E91
Wondering if there is a way to eliminate daytime running light relay and have lighting work normal. Customer does not care about daytime runing lights. Smoked original and one $250 relay, have checked and cleaned grounds. I have eliminated ground block under d...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L four wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT48A54
Center light on cluster is flashing continuously. I have checked the operation of all four switches and they all check good. I can manually actuate both the the ADD and the transfer case motor both directions successfully. there are three position switches on ...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L SRS light on all the time VIN: 2HGEJ8644W
Sometime I am my own biggest problem, always making a mountain out of a mole hill. This one turned out to be an unplugged air bag computer. I guess someone was doing some front end repair. Th fenders where freshly painted. I should have just checked for power ...
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L srs system VIN: 5NPEB4AC1C
ended up sending this one off to the dealer you do have to use the old module to diagnose the system and repair everything else (which i did) the variant coding info for module newer than what the vehicle came with or in any relevant tsb's is unavailable r...
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2007 Lexus ES350 3.5L Door locks VIN: JTHBJ46G37
Unfortunately this vehicle has yet to return for further diagnosis. This is due to the potential costs involved with this repair. If the repair process does continue I look forward to sharing the information with you all. Thank you to everyone who replied.
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2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH635X3
The vehicle was not idling and I had another Subaru on the lot and I switched idle air controls and engine idled good. Installed a new idle air control valve and customer has not had anymore problems. Thanks for everyones help.
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SG63605
This one is fixed. It appears that the P0641 that the ScanPad showed was bogus. This isn't the first time this scanner has given bogus codes when working on anything other than German cars. The manufacturer needs to fix its accuracy problems with Asian and ... Trouble codes: P0641 (Sensor reference voltage A circuit open), P2097 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too rich bank 1).
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L engine VIN: JTEGD20V74
Had a number of good replies, won't know for sure which one applies as the owner has decided to wait until it gets worse. Our money is on the balance shafts. While we haven't come across that problem before, some of you have. Other replies included problems wi...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L VVT Solinoid VIN: JTMBD32V76
I wound up tapping the valve with a 7/16" fine tap. I used length of 7/16" threaded rod, a deep socket, nut and washer like a puller. I vacuumed the bore to remove any metal. Being I am removing the chain to replace the VVT actuator, it will be easy to remove ...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT44A16
After a lot of testing I still don't have a definitive answer. I am pretty sure the transfer case actuator is bad. I removed the cover and found gear lube inside(thinking there shouldn't be fluid in there). Checked circuits at 4wd computer and didn't find pro...
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