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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JH4KA7672M
Hello everyone, I have this 91 legend that is kicking my butt. the idle when cold fluctuates/surges rapidly between 1200-[...] for a couple minutes and then back to normal idle once the engine warms slightly. we recently replaced the engine air control valv...
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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5631J
Hello freinds! Got a gem of a vehicle that I'd like to park on the train tracks behind my shop! To make a long story short (haha), this vehicle came in the first time as a crank / no start. Found vehicle had very little compression, was overheated and burned...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L crank seals VIN: 1HGCD7258R
hello fello techs, i have this accord that has me a little frustrated. this customer had and engine replaced @ another shop, customer had a oil leaking issue, other shop told her too bad its your problem. real nice people. anyways comes to me with front and r...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ6631T
Hi, I have a honda that should be running!I have good fuel pressure,good spark,timing marks spot on,communication with the ECU,noid light on injectors,can hear the main relay turning on and off,but it still wont go.Compression is 150-170.I just dont know whay ...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L trans VIN: 1HGEM22521
This trans came in for slipping complaint. In the air all shifts felt o.k., reverse was good also. Disassemble trans found worn (not burnt) clutches and a plugged filter. After the overhaul forward gears are perfect, reverse locks up, car won't move forward or...
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2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35HX5
I found that the tcm control system relay with two orange wires having power that will connect to a red wire to the tcm isn't coming on. The other wires (2) a smaller black to ground is good but the smaller grey wire that comes from pcm to turn on relay doesn'... Trouble codes: U0101 (Lost communication with TCM)
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2002 Infiniti I35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKDA3R3T0
Car came in with codes p0011 and p0021. A few months ago code was only p0011. Now it's both codes for bank 1 and 2. I scoped cam sensors and both are reading fine. Valve control solenoids are clean and working fine. If I command valve timing with my Modis the ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021
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2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Bucking, low power VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
Hello all, This MPV came in to us for intermittent low power and bucking. Pulled the codes seen above, and looked at data. The MAF is reading correctly right now as far as voltage is concerned, but the Genisys does not tell me calculated air flow, it has a PI... Trouble codes: P0103 (maf circuit high input), P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P1173 (feedback a/f mixture control ho2s b2s1)
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Auto Amp VIN: JN1RZ24AXL
Auto Amp (controls heater A/C doors) is bad. Part no longer available from Nissan and can't find a used part. Anyone know where I can get one rebuilt?
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E74
engine was replaced. car ran great up to the point it spun bearings and put hole in block. replacement used engine now won't rev above 2500 rpm . when it does it starts to lose power and act like it has low fuel or plugged converters. don't know much about nis... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L head bolt VIN: 4S4BT61C83
this baja came in with leaking head gaskets when we pulled heads the top front head bolt on drivers side would not come out it pulled aluminum out of the case on end of bolt threads. has anybody been able to repair these using heli coils or time serts? help! t...
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1996 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT3GK12M5T
I must have picked the wrong modle, this van is NOT supercharged. No history on vehicle. Van was towed in with an intermitten stall problem. Van took a couple seconds to start(cold). When it did start, idle was very low and had to crack throttle a bit to keep ...
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drums VIN: JTEHH20V33
please help, i have changed three different rear brake configurations on this vehicle and even went with all toyota prts , drums, shoes, hardware, yet this thing keeps coming back with severe rear squeal when hot. i have tried everything to remedy this problem...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 1NXBR32E23
This transmission makes a whining noise in any gear when you let off of the gas and coast. Wondering if anyone has run into this, and if so would I be better served replacing the unit or is the problem repairable (i.e. the casings aren't being ruined). Used tr...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1HGCG6655X
i'm not really ready to close this yet, but i need to so i can open another help request (iatn won't allow 2 open requests at the same time !?!?) most of the responses said 1 of 2 things. 1. plugged egr ports or 2. torque converter clutch starting to go. i d...
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1999 Honda Prelude 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBB6144X
thanks everyone for the help, the egr port cleaning tsb was the right call. i haven't yet done it but when i removed the egr and cleaned it so it would seal at idle the miss was gone. the egr leaking at idle just exposed the port clogging issue which is why on... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0301 (bank 1 misfire), P0303 (bank 3 misfire), P1399 (random misfire detected).
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1997 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L transmission VIN: KMHJFD24M1
SORRY FOR THE LATE POST WAS A TECHS CAR AND HE DID NOT FIX IT RIGHT AWAY IT WAS THE PULSE GENERATORS THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT
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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Radio has no sound VIN: JF1GD79616
Hello, I apologize for the delay in posting...it took a little while to get the customer to bring the car back in. Regardless, the problem is now fixed. It turns out that where the door check rod recessed into the door, it would rub against the door harness ...
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Excessive Emissions, High Nox VIN: 2T1AE04B8S
So i looked closely at all the replies. Exhaust leaks in the system: there were none. Timing issues, such as timing marks off, ignition timing overly advanced: they all checked out okay. Cooling system, running TOO HOT: Nope, not at all. Catalytic converter: ...
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