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2001 Acura TL 3.2L steering rack VIN: 19UUA56651
I had this car come in for a power steering leak. The customer had been putting acura fluid in at a rate of one quart every few days. I found that the rack was leaking out of the left inner tie rod end seal. I then replaced the rack with a reman unit and sent ...
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L customer VIN: 2HNYD18703
customer complains of getting shocked exiting vehicleand removing gas cap, has any body had this problem??? sounds to me like static electricity. i have yet to duplicate this condition. any help woud be helpful.thanks in advance.
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG8655S
the car won't start. It has spark, fuel pressure at the outlet of the fuel filter of 38lbs. When some gas is sprayed in the throttle body it will run. It feels as if no fuel is going in the fuel rail. Does this engine have a fuel shutoff on it?, or is somethin...
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1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L CV Axle VIN: 4S2CM57W1X
Thanks for the help. I am trying to remove the front cv axles from an amigo. I have the steering knuckle removed but cannot get the axles to come out of the front differential. I am replacing both sides. A little help on how to remove the front axles from the ...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12625
This vehicle had the valves replaced and timing belt. After a week the customer brought it back for a stalling then no start prob. I found the dtc P0335 and found the cam sensor and connector bad. I repaired the connector and replaced the cam sensor. Intermitt... Trouble codes: P0335, P0300 (multiple missfire), P0301 (1 missfire), P0304 (4 missfire), P0403 (egr fault)
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1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JA3XC647S6
another mitsubishi with very sketchy information from mitchell. this car has no power when you attempt to accelerate. it has the symptoms of a bad maf. the customer owns three of these, so i swapped the knowm good maf off his other vehicle but made no differen... Trouble codes: 12 (mass air flow sensor circuit malfunction)
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1992 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Charging VIN: JTYUG589K6
cust put two altenators in it, this it what happens, batt is new, charging systen does not maintain 1 to 1.5 volts over batt voltage, when voltage is at idle, system voltage creeps up to close to 13.00 volts turn headligts on and system volts go to 11.45 aprox...
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1989 Nissan D21 2.4L No Start
as soon as I turn the key on the injectors spray constantly, even when disconnected. from what I know all injectors should be closed all the time, can it be possible that they both stayed open or maybe the fuel pressure is high enough to open them?
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L 1/2 shift / overdrive VIN: JN1CA21D9S
Shifting out of 1st gear only after lifting foot off acc. otherwise very hard shift. Also jumps in and out of overdrive everytime you move foot. Only code P0734. Have replaced TPS and adjusted. Replaced soleniod valve cluster.
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
Thanks for your time. This car came in for a bad hesitation on acceleration, like it's running out of fuel, you floor it and it responds well but settle down to cruise and it start to bog again. Every once in a blue moon after you floor it it'll keep running f...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6356S
While driving at cruising speed, engine will shut off for anywhere from a millisecond to 10 seconds and then pick back up. If this occurs at idle the engine will stall. This can occur many times without setting the P0100 dtc, which has only set twice. Sometime... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass or Volume air flow circuit.)
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2005 Suzuki Verona S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5V556L05
This Verona has a check engine light on, has all the codes above in the computer. Mitchell is very vauge about these codes especially the throttle actuator codes. has anybody seen this problem common to the Verona. any help would be very appreciated. Trouble codes: P2422 (evap emissions vent valve stuck closed), P2118 (throttle actuator contorl motor current/range performance), P0451 (evap/emissions sys. press. sensor/switch/range performance), P0107 (map/baro pressure circuit low input), P0510 (closed throttle pas. switch)
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L right hand steering VIN: JTEHH20V43
HEY GUYS, hope we can figure this one out together. so this rav4 came in wiht the customer complaining that when he makes a right hand turn the steering will not come back to center. when he makes a left it works as it should its only the right turns that are...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Mechanical VIN: KNADC12301
i have spent many hours in between other cars and i have not found anything that has helped the shake in this kia. as a couple of my replies have stated, these cars were not the cream of the crop and were just not made with long term ownership in mind. i will ...
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G0X
I scoped each coil assembly individualy & found that "new" O.E. coil assembly was sending intreference down the IGF circuit, this circuit tells the ECM that a coil/igniter fired,thus the ECM could not determine wich or even if the coil/igniters were firing & s... Trouble codes: P0300, P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315, P1320.
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2004 Lexus LX470 4.7L vsc VIN: JTJHT00W44
Thanks to all that took the time to respond, it is much appreciated. The C code I had was indeed correctly identified in Mitchell as an "ECU fault". As it turns out, ANY code set in the ECM will disable the VSC and turn on the lights...even my EVAP code. ...
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1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ2216X
THANKS TO ALL THE TECHS THAT REPLIED. WE REMOVE THE TIMING COVER AND FOUND BROKEN TENSIONER SPRING AND VERY LOOSE TIMING BELT JUST AS ONE TECH MENTIONED. NEW BELT, TENSIONER AND SPRING FIXED PROBLEM. THANKS FOR THE HELP. JIM B.
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L no reverse VIN: JMFLYV75W2
Thanks all vehicle was sent to trans specialist - something let go in reverse plantery gear area- I haven't seen parts but fortunately we were not at fault thanks again Wayne
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2000 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Stall, Misfire, damaged VIN: 4N2XN11T0Y
Thankyou Seiko and Franco for your replies. We purchased a remanufactured distributor and installed it. Set timing, ran the car and it runs well, symptoms gone. Your help gives us some assurance on this vehicle. Barret [...] Trouble codes: P1320 (Pending Ignition/misfire code).
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y41
Thank you for replies I spent 3 hours checking every thing I can think of smoke test revealed no leaks any where on purge lines vents are clear pressure sensor is working purge valve is working and vacum cut solenoid is working!!! performed smoke test on fuel... Trouble codes: P0440.
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N92
Thanks guys for the replies, and special thanks to Ryan who nail this one. I check gas cap 3 times on the smog machine, pass 3 times, gas cap wasn't oe, put a new gas cap,eventhoug i new the old one pass. Clear codes took it for ride, check monitor and pass ev...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Differential VIN: 5TEHN72N43
Hey guys thanks for the help i pulled the acuator out and found the sleeve not in place i put the sleeve in place and reinstalled acuator all is fixed thanks and god bless
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