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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W31
vehicle will run fine for about 10 miles then it just loses fuel pressure. will start the next day and run fine put 20 in gas to make sure of plenty of gas checked all wiring
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Misfire VIN: 2HGFA55527
Hi guys, this is my own car and i love it so far. The other night I noticed a "misfire" feel just above idle 2500- 3000 rpm sitting still.No check engine light . Is this normal vtec operation? Any input will be greatly appretiated.Thanks in advance...John
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1992 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L No Start VIN: 2HMBF31F3N
Hi gang I have this nice hyundai sonata, came in on the hook, suposed to be a no start, ran for me then quit, I got a spark tester noid light and fuel pressure gauge, vehicle runs for about 5 minutes then quits still a no start the crank signal is good has spa...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F9X
Hi Guys, On this car the customer states that if the fuel level is below half tank the MIL is on but if he fills it up the light goes out so I pulled the codes and found P0713 and P1624. The P0713 I'm not worried about it's the P1624 is the problem due to Mitc... Trouble codes: P1624, P0713 (Trans Fluid Temp Sensor A Circuit High Input)
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Clutch VIN: KMHDN56D85
Customer brought in vehicle complaining that the clutch was slipping. We had found that the clutch was slipping and there was no free play in pedal. We replaced the clutch assembly w/o hydraulics. The clutch is not slipping and we have free play in the pedal t...
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L valves and pistons VIN: KNDUP13172
thanks in advance.this kia's in for a timing belt failure.valves are bent.does anyone have information on these possibly damaging pistons.accesable front bank has no pistion damage.and yes this customer has known for at least a year the the possible damage of ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Hi guys hope to get some input on this RX300. Came in with a bad compressor noise so replaced compressor and the condenser which contains the filter drier. After charging the pressures are low both high and low sides. The clutch short cycles and when clutch is...
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L 1-2 3-4 shift VIN: 1J264RU5TX
trans overhauled 9 months earlier, client returned for 2 week 500 mile inspection. all well. came back in saying it was "chugging" we confirmed the condition. disassembled the trans and found the od drum burnt. when asked she admitted 2 weeks prior to the fail...
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1998 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: JM1TA2224W
I have a mazda millenia s that came in on a wrecker because it would not run. I started the vehicle up and pulled it into the shop and it started surging and the died. If you rev the engine up to 1500 rpm with the A/C off it will run good untill you let it idl... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed input circuit problem), P1540 (ABV charge pressure out of range), P0404 (Egr control circuit range/performance)
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L a/c light flashes VIN: JA4LZ41G73
vehicle came in with ac not working checked amount in system wasnt that low but recharged after found a/c light flashing on button inside and ac not working i turned off and then back on worked for a undetermend amount of time and then cyuctomer came back for ...
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1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
when vehicle is at idle or driving for a few minutes compressor appears to stall the and coolant fans start to cycle continually,and vehicle will shut off, and compressor pop off valve will go off leting out freon as if the vehilce had to much freon and when a...
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1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L cylinder head VIN: JT3FJ62G1K
originally brought in for smog failure and poor running that occured suddenly two days prior. performed comp/leakdown tests and found cyl 4 & 5 60psi all others 160. leakdown revealed loss at intake/exhaust valves on both cylinders. removed head and valves cut...
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2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Downshift? VIN: STDBT44A96
I have to test drive to get vehicle good and warm. Then when coming to a stop the transmission down shifts fine and you come to a complete stop. Just as you are at the the stop the vehicle violently shifts and the tires squeal. There are no codes. Scan data sh...
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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA42651
Thanks for the help, The PGMFI relay is mounted on this model on the left side of the brake support quite accessible, however it is tucked behind a harness upside down making it hard to identify. We also replaced the ignition switch. We noticed the ...
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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Well I now have found the problem on this one.I had already done the egr plugged off test drive before the first post which helped to take the egr out of the picture but proved the computer would turn on the mil also . I tried another dist and had the same pat...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1HGCG1657W
WHAT I DID WAS DIAGNOSE THESE TWO PROBLEMS AS SEPERATE ISSUES AND FOR THE AC REPAIR WE INASTALLED A REMANUFACTURED COMPRESSOR AND AS FOR THE SPEEDOMETRE WE CALLED THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD US IT IS ON BACK ORDER SO WE ARE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN GET ONE FROM A S...
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Shifts poor VIN: KNAGD12471
Thanks to all who responded. Special thnks to Ty from CT and David from Ontario. Somewhere\Sometime -Someone removed the RF wheel speed sensor from this vehicle. We found evidence that there had been one. The RF WSS does provide vss input to the pcm. No more c... Trouble codes: P0500 (No vss signal).
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2002 Kia Rio 1.5L compressor VIN: KNADC12392
After much research into this system, we replaace the thermocon (thermister) did not fix problem, awaiting a/c switch as we suspect a bad diode causing a false ground through system. Still in progress,
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1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Pump
OK the Lexus experts were right, the screen in the bottom of the reservoir was gummed up with crud causing the pump to cavitate and foaming up fluid, cleaned it out and all is well. Thanks Lexus guys!
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1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1EC4325P
Hi all Wanted to wait a few days before closing. Any way carquest has lifetime warranty, went through 7, went to napa got one. it started and is still working. But if this one dies I will go to dealer and spend the money for a factory one. Thanks for all y...
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2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L timing chain VIN: JM1BK14386
thanks for those who replyed. First thing this today double checked my timing and useing my timing peg and flat bar, it was died on. performed leak test, # 1 and 2 have valve issuse's on the intake side. goes to show you to perform leak check before you go thr...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L park to drive delay VIN: 4A3AC46G10
Well I am closing this request. I removed trans and disassembled, found broken planet gear and wave spring. Metal was everywhere lots of replacement parts needed over cost has exceded new unit so I think warr. will get new unit. thanks for all your help and i...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L diff lock light flashing
Thanks to every one who took the time to reply. All suggestions were previously tried however changing the control unit was never done as to this day the customer has not returned.
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1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L door locks VIN: 4N2D11W9SD
we were on track with the l/s door actuator and all the replies confirmed our findings , install new one and truck is fixed . i always try and thank each member as i get their very helpful emails , but thanks again to all , I wish we had this when i started 4...
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TD03V9W
Thanks for the help. The comments regarding the 5 volt reference were correct. According to the electrical drawings from Mitchell the 5 volt reference first went into the T.P.S. and looped out to the coolant temp. sensor, the ambient intake air temp and also t...
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1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L tail lamps VIN: JT3FJ62GXK
thanks for all replies. the right front marker lamp was shorting
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L air condioning VIN: 2GWF55E9Y
hey guys thanks for the input i replaced the amplifier with no luck so i changed the compressor and switched out speed sensor again and it runs perfect
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