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1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEE2752L
Hello, I have this honda thats driving me crazy, the car will run really rich intermittantly and the check engine light comes on with code 1 02 sensor, there has already been a couple of new sensors put in for this problem, this has been an on going problem fo...
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2005 Honda Element LX 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18395
Hi all, Looking for sources of CYL #2 misfire. only occurs for approx 20 seconds of power braking at a standstill. Driving on accel under load I see minor misfires on that cylinder. Swapped coils and plugs with other cylinder but problem persists. Cancel inj... Trouble codes: 300 (multi misfire), 302 (cyl 2 misfire)
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2004 Infiniti M45 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY41E14
the owner stated the car would idle rough & emit black smoke from the tailpipe when she started the engine. she said it was an intermittant issue but would like to have it repaired. found the throttle body very dirty so i proceded to clean it. i did not notice... Trouble codes: P0507
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1997 Lexus LX450 4.5L vibration VIN: JT6HJ88J1V
This vehicle is identical to a Toyota Landcruiser. The vibration can be felt anywhere on the engine. The harmonic balancer does not appear to be bad. No misfires are present. I am running out of ideas.
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Trans Shifting Quality VIN: 1YVGE31A1P
We have a weird condition here where the Hold lite flashes on every drive after clearing code. Code # 55 comes up. This pulse generator is reading drum speed inside the trans itself, near top rear of main body. Tested circuit from ECM plug to sensor plug and s...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Vehicle came in overheating, replaced tstat, warmed up after install and fan does not kick on, check temp sensor to pcm has continuity it was good and while running gets down to .96 volts at pcm and 210 degrees at sensor. Can turn on a/c fans and it cools righ...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L monitors VIN: JM3LW28G61
the vehicle had failed emmission for the mil being on for code po171, po174, po306, po303. We smoke tested the engine to find that the pcv hose was leaking and also the lower intake gaskets. After repair was done, we drove the drive cycle and 3 monitors had no... Trouble codes: P0171
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Drive cycle VIN: 4A3AX35G9T
I have the eclipse that won't pass state inspection because readiness moniters are incomplete. i have a tsb on the drive cycle, have tried many many times w/ no result the 1st 3 tests will go through imedeaitly the other 4 or 5 will not even atemp to go throug...
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1988 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, loss of power VIN: 1N6ND12S4J
I've got a whole day on this little hard body and don't feel closer to the cure than this morning. I feel that the problem is in the injection system but have not been able to locate the root cause. The only thing that made any significant difference was pinch... Trouble codes: 51 (fuel injector fault), 34 (found no documentation)
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, flooding plugs VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
No codes starts hard flooding out all plugs can get started by holding gas petal to floor sometimes but wont clear out , have replaced mass air and reset ecm, replaced plugs, tested map ok , customer stated that this happen overnight, ran great day before then...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L engine VIN: 5N1ED28YOY
came off freeway, died out. cust stated lost power, then quit. towed to shop, then we scaned found, knock sensor code, and 1 trany shift code.. fuel presure test found was low, so we replaced fuel pump, strainer, fuel filter,and fuel presure regulator, plugs,w...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L heater VIN: JN8DR09Y71
help!! this nissan is driving us crazy!! the customer's complaint was the heater would blow cold and the engine took a long time to warm up. she would warm the car for 20 minutes and after 1/2 hour of driving, the heat was still cold. we verified the sympto...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Stall VIN: JN1DA31A32
Car came in states that dying when coming to stop, clean throttle boby, took care that problem but idles at 1100rpm when coming to stop. Ck with scanner, IAC driver works ok with AC on RPM increase, manual active IAC with scanner works ok, anyway I replace who... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle high 1100 rpm than spec.)
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B74
This truck came in about 3 weeks ago with a PO442 evap small leak. I replaced the evap vent solenoid per a TSB that I found on Alldata. I have smoked the system and have not found a leak on it. Does anyone know of any fixes for this problem. I have not replace... Trouble codes: P0442
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L fan VIN: 4S3BG6850W
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S33
i have this 2003 aerio here that will crank no start when it sits out all night when cold. when the car was dropped off we were not able to duplicate the problem so we checked the basics fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse all were good. however when i checke...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
car come in with the low compress at # 2 cylinder, repalce the used engine. after customer pick up one week later, car come bacek with the a noise engine. replace the engine again. car start has misfires when it cold start. after the car full warm up the misfi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L air bag VIN: 4T1BE30K36
air bag light on code b1826 open in side squib {p seat side} circuit. i don't find a good test or location for this system. has anyone delt with this code to give me some ideas for testing.
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L no shift to 4th or 5th VIN: 2HKRL18643
As i did not do the r&r i did not know if the electrical was properly hooked up.I found the heat sensor cracked and with no contninuity, Replaced sensor cheked all wireing, tran s, work,s great, thanx for all reply,s Wes,,,
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16385
Thanks everyone for the replies. It seems there was a tsb that we didn't have access to with Mitchell. We sent the customer to the dealer to have pcm update performed. Trouble codes: P0139 (Secondary O2 Slow Signal).
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT6GF10U5X
Thanks for all the response. We went back and check the ground connections, all attached and clean. Road test the vehicle and suspect the TPS. So we replace the TPS and road tested again. The symptoms are gone. Car shifts beautifully and we drove it for about ...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVGE22D1T
THIS CAR IS FIXED NOW, THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE CUSTOMER HAD ADJUSTED THE IDLE UP SCREW AND THE IDLE SCREW. I SET THEM TO SPEC AND THE SURGE AT IDLE IS GONE. I WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE THE PROBLEM, AND I STILL CANT MAKE SENSE OUT OF WHY RUNNING WA...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no reverse, VIN: 3N1CB51D91
well from the responses I received I'm convinced that I have an internal problem with this trans, have talked to the customer and they want to look at a rebuild or used untit, everyone who replied says that 3rd gear and reverse share the same internal componen...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L engine VIN: 5N1MD28Y22
some of you said to check pcv system, others said check for cat melting problem, but I was unable to find problem so customer said he wanted his vehicle back.
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1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JS2GB31W4X
first thanks to all who replied! I upgraded my membership to premium and used the search part and found there where two similar fixes having to do with crank bolt backing out and crank shaft gear wobbling, sure enough, bolt was tight but when i took it off the...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN36S8N
Customer decined any teardown for further diagnosis. Sorry Guy's as I would have liked to have figured it out to the end. He's picked up the vehicle and gone. Havn't heard anything back either. Thank's again for your time and help. Barni.
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