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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L transmission VIN: IHGEM22971
Hello to all, I am reposting this request from December,last year. This is my daughters car and originally the transmission was slipping from 3rd to 4th and had a whining noise.Since we don't do automatics,I sent it to the shop I have been using for years fo...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF24M6W
vehicle came in today with the check engine likght on and with no other symptoms. i hooked up the snap on scanner and got a p0501 no vss signal code. ran the vehicle on the lift and the speedometer works correctly but the data screen reading for the vss shows ... Trouble codes: P0501
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1998 Hyundai Accent GSi 1.5L monitors incomplete VIN: KMHVD34N8W
I've been trying to do a smog check on this car, but it keeps failing because the monitors won't run. In California, on this year car, it is allowed for 2 monitors to be incomplete. This car still has 3 incomplete. The customer has driven it over 250 miles, so...
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1994 Isuzu mpr 1.8L wipers VIN: JALB4B1KXR
once again we have to turn to the great guys here. this vehicle came in with no wipers working at all. we have voltage on one wire , but no diagram, we have talked to both the local dealers and they offer no help. my alldata and mitchell do not show this vehic...
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2002 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L fuel, speedo VIN: 4S2CE58X24
has codes p0463 and p0502 but I tested all and never found any problem other than shorted vss and poss fuel gauge has anyone had any problems with these. I found some tsb's but none for this ,any help will be appreciated...thanks Chris
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Unknown VIN: JT8UF22E3T
Hi guys, I got this 1996 Lexus LS400 customer concern when engine get hot, comes to stop & engine dies out, restart the car is fine, the second he moves the shifter to drive engine dies out, he has to let it cool down for approx 30 second ,then drives fine no ...
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1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LV5226P
Van comes in with MIL on. Cannot retreive codes using the brick, Mastertech, or grounding TEN to GND in the diagnostic connector. MIL just stays on, won't flash or send codes. It seems like the clock has struck thirteen (G)
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1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Spark VIN: 4F4CR16A9R
Came in with no spark and it has power to the coils and ignition module. Tried to test cam and crank sensors with Modis at crank. Mixed signals, tried new cam sensor and another computer. No help, still no spark. Before I go for the crank sensor, has anyone ru...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU06121
hey guys this one came from another shop, it has a misfire on number 2 intermittently. it has had the injector replaced the coil and all the plugs and has also had a 3m injector clean. i dont whant to spend ay more of this guys money and number 2 is under the ... Trouble codes: P0302
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1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT Spyder SL 3.0L rear truck lid VIN: JA3AV65JXS
we pull the switch to operate the top however when you start to open top it stops then you let the switch go and try again works a bit and then stops this happens through out the whole operation of the top. weird thing is that there is a seperate switch just f...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L noise VIN: 1NGMD27T81
Hi and thanks in advance. Heard a slight rough/bearing type noise from supercharger before service was started. The noise could be heard when lightly revving the engine with no load. After belts were installed, the noise got significantly louder and the engin...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO7451
enough is enough! i need help with this one. this thing will idle fine for a while, then for a short time missfire, then code p1320 will pop up. no missfire codes at all. if you snap the throttle, it will die then p1140 p1145 will pop up. unable to find a good... Trouble codes: P1230, P0430, P1140, P1145
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L a/t temp light VIN: 1J36E9Y27Y
When I replaced the engine the second time and started vehicle, the A/T temp light continues to flash. There are no Trans codes present, However, the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT comes on with P0748 - PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID (LINE PRESSURE DUTY SOLENOID) ELECTRICAL du...
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1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT3FJ60GXH
We had just put a Jasper engine in this LC and I had posted about low power, that turned out to be the distributor being bad. The customer had it 2-3 weeks and called saying it was running poorly. When we got it it was dumping fuel in the carb at idle and blow...
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1994 Toyota Camry 2.2L forward clutch pack VIN: JHTZ-10564
Hi this is my first overhule try and this is my own car. the trans model is A140L the same like A140E. Take it off pull it apart, all pistons and cluch packs are replaced. I need clearance specs for the packs and explode view for the body valve any other view....
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: NO VIN
Ok this one is fixed!! Most of the replies stated that the camshaft should work with this engine. One reply asked if the distributor was for the right application. Further investigating proved that the wrong distributor was in the car. Replaced the unit with a...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58W5X
hello, i have not fixed this vehicle. i have vehicle at dealer waiting for their diagnosis. i feel as most of you do, that it is out of time. unfortunately, my tech is at his wits end with this one. we had never had heads off a passport before and i believe we...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Fuel gauge,speedometer VIN: JHLRD78872
Hi Guys, Thanks for your responses. I was not successful in my attempts to repair this CRV. The problem is intermittent. The things you shared I had already tried and I had even replaced the tank unit. The gauge responded to all the test in All Data showing to...
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1991 Isuzu Amigo S 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JAACR01E3M
Most thought the PCM was at fault. They suggested checking all power and grounds. The PCM was a dealer item and listed for $1400.00 and was too much money to put into the vehicle. Trouble codes: 61 (Mass Air Flow).
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 4 th shift VIN: 4A3AX35G5W
We got the car back from the Trans shop not fixed. They tried a used computer, new 4th gear clutch, and the usual ground and wiring checks. Because it was happening so quickly I thought it must be an electrical problem. Because it wouldn't happen until the c...
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D5T
After blocking off the EGR passages (as described in the update), the customer picked up the car and left knowing that the EGR would set a code. It was idling fine. Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control), P0325 (knock sensor), P0304 (misfire 4).
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: IN4BU31D1T
hey guys i want to start off thanking every one of the replies to this very frustrating car let me try the best i can to tell you what i did i got a few emails about a egr valve and one stood out kelly [...] thank you for your persistance about that took back o...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L overheating VIN: 4S3BK4259W
Thanks for the replies.I went in today and got the engine warm and did a leak down test. Cyl's 1 & 3 came up with air bubbles in the rad.So I called headgaskets and might rec rad due to mileage and suggestions.the 92 subaru ended up just being a t-stat.Great j...
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2004 Subaru Outback 2.5L mounts VIN: 4S3BH67594
I did some detailed looking at the mounts and couldn't see anything wrong, (you never can) Ended up replacing them myself as I didn't feel like a pissing contest with the dealer. The problem is about 98% better and I can live with it. Thanks to all who replied...
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: JTZAC52LZV
IAC was bad thanks for all your replies we are glad we have the resources like iatn to lean on at times thanks everyone
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VOV
Hi guys, Im going to say a valve adjustment fixed this one.All exhaust valves were tight on this vehicle. I held back posting the fix until the customer had some miles on it because the problem was so intermittant. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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