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1984 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGAD743XE
This vehicle was running fine customer states while driving it stuttered a couple of times and then a few (3) miles later it died and would not restart. All components for starting are present ie spark, fuel, compression, and all at the appropriate time. Timin...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fail-safe mode VIN: 1HGCB767XN
See history. Today, is in fail-safe mode again, I drove it this time. D4 light on. I jumped the service check connector at RH kick panel, D4 or Check engine light wont blink, they just stay on steady. Does this mean that there are no engine or trans codes? The...
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1988 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1BF2325J
this vehicle has a mind of its own. when run for about 30mins it will just shut down. loses spark completely. some times it will start right away and other times no go. we have changed dist. on 3rd on. has new coil, cap & rotor. have even tried a different ecm...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
the car failed smog hc@ 15 and 25 mph, knox @15 mph ineed to run a couple of tests to prove or not of bad cat. Trouble codes: P0420
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK44Y4S
The car has a intermittant misfire on cylinders 2 and 3 simultaneously. It also seems to have a fuel problem, when carb cleaner is sprayed directly into the throttle body in short burst the car idles up normally. These problems sometimes occur seperatly and so...
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1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Oil Pressure VIN: JA3AN74K0V
the problem i am having is no oilpressure. this is the second time the engine is in the car, the first build blew the bottom end bearings and crankshaft. so now we have new crankshaft,oilpump, and all the gasket and seals needed. still no pressure. please help...
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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L code 54 a/t control relay VIN: 6MMAP67P1Y
Vehicle came in with code 54. MOD and MODIS define this as A/T Control relay. Went looking for this relay and can not find it. MOD says that it is under right side of dash near center console. I have removed center console and can find several relays, but none...
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2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E76
Bank 1 air fuel sensor reads 1.25v versus 1.55 volts for bank 2. Lower voltage reading indicates richer condition. We replaced sensor to rule out bad part and installed the one we removed in the other bank just to make sure the readings were correct. The volta... Trouble codes: P2A00 (bank 1 a/f sensor range/performance)
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1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L relay VIN: JT4RN67S6H
cannot find the "circuit open relay"...all-data says it is located above pcm behind dash on right side. have found pcm but no relay. need to find relay for pinpoint testing of a dead short. any info on where this relay is would be helpful. thanks!!
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RNO1P7K
I have a 12/88 toyota pickup 2.4 engine.I am getting a code 21(o2 signal) which I feel will be the o2 sensor. Im also getting a code 51 switch signal witch I need help with. Alldata shows a code 51 for a 1988 but not a 1989. Alldata does not give a diagnostic ... Trouble codes: 51 (switch signal)
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Lubrication VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
Customer states vehicle uses a quart of oil every 100-140 mi, but no oil is leaking. I only have a layer of black soot on the back of the car. I cannot trace it down, I have heard that some toyotas are known for this problem, but never have told me what they h...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K72
I need some help with a noise in the front end. When you come to a stop, or back up, it makes a popping noise when you first take off going forward again. Can't duplicate concern on lift, even a drive on, you have to be driving. I tried making turns, not sure ...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs/vss/brake VIN: 5TDBT48A93
Customer noticed that the "BRAKE" warning light comes on intermittently but no other complaints. Cannot locate inplied "STROKE SENSOR" or "DELTA S" sensor (same?). Two DTC's C1223 & C1247 return each time customer visits.
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on, lacks power VIN: KNAGD12682
Thank you to all who replied. We checked the timing and the belt and it was ok. Even though the vacuum test didn't show a plugged converter, that is what it was. We replaced both converters. Trouble codes: P0421 (Warm up CAT efficeincy Low bank 1), P0507 (Idle Control System RPM to high), P0446 (EVAP vent control problem Pending).
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AK44YXS
Well guys, sorry to have waited so long to close... The problem with this vehicle is still a problem (not fixed). See , this is a car that we(the shop) bought from a customer that didn't want to fix and then we fixed alot of stuff and got it driveable just to ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D91
Sorry for the delay. We have been trying to find a used ECM. No luck. So we sent the original ECM in to a rebuilder and they had it for two weeks, then sent it back and said there was nothing wrong with it. So we started from scratch and checked everything aga...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L lights VIN: 4S3BH665X2
WELL THIS ONE IS FIXED AND WE HAVE EGG ON OUR FACES. JOHN [...] NAILED IT. I MENTIONED WE HAD ALL THE REAR LIGHTS UNPLUGGED WHEN WE WERE GETTING VOLTAGE ON THE STOP LAMP CIRCUIT WHEN WE TURNED ON THE PARK LIGHTS. EVEN WE HAVE SEEN FILAMENTS IN BULBS CROSS OVE...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no check engine ligh VIN: JT4RNO1P7K
Thanks to all techs for responding so quickly. Everyone was correct or close to being correct. I pulled the cluster and sure enough the bulb was missing. Replaced the bulb and everything works as normal. I do have a code 21 02 signal and a code 51 switch signa...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L unknown VIN: 4T1BG22K01
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO TAKE TIME TO HELP ME WITH YOUR ADVISE. AFTER TWO REMAN AND ONE NEW AFTER MARKET MASTER CYLINDER, NEW MASTER FROM TOYOTA SOLVE THE PROBLEM THANKS AGAIN : MATT
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C71
This vehicle has two air fuel ratio and 1 o2 sensors. I did replace the o2 sensor. The customer took a long drive down to the state for 3 days and came back with no lite on. He was very happy. Thank you very much for all the people who take their time to help ... Trouble codes: P0136.
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