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1990 Acura Integra RS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9440L
This vehicle has a very intermittant no start, usually after a hot soak. We have tried for 2 & 1/2 days and only got it to not start 3 times. When it is in no start there is spark but no fuel pressure. One strange thing that happens when in no start is the shi...
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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Engine VIN: JH4KA9647T
Customer recently purchased this vehicle. Problem is a harmonic vibration at 1500 rpm. This vibration occurs whether engine is loaded or unloaded, but is more pronounced under load. I inspected all mounts, no problem evident with any of them. I don't feel th...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L with pulse wipers VIN: 1HGCG16521
Hello Honda techs,I'm a GM fuel/electrical guy.I worked at a Honda dealer years ago,18 yrs ago.Have a wierd problem with this Accord.Customer complaint is no pulse wiper operation.Well I drove it for 10 min.(in the rain)and never acted up,consulted with servic...
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1840Y
Hello fellow techs, We have a Honda CRV in the shop with a stalling problem when cold. There are no codes, no CE light. Fuel pressure is 43 psi. We cleaned the sludged up throttle body and thought that was the problem. It was not, it did it again the next day....
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2001 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD18701
HI all, this is a wierd one.Problem is stalling when vehicle is cold startde and about first two minutes of operation. After this the problem goes away.when vehicle is started cold fast idle speed climbs to 1600 rpm. WHen dropped into gear rpm falls to 200rpm ...
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1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L Misfire VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
Help lexus techs,We just replaced head gasket on this vehicle and when we cranked it up it ran fine for about 30 seconds and it picked up a miss at idle,the longer it ran the worse the miss was.We hooked up scanner and shows all cylinders misfiring.We ran a sm... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cyl 1), 302 (misfire cyl 2), 303 (misfire cyl 3), 304 (misfire cyl4), 305 (misfire cyl5), 306 (misfire cyl6)
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Trunk Release VIN: JT8BH28FIV
Hey guys, I have a problem with the trunk not opening with the key pad or the pull switch under the drivers side knee bolster. The lock funtion for this seems to be working, you can push it to lock and use the key to unlock. I hear a relay or control "click" w...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AXC57B9
Mitsubishi techs. I recently posted problems with this car. Now that it is running, the original problem of only running on 2 out of 6 cylinders was solved by replacing the computer (from bone yard). I returned it to the bone yard because of the recomendations... Trouble codes: 61 (TC solenoid), 71 (Tc solenoid)
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L ABS module VIN: JA4MW51R11
This vehicle does not have a locking rear diff. The codes coming up relate to a problem with that sensor. The All dat Diagrams seem very poor . Would like to check connector F-11 for voltage but can't really tell which one it is. ALL Data wants to start at con...
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1987 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L fuel injector and ignition VIN: JN1HT21S0H
customer said drove fine one night then parked it overnite. went out next morning and all it would do is crank over but not fire. I think the injectors are bad, but it seems strange that they would all go wacko at one time. don't know what i'm missing, any hel...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31F3P
hi everyone! i got this altima, started out a few weeks ago, missed and would stall at idle in gear. did usually tune up,cleaned injsctors ran get when left. about a week went by started missing again, found bad #4 injector, replaced it with aftermarket ran gr...
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1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Speedometer VIN: JN1MS34P4P
Electronic HUD and speedo only rarely work (no display whatsoever). Odometer works, so have ruled out speed sensor & wiring. Digital unit is notoriously unreliable, so it's safe to assume that's where problem lies. Have read that cold solder connections or bad...
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1995 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42D9S
My sons 1995 Nissian will cut out, miss, and the engine will stop running when ever the engine is taken over 5500 RPM's. As soon as the key is cycled off, to on, the engine will restart and run fine, until he tries to exceed 5500 RPM's again. The optical senso...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hydraulic VIN: JN1CA3102Y
hello, This Maxima came from the dealer. They replaced the clutch and all hydraulics. When the car started to slip, they did it again under warranty. The 3rd time it came to me. We did it 2 times also. what's happening is after driving it for a bit, the pedal ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3NICB51D31
Vehicle came in with codes P0140 and P0137. I did my normal wiring checks and found all wires to be clean. I couldn't really tell anything from data on the scanner iether. I replaced one sensor (unfortunately alldata directed me to the wrong one) so I then rep... Trouble codes: P0140 (B1S2 Oxygen senor low activity), P0137 (B1S2 Ogygen sensor low activity)
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6853W
We have this 1998 legacy that we did a dealer short block and had the heads rebuilted.runs great ,but every once in awhile it will set codes for misfires.Not consistent with anyone cylinder.Every time it happens it will be a different cylinder or all.You can d... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire number one), P0302 (misfire number 2), P0303 (misfire number 3), P0304 (misfire number4)
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1985 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN65S9F
Vehicle came into shop with customer complaining of intermittant dies and restarts condition. He requested a fuel filter be installed. Vehicle would idle fine for a few minutes, before and after filter replacement, and then die. It would restart and then stay ...
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT111GJ900
Greetings fellow Techs! Got me a stickler here. I have a Land Cruiser 2-door with a diesel 4-cylinder engine. It is NOT OBDII compliant. The Mil light is always on. I am wondering if any Euro techs out there can tell me what code 14 means for the 1KZ-TE engin... Trouble codes: 14
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L condenser and radiator fans VIN: 2T1BR12E7X
Hello Techs, I'm writting you because I need an extra help with this vehicle. My problem is located in the condenser and radiator fans, they run all the time, also if you have only the ignition on. I recovered the gas from the A/C system, remove the drier and ...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L 1-2 gear VIN: 1HGCB7276N
Thanks for all of the replys. We manually powered up all of the solenoids to check them as someone suggested and found them all to be good, but when we started to reassemble everything we found that 2 of the pins in the connector for the lower solenoids were p...
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1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L head VIN: JT6HJ88J7T
Thanks to all replies,ended up being head gasket between number 5 and 6 cylinder was gone.Went back together everything was put back like we took it apart timing marks were all exact but now we have picked up a missfire on no 1 2 3 4 5 6 cylinders any thoughts...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L key off draw VIN: JTGHF10U6X
Great work Grant, Mark and Rodney! I re-installed the new drivers door ECU and after 1 hour the draw dropped to 50mA. I wanted to verify that the ECU was the problem so I put the old one back in to see if the draw would go away after the same length of time. H...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L blower motor VIN: JM1FC3513J
thanks to you guys for your help,most said control head,i found a burn't strip on this little black box that mounts to the back of the control head,i took it a part after figuring out that it helps control fan speed,found this one spot was burn't,repaired this...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: F1PT118475
Thanks to all, we fix the car by replacing the ECU with a known good unit.
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L sulfer smell VIN: JN1CA31D81
First I would like to thank all of you that responded to my problem, most of you said its either a fuel problem, sulfer content and additives in fuel or a bad converter. I talked to the customer and he has tried several different stations for fuel with the sam...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK6350S
Well I have installed the cam and crank sensors amd I shipped this down the road yesterday.Did not hear back from the cust. so I will close this case and keep my fingers crossed.Thanks for all your help..Steve
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L cyl. head VIN: 4TARN13P6R
Practically all you techs were right. Use a oem gasket. torqued to specs, but before I filled it up with oil(drain plug out)I decided to add the coolant to rad. first. It started running out of the oil drain hole! Pulled valve cover, pressurize system, and it ...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Brake pedel VIN: JTEBT17RT3
Went in this morning looked at everything again Must have been a Bubble of air in Front somewhere rebleed and all is well . Thanks to all that offered help !
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