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2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMZE13761
Hi there. Although I work at a dealer, we have a strange one that nobody including TechLine at Honda has seen. We've been chasing a rough idle on this Insight for a long time. Since it's a salesmans' car... he's been patient. Not sure if it's related but our...
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1992 Hyundai Excel GS 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHVD32JXN
This one came in having Failed Emmisions..on HC and CO..with CO around 10%. I have monitered at the PCM with a Lab Scope the.. O2 Sensor Varies..Rich to Lean..Staying toward Rich MAF Sensor...45Hz at Idle...Increases to over 100Hz with Load and Speed. Coolant ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Mechanical VIN: KM8SB12B62
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this request. This vehicle has excessive engine vibration. Car doesn't have to be moving or be in gear. Initial start up it seems ok. Once engine settles down to idle speed, vibration felt throughout car.This is no...
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1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Lifter VIN: JACDJ58V7V
Hello all, I have a 97 Trooper in here with what sounds like a lifter ticking. I checked in the archives and found that a lot of these are not actually caused by the lifters themselfs, so here we go.. This noise was origionally noticed by the customer when th...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of acceleration VIN: 4S2CM57W91
HELP, this thing is driving me nuts. I've ran all the flow charts, all the wires are good, no terminals pushed out, no bad grounds. THis thing came in as an emissions failure due to codes in ecm. The orginal codes were po300, 1340,1311,1312. Found #6&#4 coils ... Trouble codes: 1340 (ion sense module), 1311 (ion sense module sec line 2 circuit fault), 1312 (ion sense module sec line 1 circuit fault)
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1YVGE22COS
Hello guys,I have this 1995 mazda 626 with a flashing od off light indicating that a fault code is stored.I have tried 3 snap-on scanners and the otc genesis and none of them will hook up to this vehicle.The snap ons say to id as a ford and use p as 5th vin di...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D8R
Hello all, car was brought in for no idle when cold, new to us. Won't idle cold, runs poor warm, hesitates, sneezes through air cleaner when throttle goosed. Tune-up parts ok, Standard Ign cap and rotor. Found code 34 stored for KS..it fails Nissan test but pa... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock sensor)
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L Misfire VIN: 1N4AB41D0V
Hey guys, This car has a misfire while under cruise. I have determined that when you remove the vacuum hose from the EGR and drive it, the misfire goes away. That tells me that the EGR passages are plugged and is causing a cyl to run lean and misfire. Has any...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D11
I am posting this so I can post the repair. This Altima has a misfire on cyl. 4. The vacuum leak can be heard near the intake gasket. I didn't have a smoke machine but I did the next best thing. My 2 packs a day Uncle blew smoke into a large vacuum line. The s... Trouble codes: P0304
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2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L timing chain VIN: 4S3BH89662
Customer complaint is a ticking noise in the front of the engine at idle. We confirmed the noise that it is in the engine under the timing chain covers. We removed the serpentine belt and the noise is still present. This is a 6 cylinder engine with a timing ch...
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1990 Toyota Tercel 1.5L Cuts out, Stall, hard starting VIN: JT2EL31F9L
please help! i have a 90 tercel that is hard to start most of the time & when it starts, you have to hold the gas pedal to keep it running. it feels like it's running too rich. i have a feeling that the computer is at fault but could not condemn due to lack of...
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1991 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2ST85N4M
No spark, no injector pulse, we have check every power and grund in the computer (all checked ok) with the info mitchell on demand give us. Code 12(No cam/RPM signal) all the time(with the scope we do see good signals) the computer is sending power but not the...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Automatic HVAC controls VIN: 4T1BF28B81
I've got several questions about this one. The first one is how do you get the HVAC controller out of the dash? I know it sounds simple, but I can see the 10mm nuts behind the upper vents, but can't get to them. So if anyone can help me do that, I can do more ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.3L overun clutch solenoid VIN: JM11A2220S
we are considering this vehicle a fix. problem only occured on start up & shifting to drive. we replace trans. control module last tuesday. customer has been driving car for 1 week with no problems. about every 4-5 days we were losing 12 v. signal coming out o...
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L ingniton VIN: 1N4BU31D1R
HI EVERYONE, I took your advise and put in a new dist. When i took the reman dist out it already had oil on the crank angle sensor. we drove the car for 70 miles and it started good after hot soak.thanks for the part number for the new dist.
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D22
customer took this to the dealer and still has not informed us of the repair. we will post as soon as we know Trouble codes: P0350.
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L water pump VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
thanks for all the replys,after replacing the water pump,t-belt the car ran fine,the wheel noise is still there,.i thought thease were interference engines.thanks again!! i used to have a sheet on t-belt replacment intervals and which ones were valve benders ,...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1232Y
Bingo! to all replies. There is in fact an upgraded MAF for this vehicle for this prob. I thank all who replied. This will actually restore an old customers confidence, and confirms that all dealer parts personel want to tell you nothing unless asked. Again th... Trouble codes: P0171.
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