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2001 Acura Integra LS 1.8L alternator VIN: JH4DC43471
Owner of vehicle bought alternator from me and replaced it himself. Came back next day with car saying alternator wasn't working. Checked all the fuses and found fuse 15 burned. Replaced fuse and instantaniously burned. Checked for short and found that i t's g...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling system VIN: 2HGES26721
Greetings fellow techs, I have a wierd one here. The problem with this car is that after a long hard drive up hill the rariator will push some coolant into the recovery tank, but after the engine has cooled down the coolant that was pushed into the recovery ta...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Overdrive VIN: JT6GF10U8X
Car towed in to shop...barely ran...or moved. Fuel pump and carbon service, fixing Mass-Air plug got vehicle to "rev out" correctly. Pulled tranny pan...decent bit of debris..new filter, fluid and some Trans-Ax and bam, running and shifting OK...However, no Ov...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT8BF28G7X
this vehciel is driving us crazy any help would be great,the steering in this vehicle is very hard almost impossible to turn ay low speeds and higher speeds steering wheel almost freeze in position not allowing a paerson steering easily,not just loose of power...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L radiator VIN: 1YVFP80014
alldata at its best. please help us. we are trying to replace the radiator in this vehicle. according to alldata its just a matter of removing the fan shroud and voila...the radiator pops right out. we cannot find how this is possible!!! to us it appears as if...
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 3N1AB51D63
when we installed the engine this code came up cust drove it awhile and code lite went off and idled great till now. today i check with scanner and po507 is back cleared it and idleinggreat ,took it for a test ride and now its idleing at 1450.my scanner says t... Trouble codes: P0507
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1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3HN86R4W
this vehicle will not pass ca emissions due to high nox measurements. no misfire data present, no past or current codes,
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L reverse VIN: JTDBE32K92
Hello everyone and thanks for the help and advice on this one. This 02 Camry is my own car and it has 215,000 miles on it. The trans works perfectly except when you have to heavily load it backing it up at slow speeds, it kicks out of reverse just like a manua...
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L No Start VIN: 19UYA2255V
sorry for the delay, got alot of responses said main relay, replace relay with no improvement. went back over trouble chart and when I looked at it again it hit me it came to the crank sensor test and it read crank/TDC sensor. first time around I looked at cr...
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2001 Acura MDX 3.5L Oil Smoke VIN: 2HNYD182X1
Everyone thanks for your help. I got some excellent responses. some of the responses covered things I had already tried but unfortunately failed to list ie. injector inspection & testing, and dumping the synthetic oil & replacing it petrolium oil. The results ...
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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L No Start VIN: JHNYD186X3
I CLEANED THE THROTTLE BODY AND INTAKE . CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE VEHICLE OR PAY FOR DIAGNOSTIC TIME TO CHECK IN-TANK FILTER OR REGULATOR . CUSTOMER CALLED AND SAID IT HAS NOT ACTED UP SINCE . HE ALSO SAID THAT THE SECURITY LIGHT DOES NOT FLASH OR COME ...
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1984 Honda Accord 1.8L transmission VIN: 1HGCD5653R
Thanks for the replies. We r&r transmission and found seals on 4th gear clutch hub blown. We basically installed all new clutches and seals, replaced converter and transmission all good.
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2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEMZ1991
Hi, all that replied to this post sugested i get the car in the shop, of which i can not do. Or take a look at the ecu, that i can not do either. No one has evidently seen this particular problem, and is not common. Thanks for your time and effort. scot
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18661
CAR IS FIXED AND DOWN THE ROAD. VEHICLE CAME BACK IN FOR FRONT O2 REPLACEMENT AND I DECIDED TO CHECK CODES, THIS TIME HAD P1491 EGR LOW FLOW CODE. ON TEST DRIVE WATCHING NEW O2 CAR DIED WHEN COMING TO A STOP LIKE THE EGR STUCK OPEN, SO I GUESS THE EGR WAS STIC... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S62
Thanks to all that replied, most of you were right on the money with it being the crank sensor. I replaced the crank sensor and trigger wheel and it runs just fine. The surge at idle is gone too. learned a valuable lesson about Hyundais today. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31A11
We tried several things. First we made up a set of jumper wires and ran direct power and ground from battery to sensor tring to eliminate the transmission to engine mating problem everyone told us about. Still nothing scope pattern was very poor and no start c...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Surge, Misfire, fishbite VIN: JT3VN39WXN
sorry for the delay, the shop is a regular zoo. most of the replies point toward valve clearance. after teardown and inspection of the valve clearances, no problem could be found. all but 2 are at .009 and the other 2 are a loose .008 but no .009. .0005 under ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4TB622KXW2
FOUND THE ECM WAS NOT GROUNDING THE CONTROL OPEN CIRCUIT RELAY.REPLACED ECM ALL IS WELL.THANKS FOR THE REPLIES
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