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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCB7657N
A big thank you to all who posted on this problem last week. I got 36 replies and can't answer each separetly but the problem was the Power Relay. About 90% of posters suggested this and the others gave me a background on what to suspect next. The car is runni...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651X
hi guys, this vehicle has been in 3 times now.the first tech talked to a friend at a local honda dealership that told him that they change these parts often enough. the install went smooth and customer drove for 3 weeks.last friday the car came in mil on same... Trouble codes: P1457
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Stall VIN: KHMVF21N6T
hello fellow techs. I need some help on a hyundai. This is my wifes grandmothers car and I'm tired of hearing about this problem. It happens so intermittently that I can't duplicate the problem. I expierenced the problem only once in the last year or so. Only ...
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1991 Infiniti M30 3.0L code 16 VIN: JNKHF14C5M
help! my daughter's car is not shifting, and i'm catching it *** for it! she complained of overheating, and after a test drive, i found the trans. was in fail sfe. it has a code 16 in memory. i can't find info for this trans. does anyone know the definition of...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C1N
hello and thank you in advance for any help. what i have going on is a severe engine stumble and cut out on accel either under load or when reved in park. no difference under load or if in park.idle quality is good. when i originally got car it would not hardl...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ22531
This vehicle came to us from another shop. When you drive at highway speeds around 60 mph and you go to wide open throttle to pass, at about 5800 rpm, the engine will start to lose power. If you keep it floored it will slow down to about 5000 rpm and then it w... Trouble codes: P0302
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXT
Engine light came on along with BRAKE light and BATT light. Read codes posted above , erase codes, restart & codes set immediately. Engine runs ok, Charging system tests ok. Checked both brake light switches ( master cylinder float switch and park brake switch... Trouble codes: P0505, P1441, P0135, P0141 (b1s2 o2 heater ckt), P0146, P1130
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L oil pump VIN: JN1CA21D5V
This one came in with the timing chains rattling. First thought was tensioners gone bad. Got new OE tensioners. Oh yeah. There was no bad oil leak from timing cover as there is in most. I know there's an updated starter with more gear teeth to increase crankin...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Idle Control Valve & EVAP Canister and Vent Contro VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
A friendís car bought from auction. Runs good, but canít keep idling when start. You have to step on gas pedal when cranking. Once fired up and let it run for seconds, there is no idle problem in parking or at stop. OBD II codes: P0505, P1490, P0446. Replace...
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1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6325L
This Subaru Legacy died as if it had been switched off as the customer was exiting the freeway one day last week. I scanned the car and no fault codes were present using the scanner or the "D check" method using the jumper leads under the dash. The car has no ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Speedometer VIN: 4S3BG6851X
Car came in with a intermitent speed senor code, checked and replaced sensor, after replacement no speedometer. Have a pulse at the instrument cluster and correct power and grounds. Am I missing anything???
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
OK, here is one of those hard to fathom ones that has exhausted all the logic and scope mastry me and Danny can throw at it, tyme to beg for bigger guns to help! :) The problem child is a 99 Camry, clean, idles smooth and nice at ABOUT 700 rpm when it comes i... Trouble codes: P0505
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Sliding Door VIN: 5TDZA23C54
This customer's Toyota Sienna has a power sliding door on the right, they want the left sliding door to work. My question is; is this vehicle prewired for the left side and if so what would it take to make the left side work? There is a dummy cover on the over...
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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2655N
I received three replies telling me to create a knock on the block and monitor the signal. Unfortunately this is not what I was looking for. Since I could not get any more info I had to send this car down the road. Trouble codes: 53 (Knock Sensor).
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1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L vehicle speed control VIN: JT8BH28F4W
thanks for all problem fix with bcm replace.because customer try to jump start vehicle.specialy thanks jeroll,mark,raja,your informanve help me a lot
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1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L 4th gear VIN: 1YVGE31C6R
well it wus going in to 4th and 1st at the same time changed the T.R sensor speed sensor and the valve body know all workes good thanks for all the help a lot of good tips
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L system pressure VIN: 1YVGF22CXY
This vehicle is fixed. I'd like to thank Tim Berg and [...] for their suggestions. They were correct in the recognition of the fact that the condenser fan was wired reverse polarity and rotating backwards. We did receive valuable information from almost e...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G92
.hey group, after double checking all , and following all pinpoints, emails ,and add. helpfull tips,the orig complaint was a mil light on after car idles, runs good, a slight idle problem ,but the most important was this light that was setting a # 1 missfire c... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
replaced distributor again, and put 50 miles on car. Been 2 weeks and no call from customer, looks like a bad run of dist. Thanks to all who helped! Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault).
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT3VN29V9S
Well Unfortunately this was a dealer car so they would not approove the extra diagnios time. Had several good suggestions including checking valve clearance.These engines tighten the clearance over time it seems.Thanks for you help
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K71
First, I tried activating the solenoid near the air cleaner with my scanner but I could never Hear it click according to the Toyota TSB then I should check for volts - good. And the ground ohms would change with my scanner. I then read a reply from Greg regard... Trouble codes: P0440, P0446.
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