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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCB766XM
Customer complains of stalling on stops. Test drove and will duplicate the problem randomly. When I slow to stop can notice tach will drop to about 500 rpm and either raise back to 600 or stumble and die. Acts just like dirty TB or IAC valve problem. Take back...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLR78433C
Po 171 comes up during idle... A/F reading is 1.20...According to tsb should be 1.00... Smoked system for vacuum leak... None found... Replaced MAP with new oem...P.s. there is a tsb about Map...Also tried a new A/F sensor A.K.A as oxygen sensor...(sensor read... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L directionals VIN: 1HGCM56354
No power supply problems on any fused curcuits. Wiper & turn signal switch replaced. Right side instrument cluster signal light does not illuminate when applied. Left works fine.
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Greetings again all. Another head banger here, we replaced the catalyst and o2 on this vehicle over 1 year ago and all was well. Recently, however, the p0420 is back, retested vehicle, and keep coming up with a bad cat. We repalced it again, twice! Even slid i... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency)
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM54J4S
Hi Mitsu Guys: I have a no start problem. enngine cranks uneven (from slow grunt to fast crank - pops but no start. heres what I found so far. Computer won't communicate long enough to get codes, powers & grounds to computer good - cam/crank signals have good ...
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1990 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L high idle VIN: JN1HS36P2L
hellow all, need some help, got this nissan 240sx that came in running rich at idle about 2-3%, found that the idle switch on the TPS was not seeing a idle. adjusted idle switch and emmisions looked normal. during the TPS adjustment i heard the AAC valve click...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Drive-axles VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
We have just encountered a problem while trying to replace the rear axle seal on this vehicle. It seems a special tool is required to press the bearing off to access the seal. Can this be done without the $300 tool? Anyone have experience with this? Thanks in...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
Customer got out of school and car had no power. Once car got to the shop, still had no power. No codes, O2's switching fine, fuel pressure 60 psi, I cleaned MAF (no change), at idle vacuum is only 10 in. so I dropped the exhaust and still no improvement. Than...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
Hi and 2000 Nissan Maxima. Runs/drives fine. Repeating codes PO171/PO174 system lean. Freeze frame shows several times that occurs at 47-52 mph. Thinking bad EGR or replace injectors/etc but really don`t know. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ND4DL01D1
Got this 01 Altima and its goofing me up a little. Throws P0600 and P0720. Hook up the Genisys and I look at vehicle speed sensor in Engine and it gives me the right speed. I look it up in Trans it shows 0 mph always. I see in the wiring diagram that the speed... Trouble codes: P0600 (Automatic Transmission Communication), P0720
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Engine VIN: JN8DR09Y62
Hello All I'm In The Process Of Or Going To Be Replacing The Engine In This Pathfinder. Am Looking For More Info Than What I Can Find As To How To Go About It. Info I Find Says Remove Transmission. Is This A Needed Step? Why? It's Automatic So There's No Need ...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Stall VIN: 4S3BH67582
This car has a P1112 in the computer. Subaru test procedures indicate that if there are no other trouble codes displayed that the ECM should be replaced (with a side note that the atmospheric pressure sensor is built into the ECM). While I have no trouble ins... Trouble codes: P1112 (MFG Fuel Air Control)
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J7T
hey fellow techs, need some help. i replaced head and now have a code po340 camshaft pos sensor. checked sensor and checks ok. please help if any one has come across this. it runs good just that code if i erase it it comes right back thanks Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7X
i need help with my wife,s car. it is a 1999 avalon. check engine light first came on with code 171 bank one lean. miss fire codes 1-3-5. pulled plugs on 1-3-5 were burning black. plugs on 2-4-6 were burning white. i replaced mass air flow sensor from a workin... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean)
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K31
camry with a code p0446, replaced vac valve by air cleaner and code still comes back, its intermittent. i only have the p0446 code and i am leaning toward replacing the chacoal canister w/valve, but i am wondering exactly which valves come with it and what abo... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap)
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Humming noise VIN: 1HGCM56624
Thanks for all the help. I am unable to come up with a fix for this one. Replaced throttle body, IAC twice, PCV, the chamber on the air intake hose, pulled the intake and saw nothing out of the ordinary. The final thing I did was tape off the hole for the IAC ...
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2007 Honda Element EX 2.4L Starting VIN: 5J6YH2779L
this ended up being a simple fix , the settings in the software stop you from accessing the immobilizer section (the icon is missing) until a valid code is used for the software access, this is also true for the pocket tester
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Battery VIN: 4S2CM58V9V
I would like to thank everyone for there efforts and suggestions. We decided to add a battery isolation/disconnect switch.
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJTF10U21
WELL IT IS FIXED! I'LL TRY TO REVIEW ALL 7 REPLIES IN THE ORDER THEY WERE RECIEVED: FIRST THE PCV VALVE WAS A TOYOTA PCV VALVE, SECOND: THE VEHICLE RAN NORMAL BEFORE WE PERFORMED THE MAINTENANCE, THIRD: OUR TECH DID PULL THE INTAKE BEFORE CHANGING THE PLUGS SO... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: TT156462
thank you all of you for help finally i did replace new ECM the problem go away and customer happy.thank again. Trouble codes: P1441, P0325.
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L engine idle VIN: 1N6SD11S7V
TALKED TO CUSTOMER ABOUT REPLIES I RECEIVED, SEEMS LIKELY TO BE A PLUGGED EGR PORT, HE DOESNT WANT TO REPAIR VEHICLE AT THIS TIME.
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L unknown VIN: JF2AN52B5M
well after all it was a defective axle for the third time both of the axles were new, not refurbished. like they say third time is a charm.thanks to all who gave advice!!!
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6852V
OK, this one is fixed. There were, as I thought two different cams in this engine. Hard to determine which year or wether they are 1.8L or 2.2L cams but one is a solid rocker cam and the other is a roller cam. Subaru changed the lift on the cams in these en... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1), P0303 (Misfire 3).
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L down shifts hard VIN: JF1SF63511
alot of you suggested tps being the issue. replacement did not help. but when clearing codes pulling fuse #4 50amp didn't work - disconnecting battery cleared the code.we put code in memory while testing (disconnected sensor). we gave vehicle back with optio...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Performance VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
Thank you for your help. I recieved 8 replies, Gary [...] and Dan B hit it with a bad coil. I used an adjustable spark tester and spark started breaking down at 20k setting, New coil went well past 60k and the car runs great.
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4TAPM62NXX
. First off I would like to thank everyone that replied. This is a great resource.Sorry I did not mention the fact that there was no 'check engine light' on. Some of you had mentioned O2s and fuel trim #s which were also in order. Now the fix ,The fuel filter ...
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