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1994 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L abs light VIN: JH4DB8580R
The customer has a flashing abs light infrequently and at the same time notices one wheel locking up causing the car to pull to the left. He thinks it is the left rear. We can't retrieve any codes by jumping the connector at the glove box, and we have not expe...
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1999 Acura Integra LS 1.8L cylinder head VIN: JH4DB76S5X
Need help. car came in died on road...crank no start. sounded like timing belt broke...removed valve cover and found that three of the intake rockers had fallen off. had three valves hung open.sent head to machine shop, installed three new intake valves, valve...
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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18621
after overhaul during the road test the vtm-4 light illuminated transmission work perfectly and ther are no codes transmission or driveability. light will will go out after the key is cycled. after driveing approx 300 to 400 feet the light comes back on. regua...
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1981 Honda Accord 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, NO power, barely run VIN: JHMSM5322B
This is a puzzler, to me anyway. Neeeed help. Ran fine before it was stored. Car sat for 3 years, R&R carb top; cleaned varnish from carb. cleaned plugged up air jet, and main jet. New carb cleaners not doing well on this. Finally got to run, but it runs terr...
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L cooling fan VIN: 2HGED6340L
Hi techs, This car has came in with an overheating complaint. Testing revealed cooling fan motor inop., new fan motor cured that, now the fan won`t shut off. The only Honda resource I have is a Haynes book, they say that there is a sensor in the radiator. Not ...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58D3W
Hi, GUYS HERE IS A GOOD PROBLEM ROLLING IN TO THE SHOP ANOTHER SHOP REPLACE HEAD GASKET, RADIATOR, WATER PUMP, T-STAT AND STILL OVERHEATING, THE ENGINE SHOWS OVEREATING BUT NOT BOILING OVER, ONLY THE GAUGE GOES TO THE RED WITH EGR PLUG IN, WHEN I UNPLUG THE EG...
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2002 Lexus GS430 4.3L cranks, won't start VIN: JT8BL69S52
DON'T HAVE A LOT OF INFO ON THIS PARTICULAR MODEL AND WAS HOPING FOR SOME DIRECTION FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE ! THANKS IN ADVANCE , Kenny
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1998 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L Surge, rpm races up to 4000 VIN: 4F4YR16C8W
Intermit this vehicle will race idle up to 4000 rpm & then will slowly come back down. We had never seen this car before. Had spent big $$ at dealer & other repair shops for this concern. There is never a code set in computer. Has had iac & egr valves replaced...
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L bogs on accel VIN: JM1BJ22563
This car was brought in Monday with a complaint of bogging under accel, but only while under a 1/4 tank. I first verified it wasn't merely a bad guage by asking if they had ran it to nearly empty before and then refilled. Then, since the car had nearly a full ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21S14
I need help not very firmilar with this system. I have nothing in my alldata on this model.This one came in with mil on only complaint. Found code po102 tested maf sensor with lab scope no signial outputed voltage and ground were good. Orderd new maf sensor fr... Trouble codes: P0102
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L IM 240 failed VIN: 1N4BU31D1T
This car has failed our IM240 test because the diagnostic monitors for Catalyst and EGR will not arm. All the other monitors have armed. I have run the Nissan drive trace on this car. I have run the drive trace in Mitchell. I have run this car on the dyno in ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Head gaskets? VIN: 4S3BG6852X
Just a quick question to see if anyone has had trouble with these heads cracking or possible piston sleeve damage from overheating. This car was driven to shop!!! With a "Coolant Leak" Attempted to drive into shop and ran rough. Pushed in, removed rad cap, pum...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, NO POWER VIN: 453BK4952X
This car will run perfect or close to it if I unplug the computer for 10 mins and replug it in. Then after about 15mins it starts running terrible. If you step hard on the gas it just falls on it's face, it idles rough, lopie like it's loading up, and it is al...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4TAWM72N7W
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTPBG22012
I have this 98 Toyota Camry that when you start it after sitting for a few hours or more it will idle rough and not want to stay running.After 5 minutes or so it straightens out and runs fine.No codes stored and data seems like it is where it should be. Any he...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L VSC light VIN: JTEBU14R43
A little Toyota help please. We brought this SUV in for an oil change. Changed oil and filter, adjusted tire pressure, and checked all fluids. When we backed it out the VSC Off light came on and the VSC Trac light came on. Is there something we can reset? Cust...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L wont upshift to 2nd VIN: JACDJ58X2W
Fix Thanks for all your help this is an engneering mistake on the part of izuzu has 2 transfer case speed sensors and i spedometer/instument cluster spedo that reads to ecm but also has a speed sensor in the back of the case that send the wave/pulse to ecm to ...
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S4X
New B1S1 fixed it. Nice patterns from the Vetronix now. Trouble codes: P0125 (insufficient coolant temp).
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1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Rad fan
Well thanks for all the info guys. Now that I know which switch is controling the fan and that the one in the rad is for emissions, things went alot easier! A few members were even kind enough to give me the part number! Of course my dealer did'nt have one! Bu...
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1986 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, SENSOR Lamp On VIN: JN1PS26S6G
Well, I replaced the one wire from lower coil to IC ignition unit, and it still wasn't returning that coil. Today the replacement Distributor arrived. Installed the new one, fired right up. Evidently the Optics were toast. I want to thank you all for the help,...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
THANK YOU ALL. The MAF sensor was the criter. I checked the reading before i cleaned it. It was 1.9 Kohms cleaned it it went to 3.0 komhs installed back in the truck and there was a difference in preformance. But there was a still a lack of acceleration. still...
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2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JTEGD21A62
Hello everyone. The fix for this one was the IAC motor, just like you all sugessted. I pulled the motor and turned the key, the shutter blade slammed shut and remained that way. The new one slammed shut then opened within .5 seconds like it should. thank you e...
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