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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 19UUA5669Y
I replaced the timing belt( Gates ) and water pump (OEM ) on the above vehicle as regular maintenance. Since the service the customer has been complaining of rough idle on cold starts, vehicle shakes,steering wheel vibrates,poor fuel economy. the symptoms are ...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L charging VIN: 1HGCE189XV
customer came in with this one and it was in a wreck on the right front...minor damage to fender and front bumer...cco having to recharge the battery. first thing tested was the alternator which tested 3 times ok. checked the fuses and wires fronm the alterna...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Misfire, Hard Starting VIN: JNKCA21DXT
The car misfires, sometimes very badly, only when cranking. At times it seems to almost backfire. Once it is started, it runs fine.
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L tach gauge VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
vehicles battery was dead . we walked across street to jump . vehicle started but would not make it across street . pushed in shop . found battery to be very low due to faulty alternator . put battery on slow charge and checked good on load test . replaced alt...
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1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1BA1419S
the idle sureges hot or cold, wose when hot and only in drive or reverse. when the lights, wipers and blower on it will cut off. will not do it in park opr neutral. seems to be worse in reverse than drive though. eng. is full of coolant. replaced the idle cont...
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417V
Group, This mazda has the exact issue pertaining to ; Bulletin No.: 027/97 Issued: 11/18/97 Revised: Category F Applicable Model/s 1997 Protege Subject: MIL ILLUMINATION WITH DTC P0505 HIGH IDLE So the directions proceed to disconnect battery and shut of... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure)
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D33
This vehicle has a persistant code p0507 which coincides with a steady 1000-1100 rpm idle in park/neutral when it calls for only 700 +- 50 rpm. Diagnostics suggest the eletronci throttle actuator, vacuum leak, or PCV system are the cause of this, all sounds lo... Trouble codes: 0507 (Idle speed system fault)
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D45
hi everyone: This 2005 sentra won't start. Cranks ok, injectors pulse for a second but not enough to even start car. No codes present. Replaced PCM. Same thing. (PCM had VIN input with launch scanner) But we don't know if new PCM actually needs complete reprog...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4358T
hi subaru guys this car has the two codes , po130 ( 02 )and po420 ( cat inefficiency ) the 02 will go rich to lean just fine , and the 02 heater monitor has run to completion . the 02 monitor has not. the 02 has a definite saw tooth pattern , indicating a mis... Trouble codes: P0130, P0420
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
clear code and torque conv. will lock up ok for about a half a mile then shut off, confirmed with volt meter while driveing, speed sensors at 20 mph are ok but at 40 mph on up one wil read 41 mph and the other reads 45 mph, replaced speed sensors and harness a...
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2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5L AWD Light VIN: JF1GH62658
I have a 08 impreza 5 door with an all wheel drive light flashing. The light will start flashing some times after a block of driving and sometimes it takes 30 km. The body integrated unit and transmission control module are connected to this light. The light f...
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1994 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L Fuse panel
Ok the Tercel came in on the back of a flatbed and customer said the car cut off on her while driving and would not start back up. She says right before the car died the taillights stopped working, the blower motor stopped working and the radio stopped working...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4TAUN53B7S
I need some help on a toyota, I towed the truck in for a died when driving with no restart. Found coil was fryed, replaced coil,the truck ran but poor so customer oked tune up due to 182k on oe plugs, wires, cap, rotor and fuel filter!!! Now i have a miss on a...
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1999 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C6X
I think they have run this like this for quite some time. This van will run semi-ok for a minute then it will fall on its face backfire and stumble till you stab it and take off somewhat. At idle the ltft on both banks will be very near 0% and at cruise b1 is ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L radiator VIN: 4T1BF32K92
hi all, especially toyota techs. I have this camry with a radiator problem. I installed a new radiator because the bottom tank on the original one started leaking after a 90k service in which i drained and refilled the cooling system. the car came back in abou...
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E05
Hey everybody,I have a 2005 toyota matrix 1.8L.Customer complained of white smoke out of exhaust in AM and check engine lt.When code sets car loses power.I found that the T/B was leaking coolant in to the intake causing wht smoke in exhaust.The code was P2118 ... Trouble codes: P2118 (throttle acuator control motor current range/performance)
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2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1872Y
Thanks to all who replied, almost all the replies mentioned valve adjustment or carbon buildup. As I stated in my post I had already adjusted the valves and ruled out tuneup stuff and fuel injectors. Also as I had stated, I had no misfire that i could detect, ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 cyl), P1399 (temporary multiple misfire).
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB82B21
All the replies were helpful. I replaced the crank sensor. That has fixed his starting and low power complaints. I have not closed this sooner, the customer contacted me a couple of days after the repair to say it ran great except for one time on the inters... Trouble codes: P0171, P0340, P0300.
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2004 Kia CARNIVAL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNAUP75234
THE PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE ENDED UP BEING THE TIMING OF THE EXHAUST VALVES. THE BELTS HAD BEEN REPLACED THREE MONTHS EARLIER, BUT HAD BEEN SET UP WRONG, GIVING FALSE READINGS AND CREATING THE MISS.
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1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JM1TA2224X
car was overboosting due to a vaccum line plastic (t) fitting dryed out and crack under the intake assemby.repair vehicle and no problem since
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3W654B5N9W
thanks again for all the help. i took some run-rite carbon cleaner thruogh the intake and then went and performed the idle relearn(after finding out the car sat for a year until the current owner). she now idles around 750-800rpms in park and 650-700 in gear.o... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
We had three replies all good and all insightful. We bought a wiring diagram for the car spent a good deal of time tracing the grounds and the loss of signal to the fuel pump. We found a fuel pump relay located under the center console and beside the ECM t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition).
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39W4R
sorry about the delayed closing but i was on vacation for 2 weeks!while i was away another tech took on this nightmare,he decided to check the crankpulley keyway for looseness,we had seen a problem before like that,no problem was found.also went ahead and chec...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L balance shafts VIN: JT2BG22K6V
I'm soory to report that I have not fixed this car, mainly because the customer is not willing to bear the cost. I offered to cover labor, and he would need to cover parts. Of the 11 replies, there wasn't any one answer (besides putting the shafts back in) t...
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDDY32T2Y
THANKS TO ALL who took time out to read and respond. The cam timing was off. Actually, the rear (exhaust) cam was the one that was over 90 degrees out of phase. No, the customer did not hear it run before all this work.You guys pointed me right back to the bas...
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