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1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
Hello again, just wondering if someone has seen this before. The customer is complaining about flutuating idle speed. I was able to duplicate this condition on a couple of occasions but the problem is very intermittant. What happens is the A/C compressor is cy...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L compresor wont engage VIN: 2HEGS16501
Hello all and thanks in advance for reading this we have this honda that is stumping us the compresor wont ingage we no we have a bad thermal protector but there is 2 problems the pcm isn't grounding the relay we either have a bad pcm or multiplec controll uni...
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1979 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L backfire
Car came to us after another shop installed a new motor. They couldn't get it to run and we put a pair of points in it and away it went. The problem is that when we got it running it was loud, muffler was junk. I searched high and low for an OE style muffler a...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4F2CZ94133
This one is for the Ford transmission specialists. 2003 Mazda Tribute with a CD4E transmission. Towed in Nov 12/07 not moving with badly burnt transmission fluid. Checked and found no codes. Took to Transmission repair centre for overhaul. When disassebled fou...
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2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L torque conv. clutch VIN: 1N6AA07AX4
ran diagnostics, had codes P1754, 1764, 0744, and U1000. Reset and retested, the only code that came back was the U1000 CAN comm problem code. I checked all fuses and electrical connectors. I ohmed the wiring from the transmission out, and all checked good. Mi...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65552
need some help with a forester that has a p0422 small leak evap code, first time we saw the car the gas cap was loose tightened and cleared code came back about 3 weeks later, we installed hose clamps on all the evap hoses, car has been gone since april now th... Trouble codes: P0442 (small leak)
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1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Rear Shoes/Drums VIN: JT3HN86R0V
Hey Toyota Gurus, took in this 97 4Runner with leaking rear axle seals and set out to replace them as Ive done numerous times before. This time however, after doing the job and test driving, the rear brakes nearly lock up causing overheating. Ive inspected the...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4T1BF18B6X
Automatic climate control. Compressor and AC system works fine, all lights operational on buttons and dash. Fan speed switches fine from low to high using the climate control temp wheel, however I have no blower action at all. Voltage is good to the blower mot...
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E8Y
Customer driving vehicle and starts to loss power, and finally stall and did not restart, vehicle tow in shop check and found codes p1305, p1310, p1315, all pertaining to cylinder 2, 3, 4 coil problem, clear codes and crank, codes did not return, pull wiring ... Trouble codes: P1305 (cylinder 2 ignitor no 2 circuit), P1310 (cylinder 3 ignitior no 3 circuit), P1315 (cylinder 4 ignitor no 4 circuit)
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JTDDR32T02
Only does it in the morning, vehicle starts normally then customer backs out of driveway & puts it in drive & it will stall or flutter & try to stall. Restart & runs fine for the rest of the day. I have only had it to flutter on me. The window for it acting up...
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2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TBBT44162
4WD goes in but does not come out of gear. The lights on the dash flash at the switches and the instrument cluster. Vehicle does not come out of gear. Sometimes the 4WD hi and low flash. If I keep hitting the 4WD button to get out of gear, eventually it will c...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGE22B0P
Hi Everyone: I am sorry but i missed the 3 replies that I was sppose to have gotten. 1% C.O. Before cat I thought it wa too high. We checked O2 sensor but it was switching fine. So we decided to installed a OBD II Cat and It improved just enough to pass the te...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41DXV
Thanks to all that replied. What I found was the vent solenoid was bad. I tested it before and it was fine, now it will not even click. Replaced it and all is fine. Trouble codes: P1447.
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation, WILL NOT ACCELERATE VIN: JN8AZO8TX3
Most of the people that responded said the throttle chamber could be the culprit in this very intermittant problem. I talked to the customer and gave her the price, both for a new and a factory rebuild unit, and she said she would wait until the problem got w...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Blower VIN: 1C3EL46X45
Thanks to everyone how replied. The Blower resistor was the problem.
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2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L parking lights VIN: JF1SG65625
Thank you to all who replied! Unbelievable! There IS a switch on top the column that toggles the parking light system. It was inadvertently moved by the detailers! The customer did not have a clue as to its existence. But is is shown on page 19 and page 3-27 o...
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