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1986 Honda Accord DX 2.0L shakes at idle VIN: JHMBA7428G
shakes at idle in drive under load, rpms at 850 in drive, has new motor mounts, timing is in specs, if i give it more gas under load it clears up idle under load at 1050 rpms or so, any ideas will be appreciated drives great other than
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1998 Honda Odyssey EX 2.3L ignition switch VIN: JHMRA3868W
Hi guys. I have this Honda that wouldnt start because the switch wont turn. She was told the tumblers were the problem,but the switch turns a little so Im guessing its in the park lock, so played with it and got it to turn and start so I could get it inside.No...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Transmission? VIN: 5FNRL18084
This is a basic question that applies to numerous vehicles. Before this vehicle i had a buick le sabre that i could not diagnose what was ostensibly a transmission problem - strange noise from front. When i put the vehicle on the lift i could only get it to go...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNDUP13172
vehicle runs great then all of a sudden coming to a stop it will stall. it will turn right back on and have problems idling, then run fine, then stall. No codes. when it stalls the rpms do not drop until the car stalls. checked mas air sensor, looked at crank ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L harmonic balancer VIN: JA4MR51R7W
I have removed the crank pulley bolt and can't get the balancer off. There are 2 holes on the front of the pulley , but they do not seem to be threaded. No bolts in my puller set thread in. I think it should just pull right off after the center bolt is removed...
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1983 Nissan 280ZX 2 2 Turbo 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
OK all you old nissan/datsun techs here's your chance to shine!! My question to you revolves around injector pulse widths. the car is way too lean to the point of almost not running and will not rev up even in neutral. I have removed the cover from the airflow...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SC 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD27YX2
I have a 02 n0ssan frontier 3.3 super charged.belong to anoter shop.truck engine was replaced with one that is not super charged.truck now running very lean on boths banks,at idle and wot.all goodies that could cause lean condition has been checked.fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0172 (Lean bank2)
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2006 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Engine VIN: 4S4BP86C06
Customer originally brought vehicle in for high oil consumption and blue/white smoke from exhaust. Talked to dealer and was recommended that car needed a short block because gummed up piston rings was an issue with these motors. Proceeded to replace short bloc...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 4TAUN73C3S
Hello , I have this truck that cuts out on acceleration and sometimes at cruise, will start up and idle fine. customer changed alot of parts but it still cuts out like the ignition shut off for a second. I have scoped the cam, crank, ignitor, tps and all patte...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
First of all thanks to all of you for your input. I really like to see what everbodys angle is on stuff like this. The car is fixed - I installed new intake and exhaust valves. Only the exhaust valves were bent. So all is well thanks again.
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1998 Honda Accord DX 2.3L 2nd gear not there VIN: 1HGCG1657W
THIS TRANSMISSION ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING PROPERLY, AFTER I POSTED FOR HELP . RECIEVED A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONTIONS TO FLUSH THE TRANS. 3 TIMES WITH HONDA ATF.I DID GO AHEAD AND PULLED THE TRANS TO GO THRU. DID NOT FIND ANYTHING AND IT LOOK GOOD INSIDE BUT THE...
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2001 Honda Accord DX 2.3L Electric Window VIN: 1HGCG56681
Thanks everyone for your valuable suggestions. Phil you nailed it. I just crawled out fron under the table of embarressment. Lock out switch was off. I Had assistant operating the driver door switch as I requested while I was taking voltage measurements...he w...
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2000 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Unknown VIN: JNRDR07X91
WELL WE NEVER HIT THIS ONE ON HEAD.LOTS OF GOOOD INFO PROVIDED EXCEPT WHEN COFUSION KICKED IN ON 4 PART OF QX4.SOUNDED LIKE AN ALL DRIVE VEH BUT NOT.EVERYTHING WAS PROBLEM W/THIS SUV,HI MILEAGEFRONT WHEEL BEARINGS WERE LOOSE,NO SERVICE HAD BEEN DONE AND LOW MA...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L Cuts out VIN: JNKCV54E34
We are extremely happy to report that the vehicle is fixed. Initially we received a vehicle that the customer had installed the engine in and there were several problems in the flywheel area such as cross-threaded bolts that broke off rather than coming out o... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank position sensor).
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2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28J15
yeah it ended up being a coil customer had to drive home over 400 miles away replaced the coil ran better however i still think there is something else going on. Trouble codes: P0306, P0301.
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4AMM21S34E
Thanks to everyone who replied. Amazing how a simple part location could get confusing. Dealing with Bank 1 Bank 2, RH Bank LH Bank, West, East and also from the point of view, standing and facing forward the car, the engine, the transmission. and easier but n... Trouble codes: P0141 (heated circuit in the oxygen sensor Bank 1 sensor 2 scanner info).
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1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Starting VIN: JN6ND11S3G
Found the gear that drives the oil pump/distributor moving out of place causing the timing to change.
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U55
This vehicle was not serviced at regular intervals and when the oil ran low the cam tensioners didnt work. Strange thing was that if I disconnected the cam sensor on number 2 bank it ran, not well but ran. The timing chain has slipped and the customer doesnt... Trouble codes: P0345.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BE6869Y
We were having such a problem with this car and our regular Subaru Guru here in town was gone to Las Vegas, so we were stuck. We tried EVERYTHING. Monday morning when he got back from Vegas, I sent the tech right over to his shop with the car and he gave us an...
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1998 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
Lesson learned on this vehicle - double check any information offered by the customer. When the customer dropped the car off, she told me that it was a federal emissions car so I did all the testing as a federal car. Previous shop installed a federal aftermark... Trouble codes: P0133 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Circuit Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0171 (System Too Lean).
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U66
thanks for all prompt responses... I got more info from the client and found she had had the vehicle scanned at a quick lube place before she brought the vehicle here. since I have seen vehicles with an unlikely number of codes after they have been scanned by... Trouble codes: U0293, P0A1D, U0121, U0111, P0A93.
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