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1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKRL1863X
Customer complaint is intermittant stall or cuts out. Happened once in January, then again this Thursday and then again Sunday night (ran ok in morning and night). Once when stalled, could not re-start, cranked and would not catch, left sitting, re-started and...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L delayed idle return VIN: KMHDN55D11
hello, this car came in for a clutch replacement. several months have gone by and the customer has returned complaining that the trans shifts notchy. during the test drive the tech noticed that the rpm drops very slowly when upshifting. when the idle speed co...
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1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start VIN: JM2UF1111G
Please help. this vehicle came is as an intermittant stall with no spark when warm. replaecd the distributor to care for pickup coil trouble. now vehicle will not run at all( no spark). i have power at the coil. and if i ground the negative side of the coil i ...
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1993 Mazda 929 3.0L alarm VIN: JM1HD4619P
does anyone know of a way to bypass the factory alarm on this car?
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N4AB41D2W
thank to u all in advance
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07X41
the truck runs fine just the mil light keeps turning on... Trouble codes: P1000, P1140
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1992 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1AE94E2N
Customer complaint was stalling constantly, would not re-start (cranks and won't catch), towed in and we have driven it serveral times but will not quit. We can get idle surge intermittantly and runs a bit rough, car seems to lack power but runs better cold t...
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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DC54823
thank you all for the help the timing was off didnt expect that with the good comression thanks agen Trouble codes: P0340.
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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L shifting VIN: 1HGCB7674N
i would like to thank everyone who replied. most of you said the tcm was the likely burned. you were correct ! i opened it up and the problem was obvious.it was so bad i could not identify the resistors values, so off to the tv repair shop, he agreed this was ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine oil entering cooling system VIN: 1HGCG3247X
Well I'd like to think everyone for the help. This car did not have the oil cooler at the filter, but after explaining to the customer how many problems there were reported with the blocks, we decided to go with a used engine which we found VERY reasonably pri...
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC73EX5
we finally did get to see vehicle again , customer only wanted ideas of what she should have checked since it was still under warranty. we did however checked for dragging brakes and tried to find info on trans - for slipping with scan tool no info. we beleive...
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC35119
Hello everyone and thanks for all the input on this old one. From the advice i got, it is a chronic problem to have these flooding, especially as they get older. We removed the plugs, found them all worn out...put oil into the holes...spun the engine a few tim...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1WHG392H3Y
hi all i'm going to call this car fixed once i find a good used part the dealer wants over 500.00 and i'm not buying there was a few techs that mentioned the iac and most stated clogged cat.and mentioned intakes issues i removed the cats and inspected them the... Trouble codes: P1506, P1042.
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1990 Mitsubishi Mirage RS 1.5L No Start VIN: JA3CU36X9L
I forgot to mention in the help request that I already replaced the PCM and had the same symptoms. After testing more and getting the same results, I sent for another ECM and 'Bingo' that was it! Thanks for the help! Bad replacement parts can cause a lot of ex...
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1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L day time running lights
thanks for the replies. The module is under the steering coloum. when tapped on the other light came on .the customer is waiting for it to fail again before ordering.
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1N6SD11S5V
Thanks for the replies. It turned out to be the MAF. The signal had noise riding top of it. The new one is very clean. Truck runs awesome now.
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6857W
I'll start by saying thank you all for your help and especially those of you that offered your phone numbers, direct e mails and the generous offers of faxed information. I can only hope to return these favors soon. As many of you mentioned, the fix was straig...
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1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2ST87N7M
I apologize for the delay. Customer drove away that day and then came back the next, but this time the Check Engine light was on. With your tips in mind I pulled codes and sure enough I had a code 33 MAP sensor. We decided to go with a wrecking yard part since...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Cooling Fans VIN: 4T1SK12E4P
Good Evening, First I'd like to says thanks for the many replies. However I got blindsided by this one. Goober And Goomer sticks again. In the harness leaving the relay box I found six inches of wiring missing. I soidered them up. Fans work great and engine ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L engine VIN: JT3VN39W3S
Well thanks to all who gave me places to look. Well we found out why it leaked and came from behind the AC bracket,,,shop who previously installed head gaskets used wrong gaskets. There is an oil galley running right where it was coming from and the head gaske...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1BR12E5W
Thanks everyone for your input, it's becoming more apparent every day that it's time to get a scope or get out of the tune-up business.While I was under the dash I noticed an autostart module with another aftermarket module tied into it and a real hornets nest...
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P7Y
While most of the responces I recieved were related to the MAF sensor or the O2 sensor. This one turned out to be a mechanical failure. The brake booster was leaking just enough to set the lean code. While test driving again to set the monitors, I had the wind... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L vavle train VIN: 5TENM92N02
I would like to thank Peter, we replaced the exhaust manifold, after that the ticking noise went away. looking at the old manifold i didnt see any damage to it and the gaskets didn't look like they were leaking but it difently fixed it. thanks to all who repli...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Transmission or diff. VIN: 2T1BR32E33
Thanks for the replies,As Eigeel from Ontario said it was covered under the 5 year 60k. The dealer replaced the whole transaxle assy. free. That fixed it.
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