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1998 Hyundai EXCEL 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD45590
hey there guys,to any one that may be able to help me please! i have got a customer with a 1998 hyundai twincam efi DOHC 3 door 5 spd manual excel. this car has got a problem with engine lack of balls (power). engine is 1.8L, when i go and start engine it star...
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2003 Chevrolet W5500 Tiltmaster W5R042 4.8L Blower motor VIN: J8DE5B1423
MATCO TOOL MAN HOT UNDER COLLAR!!! Please help if possible. I do not have axcess to HD. vehicles thru my All Data or Mitchell at work. Looking for wiring diagram for power distribution to fuse box for fuses 1 thru 4 and wiring diagram for HVAC system. A diagr...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L vents VIN: 4A3AE85H31
Hello all. This vehicle is a lil strange. The customer is a little angry and I cant give a good explaination to why its doing what its doing so hopefully you all can help. A little history: Replaced compressor, condensor, and drier about 4 months ago. Came b...
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L tune up VIN: 1N4BU31D1S
Need step by step info for pcv valve replacement. Under vehicle? Special tool? Component removal to gain access ect.?
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L No shift from "N" to "D". VIN: JN8HD17S1S
I'm not an automatic transmission expert, but I decided to rebuild the transmission in my Nissan Pathfinder because whenever I put the transmission in "D" from "N", the transmission did not engage, except if I put it in "2" and then manually up-shift to "D". A...
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2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4X2XN11T2Y
Hi all I been trying without success to verify an intermitent concern of hesitating/cutting out while going slowly 20-30 mph up a hill. Also cust has noticed speedo reads zero intermittently and is not sure if related. I have a knock sensor code p0325 which I... Trouble codes: P0325, P0725
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D61
Need some help..got intermittent problem...owner drives on freeway about 25mph, ac is on, when accelerating it wont accel and tach jumps up to 6,000rpm and car goes nowhere. mil on with code p0720 output speed sensor. is there any known problems with this? im ... Trouble codes: P0720
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JN8DR09Y93
Okay, someone HAS to have seen this one. My own car, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder has a horrible hesitation on acceleration. It seems to occur with the throttle about half depressed, same position every time. Idles fine. If I keep it below that point in the throttle... Trouble codes: P1130
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2003 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4S3BE89613
This vehicle came to me from the body shop. Front end was damaged and went into water. I installed a new factory A/C clutch assembly because the bearing was noisy. After the body shop returned the vehicle to the customer the customer drove it for 2 weeks when ...
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2000 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L clutch VIN: JS2GB41S31
Hi tech's. I have a suzuki Esteem that came in with a clutch problem not shifting and not releasing. I pulled the trans and found the clutch burned and the disc spring's broken. I installed a new clutch disc press plate and throw out brg resurfaced the fly whe...
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1992 Toyota Camry DLX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SK11E0N
car came in with sluggish complaint and no start sometimes. didnt even get out of lot. hit the gas it falls on its face. pulled car in found front o2 dissconnected and no cel on. reconnected o2 no change. checked spark and fuel pressure all look good. injector...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R9X
I have two of these [...] doing just about the same thing. This one keeps throwing po172. I have replace b1s1 a/f sensor reading are about .64 at cruising speed. I have cleaned the maf and my ltft has come down to -21.9 from -35. I am not really sure on how... Trouble codes: P0172
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L auto door VIN: 4T3ZF13C81
the auto door is not working and there is no power to the switch on the dash. I can not find a wiring diagram for this. Any help will be good.
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L tpms VIN: JTNBB46K77
**NOT SURE OF TRANSMISSION TYPE** We need to rotate the tires on this car but we cannot understand the reset procedure that we have found on Alldata. We found an initializtion procedure but am not sure if this is what we need to do. My scan tool shows nothing ...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L srs VIN: 1HGEJ8244X
alldata was correct, the diagnostic connector was located behind the right kick panel above the pcm. It is a 2 wire brown connector plugged into a green dummy connector. the dummy connector threw me off, I was expecting a loose pig tail. all responses were poi...
