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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1HGCG1657W
one of my customers had an altenator put in his car over the weekend when he was out of state.after the repair was done he noticed his speedomter and his ac were not working.he opted to return to me and take alook at it.a road test was done with a scan tool on...
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1992 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Stuck in limp mode has code 62 3-4 shift solonoid VIN: JM1EC4326N
Car came in with code 61 2-3 shift solonoid code.Transmission fluid fried.Removed transaxel and overhaul.It was a mess.Got it back together and it has a code 62 3-4 shift solonoid circuit.Checked all wires to solonoids,even replaced solonoids.Cleared codes and...
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1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8L Balance belt VIN: 4A3CF44B8P
Replaced timing belt, attempted to replace balance shaft belt. Balance belt won't just 'slip off', too little space between the crankshaft sprocket and engine base. Does the crankshaft gear assembly come apart; if so, what is the torque spec on the 19mm bolt? ...
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4N2D11W9SD
We have a Nissan Quest that the customer claims when unlocking the door from the drivers side with the key the car locks before the key is even removed from the cylinder. Each time the car has been here the system works properly. We are guessing the car may ha...
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1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L timing chain? VIN: 1N4AB41D4W
Hello All I suspect jumped valve timing and or damaged guides or tensioner. I have been unable to find a way to verify valve timing other than an engine teardown. The igntion timing was found to be 10 to 11 degrees slow. Setting this improved power but did not...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start, ENGINE KICKS BACK VIN: JNICA31DXY
hey all you nissan techs out there. this one has me thinking. the engine will not start at times and kicks back, like it is out of timing. and will not start, when this occurs. no codes present. i do have left and right bank pulse signals, and there is crankin...
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2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Compressor clutch disengaging randomly VIN: 4S3BH80662
I will try to keep it simple and to the point. The A/C clutch works normal, on and off with with the pressure rising and falling. System cools Great when engaged. Clutch disengages then will not re-engage until the car is cut off and re-started. ( ECM is re-...
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1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL4384N
Vehicle has beehn sitting for a few months. Customer said they had to spray starting fluid in the intake in the mornings to get it started. So first thing to do was to check for codes. Found ect code 22. Checked ect and found it to be ok . Cleared the code and...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
This ones got me stumped. Owner brought car in with complaint of oil loss. Vehicle drove into shop fine - No noticable miss or other run condition. Oil loss was traced to timing cover. This is a VVT engine. We pulled cover, set engine on TDC #1 and aligned tim...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
Car came to me with the check engine light and it had a misfire in cyl # 3. Found #3 injector was not firing. I replace the injector but now the engine runs rough at idle and at times the miss comes back. The code also returns. Hc, co, and o2 are neer zero at ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cyl. 3 misfire)
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2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C52
I don't need help finding the problem because I have already determined the root cause. What I need help with is finding the part to fix it. What I am looking for is the three pin connector with terminals the connects to the master cylinder pressure sensor on ...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCB7653N
Thankyou all who took their time to reply: Chris [...] who agreed with Chris was right. Just because we opened the EGR valve and engine died does not mean that EGR passage is not plugged. But when we opened the valve slowly engine kept runni...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor noisy VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
thanx for the replies, im not completely sure what was the problem as we replaced the condenser and the compressor (for the second time) any way the noise wen t away and the customer is happy. thanx again for the help!!!
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8VF11E7N
hey guys finally got the lexus up and running.. after back tracking everything that i did, i went to the cam and crank sensor to double check the circuit. both cam senors wires are good and found the crank ground wire had no continuity. oh, by the way, the cr...
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L ac vents VIN: JT8GK13T0R
AFTER FURTHER TESTING OF THE AC SYSTEM WE DID GO ATER THE EXPANSION VALVE AND THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM OF THE LOW SIDE PRESSURE DROPPING TO 20 PSI.ALL IS WELL
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs module VIN: JT8BF28G8W
All is well again in Lexus-ville! I don't have a deffinitive answer but yesterday my tech did check voltages at the control module and found low readings in the 6 volt range. He removed the connector harness, cleaned & tightened the affected pins, and traced ...
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L hard shift effort VIN: JM1BJ2224X
Good info sent by all. Overwhelming agreement that the first thing to do was change oil in trans. I drained gear oil and installed synthetic ATF. The owner then drove car over the weekend. Shee feels that the shift effort is improved, but the shifter still ha...
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1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3XD54B6M
I would like to thank all the sent in information. I was sure the pickup was the cause and when I got a few e mails about similar issue and similar fix I thought I was on the right track. Well we were not. After instaling a known good pick up the symptom wa... Trouble codes: 22 (crank signal fault), 23 (no cyl 1 tdc signal).
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L door locks/interior light VIN: JA3AJ26E22
Well, we didn't fix this one. Replies suggested probability of stereo connected wrong or wires cut that shouldn't have been. Also suggested removing and re-installing factory stereo. Customer no longer had original stereo, pulled the one that was installed and...
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