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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG56682
This Honda has come into the shop with an interittent problem. It will crank but not start. It occurs for approx. 2 minutes after sitting for 2-3 hours. I have checke all the basics. Fuel pressure is in specs. Has good spark output. Loses injector pulse. There...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG35C31
this vehicle came in with a dead miss on cyl. #3 with codes p0300 & p0303,thought at first an easy fix,was going to throw a coil at it,decided to swap coils prior to replacement to make sure,original coil showed good spark with tester,swapped coils,then vehicl...
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHEG35C92
This car keeps coming back with a P0302 cyl 2 missfire I have changed the spark plugs,wires,and ignition coil. I have checked compression it is good. It never seems to misfire for me, it hapens in the morning when it is cold when the customer is on his way to ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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1996 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L front wheels lock VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
this truck came in a month ago. with no pedal pressure we replaced the master cylinder (oem) and front pads and rear shoes. all was fine then 2 weeks later it was back the left front wheel was locked. so we replaced both front calipers and hoses and truck was ...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L dying
The car came in on tuesday, ticket said check dying problem. As i am driving the car about 15 mins into the test drive when applying the brakes I noticed the radio went silent, then the dash went blank (digital display), and the car died. like it lost all volt...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Lexus came in for knock sensor code. Replace knock sensor.On start up engine will not idle. After 5 or six start ups it idle great. Took car out for test drive and transmission will not shift out of 1st gear till 4500 rpm. When it shifts it kicks in and out of... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1653
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1995 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD461XS
vehicle came in for oil leak.replaced all front seals and vc gaskets,car would not restart,foumd that a piece of the rotten timming belt cover broke off and got between the timming belt and the crank pulley.this caused it to jump time,put engine back in time a...
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JMITA2215Y
What we have here is a Mazda Millenia with a p0505 code. It idles at 1900rpm in park and 1100 in drive and I can't seem to figure out why. I have smoked the intake and found no leaks. I have checked about a hundred times to see if I misplaced a vaccum hose. Ev... Trouble codes: P0505
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine VIN: JN86RF8951
Hey fellow techs, I've got a pathfinder w/a rattling noise on the pass. side engine bank. I don't think its bottom end due to the fact load has no effect on it. I have pulled the upper intake and valve cover to find no obvious visual problems. Just wanted to ...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L srs VIN: JN8AZ08T34
This car was in an accident but did not deploy air bags. The impact from the right side tore the wires from the front sensor. That's the only damage we see. We repaired the wires and tried to clear the codes to turn out the srs light, but when we enter the dia...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L brake pedal VIN: 453BH80681
customer concern is after the car has sat on a hill (nose up) all night, when she starts the car and backs up the brakes don't feel like they will stop the car. I have felt the problem and it feels like the master cylinder bottoms out and the car will come to ...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Fuel Smell VIN: JF1SG65683
Hey you subaru guys I need help on this one. Customer complains of fuel smell inside car after sitting overnight. This car is not garaged and the outside temps have been down in the teens. After questioning she said it has probably been more smelly after fill ...
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1994 Toyota T100 2.7L fuel gauge VIN: JT4UD10D9R
fuse block # 2 left kick panel was melted at two fuses and no light operation at dash we installed a new fuse panel and sent the truck out. customer returned a week later the gas pump icon is on in dash and the fuel gauge is at full all the time. customer ran ...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF12B5W
vehicle came in with complaint of missfire or hesitation. tuneup was done and replaced plug wires.[original] after tuneup, we finally confirmed the complaint the customer was talking about )))the engine surges at cruising or very light accelleration on take of...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L engine VIN: JTEHF21A41
Engine has oil leak ar rear main seal area. I thought I seen a post a few weeks ago. Where another tech had same problem. He replaced the rear main seal and still had a leak. Their was something that he didn't reseal and should have. I don't remember what it w...
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L high fixed idle VIN: JTDDR32T92
This car originally came in with problem of ,customer driving at highway speeds went to decell and car shut off,we found a stuck idle air control motor, tapped it and then heard the valve move then car ran normal. Replaced valve and problem is reoccuring aprox...
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1MA3511L
thank you for repling. i went back and looked at the firing order on the print out from mitchell 1. then i compared it to the firing order print out from alldata. totally differet. i used the alldata version and runs great.
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Trouble codes VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Thanks guys for all the great responses. This turned out to be easier than most of you described. When the customer first presented the car, I noticed the air box was open. This had the effect of covering the MAF with lots of goop. I cleaned it with electronic... Trouble codes: P0171, P0455.
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