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1989 Honda CRX Si 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMED9369K
I have a question i need answered on all early fuel injected Hondas. How come these things will have high CO problems at cruise from cold start until warm up until you let it run at 2500 rpm for over 10 minutes? After running for this long the car will suddenl...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L grinds VIN: 1HGCB7556M
Hello group, I have a 91 Accord that came to us with a clutch slips at times. I pulled the clutch had some wear but still had quite a bit of life left from the looks of it. I replaced disc,pressure plate and throw out bearing with new napa sachs clutch.Went to...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGF22D3Y
Thanks in advance for any help. This mazda was brought in overheating when driving in town. Once out on the highway it cools down to normal temperature. When the temperature really starts climbing, the a/c begins to start blowing warm air like it's shutting do...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Starting VIN: 1YVFP80745
need info on this car towed in ran out or low on oil the filter was installed wrong.did lof over now car is a no start do these cars have some kind of safty feature on them.all i get is one injector pulse and one spark during cranking.compresion is good .see n...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y9T
Hello there I have this problem car it came in with a check engine light on with code 1390 and it runs good checked the timing belt marks 3 times checked cam and crank sensors had dealer align cam and crank sensor they said to flash ecm would not help. I check... Trouble codes: 1390 (timing belt skip one tooth)
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1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L temp gauge VIN: 3N1PD21S2N
HI guys I need your help on this one, the fuel gauge and tempreature gauge are not working.sometimes when i push the wires they move little bit and back to cold or empty. Since im not sure how these two gauges working , i assumed they get ground from the sen...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D8T
Vehicle was originally booked in for check engine light on. Scanning revealed code P0500 VSS. Test drive while graphing vehicle speed confirmed code as scan tool and speedometer both went to zero. Wiring checked and VSS was replaced. Car came back with SES lig... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS-original code sensor replaced), P0505 (Idle Control System Malfunction)
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4VN62M7J
I need some help with this one.Idle fluctuates up and down when brake pedal depressed.Worse when hot.I have dis-connected booster and problem still occurs.Runs well at all other times.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1VK12W2N
VEHICLE WILL NOT START AFTER A HOT SOAK, TESTED COIL OUTPUT(GREAT), FUEL PRESSURE READS 38 TO 44 ON GAUGE, HAS NEW CAP,ROTOR,WIRES, FUEL FILTER, ALL INJECTORS OHM WITHIN SPECS, AFTER HOT SOAK FUEL GAUGE WILL STILL READ 38 TO 44, OPEN VALVE ON GAUGE AND VAPOR W...
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1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C6X
Will set MIL light after only a few miles of driving. Customer had replaced MAF sensor before the vehicle came into shop. (Dealership told him to try that). It made no change. Then he brought it into to use. We scanned the system to find code PO171 on the OEM ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 1153 (generic side only)
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2003 Toyota HiLux Surf 2982CC Compressor VIN: KDKZN185WG
Vehicle is 2002 HiLux Model Type KZN185W with climate control. Has been recharged by another shop but no feed to clutch. Cannot find any clutch relay or any other control under bonnet except fuse which is OK. LP switch OK. Clutch wire is Black/Orange. Can find...
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2002 Daewoo Nubira SE 2.0L Stall VIN: KLAJB5272X
Well customer decided not to repair at this time, So its in the bone yard for now. Most replies said to check camshaft sensor. I still fell the oil saturated spark plug boots was probably the source thank you all for the help )
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L ABS Motor VIN: 1HGCD5658T
All who replied to this , many thanks . As everyone suggested , the accumulator is bleeding down , causing the system to cycle . Upon telling the customer what was wrong , and the cost to repair , he promptly refused to get it fixed properly and paid us for di...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L vtec VIN: 1HGEJ8144V
well as almost all of you mentioned, i checked oil press and it was fine. however very dirty and sludgy, so we changed the oil a couple of times, and low and behold it works. one tech mentioned jumping batt volts to the solenoid. i did and after 3 or 4 tries t...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1HGCG1651W
Ta Da! Fixed! Ok, I had some good replies and checked out all suggestions but one was on the money. Eric from North Carolina suggested to pull the evaporator sensor out and run the system to see if it makes a difference. Boy, did it! With the evaporator sens...
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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6615Y
We rechecked all sensors again and all are working ok.It appears to be intermittent so we cleared the ecm again and customer has had no further problems. Thank you to those of you that responded. Trouble codes: 1457 (evap control system leak detected).
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1994 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L shift VIN: KMHVE21NXR
Well this car had two problems.First problem was that the pulse generators were backwards in the 4 wire harness connector.The sensors cannot be switched in the tranny they don't fit.I talked to the shop who installed the new generators and they got the part as...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, High idle cold, VIN: KNDJB7238W
The fix for this vehicle was to tighten the TPS and MAF connector terminals.The female terminals were flatened down and loose on the sensor pins.I used a small pick and raised the ramps inside the connectors.Thanks to everyone who took time to respond,especial... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7236Y
Thanks to all who responded, as they agreed I needed to check timing and sure enough a couple of teeth on the belt were stripped and caused it to jump time. Replaced belt and she fired right up and ran like a top. Trouble codes: P1693, P0134, P0440, P0422.
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L exhaust VIN: JM2UF3132L
First of all I would like to thank everyone that answered. Once again you came through. I pulled the plug on cylinder 2 and noticed that the piston was washed around the outside from oil pushing past the rings. I explained to the customer that with the large a...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1BB1415T
thanks too all replays, egr vacumm port at bottem of egr valve allmost cloged. this would hold vacumm too long for egr boost sensor...
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1991 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BC65C5M
After receiving three responses, I took some good advice and verified all PCM power and ground integrity. I then attached a redundant ground to PCM case and verified that my suspect reference voltages were unchanged. Convinced I had no ground problems, I pulle... Trouble codes: 42 (idle switch fault), 45 (pressure sensor circuit).
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
found the ecm was the problem, customer took vehicle to dealer, ecm is warrenty. thanx for the help. Trouble codes: P1134.
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: JT2AE09B4S
The new coil was defective. Coil osolations looked good. I was lucky in having an identical vehicle come in today. Swaped distrbutors and miss went away. Replaced new coil and that was the fix. Thank You, Jim
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