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1991 Acura Integra GS 1.8L pedal VIN: JH4DB1667M
Hi, I have a spongy low pedal after replacing the master cylinder and bleeding it and the system twice. The brakes also are weak such that I cannot get the wheels to lock up to the point where the ABS takes over. There are no ABS faults I can see. The brake l...
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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1856X
Hey Honda Techs, What will cause these 2 fault codes and engine stall all of a sudden. Van was running fine until Sunday when after starting and driving approx 2 miles engine stalled whenever speed would reach 10 mph. Now engine just shuts off as if key were ... Trouble codes: P1361, P1366
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG225XX
Vehicle has all cylinders misfiring randomly ICM checks ok,coil ok, all power and grounds good, Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303 (3 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire P0306 6 misfire)
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Air Bag light VIN: 1HGCG5640Y
Hey guys, I have this Honda Accord with a SRS light on and Mitchell says you have to use Honda PGM tester to the DLC connector. No alternatives. I've read that you can jumper pim 4 to 9 at the DLC & I've read where you jumper the brown wire (at DLC) to ground...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD68442
This vehicle will start and idle at 2000 rpm, then it will start surging up and down from approx. 1300 to 2000 rpm steadily. After a few minutes it will drop to 1300 rpm and sound like a rev limiter, but the rpm's dosen't fluctuate enough to actually show up o... Trouble codes: 501 (Idle Air Problem), 1501 (PCV Valve Air Leak)
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Surge VIN: KMHDN45002
intermittent problem for a few weeks , now most of the time, engine surges mostly after warming up ,or partially warmed up, only from 2500 rpm and up , if you try to keep the throttle steady at 2500 rpm , then it oscillates from about 2,000 rpm to 2500 rpm, th... Trouble codes: P0121
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1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 2.2L odometer, Radio VIN: 1GGCS1947W
The odometer, the PRND12 indicator, and the Clock Radio illumination will flicker only when the lights are turned on and the reastat is anywhere between most upper and lower positions with the engine running. It's fine with the engine off. We checked the alter...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start
Hello fellow technicians, I have a problem that has been handed to me from another shop. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Customer complained of no start condition. Well previous shop installed fuel pump. After repair still same thing no start condition....
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12143
check engine light is on three codes and trying to locate the leakage detection pump. p0171 want to know which is the best symptom to change that part. p0441 and p0442 both evap problems. i smoked the evap system no leaks and drove the car the vehicle drives f... Trouble codes: P0442 (evap emission system leak deyected small leak), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0441 (evap emission system incorrect purge flow)
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Dash illumination and gauges VIN: JM1TA22141
Car came in a week after we replaced the timing belt, replaced a trans gasket and replaced rear pads. Customer called about a week later and said it would stall once in awhile and finally called stating it was no longer starting and he would have to tow. Upon ...
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Stall, Misfire, damaged VIN: 4N2XN11T0Y
Hi all, Have a 2000 Nissan Quest. Customer brought in complaining of overheat and misfire. Car has o.k. fluid levels, started and ran it and the distributor is making a growling noise. Removed distributor and found shaft bearing failed, allowing shutter wheel... Trouble codes: P1320 (Pending Ignition/misfire code)
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29YO2
vehicle was towed in with two broken cats and very worn tune up parts replaced tune up parts and cats. road tested vehicle 6 miles ran great then stalled,vehicle restarted and would not accelerate as if it was out of fuel, reconnected fuel pressure tester foun... Trouble codes: P0300, P0325
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L fuel tank fill VIN: 4S3BE6561Y
Can anyone explain to me how air is released from fuel tank during refueling? Takes first 3/4 gal. quickly, then backs up and becomes air bound. Air bubbles out of filler pipe and fuel goes down slowly. I assumed this vent valve at the top of tank, with large ...
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1985 Toyota Pickup DLX Turbo 2.4L cylinder head VIN: JT4LN68D1F
Truck is the company truck and it has been gradually getting hotter and hotter. We have been trying to get a replacement cylinder head and have had no luck. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E2K
Greetings! Working on this older vehicle has me appreciating OBDII! Customer states vehicle died while driving. Came in on flatbed. Started with basics - fuel filter(rusty exterior), air filter (mouse nest in filter box), and spark plugs - so hard to remove I ...
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1996 Toyota Caldina 1.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: AT191-8005
Mixture leans off when cruising or mild acceleration only when trans is in 'D' position. With voltmeter on O2, after driving a short distance sensor voltage drops to 0. Light surging is noticed when cruising with poor acceleration and occasional misfire.Open t...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Accessories VIN: 5TBBT4419Y
hello group,hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I have a customer with a 2000 toyota tundra and he wants the theft deterrent disabled. does anyone have any information on doing this without causing any problems. the original problem was his keyless remote...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N92
Hi everyone, i got this tacoma that came to the shop check engine ligth on Po440, check gas cap just to see if it was loose, clear codes, costumer came back 1 month later, same code this time he needs smog check, check rediness monitors, all monitors runs exce...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM72244
Thank you to all who replied, 22 in all. Extra thanks to Michael [...] for offering a detailed description of how to determine if it is an axle and if so which one. The overview is to lift the vehicle and accelerate with one ...
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2003 Isuzu NPR 3.9L no dash warning lights VIN: JALC481463
Jay and Joe [...] I would have never found that 10A fuse. I even had the relay box out to test Truck runs great now Thanks
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L pressure monitor VIN: JTHFN48Y92
From the replies I received it sounds like this car has to go to the Lexus dealer. All the replies are very much appreciated!
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L 3rd gear. VIN: JMIBK32364
Allright-ie, then... Vehicle is fixed with new 3rd and reverse gears and related bearings, new slider (Mazda calls it a "Hub Sleeve") and all new synchros. We also did the clutch and resurfaced the flywheel (just because...). I was trying to find any info th...
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2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L ABS light on VIN: 5N1E028TZY
Thanks for all suggestions. They pointed me in the right direction. [br]Oddly enough, a code 25 (LF wheel sensor) can be set as a result from the RF sensor. [br]After hearing the suggestions to swap L to R sensor wires, to see if the code follows, made me ta...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L trans/viscous coupler VIN: 4S3BH66592
after a huge number of back-and-forths with several different dealer parts depts, it boiled down to: 1)no one could tell for sure based on vin and trans code, but 2) the trans we were given (and told would be okay by different sources) did not have the right f...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V4W
thanks to all that replied and took the time to explain how this egr system works removed vsv solenoid tested it about eight times it tested OK i decided to replace it anyway drove 20 miles so far so good all the monitors ran no light and no codes thanks again... Trouble codes: P0401.
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