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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3657K
Car was towed in with a "no start" condition. After testing and repalcing the igniter,I get continually with only one pulse from a noid light. Check engine light comes on and goes off in two seconds giving me the impression the main relay is okay. Can this rel...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5561S
Sets Mil code 21 after engine is warm,and activate VTEC (W.O.T. high rpm)No drivability problems. Swapped VTEC solenoid valve with a known good unit from another car, and the same code reset. Put the solenoid off of the problem car on the donor car and drove i... Trouble codes: 21 (vtec solenoid valve circuit)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L p1457 VIN: 1HGEM221L1
this vehicle has been a headache for the shop. the vehicle has a mil light on p1457. other techs replaced two way valve, canister, canister vent soleniod, gas cap and o-ring at top of fuel tank. vehicle has returned several times. now its my turn to try. genis... Trouble codes: P1457
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35V5Y
This car came in with p0011 camshaft timing advaned, p0134, O2 slow to switch. The camshafts are in the correct time, any other ideas. Trouble codes: P0011, P1134
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Timing Belt Area VIN: KNDJD73375
We replaced timing belt as a maintenance, came back 2 weeks later with a flutter noise in timing belt area. We then replaced timing belt again due to belt looked like it was thicker in some parts of belt causing it to hop on pulleys. We also installed a new te...
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1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L vent temp VIN: JT8BF12G5T
i checked fixes that say expansion valve but this ac will work perfect all day sitting in shop. i drove it for 15 min. and still worked perfect. the customer says it will stop blowing cold after 30 min on the road and the compressor is still running with no fr...
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2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JYHBA30GX4
car came in orig. for p0136, o2 b1 s2 curcuit malf. monitored sensor and found volts sstaying at 0.015v. o2 b2s2 reading 0.700. figured had bad o2 so replaced, cleared code and sent on its way. car came back 2 days later with same code,now has code for #3 & 5 ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0303, P0305
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L tranny VIN: 4A3AE85HX1
Car has returned again! check engine light was on, scanned for codes and retrieved P0740 torque converter clutch solenoid circuit open P0760 shift solenoid C malfunction P0765 shift solenoid D malfunction Transmition codes as follows 44 4TH not synchronized 52...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L lack of power VIN: JN1CA31A4Y
this maxima runs okay until you try to hit passing gear at cruise. It will kick down but the rpms fly up to 4000 rpm and the car does not feel as if it is accelerating...Take foot of gas pedal and it will have a very hard upshift. The scanner does not show any... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L extra P/S valve VIN: JT3VN39W7M
We can't find any external leaks in the power steering system on a '91 4Runner. It will be low in less than a week after filling. This Toyota has another P/S valve mounted on the right frame horn that has both P/S lines going to it, along with a 2-wire connect...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E8W
customer had timming chain replaced 3 weeks ago, came back, with mil-on, code P0304, change spark-plug and wire, check injector, #4 out of spec, replaced injector, after that, the car run at 1100rpm on idle, dealer says to replace ecm, replace it didin't solve... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cyl.4)
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Harsh Shifts VIN: JT2BG22K2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Camry in that the customer came in for severe jerking etc. The car has very hard shifts. 1 to 2 will bark the tires when it shifts. If you keep your foot in moderately, it acts like it wants ...
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L dash ilumation lights VIN: 2T1KR32E43
dash lights on/off on/off, than about half on starts flashing half on/ off continous, barley see tach and speeo, but they work.
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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMRA1845S
thanks for all the replies,as it turns out the were there blocked egr ports on the intake, cleaned all the intake ports,road test, (long trip,vacation), ALL WAS GOOD. no more missfire. thanks again. regards,,,Luke.
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1992 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L No Start VIN: 2HMBF31F3N
thanks for your comments guys, after performing pin tests @ the computer found wiring was good, ordered a computer, just received it today , car runs fine.
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Starting VIN: JA3AJ86E22
Ok, I think I have fixed this vehicle. After speaking with the customer several times they told me a story about when they were camping one time and the headlights came on in the middle of the night. They unplugged a "green thing" under the hood that was cli...
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