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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HGED6454M
This Civic has had a hard life. Customer brought it in because the radiator was leaking. We replaced the rad and found that the head gasket was blown. This was the 2nd time this vehicle has had a head gasket replaced. Sent head out and had it checked. Reinstal...
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L engine VIN: 4S6DM58W0Y
installed 1 new head its timed properly,has correct fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse, new plugs, but when you unplug all 3 coils on drivers side engine does not run any different still has a massive skip as soon as you put it in gear it dies you can also t...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 2HKRL18541
first off thanks for the help i have this odyssey that the compressor clutch will turn on but no cold air out of vents pressure gauges read the same for low and high sides 95 psi. seems like the compressor is not working internally. there are no noises out of ...
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2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Shifting VIN: JHLRD78836
Can find very little support info on this thru All Data etc. This car will set P0752 "shift solenoid A remains on" as soon as it is driven. Poor shift quality 1-2 feels like it skips 2nd gear. Any of you honda pro's have an idea here. We have looked at solenoi...
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1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L frt. wheel bearing VIN: KMHJF24M8W
Ok I feel dumb on this one but I have been whacking away with my slide hammer so long my hands hurt.This elantra came in for noise in rf.found wheel bearing noise and alot of play.unable to get hub to come out of bearing.Ive had these where they were rugged to...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SB12B34
hard to start when cold check full presure 38psi reg out 48psi check injecter for leaking disconect fuel rail looks for restriction check presure check if hold presure ,pinch regulator increase presure no change iat and ect 3 degree diference vacum idle 18 in ...
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1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CM58V2V
1997 Isuzu Rodeo 4WD, 3.2L V6 My son left for Iraq with the Air Force and left me his Isuzu which was knocking badly. We pulled the engine and had it rebuilt by a local rebuilder. Put it back in and have DTC P0300, random misfire. The #3 coil is not firing at... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L transmission VIN: JM1BG2232P
This car came in the shop after plugs, cap, rotor and wires were replaced by customer. When the car is warmed up for about an hour it will surge at 35 mph. I have a fuel pressure tester and a kv tester hooked up to the car when this happens and both are readin...
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1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L shift solenoids VIN: 4A3AJ56G8R
I have this mitsubishi here with a third gear inop. I took this guy apart and found bad third gear clutches. I preceeded to rebuild the unit. Now the transmission will not shift from second to third when in drive position. But when shifter is in 2 position shi...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21DXX
This Maxima has a no start condition due to no injector pulse. It does have spark though...and will run on brake cleaner. This system uses 2 crank sensors and both have a good scope pattern and the cam sensor has a good pattern as well. There IS 12v at the i...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Compressor VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
This vehicle came in with a driveability issue as well as an AC complaint. Replaced PCM because of no communication with TCM. Fixed MIL issue.Replaced discharge hose to fix leak. I did not check to see if AC would come on before repairing. Problem now is that ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31DO1
Checked for vacuum leaks. none decected. also replaced ia c motor and made no difference. checked wiring going to motor and wiring checked ok. It idles at 1500 rpm with the motor unplugged or plugged in. plugged off brake booster, evap hoses, and pcv hose. non... Trouble codes: P0505
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8PRO9Y31
I tested the left sensor (drivers side) with a vantage lab scope wave form was erratic, removed sensor to inspect, noted oil pouring from inside plug (sensor side). Clean sensor installed retest = same w/oil leak inside sensor plug. Replace sensor, check with ... Trouble codes: P1145
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B1V
WE GOT THIS ONE AFTER ANOTHER SHOP HAD REPLACED THE CAT 3 TIMES OVER A COUPLE MONTHS TIME, AGAIN THE DOWNSTREAM O2 VOLTAGE IS FLUCTUATING WITH THE FRONT ONES INDICATING ANOTHER CAT FAILURE, THIS ONE ONLY A COUPLE WEEKS OLD. NO OTHER CODES ARE PRESENT AND THE C... Trouble codes: P0420 (cat efficiency code sets)
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6W
Vehicle came in with check engine light. Scanned computer for codes and found code #P0401. Tested vacuum to valve and verrfied valve needs to be replaced. After replacing EGR valve and vacuum modualtor, code is till coming back on. EGR solenoid seems to be wor... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L all shifts VIN: 1HGCG565XW
I bit the bullet and got a new linear solonoid like some members recomended, but the flair before the shift did not change. I went ahead and pulled it out one more time after seperating the case I found one of the tubes where there are three of them that engag...
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2006 Honda ACCORD 2.2L seat belt chime VIN: J1HE48TTY1
thanks for everyones help, when a customer asks a question i always like to have an answer. and when this customer asked if he could shut his seat belt chime on a '06 accord i didn't have a clue. however, i recieved several relies indicating that this wasn't p...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L headlights VIN: KMHWF25S01
thanks for all replies its been about two weeks and customer has not been back since i cleaned the two grounds on front fenders and replaced all 4 bulbs. i am not positive if that fixed the problem i agree with all most every replie for an altenator high volta...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L tcc VIN: JACDJ58X2Y
Thanks to all that replied. We know for a fact that both the transmission pans had excessive metal in them. The front pump was pushing fluid out. From a stop sign to the TCC solenoid, we provided external power and ground. The vehicle started in OD. Same resul...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJB7237W
Well I will call this one fixed. Had to run another ground to battery due to excessive voltage drop across negative terminal.Kept getting fluctuating from .876 to.234 ran new ground now have a steady .003. Checked all oter grounds no other problems and drove g...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Starter VIN: JM1TA22175
I was hoping for a sliver bullet for this one (like a wiring harness rubbed through) but it turned out to be self inflicted. I had replaced the neutral safety switch because of no starting in neutral or park. It turns out I didn't have it quite adjusted right ...
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1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4EB31S8M
i want to thank every one who responded to my help request from douglas from california to jervis from new jersey with so many electrical problems that the car had (ex no injector or ignition pulse and other electrical problems ) the customer went and bought a...
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1992 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L Engine/starting VIN: JT2ST85N1N
I belive I have a 100% fix for this car. I tried engine flushes,top end cleaners etc... What had the cure was the fuel. What I think was going on... The old fuel sprays from the injector on to the intake valve. Once the valves cooled down the old fuel became (...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2TIBA01E9V
The problem with this car turned out to be the cam sensor.Went to test with vantage and car died as soon are probes were attacted.Tested several times with a consistant glitch in the waveform.New dist. cured thee problem.Thanks to all those who took the time t...
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Thank you all for the 6 quick replies. Two things took me down the wrong path. First and biggest problem was bad info from the Red Brick scanner which in the code tips told me to check 12V and ground with KOEO. That is wrong. This ecm only grounds the sensor h... Trouble codes: P1135 (B1S1 heater problem).
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2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: JTDDY32T12
People have seen exploxed oil pumps and a few even saw broken flywheel bolts. I guess the flywheel expands so much from the high rpm's the flywheel bolts break. We replaced the short block, oil pump, flywheel, clutch, timing chain etc. all with new OEM parts w...
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