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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7663M
Hello fellow techs, Ive ran into another one of the dreaded code 43 Hondas and this one is a nightmare. This car is running so rich I dont know how it manages to idle. The problem occurs as soon as it started and doesnt get any better as it warms up. Ive repla... Trouble codes: 43 (testing and results)
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1991 Infiniti M30 3.0L engine VIN: JNXHF16C7M
Car was towed in - complaint is that it cranks but does not start. Check engine does not illuminate. Red LED in ECU does not illuminate. ECU relay is OK, fuse is OK, engine cranks over fine all the time. Sometimes the lights will light and the car will then c...
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1993 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S1CL11LXP
Vehicle came to us with an state emissions test failure. High CO and HC. Checked for codes as CEL was on. Code 21 for problem with MAP sensor came up. Attempted to check duty cycle at test wire on right inner fender. Could not get a duty cycle reading-pegged a... Trouble codes: 21 (map sensor signal inncorrect)
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1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1258T
Intermittently at a idle engine will start running very lean, idle stumbles and randomly will stall. installed a used air flow meter, made no difference. EFI temp sensor is working with proper coolant temp. Injector pulse seems normal. we do not have a great d...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L pump VIN: 1YVGE31B2P
Car came in with excessive noise from pump and reservoir was overflowing.Seems to only happen when on cold start up.Replaced pump and bled system..no change. Replaced rack and pinion and bled..no change. Power steering works perfectly when warm but when it sit...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, bad studder/hesi VIN: JA3XE7402M
The hesitation only happens at low cruise speeds around 2000 - 3000 rpm and only when you slightly start to step in to increase speed . If you stomp down its runs fine, or let up on gas its ok also. The car idles great. I believe there is a secondary ignition ...
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1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 1 Ton 2.4L Surge VIN: JA7FL24W9N
Good evening Techs, Got this Mitsu truck that the idle will surge when cold. The pcm is cutting the injectors off and on until it reaches operating temp and then it idles fine. I have Mit on Demand but not clear on setting base idle. Could someone tell me abou...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L head lights VIN: HAS3038074
The head lights still do not come on. All other lights work fine. The three wires at the HL all have power. I have traced all the wires back too switch there are ok. I have no wire diagram!! Any help greatly appreciated
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Car came in to correct MIL lamp for codes above for CT emissons. Complain of MIL and stalling at lights. We looked at these complaints only after changing out a bad battery. This seemed to help stalling, but code po1212 po1605 and eventually PO175 came around.... Trouble codes: 1212 (Comuncation line ECM to ABS/TSC controler-bad signal No MIL), 1605 (Communication line ECM To Trans ECM -bad signal), P0175
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L driveline VIN: JF1SF6355W
this is my own vehicle. it started with a noise in rear and vibration that goes away when not under load. replaced rr wheelbearing-bad. replaced worn tires and did a trans service which it improved but still have a vibration at any speed through out vehicle an...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BH6868X
Good Day to All I have this 2000 Subaru Outback with 2.5L that came with a fluid leak. Client was told they had power steering leak. We cleaned it up, and added oil dye to the engine (could see fluid was coming from above rack). Ran engine for 30 minutes, no ...
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L horn VIN: 4S3BE65601
I'm having trouble finding any good testing info for this vehicle. The horn doesn't work when trying to blow it with the horn button on steering wheel. But, it does work when using the remote to unlock the doors. It also has an airbag light on. I didn't know i...
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD01V6M
computer will not output codes. sent computer to a.t.e. for rebuild but still the same. this truck has three different diagnostic connectors as far as i can see but none of them will output codes.TRUCK RUNS FINE!!!WONT PASS SMOG BECAUSE LIGHT IS ON!!!
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2001 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Front end VIN: 2S2AB21H01
Popping or clunking noise from front end over certain bumps. its not all the time but obviouse when it happens. we cannot get it to happen in the shop at all. The car has low miles and is in show room condition. (literally) has anyone had problem areas on thes...
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1992 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L starter VIN: JT2AE94K3N
vehicle was towed in, battery disconnected. attach battery car cranks constantly. alldata shows a starter relay located under hood in #2 fuse panel. not there.. called dealer and they state not equipped with relay on automatic trans car.. can anyone with toyot...
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1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L theft deterent VIN: JT3AC22S4P
Hi all. This Toyota Previa anti theft system will activate when you unlock the door with the key and open the door. You can turn off the alarm by pushing the remote key pad or by cycling the key on to start, back off then on to start and the van will start and...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos SE 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATB2264Y
I have not been able to get the customer to bring the car back because it has not blown a fuse since before thanksgiving. all 4 replies were good information .I will close now,If i get car back & fix it i will reclose with what we found thanks David Trouble codes: P0122, P0440.
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT8VK13TXN
First off, thanks to Paul, Dennis, Andy, Bob, Jason and James. Suggestions ranged from IAC to TPS, burnt ignition rotor, vacuum leak and possible pcm short. Actually car had 2 faults. We believe car came in w/MAF sensor disconnected to hide a short that starte...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB35341
I have not recieved the car for follow-up repairs. So far, the car has been running fine. The only thing that has changed is the weather, as it has not gotten warmer than the mid 70's around here. The holidays are coming and I have to go out of town. I probabl...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AM54J5R
Thank you all for your input in helping us fix this Mitsu. The problem ended up being the idle air control motor. Although we still cannot get our MT2500 to connect to this vehicle, the ECM seems to be okay in this one (luckily) as the high idle problem went a...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AA56H11
Well everyone this one is finally fixed still with a lingering question. As many of you mentioned even thought the problem wasn't logical I did get into engine controls but found no problem. What I did find is just a dirty throttle body. The idle speed would b...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BH665X2
I received 16 replies to my request for help. The majority of them suggested this problem may be covered by Subaru under some sort of good will policy. We took the car to the dealer. They put the secret cooling system conditioner in it and pronounced it to be ...
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1994 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L no other symtoms VIN: 4T1GK13E5R
Thanks to all that replied, while there were memories and thoughts of Walnuts stuck in linkages to cruise control units going haywire and floor mats that won't stay put, most of us felt stronly that it was a defective VO (vehicle operator). Its hard for some p...
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