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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7659M
Calling all Honda transaxle techs... HELP!!! I have this '91 Accord that I picked up for my wife and I am at wits end with it. The car originally had no reverse, just would rev up and make a loud buzzing noise, pulled transaxle apart and found the reverse gear...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
I have this honda that will intermittly set lean codes. When driven with the scanner ST FT stay at about 2%, long term about 5%, but sometime on decel ST FT rise to 30%. Car has had major tune up including wires,cap,rotor,air and fuel filter and valve adjustme... Trouble codes: P0171
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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L between Eng & Trans VIN: JACDH58W9R
I hope maybe some Isuzu techs have seen this problem. This vehicle makes a strange noise at all temps and can be heard mostly at an idle. The noise is not from the top end and it is not a valve train noise which I hear is a fairly common problem with these veh...
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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8VZ30C5S
customer has a concearn of the vehicle overheating only at idle, cruise it's ok. cooling system is ok. it's bled properly. but for some reason it feels like the hydraulic cooling fan isn't turning as fast as it should. i know it's controlled by a cooling fan e...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L blower motor VIN: JT6HF10V1X
Hi toyota techs. have this rx300 cant get blower motor fan to work. checked relays,power at blower motor red wire. no power at black wire. recharged system with a/c day later customer said fan stopped working. Can't seem to get proper wiring or diagram info. A...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, lacks power VIN: JT6HF10U3X
This vehicle has negative fuel trims on bank 2 and positive trims on bank 1. I tried swapped af sensors from side to side and trims remained the same. I have replaced MAF and 1 igntion coil. This suv has no power sounds like pinging under load. I have checked ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, P0171, P0172
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1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Ignition VIN: 1YVGE31D8S
This car came in with a 40 amp fuse that keeps blowing in the under hood fuse box. The cover to the fuse box calls it a Ig. Key fuse, I looked on Mitchell on Demand and this fuse goes to ignition switch, engine, power windows, sunroof, wipers and such. When I ...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22631
Hello, This is back In my shop for this PO421 code I Am reading alldata.I changed front o2 sensor and cleared codes and The car is back in two days I kind of figured That? Before I go crazy Would I have A bad cat,Alldata says front sensor would cause this or ... Trouble codes: P0421
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1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L right front wheel VIN: 6MMAP37P8X
When you drive at any speed and come to an abrupt stop, but not hard enough to kick in abs. The noise almost sounds like an oversize tire rubbing on fender. I can not find anything loose in the suspension, or anything wrong with the brakes either. Any thing wo...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L radio VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
I DID WORK ON MONTERO AND LOST RADIO NEEDS CODE,RADIO MODEL# [...].CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME WITH RADIO CODE FOR THIS VEHICLE, THANK YOU
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
car lost #5 cylinder, causing rough idle and no high end power; I replaced #5 injector and everything was great for 3 days; car lost #5 cylinder again, yet high end power was still better than before, per customer. Intermittently, it would run great for a sho... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5)
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1T
Vehicle came in with P1320 primary ignition fault.This is my only code. Vehicle runs fine no misfires. Replaced all 6 coils and plugs. Road tested on third road test light came back on. No driveability problems. Have had this code before on other nissans and r... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition fault)
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S1T
pickup came in and would idle but would not pick up rpms. had code for primary ignition. traced back to distrbutor which we replaced (and complete tune up) now the truck runs beter but check engine light comes back on with same ignition code and swirl control ... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition), P1130 (swirl control valve)
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3NKB51011L
hello everybody and thanks before hand. we have a 2001 nissan sentra that came ino on a hook. the car would start and as soon as it got warm enought out to get off fast idle it would die. we checked iac step it was around 60 to 65 when it was hot and cold. we ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Car came in as no start. Opened hood and saw #3 ignition coil melted. Hooked up scanner and no commuincation. Diagnosed defective PCM. Replaced coil and PCM. Now I have communication and fuel pressure, but still no start with P0340 Code. I have checked grounds... Trouble codes: P0340 (No Cam Sensor Signal)
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63532
Hi all, I just put pistons in this flat motored design flaw and the mil came on. It seems to run ok, I just need someone to give me a direction to go. When you start it the Trans Oil Temp light flashes immediately and after a couple of minutes it stores a PO74... Trouble codes: P0748
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1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L hard start hot VIN: JT2MX62W0D
installed rebuilt engine,with all new injectors,cold start injector,before instalation car started and ran fine,after instalation of rebuilt engine,car has long crank to start,hot,even after sitting outside all,will crank for 5-6 seconds and then fire up,runs ...
