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2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L No gear other than high VIN: JHLRD78955
Posting for another shop without the internet. Mechanic has a code of PO973 - Shift Sol Valve A low input. Every time he clears the code it comes right back. Vehicle has no gear other than high -- possibly "limp mode"? This is a full time 4X4 if it makes any ...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12311
We got this little gem dropped into our lap last week. The above repairs were done before we go it. The problem is only at idle, the car drives nicely at cruise speed. My scanner talks to it but the sample rate is very slow. It will read about once every 5 to ... Trouble codes: P0300, P1166
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1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L shifting VIN: 1YVGE22D9R
After the tranny was installed they could not make the car run. I found the ECM toasted. Replaced with a reman unit. Found codes for the coolent temp sensor, the EGR and the right O2 sensor. Test drove when the tranny shifts out of first it freewheel. I have...
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1989 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1GB22S6J
This car will not idle. It revs up and drives well but dies at idle. I have smoked check multiple times for a vacuum leak, and none found. The car did have a code 12-MAF. I tested the maf and was getting signal to ecu, but still had code. I replaced the maf an... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow sensor)
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 4S38G6855W
This vehicle has neumerous problems. Basically it is a crank no start. Since I didn't have a crank signal I started there. The vehicle started, sputtered and stalled several times right afer the crank sensor was installed. I have 5 volt reference to TPS and IA... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS Circuit), P0403 (EGR Circuit), P0480 (Cooling Fan Circuit), P1772 (Trans Code)
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L tail lamps VIN: 4T1SK12E1S
Hey Toyota techs and all you great mechanics!!! Before I start tracing every wire in the tail lamp , parking lamp circuit I will humbly once again ask from the best. This car has no front park lamps and no tail lamps. I have already ruled out all related fuses...
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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L horn&cruise&red light VIN: JH4KA7671N
First of all we want to thank every one who replied and to say we all thought the clock spring was the problem. After the first used clock spring did the same thing i was starting to have my doubts. After reading all your replies i called a friend that wor...
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2000 Daewoo Leganza CDX 2.2L Radiator/overflow VIN: KLAVA6927Y
Adding dye found this leak for me. Turned out to be leaking at the heater hoses,trickling coolant directly into a sound deadener mat on the firewall,that soaked it up like a sponge. From there,what did roll off, dripped on the hot exaust pipe and evaporated. ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG6659X
Thanks for everyones help .I took the suggestions I recieved and checked for spark from the coil with the cap off. I had spark the new cap and or rotor was defective. I installed a new cap and rotor and put the original distributor back in and the car has been...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5643X
Thanks for all the help. We ended up having a Honda mechanic come and look at it. He tried a used TPS sensor on it and it did not take care of the problem, he then took back to dealer and put on there scanners tried a new OEM TPS and that fix it.
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L pass key VIN: 1HGCM55634
Well guys and gals thanks for you replies all of your insight was helpfull,it turns out the ecm was bad.It appears water may have gotten into it,via clogged drains cowl or other wise.Kind of wierd in all my years never saw a Honda ECM go bad,till now just goes...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L driver door
Ok!First of all I would like to thank everybody who took time to help me out.The fix was replacing the lock cylinder.Once again thanks!
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Clutch VIN: KMHDN56D85
Well, this one is fixed. I'm sorry it took so long to close this, but we've been very busy. First of all, as many of you questioned, we DID have the release bearing in the proper position and locked into the pressure plate. What we did find is that the pressur...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Compressor VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Well I sure wasted alot of time on this one-maybe chasing a problem that wasn't even there. After replacing the expansion valve and bowing out lines it still would not work. I decided to just add more 134 to it just for the hell of it and it started working. C...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK44Y4S
First of all thanks for all your time and effort ,what had happened was the timeing belt idler bolt had come loose and would make the belt longer and shorter at different times changeng the timeing ,replace pulley and bolt all is good . thanks again Colin
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1987 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JN6ND1151H
CUSTOMER PULLED OUT AND TOOK VECH...SORRY BUT I THINK IT HAD A VAVLE FLOATING BECAUSE AT 2300 TO 4000 RPM ..FUEL SHOT OUT THROUGH THROTLEBODY LIKE EXHAUST COMING THROUGH INTAKE VALVE
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L hyd lash adjusters VIN: 1N6SD16Y0S
Thanks for all of the help. I ran engine with valve cover off, and a clear plastic vegetable tray, over the top, to catch splash oil, is getting plenty of oil, let me tell you, PLENTY, HA!. I removed rocker shafts, rockers, inspected #3 cam cap oil drilling, i...
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1996 Nissan 200SX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB42D4T
This vehicle was sent to nissan dealer and they gave up on it tried to give customer a line of defective pcm they tried another with same results iI'm not embarred because nissan own techs couldnt figure this one out thanks for all the replies and help ...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4BL11DO5
Thanks for all the replies. Well I did have to remove the lower oil pan to get the timing cover of. There are two bolts that come up through the upper oil pan into the timing cover, you have to remove the lower pan to get to them. I did find that the tentioner...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L A/C Compressor Clutch VIN: 4S3BH665XY
its fixed! norman from indina pegged it. the coolant was just low enough to cause it to run just hot enough so the pcm blocked the comp clutch from engaging. the funny thing is the temp gauge read normal. it was the water pump by the way. thank you so much.
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4S3BH685Y7
thanks for all the input, after the initial request, the customer informed me this all started happening after tranny had been replaced 6 mos ago. thought it might be a ground issue so i reverified computer grounds and as i was checking the harness, it began i...
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1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Motor Operation VIN: JT5ST87K5P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. The problem ended up being a bad relay for the pump motor. The relay was around 300 bucks. I removed the cover off it and found one of the hair thin wires to one of the relay coils broken off of its soldered ground. ...
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1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4T1BF18B6X
The avalon is fixed. The controller was the culprit. I found that if the slow speed resistor and the controller are both blown then you should replace the blower motor as well. Too much voltage or amps in the old blower will burn these out. Mine was the co...
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