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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2657N
Have a high mileage acura here with a stall hot and have to let cool down before it restarts. serv lamp on with code 9 for open or short on cylinder id of tdc sensor. we have ohm tested and all within specs and no shorts to power or ground. also have lab scope... Trouble codes: 9 (cylinder id signal)
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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L alternator & some sensors VIN: 1HGEJ6123T
I have a 1996 honda civic dx with a problem i have never encounterd before. underdash fuse #15 blows repeatidly. items on circut include evap vent shut valve, heated o2 sensor, evap purge soleniod, alt.,electronic load detector, and VSS. when fuse is replaced ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L coolant VIN: 1HGCG3259X
hi everyone, got one im gonna loose my shirt on . car came in with oil in the coolant, had slight pinkish color to it. suspected trans cooler, but could not prove it,cooler held pressure. sold radiator, and headgasket, crack check the head.headgasket looked ok...
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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ6227Y
Honda tuner techs I need help. This Civic has had a different engine installed. It was a 1.6 sohc now it has a V-Tech Dohc. The engine came from a Japanese car and has a Japanese computer(not OBD-2). It has spark at times and will start at times an run 30 seco... Trouble codes: 14 (IAC Bad), P1337
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L starter VIN: KMHWF35H33
this car came in for grinding while starting another tech replaced the starter it didnt fix it and know im blessed with it. inspected currant draw 100 amp cranking, 160 amp peak. inspected starter bottom ear broken off per other tech that is what the problem w...
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1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cuts out, VIN: 4S2CG58Z2M
thanks in advance, got a tcc lock up problem. i have little info here at the shop and need help. driving at about 60mph at a steady cruise i feel a jolt for about a second. happens a few times but intermittently. i dont have the right scanner to read tcm codes...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58D31
has any body come across anything like this? i reviewed the block component and the only thing that i can see in the area that could possibly give me a noise due to wear is the balance unit. has anybody come across a noise like this. it's thru all the rpm rang...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift. codes 732,734
I have a Mazda that suddenly started too shift harsh and late. O.D light flashing with codes 732,734-- incorrect gear ratio. I replaced the solonoid pack with no help. So I am guessing it is time to replace the trans, but before I do is there any type of fix I...
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1993 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start, excessive cranking t VIN: JA3BP57J8P
The customer brought the vehicle back in to my shop at the end of December for the same concern- cranks but does not start when warm. Happens intermittenly. It has happened twice in our stalls. Any help would be appreciated, but there is one question I have. W...
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1989 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1HS34P8K
can someone please help with this one car came in runing bad sounds really late timing was jumped three teeth repl chain gears and guides timin is right now double checked but engine still late like timing off have to advance to even run and wont idle at all c...
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1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L heater core VIN: 4N2DN11W9P
hello, we had a customer come in and request a replacement of thermostat for an overheating condition. customer diag. himself. replaced thermostat and found no change on overheating. customer then wanted use to diag problem. radiator cap pressure spec 0.9 bar ...
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1996 Nissan terrano 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: PR50-02033
Hi there, I have this electronic diesel here which is surging and losing power intermittantly. when it does this you can switch off the engine and restart and it goes away. if you dont it carries on, no excessive smoke and no CEL i have seen lots do this which...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Drive VIN: JN8DR09Y73
We are doing a preliminary investigation so we can report a likely direction to the insurance company. Of course, this would be an easy diagnosis if we could pull the transfer case, however, the insurance company wants an idea ahead of time. Reviewing, we have...
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1989 Toyota Camry 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 4T1SV24E9K
Thank You All for your help,this toyota on cold start will run rich,miss & black smoke out tail pipe,some times will not stay running on first try but some times will if i pedal it. Has no codes in computer, any help at all would be great thank you again.
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L tcc solenoid VIN: JT2BG12KOT
I'll be short on this problem ,basically we dont do alot of tranny service specially imports . I need assistance to diag problem since another tranny shop replace solenoid. Car belongs to our service writer's son and wants to see if we can do something.problem...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V9W
hello and here we go with another problem child - 1998 rav 4 - reoccuring po401 code - car came in 1 week go for same code - test egr operation and got engine to stall while preforming tests removed valve and cleaned passages - cleared codes and road tested ca... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Balance shaft VIN: 5TEPM62N2Y
Customer drove vehicle 150 miles after service work performed and engine developed a knock. Knock is only there over 4,000 rpm. Had vehicle towed into our shop. Found metal shavings in oil. Removed oil pan and found bearing halves for left balance shaft in bot...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R0Y
Thanks in advance to Toyota masters. Replaced B1S1 air fuel ratio sensor based upon open heater circuit. Originally had both codes stored. Upon clearing ECM and two trip road test, PO125 returned. Unlike O2 sensor, fixed voltage air fuel is more difficult to t... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135 (Insufficient temp for closed loop bank one sensor one)
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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L Ignition key VIN: JH4KA4652K
Thanks, everyone, for all the reponses. The electric gear selector switch in the center console had shifted forward. Consequently, sometimes it didn't register Park. I cleaned the contacts with a pencil eraser, put a wee bit of dielectric grease, and reinstall...
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 1 VIN: JM3LV5230N
Thank you Terry and Don. Yes the tran was defaulting to 3rd and with the hold light out the codes were not available. Seems somebody, somewhere (auction car) had gently unplugged the tran computer (lower left I/P near fuse box). A firm tug on those connectors ...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on, CODE P2187 VIN: JM1BK12F44
hi again, and thanks to everyone that offered me help with this...quite a few of you had suggested to check the purge solenoid, which i had already done, by the instructions in the flow chart. i re-checked it by disconnecting it, and cycling it using a power p... Trouble codes: P2187 (fuel system too lean at idlecame back), P0661 (variable intake-air solenoid circuit low inputnew this time in).
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 2.4L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: JM1TA22132
Thanks all for the help on this vehicle. First, my info was wrong. This truck has a 3.0 v6. Second, we were told that the ecu was new which is what got me confused. All testing pointed toward a bad ecu. We called both of the shops that were involved and one of... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Malfunction - Cylinder 1).
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L alternator VIN: 4A3AC54L6Y
I recieved several e-mails to assist me, for which I appreciate. Stanley [...] said: 'Check the wiring to the alternator relay, I believe it's in the engine compartment mounted to the right side 'frame-rail'. It has 3 wires goin to it and controls the das...
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L abs VIN: JS3TD62V3Y
thanks to all that replied- the connections at the fuse box were suspect but now the problem has gone into remission- i will update if any more info becomes available- thanks, greg and crew
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2006 Toyota Prado 3.0L electrical
At this moment the insurance company will pay and they will not need anymore information. I decided not to look anyfurther but I will keep for some other in case it happens again. To my look like like a short in the wiring connector at the back of fuse block a...
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