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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Surge VIN: 19UUA5667Y
Help Acura Tech's... This vehicle has a low end, "under load" stumble/surge that feels like an EGR issue BUT, I have both unplugged the valve & then installed a blocking gasket under the valve & the stumble is still there. Could if be an induction problem. The...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG1659Y
10,000 miles ago we performed a routine timing belt service using factory belt, we did not replace tensioner at that time. Customer returned with a slapping noise from behind timing cover. We removed the cover to find the belt had lost tension. We replaced the...
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2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L ac compressor VIN: 2HKRL18GXY
auto ac without navigation. code h run test for code. check evap temp sensor resistance within spec for temp 4.8k. compressor cycles on for a second then off. replaced control head same problem. any help would be appreciated.
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Clutch VIN: KNDJA7237W
clutch will not disengage all the way bled and bled any help woud be gratefull have herd a shim behind fly wheel
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Vibration VIN: KNDJB72301
This Kia came from trans. shop next door. Customer complained of a vibration on acceleration. Shop next door replaced trans. No codes in system, you can feel vibration through shifter, steering wheel, and whole front end for a moment, then it goes away. No bul...
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBF30G02
car kicks p0016 on 2nd trip start up, "some"data(alldata) gives no info for code 16, anyone have any info to share? car seems to run fine but am wondering if timing belt could be off a tooth??? t/belt put on 2500 miles back but customer not sure if light came ... Trouble codes: 0016 (cam position correlation bank 1 sensor a)
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1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1236M
greetings and salutations fellow wrenchers.We have a problem with this little 91 mazda b2200,so i'm posting this in hopes of retrieving some useful information.the vehicle came in with a mil which impeded the succesful negotiation of the state emission inspect... Trouble codes: 12 (tps or circuit)
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1991 Mitsubishi gto 3.0L No Start VIN: Z16A000535
see above
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L no speeds VIN: 6MMAP67PX1
havent been able to communicate with tcu, suspect scanner, has been glitching on obd2 imports. trans was serviced 3 mos. ago with correct fluid, still full and clean, checked shift linkage and cables, operating fine. Was driving fine ,under normal operating co...
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1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB41DXT
help please been working on this car off and on for about 3 weeks . car run fine sometimes .sometimes at idle will die , run bad , fall on it face sometimes , will miss and die at idle .check fuel pressure . ok . vacuum checked and cleaned iac, scoped 180 & 1*...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21D5V
during testing the problem doesn't occur until vehicle either sits for an amount of time. when pressures cked during this period they are around low 45 to 50 psi,and the high side start out at around 200 and climb quickly to around 350 psi. at this time the ve...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D43
car came in with mil on scanned and found code p0725 .cleared code and road tested overnite. mil lite returned right away and noted while monitoring trans data the rpm signal was locked on 348 rpms tach and all worked fine. when driving this morning the trans ... Trouble codes: P0725
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L loss of power VIN: JF1SF65542
Very Intermittent loss of power, hot and under load only, customer describes bucking and surging. Only experienced problem once after customer had driven vehicle and stopped by the shop while problem was occuring. Feels like clogged exhaust, dropped exhaust, e...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT5VN94T0K
I was handed this one from anther tech. that was just lost. I found # 3 had low compression and 70% leakage out of exhaust valve also all left bank cylinders not firing corectly. R&R cyliner heads sent to machine shop they did valve job resurfaced heads and re...
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1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L Lubrication system VIN: JT4UN24D5W
This vehicle is exhibiting low engine oil pressure. Engine is completely quite, no abnormal noise at all. I'm wondering if these engines have any noted problems in this area. Think an oil pump would correct my problem? Thank you for considering my post, Rick
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E32
hello, car towed in for no start. it has no compression. pulled valve cover and checked timing marks. the dots line up with crank on tdc. I noticed it looks like the intake cam is turned furthur than the exhaust, and code p1349 stored.The motor is really gunke... Trouble codes: P1349
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K84
This is my cousins vehicle and what it was doing is the brake pedal just felt wierd, low like a sticking booster or master cylinder. we really dont see any thing wrong with the booster so we repelaced the master cylinder with an after market unit . then we fou...
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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2395X
thanks for the help. after changing to factory tbelt and the correct water pump, i adjusted the valves to the loose side, added bg44 to a full tank, the code now appears only below 6-800 rpm. customer refused the new factory distributor, says hell drive it lik... Trouble codes: 1381 (manuf. control system misfire).
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2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L noise VIN: JACDJ58V8T
well i only received a couple of replies on this one. i replaced the rocker arms and shafts on the bank in question --which included new lifters, and the problem is gone. there was a ton of sludge built up in this engine which no doubdt caused its untimely dea...
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2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L Oil Pressure VIN: KNAGD12632
Customer insisted on driving this car after being advised of the low oil pressure and two days later the engine blew up. Imagine that! Almost all of the replies to this post suggested that the engine was probably already damaged due to the low oil pressure....
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2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JTHBF30G72
Hey Everyone, This one is a fix. The right front wheel caliper upper slide pin was SEIZED. We installed two reman calipers with new pads & all is well. Thanks to Mark [...]. Thoma...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L Passenger window VIN: JTJGF10U42
I received good replies on this mind bender. Butt the customer hasn't returned, so I have no fix. Being still possibly under warranty she probably went to a dealer, closest is 2 hours away. I do think this window being seemingly looser and coasting to a stop i...
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
DOUBLE CHECKED EVERYTHING AND FOUND LOW VACCUM AT IDLE RECHECKED TIMMING AND IT WAS ON, RAN CYL BALANCE TEST AND FOUND AIR GOING IN TO CRANKCASE, HE MUST HAVE GOT IT HOT AND SEESED A RING OR SHRUNK A PISTON,THANK FOR REPLYS
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA210D3
Well guys,i checked the starter which it has nissan starter i moved the wiring harness away from the starter but no help,checked the starter signal to ecm was ok,found no loose wires or shorted any where,got hold of customer i asked him if some one worked or d...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1JN1CA31A4
Thanks for all the help. After further checking I found the lower control arm bushings were worn. The power steering rack was leaking on both sides and the ps. fluid was running out on to the bushings and had deteriorated them. Replaced rack and lower controll...
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1999 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BD675XX
I have heads at the machine shop as we speak but, there was nothing obvious when I disassembled it.
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2007 Toyota Yaris S 1.5L srs,abs, VIN: JTDBT923X7
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED. SPECIAL THANKS TO CHRIS FROM MICHIGAN FOR FAXING ME THE WIRING DIAGRAMS AS FAST AS HE DID. WELL AS I SAID THIS FUSE BOX WAS CRUSHED IN THE ACCIDENT. I GOT A NEW FUSE BOX FROM THE DEALER AND REPAIRED SEVERAL WIRES THAT WERE DAMAG...
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