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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18642
vehicle came in for lacks power,knocks and stalls in morning. had code po172 too rich back 1.performed fuel leak down test.failed test.isolated it down to the injectors leaking.relaced all injectors per itan story we read.vehicle was gone for 1 month.came back... Trouble codes: P0172
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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBA4126K
California smog test fail.. As you can see, at idle, CO% is perfect, as cruise speed increases, CO increases.I have tried and checked everything I have experience with. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience with these 2 carb systems and high CO. I thi...
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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Crankshaft Pulley VIN: JHMEJ6571V
Guys and Gals, I am putting this Civic back together after having replaced the timing belt, and I want to make sure the crankshaft pulley tightening procedure is correct. Both Alldata and Mitchell say to torque the bolt to 20nm. and the second step is to rotat...
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHMAP1145Y
Thanks in advance. This car will go dead at stops when engine is at full warm operating temperature. It will start back, but it PINGS like the timing is to high when started warm. When engine is first started cool it cranks fine and does not go dead at stops. ...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES15592
Hello I have a problem with a civic that the car will turn over but the car wont start, also the inmobilzer light will flash. We had to replace the main engine harness because a mouse had eaten the wiring into. The key the cust, left is the only one she has, I...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L spark plug VIN: KMHDN45D13
i have a 2.0l hyundai that continually cracks number 1 spark plug. i'm using ngk plugs and wires. the plug cracks then carbon tracks into a missfire. the compression is 200 along with all the other cylinders that aren't cracking plugs. what the /*-! cracks 1 p...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tranny oil VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Hello all, I have a question for all you Toyota and Lexus Techs, we just performed a 105k service on a 2000 Lexus ES 300, with tranny oil change, the tranny takes T-IV fluid, by accident we put the new Toyota WS fluid in the vehicle, the fluid looks the same, ...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
Customer complains about a hesitation, and check eng light set a p0303 misfire. I wanted to check mode 6 but dont have the parameter # for mode 6 for a mazda, as I have been fooled by the detection system and found the problem on another cylinder. It looks lik... Trouble codes: P0303
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L shift lock VIN: JN1HJ01P3K
Car came in shift lock solenoid not working. Removed center console found soda had been spilled on solenoid. Replaced solenoid (oem part from dealer)now solenoid works in reverse direction. All powers and grounds seem to be ok as in the wiring diagrams
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01DXY
found misfire cylinder one injector dumping gas into cylinder replaced injector and did not fix dumping fuel problem. installed test light and found brighter light on cylinder one than all other three injectors. performed voltage tests on injector wiring. foun... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L ABS and red brake warning lite on VIN: 1N6DD21S2Y
Customer brought in 2000 Nissan Frontier pickup today with amber abs lite and red brake warning lite illuminated. Owner states he notices no change in brake performance or pulsations when braking. I followed Alldata procedures and jumpered the check connector ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L gauges, speedo VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
Service engine light on with code P0500. Customer states that all gauges and speedo quit sometimes. Alldata info leads us to test and replace the unified meter control unit. Does anyone know where it is? We think it may be integrated in the speedo head. Nissan...
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JSAHTX92V0
Hi every one, i need some help from any one knowledgeable in the Suzuki world. I have this grand vitara and i am trying to find the crankshaft sensor with no luck, i went on the Suzuki factory site and checked the online manual it said it was behind the flywhe...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L timing belt VIN: JT2BG22K6W
the car came in with what sounded like a timing belt vibration from being worn.when we pulled it down the timing belt had excessive slack and we thought for sure that was the noise,so we replaced timing belt,tensioner,water pump and idler pulley.started the ca...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B4Y
Car came back after 3 days with PO171 present.Engine runs greate,plenty of power.Can't locate external vacuum leaks. I hear hissing sound around air bypass valve at idle. When I clamp a hose connected to AIR BYPASS VALVE which collects a vacuum from bank1 and ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L alignment VIN: 4T1BP28B74
This car came in for an alignment because it was pulling left and had a slow speed wobble. We discovered seperated tires, and installed new ones and performed a 4 wheel alignment, all angles were within specs, the camber and caster matched side to side.The car...
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2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Electric Steering VIN: JTEDW21A06
I am in serious need for Toyota Tech with Hybrid Experience on the new Hilander but the puris may Help, Our local body shop Called for help to set up vehicle to safe mode before commencing with collision damage, checked all codes cleared all but Impact sensor ...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Misfire, SMoke from tailpipe VIN: JNKBY31A9V
After the spark plug change,oil change and coil swap problem has not reared it's head again. Just went back over coil terminals and wiring,injector connector all is ok. Vehicle has been driven by owner in excess of 300 miles Trouble codes: P0302, P1135 (VTC problem).
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1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Steering effort VIN: 4S2CY58V5P
Thank you for the replies. Most refered to oversize tires or binding linkage. This Rodeo has stock tires and the steering linkage is all good. We had hydraulic lines with banjo fittings made to adapt our pressure guage to this system. Warm at idle we had 600...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X8Y
Thanks to all that replied. The problem turned out to be a cut in the crank sensor wiring the was partially shorting the 5 volt reference to ground. When we checked the 5 volt reference signal (yellow wire with the red tracer), it only had 2.85 volts. This wir...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L engine VIN: JTT8BD6856
The exhaust still is knocking, but customer is going to live with it. The consensus was a cracked header pipe. We cleaned carbon off #1 cylinder and retried, but noise was same. We can't really hear it in the block, but on #1 exhaust runner. Removing the heade...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G7X
I started the car this morning and the car ran fine. Anyhow I decided to clean the throttle body and the idle speed control valve. Cannot be 100% sure that this will be the fix as it didn't act up for me. Thanks to Gary for the lone reply. He suggested to clea... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle speed conrol incorrect).
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1988 Mazda 929 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1HC2215J
Everyone replyed saying check for vaccum leaks. I rechecked and found none so I started to look for the low vaccum cause. I found that the computer was putting so much fuel in the cylinders it was washing them out. I allowed the motor to be open overnight but ...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no communication/esi VIN: JM3LW28G2Y
Thanks for your help in putting this one on the road again. after careful review of your suggestion i decided to go with john [...] since he had the same problem with the same vehicle. and it turn out he was right. the bar was as mifft as was I. so thank agai...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Check engine lamp on VIN: JN1CA21DOS
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix, wanted to make sure the vehicle wasn't coming back. Rouzbeh figured out why the Check Engine Lamp was in-op on KOEO. Ran a wire along the outside of the harness to replace the signal wire between the TCM and ECM and have...
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1998 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L cooling system VIN: 4N2DN1113W
Thanks for all the replies, found the leak, it was like so many had said, the welch plug in the rear cylinder head behind the timing cover. Thanks to all who replied, I appreciate your help very much. Thanks to all.
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L Audio System
Thanks Guy's, you were spot on with the issue, took a peek in the trunk today when i came into work and the left rear speaker connection was pushed up causing the wire that attaches to the voice coil in the speaker to hit the chassi of the speaker shorting it ...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L park lamps VIN: JN2ENT67U2
well i feel like an idiot ,,,duh the stupid switch that i couldnt seem to find was on...thanks to all who replied,,,denver fans are right crow does taist like chicken...
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1985 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2MX73E5F
thanks for all of the replys! i found the the engine has been changed.the block has to be pre 1985 and has no threaded hole for the knock sensor. those cars had no knock sensors! thanks again guys and gals! Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor circuit open or shorted).
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