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1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L Hesitation VIN: KMHJF21R4S
Hi Hyuidai Pro's, 1.6L DOHC - 5 speed standard - NO A/C - This vehicle came in for "NO code" diagnostics - on the back seat I noticed BIG box with USED Parts - MAF, ECM, TPS, idle speed control motor, coolant temp sensor and about 10 relays - as Much as I un...
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJG2JFYU
Hey guys, code P0452 for evap pressure sensor low signal is reoccuring on this vehicle. Voltage referance to sensor is okay and so is the ground. While backprobing signal wire I was unable to get any response as I simulated changes in pressure with my mouth (t... Trouble codes: P0452 (Evap pressure sensor low signal)
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G61H67AG8
six months ago i bought (cheap)had no reverse so local salvage had a lower mile trans than this for 250 bucks so while i was there i replaced ball jionts ,cv shafts ,and clucth, turned down flywheel.brakesd ect.still have know more than $1050.00 into it most o... Trouble codes: N0, C0DES
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L front seal VIN: JT8UF11E3P
ORGINALLY THE TRANS. CAME IN WITH THE FRONT SEAL LEAKING-FLUID BURNT- REPLACED THE FRONT SEAL FUSHED EVERYTHING-REINSTALLED-DID NOT LAST-REPLACED WITH LEXUS REBUILT- LASTED ABOUT 6 MONTHS-SAME PROBLEM-FLUID LEAKING-FRONT SEAL BURNT- FLUID BURNT-REPLACED TRANS ...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Altenator VIN: JM1BJ2229X
This vehicle was brought to me from another shop who was also unsuccessful at repairing this problem. No matter what we do we cannot get this vehicle's charging system to operate at all. Now this particular system the altenator and the PCM work together in reg...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP80C14
Customer called yesterday and said her traction control and check engine lights came on. She also said tach was jumping but no drivabilty concerns. Vehicle was towed in this morning for died/no start. We checked fuel pressure it is OK. We checked for codes and... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor A circuit)
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2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L srs light on VIN: 6MMAP67P6Y
i replaced the heater core on this car which i had to remove the pass side air bag, drop the steering column, and remove the dash. after reinstalling the srs light stays on. i tried to check codes but my scan tool states that it is not able to communicate but ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA4MT31H21
Hello techs, Looking for your opinion on this one. I have this Montero that a fellow tech performed a maintinence tune-up on and now the customer complains of a hard start in the morning. Customer states the longer it sits the worse it gets. Checked the tune-u...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs moduel VIN: JT4VW24DXW
the abs engages right before a stop - less than 10mph but all works correctly at high way speeds and in a panic stop situation have inspected the position of the tone ring and the condition of each all ok - no abs light - i know i have seen a post on this befo...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L poor accel VIN: 2HGEJ640TH
Problem solved!! Today we had the good fortune to have our problem car back and to have a like car to borrow parts from, so we diagnosed it the dealer way (substitute known good parts). Kal [...] was right on the money. The problem was in the distributor. ...
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2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L bent valves? VIN: KMHCF35G91
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. As all said, these are valve benders and Hyundai does not use the best timing belts so they can and will brake early. All 4 exhaust valves were bent. We had the valves replaced and ground, and put a good qual...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JT8UE11EXM
thank you all for the help solenoid valve2 fix the problem shorted out when hot, i took to long when i check the resistance car cooled down doh
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1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L timingchain VIN: JN1CA21DOW
Took engine back apart, Some how when tech was taking engine apart he broke the cam on the intake side. We may get away with just putting acam in it.The way it broke the valves were'nt open.
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L gauges, speedo VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
We replaced the speedo head and no problems yet. We never got a definate answer on the unified control location, but the majority of responses pointed towards the speedo with the control being integrated into the odometer part of the head. Thanks again for tak...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L cruise control VIN: 4S3BH6752Y
Sorry for the delay in posting fix but sometimes our own vehicles have to wait until there is time to get to them,I had 3 good responses all suggested checking the switches and the various fuses that relate to the cruise these replies encouraged me to check a ...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E9S
Many thanks to all of you who replied with great info. The fix wound up being related to the customers stereo installation. He had loosened the bolt for the circuit opening relay ground wire;black/white, and didn't get it tight. It took quite a bit of digging ...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E72
After checking and checking and... Caught the valve at the air cleaner asm(cannister vent valve)not sealing fully. Removed valve and tapped in palm of hand. Noticed veeerrrry small black dots(charcoal bits). This was after about a dozen times checking the func... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Prob).
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