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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge VIN: 1HGCG6556Y
After replacing the head gasket on this car we are having a problem with surging at idle during warm up. The idle will fluctuate between 2000 and 1200 rpm. It will go away by itself as the vehicle warms up. TPS and ECT appear to be spot on. IAC seems to be ope...
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2005 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73393
thanks in advance for your help. vehicle is a used car, customer came to pick up vehicle and would not start so it was sent to another shop. They did plugs and coolant temp. vehicle was then sent to us for hard start intermittently. had p0102 maff sens input ...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L timing fixed VIN: JA4LS31P3W
Hi All, Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. I have a feeling I already know whats wrong but asking for help to be sure. just replaced timing belt pulleys,tensioner, water pump, plugs, and wires. Now truck runs fine in town but try to go over fourty an...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L timing belt VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
In the middle of replacing timing belt, water pump & tensioner pulley. The spring on the back of the tensioner pulley doesn't seem to sit properly on the stud when tension is placed on the belt/tensioner & basically "falls" off the stud for lack of a better te...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D6Y
Hi every body! Wishing you all are OK. Next I want to beg you for your help. It's about a 2000 NISSAN Sentra 1.8L. In the last 2 years this car has given some problems like no starting and no power. This time it came with c. e. light with codes po171 and po174... Trouble codes: P0505, P0174, P0171
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Abs VIN: JN1CA31DX1
The car came in with the speedometer not working. Checked codes hade a rr vss code. Scoped the rr not working so changed it. Now the abs light stays on and engine light is on with p0500. when the vehicle had a bad sensor the light stayed off and with the vss f...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y11
I have a pathfinder that wont pass for a state inspection because of a P0171 code.Truck ran fine when it came in,did a relearn and it ran like crap till the code reset.I cleaned the MAF with no luck.So I then replaced MAF seeing that they are a problem child w... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06B44
Hello everyone, have an 04 Nissan Titan with and engine light that keeps coming up, Air Fuel Sensor 1 Heater bank 2. Customer was ok with replacing both front bank 02 sensors and i checked the power to the sensor, ok. according to the wiring diagram from mitch... Trouble codes: P1283
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 30th Anniversary 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BD4356X
Why is this subaru falling on it's face under acceleration. Spark advance falls to 0 and 1 then after letting up on accel it will come up and then take off. What else can i tell you? everything looks good, it makes no sense.
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Low power, burns oil VIN: 4S4BP67C55
Car runs bad, no power, burning oil. Removed intercooler and it's full of oil. This car had it's turbo replaced in 2008 at the dealer at about 40k and we replaced it again November 2009 at 85k and now it has failed again at 109k. The last time we replaced it t...
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2005 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF30K95
Did diagnostic sequence, A/F sensor heater circuit checks out OK, everything points to PCM. Our local Toyota dealer says change BOTH A/F sensors to updated ones and reprogram the PCM, they think it will help, but not 100% sure. That will be about $1000 to the... Trouble codes: P0051 (A/F Sensor B2S1 Heater Control Circuit Low), P2241 (A/F Sensor B2S1 Pumping Current Circuit Low), C1201 (Engine Control System Malfunction)
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Check Engine Light VIN: JNKCV51E13
Bad scanners, ended up being a bad cat...customer declined repair.
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L timing belt VIN: KNALD12454
Thanks for all your help. First I tried locking two wrenches together but the kept flying off. I than took a block of wood shaped like a door stop and wedged it between the timing gears and the strut tower. I got he belt on and the marks lined up on the second...
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
sorry for the delay. the fix was a new iac valve.the computer was using old iac counts. we reset the computer to fix the iac counts.car fixed.. thanks for all the help.
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Thanks to Sam [...] for helping me on this. I ended up resetting the throttle butterfly stop screw by backing it off to fully closed then running it in 1/4 turn & locking it there. I set the air bypass adjustment screw in the middle of its effective range & it idl... Trouble codes: P1506, P1506.
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1YVFP80D73
This mazda is fixed.The trouble code PO778 and hard shift were caused by a defective 2-4 shift solenoid.The part number from mazda is FP03-21-1DO.It has a few different names (control solenoid,pressure control solenoid B,2-4 shift solenoid)depending on where y...
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2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4N2ZN15T51
The three injectors with between 40 and 60 volt peak, and flat signatures ( no oscillation when the pintle closed) were the bad ones. Guess that makes sense. We recommended all six customer declined the additional three. Van ran great for two weeks then came b... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor).
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1999 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GC435XX
Well, in a sense, this vehicle wasn't broken, nor did I fix it, but finally it runs as it should. The reason the engine has such poor performance was ignition timing: the timing would simply fall to 0 degrees under part throttle. Several posts said to recheck ...
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2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Transmission VIN: JF1SG696X5
ON THIS YEAR ACCORDING TO THE RECYCLING GUY IT WAS NOT LISTED THAT TWO GEAR DIFF RATIOS WERE AVAILABLE THAT YEAR, THUS THE FRONT AND REAR AXLE SPEEDS WERE DIFFERENT, SLIGHTLY BUT DIFFERENT CAUSING THE AWD LIGHT TO COME ON . THEY SENT ME THE REAR OUT OF THE CAR...
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L front pads VIN: JS3TE94736
All the replies to this problem, were very helpful,especially about checking the booster push rod. I remember once having a problem with a camry toyota, and front brakes wear. but there was a tsb on that one. Suzuki had nothing but a noise tsb... Anyhow, in t...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L VSC lamp on VIN: JTEEP21AX4
Thanks for all the replies. This vehicle had an ECM code for AF ratio sensor which in turn disables the VSC and turns the light on.
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2004 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L trans or wheel VIN: 2T1BR32E84
It turned out to be a loose heat shield on the exaust, just under the back seat area. Sure sounded like a bearing. Thanks to all that replied. It will be a while before I live this one down.
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