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1987 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L rack/pump VIN: 1HGCA548XH
I hope someone has seen this before cause i havent... I replaced a rack and pump on this honda 3 weeks ago he came back in 8 days with resivor very low and steering jerky. I filled it and couldnt find any leaks so I put some die in it and ran it 2 hours still ...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Door Latch VIN: 1HGCB7665L
Hi I Repaced the drivers door window lift motor on this car and 2 days later it came back with the glass broken.The customer said when raising the window it broke. I assumed I left something loose so I replaced the Glass.It worked fine . Then the next day the ...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L trailing arm bushings VIN: JHLRD1853V
hello to all ,, does anyone know where i can get some after-market rear trailing arm bushings for crv?? i was told by dealer that i have to buy complete trailing arm almost $ 300.00 that's ridiculous... your help is appreciated thanks desert hondomotive
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Excessive Emissions, HIGH CO VIN: KMHWF35H6Z
i have checked everything i can think of - the o2 sensor reads low on the scope and at the computer data - if you rap the throtal the sensor responds and goes to .945 but drops back to .110 - i have smoke checked - no leaks - i have propane checked - no change...
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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Cuts out VIN: KMHWF35H63
vehicle was in accident which which caused the air bag to deploy after a visit to the body shop the vehicle only starts when cranked when ingnition switch is put back to run position it stalls and recives no fuel i checked wiring diagram with alldata nothing a...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNR0DR09X0
good morning ,being in the middle of ground 0 for hurricane francis has given me a ton of wierd no starts.i am hoping someone out there can help with this one since most of my cumpter data is missing do to damage.this QX4 cranks and will not start. fuel pressu...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: KNDJA7237W
8 months ago I put a new heater core in this one. A few weeks ago the customer was on vacation and the heater core went out again so they made it to a Kia dealership where they bypassed the heater core to get them back home. Electrolisis was not a problem eith...
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1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: JM3LV5234L
Customer has verified that problem happens on start-up, when engine is cold. He hears a loud noise when engine first turns over. I have checked belt alignment, rocker shafts, cams, looked for coolant in cylinders (although coolant level has stayed normal) Each...
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1993 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22A7P
This one came in from the detail shop. They cleaned the engine and now it won't start. Thinking it had something to do with engine cleaning, I blew out the distributor, cap, and all the wires. I even pulled the pcm out and blew it out, even though there was no...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L batt light VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Hello, well i have a real winner with this mazda protege 2000. there was a stored code of p1633 over 18 volts detected. at this time the problem is intermitent. at the p terminal the voltage is suppose to be half of battery voltage. we replaced the alternator ...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, failed emission test VIN: 4A3CT64U0M
all of erg system checks ok(hoses, routing,valve, solenoid,power supply to solenoid)Problem is ecm provides a 50% duty cycle on term. 53(control circuit)to solenoid.All information indicates solenoid is turned off & on by grounding terminal 53.There is no ment... Trouble codes: 14 (egr flow)
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L start/stall VIN: 4A3AX35G0X
Hello all, I have an Eclipse I'm having a problem diagnosing. Initially, the vehicle came in with a high idle and the service engine soon light on. I verified both complaints and pulled code P0505 (Idle Air Control malfunction). I tested the IAC motor and foun... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control malfunction)
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L engine VIN: 1N6SD11Y5P
I need some help from a hard core Nissan flat rate techs. I have to replace this engine and it didnt look so bad untill I got underneath.Holy crap! The oil pan goes around the front axel and will only move maybe an inch. Question whats the best flat rate way t...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L harsh shifts VIN: JN1CA21D8S
Dear members, After installing an engine in this vehicle I have a trouble code po745(line pressure solenoid).I have looked at info from my tech.support hotline,Snap-on troubleshooter cd and made phone calls w/no help.The info I have will not give me enough d...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L excessive crank VIN: JN1CA21D2S
