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1997 Acura CL 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1240V
We have this Acura that is proving to be a real pain. We replaced the head gasket and it won't run half the time. It wants to stall out and die. Here is what I know, prior to the work the customer blew up the gasket overheating it, this was this past summer t... Trouble codes: P0112 (Intake air temp circuit), P1508 (Idle air control valve circuit failure)
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGCB7672P
I'm baffled, This car is overheating going down the road, sitting still it's fine and when it overheats going down the road you can put it in neutral and rev the engine to 4 grand and it cools right back down. I've checked all the hoses. The heater works great...
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L power steering VIN: KNDMB23306
when its cold steering is ok, then it gose out within 5 mins, and when u rev steering comes back, and it just got hit in the front, just bumper. no tsb's found
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1990 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Hot Exhaust VIN: JM1FC3521L
Vehicle came in with poor idle quality hot and hesitation at highway speeds. The car runs ok at idle very little surging but when you put it in gear it almost dies and the rpms drop to like 400. when you give it gas it picks up with no misfires unless you have... Trouble codes: 13 (Pressure sensor fault)
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2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, melted cats VIN: 4F2CU8121K
do it to your selfer did his own tuneup, truck ran fine for a few minutes then started missing. all cats were melted by the time i saw it. we had to replace cats just to get it running. ran rough, no codes. #2and#6 cyliner are over fueling. swapped injectors a...
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2003 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4F2CZ06183
Thanks for the help. This Tribute came in with a trouble code P0507. Not much help there in nodata. Due to the description of the code I tested the signal to the IAC and smoke tested the engine. I found the IAC to be severly carboned so I replaced it. Customer... Trouble codes: P0507
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2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1GG12L56
Car is now back in the shop 2 weeks after previous repair with P0300. Scanned system to find misfire happened during first start up. Monitor system and cannot duplicate any misfiring during test drive, idle, hard or soft acceleration. ECM has been checked and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
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2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L 1-2 shift VIN: IN6AA07AX5
Hi Nissan Techs, We have an 05 titan that goes into limp mode after being driven about a block or 2. It then sets the p1757 and p1759 codes. I have removed the pan and there is no debris and fluid is only slightly dark but not burned smelling. I see that the ...
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1995 Subaru Impreza LX 2.2L rear diff? VIN: JF1GC6357S
When turning hard and on the gas there is a shudder and is worse when cold. feels like it is in the rear diff. I have felt this in other Subarus but this is harder then the others. Is there a fix or service to fix this? Thanks for all the help.
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1BG9KEAV
We found a definite miss in Number 3 at idle and we notice a miss at light throttle. There is a slight noise in engine under revs almost like maybe a valve lightly touching a piston top. Found valve timing out one tooth and re set timing, made no difference to...
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1995 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L convertor VIN: JT2EL56E6S
Overdrive works very, very sporadically and I can't replicate the problem. I have changed the engine thermostat, n-safety switch, trans fluid {twice}. I have adjusted both the throttle valve cable and the accelerator cable. All visible wiring and connections l...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TIBF28B2Y
Tested wiring from ecm connectors to knock sensors okay. No opens and no shorts to ground. Ohm check sensors per mitchell both checked open from terminal to housing okay. We suspect bad sensors. No corrosion and wires check okay with intake manifold off. No si... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor bank 1 signal level too low), P0330 (Knock sensor bank 2 signal level too low), P0773 (Shift sol e electrical)
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2007 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5L rear heater VIN: 5TDBK22C07
can someone help - we took rear heater lines off no flow from the front at all - at the front we have hot on one side of the tsat and cold on the other - weve tried to bleed the system a number of times and installed a toyota thermostat any ideas
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2008 Toyota Tundra 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFMT52188
Working on a tundra that has water in it's air induction system repair is to replace air pumps and secondary air valves etc customer doesn't want to pay for this out of warranty.When p2445 code is set it goes into fail safe(limp mode) then there in 20% throttl... Trouble codes: P2445 (secondary air bank 1)
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Civic GX 1.6L Misfire VIN: 1HGEN1641W
Sorry guys, no technical info here. Just threw a computer at it and problem is solved. Had no bad patterns from CMP TD or CKP. Apparently there is something off inside the PCM but I couldn't prove it. I hate just throwing parts at things but sometimes when you...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L shake VIN: 5J6RE48577
thanks for allthe responses i decided to install the cv shaft first, i replaced it with a used shaft and the problem is fixed,
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L blower motor VIN: KMHWF35H13
sorry for the wait. res fixed problem had to wait for dealer to get right part. there are two diff res for this car. one has 4 terms other has 3 terms can not tell by vin # the one you need must tell them how many terms on res. again thanks for help
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 5N1AN08W26
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED.WE TRIED TO GET INSURANCE COMPANY TO HELP BUT NO SUCH LUCK,THEY DENIED THE CLAIM.WE TOWED THE TRUCK TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPLACED ALL OF THE CONVERTERS UNDER WARRANTY.
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U86
Thank you to the three replies i got. It ended up being the canister was full of dirt/dust. I dont understand how that much dirt/dust was in there except that maybe the vent valve was stuck open but I ended up blowing out all the dirt. Reinstalled it and drove... Trouble codes: P0448, P0430.
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Stall VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
One oem coil was defected. Thanks guys for all your help
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2003 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, very low idle VIN: 4T1BF28B53
Thank you all for all the help replies,the actual fix was a new OEM Toyota ECM,key emoblizer system on this vehicle has automatic ID programed into a OEM, ECM ( new) install OEM , ECM & place key into ignition, security light on dash will identfy & lamp stays ... Trouble codes: P00, 560 (Battery voltage to ecm circuit good), BB051.
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