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1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBA7437G
this car failed california asm smog test. high nox @ 15 and 25 mph. meas. 1673 ppm.at 15 mph. with a limit of 1161 ppm. and meas. 1575 ppm. with limit of 991 at 25 mph. co meas. 0 and hc meas. 18 ppm. testing reveals egr is alredy reducing nox by 1200 ppm. 5 g...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7130T
I own a used car lot and have my Ford Senior Master Tech background so these Honda's really are "foreign" to me! I purchased this Accord to resale. Had check engine lamp on (believe unrelated)-replaced busted fuel cap and repaired "holy" EGR vacuum line to add... Trouble codes: P0401, P0441
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Hello Group,Another tech in our shop did a timing belt, front engine seals,and valve cover gaskets to this Lexus and when he finished the job the car wouldn't start.He said he drove the car in and it ran fine.He then called me to look at the car.It sometimes w...
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 2.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5216N
This vehicle has been in and out of the shop for the past 2 months with the same problem. Complaint is mil lamp on Code 17 sets and has no power upon exceleration. Has only happened to us twice, get the van back to the shop and then works and runs fine. we hav... Trouble codes: 17 (FEEDBACK SYSTEM. Sensor output not changed 20 secands after engine exceeds 1500 rpm)
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L whine noise VIN: JM1HD4614N
we have the 929 madza with a whine noise coming from the engine or maybe the trans the weird thing is it whines in neutral and park and when you drive it you hear it in first and second gear but when it goes into a higher gear the whine goes away i am hoping s...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Battery Draw VIN: 4S3BH66591
Hi everyone , I hope ther are some suby techs out there I have a wierd current draw on this one . some days it will have a dead battery and other days it starts just fine I got in to this one and did a draw test on it and it showed a large current draw so i st...
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L heater VIN: JTDDY32T7Y
This car came to the shop with no heater function. The coolant was low and we found that the heater core was leaking. It was also reported that she has had no heater for at least a year. The heater core was replaced with OEM from the dealer also the thermostat...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Starting VIN: JTEGH20V81
Hello all, This RAV4 was towed to us from dealer. Dealer claims trans fluid has leaked into harness and damaged ECU, Harness and other components. They want to reseal trans , replace harness and ECU. Car starts ands dies almost immediatly, no codes in ECU , (C...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKCA31A6Y
The coil I originally used was a napa unit. I replaced that with OE. Problem is fixed. Vehicle runs perfectly. Trouble codes: P0302.
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12331
well I replaced the tps,due to the lack of responce of the tps and cleared the codes . now the tps is working properly now and I drove it 25 miles today with no problem before it wouldn't get ten feet before the codes would set ...thanks chris you backed up my... Trouble codes: P1586, P1186, P1121, P0732.
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1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N4BU3102R
Thanks guys It was oil in the dist assy. Also wouldnt staart and rotor had small enuff crud on it and replaced it and car ran great. I had one maxima a couple of yeaars ago with no start and had oil in dist. I had forgot!! Thanks again guys Trouble codes: 34 (detonation sensor).
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A3Y
Used brain box and flashing keys at the dealer fixed it. Thanks to all. The Ultimate find was burned computer. I do want to thank Thomas and Micheal for suggesting to look over motor mounts and harness. This could cause ECM damage. The last thing I want is a c... 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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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6DD26S21
I want to thank everyone who took the time to read and consider my problem. I received two more replies which were helpful in that they had encountered similar problems and their fixes agreed with my theories(a problem in the distributor). However, installing ... Trouble codes: P1336 (chipped flywheel tooth).
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A52
I am sorry to say that I can't post a fix to this vehicle. My customer hasn't contacted me further in regards to the MIL light coming back on, or not. I was hoping to wait for a while before closing this post, but I am being prompted to close this out now. So ... Trouble codes: P1456.
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L cooling system VIN: 0V5V056177
Found plugged heater core, unusual for a toyota, never the less customer now has good heat.
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