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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6679V
Hello, This Honda Civic came to me with the SES light on. The speedometr would act erratically when engine is reved up in park. The alternator is acting erratically with voltage oscillating. Scaned for DTC's and has code stored for o2 sensor heater circuit B1...
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L instrument lights, battery light, brake light, 4x VIN: 4S6CM58V9V
Intermittent problem, when going over a bump the brake light, charging light, and 4x4 light comes on at the same time for about 2 seconds and goes back out. I was thinking it was a loose connection, but didn't find anything doing a wiggle test. Just wondering ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L cv shaft seal VIN: 1HGCG5665Y
I was wondering if anyone has ran across any similar problems before. This honda came in at 55,000 miles with the right cv shaft seal leaking. Replaced it and the next week the customer came back with another leak. This time it was the left side seal leaking. ...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Speedometer VIN: 1HGEM229X2
Hi Techs, I'm looking for some advice on this Honda. This car was in an accident and the transmission had to be replaced. The body shop installed a used unit and it works fine. The problem is the speedometer doesn't work now. When the car was returned to the ...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31A4V
The codes for both left and right bank variable cam timing systems come on simultaneously while driving with no pattern. At one time, the engine stumbled a little in the shop and we heard solenoids energizing. All voltages look good. There was a TSB that expla... Trouble codes: P1110 (Variable cam timing system fault), P1135 (Variable cam timing system fault)
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L misfire codes VIN: JACDJ58X88
This Trooper came in with a miss and a check engine light on. Scanned computer code po305 was there. So replaced plug in cylinder #5 moved the coil to cylinder one. Took compression on cylinder #5_ had 160 p.s.i. cleared codes after recording freeze frame data...
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1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1255V
intermitant po170 fuel trims look good at this time freze frame info rpm 1340, cl,strim -25.0, ltrim -16.4, cool 194, vss 0, load 29.3 cannot duplicate the condition Trouble codes: P0170
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1990 Mazda B2600 2.6L Poor Idle Quality
Truck was brought in for poor idle. Unfortunately, I was told that it idled too low, and it is idling sort of rough. ther is no real miss, just a rough idle that apparently came on suddenly. I cleaned the throttle body and idle screw, and Motorvacced the engin...
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L front crank seal VIN: 2M2UF3149M
This vehicle came in with complaint of a bad oil leak. We cleaned up the oil soaked underside of the engine and then put dye in the engine oil. Within two minutes of running engine dye was everywhere and leak appeared to be originating from crank seal where it...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L 1-2 harsh shift VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
trans has harsh 1/2 shift line pressure is ok at idle then gose to 200 psi off idle did find code p0421 warm up cat efficiency has any body had this probelm
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4F4YR16C3X
hello fellow techs I've got this mazda p/u with 2.5 ford engine 8 plug system that will cut out on the road after about an hour of run time.I'm losing injector pulse,and ignition on intake side.Also the cel will flicker and fuel pump relay will click in unison...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L no start VIN: JA3XE74CON
gentlemen, i have a 92 mitsubishi 3000gt twin torbor. first time customer brought car to me it wouldn't start, found fuel pressure inspecs. when going to check for spark the car started and ran fine for a couple of weeks. then customer call me and says the...
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1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01P0M
When Car First Came In We Could Hardly Get It In The Shop Because It Ran So Bad, We Ran Diagnostics And The Only Fault Was For Mass air Flow Sensor. We Put A New sensor In And The Car ran Fine. Customer Had The Car For A Week And It Was Towed Back In Because I...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L obdii monitors VIN: 1N4BU31D8T
Hey guys, I have one here thats giving me fits. We put a used engine in this car last year, and it has not given us any problems whatsoever,until now. The problem is that the OBDII monitors are not all running. Here in the Chicago area, we have I/M240 emission...
