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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD5667S
takin' a whoopin' down here in texas,this '95 accord ex 2.2 vtech is setting a code 4 (crankshaft position sensor),followed honda "trouble chart" to "replace ecm and retest" car had reman distributor when it came in,could not set ignition timing to spec becaus... Trouble codes: 4 (crankshaft position sensor)
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L clutch VIN: JHMBB614X1
Good morning everyone I have what I thought was a slam dunk. The car came in because the customer was having to add clutch fluid every week and the car would shudder when the clutch was pushed in like the clutch was being released. We examined the hydraulics a...
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2004 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD784X4
i replaced the purge control valve with the code, p1457 and the same code comes on again. i try to replace the fuel cap today. if the code comes on again, can i replace the canister assy? if i replace the canister assy, i could fix this problem completely? i d... Trouble codes: P1457 (evap control system leak detectedcanister)
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CM58WOW
As I already stated this vehicle was in my shop for an egr vavle and O2 sensor. Those parts fixed the problems it had so we called the customer and when they came to pick it up in the morning it would not start. I got it back in the shop and after thinking tha...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W52
code P0446, We already replaced the vent conroll valve assembly but check engine light did come back on. Trouble codes: P0446
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1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L high idle VIN: JM1EC4328P
THIS ONE IS PUZZLING CAME IN WITH HUNTING IDLE BUT IT HAS NOT DONE IT WHILE I HAD IT YET...I REPLACED THE TPS FOR A GLITCH AND STILL HAS A HIGH IDLE...I PULLED THE THROTTLE BODY OFF CLEANED IT AND ADJUSTED THE TPS BUT THE IDLE IS STILL HIGH...CHECKED FOR VAC L...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC5L54Y
has no vacuum to egr valve, can ground solenoid and vacuum goes up to 10 inches, mdp kp 69.4, spec around 25 kp, when driving vehicle pcm is commanding solenoid, checked all vacuum lines and they are routed correctly, it should be applying vacuum but why not, ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr insufficient flow detected)
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L cam timing VIN: 2T1BA02EXT
Can someone help me get the cams aligned on this thing? It is a 4AFE motor with dual cams with the timing belt driving the exhaust cam and the the two cam gears mesh together. The Alldata picture is unclear and there are several dots & dimples on the gears. Af...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TASN92N8X
I have a lean code that doesn't appear to be MAF related. MAF is clean and calc load is 82% under full throttle which tells me the MAF is ok. Long term fuel trims are 18% at idle and drops to about 5% during cruise which also tells me that the MAF is fine but ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean)
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L oil pump VIN: 1GNDV03L95
I have a customer coming in Wed for an oil pump replacement. Mitchell and alldat both say engine r&r is neccessary. Just wondered if anyone has done one and if it can be done with engine in vehicle. I know the subarus can be so i just wondered. Thanks for any...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L engine front VIN: 4T1BE32K93
Has anyone had experience with this engine. I get a clacking nose when starting and continues to rattle at idle. It continues to rattle at all speeds increasing w/ engine speed, but is more noticable at idle. It sounds like its at the front crank pulley. I rem...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6677W
found fuse #15 blown; checked wiring loom for possible damage around intake brace as per many suggestions relating to a tsb- found to be ok; related blown fuse to accidently bumping power circuit to ground without realizing it during diagnoses; however check e...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L crank keyway VIN: JHLRD2849X
As many of the group suggested the crv was happy when 2 keyways are used.This is one of the reasons I like to keep the floor clean. Was it there originally and jumped out on disassembly? We dont know ,Have we had hondas in here before that have keyway problems...
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Thanks for all the replies, and especially from Robert of West Virginia and Gil of Florida. As my update stated I had checked all the circuits from tps to computor. All checked ok with what I had. I didn't have a scope to check while driving or in shop. So fro... Trouble codes: 41 (throttle position sensor).
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1994 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4367R
Worldpac furnished a new taiwan distributor and that fixed it. Here's how to test your distributor, I feel I am an expert on this now. Having had 2 of them in one week. there is a 6 wire plug and a 3 wire plug. looking at them from the harness side and...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Head VIN: JM1BJ24542
Thanks for the help on this one. Alldata and Mitchell showed 12 bolts for the upper oil pan. Then they show a wedge that you break the seal to get pan off. Well we made two thin wedges and worked them from both sides from the front to the back and could not ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L pressure plate VIN: 4A3AC84H01
thank you for all replies. some of them led in the right direction, one gentleman pointed me toward the clutch installed wrong and this was most correct however the clutch was working good before i replaced the trans and i didnt touch the clutch. the only expl...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L speedometer VIN: 3N1CB51D3Y
Thanks for all your help. The terminology I used was a circuit board in the cluster. Put it in the car and it works fine. Don't know why they didn't know what I was talking about. Thanks again!!
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y12
Thanks for the input and help. Turned out this time the code was for a small evap leak. It seems changing the vac cut valve solenoid got the system working so then it knew it had a leak. Smoke test showed nothing but spraying soapy water on things did. The eva... Trouble codes: P1491.
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L t-belt VIN: JF1SF63541
REPAIRED BENT VALVES IN HEAD. REPLACED T-BELT AND BELT TENSIONER.CHECKED T-BELT SPROCKETS, IDLERS, ETC. REASSEMBLED, TEST DROVE [...], AND GAVE BACK TO COSTUMER, WITH ALL INFO.THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO AND HELP.
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1995 Toyota T100 3.4L Engine VIN: JT4VD12E2S
First of all, Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my post. All very good ideas and helped me narrow down the problem. Like I had posted in the update, I had noticed the crack in the flexplate. Today I removed the transmission and installed a new fl...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K4T
order computour from dealer replace ecm test drove 60 miles everything ok thanks
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