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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, HIGH IDLE VIN: JH4KA7676N
Hi to all who read this. We have this car at the shop and we are trying to figure out what is the wrong with it. The obvious first: It has a high idle speed 1100-1200rpm, if you tighten the adj. screw all the way in rpm would not change, however if untightened...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56714
Hello felow techs. I am curently working on 2004 Accord EX. Car ran fine prior repair with some hesitation due to bent rod. There was some codes in system due to misfire. I replaced connecting rod with bearings from Honda. After engine assembly and connecting ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D32
Vehcile came in with a miss fire - replaced plugs and wires and misfire went away. Now getting PO1166 - checked all O2 sensors and they are reading correctly, but the same code keeps coming back. The scan tool isn't telling us anything else. Hope you can help. Trouble codes: P1166
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Misfire VIN: JT6HT00W3Y
Has anybody had random/multiple cylinder and specific cyl misfire experience with this type vehicle? Relatively new Iridium plugs and one recent coil replacement (now gone bad after 6 months). Any help/insight and time savings is greatly appreciated. Sincere... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl. misfire), P0301 (cyl1 misfire), P0304 (cyl4 misfire)
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 4F4YR12C3X
99 Mazda B2500 8 plug motor. No spark. No scan tool communication. Powers, grounds & VREF all ok - everywhere. Scoped crank sensor - pattern looks good. Alldata shows that this should have a cam sensor but I cant find it on the engine?? Scoped PCM output to co...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNIHZ14S2E
Hello Everyone, This "Z" is beating us up. I'll try to make this short & sweet. After alternator installed, started ok, ran ok, test drove, ok, but idle went very poor after warmed up to the point of potential stalling. Exhaust smells very RICH. Sometime will ... Trouble codes: 13 (Coolant Temp System), 21 (Ignition System), 22 (Fuel Pump System)
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: JN1RZ26H7P
i have limited testing capabilities with nissans,the check engine light never comes on but keeps setting code 33, even after replacing the lh 02 sensor,seems to be running rich,very noticible skip at idle,has no power at any rpms,tries to stumble at first on a... Trouble codes: 33 (lh o2 sensor)
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU31FXP
Hi guys, Another Nissan Altima. The lady that owns this one coasted into the shop this morning. She states that it started just yesterday, the car will just stall while driving down the road, at stops and on take off. Not all the time, but starting to get wor...
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1998 Nissan PRIMERA 1800CC Timing chain VIN: BATARTZP11
Hi. This car came to us after the car was just purchased. The customer was told at the time of buying the car the crank angle sensor was faulty and needed to be replaced. The customer supplied a second hand sensor. We fitted and still the fault code was not ab...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
OK NISSAN TECHS, NEED SOME HELP HERE. THIS CAR HAS BEEN TO 2 OTHER SHOPS AND THEY HAVE BOTH PUT FUEL PUMPS IN IT AND HAD NO EFFECT. FUEL PRESSURE READS RIGHT ON THE MONEY BUT IF YOU CLAMP OFF THE RETURN LINE BOOSTING THE PRESSURE TO ABOUT 110PSI THE CAR RUNS P... Trouble codes: P0171 (exhaust lean)
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L startung VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Hey guys this might be a simple one. The car was brought to our shop from a body repair shop. they had replaced the front right door with a used unit and tried to splice in the eclectrical conector themselves with twisting wires and tape. when they finished th...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L engine VIN: 4T1BG12K5T
Wanted to get some input on my own car. I recently built the engine in this 96 camry and have about 7,000 miles on it. Last week when I got home I noticed the oil light flicker on at idle. The next day at work I took pan of and found telltale signs of metal. I...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L ICE won't start VIN: JT2BK12U41
2001 Prius HV battery reaches excessively low SOC before ICE comes on? Hi all, I haven't spent much time with this one yet, but while checking for TSBs, I found one that seems like it could be related to my customer's complaint, and I wanted to see if anyon...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21AX3
This Highlander has a PO 441 code, incorrect purge flow. But when I test the system w/Mastertech, it's erratic. One test will pass, the next fail. Something appears to be leaking intermittently. I cleaned the purge valve, but the code came back. The VSV's are ... Trouble codes: P0441
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCG1653X
As always, thanks for everyone's help. As instructed we pulled the radio for the serial number and got the code off the glove box and called our local Honda dealer (who were extremely helpful) and thay supplied us with the code. We entered the code and it rese...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45L22
I double checked my assistants work and found he hadn't tightened the new crank sensor completely. The screw still had old loctite on it making it hard to tighten. I cleaned and lubed the screw and tightened it. The car now runs great. Lucky for my assistant h... Trouble codes: 335 (no crank sensor signal).
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Thanks To evryone who took the time, This problem was two fold,When we had the code we Changed the sensor with A bosch sensor.The blue wire from sensor to pin # S54 was broken We fixed the wire and still Had same problem.After pulling our hair out(And I cann... Trouble codes: P0154.
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Engine VIN: JM1FC3312K
This is just some free advice. Stay away from mazda rotory engines. They are nothing but trouble waiting for a place to happen. It happend to me, so beware!
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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, won't run over 1500 VIN: JM1FC3318L
The fix for this RX7 was a TPS. It was getting more sensitive to heat as time went by. Mazda must now store them in a guarded vault because they require 500 bananas for a new one. The good folks at Atkins Rotary in Washington came through with a previously own...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28414
Thanks to Robert [...] for recall info. We verified relay was working properly and all power and ground distribution was in spec. Ins...
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, TIMING RETARDED VIN: JA3AY21A4V
found problem pins to hold plate for crank angle sensor were not lining up to crank correctly so it was reading incorrect crank positision. ordered new plate and and everything lined up correctly including timing THANKS TO ALL FOR THE RESPONSES AL
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1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP57P0Y
Thanks TY for the scoop on that MDP(manifold differenial pressure)sensor. Went ahead and replaced it. Monitors went to ready status rather very quickly. By the way, Stanely there was no temp unit near the egr valve, but thanks for your input. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow).
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1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Coolant VIN: JN8HD17Y1R
Thank you to all the techs who offered their input. Unfortunately the customer has declined to fix this vehicle's coolant problem. He has decided to fix the leak at the timing cover area. What he thought to be an oil leak was actually the oil contaminated cool...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
Well guys, you all have good ideas and I learned a lot about these Maximas. As it turned out the fuel pressure was 50/55 instead of 34/43. I replaced the regulator and went for a drive and the car was a dog. After 5 min though it came alive, the ltft and stft ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Mixture lean front bank).
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E2R
Thanks to all who responded. We finally tracked the problem to a loose ecm ground at the manifold bolt. Cleaned and tightened and all symptoms went away. Thanks again for all the quick response. Chuck
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L drive train? VIN: 5TBBT441X2
Well with some hard work and some luck we tried what the last reply said to check no noise we replaced both rear wheel bearing and found its better to be lucky then good (ha ha) and the noise was gone thanks for the reply hope this can someday help some one el...
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