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2001 Acura Integra GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC43601
In August, the car presented itself to us with a MIL. Code 1457 stored. EVAP test using Vetronix and latest card showed a failure and the listed suspects were: (1)canister vent solenoid stuck open, (2) large leak (3)disconnected ORVR line between the 2WBS and ... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister system)
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2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5263Y
This Daewoo suffered from a premature timing belt failure. During post repair road-test, MIL illuminates and sets a P0303. Upon clearing code, P0300 illuminates. These codes will alternate. They will only set when vehicle is accelerated hard. If the code is cl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3)
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB755XP
Start car, [...] after running car dies. Not losing fuel pressure, power stays at fuel pump. Once car dies spark is gone at coil. Let car sit for few mins it starts back up and runs for 30 seconds.
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs motor VIN: 2HKRL18063
This Odyssey has come in for the ABS & TRAC lights on. Tried using OEM software in MasterTech scanner & can't communicate; but can flash codes using shorting connector. Codes 52 (ABS motor stop) & 61 (charging system) are stored. The charging system tests OK, ...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A8Y
hello laddys and genttle man: we are not sure what to do to this car. code indicated cat problem and the cat is not working most of the time, because the engine is running too rich. the mass air flow is prime suspect, but don't know what it should look like. t... Trouble codes: P0420
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Steering effort VIN: 4S2CY58V5P
Low or no assist at idle... ok @ 1200 rpm. We replaced pump and gear with after market reman parts. No change. Our pressure guage does not adapt well to this application. It leaks at the fitting (just a steady drip). So we did not warm it up and check it hot. ...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X31
Thanks for checking this one out. I'm certain this one is not a rare situation with the trooper 3.5. OIL CONSUMPTION! Question is, what is the proper repair? I have looked at many web sites and postings for this problem and not sure what best repair is other t...
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L module locate VIN: JM1TA2221X
abs and traction control light comes on when driving trying to find module to test circut.
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hello everyone. Got a 03 Lancer OZ Rally Edition. Car originally came in for a MIL light on and engine rpm would sometimes roll up and down. Found 3 codes. P0335 crankshaft position sensor. P0340 camshaft position sensor. P0300 Random/multiple misfire detected... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/multiple misfire detected)
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1992 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Ignition? VIN: JN1CZ24S7N
Hello all. I have this Nissan 300ZX tt which I was just going to do a motorvac on. I checked the injectors for resistance before begining the motorvac to ensure the injectors were ok. I also did some vantage tests on the TPS, and off idle switch, but I did sta...
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1995 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L left front rotor VIN: 4N2DN11W35
Van came in with left front caliper dragging, after customer replaced l.f. caliper and pads on both sides in an attempt to solve the same problem himself. No ABS codes, this seemed like a hydraulic problem; opening bleeder @ l.f. caliper, frees up binding. To ...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDAT12331
The vehicle came in with a severe shake at an idle worse with the a/c on. Smoke tested no vaccum leaks. Acts like the variable cam timing is allowing it to run at idle with cam overlap. I cannot find a way to test for this situation or similar problems in this...
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1983 Honda Accord SE 1.8L no charge VIN: JHMSZ5425D
Thanks for all the replys!!!Most of you said check the connector below the battery,I did and it was very melted,repaired,charge light off now, but still not charging,rechecked all voltages at regulator found incorrect voltage at F wire,replaced reg with road t...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L brake lamp light VIN: 1HGCB7654P
sent to dealer, they still haven't fixed it. most replies were wiring issues but I didn't find it.will reply if honda fixes this car. Thanks for all the help. Pete
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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF23M2S
Well we got a little messed up on this car for codes. Used the snappy scanner and got code e8, but we couldn't find the code definition anywhere. We used an analog meter and got code 59-rear o2 sensor. Replaced the 02 and check engine light never came back on ... Trouble codes: E8 (unknown).
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Monitors not done VIN: KMHWF35V4Y
I recieved some good input on this one. I recived several suggestions to reset adaptives, which I had done. I also heard that Mode $06 data is available for free at www.hmaservice.com. Upon checking there I determined that the mode $06 for my car and engine wa...
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2003 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Power brake booster VIN: 4KLC4B1U43
The fix here was a new vacuum pump. The new pump felt much tighter when turned by hand than the old one. Be sure to order the pulley along with the pump as it appears you will always need a new pulley. We could not remove the old pulley. \ A weak vacuum pump...
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Unknown VIN: JM2UF314XM
i replaced the drier and the expansion valve and now the pressures are good and it cools ok for 134a. most of the replies agreed with the expansion valve. the reciever drier seemed to be blocked internally also. this vehicle is very easy to remove and install ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AE45G01
Thanks to all who replied. I should never take my glasses off,but thanks to Ty from Connecticut,Steve from Illinois/& Gary from Arizona for pointing out that the firing order is 1342.As you guys pointed out,1&4 share a coil &2&3 share a coil.My tech had 1&2 &3...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L erratic shifting VIN: JN1RZ27H2P
here is the deal with this 300z. tested the dropping resitor as suggested. found no problems but replaced anyway. no change, so decided to drive with the dropping resistor unplugged. that was the fix, the car performs normally with the exception of a slightly ...
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1AS44D7S
most of the replies said that it had jumped time so i pulled the valve cover and took a look at the chain and it had not jumped time so i did a leak down test and it failed on all four cyl. advised the customer that he needed and engine or major work on this o...
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Customer called this morning and said truck has not stalled since the new temp sender was installed. Calling this one fixed. Thanks.
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D2Y
I got a couple replies to take a closer look at the MAF sensor. This morning, I got out the vantage, and there was a tech tip about a bad ground, and told of adding a ground wire from the MAF connector, to the intake manifold. Using a wiring diagram to confirm... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Thanks for your input guys. Replaced BPT, back tracked and removed all tubing , hoses,metal-everything was clean but recleaned everything . Initially went back thru decheck with hand pump-all units good. Same problem exists. Checked input to computer at the co... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD62VXY
Thanks all, recieved 4 replies on this one 3 were for gas cap which we did try but did not help, the other reply from Richard gave a good description of how everything works and I believe have checked everything but have not found the problem yet, when/if I do... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap system control malfunction).
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L air bag light VIN: KXTU805814
I want to Thanks the 6 gentleman that helped with their replies. Like always you have to go back and understand the testing information and reread it until you understand what its asking you to do. I went through mitchells testing proceedure with my tech and w...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L p0500 vss VIN: JTDBE32K02
Hello to everyone who replied. This Camry needed a new speedometer head. The speed signal goes from the speed sensor to the cluster and is refined. The signal is then sent to the PCM for PCM functions and auto trans functions. The speedo never stopped workin...
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