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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCB7652P
Customer complains of erratic idle, sometimes very high in reverse? I have not replaced any parts yet, but it looks like someone else has been in there and was not able to repair. Checked for the usual suspects, vacuum leaks and codes but none found and today ...
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1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L instrument panel VIN: 2HKRL1868X
customer complaint is intermitant warning lights and has stalled a few time.I disconnected the remote starter and we still have a problem.I'm not familiar with hondas so I hope you Honda techs can help out.I have checked wiring under the dash and found no visi...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES16561
hi all, i have a 2001 civic with a p1457, we had this code about a year ago and replaced the 2 way valve and went nearly a year without coding. came back a few months ago with same code, have been unable to find any leaks with smoke, replaced canister and vent... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap leak canister area)
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Surge VIN: 1HGEM21902
this car's idle surges from 1200 to 2300 rpm constantly at idle. tried to relearn idle to no avial. if you let the clutch part way out in 1st gear the surge goes away, push the clutch in and it idles at 1500 and surges to 1700. rev it up and let it come back t...
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L tpms sytem VIN: 2HJYK16586
We had the tpms light on when we installed the new tires, at the time I did a search and found the truck needed to be driven to relearn the location and pressures. she had just come in again saying the light has been coming off and on intermintly. I found the ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, CONSISTANT TPS CODE VIN: 4S2CM58W2W
Hi guys-here's a brain teaser: This vehicle came to us after several attempts at other shops to fix it. Vehicle had very low power, surge at idle, low vacuum (11" idle and 13" no load 2k rpms, and black spark plugs on rt bank. Diagnostics indicated the usual i... Trouble codes: P0121
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L ECU-B fuse VIN: JTJTB20X24
Okay! This vehicle came in for a sevice 3 weeks ago ans also had a problem where the nav, mirrors, door locks and others wouldn't work. I found a blown fuse and replaced it. It didn't blow again for 5 days or so. I wasn't there when it came back in, so the oth...
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JMINA3511N
This vehicle stumbles upon acceleration when at N.O.T., Performs fine at cold start, until engine reaches normal temp. Found coolant temp sensor physically bad, replaced, no change, Items that have been checked or are new as follows: Spark plugs, new Ignition ...
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22D6W
After we did the lifters the car ran not so good.When first started runs good with strong steady vacuum,then when it enters closed loop vac falls to 10 in and car runs rough.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L battery drain VIN: 4F2YU09162
Please Help. Checked delay relays. Checked wiring. Checked for shorts, found none.
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YUHP84DX5
This piece belongs to a "friend" of the service managers so you can imagine how this is gonna pay, especially since its been in the shop for a week and she's in a rental car! Rough idle, seems to misfire on a couple cylinders, #6 in the front bank can't get to...
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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D76
Hi folks and thanks for reading this. This car was fine a month ago when it got here and has not been driven. Now we sold it and went to drive it and have these codes. It falls on its face badly and the mitchell diagnosis sends me in circles with no end to it.... Trouble codes: P2179 (Too lean off idle), U0121 (Loss of communication to ABS)
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AN74K4V
no signal to power transistor unit from ecm for coil pack #3#6 other 2 have perfect digital square signal that goes to 2v then off when cranking turning transistor on and off signal to #3#6 is just a little bump checked wiring replaced ecu with known working u...
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1998 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB41D9W
This car was running fine before we tuned it up(plugs/wires/cap/rotor/fuel filter/air filter/ trans svc.) Anyway, we're not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. The car will run fine under load, no misfires. At idle it will have a very slight, but d...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y62
Came in for continuous p0420 and 430 . both bank cat inefficiencies. Both downstram o2s were changing as fast as front o2s, replaced both cat converter assys, and keep getting code 420, the 430 is gone, then replaced 1 o2 at a time , until all 4 replaced , sam... Trouble codes: P0420
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S3BH68632
This vehicle came in with a blown engine, customer ran it out of oil. We installed a low mileage used engine. New timing belt, water pump, plugs and wires. Vehicle ran fine on road test, but idles rough and wants to stall. No codes. Checked data and noticed sh...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JT4VN13D8N
thanks in advance for your help. this truck started acting up about three weeks ago. problem was intermittant at first. engine will hesitate & backfire through the intake when accelerated. accelerates very slowly. inducing fuel will eliminate problem. idles ro...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12KXT
Thanks in advance for help with this vehicle. This car came in almost a month ago with an intermittent stall at idle in gear or in reverse. The plugs, wires, cap and rotor were all replaced since they were original. At that time the stall could not be duplicat...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: JT2BK18U62
Hi, This car did have a .5 quart too much oil in crankcase. I'm thinking this is what was causing the low engine power codes that were in memory. I think my main concern is the P1455. If i understand the description correctly, this code indicates a leaking be... Trouble codes: P1455 (vapor reducing fuel tank system malfunction), C0205 (lf wss signal malfunction abs), C1259 (hv system regen malfunction abs), C1521 (motor malfuntion emps), C1522 (motor malfunction emps), P3190 (poor engine power history also p3191 history)
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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start VIN: KLATA22691
hey guys, thanks for the replies, it turns out the TPS was stuck @ 100% causing to go into clear flood mode. It also had a bad fuel pump, and somebody had disconnected the map sensor and plugged off the vacuum line. No wonder this wouldn't run!!! Anyways thank...
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Engine VIN: JMHEG8641R
First off, thanks to all who replied.Your help and ideas were greatly appreciated. The suggestions ranged from how to test various theories to what to replace. As previously stated the therm had been replaced twice and the rad flow tested at a rad shop. The ra...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC83D41
Thanks for the help. It was the cruise control cable. It had been pulled apart at the end about 3/4". Took off the cable and the tps volt went to .40, Runs good, new cable is on order. Trouble codes: P0121.
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Vibration VIN: KMHDN45D62
Well guys thank for all the help the problem was that the front and rear engine mounts were not in good shape so i change them and problem fix... thanks to you all
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2004 Kia PREGIO 2.7L Cooling system VIN: KNCTB24124
Well the owner took the vehicle to trade in on new van before I could get to the bottom of his problem. In reply to Gil, the hoses were in the correct position (ticked) In reply to Peter, I should have mentioned that I had already renewed the radiator w...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C9X
Thanks for all the help. found out we has a laptop with software to run I.M. 240 test. after gatting veh. to run the test all codes are gone. thanks guys 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 Mirage DE 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, No Throttle Responce VIN: JA3AY11A8X
Well I found the problem after overlooking it twice the problem was the disc on the crank pulley they sheared the puins off and it rotated should of looked closer the first time. The boost sensor on the otc scanner it seeems to go to the MAP sensor when hookin...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BK6354S
Well we didn't give up and we finally fixed it with a used computer. We have never seen a problem with a Subaru computer before and the local dealer mechanic also said he has never seen a bad one either but after we checked and replaced everything else we orde... Trouble codes: P0505.
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 4T3ZF13C6W
Finally I able to find a good schematic for the car. A friend of mine provided me with a book from the dealer w/ the whole wiring diagram. I able to trace that the ground wire for the ECT sensor where getting power. It should be grounded all the time and the...
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