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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Car came in with hot soak problem. When car has been driven and left for about 10 min it will not start unless you push your foot down on gas pedal then it fire and chugs (no excessive smoke) we fit a good main relay and new t/body and o2 sensor. It has had th...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG165XY
Third time is a charm. Really need to get this one fixed. Intially came in with mil on dtc p1491 only. Tech replaced egr valve. Came back in week later with the mil on dtc p1491 only ( codes were prevously cleared). I function tested the valve and would not re... Trouble codes: P1491
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hydraulic system VIN: JHMCG5554Y
This well maintained 2000 Accord EX arrived in the shop with a leaking clutch slave cylinder, but the clutch master cylinder is the factory original and I suspect it will begin to leak in the near future as well so I want to repair both. Does anyone know where...
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L No Start VIN: JHMCG6693Y
prior to installing used engine into car i installed new timing belts, waterpump, cam and crank seals, new spark plugs. the engine is not getting an injector pulse earlier today i sprayed carb cleaner into the throttle body car started and stayed running until...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG56671
This should be an easy one... I have this car scheduled for a timing belt replacement and when ordering the parts it asks whether it is a 2.3 or 2.3 v-tec- Without the vehicle here, how is a person to know if it is a v-tech engine? Mitchell Manager justs desig...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L line pressure VIN: 4S2DM58W9Y
Hello.Thanks in advance. This vehicle while running down the street will command low line pressure even though u are at 35-45% throttle. When u get out of the throttle line pressure will spike.It goes to about 200psi, get back into the throttle and it will dro...
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2002 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIBRATION VIN: KNAGD12622
hi, all. we had this car in for a timming belt and water pump. car came back a few days later with a vibration when cold. it feels like the exhaust is hitting the body or, all of the motor mounts are hardened. but, after it warms up it is gone. after warm the ...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L dimmer control VIN: JT8UF11EXM
customer complains, he cannot dimm down the instrument lights. they are to bright at night. turning dimmer control knob does nothing. new switch does the same as old. could be worse problems , but the customer is not happy. any help would be greatly appreciate...
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80DX5
Hi fellow techs. I'm a little stumped. Vehicle initially had the codes listed above as well as p2179 and p2189, a misfire code and an o2 code. After replaceing the plugs and o2's I was left with codes p2177, p2187, p2179 and p2189. After inpspecting for air le... Trouble codes: P2179 (system too lean off idle), P2187 (system too lean at idle)
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y9V
recently replaced purge control solenoid {ldp}. had code 1494 now solenoid will not close off filter just above it, and is allowing smoke from tester to come out. is there some way of testing to see why filter is always open, or do we need to test a different ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L pinging VIN: JA4LZ41F04
Hello, This car has severe spark knock on acceleration when warm. Actually, ping seems to diminish at high RPMs under load. This vehicle runs great and has plenty of power - just very alarming ping even with 93 octane. No apparent miss-fires and no codes, pl...
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1994 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24D7R
NO spark at #3 and #4 coils. Have switched with know good coils.Have signal from ecu to power transistor. Do not have signal out of power transistor.Harness has not been updated for the power transistor.
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Starer VIN: 5N1AN08W86
I'm looking for any info on the starter circuit of this Xterra. I can't find and info on the stater relay other than a very basic wiring diagram. I have power from the ignition switch to the starter relay but no output from the TCM to the starter relay. My que...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE686XY
I found a TSB that relates to that DTC (P0133). Has anyone had a problem with this or related codes for a reflash? I've only had a couple of these A/F ratio sensor problems. The aftermarket sensor we used is from a reputable supplier. Has anyone had luck with ... Trouble codes: P0133 (A/F sensor slow response)
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT3AC13R3S
Timing is retarded about 20 degrees at idle. Valve timing is correct. Cannot see any difference in parts to make the crank sensor read wrong location. Compression is 175 all cylinders, everything but base timing seems to be correct
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2002 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E02
hi everybody,i have this 02 corolla withs the check engine light on ,when the light comes on vehicle looses power on acceleration,data from o2 sensors is normal,iac motor is working ok,will this be computer related problem,please any help wil be apreciated. Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4L battery drain over time VIN: 5TBBN44123
Hi All: Just wanted to drop a note to see if anyone has had any experience doing the TSB fix on these model Toyota trucks. Some trucks with the auto-off headlight option (i.e., if the headlights are on and the ignition is turned off, this feature will turn th...
