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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCE6667S
need some help here car doesnt seem to want to go into closed loop, o2 seams to be working fine, has new t-stat ect sensor reading good operating temp good, but it never goes into closed loop. has very poor mpg
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1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L starting VIN: JNKAY2106T
I could really use some help with this one. This car was towed into my shop with the security light flashing while cranking. To disengage the security system i tried to use the key in the door lock but there was a broken key in the lock. I removed the lock and...
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1989 Isuzu Pickup LS 2.6L Surge VIN: JAACL16E5K
Hey everyone, I've been around and around with this older 2.6 and it's about to get my goat! The customer complaint is that it surges at stop lights after hiway speeds.The idle speed oscillates up and down from 1100 to 1700 and just keeps it up. I've been to t...
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Emmisions monitors VIN: JM1TA2213T
We replaced an O2 sensor, knock sensor, and clean EGR ports for a check engine light concern. We are now trying to get it to pass an emmisions inspection but it won't pass three of the monitors. We have not been able to get it to pass the EGR, O2, and EVAP mon...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J03
van has a miss fire under load at part throttle when hot not cold and not at full throttle. checked ohms reading on all 6 coils primary 0.8 ohms cold 1.0 hot secondary is 5.6 k ohm cold 5.9 hot. code 305b cyl #5 mise fire was present moved cyl #5coil to #7 cyl... Trouble codes: 305B (cyl5 miss fire)
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2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2ZN215T5
Intermittently blows 10 amp injector fuse.Ohm and amp tested all injectors. Peeled apart harness and checked all wiring. My wiring diagram shows the fuse to power injectors and pin # 80 at pcm. I dont find any solinoids that use this fuse. Im sure the pcm may ...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L low power VIN: 4S3BH68641
Hi Guys, hope for some help on this one, I called identifix and didn't get much, maybe someone has seen this. This is a 2.5 sohc with NO MAF. The complaint is low power, and it does. no codes, and everything checks out. It accels slow (not deadlly slow)just un...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
I keep getting this van back in the shop for an 02 [...] Bank 1 upstream. I have checked fuel pressure and injectors for leakage replaced 02 and MAF. Checked for vacuum leaks but I cannot figure out why my fuel trim on bank 1 goes-15% negative and eventualy... Trouble codes: P1130 (o2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGES16611
Most said it was the alternator although it was charging. Some said wiring degradation, but none found. Fix ended up being alternator replacement.
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Blower motor VIN: 2HKYF18536
Well, here's what we found. We decided to take the plastic cowl cover off in front of the windshield and found a lot of evidence of mouse activity under it. We also found that the intake for the fan is a hole that's kind of like a tiger trap for mice at the fa...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR09Y71
I checked all three cam sensors. 2 have 3 wires, those are the variable cam sensor sensors. the 2 wire sensor is just a standard sensor, are you with me?? they always have signals. nothing wrong with them. The only thing I didn't do was test the sensors at th... Trouble codes: P1140.
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Fuel odor VIN: JTJHF10UX3
Well, this is a definite fix! It was the spark plugs; that's right the spark plugs were finger tight and because they are recessed in the cylinder head, I could not hear them seeping although I was looking right at them when the engine started. When I pulled t...
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1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3532X
Sorry about the late post. We took the intake off and cleaned the passages for the EGR. Didn't see anything that was clogged, but cleaned them anyway. Couldn't to get the monitor to set, yet. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0402, P0300.
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ND4DL01D1
Well, the customer never came back for further diagnosis. Thanks for the help. If I get another Nissan doing the same thing I will have to try the tests you guys gave me. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0600 (Automatic Transmission Communication), P0720.
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Starting VIN: JT2SV21W3M
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE IDEAS GENTS, REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE TAKING THERE TIME TO HELP. ON THAT NOTE, WISH I COULD GIVE YOU SOMETHING CRAZY AND WEIRD THAT CAUSED THIS COMPLAINT. I WISH IT WAS SOME WIRE RUBBING ON SOME RANDOM METAL COMPONENT THAT WOULD ONLY ...
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2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L continuous code VIN: 5TBJN32198
replaced small aftermarket front cat with larger OBDII cat and problem went away. Front aftermarket cat too small. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat inefficiency code).
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