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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
This Passport has Bank 1 dead, Bank 2 is strong. No MAJOR vacuum leaks, no vacuum leaks period that I can see. According to the data, Bank 1 is running dead rich (plugs and blackened O2 sensor would confirm). Bank 2 is running lean ( plugs and O2 confirms). Pu... Trouble codes: P0134 (tps), P0101 (B1S1 not switching)
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L t- belt VIN: JHMBB61481
Greetings to all,this honda pulled into my shop with alot of noise coming from t-belt cover,I removed the cover and found t-belt super loose.I noticed that when I went to turn motor over by hand to bring on top dtc the belt was jumping time,I dont know how thi...
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1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKNG01C1M
customer came in stated wanted to fix oil leaks valve cover gaskets. did that repair no more oil leak and that car was sometimes not starting. checked car out found no check engine light comming on with key. fixed that was corosion at battery now light working...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L power window VIN: JNKCV54E24
Need help on this one from any Infinity techs out there. Vehicle came from body shop, passenger door skin was replaced, no internal parts of door replaced. The power window should lower about 1/4 inch from fully closed position when door is opened and then ret...
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X9W
This thing developed a knocking noise suddenly on the interstate, it was drive about 30 miles tell it was parked. It starts run fine just has a loud tapping noise that sounds like its in the right upper part of the engine. i have good oil pressure, I checked t...
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1999 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JA3AY31C8X
Hello everybody, every once in a while we encounter a mystery. This is one of them. This Mirage will fry the 'ignition fault sensor' over and over again. Customer brought car in from another shop where they fried at least 4 sensors. Admittedly, we also fried o...
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1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, Smokes bad VIN: HLS30-3667
Car sat for 10 years!!! This will be a long post sorry. This car has been driving us nuts.When running this car smokes bad!! Not black smoke but a gray colored smoke. You can smell the fuel. We put it on our emission analyzer. It read off the scale. Here is a ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31D8Y
need some input on this one not comeing up any thing, it came in 2 weeks ago with p0138 and p0139 check rear o2 seem to be working ok at at time clear code and let custmor have to drive. i let him know if engin light come on agen need to do more tast. Trouble codes: P0138, P0139
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1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L marker lamps VIN: 453BG6850W
this wagon has the marker lamps on at all times even with key off. the car belongs to a used car dealer and i dont know the history on it. my diagram is not to good any help is welcomed! thanks to all in advance!
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1972 Toyota Land Cruiser 3.9L master cyl VIN: FJ54112156
we are having a problem with the brakes staying applied after the brake pedal is released, found brake lines on master cyl. reversed,after another shop replaced the master cyl.after lines were installed properly we have had no further problem,just wanted to no...
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1989 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L engine VIN: JT2MA71J2K
hi i am experiencing low oil pressure at idle (3 psi hot) mechanical gauge measuring at oil pressure sending unit i have the supra manual spec at idle minimun 4.3 psi 3000 rpm 36-71 psi hot engine. oil [...] responds well to rpm increase. engined runs good...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L oil cap VIN: 2T1BR12E21
We have a fleet customer that has several Toyota Corolla's. We have been having a problem with the oil caps coming off. They are screw down style caps. We have been double checking them and marking invoice to make sure they are on and are tight. we just had an...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L oil pump VIN: KMHWF25S3X
got this one out of my hair finally. thanks for the help with the oil pump/front balance shaft. the 2 dots on the oil pump gerars were worrying me but letting the weight of the shaft lay is the key.
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2001 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L a/c blower VIN: 4F4ZR17E71
Michael and Randy were dead on it. The wires coming across the column out of the stalk were rubbed bare and shorting out. Thanks.
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L condensor fan VIN: JN1RZ24A2L
Found that bottom half of fan shroud was missing. Also had weak fan clutch.
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1992 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1PB21S3P
Thanks to those that replied on this one. Several suggested that oil enters the distributor through the internal seal failure and causes numerous driveability issues including no starts.This vehicle checked OK in that department. There was suggestion of lo...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Hey guys sorry for the long wait. I have not heard a word from this customer since car left my shop. Either it just needed a good ride to re-learn or he is just too busy to bring it back in. Most of the responses, 13 in all thank you, related to a pcm upgrade ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cam seal VIN: 4S3BG6850W
thanks for your help we found a pluged pcv hose.we replaced the seal again with oem parts . and we will hope for the best
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L Compressor VIN: J3STD62V31
Thanks to all who responded.Found system overcharged.Evacuate and charge with proper amount.
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HN86R9V
This vehicle is still not fixed. We replaced the idle speed controller and the air mass meter with no change in the condition. We are currently talking with Bosch in an attempt to resolve the situation. Any pertinant information will be forwarded. Thanks to al...
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