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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2HGEJ2122R
in hindsight vehicle experienced intermittent misfire that felt like power loss on highway. at the moment the car is missing terribly bad once it warms up after about 3 minutes. it will misfire at idle and can hear it through the exhaust. weird part is it will...
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2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45E45
Please help, After replacing the the purge valve and CCV valve. The vehicle comes back a month later with the P0455 code indicating a large leak this time. We replaced the gas cap. It came back again with the same code. We noticed that the factory gas cap that... Trouble codes: P0455 (large leak)
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2005 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13265
Came in 2 months ago, complain of lack of power. MIL was on, had Upstream O2 sensor code. Road test, un able to duplicate, replaced o2. Car came back 1 month ago. Same complaint. Lack of power. MIL on agian, This time TPS code. Replaced TPS. Road tested. No p... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L ABS Light VIN: JT8BF28GXW
Hello, Have a code 43 from the ABS/Traction control system. ABS light is on solid and the traction control light is flashing. We also have a p0441, which is an Evap purge control failure. We tried erasing the codes. We used the diagnostic connector and jumped...
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4F4YR12C7W
We have one that is driving us nuts. Miss firing on #1 cyl. this has been on scope and scanner. compresson test 150. to 140 1 thru 4. valve cover was removed to ck valve train ok Injectors were all ohm ck and in spec. did replace #1 does have injector pulse li...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Compressor/elec VIN: JM1BJ24642
vehicle came in with flickering A/C light on dash; test connection between switch & connector found poor connections. Replaced switch and connector harness. Flickering had stopped. vehicle returned with flickering again. also during my diag I noticed that comp...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JA4MT31H6Y
Hi Guys, got a tough one here. Car came in for transmission shift complaint and rough idle. replaced VAF sensor--no codes found for it--still stumbles when I plug in the connector, not plugged in idles good. Have 5v on 2 lines 4.7v on 1 line and 14v with engin... Trouble codes: P0765
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine VIN: 1N4AL11D53
Hey Guys, This is a Tuff Nutt to Crack, This vehicle came in for a knock and and engine rattle, @ idle this sounds like a top end type noise, accelerate to 1000 rpm and gets louder and deeper, fluctuate throttle 1500-2500 quick rap sounds like bottom end. inst...
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH686X3
Greetings. This engine has the typical leaking head gaskets. After much discussion with the customer, they opted to repower the car with an ATK reman engine. I open the crate today. The tag says "no egr port in head" The vehicle's engine has an egr. There i...
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2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH80684
Hi need some assistance on this one. came in with ac only working briefly then shutting off customer said if he shut the ac off and the car off and waited 10 minutes the ac would work agian briefly then shut off again. I thought it was low on charge so i evace...
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2003 Acura CL 3.2L pw, pl, lights, sunroof, fuel pump VIN: 19UYA42443
GREG WAS DEAD NUTS ON. AFTER FILING THIS REPLY I ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED MY TEST LIGHT ON THE FENDER AND IT LIT UP. I HAD THE MAIN POWER TO THE PASS RELAY/FUSE BOX DISCONNECTED BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE MAIN FUSE CIRCUIT. FOUND THE GROUND FROM BATT TO FENDER WAS ...
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2005 Acura TSX 2.4L battery light is on VIN: JH4CL96825
thanks everyone for the help.it turned out to be a bad after market alternator.we ordered the oem alternator and its been weeks and no battery light anymore.customer is happy and we are so surprised to see so many bad aftermarket units these days.once again th...
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2003 Mazda Miata LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35373
Thanks for all the responses, sorry for the delay wanted to make sure that this car was fixed. In the past it had took some time to set a cheak engine light. As almost everyone suggested i looked at the cam sensor, I used the vantage to scope the sensor. every... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17244
Hello: thanks to all who responded, I replaced MAF sensor, some improvement now it sets P0172 after a long drive (250 + miles), I have check all actual values,freeze frame shows normal values!! so I am at a loss of what is happening, customer is gonna trade th... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 system too rich.).
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2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80C47
Thankyou all very much for your help... My girlfriend actually drove the same car so i borrowed it for a day, each car had exactly the same vacuum at idle and swapping MAF did NOT help. This is the first car I have sent to the dealer in my life but we are swam... Trouble codes: P2187 (Lean at idle).
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
hi guys thanks for all the help called the customer yesterday and told that it might be needing the maf sensor and a reflash of the ecm customer declined the work going to try just the reflash at the dealer and let me know what happens thanks again for all the...
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2008 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L compressor VIN: 2S3DA44179
I received some great advice form you guys and I have been in contact with the customer about returning for a follow up but he has since moved to the big city and although he promises to return, he hasn't as yet. I'm afraid that this issue is dead for now but ...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L rear main seal
Well the Toyota brand seal fixed it! Thanks for the replies. The last reply about the flywheel bolt holes going all the way through the crank was something I had not thought about and I wish I had checked it, but there are no leaks now and that's what I was go...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L dome light draw VIN: 5TDBA23C44
Thank You everyone who replied to my help request. I've got the draw down on this van to an acceptable level of .04A. I needed to make clear, the vehicle would go dead in just a few days, that was the original customer complaint. The draw I was experiencin...
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