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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L ride control
This is a relatives car, you all know how that goes. My cousin bought this prelude and said he has had a steering problem ever since. He says he can't go 65 in it because the car is all over the road. He said it's like the front wheels jerk themselves. He has ...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L vtec VIN: JHMBB614XV
AFTER THE CAMSHAFT SEAL REPLACEMENT:PUT THE CAR TOGETHER AND NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THE VTEC IS TRYING TO WORK BUT ISN'T WORKING THE WAY IT SHOULD. THE CAR JUST DIES. AFTER IT REACHES 5200-5300RPM YOU CAN HEAR THE VTEC KICK IN BUT THE CAR IMEDIATELY FALLS ON IT'S F...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL is on VIN: 1HCG5648WA
Car was in my shop for timing belt replacement about a month ago.. carcame in about two weeks ago with MIL on. had a code 1457 i shut the lite out look a few things over as far as tune up related goes.. customer never notice the car running any differant at al...
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JNKNG01C2M
This car came in with bad white smoke comming from the exaust, smells like raw fuel had raw fuel in the muffler. pulled all the plugs found a lot of carbon but none were wet replaced plugs pulled fuel rail cannot see a leak at any injector one was a little cle...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A11
This is my first time asking for help so please if i am not providing info the way you like let me know. Customer came in with a mil light on, code stored po171 system too lean bank one.He was also complaining of a hesitation on cold start up. We cleaned his t... Trouble codes: P0171
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1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.8L no spark VIN: JAC3H58E4L
This dude came in as a no start. It had no fire to plugs and no injector pulse. I could not find a crank or cam sensor so I replaced the distributor. At first it would not start. I got called away for an hour or so, when I returned it started right up. I kept ...
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1988 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FC3322J
this car came in with rough idle,we have put on coolant temp sensor,air flow meter,new ecm,and checked for vaccumn leak but cannot find one.this car still has a rough idle,almost like an internal vaccumn leak.has anyone else had a problem like this before? wou...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGF22C1Y
after all of this babe still doing the same, itís been at the shop for more than 3 weeks and makes us fool, when the engine warms out gets worse being in gear with a/c on, rpm drops down to 625+-550.
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1996 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L Excessive Emissions, DRIVE CYCLE INCOPLET VIN: 4A3AJ46G8T
thanks advance does anyone run into this problem before? perform drive cycle per tsb repeat many time, but i could not get drive cycle ready for evap. cat. heater o2 sensor, o2 sensor and egr. therefore, fail state inspection. the engine running perfect and no...
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1996 Nissan 200SX SE-R 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1N4BB42DOT
I have brought this vehicle in on a trade as a used car for resale. The owner (who I know pretty well) said it developed this miss on accel sometime within the last 10K miles or so and they just didn't get it addressed. It never happens until it reaches operat...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T62
Good day to all and thanks for your time. This Extera came from an a/c shop with the clutch quitting after a few minutes of operation. We checked all powers and grounds, amp test compressor, check inputs to computer and all check good. After 5 to 10 minutes th...
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L have oil in coolant
had oil in rad, pressure tested holds 15 psi for 30 min. pressure test atf lines at 25 psi. held for 1hr. pulled engine inspected head gaskets thought oil pressure passage was leaking into coolant. copper sealing surface on head gasket ok. pulled water pump in...
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6350W
Code p0400 still being set!!! Still having problems with this car (see previous post) and totally lost. Have remove all lines and cleaned. None were plugged. Bpt sensor was faulty. Replaced. No change. Tried know good used egr valve. No change. Solenoid was r... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow error)
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1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JT4RN485S1
Hello everyone, this engine runs well off idle, this engine will not idle. fast idle ok, valve adjustment (hot), timing, power is good just wont idle. replaced carb with autoline reman. No egr on this unit. Thank-you in advance.
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Upper and Lower ball joints VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
My question is? I never worked on Torsion Bars and need to ask, Do I need to remove the Torsion bars to service the upper and lower ball joints? Or can I loosen them and leave them in place. Thanks MP
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T1BF28K1W
Vehicle was towed to shop with a no start problem. I have no spark, no fuel to rail, no fuel signal at pump, no signal at cam sensor, and no signal at crank sensor. There is also no communication between two different scanners(Snap-On and Genesys) and ECU. All...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Engine VIN: JNKNG01D2R
I am going to call this one a fix as the customer has had no more problems at this time. I would like to thank Thomas and Warren both from Texas. They had the most likely reason for the engines problem. Both said that the '94 Q45's had an issue with the lash a...
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L oil usage VIN: JA4MR41R4V
Thanks to all who helped, i replace the pcv valve and cleaned the hose, I tried the truck on highway for 300 miles and the oil consumption was way less than before. It still used a about 1/4 of a quart. I am happy with that. Thank to all...
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.5L Charging VIN: JT2VV22FAM
I have gotten alot of good feedback on my problem starting with use OE alternator,test voltage drop from alt to battery,common for poor connection in the 3 wire plug at back of alt,replace battery if more than 2 years old and check rear defrost for short causi...
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