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2003 Toyota Tundra 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT341X3
Thank you first off for reading my post I must have copyed down the eng code wrong it is a v8 4.7 I have codes 441 442 446 I found a tsb for all these codes and it point to the purge valve on the manifold but it tests good pressure and vacume I started to do a...
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2002 Acura CL 3.2L shift and decel VIN: 19UA42482A
Took it to the dealer gave them all past repair receipts. Because it was only 8 months out and 60k miles under they warranted the trans and only charged $1200 labor.
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Thanks to all who helped. Most were on the right track. I went based on the information customer gave me in respect to the hesitation and that my troubleshooting found the rest of the systems to be working properly. There was over 200k on the vehicle and Honda...
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2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L 'room lamp' circuit VIN: JNKCV54E76
Greetings gents. Due to 'massive incoming'(I am a mobile service and need to be judicious w/every moment), I did not have the time needed to nail down system draw. Yes...on 'Room Lamp' circuit, however, NOT related to any BCM function as I disconnected all thr...
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7230X
Ok all it finally showed itself to us. we replaced the cranksensor even though it was giving cranking RPMs. Apparently the last person that worked on it before we did ,had replaced the crank sensor without telling anyone of the repair. Turns out the sensor had...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP82D54
THANBK ALL OF YOU GUYS FOR HELPING ME ON THIS CAR . I PUT A JUNK YARD ENGINE IN AND THE CAR RUNS OK. I PUT A USE ENGINE BEACUSE THE THING WAS BURNING OIL SO I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE IT A PART AND REBUILT IT SO I PUT A USE ENGINE IN RUN good and costome...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L L/R door VIN: JN8AR07YXY
I had to refer this truck to a nearby locksmith. Most replies said the only way to get the door open to check the latch is to remove the inner door panel and it may break in the process. I didn't want to take this responsibility. There does not seem to be a...
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2004 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Rotor VIN: 1N6ED27T94
I replaced the wheel bearings again and purchased the proper tool to torque the hubs down with. I torqued it using the 4wd specs since this was the design that I had although I had a 2wd truck. There was no front axles or differential so I know I had a 2wd tr...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L sensor VIN: 1N4BA41E05
What I thought was a left front problem turned out to be the RR. Road testing with a scanner showed the solenoid for RR was coming on,The sound of the firewall mounted abs unit and brake lines missled me.The scanner readings for wheel speeds wasnt really fast ...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Airbag VIN: 1AWN72N8XZ
Sorry for the wait on the fix. I finally got the truck back in here. I manually scanned the codes and it came up with a drivers side seat belt pretensioner. I checked the wiring from the Airbag module to the pretensioner. Everything in the system seemed to be ...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V2X
Well, had lots of good suggestions. Most seem to hit on carbon build up and a malfunctioning rear O2 sensor. The rear O2 did seem a little sluggish, but they always do move a little slow. But the sensor is original. So I did a de-carbonization, a rear O2 senso... Trouble codes: P0171, P1133 (Air Flow sensor ckt response fault B1-S1).
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
thanks for everyone help, we found the key way broke on the cam and allowed timing to jump. replace key way and set timing marks and was lucky no bent valves, runs good .thanks again.
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TESN92N43
WELL GUYS I CHECKED ALL THE BASICS AND CAME UP WITH NOTHING...THEN FOR SOME REASON WE DECIDED TO DOUBLE CHECK FUEL PRESS AND MY TECH DECIDED TO REMOVE THE FUEL FILTER THIS TIME AND ON ACCIDENT WE SPILLED FUEL ON THE FLOOR (LIKE ALWAYS WHEN CHANGING A FUEL FILT... Trouble codes: P0335.
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