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1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH2344N
It cranks right up, sounds good, idles good, but it idles at about 1500 right up untill it hits closed loop and then it just falls on its face like it is going to die, but it doesnt. It just falls to about 200 RPM and holds steady. We have ruled out ignition s...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W51
hi all, this car is from my customer who is out of town.she said while driving down the freeway, the car will lose power down to 5mph. took it to a local honda dealer and they told her it needs a computer, which i don't doubt because the check engine light is ...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJW35F6Y
hello guys i need some help here fixing this evap system. i just cannot find the purge control solenoid valve. done multiple tests and repairs to this system and i cannot seem to ferret it out. i dont have any literature to help me so i am basically flying bli... Trouble codes: P0441 (evap system incorrect purge flow)
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L fuse VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
Hello! I hope you guys are having good December! I got this Rodeo in our shop with weird problem. It keeps blowing 15amp ELEC IGN Fuse which powers up 4wd motor , power windows...etc. Anyway, this will only blow shifting out of 4WD with truck on a ground ...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8UF11E7P
have a 93 ls 400 that will not idle down with ac on and in gear.using red brick,no codes and all appears ok.isc step readings appear ok.idles at 700 rpm in park no ac.650 rpm in gear no ac.850-900 rpm ingear with ac on.this causes a 25 to 30 mph constant coast...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L 2-3 shift solenoid VIN: JT8BF28G31
Found internal trans blasted. Did rebuild, many hard parts. Now car "binds" feels like an anchor thrown out , under light or normal acceleration. Scan trans and ECM operation found SL2 Solenoid cycles on and off holding 2 clutch. Was told by ATSG tech line nee...
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2004 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L high RPM VIN: PE4ET78141
Hi to everbody, We are encountering a problem on mazda tribute 3.0L engine. The problem is RPM goes above 3000 for 15 to 20 seconds and goes back to normal idle and if you wait for another seconds RPM rise up again and back to normal idle again (again and agai...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4A3AC54H51
Vehicle came in with inop trans. No forward or reverse. Found splines on converter stripped and hard parts in pan. Ordered reman trans. Installed and now will not shift. Slams from first directly into drive and nuetral light blinks. Trans code #41 comes up. Fi...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L crankshaft VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
Hello group. I need some advise on this engine job I have completed. Its a 2.5liter that I rebuilt a few weeks ago. The engine runs perfectly fine, it has about 1500 miles on it now and there no oil consumption no piston slap (yet) but there is some noise that...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L very low power VIN: JT3VN39W3R
balance test shows cyl 1,3,5 ( passenger bank, under plenum 8( )low power, ignition new and strong. each injector bank ohms abut 5.4. when disabling 1,3,5 injectors only get mild drop, 2,4,6 generally kill the vehicle. looked at timing marks ( crank pulley, no...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JT3HP10V3X
i have a clunking noise in the frt. end sounds like r/f wheel or trans. case from the drivers seat. in forward i hear a clunk it is only at a certain spot, happens at any speed and changes with speed. it is slightly louder on turnd. in the yard i tryed to walk...
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2009 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZK29C38
hello all you toyota experts. ive got this 08 sienna brought into my shop after being repaired for an accident (front bumber up to front exhaust mani) check engine light is on p0171 and p0174. we put a scan tool on this car and got (the first number is at idle... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L steering VIN: 2HNYD18692
Thanks for all of the timely advice. After flushing the ps system and cleaning the reservior we did the following: 1. checked o-rings for leaks--found that feed line to pump--fitting was loose and allowing air in- replaced the oring and sealed using little ...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMEG8658S
Thanks to all who replied and offered help on this. after further inspection we found a burnt spot on the distributor shaft and a hole in the rotor (this was a few month old reman distributor installed out of town) Installed a good used distributor we had here...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF1OU3X
Alright gentlemen, this one is fixed. Thank you all for the great responses they led me in the right direction. The problem with the P0171 (System Lean) was a hair line crack in the front exhaust manifold. I removed it and welded it shut. I'm pretty sure... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system too lean bank 1).
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1986 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1BF2326G
Replaced igniter (ignition control module) drove for 100 miles, over 4 days no problems. Thanks to all who replied.
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2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1FE1Z395
Thank you everyone for the replies. I got several great responses. I tried a couple different ways to clear out the flood but the one that worked the best was from david [...]. We disonnected the air pump and then fed oil in through the vacume lines in ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hub VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
Hello all, havn't gotten this one back in yet, but everyone said they've had good luck just cleaning the hubs so that's what I'll try when I getit back. Thanks to those who took thier time to respond.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L transaxle/transfer case VIN: 4S3BH6864Y
We were looking on the wrong end of this car for the problem. One of the things that hindered us on this was figuring out the power flow in the transaxle/transfer case. Mitchell and the pictures we got from the dealer showed the rear driveshaft connected direc...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L TPMS light VIN: 4S4WX82C76
Sorry, this one is not yet fixed. I believe the communication problem will require a scan tool that will read the TPMS module. I can only read the signal given from each sensor and since thay all produce the same signal I am not sure if the problem is relate...
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1AE09B1R
Thanks for all the good replies. It was Richard from New Mexico's reply that persuaded me go back to take another look at the coil before I went any further with suspecting the IAC. I had seen no discoloration or burning but I had missed a tiny hairline crack ...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Yaw rate sensor VIN: JTEHT05J51
Thank you all for the info. The yaw sensor is under the console wood trim ahead of the transfer case shifter. The deceleration sensor is behind the shifter. I was able to snake it out and get the new one in and initialized with our mastertech Problem solved...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L srs lamp VIN: 4T1BF28B23
This system will light the Airbag lamp with out storing any codes when battery voltage to center airbag sensor drops for any reason. There is a voltage increase circuit in the airbag sensor assembly in case source voltage drops. Lamp will go out when voltage...
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L combination meter goes black VIN: JTDKB20U98
I was finally able to duplicate the condition at will by disconnecting the combination meter while 'ready on', and then drive the vehicle while the meter unplugged at over 10mph, enough for the speed sensors to register that it cannot be in park position, then...
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