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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L valve adjustment VIN: 1HGEJ8146T
ok here goes this honda civic has a 1997 acura integra twin cam engine the trouble we are having is the valves sound very loose there is a thing in betwen the valves thats called a boost control valve and what looks like a lash adjuster and two have no play an...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 1HGEM2299L
msut be my lucky day, two in a row. This civic came in on the hook for no start, died while driving. CHecked fuel pressure and injector pulse and all is well. Pulled the plugs to check spark and compression and found it to be very badly fuel fouled. Spark was ...
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L broken switch VIN: KMHCF24F5W
Hi everybody,this vehicle orinally came for obd 11 failure,momitors not ready.during test ride notice coolant temp not up specs.decided to replace thermostat before triing to run drive cycle on dyno.during thermo replacement,switch/sensor on top of housing cam...
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1998 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4KLB4B1R3X
i need some serious help. this box truck had a new motor put in and since then it stalls, hard to restart. when it stalls the cam retard goes to '45 degrees and the esc counter goes to 234 counts. you can restart it then you have to rev the engine to get the c... Trouble codes: P1345 (cam/crk correlation problem), P0341 (cam sensor out of range), P0325 (knock sensor problem)
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
customer towed this car in as the car shuts off while driving over 15 miles/hr. We noticed it drove fine in reverse and but in drive, when we give gas it bucks and shuts off. before it shuts off the light for "check trans" and " Cruise Set" blinks and also the...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L abs light VIN: KNDJA7237V
customers states that the ABS light comes and goes. when light is on A/C is inopp and power windows inopp. also can not get the codes to flash by grounding connector. any idea's ?
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L ping VIN: KNDJC73363
Engine Ping’s heavily under acceleration. Problem started right after a tire store repaired a check engine light with a misfire and severe loss of power. I have no record of what codes it had originally. They replaced the 1 / 4 coil, plugs, wires and on the se...
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L front suspension VIN: JT8VK13T6N
car is quiet on smooth roads. hit pot hole or on our fine gravel/dirt roads & it bangs & klangs. sounds like it has waisted tie rod ends. ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings, brake componets are all tight. we can't see the source of the noises. help?
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD68S5X
Hello Lexus folks: This GS300 has random power loss problems. It started when car refused to accel. from a stop (finally moved, but maxed out at 45 mph). Other times it loses power,down to about 45 mph (per customer) after driving about 20 minutes on Interstat... Trouble codes: P1121
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shift VIN: JTJHF1OU71
Had transmission overhauled about three thousand miles ago. Originally had a late one two shift. The car is back now and hesitates jerks and shudders between shifts. No codes stored in any module. The transmission was badly broken prior to overhaul. Many hard ...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Customer said while driving home from a trip, white smoke came out of exhaust for a short time and car didn't run right. I checked the oil and coolant and they were fine, no white smoke was comming out of exhaust when it came in. Checked computer for codes wit... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D44
Hi, I have a hard nissan sentra trouble, the customer send me the car on towing because it stall in our house. The car will want to start but it does't able to continue to run when i stop the starter motion . I have spark at good time when i begin to start bu...
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT61L13
help!!! ... vehicle came in several months ago, we did a 60K service, which included spark plugs. About a month later the vehicle returned with the MIL on, p0302 misfire cyl 2, at which time we replced that plug. Again about a month went by and the vehicle ret... Trouble codes: P0302
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 2JTBG22K1W
we rebuilt this unit 3 weeks ago and it came back with a complaint of harsh reverse engagement.Found to engage nice when cold but becomes harsh once warmed up. checked pressures with guage, all well within specs, went back through valve body and individually f...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GP10V3X
This car has been to two other garages the first garage replaced the air fuel ratio sensor and the thermostat. The codes came back p0125 p1135. The customer brought the car to the dealer, dealer said need to replace the air fuel ratio and the thermostat with f... Trouble codes: P0125, P1135
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2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Communication Error VIN: 4T1BF28B62
i got a car in here this morning that I scanned for the women and she is going to bring it back later. It has a VSC light on on the dash and a p1301 code stored. Alldata says this is a communication error code. Alldata is very vauge on testing procedures on th...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4T1BE30K92
Hi, I sure hope you guys can help. Vehicle was towed in.Customer said trans was shifting badly. Seems to shift ok on road test. Check Eng Light illuminated.Codes P0765 & P0770. Trans fluid is burnt. Where do I start?
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2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L expansion valve VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
hey evryone, first time user. customer came in complaining about a/c performance.it only blew 65 deg. front and rear. the high side was 200 and the low was around 70. i blew out the condenser-no help.after talking with identifix we decided the compressor was g...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L caster VIN: 1HGEJ8148V
Thanks to all that responded, all of the help is greatly appreciated. The concesus seems to be that the lower control arm is probably bent, which I suspected, and that adjusting the engine craddle/subframe may cure the problem. Since the car is a family car, i...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L No shift VIN: 2HKYF18493
Thank You everyone for replying. I was out of the country for 10 days leaving work behind! The Pilot did have internal transmission problem apparently from accident. Although all the information I recieved was great and helpful, the vehicle did need a new tran...
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2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JHLRD78965
I replace the a/c condensor still the same issue, install new a/c compressor OEM & that solved the problem. Thanks to everyone
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SB83D31
Firts of all thanks for all the help, most confirmed what I thought it was,,,a dead ecu. I replaced the ecu and she fired back to life. Thanks again Trouble codes: 1613 (PCM Self Test Failed), 1616 (Main Relay Malfunction).
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CMS7WOX
Due to time constraints, I am calling this one closed. Spoke with customer and told himwhat I had found. We are now trying to locate an ECM. Thanks for everybodys time. Have a great weekend.
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB353XO
Thanks for all the help. We took the advice of a mazda specialist and rerouted the vacuum source line of the boost sensor to a different port and the light has not yet come back on. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0402 (excessive egr flow).
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK44Y0S
Thanks to all members who took their time to help me. i replace the ECM for the second time also replace the idle control valve every solenoid checked good I gave the car back to the custumer after two weeks the car have not come back . I still don't know why ...
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1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1HJ01F4P
thanks for all the replies, but I should have done more homework. the ignition wires were corroded green especially the coil wire inside the coil. thanks
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8AR0SY8W
found out that the distributor was no good the upper shaft bearing was shot and the shaft was spinning out of round, so the relucter wheel was missing the pick randomly
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L ac adjuster VIN: JN8AR05Y3X
thanks for all the help. customer is going to live with the noise for now and bring the truck back at a later date.
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, not reving up VIN: JN8AZ08T93
thanks to all the replies on this one ,thanks especially to jason although i did not receive anything ,but offered to help,what i found was that the transmission fuse was removed ,now that i have done that everything works fine , thanks again. Trouble codes: P1612 (nats malfunction), U1001 (can com circuit), U1000.
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4TANL42N2V
After closer inspection of the ignition system on this vehicle, I found that the #3 spark plu wire wass not fully seated on the plug. I also pulled the plugs and found Autolite brand plugs in the engine, which I trust about as far as I can throw them. Replac... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected), P0302 (Cyl 2 Misfire), P0303.
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1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L extended crank VIN: JT3H86R3X0
A more thorough cleaning of MAF returned the fuel trim numbers to typical values. As for the extended crank I will update later. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start VIN: JTEHF21A11
Found the problem, Johm nailed it...(I knew I had screwed something up) :) Due to the damage to the crank, I had to pound the crank pulley on. The belt stop that is located in that area must have caught on the tone ring as I was pounding it on, broke one to...
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