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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
HELP! This car came in running fine the first time. I did a tune up and scheduled maintenance service. Car returned 4 days later as a no start. Turns out it ran out of gas. Added 2 gallons of gas and it started right up. Customer opted for Timing Belt Service.... Trouble codes: P1399 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L a/c Clutch Relay VIN: JNRAR05Y6X
Compressor seized ... clutch burned up - Replaced with OE parts (along with other related a/c components) - Compressor will not engage - pressure switches and temp sensors test OK - This system has auto temp control - no codes show on the on board test - After...
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1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: 1546656555
Vehicle starts initialy and stalls within 10 seconds. Has distributor less ignition. Uses cam sensor and crank sensor on rear of cylinder head. It seems interimitant not to have injector pulses or spark . Has slight spark with key on and off but no spark durin...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Vehicle came in barely running with cat glowing red over 1.5 years ago. There were multiple problems. No injector pulse to three injectors, replaced pcm, now have pulse. pulled rail and injectors seized up, swaped with good ones and they are all working good n... Trouble codes: P1320
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L No Start VIN: 4N2XN11TXX
i am posting this request although i have already fixed it, because it may be beneficial to others. vehicle came in as a no-start. pulled codes for crank sensor, and knock sensor. decided to replace both because of high failure rate. vehicle would run, but had... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
hello fellow technicians i have this 2001 nissan sentra that keeps setting codes p0455 evap emissions large leak/no flow and p1448 evap emissions vent control valve malfunction.found vent valve spring broken and valve not working .replaced carbon canister and ... Trouble codes: P0455, P1448
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y52
misfire code present, freeze frame shows at under load 44 mph. i figure knock sensor code set due to misfire, havent looked further into that. car does not miss at this time. ign scope all cylinders, all firing around 15kv, no variations between cylinders. lo... Trouble codes: P0301, P0328
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S3BH635XY
Customer brought car in with complaint of quitting when coming to a stop. It doesn't happen all the time. I scanned the computer with my infamous Brick but I don't get a lot of info. The info I did get I tried to make sense of but the only thing that comes to ...
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L spark knock VIN: JF1SF65561
Spark knock when engine loaded at highway speed (customer says since new - his first visit with us). Starts and runs fine. Scan data normal (map,temp,airflow). Plugs are recent - one was loose. Ign. timing correct at idle. A new knock sensor seemed to correct ... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency pending)
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GD706X6
Good morning, I have hit a mind block with this 2006 STI and could use a fresh look at this problem. This car was brought in for a check engine light and had code P0304.The customer did not complain about the misfire but stated that the light came on shortly a... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire cylinder four)
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L Pressure plate/flywheel VIN: JS3TX92V61
Installed used transmission (after a months wait). After installing, clutch won't disengage even though it is new OEM and fork movement is normal,no air in system, and pedal feels normal. Pulled tranny again and all looks normal with nothing binding or misalig...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2BG12K1T
help!!! i have a 96 camry that only stalls during the first five minutes of a cold start. it will only do this twice and then run fine until cold start. during the cold start, upon stalling i have spark at the spark plugs and both square waves at the ignition ...
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2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L Water in evap system VIN: 4T1BE3OK46
found faulty cvv. Removed valve and found water in it. Suspect water shorted valve. So my quesion is where might the water be coming from? It is water and not fuel. Thanks for any ideas Trouble codes: P0446
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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UUA5663Y
Thanks to all for the ideas- the fix would have been to replace the ecu and fuel pressure regulator.Due to cost issues Tony's fix to get the cooling fan to run after the engine shuts off was quick and easy and completely eliminated the concern- Thanks Tony!! G... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305.
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1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMBB2254H
The little Prelude is fixed and running again like a champ. Thanks to all who helped me on this one. I replaced the distributor today and that fixed the problem. I did check the ignition switch and the coil and both were good. The distributor had oil leaking i...
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1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L transmission, transfer case VIN: JNRAR05Y6W
Thank you to those who responded this one is going to the bone yard. Turns out the trans is available from the dealer and comes with the transfer case. For @3500.00, with 10 hours labor the R&R the repair equals the value of the vehicle. I believe the first re...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L key fob door locks windows except drivers door VIN: JTHBN30F01
Well this one is to complicated with out an oe type scan tool. The replies went from a bad master to a bad switch at the key hole in the door, relearning the windows key fob issues I think it may have a drivers door ecu problem because every thing that was not...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA22121
After two "new" distributors,and one reman from two different suppliers, finally replaced with a reman from the dealer as most suggested. Trouble codes: P1345 (cam sensor circuit malfunction).
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Transmission VIN: JN1CA21DXT
Thank you all for some good ideas, some I have already checked but it's always good to go back to basics! The customer will drop the car off while she will be out of town, maybe I can nail this one then. As you know it's very hard to fix an intermittent prob...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1NADLO1A3Y
Andy and Chris were right on. The tranmission was having a lock up issue--had transmission overhauled. Ran smooth after with no more stalling. The transmission had a alcohol based stop leak in it. Asked client and she admitted this problem happened after h...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D73
The customer has decided to take the vehicle to a different Nissan dealer and try to get the PCM warrantied. I quadruple checked the cam and crank sensor patterns on a dual trace. I compared my waveforms to the ones in the known good waveform library and the... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit).
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L a/c VIN: 4S3BH80661
sent this car to a Subaru shop they found an issue with the expansion valve they also recomended a compressor some guys said pressure sensor on the compressor but i didnt see a pressure switch just the 3 wire going to the clutch but it may have been hidden un...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: JTMBD33V47
Well, vehicle has gone back to Toyota for further diagnosis. Got a lot of replies about ECM problems, but as near as I can tell, those were mainly in the 2000-2004 models. Couldn't do the TPS dis-connect because this is a drive by wire system, and it wouldn't ...
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