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1987 Acura Integra LS Special Edition 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4DA3359H
Hello Techs, I have an Integra thats driving me nuts, I know it has a lot of miles on it, the motor has been rebuilt a few times and the block has been machined along with the head, my compression is 190 all the way across and the vehicle has passed smog check...
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L oil pressure VIN: 1HGCA563XJ
Hi guys,This peach is blowing oil filter gasket on start up? Manually test oil pressure & when started pressure guage jumps past 200 psi. You can hear the seal blowing & of course oil all over. This is third time doing this within 10 miles twice at dealer & on...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start
no start cust replace efi pcm relay. no spark or fuel. checked all fuses try to check codes by jumping connection check eng lite did not flash
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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L starter VIN: 1HGCD5691T
greeting everyone we are working on a 1996 honda accord the customer complained about a high pitch whine after starting the motor. to us the noise sounds like the drive in the starter whining until the starter comes to a complete stop after starting. we change...
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1998 Hyundai excel 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHUD112LM
Hey there you guys, a tech question. i have got this excel and it has a problem, 1 it gets reallly hot cylinders no. 2 and 3 after like 30 seconds, where as 1 and 4 after 10 minutes is still cool to touch??? another thing is that the air filter knills the engi...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Body control module VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Hello iATN techs! I need a little help from the Infinity gurus out there. This car came to me from another garage with a parasitic draw that would kill the battery overnight. It has a total draw of 235 mA. Traced the problem to two different circuits. I have a...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JNKNG0D7RM
greetings to all this ,this car has abad loss of power.the three times i felt it were exactly the same speed 60mph,engine cold with in 5 minutes of start up,and accelerating.i can drive the car around town and never feel this problem.it has codes for the knock... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit)
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L 2-3 VIN: JACDJ58X0Y
Hi IZUZU techs, We have a Trooper here that has a very intermittent shifting problem. The problem occurs with no definite pattern of time, temperature etc. This vehicle will go into very hard 2-3, 3-2 shift and check trans light will flash continously when th...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Thanks for all your help in advance. this thing seems worse when cold.when it messes up the mil flashes and it seems lean. you can hear popping in the intake and it misfires and stalls. then aminute later itll start running fine Trouble codes: P0430
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8BD69S91
I can not check fuel press. yet until the special fitting I order comes in,but I will update as soon as I can.This car came in with mil light on and code PO171 lean.Every thing looks good on a scanner except the maf reading is a little off at 2500 rpm's should... Trouble codes: P0171
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1992 Mazda 929 3.0L Struts (rear) VIN: JMIHD4618N
Can anyone help me locate or guide me to locate rear struts for this vehicle (1992 Mazda 929 w/o electric adjustable suspension) and not used. Only place I've found is OEM Mazda, special order, non-returnable and they want a deposit and/or payment before orde...
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
This car was purchased with this code. I installed a new knock sensor kit from dealer but the code still sets. I really don't know how to "test" a knock sensor. The TSB said the original sensors would have "monentary lowered resistance" from water intrusion. T... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor problem)
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ22593
Car takes for ever to start, wont idle well and has a multiple missfire code set. car drives down the road ok but dosent want to idle at a stop. Thanks in advance Craig Trouble codes: 300 (multiple missfire)
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L 4wd system lite flashing VIN: JA4MT41R11
Hello, We have this problem with the 4wd light flashing when in 2wd. Light stays on solid when in 4wd hi and lo. We do not have information on why this light is flashing. We checked for codes and got 21 f/l wheel speed sensor, 22 f/r wheel speed sensor, 25 4w...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN80R07Y01
I am not a Nissan guy. Got this one from the local used car lot. When driving under heavy acceleration the engine acts like it is running out of fuel. Has new fuel filter and fuel pressure is within specs. Any help will be deeply appreciated. Does not set an e...
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1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN87ROX
This 99 Toyota 4-Runner has a PO171 System lean code, fuel trim is going crazy, smoked the system, no leaks found, fuel pressure is good, no leaks in the air induction system, O2's are good, MAF tests good... Thanks in advance for your assistance. David Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC4345Y
I change the CAT with an OEM parts and after a drive test (the catalyst monitor was ready) no pending codes. In datastream the rear O2 sensor it's around 0.6-0.7 v. I perform a valves adjustement (all the exhaust valves was out of spec.) After two weeks I... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system - efficiency below threshold), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
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2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L transfer case VIN: 4S6DM58W8Y
Thanks every one that took the time to read this plead for help and a special thanks to Stan,Sean,and Hai. We found that the 4x4 switch for the control module had shorted wires ( melted together) about a foot before where it plugs onto the swich. Thanks again ...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L torque converter housing VIN: 1HGEM22541
I tried to take apart the convertor housing but could not. All of PROs recommended that there is no short cut. I sent the tranny to the transmission shop and fixed the problem. Thanks for all helps.
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L transmission VIN: JACDJ58X0W
Hey guys this one was off the wall. It ended up to be a broken wire below the battery. This vehicle had pack rat damage. Once I got the prndle display to come on, all of the problems went away.
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L auto height control VIN: JT6HT00WXY
After major headaches and testing, we found that the damping force control actuators were bad, possibly from having the incorrect fluid in the system at one time. Thanks to everybody who replied with helpfull hints. Sorry for the delay on this one. David
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Speedometer Inop VIN: JN8HD17Y9S
Thanks for the replies, all. You were all correct! We concluded that something in the transfer case was severely worn, causing the misalignment between the gears and the resulting damage of the speed sensor and speedometer driven gear. W...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4AL11G02
ok sorry i took so long to get back to u guys tracked down the tool threw nissian tech mate.com it is a kent more tool part j89516 thanks again
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2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L pads rotors
FOR THIS VEHICLE I FOUND THAT THE BACKING PLATES RUB AND CAUSE SQUEAKING LUBED HAD LITTLE SQUEAKING/CUSTOMER UPGRADED TO AFTERMARKET WHEELS NO NOISE COMPLAINT AFTER THAT/ INPUT WAS VERY HELPFUL
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BH66522
Thanks for all the help on this one, but as of now the problem is still there. I replaced both motor mounts, had the timing cover off again to recheck timing marks, and a few other checks. Everything looks to be ok, but i can't get this vibration figured out. ...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Starts and stalls VIN: JT3HN86R1Y
well it's fixed, and I was the problem, after going over the problem a number of times I read the replies one more time Jim [...] had the best explanation of this system and how it works bottom line I had a coil disconneted and I didn't have an I G F signal t...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Door Locks
Hello again. I talked to the customer and thought she was going to bring it back to repair. But as of this time has not brought it in. Some of the responses were broken wire in left front door hinge and grounds at main switch. I hope to get it back to finish...
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2005 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BF30K95
Hey all, Customer left vehicle for 3 days and door locks did not act up. I am sure I have not seen the last of this varmint and will add info if I find anything.
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