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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L engine VIN: JH4DB7650R
Hi everyone thanks for reading. I have 94 integra completely stock. I have running hot problem. This vehicle came in with the complaint of engine running hot and when it gets hot if you rev engine past [...] the temp immediately comes down. So i figure it m...
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1996 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMRA1874T
hi all, customer got stuck on a vacation and towed in. starts and runs ok when cold, but as soon as she warms up it will sputter and die or act like its way out of time. fuel pressure steady, alternate fuel no help. pulled codes 1381 and 1361, which relate to ...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGEM22562
Let me start off by indicating all fuses are good and all areas where voltage is required is good, the blk/org wire has 12v at alt and eld, checked wht/grn from alt to ecm , no shorts good continuity B18, B13 wht/red also good, B10 good, I went as far as to ch...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KM8SB12B83
Good Morning all.I have a vehicle here that was towed in with the intake, head,and exhaust removed. A hole in #3 piston. I installed a used engine. Started the vehicle and it ran fine until it warmed up. At that time engine speed drops off, then comes back. Th...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJA7236Y
The check engine light is on (po130)o2 problem,with rotten egg smell. Scanner shows upstream o2 staying at .2 volts and not switching rich and lean. Removed sensor and bench tested it with propane with the same results. Can I use a napa o2 ($72.00)--dealer ($1... Trouble codes: P0130
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Carrier bearing VIN: KNDJD73332
Looking for the kia guys, This vehicle has a vibration a take off from a stop. The best description I can give is that it feels like a torque converter shudder. I'm looking at the drive train and see the carrier bearing moving almost the full distance up and ...
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2007 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGE123X7
This is a Used Car bought at the auction it has been neglected in service, It sets a P0011 on the second trip. I first flushed the engine, I found a SB on the Control sol. as I tryed to remove it it broke off in the head. I had to replace it, still set P0011. ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Variable cam timing Solenoid A Circuit Malfunction)
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L valve timing VIN: JM1NB35344
no other repairs done on this vehicle
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AK34Y6T
we replaced crank, reinstalled engine, now will not run unless fuel pump is disconnected, then it will run until pressure drops to zero. has good spark while cranking but will not start until you unplug pump then it starts right up. we checked for leaking inje...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC44G13
Vehicle came in for MIL on & EVAP failure - small leak. The vent valve would not fully close & leaked. It was replace with new OEM. The PCM will not supply enough ground to the vent circuit to operate the vent valve, like a poor ground lead. All grounds were g... Trouble codes: P0513 (immobilizer communications fault)
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L No Start VIN: IN6HD16Y8S
car crank and no start. no spark and no injector pulse. once in a while it starts and keeps running fine. but when you turn the engine off it won't start back up. I tested the sensors in the computer with a lab scope and the 1 degree and 120 degree sensor has ...
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2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L 4WD light VIN: 5N1AA08B46
I have this 2006 Armada that the 4WD indicator on the dashboard doesn't work when 4wd is selected but I know the bulb works. When the key is turned on and the transfer case switch is in 2wd or 4wd the green 4wd indicator does work. The little diagram next to t...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: JT2BG22K1X
well i was wondering if anybody has encounter a moaning, whale howling mating call noise coming from the gas tank of this car. i messed around with the evap and it stopped i was wondering if someone could confirm the charcoal canister with or vent valve or the... Trouble codes: P0446
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8668S
Out of 14 replies the 4 step got 6 votes and the 2 step got 2 votes. So I went with the 4 step. A couple of replies mention a smooth surface and one suggested a slightly rough surface. One recommended OEM gasket and one recommended aftermarket gasket. What I ...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6643V
Thanks goes out on this one to Richard from New York. I had already checked for and service bullitens on my Mitchell but did not find the one that was suggested by him. Installed crank sensor and vehicle is running great. Goes to show that we don't always h... Trouble codes: P1361 (TDC Sensor Intermittent Interruption), P1381 (Cylinder position CYP Sensor Intermittent Interruption).
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ8640Y
Thank all of you for your replies. We found a repair online at a Honda specialist web site. We performed the procedure - which installed a piezo transducer in line - along with a new knock sensor. The MIL stays off. Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor fault).
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2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Vents VIN: 5FNRL38866
AFTER THINKING ABOUT THIS VEHICLE AND GETTING IT BACK THIS AFTERNOON, I CHECKED THE PRESSURES AGAIN AND THE LOW SIDE WAS LOW. AFTER RECHARGING THE VAN NOW THE VENTS ARE COOLING AS IT AS IT SHOULD. THE PROBLEM WAS A LOW FREON CHARGE ALTHOUGH THE CUSTOMER SAID ...
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD733X5
thank you for all the replies.replacing the canister closed valve fixed the problem.while monitoring the fuel tank pressure sensor voltage i ran the evap monitor test with the scan tool.the voltage at the sensor drop to .05 volts but never returned to 2.5 to 2... Trouble codes: P0452.
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L Starting VIN: JH65432234
Well, had to reprogram keys, all is well now, seems that all computers 2000 & up have nats regardless of security system status.
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1984 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2MA67LXE
After testing a little more, I came up with this... I drove the car till it was warm and running good. Then I put the ECM in the freezer for 30 min. put it back in the car and it ran like crap. Worse than it did before it wouldn't rev over 1000 rpm, as it w...
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1993 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D4P
I appreciate all the replies given! Turns out the shop that installed new fuel pump and sender didn't clean the tank like they said they did. further conversation with customer revealed gas in tank was over 6 years old!! Clean, Fresh Gas made the backfires go ...
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L abs VIN: 4T1BF28B63
We did post a fix once already. We replaced the brake light switch. In our first post we explained that the problem was very Intermittent and that we would update the fix after about two weeks when we received feedback from the customer.
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