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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1125S
Ok techs I need help bad. This one came in a couple months ago for head gasket and re-ring it ran fine when it left. A couple days later customer came in with a stall at stop signs. We were not able to get it to stall for us. this happened 4 or 5 times. Then t...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6670X
Try to do a test but no looky Trouble codes: P1457 (evap system small leak)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L no comunication VIN: 1HGEJ8143T
REPLACE ECU WITH A USED ONE.SCANNER WILL COMUNICATE W/HOEO AND THEN WILL LOOSE COMUNICATION WITH ENGINE RUNNING. THE WIRING DIAGRAM ON MITCHEL SHOWED DLC CONNECTOR WAS WIRED UPSIDE DOWN. sWITCHED WIRES AROUND IN DLC TO REFLECT DIAGRAM. SCANNER HAS NO COMUNICAT...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 4HGEJ6678X
Hello to everyone, I have a a/c compressor that turns off when the RPMs reach 1500. The air blows nice and cold at idle all the gauge readings are good, but as soon as you bring up the RPMS to above 1500 the the ECM looses ground at the clutch relay and the co...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6672Y
This vehicle actually has two problems! For approx. 3 months now engine has an erratic tap noise that occurs beteween 1/4 and 1/2 throttle acclerating between 2 and 3K RPM. It does not occur with every power stroke (like a rod bearing) yet it is much faster t... Trouble codes: 1381 (CYP sensor noise)
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L steering VIN: KM8SC83D81
i got this one after the customer changed power steering pump to relieve a whining pump condition and after trying two pumps himself brought to us to correct it. we found a tensioner that was bad and was actually too tight on the belt and thought it was allowi...
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1997 Isuzu NPR 3.5L All shifts VIN: JALC4B1K2V
Good afternoon, This came in with a complaint of a hard shift through all the gears. It also drops out of overdrive with light acceleration. There is no flashing "check trans" light on and when ckecking for codes I get steady flashing. I would like to know wh...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L prndl VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
Vehicle came in with no lights on for position indicator. Replaced with new switch on side of transmission, from dealer, worked great on test drive. On final test drive next day same failure, appears to be bad switch
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Compressor clutch VIN: KNDJC73383
Car comes in. Customer was at another shop with a diagnosis of a bad compressor. First shop is partially correct because the field windings on the clutch coil is open. They ohm out open and it still doesn't engage with a jumper to the pigtail to battery just t...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE22D7T
Hello Mazda Techs, this car will accelerate fine if you get on the gas hard, but trying to accelerate slow from a stop or just trying to speed up a little while cruising it will bog down for about 4 seconds or so then just takes off. It idles great, no codes b...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L radiator VIN: 1YVFP80014
alldata at its best. please help us. we are trying to replace the radiator in this vehicle. according to alldata its just a matter of removing the fan shroud and voila...the radiator pops right out. we cannot find how this is possible!!! to us it appears as if...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP82D44
well ive got a mazda 6 that i replaced the engine with a used one.its a 3.0 vct engine. i replaced the wiring harness off the old engine to the used one. the problem im having is the hard fault codes for both cam sensors. when you start it up the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor), P0345
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26ABL
This car has had a rough life already while I was removing the intake I found all the plugs broken or cracked. all the hoses broke and the intake was sealed with rtv no gasket. I repaired all hoses and installed a proper gasket hoping I could just get through ...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Nissan help needeed, This one come in on a hook, died on the highway but wiil start P0340 cam signal. Powers and ground and two 5v signal wires all ok at dist. Replaced dist w/aftermarket and starts up and idled good for 5 min then stumbled, died and then even... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 5N1ED28YDY
hey guys, we had a nissan xterra come in the shop . was not running right. we ended up putting heads on it and also a distributor. truck was running so bad that we had to push it inside. customer left and now is complaining of a rough idle. when the truck is i...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N4DL01D41
Help this is a stumper !!! came in rough idle ,cust. says cars sounds like its going to stall ... at warm idle the engine rolls from 400 rpm to 800 rpm for a few seconds then smoothes out , then back to this rolling idle ...NO CODES PRESENT ...sounds like egr ...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Hi everyone, Need alittle help with this nissan. I recieved it from another shop. Had a code p0011 in it when it came in new head gasket installed). I pulled the advance pully apart to check the vains and the valve. The last shop took it apart before.I install... Trouble codes: P0011
