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1990 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lacks Power VIN: JH4DA9357L
Vehicle belongs to a friend. He purchased the vehicle with no engine. He installed the engine into it. It starts up and runs. But when the engine goes past 2000 rpm it wants to cut out and stall. At idle it runs great. Check engine light is on. I checked the L...
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1990 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge VIN: 2HGED6345K
Need help please. Came in crank no start. Installed a new distributor. Ran fine at first. Still Runs fine cold. Surges after engine warms up. No codes in computer.Anybody have any ideas ?
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L cv shaft VIN: 1HGCM56814
car was presented to us with severe front end vibration, only on accel from 55-65mph. vibration goes away once you take your foot off the gas. feels like a side to side shaking. all front end parts tight upon inspection. could not duplicate problem in shop. in...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58D5X
Isuzu Guys I really need your help on this one, customer came in for smog, check engine light was on codes P0107 and P1627 Pulled, tested for 5 volt v-ref at map sensor, tps, egr, thermo switch on condensor, all show 5 volts, check all v-ref ckts for short to ... Trouble codes: P0107, P1627 (PCM A/D conversion malfunction)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72361
It returned with PO 171. The MIL on. The first two trys to read codes came up with no codes present, the third showed P0171. Again at idle, intermittantly the MAF grams/sec reading goes crazy, up to 350, the trims also go way up 100%. I would not expect two ba... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean)
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1996 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD42S4T
Vehicle was in our shop 2 months ago and with code P0401 for low EGR flow. At that time, we removed the intake plenum, cleaned out EGR passages and installed a new EGR valve and EGR transducer. Parts came from the dealer. Wouldn't you know, now we have too muc... Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR flow)
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1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS34P6M
Help all Nissan techs!! This vehicle has had a new set of injectors, o2 sensor and known good ecm installed. Vehicle came to us with a idles poorly/ stalls at stops customer complaint. We verified very rich, alpha fuel mixture 85%(rich), injector duty cycle mu...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: JN1CA21D1X
this vehicle will accelerate ok on a light throttle,but if you try to give it more gas it will lose power and feel like it is falling on its face.checked fuel pressure which is normal and m/a/f sensor which was slightly out of range-replaced m/a/f. tps was als... Trouble codes: P0325
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BA41E75
I have an 05 maxima here will not stay idling sometimes it will surge from 800- 2500 the tachometer bouning a lot right before it dies when cold it's beter gets worth as it's warm up all that started when owner let his young son drive this car. i suspect abuse... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L disc & plate VIN: 1N6BD06TX6
This Nissan came in with a disc completely stripped off. HOWEVER, there is a part on the back of the flywheel that is a spring loaded part that Nissan calls a signal plate? This is kind of a shock absorbing part of the clutch I guess, because you can turn it b...
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1988 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L battery goes dead VIN: JT3FJ62G5J
I've got a real humdinger here. This land cruiser keeps flattening the battery. There is only a 4.51 milliamp parasitic drain, but owner claims car wouldn't start two days after I installed a brand new 785 cranking amp battery. She jump started the car and bro...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Lack of Power VIN: JT3VN29V5R
We have found several problems on this 4-Runner, but none of them has cured the problem. It runs smoothly, it just doesn't have enough power. This engine is a little anemic normally, but this one is worse than normal. The catalytic converter was slightly restr...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
High mileage Camry no apparent signs of oil fouling. Does anyone have the diagnostics for this code available? From what I have been reading I can not just hook up a dvom to read the o2 voltages. ANy help would be appreciated from this "domestic" technician -G... Trouble codes: DTC, 1133 (air/fuel mixture sensor aka ho2 sensor)
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVL52N4X
its late in the day. I actually havent gotten a chance to look into the vehicle yet but just wanna get a head start on this tomorrow mourning. Vehicle has intemittent no start. Customer state when vehicle start all the lights on the dashes come on. When vehicl...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Suspention VIN: JTEGH20V51
Hello everyone, we have an 01 Rav 4L that has a very pronounced clunk from the right front when going over slight bumps. We disconnected the link and drove it tech it seemed to be gone. Replaced both links and noise no better. Nothing appears loose at all. The...
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
Hi everyone and thanks for your help in advance I have a 2002 sienna with a p1155 code. With out checking we replaced both sensors as we see this problem alot on toyotas . We Gave it back to the customer and the CE light cameback on ,Same code. After diagnosin... Trouble codes: P1155
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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Harmonic balancer VIN: JHNBB2173S
Thanks to all for their time and expert opinions. All grounds were verified and confirmed as good. Additional grounds did nothing to cure the problem. The end result here was that the belt was generating static electricity (as several of our members suggested)...
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCG32062
A dealer part man said that Valeo and Denso are not compatible. Mark commented that the pan mounting points might be different. I ordered a steel Valeo radiator. I thought that this problem could be happen because the upper hose is connected directly to the en...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA31A62
Hi, Most of you suggested that the throttle body actuator is the fault here. No relation to the gas cap of the car, just coincidence I guess. Customer has not elected to replace the actuator as the problem does not cause any drivability issues and the part is ... Trouble codes: P1121 (Throttle Actuator).
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D85
In general I tend to agree with the replies that suggested the cylinders were washed out because of a short-run situation. I talked to one of my local Nissan techs who says he has seen this before, but knows of no Nissan recommended solution for the problem.
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2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z86
thanks for the 1 replie this is not an option with the customer to return to the dealer for some reason. the coil seems to be the problem. had cyl 1&4 misfire .the only thing i found in common was this veh. shares a coil for cyls. 1&4 ,2&3 . replaced coil have... Trouble codes: P300, P301, P304.
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B2W
HEY BRIAN [...] TOOK YOUR ADVICE TO CHECK BANK #2 A/F RATIO SENSOR TO SEE IF YOUR THEORY WAS RIGHT ABOUT IT BIASING BANK #1. FUNNY MAN IN MY 24 YEARS OF REPAIRING DRIVABILITY I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS TYPE OF ISSUE FROM ANY VEHICLE. I WENT FURTHER INTO FUEL TRIMS AND... Trouble codes: P0171.
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