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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ1125S
Ok techs I need help bad. This one came in a couple months ago for head gasket and re-ring it ran fine when it left. A couple days later customer came in with a stall at stop signs. We were not able to get it to stall for us. this happened 4 or 5 times. Then t...
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2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L rear brakes VIN: JHLRD78874
Intermittently when applying the brakes very load creeking noise from the right rear. The brake pads and rotors have been changed several times to correct problem to no avail. Problem has persisted for more then a year. Thanks for your help !!!
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1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Ignition Spark VIN: JA3BP47H9P
Hallo everyone. This is a no spark condition. I condemned the ECU due to the Caps leaking. It had no COMM and no spark or injection pulse. Customer Story. Used it to get milk from store, came out of store, cranks, no run. Used ECU now gives injection pulse...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK54F4V
Has good spark at plugs with no injection pulse.
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK34Y3W
hey all thanks in advance.this car keeps setting po455.flow chart in mitchel directs you to code for vent solenoid and purge solenoid.vent solenoid would activate but not a normal sounding solenoid.replaced it.smoke test system.after pinching off hose to purge... Trouble codes: P0455
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1986 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L No Start VIN: JN8HM05YOG
Got myself up the creek with this one... Guy brought it in with half the engine still disassembled, he replaced the head and couldn't get it started. I shoulda kicked him and his Nissan loose, but he paid cash in advance(I figured that would get him gone...), ...
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1999 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N4AB41D2X
Car towed in, customer burnt up starter cranking. Replaced starter. Car cranks, has strong spark but no injector pusle. Scoped injector signal at ecm and injector, intermit. will try to pull injectors to ground. Swapped dist. with known good, same thing. Check...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D01
This car came in with a complaint of loss of power only at freeway speeds after driving 30 minutes to 1 hour. I have checked all the basics and have found nothing. I drove it on our dyno at 60MPH for over 30 minutes under load with the scanner hooked up and fu...
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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L wobble VIN: JF1GF4853V
Hello Subaru techs. I need a little help on this one. This car will wander on the road at speeds above 45mph. It feels as if something is shifting in suspension, possibly in the rear. All of my inspection has not turned up any thing excessive as far as loosene...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1GD70634
Thank you for your time I appreciate any help with this. This car runs perfect when you start it up at first but after a short time running, 30 seconds to a minute, it will not accelerate at all from idle. When you apply full throttle the engine almost quits, ...
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L no spark VIN: JS31TE21V9
Schematics for this truck are not very descriptive. My first question is what is the third wire (black with orange)on the coil for. Shopkey schematics doesn't show it. I ohmed it to power and ground -- it measures 780 between both. I don't know if this is an i...
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1997 Toyota T100 DLX 3.4L converter VIN: JT4UN22DDV
I own a Saab shop, so Toyota transmission internals are not my thing! This is my personal truck, and when I bought it last year, the torque converter was noisy, made a whining sound. So I took the truck to a local tranny shop that I trust, they had the coverte...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L no comunication VIN: 1HGEJ8143T
Thanks to those that replied. The fix to the problem was so simple that is kind of embarrasing. The technitian working on the vehicle actualy misplace the correct location of the wires at the dlc when he switch them around and somehow after replacing all the m...
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHVF21NST
Every body were right, the mass air flow was the problem, I have checked for a vacuum leak. after we replaced the mass air flow,everything was ok, thank to everybody
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L steering VIN: KM8SC83D81
WELL GUYS SHE IS FIXED!! several replies were sent and lots of good ideas but ends up Robert [...] hit it right on the head, after the customer installed the new pump we just assumed by the sound that it was pump whine, robert mentioned he had seen the idler...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Compressor clutch VIN: KNDJC73383
At the end of the work day when I posted this help request, I left the battery unconnected just in case this thing did have refrigerant level monitoring. One thing that I did not mention in an attempt to shorten the original narative, is that we did add a lit...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Parking brake light and chime
This little gem isn't fixed as of yet. Customer seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. I have gotten clues as to where to continue the search and when/if she returns... I will check them out. Amoung those being speed sensors, sticking brake fluid leve...
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1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1B6226XP
This vehicle's problem turned out ot be a defective mas air flow sensor. Even though it seemed to pass all the tests we replaced it with a sample unit from our supplier. A reman unit. The car actually would NOT run at all with this one. So.. a known good one f... Trouble codes: 34 (IAC solenoid valve).
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant S 2.4L MIL Lamp on, NO OBDII CODES VIN: 4A3AJ46G3S
Thank you guys, we fixed the problem checking it with pin 1
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L unknown VIN: 2T1BR32E93
Well... I thank all who have replied. The poor little blue corolla went off to the transmission shop for a second opinion. The transmission shop confirmed my suspicions and the transmission is going to be rebuilt. When the gears in the diff go, the metal flake...
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