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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH6267P
this one runs rich under load(1.0% co) every thing looks ok, the vacuum might be a little low(18-19 in hg) the map voltage is a littlwe high??? (1.0 volts) should it be around .8 volts??? i see no vacuum leaks, the timing is ok(15deg) any ideas would be apprec...
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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEH2342N
thanks in advance for your help. we have this honda civic that is giving my coworker fits. this is my coworker's car, and he was driving down the road one day and the car started bucking and surging and slowly lost power and killed. got the car towed back to t...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6655X
help honda people i have a 1259 vtec code.i did oil change, new vtec valve, same code. my modus shows off for the ps switch solenoid and also for the vtec solenoid Trouble codes: 1259 (vtec)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES25721
We re used all of the original throttle parts and never touched the PCM. We also now have a repeating code of P1298. This code according to Alldata is related to the ELD or electrical load detector (high voltage). We have taken the ELD out and cleaned the bar ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD connector High Voltage)
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B92
Car came in with MIL on, code P0507. NO information in all-data or Mitchell, says information not available from the manufacturer. Idle speed on scan tool is high, approx 900/1100 rpm in park. Any high failure items? No vacuum leaks found on initial inspection... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle air control system rpm higer than expected)
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Stall VIN: KNADC12321
the vehicle start's and dies. when this happen's it still has spark and fuel delivery but no injection pulse. made some basic check's to injector's and wiring between injector's and computer, checked power's and ground's. have not gone any further yet. just wo...
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1994 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8UZ30C8R
Hey everyone, hope I can possibly get some help here. This Lexus has kicked my butt. It will not idle unless you depress the throttle. I checked voltages @ IAC valve/ECU and checked waveform patterns @ IAC valve/ECU, all look good. The vehicle had been sitting...
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC35119
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have no experience with rotary engines and have this one towed in for a now start. The engine cranks VERY fast like it has no compression at all. It does have spark. We pulled the plugs and found them compl...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. This car will not run. Cannot communicate with OBDII connector. I have no spark, no injector signal, and no ASD relay operation. I have checked the crank sensor, it checked ok but replaced it any way. This sensor is ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MN09S00
I am looking for some help fellow mits techs. I have this montero sport with a 3.5l cust has replaced using mits new parts the maf sen coolant temp sen. front o2s and thermostat. but vehicle still runs poor. here is what i have found. my o2 are stuck a 39mv al... Trouble codes: P0125
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNICA2IDYS
Hey guys and gals Ive got a Nissian here with an intermitant condition of smoke comong from the steering column between the steering wheel and the column cover. The customer brought this to us about four months ago with this complaint and I found the blower mo...
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1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2D11W7TD
hi, all this car is driving me crazy. this car has two codes p0400 for egr flow and other one is knock sens. i pull the wiring diagram and found that solenoid is used for both egr and evap.The ecm grounds the solenoid to prevent egr operation but the ecm nev... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
misses at idle seems to mbe #2 and #4/SMOKE TEST ON MANIFOLD ,NO LEAKS/ COMPRESSION GOOD CRANKING AND RUNNING/WE RESET ALL BASE SETTINGS (TIMING/IDLE/TPS) TIMING MARKS ARE GOOD Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
This sets a P1165 Swirl Control Vacuum Switch and at times a P1130 Swirl Control Solenoid code. The system is working and will not set a code for me, customer can get the P1165 to set with in a week. Another very good shop in the area spent many hours and felt... Trouble codes: P1165 (Swirl Control Vacuum Switch), P1130 (Swirl Control Solenoid)
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Rear Wheel Bearing VIN: JF1SF6359Y
So I've searched the archives and gleaned all I could from Alldata. I'm aware of the updated roller bearing and the special tool kit that one is supposed to use to install it, ($917 from Kent Moore as of today!) Needless to say, I don't have this kit so plan o...
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39WOM
hello all need some input, I got this 91 4runner with a code 52 knock sensor signal. checked timing 10 degrees, no engine noises, new timing belt and pulleys- t belt is tight (not flopping), center pulley is new also. I checked marks all line ok as per mithell... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor signal)
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall, long crank VIN: 4T1SK12E0R
This is a very intermittent problem. It can either just cut out and quit. It will restart but is sometimes a long crank. The car will always start before we have time to run a lot of testing. We did have a timing light hooked to the plug wire and it did not lo...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V3W
Hello all. Have looked at this RAV4 a couple of times now. Keeps setting a code P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow). The EGR valve was replaced by another shop before I got it and is working fine. I removed the valve to check for carbon and that was ok. Vacuum to th... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffient EGR flow)
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L strut VIN: JT2BG28K6W
HELP: At very slow speeds turning into a parking space left or right on concrete or black top we keep getting a very low pitch knock type noise only from left front. Does not matter if brakes are applied. We have used chassis ear and have tried to narrow it do...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L shift lockout VIN: 1HGCG6675X
you guys that said brake switch were all correct.i did not fix car but was able to show them how to use by pass in console. thanks to all that replied i knew within 2 hours of my post everything i needed.thats fast so thank you to all.
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L locks in reverse VIN: 2HGES16561
The oil feed tube bushings were not replaced during the rebuild and the screech was the tube binding up on the bushing & breaking the tube. It caused 2 clutches to come on at the same time. One individual hit it on the head. A lesson learned. Thank you so much...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CY58V2S
Thank all of you that replied. It turns out that the vehicle had sat for some time and rust was in the fuel system and had partialy clogged the screens in the fuel injectors. Cleaned the injectors, and replaced the fuel filter. It runs great.
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L AC Switch-Mode Knob-Recirculation Switch VIN: KNAFB12163
Well the fix is in. The main problem was a loose female pin in the wiring connector. After opening up the wiring loom and probing the wire and connector, we located a loose connector in the wiring connector. It is the blue wire coming out of the 18-pin connect...
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1993 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF3148P
Found computer had no tps reference voltage, sent out computer to have repaired, will know soon.
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, REVING VIN: JM1BK34355
Thanks for all the input on what may have gone wrong with this car. We looked like crazy for a problem and one other thing we noticed on extensive test drives was that the car was skipping 3rd gear although it was showing 3rd on the heads up display. We were e...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
after plugging off the EGR port and removing/cleaning the IAC again, the roaming idle issue disappeared. the jerking/bucking at cruise was still present. ran Sea-Foam through the intake, but it made little or no difference. the customer did not want to pay me ...
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1982 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CZ04SXC
As far as I know, I have repaired this customer's concern. Thanks to the post about the corroded connectors at the TPS and ECT I did find a little corrosion in the TPS connector. At the time I hadn't duplicated the customer's concern and had called her for pic...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L alighnment VIN: JN8AR07Y9Y
thanks to all who responded. we ordered the cambolt kits & the customer is coming in later this week for the repair.i will repost if the kits do not solve the problem. we did not know about the aftermarket kits. thanks again for all the responses . iatn rocks ...
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1994 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L pulsating idle speed VIN: 4T15K11E4R
Thanks Guys, I replaced the idle speed actuator and cleaned all throttle body passages. Afterwards I test drove the vehicle to confirm repairs-no problems here!. You guys are the best! Thanks, Bob
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