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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L high idle VIN: 19UUA56822
thanks in advance for your thoughts. customer had vehicle towed in, will not idle normally, very high 4000+ . customer stated that she punched it (hard acceleration) from stop sign, it shifted fast, then would not idle down. no codes present. this type s model...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG864NS
checked out for no start and found that someone had installed a disabler at some point in time and had removed parts of it but not all of it and one of the relays that were installed were not protected and the wiring rubbed thru and burned out the ingn switch....
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCB7550N
need help locating main pgmfi relay. not on left side of dash that i can find... bought a new one to help with identification but no luck.is it ever anywhere else? thanks in advance.
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SHSRD78892
Hello and thanks. The code P0341,with no other codes, was present with stalling and so so performance. I reset the code with KOEO and started. the code returned immediately. I pulled the solenoid out and ohms tested ok but when I applied current to it, it's pe... Trouble codes: P0341
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm system VIN: 2HKYF18753
this is my wifes pilot. don't know if this has anything to do with the problem. battery went bad so replaced it with a new interstate battery. shortly after doing this the pilot started acting up by not starting intermittently. the dash security key light flas...
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2004 Mazda Tribute DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2YZ02B44
Hope someone can point me in the right direction. At idle the vehicle will run perfect and intermittently stutter like it is going to shut down. It has not shut down on me, but customer says it does it sometimes when stopping for a light. No dtcs or tsbs that ...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 5NE1ED28TY
car came in with concern engine running rough. after we changed dis,cap&rotor engine runs good but after 2 hours start running rough,after we turn off and engine cool down,start again and engine runs good. please if you know wath is the problem let me know. ...
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W95
Nissan gurus please help me figure this one out! 4.0 with vvt code, intermittent of course,customer reports rough idle when it occurs, although freeze frame indicates failure at 52 mph and st trim b2 at 125, all other freeze data normal. I suspect that solenoi... Trouble codes: P0021
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D16
I am hoping for advice about how to remove the connector on the crank position sensor. Everybody in the shop has tried, and I, the boss, don't want them to break the connector. Did that before, and it wasn't available, except with the whole wiring harness. I c... Trouble codes: 725 (335 -), 335
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG79646
I have a Subaru with a misfire problem. It seems to be too soon for plugs but thats what it feels like. This coil over turbo model does not lend itself to easy inspections. I can feel the misfire at all RPM's and its more at high loads. I do not have much expe... Trouble codes: P0303, P0302
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4T1SK12E1P
This car towed in for rough running and eventual no-start. Starts and runs crappy for us. Feels like its missing. Checked all basics (see related history)(fine). By chance I removed Main Relay and car still starts and runs crappy. No Check Engine light illumin...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L upshift VIN: 4T1SK12E7S
We rebuilt this transmission Jan, 09. Thought the customer complaint was not moving because it was low on fluid. Turns out that after rebuild it came back we found out that when cold the vss would not function for a couple of minutes either on start up or goin...
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1997 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2DG02T5V
Car is first time here so no prior history. Car came in with three EVAP codes. P0441 - purge flow, P0446 - vent valve, P0450 - pressure sensor. I went through the diagnostics procedures in all data. This Evap system have a traditional round canister and not th... Trouble codes: P0441 (purge flow), P0446 (vent valve), P0450 (pressure sensor)
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2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTNBE46K37
Hello, First time we have seen this vehicle. Customer dropped off with complaint of ses light on and lack of power at 20mph. Scanned the computer and had 2 knock sensor codes. Sensor is located under intake manifold and is very hard to see or gain access to. (... Trouble codes: P0327, P0328
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Entire system VIN: JHMEG8651S
TO all that replied...Thank You. I pulled a vacuum after searching for and oil stain with utra violet light and could not find one. Charged system and after about and hour the high pressure hose was leaking were the rubber meets the crimped aluminum. After ...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES15532
I certainly appreciate exerybody's input, but we did not have any success with this vehicle. We had tried new crank sensor, checked all wiring, inspected for defect in tone ring, adjusted valves, checked for loose timing belt... all with no change. We recomm... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft sensor A circuit range/performance), P1298 (ELD high input).
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L ex manifold/cat
If only this was a federal car and not Cal. The cat and manifold is available from Dorman. However, only for a non california car. Another possible problem which I knew getting into- that an after market cat can turn on the check engine light. Since the total ...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Mechanical VIN: JACDJ58VXT
Hi: Two responses said that the engine 2would come out w/o removing the trans and it did! Had to remove the intake and a water pipe behind the heads to get to the two top trans bolts, but after that the engine came right up out of the hole. Haven't got it b...
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2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L gps VIN: JTJHT00W34
Disc is under passenger seat. Removing and inserting made no difference. Customer thinks we ruined his GPS when we replaced the battery. His wife since told him it has been acting up for a long time and sometimes it won't turn on when starting vehicle in the m...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L starter VIN: JM1BK34374
Thanks for the help, but this problem only occurred the one time after my repairs. I spoke to the customer today and he said it never happened again so is holding off returning it until/unless the problem happens again. I had four responses, two that I was lo...
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2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L temperature control VIN: 1YVHP81A49
okay i finially got back on this 1 today and got this one solved.After doing all the ispection tests from diaonostic sheets and having all voltages ,grounds etc from control head check out normal except for the 1T wire which would not vary voltage with the pot...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L cylinder VIN: 3N1CB51A83
thanks for all the help guys. turns out this head has a crack in the spark plug threads. i tried to get a reman and they called me back claiming there core had a crack in the same place. ordered a head from dealer and will install soon. i got this car from ano...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L steering column VIN: 4T1BF28B13
We received 3 replies, 1 stated that problem may be the turn signal switch, another suggested steering column intermediate shaft, the other said they had to replace the steering column. With the upper and lower steering column covers removed, could see the tu...
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2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Head lamps VIN: 5TDBA22C75
Well it looks like it would be possibly to convert this headlight system to the std halogen bulb. The owners of this vehicle went on ebay and found the module for $86.00 so they have fixed themselves. Hopefully this info will help someone else down the road.
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