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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC54863
Vehicle came in with a crank no start. Fuel pressure 50 PSI,injector pulse o.k. spark ok. Removed plugs soaked with fuel. Perform compression test good 170 on all cylinders. Replace plugs vehicle now starts. Road test has a hesitation and lacks power. Shut veh...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L turn signal/flasher VIN: 1HGCM56653
was hoping this was as simple as replacing a bulb, but no such luck. No right turn signal. Found that the turn signal switch has continuity to the wiper switch. Replaced wiper switch hoping it would take care of the problem. Also, no signal to flasher. I don't...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: KMHDN45DX1
First time customer, requested 90,000 mile service, including, trans flush. Drain and fill service using Dextron III. Did not check for codes. Tech did not see Service engine light. Customer returned with Light on, next day. Tech cleared codes. Did not record....
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 4S2CK58W32
car came in spark knocking. has no codes. did a engine decarb with no results. car is driven only 2 miles at a time. they are using 87 octaine gas. i looked at spark advance on the thec 2 it is 15 degrees at idle and as soon as you touch the throttle it goes t...
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1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22D8R
Car came in on tow truck, cranks no start. Found no spark. Installed a reman. distributor two times with different units. Installed a used ECU. Checked for proper voltage at distributor. Installed crankangle sensor at crankshaft location. Ran continuity check ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46L8Y
This car is driving me nuts, first came in with no spark so ran test and found coil inop in distributor. I replaced with aftermarket reman and vehicle was bac in 1 week with same symptom but this time lack cam sensor signal. Warrantied dist andvehicle made it ...
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L rear wiper VIN: JN8ARO7Y9Y
Have this pathfinder. when switch is in the off position for rear wiper and key is turned on wiper will start to run then shut off, if you start it up then it will stay running. has anyone ran into this. I think the switch is ok, because if you have it disconn...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L no heat at idle VIN: 1N4AL11D85
car came in no heat at idle replaced radiator and cap car heated good for 3 day back with same problem no heat at idle
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2006 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Frame VIN: NISSAN2006
We have an 2006 xterra that was punched in the rear and buckled the frame.The body shop wants us to do a frame swap.I would like any and all advice to do this and any speacial procedures to make this job go smoothly as possible.
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L flex plate - clutch disc VIN: JT3HN86R8V
Curious if I could get some opinion's Toyota tech's, i recently installed new AFTERMARKET clutch kit on my 4Runner and i am going to have to tear back into the clutch because i have clutch chatter on take off, as well as a leaking AFTER MARKET rear main seal t...
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1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine Seizing VIN: 4TAWM72N2X
Customer complaint was loss of power, then would not crank over until it cools, acts as if its seizing. This truck will start and run smooth, no misfires. As the temperature comes up and its run for 15 minutes it begins to loose oil pressure as the light start...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JTDDR32TOY
Hey Fellow Techs This Veh will hesatate and pop back through the intake when you step on the gas hot or cold. Checked tps, maf, cts, iat, and all sensors are with in range. Fuel pressure is with in spec. and does not drop out when you step on gas. The comunac...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JNKNG0D7RM
THE CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO GO FOR THE EXPENSE OF CHANGING THE KNOCK SENSOR AND THE LITTLE SUB HARNESS.SHOULD SHE COME IN AT ALATER DATE AND TIME I WILL REPOST,THANK YOU Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit).
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1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58X4W
I still have this in the shop and the cam trimming is been rechecked as per the the info for the 3.2L cant find info for the 3.5L. so now we are getting ready to get in to the crank to see if there is a bad sensor ring . Thanks for everyones help I will post w...
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1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L speedometer VIN: JM1EC4333P
Hey guys and girls.Sorry for not getting back to those who helped.I have not been able to get thr car back for an afternoon to work on it some more.I will route the wiring as per suggested and will see if that works.After all there's only 2 wires.Thanks very m...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46L8X
thank you for the great replies on this one! the customer was pressed for time had to get back to school. we split the cost of a new distributor and sent her out i had good signals all the way to the pcm for cmp and ckp. the tech who did the swap is no longer ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS2AH61
Thanks for the responses. In answer to some of the questions. The PCM and converter had previously been replaced by the dealer. Per suggestions we tested front O2 sensor and all semed ok. Vehicle continued to run well with no driveability problems. Custom... Trouble codes: P0421 (warm-up catalyst system bank 1 below threshhold).
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, loss of power VIN: JN1CA21D1X
mass air flow was bad and catalytic converter was stopped up.mass air flow was replaced and new catalytic converter was installed. Trouble codes: P0325.
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y02
Ok fist of all this thing is fixed. I would like to thank the four that took the time to replied to me. The original distributor was replaced after finding a p0340- camshaft position sensor problem code, and indeed the cam sensor was bad as it was stuck on 5 v... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1CB51D53
Thanks for the help but customer has decided to wait on repairs. We did put the VSS on but no help. There is one more sensor in the trans that it could be but I have had 2 replys that said Nissan is having trouble with the speedometer that gives this kind of p...
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2007 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1N6AA06B87
THE CUSTOMER IS TAKING TRUCK BACK TO DEALER AND I HAVE NOT HEARD WHAT THEY FOUND TO BE THE PROBLEM YET, BUT I WILL UPDATE THIS POST WHEN I FIND OUT WHAT IT WAS.
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1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Oil pump VIN: JT5ST87K2P
There were 2 oil pump bolts missing behind the timing belt roller. We're not sure why they weren't there, as neither of us recall removing them, and we had no hardware left over. The leak was either through the bolt holes, or from the oil pump o-ring/gasket ...
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2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWN72N3Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. MOST RESPONSES RECOMMENDED REPLACING MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR. WE REPLACE THE MAF AND CUSTOMER RETURNED THIS EVENING TO PAY HIS BILL. THANKS AGAIN! Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean).
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2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JTEGH20V81
The fix ended up being #2 Ignition coil. I've never seen a coil on plug cause one to die, but this one did. The customer recalled the previous shop who couldn't fix the car say there was a memory code of misfire on #2 cylinder. We checked #2 coil and it was...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, VIN: JT2BK18U72
We are going to call this a fix. I noticed on startup when cold engine had a miss very briefly(usually less than 30 seconds). Would not do this if vehicle was in shop overnight also no failure . Apparently the misfire monitor does not function on cold start up... Trouble codes: P3101 (AEngine failed to start), P3191.
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