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1985 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAR6529F
Car has no fast idle. Checked for leaks ect. Has had no fast idle since new carb put on. Vacuum advance does not work but I am currently ignoring this problem b/c I cannot get the fast idle to work physicly on the carb. Hose 18 comes into the fast idle control...
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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JHMCA5646J
This Accord LXi has a lot of miles but very well maintained. The complaint is rough idle, it at times almost stalls out at a stop. I have verified that idle speed control is not the problem. Lab scoping both O2 sensors confirms that sensor B is leaner that sen...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L center support bearing VIN: 2HKYF18513
This pilot has a squeal from the center support bearing. There is a bulletin that states the entire shaft has to be replaced. Anybody dealt with this? Has anybody been able to replace just the bearing? Driveshaft assembly is $950. Seems a shame to have to repl...
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1993 Isuzu Pickup S 3.1L leak VIN: 4S1CR11Z8N
I am looking for a complete fuel tank assembely. New or used will be ok. We have checked all of our local suppliers and fuel tanks can be found, but no pump assembely, level sender, rollover valves ect. can be found. This truck is used primarily in the mud - i...
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12194
PLEASE HELPPPPP!!! We have towed this car in numerous times for a crank no start condition. We have been chasing this for almost 2 1/2 years. Everything imaginable has been replaced. Heres the list Plugs, wires, ecm, a/f, f/f, tps, map sensor, battery, severa...
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNACD12661
TIA. This car towed from another shop. It had been there for around 2 months. I scanned it and found the P0335. I found the signal wire was shorted to ground due to improper installation (harness was misrouted and cut) of the sensor by the previous shop. I ins... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP signal)
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Shiting VIN: JM1TA222XX
Looking for a mazda/ford tech that has ran across this concern with these salt-water buggies... Transmission will intermitantly have a harsh 1-2 shift, with a delayed "70 kmh" 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift will follow shortly after due too the speed... Scanner shows th...
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2002 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L tcl VIN: 6MMAP67P72
I do not know if this the right area to post this problem. We have a reoccuring P1101 for vacuum control solinoid/circuit fault. We performed all tests listed in Mitchell as we are not well acquainted with this code and system. All tests proved ok. We installe...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A71
This vehicle came into our shop wtih check engine light on and codes p174 and p1320(primary circuit). We replaced 3 coils and mass air meter to solve problem. After second road test check engine light came back on. We scanned with our snap on solus in vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1165
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2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG655X2
wire harness and grounds in emissions harness check ok.code returns after customer drives car for several weeks. freeze frame data: 2425 rpm 187 cool temp 31 mph 5.9 engine load .8% ltft 5.32 map sensor 0% stft Trouble codes: P1507 (idle control system function)
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L soft pedal VIN: 1G367R78WS
This truck came in with a blown rear metal brake line(from rust) in the back above the rear axle. These lines are above the rear level valve. I replaced the bad brake lines, and blead out all four brakes. The brake bedal still goes to the floor, and does not p...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED6352M
Sorry, but I never got this guy back for the fix. Five out of eleven didn't like the cat because of the hi o2, hi co, and temp inversion (should be hotter out the back) A couple of guys didn't like the manifold with its modified o2 sensor placement and possibi...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L immobilizer VIN: 1HGCG5649X
Ok guys and gals, this one is down the road. First of all i want to thank the fifteen replys i got for this help request. Thank You. The generalities of this fix deal with having to take the car to the dealers. They have whats called a 'PGM Tester' to reset th...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L timing VIN: L9ICM9434R
Thanks to all for the info. Found out the cams were not placed back in the clynder heads correctly. Between the cams being off and not having enough info on the timing set I was getting nowere. This vehicle was away from the customer for a month so corporate h...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L unknown VIN: JT6GF10U5X
This Lexus had the same problem as the Camry with the noisy shock tower upper bushing plate. You can't see the problem in the old unit, but we installed updated bushing and bearing from Toyota and noise was gone. Thanks to everyone.
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L OBD system readiness VIN: JM1BB1418T
Customer was advised by manager to take the Mazda to the dealer. I do not know if the car was fixed or not. I did receive some very good information from Dennis and John thanks a lot, too bad I did not get the chance to try to fix. Anyway I'm gratefull to all ...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L control head VIN: JA3XD64B6N
customer needed vehicle and has not returned yet. but i will remove the control haed and open to see if the illumination circut is repairable. i'll let you know
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6857X
Dave answered: We've had issues with these being EGR system issues or vacuum leaks causing the O2 codes. Eyeball the switching times in the O2 or feed it extra fuel, and if the sensors go rich look for a plugged/blocked/restricted/ hanging EGR. No working EGR ... Trouble codes: P0130.
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel guage VIN: JT2BG22K7Y
Removed fuel assembly and did not see problem with baffles as some suggested. While scratching my head and looking down in fuel tank,noticed scratches in tank where float arm elbow sits. Bent arm as best I could and loosened float assembly,then moved assembly ...
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