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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5652T
thanks for any help in advance and here are the vehicle symptoms: when car is first started(cold soak) engine runs fine but once it goes into closed loop idle gets a little rough but not misfiring then as soon as it is put in gear and a little load applied eng... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0302, P0304, P1300 (random misfire), P0401
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L convertor? VIN: 5FNRL38747
This is my own van. I have not personally worked on it due to it still being under factory powertrain warranty. The local Honda dealer says there is nothing wrong. The problem is a slip or flare while driving at a steady speed. It will do it in 3rd, 4th and 5t...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Stall VIN: JNKCA21D2T
car came in with complaint of rough running and stall at lights.we were unable to duplicate condition. we replaced radiator for a crack in upper tank, while running this morning the pcm set a code for b1s1 always lean, looking at the scan tool data, both o2 se...
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1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Throttle Resp VIN: JNKAY21D9T
Hello there and thanks for the help with this one. The customer has been commenting for months about an intermittent lack of strong throttle response. We have driven it many times and really could not find any problems, in fact it seems to have plenty of power...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 1st gear VIN: JACDJ58X72
Ok here goes first trans ran great shifted great for about 4 miles know it acts like it is limp mode starting out in third gear can not get any live data the wonderful modis will not supply that info tried to get my uncle at gm to hook up with master tech but ...
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1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNDJA7236X
thanks for your time in reading this.customer brings in car and says brakes come on by themselves going down road without hitting brake pedal test drove doesnt act up. customer says it doesnt happen very often but when it does it scares the crap out of them ha...
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2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L no od VIN: KNAF812915
at times it feels like overdrive is not working and gets no indicator light. when button is pushed nothing happens.. must shut off vehicle then restart in order to get button to function. problem is intermittant but resolution is always the same.. replaced tcm...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L cam indexing VIN: KNDJA72335
i am putting together a 2.oL kia engine. the cam sprockets can be installed in 2 positions. my guess is to install them onto the cams with the timing mark and dowel on the same side for the corresponding cam (I and E). the position of the lobes for cylinder #1...
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1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L Hidden Headlights VIN: JM1NA3514T
Hi Guys, I do not know where to start on this one. The owner tells me that intermittently while the car is parked the hidden headlights will start cycling open and closed until it kills the battery. It had a theft system in it but it has been removed. Anyone...
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1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1PN34S3H
Hello everyone , I need some help on this one, i got a 87 pulsar when it gets hot it has a surge hesitation will not rev over 4 grand or take the gas back fires up through the intake . my fuel pressure is a steady 15 psi and dosn"t drop when problem happens i ...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Lower timing cover VIN: 1N4DL01D4Y
Hello, I have this Altima apart for timing chain guide replacement. I have replaced all the timing parts. Guides, tensioners, chains and gears. I cannot get the lower timing cover back on the engine. I have tried lowering the engine as far as it will go, rais...
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L head gasket VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Vehicle came in overheating with no heat. Sent head out to be surfaced and replaced all gaskets. Head was pressure tested and checked ok. Reinstalled head and had coolant leaking into exhaust, compression ok, slow pressure drop, no evidence of coolant in cylin...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L kickdown VIN: 4S3BK6754V
while driving this car at cruising speeds and press accelerator to pass it will kickdown and act like it is dropping into nuetral and redline engine but if you install fuse to disable awd it will work just fine does it hurt to drive with fuse installed dont kn...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63673
po171/po130 codes. checked fuel pressure, vac leaks ok. monitored ect,map,iat all within specs. b1s1 afr stays at 3.8v+, i think it should be .85-1.1v. post cat 02 reads rich at time but can be driven lean. afr does not change.Fuel trim with 1st new sensor rea... Trouble codes: P0171, P0130
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1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E1N
customer said she was at drive thru at bank and car died i had towed in checked for spark none present checked to make sure it was in time it;s dead on don;t usually work on these so i don;t have much info checked for power at dist doesn;t have any or at ignit...
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2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Red brake warning light VIN: 5TBKT44153
The brake warning light is functional with the parking brake engaged and if the fluid level sensor is grounded. When the key is on and in the starting mode, the Brake light does not illuminate and I have failed this for our state inspection. I checked our loca...
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L T-belt / valve VIN: 4T1BF28B34
I need help from a good Toyota tech. I have a 2004 Avalon with a 3.0 24 valve VVT-i We replaced the water pump and timing belt for preventative maintenance. Now we have problems, there is a tight spot just as you come to all the alignment marks. It will spin p...
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L Code P0741, trans temp light on. VIN: 5TEHN72N64
Overhauled this A340F trans. Truck came back (8 mos.later) with code P0741-"TCC stuck off" and customer said trans temp light was on. I have driven the truck several times now and lockup seems to work fine (rpm's drop when PCM commands TCC on). I drove it up i...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Sensor VIN: 5TFBV58157
Hi all We had this Toyota in for tires. M & Balanced the tires but broke 1 TPMS sensor. Replaced the sensor with new unit from Toyota. Have NOT been able to get the TPMS light to go out since. Information is very limited on this unit. Have tried resetting and ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG2244Y
Well although I got 12 replies we only had a the car a couple of days and the owner needed it back. The problem would only show up when going through a curve and on the gas. I feel it is a fuel supply issue but the owner decided to trade her in for a new Honda...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG31781
The vehicle is fixed. After installing Original Equipment parts that where bought from local Honda dealer with use of VIN #. We found a bad connection at the ECM and corrected the problem. Trouble codes: P1166, P1167.
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L overdrive VIN: KMHCG35C62
Thanks to Stephen from Kentucky who provided me with the number for WIT transmission parts inc., they had the bearing in stock, I replaced the bearing and support bushing, flushed the trans twice, customer has put over 600 miles on car with no problems.
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L high idle VIN: 3N1CB51D86
first i want to say THANKS to all trying to help a fellow tech. i fixed this vehicle by bringing to nissan to reflash pcm and perform relearn for idle. but i had a problem with throttle assy. luckally it was under warranty. they replaced it and reflashed pcm a...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Timing/misfire VIN: JT5RN75U1J
Thanks for all the replies. He took the vehicle home that same day and took the valve cover off and said it was on the marks. He said he restabbed the distributor because the other shop took it out to move the timing to get it closer. Im really confused becaus...
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1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE95C5J
Well the customer never came back. Figures. A car w/ 365K needs some attention. At least we got our diag time from the state. I believe that fixing the vacuum line to the eabc valve put the vehicle in computer control but didn't check it when it was at the...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HP10V0X
The repair on this vehicle was a PCM. I did smoke check with no results. I tried a known good MAP sensor and a OEM air fuel ratio sensor also. The vehicle would act normal for a while then it would drive itself so lean that it would barely run. O2's reading le... Trouble codes: P1133 (A/F Sensor Circuit Response Malfunction).
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