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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Surge VIN: 2HGEH3388P
we have followed the factory tech manual for this car and we still have vac. to the lower port in the intake when the car is warmed up the fast idle valve has been replaced and the idle screw is all the way in and the idle is still to high and will surg up and...
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ112XR
Customer brought in car to have a/c fixed, specified did not want to pay for o.e. parts, so owner obliged him and got reman parts. I told owner I did not want to install parts, but I had no say in the matter. I replaced compressor, drier, expansion valve, and ...
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Upshift VIN: JHLRD1848Y
I just purchased this car from a friend and noticed a lag in the trans shift from 2 to 3. I decided to drain the trans and refill with Honda ATF Z1 type fluid. When reading the Honda shop manual I decided to remove the A/B shift solenoid assembly to inspect th...
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1988 Mazda 929 3.0L Oil pump VIN: JM1HC2213J
This engine was overhauled in another shop,costumer comes in with complaint of low oil pressure at idle(10psi)at operating temperature.At high rpm oil pressure is 50 psi. Info I get around is 47-63 psi in Alldata no more info. PS.He said didn't install new oil...
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Clutch VIN: 4A3AC84L8Y
hi, mitsubishi tech, i need your help about the tools to loose the flywheel in the back.what is the part no# for the tools that i need, thanks in a millions. junmac
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L compression VIN: JMCA21DSXM
this is a no start towed in friday. engine turns over like the spark plugs were out. told my oldest son start taking front cover off and dont break anything. after awhile i realised im jumping the gun on this. can see forward cam turning with oil cap off. ever...
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1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L MIL Lamp on, no overdrive VIN: 4S3BK65538
This vehicle will operated correctly the first day code is cleared. The following morning shortly after attaining lockup the mill light will come on and no more lock-up. (two trip monitor). It's spent most of the time at a local trans shop. The convertor and t... Trouble codes: P0740
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Safety VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Air Bag Lamp code #22. hi there, have 98 Legacy Outback with air bag lamp on constant, code #22-airbag main harness crcuit, have tested harness and no faults found-wiggle tested etc, slip ring has tested good-zero ohms and tested when turned, diagnosis shows c...
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1987 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SV22E9H
This 87 Camry, starts and runs good cold for 3-4 minutes, as soon as it warms up, stalls and no start. Fuel pressure 10 lbs over spec, 20 over when regulator unplugged. plugs come out "steaming" but compression is good 120. 125. 140. 125. fp spec is 28. as soo...
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1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SV22JBK
after installing the engine the car has had a constant problem with it not staying running or will not start most of the time. what i have concluded is that it is losing spark i have installed a toyota distributor, toyota coil twice,toyota cap and wires, insta... Trouble codes: 14 (shows loss of ignition circut)
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1991 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L electric windows VIN: JT2VV21E8M
Intermittent function of all 4 power windows and automatic seatbelt.If you just crack door open seat belt will retract. If you open it normally will not. With driver's door open,must put in certain opening angle to make windows work with door open.In closed po...
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2001 Toyota AVENSIS 1800CC Excessive engine oil consumption VIN: SB153ZBN10
Couple of customers come to our service with excessive oil consumption. The engine type is E1Z-T72L, 16 valves, VVT-i. The grade of engine oil is 10W40, syntetic. Consumption is 5 liters per 15000 km. Couple of colleagues told me, that it is Toyota VVT-i engin...
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1997 Acura CL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: J1TGYJUIW4
Greetings, this acura was fixed with the replacement of the egr valve and the solenoid located on the drivers fender. I replaced the valve first and the light returned. Then the solenoid and all is now well. Thanks again.
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L driver&passenger side air bags VIN: GXE-000677
Thanks for all the replies,but LEXUS DR,JOHN [...],told me the codes ment that the seat belt pre tensioners were deployed and recomended that I change the belts I did and all codes are cleared Thanks.
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1988 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, CUTS OFF AT 1400RPM VIN: JM1GD2221J
thanks to all that replied to my help request. we replaced the distributor with a used unit and it corrected all problems that we were having. i would assume that the fault was with the pick-up inside of the distributor. several people said that the problem wa... Trouble codes: 17 (solenoid valve-idle speed control unit isc).
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1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L oil leak VIN: JM1NA3515N
Thanks for all the replies.Two of them confirmed the possibility of a head gasket leak at the oil returm area. When my customer finds the money for a headgasket job I'll find out. Thanks Wolf.
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L shift VIN: JA3XD64B6M
Thanks for all of the advise and help. The repair is to change the ECM (not the trans controller). I found out that the TCM would only power up with the A/C on. The A/C sends a signal to the TCM for whatever reason and that is when the solenoids are powered up...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L 1-2&2-3 shifts VIN: JA3AM54JXR
well trans went clear out over weekend so we replaced it with a dealer trans. we also used the right fluid in it bought from dealer also, thanks for the replys
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y2S
What I did with this vehical, I took the speed sensor out and cleaned it and the electrical plug in with electical spray cleaner. The engine has run fine since.
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Fuel Smell VIN: 1N4EB32AXR
We found the gas cap would hold most of the pressure but still leak some vapors. Thanks for the replies.
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L oil pump VIN: JN1CA21D5V
This one is out the door in the morning!! My top tech and I dreamed up an idea. I just happened to have a large air cylinder on hand. It has a total volume of 2 quarts. In order to stop the chains from raising hell on ignition, we rigged it up with a small air...
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge VIN: PA33-50092
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. The replies were around checking for broken exhaust manifold studs, MAF sensor cleaning or replacing, EGR system leaking and fuel injector cleaning. We started the fix off by blocking off the EGR system and re te...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Alignment VIN: JT3GP10V6V
Thanks for all the replies. As you can imagine, this problem will take several months to determine if anything that I do will affect the possible repair, but I'll tell you what information was sent to me. The predominant response was that tires need to be rota...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Warning buzzer VIN: JTEHT05J21
It was the junction block. Several of the replies steered me to Toyota Service Bulletin # EL002-02, which covers this problem. I was advised that one can go to , and for a daily $10 fee then access TSB's, repair info, wiring diagrams...
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