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2001 Daewoo Lanos Sport 1.6L MIL Lamp on
we have a daewoo at our shop with code p0133 o2 slow response, we have replaced the o2, checked fuel pressure and map readings as per service manual, and we just come up blank, every thing checks ok, due to the intermittant nature of this problem, it seems lik... Trouble codes: P0133
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1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2362N
This vehicle has excessive NOx (1200-2400)at 15 & 25 MPH. CO & HC are almost 0. The EGR valve holds vacuum and stalls the car at idle. The vacuum signal is present to the valve when the throttle is first "snapped" but it goes to zero almost immediatley. It is ...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L non-start;intermittent VIN: 1HGCD723XT
Hey Pros, Sweet young college girl brought this car in today because it refused to start the other morning (after sitting overnight in the rain) cranked but wouldn't light off. Starts every time for me. I've got a fuel pressure gauge on the car and a timing...
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Oil Comsumption VIN: 1HGCD563XV
Hey Honda techs, I have a 97 Accord with 163K miles. The car runs great, but comsumes a quart of oil in about 200 miles. Compression is good. The overall appearance of the engine is good, no sludge blocking returns. The engine doesn't seem to smoke. The plugs ...
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Shifter VIN: 1HGCG564XW
On one of our very cold mornings, the owner noticed that the automatic shifter moved much easier than normal; and that the neutral to reverse lockout no longer worked. No excessive force was used to operate the shifter, and no unusual noises were noticed. The ...
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1992 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L flexplate VIN: JACDH58V77
any body seen anything like this before ???
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No power VIN: KMDJA7234V
This car came in as a no start. The plugs were fouled. After replacement the vehicle was hard to start but after a clear flood it started. But upon driving I discovered the car had no power on take-off. I checked fuel pressure, spark output both were fine. I p... Trouble codes: 1693 (mil malfunction)
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1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: J1MFC3315G
Vehicle came in as no start.I Checked spark and found good spark.Removed plugs and found engine flooded.Ran w/spark plugs out to clear chambers.Reinstalled plugs and attempted to start.Seemed to try to start but then flooded again.I tried different fuel(premiu...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Headlights
Hey Techs, This 78 280Z came in on Sat. afternoon with owner stating that the low beam headlights don't work. I have no manuals to support this vehicle. I checked for voltage at the headlight sockets and found 12v present at all three terminals when lighting s...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR32E93
Customer complaint is high idle and surging when cold. I verified this morning. Ambient temp was 33 degrees and coolant temp sensor verified. I started the engine and the RPM were about 2200 and the IAC control was around 70%. As the engine warmed the IAC duty...
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1994 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifts VIN: JHMEH6264R
First instincts were right; as most all of you indicated, the internal screen was plugging up. A little of the debris would fall off when the car was shut off, then plug up again a short time later. Most likely culprit for the debris would be a failing torque ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L low compression VIN: JN1CA21D35
Most of the replies were correct, the engine must have flooded and washed the cylinders down. We put the engine back together because we could not find any reason for the leak down in the cylinders other than what many of the replies also suggested, which was ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Engine VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Hello & Thank You to all the Techs that replied to my request. The problem was main timing chain tensioner was stuck. The chain was loose & rattling at the top guide. Dropped engine / trans, replaced all chains & tensioners.
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
Fellow techs said to check basics - fuel trim, fuel pressure, fuel and air filters, O2 sensors, exhaust back pressure before cat. converter, injector seating, engine timing. Car will go to shop equipped to further troubleshoot reported problem. Car does drive ...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
Changed engine oil and problem has not been back. Thank You Trouble codes: 1140 (Intake timing sensor), 1110 (Intake valve timing control. IVTC system is disabled).
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT3VN66W6J
I am sorry to say, but customer has lost confidence in me and refuses to return. If I ever get vehicle back the first thing I will do is a leak down test. It was suggested that the valves were tight on number 6, I failed to mention that I had checked clearance...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Differential VIN: 2T1AEO4B2S
hello all, thanx for all the great response, however never did come to a conclusion of why it faid, just deciced to split the cost of a used one with the customer, customer was happy and so where we.did learn alot though through all the resonses that was givin
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L cooling system VIN: 4TAWN72NXT
I reversed the head gaskets when I installed them. The left side has a 1' hole the right side does not. Switching them stops the radiator coolant flow causing the truck to overheat in 15 minutes. The heat and temp gauge perform normally... As soon as I pulle...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L radiator VIN: JT2BG22K2W
Thanks for the all of your responses and Dan [...] Indiana. Even though we could not 100% identify a rupture in the cooler a radiator is alot cheaper than a transmission. The funk was just like a strawberry shake. We flushed the cooling system and then had the ...
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