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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HYD18651H
i am pulling my hair out on this car. the only thing that i have noticed lately is in freeze frame occasionally stft1 was record at 12% can not get it to do that when i am monitoring it. i do not every fell the engine misfire went the cel comes on. and sometim... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1), P0303 (cyl 3), P0305 (cyl 5)
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Valve train VIN: JH4DC33022
Vehicle is a little ricky racer that won't tell me the truth.Brought in on the towhook,will not idle right , pulled off valve cover exhaust cam off 3 teeth intake off 2 teeth. what are the odd's of bent valve's. Customer will not let me begin work without comp...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L battery light VIN: JHMCB7654M
after the alternator was replaced the battery light will come on when coming to a stop after driving any amount of time or distance. seems to be coming on when the rpms drop below 1000. can make light go off as soon as you accelerate, turn on headlights, or tu...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L trans temp sensor VIN: 2HKRL18012
Codes po700 & 710 in memory. Cleared codes & 710 came back. We found trans. temp. sensor reading -30, so attempted to remove trans. temp sensor. Sensor did spin ok, but once removed noticed part of sensor still in trans(outside part). I am aware of the tsb for...
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1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF25S3X
hello out there. this sanota after it sits for a hour or so will start and idle fine. when you step on the gas it hesitates really bad after a minute of running its ok. my fuel pressure is good 60 psi . its running lean because my o2 is reading very low. even ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L oil usage VIN: JNKCV54E25
Hello. We got this Infiniti in because it used 4 quarts of oil in between oil changes. Customer regularly checks his own oil and knows his way around an engine so I doubt it is customer error. I put the vehicle on the lift and checked for external oil leak but...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L transmission VIN: JACDJ58X4Y
Hi I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited (110,000 miles) 3.5 L / 6 cyl / Gas / DOHC 4-speed Automatic Transmission Fuel Injection / Distributorless Intermitently the trans will slip between 1 and 3. Does not slip at freeway speeds. There is no dipstick for this...
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L Radio VIN: JT8BH22FXT
Hey guys. I can't find a lot of info on this and I need to be pointed in the right direction. I have a 96 LS400 with no sound from radio. It has Pioneer system with amp under passenger seat. The radio comes on and tunes in stations fine, just no sound. Custome...
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1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L engin oil VIN: JM1NA3512V
Dear Members, 97 Mazda Miata has very strange problem. When you rev-up engine rpm to 2-3000, and hold it for a little while (1-2 minutes), engine oil will gush out throw PCV valve hole grommet. This customer stored the Miata for whole winter ( 5months). When h...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L srs VIN: 1N4AB41D3V
Is there any way to retrieve SRS codes without a scanner? Also, I could not locate the front crash sensors, are they hidden behind bumper? Thanks
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1CA21D5V
this cutting out :stalling: happens when going from park to reverse , neutral to reverse ot comming to a stop in revers , seems like torque converter stays locked up , and it onle does it intermitantly , after it happens it starts right up ... checked ignition...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A62
Hey guys i have this maxima se when start up the vechicle stalls and on accel in boges and sputters.This morning i started vechicle and there was no throttle response.The car would idle but when you apply throttle there was no response.I turned vechicle off st... Trouble codes: 1102 (Mass sensor), 1121 (etc), 1122 (etc)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D12
Hello All, This one comes in on wrecker a "cranks but, no start" from another shop. Afrer eraseing a slew of codes using MODIS, will crank and not send a spark or injector pulse, no dash tach sig. either, scanner does detect RPM while cranking though. After un...
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1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BJ6327M
original codes 14,15,16,22,32,41,& 45. had arcing wires, bad 02 sensor, & a bad #2 inj. i thought codes 22 & 41 were induced from poor running engine. during d-check mode step 6 code 41 came up. i did pin voltage test w/ no problems, & watched 02 signal @ all ... Trouble codes: 41 (faulty fuel control learn a/f control syst.)
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1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6325N
Was towed in to shop, stall no restart,using VantagePro isolated problem to ICM.Replaced with a used ICM car started and drove as well as it had before it initially broke down on test drive.Customer picked up vehicle, drove approximately 15 miles and vehicle s...
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1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L overheating VIN: JT2SW21N3M
I have a 1991 MR2 non turbo that over heats. When driving the car it takes any where from 10 to 45 minutes to over heat. As soon as it does over heat, the temp gauge goes from normal to almost into the red within 1 or 2 mins. It will go back to normal also tha...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L engine cut out at 2800 rpms VIN: 4T1SK12E7P
Car starts and idles fine, when it reaches 2800 rpms it cuts out.
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L evaporator VIN: 4T1BF18B1W
customers original complaint was ac good for 10 to 15 min. then getting hotter till almost outside temp.we verified complaint and saw very low pressure after 15 min.(0 psi low side, assumed under charged)evacuated system with skye,showed aprox. .8lbs low.pulle...
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1995 Honda Civic Si 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEH3386S
Sorry guys for the delay,i got sick and the honda went to the back burner for a week.I got a shot back at it on Monday.A lot of replies were for the ignition switch,so i went back and took a look at ut again but it was perfectly fine,so i checked power and gro...
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2000 Honda Civic LX 1.6L srs VIN: 2HGEJ6672Y
As most of the replies said, it was the module. I took the cover off of it, and could see some of the connections on the chips were either corroded or burnt. It was obviously under water, based on the corrosion on the casing. It took the yard a little while to...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BK12F04
Thanks to the kind people who took their time to answer me. Your replys helped me convince the boss and the owner of the car to spend a little more time on the beast. With your suggestions I went back to basics and the crank cams relation was good, but when I ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor problem).
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L clutch VIN: 4A3AC44G11
Thank you all for your help. It turns out we should have done what we know to do in the first place, replace BOTH the slave and master cylinders as a set, not just the one that is leaking. New master = shifts great now! We of course went back and checked all o...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Hello Friends, I waited a little while before I closed this to give it some time to prove out the repair. It appears this vehicle was fixed by adding an extra ground cable from the starter mounting bolt to the engine ground on the RH cyl head water pipe. M...
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1991 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JF2AN52B8N
I just got an email on closing this help that was needed on the lifters, I havent got the parts yet so I guess this is a VERY POOR close. I wanted to have the fix but it looks like it not going to happen for a while, I will email the good people who took the t...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1NXBR18E3Y
Sorry for delayed fix posting. After filling radiator with water and holding hand over the lower neck and releasing, it was clear that the radiator was not pluged. I removed the water pump and there it was, the impeller was spinning freely on the shaft. New wa...
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