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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCG1657W
The car runs fine but idles rough and the cat. gets red hot.If i unplug the iac valve it dose not idle as rough but just a little, if i turn on the ac it act as if the engine is going to come out the car. I have removed the cat. and it looks really good not co... Trouble codes: P1519 (Malfunction in IAC valve Circuit)
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12524
I have a Kia that intermittantly sets p0171,p0121,and p1166. This car previously had the throttle screw trampered with as well as a vacuum leak (purge hose left off) I cant find a vacuum leak,the pcv hoses are installed correctly,it has a new MAF sensor,fuel p... Trouble codes: P0121, P0171, P1166
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CUO9910
this came in my shop with catalyst blocked,truck don t have power and big knock in the engine with higher rpm. backpressure in catalyst was 6 lbs, replace catalyst , now the knok in the engine is gone , but two misfire ( can t see which one in my genesys) spar... Trouble codes: P1151
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1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L automatic temperature control -- compressor VIN: JT2MX73E5G
Car came in last summer with a/c not cold and noise. Found noise from compressor. Told customer compressor is very noisey, start with replacment and that will probobly fix the no cold air too. Fast forward almost a year later and the car is back. Replaced comp...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L starter VIN: 1NXBB02E9T
Looking to a two for one here. I have two cars with the same problem. Both Toyotas. What happens is, when I turn the ignition it starts, I shut it off. Try again and I get the same. Sounds good, right? Two, three more times then suddenly all I get is "click". ...
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1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L pistons VIN: JHMED8361M
well no aftermarket piston makers, i got a Honda parts guy hitting them hard and has found what looks to be the last set anyone will ever get from OE.the rings can be had from a Japanese company npr. nothing else really to add just no luck in the aftermarket f...
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Shift interlock VIN: JHLRD18721
Thanks John, While it was acting up, disconnected shift cable, could not get the trans linkage to go to park, this would not set the "P" on indicator, which would not allow interlock to work properly. In the hands of the rebuilder now, see what their call is. ...
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1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8JS47E8P
HI, EVERY ONE I THANKS ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP. AFTER SOME MORE TESTING FIND OUT CAT. WAS HALF WAY CLOGED UP AND AND ALSO NEEDED COMPLETE TUNE UP THANKS AGAIN MATT
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: IYVFP80C13
Okay, this was a learning experience. What I learned was this gal severely neglects her car, and it took me 6 conversations wither her to finally get that she had to stop because the car started making noise and the guy at the parts store put in a "coupla" qu...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G1X
Alot of time spent but its fixed It was indeed a bad aftermarket cam sensor. Second guess everything, balance shaft belt was broken but completly unrelated. Onece i swap cam sensor with different brand never experienced problem again. Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam circuit falut).
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05S6W
The stuck O2 sensor was the problem. No matter how much propane I put in the intake, it wouldn't move. Because the ECM uses that O2 to gauge Cat performance, it thought the Cat wasn't functioning and it set a code. Trouble codes: P0430 (Three Way Catalitic Converter).
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2000 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 5N1ED28T1Y
I Belive This Vehicl Is Fixed I Never Was Able To Pinpoint A Specific Componet Or Conector As Being A Problem The Front Two Sensor Both Ohmed Out At 1.82K. With My Vantage In Record Mode Sitting Or Standing Still The Light Would Activate With No Visable Change...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11D35
Well, this was a very long road...there was a little mention of reprogramming the TCM so I took it to the dealer to do that and found the clue that I had been lacking. Evidently Nissan kept the communication codes to themselves and they can only be found with...
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