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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JH4DB1665M
cannot put into base timing by jumping timing connector. reference voltage is 5 volts everywhere except timing connector which is 2.5 volts. It is spliced off of the 5 volt reference, yet I don't know if this is supposed to be the correct voltage. the timing i...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATA5260Y
Hey there, I'm hoping that there is someone out there that is familiar with these Daewoos. I can not find any info at all on this thing and I believe the company no longer exists. This car will suddenly stall out. When it does almost the whole electrical sys...
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5533J
Greetings all -- Probably a strange one here. Good spark and compression (for 230K mi). Was poor starting, crank good, but now it's starting very hard indeed, most times not at all. It'll start very briefly and stall, then just cranks. Once in a while you catc...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W5X
Hi guys, I have this 1998 passport in shop. Came in with loss of coolant, found crack in head right rear. Replaced that head had other machined. Putting everything together and car will not start. Actually started for about 30 seconds and then died. It had sev...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Charging VIN: KMHJF21M8W
alt will charge normal for about 20 mins, then it would stop charging.Replaced alt with napa rebuild unit same thing.When you tap on alt you can get it to stop and restart charging.Replaced B pos terminal same results. All wires at alt look tight and clean. Vo...
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L idles too high VIN: 4S2CY58V7P
I don't have the test noid that the manuel says you need I loaned it out to someone and never got it back. It does have voltage It moves when you put the old one where it is normally installed in and plug the new one in you can feel the pulse in it.When you dr...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Power steering VIN: 4S2DM58W8Y
Hi, We did a full tune, timing belt job, etc.. on the vehicle. When the tech went on the final test drive he noticed it has no p/s assist at idle. If you rev the engine up then the assist comes back. We never drained or disconnected any p/s lines when doing th...
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L radio and blower fan VIN: JT8BH28FXV
Blower fan only works on low speed and radio volume is very low (as though it is in mute). Customer stated that both concerns happen at the same time and up until recently were intermitten.Found some information leading to wire harness problems in the trunk an...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F2CUC9131
This Mazda will without fail every morning start up poorly. It will give the initial rpm flair like a normal engine, then when it comes back down to where it should idle it starts to surge and vary the rpm about 400 to 500 rpm. If you put it in gear it will su...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3YAK44Y5
Towed in as a no start. Found carcon fouled, changed plugs and engine started. MIL on, scan tested and extracted code P1294-see service manual. Code book and alldata indicated failed idle control motor. Inspection and test indicated bad motor, replaced with th... Trouble codes: P1294
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM44H6W
hi. stuck with this vehicle by bad luck.vehicle died on road and would not restart.was towed to our shop where it started with no problem.veh. was dirven and died again.now will not start at all.cannot communicate with pcm with either drb. or snapon scanners.v...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L speedometer VIN: 4A3AA46G91
Speedometer dont operate.Check engine light on.CODE:P0500.Clear code and drive test,speedometer dont operate.Test speed sensor-ok,wiring-ok.Even try replace sensor and cluster.Same problem.Car came from body shop.Is it any resets needs to be done???
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1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L fuel system VIN: JN1CZ04S6C
I havn't got to the car yet,the guy called me to see what i'm gonna do.Some of you guys mentioned if i put factory air flow meter & injectors.The answer is no,i told the mechanic to put the factory parts,but he wants to be sure if that will fix the problem.I'm...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1JNGH42AC2
Hello fellow techs, We have been seeing a bunch of fairly late model Altimas with a #4 cylinder misfire due to a leaking intake manifold gasket at the cylinder head. I've done 2 myself, and I think it's one of the most miserable jobs I've ever seen. The local... Trouble codes: P0304
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L anti theft VIN: 1N4DL01D11
does any one have a pin location diagram for the anti theft controler? mitchell has the pins listed but no location diagram. the door locks sometimes un lock on thir own and now the horn is burnt out because the alarm activated so much i think i have a door se...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Car towed in for no start. Scanned and retrieved code for cam sensor. Checked tsb's and found one for sensor failure's. Checked wiring from cam sensor harness to computer. Check for continuity and shorts to power or ground.Wiring okay. Checked compression. Ave... Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor problem)
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Mist function VIN: JF1SG65663
Hope someone has seen this problem before. The customer complains that pulling back on wiper switch it should mist the windshield with washer fluid I pull back on arm wipers come on but no washer fluid. Push button on end washer fluid squirts out and wipers co...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W5S
vehicle at times will idle roung with check engine light that comes on at times w/codes 25 and 26 present, check data with snap-on modis during KOEO, data displays. With engine running looses communication will re-establish communication when disconnecting ect... Trouble codes: 25 (26 -), 26
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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1862X
Have not fixed CR-V yet, customer is driving with light on. Never did really find out criteria(what computer sees to set code) for vehicle. I am still researching code and hope to work on car again. Will post info at that time. Thanks to all replied Trouble codes: P1382 (CYP Sensor no pulse).
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W9X
Well this one is finally back in the shop so we could do further testing. I recieved 4 replies to my help request. All 4 of the replies taked about plugged passages in the egr system. My original request was because I found a lot of moisture in the manifold & ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient).
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L fuel injection/abs/srs/heater blower motor VIN: 2HGES15651
This car left the shop a week ago and hasn't returned so...it must be fixed.The problem causing the ecm/fuel pump fused to blow was a short inside the ecu.Most response's indicated to check the alt for unregulated operation,this must have happened on this car....
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2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHFU45DX1
Well, the Hyundai is FIXED. I got 5 replies on this one. Andrew [...] said to initilize the ets system by turning the ign key on for less than 1 sec and turning it to off position for 10 sec. This lets the module and ets motor communicate an... Trouble codes: P1191, P1193, P1607.
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 4x4 VIN: 4S2DM58W51
ITīS FIXED finaly I found a broker wire in harnness near right side transfer switch. Test done and tips: 1 A not very significant different in tire diameter wil interrupt process and 4x4 wil not engage. 2 Disconnecting center console module will engage p...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Interior rearview mirror VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
I would like to thank Wade from Colorado for his responses to our information request. While searching for damaged wires/grounds, we detected the cause of the problem. The wires for the ambient temperature sensor were switched with the wires for the condensor ...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Well, got rid of this one. Most replies were dead on with various comments about the distributor leaking oil and burning rotors out. I had thought about the cam sensor several days ago but as both my scanner and scope are out for repair themselves and it did r...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4S3BD6358S
Left side cam sprocket front flange had moved 3-4 teeth so despite marks lining up reluctor marks and cam timing was off correspondingly. Must be a fail safe that it shuts down ignition if belt jumps? New pulley and all is good. Thanks for the responses.
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1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2SV22E5J
Thank you to the 4 people who responded it turned out to be bad grounds at the computer and engine lots of frustrated time spent on this car . In this case the replies did not fix it but IATN is absolutely fantastic for helping us mechanics.
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