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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Timing Belt Marks VIN: 1HGEJ8147W
Hello to all and thanks in advance. I'm replacing the timing belt on this 1.6 liter. I've done a lot of them but never seen this before. The camshaft back cover has two pointers for timing marks. I've always used cylinder head surface and that's were the belt ...
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1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3136K
This vehicle has high emissions, failed emissions testing at idle & under load. We discovered (after reading IATN for clues) that we have no tach signal to the ecm. According to other tech experience, the rich conditon could happen when there is no tach signal...
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1997 Mazda B2300 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A8V
veichle came in with po500 code,road test spedo inop.check vss ohms out ok.all gears ok,wiring to comp ok.check a-c voltage at comp while spinning vss,reads over 1.7 volts.ok.check spedo head per all-data,have continuity at all 4 checks.pin 13 to term-b,pin 2 ... Trouble codes: P0500
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JM1NB353X1
Thanks ahead of time for any help! We have a 2001 Mazda Miata that has been brought in for 2nd time with an intermittent loss of power, cutting off problem, and naturally the problem is not showing up now, but as soon as the customer picks it up, a few days la...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Compressor VIN: JA4LS31H0Y
After compressor and expansion valve were replaced the high side pressure goes to 150 and the low pressure is 20,the compressor kicks off--inside temp is 53* to 54*. Can jump switch and temp gets down to 39*. Have checked all related switches-all check within ...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
I have been testing this vehicle for several weeks. engine light usually comes on after 3rd drive cycle. Thusly vehicle returns to me.Engine runs great 02's switching,and have vacuum at all solenoids. To make this worse I have another toyota come in today with... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E9Y
Under load, the engine bogs down and has random misfires. Ease the accelerator down, and the vehicle runs fine. Compression, cam timing, fuel pressure, exhaust, all checked normal. Sparkplugs are burning normal to slightly lean. Exhaust fumes are rich and will...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V02
first i'd like to say i read all the previous help requests. the check eng light was on with a stored p0758, i test drove vehicle and expierenced the trans shift from 2nd to 3rd cause a bog like it was shifting into 3rd with out shifting out of 2nd. i checked ...
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2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY38T14
I need help.I can not find any posts on this code.I have ran the flow chart over and over, tested wiring,vacuum hoses and tested the pressure sensor for voltage change at the ecm.I ended up installing a $900 ecm with the same results and no used ones around.I ... Trouble codes: P2441
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L rack and pinion VIN: 1HGEJ8178T
THANK YOU FOR ALL WHO REPLIED THERE WAS A LOT OF REFERRALS TO THE BEARING PLATE HOWEVER THIS VEHICLE HAS UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS THERE WAS ONE MENTION OF THE SIGNAL CANCELLING DRAGGING AND THAT SEEM TO BE THE FIX. AGAIN THANKS TO ALL.
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Shift lock system VIN: JNKCV54E73
Thank you to the (3) techs who assisted us with the FIX of the shift interlock system. While the original problem was a lack of ground due to a bad position switch, we created a secondary problem by testing the solenoid with a PowerProbe and damaged it. By re...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BF28G1W
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Several of you told me that you have seen this problem caused by the egr position sensor. I checked the resistance between terminals vc and e2 of the sensor, the spec is for 1.5 - 4.3 ohms, I had 5.1. I also tried look...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L spark
thanks for all the replies,i learned alot on this system and will be more prepaired for next similar problem unit. I went back to the power and grounds to the pcm but this time loaded the circuits with a headlamp instead of a test lamp.found the pin 71 and 97 ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: ILB2356H45
Thanks guys for all your help the problem was in the vacuum ports @ the throtle body , they were clugged and the EGR valve wasn`t getting enough vacuum Trouble codes: P0401.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24A5L
i had been leaning towards the tps on this vehicle but didnt have anyway to check it and when ken thomas and ross said they thought the tps i went ahead and got one and put it on problem solved thanks to all those who responded always appreciate all ideas
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D31
vehicle was sent to dealer for software upgrade but we decided while going there we would update MAF and flash for both and customer has been a happy camper since. MAF was cheap and good insurance while idle relearn seems to have helped. Thanks everyone. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle system failure).
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L steering pump,/ rack VIN: 1N4AL11D64
hello, would like to thank everyone who replied, the fix for this nissan was the lower steering knukle at rack&pinion, as many of you had said. I removed the shaft and it was very stiff. I was able to free up with penitrating oil for now, as costumer needed ca...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Starting VIN: 2T1BA05E2T
thanks to all of you guys, the customer left the shop one week ago with a big smile.The problem was the fuse box on the left fender,thanks again!
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Mechanical VIN: JTDKB22U44
Thank you all who replied. I didn't actually pull the engine and trans to do this job as I was told to. I removed the timing chain cover, valve cover and anything else that you need to remove upper oil pan. I reassembled and it does not leak. The reason you...
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