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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L tcm VIN: 1HGCB7647N
This car came in with trans not shifting checked tcm found out tcm is burnt so i ordered reman tcm,first checked all trans soloniod all 4 of them at 16 ohm as mitchell od said checked shift lock wiring and component checked ok so i put the new on in and went f...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L cv shaft VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
which way should i go, replacing cv shafts with or without inboard housing. my alldata doent show the removal of the shaft assembly very well. whats required to remove the inboard housing (complete shaft)does it just pop out like most or is this different. als...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Head bolts VIN: 4S6CM58W7W
I am looking for the correct torque for the head bolts. MOD says 47ft lbs for final torque, we called 3 Honda dealers 2 say 18ft lbs 90 degrees 3 times the other one agreed with MOD. We are using new head bolts. Upon removal 2 head bolts broke and the remainin...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L all key off functions VIN: 2HGEJ8542X
Customer sez radio failed slowly
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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L compressor VIN: JHLRD1866X
we have this honda crv that when it warms up the compressor clutch will rapitly kit in and out for a very short period 10=30 seconds this only happens at idle, we have bypassed the themo protection switch on the compressor, and the low preassure switch and nie...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5664Y
Cust came in last week with MIL on, P0133, O2 slow response. I looked at a wiring diagram, spliced the new 'universal' sensor in, road tested and cleared the code. I was pretty careful about the wiring and used the sensors instructions along with an engine wir... Trouble codes: P1399 (unknown), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0300-), P0300
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: KSYEW77327
hey guys got this car and the cd player dont work but the radio works it shows peu on the stereo what does this mean anyone ever come accross this problem let me know thank you.
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Jumps out of 2d gear VIN: 1HGEM211X5
This low-mileage Civic 5-speed pops out of 2d gear on decel or after a downshift. Gearbox oil was perfectly clean when drained and examined - no debris at all, so mainshaft bearings are probably OK. The car is used for a long daily commute, highways all the wa...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25SXY
Vehicle came in with a slapping noise and would stall after warming up. Found balance belt to be broken and cams out of time. Replaced balance and timing belt. Checked compression in cylinders and they are good. Now vehicle does not start at all. I have inject...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Electronic VIN: KM8SB82B31
hello, hyundai techs & fellow member: i have a 2001 hyundai Santa fe with a 2.4l/2wd. charge a/c to spec. no a/c clutch engagement. checked wire at compressor no power (b+). don't have a good wiring diagram,very vague. very appreciative if someone give me som...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L coolant loss VIN: 4S2CK58W6X
uses 4 to 6 oz. coolant per day, (100 miles), no stains or leaks noted.
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2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L noise VIN: JACDJ58V8T
hi all. this 3.2 has a loud tappet noise from the lifters--worse when cold. I pulled the drivers side valve cover and i am expecting to replace lifters. before i do--am i missing something--low oil pressure?? I am sure some of you Isuzu techs have already been...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo Sport S V6 3.2L belt noise VIN: 4S2CK57W11
I never noticed any noise before replacing a timing belt, but I wasn't looking hard either. Customer never noticed it and he isn't known for lying. Customer wanted tune up. I upsold a timing belt due to miles. All went together without a problem. The accessory...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Brake Miles reset VIN: JTHBN30F51
How do I reset the miles on the information center for brake pad remaining.
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8AR0SY8W
vehicle misfires all the time, can't nail down which cylinder no faults found, i checked all the vacuum lines i could and none seem to be bad, broken, leaking, ect. under heavy load is seems to drive ok, but low rmp and idle it runs very rough, i checked spark...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y41
Vehicle will not start sometimes when cold. Have not had it act up long enough to check fuel pressure or power or spark. Just checking to see if this might be a problem that somebody has had. Maybe some type of module. This is going to have to be a guess fix. ...
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1992 Other Asian HFB 2.5L No Start, cranks fine VIN: JHBFB1533N
truck was running and quit while winding in cable from tow job. Fuel tank 3/4 full, water seperator full of diesel, but no fuel to primer pump. Removed fuel inlet line to secondary fuel filter (by injection pump), installed fitting and ran a rubber hose to a c...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L MIL Lamp on, fans, solenoids cycl VIN: 4S3BG6852X
Customer just purchased this Outback then discovered the Mil light had been disconnected. He connected it but discovered it was flashing rapidly. Vehicle runs OK, but with key on and engine off it seems like all computer-controlled devices cycle on and off. Th... Trouble codes: P0500
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2003 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68673
Just looking for any input, looks like cat is bad to me, downstream o2 acts like cat is not there but why no p0420. also data not available for upstream o2 on genysis scan tool.whats up with that? Trouble codes: P0137, P0138
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Door locks VIN: JS2RD41H23
Hello, I have a 2003 Suzuki Aerio that has no cruise control and the remote entry that does not work. This vehicle also has an after market remote start which was previously installed elsewhere. The battery in the remote enrty was changed by the customer. I re...
