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1996 Acura TL 2.5L left high beam VIN: JH4UA2646T
This veh has Day Time Running lights. The left high beam headlight doesn't work or sometimes is very dim, when the light is working at a very dim almost not on at all, there is a silver relay inside veh at the right front that starts buzzing. when the relay no...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED6352M
I need to get 2500 rpm CO down to below 1.2. The aftermarket header has the O2 sensor in the #4 runner, but it is switching well. Cam timing, ignition timing and valves are right on. The high O2 may be indicating a bad cat. A visual on the front of the cat loo...
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1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEG8558N
This car suddenly developed a weird stumble, loss of power, misfire symptom. The scanner shows 8-9 hg. of vacuum but the manual gauge at the MAP has 20 inches. TPS is sluggish but within spec. The fuel injector pulse width is excessive at 2.5ms and is fouling ...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Drive-axles VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
good morning techs the question i have is.is there any special tools required to remove the drive axles from this honda passport and also does the front ring and pinion have to be removed before the axles come out or do they just pop out like a front wheel dri...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L bracket and bolt VIN: 2HKRL18692
Another tech fixed this prior to me obtainning it. It came back again with the upper alternator bracket broke and the lower bolt broke off in block, I can only assume if he torqued the bolt, Originally this vehicle came in from body shop and I guess we were th...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF2533X
Car runs fine when warm. We let car sit outside for several hours, when started, it ran so bad we could hardley get it in garage. Trouble codes: P0171
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNG01C1M
hi, hope someone can help with this. car came in for oil leak at valve covers. pulled both vale covers,cleaned and resealed. reinstalled all coils and wires, connected all other components and cranked car to start. had a long crank time, then fired and ran fin... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor circuit)
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1992 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDH58V4N
Well here's a good one for you! hopefully someone has seen this before. Vehicle came in with intermitant no start.cranks over fine have spark,fuel pressure,but no injector pulse. I have retraced all of customers work and all looks good and done right.But it is... Trouble codes: 44 (timing control But not suposed to have this code with sohc)
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1991 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: JN1HJ01P1M
This tranny was overhauled and it slips in 3rd gear.Took the tranny apart and made air check at the pump stater and found that there is a small check ball in the stater.When I put air the stater there is a leak in the check ball area.The check ball seals when ...
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1995 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall, HARD START / HOT VIN: JN4U589300
hello fellow techs, here is my situation. this 95 altima was just purchased, the vehicle runs ok when cold, however, as it heats up it starts to stall, most of the time when it stalls it takes at least a half hour for it to restart. i haven't had a chance to l...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D0Y
This is the infamous Nissan with the ignition primary fault. There is no misfire indicated. There is a code for a bad knock sensor but I have tested the sensor and found it to be defective. The customer does not want that fixed at this time as it will not caus... Trouble codes: 1320 (Loss of Ignition Promary Signal)
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D12
hello everybody no start, crank ok. no MIL if you energies ECM relay under the glovebox MIL comes on but still no start.i am not sure what grounds the relay .if anyone out their bump into this please thanks in advance
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Trans. overheat VIN: 4S3BK4958X
Postal Vehicle transmission overheating? I have a well maintained postal wgn all wheel drive in the shop. Customer complained of oil smell shortly after a trans. service. We found transmission vent on top of front diff that was wet with trans fluid. Degreased ...
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1985 Toyota Van Wagon DX 2.0L coolant fill VIN: JT4YR27VOF
I have this van that the cooling system keeps going down since I did a cooling system service ,(drain and re-fill). My customer first called me a week or so after doing the service and said that the low coolant light was coming on intermittently. She brougth t...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6Z
this vehicle seems to have a lot of preblems with canister it self! MY CUESTION IS WHY IS THE CODE DESCRIPTION "VENT SOLENOID PROBLEM" IS THE VAPOR PREASSURE SENSOR THE VENT SOLENOID? BECAUSE I DONT SEE A VENT SOLENOID ANYWARE ON MY DIAGRAMS, AND I WOULD REALL... Trouble codes: P0446
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, pig rich exhaust VIN: JTDDR32T3Y
blocked off purge when problem occurred- nochange- motorvac 4k ago, pulled coils and switched- misfire remained at #2, pulled injectors and moved to diff. cylinders. fuel rail full of brown "coffee grounds"-since then rich condition has occured only once after... Trouble codes: P0420, P0300, P0301, P0302
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBT44A61
Hello fellow techs!, This Sequoia has a very random brake warning light on (once per few weeks) while driving. Also intermittant ABS activation. There are no trouble codes (present or history) This has been happening on and off for about two years. The custome...
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L gearshift lever VIN: 4S2CK58W5W
Replaced actuator assy isu# 8-[...]-2 $49 ... ...fairly EZ job& it works everytime sofar!
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 4S2CM58W4X
Thanks to all that replied, we recieved a good amount of useful info. We tried to 'sync' this vehicle several different times , using both the tsb and methods we recieved from members. We never could get the compression up on that side of engine. Truck came ...
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1NA3530V
We spent some time testing secondary ignition compoments, and could find nothing wrong. Because of the intermittancy of the condition, We did some wiring and component wiggling and tapping and discovered that light tapping on the MAF sensor would cause the con...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGE22C5V
hi, thanks to all that replied to my help request.i believe i received some good suggestions,but am unable to close with a fix at this time.customer made a appointment to bring this mazda back in for us to look into this noise again and with the help of some...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4A3AK44Y0T
Thanks to the folks that sent me replys to where the blower motor resistor was located. Unfortunately, I never did locate the resistor block. I am sure the thing is located somewhere in the vehicle under the right side of the dash but maybe I am to old or 'Big...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cruise controll VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
I believe we have a fix... the clutch switch. the new one felt much better then the old one and the resistance went down when the cruise was activated. Ive asked the customer to get back to me if it fixed it or not but with the testing and feedback, i believe ...
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1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L unreadiness monitors VIN: 1N6SD11S5T
This vehicle has been sold to a person living outside of our DEQ zone. She declined any further work. Thank-you for all the input and would have pursued these suggestions otherwise.
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1N4BL11D92
Thanks guys for your help, after checking this car for several weeks and running the tank completely empty, this nissan bucked and chugged pretty bad one day and has not missed a lick since. we fueled the car with a midgrade gas and have not had any complaints...
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1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN50SXE
Thanke for all the helpful leads. It was the crimped injector wires that were inside the engine harness. Once I opened the harness up I could see what some of you were talking about right away. I cut back the corrosion that was on the wires and replaced the co...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: INXBA02E6T
installed new crank sensor this morning, vehicle runs fine. thanks to all who replied. customer has a completly new ignition system, i highly dought, she will come back with no spark. shawn [...].
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