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1991 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4221M
Customer complained that car will intermittently surge at cruise speeds and MIL lights during problem. He also said it only happens when hot. Found code 14? (flashes 14 short blinks, my understanding is 1 long, 4 short blinks for code 14) for IAC stored even w... Trouble codes: 14?
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L ignition VIN: 1HGCE6659S
this car sometime has great spark and runs great but now it was tow in and only has spark out of the coil when you first crank it has just one spark then the spark disapears thanks for the help cheers
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2001 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33593
Replaced timing chain and guides due to chain streatch, vehicle ran good for several day now when warm check engine light will come on and engine will surge at idle, will pull good rpms untill 4k then start surging again, suspect VVT oil pressure switch but du... Trouble codes: P1259
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Springs VIN: HJT05H5554
Customer had shocks and struts done by some other shop. Complained of a noise in front end. I found the noise coming from the front strut mounts. I replaced the mounts and the noise was gone. Now the noise is starting to come back again but it's from the front...
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1996 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JNKCP01D6T
Greetings: Customers concern is that there is a hesitation. I drove it but found no problems. My service manager shows me what the customers concern is. If you go real slow, either in drive or reverse, it feels like it is missing, ever so slightly. Test drivi... Trouble codes: P0325, P0731
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12535
This car has been in several times. O2 sensors were replace 2-3 times. final time, original equipment O2 sensors were installed. Code reoccured. After following All-Data and mitchell testing, computer was replaced. Still no solution. Have checked resistance on... Trouble codes: P0036, P0030, P0420
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L outlet air temp VIN: JTJHF10V11
customer concerned with hvac air outlet temp not warm enough even though engine up to temp, if you turn the temp up above 80 temp will warm up, verified on scan tool actuator sensor responds when adjustment made with temp knob and visually i can see the motor ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L batt VIN: JA4LS41R61
Hello all. We have a montero eating us up with a batt drain over night. With all the fuses and relays removed, the alt and abs module unplugged it will pull 52 milliamps. Has a new napa batt customer installed and test good. Leave batt disconnected over the we...
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1998 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4N2ZN1119W
ignition power to pump relay good, fuel pump fuse ok, can start engine jumping 5&3 terminals at fuel pump relay.
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D41
Car originally had high irratic idle (1800 to 2200), customer had the IAC replaced. When he went to the shop to pick up the car, it would start and die. They adjusted the throttle plate so it would idle and sent him on his way. Vehicle was then brought to me. ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JF1GF485XX
i will start bysaying thanks to all that can offer help. vehicle was towed in after it lost power on highway and would not restart. first thing as always we scanner checked and found no codes. we have tested spark, fuel pressure, and compression. we have good ...
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L head bolt question VIN: 4S4BT61C03
this subaru had the right side head gasket leaking badly and over heating. We are doing both head gaskets. Got the left side bolted back together and the service writer told me there were two different head bolts? Didnt notice any thing different when i took i...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L EFI relay VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
thanks in advance for any info on this, this vehicle has abs light flashing, vsc and vsc off lights are on while driving with no codes, when vehicle is off and key is removed the EFI relay will click rapidly untill battery is drained, costomer found info about...
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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rev limit VIN: 12FHEJ1221
most of you did not read the post, only 2 were on the right track. winston from cali and gary from maryland. As i stated, I was unable to pull trouble codes when grounding the diagnostic wire. I would get a flash from abs and air bag but not the ecu. The cel w...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L boggs on accel VIN: 1HGDC713XS
hi all got into this thing this morn and cranked it over and it sounded just like a timing belt broken. removed upper cover and found bolt for cam sprocket backed off and allowed cam sprocket to free wheel on the cam. key, cam, and sprocket mangled. cust not f... Trouble codes: 04 (ckp sensor range/performance).
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2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L warning chime VIN: 5FNRL38655
Yes it was a logn lost cell phone burried in ceter console. Thanks to all who replied.
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2004 Kia Magentis 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12624
thanks for all of the help. we removed the timing cover and found the belt had jumped 4 teeth from a worn belt. replaced belt and all is fine with no bent valves. apperantly with some aisan cars when timing is off they will not spark on all cylinders. thank...
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2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L evaporator core VIN: JT8BH28F0Y
thanks for the advise everyone espacialy from Indiana for the fax. that I was miss on. it was not that differicalt than what I exected. It was way better than dodge caravan. I find out there was fungus built up on the evap.core and done the pressure tested on ...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1YVHP80D53
Thanks for all the replies, the replies about switching the coils were helpfull. We had already switched the colis, but we were using incorrect data from michell online for the firing order so, we were switching a good coil with another good coil. After cor... Trouble codes: P0305, P0306.
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6T
I got 4 replies so far, and all of your advises are helpful, I did put the original ECM back, and took out the purge valve from canister and checked with DVOM and jumpers, it was OK. Next, I rechecked power & grounds for another purge control valve in the eng...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L radiator VIN: 1N6ED27T81
Thanks for all the replies. I changed brands of radiators and replaced one coolant hose that had been leaking at the clamp end. After I cut open the old hose to inspect the inside I found what looked like chemical contamination inside the hose. the hose was ac...
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1987 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF1AX4586H
THANK'S TO ALL OF YOU THAT BOTHER TO READ AND ANSWER MY HELP REQUEST, SOMETIMES IS NESSESARY TO GO BACK TO BASICS, THE PROBLEM WAS A BAD COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR, REPLACED SENSOR AND VEHICLE RUN'S FINE AND STARTS EVEN WHEN IS HOT, PROBLEM SOLVED, THANK YOU G...
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