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1989 Acura Legend L 2.7L No Start VIN: JH4KA4650K
Hello fellow techs and thanks for reading this post. Car came in no start, found no spark, noticed ignitor missing, of course customer says it "ran fine yesterday". I replaced ignitor, still no start. When checking spark I get one or two sparks then nothing. I...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1JHMCB7565
this car stumbles badly on accel when warm, not cold. EGR is NOT the problem. scope ck ok. ck'd wires with known good set, changed dist, plugs,coolant temp sensor,problem persists. runs good over 2500rpm but low rpm accell makes misfire...?
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L intermittant power l VIN: 1HGCB72065
this is a good one.complaint is car doesnt run right.after road test found loss of power under light acceleration.did all basic ignition and fuel tests.(ok)fuel pressure stays inline at all times.found egr passages to be blocked.removed four passage plugs and ...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L comp
Truck came back with not cooling enough complaint after we replaced comp,drier,exp valve,evap core& flushed the system as it was full of that black stuff you see in ford systems. 48 deg at 85 ambient-70% rh after repairs now the truck is back again & so is the...
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
car came in exhibiting these symptoms, cold start hesitation, stalls- looked at crank sensor and cid sensor patterns, bad signal to ground, changed crank sensor, signal looks good now, but still has problem. trying to find cam to crank sync patterns to check t...
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1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L idle effected, smokes when starts up VIN: JM1TA222OS
When we pulled off the intercooler to run compression test we found oil inside the intake manifold, we let the car sit for a couple of days and we went to start it and it smokes really bad, but if its daily driven hardly smokes at all. Also when we pulled the ...
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1997 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Stall VIN: JM3LV5236V
Customer has an intermittent stlling condition. It has happened three times over the last month. The first time it happened driving slow through a parking lot, the second time was at 65 down the highway and the third time was slowing down coming off the freewa...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4DL01D1W
this will be the second time hear in the shop. i have ck'ed fuel quality ok at this time and the car runs great but the cust says it dies at stops.i have ck'ed fixed data base and have ck'ed all that is listed ecm water cont from a/c no water damage. dist has ...
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1997 Subaru SVX L 3.3L speedometer VIN: JFICX650VH
This is an inherited job ( son of an MB owner ). The speedometer needle moves up and down somewhere around the correct speed. Alldata shows me two VSS units but does not show which one translates VS for the speedometer. All connections have been tested for cor...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L transfer case? VIN: 4S3BK4252V
We have a complaint of this vehicle "chattering" or "jerking" on tight turns at slower speeds. We have had several diffent customers comment on this feeling but have yet found a cure for all but one (we replaced tires). On this particular vehicle we have measu...
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1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2S2AB21H3X
Problem: Vehicle no start after hot soak. Now vehicle no start most of the time. What we've done: Vehicle diagnosed for no start when hot, had no ignition spark, good fuel pressure and volume. tested coils, wires, tested for codes, no codes. Scope tested cam a...
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1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Clutch VIN: JT4VD10A7P
Looking to install a new clutch set in this toyota- my question is does engine & trans have to be removed as a unit as mitchell describes? it looks like there should be room to remove trans but I'm looking for any tips that might save us any headaches!! Have h...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L engine temp VIN: 4TARN01P3P
We have a customer with a pickup that overheats only when the heater is on. Air conditioner does not affect the temperature at all. When running with the heat on the temp will slowly climb to the red zone. This will occur under no other condition --- you can i...
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L pops out of 1st VIN: DONOTHAVE1
We have this pickup here and customer wants to fix problem. I have checked around boot and shifter, there is no binding or interference so internal problem must be there. We don't normally build or teardown standard transmissions, just r/r. Customer is special...
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2004 Toyota highlander 3.3L No Start VIN: JTEDP21A94
Hello Group,This is my own car i'm working on and with it being so new i don't have very much information on it so any help from a Toyota tech would be helpful.I got suckered into buying this toyota that was in a flood and then had a dash fire that was suppose...
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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Tailpipe smoke @idle VIN: JH4UA3640T
Good morning. This car is fixed. Sorry about the delay in posting a fix, but I took some time to fix it and also wanted to make sure it is fixed. As I was running it for a long time at idle I did start to smell burning oil, so I did a cylinder leakage test to ... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JHLRD1850V
I have fixed this vehicle. As I have previously mentioned that during tear down I didn't find any hard part damage, but there was a noticable amount of debris. I came to the conclusion that it was the converter and replaced it, along with a normal rebuild. I b...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: 1HGCG5648X
Thanks to all who replied-I wanted to remove the drivers side air bag and clock spring to inspect and see if it had been bypassed as some suggested but the insurance company would not ok the exploration-they felt since it did not deploy it was not their proble...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D0T
Well, we sure had a humbling few days with this one. When we hung the timing chain back on the engine after replacing the inner cover seals, we had lined up the timing marks on the gears with the 'bumps' in the inner cover. After both responses said to recheck... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JACDH58W4N
Most replies pointed towards intake gasket leak, others said O2 or fuel pressure regulator. They both showed good as I previously reported. Tore it down to lower intake gasket and did not find any cracked gaskets (upper or lower). :( Put it back together and i...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BGD857X
I removed the EGR and checked for excessive build up, OK. Checked the steel line and WOW, clogged solid. Thanks for the tip. CEL off and vehicle gone. Trouble codes: P400.
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W8L
Well it all makes sense now! How can you have low compression and only 10% leakage? Camshaft timing! The timing marks all lined up and everything looked perfect, but when we removed the right cam sprocket we found that the dowell pin was sheared and the camshf...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L power door locks VIN: 4T3ZF13C51
Thanks to all who replied. After further checking and testing we reached a point when the condition became a hard failure. Found that after unplugging the passenger door switch problem went away. Replace switch and the problem went away. I only regret that I d...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L ac comp. VIN: 5TDBT44A81
have learned from most replies and toyo dealer that this is a problem this vehicle line is having. had 1 suggestion of a possible problem with coolant sensor or freon press switch. what is strange is when ac is working it works great. going to schedule cust to...
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