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D21
originally vehicle had check engine light on with code p0505. engine idle speed was 1150 rpm in park, engine at operating temp. 900 rpm in gear.checked scan tool data. check for vaccum leaks-performed test procedure per mod. for code p0505. found low resistanc... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control valve)
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L spedometer VIN: JF1SF6356W
This Suburu speedometer does not work. On test drive you can see the needle move up just slightly,but that is it. The odometer works. I hooked up a scan tool and road tested. The scanner does display speedometer but reads in increments 6mph 18 35 ect on up. Th...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
hi folks,have this problem with the toyota camry code 340 cam sensor failer,replace both ,the dist. and the pcm ,and still code p0340 come back rigth away after reset the code. note the pcm and the dist are used.i have a good wave form coming from the pcm cam ... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L rear wiper, rear defog VIN: JT3HM84R8X
Rear door (hatch) window wiper/washer inop, as well as rear glass defroster; although rear hatch power locks & electric window work fine; front wiper/washer works fine. Vehicle very clean/well maintained. No power found going to the defog fuse under the hood a...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L air bag light on VIN: JT3HP10V8X
Hi everybody, This rav4 came into the shop with the air bag light on, I checked the codes and code 15 right front sensor came up. I cleared the codes with snap-on scaner and test drove and the light came back on with the same code. I replaced the right front a...
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1983 Honda Accord 1.8L cylider head VIN: JHMSZ7429D
I recieved many replies for this problem and I am truley thankful. I created some confusion by not being clear on the history of this problem. The vehicle came to shop with a broken timeing belt. In the past i always removed the camshaft and the inserted shop ...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5652S
Possibly I could have stated my problem better. All 3 replies dealt with engine oil level. this vehicle has been well maintained, oil change 700 miles ago and every 3,000 miles religously ( I questioned the customer who has owned the car since new ). Anyhow co... Trouble codes: 22 (vtec pressure switch - ecm).
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C72
upon further testing of the ckp sensor i found that it only had signal while unplugged .when i ohm tested it it would not even read it i ordered new ckp & replaced it .engine started right up. thanks for all the help.thank rick [...] for his sugestions. Trouble codes: C0MP, C0KP.
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1973 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: HLS30-1258
What a learning experience this has been! These carbs were used on 1972 1/2 and up 240Z's and all 260's. They are referred to as flattop or square port Hitachis. The universal opinion is that these original carbs are junk. Replacement options that I found were...
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1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Lack of power VIN: JN1HS36P3K
It's finally gone! Received a lot of good replies. Most were on the same page we were stuck on. At least it made us go back and recheck again to be able to rule out a possible cause. It was definitely a breathing issue like everyone thought but it was on the...
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1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L rear blower inop VIN: 4N2DN11W4T
Hello members, This customer has not bring back the van as yet.Yes all of you pointed out the front control unit for rear blower was the culprit. I appreciated each and everyone of you who reply to my post.I will post the fix again when the van comes back.Th...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Rear Wiper VIN: JN8AR05Y2V
Hello All, The `fix' is not exactly a fix, but rather the location of the problem and the customers declining to spend the money to repair the problem. The rear wiper `Amplifer'(Computer) is located in the drivers side REAR quater, behind the plastic inner p...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Low Beam VIN: 4S38H68661
Hello, I have to admit that I must have been brain dead the other day on this one but I will try to leave helpful info. Turns out that 6 volts is normal on yel/blk ckt to head light switch between DRLM and Combo Switch is nornal. I installed a new DRLM and I s...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
Sorry for the long delay. I got 5 different responses on this one. The scan data, scope and fuel system always looked nornal. This was a tough interment problem. Had to work off and on with this one. Tried new coolant temp sensor, after testing old one.. Repla...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3HP10V4W
Thanks for all the help. After trying several different belts from Gates, Toyota and another unknown supplier (World Pac)with no change, we finally modified the tensioner pulley. We did get this same advice from 2 iatn respondants and the local Toyota independ...
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