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1991 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA9450M
Hi i got myself lost on this one ..runs great I went for code 43 as per aldata ie at pcm a18 and c16 (o2 circuit) above .6 at 4,500 rpm drop to below .4 when throttle released PASS alldata says to rr pcm ..did w junkyard retest code 43 back the o2 will switch ... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply), 8 (distrib tdc intermittent)
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5648W
My question is the vent valve works manually. From what I know it should be closed when the car is running. the computer is not grounding the soloniod. At this time I have no information on when this valve is supposed to be shut to run the test. I believe the ... Trouble codes: P1456
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L radiator VIN: 1HGCG5658X
The car was towed in with oil in radiator and complete cooling system the coolant hoses were spongy and swelled up I replaced the radiator and all hoses flushed the system repeatedly about 3 times added bg coolant additive and pressure tested cooling system te...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG1652Y
This vehicle had a complaint of starting and stalling intermittently customer stated that it also ran poorly for a short period of time.Once a couple of minutes have past symptom completely goes away.Scanned Computer found codes for misfires P0301-P0305 stored... Trouble codes: P0300 (P0301-P0305 misfire)
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7231V
Hello to all of you during this Christmas Season. I have this Kia that is threatening to ruin my season. New customer and new vehicle. Vehicle died while driving and brought in on a tow truck. We have spark and fuel pressure. Compression through out is average...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L blower motor VIN: KNADC12594
I'm trying to find the blower motor relay on this Kia. Shopkey says it's in the main fuse box under the hood, but it's not there. I have no power to the blower motor. The wiring diagram shows wiring from "blower" and "relay" fuses go to this relay, but the wir...
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2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L all systems VIN: JM1BJ22512
Car had blown main fuse, replaced fuse, still no system operation, all fuses, main relay check ok, have proper voltage and continuity at fuses. Do not have a wiring diagram. Is there a fusible link in the system?
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1991 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hard start when cold
hello, thank you in advance if you care to respond. so i've got this maxima in right now for a hard start when it's cold, customer says it does not start perfect in the summer but not nearly as bad as it does in the winter. i verified it, you have to crack the...
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1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L right front brake
Friend replaced a bad master cylinder on this car, then after driving short distance right front would lock up. Tried a second master with same reults. This only started after the master cylinder was replaced. It seems to be holding pressure at that wheel. Whe...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D31
This car set the codes at 58 mph. Checked for vacuum leaks, none found. Suspected mass air flow sensor, when checking the mass air flow we found it to be dirty. Cleaned mass air flow wire with brakeclean, reinstalled and now sets code P0100, mass air flow circ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D31
This nissan sentra is getting flooded when outside temp is below -20 each time we try to start it after 10 sec of starting the spark plug need to be removed and drying it .the car run fine when the temp is -10 there is no codes the coolant sensor is normal on ...
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1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 4WS 2.0L Power steering speed sensor VIN: JHMBA4145J
The customer actualy wanted to fix this one. I installed a new power steering speed sensor. Thanks for all the replies.
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2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no accel VIN: JALDS58X52
Thanks to: Hans,Marty,Jeremy,Stephen and Ian. Your replies were helpful as it made me check/look at this nightmare thru a different set of eyes. per a phone call, Marty of Michigan explained to me the commmon reason these systems fail. Marty said that excessiv... Trouble codes: 1515 (command actual tps correlation error), 1295 (ETC power management mode), 1299 (ETC engine forced shutdown), 1290 (ETC forced idle mode).
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L locking hub VIN: KNDJA72331
Thanks to all who contributed to the Kia Locking Hub situation. This has been a problem with these vehicles--a costly problem. There is a way of converting these hubs to manual hubs--expensive There is a way of repairing these hubs---expensive. The hubs wor...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1CA31A8Y
hello fellow techs. first of all i would like to tank all of you that spend the time to write to my request. i can say this car its FIXED. i spend a lot of time but it was worth it. when i was testing the maf i noticed that the voltage was climbing in relation... Trouble codes: P1320, P0302.
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1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Speedometer Gear VIN: JF1GC2446P
Thomas from Pennsylvania was very helpful. The job pays 6.3 hours. The trans did separate nicely from the diff and it only took a little rotation from the crankshaft to get the shafts to line up again during assembly. The small gear WAS missing teeth, as su...
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV24EOM
HEY ALL THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO. INSTALLED USED ENGINE AND ALL IS GREAT. AFTER GETTING VEHICLE TO RUN FOUND OUT TEMP GUAGE IS INOP AND VEHICLE ORINGALLY OVER HEATED AND CRACKED HEAD AND SCORTCHED PISTONS. FOUND COOLING FANS INOP. CUSTOMER STILL DOES NOT WANT T...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: JT3GP10V1X
Very good, speedy replies to what is evidently an issue with this engine/vehicle. (Happy to see we weren't the only ones baffled by the operation.) To clarify, all parts were Toyota. The T-belt was a superseded number from years ago and still current by Toy...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14R53
I want to thank everyone for replying. As of yet I am still searching for the answer and will post when I find it. The fix to this vehicle was the vent valve was defective. Would not close and was shorted internally. The only way to fix is to replace the canis... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), C1223 (Abs controll system fault), C1241 (Low bat voltage abnormally high).
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