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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA8268N
hi all, this legend is giving us fits. it has a problem starting after hot soaks.fuel pressure is good while cranking. when problem occurs, crank and no start.fuel pressure is good @35 psi. while cranking with all coils in place it won't start. then i set up a...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D31
Ok, we have two customers, same car, same code. One of which I have in the shop right now. This particular vehicle has given us a P0139 before manifold replacement (Hyundai cat. of course). Thinking readings were off because of exhaust leak, clear codes and se... Trouble codes: P0139 (B1 S2 ckt slow response)
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2003 Isuzu NPR 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEC16K4N
We have very limited repair info available on this truck. The problem we are having is that at about 50% throttle it cuts out severely it will do this while driving or sitting in the bay in park. When driving it will not go over 20 mph. Customer said that this...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: J1JHF10011
High oil consumption concern (1qt every 800 miles). Replaced PCV valve, no external leaks at all and no visible blue smoke at tail pipe. Vehicle has been very well maintained with regular oil changes every 3-4K miles. Currently using 5w30. Anybody know where t...
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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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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69644
hello fellow techs, looking for a little help from the subaru gurus.have this forester that has recurring p0171 lean code.engine appears to run fine at idle,and cruise.found no vaccum leaks.fuel pressure at idle was 38 psi regulated.utilized smoke machine to c... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean)
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Gas Tank VIN: 4T1BF18B5X
Customer states that the car will not accept fuel at a normal fill rate. (Takes 30 minutes to fill-up.)Also stated he heard something "fall" when he inserted the pump nozzle. Don't see anything missing or damaged in filler neck or under car. Did not find any T...
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2002 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L ride, noise VIN: 2T1CE22P42
i have a solara in the shop with all 4 tires cupped. according to the customer this is the second set of tires to do this. the struts have been replaced with aftermarket struts (sensatrac)and it has had multiple alignments. i have found no play in any of the s...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V23
check engine light will come on after 2 miles of driving. we replaced with new o2 from toyota. problum stills is there. Trouble codes: P0141 (oxgen heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 2)
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L readiness status VIN: KMHCF24F2W
Thanks to all who responded, This vehicle still remains a mystery. Some suggested closed throttle switch, Ho2 sensors, grounds, coolant temp too low. All these and more were carefuly checked. I've completed mode 1 and mode 2 drive cycles multiple times. I cont...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Misfire
well I've put another ecu on the car and it starting firing the #1 & 4 cylinder. I went so far as swaping the wires going to the coil around. (i.e. the wire going to the 1 & 4 with the wire going to the 2&3) and it will fire the other cylinders. I did this wit...
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1996 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L connecting rod VIN: 4SEBK6755T
according to the manual the mark faces forward on the engine and the common reply was the subaru logo cast on the side of the rod towards the front of the motor thanks to all for the swift replies
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69664
Thanks to those of you who replied. I did end up changing the turbo charger as this was the cause of the horrible smoking condition. I also had to change the muffler because this thing would not get clean. The service codes have not returned and I am thinking... Trouble codes: P0011 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 1), P0021 (camshaft position timing over advanced bank 2).
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1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S6V
customer has not yet returned for repair, however the tech working on the truck thinks that the advice is correct in that there was not a lot of air flow at the EGR port on the intake manifold when the EGR tube is disconnected Thanks for the help I can now gr... Trouble codes: 400 (EGR low flow).
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E71
SINCE MY ORIGINAL STORY WAS ALMOST AS EXTENDED AS MY TIME ON THE VEHICLE I'LL SKIP TO THE FIX. SEVERAL TECHS SUGGESTED REPLACING THE NEW AFTERMARKET COIL WITH AN OEM. IDENTIFIX ALSO DID AND SAID IF IT DOESN'T FIX IT THEY'D BUY IT BACK!--FIXED IT! EVEN THOUGH I... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3).
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Well finally got this one. Stuart from Florida and Michael from Ohio pretty much hit it right on. Interesting thing when it was hot out side it started working more consistantly. Any way I tapped on the driver side key switch from outside the vehicle and it wo...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E8W
firt and foremost, thant's to all who reply, i've check the timing mark, they were all perfect, next,i took a look at the valve in cyl,#4 exhaust vale dot open customer, didin't want to pay so he scrap the car... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cyl.4).
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG28K8X
hi tech, thanks for lots of replies,it's a record for me. majority said the vsv under the manifold entermitently malfuction. i replaced the vsv and the mil stay off. thanks to all of you. rick Trouble codes: P0401 (insufient egr flow).
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E31
Well after fighting with this car, I took the injectors out for inspection. I found three of them had cracks in them. So I installed a used set of injectors and the car now runs perfect. Thank you all for the help
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