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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L compressor VIN: 1HGCA5648H
This car has a long history of customer complaining of poor cooling. Compressor was replaced in March of this year due to a leaking front seal. replaced it with a complete Honda kit containing new compressor, hoses and drier. Cooled good at that time. Came bac...
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L No Start VIN: JT4RN6Z841
Good morning guys - here's the deal. Client lives out of state. We disconnect and reconnect her battery when she goes out of town. Yesterday I hooked up the battery. Engine cranks but no start. Had towed to the shop. I have ignition but no fuel pressure or inj...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Tachometer VIN: 1HGC36648V
Hello and good morning, I have this accord with an intermittent tachometer. The dealer told them it needed a new tach, so they brought it here for me to install. I test drove with the scanner, rpm never dropped out on the scanner, but it did on the gauge. It h...
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Coolant loss VIN: 1HGCG567XY
The oil in this car looks like it has water in it.Droplets of water are on the dipstick.We changed the oil and cleaned out the valve cover on the previous Maint.Three weeks later cust. reports having to add 1 gallon of coolant.On teardown the MLS type head gas...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JNKAY21DOP
Appointment was made for intermittent mis-fire...then towed in because it quit. Started right up for us and drove fine cold. Once warmed up there is a light mis-fire at idle...crack the throttle and it's like somebody is turning the key on and off! Found that ...
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1996 Isuzu N NQR 3.9L transmission VIN: JALC4B1K9T
Codes displayed are 13 and 24 I have no specific definition for these two codes I think 13 is TPS fault and 24 is related to VSS, I have already checked all imputs signals to TCM they are ok, but when the truck start moving and just a little touch to accel ped...
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1996 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L ride VIN: JAEDJ58V9T
Vehicle first came in with customer complaint of shudder and noise (dadadada sound) only after coming to a complete stop and then turning either left or right then shudder and noise occurs upon acceleration. The shudder and noise only happens under these exact...
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L shift solenoid c VIN: KNAFB1218Y
ck engine light & o/d light still coming on trans fluid ok shifts ok until the light comes on
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2004 Lexus RX300 3.0L electric window VIN: JTJHF31U40
driver'door master switch cannot up/down power windows of the passenger's doors. use toyota hand-held tester read DTC B1261 engine ecu communication stop B1271 combination meter ecu communication stop B1273 sliding roof ecu communication stop B1279 rain sensor...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L traction control VIN: 4S3BG6858V
Cannot find any bad readings from ABS sensors. Vehicle rear wheel can be seen to be "locking" on & off during turns. No applicable TSB's found on ALL-DATA. Any known common conditions for this AWD problem ? Thanks in advance for any replies , & taking the time...
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1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3FJ40C6C
This Cruiser came in after failing emissions for high CO. We were able to adjust mixture to gain a good reading at idle, but at cruise CO shoots through the roof. HCs are also a bit high, but at a passing level. We checked all the obvious - vacuum leaks, ignit...
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1990 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L transfer case VIN: JT3FJ62G5L
I now have this vehicle in my shop with the transfer case disassembled and have found that the main seal between the transfer case and the automatic tranny is not installed square and there is an idler shaft that has 0-rings which are damaged. My question is:...
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1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Master Cylinder? VIN: 2T1BB02E6V
Hey all first post so bear with me I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla with an extremely low brake pedal have tried master cylinder, booster, wheel cylinders I last replaced master and had good pedal but the car came back 2 weeks later with dragging brakes so I flush...
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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L High Idle VIN: 2HGEJ6523W
Recieved 5 replies. Most of which were for vacuum leaks (smoke tested - none) or TPS. Our TPS was out of range (specs: .5v @ idle & 4.5 - 5v @ WOT) ours had .85v @ idle & 2.8v @ WOT. I was able to break loose the shear bolts securing the TPS and was able to ad...
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Upshift VIN: JHLRD1848Y
After evaluating the replies I determined that all the electronic controlls were in proper working order. I then consulted with a friend in the trans business and concluded that the foward clutch was deteriorated. The trans now shifts but eratically. Looks lik...
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1987 Mazda B2600 2.6L no power VIN: JM2UF4122H
Well after clearing my thoughts and recieving some advice I started all over and as a few of you suggested I checked engine vacuum and low and behold it was fluctuating at least 10 inches (from 20 to any where between 10-5 inches of vacuum) so i borrowed a exh...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
The consensus was a air flow meter and we tried that= no change, we also istalled a different distributer, coolant temp sensor- all to no avail. Since this is an oddball car and had recently been purchased by the customer, she decided to take the car back and ...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L right front brake VIN: JA3XC57BXN
the fix as it were was to take the vehicle out and do multiple abs assisted stops and then bleed brakes as per service manual. i had to keep the car for three 'extra' days with approx. 50 abs stops some at speeds of 70mph on wet pavement but the brakes now ope...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS31P3W
sorry,this customer left unhappy.open the egr and vehicle died.two new dealer pressure sensors were installed. all vacume ports are open. manual guage installed inline at egr.egr is getting a signal at the proper time.with determinator and snap on scanner only... Trouble codes: P0400 (low egr flow detected).
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L cam timing VIN: JS3TD62V81
The pin that drives the cams on the drivers side sheared off causing the cam timing to go out of phase. the oe pin is hollow, the replacement is solid (seems Suzuki knows this is a problem). Had to R+R both heads and replace a few bent valves. The car is now r...
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1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2SV22JBK
i have checked all circuts on this vehicle at least twice with replacement parts and suggestions from you helpful techs what i have determined is that the ignitor must be the problem i informed the customer of the cost but they have not let me know if they wis... Trouble codes: 14 (shows loss of ignition circut).
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L engine oil pressure VIN: 4T1GK12E5R
Removed the front valve cover the whole engine is gum up badly,installed a used one all good to go.
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1996 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Hydraulics VIN: 6T153VK100
Our rebuilder replaced the accumulator seal at no charge and the function is perfect again (I don't know for how long). I wasn't brave enough to apply a vacuum to the reservoir again in case it turned a seal inside out. One respondent advised he had bypassed t...
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