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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Misfire VIN: 1HGFA15826
engine and converter replaced, car starts right up but when taking off it will begin to misfire, crank relearn has been performed, all honda techs please help with any info Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
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2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JHMGD37677
Thanks in advance for the help. Got a weird one here. Feels like a miss while accelerating, only with part to half throttle. Won't do it every time, runs fine at highway speed, never misses at idle or cruise, only sometimes on accel with medium throttle. Feels...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L hazard flashers VIN: KMHHN65F03
Good evening Hyundai techs everywhere.I have this old Tiburon that was parked for over a year,when the customer installed a new battery to start it the hazard flashers started to flash and the dash lights are always on,the car will start,the power door locks d...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L 4wd monule VIN: KM8SC73EX5
Vehicle came in with a "jerk" on acceleration when hot at just over 20 mph. Wanttest at the 4wd module but are unsuessful at finding it.Has anyone run across this before?? Thanks in advance for your help. Rob PS Has code [...] coupling clutch sh...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L immobi VIN: JM1BK14324
need to add a key to the wifes car and need the immobilizer release / access password thanks
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1989 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Dies occasionally VIN: JA4GJ51SXK
Hello Techs, We started with new fuel filter, (old filter was terrible). Vehicle has new igniton igniter, (small component near coil) We suspect distributor issue. On a road test, vehicle died for us, we towed it back into the shop and started, we were not ab... Trouble codes: 22 (Crank angle sensor), 23 (TDC sensor)
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
What are we missing? We are getting different readings at the pcm when back probing the maf sensor wires than what we are seeing on the scan tool. Had pcm checked and was told it is good. Help if you can. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF signal low), P0731 (1st gear not functioning)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Passenger cams VIN: 4S3BG6856V
Just another information question as I do not work on these everyday. Vehicle was brought in for an oil leak which just happens to be the front crank seal. I noticed that both of the passenger cam gear can free spin quite a bit. Now its benn awhile since my la...
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L head gasket VIN: JF1SG69664
I really need some advice before I get too deep into this.Does anyone know how to test a turbo for cooling leaks before I do head gaskets on this vehicle?It failed block dye test and after only 1 minute of running turned the rad. hoses rock solid.I'm second gu...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V03
Vehicle keeps going through ignition coils had first set of coils from standard ignition Others replaced at another shop from Napa Auto Parts. As a result of being driven with the misfire it has destroyed two catalytic convertors. Cant find the reason for the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0420 (Cat Efficiency Bank 1), P0430 (Cat Efficiency Bank 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1)
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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4UA265XT
Hey guys this one is FIXED!! It turns out that someone had been into the wiring harness before me and rewired a few solenoids incorrectly. The IAC control wire was spliced into the purge solenoid creating the idle fluctuations. It was purging air everytime th...
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2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L front suspension VIN: 5NPEU46F57
thanks for all the input on this car. since i cant find anything causing the wonder and noise i am gonna suggest to the customer to take the car to a shop with a drive on lift like the kind to do alighnments and have them jounce the car [...] and maybe thay mig...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Accessories VIN: JM1BJ222XX
Thanks to the 2 repliers... Directed electronics website very helpful... also found drdetailshop.com to have some useful info for those that dont do this every day. Got the info I needed.
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2006 Subaru Forester X L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L none VIN: JF1SG69666
well thanks for all you tha take time to read my request and help. it was a headache,i did check every sigle bolt,hose belts,timing belt tensioner,remove fuel pump,fuel damper.and nathing. so i was goin to give up i had those fuel dampers out alltime so when i...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Lighting VIN: JT2BF28K0Y
thank's for the insight the problem was the ground wire to the rear brake lites @ the trunk hige.
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation VIN: JTDBT123XY
Thanks for the replies guys. I finally got to spend some time with this vehicle, the readings from the 02 indicated very rich. The sensor was showing .9 volts at idle and was unable to correct. as rpm increased it would switch once in a while but definately wa... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFBV54157
Demitrio was right on. Replaced the Fuel ratio sensor and fixed the problem. Customer went on vacation in between is why it took so long to fix. Trouble codes: P0158.
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