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1993 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JH4DA9442P
only on idle, it bougs down on acceleration, timing is right, no vaccum leaks, feels like the tps could be causing this, my question is have anyone had this type on problem with the tps
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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Keyless Go/Start VIN: JH4KB16535
We recently acquired this RL for our used car dept. Everything worked fine until sales informed us the Keyless Start system wouldn't work/the knob wouldn't rotate to unlock the steering column and start the car with the remote inside. Popping the cover off the...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C36
I replaced a heater core in this car last week due to being clogged. Job went pretty good considering it was a Hyundai. However, I now have some issues that have come up. When the car came in initially, the owner complained of a check engine light. I scanned t... Trouble codes: P2127 (TPS/APS E circuit low), P2110 (ETS System Malfunction)
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2008 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Mechanical VIN: KNDJF72358
We are trying to change a timing belt and can not find the info or if we need special tools.The dealer is not willing to supply info.Wondering if anyone knows where we can look beside alldata. Thanks so much
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2000 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR17X8Y
please help hard starts cold like flooding possible out of time but runs perfect after starting - black smoke after starting to crank and after starting till clears out. It can be shut of after clearing cylinders of excess gas (15 - 20 seconds) then will resta...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Engine Idle VIN: JM1BJ245X3
Engine was blown as received. It would barely run and spewed heavy smoke out the tailpipe just running it long enough to get into the repair bay. Installed reman. engine from ATK. Initial start up filled shop with white smoke and eventually dissipated. The eng...
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2004 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Parking lights VIN: JN1AZ34D14
No parking lights, customer replaced light bulbs, still no light. Found no juice at the sockets for park light circuit. Good brake lights. All fuses are good. Could that be ipdm problem? please shed me the light. Appreciated much. Cmu.
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L no start VIN: 1N4BL11D65
this car came in via tow truck customer stated it quite going down road another shop scaned it said it needed cam sensors didnt fix it when i got it no codes good fuel preasure has injector pulse no fire we ohm the crank sensor appeared bad here is the odd par...
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG67676
Calling all subaru gurus, We have this 06 Imprezza that is starting to frustrate me. Customer brought car into shop to have the leaky head gaskets replaced. Since the engine was at 230K we sent the heads out to the machine shop. Replaced all exhaust valves, va... Trouble codes: P0028 (Intake Variable Valve Performance Bank 2)
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L shakey at idle VIN: 4S3BP61697
We just did the cylinder head gaskets. Just leaking oil. It started after doing the heads with the idle fluctuating but it passed after driving. My technician said doing install the t-body was really dirty. I told him not to clean it because we have had a t-bo...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5VJ56L65
Hey everyone. We have a 2005 Suzuki Verona with a 2.5L. The customer has brought this vehicle in multiple times for a hesitation on accel and a stalling issue while driving and while stopped. The vehicle has 2 codes,P0176 Bank 2 too rich and p0172 fuel trim t... Trouble codes: P0176 (System too lean bank 2), P0172 (Fuel trim system too rich)
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C42
Evening All, Thank you for taking the time to read this! This Sienna Intermittently throws an P0420b code. When this started we first put in the three sensors, based on the mileage. Code came back in one month. Next after watching the rear O2 sensor on nume... Trouble codes: P0420
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73D85
after rechecking the vavle timing again we replaced the pcm with a known good one and had it reflashed that did eliminate the p0340 while cranking but it still did not start. we also rechecked for restricted exhaust, fuel psi and compression all were good. tri... Trouble codes: P0335 (ckp sensor), P0340 (cmp sensor).
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2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F27
After posting this request, I reviewed some engine oiling diagrams on Mitchell. One of the fuzzy pictures showed a spool going through the filter. I was wondering why I had an O-ring left over. I had phoned the JL franchise who changed customers oil and ask... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft over advanced/performance B1), P0021 (Camshaft over advanced/performance B2).
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2008 Lexus ES350 3.5L hestiation poss trans VIN: JTHBJ46G78
making arangements to go to lexus dealer for calibration check
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L 1/2 shift VIN: JN8AZ08W73
THANKS FOR ALL THE SUGGESTIONS ON THIS MURANO.TURNS OUT THAT THERE WAS A FACTORY RECALL ON THIS VEHICLE.IN TALKING TO THE SERVICE ADVISER AT MY NISSAN DEALERSHIP HE DESCRIBED THE EXACT SYMPTOMS THAT IS WAS EXPERIENCING.THE RECALL WAS THE TUBE THAT RUNS FROM TH...
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fluid level VIN: JT3VN39W6P
Well I guess its going to take a teardown to find the problem,there is a seal between the two. Customer decided to wait to see how long it takes to over fill the transfer case again. thanks for all your input.
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Idle VIN: JT4VN13G5R
Hey people, what this ended up being is low cylinder contribution on #6 cylinder due to burnt exhaust valve, This vehicle ran but was not driveable so was hard to diagnose just because of the way it was running, did not even sound or seem like it had a miss of...
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L J1850vpw VIN: 4T1SK12J4R
I was able to get the car to pass and I'm blaming mechanical connectivity(if that's a word). My original query was if anyone was able to confirm the 800mv low signal was acceptable. I replaced with a used unit and had the same results. Then I checked 2 other...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Vvt-I VIN: 4T1BF28B8Y
Well, didn't get any quality infomation on the replies. I called Shop Key and had them fax me the info that I needed. I pulled the intake cams out of both heads and replaced the VVT-I controllers or phasers. That was the fix. Just so you know the VVT-I control...
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