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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB7673N
This Honda sets a pump motor circuit code intermittently anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. Everything checks out fine by the time the customer come in. I have already replaced the ABS computer. Does anyone have any thoughts as to why? Is there anything common...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCE1827R
car has spark and fuel pressure, but intermittently no injector pulse which lasts 20 to 30 seconds and reappears and car starts, can be hours between occurances.
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1994 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH6168R
injector blinks once or twice then quits, scanner says inj p/w -29ms while cranking. rpm reads at 230, ckp,tdc,cyl sensor all ohm test at .334 to .358k ohms. hook up vantage and scope all 3. all look good backprobing at ecu. cyl sensor has lines droping negati...
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1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5L trans VIN: KMHVF14N3S
Fellow techs We have a Hyundai Accent that will not go in to gear. The customer stated that she was driving and all of a sudden the car stopprd pulling. We pulled codes and there wrer none. We replaced the transmission with a new unit from Hyundai and we have ...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHWF35HX2
Hello all, I have a 2002 hyundai sonata with a intermittent no start problem. This car came in on a tow truck 4days ago started as soon as I got in it, No check engine light on car runs great. I put the scanner on it and got two codes 560 system voltage proble... Trouble codes: 560 (System voltage problem)
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L no start VIN: KNAFB121XX
car would not start in cold weather, replace plugs becuse of a flood cond. car started with check engine light on. crank sensor code. erased code gave car back to owner. next morning -25 below car no start, car crank slow firing like out of time.car warmed up ...
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.5L No Start VIN: KNADG124X1
This one wouldn't start after sitting in the garage for 4 or 5 days. We towed it in and discovered it was loaded up with fuel. Held the accelerator down and cranked until it started. Black smoke and rough running until it cleared out now it runs great. Have co...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2229S
Have pulled codes and came up with a code 61 as a past failure code. Repeated test drives have failed to duplicate tcs light and activation. As this code and problem are intermittent I am wondering if any one has had any experience with this code or problem as... Trouble codes: 61 (ABS/TCS Control Unit)
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1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L No power, timing ret VIN: JA3AA11A4S
Thank again for you help this is a great network! I have this car with no power it won't reach 20 mph. It has a late timing -10 atdc. I already sincronized the crankshaft and camshaft and put the timing belt acording to the specs. 3 times, I also tryed a rebui...
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L engine VIN: JN1RZ26A9L
This car has acceptable oil pressure at idle when cold and warm.. When it is driven and engine speeds ar above 3000 rpm the pressure will drop to 10 psi or even lower.. The car runs ok and does not make any particular bad noises when driven.. These pressures a...
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 123EHDJRIW
Van came with check engine light on. Cust.said he needed O2 sensor. I guess he had it checked at Auto Zone. Had code for bank 1 sensor 1. He did not want to get it check out.Ordered O2 from dealer and installed. Cleared codes and test drove . Check eng. light ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transmission code VIN: JS3BG6857X
The vehicle failed state emissions because of a stored trouble code p1742 (transmission input signal circuit malfunction). The check engine light was not on. I cleared the code and it came back. (Engine light still not on) According to Shop Key, if the transm... Trouble codes: P1742
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4TARN01P0N
Hello fellow techs. I am stumped with this Toyota PU. The history is the truck ran great then suddenly started to run poorly. Lack of power noticed greatly when driving up a hill. Happens all the time. Let me first tell you what I do to make it run PERFECT, th...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L warning lights VIN: 4T1BF28B2Y
i have a problem with this avalon,the warning lights flash all the time, koeo, koer,. if you turn the park lights on first they come on and go off normally. the lights that flash are, srs, abs/vsc cruise, door ajar, brake warning. its just like you ground the ...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V5Y
Hi group, thank you in advance for your help but this vehicle is driving me crazy this vehicle came in for diagnosis on the check engine light that is on all the time. I scanned the car and it showed a code PO340 "Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction" ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Oil pressure VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Hello All, We performed a complete engine overhaul on this Camry due to a over rev which resulted in rod bearing & crankshaft damage. All went well until the final test drive when the oil light began flickering. The engine is getting good oil flow top & bottom...
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1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3543J
HELLO GROUP finally got this honda on the road...the main relay has 2 yel/blk wires. one goes to fuel pump circuit, the other goes to c13 and c15 on ecm connector. well i was gettin pwr out of the main relay, but had bad connection to ecm. these yel/blk wire...
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L clicking under hood VIN: JHMCA5628J
Thank you all for reading my posting and giving me your input. I got one reply that led us directly to the problem. Mr [...] suggested that we remove the ECM under the driver's seat and do the pinchecks for all the inputs & oputputs. WE took a peek inside and ...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L no spark VIN: JHMEG10234
I recieved replies that ranged from replace Ign. coil to Module, and main relay. I did post that I did replace these and the computer as well. I had also replaced whole Dist. so the integrity of the wire from the igniter to coil is ok. customer declined any fu...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHVD14N5T
Two replies hit it on the head about connections at the crank sensor connector. Before we replaced the crank sensor we spread the connector a little, apparently it wasn't enough. After spreading them again we had no more problems. Waited a while to make sure i...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHGG45C21
REcieved a number of replies for this car but i still dont have arepair on it several of the replies suggested reprogramming the ecm others said to check for exhaust leaks I recommended customer to dealer for apossible ecm reprogramming if I get more info i wi... Trouble codes: P0133.
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1994 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31D8R
Customer picked up car and did not want a repair. The car was not in the shop long enough to deturman the correct repair.
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3K44Y5SE
Chris [...] was the key of this whole problem. He had mentioned that I did not replace the crank sensor. I have not seen one cause this problem untill this car. A long story short the crank sensor was the problem. We installed the sensor and everything was p...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4MR51M1S
boy do i feel stupid i had on of my guys check the ingnition wires and he thought they went strignt across as the other shop had wirerd it.checking alldata i found the fireing order was diffrent then what was thought to be correct. thanks to all who replied so...
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HJ01FXP
Thanks to the techs who answered my request, the acc motor has 4 coils inside the assembly and one of them spiked the driver for the ECM. when we re-checked w/ vantage it was a flatline on the scope. one ECM later, everything started working like it was suppos...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs module VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
Thanks to those who replied. Well I got the K-14 key for my scanner and it was no help. It only told me to jump the pins to clear codes. I tried OBD2 generic with no success. I concluded the abs module was bad, but the customer did not want to do the repair. S...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853T
Thanks for the replys. Brady from Utah hit it on the head. Ground problem. I cleaned the grounds at the engine and body for the negative battery cable. The one at the body looked very dirty and the one on the engine did not look to bad, but there are lots on s... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Speed Malfunction), P1501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent).
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1972 Toyota Land Cruiser 226CID Rear Main Bearing
I think he has found the problem, when it was completely apart, he found that one of the oil rings was not in the proper position and the cylinder was scored, putting a bunch of metal into the bearings. Thanks to those who responded. Some suggested a restricti...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L relentless P0401 cod VIN: JT2BG12K1T
Kudos to all who said VACUUM SWITCHING VALVE on the persistant P0401 'insufficient EGR flow'. Even though vacuum was present at the EGR valve & it was opening, the old VSV must have had some hitch that the computer did not agree with when determining EGR flow.... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow).
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