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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Unknown VIN: 1HGCB7657L
Hello Honda Techs. Thank you in advance for your time. I have this old but well maintained Honda Accord. It's trouble is after driving for a few minutes the S light on dash blinks constantly. I have jumped the 2 wire con. and got these 6 codes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7,...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Engine VIN: JHMCB7559M
This one has me completely stumped. This Accord has an odd overheating problem. All the normal fixes and checks have come up nil. Going down the road, after 5 or 10 minutes it will overheat. Sitting at idle it seems fine. The cooling fans come on. Cylinder hea...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9851M
Runs rough on startup for a few seconds [about 3 to 5 seconds] so its hard to diag it. Only on startup and happens intermittently, more so when cold but sometimes when warm. A separate issue is that the car has a slight vibration at idle all the time which is ...
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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6673X
Hello to all the honda techs out there: I have this honda civic that was sent to me by another garage to address the problem with the service eng light on and a code p1456. I had lent this garage my smoke machine, which they used and found no leaks. The first ... Trouble codes: P1456
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNDJA7235Y
Transmission will not go into reverse, seems to stay in first gear and slip. Customer towed his Kia with a tow dolley for some distance. Customer can not afford new unit. Trying to convince his to exchange with a used trans. He wanted to know if a new pump wou...
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero SP 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA7FJ43S0K
I have not seen this before in my 30 plus years working on these damn things we call cars. This truck looses spark ONLY in drive and ONLY cyl #2. At idle in park, it has spark but when you put it into gear, no spark and only #2 cyl. Any ideas? I changed the ca...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AK44YXS
Hi everyone, this car was bought with a running problem from a customer that did not want to put anymore money into the car. It had #4 cylinder down on compression and a bad transmission.We replaced the transmission and proceeded to diagnose the misfire and fo...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JN8HD17Y9S
I rebuilt the transmission on this one. It would slip in third gear. High clutchs were burned up. No the problem is it will not shift to 3rd at all. It stays stuck in 2nd. I tried to extract the codes but they do not coincide with the mitchell info. I get one ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no o2 or cat moniter VIN: JN1CA31061
Customer has had no issues since replacement, He went in for emissions test and failed because both o2 and cat monitors had not run.We have driven and have not been able to find any reason for the monitors not to run or fail . It has never set any failure code...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L crankshaft or flex plate VIN: 4S3BJ6336N
This one came in on the tow truck. Customer said it stopped running going down the road like key turned off. Sounded like a typical timing belt failure. Non-interference engine so I cranked it over and sure enough it was free spinning. I proceeded to remove th...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
Phanton ac compressor disengagement, customer says the ac quits then later starts cooling again. checked fuses, heater and magnetic clutch relays click when turning on and off with blower control switch w/ac switch on. Drove car with temp. gauge in ac outlet a...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
I have this Camry that feels like it is running out of gas but when it happens the lt fuel trim drops to -25 and the st fuel trims go to - 20.Seems like the computer is commanding the system lean? If you floor it ,it takes right off.This only happens if you dr...
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1999 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J4V
Thanks in advance for any help. Customer came in complaining check engine light on intermittently, we pulled code p0401 from scanner and found vac. switching valve open at all times and egr temp sensor only reading about 82 degrees. we replaced both. customer ... Trouble codes: P0401
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2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: JT3HP10V5W
after clearing codes using aftermarket M.O.D.I.S. scanner check engine light illuminates , scan data indicates 1 code remains. clearing codes indicates a one flash of check engine light, no codes present, then illuminates on constantly. Egr tests indicate flow... Trouble codes: P0401, P1771
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L all upshifts VIN: 19UUA56813
FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT THANKS TO ONE OF YOU. YOU POINTED ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WHEN YOU SAID IT COULD BE WIRING SWAPPED. IT WAS ACTUALLY THE SHIFT CONTROL SOLENOIDS A & C WERE SWAPPED. THE POSITIONS WERE MARKED UPON REMOVAL, BUT I JUST MISSED IT WHEN I PUT...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L comp VIN: 1HGCD5666T
sorry for the delay went out of town and forgot.This hon da kicked my tail,a pretty easy basic ac system we could never get like we wanted it.we flushed changed expansion valve twice and comp twice,2 new dryers flush vacum recharge,60 vent on a 80 degree day.a...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L engine VIN: 1234HONDAC
It was the head gasket-didn't look like it was leaking, but replacing it solved the loss of coolant and overheating problem, at least for the last two weeks. Thanks to all who took their valuable time to reply. Alex
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1999 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEM1152X
Thank you for all the helps, especially special thanks [...] Peter & Matthew. Bad ground wire on fuel pump & sending unit. Repair ground wire & road test for 2 days. Intermittent problem is fix, thanks a lot. ste
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4BU31D6R
Thanks to everyone who replied. The replies concentrated in three areas, a distributor failure, an intake gasket leak and a MAF sensor failure. Also, as suggested in one reply, I verified that the fuel pressure was in spec. There was no oil in the distribut...
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