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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on, SHIFT PROBLEMS VIN: JHLRD788X4
Sometimes the TPS voltage drops out. Honda TSB says to replace the throttle body & TPS as a unit $870(TPS not available alone]. Can this TPS be cleaned? Are there any other options available? Code set is P0122 Trouble codes: P0122
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L reverse VIN: KMHJF25F3X
Hello all, need help with this car. Transmission was overhauled by us. Complaint was harsh engagement to drive and downshift clunk when rolling to a stop. Trans. did not look so bad internally, had found parts of a bearing missing/tore up, thus the metal in th...
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22591
hello all, i am dealing with a 2001 mazda protege that has an intermittent misfire that causes the engine to die or stumble. it has code p300 (random/multiple misfire). both of the coils check out fine. Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple misfire), P0171 (system too too lean)
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1991 Nissan D21 2.4L 4th gear VIN: 1N6SD1158M
This is a 1992 Nissan 2 wheel drive with a 2.4 engine and a 4 speed automatic transmission. The problem is the transmission drops back into 3rd gear at exactly 57 mph. It doesn't matter where your throttle position is , it can be at almost no throttle and it s...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y6T
Failed Mass state inspec. DTC P0325 retreived. Replaced knock sensor with OE. Cleared code, but immediately atfter starting code reappears. Mitchell not much help in this case. Does the ECM provide 5 volts reference or not? With KOEO, 2.5 volts present at conn... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor problem)
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80651
Hello Subaru Tech's. This 6 cyl has a random misfire ONLY when first started in the morning. It does it every morning & only once a day. Its has had new spark plugs & regular maint. I can't find anything obvious. Have searched the archives & forums with no res... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L fuel guage VIN: JF1SG65674
customer complaint of fuel guage reading incorrect.vehicle has 2 level sensors in tank.we disconnected 1 harness and guage read 1/4 tank,disconnected other and read empty.we jumped one harness and guage read 1/2,and then jumped other and guage read full.in the...
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L maintenance VIN: JTNBE46K57
Need information on how to reset The maintenance required lamp. Thanks Thomas.
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Charging VIN: 1HGCB9851M
i cant say if the car is fixed or not, i haven't experienced the problem again. i did change the brushes with ones i got from a salvage unit [salvage alternator, 50$]. before that i tried to get the problem to happen by tapping forcefully on the Alt. w/engine...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7242M
yes controller was the problem.the controller was under the rug right beneath the cowl. thanks for all the input. you all hit it on the nose. thanks again
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1997 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L Readiness Monitors VIN: KMHCF34T0V
Thanks to everyone who answered my help request.I was able to get all of the readiness monitors to run using Andrew [...]'s alternative drive cycle(cold start,55-65 for 10 min,bring RPM's slowly down to idle,let idle for one min).As we are not an inspection s...
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KBB4B1R03
Replaced the fuel filter and Truck is running fine. I reoved the filter and checked it manually and it was plugged. Thanks to all that replied Bob. Trouble codes: P0131, P0137, P0151, P0157.
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KNAGD12600
THANKS TO PAUL IN HAWAII HAD REPROGRAMED FOR HESATATION ON COLD START AND FIXED PROBLEM. I DID FIND OUT THAT I DID HAVE A COLD START(BELOW 50 DEGREES) PROBLEM ALSO - THE CAR HAD BEEN INSIDE AT NIGHT SO I DID NOT REALIZE IT. MY PROBLEM ALSO OCCURED AT APPROX 1...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
Sorry for the long close, just wanted to make sure of the "fix".I very strongly suspected my after-market catalyst, as did Randy [...] felt a defective thermostat not allowing operating te... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency).
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1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L Broken Valves VIN: JT8BH28F8X
I want to thank everyone for the helpful suggestions. We sent the head to the machine shop for repairs and its now a quiet running machine again. We made two mistakes that caused this catastrophe: the first was turning the engine backwards, when this engine (...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BD69S91
Thanks to all that responded.Stellar Auto,Snowday,Sean [...] this engine does not have egr to unhook and retry.This may seem like an obvious fix,as I was ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Struts (rear) VIN: JMIHD4618N
Did find a listing online but same price as dealer. OEM seems to be the best option!!
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L fluid VIN: JA4M141R92
we found the p/s return hose oring at the pump was sucking air causing the fluid to airate. thanks for the help.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Thanks for all the inputs. The bank2 sensor 2 voltage would not go above 100mv like I previously explained and I check all the circuits to the computer and they were good so I replaced the electronic control module and whala the voltage now is reading good. Trouble codes: P0160 (O2 failure S2 B2).
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 5N1BV28U44
Sorry for the long wait, but this one was a tricky one. I have a friend at a local dealer that sent me over a ton of info, but we just kept running into a dead end. I ended sending the vehicle to the dealer(the first one of my career). They had it for over a w... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr volume control valve circuit fault).
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1998 Subaru Legacy Postal 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4S3BK4952W
SORRY I THOUGHT THIS WAS CLOSED ALREADY. WE REPLACED THE KNOCK SENSOR AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM. THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELLENT ADVISE.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L head gasket VIN: 4S3BH6860Y
Thanks to all who replied. It turns out the dealer was willing to fix it under a good will program as some of you said. There was however a little trouble with some of the dealers in the area. The customer called a dealer closer to his house and they hinted th...
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1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3FJ60G6G
thanks EVERYONE for your help ! the carb was bad ( re-build )took care of most of the c.o. problem , and repairing an intermintent connection @ tha air divertor solved the rest lewis
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Auto Climate Control VIN: 4T1BF18B8W
Thanks to Jonathan (who suggested the blower module), Michael (who said to check the air inlet servo) and James (recommended checking the "control unit"). The control head amplifier received power sources and grounds but could not provide ground signals to the...
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Right power door VIN: 4T3ZF13C4Y
Thanks to all that replied. I have yet to see this thing to adjust the cables, which is more than likely the problem. Found out this concern started after the wife bumped something with the door.
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR32E93
Ok guys, what I found was a blown fuse for the EFI! After I posted my update I started searhing for the more obvious problems, I asked my self what would cause the EFI to not get it's signal, then thought perhaps a blown fuse? Yep, that was it, a blown fus...
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Brake module VIN: JTEZU14R06
The customer has put in a claim with the shipping outfit. We'll see what comes about on who pays to fix it. Thanks
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