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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53053
vehicle came in for engine noise, the exhaust cam lobe surface began to deteriorate causing the noise, replaced both cams and chain tensioner, the noise was gone, now the fun start!!! after extended driving the vehicle only on decel will develope erratic idle ... Trouble codes: P0172
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Starting
hello and thanks for the help. this honda has a intermittent failure to start it cranks and will run so long as the key is in crank position, dies in run position can the main relay cause it to start during crank and then die in run position, hondas are not my...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1HGCG1654Y
Hello all, I have a problem that is confusing me. This car will overheat on a regular basis, on highway and in traffic. Fans do operate, coolant does flow and compression test is good, I do not believe that the head gaskets are bad, due to the 30psi over spec...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Gas guage VIN: 2HKRL186X2
New sender, new guage. Both new from Honda. Intermittently drops to below empty and low fuel light comes on. Correct signal from guage to cluster. Where does power to guage come from? Multiplex unit? Alldata and Mitchell both near worthless for this. My b...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22985
came in with heated o2 circuit error /sen. 1/. Open circuit on 3-4 wire. Replaced w/ denso unit. Now have P1172(P2A00). Check voltage at 3-4 of harness, 9.5v. Check 3 to gnd. = 12 v. Check 4 to gnd. & have 2.5 volts. Checked and cleans gnd. that I could find. Trouble codes: P2A00 (02 sensor circuit range/Performance bank 1/sen. 1)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, evap purge circuit VIN: KM8SC73D73
see above baffled why its intermittent any body seen this one before??? Trouble codes: P0455
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1990 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JACCH58R4L
vehicle came in as a complete no start. found no spark.- bolts holding rotor on fell out and rotor wrecked itself and distributor cap. replaced and now have both fuel and spark and injector pulse. vehicle will start but runs horrible and will die unless gas pe... Trouble codes: 44 (map sensor circuit high)
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L od VIN: JT8GK13T8S
i have a es 300 that wont go into od. during test drive od switch can be activated on and off; light on dash toggles and no change. current codes are 500-oss and 720-oss, both of these are partaining to the oss,but owner does not complain off erratic speedo et...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54H11
we have two codes---cam and crank position sensor faults...the wiring for either engine looks the same...is there a difference between the two that would cause the ecm to not recognize the sensors on the new engine? This was a complete swap,,all the connectors... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21H71
AFTER REPAIRING THE P0300 THIS VEHICLE CAME BACK WITH A P0507 IDLE RPM HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.. VEHICLE STARTS UP FINE BUT IDLES AT 1200RPM WITH THE A/C OFF A/C ON VEHICLES STILL IDLES ABOUT 1000RPM. PERFORMED SMOKE TEST FOUND NO LEAKS ENGINE WAS WARM AT THAT TI... Trouble codes: P0507
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1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L starts and dies VIN: 1N4BU31DXR
car came in with no start. checked spark. none. replaced coil and got spark, but still no start. checked fuel pressure. none. replaced fuel pump. now have pressure. still no start. no code stored. found loose connector at dist. plugged in completely,car starte...
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L master VIN: 1N6SD16S3R
Client came in with a steel line leaking fuel behind tank. So he wanted all lines replace. After installation of lines and bleed brakes(by hand), when we started it back up vehicle now has a brake pedal that goes to the floor. We then bled brakes with a brake ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SJNFBAN16A
Thanks in advance, This vehicle is actually an Australian Nissan Pulsar, and has been passed onto me by another shop. Problem occurs very intermittantly (maybe once every one or two weeks) where vehicle will hesitate and misfire and set a P0340 for the camshaf... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor malfunction)
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L air bag VIN: JS3DT62V4X
Hi, Thank you in advance for your help. This Grand Vitara has an Air Bag light on. Manually pulled codes to get code b1022 (22). All of the testing I can find for this code state "Install Special Tool". Does anyone have a way of diagnosing without this "Specia...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L missing bolts VIN: JT3VN39WXR
i am a bmw tech in need of some help. i realize this is a long shot but here goes. i am re-installing cylinder heads on this toyota 4 runner 3.0 after the first tech quit. i have 4 bolts that i can not for the life of me figure out where they go. there 2 ident...
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L vibration VIN: JHMES96623
I received several responses stating the start clutch was the problem. I had the customer call the dealer to check for warrantee. Dealer said that the problem was the start clutch and that it should have been replaced no charge with the battery. Customer had n...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C12
This is still the best tool in the box. Thanks go out to all that took their time to help and I hope to help you out in the future. The fix was the crank sensor. After Boris [...] responded yesterday I went ahead and checked powers and grounds, all good. The...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Electronic VIN: KNAFB1218X
Great news today! Last week we installed both the output speed sensor and the input ratio sensors w/ new parts and flushed the transmission due to mileage requirements. My customer returned today after some lenghty test drives to report that the codes have not...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12853
The customer needed his car back and being unable to reproduce any concern at this time, he took his car. Thank you for the help, so when he comes back in, which I guess he probably will, I have some new ideas on where to look. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0560 (Battery back up line malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit malfuntion), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire).
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L blower motor VIN: JT8UF22E0S
Thanks to Jim factory phone was turning the blower down to low speed uplugged factory phone problem is with phone module. thanks to everyone who replied. Frank [...].
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L ride quallity VIN: JT6HT00W9X
hello everyone this is what i did which is what rod and greg suggested the pencil trick worked the accumulators in the front were bad the pencil went way in the rears were fine thanks for all the help i replaced the bad ones in the front and the things rides ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire VIN: 6MMAP47P5W
I FOUND THAT MARK WAS RIGHT ,THEY MUST LIKE CHAMPION PLUGS . IT HAD NGKS IN IT. I REPLACED THE PLUGS AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM . SOMETHING SIMPLE THAT I OVER LOOKED BECAUSE THEY WERE NEW. Trouble codes: P00, 300 (cylinder missfire).
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y81
A new Mass Air Flow Sensor fixed the problem. That also was the general consensus of the techs who responded with their input. I did check fuel pressures and the voltage and particularly the ground wire at the MAF connector (seems like this is a common problem... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1990 Subaru Loyale RS Turbo 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2AN52B8L
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP FELLAS , I HAVE TO CLOSE THIS REQUEST WITHOUT A FIX , AS THE CUSTOMER NEEDS THE CAR , IT WILL RETURN IN A WEEK OR SO TO FINISH, THERE WERE 2 CODES IN THE CAR. # 35= EVAP SOLENOID & #55 = EGR TEMP SENSOR ( OF WHICH THERE IS NOT ONE AND ... Trouble codes: 55 (egr. temp sensor).
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1998 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L airbag VIN: JF1GF4851W
THE CLOCKSPRING/MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH SOLVED BOTH THE AIRBAG PROBLEM AND THE INOPERATIVE HORN, THANKS FOR ALL HELP AS ALWAYS, BERNIE.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L int. lighting, radio, clock VIN: JF1GG29662
Thanks for the replies. As I stated in the update I had checked all fuses, under hood and in dash. James suggested that I feed power to were I should have Battery power. The easiest place to do this was at the CD/Radio, after power was applied everthing worked...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N2T
Thanks to all that posted help responces.I didn't get to finish this repair because I was in the process of working out my "notice".I have since moved to another garage.I did trace the wiring harness looking for a break or a crushed wire but found none.I also ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater circuit bank1 sensor1), P0130 (o2 circuit bank1 sensor1).
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