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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L to much fuel & idle VIN: JH4DA947ON
This has been a trouble car (nightmare!!) We have replaced numerous parts and it still stalls after warmed up. Please HELP!!
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1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2363N
This is a vx model with a v-tec 15dz1 engine. Car is in for emission failure, HC, just failed initial test however hc was at 250ppm at 15mph when we tested. We noticed while testing the car would surge. While driving on the Dyno the engine goes extremely lea...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L brake lights VIN: 1HGEJ2241Y
fuse is good and had power to brake light switch but now it has none. when it had power you could press the brake pedal and hear the shift inter lock clicking. the grounds appear to be good and out of nowhere i have lost voltage to the brake light switch. the ...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Timing Chain VIN: JHLRD78863
Hi Everyone This CRV was towed in from a Honda dealer with a no start condition. Customer was told that timing chain had jumped and bent all the valves, dealer wanted to install used motor and said old motor wasn't worth fixing, they wanted to install used mo...
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2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L airbags VIN: 1HGCM56356
This vehicle sustained a hit in LF. Prior to coming to us it was partially repaired. My problem is the restraint system. It is setting the following codes-- 71-10- open in driver's seat position sensor. 61-10 - open in driver's seat belt buckle switch. 31-10 -...
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1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge VIN: KMHVF21NXW
Hello everyone I could sure use some help with this one car came in with complaint of lack of power and surge at hiway speeds no MIL light on. First plan of attack involved replacing burnt out MIL bulb clearing codes and road test.No codes returned but drivabi... Trouble codes: P1614 (mil requst signal high), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0116 (coolant temp sensor out of range), P0121 (tps/maf logic incorrect), P0708 (multiple range switch inputs)
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X21
This is strange. I will try to keep it short but still give all the info I can. We installed a new engine from Jasper in this trooper. Now in the morning only untill the engine reaches 170 deg. the check engine will flash but only above 2000 rpm in park or und... Trouble codes: P0300 (multipul missfire pending code)
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12342
Vehicle sets P0501, Vehicle Speed Sensor. Have no MPH on scanner from ecm. When Reading transmission side I have MPH reading. This system from what I can see and am told uses right front wheel speed sensor for ecm input. The system used transmission speed sens... Trouble codes: P0501 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
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1986 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6HD46S2G
FIRST TIME POSTING BOSSES TRUCK NOW. i GOT A 1986 NISSAN 3.0 THAT STALLS OUT AFTER HEATER PLATE UNDER THROTTLE BODY SHUTS OFF.If I get it warmed up a little more it runs fine for the rest of the day. HAVE CHECKED O2 AND IS FUNCTONING PROPERLY, ALSO SCOPED MAF ...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3T
this started as a surge cuts out acts like a bad maf . doesnt have any spark now injector pulse good . checked coil replaced distributor ran once with new dis. if you can get started it will choke out with any throttle.compression is good tested crank sensor o... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, surge under load VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
Vehicle came in with poor idle quality and drivability surge. After retrieving trouble codes noticed excessuve ignition timing fluctuation. replaced knock sensor but problem still exsists. have traced continuity from knock sensor to ecm and is good. Trouble codes: P0325
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y22
Have replaced fuel level sensor twice. First time had corroded connection in connector base was loosing connection. Second time dealer recommended replacement so we replaced under warranty. Scan data on MODIS shows max voltage of 2.5V empty, .16 Full. Wll read... Trouble codes: P0462
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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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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L oil pump VIN: JT3HJ85JXV
Hello to all toyota techs. Thank you for any help. I have a 97 Land cruiser with a 4.5L engine that is leaking at the oil pump cover on the front timing cover. All info I can find says to pull the whole timing cover to sevice the oil pump. I do not need to sev...
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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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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7654M
Well it seems I am the only tech in the universe who had not seen this problem before! I received 22 prompt replies of which 21 told of a problem with the EGR ports clogging causing one cylinder to get all of the recirculated exhaust gasses. This causes what "...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4S6DM58W2Y
Yes I did find the problem, it was cam timing on left bank(2-4-6), if you set cam timing marks with the timing mark on the valve cover you'll think is correct but you don't know how the position of camshaft really is,I had to take the valve cover off and see t... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13D76
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED. IT WAS THE TPS AND CUSTOMER ELECTED TO TAKE TO DEALERSHIP.SHE CALLED AND SAID IT DID FIX THE PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P0121.
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L airbag sys VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hi guys' As we all suspected the clock spring was damaged. Replacing the unit and clearing the code solved the problem. I gave my tech the benifit of the doubt and checked with you guys before removing the unit as the tests in alldata were so meager. Somet...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
found a chart in alldata that shows the gear ratios of the front and rear diffs, this vehicle in suposed to have 4.44 diffs. a 2.2 motor has 4.11 diffs. checked rear diff and it has 4.11 gears. i removed the rear case on the trans with the tranfer clutch, wa...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Shift Flare VIN: 4T1GK12E9S
To all who responded thanks. It is the 1 to 2 shift that is the issue. it has been determined that the trans has a weak pump and the owner has decided to drive it as is. Mike
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