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1999 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1HGCF8542X
engine rpm will drop on decel to 250-300 then die at times. we can duplicate this in the shop but only with the clutch pedal pushed in. raise the rpm to 4k then let off and the idle will sometimes go to 300 and come bask to 700 or die. with clutch out and in n...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Idle VIN: JHMBB6141X
I usually don't get into asian diagnostics very much like this but with my new Modis and other tools I'm willing to learn. This Prelude came in with a slightly high idle and also occasional surging idle. I've heard this many times from Honda's and usually we s...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L overdrive VIN: KMHDN45D62
any help would be nice:)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Thanks for all your help in advance. this thing seems worse when cold.when it messes up the mil flashes and it seems lean. you can hear popping in the intake and it misfires and stalls. then aminute later itll start running fine Trouble codes: P0430
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58X12
Hello ALL, This vehicle came in originaly with a slipping transmission & a P1870 code, trans was overhauled & the customer used the vehicle for 2 weeks before returning with another complaint. There is a vibration/chatter type noise when the trans is in lock u...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L No Power VIN: 4S2CK58D82
Hi all and thanks in advance. This Rodeo has little power. It originally came in for no power and overheating. The head gasket was leaking, and the customer was going to let his friend repair. So I looking at it now with the overheating problem taken care of,... Trouble codes: P0341
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Fill Vent VIN: KNAFB1216W
Customer complaint is this vehicle is difficult to refuel. The nozzle keeps shutting off and the tank is only half full. They have to pull the nozzle almost all the way out and slowly add fuel to get it full. Obviously whatever vents the tank has a problem. Th...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF1OUOX
Replace vapor switching valve w/updated part number (90910-12150), delete malfunction code P0446. MIL returns after second drive cycle w/same code P0446. Trouble codes: P0446 (Evaporative system vent solenoid problem)
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YUO8122
vehcle has po355 swapped coils and plugs no change same code cylinder 5 missses at idle can hear spark snap when coil is pulled on cyl.5 Will continue with rough idle until closed loop,takes long time to go into closed loop o2 sensors very lean stay around 25-... Trouble codes: P0355
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L timing belt VIN: JA3BM64J1P
Vehicle came in with bad hydraulic timing belt tensioner. customer decided to replace all timing components. after installing all new components and set timing marks, we attempted to start engine and front head intake camshaft jumped and bent all intake vavles...
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L battery & brake warning lights on/flicker VIN: JA3AY26C11
vehicle came in with the battery & brake warning lights on. performed charging system test:no charging/output voltage. checked voltage regulator connector, found corrosion on circuit 54(L) pin. good source voltage:12.8V. replaced pin and retested w/same result...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Lack of power VIN: 1N4DL01D4X
This car has no power. O2's are switching, everything seems to be a.o.k.. I did a propane test while monitoring O2's to check for intake gasket problem. I did get sa couple of short flat lines lean when putting bottle in the middle of the intake. I had figured...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1N4AL11D45
Car came in with the etc code stored in current and history. Found the throttle body was bad, and low and behold, Nissan had a ton of them in stock. Installed the reman unit on the car, performed all the necessary re-learns, pedal position, closed throttle, an... Trouble codes: P0507, P1122 (etc system malf/circu)
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1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT3FJ60G6G
This thing has me stumped. It will not idle, off idle runs great. I found no vacuum leaks when holding throttle at 1000 rpms, EGR valve is disconnected, fuel cut solenoid is working properly, manual choke is working properly. Took carb apart and it has a new n...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4TISK12E1S
Hi Guys, This customer came to me after another shop had replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter, and the engine coolant sensor, in an attempt to correct the problem. This vehicle, when cold will not start on the first attempts to start it. After waiting about...
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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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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B2X
Help Toyota technicians, I have a 1999 Toyota Avalon 3.0 that came in to be shop for cylinder heads gaskets leaking coolant. We had removed the cylinder head and sent to our machine shop to have them milled and inspected. After receiving the cylinder head back... Trouble codes: P0325
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, VIN: JT2BK18U72
Hello Toyota hybrid techs This Prius came in on 9-10-07 with the complaint the warning lamps were on. Being main battery,check engine lamp and ps. Scanned for codes these code were present. When tech went to get car he brought it into the shop with no lights ... Trouble codes: P3101 (AEngine failed to start), P3191
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7233W
Okay guys, This Kia is fixed. After rechecking everything again, I determined that The throttle percentage on my Matco/OTC scanners was just bogus information. Everything checks fine, I have 500mv at the ecm, which should be 0% throttle, so I'm gonna blame t... Trouble codes: P0140, P0141.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC73313
It ended up being the sensor. Thanks to all for the great information. The Kia website helped out. Its great this Kia tech website is free. Trouble codes: P0183 (Fuel Temp. Sensor Circuit High Input).
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L drain VIN: 4A3AC44GOY
customer to date has not brought car back in to repair too cool maybe? someone suggested adding a 90 degree boot to the drain to keep airflow from pushing water back into vent.thanks to everyone who replied i thank you.
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L Tach VIN: 1N65D16S3R
Thanks guys for all the help. The tech that told me scope the tach at the gauge and the onethat told me about the problems that are adherent the those trucks hit the nail on the head. I had about half a volt at idle and climb without a hitch (This was on the w...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Head Gaskets VIN: 4S3BK4353X
I replaced the bolts and installed the gaskets dry. Vehicle has been gone for about two weeks and i talked to him yesterday and he said no problem.
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