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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission ECM VIN: 1HGCB9876N
Hi Everyone I have a worn out Accord has shift indicator lamp flashing and iratic shift I checked codes and there are 5. 2 of witch there are no listing . In mitchel it says to replace ecm if unknown codes are found I checked arkives and ecm,s seam to be a pro...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Pedal VIN: 1HGCD5533S
Customer came in with the clutch pedal on the floor if you pull it back up and push on it the pedal works fine if you lightly touch it the pedal slowly goes to the floor. Thought that there was bleed by so replaced the clutch master and slave customer drove fo...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22942
Hi Group, This car will be idling fine then all of sudden the idle will drop, the engine will buck and stumble for approx. 3 to 5 seconds, then it will smooth out again. You can even feel it doing this while cruising. There are no codes and when we watch the d...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28523
Only info I found in Identifix was to replace vtec oil press switch. Can find no other help to diag code. Have 12 volts to vtec oil switch and ground. In Alldata the flow chart has you use a special tool this shop does not have. Where do I go from here? Trouble codes: P2646
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L a/c VIN: JNKCV54E83
Good afternoon group, I have an 03 G35 that was brought in because the a/c will not turn off until you turn the key off. You have no control over the a/c with the controls. It is blowing cold but you cannot switch it from mode to mode. The off switch does noth...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L no start VIN: JACDS58X01
Had this trooper come in for timing belt mantinence simple job. One of my techs pulled the belt off and installed new water pump and rollers installed new belt and vechile is a nostart. We went back on the timing word for word off the alldata. I think the vech...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L oil consumption VIN: JT8BF28GOY
this vehicle came in the shop with the oil ligt on both the yellow oil light level and the red oil light. the engine was down to one quart. there are a minute leak from the rear main seal. changed the oil and the lights went out one month later the car came ba...
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2006 Lexus rx400h 3.3L Collision Repair VIN: JTJHW31U96
This is our first hybrid car into our shop. Our jobs are changing! We need to grind and weld pull studs onto a door. I looking for some info. We want to repair vehicle without damage to it, or our tech. Any info would Help us. Thanks, Jim
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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Stall VIN: JM2UF1237N
vehicle came in with a stall at a stop light after one hour driving at freeway speeds. the fuel pump quit working while we were testing the vehicle but i don't think it was related. can't duplicate results when we have vehicle. Trouble codes: 17 (o2 sensor not switching)
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM1NB3536X
Recommended timing belt replacement based on mileage. We replaced t-belt and now engine idles at 3000 rpm in park and when put in drive, idle surges from 1500 to 3000. Tech tells me he has checked all wiring connections, checked for vacuum leaks, ect sensor an... Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle)
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4BU31D0T
This car came in on the hook... No start, No spark at the plugs, spark from coil good. Found a bad rotor. Replaced cap and rotor, car started and ran good. Easy one... Customer picked up car, ran up the highway and quickly returned at 6pm. Engine was misfir... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0625 (knock sensor circuit)
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51A02
Let me thank you in advance for even reading this. This cars is my currant nightmare. As the tech who come back from vacation to find a problem droped on me. The car had a hunting issue. would not idle correctly and our other tech had decided the i.a.c. was at... Trouble codes: 506 (idle lower then expected), 507 (idle higher then expected)
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH686X1
Gentelmen this subaru came in with a check engine light on and a p0133 set. We use a snap-on 2500 and a genisys on asian vehicles. I could not bring the bank 1 sensor 1 pid up on either scan tool in OBD generic or vehicle specific. I called the dealer for any ... Trouble codes: P0133
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, VIBRATION AT IDLE VIN: JT2SK12E6P
This camry has an annoying vibration in the steering wheel when hot (or warm) and only at idle in gear with car not moving. There are no codes. The engine is lean at hot idle, all other rpm ranges are ok. there is no noticable vibration at other rpm ranges. -...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L struts ? VIN: 4T1GK12E9R
Customer came in with bad struts and broken springs. Replaced springs and struts. Car is pulling to the left after a left turn, and then will pull to the right after a right turn. The springs are the type that are not to turn with the strut. the have a bearing...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L rear main seal? VIN: 4T1BG12KST
this car came to us with a small oil leak problem and has turned into a nightmare. we diagnosed that the dist. was leaking oil so we replaced it and the problem was solved...not for long almost 2 weeks later the car is pulling into parking lot dripping and smo...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L pump VIN: 5TEGN92N42
Truck came in a couple of weeks ago with noise from power steering pump, Fluid was full , no leaks found. Replaced pump, bleed air from system, noise is gone. Customer returned next day with the same noise.Bleed system again , noise is gone. Cust returns again...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Problem with Idle VIN: 1HGCB7NA01
I want to sincerely thank all of you who replied to my problem. I checked all the areas that were mentioned by everyone however the people who mentioned the vacuum leak in particular Rick (Ohio), Todd (Washington), David (Indiana), Honda Bob, & Charran (New Yo...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L cooling system VIN: JHLPD1846X
Thanks to all that responded. I removed the radiator and flow checked it, the water just trickled out of the lower hose fitting. So in went a new radiator and it stays cool. The customer has been driving the Crv for 2.5 weeks now with no problems what-so-ever....
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JACDH58WOP
Well the truck isn't fixed because the customer isn't sure if he wants to spend the money for the repair. But I did find the problem. This motor is dual overhead cam. The exhaust cams are driven off the intake cams by a small timing chain. The timing belt dr...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22B6P
I was reluctant to close this as a 'fix';I will explain why. First, thanks for all the responses. Most of the replies pointed to an intermittent distributor problem where spark was lost intermittently. After rechecking everything(fuel press,spark, injector pul...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5S3X
thanks guys, it was short in harness near evap purge can. apparently a receiver hitch was installed and when they installed it they had to drop purge can and when re-installed got harness trapped between frame and hose from cannister pinching the wires. Trouble codes: P0450, P0105, P1105, P0120.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks to all about the advise. I tried the 'generic' way of resetting the idle but did not work. Actually had another Altima come in with same code and no throttle at all-like a broken throttle cable. Replaced the throttle body assy. Tried the generic reset a... Trouble codes: P0507 (RPM higher than expected).
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2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L auto locking hubs VIN: 5N1ED28Y14
Thanks for the three replies. I have not found anything wrong on this vehicle in the last week of driving and I do agree this clicking is a normar sound. The truck is still running normaly in 2WD and 4WD. Thanks for the help
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1N4BA41E04
This vehicle went on vacation and has not been returned for repairs, I'll have to close without a fix. Tom told me how to check the cn lines with a dual scope, if I get it back in I'll post the results. Thanks you, J.B.
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1995 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 2S3TE02V5S
After a in depth discussion with customer we let them have it back since 'our pinpoint diagnostics' from this point would be rather expensive. Expensive, because we are down to 1. ECU ($500-$1200) 2. MAF 3. Wiring issue. We do not deal with junk yard parts or ...
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2006 Suzuki AERIO 2.3L ring and pinion ??? VIN: JS2RD61H56
We did not receive anyone who had this problem before, and the dealer just had the factory rep look at it and he had it for two days and changed all the fluids in the rear axles and put in synthetic but still the howling is still there at 55-56 mph. The rep sa...
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