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1998 Acura CL 2.3L No Start VIN: 19UYA3149W
this car will not start...tested car for no start and found no injector pulse but does have spark...car sat for a year while customer was out of town...customer replaced fuel pump thinking it was bad...both codes p1362 and p1382 will set while cranking car. la... Trouble codes: P1362 (tdc sensor signal missing), P1382 (cyp sensor signal missing)
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2007 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L tpms VIN: JHLRE48337
Greetings! Not sure about engine displacement but it won't matter. Vehicle has TPMS. Put snow tires on vehicle and a few miles down the road, the Warning Light came on. I have done only a few vehicles with TPMS so far, and the others have been ok as long as th...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNXCA31AOY
replaced mass air flow sensor. warm operation now great. cold operation better but not correct. stalls cold. idle control is poor. hesitates badly cold. after short warm up period becomes better but drops a cylinder or more at idle until operating temp achieve...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1NB3535X
This Miata came in running vary rich at idle, check with snapon scanner, injs on 8.8 mil sec.Check all Pids, with in range but cal load % was at 78.28%. If car sets about 30 min it will run ok INJ 2.2 mil sec cal load 22%, till it is reved up, then cal load wi...
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2255X
HEY YALL, THIS IS MY STORE MANAGERS MOTHERS CAR. CAME IN WITH CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. CODE P0300 MUTIPLE CYLINDER MISFIRE. CHECKED EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN ie. COIL PACKS, COMPRESSION, MAF VOLTS. I NOTICED ON INITIAL TEAR DOWN THAT #2 COIL PLUG BOOT LOOKED RU... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire)
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1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1521425BS2
I have a 93 Altima 2.4. The car is hard to start at times. While engine is cold it runs fine. When it reaches operating tempature it stalls and is hard to start again. If the throttle is applied lightly the engine will rev but anything more than 1/4 throttle t...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
hello gents it would seem that we have a unusual nissan i looked on the history pages and found that alot of people were replacing all 6 coils and 6 ngk spks for the p1320 code and there is a tsb related as well so we replaced all 6 coils with nissan coils cod... Trouble codes: P1320 (ingnition signal circuit)
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L inboard axle joint VIN: 4S3BH66542
Vehicle returned to my shop with broken right front axle and excessive play in front differnetial for second time. Inspected axle shaft and found shaft sheared off just behind tripod joint, leading me to belive that differential stopped spinning while vehicle ...
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2004 Subaru Outback 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4SEBH815X4
My apologies for asking such a simple question that I should have the answer for. We have this suburu that has a rough idle,all the time. It also hesitates at hywy speed 65-75 mph, we haven't duplicated that symptom. It has no codes. I have a question about 02...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L fluid loss VIN: JT36P10V0W
customer came in with no fluid in resevoir. we topped off power steering fluid, system worked fine. customer came back a week later with same problem. we replaced power steering pump with reman unit, all seemed fine but cutomer came back a week later with flui...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
hi fellow techs need some input on this toyota.good customer with well maintained camry developed an engine noise a week ago.it is knocking from lower end like a rod bearing.and shorting cylinders it's hard to point to any one cyl.it's sensitive to eng rpm but...
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2004 Toyota Solara SLE 2.4L module VIN: 4T1CE38P64
Hello Toyota techs, we have a Solara giving us fits. It was involved in a front end collision, and all necessary components replaced. The only control unit replaced was for the ABS, and our body shop installed a used control assembly. Now the ABS light flashes...
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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L Steering Wheel
Out of all the replies which were wounderfull,many guessed right. I check all that responded and even traded some emails. The actual fix for vehicle was four new tires. I rotated tires several times and still had the problem, so I ruled out the problem of ...
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: EK31016467
hi again fellow tech, i did adust the valves and this fixed the problem thanks again to all who took the time to reply to problem
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2004 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Power Windows VIN: 1HGCM66324
Thanks Guys for the replies, I explained to the customer, and showed her how the Key fob will lower the windows if pressed twice. I think she was insulted a bit, but before I pull my hair out I just wanted to make sure she is not pressing it twice on the way...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0P
Finally got the parts to fix this one. The fix turned out to be replacing the cam sensors. The wiring was rubbing through and shorting out the signal. Thanks to all who replied, most replies said to check the cam sensor wiring. Trouble codes: 13 (loss of rpm signal).
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, choke stays on VIN: JM2UF1135M
Thanks guys as many mentioned there is a hole in the back of the alternator to plug the choke heater wire, and it just takes a little light and a mirror to find it once you know it has too be there.
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1988 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CN34S5J
After rechecking every posible sensor for sweeps, shorts, open, grounds and monotering a/f ration on my test drive I found that it goes lean durring the problem stage but the maf does not burp or anything it just keeps on track with what it should be. Customer...
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZFN556V2Y
Hello. It ended up being the oil return passage in the cylinder head. Thanks for the help everyone. Mike
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF12B5W
thanks to everyone for replies! gregg from oaklahoma ,mark and stan ,both from pennsylvania,and gary from california all nailed it with the egr position sensor. best way to check it is with vantage or disconnect it from the egr leaving it plugged in and see it...
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