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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC4451X
Hi all, This car came in about 4 weeks ago would not come out of park & in limp home mode. We checked fuses and found fuse #15 popped. Fuse #15 has multiple items - o2 sensor/shiftinterlock/alternator/transmission computer/evap solenoids. We replaced fuse car ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
vehicle came in with check engine light, dtc p0172 (rich condition) I do not have a fuel pressure adaptor for this vehicle so i am unable to test the fuel pressure, but I did find the upstream oxygen sensor not working properly so I replaced it, also due to cu... Trouble codes: P0172
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Low beams VIN: KMHDN45D82
Customer is a friend. Have checked bulbs, fuses and relays and found nothing. Problem is I dont have a wiring diagram. We are a Ford dealer in a small town and owner hasnt stepped up to alldata or like. Any known or common issues would be appreciated. Thanks, ...
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2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB16191
This KIA has a hard #1 misfire we can not seem to solve. We first switched coil packs, code stayed # 1. Changed plugs with top quality ones. Checked for vacuum leaks. Checked fuel pressure 52psi engine running, but goes to 0 psi as quickly as key is turned off... Trouble codes: P0301
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JM1BJ2227X
Hello all, and especially Mazda techís. Iíve been given a project here. Itís going to be a motor to run a hydraulic pump to lift yachts out of the water, a 50-ton travel lift. The transaxle has been gutted, a special driveline and the pump bell housing have be...
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1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Charging VIN: 1N4DL01DWC
cust complained of no charging and dead battery. tested alt to find 11.5 volts and no warning lamps on in dash as in batt light or alt light. replaced battery with new and replaced alt, still not charging, i dont have any wiring diagrams for the charging syste...
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1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Transmission VIN: JF2AN52B0N
Hi Group This car belongs to a new customer, I have no history on it other than owner states that transmission had been working fine with no noise or problems. Customer states that he had started the car and went a short distance with car shifting fine he s...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Loads up VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Sorry, the transmission info is incorrect. This is a MT car. This car will load up on the first start of the day, after setting overnight. After it has been run it starts fine. I know coolant temp sensors are a VERY common problem on these cars, but they will...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BK6353S
Hi everyone. This Subaru Legacy (5 speed) comes almost in need of it's third replacement transmission with the EXACT same symptoms of the previous three: The transmission rides harsh and creates an audible "grind" especially at higher rpms. When you let off ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L parking lights VIN: 4S3BG6851V
Hello I have this suburu that we did a tuneup on and had to remove the battery.We reinstalled the battery now the park lights the dash lights, the glovebox lights all flash like it has a alarm on it . There is know alarm on this car the park light switch is of...
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L cyl head VIN: JF1SF6559W
did not find anything wrong with heads or gaskets. got new cylinder block from subaru. reassembled engine, had another tech check my timing marks, verified they were correct. tried to start engine, would not start, rechecked my timing marks, they were ok, remo...
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1987 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L engine VIN: JT2AW15C7H
Thanks in advance to all, This vehicle was brought to me from another shop in town. Owner had ran engine hot, blowed head gasket, other shop replaced head gasket, Customer came to pickup vehicle, asked if this fixed his prior problem when you put vehicle in ge...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Engine oil leak VIN: JT3VN39W5N
Hello, I've got a strange one, hopfully someone out there has run into this before. Customer came in with severe oil leak from rear of engine after driving. Removed upper plenum and performed valve adjust, thinking valve cover gasket was faulty. Leak appears t...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L defroster VIN: JT2SK12E3S
All heat and air operates correctly except defroster. When defrost is selected air keeps blowing out floor ducts. All linkage and controls appear to be working right, but I know very little about Toyota. I was hoping one of you might be familiar with the probl...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTDBT1237Y
Vehicle is rich at cruise. Normal at idle. All scan data normal. Maf replaced. If held at 1500 rpm, it will switch into o/loop and go rich, staying there for 10 or 12 seconds, then will switch back to c/loop, stay for 10 or 12 seconds. The only value that chan...
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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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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L OBDII Monitors VIN: KLATA5262Y
I had the customer drive the vehicle over the weekend in hopes that the monitors would reset on their own. When he returned this morning the two O2 related monitors had in fact reset and I was able to smog the vehicle. Thanks to the three gentlemen who replied...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L battery and alternator VIN: JT8UF11E1P
I replaced the alternator and retested. No charge light stays on, with headlights, stereo and A/C on the vehicle charged within specs. We kept the car a couple of days after repair and test drove anytime we had to do an errand. Just to let you guys know when I...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Rear Valve Cover leaking Oil VIN: JT8BF28G5W
Well It Fixed, i finally got it finished 2am this morning Thanks to all that help me during Xmas holidays, Victor,Jim,Mike,Dan,Michael X2,Stanley,Jason,Mark,Paul,Gary (i replied some results on last reply about stats)13 of 13 Well After All That, I ended up ...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BF28G5W
Thanks everyone for your help, especially the one who called me the next morning, but i didnt know who it was. That tech said Lip downwards. I wk sometimes till 3am or later and go bed like this morning finishing her car 5:30am, so i wasnt awake good. Sorry ab...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Check engine light VIN: JT6HF10V3X
Thank you for all the good information provided. Bank 1 exhuast cam shaft, cap and journal were chew up due to lack of oil pressure. Oil pressure is at 15 psi at idles. We tested the VVT-I selonoid, the vehicle didn't make any difference. No oil pressure going...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L all shifts VIN: JA3AM54J4R
Yes, it is finally fixed! First of all I'd like to thank to all iatn members who took the time to respond. It was the PCS but the way it was broken was kind of interesting. You see I mentioned before that I checked the PCS and I did. The resistance of it was O...
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Alarm VIN: JA3AM44HXW
Hey Guys, I wanted to give you status on the factory alarm on the Mitsubishi 3000GT. I received 3 replies to my request. The first mentioned checking the door and hatch pin switches along with the key cylinder switch. They checked out fine. The next response...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rear of engine VIN: 4S3B06757V
Thanks for all the replies. The oil leak was the oil separator place (part #[...]). It sits in the back of the block, You have to take the fly wheel/flex plat off to get to it. the original plate was plastic and the updated one is aluminum. It could have ...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1CF22P9X
many suggested fuel pressure regulator or injector leakdown- checked and both ok - no leakdown. double checked ect and iat - both ok. customer did not want to spend the money to check further and is going to wait until problem gets worse. thanks to all that re...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L engine VIN: 5TBBT44144
Thanks for the replys. We had conflicting opinions. Some said it was definitely easier to remove the trans first and others said it was not necessary to take the trans out before the engine. We found it much easier to remove the transmission and then the engin...
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