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH665X2
This one has me running. Hope someone has an idea. This high mile subaru came in with a code 420 for cat. Checked sensors data to air/fuel sensor and rear o2 sensor. rear was high but varied like a front o2 and mode 6 showed fails on air/flow sensor. my solis ... Trouble codes: P0420
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4TARN81AOR
vehicle came in with blown headgasket, replaced headgasket now vehicle at idle only, idles rough like a misfire, vehicle does have a code 71 for egr malfunction. replaced with known good egr, check for clog all ok, dont know if that is related to the idle prob... Trouble codes: 71 (egr)
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L master cylinder VIN: 4TAWM72N0T
After not being able to experience the problem for a long time last year, we finally got to feel what our customer was dealing with on a particularly hot day. The pedal was very high and hard, and took a lot of effort to stop the truck, just like a bad booster...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HN86R4W
this vehicle will not pass ca emissions due to high nox measurements. no misfire data present, no past or current codes,
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L catalyst monitor not VIN: JT2BG22K7X
hello guys ,this car came in for check engine light on.we hooked the scanner and found these cods,which we repaired by installing new vsv,and purge control solenoid,and after ward we didn't get these codes.now the problem is that the guy wants to get the airca...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEGH20V12
when cold the idle races at 2700rpm and when clutch is engaged and driving down the road it will surge up and down making it hard to drive, then when you stop and put the clutch in, the surging will stop and the idle is high. this happens every time it's cold....
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L unknown VIN: 2T1BR32E93
Hello Toyota technicians. This blue little devil came in for a growling/roaring noise in the front end at aprox 60 MPH. The noise will change, (increase/decrease) with slight steering wheel movements at high speeds, not the traditional load bearing steering...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L radio lights VIN: JH4CL96814
Thank you to all who replied. There is a bulletin about an extended warranty on this matter. The bulletin is 04021 jan 23 07. Circuit board to be replaced. The warranty has been extended to 7 years or 100000 miles. This request was for my techs own radio....
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L starting VIN: 4S6CK58W6Y
Thank You too all who replied, I am closing this w/a fix because the problem is no longer present nore has is even come close to manifesting itself again. I had removed the starter for bench testing while i attained proper factory diagrams for this circuit and...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGES26722
This was a tough one. Thank you to all who replied. After researching all the ideas we still had a vehicle with a problem. Even though each component replaced was confirmed faulty. The final repair was the front oxygen sensor. Apparently the sensor was st...
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YU09162
FIX POST !! Purchase PCM # [...] from Mazda by the VIN,send the car with 2 key to local shop which have the programmable flash,no more codes stored all monitors are ready and passed smog test.. Trouble codes: 1698 (PCM Error).
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
sorry for the delay.when the tech other was trying to disconnect connector from maf he pulled the signal wire just enough that it was not contacting pin.after pin out at pcm should no signal i pushed on each wire,it ran good.the other symptom of it starting a... Trouble codes: P0102, C1119.
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1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM84J5W
turns out that the companion cylinder #6 was the problem. the #6 plug wire was arching out and down the side of the spark plug causing a miss under a load replaced the spark plug and wire. could not see any problem with wire like poor connection and could not ... Trouble codes: P0303.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Very Sorry for closing delay (I thought I closed this already!) The Nissan dealer scan tool was required to reprogram the new throttle body and idle was back to normal. Trouble codes: 0507 (Idle speed system fault).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Our shop finily got a scanner that could reset the throttle module. it seemed to work until now. customer has not called back but we do have a new module waiting for him. thanks for the info. Vic Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor ratio signal).
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L compressor VIN: JT2AC52L6V
The problem was the compressor clutch coil was too weak to engage completely. This would make the compressor slip at high rpm and shut down the a/c system. Thanks for the help.
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Thanks too all you guys every one said look into trunk area for bad wires, sure enough when i looked their problem was broken wire. Repair broken wires and everything back to normal.. Thanks Trouble codes: P1780 (park and neutral position switch malfunction).
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