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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Harmonic balancer VIN: JHNBB2173S
This vehicle exhibits a condition I have never seen before. As it is running, arcing occurs from the center section of the balancer, across the rubber insulator to the outer ring. This arcing is loud enough to be heard when sitting in the vehicle. Taking the a...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8147Y
I recently received this vehicle into our shop with the following symptoms. The vehicle owner had this vehicle into another shop and it has been sitting for a while. The vehicle stopped running while it was being driven. The vehicle has spark and good fuel pre...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCG6652Y
I have this [...] with complaint of fuel smell(EVAP??) in cabin w/ HVAC fan on. I have looked and can not see any physical fuel leaks, so I started looking into the EVAP system. After speaking more with the owner more he stated it does happen when car is ...
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2003 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D31
performed compression test #1=210 / #2=210 / #3=190 / #4=210 / engine misfires like a secondary miss . it does it at idle & at cruise . even under load . sets random missfire code. no other codes set. Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Greetings and thanks for reading, this one came in with poor performance and code. We replaced plugs and ran a good FI service. This made the car run real good. Customer was very pleased with that, but, the trims were still off. Alpha at idle was 94, and at 20... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank 1 repeated), P0174
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1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Oil pump VIN: JT5ST87K2P
Replaced the leaking water pump and the timing belt and tensioner spring. Had the oil pump mounted idler roller off for access to the water pump. Put it back together, added coolant, and ran it. BIG pressurized oil leak inside the timing cover. Removed the low...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L ignition switch VIN: JT3HN87ROT
customer said he can go for weeks with no problem and then the key will not turn let it sit for while and it turns right over.thinking tumblers anybody had similar problems,
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18B3W
Car is missing on number 1 cylinder after you run the car. the spark tube where the plug wire and boot go into appears to fill up with anti freeze ??? You can remove wire & boot, dry the tube out, start the car and it runs fine until it fills up with fluid. Wh...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
Hi fellow techs I have my daughters 99 Camry, 2.2 that I bought in March and just got around to putting a headgasket and new timing belt and so on. The car started fine after the major repair and was running very well, for a day. I had to tow it back in due to...
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T72
This vehicle was originally brought in for a rough run and mil light on. scanned codes found codes for multiple cylinder misfire. Removed plugs and found to be bad, so replaced plugs and cleared light. rechecked operation still has misfire present. suspected c... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L master cylinder
hi guys i have a problem on this camry car came with a brake pedel problem .pedel almost goes to floor .brakes front pads and rear shoes r good and adjustment on rear shoe is also good replced mater cylinder with a rebuilt one no dfference replced booster blee...
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Power Steering VIN: 1HGEJ6672Y
Well, we wanted to make sure that the vehicle was fixed. We did install another customer supplied OEM Remanufactured pump. We could not tell any difference in the power steering but they say it is fine and they are happy with it. We did check the screen and ...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL18963
Hi all. thanks for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately, the customer has not returned with the van so far. Reading through the suggestions that were given, I tend to think that it very well may have been an EGR valve with incorrect lift problems. If the c... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1399 (undocumented code).
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Body control module VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Well I finally got the customer approval to replace the BCM, and that fixed it! They declined to replace the seat module, opting to leave it unplugged instead. With the new BCM the draw was less than 80ma, not ideal but certainly better than before. I received...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L sol. a & b VIN: JT8BF28G4X
Good day guys. Thanks to all who responded. In talking to the tech and the customer further, we found out the check engine light has been coming on and off for several MONTHS before we worked on it! When it would come on, it would fade in and out. We found 2 ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
Thanks for the replies. I end up to find a missing ground on the rear coils. Openning the wiring harness from the engine to the firewall I found the black ground wire broke on the spliter.
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D9Y
Evening People Well I finally got the ECM back and dropped it in .Hit the key and it started right up, again thanks for all the help. But, now it wont shift and the MIL lite is on. Pulled codes and have 3 solenoid codes? Customer says it did not have any t...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L electric window VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Thanks again IATN. After removing both front door panels and locating the reset buttons in the middle of the motors we were able to perform the reset procedure. We were able to abtain the procedure after talking on the phone with our local nissan dealership th...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6359W
I want to thank everyone who replied, a lot of good info and enough to help me get this one out the door. I had checked the cam timing thinking that if anything had jumped it would have been one of the cams since 3 cylinders were very rich and one was lean (no... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft position sensor).
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L ABS Codes VIN: 4S3BH89601
We will have to bring the car back to check for the O2 heater circuit problem that James suggested. The owner was not interested in spending much even after I told her that these systems may not function if needed. If we get a solution I will post the results...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T1BF12B2V
Thanks to those who replied, this was a bizarre car that I finally pinned down to ONLY does it HOT (electronic) and is 100% RPM related. As it got warm the cutting out would start at 3000 RPM, as it got hotter it would drop to acting up at 2200 RPM. It was ve...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG28K8X
Every response I got said replace the VSV. I did fail to do one test on the VSV, the resistance check, and it failed. It had 122 ohms, should have had 33-39 ohms. I thought because it did actuate that it was good, but I did realize that a small delay in engagi... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected).
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C9Y
Thanks to all who took the time to offer their help!! Even though The MAF sensor waveform looked perfect, I decided to remove it and inspect for contamination. It was spotless. NAPA had an OEM rebox on the shelf so I decided to try a new MAF and reset KAM. ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0300, P0301, P0305.
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAWM72N7Y
We found out the truck has only acted up for the owner one time and one for us. The owner wants the vechile back to drive. He will return when the problem acts up more often.It looks like a fuel flooding but have no good tests to prove it.
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