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1993 Acura Integra LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9355P
this may be obvious so here goes the cel on right after startup shows code 14 clear it and it comes right back diag tree in factory manual says replace iac . if there is stiil a problem replace ecu well guess what the iac tests ok accordding to manual i replac... Trouble codes: 14 (idle air control problem)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W01
Vehicle keeps setting code P0401- no driveability problem. Searching the archives found one match concerning plugged EGR pipe in the intake manifold.I cleaned this one with carb cleaner and a coathanger, removed the EGR valve to check both exhaust and intake s... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow detected)
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1210X
After the vehicle cools off, it hesitates and lacks power until it reaches operating temperature. The spark plugs, wires, and coils were replaced with oem parts. The TPS and MAF sensors were also replaced with oem parts.Fuel pressure remains steady at 50psi wh... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L sterring/ ac VIN: JT8JS47E1R
Here is bottom line. With AC on or the engine will bog down and drive belt will squeel. We tried new tensioner, ps pump and even a new ac compressor. Still doing the same thing. It acts like the engine almost stalls. I supsect maybe a steering rack??? The scre...
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Crank Sensor Alignment VIN: JM1NA3510M
This Miata has a strange problem with crank sensor alignment (adjustable sensor on the rear of the intake cam) The engine was pulled and sent to a rebuilder, the engine was too far gone to repair so they purchased an Atarco engine and rebuilt it. The engine wa...
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L shift VIN: JM1TA2221V
we have a 1997 mazda millenia s. pulled code 51 - fail safe relay or circuit and code 82 - tcs-ecm communication. will flash both tcs light on dash after car is ran hot for approx 2o minutes. then transmission will bog down and won't shift. pull over, turn car...
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L burns up ecm VIN: JA4GJ31S9L
Vehicle came in with a no start condition and the problem was quickly traced to corroded connectors on the ecm connector (24 pin socket) both the male tabs in the ecm and the female end in the connector were HEAVILY corroded. we ordered a new ecm from mitubis...
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3BM54JSP
tis car will not start. we have put new cam and crank sensor..have checked all timing marks and position of rotor behind crank gear.we are getting pulses on both sensors. no pulse on brown red wire thta comes from computer to power transistor. if we jump acros...
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L steering rack VIN: 4A3AK44Y5W
hose replaced, system refilled, no info in trade books to bleed air from system. tried standard- wheels up and off ground, eng running slow lock to lock. started to get rack binding . called dealership, said to do same with KOEO. still same problem. have calle...
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1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, O2 sensor light on VIN: JN1CZ04SXB
The car came in with a complaint of running poorly and the O2 sensor light on (O2 sensor had prevouisly been replaced). We found the MAF and cylinder head temp sensor out of calibration. Replaced both of them. Now the car runs well once warmed up, but won't ha...
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1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1PB26S7J
Car failed smog for excess Nox at 25/25 ASM (1440ppm; 847is passing). Readings at 50/15 ASM are OK (666ppm; 786 is passing). Other readings at 25 mph: CO .41, CO2 14.5,HC 62 O2 .1 Readings at 25mph: CO .43 CO2 14.6, HC 108, O2 .1 Did an intrusive catalytic co...
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1EB31P2R
Help!!! Vehicle came in to shop with a misfire on initial acceleration and on deceleration at all speeds. Also, the engine pinged badly. Performed major tune-up with new plug wires with all OE parts. Adjusted timing to 10 degrees because it was set too advan...
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1989 Toyota Supra 3.0L fuel gage power windows ac VIN: JT2MA70L4K
there is a posted repair on a 89 camry with same problem, does the supra have the same wire loom or has someone found where the problem. it is not a dead short because if i put a 15 amp fuse it goes for some time before it blowes.. thanks for any help
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1993 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2EL43T5P
The engine in this vehicle was repalced about 12 month ago. new distributor cap, rotor, plugs, and ignition wires were installed. The customer is now complaining of rough idle when cold. The car runs fine after 10 to 15 minutes of driving. We checked for vacuu...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N0T
Hi Toyota guys got this taco let is run in the parking lot for an hour let it sit wait ten minutes it will restart no problem if it gets driven 20 minutes then turn it off and come back ten minutes later it will crank but won't start. BUT if you pinch off the ...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Car came in 57,000 miles p0401. replaced egr transducer/modulator and egr valve as usual. The vaccum switching valve checked out fine, car came back 21 days later, 1,200 miles more, same code. Checked system complete and it was all good. Vaccum signal to egr t... Trouble codes: P0401
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2003 Toyota corolla 1600CC engine bay VIN: JTDKM28E10
I have ran out of ideas for this fault. There is a resination noise similar to the intake manifold noise from the intake manifold from the engine under load at 3000rpm in any gear when driving this car. Toyota have a filed fix for this noise which states repla...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12131
car was under warr. and went the dealer customer informed me that the fuel pump was bad replaced pump car has been fine ever since dealer told customer that they have seen quite a few of these pumps go bad
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1990 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: JN3LV523XL
Thanks to all who replied.after checking all wires for damage and finding none, We pulled the sending unit and replaced it with a new one. All works fine.A special thanks to Terry who not only diagnosed the problem but he gave us the short cut to R&R ing the s...
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1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
thanks everyone for the help. replaced coolant temp sensor, but customer needed car. he reported back that it helped greatly, but still didn't seem quite right. he said he'd drive it a couple of days and see how it is. so far he hasn't been back. thanks.
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AL54F2S
hi group thanks for all the great advise, well here we go, started ckecking sensors individually and found the manifold differential pressure sensor bad, had 5 volt reference signal, ground, but signal out was reading .08 volts and when snapping throttle no ch... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, INTERMITENTLY VIN: JN1EJ01F5P
i tryed new ignition coils on all cylinders and the problem still remained the customer took the car as is Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit).
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1994 Nissan Axxess 2.4L one headlight VIN: JN1HM16S1R
Sorry for not closing this post right away, (Car accident, not my fault, broken feamer, off work for next three months). Dan [...] has left his number to obtain the wiring diagrams. The customer has determined that running with one headlight is sufficiant.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L windows, locks, prw. seat VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
The repair was a short under the drivers seat, what made it harder was that it did not pop the fuse all the time, it most likely depended on the seat position, and who was in it. But we had to remove the seat to see it, it is the harness from the switch as som...
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1991 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, HARD START VIN: JT2ST85N2M
sorry it took so long, we had to wait for the customer to bring the vehicle back. it turned out to be the ignition coil that fixed the problems. after replacing the coil with a new part from toyota the vehicle started right up on the first crank. before is wou... Trouble codes: 31 (open or short in map sensor signal), 41 (open or short in tps signal).
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
After all the imput, cleaned the MAF, no change, hooked up smoke machine again looking for something, but the van was hot this time and I found a hair line crack in the upper plemtem, on the right side next to the stud, but it never showed up when the motor wa... Trouble codes: P0171.
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