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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7664M
the sport transmision lamp flashes then vehicle will not start
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2241W
sets an intermittant code 1457, Clearing the code, it will return sometimes days later, usually when cold and under full throttle accelleration. Has been doing this for sometime Now has a very minor inaccessible fuel leak, maybe related, only when tank is at 3... Trouble codes: 1457 (emission leak)
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH185X3
this vehicle was brought to me running very bad at idle and while driving. the mil was on wiht a code related to the iac valve. i cleaned the valve and the car ran way better .now the mil come on about 30mi after i clear it.the code p0172 system too rich only ... Trouble codes: P0172
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, RECURRING PO130 VIN: JT8GK13TOR
hello there fellow techs. i have this 1994 lexus es 300 with a 3.0 dohc engine and automatic trans which has been haunting me for the past few months. i initially installed a o2 sensor due to engine code po130 which at the time was lead to believe was going to... Trouble codes: P0130
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Hello: Another surging idle mystery vehicle. Thought for sure it was another vacuum/intake leak type of repair. No leaks found with smoke test, mirror exam or spraying with brake cleaner around intake. Removed ISC from bore and plugged with large plastic plug.... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throttle position sensor cicuit A)
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Acceleration VIN: 1YVGF22CX1
This car has poor acceleration and very late shift points. It feels like it has a restricted exhaust but back pressure is one psi at the most at any RPM,Driving or standing still.WOT from stand still 02 reads 900 mv. 02 seems to switch normally and fuel trims ...
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28A63
customer is complaining of his cooling fans noisey. i drove the vehicle and it seems the very hi speed mode was activated, the fan motors sounded a little loud to me but not obvious that there was a problem. i am not sure if i should just try a new set of fan ...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1RZ26HXP
hi thanks in advance.this car has been changed over to 134 some time back.the problem i'm having i that i from what the customer says it doesn't cool like it should and the condensor fan doen't kick on. the fan works,but from what i see on all data this thing...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JN1CA3186Y
this car came into our shop with a bad coil after reading some of the fixes on this site we advice the costumer on replacing all of them at once. all coils were replace vehicle still had a misfire on cylinder one, after running for a few minutes the car shut-o... Trouble codes: P0301, P1320 (primary coil malfunction)
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D01
greetings to all this nissan came to me from another shop whom were chasing a couple of evap codes.as noted they have changed several solenoids with no success.i did check for codes and got two evap codes small leak and large leak for evap.i put my smoke machi... Trouble codes: P1441, P0455
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, ENGINE NOISE VIN: 1N4AL11DO3
hello techs this vehicle came in with a rough idle and a cel on.initial inspection proved failed crank sensor,sensor was replaced.now cel is back on with a random cylinder misfire and when it gets to a certain temperature engine sounds like it is coming apart... Trouble codes: P0300
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BJ633XP
this subrau starts okay but does not run to well. i first replaced the plugs and wires but then after that when i started it up i also found out that there is some sort of vacumn leak. it is on the left side and when i spray carb cleaner over by the left head ... Trouble codes: 22 (knock sensor), 32 (oxygen sensor)
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2003 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on, TACHOMETER INOP VIN: 4S3BH63523
Hey everyone and thanks in advance for any help. Customer complained of check engine light, tachometer inop and "confused transmission". This vehicle has a P0741(tq conv. clutch circuit) code and the tachometer is inop. These occured at the same time and both ... Trouble codes: P0741 (tq converter clutch circuit perf. or stuck off)
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L wheel bearing VIN: 4S4BT61C83
Hi there Subaru techs, I have this Baja that came in for a noise from the rt front wheel. determined it was a bad wheel bearing. installed a new wheel bearing and the noise got worse. the bearings are a tapered bearing and it says to put 157 ft/lbs on the axl...
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1990 Toyota Supra 3.0L spark plugs full of oil VIN: JT2MA71SXL
We do not work on alot of Toyota's here. We have a customer who's son has this supra with a miss. I located the missing cylinder and found where the spark plugs are is full of oil. From the diagram off michell it shows 3 valve covers on the top of the engine. ...
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1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L hydrolic fan VIN: JT2GK13E2R
i have a hydraulic cooling fan on a 1994 toyota camry.the fan turns but never reaches 1100rpm when warm.it seems to be a pressure prob.,but don't have the pressure guage to test the pump.i have a new pump but it is not cheap and this customer is never happy wi...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
Ok Toyota Gurus, I need your help. I have a recurring p1300 and a car that stalls when you come to a stop, or release throttle. Usually only when cold. Once it warms up it runs great. It originally came in for the p1300 code and for oil leaks. The igniter was ... Trouble codes: P1300
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Charging VIN: 19YS004195
ok i have put 3 diffrent alternators from diffrent parts stores on this truck.at idle the truck will not charge 11.5 volts, rev motor up to 2000 rpms it charges 13.5 volts.cut lights on it drops to about 12.5 volts,all alternators have been tested to be good.b...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JTEGH20V91
I have this Rav4 that was brought to me after another shop gave up on it. They changed the fluid and filter. When I got it I checked the fluid it was already pretty dirty and also the check engine light was on. The code is p0750 shift solinoid a fault. I dropp...
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L a/c VIN: JTEHH20V61
This Toyota has two buttons with indicator lights. One is an A/C button and the other is a recirculate button. The A/C can be blowing just as cold as can be and then the light on the A/C button begins to flash. Once the light begins to flash, the A/C no longer...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 2nd gear VIN: JACDH58W9R
Thanks to the two who took the time to reply. I was not able to isolate the root cause or correct the low line pressure in second gear. I explained to the customer there is nothing more I could do for it at this time, and if second gear fails again the transmi...
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDJC73374
Cleaned 3 grounds under the passenger side kick panel. Re-soldered and cleaned existing eyelets. Cleaned ground under the battery tray. Tightend all connections at TPS and MAF. Post road test, no re-occuring issues. Thanks to all who replied!
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E5P
Well customer did not want to spend any money on the repair. Ever heard that one? I appreciate all the replies, but as it was SO close I really just wanted to "tweak" something to get it by for 2 more years. As it turns out the tweak was changing gas. They w...
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BH22F9T
I called te dealer because the customer said they fixed it the last time for a bit. They said the found the plug at the air flow meter was loose. I checked the pin tightness and thy seemed tight. The connector lock didn't seem to good but it was working. I pu... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 1).
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L new comp,evap ,conder.
thanks everyone ,finally fix this car,it was a bad compressor.i replaced it with another one and she starter cooling down good 41 degree and a steady 48 at an idle thanks again IATN.
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L sticks VIN: 1N6AA07B94
sorry i didnt close this earlier was waiting on customer to bring vehicle back. I told him over the phone i needed to check his battery. i found out later that he just changed the battery hisself and it fixed it.Thanks for the help.
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2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L temp gauge VIN: 5TBBT481X3
The temp and oil combo meter was bad. There really isn't any way to check it but with everything else checking ok I just had to try the gauge. It took a few days to get Toyota said it was on backorder so I guess they have a problem with them. Thanks so much t...
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