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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L won't start VIN: 4S2CM58W3W
Hi everyone this is my first post. The Isuzu from Hell! It was towed in for a no-start. We replaced the fuel pump. The costumer picked up the vehicle and drove for about a month and a half then failed to restart. It was towed in again for a no-start. And the F...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L engagement VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
The customer brought this car in with trans problem. when you put the car in gear it will not ingage in gear if the switch is in overdrive. Take it out of overdrive and it will drop in gear,put back in overdrive and will drop out of gear. Does anyone have any ...
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L dash warning lights VIN: JN1MS35P4M
This possesed vehicle is a wierd one! Hope someone has seen this before. We pulled this customer's car around to deliver it and the brake and oil warning lamps stay on. Even when key is off and in your hand. A quick check of the fuses and when i touced my test...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A0X
After we replaced ALL of the coils with the STI Brand, we had a HARD misfire and a defective coil #4. Replaced that with a replacement from WP and Hard misfire is gone but 1320 is not. When PO1320 is cleared, and key is turned off and back on again KOE off, th... Trouble codes: 1320 (300 -), 300
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
help all subaru techs. this subaru has a vibration at idle when in gear and at stops that feels like the engine is sitting on the frame. it only happens after fully stopped and only in drive, reverse is smooth and off idle is smooth. idle is approx 700 rpm in ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29642
I have never worked on one of these before and I feel lost. The owner said it has never been tuned so I thought that before I started trying to figure out what's wrong with it I should replace the spark plugs and fuel filter. Now for the first question: what d... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1 cyl), P0302 (misfire 2 cyl), P0303 (misfire 3 cyl), P0304 (misfire 4 cyl)
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32TXY
when first started cold, cyl 2 and 3 show heavy misfire. After a few seconds they come alive. Idle seems a little rough but the problem is when you take off, vehicle falls on its face, pops through intake with heavy spark knock. at higher rpm, the car seems to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0171
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L fill valve (ORVR) VIN: 4T1BE32K82
I have an 02 Camry that the fuel tank wont fill very fast and will puke gas out on you while filling, I believe the (ORVR) fill valve (mounted in the top of fuel tank) is the only culprit it will not allow any air past it unless vacuum is applyed to the small ...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Will not accelerate VIN: JTDBE32K03
Vehicle was towed in after customer was driving on interstate and went to accelerate when the car just lost power and coasted to a stop & would not accelerate. Customer stated vehicle did not stall. Check engine light came on immediately. Code P2102 was in mem... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit low)
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1990 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMBA4239L
Thanks for the many responses to this one. Most of you were right on the money about thermostat and flushing radiator. These two things were where we went first, before checking water pump impeller for flow and other things and all is well now. Thanks again to...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ1222S
ok. customer had to get car before problem fixed. i did change dist. checked fuel pressure,vacuum.and ign. the help from all that replied was great but they needed car and said they would be back after a few mos
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shift interlock, immobilizer VIN: HGCG2259WA
The car seems to be fixed now. I had some good help from Steve in NM who thought maybe something was tripping the alarm such as a club or something, william from NY and Florin from Quebec who said the horns were bad and Larry from TX who said the stop light sw...
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1760Y
hello again-recieved alot of helpful replies-all of them pointing to the idle valve-we replaced the idle valve and cleaned the throttle body-i set the air bleed screw so the idle was perfect- no more stalling-thanx for all the help.brian.
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1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P6N
Thanks for everyone's help on this one. The car is finally fixed. With the help of a buddy from another shop we were able to find a poor ground connection at the intake that was causing the whole problem. While monitoring for a voltage drop on the TPS ground w...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31DXV
Thanks for the help everyone who replied! Ended up being a bad Mass Air Flow sensor,was able to 'catch' a glich on our MODIS while watching the MAF in graph mode. Thanks again! Jim
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01A3Y
good morning-i had 11 replies-and 9 hit it right on the nose- we replaced the intake gaskets on this vehicle and the engine ran perfect again-we did check the fuel inlet screen but it was clear.-thanx for all the help.brian
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E84
hey guys got two replies that hit the nail on the head steve from NY thank you much. the ground cable where it is attached to the trans. was almost completely broken. I can't believe this thing still would crank and still run. Oh well! thank for all your input...
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2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE635X3
Thankyou, Jim, David, Andy, and Jeff, I explored all responces and put an IAC in, customer has had the car a week with no problems, thanks again, IATN is a great resource. Trouble codes: P0519 (Idle air control circuit performance).
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1995 Toyota Camry 2.2L Engine VIN: 4T2SK11E3S
Sorry For The Delay, Customer Busy & Only Brought The Car Back In For Us To Try To Remedy Problem This Week. Thanks To All Who Replied. As Many Of You Suggested The Problem Was With The Aftermarket Motor Mounts, Replaced With Toyota Factory Fluid Filled Mounts...
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2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT48151
Thanks for the help guys. The problem was my timing information was faulty. The cams have two marks on them and mine said to line them up with the T mark on the head but toyota told me to line it up with the straight mark on the head. I did that and it runs gr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0306, P0308.
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