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1985 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L rear eletric window VIN: JT4RN61D6F
the rear window will not go up or down with the center console switch or the key in the back door. pullled switch out and i can make it work by grounding the terminals both up and down,installed new switch not working still pulled panel to acess relay looked a...
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1995 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2STO7F1S
This one is for Toyota Gods, this celica came in with an intermident cutting out, test drove car, did not occur until i jumped into it hard, stutters from 3000 rpm and up check engine light illuminates everytime it stutters, on during stutter off when not occu...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
Vehicle came in after customer fix attempt. Vehicle has new distributor and crank sensor. Car runs great. Clear code 340 and will come back on 3 seconds after start up. Wire harness to crank sensor was cut and the shielding around the 2 crank sensor wires was ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor)
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1BG22K1V
Car came in leaking oil and antifreeze. Removed head sent to machine shop. Replaced T-belt,plugs,T-stat,oil pump seal (leaking) Coolant Temp Sensor (My fault). Car came back a few weeks later with an idle SURGE. It almost feels like your being re ended. IAC wa...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, low power VIN: JT3HN87R0X
This for afriend, this truck will hardly accell. when you mash the gas it dies. If you spray ex fuel in it ,it will rev fine.He has checked for codes and all he gets is a po172.It starts fine and idles fine but it just want go.If you mash gas pedal to floor it... Trouble codes: P0172
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R84
THIS VEHICLE HAS A LEAN CODE PO171, CHECK MAS AIR FLOW AND FUEL PRESSURE AND BOTH ARE WITHIN SPEC. REPLACE AF SENSOR, SPARK PLUGS, FUEL FILTER, AND PCM. NO CHANGE, LONG TERM FUEL TRIM IS AT 39.2 WHICH IS FAR HIGHER THAN LIMITS, AT 38.8% LOAD IN FREEZE FRAM. AL... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one)
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Compressor/Blower VIN: 1NXBR32E93
This vehicles blower and A/C will operate fine until it sets in direct sunlight. When you get in car it has no blower/compressor engagement/or LED light on A/C control button. When vehicle cools down everything will start working. This is only heat related. Bu...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMRA1868T
We tested this vehicle over two weeks and were never able to induce a failure again! Without a hard failure we will not be able to confirm any diagnosis. Tried looking at scope patterns, wiggle tests and other items suggested, all tests proved inconclusive. Se... Trouble codes: 8 (TDC position sensor error).
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Compressor VIN: 1HGEM21912
I received several replies all with great advice. As suggested we tried the thermal regulator on top of the compressor and the thermal regulator that is in the evaporator box. When we took down the evap box we noticed that the computer was not bolted up. The c...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L a/c VIN: JNKCV54E83
Sorry for the long fix but i had to wait on parts. It turned out that there was a recall on the a/c circuit board but this car didnt fall into the id# range. I talked with Infiniti and they said that the board would not fit this car and this model only came as...
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JACDH58W2P
didn't get many responses to this.but steve from new mexico offered help on de-carbonizing it with a procedure using gm tec.i tried it but still has low vac from plenum i'm going to pull it apart see how far i have to go.ty.
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1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 4th gear VIN: JM3LV5223K
I have repaired this transmission myself by performing the following suggested items: Transgo Shiftkit (the tech support at transgo was SUPURB!) Clean the valve body out (part of the transgo kit work). Replace the high clutch drum (slightly scorced from heat w...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y7Y
Hello all technicians that replied. The fuel pump was not the problem. It was the connector to pump. Unplugged and inspected connector, green with build up. There was a recall for this problem, as you have informed me. Customer notified Nissan dealer and repor...
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 2T1FF28PY9
Friends we tried on this but no luck; except buy new ECM or used with key and ign. cylinder. Recommendations to flash the PCM or get the 'seed number' from Toyota for reprogramming didn'n work because this ECM can't be reset. Appreciate the input.
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