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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ingition switch VIN: JHMEG868PS
Hello, i have this 93 honda civic with a key problem, when you shut off the car and try to remove the key it wont come out. when you shut it off and press in on the key to turn it back to the lock position it wont go beond that and the key will not come out o...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: 1HGCM55864
Hi everyone , i need some insight on drivetrain vibration, only when accelerating in this honda. It is very pronounced around 20 mph. I can apply the brakes while accelerating, driving on or off the lift and it gets worse but the rotors don't have runout. The ...
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2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD18231
Hi All, I am having trouble diagnosing this system. I have Vacuum and pressure tested this system as well as the pressure sensor electrical test @ the ECM as per Alldata. I replaced the charcol Canister assembly due to other techs sugestion. What I am not sur... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap System Leak)
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1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 1.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JM1FC3313K
Ive been all over this car! Checked compression,changed plugs,tps,crankshaft sensor,mass air flow sensor. Car will start and die and some times will run but will not excell past 2500rpm without cutting out and dieing. Customer said car was fine and went out an...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Head Gasket? VIN: 1YVFP80C54
This Mazda came in for occasional overheating in stop and go situations. Radiator was low, found seepage at upper hose nipple on back of head, cleaned up corrosion, replaced hose, confirmed proper cooling fan operation and test drove. Let idle for an hour in g...
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1999 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1N6DD21Y3X
this truck was stored fr 4 years. runs good at idle . Unloaded rev to 2800 rpm before misfiring starts. like flipping a switch. Faster rev gets worse. When driving fine till warm up. then if you drive like grandma(hardly accelerate and shift too soon) it does ...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
I am not sure why this code (P1138) is setting. I disconnected the actuator and scoped the sensor while moving the valve assembly - operation is smooth and the sensor waveform is smooth with no dropouts. With a cold engine at idle, the ECU controls the valve (... Trouble codes: P1138 (Swirl control valve signal out of range)
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Radio has no sound VIN: JF1GD79616
Hello. We have a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX with a radio problem. The radio and CD powers up, and all the functions work, but it has no sound from any of the speakers. I checked for the correct voltage on both power wires from the fuse block to the radio (OK). I ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: JT3VN29V45
Dear Colleagues, One of my 2nd year students is replacing the cylinder heads on her [yes, HER] 4Runner. She was given replacement heads which had been rebuilt by a relative. The heads are on and she's got the timing belt lined up but the tensioner will not fi...
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1998 Isuzu Hombre XS 2.2L odometer, Radio VIN: 1GGCS1947W
Want to thank Robert for his input on this problem. We did check all the connectors. My next step is to go to the BCM control module. The problem is this vehicle is full of papers, and junk, that need to be romoved to get to the module. The customer was ...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L air bag light VIN: JT8BF28G0W
Thanks to Tom [...] and Pat for replying to this post. We were initialy checking codes with a Genisis scanner. This scanner doesn't give an option to clear the codes (just to view them) So we did check connections at both seat connectors and applied stabilant...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Harsh Shift VIN: JT8BF28GW5
Many of you mentioned checking the throttle cable adjustment, well as it turned out it was out of adjustment. But I couldnt figure out why because we did not remove the cable. What I had forgoten was we also replced the starter at the same time as the previou...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT8BF28GW5
Many of you mentioned checking the throttle cable adjustment, well as it turned out it was out of adjustment. But I couldnt figure out why because we did not remove the cable. What I had forgoten was we also replced the starter at the same time as the previou...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L radiator fans VIN: JT8BD68S7W
I want to thank all for your help,but customer said he does not care about fixing this car because it does not run hot or cause any problems. what can i say, some people are not very smart. again thank you all for your help
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MT3101W
Thanks for all the help. Dan it was the power transistor, taking it appart there was a micro circuit board but it was tiny and not serviceable. After market unit was ordered and it was a reboxed oem. Dealer calls it a power transistor as does Mitchell wiring d...
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2004 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D54
well i had taken front cover back off to recheck alignment of cams.all aligned.vehicle did have slight rattle on start up from chain area.had found archives pertaining to cam advance control hub causing noise on first start for 5 seconds.customer contacted dia... Trouble codes: P0021, P0300.
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