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1985 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAD7439F
appears that carb. running rich, try doing diagnosis with mitchell manuals but getting strange results that dont make match results according to manuals (example:power valve test,and frequency valves(solenoid a&b))also no information on wiring and test on comp...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs light VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
Hi, Just don't know what to do next. It has 3 codes, #63, #51, & #61. 63 is rear missing sensor signal, & 51 & 61 are left front missing or open or shorted sensor. checked resistance, all good. checked rear sensor ac volt reading, seems to be good. I saw there...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
hello group, hope you nissan techs can help, have one brought in on hook won't fire-no spark, no fuel, won't communicate with scan tool. checked fuses all ok? thought it was ecm relay behind glove box if mod isn't lying about location but subtituiting known go...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no start, oil light on, and blower motor runs with VIN: 4TARN81A6R
The customer called Friday afternoon, he said his truck would not start and the blower motor was running with the key out of the ignition. I towed it in and noticed that the low oil pressure warning light was also on the the ignition off, key out. One of my me...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TANL42N6T
Greetings fellow techs, I have this vehicle that is giving me problems. It seems after a hot soak, it wont start. If you continue to crank it, it will finally start. It has good spark output,& fuel injector pulse. Fuel pressure is 43psi. I have noticed that it...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L ac comp. VIN: 5TDBT44A81
cust complaint is when drive around in high ambient temps, 95+ deg ac sys does not cool. diagnosis reveals that ac clutch will disengage until next time ac switch is cycled. then clutch rengages and sys cools fine. when clutch is inop the ac button light flash...
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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L vehicle VIN: JH4KA7675M
After reading all replies, most directed at axles or motor mounts, I removed tires and installed and entire new set(had a set here for a 91 legend theft recovery, brand new). THe vibration when vehicle is sitting still is still there, but while driving, vibrat...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5636T
THanks to all that responded to my help request. The EGR Ports were cleaned and that appears to have fixed the problem. THanks again to everyone that responded my help request. Good luck with your diagnostic dilemmas. Trouble codes: P1491 (Insufficient EGR Valve Lift Detected).
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Fuel Economy, spark knock VIN: 4S2CM58W1W
Well, haven't got the Rodeo back in but have intake gaskets and knock sensor ordered- A couple of replies mentioned the knock sensor and others mentioned intake leak- You have to pull the intake to replace the sensor so we are going that route and hope to fix ...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L P/S Fluid VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
Whoa, baby! I probably couldn't be more embarassed over this one! And, nearly every reply nailed the problem cold. On this particular vehicle, the idle up valve is not on the power steering pump itself, as several replies suggested; however, it certainly mad...
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1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start, hard starting cold VIN: JM3LV5227R
Thanks for the time and ideas,I'm mad at myself for trusting the previous repair, I started all over checking everything turns out that the coolant sensor was an after market I got a Mazda CTS, made the differance.
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1990 Nissan Stanza XE 2.4L horn
removed the steering wheel assy. and found the slip rings very gummed up with the lubricant that nissan used from the factory. what gave it away was the wear pattern on these 3 rings. it was only good contact on about 40% of the surface area. the spring loaded...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1CZ24H2P
After cleaning an endless number of 'green' wiring connectors,and causing(and fixing)more problems than the car started with I pulled the front panel off to reveal the airflow meter. The sight of the K&N filter said it all.Cleaned the hot wire and the car ran ...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D8W
Thank you for your help. We had 4 replys for checking IAC the boot after the MAF which was ok checking fuel pressure. The car ran so bad we hadn't driven it. We drove it and once you got up to speed it ran fine, it was the trans converter trying to engage. We ...
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E0N
First I would like to Thank all who had offered help. Kudos goes to RAY @ TLC Auto, who recommended checking the ignition coil. When my Tech drove the car in I originally thought it was ignition and asked my Tech to check the cap & rotor, He checked and said t... Trouble codes: 31 (Map sensor circuit).
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1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L gage fuse 15amp VIN: JT2EL43A2N
Of the 3 replies, Mark got the closest. It was a diod in the seat belt warning moduel. The gauge fuse circut comes out of the fuse box on pin 8,9 and 12. One shows going to the insument cluster. So I unpluged the cluster. I never turned the page that showed th...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L camshafts VIN: 4T1SK12E5S
Thanks to all who helped,Brian [...].the repair wasnt difficult,just a lack of info.there are two sets of single dots on each internal cam gear,when looking at the back side of the gears....
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Vehicle Ride VIN: 5TBKT44154
The majority agreed with the fact that the condition was most likely tire related and that a Road Force Variation balancer would be able to pinpoint this. At this time the customer is waiting to meet with Toyota on May 20th to discuss the problem further. We s...
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