hi guys Inherited this one from another shop.Came in not starting at all.starter burned out ,we replace d the starter.Then discovered the excessive crank issue. Customer informed us had been at another hsop for that problem.It willcrank untill you give it som... Trouble codes: P1335
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO ACCELERATION VIN: 3N1AB51D72
the acceleration doent work replaced tps and throtle bodie Trouble codes: P1224 (mfr controlled fuel and air metering), P1223 (mfr controlled fuel an air metering), P0221 (tps sensor b circuit range perf)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D32
I have this 2002 Altima that is very intermittent on setting code P1121. No driveability symptoms were present when it would set the code. It might set once a week for the past month and every time I would do diagnostics everything checks good. Today the compu... Trouble codes: P1121, P1223 (Throttle Pos. Sensor 2 circuit low input)
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN93P8R
First thanks to all who will read and respond to my post. This Toyota truck came in from another shop. The vehicle would start, run about a second or two then die out. Have fuel pressure gauge hooked up to cold start injector inlet. Have 38 psi pressure when a...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT555GTT6
Hi Guy's I have a 1995 4 runner that is giving me some trouble. Sorry the vin is wrong I am at home. When you first start it cold it runs rough like its missing on 1 or 2 cylinders, if you rev it to 2500ish it sounds ok but smells very rich and the miss comes ... Trouble codes: 71 (egr sensor no flow)
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1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L srs light on VIN: JH4CC2560R
Special thanks to John [...] who informed me that this car does not in fact store trouble codes for air bag. You need to test alll components individually using dummy resisters etc. Turned out to be an open circuit in pin 4 of the spiral cable in the column.
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Detonation VIN: 2HGEJ8542W
Thans to all who repled. Three of four replies suggested carbon cleaning, the fourth suggested it may be piston slap. We started with the least expensive item and did a thorough cleaning and shipped the vehicle. A call to the customer more than a week later an...
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1999 Honda Civic Value Package 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 2HGEJ661XX
After all it's fixed. Took longer since I was only able to work on it on Saturdays (and today). Anyway, took the whole system apart and flushed each indiv. components. Put it back together with the new aftermarket condenser, still bad! No way!!! Called Four Se...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L cv shaft seal VIN: 1HGCG5665Y
Well I helped fix the vehicle. I did the right thing and called Honda. Yes the Trans. is under warranty but they had to look at it. The customer went HER dealership and they said yes the Trans. was bad AND under warranty. After 4 days at the dealership they ca...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L OBD-II readiness mon VIN: KMHCF34T9W
Thank you to all who replied to this post, all your help is much appreciated; vacation time and time to extensively test this vehicle necessitated this delayed response. Some replies referred to 02 sensor faults, insufficient coolant temperature and transmissi... Trouble codes: P0000 (No Failure).
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Replaced power steering pump, high pressure hose, VIN: JT8GK13TXR
It turn out to be a very very small detail that We missed(duh). The reservior is dirty and prevent all the fluids returning to the pump. We removed the reservior clean it off really good and no more problem. We should have spot this one earlier. BTW, this is t...
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2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 3N1AB51D92
Well, did get any help, we decided the tear the front of engine apart, and we saw some evidence of chain rubbing againt the case,possible when the tensioner lost pressure do the lack of engine oil, also evidence of running w/out oil. Pulled one rod bearing and...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JF15FB351Y
Decided to make sure compression was ok before proceeding with diagnostics. Didn't think there would be a compression problem with a four year old car with only 67k. But sure enough,one bank significantly lower(by 70 psi) than other bank.Thanks to to all who r... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 301 (cylinder missing), 303 (cylinder missing), 304 (cylinder missing).
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Rear Blower VIN: 4T3ZF19C4Y
After thinking on this one overnight, I realised the blower under the passenger seat was only heat and the one at the rear was only AC, heater blower works, ,ac does'nt took a gamble and replaced rear temperature control module, vehicle fixed! life is good onc...
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