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1988 Acura Legend 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA464XJ
This car would occasionally cut out but would always start back up until this week. We have spark, injector pulse (from noid light), compression, timing but low cranking vacuum. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance. Joe
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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2655N
The check engine light will come on if you raise the rpm to 3000 to 4000 rpm for approx 10 seconds and set a code 53 for knock sensor. This engine has 2 knock sensors, a front and a rear. I have checked the wires form both knock sensors to computer and they ar... Trouble codes: 53 (Knock Sensor)
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1997 Acura TL 3.2L transmission VIN: JH4UA3643V
OK...lets start off first with assmptions: NO codes...OBD II scanner shows no hard or pending codes. Now, using the D4 light, I don't get any codes from PCM; however, Mitchell says to jump the "grey two wire check connector" under glove box. The only one I f...
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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L ECU fuse VIN: JHMCB7540L
Guys this Accord keeps popping the fuse powering the ECU, and the car then quits. Customer tried alternate ECU with same trouble. Unfortunately customer installed a larger amp fuse, so now we might have bona fide ECU troubles, but I don't think they're the ca...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L High Idle VIN: 2HGEJ6523W
1998 Honda Civic DX: Came in last week with complaint of high idle (1500+ rpm). Inspected and replaced idle air control valve after research of iATN archives. Fast idle is normal from a cold start but fails to return to normal idle unless ignition is switched ...
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z9N
No injector grounds. Replace ecm and still no pulse{ no ground.} Ran flow charge from alldata. When I power b5 to the dist. connector, the noid light flashes with the new ecm. Also replaced control module in dist. We do have spark though. It appears that I hav...
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Head gasket ? VIN: 1YVGF22D0W
Mazda techs-do these engines tend to get leaky head gaskets? This car will work normally at idle, then if you hold the RPMs at 4000 or so, the pressure in the radiator will gradually increase to about 17 psi, then the coolant will run out of the overflow tank ...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L 1-2&2-3 shifts VIN: JA3AM54JXR
hello gang!@!!! i need help on this one, 94 mitubishi 3000gt when it shifts from 1st to 2nd its very late and hsrd, when it shifts to third it acts like netraul,or slipping, after that if you kinda feather the gas it will go into forth aand then it feels ok,ha...
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1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L readyness test VIN: 4A3AJ56G9V
This car will not do ANY part of the readyness test. It failed 5 test. I called the tech line and they said that Mitsubishi cars are very picky about the readyness test. I cked all the fuses and they are good. cked for powers and grounds to the ecm, they all s...
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1HZ04SXD
Hello all, I'm working on this 280ZX trying to fix an ASM emissions failure. The gas readings in the repair info are actually the 15/50 and 25/25 readings. What I'm trying to find is some info regarding voltage readings for the air flow meter. What I've foun...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Fuel Smell VIN: 1N4EB32AXR
Car has fuel smell around fuel tank. Especially full. Have lowered tank 3 times no leaks found. No signs of fuel leaks anywhere. Can smell fuel driving and after setting. Tank holds pressure.
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y51
the vehicle runs well, only with mil lamp on. scan for codes shows code for lh cam position sensor (p1145), swap sensors; code follows (p1140). replace sensor with new oem; code remains; clear codes and run; both codes reoccur. perform resistance check accordi... Trouble codes: 1145 (fuel air metering lh cam position sensor), 1140 (rh cam position sensor)
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
The car has codes PO440 and PO446. There are TSB for re programming the computer and then there is a TSB for replacing a Cannister Closed Valve Vacuum Switching Valve with a whole series of tests. Has anyone had experience with these codes. Is it better to r... Trouble codes: P0440, P0446
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1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L ECM/Fuel Injectors VIN: KMHJF33M4S
I received some great replies on this request. Joseph from NJ told me about common wire pinching and chafing from the harness that runs by the lower radiator support. I figured the ECM was not the cause of the blown fuse, but after digging through a lot of mai...
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1996 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L readyness moniters VIN: JNKNG01D9T
tried several different drive cycles and none of them worked. sent back to infinity dealer.
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Misfire VIN: JACDJ58X9X
A special thanks to Richard from So Cal and Tom from Kansas. You guys were both right on. After removing the cyl head and performing a careful inspection I noticed that there was a crack that ran along side of the #6 spark plug tube. This allowed coolant to se...
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L prv valve VIN: JT8UF11E2L
I recieved many replies suggestioning that possibly my pressures were getting high. I checked and double checked and pressure remained good,at this point the customer is going to go to dealer to see if they can solve problem.When i get the fix from customer i ...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L ABS Pump VIN: JM3LW28G91
I replaced the ABS pump a second time and so far no ABS lamp.
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1993 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4EB31C8P
Thank you for all the help we received. What we did find out was that when the vehicle was cold on the way to being hot the o2 switched good and my vehicle had good fuel control. We took a snapshot of when the vehicle lost fuel control and it was at exactly at...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E5R
Good Evening fellow Tech, I recieved 16 replies(wow),4 with in 2hrs. 95% said Ign. coil or distributor and other 5% said tps, cts. Ignition coil fixed this car. One of you guys said(Gregory) spark should jump 3/8' gap This one jump more than a 1/2' gap so I ki...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1237Y
We went ahead and bought a used throttle body and installed it, and it cured the problem. I still don't know why I couldn't find anything wrong with the operation of the throttle switch by using the scanner, but it only seemed to happen in closed loop for a mi... Trouble codes: 0505 (Idle control valve).
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