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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L Cooling fans VIN: JH4KA7666R
I have this Acura that has an intermittent cooling fan operation. The fans seem to operate on low speed only, and sometimes they will not operate at all and the engine will overheat at idle. I checked the archives and saw that these engines are bad about head ...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5649W
Long story, customer installed used engine, car won't start, so they towed it in. At first had no data communication or MIL but all power and grounds ok, so I got another Ecm, and then I had data. there are three signals to the ecm, CKP TDC and #1 from the dis...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864X
This gals van dies very intermittently, she says once every week or less. It will die at a stop and sometimes while going down the road with foot on gas. It starts right back up. We checked codes and test drove---no codes, ran real smooth, no flare or dipping ...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A81
Lean condition and code set for o2 activity problem, lab scoped o2 and confirmed it wouldnt come off of lean (near zero) line, even when forced rich, b2s1 seems fine and even can be forced , however I noticed b1s1 wouldnt switch, so I recomended o2 after testi... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean/bank 1), P0134 (No O2 activity B1S1)
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S2CM58WZX
Hi everyone, This is a crazy one that I need some help with!The car has a intermittent check engine light with a p0121 tps code .The light usually comes on during cold start idel.Just start it not touching the gas at all and let it idel the light comes on.Tps ... Trouble codes: P0121
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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UZ30C8P
The cutomer towed the car in but the stupid car started, he gave me a really detailed discription, "cranks real fast like there is no compression, or no load on starer, happens after car has sat for a day or two". I hooked up my pressure gadge thinking that th...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L extended crank VIN: 4A3AK44Y3T
This will be short because I cant find any available test and our local dealer says this system doesn't exist in this car,but it is all factory. All info and the dealer part section says this cars press regulator is on the fuel rail with vaccuum operation. thi...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, ONLY ON IDLE VIN: 4S3BE6862Y
we have checked : primary and secondary ignition,cam and crank signals,belt timing ( with the marks on the belt ),removed the exhaust to inspect other guides,idle circuit,compression test and vacuum,all tune up parts and all checked out good.we can duplicate t... Trouble codes: P0302 (number 2 cylinder missfire), P0304 (number 4 cylinder missfire)
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2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL flashing VIN: JF1SG63633
This vehicle came to me from a local body shop, it was hit hard on left front/front. It will start and run with no apparent issues except the MIL is flashing about 2/sec. The interesting part is when the key is on and the engine off the MIL still flashes but t...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C8U
Afternoon Toyota Experts: This is a new customer. The engine was dying at idle and she took it elsewhere for a fix--where they adjusted the dashpot stop screw and the cruise cable wide open to make it run. I ran ok for a couple weeks, then started dying again...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L maintanance VIN: 4T1BE32K63
Car came in with request to inspect the throttle body. Inspection reveals a dirty throttle body. This vehicle is drive by wire (no cable to throttle plates). I have heard that cleaning the throttle body on drive by wire causes problems, anyone expierience this...
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1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 1.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1FB3322F
We clean injector it help alot,but the real problem everything was out of adjustment.someone turn every screw that could be turn.It runs well know.Thanks for all the help again.John
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1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L ac vents VIN: JN1HZ6SOJX
well its done , I found that the vacummlines going to the vacuum canister were closing up when the car got hot this was causing the vacuum to switch so there you have it. I cut the hoses and replaced the lines works like a champ now ..thanks to all ...chris
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L intermittent compressor engagement VIN: 4S3BH68601
Hi everyone, this vehicle has been to the dealer and back since my last post. The dealer's best 'guess' was that the vehicle was low on R134a... Vehicle was not low (1.6lbs.) and my service manager decided to get the vehicle back to me and re-investigate the p...
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1990 Toyota Tercel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT2EL43B1M
welli want to thank all the sharp toy techs .what i found is that the air mixture was screwed all the wasy out by the idiots son to lean the fuel to a passable level for oregon deq and of cours no 1 tells the tech shytwhen theyplay with therew own cars .well a...
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