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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L suspension VIN: JM1TA22261
I test drove this vehicle for a vibration and found a slight vibration when accelerating at low speeds which would go away when cruising and a vibration in steering wheel when going 110 km/h.Rebalanced tires which got rid of steering wheel vibraton but still h...
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Engine VIN: JA3AY31C72
Hello guys! This is my first time here i,ill aprecciate any help on this one. I have an student who replaced the engine on this Mirage, it had an 1.8L SOHC engine an he changed that engine for an 1.6L DOHC [ Japanese Engine ] and now he can not find the engine...
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L low fuel warning & brake warning lights VIN: JN6ND16Y6G
I took the dash out & looked at the printed circuit on the back of the dash--I don't see anything wrong. I also looked at the wiring that leads to the dash. And, I checked out the alternator, as I know this could cause these lights to go on--but that doesn't s...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S5V
This vehicle came in with no driveability issue but MIL that is brightly lit. Retreived stored multiple trouble codes and they are describe as follows: P0440=evap system P0446=vent control solenoid valve P1445=purge volume control valve Following the info retr... Trouble codes: P0446, P1445 (mfr. auxiallary emission control valve), P0440 (evap system)
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2003 Other Asian rexton 3.0L Unknown VIN: KTPGOB1DS3
This SUV has a shudder that starts at 30kph and stops at 55kph when it get to 40 its at it worses. Does not shudder though steering wheel, or come from the wheels,4 Wheel alingment been done, removed front drive shaft, check u joints, had front and rear drive ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JF1GG29642
Customers complaint is miss or hesitation under a load. Customer brought it to me after another shop told him that it could be the valves were adjusted too tight or possible exhaust valve problem. Test drove vehicle on freeway at 70mph in 5th and when rolling ...
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1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Abnrmal Aceleration VIN: 1Y1SK5369R
Thanks again iATN Toyota guys. I wish I could report every request for help as concise as this one. Forgive my last 2, Had 2 funerals in 2 weeks ... things not going great. Trip to Chevy Dealer ) No parts available, No service support. Trip to Toyota Dealer ...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Misfire VIN: JT2AE09V5S
o.k., every part has been changed still runs the same, upon accelleration about 1800 rpm looses injector pulse, all cylinders 1-4 pulses lost at a time, engine will accelerate out of condition, goes away over 2200. changed ecm, injectors, dist., module, map, i...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B1V
With extensive emmisions problems on this car, we need some help. getting low catalyst efficiency code, but strange occurance is that from 3000 rpms and up the O2 sensor all go to 0 voltage. Vehicle has no drivability concerns car runs great. Just keep getting... Trouble codes: 420 (catalyst efficiency low)
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0Y
Car came in with P0401 code. The VSV is not working when I manually apply volrage and ground. The weird thing is when I command the ECM to turn on and off the VSV with my Snap On scanner the voltage only varies from 13.5v-11.9v. It doesnt seem to be fully grou... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow)
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L service light VIN: 1NXBR32E46
Dumb question of the day! How do you reset the oil service maintanence light on this new corolla? I can't seem to find it in the owners manual? ...thanks, Steve
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB767XN
Thanks for all of the replies. I found the ground wire on the t-stat housing. It seemed clean and tight, but I cleaned it anyway. To clarify- The problem never occurred for me, but the complaint was that it would run while you were cranking engine, then would ...
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2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: KMHCG45C13
4 out of 6 replies said that the TPS is the likely culprit. That is where I am leaning. I can't do anything with the car right now though. Maybe after the 18th. That is when I go to Small Claims Court. If and when I can get the car back, I will post the fix. T...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C54
Thank you for your responses. The vehicle was out of time. I went by the information provided here,and thankfully there was no internal engine problems. Once again thank you. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Battery Runs Dead VIN: JN1MS36P3P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved a few replies on this one...one including the stopper on the brake pedal breaking off and the brake lights staying on. My stopper was in place. One morning, I came in and happen to catch the right ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L press in on cltch VIN: 1N6DD26S6Y
removed trans for the 3rd time removed frt shaft housing found some wear, client did not want to go into trans at this time.
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1997 Toyota T100 3.4L evap can full of fue VIN: JT44N24DXV
Thanks to Mark and Phil for the replies, customer wanted fixed cheap but wasn't happening. We took the tank back out and what a mess, hoses hooked up wrong, pinched also had bad gas cap, replaced evap system and rehosed comlpete fuel and evap. Customer drove h...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTDBT1237Y
Thanks for all the replys. Some very good ideas, ie. coolant temp, maf, o2 sensors etc. I believe the pcm has a problem, but according to Toyota it is not programable. Customer does not want to spend any more money on this one. Unfortunately we will never know...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NXBR32E93
This is unfixed. I think a PCM will fix it but if it's indeed bad it will be covered under Federal 8/80 warranty. The best response I got was from a dealer tech, Tony. Here is what he sent me: Scott [...]) wrote: Thanks for the r...
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