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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5642W
Nice running car came into shop with the MIL/CEL on. We checked for codes and found P1457; Evap system leak. Did an extremely thorough smoke test and found nothing. In addition the FTP was always 1 to 2 psi (except when the cap was removed)so that indicates th... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap system leak)
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2245W
Hello all; I have this 3.0 Accord coupe driving me nuts, I have over the last year and a half replaced, the canister, two way valve, vent valve and purge sol. I keep getting p1457 and when I run through the tests I get the same result, that everything is worki... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system)
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16531
Thank you all ahead of time, IATN members have been a great help on a lot of different problems i have had, we replaced the engine because of over heating - water in oil + oil in water ect. 02,s replaced because of contamination, replacement engine appears to ... Trouble codes: P0135 (p0141-), P0141
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 shift is hard, trans light on VIN: 4S2CK58WW1
This Rodeo was victim of a jump start from another vehicle (by owner). Immediately after the jump start, transmission light came on and 2-3 shift became very hard. We scanned and cleared codes, only code present was P0748 pressure control solenoid. We checked ...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L cruise control VIN: JTJHF1OU91
this ones a hair puller. when we got this lexus when you drive the vehicle in cruise for 20 miles it will just kick out. you can the hit resume and it will go back to working. it will work for about 5 miles and then it will kick out and the cruise light will f...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417V
Hi, Any help would be appreciated, I have this mazda that has come in two times now, The check engine light is on but there are no codes stored, I am using a snap-on modis scanner. The car runs perfectly fine. Has anyone seen this before. Thanks
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2005 Mazda B4000 4.0L ignition switch VIN: 4F4ZR47E72
Hi to all and thanks ahead of time. Maybe the ford techs especially can assist me. This B4000 (ranger) which is an automatic transmission, has the key stuck in the ignition. If I remove the cylinder the switch works fine and the key comes out. This tells me th...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 1NXBAO2EOV
Car belongs to girl who goes to school in warmer climate,she is home for holidays in Idaho.Since she has been here,car will not start cold after setting out overnight.Dad installed a block heater and it will start right up if plugged in overnight.Unfortunatly ... Trouble codes: P0401
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14R94
This puppy came in as a no start & we found that the theft light was blinking rapidly with the key on. There was a code B2799 in the PCM (we can't communicate with the immobilizer directly). I verified the integrity of the comm lines (EFIO/EFII @ immobilize... Trouble codes: B2799 (ECM/Immobilizer communication)
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR3OE65
Car came in 3 weeks ago with P0171,no driveability complaints.Reading data on solas,can find no parameter for upstream O2,only sensor 2(downstream).Fuel trims look perfect,both ST and LT never go above 8 =or-.Freeze frame data does show fuel trims above 30 wit... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHLRD1864X
first of all thank you to all that responded to my problem. And the fix was that even though initially the timing belt marks were right on after attempting to start the engine the intake cam shaft shifted one tooth off and would not allow me to start the engi...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L rear wiper VIN: JN8ARO7Y9Y
found the problem to be the wiper motor itself. replaced all is good, figured it out because when we positioned the arm up it wouldn't do it, must of been some pressure on the motor causing a short, fixed now
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
took off idle air control valve to investigate internals. found big chunk of carbon worked its way into the passage. once in while it would move around cousing iratic idle. so i knew everything was working fine trying to compensate when it would move.but what... Trouble codes: 1126 (coolent temp), 430 (cat effi).
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Unknown VIN: 453BK4955V
Alright thanks for all the replies it does have bent valve and its just enough to give me grief.You cannot check the valves withg a boar scope you have to pull the heads..the dealer said no way it bends valves.. well i guess he was wrong. Thanks to all that re...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L convertor VIN: 4S3BG6854X
This car is fixed! I took the car back to AAMCO and asked if they would check it out as I believed that there is a problem with the new torque convertor that they installed when they rebuilt the transmission. The manager told me that it is impossible to have a...
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1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L dash VIN: JT3RN64W5G
Well guys thanks for all the help. General consensus was 4.5 hours for Mitchell labor time and 5-7 hours typical real world time. We split the difference and got 6 hours for doing it. One question was why the body shop farmed it to us if they could do it in 2 ...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASM92N5X
thanks all for your time. received several replies, usual gas cap and solenoid fixes, one that caught my attention was to check rollover valve for filler neck to see if it was stuck closed not allowing me check filler neck/gas cap for leak (thanks David [...]... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap system).
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