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1996 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KHMHJW34M8
Vehicle came in no start. Firing order looked tampered with but checked OK. Customer supplied used computer, still no start. I checked cam sensor - pattern looks good. Looked at crank sensor - tiny dent in sensor and pattern voltage is low. Replaced with new s...
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2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L alternator VIN: JNRAR07Y4Y
This car is driving me nuts. The charge light and brake light stay on all the time, but the alternator is charging properly so the customer has been driving it anyway. This time though the customer states she was driving down the freeway when the lights starte...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Check engine light VIN: JT6HF10V3X
This vehicle has been in another shop for 1 month and it's now come to us :). It has the engine gel/sludge problem, so the other shop clean it out without taking the heads or oil pan off. Check engine light is on code P1351(sensor/camshaft position sensor circ...
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L brake lights & park lights VIN: JM3LV522OP
this van is blowing the stop/horn fuse when brakes are applied.Not blowing if horn is pressed.Park light fuse is blowing when headlight switch is moved to park light position. I'm assuming they are related although the only relationship I see according to my d...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C54
Hello all...I've got a 2004 Mazada 6 with a no start. I have spark and injector pulse for 2 rotations then none. I ohmed out crank sensor 446 ohms(spec according to Alldata 400-550 ohms) and ohmed out cam sensor 460 ohms (spec the same according to Alldata). I... Trouble codes: P0340
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1995 Nissan 200SX 1.6L brakes VIN: 1N4AB42D3S
need help with this nissan brake system. replaced front loaded brake caliper. front pads worn. replace right front brake hose, failed. replaced brake master cylinder, sinking pedal. back bleed each line from each wheel. have nice high hard pedal with engine of...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Car dies at idle. Otherwise runs fine. No codes Fuel trim numbers -25 short term both sides at idle . New front cam sensor Clean injectors, confirm fuel pressure and regulator operation. Dies as if loosing injector signal. Cleaned Maf and load dropped to 30% a...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y71
Beating myself up to fix someelses problem Help. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0325, P0300
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N01
Vehicle came back to the shop at 43280, same problem but sensors are OK. So we check air induction system, fuel pressure, exhaust system, injectors (cleaned), sensors circuit. All of these is working properly. All the data indicates that we have to replace ECU... Trouble codes: P1133 (Air /Fuel sensor circuit response malfunction)
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7663M
First I want to thank all that replied, your help was sincerely appreciated. Ed [...] (The Honda Specialist)hit the nail on the head though. The problem was the valves being too tight. I knew I had a valve problem by vacuum readings, needle flucuating as I... Trouble codes: 43 (testing and results).
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling VIN: JHMCB7552N
Hi Guys Thanks for all the input. As most of you stated everything was normal. Honda did look over it and said lower hose does stay cooler than upper hose. And fan did come on for them in the shop. I don't have a lot of confidence with them though. I had a few...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L cruise VIN: JTHBN30F81
This one is going to the dealer. some replies indicated that the oe scanner is the only one able to accuratly retrieve codes for this system. the laser control is built into the front bumper and has to be reset by dealer. ride height has to be off and w/wipers...
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1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM2UF3143P
vehicle not equiped with a egr system , prefored decarbon soaked in cylinders for over 2 days & replace with ultra type cat to correct thanks for all your help
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L has reverse now &then VIN: 4S3BG685XT
most seem to think something in trans starting to fail and plugging valve body. the boss put on hold, it is his car.thanks everyone for the help.
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63591
This sub. is fixed!!! Huge thanks to Joseph [...] who gave me many helpful hints. The probem ended up being the evap purge valve (under right side of intake manifold) stuck open. I can now see why a stuck open purge valve can cause this code. With vacuum conti... Trouble codes: P1443 (EVAP vent control function problem).
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
Wow! Thanks for lots of quality replies. While I was not looking for a silver bullet, we got one anyway. EFI 15A Fuse was blown (even though the tech claimed that he tested all fuses and they were all good).Does not appear to be any more blown fuses or inop ci...
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