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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4345Y
Need advice Intermittent misfire #4 hardly to delete, succeded to delete only when unplug the battery. Code P0420 always present. The rear O2 sensor it's stuck with 0.08 volts when idle, at 2500 RPM goes at around 0.5 volts. Front O2 works well. LTFT = 0.99 ST... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system - efficiency below threshold), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire)
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1986 Isuzu Impulse 2.0L all the above VIN: JABAR07F9G
This car was given to my grandson for hauling it off and he asked me for help. It has a security system, factory option. The previous owner lost the remote control along with the key. One reason for giving it away. I obtained 13 pages of diagrams from Mitchell...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L transmission VIN: JACDJ58X0W
replaced tranny with rebuilt from carway transmissions. now the prndl doesn't light up on any of the gears and the strong shift on 2 to 3 is still there. has anybody come across anything like this. i would greatly appreciate any information on this asian produ...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L fuel pump VIN: JT8UF11E9N
hey lexus techs have a strange problem with this one. car came in hesitating and running poorly with ck engine light on. scanned and found code 31 for mass air flow sensor. seen maf sensor dropping out on scanner ordered a used one,new one 1000.00, installed i...
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1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT87S47E0R
The car came in with the ("check engine ligt on, and loss of power") like always the light was not on. and no real problem was found. I pulled the codes with a snap-on scanner.. manual toy2 plug only. code 14...no ignition reference signal...So I tried testing... Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition reference signal)
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Electronics (Dash, navigation) VIN: JTHBN30F42
Battery was hooked up incorrectly, all electronics are not functioning. Car does start, but no dash lights, speedo, navigation, etc...
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Customer states that every time it stalls it is on a decel, w/ clutch pedal depressed. Always restarts immediately except for one time, took 5 min. until it fired up again. It stalled on my runner two times (both on decel) and restarted immediatly both times. ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4S3BK4952W
well this vehicle is a mail car with right hand drive. customer states vehicle is sluggish. we replaced fuel filter because it was plugged. no change.we checked plugged cat-okay, checked compression-okay, cleaned maf-okay, checked injector resistance-okay, spa...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Starting VIN: JTEHF21A21
Hey Toyota Techs and all This one has an intermittent battery draw. It will deplete the battery completely on occasion. The two times that I have momentarily caught the problem it goes away before I can complete any draw tests. It seems the be the main ecu. W...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C72
Hello techs, we have a problem that mitchell od does not have much info on, wondering if any techs have any info on this system, we have a code 42/C1301 ecu communication problem, any help is greatly appreciated Thanks Brian
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L expansion valve VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
This one is fixed, took a while to get the right parts. Only 1 Isuzu dealer in my area and they hate them for some reason. Well as I was taking the system apart, I started noticing a lot of debris in the system, all black chunks. Found most in the discharge li...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CM58W5W
The fuel pressure was good and didn't fall out when the truck was loosing power.Boss decided to let it go.Thanks for the help.
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1999 Isuzu fusofe 4.0L trans VIN: JW6AAEIH5T
we got the info from the dealer thanks Don G. Iwas able to get the diagrams from them
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12102
Thak you so much to those who replied. This one took awhile not having a good test for the mass air flow. However it was suggested that this was the problem all along I just could not prove it. While test driving the code would not trigger for approx. 30 mi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean).
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JT8BF28G9X
thanks for all the help after swapping out the front brake parts for upgrade parts the master cylinder started dropping as a bad master cylinder would. replaced the master cylinder and brakes performing normally. happy customer and happy tech...thanks again to...
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L high idle VIN: 4F4CR16A1R
Thanks to all that took time to respond. Two days after the customer picked up the vehicle all is well. The customer stated that the next morning the vehicle started up and idled fine. No complaints. I performed the idle relearn procedure and verified repairs.... Trouble codes: 411 (hi idle self tets).
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 4A3AA46G21
Thanks Everyone We installed new Brembo rotors and that appeared to cure the problem. We originaly used the cheap chinese rotors and we learned a lesson. Thanks again everyone. Bob [...]
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1990 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L high idle VIN: JN1HS36P2L
finaly its gone, now i know why so many nissans in the fix data base are closed w/o a fix. this is it in a nutshell, by adjusting the tps to see a idle it made the ecu activate the airinjection and open the aiv as it should, but the reed valves were not closin...
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Alt VIN: JN8HD17Y2N
I got an Alldata diagram and it showed a connector near the radiator. I backprobed the yel/blk wire at alt, went to disconnect the connector, and I had voltage, and the Bulb Check Relay started clicking, AHA, I was in the vicinity of the problem. I kept wiggli...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Drive-axles VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Thank you for the help. We took the advice of several of you and took the axle to the dealer, who has the proper tool to press this bearing off. Since they don't use it much, they had a bit of a training curve to do it themselves. (they didn't charge us...nice...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH67136
ON THESE SUBARUS I FOUND THAT THE NEUTRAL SWITCH GOES BAD AND THE COMPUTER THINKS THE CAR IS IN NEUTRAL AT HIGH RPM SO IT SETS THE IAC CODE. I TESTED THE SWITCH AND IT WAS BAD. REPLACED IT AND CODE NEVER CAME BACK. Trouble codes: P0519.
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
Thsi vehicle is fixed, I went through all the responses and checked all relevant items, no change. The trick to this one was that before reseting the timing belt this vehicle would not run on the rear cylinder at all, after the timing belt reset the cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Mutiple Misfire), P0301 (Clyinder 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire).
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7X
FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLAYED.A COUPLE OF RESPONSES WERE TO CK. THE EGR.THE ONLY THING I DID NOT CK. I UNPLUGED THE SENSOR ON TOP OF VALVE DROVE CAR FOR 4 DAYS PLUGES BORNING WHITE NOW. SENSOR ON ORDER.AGAIN A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE. Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean).
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS module VIN: 5TDBT48A02
Well I got my Master cylinder resivor in that houses the Brake fluid level switch Installed it and Plugged in the sensor and My code went away and stayed off I guess the Switch as the book calls it is more of a sensor.
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