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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L fuel VIN: JH4DC548X2
Hi group,I have this car(my own car and I can not fix it ! )2002 acura rsx,usually cold in am and if the car sits for few hours will not start.I have narrowed it down to no fuel.after a few tries the car starts and I can drives it with no problem.I have change...
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1995 Isuzu Pickup S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACL11L1S
Hello! First off my book list 3 descriptions for this code 33 depending on the year. This truck will start and drive great when cold. After 10 or 15 minutes it will start to fall on its face. Will not idle, as if idle is so low it dies. If I hold the throttle ... Trouble codes: 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded), 33 (Fuel injector ciruit fault - output terminal open or grounded)
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L center support planetary and one way clutch VIN: JT8UF11ENL
I am retired now and living in stlucia caribbean. One retired tech started working on this transmission and had to return to Boston because he has kidney problems. I inherited this trans all parts in a box disassembled. I am tring to put it together and I am A...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1BJ2223X
Hello folks, we have a Protege here that fills the charcoal canister with fuel. The catch can on the firewall also fills when the Purge Solenoid is running. Anyone know of any common failures for this? vent cut valve,canister cut valve? The fuel filler tube is... Trouble codes: P0170 (System Too Rich)
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L no start, no crank VIN: JNIHJ01F0P
I unplugged ECM, ignition lock cyl, A/T control unit, antitheft uit, time control unit, auto seat belt control unit, digital touch entry unit, radio, clock, pwr switches to pass. door, harness to drivers door, trunk switchs (both), pwr antennae, all unplugged ...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L soft pedal VIN: JN8DR09YX1
hello everyone i need help on this pathfinder i cannot get a brake pedal there is no air in system i have change the master cyclinder twice with brand new ones i have changed steel brake line to rear lever compation valve above rear end i still cannot get a ha...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L no power VIN: 3N1AB51D52
hello everyone I have this 02 sentra at my shop with a no power problem. It idles fine but as soon as you hit the gas pedal the first time apon starting it revs up to 3500 rpm than drops back down to 700 rpm no matter what the gas pedal is doing. I pulled the ... Trouble codes: P2138 (wrong app sensor rationality signal), P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P0420 (cat efficiency low bank 1)
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L long crank time VIN: 1N4AL11DX4
See repair history...sorry, I wrote in the wrong box.
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Line Pressure VIN: JN8AZ08W34
This 2004 Murano came in w/ intermittent vibration upon accel. Whole car would vibe, in particular the front end. Scanned ECM/TCM, found p0746 PSI cntrl sol A function, P1700, CVT control unit malfunction. Cleared, test drove, re scanned, found P0746 and p1700...
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L starter VIN: JTDKB20U74
We disarmed the batteries with the safety key behind the rear seat, through the trunk before we replaced a water pump. Now the keyless go(Mercedes term)does not work. The vehicles starts when inserted in the car & the remote door lock & trunk works from the ke...
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2006 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L control module
hallo toyota techs and all others too!! is it maybe posible that short in actuator motors may cause not powering up, also any other posible cause that may help would be awsome. i checked wiring loom no damage to it. just wandering if comunication lines to mod...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18643
Hello everyone: Thanks to everyone whose suggestions we tried. The consensus was that tight exhaust valves were the problem. You were right! All exhaust valves were very tight! Although we first tried the other suggestions (A battery in marginal state, low co... Trouble codes: P2279 (Intake air system leak).
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1999 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical
Thank you Andre [...] and Gerardo from California. from the factory repair manual: Head bolts: 25 Nm ( 18 Lb ft ) + 90 + 90 + 90, that's 3 times angular torque of 90 deg; Camshaft cap bo...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L lack of power VIN: KM8SB12B73
Thank you to all that responded to this vehicle's problem. After testing compression with the exhaust system removed, we drove the vehicle and did find an increase in power. The NEW front pipe was clogged again (within 9,000 miles). We took the vehicle to the ... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Idle runs away VIN: KNAFE12865
I was quite sceptical of what seemed to fix this one at first, but now its been several days and miles without any problems so here is what I found. The IAC valve was sticking partially open at idle. These IAC's can be taken apart and cleaned, they are also ad... Trouble codes: 121 (TPS Range Performance), 171 (System lean bank 1), 170 (Fuel Trim bank 1), 102 (MAF low input), 300 (Random missfire), 301 (302 304 Cylinder Missfires).
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
Well,Andrew from Alberta came closest to getting this one right.Actually got four responces to this post,and i appreciate the help.i did'nt have a good crank signal,and i also noted cam signal was weak.I already connected a breakout box and checked all powers ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU0911K
Thanks to all who replied...I did order a factory oem dpfe valve and installed it...before I replaced valve again...checked voltage and ground at dpfe conector..still had voltage readings varing from 1.5 volt to 4.5 volt..wiggled conector , wiring harness..che... Trouble codes: P00, 401 (po 402-), P00, 402.
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no lock up or 4th gear VIN: JN1DA31A72
After checking all inputs, power and grounds including soldering the ground to the solenoid inside of the transmission I replaced the tcm with a known good from another lot car. The problem followed the tcm so a used tcm was ordered and installed. This fixed t...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D94
First and Foremost, thanks to all who replied. I tried all the tests that were suggested by those who replied, with no failures. I also rigged up a plug wire to #1 cyl coil in order to check ignition timing, and it was right on both cold and warm. After sev... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor or Circuit).
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L cams VIN: JS2RC41H43
Well after speaking to customer more and finding out that most all of his miles have been delivering pizza and turning car off every time he gets out ,I feel this is what has caused his top engine wear. I have told him to keep it running while at stops .
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VXX
Thanks for all the help offerings guys. David [...] hit the nail on the head with the bad MAP sensor readings. We found a chart of Vacuum to voltage readings from 4 inches of vacuum to 20 inches. We back probed the sensor and used a vacuum pump. All of the r... Trouble codes: P0172.
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L brakes/steering VIN: 1764RD5477
Sorry it took so long to close.Customer no show for second appointment,so I will just close this now.Thank you to all for responding.Most said to try parking brake while driving,but I tried that.I think the best advice was to have the rotors cut on an on car l...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
I am closing this help request after not fixing the problem. I pulled the intake back off and plugged all passages and smoked it, no leaks. Visually inspected injector flow while cranking with intake off and all looked good to me, maybe even rich compared to w... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1).
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BF32K12
Yes,its fixed so far.the front pump bushing was spun out and welded to the convertor,replace pump and convertor,and its not leaking.Thanks for the great Help John
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2009 Toyota PRIUS 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDK820U59
Thanks to all 8 members even Bret (send car to dealer)found immobilizer is built in the main control unit behind glove box replaced it,program it replace 2 keys car runs great.thank to all
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