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1995 Acura Legend L 3.2L lifters VIN: JH4KA7667S
Hello, this car had the above previous work done and came out here barely running and very noisy, it sounded like lifters off, i pulled one valve cover and all lifters have between 60 to 80 thousands clearance, it is oiling very good at all lifters, i cant pul...
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1985 Honda Civic CRX 1.5L throttle? VIN: JHMAF3320F
This lady has had this happen to her twice since she has owned the car. When cold the engine will seem to be running a little faster than normal but not excessively fast. (I'm guessing by her description maybe around 2,000 rpms). She then put the car in revers...
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1985 Honda Accord 1.8L timing marks
Hello fello techs. This one i thought would be pretty obvious, but have some vague thoughts on whats going on. The car wont start when customer went out to use it. It cranks just fine. Compressions is good, spark and fuel deliver are good too. When it tries to...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L hydraulics VIN: 4S2CM58WXW
feels like clutch engages disengages, going up hills, give it gas and no response rpms go up and vehicle speed goes up slowly, then like a turbo kicks in grabs and goes, has misfire random most of time and a few times cylinder #3 (see repair history), I'm thin...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UF113NO
we have a lexus giving us a problem in the steering area , it came in for a leaking steering pump .replaced the pump ,worked fine for about 20 miles then it got hard to steer at idle. in the process of finding the cure we were on the tech forum for older fixes...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF12G6T
Have not been able to come up with much on this one car was in with a P0402 excessive egr detected. cleared codes and sent customer out. code reset in a few days. no running problems have been noticed customer says light comes on shortly after starting engine ... Trouble codes: P0402 (Excessive EGR detected)
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1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L no power VIN: JM2UF4122H
Hi everyone. Customer brought this truck in complaining about no power after he did a head gasket and replaced the head with a reman, test drove and verified concern, it idles ok but just has no power driving down the road, its not missing or anything just fee...
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4T1SV21E0M
hello everyone, believe i have a faulty ecu however i thought i would run it by the best toyota techs first. the vehicle came into shop as no start. has no spark and only has injector pulse 1 or 2 times at initial cranking. pulled a code 14 for igt circuit f... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition signal circuit fault)
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1995 Toyota T100 3.4L noise VIN: JT4VD22E7S
T100 has a heat shield type noise happens under heavy loads after engine is fully warmed up. Cannot make it happen in shop and haven’t been able to identify where it’s coming from. Suspect exhaust crossover pipe in rear of engine. Anyone ran into this and solv...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Radio Antenna VIN: 1HGED3543L
Special thanks to Todd (from Washington). He suggested that I use “bailing wire.” This was thinner and not as flexible as the (1/8” diameter stranded) cable I was using. The bailing wire did the trick! It was SO EASY to snake it through the pillar! Then, I jus...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7657N
Vehicle was not starting after sitting in hot weather. Several posters recommended replace the main power relay as it was heating up and breaking down under the dash. Leaving the front doors open awhile seemed to help so posters determined the cause that way. ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6651X
hey guys, first off i would like to thank all of the people that replied. this one was realy a tough one it seems that the only way to fix a problem like this quickly is to have acess to the honda factory scanner. after several wasted hours of checking and... Trouble codes: P1457.
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N4EB31P3R
We determined that the fuel injectors were the cause of the rich condition, the customer declined this repair. I recieved some other usefull info from the replies and other sources, the bigest thing i learned is the MAF ground circuit develops some resistance ...
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1995 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1234567W9S
Hello everyone, thanks for the replies, this one is different than I have seen or maybe there is something a little off on this one. The first thing I fixed on this was the little hose and cleaned out the back psi tube. The computer never turned off the solnoi... Trouble codes: 32 (no egr operation).
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Electronic VIN: JF1SF6558W
Unfortunately I only recieved one reply suggesting checking transmission control module. The customer just purchased this vehicle from a used car lot. Looks like he bought someone elses problem. The concern is too intermittant to pinpoint so I have no fix. Tha...
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1991 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JT3AC11R7M
After checked all ecm wires, tried tps, maf, cleaned ground, checking secondary ignition system, timing, I decided to return to base testing... Problem appear with water in tank??? Retest fuel system. Decided to take another fuel pump with another fuel tank an...
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