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1997 Acura TL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4UA2651V
Customer complained of power loss and MIL on. Found major exhaust leak at manifold, found spark plugs completely worn out, chcked timing marks at timing belt and inspect: OK. Replace Cap, rotor, wires and spark plugs, repair major exhaust leak by replacing man... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0304 (Misfire in Cylinder 4)
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Radiator Fan
This 1989 Honda Accord came in with a leaking radiator. The tech in the next bay replaced the radiator. When he was bleeding the system he had noticed the cooling fan not coming on, at all. He had tried turning on the A/C. The fan still did not come on. He rep...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG16521
Car came in with mil on,code 171 lean.Car runs good long term trim was at 20,short term at 30 and above at idle.at cruise both trim values drop close to zero.smoke test intake for leaks and none were found.blocked off egr valve just to make sure there was no l... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L wheel cylinders
Hey fellow techs, hope someone can help a little w/this one, caused me to be late coming home because no one had proper w/cyls to fix this veh. Tech started working on it at 11 am and we finished it at 7 pm. Not profitable for a pad-slap/rotor turn, w/cyl r&r....
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1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Valve Lash VIN: JACCH58E8K
I am looking for some help with two things on this engine. The first deals with the valve lash. This is a new engine and I had the customer come back after 500 miles for me to recheck everything, as well as check the valve adjustment per the engine builder's ...
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Keyless entry VIN: JT8BF28G91
I am hoping someone has run into this one. I am unable to get the (new) remote transmitter to activate the door locks. I have followed the Alldata version of the procedure, cycling the lock/unlock button 5 times then open and close the door then repeat, and I ...
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1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FD3334R
Starting injector pulse time is 40 milliseconds, it floods the plugs always, and it has only started once for us. A second ECU, which is out of another customer car which does start easily, also sends the same signal. We can find no problem with coolant temp s...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1YGF22C2W5
The customer's complaint is surging/rough idle when warm. All the previous fixes have been explored at least twice. We checked all sensor inputs with our DDC all looked good. Vacuum at start up is 19in once the vehicle goes into closed loop it drops to 15in-16...
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2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Idle
Sorry for the shortage if info, but I got a problem car dumped in my lap and i think im in over my head. All of this with one hour to go and two pissed off customers to deal with. This Mazda runs like a top after a recent tune up but customer calls back compla...
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L Fluid VIN: JA3XC57B5N
Power steering rack has a minor leak on the passenger side. My customer asked me to use Lucas Power steering stop leak to hopefully cure the leak rather than repair or replace the rack. He brought the car back to me two days later and said the steering was ver...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L keyless entry sistem VIN: JE4LS3IR23
Hi: Does someone can tell me how can I active or deactive the horn answerback function of this truck??? in the older models you do it with the door lock switch and the transmitter, but it did not work on thisone. Thanks.
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1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ND11S6G
this truck will not exceed 2000 rpm. has code 43 injector fault. only getting signal to one injector. the injector will spray if you jump power to it.i have checked all sensors & switches with vantage. all appears to be ok. the resistance on the injectors is g... Trouble codes: 43 (injector fault)
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Trans VIN: JF1SF6557X
Trans shop brought this car to us because they think it is electrical. 1st smooth shifts. In to 2nd a little hard @ 4000RPM . 3RD shift is even harder 4000rpm. Downshifting it just slams in to gear “through you throw the window feel" not as bad when cold. Tran...
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1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L TCC locked? VIN: 4T1SV22E4K
This car was towed in from church (old lady , like new 89 camry) would die in forward gears - won't flash codes ( manually or w/ Snap On Scanner) -If you get to move forward it's like high gear only , no engine braking. If I unplug solenoid harness w/ drive w/...
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1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L hydraulics VIN: JT3DJ81W3R
this vehicle was towed into my shop. rear brakes were driven while they were metal to metal for so long that the left rear inner pad fell out and the piston pushed out of the caliper - master cylinder was run dry. all of the rotors were out of spec and all lin...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K6S
this thing sets a code p0420 about every 500 to 700 miles. freeze frame data shows the b1 s2 02 sensor switching mirroring b1 s1. in my shop with the modis on it every thing is working fine. the b1 s2 switching much slower as designed. thanks john Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank 1)
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K52
This Camry has a reoccuring code P1349. Followed TSB which directed us to replace VVTi actuator. After replacement code still comes back. The problem apears to be intermittent as when I manually activate the valve, the engine will stumble. Anyone seen this pro... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Malfunction Bank 1)
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: VC24413E12
Tanks to all who responded after sending my fax number and replying by email to the parties trying to help me i still did not recieve a wiring diagram. thanks to all for trying
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Positive battery cable VIN: 1HGEM22934
Thanks for the 3 replies received on this one. Unfortunately, none had the information I needed, which was a flat rate published time for replacing the complete harness. 2 of the replies stated to repair the cut cable with conventional methods, been there, don...
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L 2-3 and 3-4 shifts VIN: JNKBY31AOV
The fix was indeed a new transmission. It was very straight-forward to replace. You may be able to remove it without removing the exhaust, but the o2 sensors were stuck and I didn't want to risk breaking one, so I removed the exhaust (heavy). With that out of ...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L right rear electric window VIN: JHBD182910
havnt recieved enough info to diagnose without throwing parts at car. car is from used car dealer and they want to sell as is or they will take to dealer.
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L MIL Lamp on, FAILED IM240 VIN: 1N4AB41D1T
A great big Thank You to all 13 techs who replied! I had 10 votes for the speedo head, 2 for the vss & 1 mentioned the screws for the printed circuit boad behind the head possibly being loose & causing intermittent trouble. I learned that the vss sends an AC s... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed sensor problem).
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L transmission code VIN: JS3BG6857X
we could not get check engine light to turn off. this is an auction car. we replaced the tcm with several different ones and the only one that would eliminate the light was a tcm for a manual subaru. the manual tcm would not let the car shift right so we did n... Trouble codes: P1742.
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1991 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L head gasket? VIN: JT2EL43BXM
Thanks to all!!! Yes, I had crossed the intake and coolant lines. Once I fixed that problem I was golden. As an added note, the coolant line ends on the intake are silver coated and the vacuum line ends are golden. In addition, you can use compressed air to fi...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Jumps out of 1st gear VIN: 4TAWN72N2Y
Thanks to all who replied, although I could see no visual wear I replaced all 1st gear parts (1st gear, synchro, slider and the gear under the slider). This has cured the problem.
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