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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHEMBEH969
Hello fellow techs, this one has us pulling our hair out after three days, I'll try to keep it short, but we've covered a lot of testing ground. Customer drove vehicle to the shop complaining of it running rich and extremely high fuel consumption, rear facia i... Trouble codes: 43 (Fuel supply or o2 sensor circuit)
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2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMFA36207
Please, I need some help with this one. Using a solus I can do a function test on the evap system and it fails saying vent valve stuck closed or cannister is plugged. I have battery voltage on the purple wire with key on and ground when the vent valve is activ... Trouble codes: P2422 (Vent valve stuck closed)
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2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Fuel Fill Up VIN: KMHFU45E82
Customer Comments- SHE CAN NOT FILL VEHICLE UP WITHOUT IT SHUTTING OFF. YOU CAN HEAR IT FILLING UP W/ GAS SOUNDS KINDA LIKE A JAR. WHEN IT GETS TO THE TOP IT SHUTS OFF AND YOU CAN'T JUST WAIT TO START IT BACK YOU HAVE TO PULL THE NOZZEL OUT AND PUT BACK IN TO ...
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2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13142
hello all. I have this Kia that is kicking the crap outta me. the code is for bank 2 catalytic converter. When I'm reading the o2 data, the bank 1 converter is definitely weak. The bank 2 converter readings will rise on initial start up to about 7-850 mV and h... Trouble codes: P0431 (Warm Up Cat Efficiency low Bank 2)
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Compressor VIN: KNDUP13153
We got this van in with a customer complaint of not blowing cold air, they also noticed the a/c light flashing on the button. Checked the freon and found ok, no leaks, and pressures are OK. Compressor is not engaging. We found it has no power at the clutch wir...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L Wiper motor won't shut off VIN: JM3ER29L78
The windshield wipers will not shut off. We have tested all the wiring between the switch and motor. We tested the motor at the connector with voltage and ground in the flow chart. The motor tests fine and the park switch signal is present that goes back to sw...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW31R61
this wonderful montero has me stumped...have code p0340 which leads to cam sensor..replaced sensor crank and still wont start but code goes away with new sensor and indeed returns when we put the old one back in...vehicle towed in and customer described it as ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam shaft position sensor)
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2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Compressor Clutch VIN: 4A3AC34622
I am trying to test this Eclipse and have tested all the safety switches (hi-lo pressure switch, A/C compressor and fan switch, freon temp sensor, etc) and all test fine. I can jump the A/C relay and compressor will engage so that part of the circuitry is work...
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1987 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1HZ14S7H
i checked ecm codes 44 normal operation i checked voltages at dist during crank black/white wire 11 volts green/yellow 5.4 volts green/black6.3 volts black 0.04 volts i have no spark or injector pulse i have very limited info on this car so i have been going a...
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1988 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6ND11S6J
Shop has tested fuel pressure and its within specs and have Motor Vac cleaned the fuel system. We also replaced the spark plug wires, distrib cap, rotor, ignition coil. The air flow meter on the Throttle body tested bad so we replaced it. The truck has stopped...
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1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN52B4N
i have this subaru in that has no injector operation the computer is grounding properly but the constant power source is open. my scamatic shows only the computer and injector in the circut but i have found other info that refers to a relay and a resistor. i c...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Stall VIN: JF15F6553X
HELPPP!!! This subbi is kickin me all over my shop. MOD wiring diagrams dont match the MAF sensor and my Solis Pro has about a 5 sec data transfer rate. Chased the grounds all seem ok. Can anyone direct me to accurate wiring diagrams please??? Car drove in. Ru...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1GK12W5S
Initial complaint was that after replacing battery, customer could not start vehicle and the horn would not shut off. We replaced with correct battery and inspected for blown fuses. 120 amp for Alt, 15 amp for EFI, and 20 amp for dome were replaced. Vehicle wo...
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1998 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2L ignition lock cylinder VIN: JT2BG28K8W
The car needs a new ignition lock cylinder. It has the immobilizer system with the transponder key. The poor customer cannot afford the new lock cylinder with transponder keys. Will it work to tape the old key close to the lock cylinder coil and replace the lo...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E71
i have a corolla, po440 . the thing i dont get, is , i smell gas fumes at tank area when presserd up with smoke mac. but no smoke??? new can assy also. pulled tank and pressured it seprate. ok. each line seprate, ok. ccv, ok. vsv at intake ok. when i pinch off... Trouble codes: P0440
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2008 Toyota Avalon Touring 3.5L Safety VIN: 4T1BK36BX8
hello group i got this toyota that came from another shop someone have damage the connector for the knee airbag(squid)do any one know of a company on the aftermarket that sell those i do know the precautions on Restraint system if some one can assist thank you...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1HGCD5657S
thanks guys for the responses. the a/c thermostat and the control head ended up to be the fix. i actually saw the burnt printed circuit on the control head.
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1990 Mazda Protege SE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JM1BG2239L
vehicle not fixed yet but found vac leaks at injectors and bottom of intake.i`m going to fix these and will update after repair.thanks to all for the info..
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1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D5V
Sorry about the delay on closing this fix. Thanks for all the replies, specially those who pointed to the ground side of the ect sensor, checked resistece ok. one time after wiggle test, I checked again ground side of ect sensor and I found 4.8volts. That gr... Trouble codes: P0115 (Ect sensor circuit problem).
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2T1KR30E25
Thanks for all the replies guys, I talked to the customer and he said he had the ECM replaced under warranty about 3 weeks ago. He also said that since we had the car in last time and checked it out it has not occured at all, so I am going to close this and wa...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEUX42N25
Upon removing the valve cover, we found a #3 intake valve rocker arm fell off. We installed it and the misfire is gone. The customer is happy the problem is fixed! Thanks to everyone for their replies. The customer wants us to fix the other problems too in a w... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire [...]), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency Bank 1).
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