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1992 Hyundai Scoupe 1.5L No Start VIN: KMHVE22NXP
I want to thank everyone who took the time to reply. This was owner inflicted all the way. It turns out hyundai has several connectors that will interchange with one another. The crank sensor and distributor plug were hooked up backwards. A few hours with the ...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L front suspension VIN: JT8VK13T6N
Thanks for all the input on what seemed to be a simple problem. I removed the lower right a arm & inspected as there wasn't amy movement when it was installed. No problem was found with a arm. remove sway bar links & drove, no change. Recheck inner & outer tie...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK1319P
Thanks for the help as performing the oil change and retarding the timing helped this one pass allthough by just a little. Still I never found out why sometimes the emissions would climb after hours of driving and sometimes would be ok.
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1998 Lexus SC400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8CH32Y5W
This was not a fun job. Most of you talked about an IAC valve. We looked all over for it and determined it must me under the plenum. There was no scanner data for IAC, there was no way of plugging it off to see if it brought the idle down. Finally we pulled...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G02
code 0016 is for cam crank correlation(out of synch),alldata gave no trouble tree to follow so we were on our own, iatn responses confirmed what we asked about the timing belt being off a tooth. pulled covers and found rear cam had been installed 1 tooth advan... Trouble codes: 0016 (cam position correlation bank 1 sensor a).
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1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L seal VIN: JM1GD2228L
I could not find long enough bolts to make a seal pusher tool, could not find all-thread either. I installed cam and c/s seals with a 1 3/8 socket, tapping them in with a hammer. There is plenty of room to do it this way. I am still going to keep searching for...
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L starter VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Thanks for all the help, the problem with this one ended up being a porr aftermarket rebuild. Immediately warrentied starter now all works as well. Bitten by this bug again.
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35371
Thanks to all for your help. I was not able to use the used ECU. I sent the vehicle to the dealer for ECU and Immobilizer replacement and reprogramming. The vehicle still would not run. But this time I had a ECU,Immobilizer communication error. After some wiri... Trouble codes: P1621 (Immobilizer code word does not match), P1624 (Immobilizer System communication).
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1YVFP80D13
thanks to everyone who has tried to help we replaced all the coils and got rid of the misfire but were unable to clear the cel. we sent the customer to the dealer to have the light shut off and have not heard back since
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L batt drain VIN: JA4MT31P7W
well not alot of help on this one from any source including 2 dealers. at one point we had almost every module in the car disconected and still had close to one amp draw. I had to walk from this car as the customer I found out has been trying to solve this pro...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 11W49TII43
A big special thanks to Chris [...] for pointing me to the only archived repair with the symptoms of this altima. It was exactly the same problem. Let me first tell you though that I asked the customer how come their front carpet was wet, and they replied t...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 4N2XN11T5Y
AFTER MUCH TESTING I FOUND THAT SOMEONE HAD MOVED THE DIST (THIS ONE IS STILL ADJUSTABLE). THE CUSTOMER SAYS THAT NO ONE DID (SWEARS TO IT). WHEN I SET TO SPECK ALL WENT BACK TO NORMAL. SORRY TO HAVE WASTED EVERYONES TIME. I SHOULD HAVE DONE THE BASICS BEFORE ...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Sluggish VIN: 4S3BH67551
Had checked all the basics, went on the advice of both my local dealer and several IATN members. Put a front A/F ratio sensor in it and it's fixed. Fuel trim instantly went back to normal, car drives great. It should be noted that subaru has a reflash for the ...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
I want to thank all the info that i recieved about this vehicle. What we did was rescedule the vehicle in for inspection of the timing belt. the belt was actually replaced because of PM work and not because we were attempting to repair light on situation. The ... Trouble codes: P1346 (vvt sensor circuit range performance bank one), C1310.
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2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L compressor VIN: 5TBBT44111
This one is fixed,finally. many of you responded to replace a relay but there is no relay on this model of pickup.we ended up replacing the compressor because the lock sensor on the compressor is not available seperately. A very special thank you to all the pe...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Timing chain? VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Well this one isn't fixed yet but we did figure out what is wrong. Customer says she'll be back in a couple of weeks when she has enough money. Hopefully she'll make it before the timing chain jumps. Thanks to Jon who clarified the mounting of the front timing...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K84
Yeah well, its fixed I guess when you tell your tech there is a brake problem figure it, out you shouldnt assume that he pulled all four wheels . As I told him right from the beginning,check all the caliper slides , the right front caliper was frozen all the r...
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