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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGCA563KA
yeah, guys i have this honda that is kicking my butt. it came in with the complaint that it was shifting hard would hesitate and sometimes stall at stop sign. i check the timing and found that it was off. tried to set timing and was unable to get it to set. fo...
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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHLR1854VC
This is a strange one. At 35 mph ONLY this car will AT TIMES go into a vibration/noise coming from the front end. AT times the steering wheel will shake. I can turn the wheel in either direction with no difference at all as long as I hold steady light pressure...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3273W
Im hoping to get lucky here, car showed up with mil on code 1382 customer complaining of stalling. car did not stall for me however I performed honda book test for cyp sensor and it all tested fine, not wanting to belive the computer was bad I tried a used dis... Trouble codes: 1381 (cyp sensor intermittent), 1382 (cyp sensor no signal)
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG3274X
Attention Honda techs, This is the 2nd time in shop for this emmision system problem. Vehicle came in about a month ago with the MIL light on. Scoped vehicle and found PO1475 stored in memory. Followed ALLDATA diagnostic flow chart and found two way valve and... Trouble codes: P1475
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L radio VIN: 2HKYF18143
I have a question for any Honda techs. A friend of mine purchased a used 2003 Pilot LX. He wants to put the Pilot EX radio and steering wheel controls in his LX. First, is this even possible? Second, is there anything I need to look for? Third, is it possible ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L brakes front VIN: KMHCG35C32
AFTER REPLACING THE CALIPER HOSES AND PADS AND ALSO RESURFACING THE ROTORS ON CAR THE BRAKES ARE STILL HANGING UP ON THE FRONT. NOT AT FIRST IT TAKES DRIVING IT FOR ABOUT 30 MILES BEFORE THEY START TO HANG UP. BY THE TIME i GOT BACK TO THE SHOP BOTH SIDES WHER...
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1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58V5R
Customer is complaining of poor fuel mileage,black smoke out of the exhaust and a slight surge on the highway after about 30 mins. of driving. she also said that the ses light would come on from time to time. codes 13 o2 sensor open and 44 o2 sensor lean both ...
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT6HT00W7Y
Hey Techs, I have this Lexus LX470 beast, the complaint is when cold intermittantly will start and then die, it will start right back up but hesitates when pressing the throttle for about 15 seconds, then runs fine the rest of the day. Another person that driv...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L hard starting VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Good afternoon everyone. This 95 maxima came in for hard or long cranking. We originally checked fuel pressure and noticed that the pressure was fine but the pressure dropped to 0 immediately after shutting off the engine. When i pinched off the return line to...
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1984 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Diagnostics VIN: JT2SV12E4E
This car belongs to my daughter. When she operates the A/C system it will work fine as long as she is driving along at speed. After she has been driving at speed for some time she says that the A/C stops cooling and the A/C switch lamp flashes. If she shuts it...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L timing VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
broken timing belt, how do we set timing for the cams without using special tools
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Power Loss VIN: 4T1GK12C3R
Hello group: This camry,1MZ-FE, lacks power on accel, much more so when cold. It feels as if the exhaust is plugged, which it is not. I ran the car with just the pre-cat exhaust on it with no change. I tested the fuel pressure and although I don't remember the...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L shift mechanism VIN: 4S6CM58V8T
It's fixed! Sorry if I wasted anyone's time, but I went back to the shop and re-examined the case and found nothing likely to be locking it together. So once again I pried gently on both sides of the transfer case cover and this time (?!) it popped right off. ...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, PINGING VIN: 1HGCG1655W
Thanks to everyone. Customer is taking the car to the dealer to see if they know what is causing the pinging. I will let you know when I find out.
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB6146X
I am going to go ahead and close this one as a fix. Some replies stated only to use factory parts, but that's all that was used. Some said to replace the coil with the ignitor, tried that twice. the fix was to replace the ignitor four times until I got a good ...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7239Y
Thanks to all who replied. Lee [...] hit the nail on the head! The fuel pump relay had been replaced with an aftermarket relay. It seems the OE had a diode, that when missing, causes numerous electrical problems. When we installed the OE KIA relay, it started...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U2X
sorry it took a while to get back on here...I cleaned the throttle body and the iac motor and cleared the short term memeroy and the truck ran great the customer hasent returned so she must be happy...thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: 171 (lean exaust bank 1).
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT6GF10USY
Cleaning the idle motor fixed this one. That was the suggestion of most replies. We took it off the car (not fun) and cleaned it. One posting said it's possible to clean it on the throttle body by spraying cleaner into the opening inside the throttle and catch...
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2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cooling system VIN: 5NIED28Y41
Well, the cars out of here. We ended up doing a teardown which revealed no obvious signs as to the cause of the coolant loss. We found no clean cylinders indicating the location of the leak either. The headgaskets certainly appeared to be the probable cause ,b...
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1969 Subaru 360 .4L wheel cylinders VIN: K153L-3469
Ok guys thanks for all your replies. We have decided to take Jay from Michigans advice aka The Bendix Answerman. He suggested to call White Post Restorations in VA and speak to Billy, jay says they do excellent work. White Post will disassemble,glass bead clea...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BG6855W
I would like to thank all those who helped. We replaced the clutch pack and solenoid and tires and all is well. Thanks again for the help.
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L power steering pump VIN: JF1GD29652
Good morning techs.The problem with this car was technician stupidity.My employee put a plug in the line from the reservoir to the pump to stop it from leaking and then forgot to remove it.Thanks to the 4 techs who took the time to respond.
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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L spark plugs VIN: JT2SW22NXM
After having no response, we called John Anello from Auto tech on Wheels. His truck is any techicians dream. He found the problem within five minutes. Anyone in the tri state area ever needs help he is the man to call. Fix was broken wire from the ignitor pin ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JT2BG22K6W
The car is fixed. I fowarded my brother the replies I recieved . It was almost unanamous that it was the idle control.most said not to clean but replace. One said check egr. The shop replaced the idle control,charged him for the part only. The felt the replace...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L vehicle skid controll (traction controll) VIN: 4T1BF28B01
we drove car for 30 min. in test mode with snap-on scanner and could not get light or any pending codes so customer picked up car,said they will bring it back if light comes back on thanks for all the help guy's
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