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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1866X
When first started cold and thrown in gear sometimes will idle low and die/stall. If given more throttle in park will bog down and back fire through intake and hard to get it to go to even 3k rpm. When warmed up will not go above 5k rpm in park/neutral. Once w... Trouble codes: P0132 (HO2S S1 Voltage High - Happened only on the last of 10 drives), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Surge VIN: JT8UF11E1R
We have a 94 lexus in the shop that was here when me and another mechanic started working in this shop, the timing belt was replaced by a previous mechanic and it sat in the lot waiting for the customer to pick up, I'm not sure how long of a wait. What the ca...
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2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C31
He Folks this one is not going the way I'd like it to go. First the reason I replaced the valve was because the ohms readings, All Data 22-26 ohms, my Modis trouble shooter set the spec at 40-70 ohms. The original valve was at 19ohms.I have battery voltage on ... Trouble codes: P1451 (Canister drain cut valve CDCV circuit malfunction)
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2002 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L pcm VIN: JM3LW28J52
repeated codes 171, 174 lean b1 b2. at idle fuel trims look normal, anything off idle long term trims go to 15 almost instantly. no driveability issues. customer complains of rotten egg smell and very rare hesitation. dealer did reflash and said if codes come ...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L suspension noises VIN: 1YVFP80C73
I sprayed wd40 on the bushings and the noise changed, to the point that I would recommend new lower control arm bushings. I haven't heard a noise like this for over 20 years and that was bushings also. Is this a common problem with high mileage Mazda 6's? Woul...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D51
This vehicle misfires under acceleration. It is a lean misfire, adding fuel will smooth it out. It will misfire in neutral if you floor it, bad enough that it will not go past about 3500 rpm. I have checked the mass air sensor and it appears to work as designe... Trouble codes: P0300
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2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L 1-2 shift hard and hunts for gear VIN: 1N6AD09U27
I have a customer who has a shifting problem with his Nissan Frontier pickup. It shifts erratically from first to second and hunts for gear when driving. The code set is a P0717 Input Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit. Has anyone had any history with this transmiss...
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1993 Suzuki Sidekick 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
Hi all I have a good in the workshop at the moment, a 1993 Suzuki Vitara (Sidekick for my American friends). A long story short is that this vehicle apparently had a blown headgasket and was using coolant. Another workshop replaced gasket and was anable to get...
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1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT4VN63C5J
Customer stated to me the he went out to his truck one morning to warm it up for 10 minutes and he heard the truck running rough and then died and wouldn't restart. engine would crank but would not hold an idle. I got to the vehicle and tried getting codes but...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2T1BA02EXV
customer had motor replaced,motor would not idle,when i got it the o2 sensor was unhooked,blowing black smoke out the tail pipe and it would not idle.we put spark plugs ,distribtor cap and rotor button,oil was full of gas so we changed oil.then it would idle b... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0120
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L headlights VIN: 4T1BF28K7W
Arhahhhh!I dont know what s going on here.98 camery inop headlights.No high or low beams.Every thing else works.pull to pass also works.This one does NOT have daytime running lamps. r=l Fuse good but not energized when lights are turned on.Ground relay ..light...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start, No Injection Pulse VIN: 5TENL42N53
Vehicle was towed in with a No Start condition. Cranks but won't start. Scanner showed codes P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315 all coil igniter codes. Replace ECM with known good PCM. Losing injector ground pulse. Crank and Cam Sensor ohmed out within range. Flashes ... Trouble codes: P1300 (Igniter Circuit Malfunction - No. 1), P1305 (P1310- Igniter Circuit Malfunction - No. 2), P1310 (Igniter Circuit Malfunction - No. 2), P1315
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on
We got stuck with this one. dealer will not recheck their diagnosis. bank one o2 waveforms are perfect. Bank 2 runs rich which is obviously setting code and reason for misdiag. i can pull away fuel trim with solus and o2 sensors act correctly. no vacumn leaks,... Trouble codes: P0430
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L rear suspension VIN: 5J6YH28553
We removed rear struts and found RR was not operating smoothly. The mounts were fine.Replaced struts,noise is gone.
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2007 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on, bucks under accel VIN: KM8JN72D17
Thanks for the help-the fault with this Tuscon was the EMC-Electric Magnetic Clutch in the rear differential.Not sure why misfire codes for cyls #2,#4,#6 were stored and NO codes for the clutch having a fault but feedback I recieved was Hyundai's (especially S... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306, C1273, C1513.
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L stuck in first VIN: KNAFE12195
well, this one was on the customer. customer jumped started car before it came to the shop, and fried the pcm. installed new computer and all is well. thanks to all and bless you guys.
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2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Engine VIN: JTEDD21A55
The car was poorly maintained. The engine had a lot of sludge, and the timing components were worn. It was less time consuming to replace with a complete used unit. A unit was put in and the problem solved.
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2007 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32EX7
HEY ..BIG THANK U FOR THE 25 REPLIES I GOT ...IT WAS THE INTAKE GASKET.. DID SEE A COLD LEAK WHEN IT WAS STILL COLD HERE IN THE MORNINGS...SHE LEFT THE CAR ON SUNDAY AND I TRIED FIRST THING TUESDAY.. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYONES SUPPORT...MARK Trouble codes: P0171.
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