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1994 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L all shifts VIN: JHMEH6264R
The transmission fluid is full, has the proper pretty red color, and is not burnt at all. When starting out cold, the transmission shifts normally through the gears. After 8-10 blocks, if one stops at a light and then tries to go around a corner, the transmiss...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6679W
This car came in with codes p1166(heater circuit for primary f/a sensor-ho2s1), code p1167(problem with ho2s1) and p1467 evap leak. Alldata says that the evap code may be false if a o2 sensor problem so I'll ignore that until it reappears without any o2 codes.... Trouble codes: P1667, P1467
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2004 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: KMHCG45C13
This vehicle was a rebuilt wreck. Customer drove for about a month and trans went out. Convertor was burnt but no other problems evident. Overhauled with complete kit filter and convertor. Customer states that at times, trans hangs in 1st gear, then bangs into...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ24543
This Mazda came in with a random misfire that will not consistently reoccur for us in the shop. Since we could not get it to miss, spark plugs and PCV valve were replaced as maintenance with OE parts. Right after this was done, the vehicle missed for approx 10... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L no spark VIN: JA4GJ41SXM
this vehicle came in with a no start issue, vehicle has no spark tested coil and replaced tested ignition module and replaced i,m confused still have no spark
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1HZ14S7G
Hi everyone, I have this Nissan which seems to love alternators. It seems to go about a month before needing another. From what we checked out (wires to the alternator, power/grounds and wire resistances), it seems everything is in order, yet it is still comin...
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1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L low compression VIN: JN1CA21D35
This vehicle was in for a general inspection and oil change. Car was full of snow so I put the vehicle inside overnight and the next day when I went to start it sounded just like the timing belt broke, this motor uses a chain so now the confusion starts. I did...
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1987 Subaru GL-10 Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JF2AN55B1H
dear techs. this subaru came in with a broken timing belt( drivers side only). we replaced both belts and still it will not start. the customer had no complaints with this car until the timing belt broke. the reason its not starting is because the injector...
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2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L steering rack VIN: JF1SF65552
vehicle originally came in with impact damage to right front. bent strut, scuffed up wheel. replaced wheel, strut, and bearing. did 4 whl alignment and everything came right on factory spec. problem is when making tighter turns, the wheel will not return compl...
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1972 Toyota LANDCRUISER 4.0L flywheel VIN: FJ40135687
i recently asked for suggestions on replacing the clutch on a 1972 landcruiser and received a lot of good info-thank you all for the help. now the problem:the engine was rebuilt and clutch replaced about a year ago at another shop and the clutch was slipping ...
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1991 Honda CRX HF 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMED8362M
First off Sorry I took so long to post a fix, our Dyno has been broken for some time now... Any way first thing I spent some time cleaning out the EGR passages, the access plugs were welded in place, so I did a chemical soak and air pressure clean out, that re...
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1BJ2212Y
Thanks to technicians who said to check timing belt synchronization of cam and crank sensors, timing belt had jumped even though there was compression (over 125 psi), causing no spark to coils (ecm doesn't give coil spark on this even when cam and crank sensor... Trouble codes: P1345.
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2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Tire inflation light VIN: JN8AZO8W84
Sorry for the delay. The cust finally came in to install his winter tires. A few reply's advised to install the rims in the same position on the veh. And to be careful when removing and installing the tires. The 'Tire pressure managment system' light did not c...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JS3TD21V2W
Tech info I received on this vehicle are as follows, check iac valve water passage for restriction, check throttle plate cleaning and reset idle by disconnecting battery and driving vehicle after reconnecting batt to reset idle control, recheck vacuum leaks du...
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2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L temp VIN: JS2GB41W01
Customer still hasn't returned for final fix. Thanks for all the replies. I will start checking the basics again when he returns. We haven't checked the radiator cap or the fit of the thermostat. Hoses all seem to be routed correctly. Will follow up when I kno...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1SK12EXS
Thank you for everyones responses. all were very helpfull but the answer was a faulty EGR valve. we had it off a few times to clean and test for leaking but when we replaced it the repair was complete and the veh ran well. when i 'interogated' the customer at ... Trouble codes: 31 (vacuum sensor), 41 (tps).
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