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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42431
Hi all, Had a car come in, customer complained that randomly, while sitting at a stop light for 1 min or more, would run rough and die. Restart after few minutes. Scanned vehicle and found the P1071 fuel trim code. Cleared code drove car for a couple days and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfir), P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P0305 (Misfire Cyl 5), P1071 (Fuel Metering too lean)
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Stall VIN: 1HGED3655M
Ive got a 91 civic here that dies when you press the accelerator pedal even when in park. If you lightly press the accelerator very slowly it wont die, but step on it like a normal person would and it bogs down and dies. I checked fuel pressure and was only se...
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2011 Hyundai sanata 2.4L Accessories VIN: 5NPEB4AC1B
this is for any hyundai guys or gals here ive got a 2011 sanata that keeps blowing the room fuse in the shunt in the pass compartment fuse box the fuse blows about every 2 days im hoping someone has seen this before i start having to dismantle a new car lookin...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L instrament cluster VIN: JNKCV5JE33
hi i got this 2003 g35 in the shop today and it has a problem with either the vdc 'traction system' or in the lighting or instrament cluster when the lights are turned on the vdc light turns on in the cluster and off agian when lights are shut off. And also an...
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2006 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L rear rotors VIN: JNKCV51F06
i have a 2006 infiniti G35 x that came in with the right rear brake pads worn down very premature. There was a very hot smell and that rotor was 556 degrees F. Couldn't turn the wheel when got the vehicle in the air. Opened the bleeder screw which didnt help. ...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JACDS58X22
car just dosent want to run cold and no codes. backfires and smokes until warm then runs great
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16574
This car has been to at least two shops before I got at it. They installed the O2 sensor and the MAF. I looked at the other help requests on the Rio and checked the solutions. Timing and crank reluctor OK. I adjusted the throttle stop, after that the miss and ... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor malfunctio)
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Steering VIN: HTJHF10U53
Car came in for a belt replacement. We replaced both belts and now the car has no power steering. The shaft is still attached (cant pull the shaft out like when a chevy goes bad). You "gain" power steering only at higher rpms (5k). Thanks in advance!
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1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22C2R
Hi fellow techs, first i would like to thank you all for taking the time to help me with my problem.. Okay first off the check engine light will come on int. While driving.. So did a little reading on the archives and found out that you could use a snap on sc...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1NB353XX
Car came from another shop to us ,car is very hard to start act likes its flooded .When it does start wont idle below 2000 or it stall out , when we have it running at 2000 rpm it surges up and down .The car revs freely above 2500 .When it stalls out it take a...
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1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
Vehicle was brought into shop with customer stating that after warmed up she would hit the gas and it would sputter out and die. Vehicle fires back up with no problem. Tested fuel pressure with results of 35 with reg connected and 43-44 w/o. When vehicle probl...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN8DR07Y51
When cold: starts okay,idles smooth then stalls within 1min.Restarts okay. When at operating temp. idles, no stall, but lack of power, 60km/hr top speed, at WOT you lose speed. No codes
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3Y
hi guys, hopefully some toyota guys can shed some light for me. i have this camry, set code a few years back (2 years 8 months) replaced converter, its been fine since. came back recently with another 420 code. checked readings on 02 sensor and i can see its b... Trouble codes: P0420
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L Starting VIN: JTEHD20VX4
Vehicle came from another shop. They replaced several batteries and an alternator. Vehicle is dead every day. We checked draw and found a pulsating 1 amp draw. Disconnecting alt-s fuse or main battery feed at alt. draw drops down. We plugged in new unit and ha...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Immobilizer VIN: FD2-120265
Finally obtained a PRC type ecm programmed it and problem solved. Ecu internal failure was confirmed. All grounds checked out and ecm still wasnt controlling MRLY Thanks for the replies.
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L compressor VIN: JTHBD18201
thx iatn ,you guys are the best it turn out to be thermo switch,,it wasnt plug in all the way, once again you all save the day.. the lesson learn here always double check your connections and your work...
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2011 Mazda mazda 2 1500CC starter
Thanks to all who replied most suspected the ring gear was damaged. Upon further inspection we found 4 chipped teeth on the ring gear new part installed car is perfect now. Thanks again.
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1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1HU11S1F
thanks to all that replied. I tried those and other tips from fellow thechs in the area. I have yet to fix this vehicle but I'am going on vacation tomorrow and won't be back until after this post is due to expire. I have a temp sensor on order and I will repl...
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1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L shorted fuse link VIN: 1N6SD11Y1V
Wiring harness near the fuel injectors was shorted and causing the circuit to go down.. Thank you everybody for your help and support..
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1993 Toyota Camry 3.0L idle VIN: JT2VK12E1P
replies was good,the problem was idle air control valve.
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1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Temp Guage VIN: 4TAWM72NAX
well I pulled out the inst cluster and preformed ohms test to temp guage and was outa specs so I replaced it. Same as before. Ordered sender from dealer. no help. The wire going to sender has 12V with key on and sender controls ground so I gave up and cust ask...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cluster PRND2L & code P1780 VIN: JT3GN86R5Y
After many hours of checking and double checking we stumbled on the fix. The printed circuit board on the instrument cluster was the problem. We noticed the soldier joints seemed to be turning loose. We replace the printed circuit and reassembled. Cleared ...
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2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L No Start VIN: 5TEGN92N44
Jasper Engines had mis-aligned the washer behind the tensioner idler thus breaking off 4 teeth from the crank tone ring (reluctor wheel) upon initial start up. Thanks to Grant from Texas for insight on initial starts with #1 losing reference to TDC disabling #... Trouble codes: P0351.
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