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1991 Honda Prelude Si 2.1L engine VIN: JHMBA4172M
high pitched squeal only when engine is cold when movimg forward, no squeal in reverse. occurs at low speeds (less than 20kmph) when accelerating and for brief period 10-15 seconds. Occurs only when air temperaturte is less than 10C.
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA2103T
new customer, car came in with mil light on code po172 stored[system rich bank1]. looking at freeze frame both fuel trims are above 20%, looking at current data both long term fuel trim are running 16-20, customer has previously replaced all three 0-2 sensors ... Trouble codes: 172 (fuel trim high)
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Both Cats Melted VIN: KNDJB72361
Now at 137k ses light is on- front cat melted completely and rear cat started to melt. seem like truck is running very lean- we can not duplicate miss fires- we have driven for over 60 miles and ses light does not come on for us- scan tool shows that all syste... Trouble codes: P0472, P0302, P0303, P0300
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1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Leak into Engine Crankcase VIN: 4F4DR17X5R
Hello fellow techs, I have a strange one here. This truck is losing about one quart of trans fluid a week, there are no external leaks. What I found is that somehow the ATF if getting into the crankcase, when I changed the engine oil about fifteen quarts came ...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L ride VIN: JA4MT31R62
WHEN DRIVING THIS VEHICLE YOU WILL INTERMITTENTLY GET A NOISE LIKE AS IF YOU WERE DRIVING OVER A WASHBOARD, OR LIKE IN SOME STATES WHERE THEY SAW GROOVES IN THE ROAD TO WARN YOU OF A STOP SIGN AHEAD.IT IS MORE CONSISTENT WHEN YOU ARE GOING UP HILL OR UNDER A H...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5L Parking lamps
I am in the process of diagnosing the parking lamp circuit but I need to know where the HEADLAMP BATTERY SAVER CONTROL MODULE is located before I can go any further. I checked Mitchell On Demand & Alldata and they both say it is located in the left front kick ...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD2846W
Thanks to all who responded to this problem. I did check the ground wire at the thermostat housing but it was ok. The fix was a new rebuilt computor. The symptoms were a check engine lite & 1607 code, but more importantly, on cold mornings, the car would not a... Trouble codes: 1607 (Problem in computor).
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L SRS -Supplemental Restraint System VIN: 1HGCG2257Y
Thanks for all you guys for taking the time to reply. Customer never had a chance to take the car back to the shop. No further contact(moved?) from customer since the compliant. Thinking the SRS light would go away?? Maybe not,huh?
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25SX1
Fix was installing crank sensor so that vane actually passes thru it! Duh! It can actually be bolted up 'backward' and everything looks great. This is what happens when you rush!.. Still failed to get Vantage to give a waveform though even after I had it run...
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Cylinder Head VIN: 4S2CG58E1N
This vehicle is finally out of our hair. The majority of replies suggested there was debris in the intake, that's exactly what it was. I had personally blown out the intake manifold with compressed air but did not wash out the intake. After posting the help re...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L inital take off from rest VIN: JT8GK13TGR
Thank you gentlemen for your excellent replies. Apon finally witnessing the symtom, I have come to the conclusion that the problem is internal and not just a solinoid. I noticed that the transmission will not go into drive or reverse at all when the problem oc...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Stall VIN: 4A3AX35GXX
Thanks to all the techs that replied to my help request. After reading all of the responses, I went back and tested all the outputs readings of the maf sensor, they were all okay. I kept looking for voltage drop from all the grounds concerning the computer, ev...
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