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1984 Honda Accord 1.8L alternator, choke stat, VIN: JHMAD5427E
all data has very little electrical diagrams, and no identification of the many relays on car. i am thinking i have a relay going intermittent.before repairing grounds, my fuel shut off solenoid was shutting down car as well. the only relay identified is the f...
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: VC24413E12
Hello All Honda Techs Please Help I am looking for a wiring diagram of the fuel injection system that includes the factory alarm system, it will be mutch appreciated thanks in advance.
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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L belt VIN: 1HGCG65821
This vehicle has a very itermittent belt squeal. Customer has experienced twice in last 30k miles and I heard it once. Seems to happen in any type of weather. The only thing that I see is a very minimal amount of seepage from ac compressor, other than that all...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF35FXY
Vehicle was brought into shop with complaint of no power/running poorly intermittently. Scanned for codes and found code P0302 cyl 2 misfire. Inspected wires and plugs. No faults found, but installed new cyl 2 plug to eliminate it. Found slight difference in s... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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1991 Infiniti G20 2.0L no compression VIN: JKCP01PZMT
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This G20 was towed in an had been worked on by the customers brother. The engine had been overheated enough to severely warp the head. The customer told us that he got a used head and had it rebuilt. His bro...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A5X
Vehicle was towed in w/ crank but no start. Vehicle was extremly flooded so changed spark plugs and oil. Tried starting and vehicle would not. Compression test showed cylinders washed out. Dried out cylinders. Found that spark only exist on cylinders #3 and #6...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8BF86G4W
We have this Lexus that is giving us fits. It will not pass the CA smog test. It is not off by far but, we cannot get the emissions to go any lower. We are just barely over on HC and CO. We already replaced the Air/fuel sensors (CA models only). But when looki...
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start
this car was towed for a timing belt broken i took off the vave cover and its not broken the marks are dead on i have good fuel pressure and spark but this thing will not run for anything i tried to run it on carb cleaner thinking bad fuel but no dice some tim...
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1997 Mazda B4000 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16XOV
here is a truck we dont want to jump at replacing parts, need guidance in testing for possible causes. both o2 sensors are flatlined lean, seems fishy because we read of a history of intake manifold gaskets. its 4 hours to try the gaskets and over $200 to mist... Trouble codes: P0172 (always lean right bank), P0174 (always lean left bank)
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1991 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L turbocharger
we just upgraded the vehicles turbocharger td05-14b with a larger compressor housing for an evo 3 (tdo5-16g) and a larger twin scroll impeller from the same type of turbo. turbo housing was ported. the impeller of the evo3 was shaved at the bottom to properly ...
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1987 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N4PB21S8H
How do you get codes out of this ECM? I suspect the prob is in the carb, but would like more code info before porceeding. The ECM under the passenger seat has a red and green light, an on/off switch and not knob to rotate or turn. I have and 86 Sentra manual (...
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1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P1N
Vehicle arrived with a dead miss/no fire on cylinder #4 ONLY AND ONLY AT IDLE. Customer has had the following repairs done that are listed on the previous repair history. Performed cylinder leakdown test. Cylinder #4 has only 10% leakage and good compressio...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXW
Hi Nissan Techs Have this beast with no start. Have injector pulse but no spark at any of the coils and have no signal to coils. Checked circut through start fuse at interior fuse and all is good there. I'm assuming the crank and cam signals are good because ... Trouble codes: P0325
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Alternator VIN: JN1CA21A1W
Customer didn't want a charging system check initially, installed alternator. A week later he's back saying the battery light has been coming on intermittantly along with dimming lights. At idle with all loads on system voltage drops to 12.4V but jumps up to 1...
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L shift interlock VIN: 2S3TD03V7V
Hello everyone, Thanks to everyone for your time. I inherited this sidekick from another tech after he had already replaced the interlock solenoid on the side of the shifter assembly. The solenoid will only work intermittently. I tried all of the adjustments. ...
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1997 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Charging VIN: SW20006624
This car was running battery flat on average every four days depending on use.Checked charge rate, not charging,removed alternator and sent to reconditioner ask them to overhaul but test unit first and tell me if it had any output. Bench test showed no output....
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L A/C inop VIN: JTEHA05310
This veh starts and runs very well but the main prob is the AC system is not working and the RPM signal is not present in dash, I think is because the AC pulse generator from the Injection pump is not connected to the ECM. As you could verified this vehicle wa...
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1989 Acura Integra LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA3351K
Thank you all for the replies, most involved exhaust cam timing and the aftermarket distributor. I verified cam timing and found all ok. I installed a factory unit and this did not cure the lamp. After some digging into the vehicle history it turns out the exh... Trouble codes: 9 (Cylinder ID Sensor).
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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JH4KA7674S
Well this one is fixed. i got quite a few responses. some said torque convertor. some said egr ports. i removed the egr pipe and the plate on the back of the intake since the tranny was already out. they were about 25% plugged so i cleaned out what was in ther...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L filter adapter/cooler VIN: KNDJA7230Y
Thanks to all who responded. The seal is indeed glued to the cooler and KIA didn't show just the seal or they couldn't find a listing. If this was my vehicle, I'd find an oring and make it work, but...when you're taking money for the job, blah, blah..you all k...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: T4S0077069
i would like to thank everyone who replied to this request. the customer has not come back for further diagnosis, and was only partly interested in this repair in the first place. i believe they will want us to look again when something else breaks. if i get m...
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1990 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L Stall VIN: JM1GD2228L
Car started again and is running fine. Like I said, I hate to throw unnecessary parts at it. Special thanks to Terry, he was very helpful. He thinks the igniter is bad, but it is $300 from Mazda, and $100 aftermarket. Some said to use an OEM cap and rotor, not...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE31AOP
thanks for all the replies and sorry it took me so long to get back. Ive been busy and also wanted to wait to see if it would be back. But so far so good. I replaced the cap, rotor, and gasket between cap and distributor. I also made sure the mass air was clea...
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start, no spark VIN: 1VVGED22D9
I wanted to thank everyone who gave me some input on my mazda 626 no spark conditon.Turns out the dist was the problem. Replaced it with a OEM dist.The car is running fine customer very happy. once again thank you for your help!
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Fan switch/a/c VIN: 4A3AA465YE
Thank's to all that replied, We cleaned the throttle and drove the car for five or six miles.Let it sit over the weekend at the shop , started this morning, idled, test drove again .Run's great. It needed to adapt. the idle. Thank's again to all. G.T.
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2001 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L unable to fuel vehic VIN: 4T3ZF19C31
thank you for all that replied. the customer needed his vehicle and picked it up. i received several good replies and based on what i have already checked, it sounds like a vent solenoid. however, i do not expect this customer back any time soon. thanks once a...
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