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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Surge VIN: 2HGES16581
Vehicle came in with idle problem. She says that in the mornings the vehicle revs up at 1,500-2,000 rpm and sometimes it surges up and down. When she puts it in gear the rpms stay above 1,000 rpm and kind-of picks up speed by it self with out giving it gas. Sh...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38795
Hello all, I have this honda in my shop and have some base questions that i cannot find on alldata/mitchel. I have a overly active rear 02 (bank 2) on this oddesy. I have a solus pro and am not sure what some of the Air\fuel ratio pids mean. First off my lon... Trouble codes: P0430 (Catalyst B2 efficiency bellow Threshhold)
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L variable cam timing VIN: 5NPEU46F16
Bear with me guys,one of my employees made a dumb mistake. In an attempt to replace the timing chain tensioners on this car he removed the tensioner on the front bank( problem #1 he didn't put the engine in time before disassembly. problem #2 he didn't secure ...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Tcc VIN: JNKCA21A7X
I am looking for help on a P0744 code after several miles of driving. Alldata states this is a mechanical issue, yet I have already replaced most of the components they say can cause this code. This initially started out as one of the codes it came in for, but...
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Ignition coil connectors VIN: JM1TA22222
thanx for any help on this one (2.3 Millen Cycle engine) some other shop did valve covers now the ignition coil connectors are broken Mazda wants you to buy the whole engine harness to get the connectors ($650.00) so before I even try to pull this apart to re...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14374
Mazda techs or anyone who can help looking for a possible pattern failure. I already replaced the air flow sensor. Car is not here presently, just trying to get a heads up. Thanks to all Trouble codes: P2187 (System too lean at idle)
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
This vehicle's temp gage will peg full hot when going up hills and has no heat. customer had replaced timing belt and installed a new radiator when belt was done. has never had heat since. I let run for a while after verifing the concern and noticed that the u...
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2001 Nissan micra 1400CC Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on
This vehicle triggered the mil lamp. DTC found were P0137 & P0131. Once erased the DTCs would re-log within 5 miles triggering the mil lamp. Replace both Oxygen sensors - DTC re-logged was P0131 [rear sensor] - flat lining - reading started at .45v and gradual... Trouble codes: P0137
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Starting VIN: 3N1CB51D15
hi all technicians,i have this nissan sentra 1.8 2005,not star,i put the sacaner and give me code 335 cranshaf position sensor a, i change the 2 sensor and i do not have spark at sparak plug,check all fuses is good.thanks in advace for this help.
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2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 5.6L intermitantly overheats VIN: 1N6AA07C78
Came into shop low on coolant "cust states he did not refill after last t-stat" Air lift, fill with coolant. Test drive about 5 miles. Then Temp gauge stared fluctuating around the half way mark to threequarters. At the same time the heater started blowing col...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
I have not had a problem with the idle. But customer states that while at a traffic light last week idle rose slightly. It happened to me once today for a few seconds. While stopped RPM rose, put car in neutral and RPM went to 2K then went to normal idle. No c...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L compressor VIN: 1YVFP80C83
we didcheck for a shorted wire to b+ and nothing was found.customer has opted to not proceed with further testing at this time should we get a repair on this we willrepost thanks to all.
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
Got to work on this thing again , did what James advised unplugged the airflow meter. It ran great , so now trying to find a cheap way to fix this. New airflow meter $500. Cars not worth $500. But thanks to all
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6SD11YXT
I ADDED GROUNDS AS TSB STATED CHECKED VOLTAGE DROPS TRUCK STALLED 12 MILES LATER. REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTOR GOING WITH YOUR EXPERIANCES AND GUT FEEL AND SO FAR IT MADE IT TO INDIANA AND ALMOST A WEEK WITH NO STALLING. UNKNOWN WHAT BRAND OF DIST. WAS IN HERE, T... Trouble codes: 100 (mass air flow problem), 1900 (over heat problem), 110 (air intake sensor problem), 141 (rear o2 heater issue).
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power steering VIN: 1N4AL11E94
Thanks for the input. The center link or steering coupling was the problem. The way the car is made I could not get to the coupling to check it. I had to destroy the p.s.press. hose, steering link and rack/pinion to get the rack/pinion out of the car. After r...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BA41E76
Yes, we finally got this vehicle out of here. The problem turned out to be vvt solenoids (2), we changed them both and it took care of the starting/timing issue. A couple of techs suggested this, but with no codes pointing us there it took a while longer to fi...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDBT1239Y
did a crank senser so far looks good still running i never got to check all the sensers it always started the used ecm did not work
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Vsc,Vsc Trac Lights On VIN: 5TDBT44A81
See below - THIS SAVED OUR BACON! We took this vehicle to the Dealer and they told us the Steering Angle Sensor was bad AND the computer might be fried because the calibration wouldn't "take" with their scantool. That answer wasn't good enough for us and boy h...
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