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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5628J
Ive got this honda that is kicking my butt it came in with poor idle checked pcv valve sure enough it was missing center replaced and road tested ran great went to restart and it wouldnt idle I could smell it was running rich had to hold it to the floor to sta...
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2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on, ALL SYSTEM LIGHTS ON VIN: 5FNRL38855
i have a honda that has the following lights on: check engine light, check tpms, check air bag system, check abs. the vehicle runs but the trans is in limp (it won't shift, seems to be in 3rd gear). the driver side power sliding door is inop. the passenger sid...
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Stall VIN: JACDH58V8N
We have a 92 trooper this vehicle runs normal for about 10 minutes of driving then at cruise the check engine light comes on after that the vehicle will die at stop signs. I can keep it running if I feather the throttle and keep the rpm up I have gone through ... Trouble codes: 42 (EST electronic spark timing)
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2007 Kia Rio 1.6L heat output VIN: KNADE163X7
After recent service car now has little heat at idle however heat is good when engine revs are picked up. Cooling system has been purged of all air and rad and heater core have been flushed. A thermostat was changed. There is coolant flow at the heater hoses w...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G0Y
This van will fall flat on it face almost every time you try to accelerate.we replaced a fuel pump last week for low pressure.ran good for 50 km after new pump installed.only had 40 psi and specs are 55-61.New pump was in specs and still is.we even tried anout...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1TA222X1
We took this car in for a miss at idle and under a load. We noticed that it had not had a timing belt replaced so along with tune up we did timing belt and water pump. Still had miss. replaced cyl. 1 coil and fixed miss at idle still missed under a load. Cal...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No shift VIN: 1YVFP84D44
Car came in, in limp mode. scan found PO763 as well as several engine codes, no comunication with TCM or ABS. Cleared every thing and came back with the PO763 hard. ran through diad chart and external every thing ohmed good. I cant see pulling this apart and t...
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2010 Mazda 3 i 2.0L alignment specs VIN: JM1BL1SFSA
Does anyone have the alignment specs for a 2010 mazda3 sedan? Does anyone know if they are same as 2009? My system only goes to 2009 and I've got a pothole issue that needs some attention.
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D5S
This car came to us complaining of a hard starting when warm, It starts like it is flooded or very rich. Otherwise it runs well once you get it started. This all only happens if you get the car HOT and then shut it off and wait approx 10 min. If you try to st... Trouble codes: P0150, P1335, P0130
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L engine VIN: 4N2XN11T9X
Vehicle came in with SES on, surging running rough. Scanned found codes P0130, P0135 and P1148. Checked datastream, found O2 sensor in fail mode. Diagnosed O2 problem, found broke wire, repaired wire. Now have O2 data. Cleared codes, none returned. Vehicle sti...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Help Nissan Techs!This sentra came in with p1491 stored, Followed Nissan tsb, replaced vacuum cut bypass valve. Fault still sets intermittently and when the vehicle is filled with fuel it will idle poorly and hesitate from a stop for the first few minutes. We ... Trouble codes: P1491 (vacuum cut bypass valve)
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D81
hello fellow techs. thanks for reading this post. your help will be appreciated. this maxima was towed in with main complaint of heavy electrical smell and a/c not working. found alternator charging at 17 volts and specific gravity of battery fluid, charcoal i... Trouble codes: P0420
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L release bearing VIN: 1N6ED27TX1
I replace this truck's cluth about 15k ago. The first one went 5k before the release bearing got noisy, it started out just being noisy in the morning then after about two weeks it was loud all the time, so i replaced the whole clutch again and that one lasted...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Thanks in advance. This vehicle is from another shop. Vehicle came in with SES light on and state inspection is due this month. Code found was a p0340 CMP sensor circuit. Test sensor and found sensor inop. Call dealer for part(never use aftermarket for this pr... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor sensor A bank 1 circuit malf.)
