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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA5644X
Gentelman & Ladies, No codes in this Acura. Driving or idling, It will stall ocasionaly. When stall occurs, we will loose all power to dash panel. almost always, in a few seconds, powers back on and away she goes. have visualized everything. I know i should di...
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2005 Lexus sc430 4.3L CD Changer VIN: JTHFN48Y35
Customer came in for oil change, and returned shortly thereafter claiming that we broke the cd changer. Of course we do not even enter the car to do an oil change, so this is not possible. But, nonetheless we want to help if we can. I read some forums on the n...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Valve Train? VIN: 1YVGE22DXT
Engine has a definite knocking/ticking noise from rear bank.I have read in the archives where there is has been a problem with a washer in the rear cam. I have also seen where there were a few problems with the timing belt tensioner. How would one go about dia...
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6SD16Y9T
truck runs ok until driven about 16-20miles then starts to miss fire adnjerk until it may die if just sit and restart ok again for for a shorter period of timeacts like loosing gnition but is hard to get to act up in shop .We have only a generic scan tool for ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27YKY
Vehicle Came in with P0325 and P0302 Replaced knock sensor and injector #2 , Also replaced Spark plugs for maint. Ran good . Next day had miss , Checked all injector plugs , replaced cap and rotor and wires. Ran Good for 2 weeks , Customer returned , replaced ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge, High Idle VIN: 3N1CB51D02
We have this Sentra with high RPM @ idle and Idle Surge. We have no codes, basic testing of sensors, fuel and propane test reveals nothing. I am really scatching my head on this one. We have not found any TSB's on this. Has anyone seen this problem, or can you...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cam seal VIN: 4S3BG6850W
i have a 1998 subaru that keep poping its cam seal about every year. has new pcv valve and dont smoke out the tail pipe.is there something i'm missing?
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1986 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L hard start VIN: JT2SV12EOG
this camry has a hard start cold (sitting 8 hours or more). You need to crank it 4-5 times till it starts, after it starts, it runs rough for about 5 seconds then clears out. after that, it runs great.while its acting up, I have 35 PSI fuel pressure, spark(1/4...
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1989 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L door lock VIN: JT2SW21M5M
Hello everyone, I've got an mr2 with an electrical issue for the left power door lock.The car has been played with a lot.Wires have been cut and spliced-an old remote starter box(unhooked) still under dash.My problem is getting a good wiring diagram for the p...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3DJ81W7R
HELLO, THIS TOYOTA HAS A LEFT AND RIGHT O2. THE LEFT SWITCHES NORMALLY, BUT THE RIGHT STAYS AT ABOUT .1V ALL THE TIME.THE HEATER IS OK AS WELL AS THE GROUND. i CAN PROVIDE ARTIFICAL VOLTAGE VIA JUMPER WIRE TO SIGNAL WIRE AND CO EMISSIONS DROP WELL UNDER .5% tH...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E2S
Good morning, techs. I am in need of some Toyota help. I'm not an asian guy by any stretch of imagination, but I sure would like to fix this car. This lady is a good customer so I agreed to look at her Camry. She stated that it died at stop signs constantly an...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKRL18631
All the suggestions I received were tried and then some. I even drove another Odessey to compare and it did the same thing. Customer is taking the van to Honda. Thank you for all the replies.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HKYF18523
Thanks for all the replies. Just recieved update from customer. (1)He went back to original tires that came on vehicle which ended up 8 lbs lighter per tire. (2) Installed factory Honda air filter. Driving under normal conditions as before, the mileage improve...
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24F9V
I checked everything and couldn't find any thing that would cause the problem. some of the information I got from other members was that some of these cars will not set the monitors most states make allowance for these and will issue a waiver. in Calif there w... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, PInging VIN: KMHCF35G41
First let me say thanks to the 6 members who took their valuable time to offer assistance. I should have added in my original post that I had run the car with the MAF disconnected with no improvement, but I had only had that work succesfully on gm cars and was... Trouble codes: P0422 (Catalyst efficiency below threshold), P1123 (LT Fuel trim additive air too rich).
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT8VK13T1N
thanx to all that replied. this was a tough one, but shouldn't have been. the red brick was throwing me off in all different directions with the goofy data. not the first time it has done that to me. thought maybe the alt was intermit blowing ac voltage into t...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
i received numerous replies that suggested our computer was bad, after replacing the computer with 3 different ones and checking all the wiring i have told the customer that i need to put this car on the back burner until i can devote some one on one time to i...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AA46G21
This car has been gone now for a month with no problems. I removed the intake and closely examined for any cracks or sources of vacuum loss and found nothing. After agonizing contemplation I decided to pull the head. There were no obvious signs of defective ...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFISF65631
Sorry it took so long! I wanted to be sure the car is fixed. The problem turned out to be the fuel tank pressure sensor. It was a pain to get at, but so far so good! The car has not been back since. Thanks again! IATN is the #$%@! Trouble codes: P0440.
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1987 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L High Idle VIN: J2SV21E2H3
Thanks for all of the suggestions. Unfortunatly I did not receive any that we did not already check. I spent about 6 hours on this and made no difference. Customer received a extension on emissions test and I will let ou know if we get this car back in for nex...
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1989 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE94VXK
Thanks for the help guys. A coil and new rotor button fix the problem. It looked like the gap was too much on the coil and the rotor button was burnt through.
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1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Long crank when hot VIN: JT3HM84RXV
Well guys I wouldnt call this one realy fixed. It still has the same problem. Temp sensors check out good. Havent tried a new MAF yet. I have a feeling that might be the problem. Since its my own vehicle I'm not making money working on it. If it gets worse the...
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