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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGEJ2223R
Hey everyone, this car has been in the shop for weeks now and its driving us crazy. It starts and idles fine. But on accel it has a slight miss and it hesitates. Fuel pressure and injector looks good. We've changed the distributor but still same problem. At fi...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW51RX1
This car has a O2 heater code. It has power but ground is not being cycled by the computer. The other front sensor is being cycled perfectly. It looks to me like the hearer driver in the computer is bad. I'm looking for a second opinion. Trouble codes: P0155
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: JNICA21D7S
Howdy, Good customer brought his third car in for its 2 year check up. Made a list and noticed that the coolant was low, no leaks. Let it sit overnight with the pressure tester on it and in the morning a small puddle just under the a/c compressor. I checked it...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Engine, MIL on VIN: 1N4ADL11D5
Hello, We a client who came in to us for service on his car with 37071 miles on his car and 50 miles later he return with an oil light flickering and the engine running poorly. We rechecked for leaks and found none. We refilled the oil. I found later that the ...
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1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Starting
this toyota corolla has starting problem. sometimes it does start and sometimes need to crank for like 15 seconds.
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4T1VK12W8P
Camry V6, when cold, will fall flat on its face. Seems OK warmed up, runs good. We can reproduce it by power braking in shop. It will bog way down and fire back through intake. We’ve ruled out ignition and fuel supply. We never lose pressure or volume when pro...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L cyl. head VIN: 4TARN13P6R
Customer came in with overheated engine. Was losing coolant through exhaust. Also at teardown found some oil in the radiator. Pulled head, had milled, used Felpro gasket. Also removed timing cover, replaced chain and gears and tensioner plus guides. Also repla...
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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Head gasket VIN: 1HGED3604K
Thank-you everyone who sent me replies. The o-ring in the oil control jet was very brittle, and broke as soon as the jet was removed. Replaced the o-ring, sent out the head to be planed, again, checked the block for warpage, cleaned all the bolt holes and used...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L no power
i like to thank everyone for their help i had a couple people hit it right on the head. it had a bad ingnition coil on the driver side. i pulled the wire off one coil and the car wouldnt start so i checked the other one and there it was no spark! the car is on...
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1980 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: HS13022899
The vehicle has been repaired by a means of replacing the ect sensor and harness plug. Both of which have been checked prior. The major cause here was poor and conflicting test procedures between Alldata and Mitchell. The engine ran fair after the replacement,...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: JN1HJ01CEP
Thanks to everyone who replied. Like most of you said, the poor running was caused by the MAF sensor. I unplugged it and although it ran poorly, the symptoms changed and a new one did the trick. 99 percent of you said the noise was a loose timing belt and it w...
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1990 Subaru Loyale 1.8L diff n axles VIN: JF1AN52B2L
well, well, well.!!!letz guz say that ol dogz need help gitn off th porch sumtimes.thankz to all that replied. i recievd more that i expected. jap driveline juz aint th most interrstn of auto repair these dayz.i really hope that u all must member that i took a...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L inj. pulse loss VIN: 4S3BC632XN
thanks for the replies, the iac seems to be the trouble. as i pull and replug the iac connecter, the engine picks up the pulse momentarily. i tried another iac sensor/motor with the same result but it was a used one and maybe not up to par. i will try another ... Trouble codes: 24 (iac).
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L vsc, steering VIN: 5TDBT44A72
Shawn from Ontario replied within an hour and had the fix. Talk about over looking the basics, the front tires needed air. I had noticed this and even commented to one of the techs that we needed to air up the tires before it left! They looked a little low and...
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