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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA41603
vehicle has misfire at idle only varies slight to signifigant. fuel trim adjusting for rich condition short and long term.misfire codes come and go fuel trim adjust constant. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0170, P0304
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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8652P
Hi all techs: This car have high NOx reading at both 15 and 25 mph. This car does not have EGR valve. Timing is at spec. Fuel pressure at spec as well as coolant temperature. Engine compression is at 155 psi. We did Fuel induction system service. O2 sensor is ...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB12BX2
Vehicle was towed in with a no start problem. Fuel pump is working. Vehicle has fire to the coils but coils are'nt firing. Have replaced camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor.Also put timing belt on because old one had teeth missing in places like it had possi...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L starter VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
Thanks in advance. This rodeo came in for an intermitant no crank (start) Will not happen in shop , tested battery , good . tested amp draw from stater and is between 150 and 300 (a little high ) Sounds like a starter but saw some bad ground refernces in fix d...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
car was towed in. stall while driving. found code p1300. has spark. is losing injector pulse when quits running. replaced ignitor and pcm car does same thing. any help would greatly be appreciated. Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit problem)
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1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
-day 1: ok guys, here is one that is turning me inside out. customer has had all listed components replaced before coming to my shop. came in for a smog pre-test. readings listed below(excessively rich, major gp) are for 15mph and 25mph test, not idle and crui...
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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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1995 Nissan serena .0L side lights VIN: 0198766633
greetings all from uk we have this nissan serena in our workshop from another garage with no side lights working we are struggling to get any information on this vehicle as it is an import and all the fuse boxes are written in japanese has anybody had this pro...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L dies on start-up VIN: 3N1CB51D51
Hello all, thanks in advance for any help you can offer. This car came in for routine maintenance at 80,000 miles. It had a check engine light on with no drivability complaint. We replace plugs & filters, belts and check car over. Tracing the check engine ligh...
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2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L starter VIN: JF1SF63502
When starting, intermittently starter seems to lag for a second just before engine fires up, almost like engine kicks back on it and crank speed almost stops for a brief second before engine starts, did it about 4 times for me in 30 starts. Any help or ideas g...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E1X
Hello Toyota techs: I have this 99 corolla with a failed emission test. MIL on dtc p0446. I have checked the vacum lines and all is well. My scaner does not perform the tests that alldata points out. However I activated the evap solonoid manually and it seems ... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap control system Vent control circ malfunction)
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4T1BE30K44
This car has a slight surge when accelerating just off idle to about 40 mph. If you accelerate hard or very slow you can't feel it, so it is not a misfire. It is subtle but annoying. There are no codes in system. The basic mechanicals (plugs, wires, etc.) are ...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L abs VIN: 3TMLU42N75
I have a Tacoma with Code C0205 [Left front wheel speed sensor signal fault], the wiring was cut in a accident, wiring was repair and now code C0205 is set. I've tested the sensor, wiring for open and resistence, both front sensor read the same. When the wirin...
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1998 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L monitors VIN: JH4DB8580W
Sincere thanks to all that responded. Everyone was on track in suggesting a loss of power to the ECU memory. The underhood fuse for the ECU memory was good, as was the power and ground to the ECU itself. Testing revealed one, and only one, corroded pin on the ...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S6DM58WXY
Thanks for all the help, this one turned out to have an airflow sensor problem. I replaced the air flow sensor and the vehicle runs smoother and the fuel trim is back to where it is supposed to be. once again thanks
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: KMHDN45D61
Thanks for all your help but the repairs were getting to costly and time consuming. Never figured it out but customer decided to trade in on something else. I didn't blame him. I wish that I was able to fix everything? Thanks again. EJG Trouble codes: P0081 (Undocumented), U3118 (Unknown), C0300 (Unknown).
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering pump VIN: JT8UF11E5N
i finally fixed the problem by putting a dealer pump. i tried 5 aftermarket pumps and none worked. i will never put an aftermarket pump on a lexus again, i guess aftermarket pumps will not work on a lexus. I would like to thank everyone that tried to help. pro...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U11
Thank you for taking the time to reply. The fix for this Lexus was the variable valve timing sprockets in the rear of cylinder heads were set up incorrectly at the machine shop that rebuilt engine. We did check the timing belt marks twice and the vale timing s... Trouble codes: P1349 (V V T system malfuncation bank1), P1354 (V V T system malfuncation bank 2).
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L cylinder head & timing belt VIN: JA4MT31H1Y
Well, this was a pretty straightforward repair... No special tricks seemed to be needed- we sent the heads to out machine shop but other side we used all OEM parts. We did use a timing belt tensioner from OTC no.7667 that helped in getting the rotating tension...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
thanks for all the replies. the first reply hit the nail on the head. all the car needed was a nissan cap and rotor. i tried to tell the customer to replace the dist. with a nissan one, but they said as long as it works they won't spend the money on a factory ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L startung VIN: 1N4BA41E24
we sent vehicle to dealer for programing thanks for all the help just wish we did not have to rely on delaerships for this kind of problem
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF15F6359Y
Thanks to all that replied. I have not completed this fix because the owner has not returned the vehicle yet. When he does I will replace the forward oxygen sensor as you have all advised. I'm confident in your expertise and am sure that will be the final fix.... Trouble codes: P0420 (low catalyst efficiency).
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. Well today is a very good day. I do want to thank you all for your suggestions, but none were the right fix.Let me tell you what I found. I went to the local Subaru dealer with hat in hand(And a 6-pack) and sat with there drive tech for a 1/2 hour af... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP sensor signal).
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L ICE won't start VIN: JT2BK12U41
Hi all, I am going to close the help request today because the car has left the shop. When I asked the customer if he was 100% sure the gas motor was not starting, he did pause for a bit, but then said he was sure that was the case. He's going to drive the c...
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