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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L master cyl.? VIN: 1HGCA5638J
please help. this vehicle came in from another shop looking for an answer. this vehicle came in with a low pedal. master cylinder has been replaced with 3 new ones. still have very low/no pedal. we have bleed the system with a vacuum bleeder as well as manuall...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22592
vehicle has been in twice for m.i.l. [...] tected at sensor harness and p.c.m. harness connector unable to verify cause. throttle sensor comes with thottle body for 500+ dollars. has any one seen this before. Trouble codes: P0122 (throttle sensor low)
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2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 2HGES15193
Hello, Had a call, was asked if I do airbag work. Took in this job not knowing it was HONDA. Pulled out my 2002 OTC airbag/ABS tester and did a trial. Sometimes using the 2002 software works on 03 systems. This one showed 16 stored codes. 63580-63595 I bel...
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L Suspension VIN: JNKDA31A42
Greetings techs. What we have is an Infiniti that is giving us a hard time. The right front wheel area is eminating a mystery rattle on small bumps or broken down pavement. We also replaced the lower control arms on both sides due to excessive play in the radi...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22B9P
thanks for the help in advanced, i'm not very experienced with drivability!!! this mazda came in to my shop and it had all the mentioned codes.it would intermittently run like poop and chug black smoke.the customer was also concerned about the oil leak into th... Trouble codes: 41 (vrs1 solenoid valve), 09 (coolant temp sensor), 17 (no change in left o2 output), 24 (no change in right o2 output)
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1986 Nissan 200SX XE 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1PS24S7G
Can someone throw this old dog a bone? Car starts good hot or cold, idles good hot or cold, but will cut out under moderate load only when cold & not up to running temperature. Brake tourque the car cold will cut out as well. Once this car is fully warmed up t...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L all shifts VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
hey guys, hoping that someone out there may be able to help me out. This xterra grinds gears while shifting. It does it through all the gears but 1-2 & 2-3 are the worst. Sometimes you can feel the trans grind through the shifter and other times you can only h...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Low brake pedal VIN: JN1DA31D72
Owner said the brake pedal became low (soft) after he had a sudden stop. The pedal will go all of the way to the floor. However, no brake or ABS light is illuminated on the dash. According to Alldata bleed procedure this is a split system. When I pinch the fro...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
Hey, I need help from any Subaru savvy techs out there. This poor vehicle has been through the wringer. Customer first came in needing a clutch. Did the job, including an oil change and service, no problems. About a year later he's driving on the highway and t... Trouble codes: 301 (Misfire Cyl. 1), 302 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 303 (Misfire Cyl. 3), 304 (Misfire Cyl. 4)
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Charging VIN: JT3FJ80W6M
Came in dead battery, charged, tested, battery, tested alt.ow output at idle, replaced alt. Same result, Sent both alternators to rebiulder, both tested fine. Drop tested all curciuts related to alternater, .204 or less. Replaced battery no improvment.
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K3X
had codes 446 & 441 replaced the canister which came complete with pressure sensor and vsv valve on it also replaced purge vsv valve under hood by air box road test car and found code p446 now in pending codes. tryed to turn manually operate purge vsv with sna... Trouble codes: P0446
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1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L dipstick VIN: JACDH58W0P
thanks for the replies. this 93 has had a trans replaced with a latter model trans and there is no dipstick. there are two plugs in the pan. one is higher than the other and this is where you fill it. idleing in park warm. unfortunatly the trans still does not...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L engine VIN: KNDJA7232Y
Thanks to all who replied. The noise was fixed by replacing the pcv valve. The old valve allowed full manifold vacuum to be created in the crankcase. This cause the rear crankshaft seal to vibrate as air entered through it. The oil pan must have acted as a hor...
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1991 Mazda MX-6 LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGD31B3M
this is car if fixed. it turns out the fuel was contaminated with water. we removed the tank and emptied it and dried it out good. put in fresh gas and away she went. added a bottle of heet to remove moisture from the lines and replaced the fuel filter also. t...
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L odometer VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
The 3 replies that I recieved all said to replace the cluster, a $900 dollar part. The diagnostic procedure was, in my opinion, too simple. Though the tach and speedometer were working at the time (The odometer and trip odo were non-op) they failed the functio...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGF22D4Y
Thanks Phillip [...] you hit the nail on the head. It was a short in the signal return wire about 6' above where main harness goes through firewall. Repaired bad spot in wire and ll is good. Trouble codes: P0122 (TP sensor low input), P1125 (throttle position sensor intermittet).
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L antitheft VIN: JM1BK12374
Well this was certainly an interesting one. The one area that we thought would not affect the vehicle certainly did! The (electric) power steering basically shut down the whole thing. The right front side was affected by the accident in the first place. This m...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D9X
Thanks to all of you.I replaced the 6 ignition coil , 6 spark plugs,and the air filter(all original Nissan parts),after 5 days the customer came back for a check up and there was no check engine light or code PO305,customer is very happy with the way the car r... Trouble codes: P0305.
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Received many good ideas for this problem. Thanks to all who repsonded. A couple people mentioned to be sure the crank bolt was tight. We got about a 1/4 turn out of it before it hit 240 ft.lbs. A few mentioned the tourque converter bolts and they were tight. ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K5Y
Got many excellent replies. The surge is gone!! it had the wrong type of sensor in it. the [...] still don't show up on my scanner. Don't know why, I still think this car has other issues. it was sold out of impound lot. It definitly had the wrong senso... Trouble codes: P1130, P0300.
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