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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HGED6344L
i have a customer that bought a 1990 honda civic hatchback 1.5 4-speed, vin #[...] with a bad motor and the transmission is noisy. he also has a 1989 honda civic wagon, 1.5 5-speed that has been maintained very well. my question is, if we put the m...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CM58WXX
Vehicle was in a minor fender bender, engine died, and would not restart. I have checked the impact area and found no damage to wiring. Fuel pump runs while cranking for a few seconds until ECM realizes there is no RPM signal from the CKP sensor. Code P0337 Cr... Trouble codes: P0337 (Crankshaft Pos.Sensor A Circ Low Input)
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FGCG16532
Hello, this Honda has been at three other shops, no parts have been replaced but nothing has been fixed. The engine has a misfire on all cylinders, but mainly #2 and 4 when cold. As the vehicle reaches operating temp the misfire slowly goes away, until gone. I... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0300
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L master cyl VIN: 5FNYF18474
just before you come to a completed normal slow vehicle stop the brake pedal will free fall about an inch and cause the vehicle to double stop. always does this when cold or after sitting. intermittant after using brakes for serveral miles. will also do the sa...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHJW35F9Y
hy guys need help with this hyundai it has a intermittent no communication check all wiring & fuses everithing seem s ok it cames at times but not long enough to run any tests got code p0422 no shorts or opens in wiring from pcm to dlc your help will by appric...
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2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Stall VIN: JNKCA31AAO
I need to purchase a swirl control valve solenoid and swirl control valve vacumn check valve.The dealer does not know what these parts are or if he can get them for me. Has anyone had this problem? Can these items be purchased separate from the plenum? This ca... Trouble codes: P1130, P1165
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2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L idle sticks high VIN: KNAFB1216Y
car came in with miss fire and origanally had code p0302 replaced bad coil and cleaned fuel system returned next day with high idle cleaned throttle body high idle wasn't present on 2 10 mile test drives Trouble codes: P0101
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72341
I have a KIA here that seems like a weird one. The customer complaint was that this truck was bucking, backfiring through intake & has a lack of power. "Might just need a tune-up" he said; well... The vehicle idles fine all day, the problem occurs under normal... Trouble codes: P0650 (MIL control circuit fault)
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1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L 2nd gear VIN: JT8VK13TXN
Hey guys hope you can help!We rebuilt trans and it worked good. Came back couple months later with slip complaint. Had apart several times, 2nd clutch looks like new,one-way clutches looks and feels good,no codes,good pressures,changed valve body and solenoids...
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1990 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0L starting VIN: JA3CR46V8L
after cold soak, will crank and not start, if you turn off key and turn back to run position and wait a min or two till the check engine light goes off(takes longer to go out the colder it is), then hit the key and it starts right up. and runs fine all day. wa...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L No Start VIN: JA4MW31R42
The engine will start if we ground the fuel pump relay control wire at the PCM. The PCM will not ground the relay. We have confirmed the fuel pump control wire is good with continuity from relay control side connection to pin 21 of the PCM connector. There is ...
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1989 Nissan 240SX 2.4L emission
this nissan is kicking my butt.vehicle runs good.emissions @ idle Co-3% Hc-150 ppm. @ 2500 rpm-good.checked timing @ 15btdc , 02 sensor not switching over .400mv , replaced 02 now switching,grounds,egr system working properly,cleaned egr ports,injectors leak t...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L cv joint?? VIN: 1N4AL11D73
Hi, have a 03 Nissan Altima that makes a grinding/growling noise on turns under load in either direction. Noise is intermittent but seems worse cold. Most noticeable turning steering wheel about half a turn and then accelerating. We have 2 Altimas doing this s...
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1996 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4354T
vehicle failed pa emission test reset controller and drove 100+ miles check engine light flashing no codes retested and controller was not ready for testing had obd11 hand scanner hooked up and it said all systems ready for testing. changed controller and same... Trouble codes: P0500, P1101
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1993 Toyota Tercel STD 1.5L IGN Timing VIN: JT2EL46S5P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this. I have this Toyota Tercel 1.5 in that is pinging like crazy. I found the EGR ports completely plugged up. I cleaned it all out and it now stumbles the idle like crazy when opened at idle and the system pulls th...
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1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L battery VIN: JT4VN13GXR
customer drives vehicle very little. when it sits for extended periods of time (say 10 days for example) the battery is dead and has to be jump started. each time we have charged and tested the battery, it has tested marginal or failed the test. the alternator...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K02
Thanks everyone for taking your time to read this. I have a problem with this 02 camary V6 with the AF sensor. The vehicle have both new AF sensor replaced. The vehicle came in from other shop which actually just replaced both new AF sensor (yes, i'm positive... Trouble codes: 1135 (B1S1 AF heater sensor), 1155 (B2S1 AF heater sensor)
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L abs VIN: JTDBF30K62
Vehicle came in with "check engine" light on. Installed scan & code #P1135 stored [oxygen sensor heater circuit]. Replaced O2 sensor & cleared codes. "Check engine" light goes out & does not come back on [good], but ABS, Trac Off, VSC, & parking brake light ca...
