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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCD723XR
THIS CAR IS CONTROLED BY THE DEVIL! this one is hard!!! IT FAILS FOR HIGH NOX, 3100 NO BEFORE THE CATYLST AND 800 OUT. REMOVED EGR RAIL AND THE PORTS ARE CLEAN, REMOVED EGR AND CONFIRMED EGR IS FLOWING. has egr signal and the egr lift sensor raise's from 1.4 v...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L engine VIN: 5J6YH28663
This Honda has been well maintained, engine is clean. It is making a noise especially when cold, sounds like it is coming from the valvetrain, but could be anything. Checked valve lash and it was OK. It is more evident under load. There are also times that it ...
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JHMCN364X5
This Accord/Hybrid will intermittently exhibit a slight but noticable vibration (like driving over ripple stip)in the powertrain after vehicle is warmed up to operating temp. @ speeds between 30 and 50 mph while coasting or under very light acceleration. My gu...
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2006 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCM66586
customer complains about slight hesitation on acceleration.conditions have to be just right to really feel it.acts like a short lean spot or a tps lag. this is a electronic throttle system and we have not had a lot of contact with them.the cable that goes to s...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A21
Help!! This Vehicle Was Towed To Our Shop With A No Start Condition After Cust. Replaced Starter. Sometimes Engine Will Kick Back On Starter While Cranking.I Have Replaced Crank Sensors And Spark Plugs. The Engine Will Start After Cranking Several Times. When ...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJD73313
Hello all, came in with p0304, did plugs and wires and code is now gone for three weeks now, but the idle is rough. I checked for obvious vac leaks, mounts. it smooths out off idle and runs perfect. fuel trim looks good. any ideas? thanks
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L ignition timing VIN: 1YVGE22D0T
mazda techs. please help me. this car failed smog inspection for ignition timing out of spec. the timing is 22 btdc. spec is 10 btdc with ten and ground jumpered. when irotate the distributor the timing mark dont move at all. i verified the nark on the balance...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFT80C33
Hi all, Have a Mazda 6 2.3l with a lean at idle code. Has a vacuum leak that can be heard at the intake area. Seems to be coming from the pcv hose located behind the intake manifold. Would like to know if a new hose replacement is a lasting repair or is ther... Trouble codes: P2187
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L power side door VIN: JM3LW28A64
vehicle came in with a driver side sliding door inop condition, the door will automatically close, and attempts to open,( it will begin to release then the alarm goes off.) Upon entering diagnostic mode I retrieved code: 12,15,23,42,43,45,61,63,71,72,73,and 75...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L abs VIN: 5N1ED28Y7Y
Hello Techs, I have this Xterra 4x4 with the abs light coming on while your driving, it does reset every time you cycle the key, then intermittantly the light comes on with code 17 which is the G-sensor located under the center counsole, I talked to the dealer...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D05
Vehicle brought to me after someone could not fix. I have injector pulse, fuel pressure, and spark all ok. The vehicle seems to be fouling out the plugs. I have these 2 electronic throttle actuator codes but don't know if it would give me this no start conditi... Trouble codes: P1121 (ETC actuator), P1122 (ETC actuator)
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2004 Subaru Forester X 2.5L transmission VIN: JF1SG63654
Vehicle recieved with A/T Temp light on and delayed shifting.Scanned and found code P0720.I am limited as to information,assumed that it had a bad speed sensor(part of trans. harness assy)thats why i replaced the harness assy,to no avail,code still sets.Checke...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T1Y
thank you fellas in advance. this car has a lean code that we cannot figure out. we all know about maf sensors on these, and was replaced 13 months ago for this code(fixed) and was replaced again during this diagnosis with a marginal improvement in trims(both ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean)
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N21
vehicle came to us with the upstream o2 sensor, and the cat back exhaust replaced. customer stated that light came on after muffler was replaced. a/f sensor was replaced and he said mileage improved. we assumed it was stuck and had overheated the pre cat, sinc... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency)
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1993 Acura Legend 3.2L Entire ABS system VIN: JH4KA7676M
We basically spent 10 hours tracing every wire that is assoicated with the ABS system. Found connector behind dash between clock and cluster. This was actually part of the security system wiring and was not on the diagram for the ABS. Totally found by accid...
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2006 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Signal Light VIN: 2HNYD18656
I haven't closed this post yet because it has not been cold enough here for the problem to arise.Today is really the first day of sub 45 degrees.problem is not ther any more.In repairing a leaf in the blower motor,I also disconnected all the plugs on the right...
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2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L stuck in limp in VIN: 1HGCF86641
I appreciate the suggestions but I really still need a wiring schematic for this transmission and the tcm. I did receive a diagram but it was not correct. It would really help out if I could get a schematic and a flow chart for this dtc since I do not usuall...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L front passenger window VIN: 5FNRL18963
HELLO, GUYS I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO RESPONDED TO MY HELP REQUEST. AFTER HOURS OF TROUBLESHOOTING AND CHECKING COMPONENTS FOUND A SHORT IN FUSE BOX. SO MY SUGGESTION TO A PROBLEM LIKE MINE . WILL BE TO REPLACE FUSE BOX WHEN YOU REPLACE MULTIPLEX. WINDOW...
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2006 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L ecm, fuel pump VIN: 1Z7HC38KX6
Someone had removed transmission and when they reinstalled they pulled the plastic housing from around the wire harness that feeds the pcm, wire rubbed thru casing it to blow the fuse.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
sorry it took so long to reply . i removed converters and car ran great . front converter was breaking apart at lower end. plugged up rear converter . blew out rear converter and car runs great. will have to replace converter later . the odd thing was the car... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2005 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Rear Sonar System VIN: 5N1AA08AX4
Thanks to everyone for the replies. As most of you stated, the buzzer or "speaker" was the culprit. It should also be noted that this system will not enter diagnostic mode if the buzzer is "open". Testing was simple, mine had a completely open circuit. The new...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH66532
Vehicle has not been brought back, the owner decided to try the dealer once more even though I mentioned I was trying this resource. Replies received were good. Timing belt may be off a tooth, valve adjustment off, motormounts, vacumn leaks, mass airflow meter...
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1987 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: J168515584
hello. finnally we did leak down test. and found valve problem. I don't know why I gen good compression. sent head to machine shop, and put it back everything. car start right away. thank you iatn members.
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87R0Y
during an attempt to install a test wire I found that the ground on the left front of the intake was just laying against the bolt that is supposed to hold it. I installed the ground and tightened the bolt a kazaam its fixed. I guess the ground touching the b... Trouble codes: P0135 (ho2s b1s1 heater ckt fault), P0141 (ho2s b1s2 heater ckt fault).
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12351
Thanks to all who replied...As i write this summary, this song is in my head..."Now I know my ABC's...blah blah!!!" Answer to problem... Vent and purge lines connected to wrong nipples on air box...DUH!! Another fine example of starting at square one!! Many go... Trouble codes: P0446, P0441, P0440.
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