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1995 Acura NSX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4NA1286S
Hello all I got this NSX from one of my regular customers he had it at the dealer and they replaced all six injectors and an oxygen sensor. Less than one year ago and 2000 miles ago I replaced plugs with oem spec NGK,s. On his way to my shop to pick up one of ... Trouble codes: P1201, P1204, P1300
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2002 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES36682
Honda tech and whoever have this problem before. This car come in w MIL On, I clear the code and come back after couple of week. Set code P0401, alldata have no info for Acura 1.7EL, so I used Honda Civic 1.7L would be the same, I think. According to the manua...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L srs system VIN: 1HGEJ1124S
hi guys, i have an srs light on steady. jumpered both the blue 2 pin on right kick panel and also the yellow 2 pin (memory erase) next to underdash fuse block. srs light does not flash. horn is inoperative and tested voltage to horns, no voltage. i suspect dri...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22961
hey honda techs customer brought in 01 civic says that sometimes after hot shut off car go in store 15 to 20 minutes later get back in car start to drive away and you lose accelator pedal car does not rev at all almost stuck at idle i have not been able to dup...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18573
the car was brought to us from the dealer, and had a cyl#4 missfire. we found that the intake valve was burned on cyl#4. had the cly head rebulit and put the car back together. now we have a code for intake air system leak detected P2279, and has little rought... Trouble codes: P2279
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2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L right head light VIN: 2HKRL18637
the right front head light is lightly dimm on daytime running system. if you turn the head light on the low beam and high beam work great but when you turn off the head lights to go into day time running lights the drivers side works great and the passanger s...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L head gasket VIN: KMHDN45D92
head gasket is leaking again.. couldnt find a specific torque value for the head bolts, updated tsb talked about 25 nm for m10 bolts 30 nm for m12 bolts then 60 degrees then 60 degrees, i followed the procedure and tightening pattern, but the car came back wit...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7239X
Customer Complaint, CE light on . Scanned with LAUNCH, resulted in strange reading. PO310 cylinder 10 misfire and [...]. When we hook up the Brick, scan reading P0171 Lean, and P0131 O2 sensor out of range. Then when scrolling thru code list, the number... Trouble codes: P0310 (Cylinder 10 Miss Fire), P1700 (Unknown)
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FC332XJ
Hello everyone, I have a problem that is really stumping me. To let you in on the whole story, this Rx-7 has sat for a few years. The owner said that when it was last driven, it felt like the transmission exploded, and now (a few years later) it doesn't start ... Trouble codes: 02 (Air Flow Meter)
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3EM64J6P
it will crank and almost start but it backfires through intake.
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L fuel gage VIN: HLS30-2943
we are working on a 1977 dutsun 280z car intermitently stalls when put into reverse, fuel gage drops to empty,volt gage go to over 16 volts temp and oil gage goes inop. cycle key and if fuel gage goes up car will restart some time have to leave sit for awhile ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D8S
If any Nissan tech knows I'm trying to find voltage readings for these wires. All-Data lists yellow and green wires at ecm pins 26 and 27 with engine idling 0-.4v not differentiating between the two wires. I get battery voltage on the yellow wire and .16 on th... Trouble codes: P0443
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L A/C compressor power. VIN: 4NZDN1112V
We charged this A/C system to spec. and now the compressor will not get power sometimes. Some times the compressor will work fine or will only work for a couple of minutes. Checked low and high sensors both check out ok. A/C relay is also working fine. When A/...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO START SOMETIMES VIN: 1N4AL1D32C
will start & run sometimes. had code po340. installed cps sensor kit & still having same problem. Trouble codes: P0340
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L sticks VIN: 1N6AA07B94
when you turn the ignition on the guages stick on the bottom and wont work for 12 to 13 seconds. was wondering if anyone has had this problem before.this is my first TITAN.
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E35
hey fellows i have a real pos here...i got a maxima that keeps setting a code po22 vvt bank 2 problem..here is what ive got so far oil presure cold is 65psi when engine is warm presure is 24 psi..so im gonna say that this is ok as alldata says it is but someti... Trouble codes: P0021
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, no pedle responce VIN: 3N1CB51D95
got a head scratcher here, car was towed in it would start and run fine you could press the foot feed down and it would rev as far as you wanted it to go, put it in gear all it would do is idle, press the peddle to the floor no accel at all...found no codes at...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D45
repaired code 1273 lean bank 1...found bulletin says must clear learning system or mil will illuminate with no failure... anybody know how with modis or solis?? or do i send to nissan?? just clearing codes did not keep light from coming back on in 2 or 3 trips Trouble codes: 1273 (sys lean b1)
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L reverse lamps fuse VIN: JF46G22645
intermittantly blows 15 amp reverse lamp fuse in dash fuse box(marked back)check draw- 7 amps and replace bulbs,wiggle wires and check conectors and grounds-all seems ok,car blew fuse within 2 weeks-but cant find any short when we have it-im thinking about rev...
