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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L 2-3 upsift when cold
I started out with one...now I have 2 Honda Civics, one a 98 and the other i believe is a 2000. Both vehicles have the exact same problem and both came in around the same time. When cold (sit overnight) a harsh 2-3 upshift is felt. it gets progressively better...
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2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L srs system VIN: 5FNRL38225
Customer brought this van to us with the air bag light on. I scanned the srs system using our Launch X-431 Scan tool. Found trouble code b2-10 and the message says refer to technical service manual. Alldata does not even recognize this as being an actual code,...
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2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07X01
Hello Nissan / Infiniti Techs, I have this 2000 QX4 that just rolled in with code P1135 stored, no other codes, no other complaints, just the MIL light being on. Neither Alldata nor Mitchell give any info on this code, either in Infiniti or Nissan. There is n... Trouble codes: P1135
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1988 Mazda B2600 2.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF612XJ
Hi, guys. I really need some help. This truck drives me crazy for a few months. First it appeared for no start problem, found no fuel pressure,there was a power to fuel pump, replaced aftermarket fuel pump, started right up. In a few weeks was towed in for the...
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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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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L outer cv joint VIN: JM1TA22281
To all the tech's in the Illinois area that may be able to help. We have this '01 Millenia in our shop that we cannot locate a reman drive axle for the driver's side. It took two different axles to get the correct one for the pass. side. But after four differe...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11T2Y
Customer brings car in complaining of it cutting out going down the road intermittently. We test drive car and felt a little bit of something. We scan the computer for codes and none were found. We scoped the engine ignition system and found no problems. I go ...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
First of all let me say I have no foreign tools I don't even have the chips for my scanner. This is a friends car though and she's low on money so I told her I would try. The car will start and run a couple seconds and die. I can keep it running with carb clea...
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L coolant loss VIN: JF1GF4859V
Hey Subaru Guy's This car has come in 4 or 5 times in the last month. The first time customer requested a new thermostat said she was overflowing out of resevoir, we obediantly complied. The next week she came back stating she had same problem. We found radia...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L high idle cold VIN: YS3BH6659Y
hi guys. this vehicle came to me third hand and has a problem with high idle cold. it's fine once it warms up. it does have a new iac motor. i'm not real familiar with suburu' and i would have suspected the iac motor myself. there are no codes. has anyone run ...
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1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Charging light and brake waring light always on
The Battery and brake warning lights on the dash of this truck are always on.They came on at the same time about 1 week ago.The charging system is working fine,the brake fluid level is good and the parking brake sensor is ok.Any ideas?There was a post in the a...
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1LR32E4C
Car came in just before thanksgiving with the check engine light on. Code P0133 Bank 1, #1 oxygen sensor slow response. O2 was switching slow. Replaced with aftermarket sensor. Just before Christmas the customer came back and had the same code in memory. Repla... Trouble codes: P0133
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No symptoms. VIN: JH4KA9653Y
Hi all who responded and thanks you very much. Sounds like it's very common to see this black residue running from crank/cam sensor. Many tec have seen it and felt comfortable running with the sensor as they have not seen a high failure rate. Other felt that y...
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L No Start VIN: KLAVA6926Y
thanks to everyone who replied.but i guess i will take credit on this one. the problem was the exaust camshaft was sheared between the no2 and no3 cyl. that is why i had compression on all cylinders half of the exaust manifold was turning and half was not on t...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L rear wipers VIN: 456DM58W82
Hi guys, Thanks to all who responded. Everybody was pretty much on the same page. We tested the power and grounds, all tested normal, no voltage drops across ground, switch was giving proper voltages etc. The wiring harness as it comes through lift gate harn...
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, MAINT' REQUIRED VIN: SHSRD78905
Customer was advised he should follow the 30K mile service suggestions. As for the oxygen sensor code, we will follow up with more diagnosis if the actual engine light comes on. Trouble codes: P0137.
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1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: LESCH58E3M
I appreciate the replies that I received on this vehicle. Though they were not the actual fix they did point me in the right direction. What I found was that the PCM being located below the center consul had received more than it's fair share of soda and coffe...
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L 4x4 VIN: 452DM58W83
thankyou don,michael and robert for your replys. unfortunately i was not able to repair this vehicle.i did try another transmission range switch but to no avail.i referred the customer to the local dealer. thanks again
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L braking VIN: KNAGD126X2
iatn saved the day again turned out being excessive run out on the rotor was wierd beacause there was no peddle pulsation thanks members.
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L engine VIN: JM1NA3512P
thanks to all who replied, several of you got it right , the machine shop hat incorectly indexed the cam sprockets so my ex. cam was out of time although the marks were correct, as for the no spark issue the cam pos sensor just picked the right time to give up...
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1997 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE31D6V
thanks to all,I pulled of throttle body did find carbon that had plugged up e.g.r. passage about 35% .thanks again randy Trouble codes: P0400 (e.g.r. control problem).
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1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2217X
Gentlemen thanks to all of you out there who help me find the solution to this problem.Those of you who suggested I check for vacuum leaks and fuel pressure etc. you were right on the money. While checking for leaks around the intake manifold my arm hit the ai... Trouble codes: P0171 (System running too lean).
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
First of all, I would like to thank all the techs. for taking sometime to help find the source of the problem, even though I didn't have the right scanner like the Mitsubishi scan tool, it was the Mobilizer ECU cause the injector paused. I finally got it done ... Trouble codes: 1610 (immobilizer ecu malfucntion mode).
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1997 Subaru Impreza Brighton 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF2251V
Thanks all that replied. Most pointed to wrong valve timing. One said that may be crossed ign wire but on a boxter engine, it is almost impossible. There are 2 coils and each fires opposit cylinders. Mine was flooding on diagonal cylinders. I checked for updat... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS circuit Lo Before engine swap), P0325 (Knock sensor Before engine swap), P0440 (Evap system problem Before engine swap), P0341 (Cam positio sensor range/performance), P0340 (Cam position sensor circuit malfunction).
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L srs light VIN: 1NXBR12E3W
I had three responses that said the floor harness was the culprit and sure enough it fixed the problem. Installed new harness from toyota and made customer happy. IATN is a major help!
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T18F2889Y
sorry for delay in closure! we replaced maf sensor and problem was corrected. thanks agin to all whom took time to read and respond! Trouble codes: 171 (lean on bank 1).
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L MIL Lamp on
due to the time limit i have to close it. i took rod's and the other advise with no change on the LTFT the MIL still on. i double check on everything and seems ok. thank you for the time and the help. Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank1).
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