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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L brake pedal VIN: JH4KA3259J
Brake pedal is excessively spongy, these are normally soft pedals on these vehicles, however, this one nearly touches the floor. It does start to apply the brakes at a reasonable level, but the pedal can easily be pushed within an inch of the floorboard. We ha...
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1998 Acura CL 2.3L latch assy VIN: 19UYA325XW
I have a door that will not open.Power door lock/latch assembly in jammed.I have panel off,glass out and part on order. Question is how has anyone removed one of these with the door closed. I am tempted to just start hammering until it is in pieces. Any though...
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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2390X
Hello, We got this car in our shop with a complaint of hesitation on hard acceleration. The mil light was on so we pulled the codes with our modis. The codes came out as bad map sensor, replaced the map sensor with a new sensor from dealer, clear the code, sta...
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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
Hello all! I've got an ancient Honda question... I overhauled the carb on this months ago and now I'm finally getting time to put the aircleaner assy back on. I've got a manual with the vacuum hose routing, but the car is missing parts. The manual shows a 4-wa...
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1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JHMBB2156T
vech came in with severe oil leak crank pulley loose ruined crank replced crankshaft &brgs r&r engine now engine runs great until it hits 3000 rpm then it acts just like rev limiter kicks in this engine has outside coil only 2pick ups in dist sets code 1361 cl... Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc sensor)
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8175X
Vehicle came in with MIL complaint. P1457. Repaired leak at fuel tank plug and performed TSB for evap bypass solenoid. This also included replacement of the PCM since the solenoid was so badly rotted it took out the PCM. The car is back with P1457 again. No l... Trouble codes: P1457
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall, TRASN STUCK IN 4th VIN: HGEJ8243XL
Car came to me after trans was replaced from slipping problem. He states that it was done professionaly with a JY trans. but he won't tell me who did the job. The chief complaints are 1. it stalles and won't restart till it cools. 2. he said the trans is still... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss circut failure), P1509 (iac circut failure), P1768 (linear solonoid short or open)
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1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, BACK FIRE THRU INTAK VIN: JT8VV22T0L
idle ok sometimes it surges. at open throttle it acts like it is running out of gas. back fire thru intake. have replaced vane air flow meter, o2 sensors, plugs, wires, cap,rotor, plenumn gasket, had injectors flow tested, fuel pressure regulator has been repl...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L air cond. VIN: JTJGF10U11
temperature control knob has no effect on the display. always reads 75 degrees. knob has normal feel. cools properly, all other functions work well.
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Hi all, I need the info on how to program the immobilizer system on this vehicle, i had to change the computer. Also let me know if i need more than one key, because customer only has one. thanks in advance..
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2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L discharge temperature VIN: JM1NB35362
hi, a mazda miata has returned to the shop for a/c not cooling well. we serviced it yesterday and did not find much wrong. our ambient temp is about 106 degrees f. this vehicle had discharge temp of 44 degrees today when tested after customer returned vehicl...
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1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3C544USL
the car seems to run extremely rich.We check all the basics & condemed the computer.After replaceing the computer the car runs better under nuetral no load condition but about the same otherwise.It surges & has no power, if you pinch of fuel supply it picks ri...
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1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN6SD16S8T
truck came in with mil on and code p1320 stored. The truck runs fine and no reports of any problem. Followed troubleshoot tree in alldata was inconclusive. Tried clearing the code and roadtest, light right back on in just a few miles. This happened repeatedly.... Trouble codes: P1320
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8AZ08W83
now car feels like wheels binds in turns, dealer claims this was the result of incorrect towing, does this sound right??? any help and advice would be appreciated, thanx in advance
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L rear diff VIN: JT3HP10V4V
Hey guys,,have this rav4 when you are going about 30 mph in third gear and then accel, you feel the rear diff bounce in its mounts, if this was a automatic you may not notice it ,but this thing is driving me nuts!!!you can place this thing on a hoist and watch...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Incomplete Monitors/ VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Several other shops have had this vehicle and certified that it is OK to pass the state emission test. The Cat monitor and the Evap monitors will not run. The coolant temp and IAT are to specs and meet drive cycle perameters pre and during test so I say they ...
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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA1154V
sorry for the delay. Customer has picked up the car and has not returned yet.As soon as I get it back and have a fix than I will update. Thanks to those who took time out of there busy lives to reply. Trouble codes: P0172.
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES16531
thanks to all who reply. the costumers takes the vehicle to the dealer for further testing. the key was the original one for those who ask about the key. the costumer will tell me is they can help with his problem. I let go this vehicle because I dont have the...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D62
Well, as I said, despite being covered under warranty, The used dealer had me do the work anyway. Turns out the work was not only accident related but directly the fault of a lazy body man. Right fender was replaced and VSS wiring from r/f wheel had been cut i... Trouble codes: P0501.
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L dash warning lights VIN: KNDUP13172
Thank you to all those who emailed. We took the vehicle to KIA dealer and they confirmed bad alternator. The 14.7 volt output was OVER chargeing as per thier service dept. They did perform the update that was mentioned by several people. That update included a...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine starting VIN: JN1CA21D3S
Thanks, to all who responded. This was a learning lesson for me. Sometimes as the saying goes, 'don't make it more complicated then it is' applies. After checking timing with a timing light (you can on this dei system) I found it was advanced 10 deg. Well I pr...
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1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N6SD16S8V
the truck had a clogged cat converter, thanx for the replies
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L cooling fan VIN: 4S3BG6854W
After reviewing the replies and talking to the customer. We decide to change the thermostat with OE. I advise the customer to watch the temp gauge religiously and will see if the code returns. If the code returns customer is prepared to replace head gaskets. R...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L 2-4 Brake clutch VIN: JF1SF65562
First thanks to Douglas from Ohio. The fix ended up being a broken wire between the trans connector and the trans. This was so intermitent that the customer drove from Wisconsin to South Dakota before it happend. Just glad its fixed.
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L engine oil leak VIN: 4TAWM72N4W
end up with a crank pulley and front oil pump cover and seal and fixed this toyota truck. tks to everyoone that sent me a reply. jerry
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Suspension/steering VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Wow, this one was elusive! Many thanks to Richard, who mentioned the ball joints, Tony, who suggested the sway bar bushings/links but especially Steve who was correct in suggesting the transmission & engine mounts. The transmission mount had deteriorated and, ...
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