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L engine VIN: JTEBT17R36
My wife's truck-bought new-started hearing a slight deep knocking noise when engine was started cold before 36k miles-took back to dealer-they could not hear it.Left truck over the weekend inside shop.When I started it this morning it made some nasty knocking ...
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1988 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA413XJ
Thanks to all who replied. 7 of the 10 responses hit the nail on the head. It was a bad remanufactured distributor. We found the correct distributor(Honda) out of a salvage vehicle and presto everything was back to normal. The old saying holds true "New means ... Trouble codes: 4 (9 -), 9 (testing and results).
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES163X1
Replaced Fuel injection/ fuel pump relays behind the glove box. they are a 5 pin connector and we also replaced electrical portion of the ignition switch. this corrected the problem. the customer has been driving the car for about 3 weeks with no re occuring s...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16531
Sorry for the delay Was not able to contact customer to authorize any more testing, We will be starting the prosseses for appling for paper work so we can dispose of the vehicle THANKS for all the help Charlie D Trouble codes: P0135 (p0141-), P0141.
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1HGCM82754
Well, Supposedly this things fixed. I have called the owner and he says everything is fine, Iasked him if he's checking the P/S Fluid level and he said well, no. I asked him to stop by the shop at his convenience and I will check it...he hasen't...he said he w...
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1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D3P
The problem was caused by poor connection in two harness connectors. It took a while to find, but once found, was easy to fix. The connectors are side by side, on top towards the rear of the engine, just forward of the power transistor. One has wires for al... Trouble codes: 21 (Ignition primary fault).
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 shift is hard, trans light on VIN: 4S2CK58WW1
Thank you for the replies. We sent this vehicle to the dealer, where they are replacing and coding the powertrain control module and the module that controls the wipers/lights. As we suspected, there was a voltage spike and/or the jumper cables were hooked u...
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L rt manifold tube VIN: JT8BH28F8V
Thanks to all that responded. special thanks to John @ Ozzis Lexus service and repair for the tip on removing the rt converter. Other than having to heat all the converter bolts the tube required a 3/8 drive to break free and then the 1/4 worked very well. Tha...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L no spark, no fuel VIN: 1YVGF22L8W
thanks for all the help guys but unfortunitaly i had to send this car to the dealer. I had another 626 come in and tried to use it as a base for testing parts and computor. all parts from broke car worked on good car. no parts from good car worked on broke car...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L oil pressure VIN: JA4MT31R72
AFTER FINISHING THE ORIGINAL REPAIRS, OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON. THE RPMS AT IDLE DROPPED WAY BELOW SPEC AT THE SAME TIME. ADJUSTED IDLE POSITION TO 800 RPMS, AND LIGHT STAYED OFF.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AA46G83
I ended up taking both the timing belt and balance shaft belt off. The whole time I thought I had the balance shaft/counterbalance shaft sprocket on wrong. It was actually the oil pump sprocket on the right side that wasn't lined up right. It was on the mark b...
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2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG6915H
Well this things gone i rechecked base valve timing and it was off very slightly possibly belt stretch?? We did put a rear diif in this thing a few weeks back after they got stuck in the snow so who knows what kind of abuse this thing has seen. thanks for the ... Trouble codes: P0011.
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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 2.7L Transfer Case VIN: JS3TX92VX1
Thank you for replying... As mentioned by all that replied, I removed the linkages from the t-case and drove. Problem still occures. I completely removed shifter and manually put into 4wd, problem still occurs. Told customer it was internal failure, found us...
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L power steering pump VIN: JT4VN13D7N
I put another remaned pump on vehicle that we had a guy rebuild again because I didnt like how the seals looked. Heard from the customer 2 weeks later and it is still leaking. I have ordered a new OE pump, pulley, and vaccum switch from toyota. None of the ...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: AE110-3249
hi fello techs : i want to thank all of u for lending some assistance . It turned out that the intake manifold had in fuel ,now this engine carries a cover over the trumpets so ther was no where in telling you it had fuel in it when i took the cover off it had...
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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L No Start VIN: JTDFR3202Y
it's alive thanks for all the help I cannot say exactly what I did to fix it. the best guess is the crank sensor was the problem I had 2.5 volts peak to peak with a perfect pattern when compaired to iatn waveform library I replaced the ecm first (following all...
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