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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L compressor VIN: 2HGEJ6611Y
Hello, this car will cool normal for up to 1 hour or somtimes 1 1/2 hours then the compressor clutch starts to cycle for about fifteen minutes then shuts off completely no voltage to the compressor. Swapped relays with no change. Only thing I noticed is when t...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L light knock VIN: JT6GF1OU5Y
knocking sound from motor...sounds like rist pin to me ...found some repairs were the exhaust manif.old had caused the knocking sound i,m hearing...but this one sounds like a pin to me ???.any thoughts or help
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L abs VIN: JM1BJ22611
I am currently working on a 2001 Mazda Protege. When slowing down, the abs system engages and makes the normal abs cycling noise. This only happens at slow speeds 5 mph and below. This happens in dry weather. Both rear abs sensors were recently replaced. The ...
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2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
Car came in with a check engine light...fuel trim b1 was at 0% at idle but off idle or while driving the fuel trim was 25%...replaced intake gasket due to tsb and it was leaking per smoke test...now my trims are 13% at idle and 25 under load...tested upstream ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1995 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AA26A8S
Hi all. This was lobbed in my lap against my wishes after a service writer who thinks hes smarter than me basically challenged me to fix what the previous tech and him couldnt(after 2 weeks of trying). I told em nothing crawls out of here till I make it run ou... Trouble codes: P0340
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1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16YVC
I am going to be doing a timing chain and guides and tensioner and oil pump on a 2.4 engine, the customer stated to me he wants to put a reman head on next month, looking at the procedure, it says the oil pan must come off to do the timing chain and guides, my...
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2002 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L atp t-case VIN: 5YN234T56T
It came in with the ATP light on the dash, T-Case is not in nuetral and there was just a 2 wire switch on the transfer case that was corroded, so I jumpered the wires together. It turned the ATP light off but turned on the 4wd light even in 2wd. I drove it a f...
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D93
I observed that ignition coil #2 was a new Nissan part and that spark plugs were new. I checked the usual-- compression, vaccum, fuel pressure, emmisions and found no problem. I swappeed coil and spark plug from #2 to #3 and told my girl to run all errands wit... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cylinder 2)
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L head bolts VIN: JF1SF65541
We are replacing head gaskets because they were leaking coolant externaly. We have done several of these but my mechanic says that every one that he's done before the outside head bolts were color coded and the inside bolts are not. This is also how they were ...
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C26
Vehicle was in a couple of weeks ago with a small evap leak code. Ran smoke machine test to find leak, with no success. Customer was involved in accident near filler cap area, fixed with all factory parts at another shop. Vehicle has returned with P0448 code f... Trouble codes: P0448 (evap missions control syst. vent circuit short)
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E6R
engine dies intermittantly at idle or when stopping at intersection and will not restart for a few minutes. The distributer was replaced 3 or 4 months ago and seemed to help for a while. Fuel pressure and spark remain good, injector on time jumps to 25 to 30 M...
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1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: JT3GM84R1V
Vehicle was purchased used with aprox. 100k miles. developed a missfire on #3 cyl. Replace plugs & wires (original). Vehicle runs perfect for aprox 7k - 10k miles then starts missing on #3 cyl. Replace plug and runs perfect for another 7k-10k miles. Each time ... Trouble codes: P0300 (missmissfirefire), P0303 (3 cyl)
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2006 Toyota Matrix 1.8L noisey VIN: TOYOTA1234
The 2006 Matrix was bought off the dealers used car lot.After many trips to them about an exhaust noise when cold they brought the car to us to listen to.In the morning the exhaust system has a definite growl/vibration/drone to it.Seems to go away after the en...
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2007 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Air Box VIN: JTMBK31V57
This Rav4 has a reoccurring strong chemical odour from the AC system. This elusive smell happens when the vehicle slows from highway speeds (apparently). The AC system will be smell fine, then you will get a blast of a strong chemical odour that will force you...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L oil in air cleaner VIN: 1YVHP82D34
Had to order a pcv from the dealer, found it to be a redesigned part. The old pcv had come apart internally. I was hesitant to remove the old pcv until I had one in hand, it's hard to see and access. The new part # is AJ95-13-890. Thanks to all who replied, es...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4A3AA36G23
This vehicle has been blowing cold since it left, with no intermittent warm spells. I don't know for sure if it is actually repaired, but I wonder if the evap core had more oil in it as suggested. I flushed it with shop air for quite a while before reassemblin...
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S5Y
Sorry to say the customer couldnt wait any longer, thanks to the good folks who offered help , but this one got away without being healed.The lack of datastream info was a problem , and the lack of a systematic troubleshooting guide that did not involve nissan... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L power window VIN: JN1DA31D73
Thanks to all for the quick responses. This car had a reset button on the window motor that was small but visible with door panel off via a hole in the sheel metal of the door frame. What I learned was, with window in closed position, press reset button and ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT3VN39W7S
after checking everyones sugestings I found the dowle pin broke at the cam gear to the cam so it was not clocked right fixed with a new dowl pin and reset timing and it started what gave it a way was the distributer was off and no compression on that side. th...
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L mil VIN: JTDDY38TXY
Changing the oil seemed to correct the problem, I also think that running the car low on oil had something to do with it Thanks To all Joe. Trouble codes: 1693 (v v t l system).
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2000 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L Imobilizer VIN: 2T1CF22P7Y
Well it is fixed & not fixed. I was not able to program the new keys to the computer.I removed the transponder ring & tie straped the original key in place. I told the customer that the next time they are near the dealer they would be able with their dedicated...
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