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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L crank sensor melted VIN: JH4KA8179N
CAR CAME IN FOR SEEMINGLY THE SAME PROBLEM AS LAST TIME. UPON OPENING HOOD, A FOUL BURNT OIL SMELL WAS NOTICED AND THE RADIATOR CAP WAS OFF. AFTER ADDING WATER TO RADIATOR, IT POURED OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. WATER WAS LATER FOUND IN THE EXHAUAST. THE OW...
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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2HGCA5622J
I had this car originaly come in with very ruff idle and stalling problem.I checked fuel pressure and for vacuum leaks and determined that we had a carburetor problem.The carb was replaced with a after market rebuilt carb. The carb seemed to work ok at idle bu...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L alarm VIN: IHCG5670YA
Hello Everyone I got this Honda Accord that the security systym is to sensitive, how can this be calibrated or shut off , the security system is honda system. thanks for help
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CM58W5X
please help with this rodeo. the idle races between 1500- 2000 rpm. i had replaced idle speed control motor and this did not help. i went to computer and cleaned connectors and this repaired problem for about one day. possible that i either reset learn? (altho...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Front Axle VIN: 452CM58WXX
This truck's front axle comes disengaged and makes a terrible grinding noise from up front after driving about 5 miles. The customer complaint was "Engine runs but truck will not move" I got in it and it drove into the bay with no problem. First thing I did wa...
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L 4 wheel drive indicator VIN: JACDJ58X8X
Customer coplaint of rear wheel indicator lights flashing and check light on. When I first checked vehicle the check light is not on, only the rear wheel indicator lights flashing. This light is on the dash left of steering wheel. If pushing the 4WD/Auto switc...
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58WXY
Hello Group, This Rodeo will stall when sitting at an idle, never cruising or if I hold the idle speed above 1200 RPM. It always restarts. When it stalls the Cruise light and Check Trans light come on. It is not loosing spark, fuel pressure, injector contol, o...
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Shift solenoid VIN: KNAFB1216W
Thanks in advance. I have a 98 Kia Sophia, low milage but has been a salvaged car. The O/D light blinks and the Check engine light is on. The car starts in first and shifts to third at about 20 MPH no manual second and does not go to fourth. Tested electronic...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 4A3AK54F2S
Merry Chistmas everyone. This my sons car. It needs the bushing at the top of the rear spindles -knuckles where it attaches to the upper control arm. If it were on the front it would be the upper ball jount. The problem being is they are $250 a side from Mits....
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JA3AY31COV
When cold the vehicle will not idle with out holding accelerator, but when worm idles fine. tech line said common problem when I.A.C. goes bad that windings in computer go bad.
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1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM44H7V
Code P0400 continues to set. We replaced the EGR Solenoid & Reducing Valve. We are only receiving .5" of vacume to EGR. Vacume to solenoid is ok. We thought maybe the computer was switching to fast. Appeared on scope as possiblity, installed another compute... Trouble codes: P0400 (Insufficient EGR Flow)
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L radiator VIN: 4S3BH6654Y
car came in to ck.antifreeze level.was only good to +10 deg.radiator was drained and refilled with 1 gal.straight anti. coolant circulated and now good to -40.(car had no coolant problems before coming in). sent cust.on his way only to be called next day with ...
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Failed Emissions
Vehicle came in as emissions failure, very stock very nice. AIR system is not operational. Something that controls the management valve is malfunctioning causing no air injection. The problem is I can locate no repair or system strategy information for this ve...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: STBRT3414Y
Not much to tell here. The problem seems to be intermittent. Trouble codes: P1120 (ACCELERATOR POSITION SENSOR circuit malfunction)
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L climate control VIN: JTEGF21A01
Vehicle came in complaining of not switching to a/c. Looking at the blend door actuator motor arm, the motor would move back and forth and not fully sweep. Removed motor and door was free and motor moved free also when changed at the control head. You can push...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Pump over run VIN: 1HGCB7670N
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I recieved numorous replies and most stated that a pump and accumulator were in order and the abs unit itself for the external leakage. The customer opted not to perform repiars and trade it off. Ron
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L srs light stays on VIN: JHLRD78802
well i installed the new srs computer however the light remained on so i decided to take off the driver side air bag in the steering wheel and guess what wrong air bag mount but has the wrong plug for the air bag so i ordered the air bag at a cost of 850 from ...
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1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L 1-2 and2-3 Shifts VIN: JACDH58W6R
Hi All: Got the Isuzu in the shop, did line pressure tests, all was well. Took the vehicle for one more road test and decided it was definitely time to dive in and take a look. What I found was a basically worn out unit from end to end with the 2nd clutches be...
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1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KNAFA1258T
As I stated in the update, I found a 12V short to the ground return for the sensors, traced this to the rear harness, traced rear harness and found ECM main 12V (white/red) wire shorted to Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor return (black/green) wire. They were shorted ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well,it has been 7 days plus,and Grandpa hasn't called! Thanks to all replies,all were correct.The fix was to replace all 6 ignition coils.Apparently,(as I tried to do...)you can't isolate and replace 1 coil at a time based on misfire data. If you do,IE;#2 mis... Trouble codes: P1320.
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1986 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2MX73E9G
Customer pulled the job we cleaned the cts contacts as she left and did not have time to recheck or continue the testing. thank you all four your help Trouble codes: 21 (o2s).
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2000 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C2Y
hi guys! to majority of who replied to my request this car is down the road after, two rounds of fuel injection cleaning & also time. anyway most of you guys were right of engine sludge. this vehicle is very neglected inside and out. thank you & merry x-mas Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 306 (cylinder misfire), 304 (cylinder misfire), 172 (system rich).
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