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1997 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JH4DC4341V
This Integra has a vetech head installed Not stock) along with an electronic module to control the vtech operation. The problem we are having is that the engine has "noisy valves' at all rpm below approx 5500 rpm - the point at which the v-tech solenoid powers...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6144X
here's a nice one. have this car which another shop gave up on. has a DEAD miss only when hot cyl #1. here's what i've done so far. plugs (o.e.m.), wires, checked but not replaced distributor (common for shaft wearing) different cap - ruled out spark. pressure... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0301 (bank 1 misfire), P0303 (bank 3 misfire), P1399 (random misfire detected)
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L heater cold VIN: 1HGCM82793
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this dual zone AC system. The customer is in saying that it won't blow warm air out the vents. When we got it in, it would not blow any hot or warm air. I went under the hood and took the cable off the heater control v...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L check engine light , codes p1529 VIN: KM8SC83D11
check engine light on code p1529 transmission tcm fault
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1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Excessive Emissions
Owner has this vehicle sold, requests smog check...noted black smoke at exhaust and checked emissions first...has High HC and High CO at all RPM's. noted arcing sparkplug wires and replaced...plugs are sooty but new looking NGK's. Cleaned oil soaked O2 sensor ... Trouble codes: 23 (EGR MIL is OFF)
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride control
The customer wanted new struts on this vehicle but it is around 2 G's to replace the electronic struts. Can you or has anyone ever replaced the electronic struts with the standard struts and mounts, disconnect the controller and have it work?
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTJHF10U31
Vehicle showed up yesterday --multiable engine miss-fires p0300 303,304,305 and vsc light is on. a slight skip can be felt under load. checked all grounds around intake plenum. spark plugs are correct p/n and appear to be fairly new. cleared codes. only codes ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0303, P0304, P0305
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Hesitation VIN: JA3AJ86E63
I have this 03 Lancer, 2.0l, with a p0122 dtc, mil light on, customer said he experienced some hesitation, cleared code and roadtested, code did not return, swept tp sensor, did not show any signs of a glitch or open, tried wiggling harnesses while monitoring ... Trouble codes: P0122
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1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT3GK12M5T
I must have picked the wrong modle, this van is NOT supercharged. No history on vehicle. Van was towed in with an intermitten stall problem. Van took a couple seconds to start(cold). When it did start, idle was very low and had to crack throttle a bit to keep ...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi all, car came in with codes for random misfires and on 1,3,5, cyls. also lean bank 1. it has a/f sensors.the plugs on bank 1 were fouled,rich, bank 2 plugs ok. replaced maf with new oe sensor,and plugs on bank 1 . hard reset computer. test drove good. custo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0171
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2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L shudder abnormal shift patterns VIN: 5TEKU72N27
Vehicle had a shudder complaint along with abnormal shift patterns and the vehicle had a trans fluid change with dexron III 6 monthes prior. Question, does Toyota have issues with this transmission that would cause these symtoms or is it possible the dexron II...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1HGCG1657W
WE DOUBLED CHECKED OUR SIGNAL FROM THE COUNTER SHAFT SPEED SENSOR WHICH IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE TRANSMISSION THIS ACTUALLY SENDS THE VEHICLE SPEED TO THE ECM,WE HAVE A GOOD SIGNAL ON THIS SENSOR.THE ECM IN RETURN SENDS A SIGNAL TO THE SPEEDOMETER HEAD,WELL TH...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L fuel smell VIN: 1HGCM665X4
thanks for the replies we could never smell the fuel smell to take advantage of a gas analyzer.with the smell coming in through the fresh air ducts which are underthe back of the hood and no evap codes we couldnt see how the gas cap would be at fault. fuel le...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L airbag system VIN: 5FNYF18675
Thanks for the replies, I ended up using a different scanner and got the codes. FYI the genisys isn't the greatest scanner. Thanks to all.
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7239W
thank you to all who replied, with your input we located the knock sensor on the right side of the engine and tested it with a voltmeter using the specs given by the replies and found that the sensor was bad. replaced the sensor and it fixed the problem. aga... Trouble codes: P0326.
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L valve VIN: JFICX8659T
Hi guys,thanks to all that replied,fitted timing belt today Suba started and run just fine no bend valves you guys are GREAT!! cheers Sam
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L lacs power low rpm VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
added info i forgot stall test 2400 rpm tps came with new throttlebody i found out the engine was from a 95camry but he used the 94 wireing and most sensors.the only thing that hasnt been replaced are the injectors egr valve and ignitor i don't know if they ch...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L abs,cruise and air bag light flashing VIN: 4T1PG22K4V
CAR FIXED IT SELF, AFTER CHECKING THE TC WAS GROUNDED. HAD TO DO A COOLANT FLUSH WHILE CAR WAS HERE . DID FLUSH AND HAD HEAT ON IN CAR FOR ABOUT 25 MIN. ALL LIGHTS ARE OFF. MOISTURE PROBLEM IN CAR GROUNDING OUT TC. THANKS FOR EVERYONES HELP.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire VIN: JT2BG22K0W
Thank you for all your support, The problem ended up being something wrong with the crank gear. It was not loose or floating in the key way, it fit just as well as the new one we put on. But at 4100 rpm the pulse generating signal would start to brake up. The...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1 -2 shift 2-3 shift VIN: JTRAV4WDT2
Vehicle is fixed.Dealer reflashed and that was the fix.At first they were reluctant but ran out of options so punted and score game went my way for a change.Thanks for the help Iatn rocks.
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