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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13142
Van has poor idle quality under 1000 rpm. Load it and take it over 1000 rpm and smooths out. Runs great at freeway speed. Will only throw codes at stop light. I think maybe timing belt off a bit, or tensioner is bad, or has bad crank sensor, but no code for cr... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303
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2003 Mazda DEMIO/MAZDA2 1300CC Hold light flashing VIN: DY3W-11435
Hi all, Have this Mazda 2 engine is a ZJ Transmission is a RN4A. Transmission shifts well but at times it will Fail safe the transmission into limp home mode but will not set any codes and the Hold light starts flashing. If you cycle the key everything is back...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
this car is acting like it has a bad av fuel sensor ie frount ox sensor replaced it with a dealer sensor no help this subaru will run great for the first 10 miles then it starts falling on its face when you hit the gas it seems to do it more on left turns if t...
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2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67666
CAR HAS MISFIRE CYLINDER #4 SOMETIMES VERY BAD LIKE DEAD HOLE, AND SOME TIMES HARD TO NOTICE, TRIPS CHECK ENGIEN LIGHT. WE HAVE SWAPED IGNIITON COILS, SPARK PLUGS, FUEL INJECTORS MISS STAYS AT CYL. #4. PERFORM COMPRESSION TEST FOUND CYLINDER #4 AT 135psi. AND ... Trouble codes: P0304
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2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L ac switch, compressor VIN: 5TBRT381XY
AC was low on refrigerant. Charge system. AC works for about 5 seconds and ac light on dash starts flashing and then ac stops working. Turn ac off and back on and ac will work again for about five seconds. Help is needed. Thanks al
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L ignition VIN: 1HGCE6659S
thank all it was a bad distributor it was a new one that went bad thaks all cheers
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMRA13860
AFTER OVER NIGHT ... VAN WOULD NOT START! NO PULSE FROM DISTRIBUTOR. DISTRIBUTOR WAS "NEW" 3 MONTHS AGO FROM ANOTHER SHOP APPARENTLY THE ECU 'TURNS OFF THE FUEL' WITHOUT SPARK OR SIGNAL FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR...THE FAULTY DISTRIBUTOR HAS NO BRAND OR NAME ON IT O...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG16551
Thank all you guys for your help, Found that there was diesel fuel in the gas tank, this explains the loading up and fouling out spark plugs. Drained the gas tank flushed the lines and replaced the fuel pressure regulater. All is well! I did take a vac readi...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L outlet air temp VIN: JTJHF10V11
thanks to all that replied, actuator did not fix concern, removed and reinstalled old actuator, customer did not want to proceed
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N04
Thanks for all the suggestions,the customer finally alowed us some real diagnosis time and it was determined that the #2 rotor had poor compression. The engine is still under warranty so we are now awaiting the new unit. Thanks again too all who replied
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L batt VIN: JA4LS41R61
Fixed! Would like to thank everybody for the input and help with this one. Turned out being the alternator. We had the connector unplugged from the back but not the big wht/rd wires. Those come directly from a 100 amp fuse that bolts in. Upon removing the 100 ...
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1998 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4N2ZN1119W
Thank You for your replies, with fuel pump relay in, installed a wire to terminal back to ecm, key on temporily grounded wire, fuel pump comes on. concluded ecm bad. Opened ecm case but did not see any damage to computer board componets.
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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31AX2
Good morning, Didn't get alot of replies on this one for some reason. Most posts suggested an oil issue either dirty or low level. This car has had very regular service and the oil level was right on when we first got it in the shop. What I ended up trying was... Trouble codes: P0021 (Intake Valve Timing Control Bank 2).
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Drive engagment VIN: 4S3BE6355Y
Thanks for the input. Most every reply had a common thread - a worn seal in forward clutch. All the symptoms that we have matched what others had experienced in this regard. We are leaving it up to the customer whether or not to try an additive that may swe...
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1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Ignition VIN: E2WZ039058
The cluster ground at driver's floor pillar was burnt and day time light control unit was fried above glove box, repaired clustered loop grounds to body and replaced light control unit. there are other wiring problems with this car and customer did not want to...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L cyl. head sludge VIN: 4T1BF28K4Y
Thanks greatly to all who responded. Through these replies, as well as some internet searching & conversation with a dealer's parts guy, here is what we have learned. Contrary to popular thought, it is not a lack of maintainance that causes oil sludge proble...
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2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on
well it appears to be fixed.i checked the screen and it was perfectly cleen as was the oil.i pulled the sol. out and it seemed fine but i noticed that the body of it was off center a bit,like it had been bumped or pried on i was able to snap it back in place t... Trouble codes: P349.
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