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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7659L
This is my first post...this honda had leaking valve cover gasket replaced 1 month ago. Customer calls yester day and car stalled while at stop light. Cranked back up and drove okay. Later in the day it did it again at stop light, and restarted okay. This morn... Trouble codes: 5 (14 -), 14 (testing and results)
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGED6355M
need help with this honda. cranks but wont start most of the time, intermittently engine will start and run for a short period of time. had codes 4 and 8, replaced distributor,coil,cap and roter. cleared codes. still has same problem, codes 4 and 8 have not re... Trouble codes: 4 (distributor), 8 (distributor)
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CK58W01
This vehicle came into us for a fuel level problem. The fuel gauge would go to full when filled but then drop to empty when driven for a few miles. I think it may be a fuel sending unit problem but I can not find any bulletins related to this problem. Any expe... Trouble codes: P0463 (fuel level sender circuit high voltage)
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L power windows VIN: 1HGCM56435
This car has a problem with the power windows. Sometimes they will all lower when the car is parked with the engine off. The customer is certain they are not hitting the button on the key remote that operates the windows. I checked all the functions with the k...
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2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2HGF511818
Thanks in advance for any help. Trying to help my brother on this one, from a distance. His new Honda has a slight but noticeable lag / surge / hesitation or such, most noticeable under light acceleration or cruise, in the aprox. 2-3,000 rpm range in second & ...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHWF25S92
Hello Everyone, I have this 2002 hyundai in the shop. Another shop replaced the timing belt and water pump etc @ 58,000mi. The car has bad gas miliage and upon acceleration has very very slow throttle response. I had it cold one morning and i had the gas to t...
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L above second gear VIN: KMHWF25S12
Hi all, I have a shimmy on this car that is only felt on acceleration when the trans is in any gear above 2nd. The shimmy can mostly be felt in the floorboards. It feels like a bad inner cv axle joint. I have replaced both cv axles and replaced both front tire...
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2004 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W44
This will be a long post- please read it through if you are interested. This question pertains to several Infiniti's we have run into over the years without anyone (previously) being able to provide an answer. I am not looking for shotgun guestimates-I really ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil cotrol solinoid VIN: JT6HF10VOX
Hello to all.I'm removing the oil cntrol solinoid for the VVT system on this Lexus.I got the holding bolt removed but this solinoid will not come out and i wonder if there something else i need to remove or do,if anyone out there can give me some help.Thank oy...
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1992 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BG2260N
vehicle originally came in with jerking going down road with intermittent check engine light. retrieved dtc 17 - voltage at sensor okay at that time. found ignition wires arcing - replaced oxygen sensor and performed tune up. vehicle came back - would not go o... Trouble codes: 17 (no change in oxygen sensor output)
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4AB41D3W
This sentra has been killing me. It has a recurring p0140 code. I have checked ground wires, traced all wires to and from the rear o2 and ecu...all good. I have replaced both o2 sensors, and the rear o2 twice, maybe bad sensor. I have spliced out the factory w... Trouble codes: P0140
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1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4250W
Please Tell Me Were The Evap Test Port Is. We Have A Snap On Smoke machine & can Not Seem To Find The Test Port To Hook Up The Smoke Machine To Check For Leaks. Trouble codes: P0440
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3GP10V6T
Purchased this for my wife, converting to use on postal route. Seems to have had normal maint. Runs and drives great. What I have noticed is on start-up, especially cold, the oil light is on longer than normal. To the point that the engine starts to make noise...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Accessories VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
Customer drove car to town with no obvious problem. After shopping, car would not start. Someone jumped the car for her and she drove home. However, transmission would not shift properly and she said it kept jumping in and out of gear. The heater blower, power...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K8W
Hey customer brought vehicle back no reverse. Has all foward gears + overdrive. had flushed coolant lines and replaced fluid. Need help to figure this one out.tried to adjust the kick down cable and also the neutral safety switch but no success. Thanks
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3GN87R1X
After replacing valve cover gaskets, the engine starts and stalls. The 2 wires to #1 coil won't flash diode light. Has 12V to one wire and the other wire is dead. Checked all attaching grounds to intake plenum. Still checking out vehicle, but hoping for some a...
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L srs light VIN: 5TDZA23C36
Hi, these van come from other shop, owner say they replace the air bag and seat belt after collision and reset. Now I check and there no codes but the light wont turn off. My question is somebody knows how to reset these system?, I try with my scanners genesys...
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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L oil system VIN: 19UYA424X1
Several replies mentioned changing the oil filter. This was my first suggestion to the customer along with an oil treament service. They declined stating they would put an additive in and change the filter themselves. I called a couple days later but they s...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L erratic shifting VIN: 1HGCG5643W
THANKS SO MUCH ALL THE HELP WITH THIS ONE IT WAS A INTERNAL PROBLEM. IT WAS GETTING STOPPED UP WITH CRUDE. THE OVERHAUL DID FIX IT
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L internal engine VIN: 1HGCM66543
Sorry for the delay,but prying the car away from the wife during the holidays proved to be very hard.(parking at the mall with my F-250 supercab seemed to be a problem for her)Anyway, I want to thank all the guys that responded for their help. Some did agree t...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L High idle VIN: JACDJ58V4T
This one's fixed! I want to send a HUGE thank you to Marty for all his assistance and expertise. It turns out that the minimum air rate was out of adjustment. To set the air rate you just unscrew the throttle stop until it isn't touching anymore, then screw...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L won't take fuel VIN: KNDJA72302
Charcoal canister was frozen. Dropped fuel tank to inspect check valve, neck, etc..., didn't finish it the same day, came in next morning and moved canister off bench, was full of water. Drained, cleaned and re-installed. Ok now. Trouble codes: P0442 (evap leak small).
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L spindal VIN: JT8UF11E1P
thanks for help from iatn supporters for the advice in fixing this vehicle. I has no other choice, time constraints, but to back into our area lexus dealer and purchase both rear spindals, so i could alleviate the bushing problem. How retarded this is, had to ...
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1996 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Head Bolts VIN: JM1TA2226T
Sorry for the late close. The consensus on this engine is to steer clear of major disassembly. Well too late for that now. I did not recieve a real clear cut answer to my question regarding the stretched bolt length, nor a variation in the specs. We had the he...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D63
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. SORRY SO LATE GETTING BACK TO YOU GUYS. ITS SOMETIMES TOUGH TO BELIEVE THE SCAN TOOLS WE HAVE. WE WERE ABLE TO ACCESS THE DATA FOR THE SWIRL CONTROL VALVE WITH OUR BDM. IT WOULD SHOW DATA, BUT NOT UPDATE WHEN ADJUSTMENT MADE ON BDM.... Trouble codes: P1138 (swirl control valve).
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1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BK425XT
Thanks to all who replied to my help posting. Upon further testing, ECM was providing signal to iginator assembly, however the iginator was fried, due to it ONLY power to Cyl # 3 & 4.Replace iginator assembly and the coil ( Ps: coil was fried too, due to cons...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L oil filter VIN: JT3HN87R3V
Thanks to everyone who responded, especially John from Oregon. It was the pressure relief valve that was sticky in the hole. We put a new pump on, and all is good.
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, lack of acceleration VIN: JT2BK18U63
Of (9) very helpful replies, four techs were correct in recommending the cleaning of the throttle body and oil accumulation puddling on the intake floor. The problem had no relation to the replacement of the electric steering rack assembly. Once cleaned and th... Trouble codes: P3101 (Engine system malfunction HV ECU code), P3191 (Engine does not start Engine code).
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