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1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D2M
this truck will start fine and run good untill warm and turned off. then no start only warm. let it cool and it will start right up. it has good spark and i have added fuel nemerus times still no start hot. compession is the same hot or cold about 100psi we ar...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E6W
hi could use some help with this one from you toyota techs This car came in for a P441 evap purge flow we have seen this many times and replaced the charchol canister they ussualy break apart and chunks get stuck in all the valves toyota sells it as an assembl... Trouble codes: P0441
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K9X
vehicle will stall on decel and surge at part throttle let the car idle on its own and will stall this occurs only when hot[15-20 MINS DRIVE TIME} dealer diagnosed it as an egr valve disconnected vacuum line to valve problem still there disconnected purge vsv ...
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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 19UYA42771
Most said do idle relearn and if that did not work replace the iac motor. Did idle relearn by clearing codes and let engine idle till cooling fans come on.Did this same problem. We replaced iac motor and car idles perfect. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0505.
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L pedal pulsation VIN: JHMCD5656S
By chance we had a on car brake lathe demo that we used this vehicle for, Fix it, I dont get the intermittence of the problem but its fixed.
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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5J6YH28695
The iac was the culprit. Found problem running component test with Modis. Apparently the ecu program cannot determine the difference between an actual air leak and a sticking or unresponsive iac. The a/f readings confirmed the smoke test as to no air leaks as ... Trouble codes: P0507, P2279.
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB12B12
I know it seemed to take forever, but we finally got the Santa Fe running. Our shop has been really busy ever since the Santa Fe arrived, so it wasn't like we were spending every moment everyday working on it. After we replaced the cam sensor and cam sensor co...
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2005 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4K1C4B1465
The alternator output was 14.1 volts but the alt. cable was showing 12 volts. cleaned the cable connection at the alternator & solved the problem. Trouble codes: P1516 (tac), P2101 (sensor disagree).
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2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, Hard start VIN: KNAFB12153
Well, both cars are fixed. I wanted to give it some time to be sure. One driver still complains, but she wants a newer car with a/c. Every time I try it, it works great. I was able to get OEM cam sensors through Beck Arnley. Got to love it. Open the BA box an...
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2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19223
Hello thanks for all the replies,the IS is fixed it ended up to be a bad connection in the plug to the ECM pin 28 for the B2S1 signal wire,everything is working perfect and it goes in to closed loop after warm up,thanks for all replies. Trouble codes: P0125 (Insufficient coolant temperature for closed loop fuel control).
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L drivers door glass VIN: 2T2HA31U24
thanks for the help we did get sorry to say we put this one back together without a fix. we had this door apart several times , replace the regulator assy.lube the tracks but it still jumps when it first opens. we reset the motor , we still feel the weathe...
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1414W
THANKS FOR THE HELP THE PROBLEM WAS THE CAT AND THE MASS AIR FLOWSENSOR NEEDED TO BE CLEANED NOW RUNS GREAT Trouble codes: P0170, P0300, P0421, P1170.
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L alternator VIN: JM3LW28G2Y
All my test results were correct. The alternators were defective. Finally got NAPA to bring me a Beck-Arnley alternator and everything worked perfectly.
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S2W
thanks to all who replied..especially paul from illinios...the problem was the o2 sensor heater pin @ the ecm.i had to remove the pin out of the connector to the ecm and close it tighter. that was the last thing i would of thought it was...well i learned somet... Trouble codes: P0140 (rear os sensor heater circuit).
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1996 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L rear noise VIN: JF1GF4355T
Thank you for all the replies. We did found sway bar links worn out, but customer don't have any more money [...] spend at this time. Will update if he bring it back. Thank you again.
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L mil- flashes VIN: JT3GN86R9W
Thanks to John and Mary your suggestions were on the money. Checked the crank bolt and re-torqued it to spec. Test drove on freeway and light stopped flashing and problem is fixed. One for the books!
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L speedometer, check engine light VIN: 2T1BR12EXX
Well this vehicle was never actually fixed. The problem was found to be the plastic drive gear inside the transmission was not spinning. Customer did not want to replace transmission or pay for internal repair. So they traded the car in on a new car. Thank...
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1999 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 2T1CG22P6X
turned out to be conaminated fuel,drianed and cleaned tank replaced fuel pump-srainer customer-friend did not tell me it was sitting for longer than a year and ran that way comming in thanks for all the help.
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K61
Thanks all for the help,I thought I closed this, but I replaced the vsv. I had a time getting the monitors to run,and the catalyst was the hardest,and you have to drive slow for that one,I drove 98 miles to get them all run.Its gone and haven't heard of any pr... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuff EGR flow).
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