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1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Steering box VIN: JH4DA9453N
We have to remove the steering gear (rack) from this vehicle and it is in a welded cage. We need advice or insights you may have on how to remove the steering gear. We are an engine and transmission shop so we do not do much steering work.
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
I need some help with a honda thats dies on the highway after about twenty minutes of driving. owner throws car in neutral and starts right back up.may go another twenty minutes and it happens again. this will happen two to three times on his 50 mile commute. ...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Steering control VIN: 2HGEJ6584W
Have a customer that has a different kind of an issue with his vehicle in that he claims that the steering is "too responsive" at higher speeds mostly at 80km/hr and above. Kind of strange perhaps?? Anyhow customer can noitceably feel a difference in the way t...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L CV joint? VIN: JHLKD1869X
This CR-V has a noticable shudder on acceleration, especially around 20-35 miles per hour. One feels it in the car but not so much in the steering wheel. We see a harmonic balancer on the left front axle shaft, but none on the right front. The right front axle...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S1A
Help please... We have a 2001 Hyundai Sonata,2.4L 4cyl, automatic. The code is a P0171,lean exhaust bank 1. LTFT is 16.4% Replaced the fuel filter,regulated fuel pressure at idle is 41 PSI and about 47 PSI unregulated. Could not get fuel pump volume specs or c... Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C83
The car came to us with a mill light on and code po442 stored. I smoke tested the carand have .060 leak but I cant find the smoke.gas cap looks OK. Shop key 5 and hyundai has no info on the code. I unhooked the vent valve and hooked the smoke tester to the hos... Trouble codes: P0442
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Blower motor VIN: JTJHF10U04
came in with complaint of blower inop. Another shop had ran a wire to the ground side of the motor, effectively by-passing the controls and causing the motor to run at high at all times. I checked the circuit acccording to the tests in alldata. It said I shoul...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L passenger H.I.D. lamp VIN: 2T2HA31U64
To anyone with experince with Lexus HID systems. The truck's light system operates normally to the r/f connector. 12 volts on the schematic does not reach the power inverter. The vehicle switch,relay and fuse all are normal and operative.
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1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L valves VIN: JA3EA26A2R
Installing cylinder head that was rebuilt.Chinton book says that #1 cyl is on passenger side ,next to dist(dist on head).Says rotor rotates counterclockwise.Called 2 other tech and there books showed #1 on drivers side by cam sprocket and rotor rotates clockwi...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, P0400 VIN: JA3AY26C2Y
HAVE MONITERED EGR vacuume during drive cycle. Normal egr vac is 3 or 4 inches. During drive cycle test you can see the vacuume reach almost 10 inches as the PCM tests flow. Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
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1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
New customer - Delivered starting/idling/running fine but would not rev above about 2,800 rpm's. Can't seem to get codes 23 (Idle switch) or 24 (Inhibitor switch) codes to go away after deleting memory then rechecking. Came up with a code 43(injector) code onc... Trouble codes: 23 (Idle switch), 24 (Neutral/clutch inhibitor switch), 43 (Injector)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A32
car has always run fine . 1/06 23,ooo miles both poo11 & poo21 back . could both bank intake timing control solenoids be bad ? dealer checked recalls for me , nothing relevant . Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
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1993 Toyota Camry 2.2L No Start VIN: HAYYTXXXH6
Customer brought this car in with a no start,it was at another shop and they put a new distributor and new igniter.I checked and there is no power at the big connector goin to the distributor.There is power at the igniter and the small 2 wire connector at the ...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E9S
Hi all. This one is weirding me out. Basically, I have checked everything I know to check for a no start...and it SEEMS to pass every test? I cant find a reason for it to not start? Talked to the previous shop, and they were positively dumfounded with the amou...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF18BXW
Hello all, I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon which came in with a running rough complaint and lack of power. I test drove the car and verified the problem I hooked up the scanner and found 3 missfire codes. I checked out the car and verified the rear bank of cylinde... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cyl 1), P0303 (missfire cyl 3), P0305 (missfire cyl 5)
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R1X
THIS VEHICLE CAME IN WITH A PO171 SYSTEM LEAN WE CLEANED MAF AND THROTTLE BODY SMOKE TESTED MANIFOLD ALL CHECKS OUT GOOD. DATA ON SCANNER LOOKS GOOD EXCEPT BANK 1 SENSOR 1 O2 SENSOR NOT MOVING STAYING AT 660 mV REPLACE O2 SENSOR STILL SAME PO171 RUNS GREAT NO ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shift solenoid VIN: JTEHH20V82
Need some help from you Toyota guys please, this rav4 check engine light is on and code p0755 shift solenoid B or sl2 problem. Pulled pan checked resistance and powered it up manually everything seems OK valve moves. pan is clean, This thing will sometime feel...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Unknown VIN: JHMCA553XK
Hi Everyone, yes the problem was indeed a spring from the clutch friction disc falling into the works and causing a 'no release' situation... thanks very much to all who offered help... pretty much a strightforward job, i found the snap on wobble impact socket...
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2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEM1150Y
thank you all for your replies, the hardest part of this repair was the backtracking of the home mechanics to get back to the original problem- the no start.we got the car in with ecm on floor board, wire sections from crimp tool laying in carpet, etc. andy fr...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45G2Y
thank you to all the poeple who answer my request am sure that wit this information and wit hyundai ma service.ca i will fix it thank you again Trouble codes: P1401 (p1402-), P1402.
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1991 Isuzu Pickup S 2.6L No Start VIN: JAACL11E7M
I have tried everthing that I could from the replies received but nothing seems to help or add any useful info. If I can get this can of worms fixed I will post it at some time. I hope that I can get this thing fixed will try later. Trouble codes: 14 (CTS Shorted), 15 (CTS Open), 25 (Press Reg VSV), 26 (Can Purge VSV), 34 (EGR Temp Sensor), 45 (O2 Lean/Rich).
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1994 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L cylinder head VIN: JA3EA26A2R
Most of the valves were bent.It is a interference engine.2 intake valves and 1 exhaust per cylinder.The cam timing mark is a triangle on cam sprocket and there is a small mark on the head at around 2 oclock.The crank has a roll pin that aligns with 1 oclock ma...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5TY6754J
After much fighting, and thinking, removed upper intake to inspect plugs, all good...customer opted to replace them while I was in there due to the large amount of labor involved. While pulling intake found injector harness rubbed on metal braket on back side ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L headlights VIN: 1N1HZ14S6G
hello everyone, it was the headlight switch. i was able to buy just the headlight switch not the whole combo switch. customer very happy. thanks to all who e mailed. steve
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