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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKRL18631
Vehicle steering will not return to center when in a VERY slow left turn to the lock.(All the way left in a parking lot or turn-around). Has equal turns of steering whl. lock to lock, align. readings are perfect, tires in excellent condition & have been rotate...
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1987 Mazda 323 1.6L Driver Window VIN: JN1BF2228T
I have a 1987 Mazda 323, with a driver power window that is missing parts. I need the bracket that holds the power window motor to the regulator. Someone has been in the door and removed the power window assembly. Mazda sent me everything except that bracket, ...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
short term fuel trim shoots up to limit at idle every time. passes all test from alldata for code 0171. no vac leaks by smoke machine. as soon as you leave idle, short term drops right to 0 or threre about. vehicle runs great. no drivability problems at all. s... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1)
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21DXS
HELP!!! I'm loosing my mind on this car. This is the third maxima we've had in as many months, with the same problem. None of which we have been able to fix. So here's the problem. The customer just recently bought the car from a used car lot, so I have no his...
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1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N4BU3107T
Stalls on decel tried MAF,TPS,ECM,and replaced intake gasket. stumpet badly pleas help.
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0T
cold start interm. no start light on can only pull flash codes 234 313 428 off light on dash security light on dash inop possible prob.has bad ignition switch but can wiggle and start. any help would be appreciated Trouble codes: 234 (313 -), 313 (428 -), 428
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2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8BT08V45
Hi folks Nissan x-trail - same engine as Altima 2.5 (X-Trail is Canada only) - rough running, stall on startup - appears to be overfueling - plugs are black. No info from Mitchell, limited help from Nissan dealer. We have no info on P0011 - timing advance pro... Trouble codes: P0011
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1993 Other Asian scizum 1.0L Mechanical VIN: 1G1NE52M3W
Hello all. We need torq. specs. on this little thing. cyl. head bolts, and exhaust manifold torq. specs. thanks for any info given. we had no idea what we were getting into. It seems to be a mazda / suzuki engine?
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BD6858X
This subaru came in for 2 oil leaks. I pulled the engine out to replace the plastic baffle plate with the updated aluminum piece and also did the valve cover gaskets. I then put the engine back in and now have an overheating problem. I put a new OEM T-Stat in ...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pressure plate VIN: 4S3BH66541
This car came in with a clutch slippage condition and an owner comment that way before clutch slippage started, the car would shake badly when releasing the clutch after the vehicle had been driven 50-75 miles. Ok, past expirience dictated that flywheel was wa...
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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69614
as soon as you turn the key on the 1086 code sets i have cleared it and before even starting vehicle it resets we have mitchell on demand and this code or definition is not even listed any information would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 1086 (manf. fuel air metering)
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HN86R9V
Vehicle came in with customer complaining of poor performance. We replaced the fuel filter and spark plugs. Vehicle was gone for a week and came back with sluggish performance and fuel economy having dropped by 1/2. Fuel pressure is running at 48psi, idle is a...
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT44102
This vehicle was towed in for a no crank, no start. Customer states that the door on his Tundra was ajar over the weekend and drained the battery. His neighbor tried to jump start the vehicle but couldn't get it to start. We inspected the system and found the ...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L air bag VIN: 5TESM92N93
vehicle came in with air bag light on. ck all wiring in airbag system all good. ck for codes b1135 air bag sensor faulty connection. ck all fuses,power,ground to air bag sensor module all good.have no info for this code on mitchell.will somebody please give us...
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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L compressor VIN: KLATA5262Y
I hope all are having a great day. The Daewoo is repaired. Using the information supplied by the responses I recovered the freon looking for an overcharge of oil. Oil charge was alright. While the system was empty, with gauges connected I applied power to the ...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L High idle VIN: 1HGCD7138R
I got the car back in and after a little 'fessin up by the customer, I found out that he had replaced the engine with one from a car with an automatic transmission. I replaced the throttle body (with the idle control valve) with one that matched his original a...
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L fast idle VIN: JHLRD2842Y
Hey guys, Disconnected the cruise controll cable from the throttle. Really dont have a fix but havent heard from the customer about it acting up. So it seems to lie in the cruise controll system.
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2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L electronic assist steering VIN: JM1BK12F35
I am happy to say that this one is fixed. All replies stated that the steering controller had to be programed. We sent the car to the dealer and they had it programed in no time. I just wished that they were a little more helpful when we called and asked. Agai...
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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JA3XE74C1N
well I rescoped and double checked and it seams to be fuel related. unfortunatly the customer thinks that since I replace the computer and the problem still exsists that Im an idiot and shouldnt have even sat in the seat of his car so the car is gone to passib...
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1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L int low side freeze VIN: JN1HJO1FXN
ty to all who offered help on this.several were right the expansion valve was the problem.i also replaced filter drier while sys was down.jim from florida suggested i couldn't have 60lbs on hi side and have system cool.guess what it did.i didn't have a retrofi...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Chuggle, Black smoke VIN: JT2BF22K3X
Hello and thanks for the help. Well the fix was replacing the bank 1 sensor 1 sensor. I did some more diagnostics and found that when the EGR valve would open the problem would happen when the valve would shut by either accelerating further or letting off the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (sys. to lean b1s1), P0300 (random missfire), P0301 (missfire cyl. 1), P0303 (missfire cyl. 3), P0305 (missfire cyl. 5), P1133.
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
I replaced the front catalytic convertor (part of the exhaust manifold) two weeks ago, and so far no check engine light. The responses were split on which one to replace, with a slight majority saying to replace the front one (which also happens to be the chea... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst Efficency Low).
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 43TZF13C64
On this van, We swaped coils and saw that the misfire moved. It ended up being a bad 2-5 coil. Thanks for the help!
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L A/C Compressor VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
Gentlemen of IATN, thank you for the helpful advice,most of the replies that had merit were pointing to the faulty relay for the compressor clutch.YOU GUYS WERE RIGHT ON!!. Cost the shop $50.62 in the Tampa Bay Florida area.I mention the cost tiny simple relay...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L left front & right rear VIN: JTEGH20VX2
thanks for eveybodys replies.the fix was the porpotioning valve.thanks again
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