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT4VN35HXL
Seems to kick in/out of overdrive ,when holding at steady speed and engine r.p.m. at [...]-2000 r.p.m. have checked basics and bullitens. All I found was t.p.s. out of adjustment. readjusted it . Problem has been here for 2 years, cust. has been to trans....
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
This vehicle came in as a no-start. When testing, it would start briefly then shut off. Scoped crankshaft sensor and determined that it had a intermittant signal and replaced. Car then started normally then after 5 minutes would quit when idling. Revving the e... Trouble codes: 1210 (Unknown)
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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L No Start VIN: 2HGEDG6341
Thanks so much for all your help My lovely customer failed to mention that his convertor was plugged and he shoved a broom stick up through to the front pipe clogging the front pipe. We unhook it from the convertor (not htink the front pipe would have a clog....
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2000 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHCRD1863Y
Well, it turns out that 2 of the valve stems were bent on cylinder #2. Couldn't tell by looking at them. The mystery is how did they get bent? I know for a fact that the cams and crank did not turn while the belt was off. There were no marks on the face of the... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2).
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L not obd ready VIN: KMHCF24F8W
I tried all the suggestions that were givin to me, I also gave the customer the mass.gov report showing that they exempt these vehicles from the readiness monitor test and the state of Az , dont give a @#$%, so we tried all the procedures again and no luck, th...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: DM51DR4U13
Most of the replies suggested the TPS, so in the absence of any better idea we took a punt on it. To date we have not heard back from our customer so we think that can be classed as a fix. I am troubled however by what can go wrong with the TPS which causes th...
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1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM3LV5224K
Thanks for all the replies. Replaced the oxygen sensor and purge solenoid. Found purge solenoid leaking internally. New readings at cruise...HC: 40 ppm CO: 0.04% I'd say those are pretty good results! Thanks again for all the replies, have a good day!
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1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L High Beams VIN: JM1FC3522M
I only recieved 3 replies, one offering to fax wiring diagrams which we already have, one about the headlight switch connector burning up and causing the headlights to go out, and the third offering advice for one without airbags, which is different. What we d...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Steering Gear VIN: 1YVGE22C3S
Well Guess What!!! YES 3 bad rebuilt steering racks 2 of one brand and 1 of the other. I hope no one ever has to do these racks more than once. We did check the line pressure and it was right on specs. Thanks for all your help!! IATN Rocks Rod
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 4A3AK44Y1V
hey guy's thank's for your input & replies. a local machinist hit it on the head. turns out the coolant system uses the heater core as supplement circulation. we flushed heater core & symtoms went away. the car seems to hold at 203. can actually take cap off &...
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1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1RZ24H1M
Sorry for the delay on this fix, but I had to order parts. one tech mentioned having a similar problem & replacing broken air dam & duct work on nose of car. Sure enough this was our problem. Customer had ran over a rabbit & done some damage on left wheel well...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs VIN: 1N4BA41E04
Thanks everbody, Most Response was To replace abs unit But a few said To check right Rear wheel Sensor for corroision which I did and found no problems I replaced the unit and car is down the Road. Very expensive fix unit Was 1200 plus labor. Thanks again j...
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1995 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L ABS unit
Well it's unanimous...everyone said "Don't even think about removing the abs for fear of litigation". Well,I won't be touching this vehicle with A TEN FOOT POLE. Many Thanx from the Law Offices of Dewey,Cheatham and Howe.
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L compressor clutch VIN: JT2BG12KOT
well thanks for all the advice, i have not dealt with toyota a/c systems they are pritty much bullet proof from what i have seen, but after reading all the responses i decided to go look at it before putting a compressor in it, and i found a corrosion in side ...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Air bag light VIN: 4T1BF1889W
After explaining the customer regarding the SRS light, the customer says he is aware of that light and not to worry about it as he has already made an appointment to take care of it at the dealer next week. He says he is sorry that he forgot to mention about i...
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2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: KHKDJ90WGJ
hi fellow techs : the costomer says he will change the engine some time in the near future but will park the vehicle for now .One of the replys were to check the pcv valve ,check the turbo to see if it was not sending oil in the intake. i wan...
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