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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5668Y
Car came in from another shop-volvo specalist/friend. They replaced o2 after finding P0131 code. Code re-apeared, did some testing got know were and asked for our help. I did the test procedures for p0131 and got mixed results. they were as follows: 1/reset ec... Trouble codes: P0131 (O2 low volt.)
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2011 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L engine VIN: KMHCN4ACXB
Hello Tech's. This is my own vehicle, I basicly bought it for fuel economy. I drive this car everywhere. 95% is all freeway driving. I have on cold start up some tappet noise for about a minute or so, sounded like a lifter or a wrist pin. I took it to the deal...
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hard to start
This car takes a long time to crank after 4 or 5 turns it will start does not have codes all data is good it sounds like a fuel pump or a cranksensor i do not have car here yet i know fuel filter has new one . Any one had problems with this.
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2005 Mazda RX-8 1.3L loss of power VIN: JM1FE173X5
Car is not in our shop, trying to help a client with a long distance diagnosis. Vehicle will operate properly when driven easily. Under moderate to heavy acceleration, the car loses power (bogs) between 5000 to 7000 rpm. Is very consistent and noticeable. The ... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak)
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1989 Nissan Stanza E 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1HT21S0K
Please help this car is winning the battle.The car seems to be misfiring on number 4 cylinder. Nothing seems to change the out come.The idle quality is terrible.All the basic things have been checked. The engine was overhauled about 40,000 miles ago. Please he...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D3W
Have no idea what to do next. Car came in with a misfire and codes P1320 and P0300. Number 3 cylinder coil was defective. Replaced coil and spark plugs and car runs great but mil light still came on with only one code P1320. Read abunch on iatn and identifix a... Trouble codes: P1320 (ignition primary failure)
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L compressor not engaging VIN: 1N6ED27Y5Y
vehicle a/c will not engage at times. what is happening is the ground wire coming from ecm (pink) will not ground, i can cross over the relay and system works excellant at idle, but when vehicle is going down the road it will quit and will not come back on unl...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11D85
Car shuts off while driving. Just like you reached up and turned the key off. Sometiems will restart right away, sometimes not. We know it loses spark and fuel pulse, but we cant figure why. Dealership has had the car 3 times. We have had it twice. Chaffed wir... Trouble codes: P0605 (Ecm)
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1987 Toyota Van Wagon LE 2.2L no start VIN: JT3YR26W3H
This vehicle came in for a loss of injector pulse on two cylinders, now after checking it ends up being a no start scenario. No injector pulse on all four cylinders know.
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L auto a/c VIN: 2T1CF28P1Y
This solara came in with complaint of no heat unless in the Hot mode, as soon as you turn it to 85 it goes full cold air blowing and turns to recirc. go back to hot and heat comes out. tried different air temp sensor and different control head with no effect. ...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR12E31
Hello fellow techs. I have this vehicle(my girlfriends :( ) It had a p0420 and i replaced the cat with the factory converter. Job was a little cumbersome. You have to cut the pipe to install a factory corolla cat. I am getting a lean code p0171 after 500 miles...
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2007 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.3L Hesitation VIN: JTEEP21A17
vehicle came in with no throttle control,idle only scanned ecm,had a code 2118 throttle motor problem,replaced throttle body assembly with a used one,vehicle now has very intermittent no throttle control and now has code po123 and p2135 if you turn key off and... Trouble codes: P2118
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2009 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Blower Motor VIN: 5TENX22N19
This is a private security vehicle so they need their ac. So the truck came in with low air flow so i figure that the cabin air filter was plugged up so i went and replace it but when i turned the ac and blower on the air flow is so low that u cant feel that i...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A31
Ended up being that someone previously had been trying to adjust idle and had throttle plate closed. Cleaned up and readjusted. Disconnected electric mount and everything works fine.Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system problem).
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2001 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4N2ZN17T51
The general consensus was timing belt. Tore it down and found a new belt but a leaking water pump and bad idlers. Reassembled with checked and double checked tooth count on the belt, still had p0300. Ended up being a broken o-ring on the number 1 injector. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire).
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT33416
A repaired broken wire (purple) at the evaporative pump connector enabled the evaporative system to vacuum test (key off) properly and a new camshaft timing oil control valve (P0012) replaced the plugged-up one, no more MIL or DTC's! Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft position A timing over-retarded bank 1), P043E, P043F, P2401 (Evaporative system leak detection pump stuck off), P2402 (Evaporative system leak detection pump stuck on), P2419 (Evaporative system pressure switching valve stuck on).
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L battery VIN: JT2BG22K6Y
Thanks for the information sent. I checked battery draw, it's .03 amps. I pushed on all the doors fron the inside to see if a dome lamp would pop on, and all was normal. I checked the ignition switch, and the key cannot be removed unless it is rotated all the ...
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