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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC54823
car came in about three weeks ago exuast hanging off air box in the pass seat and many new parts in it, still wouldn't run timing was off i replaced the timing and ran good gave it to the cust and now back said wouldnt start batt was gead jumped the batt and s... Trouble codes: P1259
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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7642N
Hello everyone. We have a 1992 Honda Accord here which has eluded us for a week. It came in as a no start. The engine died at a light. We verified good spark, fuel pressure and injector pulse. Compression is good at three cylinders but one is only 75 psi. We a... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL18013
Hey Honda Techs, This one has me stumped. Comp runs for 2-sec before kicking off, will not run again until key cycled. Auto controller appears to be turning off its ground signal to (via cycling switch) pcm. By introducing a ground (at cycling switch) through ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHCF35GX1
Car came to me with little to no power. It would heat up and spill out coolant from the over flow tank. It also had some misfire codes on 1,3,4 & a random misfire too. I changed plugs & wires (gap .044) and installed a new T-stat. The car was still hard to st...
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2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L engine VIN: KNADC16584
i have an 2004 rio, timing belt broken, with engine damage. researching past posts indicates these motor get beat up badly so i bought a used engine. i cant decide if i should pull the motor alone, or motor and trans together. anyone ever do one of these? than...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3536Y
Cust states intermittenly engine will misfire, usually after starting, vehicle has been to me twice with P0300 code vehicle always runs good when it gets to me. fuel pressure in spec. plugs look good, coils test ok, Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
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2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF2209Y
Hello everyone. This car is back again with same code. Although the boost solenoid is working fine. My Alldata only has a flow chart that basically checks the boost solenoid for P0400. I found a test for the boost SENSOR. It seems to indicate a problem with th... Trouble codes: P0400
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L timing VIN: JA4MW51R02
Hello again, I am rebuilding a Fullsize Montero with a 3.5L v6. The engine came to us totally apart, which I love. I usually check all my timing marks before I pull the belt off but it this case, that obviously couldn't happen. I do not have a clear picture of...
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1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: HLS30-2060
fighting this one for a while. vehicle cold starts and runs great, the only issue is after being driven and engine is at normal operating temp. shut vehicle off 10 to 15 min and try to restart, sometimes hard to start, has lean back fire or just runs poor for ...
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1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11Y0K
This one has got me. This truck will bog down or cut out when accelerating hard. I know about the exhaust coil shutting down, so if there is a problem with the intake side it will have a misfire (8 plug system). I have replaced the intake coil and module but n... Trouble codes: 55 (Tests complete)
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: J1NCA21D1T
attn. nissian guys,i need help on this one,car came in w/engine missing complaint,had p1320 ing primary fault,p0120 tps out of range(in tcm),tested tps showed glitch on modis,replaced,replaced spark plugs(ngk),ilde and low speed ok,test drove,has bucking,surge... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps faultin tcm), P1320 (ingnition primary fault)
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JF2AN52B8N
we put this car together with only factory parts. The problem I am having is the lifters won't pump up on the side that I replaced the head on. I removed the valve cover and the oil is there, and it will go everywhere when you start the car. The question is th...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L fan VIN: 53V6308236
hello for a subary legacy 1997. there are 2 fans. one is always running, as soon as the contact is on. the second runs automatically ( at a certain temp.) any ideas why fan is always on? computer issue?? regards rol
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V6P
The customer brought their car in this morning with an intermitent no crank/ no start problem. Battery cables were loose, So i tightened those up and the no crank problem went away. the car still would not start so we pushed it in the garrage and as soon as we...
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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1VV22E2L
THIS CAR HAS A STUMBLE LIKE A HESITATION ONLY BETWEEN 1000 AND 2000 RPMS ONLY UNDER LOAD OR AT IDLE HOT OR COLD ANDONLY INTERMITANTLY SPARK TESTED COIL SPARK WILL JUMP OVER 1/2 INCH SPARK IS CONSTANT WHEN THIS IS OCCURING I JUST HAPPEN TO PLUG IN A NOID AND SE...
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L tail lights &brake lights VIN: 4T1SV21E3L
when you hit the brake pedal the brake lamp failure light comes on the dash like a bulb out but it is not. also the r for reverse light comes on at the same time the brake pedal is hit.when looking at the tail lights we notice wiht the brake pedal push down th...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K8T
This camry originally came in for a cracked flex which is part of the converter. We replaced the cat (10/05 from DEC in CA) and it came back with a P0420. We replaced the cat again (another DEC) ... P0420. And again (4/07 this time a Bosal unit)... P0420 again... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency bank 1)
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L cel VIN: 2T1CG22P6X
New used car purchase for a good customers daughter. Clean car, good shape, runs great. Keeps setting P0136. At first occasionally, then every drive cycle. Replaced rear O2. Ok for a few weeks. Came back on. Installed another rear O2. Same symptoms. Lasted a c... Trouble codes: P0136 (Rear O2 heater)
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2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L AC temp control VIN: JTEGF21A92
The compressor and mechanical portions are working well. When the temp contol is set to max cooling, the air mix servo moves back and forth aimlessly in the middle third of the range. Once I set the contol knob to max heat and the airmix servo moved the door t...
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2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L cylinder head VIN: 1NXBR32EX4
TOYOTA GURUS, IS THIS A COMMON FAILURE? IS THE HEAD LEAKING ONLY HOT, I PLAN ON PRESSURE CHECKING AT MACHINE SHOP BUT IF IT IS A PATTERN FAILURE... AND THE HEAD HAS TO GO i WOULD LIKE TO SAVE SOME TIME. Sorry about cap lock. HELP
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1994 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD7222R
The problem turned out to be the distributor. Even though we got signal from each sensor aparantly the computer would lock until you turned off the key and then it would start imediatly. We tried another computer replaced the ignition switch and finally the di...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L high side high pressure VIN: 1HGCE6670T
After checking everything suggested we found the expantion valve restricted, replaced valve pressures back to normal. Thanks to everyone that took there time to respond.
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L power assist
i got three responses,2 hit it right on. this pump has 2 seperate rotors, and is actually 2 pumps in one.i should have looked more closely at the exploded view of the pump in aldata.thanks again for all the help.
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G01
Thanks for all the advice, I tries ordering with the vin with no luck, I found another source for the wires (world Pac) and they finally showed the true 2 differnt sets of wires, and I have ordered the right ones and installed, good to go now, thanks again Sea... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC51D71
I did follow all the suggestions given on this vehicle. We looked at patterns and wave forms. We made sure to check the wiring harness again. We then sent it to the dealer. He said it had resistance in the ground and said we needed a 400.00 wiring harness. kno... Trouble codes: P0335.
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6356Y
Thank you to all. I replaced the Knock sensor as recomended by many. This fixed every drivability problem again thanks. Jim Trouble codes: P0328.
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E4L
Thanks to all who replied. Did turn out to be a shorted MAF. Replaced the MAF and all is well. Thanks for all the help.
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L suspension? VIN: 5TEWN72N52
Thanks for all the responses. After replacing several needed parts on this vehicle, the noise did quite down, but never went away totally. The most help was replacing the center driveshaft bearing. Still, can hear the noise at times, but not nearly as loud and...
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