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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9655Y
Hi guys, I have one that came in on the hook. The vehicle is a no start Acura 3.5 rl. I checked the vehicle’s fuel pump and it ran. I sprayed carb cleaner in the throttle body and it started and ran for about five seconds. So I ordered a new fuel pump and filt...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
Put universal flex pipe on. The original flex pipe that was broken 1/2 way off. Car came back 2 days later with po171. It idles rough and has hesitation on acceleration. Smoked engine for leaks (ok)--ect(ok)--checked maf with vantage at idle and 3000 rpm and w... Trouble codes: P0171
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D38
Hello fellow Techs, This Hyundia came in running poorly misfire under hard accel or under load uphill. Seems to be worse the more its driven. Customer replaced all plugs and coils - dealer replaced all cats. I felt after road test it had a timing problem - I ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire)
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A31
Car would not idle. Read about the computer idle circuit being burned out in control module. Sent control module out for rebuild.Replaced idle control valve , air temp sensor and throttle position switch. Plugged it all in with the re-man computer. Car idles t... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem)
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1999 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L lug nuts VIN: JA3AY11A7X
the vehicle i have has after market rims on it that are 8 star torx. i can not find anything to fit it and i cant find the tools online. an suggestions? the size i tried was t55 and it was slightly to big. no other sizes were even close to fitting.
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L no communcation with ecm VIN: 5N1BV28UX4
help!!! we have a nissan quest 3.5l auto will not communicate with any module. have tested ecm ,idpm and ck'd all fuses.when battery is connected cooling fan runs on high speed and headlights stay on.we cannot communicate with any module, all grds and pwr good...
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1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L oil in intake VIN: JT2GK13EXR
when this car overheated we pulled the heads off lots of oil in cylinders . pulled pistons they were caked with oil on oil rings. honed cylinders ( engine was rebuilt 100,000 miles before that. put piston rings rod bearings and valve job. right away was using ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L battery VIN: JT2BG22K6Y
This is an intermittent no-crank, dead battery. She lives 30 miles away, so it went dead a couple months ago, had it towed to me, and I found nothing wrong. Charged battery and sent on her way. About a month later, dead battery in morning. Her boyfriend replac...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30KX2
This camry has a surge at 40-45 mph. We have confirmed it to be an egr issue. We have checked the positon sensor with a labscope and cannot comfirm there being a problem with the sensor, what we did notice is the egr temp sensor is reading around 500 degrees t...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 5TDZA23C74
hello friends, ac compressor troubles. vehicle has manual controls, not automatic controls. when you push the ac button, switch does not light up or flash. compressor circuit does not engage.engine pid data indicates ac engaged off. if you switch front defrost...
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2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L oil pump housing VIN: 5FNYF18447
Thanks all for the information and not laughing to load at me. I did. But everything happens is the way I am looking at this one. When I came in on Sunday to fix this one I found that the new water pump I installed when I didi the t belt all pulleys and the te...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L engine VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
THANX TO ALL WHO HELPED, ALTHOUGH ONLY A FEW HAD THE RIGHT FIX. IT TURNED OUT TO BE THE REAR CAMSHAFT GEAR'S KEY WAY SPUN ON THE CAM. THE TIMING MARK [...] LINED UP OK, BUT THE CAMSHAFT WAS OFF AT LEAST 4 TEETH. VERY TRICKY TO FIND THIS WITH OUT DOING A MINOR TEAR ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L bank2 VIN: 4F2CU08151
replaced injectors on 4 and 6 fixed miss firing. When checked they were spraying fuel. but im assuming they weren't spraying enough. replace and every thing seems fine now. thanks for all the help and suggestions.
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
Thanks for the replies. Some of you got it right on. After looking at the scan data some more, i noticed at 1200 rpms or so the maf readings would at times go up to 100 gs. I knew this was not right & put a scope on the maf signal wire & the signal had high v... Trouble codes: P0420, P0442.
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Idle too high VIN: JN8AZ08W23
Thank you all who replied. I got word yesterday from our client that the throttle body had to be replaced. It was bad "had a short" inside the mechanism. I suspected that there was a problem with it, and had already recommended it as a first step if the dealer... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle Air Control System. RPM Higher than expected).
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1986 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: JT4RN62D2G
Okay so I'm not thrilled to admit how we ended this but here goes. Got a lot of good feed back but all stuff that we had gone over. The EGR on this vehicle works with no back pressure, completely disconnect the back pressure tube from the exhaust as well as di...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22KXY
after testing everything multipul times with vacuum, pressure and smoke with no leak found. decided to give it one more go around and wa la a leak. canister control vent valve on the air cleaner was not holding vacuum would slowly leak down (slow leak). replac... Trouble codes: P0442.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TENL42N31
First, I'd like to thank all that helped. As most said, it was the air/fuel ratio sensor and the rear O2 sensor. Replaced both (with Denso units) and truck runs good. We reinstalled original MAF sensor and it ran good so there was no problem with it. I guess I... Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Fault B1S2), P1130 (A/F Sensor Circuit Range/Performance B1S1).
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