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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG56641
The vehicle has a hard dtc for code p0135. Seconds after clearing the dtc it illuminates again. After retrieving the code of p0135 I performed the diagnostic procedure for this dtc. I have discovered that the vehicle needs a new ecm. Along with the p0135 code ... Trouble codes: P0135
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2008 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L Vehicle
As usual, when I post a help fix I'm at the end of my rope. This time it's a vibration/wobble feeling when accelerating. When the van 1st arrived, it would vibrate and wobble so bad under load that it made an audible thumping noise while rotating under load ju...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T2N
Vehicle has a hydraulically operated cooling fan. When first started on a cool engine, the fan ran immediately at least the 1100 rpm's and took a while, maybe 15 minutes to get up to operating temp. Stayed there for another 30 to 45 min. (at idle). After drivi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Emission System VIN: 4A3AE55H71
We checked source vacuum, Source vacuum 15in.Hg. Checked for Vacuum leaks in system. none present. We did a vacuum Control Valve Check, there was 6.5 in.hg of vacuum. We replaced the vacuum switching valve. I would expect the valve to hold vacuum when you plug...
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1987 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6ND16SXH
Vehicle will start and run fine for 10-15 seconds then die, restarts right away and dies within 10 seconds. tried to get codes from computer but both red and green flash at same time and flash once then pause, flash twice then pause, flash 3 times then pause, ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
I have this nissan pickup came in with the fuel gauge did not work. I cycled key and fuel gauge doesnt move off of just a little under full. I put a gauge in it because the needle didnt move to 0 when key turned off. Put new gauge in and now it reads 3/4 full ...
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2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP67C75
Help!!! Customer is complaining of a rough idle when hot in gear. We've checked compression, injector balance, and for vacuum leaks. Nothing conclusive, and no codes. Replaced turbo with blown seals about 7k miles ago, and customer thinks it has been happening...
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2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69667
Hello all, this one happens to be my own personal vehicle that is driving me crazy. As I don't get much of a chance to work on the AFR vehicles this one is especially difficult. The way these engine are laid out makes them a bit for a challenge to go about us... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Brake Drums VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
We replaced rear brake shoes with OEM Toyota lining but used aftermarket brake drums to save customer money. After couple of weeks customer noticed rhythmic thumping noise in rear of vehicle while braking. We removed and resurfaced the brake drums to no avail....
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L radiator fan VIN: JTDBL40E79
This 2009 focus was brought in by a body shop. It was hit in left front corner and they did the body work and installed a new fuse box. The problem is the radiator fan stays on all the time with key on. I have studied the diagram and it has a ecm module mounte...
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, Timing VIN: JHMEH6266S
well!!! after weeks of work on this night mare I have to thank every body for their input on the metter.it hasben a wile since last time I posted so I apoloogize for not giving all the info as I should of. the car never run rough it just didn`t have power on a...
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Engine Overheating VIN: 4S2CK58D92
Several suggested I replaced the radiator. After replacement the engine still overheats while driving and stays within range at idle. I drained the radiator again and vacuumed all air from the system again with the same results. A cylinder leakage test passed....
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2007 Kia Sedona 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: KNDMB13307
I am sorry it took a while a update this post , but yes the vehicle is fixed , it turned out that the TPS sensor had been replaced before the car came to us and it had never been programed to the vehicle so we programed the TPS sensor and this took care of th... Trouble codes: 171 (bank one lean), 174 (bank two lean), 301 (cylinder one misfire), 303 (cylinder 3 misfire), 305 (cylinder 5 misfire).
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Front camshaft seal VIN: JT8BF28G1Y
Well...it is DONE.. After 4 seals and a repair sleeve , it is still gushing. I disassembled it and removed the valve cover. The cam retaing cap bolts were just snug. All other bolts were tight. I removed the cap to see why or what I could figure would cause th...
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