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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCD5650R
The compressor is cutting out at higher RPM's (1500 to 2000). The pressures are normal low side 32 high side 180 to 200 psi It loses the ground signal to the relay for the compressor from the ECU. It stays on when idleing, but cuts off when you hold it at a hi...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG56XWA
Only the check engine light comes on. Operation of car is fine. Comes on randomly. Can anyone help? Trouble codes: 1456 (undocumented code)
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22561
we have this car that keeps setting missfire codes. at times will set po305, then will come back with a po302, or 304,ect no cylinders consently reset with no time or freeze frame corolation. have loaded all coils for output all will jump a hei spark tester. h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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1991 Infiniti M30 3.0L hvac control head VIN: JNKHF14C5M
car has automatic temp control,hvac control head(auto a/c amp) does not turn on or illuminate,according to mitchell power wires are on pins 1,2 and 3, ground is on 8, these wire colors do not match car,have power on 1,2, ground is on 3,any help would be apprec...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L serp. belt VIN: 4S2CK58W21
Customer just purchased this truck and wanted to make sure of the t-belt. upon disassembly and inspection, i found the serpentine belt frayed on the inner edge ( towards the motor). the t-belt looked like it was recently replaced. replaced it and the water pum...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L cylinder head/timing sprocket VIN: JT8BD69S51
Customer overheated it and drove it until it quit. Head is warped about .006, but raised in the middle to about .011 Customer is on a budget and wants to know if we can get away with milling it. Anyone have any experiance with these heads?? Also tech loosened ...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGF22C12
Vehicle has stumble or hesitation on accel. just off idle and clears up.also does it when A/C comes on.No codes found.Seemed to be fuel related. I test drove vehicle w/scanner and found no significant change in fuel trim when duplicating problem.Long term fuel...
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L a/c switch shutting off VIN: 4A3AA46G13
the a/c , heater blower works fine. when you push the a/c button when it's one #1 setting it works fine, you turn the blower to #2,#3, or high the a/c shuts off.the are the same button, turn for blower operation, push to turn on the a/c i only found wiring dia...
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1993 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L ac compressor VIN: 4N2DNILWDS
just basically if i disconnect the relay to the iac sol located on the right fender well the ac operates. the iac sol does not of course. the van came in for a blown fuel pump fuse. i tested the complete circut no problems found. the green wire red tracer also...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DOT
customer brought this car in after having replaced water pump. he said car ran fine before water pump replacement, now engine has multiple miss. checked compression 130-150 on all cylinders. unplugged coils one at a time and found two dead cylinders #2 and num...
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1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4353X
Car is well maintained and runs great. B1S1 will not go above 650 and drops to 000 at cruise. B1S2 stay about 700. Can not force b1s1 high with propane. Fuel trim is -6%lt and st fluctuates. When forced lean with vacuum leak fuel trim goes to +38% The MAF has ... Trouble codes: P0130 (oxygen sensor failure)
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1996 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L No power VIN: JS2GB3154T
Hello, this suzuki is seriously lackig power in the low rpm range. Once you get the motor reved up past about 3000 it runs pretty decent. I've checked timing belt and it is on properly. Ignition timing is at 10 degrees btc. When I jump the check connector it d...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L no brakes VIN: 4TAWN72N0W
Good evening Techs, Tacoma come in from another shop with no brake pedal after they replaced master cyl 3 times and could not get a pedal. I replaced the master cyl and still cannot get a pedal. I am having problems getting fluid to the load sensing valve that...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K20
PO401 setting all the time. EGR valve will cause engine to stumble terribly when actuated with vacuum pump(exhaust ports and intake ports OK). Valve can be seen opening when power braking engine(Vacuum hoses and switches working). No other codes are set and no... Trouble codes: P0401
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Transfer Case Electronic Controls VIN: JT3HN87R6X
This 4-Runner came in stuck in 4wd with the 4WD and Center Diff Lock light on the dash flashing. If I jump the most forward switch at the rear of the transfer case it will go out of 4WD and all seems well untill you switch it back in, it will go into 4WD but t...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K9Y
i have a 2000 camry 4cyl with a code p0401 egr low flow, found valve intermittently opening. replace vsv and vac. modulator, valve now operates normally but was still coding p0401. replaced ecu for misfire update no change, replaced with different map sensor a... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow)
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Compressor VIN: 5TDZT34A92
Gentlemen: Sequoia compressor locked up. Performed tsb # ac001-04 with additional condenser and flushed. Added 37.03 oz of r134a and aprox 4 oz of oil (compressor comes with 200cc of oil). A/c compressor now works but not cold (45-50 w/ ambient temp @80 deg F...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCB7674P
Heated O2 sensor fixed this one. I always use factory emmision parts. Thanks to all again who helped. I was leaning that way but. Who thinks O2 for cold start drivability... Trouble codes: 12 (ho2s circuit).
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Driver's window VIN: 2HGEJ6575T
Yes!! A fix on this gentlemen -- and several electronically savvy ladies. Executive summary: clean break in the door wire harness at the driver's door hinge connector. Talk about your pain to get in and repair, mister. How often have you read 'repair open be...
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1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L speedo VIN: RA21212157
hello, thanks ,everybody , drove 150 miles , fitted vss at roadside and it worked perfectly, knowing what was wrong before hand ,saved me having to bring the car to the workshop and delivering it back again michael
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1995 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Engine VIN: WBA4328752
Sorry to have taken so long to post a fix, but the problem was elusive and the eventual repair was to replace the engine. All the vibration was from the engine, as it turned out. The fix involved buying a Japanese 'takeout' engine from a Maxima, which is hte s...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A4Y
Hello techs, I received helpfull info from ron, michael, stephen and stephen. The general concensus is that Infinti and Nissan do have problems with IAC motors, some so severe that it can wipe out pcms and driver modules inside the pcm. The customer is going... Trouble codes: P0505.
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KNDJA7236X
special thanks to al mooris who took extra time to help us i did go thru the harnesses and what i did find which the problem never occured was the mass air flow red wire to the ecm was not recieving a signal until i bent the pins and tweaked them it never acte...
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L ac pressures VIN: JT8UF11E9L
Hello I have been trying to get in touch with this guy to see if he fixed the car but he is not returning any info. I suspect the repairs to evaporator and expansion valve wrap my have been the problem. Thanks to all who have spent there time in helping. Tha...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G3Y
First off I would like to thank all the replies I recieved. Secondly I would like to apologize. After doing all I did,posting it here and talking to a tech line and 1 1/2 days of messing with this I found out the MAF Sensor I was given was rebuilt,not new. I i... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JA3EA26A1R
THanks to everyone that took the time to reply to my help request. I could not duplicate the customers complaint of the car stalling. This vehicle is burning OIL, which could be causing the stalling condition. The customer has decided not to put any money in...
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1993 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1EB31F9P
It's DONE (and thanks to roadrunner back up and running after a week being down because of the lighting capital of the world)I had three replies to my problem on 1993 Nissan. There was some corresion on the ect terminal. There was a good charging system and no...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D91
Well, like they say, no news is good news. This vehicle did not return with any problems. I ended up replacing the refueling valve and the canister. The refueling valve is this white looking thing on top of the fuel tank which snaps into a holding-like bracket... Trouble codes: P1446 (mfr. contrl aux emmisions).
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L srs VIN: 4T1BE32K12
Thanks, Rock from California was right on, Toyota parts department had no knowledge of incompatibility of replacement seat belts with body harness. The parts manager called Toyota technical help and all they would admit was there were 'problems' with the repla...
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