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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7689R
Got a friends car in here that he started working on himself. Car wouldn't start and he had installed an Airtex pump a year ago so when he found no fuel pressure and he knew he had installed a crappy pump he replaced it. Still no start so he replaced main rela...
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1993 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy, LAck of Power VIN: 2HGEH2356P
Vehicle has lack of power on accel or on steep grade the car lacks power and you have to down shift to keep speed. over the last few tanks milage has dropped about 15 per gallon. We put correct plugs, found timing belt stretched and replaced, timg is set. Drop...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: 1HGCD5666R
Customer had a hard time starting a few weeks ago. then the car cut off, started after a few tries then died. This car has spark, gas, timing lines up, compression... it still wont start. I've dealt with the main relay on these before, but I'm getting fuel a...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SB82B71
Thanks to all in advance for all of your help. this vehicle came to us with a no start problem, check vehicle out and found no spark to coils.we have injector paluse.we have battery voltage to the coil orange wire and 6.1 on the other and groung in the center ...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Flashing MIL/no miss VIN: 4S2CE58X22
I'm posting this problem and fix for others benefit. We replaced the spark plugs for maintenance and ever since then, sometimes while accelerating the check engine light would flash. When you go to idle, the chk eng light would stop flashing and go out, it wou... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58Y94
Thanks for any help with this Isuzu, the reduced power and check engine lamp set on a short drive if cleared. All of our scanners only display the low fuel pressure. Alldata has little info on this system. Does anyone have a way to check the high side pressure... Trouble codes: P1239
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L wipers VIN: KNDJC73315
Kia came into shop today with windshield wipers parking straight up and down on windshield. Motor is working fine,intermitants,washers,etc all working fine...just parks at the wrong position. Linkage is OK and tight. Problem started when wipers were frozen to ...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L check engine VIN: JT8BF28G2X
code P1354 sets after 30 plus milesafter reset manuel vague about code( variable valve timing, cam sensor,oiling pressure,ecm and wiring etc.)right side head is under intake manifold to remove valve cover for inspection of vvt system.Any toyota or lexus techs ...
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1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JT8BH68X3X
i am working on 1999 gs400 when ever you turn the ignition on cooling fan turn on too and never go off unless you turn the car off/ignition .fans keep working even you disconect coolant temp sensor one on radiator or even ac perssure sensor. stop working if yo...
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1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Noise VIN: JM2UF3138N
Truck came in on hook. Driver said he was going down road and suddenly the engine got louder. It has a tap or knock noise that happens once a revolution and seems to be concentrated at the front of the oil pan. We have taken the pan off and cannot find anythin...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Intake Manifold VIN: 5N1ED28T5Y
Diagnosed leaking/corroded intake manifold gasket and sold the job to replace. All fasteners removed and intake manifold is solidly stuck due to corrosin and will not pry off. I cannot use heat on manifold as it is aluminum and will melt. Soaked it over night ...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start
hi guys got a subaru legacy l 2.2l single cam towed in with broken t belt and replaced related components , set valve timing with crank, got spark, fuel pressure at 40 psi while cranking,injector noide light lights up while cranking, only thing i see is no vac...
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1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L hard start coold VIN: JT2AT86F6P
this car came to us with complant hard to start cold it has to sit over night and has to be 0 or below then will not start hard to start bring into shop let sit 10 minuts starts wright up runs like new have changed coil plugs has good spark now has code 31 bot... Trouble codes: 31
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5ETGN92N53
Has anyone found any other repair for the P0171 other than replacing the MAF or air/fuel ratio sensor which we have done to the vehicle? Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim is too lean)
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2006 Toyota Tundra 4.7L No start / timing belt VIN: 5TBET34106
This vehicle ran perfect when i began the job. I used Alldata online and an Allied Timing belt book for procedure. This is my first 4.7 timing belt job. Labelled old belt before diasaasembly. painted marks on gears and sprockets. These marks matched the book a...
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDER23E90
engine has long cranking time to start when cold,approx 6 seconds,no fault codes,replaced battery,fuel pump,injector service,ok when hot,new plugs and filters, any ideas,thanks.
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2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBV58158
Any Ideas? After turning key (and releasing) engine will continue to turn over without starting for about 7-8 seconds and then stop. After several attempts vehicle would start. Scan tool said it was crankshaft position sensor. Replaced Crank sensor with afterm...
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L mode control VIN: 2HJYK16546
Thank you all for your time, especially those that replied. In March a local Honda dealership replaced the wiring harness to the blower motor , under recall 10-012. At this time the harness was replaced with one for single climate control . The customer was no...
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2007 Hyundai Accent SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: KMHCN45C67
thanks guys...next time hit me with the hammer...diagnosis steps...1. basic check/scan tool etc...2. iatn for histories...[...] for wiring diagrams etc...INFORMATION...3. TSB's!!! I FORGOT STEP 3!!!...most replies stated tsb for cold missfire condition... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300.
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Final Drive VIN: JTJHA31U64
THANKS FOR THE HELP ON THIS NOISE WAS COMING FROM TRANS. LEXUS TOLD HER IT WAS ON ITS WAY OUT, BUT ITS HARD TO DIAGNOSE WHILE ON THE LIFT. I REPLACED TRANS WITH A USED UNIT AND ALL IS WELL. THANKS AGAIN
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Engine mechanical
... it was a plugged cat. Not sure where the whistle was coming from but it had a dead coil so all the exhaust was traveling up into cyl 5 creating a squeel somewhere.
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BL11D35
thanks for all the help! I ended up taking to Nissan dealer to have programmed... they did not relearn idle so I had to manually... what a pain in the A! but got it... did check ground @ trans first thing before replacing PCM... ground was in good shape, clea...
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2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L timing chain VIN: 5N1BV28U95
thanks all,the owner of the car decided to go to battle with nissan over the problem. she is convinced its there fault. there is only one thing worse than drive em in, tow em out and thats tow em in, tow em out.I did see slop in chain and there was an over tem...
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1989 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2VV21E8K
yes i had a bad m.a.f. but after the m.a.f. was replaced the did not run rich but would miss so when i look at the crank sensor the pater did not look right relace crank sensor car run great know thanks for your help
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1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start VIN: JT3FJ62G5K
Well as for this vehicle i replaced the regulator and have had no further problems so far. When it wouldent start i did have a good 5 volt refrence and fuel pressure was also good. scoping the injectors showed a 20 ms plus under cranking. but i only got to dup...
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2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5TBJN321X2
thanks to all who replied! all of you said the same thing in replacing the rear oxygen sensor and has been driving ok for the last couple of days so it is repaired. most vehicles that I know of use the rear O2 as a monitor only. looks like toyota changed the p... Trouble codes: P0141 (B1 s2 rear o2 heater circuit shorted).
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Hunting at 2000 rpm VIN: 5TESN92N83
This was a real wierd-o. I really appreciate all the input, thank you very much. We were driving along when we decided to make a right hand turn, thats when we noticed that the rpm gauge was in sinc with the turn signal. The problem ended up being the adapt...
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