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1997 Acura CL 3.0L No Start VIN: 19UYA2255V
1997 Acura brought in for intermittant no start. another shop replaced timing belt. shortly there after car started this no start game. owner seemed to think after driving in the rain would cause problem, sprayed water on electronics,hit dist and car stumbled ...
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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
thanks for checking this one out. customer came in with complaint of air bag light on. they has been to honda dealer earlier in the week and had it diagnosed prior to bringing in to us. they diagnosed failure of air bag control module. we did not perform any t...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 3HGCM56343
I have a no left turn signal or hazard at all. Right turn signal and hazard on right side works properly. The customer (another shop) bought and installed a new flasher, which didn't fix it. I tested the combination switch for continuity and the switch is good...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L wipers VIN: 2HKYF18693
customer came in wipers work in low and high speeds ok they do not park when turned off from switch.and when in intermittent mode wipers run like they are in low speed any help would be appreciated.mitchel on demand doesnt have a flow chart for wipers inop tha...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L shifting VIN: 2HGFA168X6
vehicle exhibits delayed shifts and engagemants especially going into reverse. overdrive simply is not there. we have replaced solenoid pack b and c due to front end collision. we inspected all the wiring and grounds which are all ok. upon checking codes there...
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1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Engine
The best way to understand my question is to first read my tech. disc. forum post on Feb 29th and the replies. I have researched this topic in the achives and found dozens of postings and scores of replies. Many asked for the cause/solution but none were ever ...
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2000 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Charging VIN: 4KLC4B1R7Y
HELP Thanx for looking at this one When this truck came in it was over charging the system around 16 volts and the dash battery ,brake abs lites were on This is an ISUZU cab over engine truck kinda like a W4500 GM Model but its an ISUZU,Isuzu is very limited o...
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Surge VIN: JM1BK143X4
Car came in for a low idle shudder. The throttle plate was cleaned and at the same time an oil change, spark plugs (for maintenance)and a trans flush (again for maintenance,using a T-Tech machine). On the road test after the work was done a surge at between 45...
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1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AM64J3R
car came in for died on freeway, checked codes had code 22, checked crank sensor with lab scope has 5v ref. with sensor unplugged, checked ground only 2mv ok, checked ign. positive at sensor has 12v. so lab scoped sensor no signal. replaced sensor with factory... Trouble codes: 22 (crank sensor malfunction)
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
when a/c fuse is installed vehicle stalls,checked compressor and found clutch to be staying engaged and replaced compressor,also replaced controller also.but vehicle runs fine when a/c fuse is out and when you install fuse vehicle stalls,and one seen this befo...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 4S3BD6756V
clear code and torque conv. will lock up ok for about a half a mile then shut off, confirmed with volt meter while driveing, speed sensors at 20 mph are ok but at 40 mph on up one wil read 41 mph and the other reads 45 mph, replaced speed sensors and harness a...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Noise VIN: 453BH6756Y
This car has a vibration that is felt and heard inside when idling and holding the brake in park or reverse. There is vibration in the engine visible but it is being transmitted throughout the vehicle. It seems to lessen at around 1000 rpm. The car idles at ar...
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1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1P3BR4409K
This vehicle came in with an intermittent no start and stall issue. The vehicle now will not start at all. There is no spark , no fuel pump operation, and the fuel injector will pulse once on the initial crank and then the injector pulse will die during the re...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L moaning noise VIN: 4T4RN67D3H
We have one thats playing hide and seek with us. there is a hooting/moaning noise on occ. at idle. I have heard it once. although the customer says it happens often. it sounds just like a ford 4.6 idle air control moan. and I'm pretty sure that is what it is, ...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L oil leak VIN: JTEGF21A31
This vehicle leaks oil (engine) that accumulates on the bottom of the bottom bolt securing the timing belt tensioner. We've replaced the timing belt and cam seals thinking it must be the rear cam seal. Driving the vehicle on the hoist for hours it won't leak...
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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JH4KA9645W
Customer has not returned for repair after learning that the most likely cause of the speedometer fluctuation is the gauge itself, and would cost close to $800 if that is the case. I got several helpful replies, and found out the speedometer does tend to fail ...
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6147W
Numerous ideas regarding valve issue. Performed a running compression test and all 4 cyl.s at exactly 60 psi. Pretty much eliminates that. Tested EGR output voltage at idle = 1.98 volts ( spec. is 1.2v ) Indicates stuck open carboned up valve. (Unavailable fro... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1997 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L backup mode VIN: JACDJ58V9V
After some prompting, customer reports voltmeter on IP indicates 16 volts intermittently and concurrent with transmission control going into backup mode. Replaced internally regulated alternator after checking battery and cables and the transmission problem ha...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V9Y
Thanks to all that spend time reading and writing about thtis lexus. We replaced maf sensor. test drive it with scaner conected and we recorded some playback and this is what we found: at WOT load reading Improved to 94.2%. just lake some of you guys mentioned... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L timing belt tensioner VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THE REPLIES.AS SOME OF YOU SUGGESTED WE REMOVED ALL OF THE TIMING GEARS FOR INSPECTION AND DID NOT FIND ANY PROBLEM WTH THE GEARS.WHAT WE DID FIND WAS AND OLD PIECE OF RUBBER BOOT FROM THE TENSIONER SPRING BEHIND ONE OF THE...
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2008 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L remote start VIN: 4F2CZ96158
thank you to all that replied we tried again to get this part from the local dealer no luck contacted mazda in denver colorado and part is on order customer is going to go to them as they promased a 3 yr 36k warrnaty on the parts and labor if they installed th...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
The vehicle left our shop before we were able to try all the advise given. We have maintained all copies we have received and will attempt to get the vehicle in again Trouble codes: P0401.
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