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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5547W
hello everyone , i have this honda accord that keeps setting a po171 system too lean . vehicle had several that were fixed . po171 keeps coming back . the vehicle has had the updated regulator put in already . has anyone seen this or any ideas on how to check ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L harmonic VIN: 1HGES26741
Vehicle vibrates at about 900 to 1200 rpm mounts all dont checked the harmonic balancer noticed vibration through running when idle dropped off vibration goes away but is there most of the time running do not know if these are known for bad balancer's everythi...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCM66513
New customer -- When the ac is turned on the hi pitched whine starts especially above about 1800 rpm it is very noticeable It is the type of whine similiar to a low power steering pump noise cannot find any type of problem in any pulley or accy whine stops ...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Vibration VIN: KMHDN45D62
Hello fellow Techs , i have a problem with this Hyundai Elantra. It start fine and drives fine. The problem is that it has a vibration while it idling when you punch the gas it quite and it drives fine without any vibration but when it comes again to idle the ...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHDN56D95
This car came with the complaint that it would run for a minute then stall and not restart for a short while. When I tried to start it, it wouldn't go. Checked for codes - none stored. Checked data KOEO, all were normal. I have fuel pressure, injector pulse, b...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8GK13T9R
At a loss where to start I'm leaning towards neutral safety switch. The engine only surges in park and drive reverse is ok. Though vehicle has alot of miles engine is as quiet as new. Does'nt seem to have any other computer problems.
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1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JYVGE22B1P
Calling Mazda Techs and other techs. Thanking in advance to all who take their valueable time to read this. This car is really making me reconsider my career choice. The car came in initially stalling and hard to start. Had to put the foot down half way to s...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C9X
we are using the snapon modis Trouble codes: P1464 (A/C Demand Out of Self Test Range), P1127 (HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 2 Heater Not On During Key On Engine Running Self Test)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Misfire
I have a customer that has a 1999 Eclipse 2.0 na at the shop. He brought it in for a running issue. The coil is not firing on the #1&4 but is firing on 2&3. I've checked all the wiring, replaced the coil and camshaft position sensor. He told me that he had pu...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L expansion valve VIN: GMMAP67P21
no a.c. output. suspect blockage w/in expansion valve. compress. runs but psi goes into vaccuam on lo side. the valve is accessed from inside firewall. any tips would be nice...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine oil VIN: JN8DR09Y73
Hello, have a 2003 Pathfinder with a 3.5l here that is using excessive oil. No visible leaks. No smoke. having trouble pin pointing where it is going. Thought i would run this by you and see if this has come up before. I also should say that this has been doin...
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1990 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JF1BJ6429L
Subaru Techs,Help. This car came from another shop and I can't see the problem. No codes stored and engine has problems idling after engine has been running a few minutes. Starts and idles good cold, you can turn on the a/c, engine idles up like it should unti...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L fan motor VIN: 4S3BG6850X
hello gentle man this customer brought this car in with code #p0480 cooling fan #1 circuit and has had the dealer and other shops check out this condition with no success. we tested the cooling fans they work and come on normally. the fan relays test good. has...
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1978 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L fuel,temp gauges VIN: FJ40268732
This is a frame off restoration and the temp gauge starts off reading cold but as the engine warms up the temp gauge quickly goes to full hot. Actual temp when it is full hot is 149 degrees. We have replaced the sender with an aftermarket one with no change so...
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L diagnostic port VIN: 2T1BB02E9T
Cannot communicate with aldl connector , have both power and ground as well as .8v at ecm bus line also checked circuit opening relay which is good. sorry not more info this is a first for us.
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L fluid res. VIN: 19UXA42711
thanks to all you're replies,the fix was to replace the o-ring on the suction side of the pump.many replies said the o-rings, but of course i did the pressure hose ring first.a good way to diag this is to pressurize the res with a mighty vac,just 7 psi should ...
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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Radiator fan VIN: 19UUA56623
Customer picked up vehicle to return at a later date. They have not returned. I don't have much more I can tell. Unfortunately I need to close this request. I will update later if possible.
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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
Well after a couple of weeks and having given up on this vehicle, it is fixed. I called the customer to pick up the vehicle and take it to the dealer, but in one last desperate move I found the Oxygen sensor wiring connectors connected to the wrong sensors. Af... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire).
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: 2HKRL1851Y
Well this van is fixed the trans shop that asked me to check the van bought another core and insalled it and the problem has not returned.
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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L No gear other than high VIN: JHLRD78955
Thanks for the replies to this help request. The shop I was posting for replaced the number 2 sol. as suggested by Carl, Alex and Larry. Alex said to be sure to check for any metal contaminates in the fluid. The repair tech stated that he found no metal and...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D2T
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AFTER FURTHER TESTING IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE CANISTER WE FOUND WATER INSIDE. NOTE; THE CANISTOR WAS REPLACED 2 YEARS AGO. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE LASTED LONGER THAN THAT. THANKS AGAIN JOHN CALIFORNIA Trouble codes: P0446.
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1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L Starting VIN: JA3AD59G7S
The two guys who replied told didn't tell me where the starter relay is (one told me but I didn't know where the relay center was). The other dude said that the ignition switch is a common problem on these POSes ( Its not a piece, its a pile) The customer was ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L inst odometer VIN: JA4MW51R31
The dash will be sent out to have the spedo milage installed. Thanks to everyone who responded to my request for help.
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L fuel gauge VIN: JTDDR32T41
WELL THIS ONE IS FIXED, REPLACED BCU AND EVERYTHING CAME BACK TO LIFE. THE ONLY THING THAT WORRIED ME WAS THAT THE DEALER HAD NEVER SOLD ONE, AND I DIDN'T HAVE A SPARE LYING AROUND. SO I CHECKED EVERYTHING BESIDES THE BCU AND ALL WAS GOOD, SO I STOOD UP TO THE...
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2007 Toyota Tundra 5.7L side mirrors VIN: 5TBBV54107
Thanks you Brian [...]. They convinced me that the side mirrors for the 07 Tundra will interchange with the various mirror models both electrically and mechanically on 07 08 and 09 models. After being told different by my Toyota parts guy...
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