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1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2360N
This 92 Civic VX , V tech 1.5 L Has failed the 2 speed loaded emission test. It came in with new factory LAF sensor and Factory spark plugs. Using my Genesis 5 gas portable analyzer, All gasses are within normal limits except O2 which is sometimes 2-4 perc...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1HGCG16581
this car is in for the first time with what I thought was an inboard CV joint failure I replaced the right axcel and that didn't fix it so I tightend the lower engine cradle bolts some were loose no change then I went for a road test again this car has a ( vib...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F3X
have reoccuring p0446 code, replaced above parts because canister was coming apart and pieces of charcoal where getting into vent valve holding it open. now have new valve and canister and code still sets. have checked wiring between valve and ecu all is ok (0... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control valve malfunction)
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C94
hello and happy tuesday- car was towed in after shutting off while driving on the interstate. when cranking and checking for spark it only sparks once. we ohmed the cam and crank sensors- both checked ok. what turns the coil on and off? any help would be welco...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Surge VIN: 4A3AA96GSY
vehicle came in with obvious miss, found spark plug holes full of oil, r&r valve cover & resealed replaced plugs & wires & insulators, miss is gone but on acceleration @ 3 grand it act's just like a rev limiter runs good up to 3ooo rpm. any ideas would be grea... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B04
None of the sensors have a 5 volt reference. I have checked all the sensors on the same ciruit, and no 5 volts. I have unplugged all sensors, still no 5 volts. I have back probed the pcm, still no 5 volts coming out to any sensors. I have checked powers and gr... Trouble codes: P0452, P0550, P1229, P2122, P2138
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L speedometer VIN: 4S3BG6856X
This car was recently purchased from used car lot. There is no repair history available. The problem is that the speedometer shows that the car is going approx 25mph whenever the engine is running - even if the car is not moving. When at idle both the speedome...
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 2HNYD18602
This vehicle left without being repaired,while pinpoint testing the vehicle started and ran with no codes.The immobilizer light comes on normally and goes out when the vehicle starts.I was thinking the pcm was causing the no start concern becouse it controls t...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L door latch front door VIN: JHMCB7663M
Thanks to everyone who gave advice. Took out the seat and the trim panel and drilled/destoyed the latch until the door opened.
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5654V
Thank you all for the fast and worthy replies. As you nearly all said blocked ports that are under the fuel rail. After removing the EGR chamber which is bolted down with 4 bolts i found Port 1 & 2 clogged up completely and #3 just about clogged up, after c... Trouble codes: P1300 (Controlled ignition system or misfire), P0301 (1 Misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0135 (B 1 S1 Heater), P0141 (B 1 S 2 heater circuit).
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2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L cluster VIN: 5N3AA08C94
I apologize for the amount of time it took to post fix. I tore the whole car apart checking the grounds, no change. Removed the suppressor found near the #5 coil, no change. We checked alternator, checked OK. Checked battery, OK. On a hunch we disconnected the...
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2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L oil life remind VIN: 1F25S64NX7
thanks again guys,your info helped.one of the differences in this cars oil life index is that you enter in what mileage you want to change the oil.thanks again
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L control arms VIN: JTHBA30G14
As all had said engine removal is not required. Just raise engine and remove engine mount to gain access to control arm mounting bolts. Procedures in Alldata and Mitchell are not necessary. Time to replace less then 1 hour. Thanks to all for your responses...
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1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3312L
Due to the fact that it is a conversion to turbo and has a performance chip I am going to call this a fix. What we finally did to repair this after checking all sensors, adjusting the tps to perfection, smoke testing for leaks and replacing the injector seal...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Ignition VIN: 3N1CB51D82
Haven't fixed the vehicle yet, car is at the dealership waiting for some recalls that I found that deal w/ the cam and crank sensor. I appreciate all of your input, I will post once I have heard back from the dealership if this fixed my problem or not.
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L engine cooling fan VIN: 2T1BA01E0T
Thanks Wade [...] you techs were bang on, we found the ac pressure switch plug on the right fender it was all corroded & missing the grounding pin, after we grounded the grn & ltgrn/blk wires the cooling fan now works as i...
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L compressor VIN: 1NXBB02E3V
WHAT WE FOUND IS THAT THE COMPRESSOR ITS SELF WOULD STOP PUMPING INTERMITTANTLY.PRESSURES WOULD BE FINE .THEN THE PRESSURES WOULD DROP AND YOU HAD TO STOP THE CAR AND LET IT SET A COOL DOWN. CHANGED COMPRESSOR AND ALL IS FINE
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