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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L Excessive Emissions
egr is intermittenly recieving vac.cvc is giving egr solenoid good vac,i believe it is 15hg.i have manually actuated egr solenoid many times with no fialure.testing done on dyno.at 15mph no vac,at 25 mph intermitten vac.i graphed pink wire (egr solenoid)at pcm...
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, Runs Rich VIN: JM1NA3510M
THIS MIATA RUNS VERY RICH AND GETS POOR MILAGE ~ 18 MPG under light driving conditions. This Miata had a plugged up catalytic converter and was driving for sometime like that. After new converter was installed, the car runs rich at all times (excluding decel.)...
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L rear brakes VIN: JN1RZ24H04
okay i have a strange one here any help would be appriciated have a lock up condition on rear brakes release pressure from booster and brakes release... put line back on and after a few minutes brakes lock up again thinking booster may be the problem never ran...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31A21
The customer picked the vehicle up after some brake work on a Friday and it was sitting in our parking lot on Monday. He said that it cut off several times over the weekend. We test drove every day the next week and it never acted up. We probably drove 3 times...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Overheats VIN: JN8DR07Y31
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. This customer brought this vehicle to us 2 weeks ago after it was diagnosed at the dealer as a bad thermostat. We installed a new thermostat. The problem is and was that intermittently on warm days and up hills, th...
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2006 Suzuki Reno 2.0L Evap VIN: KL5JD66Z06
A constant pending p0446. Then mil lights up. Replaced mentioned parts. Checked for blockages, found none. Smoked car, no leaks. Good voltage to vent solenoid. This one is a head scratcher! i can only check ecm with global obd2 scanner. I dont have manufacture... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emission vent system performance)
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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7L t-case VIN: JS3TD94742
We have a suzuki here that will intermittently turn on all 3 transfer case shift lights at the same time which is accompanied by a relay clicking sound on the passengers side of the dash. It has 3 codes-U1144 lost communication with keyless entry module-U1139 ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Shifting VIN: KMHDN45D72
I was not willing to buy a hi scan pro scan tool and the customer was not willing to go to the dealer, nor would he pay for a hydraulic pressure test. He will drive it till it breaks. Because the problem occured soon after changing the fluid, I believe that th...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W9Y
This appears to be some type of fuel pressure issue. It drops out 10psi when glitch happens. customer had said he had a new fuel pump installed two months ago... but likely only the pump and not the module as it is sold both ways. I did not receive any repl...
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1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L Starter VIN: JM3LV5233R
hello techs, thank you all, like greg said,starter on 4x4 is doable on the driveway. i dont have to remove the 1/2 shaft.i removed the alternator and power steering pump and reservior then moved it out of the way.with [...] 1/4 inch extention and swivel ...
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2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ22502
the bosch reman from worldpac fixed it. the alternator was charging borderline about 12.6v. customer took the car and it's been two weeks. so far so good.
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1GG12L56
Boy! as they say when you assume things you really cause yourself extra work. The bouncing needle & low vacuum reading on the vacuum guage were the key here. In the very beginning of this repair Robert [...] suggested we check the valve adjustment & we "a... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Overheating VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
One of those questions you ask and already know the answer to. Just needed it confirmed by 15 other people. Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the radiator and it took care of it. The cooling system is still brown but it stays right at 195 all day. Thanks ...
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2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D63
thank you guys the car is fix the front mount was shorted i check the ecm pin out and i found the front was bad thanks to steev he was the first also thank all those who said that was it
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Timing chain or cam phasers maybe rod bearings VIN: 1N4BA41E84
I spent more time listening to it cold start and determined that most of the noise was cam chain and or phaser noise. Due to the age\miles and the length of time it was driven in this condition, she decided to just see how long it lasts. Most responders were c...
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Unknown VIN: 5N1AN08W66
Thanks for the ideas guys- unfortunately we had already tried all that and more- shipping this one to the dealer- they can marry it!! Greg and crew
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2006 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1AN08W76
At the time of this posting the vehicle was towed to the dealership for the open campaign bulletin regarding the ECM relay and corrosion. The owner has not yet let me know if that has taken care of his problem. I am going on the assumption that no news is good...
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2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Information needed VIN: JT3GP10V7Y
Thanks for all the responses. John helped me determine which relay is the fuel pump relay. Toyota calls it a Circuit Opening Relay. Don't you just LOVE the lack of standardization in terminology in this business?? Brian had the correct answer regarding getti...
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2002 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Throttle Limp Mode VIN: 5TBRT34112
I cold swear i voltage dropped the grounds at ecm ...but...today i decided to put my hands on the main grounds at the back of each head. Bingo...ground at driver's side head was loose. Tightened it up and problem solved.All replies said to look at wiring...got... Trouble codes: P1126, P1129.
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2007 Toyota Camry LE 3.5L tpm VIN: 4T1BK4627U
Thanks to all who replied!! Apparently I do not have to correct equiptment to program tire pressure id numbers in the moduel. Sent the vehicle to dealer, and I am looking into a Techstream light!! Thanks again to all who replied, I know how precious your time ...
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2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Balance Shaft Assy VIN: 4T4BF3EK7A
After completing the balance-shaft-timing procedure (TDC1, then align marks on 'front' of balance-shaft-assembly with notch/marks.) There was vibration present while 'loading' the engine in reverse gear, also present to a lesser extent in forward gears. Recomm...
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