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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG565OW
I have an intermittent no start. It seems to occur cold. After outside temp. rises vehicle will start and run great. This could be a coincidence. After it starts the first time, I cant duplicate the no start until the next morning. I do not let it run very lon...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGEJ6677W
vehicle has an overheat concern; will not overheat at initial idle or going down the road; overheats during in town driving- stop/go; the best way for me to duplicate concern is to bring vehicle to operation temperature; power brake engine in gear for a couple...
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L compressor inop VIN: 2HGES16221
this one is driving me crazy! i beleive everything is there abut the ac switch will not lite up and will not turn the compressor on ive tried a new ac switch from the dealer and no luck its not getting the ground signal from the ecm to turn the compressor rela...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L temp gauge VIN: JHMCM56393
temp gauge shows engine overheating when driving for 5 miles-- ambient temp 95-100*-- radiator coolant fan cycles on and off, coolant in radiator not boiling over, no excessive pressure in radiator, radiator fan is control by temp switch mounted on radiator, s...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L rear end noise VIN: JNKCA21D2T
if i drive the car for about a half hour it makes a rubbing noise out the rear right wheel not a bearing noise almost like the caliper was turning it rubs when braking and or on right turns any one had this problem befor any help or ideas would help thank you ...
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDUP13144
vehicle came in with no running condition just check engine light on. codes p0304 and p1159. i replaced the coil front middle cylinder is this number 4? still has code did not have p1159 last time it came in. could somebody let me know which cylinder is number... Trouble codes: P0304, P1159
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12604
Had an 04 optima come in. The car would die while driving. We got the car and scaned it and found code p0335 ckp fault. At that time we removed cover inspected belt and sensor. Replaced the sensor and now car just spins over can not get it to run at all and ha... Trouble codes: P0335
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1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234N
Hello- We have a no start condition here, customer claims van began to lose power and just quit, was able to start it up once and it quit again for good. Hooked up scanner but no help there, Spark is good, fuel pressure is at 40 psi while cranking, checked ti...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4LS31H2Y
This vehicle was towed in yesterday with a no-start condition, the starter turns and the motor sounds like compression is present. checked for fuel pressure and there was about 50 psi regestering on the pressure gauge. I went to check the spark plug condition ...
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2005 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LX41FX5
I thought I knew the reason for the "Drive By Wire" throttle system, but this one defies logic. First of all, there IS a throttle cable. It goes from the pedal to the passenger side fender skirt...All the way past the front of the intake and around the engine.... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/ Switch D/E Voltage Correlation)
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Moniter not ready VIN: 1HGCD5635T
Hi fellow techs, Found the battry backup line to ECM has glitch. I hooked up my volts meter on that line and went to drive the car. when ever i hit the bump on road votage on that drops to less than 5 volts. so I flip the fuse box and found that wht/yel w...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22985
Well, it's fixed. Special thanks to all who help. Everyone pointed back to o2. Had to cheat a little. Took the old o2, tagged a 10 ohm resistor between 3-4 on sensor. Check engine lamp stayed off and got though state inpect. Called dealer parts again only to f... Trouble codes: P2A00 (02 sensor circuit range/Performance bank 1/sen. 1).
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1996 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D6T
Thanks to eveyone that took the time to reply!!! Turns out the distributor was bad. As some said the min. it came off idle I was loosing spark! Installed a new oe distirbutor is she runs like new! THANKS!! Trouble codes: P1521 (p1195-), P1195 (p1250-), P1250.
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YUHP84DX5
Folks, We've all done it, Probably more then once. First instinct says look at it, or it feels like, or sounds like a...But for whatever reason we blow it off, look beyond that thing one might call a gut feeling, even after you explain it to the rest of the PL...
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1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Generator VIN: JA4MR41H2T
Found the passengers side valve cover leaking slightly, and causing an oil film to accumulate on the generator. Tightened valve cover and replaced alt with lifetime component. All set so far, thanks for the help.
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54H11
I found the problem to be the reluctor in the distributor. Mitsubishi changed the reluctor wheel between the 2001 and 2003 cam sensor on the 3.0. Alldata did not reflect this in thier scope patterns and there should be a difference. I found out about this thro... Trouble codes: P0340, P0335.
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L master VIN: 1N6SD16S3R
Thanks to all who replied. Both John & Mark were dead on. We ending up bleeding the load sensor on back. Now we have a good hard pedal. Thanks again.
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2006 Nissan Altima 2.5L radiator VIN: 1N4AL11D06
I am happy to report that this car is out of the bay!!! Many thanks to all of you for your help. The radiator was clogged! We pulled the radiator, tried to flush water through the lower hose and didn't have any water come out of the upper hose or the fille...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L missing bolts VIN: JT3VN39WXR
special thanks to dan , peter , thomas ,patrick ,danny and brent you all nailed it with the cam caps. the heads where assembled by the machine shop and we must have forgotten to send these bolts so they found there own to use. would have been a big problem lat...
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