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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCG564XW
Greetings All. Happy Holidays. I really need some help on this one. Has misfire on cyl #3. Checked compression 150 all 4. Hooked up vacuum guage 20" steady no flickering on vac guage. Checked injector pulse-good. Swapped inj #1 with inj #3- no change. Swapped ...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: KMHDN45D22
I am replacing the timing belt as maint. While removing the covers I noticed the belt has worn a small hole in the top cover right up at the front. I now have the covers all the way off, and the belt has been walking off the sprockets. the covers have a distin...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65F03
Found worn out clutch , replaced with after market disc , pressure plate ect... ( was a pull type clutch ) after reassemble clutch will not complety disengage , Remove trans again inspect all parts matched part ( about 300 times ) install another new clutch ki...
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1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L timing chain VIN: JNKCP11A0X
Hello IATN members, i just removed the cylinder head to replace a oil leaking head gasket, and upon assembly found out that their is no line up marks repective to timing chain position i know their should be 20 links between sprockets but not sure in what posi...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L transmission VIN: 4KLB4B1R9X
This NPR, with 4L80 trans, sets two codes, PO748, for trans pressure control solenoid problem. It occurrs intermittently. When it occurrs, the solenoid amperage shows zero volts, and it cannot be changed. The other interesting thing is it sets code for U1041 c...
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2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L cam sprocket and phaser and valves VIN: 4S2DE58Y44
Help me save Christmas for Marcia! This poor girl took her POS in for a check engine light a couple of months ago and was told it needed a tune up, I think she got codes p0304 and p0300. They did the work and last week it quit running, they diagnosed it as a b...
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Weak Injector pulse VIN: KNDJC73303
Happy Holidays from [...]'s Automotive. I have a huge problem that has been keeping at my shop late for the last 3 weeks. My technician replace a timing belt for maintance on the 03 Sorento 3.5 ltr. Timing was off bad when he turned the engine over. Bent the...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28GX1
Had a P1512 Intake Manifold Runner Control (IMRC) Shutter Valve Close Stuck code with the P1518. The clip for the linkage on the IMRC valve had broken and fallen off. New clip installed valve is free cable free. Now the P1518 comes back. Looking for any sugges... Trouble codes: P1518 (imrc shutter valve stuck open)
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Intake system VIN: 1YVHP84D94
Engine began consuming oil, aprox 2qts per 1K miles. Removed intake manifold & found engine oil in it, enough to have drained down to saturate 50% of air filter. Removed spark plugs and rear bank showed severe oil deposits. Performed cylinder leak-down test & ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L radio VIN: 4A3AC44G4Y
I HAD SOME BODY WORK DONE ON MY CAR AND THEY LEFT THE BATTERY OUT FOR 2 WEEKS AND WHEN I GOT IT BACK ALL I GET WHEN i TURN ON THE RADIO IS THE WORD CODE. i HAVE NO CODE AND i WAS WONDERING IF i COULD BYPASS THIS.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Brake lights VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
Hi I got a 300zx in my shop. The mastercyilinder is leaking brake fluid so i am going to replace it.Also the brake lights don't work. The third light in the spoilor does however work when on the brake pedal.I'm not familier with this kind of set up so if anyon...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: QN6SD11S8V
I have been helping a fellow tech in trouble. This truck sets p0443 evap system purge control valve & solenoid. It had a blown canister and had carbon in the system. Cleaned this out, replaced canister, solenoid and volume control valve. Blew out lines, tested... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP Purge Control Solenoid and Valve)
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JF1SF6552X
This is a used car that has been on our lot for about 2 years. It passed emmisions a year ago with flying colours. When at idle in park,the upstream O2 will fix at about .75 volts, the loop status goes to deceleration open loop(ie the same as coasting down)lon...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH68631
Don't laugh, this should be a no-brainer. Originally came in with a transmission fluid leak and found what appeared to be a leak from the transmision pan gasket. We resealed with an aftermarket sealer the first time, it came back maybe a month later leaking sl...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Air blend door VIN: JF1SG65663
Thanks up front for any input that might head me in correct direction. Have a 2003 Subaru Forester with a HVAC temp control problem. It has an auto system with temp dail starting at 65 degrees on the cold end to 85 degrees on the hot end going from left to rig...
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Airbag System VIN: JF1SG65664
Followed clear procedure. Grounded pin 1. While grounded, grounded pin 2. Code 11 will not clear. Induced code 42 by unplugging drivers seat connector and reconnected. Now have codes 42 and 11. Will not clear. Induced another code by unplugging passenger seat....
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C15
Customer came in with ses light on with multiple codes. replaced the rear o2 sensor and all codes gone but p2097. took to subaru for reflash that might be able to remove this code but only worked for two days. The downstream o2 is reading .875 volts and the up... Trouble codes: P2097
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BF22K8Y
Ok all parts changed on this car are not from Toyota that maybe the problem. What is going on is a crank but no start hot some times it may start but idle very low or will start then die no idle at all.If you hold the gas down a little it will start and idle a...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L abs lights VIN: 5TDBT48A62
car came in with vsc, traction control, and abs light on. it only comes on intermittently. if the lights are lit up and you turn the car off then on again the lights will no longer be lit up. drive it for a while and it could either turn on in 100 yrds or not ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Power Steering VIN: 2HGES26783
Well I was in agreement with the majority that the rack would fix this pup. My ace tech argued that the pump was a much easier first try, as it is much easier to replace and guess what? Problem solved. Now can steer with 1 finger. Thanks for all the input.
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2000 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Unknown VIN: JACDJ58X5Y
From the replies and when the problem was happening we determined it waw most likely torque converter. Still waiting for customer to decide if he wants the repair.
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1YVGF22C5X
thanks to all of you good tecnician,i fix this car by change the module and coil pack,car star,i apreciate for your help.raymond.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1FE17NX4
Thanks for the help guys. It turns out that the Oil metering pump that injects oil into the combustion area to keep the seals soft went out and that would cause stalling on decel, the part is $1250.00 so the customer hasn't fixed it yet but I am concern that t...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AE85H81
Thanks to all who took time to reply to this post. It took a while to get vehicle fixed mainly due to part availabiliy. The fix was replacing distributor assembly. We ran vehicle to operating temperature and then tested coil output. We found coil is weak when ...
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2005 Other Asian xb 1.5L unknown VIN: JTLKT33475
seems that after this last service the problem has not acted up one time. only thing that was done was that the tires were rotated and balanced. i am thinking that there is something with the tires? replies that i recived were about possible wheel speed sensor...
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1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1VK13E9N
Perez from CA nailed it: The ECT sensor was within specs at 80f in the shop, but had too much resistance below 60f. The IAC valve was clean and not sticking and worked well when manually actuating it.
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2001 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E52
First off thank you to all thatt resplied. I did test before and after I replaced the maf, so the next time I won't rely on weak information. But as soon as I replaced the maf sensor hesitation was gone, no more stalling and had little more power. also than...
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