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1975 Honda Civic CVCC 1.5L transmission VIN: WBAIOO8990
Looking for syncro springs and the nuts for the mainshaft and countershaft. These parts are obsolete from Honda. Need good used or new old stock. Thanks ahead of time. Ned [...] Transmissions Inc. Chico CA
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD7267R
this is for all the honda techs. i have this 94 honda accord that stalls when coming to a stop at times. cold or hot. no codes found i tryed a used lock shift solenoid but the car still stalles at times coming to stop. trans fluid looks good. proper level. ple...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: SHSRD78892
Hey Guys Car come in shop for ratcheting noise and vibration when make left or right turn,the noise come from the rear the only can hear the noise a car have drive on road jack itup could not hear anythings,this is 4by4 i hope some tech out there know i need h...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L wipers VIN: 5FNRL1855A
Hello all, I have this honda with no int and park but lo and high work fine. All wires ohm out OK from switch to multiplex controllers(driv and pass)to int relay and motor . Have batt volt at driv mutiplex for int , all powers and grounds check out on switch,w...
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2HGFS2674H
Hello,and thanks in advance for the help.We have here this civic that has an irregular pattern of overheating.This post is more of a second opinion than help,but all are welcome.The customer drives about 50 miles to work everyday,and sometimes on the way there...
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2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35VXY
i working on this 2000 hyudai has p1166 and 1167 oxygen sensor problems scop signals signal wire switches from o-5 volts and ground signal from ecm signal swicthes from 0-500 mv i dont know if ground from ecm should be switching))) could that be the problem??? Trouble codes: 1166 (oxygen sensor incorect signal bank 1), 1167 (oxygen sesnor incorect siganl bank 2)
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Valve Train VIN: KMHDN45D23
Ok, this one puzzles me and I am in need of help. I had this Hyundai come in here last Saturday towed off the freeway for over heating. Customer stated that she felt the car was not running quite right and when sahe looked down the temp guage was pegged and sh...
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Charging VIN: 4F2YUO9172
Hello everyone, Ive got to replase the alternator on this tribute. Looks like remove the cv axle and lowering the engine cradle or sub frame i should be able to get it out. i would apreciate any info on how to remove the alternator.
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2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L vent VIN: 4F2YZ96196
Transfer case is venting fluid.
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1988 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Oil temperature gauge VIN: JN1CZ14S5J
This MINT 88 300ZX turbo comes in, customer complains that the oil temperature is going above 325 deg-pegging the gauge. I drive the car cold, and after about 5 min of street driving, the gauge is pegged. I pull the dipstick and the oil is warm, not hot. Allda...
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1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1HS36P7K
This car came to me from a friends shop with a surging idle and lack of power on accel. I started checking both voltages and scope patterns of inputs and outputs at the ecu. I first found that the o2 sensor wasn't reading and had come unplugged and was shortin...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hub VIN: 5N1ED28Y42
Hi all, putting front pads and rotors on this Xterra, and noticed on one side the auto locking hub was all dried out. When i took the wheel bearings apart, the outer was rough and looked like it had gotten hot. Checked the hub for operation after reassembly an...
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2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L Dome lamps,door locks,Dash display VIN: 4N2ZN16T01
This vehicle came in with a concern of inoperative power door locks, a blank odometer display, and dome lights that would come on when the body twisted while driving on uneven surfaces. Unfortunately, none of the customers concerns were present while the vehic...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1N4AL11D15
cust. came in complaining of a hard shift and cel. we have very limited info (e.g. wiring diagrams, theory of ops. etc.) on this car. problem is intermittent and when occurs the green/red wire will drop voltage down to .1v and then go up to 13v and stay there....
