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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L steering wheel VIN: JH4KA7668N
Hi all, Have this legend that has us baffled. Drive it for a while and the steering wheel is practically yanked out of your hands. Not using the brakes when it happens, mostly noticed while decellarating. We pulled the abs fuses to disable the abs system, stil...
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2000 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: KLAJB82Z9Y
This car has stopped running while driving down the hyway one time, it was towed in and it started up when the tow truck droped it off. The next time it would not start after setting over nite. It started rite up for us when wrecker dropped it off. The next ti...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KNAGD12842
Hey guys, Trying to see if anyone has run into this problem before on this Kia. The vehicle seems to run a bit on the hot side. The temp seems to run all the time between the half and three quarter mark. The engine has never actually overheated though. The c...
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L electronic VIN: KNAFB12123
This kia seem to starts in second gear .She got a hesitation when we start in drive ,but when we change the speeds manually it seem to be ok in first and second no third and no overdrive.HY follow the chart for the codes but hy dont have a pressure gauge for t...
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1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering pulsates with a/c on VIN: JT8JS47EGP
Car has a metallic sound coming from a/c and power steering pump area.If you turn steering wheel with a/c on at a dead stop, wheel will pulsate in your hand.Without releasing wheel reach over turn off a/c wheel stops pulsating.Installed new belt and factory te...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L transmission VIN: JT8GK13TXR
Tranny sliping and shuddering after replaceing sl solenoid
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1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1TA2215V
Car came in with cust saying needs tune up, we test drove when cold before tune up and it drove fine. We did a tune up ( Cap,Rotor,Plugs,Wires)and replaced the valve cover gaskets. when test driving after work was done ran great till warmed up and then started...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Surge VIN: 1YVHP80C26
I have this mazda6 that surges every .7 sec during acceleration, the harder the acceleration the worse the surge is. unless you go wide open, then surge is gone. I have used IDS and taken recordings of EVERY PID, not one shows any signs that a surge is taking ...
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1990 Mitsubishi Delica 2.5L No Start
This is a right hand drive vehicle. Mitsubishi North America Has No Info For These Vehicles. Does anyone have glow plug circuit wiring diaghams for this vehicle? I have some but are in Japanese still. Even if someone knows where the glow plug control module is...
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2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L abs
This is my first ever post so please bear with me. 2002 nissan frontier came in to our shop with an abs lite on. accessed flash codes and came up with a code 11 which does not exist in either alldata or nissan factory manuel. i'm not quite sure what to do next...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5656S
I have replaced all spark plug wires and spark plugs with oe quality. The distributor is new from Honda and has been warrantied out three times. The shield in the distributor on the ignition coil is in place and the sensors are all scoping good. We had done th... Trouble codes: 092.
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2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH1234SDF1
Thank you to:Andrew,Kenneth,Dave,David [...].,Martin,Darcey, Eric, Gerry,Bojan,Donny,Paul, and John. Great responce to my plea. The final outcome was plugged EGR ports and a leaking EGR valve. The port plugs were not available from Hond... Trouble codes: P0131, 711.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JHLRD78883
I figured this Honda had a bad head gasket. While doing a 3rd compression test, the engine was cranking well but was slower on the last hole. The crankshaft was hard to turn by hand except for one cylinder. I dropped the main bearing assembly and found 2 bad m... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misffire 2 cylinder), P0303 (Misffire 3 cylinder), P0304 (Misffire 4 cylinder).
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Stall VIN: KMHWF25S1Y
Thanks once to everyone on this one. Yes it was the mass air flow sensor. Jaime
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1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8UF11E6L
Hey all,thanks again for all the input.Sorry I forgot to say it was a nox failure.Anyway that pipe assy is a resonator.But no worries.Theres more than 1 way to skin a cat.CO and HC were ok and since egr system was operating fine with no overheating problem. Al...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
the trans guy replaced the diff unit. the spider gears were loose per bullitin. this still didn't fix car. I think he is going to install a new/ reman unit. sorry don't have much more to say. thanks to all for their help.
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L starter VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
customer has not returned or had the problem again.
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1989 Mitsubishi Van LS 2.4L fail safe mode VIN: N31WLRUR11
hi guys, i replaced the transmission and all is well now. Once again i must say thanks to you guys and iatn.
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1993 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH46DXP
To all that responded I thank you very much. I believe that you didn't read the whole post though. I already knew that the ecu was faulty, although I didn't say that. What I wanted was a good wiring diagram for the ignition system. The customer hasn't oked the...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW51R51
Thanks to all who helped me fix this vehicle! Brian and Stanely helped me by telling me to stay focused on timing issues. It is a mystery, as to what happened but I'll try and explain the best I can. Behind the timing belt crank gear is the crank sensor plate ...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L heater core VIN: 1N6DD2158Y
Head gasket was blown. Did not show on pregnancy test but did fail a pressure test. replaced and all is well. thanks to everybody who responded!!!
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH89651
Sorry to reply so late, but the customer did not return for repairs. Last I heard he took the car to the dealer and they wanted to replace plugs and check the basics that I already had. I would have liked to check the camshaft timing, if possible, and maybe do... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305.
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Pass Headlamp VIN: JF1SF65632
Thank you all for your help and expertise! The Three pin connector on the back of the headlamp showed signs of high Resitance and upon further inspection(Removing the Rubber Boot and electrical tape two of the wires run next to each other and had melted and sh...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, idel surge VIN: 4TARN93P6R
thanks for all the help,i havent got the truck back yet to finnish it but i am shure that with the information you sent me it will be a fairly easy fix. thanks to gary [...] for telling me how to retreive codes an...
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