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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5662R
So... We replced all of the above, and before you post ANYTHING, ALL timing marks, and ingnition timing are SPOT ON! Not off at all! After repairs were made (using ALL Honda parts), I went to test drive the vehicle and backing out of the shop everything was fi... Trouble codes: 21 (VTEC Solenoid Valve circuit malf.)
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L rpm gauge VIN: 1GHEJ8645W
Rpm gauge fluate up and down when driving or sitting sill. Also notice when driving 25 speed, Rpm like over speed indicated mph, sometimes go's to the bottom of gauge.
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JACDJ58X2W
this vehical come in the shop with a stalling and engine lite on. only code is po101 mass air flow replaced 2 sensors and same concern.tired a new map sensor and still have same concern. checked intake for leaks using carb cleaner and a smoke machine.no leaks ... Trouble codes: P0101
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1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NA3535T
Help. This 1996 mazda miata has cooked 3 coil packs. customer on highway and engine dropped 2 cyls. towed to mazda dealer in Maryland. they diagnosed and installed new coil pack.costomer picks up car and drove 160 miles in Virginia, coil fails again. tows to m...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YUFP80D13
We have this Mazda that is setting a cyl. 4 misfire code only when held above 3000 rpm. I have swapped coils, injectors, spark plugs, and replaced uppper plenum seals with no change. I have confirmed pcm is identifying correct cylinder by removing coil from pl... Trouble codes: P0304
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1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESi 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3CC54N4J
Failed CA smog for high co 9.9% Help. ( =
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L heater switch VIN: JN1CA2107X
this car only has hi blower, the middle ones dont work. I checked all fuses and could not find any relays. Is there a reastat like the old cars located somewhere or a relay i cant find or is it the switch. Any help is appreciated
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2004 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L heater core VIN: 1N4AL11E04
Hi Guys,Customer complains of no heat at idle.Cooling system is full,There are no leaks or signs of cylinder head problem.Operates at normal temp.1 hot 1 cool heater hose at core.but when you bring RPM up to 2000 great heat.let it idle starts to blow cold agai...
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2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L noise VIN: 1N4BL11E26
has a whine noise that increases with rpm, similar to power steering whine. removed drive belts and still there. seems to be loudest in the front of the engine/timing chain area. has any one seen this before. have found tsb on whine/buzz noise and it says to r...
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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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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, P0401 VIN: JT2BG22K1V
car came in with p0401 code changed egr and egr modulator tested for vsv and seemd good drive cycle severall times everything seems ok but airflow... 0.00 constatly readings. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), DR1VE, CYC1E
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2002 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Engine VIN: 1NXBR12EX2
Hi: Car came in with an engine vibration complaint. Found right motor mount broken, found cracks on front and rear mounts also. Replaced all 3 and the vibration still there. We also replaced the transmission mount, no fix. We even ran the engine with the harmo...
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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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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L Door Locks VIN: 5NPEU46FX6
Thanks for all that responded. I have already had the vehicle in to recheck the work done and found no broken, or pinched wires. I did also check for connector tightness, and found no issues. I am advising the customer to taske to the dealer for further diag.
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L cam indexing VIN: KNDJA72335
thanks for the input. the dowels correspond to the sides. understandably its always better to be safe with a question and finish the job correctly than have to redue because of ignorance. i certainly appreciate all you guys for the response. car is done and g...
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2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D91
thanx for all the replies, the problem was the maf sensor, the strange part was there was only 0.1 volt difference in the output between the new part and the old part. usually the maf sensor causes the car to run lean instead of rich but this was the rare exce...
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2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L head gasket VIN: 3N1CB51D92
We removed the exhaust manifold and found no evidence of coolant when system was pressurized. Figuring that there must be excess coolant in the exhaust I ran the car for several minutes and the coolant boiled off. Thanks to all for responding so quickly.
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1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4FJ60VXH
Got plenty of help on this one and here are some of the things I tried:(Thanks to all that responded) intake gasket leaks are very common on these - mine was good had a couple of guys tell me to switch the #1 and #6 plug wires and start the car - it will bac...
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