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2002 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH89652
This vehicle is giving us a PO732 (2nd gear ratio). It only acts first thing in the A.M., then is fine the rest of the day. No other sensor codes, so I am thinking trans overhaul time. Any insight before I send this customer to the trans shop? The dealer has r...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L radiator VIN: JF1GG29672
please help. this car originally came in for a horizontal crack on the top tank of factory radiator and has since been replaced with two after market radiators that both have leaked from the bottom tank. we have pressure tested and block tested everything test...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L codes, no CEL VIN: 4S3BH66532
Customer brought in this used car for check before buying. No CEL but scanned to see if monitors had run, got the above codes, but no CEL. Checked to make sure light would come on w/KOEO, yes. Can find no information on this weird problem, WHAT DOES IT ALL MEA... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS switch A circuit low input), P1510 (IAC solenoid valve signal 1circuit Low Input), P1512 (IAC solenoid valve signal 2 circuit low input), P1514 (IAC solenoid valve signal 3 circuit low input), P1516 (IAC solenoid valve signal 4 circuit low input)
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start VIN: JF1GD29622
Replaced motor with used motor beacuse lower end was shot lots of metal in pan. Problem = now car will not start unless motor is about 2000rpm, will not stay running under 2000rpm. Cam pully was broken ordered new from dealer. Have tried multiple ECU's matchi...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L fuel smell VIN: JT2BG22K9Y
i don't like to cry, but this one is driving me nuts. i have a very faint fuel smell, intermittently, percievable through the hvac sytem, briefly, after a hot soak. after spending hours checking under the hood, i can smell it occaisionally and only briefly. in...
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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Barely runs, not dri VIN: 2HNYD18861
Hello all, and thanks for some very thoughtful replies. I would have checked my MAF very thouroughly had this vehicle been equipped with one, but since it uses a speed/density logic system to calculate the mixture it does not have a MAF. I scoped checked and ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Steering wheel/Dash VIN: THMES96674
Thank you to all who replied! Peter,Jeff,Wayne hit it right on the nose. After pretty much exhausting all information we could find, you folks brought our sanity back. We drained & refilled the transmission, drove vehicle. Then drained & refilled again, proble...
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA21D2T
Thanks to all three who offered advise- we found the transmission had internal pressure issues and the customer does not want to repair at this time. Greg and crew
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADC12545
Thanks to all who responded not running yet still waiting on parts but Iam sure that the loose reluctor on the back of the cam is the problem. thanks again Dennis Trouble codes: 0340 (cam sensor problem).
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
The intake was leaking at right rear water passage. The gaskets were original, shim type with teflon type coating. The bolt at right rear was wet on threads upon removal. Too high a point for a pipe to expose to coolant leaking. At the right rear position the ...
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DL01D51
Thanks to all that replied, you all were right on. there was a intake manifold leak at cyl. #4 Gasket was not broken some how it moved into intake runner. Thanks guys. We are the best IATN
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Many thanks for the help, i had 9 replies, most said the fuel pressure leaks back when sitting. I install gauge and it leaked while sitting. I sent the car back to the dealer because it is still under warranty. thanks again
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2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L head bolt VIN: 4S4BT61C83
WE WERE ABLE TO GET 22 MM LONG HELI COILS FROM THREAD KITS INC. BUT WRE UNABLE TO REPAIR BLOCK BECAUSE WHEN HOLE WAS DRILLED OUT IT DID NOT CLEAN UP TO A POINT WE WERE HAPPY WITH THREADS FOR HELI COIL. IF HOLE HAD CLEANED UP I WOULD NOT HAVE HAD A PROBLEM WITH...
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29635
I APOLIGIZE FOR THE DELAY IN CLOSING THIS ONE , I DOUBLE CHECKED MY BASICS , VAC. LEAKS, TIMING, MAP SENSOR, ECT. ECT. I LEARNED THAT THE KID THAT OWNED THIS PRIOR TOCOMING THROUGH MY DOORS , HAD ALTERED THE ECU (CHIP, PROM ???) AND WOULD HAVE TO REFLASH... Trouble codes: P0519 (iac valve).
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L 12 shifts hard VIN: JT3FJ8OW5M
Truck had a bad alternator. I believe it was a bad diode. Truck is fixed.
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2006 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L No Start VIN: 5TETU62N76
First of all I want to thank everyone that responded and I-ATN for this program. Well we took Vehicle to another dealer and they reprogram the computer and reprogram the key and the pick-up started right up so I guess the first dealer didn't do the complete re...
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2007 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L shudder abnormal shift patterns VIN: 5TEKU72N27
Thank you all very much. I am hired at times as a mechanical investigator for some local insurance companies and our Toyota dealer was questioned why they had to change the transmission after an independant put dexron III in it. All of you helped reinforce tha...
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