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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L engine VIN: JH4DC2391X
Owner purchased car, does not know if oil level was full. Drives almost 1 week & check engine light comes on then oil light comes on when driving. Checked oil & was 3 quarts low. He added till full. Drove 1 day & was .5 qt low. We see & smell oil smoke from ta...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L ignition switch VIN: JHMCA5649K
This car will not shut off with the ignition switch.When the switch is in the off position,the following still have power with the switch disconnected or in the off postion: engine,pgm-fi system,cruise control,power windows,power sunroof,turn signials,wipers, ...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6451M
This vehicle failed smog check because basic timing is at 45BTDC. Spec is 18. I tried to adjust the timing (with timing conector shorted) and it will move to 35 BTDC. I've checked for #1 at TDC and timing indicator (single mark on dampner) lines up properly. T...
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2000 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1GGCS144XY
when you frist start truck the fuel gauge works, but after 30 to 90 seconds it goes to empty and low fuel lighe comes on. we've scanned it , and checked power to sender no problems were found. any info would be helpful... thanks
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L hard start VIN: KNAGD12853
This car belongs to a courier service that I do all maintenance and repairs for. Since doing a fuel filter, the car has had a hard time starting. I have good spark, no DTCs, but I have a long crank condition before the vehicle will start. Even turning on the k...
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1994 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F4CR16XXR
hello, this truck has come back to me for this same complaint. cust. states, car sputters, and dies when driving. i have not experienced it as of yet, and we are playing catch up on the maintance. it has a slightly rough idle, but the fuel trim numbers look o...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L engine VIN: 4A3CT64U7M
Hey Guys, We installed a used engine in this car with 82000 miles on it. The engine was actually out of a 92 Talon 2.0 turbo AWD. The same exact engine as we pulled out. The problem is that at 2300 to 2500 rpm's we are getting a horrible vibration. We have re...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Rings or valves VIN: JA3AM84J3S
Car is smoking worse than the Marlboro man. On the right two tailpipes, liquid oil is coming out. Don't usually work on these cars, and trying to find good advice to give customer. Is anything typical that causes this much oil to enter exhaust system? Also, if...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL0D7WC
Car came in for an engine miss with a check engine light on (code p0300 multiple cylinder misfire), also complaining that car would stall from time to time while driving. After performing preliminary checks I found that the plugs were fowled and the plug wires...
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1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S4BC63CXL
Thanks in advance for any help. I've got a strange one here. First, I bought the car without an engine and installed a wrecking yard unit, so history on the engine is unknown. Installed the engine and finally got it running, when it is running, it runs great a...
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1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Stall VIN: 4S3BK638S7
hi guys i'm working on this subaru that stalls about two times a day hard to duplicate. have verified it stalls and restarts right away. noticed the monitors cleared and return to not ready.checked the main relay recorded the signal to the relay quit before th...
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD675XW
Any thoughts? Does anyone have any idea where I can get a pair of cylinder heads for this vehicle besides the dealer. $350.00 bare head, $575.00 remn head.
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L head gaskets VIN: 4S3BG6856X
This is more of a probe for information than anything else. Trying to minimize some damage control done by one of my tech's. He replaced the timing belt and water pump yesterday, he also forgot to tighten down the lower radiator hose clamp at the radiator and ...
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1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Cooling system VIN: JS3TD01VXM
Truck came in for a leak complaint. The radiator had a pin hole near the cap. hoses were OE. Overfill was overfull. Checked coolant for exhaust gases with a Head gasket leak detector. (which I have little faith in) Recomended replacement of water pump. After r...
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Door locks VIN: JS2RC4IHX3
This customer has lost one of the two electric door lock key fobs that came with the car as OEM equipment. I found a dealer who has a part number for the transmitter but they will not give me the information I need to code the unit to the car. Can anyone pleas...
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1991 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L lubrication VIN: JT2EL44D7M
need help from some of you Toyota experts, I did a bunch of work to the engine due to the customer overheating it. Pulled the head off, and found 2 burnt valves. did the work and all appeared ok. then got a call from him about 2 weeks later saying it was using...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7W
Hello This Camry has been an intermittent but ongoing problem for us. We had replaced the ignition wires and spark plugs during a 60K service last fall and since then our customer has been experiencing intermittent rough running conditions and MIL lamp on. P0... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected), P0301 (cyl. 1 misfire detected), P0304 (cyl4 misfire detected)
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L srs liht VIN: JT21FKF554
sorry can any one helP me this car has the srs flushing nad the code is #35 but i do not know the deffi. can any boby help me and let me know whats the mining of the code is thank you.
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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge VIN: JHMAK5436G
I am going to close this request without finding any reason for the throttle to stick on. Customer called to tell me they completed their trip to another province, with no problems. This one is a mystery. Thanks to everyone that answered.
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, code p1361 VIN: 1HGCD5631T
I would like to thank everybody for their input towards my problem. First I would like to say that All-data was no help, I followed their diagnostic procedure for code p1361 to the 'T' and still came up with no answer. After a few replies from my fellow AITN m... Trouble codes: P1361.
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Battery VIN: JNKCA2108T
I would like to thank those who responded to my inquiry. We isolated the problem to the radio circuit and to the unit itself. The customer want to go through Infinity for the repair since the dealer had done some electrical work in the dash within the year h...
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1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Limp mode VIN: 1YVGE22A2P
Car is FIXED!!! We were correct all along. The ECM was bad. Original was bad and 2 used replacments were bad! I ordered one from www.ecm-ecu-online.com they said it was a used one also but they tested it first. Now the original and the first of the replaceme...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Clutch hydraulics - slave VIN: JN1CA21D95
No nasty follow up calls! Car has now worked longer without failure that at any other point in this ordeal, I am calling it fixed! Summary of responses: I received 6 responses. 3 responses reinforced the idea of replacing the clutch as the ultimate answer. 2...
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L awd VIN: JF1BC6736P
hi guys thanks for the replies. Found out a lot.checked speed sensor found ok ohm solenoid ok. several answers were internal problem in tranfer unit in the rear of the transmision. tried flushing found same . advised repairs of the unit. customer declined.than...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 4TARN01PXR
Thank you for all the replies. Most of them were right on the money. The timing chain rubbed into the cover putting two groves on the drivers side. I cant understand why my tech missed this with the cover off the first time but it wont happen again on my watch...
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1995 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4VN13D85
I am sorry. Someone else at my work used my name ( i was autologged on the computer) to post a help request. He did not have my permission. I am not sure of the fix, but i suspect it was mis-routed vacuum lines. i have now changed the password and no longer ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: 4T1BG12KIT
Most of you were right on trac. Iam sorry it took so long. This is what i did to determin what the fix would be,I unhooked the vacum line going to the EGR and then let the customer drive it to see if the problem continued. The customer got back to me the other...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BA02E8T
good evening techs this car came back into the shop the other day for a another try i took a gamble replaced the vacume transducer it has completed two drive cycles with no sevice engine soon light ill asume that this part was a defect sometimes you would gues... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L a/c compresser VIN: 5TDZT34A51
Well troops, here is the final outcome. After contacting Toyota customer service and servicing dealer, it looks like Toyota is stepping up and helping out my customer. Thanks to all the responses, especially the Toyota techs who apparantly see this problem on ...
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