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1998 Acura SLX Premium 3.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAEDJ58X0W
i have acura slx 3.5l . customer stated stall sometime and idle rough. check engine light on.i did not happen in shop whole day. rcheck many time.road tested.may have intermittant. i check and found code p0401 egr recerculation flow in sufficent. replaced egr ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficent)
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Allen plug in head VIN: 1HGCG5648W
While removing timing covers to perform a maintenance timing belt/water pump/balance shaft belt operation I noticed a large amount of solidified coolant buildup, like coolant has been seeping out slowly over time and hardening once coming into contact with air...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA723XX
Hello all; This one has been here a week now and I've found several problems but it's not getting much better yet. The vehicle had multiple codes,mostly misfire;I inspected and replaced damaged coils and plug wires expecting this to smooth out the hesitation a... Trouble codes: P1624, P171, P301, P300
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Stall VIN: JTBUF11E4N
This Lexus came in for diagnostic for the lack of power and gradually dies out. It cranks right back and runs well for awhile and gradully slows down until it dies out again. The fuel pressure is 35psi when it is running normal and slowly drops down to about 1...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGE22B1P
Hello Iatn Group I have a 2.5L V6, that is very noisy on cold startups. It sounds like a mechanical noise, but it goes away if u rev it up past 2500rpm, or when the engine reaches full operating temperature. It's definately not a lifter noise, it's more simil...
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1994 Mazda Protege 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JM1BG224XR
Thank you for all the help in advance. This vehicle under acceleration at times will all of sudden bog down when this happens the fuel pressure drops to 10psi. I installed a new fuel pump, strainer, and filter. I have checked power and grounds to the pump both...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L chime VIN: JA3AY11A1Y
the door ajar,key in ignition,headlamps on chime will not work,we have replaced the chime,the fuse box the chime mounts to,it has power and ground to the fuse box,i follow the wiring diagram from mitchell and i can't seem to get any where,any help out there,th...
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1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01P2L
This car came in mainly for brake and fuel lines, and the customer said that it also ran bad sometimes. I noted the problem at this time but did not think the tune-up or any other repairs would fix this problem. It was still acting the same way after all the w...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, poor power VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
This Maxima will surge when started cold about 500 RPM's. As it warms the surge will minimize, but when driving and coming to a stop the idle will be rough and unstable. If you try to accellerate while the idle is like this there is a noticeable lack of power....
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L compressor VIN: JF1SF6555W
This car was not cooling when first looked at. So I tryed recharging no sucess. So i ordered used pump. Now it cools for a very short time pump stay engaged all the time it just continues to get hotter air in the inside compartment What puzzles me is the high ...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2SV21E6L
CUSTOMER BROUGHT IN THIS VEHICLE. THE IDLE SURGES BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 r.p.m. WHEN FIRST STARTED IT DOES NOT DO IT UNTIL ABOUT 3 TO 4 MINUTES LATER. HAVE CHECKED TIMING, A.F.M. AND T.P.S.WITH VANTAGE. I.A.C. SEEMS TO WORK IF I UNPLUG IT. OPENING THNE E.G.R. V...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K9T
Customer complained that car stalled while braking twice in last month. Customer pulls over, puts car in park, restarts and runs fine. Car appears well maintained except for noted aftermarket parts. Checked all systems, everything appears good. Have driven car...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, po401 VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
toyota techs and all members,this camary is killing me.car came in with ck engine light on,code po401 low flow,replaced modultar and vsv valve,code returned,when i apply vacuum to valve it stalls ungine,ck vac at valve while comanding vsv on i get about 15" of... Trouble codes: P0401
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L headlights VIN: 4T1BG22K6X
Hello, I have this car that the body shop brought here, it had been hit in the front corner. The daytime running lights work. The flash part of high beam also works. But when i cover the light sensor the headlights are inop. I have tested and replaced the dayt...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Right Front Suspension VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
Have been looking at this off and on for a couple of weeks now. Customer complains about a rattle noise over bumps. Complaint has been verified, but am unable to locate the source of the noise. First thought was the upper strut mount, which was replaced, but...
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2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P41
Hello all, I have this car in here with a po440 code in it. I have replaced the canister and the purge vsv. I still have the light coming back on. If it test all of the solenoids they are all working. I also have run a smoke test on this and it is showing good...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Idle VIN: 2HKRL1862Y
First I want to thank everyone for there response on this problem .I first removed the throttle body and cleaned it and the idle control valve and then reinstalled them both ,the idle did not go as high as it was before but it still went up and down so i calle...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L fan VIN: 1HGCG6680Y
The car was 2000 sorry .I ask one of our tech to see if he can check the car I give him a wire digram for coolent sensor and how to reset the vetec procedure,He found that the vetec sensor and the coolent tempreture plug was mix.when he look at the coolent dig...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35VX1
Well, I did solve the missfire with an injector that wasn't clogged. All of the injectors inlet screens were filled with garbage. Number two was plugged completely. As far as finding the meanings and definitions to the unknown codes, no luck. They didn't sho... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire 2), P0081 (Unknown Powertrain code), U3118 (Unknown Network code), C0300 (Unknown ABS code), C0301 (Unknown ABS code).
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58V7R
Thank you I found the ground wire that bolts to the center intake to look good but as advised I took a closer look to find it had some resistance. This was over looked intil I was informed by the responces to check this Thank you this helped out I appreciate y...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L shifting VIN: JACDH58V1R
Hi everyone, I got 3 replies on this suggesting a broken shift rod or shift fork(s). After calling many salvage yards, the best price I could get on a used trans was north of $1,000 - my cost. With chilton labor being 7 hours for the R&R, the customer elected ...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DL01D21
Thanks for all the help people,by the responses I recived this must be a common problem with this engine. At this time the the owner does not have the money to repair the car and is going to drive it awhile and save up the money (we have all heard that one). T...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BK4356V
Thanks again to all who replied; the MAF sensor was at fault on this car. Fuel trims returned to normal after the new sensor was installed.
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