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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L rear a/c blower inop VIN: 2HNYD18212
howdy ya'll. what we have here is a used car trade in. it has front and rear air and heat. the customer who traded it in stated that the day before she traded it in, the rear a/c quit blowing air no matter what setting you put it on. she took it to a local gar...
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7154N
engine replaced skips on #1 the compression is 170 i have noid and spark, replaced engine still skips on # 1 tried know good pcm i even rechecked valve adjust and cam timing all good fuel presure is within specs its eating my lunch please help thanks for readi...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCG2250W
Thank you to all fo any help, My boss got this car from an auction. We did not drive it at first, the car was shipped back on a car carrier. We checked and found that the timing belt had never been replaced and the car had 109,000 + miles on it. We did the bel...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Piston Ring VIN: 2HKRL1859Y
This Honda Odyssey appears to have a bad cylinder. One of the coil packs was melted into the cylinder tube and could not be removed. Pulled head and plug had taken out threads. Machine shop did full valve job and helicoiled the threads for the plug on said cyl...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB12181
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This Kia was towed in with a crank no start. We have no MIL while key is on or cranking. We have no communication with the PCM and our scan tool. We have no spark at the plugs but we do have power at the coil. We have no inj...
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1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
1992 lexus sc400 was towed in for stalling and smoking from exhaust, vehicle started and i test drove it for 5-6 miles ck engine light stays on constantly while driving or anytime car is running. intermittantly on test drive car fell on its face very briefly a...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8VK13T9P
This car came in running rough with a customer complaint of excessive fuel consumption (she said she had to fill it twice just to get to the shop!) We brought it in the shop, and it is misfiring on #2 and #6, and it has gasoline pouring out of the exhaust (sev...
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1991 Mazda B2600 2.6L Unknown VIN: JM2UF314XM
91 mazda b2600, a/c conversion to 134a and now the low side is to low and the high side to high and doesnt cool well at all, also the pressures wont equalize after turning off the vehicle, it takes several hours to get close to equal pressures. at idle when fi...
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1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L none VIN: JM3LV5224R
All a/c techs we need help. This is our shuttle van (we have two of them) it has front and rear a/c. We have good pressures but cannot get to cool below 60 degrees. We did the same repair on our other van and it blows at 48 degrees at idle. We thought the heat...
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L climate control VIN: JM1TA221XS
Duct temp is cold for first 5 minutes, then the the auto light goes out and duct temp gets hot. Turn vehicle off and restart works fine for another five minutes. We installed used auto temp control but problem is still there. Any help would be greatly apprecit...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1YVGF22C7W
The A/C compressor will engage with out switching it on, but the condenser fans don't come on. Refrigerant eventually blows out the pressure relief valve. My Technician was monitoring system voltage. The Voltage was ramping up and down, going from 15V to aroun...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: 4A3AX35G4V
Posting for another shop. They have rebuilt this motor and replaced the oil pump twice. Oil pressure @ idle in gear is 4 to 8 lbs. Driving down the road, pressure is 30 lbs. They have checked and recheked all tolerances and the motor is completely clean (no tr...
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1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1N6HD16YXS
Vehicle dies when on decel (comming to a stop or slowing down to 5mph). Only happens intermittently (once every 10-15 stops). Restarts easily & runs fine. Checked grounds (ok), MAF is right on at idle but only achieves 3.5 volts on snap throttle, fuel pressure...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Ignition system
When the engine does start it runs great. No problems at all. When it does not start it acts like it is out of time. It will cough or pop thru the intake into the flow meter. We have either replace sensors from the other engine or lab scoped the sensors . We h...
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN110VD
Hey, got this Quest from another shop with a few codes in it, P0325, knock sensor, P0120 Tps, P0732 A/T 2nd gear shift malfunction and P0733 3rd gear shift malfunction. Cleared the codes and P0325 comes back when running it in the shop for about 5 minutes but ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor), P0120 (tps), P0732 (a/t 2nd gear shift malfunction), P0733 (a/t 3rd gear shift malfunction)
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2005 Hino 268 7.7L Abs Warning Light VIN: JHBNE8JT75
Is there any guys out there that work on Hinos? I normally am able to find the required info after surfing the net for a while, but I am coming up with nothing. The problem is that the abs warning light is on. It does has a "abs diag" button, and after holding...
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2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH81504
hello thanks in advance for your help.customer brought vehicle in with complaint of hesitation and no acceleration only first take off in morning. check engine light came on so they decided it was time to have it looked at. misfire codes present. have had car... Trouble codes: P301, P0302, P0302, P305
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L blinking light VIN: 4T1SV21E4L
After this conversion the air conditioner works great most of the time. The customer says that intermittently the A/C will not blow cold and the light on the A/C switch will blink. I cannot find any information on this Toyota system on our Mitchell database. W...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Stall VIN: 4T1GK12E8R
Car will just cut off like switch is turned off will fire back up have replaced crank sensor and computer no effect engine is idiling to high turn on ac and idiling goes down to normal have done volt meter and vaccume checks according to specs. ideas please Trouble codes: P0336
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S6DM58W9Y
thanks to all that have replied,checked out all the things suggested and nothing found so went with the battery disconnect as ronald from virginia recomended. the car has been in customers hands for a couple weeks now with no problems!! to easy huh? i think i ...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78893
I got several responses saying i had a restriction in the system and to replace the entire a/c system. Before I went that route i decided to try flushing out all the lines again and sure enough there was debris from the compressor in the high side line from th...
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1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Harsh shift VIN: IYVGE22C27
Well thanks again. You guys sent me down the right path. I suspected a turbine speed sensor problem and your help confirmed it. I ordered a new sensor. One right from Ford with the part number I was given. Installed it and road tested but there was no change. ...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Wish I knew VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
Thanks everybody for all your help. Ronnie finally got this one outta here. This site is a wonderful tool. It goes to show that computers and eyeballin' it don't always work. He decided to go ahead and replace spark plugs even though they 'looked' good to th...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 9N1CA21D4T
hi Guys Soory it took so long to get back to you all.I recieved nine replies, all very good.I think I let myself get miss lead on this one by the customer and the counter staff.I got so frustrated trying to fix this i missed the basics.i started all over at st... Trouble codes: P0325.
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Finally a fix. Well believe it or not, (and I still find it hard to believe) the problem was the CAM position sensor connector AND! the CKP position sensor coneector. I found the CAM connector to be bad during testing while I was back probing the connector. AS... Trouble codes: P0340 (No Cam Sensor Signal).
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2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG65502
Hi All, I replaced the A/F sensor with OEM sensor, explained to the customer the warranty on the Cat if the light should return. It has been a few weeks and talked to the customer last Saturday. Still no light. Thanks to all that responded and called. Tracey Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Eff. below par).
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1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Charging VIN: JT4RN44D7C
thanks to all i was gave good information. many said check alt they have 3 different alt so i turned my attention to the alt and found parts store was giving me alt for 6 wire reg and i have 5 wire. plug in back of alt are interchangable so didnt pay attention...
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2006 Toyota Solara SLE 2.4L abs sol relay VIN: 4T1CE38P36
The wiring harness was crimped butcher style underneath all the shrink tube. Thanks guys!
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