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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6644S
This car is setting the P0441 again after checking all the vacuum and electrical connections and operation of solenoids and switches. I checked the fix database and everyone comes up with the same thing, the car has an extended warranty, send it to Honda. This... Trouble codes: P0441 (Canister Purge)
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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCD5633V
We have a very strange accord here that we need help on. Code p301B. Freeze frame rpm 1460 thorttle position 10% mph 0 fuel system open Missfire on cylinder 1, Vehicle does not have a missfire. Clear egr passage way, by removing plate and cleaned. Adjusted va...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L final drive VIN: 1HGCM56334
hey guys, we have a 04 accord w/ auto trans. came in vibing all the time, shimmy in the steering wheel. further inspection found r/s output seal on trans is leaking and the axle fits loose in diff carier. replaced seal and inspected aqs much as poss. the bus...
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E6P
Customer brought car in for a "no start" symptom. After Diag, technician confirmed that the starter needed to be replaced. After replacing starter, the car would start but it sounded rough, and it would take several cranks. All the wires seem to be in tact, no...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
i need help!! this car is killing me...this car runs very rich at idle and stalls..the o2 goes to .95 to 1 v. the lt fuel trim is -25 the st is negitive the load % at idle goes up to 75% at idle the car runs good off idle but at idle it runs bad.ive checked ev...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17394
Good afternoon, The RX8 began exhibiting hard starting within one week, and eventually went to a no start. While in shop, experienced no start. Spark good, fuel pressure good, cleared engine by dissabling fuel, still no start, did hear one or two puffs, and on... Trouble codes: P0336 (Eccentric Shaft position sensor circuit range/performance problem)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4A3AK44Y4X
I have this Eclipse that will start and run rough for a few mins then it will clear up. During this time it has a 500 to 1000 RPM surge like a vacuum leak issue. It will not stall just run rough and surge. I put it in gear and accelerate it will hesitate/miss ...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1RZ26H2P
hello nissan techs,please help.this car will run and drive fine for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it starts misfiring and blowing blue smoke.after it sits for a hour or so it will run fine again.i have checked everything from fuel pressure to pluged exhaust.when...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
This car runs like poop! O2 sensor B1S1 will never go leaner than .52v but goes as rich as 1.35v. B2S1 goes as lean as 0.00v and as rich as .91v when I add fuel or make a large vac leak. When lite amount of fuel is added it smoothes out. On the Verus scanner t...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L ride control VIN: JNDR09XX2W
This vehicle came in a couple of months ago with the complaint that the vehicle would start bouncing/rocking after hitting a bump. They had been to a tire shop that told them it was caused by the tires. So they bought new Michelin tires and still had the probl...
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W63
i received this murano 2003 with complaing of alarman problem from another shop.they replaced engine computer;new one,replaced antena amplifier,new key and used body control module.the shop hired a tech from nissan to program new key.tech could not programn ne... Trouble codes: P1614, P1610
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2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L srs VIN: 5N1AA08A56
ok as all have read i have a 06 armada in the shop with a flashing airbag light. i checked current and history codes with my solus found none but i also have an option for trouble diag records and i get a b1182 code for the driver pretensioner. if i clear it o...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BG6858V
Hello, Have this car we did rear brakes.(It sat for 8 months before getting here.) On our test drive for brakes it stalled like somebody shut off the key. I went to put scanner on it and had no comm.I checked all fuses and they are good. I noticed I have no...
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
We overhauled this transaxle.The reason for overhaul was a bearing noise which turned out to be a pinion bearing bad.We went through the entire unit.what is weird is sometimes it shifts perfect and sometimes it has a harsh 1-2 shift only at light throttle.if y...
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L readiness VIN: 4T1BG22K41
I hope someone can help me. I am looking for a cat drive cycle for this 01 camry. Mitchell does not have it, and I am trying to get this one ready for emission testing. Thanks in advance, Artie
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653W
thanks for all of your replies.i took a chance and ordered a new iac assy.from honda.the parts guy says hey i think i just saw a bulletin on that.turns out that the iac goes bad with no real safe way to test it,and/or the p/s pressure switch/connector fails in... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine damper VIN: KMHWF35H44
Replace serpentine belt, problem is now gone, thanks for all the help...Joe
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
AFTER STARTING VEHICLE CONSISTANTLY BY HEATING PCM WITH HEAT GUN, DECIDED TO HAVE LOCAL MAZDA DEALER REPLACE PCM. LET VEHICLE SIT OUTSIDE IN COLD WEATHER AND STARTED MULTIPLE TIMES WITH NO PROBLEMS. COMPUTER SOLVED THE PROBLEM. THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S HELP. Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110.
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3BM54JXP
Thanks for all the replies I got the right ecm temp sensor an problem solved thanks again for all your input an help Chuck
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1998 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D8W
It seems that these vehicles have a lot of distributor failures and oil in the distributor is a good indicator. I did have oil in the distributor, but that was not the cause of the no start. When I pulled the cap to check for oil I noticed that the holddown sc... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Phase Fault).
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02EOV
HELLO TO ALL MANY OF YOU REPLIED TALKING ABOUT THE O2 SENSORS. I CHECKED THE O2 DATE AND FOUND THAT SENSOR ONE WAS NOT WORKING AT ALL. I CHANGED THE O2 SENSOR AND RECHECKED. THE NEW SENSOR IS WORKING FINE. IT HAS BEEN A WEEK SINCE WE FIXED THIS CAR.I JUST C... Trouble codes: P125.
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L vsc VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
Apparantly we have not been the first to run into this. Donald [...] sent a link to a very detailed procedure which cured the problem. Thanks to everyone. Here is the link:
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