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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHLRD1864X
Cranks, won't start. This car was towed in with a broken timing belt. We replaced timing belt, 4 valves, head gasket, tested all valves for leakage, water pump, distributor cap and rotor, spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil, front engine oil seals. We crank...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C71
Car cranked would not start was towed in.Initially cranked and would not start for us.No injestor pulse,no spark.Car started after half hour in shop and runs fine.Pulled following codes from computer system.P0300,P0304,P0562(system voltage low)P0201(cyl#1 inje...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Stall VIN: JNKP11A5YT
Got this Infiniti from another shop. The car idles fine for a few minutes and then slowly dies, taking about 5 seconds to die. On the road it runs fine. I tried to adjust the cable and it tries to die and then recovers for about 30 seconds and then tries to di...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L cruise control VIN: JTJHF1OU91
this ones a hair puller. when we got this lexus when you drive the vehicle in cruise for 20 miles it will just kick out. you can the hit resume and it will go back to working. it will work for about 5 miles and then it will kick out and the cruise light will f...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L heater VIN: JTJHF10U21
found all vent controll actuators are working .all blend doors are operaing in the heater case ---.temp of the inlet and outlet side are equal.
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L alternator VIN: JA3AY260ZY
I was working on this Mitsubishi Mirage, we changed the alternator. This is not a typical car my shop works on, so after changing 3 alternators we looked into the car wiring, therefore coming to the conclusion that the ECM was bad. After changing the ECM the c...
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1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC235XS
hello techs this subaru,i thought was a no brainer.does not start cold 30 and lower.scaned for codes cts and o2.replaced cts car still no start.spark and fuel good.double check sensor-ok.found tech bull.for injectors-are upgraded.cts controls fans also,they ar...
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2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z75
The owner disconnected the battery and charged it up at home, once he installed the battery in to the car, it did not what to start. It cranked but did not fire. Once in the shop we noticed that the car would fire with to full throttle but did not sustain id... Trouble codes: P2610 (ecm/pcm internal engine off timer performance)
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1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L dash VIN: JT3RN64W5G
I know this is not exactly the forum for this but I cannot find info anywhere else. Need to replace the lower dash section on this 4runner due to vandalism. Have the vehicle from body shop, they say their labor guide gives 2 hours to replace, we have 6 in it a...
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2004 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L bubbling in overflow VIN: KNDUPQ3174
Well Techs,we turned out this KIA to the customer with the diclaimer that "if the problem returns, it's going to need head gaskets." The vehicle has been out for 14 days and we have not heard anything. It was important to tell the customer what could happen so...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10UXX
Well it appears that this is done, I apologize for it taking me this long to close this ticket. It had a N.E.W. air/ fuel sensor from the dealer. The acronym was correct Never Ever Worked. The factory sensor was bad. This coupled with using the "Red Brick" ... Trouble codes: P0125.
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2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Engine VIN: JTHBF30G93
Contacted dealer for sludge campaign. Dealer will cover vehicle under sludge campaign and remedy the problem as needed.
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
I have to close this without a fix. I appreciate the responses I got. The problem occurs for such a brief period and cannot be duplicated on the lift so I have very little data to work with. I thought my friend Dean [...] was on to something with a cracked...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L limp mode VIN: 4A3AK44YXS
The TCM was the culprit and that is what fixed the limp in condition, it was determined after I compared data readings using the scan tool (Snap-on Modis) in the trans section with the engine section,in other words the tps reading was active in the engine sect...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6358Y
Thanks to all you subaru guru's out there, contacted Subaru and there is a reprogram for this code. Sent customer to dealer to have reflashed. Thanks again Dean Trouble codes: P1445 (air assist solenoid malfunction).
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1993 Toyota Tercel 1.5L heater
We now have heat in this vehicle no matter what the speed. We had tryed T/stats from 2 differnet aftermarket suppliers and finished off by ordering and installing a Toyota stat. That fixed the problem. Thanks to those who took the time to help out.
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L wipers, hvac, turn signals VIN: JT3HJ85J3T
AFTER SOME TESTING, NOTICED THAT WHEN REAR DEFROST SWITCH WAS PRESSED, THE SHIFT POSITION LIGHT WOULD DIM AND BRIGHTEN. UNPLUGGED REAR DEFROST GRID AND LIGHTS GOT REALLY DIM, BUT ALL THE COMPONENTS WERE STILL BARELY WORKING. UNPLUGGED REAR WIPER, WHICH ALL DAT...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K2W
HI ALL THIS ONE IS FIXED. THE PROBLEM WAS I FOUND THE RADIO AMP POWER WIRE PATCHED INTO THE 12 VOLT WIRE FOR THE FUEL PUMP WHICH CAUSED A LOW FLOW PROBLEM BUT NOT A PRESSURE PROBLEM. IGUESS THE VOLTAGE DRAW WAS A PROBLEM. THESE MAN MADE PROBLEMS CAN DRIVE YOU ...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, pinging VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
Two responses confirmed that if the reluctor wheel on the crankshaft were installed backwards the ignition timing would be 40 degrees advanced. The interesting part is that the ECM sees the timing as being correct (16 degrees advanced). One response said to ...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
Thanks to all that replied expecially Brian from New York and Earl from Illinois, for forcing me to second guess my findings on the timing belt. turns out {at no less than 50k}the timing marks line up but there was an unusual amount of deflection on the long s... Trouble codes: P0340.
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