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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH9597S
Car came into our shop it had failed inspection for high NOX 2529 ppm ,standard is 1372, HC & CO are good. Replaced cat with a new Walker Cat.. NOX are now 3325 ppm. Car does not have an egr valve. O2 is switching, timing is correct a tune up was done at anoth...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCD5554S
hello honda guys. this car mame in and wouldn't idle down until it idled for a long time. replaced the thermo-wax valve and it idled down just fine after a short idle period. i went to road test the car and as soon as you start to move (vechicle speed) the car...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMCG5557X
car came in last week for fuel system cleaning. no problems with service. comes back a few days later with check engine light on w/code p0505 and idle hunting from 800-1400. followed test for code and all passed. checked with smoke machine and carb cleaner wit... Trouble codes: P0505
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM58B7T
We have very limited info on this code. Both the engine and trans light come on. our info says to just replace the pcm. I am hesitant to do that with out some testing or at least feeling more comfortable that this will repair the problem. any help or advise is... Trouble codes: P1618
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1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GGCS1445W
I have this Isuzu here that turns on the mil every three to four days. It has code po440 always stored. I inspected for leaks, none found. So I replaced that vent valve thinking that it was sticking, and I also replaced the gas cap because the rubber seal was ... Trouble codes: 440 (Evap system error)
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L Steering VIN: JT6HJ88J6V
Vehicle came in for oil leaks. Changed valve cover gaskets,lower oil pan and front crank seal. All was fine. Customer came to pick up car(he is a good neighbor) and there was no power steering. I have checked everything and it points to the pump being bad. Pum...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NA352XL
(please note, this is my first iatn post for help, so bare with me...) I'm losing hair trying to solve this one. Car was overheated on highway and towed in. Car drove into shop and was low on coolant. Vehicle ran rough. 80ppm HC's were found in cooling system...
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1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA3CH46D0P
I've got a Galant in here that won't idle. I'm about 99% sure it'll need an ECM although I haven't done any real testing yet other than pulling codes. It's a budget job and I probably won't get to fix it but I would like to know how to test this ISC motor on t... Trouble codes: 11 (o2 sensor), 12 (airflow sensor), 13 (IAT sensor), 14 (tps), 55 (Idle air control position sensor), 25 (Baro sensor)
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Well, got another weird one here! This Altima was brought in after a hard start (long crank) after parked for three weeks. Customer was able to get going with a jump. Then engine stalled at random, warm or cold, not restarting until waiting a few minutes, with...
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1988 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA71J7J
Hello,I recently installed a used engine and vehicle has'nt started since.I have good spark on all cylinders,but no injector pulse.Compression and timing are ok.Changed cam crank sensor from original engine since connector colors were different.Changed tps sen...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Suspension VIN: 1HGCB7563L
i have this car sceduleded in on his next service to finish diag. after reading all of the replies i am sure that the problem is going to be in the cv axle. i will pull the inner boots back to check for dried out grease. we are going to get that ball joint fix...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L engine knocking sound VIN: 1HGCD5661S
thanks to all that replied to my help request. we removed the rockers and camshaft and did not find any issues. next, we are removing the oil pan to check for play in the rod bearings and pistons. the replies i recieved were for problems at the flex plate, loo...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuel gauge and light VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
Thanks to everyone I recived mostly that the pcm needed updated and the level unit needed to be replaced but I have not heard back about the car if they have took it to the dealer to have it programed. also some said that the gauge in the dash would need to be...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3K34Y9SE
Well this one is Finally Fixed! the Intake Cam had a sheared Keyway. What would happen is the first time the car was cranked it would get the wrong Cam signal and the ecm shuts down. I had a few replys on this one but until we took the timing gears off It was ...
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1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6HD16S8R
the problem was with the idle air control circuit. The problem was that the connector on top of the right valve cover would go open causing the iac motor to go open cleaned connector and vechicle was fixed. alldata did not list the iac under the plintiem. They...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
*update* First, i'd like to thank all those that replyed. We replaced the flywheel(this is a 5spd car, dunno why it says auto) on advice from a nissan tech stating that something happens to the metal, (oxidation, rust, etc) that causes the sensor not to induce... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault).
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Loads up VIN: 4S3BK6351S
Not much feedback on this problem. Car is not fix at this time. I have reached a stale mate. After testing and retesting, then doing swap tests of parts that I have on hand that could possibly cause this car to over fuel on a cold start, I got a know good test...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L timing belt VIN: 4S3BK4354V
Thanks for all the replies. This one had 4 bent intake valves on the right bank after getting into it (apparently this motor will hit valves). No problems were found with the cam bearings indicating a cam lockup problem so we put it back together following all...
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1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: JT4VD10A6P
I appreciate all of you who tried to help me here. We tested all grounds and components, but found none to be bad. Since we had it running well enough to drive, the customer took the vehicle and traded it. Thanks again, Tom
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E9S
OK, the toyota that passed all tests but the RUNS test now passes that one too! 47 replies was BEYOND impressive, and I am very grateful. While many sent ideas that were outside the box and took some thought, we tested pretty much every angle that all replies ...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1X
thanks to everyone who replied all information was helpful michael from nj thanks for clearing up my question about the air fuel ratio sensor carl's reply led me to the 'fix' which was after all the mass airflow sensor. again thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0171.
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