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1991 Honda Accord SE 2.2L accumulator VIN: JHMCB7682M
hi all, we have this accord in the shop, it makes a loud sound in gear only, it sounds like the transmission (has been replaced,same noise)noise appears to be from the accumulator/pressure switch, under battery. in park, no noise, with vehicle on lift-in drive...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5559R
this car is my maagers and he has left it to me to get fixed yea for me. the problom is that it cuts out at 3500rpm at idle when reving and when driving it feels just like a rev limiter. it had codes for ckp,map,tps,and v-tec control,i cleared all codes and th... Trouble codes: 04 (ckp malfunction)
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Charging VIN: EJ6583TL80
Hi everyone: This honda keeps blowing the fuse for the charging system/speed sensor(pass compartment). It doesn't happen every day, but it usually does. It has also blown once sitting still idleing, but usually blows while on the road. We have changed the alte...
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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L speedometer VIN: 2HGEJ6342V
hello I've got a civic that the speedometer had quit a month ago and replaced speed sensor.the vehicle was fine for a few days until he hit a bump and it dropped out.he noticed afterwards that when he hit the brakes it would come back for a moment.when we got ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5651W
All engine data is normal except O2s readings which stay lean. no other sensors are out of spec. there are no other performance problems with car, and vehicle runs perfectly otherwise. If fuel mixture is richened hesitation subsides. coolant is full and ect is... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVD34N8V
car is skipping, has low vacuum, hesitates, unable to clear code P0304 from computer, cannot set other codes when trying to create another code. When we remove the cam sensor and crank sensor the car would stay running and will restart with them diconnected. Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire)
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L TCS light on VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Customer complaint--TCS light on. We pulled codes-#61 ABS actuator or relay. Mitchell On Demand says to jumper between terminal 10 and 41 at the relay and actuator motor should run. It does not. That would indicate a dead actuator motor as opposed to a relay p...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L struts VIN: JT8BF28GXW
Hello Toyota/Lexus Guys and Ladies: We recently installed updated upper shock mount plates to cure the clicking noise from the front suspension (per Toyota bulletin). The clicking is gone, but now, during parking maneuvers, it sometimes makes a "sprong" noise,...
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1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR12L6Y
heres one for all you mazda and fords guys. this truck is a commerical parts delivery truck. has 180,000 miles. truck idles okay just a little rough. all fine a/c kicks on and everything. press accelerater peddle and car stumbles and hesitates. sometimes car d...
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1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L Engine start VIN: JN1HM05S4J
This vehicle came in with a an intermitent no-start condition. Cranks well and the above has all checked good. Now when the vehicle is not able to start, we ARE able to start it by using a manual engine starter, directly at the starter solenoid. When the eng...
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1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2S3TDO3V6S
this truck was brought to me a couple weeks ago from a body shop, complaint was "it just died moving around in paint shop and wont restart". check out and found no fuel pressure. checked at back of bumper where work had been done and found no power to fuel pum... Trouble codes: 52 (faulity injectors or ecm)
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1987 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: 1NXAE82G5H
Customer brought the vehicle in complaining that the transmission would "pop out of gear" only in fifth and only on acceleration. We first disassembled the transmission and really didn't see a significant amount of wear on anything pertaining to fifth gear. We...
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1988 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX73EPJ
car will not start when below 40' but when above 40 degrees starts every time replaced cold start injector and time swich i think it has to be tempture related all fuses good any help would be very helpful thanks curtis tech at [...] automive
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 19UUA5653X
tried cleaning the idle speed control this did not work we replaced the idle speed control this did work
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1998 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22DXW
Thanks to all who responded i cleaned the throttle body because it was hanging open and so far so good. Trouble codes: 1506 (IAC overspeed error).
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1N4DL01D6X
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the thermostat. We had installed one from NAPA when we did the original repairs. We replaced it with a Nissan T-stat and the vehicle is better. Fans are operating normally and coolant is flowing. Thanks for all the he...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN80R07Y01
Group, I used a turn signal flasher to substitute a very wide PWF ground command to both solenoids while idling the engine @ 1800 RPM. The crankcase was filled with ATF. I ran the engine for about 3 hours this way. The flush was successful. The code has not ... Trouble codes: P1110 (camshaft timing control related code).
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L valve train VIN: JT3VN39W65
Thanks to all who replied . we checked the shim buckets as suggested , they were galled .replaced and adjusted , it seems fine now . we will be looking for this problem on other veh. when they come in. THANKS AGAIN
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Axles? VIN: JTEGD21A42
Well the problem with this vehicle was both axles. Not just one but both fixed it. They are not cheap either(toyota only) At least toyota agreed to pick up the tab. This car was never wrecked or any major repairs,very strange for both axles to go bad??? The th...
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