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1988 Honda CRX DX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMED8451J
Vehicle sets a code 4 (Crank angle sensor) shortly after startup. Sensor waveform at the computer is good and all connections are tight. Cleaned the grounds, installed a NEW distributor, main relay and tried another computer. We noticed the injector fires mult... Trouble codes: 4 (TDC Crank angle sensor or circuit)
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Rt. Bank Dead VIN: 4S6CK58W3W
Upon completeion of the repairs in the 'related repairs history' we discovered engine was only running on left bank cylinders (2, 4, 6). Left side cylinders run great. Removing right side coils made no difference to engine performance in any way, and new NGK p...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L all upshifts VIN: 4S6CMS8W68
Vehicle towed to my shop on Sept. 28-Front seal puked fluid out on the Freeway. Referring Shop couldn't find leak, refilled trans and felt it slipping on take off. Only code we found was P0440-Emissions related. No Trans Codes stored in Eng or Trans System. We...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: F7WA110998
We got this car from another shop and they replaced the cylinder head, so the first thing we checked was the cam and crank timing, ok, the car idles real rough especially when put into gear, it drops to about 300rpm and is even more rough. We have no codes, no...
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2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L Cooling Fans VIN: JTHBN36F44
The cooling fans have not worked on this car since a front end accident/repair. The wiring diagrams on our Alldata system are incomplete, so we are flying somewhat blind. Just looking for a little guidance... We do have power from the fan relay to the cooling ...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Engine VIN: JA3XD64B3M
As this car sits and idles the oil starts to come back up through the dipstick tube and also out the oil cap. I checked oil pressure and it seems fine. Replaced the pcv valve because it was somewhat restricted. I have checked other hoses for blockages but can ...
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L codes VIN: 4A3AK44YOX
car came in in limp-in mode. check engine light on. code p0700 internal controller fault. mitchell-on-demand says if this is a hard code replace tcm. replaced with reman unit from mitsubishi. same problem. called mopar tech line. said i needed one with newer r...
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4N2XN11T9X
Thanks in advance for any response. This Quest came in with a multible missfire and no codes. Dist cap and rotor checked ok. Replaced plugs and wires and it ran great,all data checked good on scan tool, until about 10-15 minutes. It will run so bad that it wil...
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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4L11D74C
the car came in first with a p0420 code for cat converter was nor doing its job car left and was gone for weeks then it came back with it not starting and customer said if you bang on tank it would start up and they said for us to put a fuel pump in the car (o... Trouble codes: P0507, P0011, P0725, P0335
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BG6850V
Hi Everyone, I have a Subaru Legacy w/ the 2.5 DOHC engine that I need some help with. The car came in originally for burnt valves and poor running. It was running on 2 cylinders. I told the customer that both heads needed to be removed and have the valves do... Trouble codes: P1507
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1992 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AT86F8N
This is a TXDOT emissions failure where the customer qaulified for the voucher program. The EGR system is plugged on the exhaust inlet side of the EGR. The exhaust port apparantly runs through the head and intake manifold to the EGR instead of having an EGR pi...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Torque converter lock-up VIN: JT3GN87R7X
This 4-runner has the A-340E transmission in it. Scanned for codes and found P0770 shift soloniod valve E5 problem. Cleared code and test drove and found that transmission shifts at right speeds, doesn't slip, but it felt like torque converter lock up clutch w...
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2005 Toyota corolla XLi 1300CC Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Misfire cylinder 1,2 VIN: PK51498109
i will check ignition coils , spark plugs , engine compression test, ignition coil feed back circuit, also i will check fuel injectors, fuel pump and their pressure, all of these is ok and good working but mising is continue. please guide me the importants ti...
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1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L fail safe VIN: 4A3CS44T6M
hello and thanks for your replys got a new tcm today installed car shifts like a new one thanks for your info and the connection to ncp they were very helpful and speedy delivery i ordere at 5pm and had it at 10 am next morning sorry for the delay but this got...
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L camshaft position sensor
OK so it was in fact the thrust or cam bore caps (really cap) causing the issue. The O-ring seals were replaced on the aluminum bore plugs and for some reason the plug on the drivers side refused to seat all the way. Even after discovering this was allowing ca...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Starting VIN: 4A3AC54H91
This I must admit is a classic example of over thinking a problem. My first impulse and first conclusion of the problem being the interior fuse box was correct, all testing after that was me chasing my tail. I want to thank all who responded w/ help, I had sug...
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1993 Nissan D21 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S7P
Thanks to all that helped. The customer took the vehicle and will think about whether he wants to pay for diagnostic time. If he returns and I fix it, I will post the results. Again, Thanks to all.
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y3W
First I would like to emphasize that the correct (factory) fuel cap is critical. Lots of people said factory fuel cap in replies / archives & I agree that factory caps are the only option! Now to the fix. Turned out to be the vacuum cut valve or fuel cut valve... Trouble codes: P1440 (evap small leak detected).
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2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Power steering VIN: 1N4DL01A41
Installed OEM pump & added extra rubber washers to hi-pressure line mount on passenger side shock tower: noise maybe alittle better, but consenus is... alittle steering growl on these cars is NORMAL! OEM pump came with new pulley too: at least that's straight ...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L engine block VIN: 4T1BE32KO3
Hey everyone and thanks for all the replies. Most guys agreed it sounds like these blocks have some issues with the threads similar to some Cadillac models. Thomas from PA. suggested calling Toyota for a possible goodwill warranty(1-800-GO TOYOTA).The customer...
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