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1988 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED365XJ
Hi All! I have a problem with this honda civic. Original complaint was high idle speed. Ck tune up parts, timing and idle speed. All ok. Road test, car ran great. Car idled for approx 20 minutes. Cooling fans came on but did not go off. Idle speed started cre...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D43
thanks to all in advance. I was hoping a Hyundai tech has seen this problem? maybe a re-flash is neccessary or there is an update? car runs and operates fine, this is the only code. Won't pass state inspection. Trouble codes: P0133
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Intermittent wipers VIN: JNKDA31A52
Wipers will stop and start (stutter) on intermittent setting Problem returned after a few weeks. Tried to tweak connectors again but it did not help. Has anyone seen this problem before?
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L abs VIN: 4S2CM58W3X
abs inoperative. abs light functions normally. no engine, tranny, or abs codes present. wheels lock up, vehicle slides at all speeds. abs pump motor does function if jumped. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2001 Mazda MPV ES 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28Y81
Vehicle came in for crank but will not start. Checked fuel pressure(58 psi), checked for spark(no spark), no access to fuel injectors for noide test, but spark plugs are fuel contaminated so injector pulse more than likely. No spark is definate and at times ve...
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2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D83
customer complaint is it chuggs real bad when first started in the morning, will clear up after a little bit of driving, and the check engine light is on. have not gotten to get it to happen to me. first visit pulled in with no problems, scanned and got p0302 ... Trouble codes: P0302 (first visit), P0300 (second visit)
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2006 Scion xA 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT60466
Hi Guys/Gals, P0012 for Camshaft Position 'A' timing retarded. I tested solenoid on scanner. Can fire at idle and engine stalls. Oil is clean, new, and 5w20 as per Toyota TSB. And pressure is OK. Screen on solenoid clear. TSB states cam gear failures. Diag tr... Trouble codes: 0012 (Camshaft position A timing retarded)
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1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Brake Bleeding VIN: JT3AC11R2M
Customer lost brakes in car about a month ago. They brought the car to us and we diagnosed the master cylinder. The customer opt to have his neighbor due the job. The car was then brought back to us to have brakes bled. We have bled every line in the vehicle i...
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1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2ST87N9N
Running rich fouling all plugs with soot and misfiring throughout the RPM range. Replaced the distributor(coil was cracked), and ECT sensor. The scanner shows the ECT voltage to be 4.5v but the actual reading at the sensor is .5v. The voltage at the plug when ...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKYF18453
We adjusted all valves and found the rear bank was out of adjustment. Local Honda dealer had done the 100k maintenanceand in process had tried to repair misfire codes by replacing coils and then adjsuting valves on front bank only. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304, P0305, P1607.
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G61
after running dvom tests at maf sensor which incorporates iat sensor, the voltage output showed temp readings consistant with scanner readings through computer. heating maf with hair dyrer, only brought voltage to 3.5volts or 30f, also consistant with scanner ... Trouble codes: P0113.
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2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on, No drive LOS VIN: 4F2CZ59HX8
The Tribute is in the hands of the insurance company at this point. I have recommended the eCVT/TCM be replaced. The body shop brought over the old wiring harness that was replaced, I cross checked all of the PCM and TCM wires with the old harness. I did find,... Trouble codes: P0A0A (High Voltage system interlock circuit), U2023 (Invalid network data recieved from another module with faulted input set in ABS), P1A0D (Hybrid generator disabled), P1A0E (Hybrid motor disabled), P1A13 (Regen Disabled), P2104 (TAC forced idle mode).
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ51S4L
customer driving for now, installed new plug wires and changed the autolite plugs to ngk apears to be a little better.when i changed the plugs the plugs on the left bank they had a lot of soot/carbon on them the ones on the right bank look cleaner only 1 week ...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L radio VIN: 4A3AC44G4Y
Thank you for all your help. I was able to unlock the radio but I could not get the speakers to work. I gave up and finally replaced the radio and have music again. Thank you again.
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA3AJ26E33
Since raplacing cam sensor, vehicle hasn't returned. Posts were to check ignition switch and fuses for loose or bad connections, check egr valve, try hooking up scope to cam sensor , do a wiggle test and tap on sensor, but if not starting, its probably the cam... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335.
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1985 Nissan 720 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N6ND01S0F
Thanks for the vote of confidence on my diagnosis.I replaced this distributor 3x's before I got one that actually worked!! A-! cardone electrical parts suck!!! They make great water pumps,but terrible electrical parts! Now I am repairing a defective fuel pump...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E54
Thanks for all the replies! I did indeed replace the t-body assem and used the Launch scanner to relearn the idle stuff. Thanks to all who took time to respond and Merry Christmas Trouble codes: P0507, P2135 (throttle pedal sensor a/b corraltion).
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2008 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L reset tpms VIN: 1N4AL21E48
thanks to all replys, I did know that the tpms resets itself, But i couldnt reset oil/tire maintance lite after pushing buttons many times.I was advised to look in owners manual. but as always books were at owners home.owner was advised to read book. But i don...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3S
#1 was right on OPEN CIRCUIT RELAY mounted behind the passenger side of the dash above ecm and below relay center. Toyota part in stock 85910-35010 relay ass I have no idea how anyone could have known that. The relay upon removal showed signs of corrosion I tr...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L High idle VIN: 4T1BG22K9V
Thanks you all again for the replies. The car had repairs done about 7 months ago at another shop. It appears to have a massive air intake leak. Since, the car doesn't have a MAF sensor. It continues to faithfully dump fuel according to the Master Vacuum sens...
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