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1998 Acura RL 3.5L secondary driven gear VIN: JH4KA9653W
I have this trans on a bench,I had sublet it out to a local trans shop for repair they had said it was a diff. concern I had it towed back here after checking iatn and seeing messages on stripped extension shaft.I have confirmed that extension shaft is strippe...
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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L vetc valve VIN: 19YA3259XL
I took the head off this motor because of oil in the water, found that the head gasket had recently been replaced but that the head had not been surfaced. after reinstaaling the head, the car runs but the check engine light is on. a code 1259 is present. says ...
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1126R
Vehicle came in running but with no power. was checking timing and compression. timing was good and compression was good all over 160 psi. after compression check went to go start the vehickle and there was no spark. not familiar with honda's i replaced the ig...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L tcs code VIN: 2HKRL1850T
The TCS code 31 (Engine Retard Command Signal)will not clear but ABS and TCS seem to be operating properly and no MIL on.Has anyone come across this or am I not clearing the code properly. I have followed shop key instructions and have been unable to clear. Th...
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1997 Hyundai Tiburon 1.8L flywheel VIN: KMHJG24M6V
This vehichle came into our shop for a clutch problem and it was discovered that the center of the flywheel was cracked around the bolt holes similar to the way some of the old automatic flex plates did.Upon further inspection it was discovered that the flywhe...
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1997 Lexus SC300 3.0L check engine light VIN: JT8CD32Z3V
the check engine light comes on after 2 drive cylces and then stays on. vehicle operation is fine. same code every time, po401. egr valve function appears to be normal. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr system)
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L spark knock? VIN: JT6GF10U6Y
thanks in advance for any help! This truck keeps coming back with spark knock? Checked for codes none found none pending, has no egr system motorvac helps for short period of time. runs great just gets noise!
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22DXV
WE SERVICED VEHICLE 3 WEEKS AGO WITH A TUNE UP.tHE VEHICLE RETURNED TODAY WITH A RANDOM MISS FIRE CODE {P0300} WE SCOPED IGNITION SYSTEM, CHECK 02 OPERATION AND FUEL PRESSURE {35 PSI} ALL SEEM NORMAL.THE PROBLEM IT MISS FIRES ANDHAS A ROUGH IDLE AFTER A RESTAR... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G41
Hello all, I have this Mitsubishi in here with po421, Catalyst efficiency. I have replaced the rear converter and the rear 02 sensor. The light is still coming back on. If I watch the front and rear o2 while driving they seem to be switching ok. They are not m...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GT54L6X
constant surge at 2000 to 2003 rpms at hot temps, when cold ok. start out cold ok until warm at 55 as it warms up the rpm drops. when mil light comes on for code po300 in about 5 sec's it takes off just like it had a 4bbl and it just opened up. have changed di... Trouble codes: P0300
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA3109Y
Vehicle came in with complaint of lack of power, worse when cold. Checked exhaust back pressure fuel pressure and volume. Checked for vacuum leaks. Everything ok. Engine runs smooth. All readings on computer look good, except for oxygen sensors which stay lean...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Radiator Fan
This vehicle is fixed. I recieved some great replies to my post and each one was helpful. Some suggested jumpering connector pins (at coolant sensor A, which I did and they worked), others asking if I had checked the timer control. I removed the seat and teste...
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCJ16581
I have decided to close this request and consider it repaired.I replaced the hydraulic control unit .If there are any future problems I will update this message.Thanks to everyone that replied.
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1996 Mazda Miata 1.8L IM Readiness VIN: JM1NA3532T
First- A big thank you to everyone that replied. We found a small manifold vacuumm leak. The oxygen sensor cycled, but we found was always more on the lean side. We repaired the vecuum leak. Customer drove the car for a week, and all the monitors flipped. Th...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L reverse VIN: 4A3AJ56G3S
thanks for all the replys. the guys at transtech hit it on the head.the trans cooler was plugged. put a radiator in the vehicle and it now shifts from reverse to park without stalling and hold in reverse without stalling. this network is awesome.thanks again.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D1Y
Thanks again for the replies,what a great organization and resource. After the two week back order wait for the iac motor we removed the old one off the vehicle,inside the throttle plate was coolant,so we did further investigating,pulled the assembly apart and... Trouble codes: P0505.
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, Low power, spark kno VIN: JN8DR07X81
As of now, we have not been able to get vehicle back for more testing. Half of the replies stated premium fuel, the customer always uses premium fuel. I believe we will find a problem in the variable valve timing system. We will post an update later.
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2000 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L t-case clutch VIN: F1GF485XYH
We had an identical vehicle come in today that was working properly. I checked all of my test results against the results that I got from this vehicle and all were the same. I suspect a failing supply piston seal or a solenoid that isn't bleeding off properly ...
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