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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCEL VIN: JHMAP11423
i tested the new sensor and it tested good, also tested the wires all the way to the control unit and they tested ok, checked the sensor pick up on the crank no damage to it, timing chin marks are lined up. the poblem comes back after a week of driving. please... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit no signal), 1239
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56435
Hey all, have kind of a weird one here. This accord runs fine but pops this lean code. Found p0171, so I reset it and road tested STFT is +20% to +15% and its driving the LTFT lean also. When it came in the LTFT was about +20%. I looked at the MAF and it looks... Trouble codes: P0171
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2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGFA16536
Replaced the ECT sensor and light stayed out for a couple of weeks and then came back on, any ideas on this one. Seems to be all related on the codes. Thanks Trouble codes: P2185, P2183, P0111
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1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L no power assist VIN: JN1HM05S2J
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice on this one. This stanza van/wagon is in for the power steering being inoperative for the first few seconds on cold start up in the morning. During warmer mornings, no problem, but when it gets chilly...like down into t...
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26SOW
This is my cousin's truck. I worked on it last Feb, thought it was fixed, is an intermittent problem. See repair history. When he starts it in the morning, it will run a few minutes, then stall. Also, when taking off, or rounding a corner in 2nd gear, or under... Trouble codes: P1446 (Evap vent valve shut)
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX5
Car after 1 hour of driving, after stop will not restart long crank time after short stop. tested fuel pressure, ok, test for service codes ok. Will not happen after short running time, only after long trip. customer brought to nissan dealer could not find any...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1AE09B1R
Car was towed in. It was running fine then misfired at startup and would not restart. I'm getting good spark at the plugs, fuel to the cylinders and it seems good enough compression to at least get it to fire up, but it doesn't even attempt to fire. I also tri...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXAE09B4S
Engine runs fine when cold until the engine gets hot, then it will not accelerate past about 2500 rpm without intake backfire. Situation happens weather slowly revving up the engine or quickly W.O.T. The ignition timing will not advance past 15-20 deg when the...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Radio VIN: 5TDZT38A13
The radio on am and fm stations play fine when the engine is not running. With the engine running from a cold start the radio makes only a static sound but the buttons and display always work know matter what. The charging voltage is 14.2 volts then. Once the ...
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1989 Acura Legend 2.7L pwr window VIN: JH4KA3240K
The vehicle has not returned, however, the consensus of opinion seems to indicate that the master [auto down] switch contains a bi-metal thermal [drop-out] feature that cuts power to the window motor when a pre-set amp load rating is attained [such as when the...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGCB7659N
I cleaned the idle valves. The hunting got better but was still noticeable. I replaced the valve with a new one and the hunting got worse. The hoses get hot and I bled the system. I am not sure what to do next.
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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L shifting VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi techs - this car turned out to have multiple issues. As most respondents suggested, springs coming out of the clutch disc was the major problem. I pulled the trans and the disc had two broken spring mounts, with one badly worn spring falling out of the disc...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs & master cyl. fluid levels VIN: 1HGCD5666T
I BELIEVE THIS CAR TO BE FIXED! SPECIAL THANKS TO ANDREW, JOHN & FRANK WHO ALL DIRECTED ME TO THE MODULATOR AS THE LIKELY CULPRIT, ALONG WITH EXPLANATIONS & HELPFUL DETAILS. I ENDED UP REPLACING THE MODULATOR.THE ABS LIGHT CAME ON AFTER THE MODULATOR CHANGE B...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L trans VIN: 1HGEM22521
My problem turned out be a rookie move. I had mis-indexed the low clutch, then tighten the 12 point nut on the shaft and locked it up. Robert from Kentucky hit the nail right on the head. I was able to fix this in about and hour in the car. One big clue wa...
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1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF22E6S
We wanted to let the customer put some miles on this car before we called it a fix. We rechecked the wires for resistance, the correct placement on the two distributor caps, and found no problems with any of these items. During testing with the car running, my... Trouble codes: P0302, P0308.
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L windows VIN: 2T2GA31U44
Good day my fellow techs. Just a quick note to say "YES, IT'S FIXED". All that replied with the reinitializing of the switch were correct. Why do they have to make things so complicated. Well, the car left here this morning with all windows working. Thanks to ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Surge VIN: 3N1CB51D72
Thanks to all that took time to help. As stated in my post the tps had ben replaced by another shop. As a result I did not know what the spec was on the original. When I received it the tps was .22v at closed throttle. Since this was within spec (.15 - .85...
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2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L humming noise VIN: 1N4BL11E53
FIST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK ALL THE HELP I GOT FROM YOU GUYS YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. MOST OF YOU SAID THE FUEL DAMPER HOSE WAS THE COMMON FAILURE WITH THIS TYPE OF CAR. YOU ALL WERE RIGHT AFTER I CHANGED AND TESTED THERE WAS NO MORE NOISE. THANKS AGAIN.
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