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L missing 12volts VIN: JN8A208T24
Have Check All power and grounds to TCM replaced TCM and no change
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1985 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3FJ60G2F
Hey guys, This Land cruiser is eating my lunch. It is a 4.2 manual trans.Come in about 1yr ago and we rebuilt the carb for bucking - jerking and dieing. The vehicle run great. Recently it come in with a more aggravated jerking, bucking and now stalling. It act...
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1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE94A4N
hey guy's thanks in advance.this car came in with a no start problem.so i checked to see what it was doing while cranking and notice the check engine light on while iwas cranking.checked codes found code 14.so i checked for spark and there was none.so i scoped... Trouble codes: 14 (ign signal conformation)
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L a/c not cold VIN: 4T1BG12K3T
this car cools great when first start and run the a/c after about 15 miles or so the cooling gets less and less until finally there is no cooling air inside, i charged the system and flush the system because the new evaporator and condensor the clucht engaging...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L front brake pads VIN: JT2BG22K3X
hi all,this camry is in good shape.2 years ago i put brakes on this car and they lasted 30k miles.since then,i cant get the same brand of pads to go over 15k miles.even tried a different brand last time and still 15k.cust states he has same commute,same house....
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E3Y
Vehicle runs and drives great.  Check engine light comes on intermittently.  Sets code P1600-  ECM Battery Circuit.Performed diagnostics and checked back up power supply thru EFI fuse- No problem found. Replaced ECM with good used part and same problem.  Light... Trouble codes: P1600 (ecm battery circuit)
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L traction control message VIN: 4T1BF28K31
We are having problems with a traction control light that is illuminated on the dash. We have scanned it and the code reads out as shift solinoid and we are wondering if anybody else has experienced this. Tahnks in advance for any and all consideration.
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L door locks VIN: JHLRD1840V
I wanted to thank everyone that responded to my help request.Reading and taking the time to email me back. There is a bulk connector on the left front door (hinge area) that can be unpluged.I removed the rubber that shields the wireing to find a broken wire (...
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1999 Infiniti I30 T 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA21A4X
I have replaced all three sensors, and the system now is operating properly, with good temperature control over the range of adjustment. The old sensors tested much closer to value when the outside temp went up to 70. At an outside temp of 45-50 they were arou...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Minimum engine VIN: KNEJA5555Y
I think I solved the problem by a complete washing of injection pump and injectors with a cleaning product. I turned the engine by aspirating the pure liquid (500ml) from a tank directly from the injection pump.
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJC733X4
Thanks all for the help . Replaced the TPS as you all suggested, Took the car out on a long test drive to complete all the drive cycles, parked car and let soak, next day took her out on another test drive, all seems well, ship car out and told owner to info... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS signal circuit .).
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF1139L
Just wanted to say thanks for the 8 gentleman that gave their input, especially Alan [...]. he warned me before I went back into the carb to verify that the dist/igniter was functioning and I scoped it and found good signal. One of my guys had checked all of...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L speedometer VIN: 4S3BK4352X
Have not been able to continue the repair because the dealer told me the printed circuit board is not available at this point,but may be available in May. This is the next step I wanted to do because as I said before,the symptoms changed from intermittent spee...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L cat monitor wont run VIN: 4T1BF12B1T
Car has left the shop. After spending many hours driving the car trying to set the monitor and evaluating vehicle data to the best of my ability, I decided to send it to the dealer. I was not able to access the mode 6 data to see why the monitor wouldn't run...
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1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L No Start VIN: JT3HN86R8W
When I had origionaly started this engine, there was a noise in it that I attributed to not being run in a long time. The noise turned out to be something that knocked a tooth off the crankshaft sensor reluctor wheel. That is when it died & would not stay runn... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignition control).
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2003 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JTDBF32K13
Eventually gave up & sent the vehicle to the local toyota dealer. The techs there cannot repair the vehicle either. Ordered a matched used immobilizer ecu & pcm from a wrecked camry. Hopefully the vehicle will start & run. Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine immobilizer system malfunction).
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