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1993 Honda Prelude Si 4WS 2.3L master cylinder VIN: JHMBB2160P
the prts are honda parts - there is a vacuum leak from where the master cylinder and booster join! we thought mabey defective master from honda? replaced thr master again - same problem! we tried another booster(same problem) - we tried after market - same par...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2HKRL1861X
This Odyssey will intermitantly cut out while driving, when it happens, the ignition key turned on BUT the MIL and Green key indicator in the cluster will NOT turned ON. I must try to turn the key on several times and wait for those lights (MIL & Green Key) on...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCG66061
hi all, this accord will run rough when cold, in park , should set a code in my opinion its so rough. when put in gear is a little better, but still there. did a service on this accord with plugs, valve adjust, throttle body service,filters etc. still has roug...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Car came to us with the complaint Mil on and runs rough. Upon scanning the system we found the codes recorded. Due to the fact the timing belt had been replaced recently we decided to check cam timing first. We did not find anything out of time (all marks dead... Trouble codes: P1354 (vvti cam/valve timing b2), P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P1150 (b2s1 a/f ratio sensor range/performance)
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L code p0420 VIN: JM3LW28GX1
I HAVE A VEHICLE THAT HAD A CODE P0420 FOR CATALITIC EFICIENCY BUT VEHICLE RAN GOOD. I REPLACED O2 SENSORS,AND ALL THREE CATS.AFTER DRIVE CYCLES WERE COMPLETE,THE CODE FOR BANK ONE CAT EFFICIENCY CAME BACK EVEN WITH THREE NEW CATS AND FOUR NEW O2 SENSORS. RAN ...
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ16E66
This help request is for Mitsubishi techs. I have this lancer with dtc P0300. I replaced spark plugs coils spark plugs wires. The codes continues. I make some visual checks and i found that front crankshaft oil seal have a leak and cranshaft position sensor is... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire detected)
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
OK this is a wierd one. The nissan I have is giving me a code P0105 and failing OBD II emmisions test here in Connecticut. I have checked the Map Sensor for vacuum with engine running and it is normal goes up and down with throttle variations as expected. The ... Trouble codes: P0105 (manifold absolute pressure problem)
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1DA31AX3
I have this nissan that has a major hesitation on accell,and it also does it at about 55mph or 1800-2200rpm,it does not do it in park.I did scope both the app sensors and they where both in specs.And I did clean the MAF sensor.There are no codes present.Any he...
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D83
thanks in advance,have this troublesome nissan that will start than surges about 3 times than smoothes out but when you rev it over 2000 r.p.m. will stall. Than when you try to restart the car has no spark and noid light.I checked the signal at the computer fo... Trouble codes: P0340
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D75
good afternoon techs,we need help bad.this car is going to drive us nuts.upon returning we again have p0340.this will always set if we run the rpms to 5000.first time it sets a code runs really bad till you turn the ign. switch off about 10 sec.restart the car... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Cooling Systems
i appreciate all help in advance.i am a vw specialist who is looking for advise for this subaru that heats up while driving at highway conditions but is normal at low speeds or idle.it has good coolant flow,so i dont suspect a water pump problem.no coolant lea...
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1989 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L spindle/steering knuckle VIN: JT4VN01D8K
Threads damaged on spindle due to bearing failure, trying to determine size of spindle &/or spindle nut. The spindle I'm pretty sure is either 38 or 40 millimeters with a 1.50 thread pitch. The actual measurement is close to 40mm but available dies are m38x1.5...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W3R
truck runs good at idle but anytime you raise rpm timing goes erratic & severe ping. no codes & has new knock sensor & harness. KS responds to block knock w/prybar at idle new module, coil cap & rotor only slightly better. TPS looks very clean & IDS (tracking ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K9Y
Thanks for your thoughts on this 2000 Camry DTC 442 small evap leak after 1 -2 weeks of driving new parts: gas cap, VSV on cannister, pressure sensor Checked all purge and evap solenoids turn on /off and they click okay smoked system and no leaks found... Trouble codes: 442 (Small evap leak)
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L brake power assist VIN: JNKAY21D2P
The fix for this vehicle was indeed the check valve in the vacuum booster line, which I had already ordered in case I needed it as it wasn't in stock. Two techs had it right on, common problem with it freezing up first thing in am, suggestions to test it were...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7234X
hey thanks guys and girls for all the help i got on this one it as tough i even went on the live tech chat and got some real great help and ideas there too.the problem with this vechicle was a broken exhaust cam on # 4 cyclinder thats why it didn't affect the ... Trouble codes: P1121 (tps fault).
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L water pump?? VIN: KNAGD128X3
After removing motor mount, pulleys and timing belt found where it was leaking from. Very hard to see but this particular vehicle has the weap hole built into the block itself! I assume so coolant wont leak onto the belt when the pump goes bad. Never seen this...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E6N
the honey comb portion of the karman vortex air flow meter was slighty damaged causing false air flow readings. the fix was a new airflow meter. Trouble codes: 25 (fuel trim), 26 (fuel trim).
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L control
thanks for the advise. it ended up being the heater control, the wiper switch, and power window motors. also needed a heater core and a laundry list of other things. thanks again for the advise, Joe
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L electric pump VIN: JM1BR32367
Thank you for your help. The answer was the EPHRAS module needed to be programmed. The body shop took it to a Mazda dealer, got it programmed, and everything works fine. Also, Alldata faxed me quite a bit of info, including a wiring diagram that also helped co...
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1974 Nissan B210 1.3L No Start, overfloats VIN: HLB2104916
Thank you very, very much for your help!, I removed the steel hose from the fuel pump to the carb and replaced it with a rubber hose. It was rerouted differently. And I also put some aluminum foil under the bowl. So far no complains. Thank you very much again....
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JHMG5698HJ
thanks to everyone your input helped alot, the coils were good in the two affected cyls, cause i traded them with a known good cyl, the two cyls that were dead were both on the firewall side, so the manifild had to come off to get to do noid, noid was good, so... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0443.
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
TURNS OUT THE PCM WAS BAD, IT WOULD CONTINUE TO FIRE THE IGNITION AND INJECTORS WITH KEY ON AND ENGINE OFF. IT WOULD ALSO LEAVE THE FUEL PUMP RELAY ON. REPLACED WITH REBUILT UNIT AND TRUCK HAS BEEN FINE EVER SINCE. THANKS FOR ALL THAT REPLIED.
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L remote keyless entry power door locks VIN: JF1SF65572
Thanks for the suggestions! I ended up converting this vehicle to the non-keyless entry power lock system. Since the customer never did have any remote transmitters and I couldn't get a previously enjoyed, (used), part, I installed the power lock timer/relay f...
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC24S5S
The problem was I was attempting to retrieve codes the wrong way. You need to use the OBD connector in the center of the dash, at the fuse block. Both the Snap-On scanner and Alldata had incorrect info for that vehicle. Thank you all for your help.
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAWN72N9W
Thanks to all of u who had input for this concern.This truck while sitting fixed itself!Ha...I brought it back into the shop and started to check injector pulse.It did have pulse but was weak.While cranking it acted like it wanted to start the pulse would get ... Trouble codes: P0120 (tp sensor cir malf).
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