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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Ignition VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
This vehicle was bought by a customer at an auction in "Not running condition". Engine cranked but did not start. The spark plugs appeared to be fouled and the compression was even but seemed low,about 80 lbs. in all cylinders. We did a cylinder leakage test a...
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73DX4
Found code P0130 for Bank 1 Sensor 1 oxygen sensor. Scoped both sensors, both working. Figured computer is smarter than me and is seeing something I cant or at a different time. So I replaced the rear bank (sensor 1) front oxygen sensor with a Bosch universal,... Trouble codes: P0130 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 malfunction)
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2005 Isuzu N NPR 5.2L No Start VIN: JALB4B16A5
Recently had injection pump replaced due to severe contamination of corrosion and water and the resulting low fuel pressure would not allow it to start. Fuel pressure is fine now, but a week later comes back with no start. The computer is not powering up the i...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L multi display VIN: JTJGF10U81
I have a rx300 with no multi display or climate control. the radio will play but there is no didplay for that eather. This car is from a local car lot and I think they jumped it off wrong but they say no way. The power locks do not work also. I have checked al...
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1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1NA3515L
car runs good when cold for about 10 minute after warm up it blogs and no power with lots of white puffy smoke clouds, oil visual leak from compressor side, want to get feedback before i replace the garrett t25
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L transmission VIN: 6MMAP67P01
This car was towed to us for a transmission problem. The customer stated she was driving on the freeway when the neutral and drive indicator lights flashed then the vehicle acted as if it was in neutral. No drive or reverse. Scanned for codes and no codes pres...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L heater VIN: JN8DR09Y0W
We have used a vacuum style coolant machine and have pressure bled out of the steel line that comes from behind the intake, next to the firewall. The vehicle's temp is below 1/2 on guage and only gets to 180 degrees at idle and while driving tends to go up and...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BK425XT
This car came in with a mis-fire code. Checked car, no spark on Cyl # 1 & 2, but good spark of cyl # 3&4, replaced coil same this... this is driving me crazy. Cam/Crank have been replaced before. Please help. Happy NEW YEAR!!!
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2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, lack of acceleration VIN: JT2BK18U63
After replacement of electric steering rack assembly due to customer complaint of "heavy" steering, a drive to the alignment shop rendered a MIL and lack of acceleration. The gas propulsion was not operating, only electric and very difficult to return (1/2 mil... Trouble codes: P3101 (Engine system malfunction HV ECU code), P3191 (Engine does not start Engine code)
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1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T1R
Thanks to all that replied. Put used ecm in this am. Fixed problem runs out great mil is off I can now pull data from the DLC3. Thanks guys for all your help. Happy new year!! Mike
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1988 Nissan Stanza XE 2.0L no power assist VIN: JN1HM05S2J
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I checked the reservoir for filters etc and argued with the rack rebuilder that I felt it was a rack problem. We sent it back to them, they disassembled and insisted that nothing was wrong with it...they pu...
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1989 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JN1HS36P7K
This car has not come back to the shop yet but I will post the fix when I get it back. I had three responses. Hai said poss intake leak or injector problem which I have not checked yet. Denis also mentioned vacuum leak or tps which I had checked. Steven said...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L window motor drivers side VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
Thanks to all who answered,I ordered a new switch. before installation customer called she wrecked the vehicle.If and when I get the car back in the shop I will let you know. Thanks for all the help. Joe [...]
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1988 Subaru GL 1.8L Stall VIN: JF2AN53B2J
WELL HAVE NOT SEEN VEHICLE BACK, WILL MORE THAN LIKELY GET IT LATER THIS NEW YEAR. LOTS OF POSTS TALKED ABOUT CTS WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN CHECK. WHAT I DID LEARN WAS CUST. WAS USING 92 OCTANE FUEL WHICH I COULD SEE CAUSING SOME SORT OF PROBLEM BEING THAT IT TAK...
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1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BJ6338R
The customer didn't want to install a new IAC at this time, he wants to live with it for now!! I'll update more if he ever brings it to get fixed
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L crankshaft VIN: 4S3BH6656Y
Well this vehicle has been evaluated and released. The question was: is there bearing noise in this engine or not. After taking a suggestion of one of my responses and performing a dry start (like doing an oil filter change)it has been determined that there is...
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2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L at oil light VIN: 4S3BH80672
James, you had it!!! Pulled the pan and in mine here was a broken connector on the 2-4 brake duty solenoid. Replaced solenoid, hammered dent out of pan and car runs like a dream!!! I can't believe a car company that makes cars that are so good offroad, doesn't...
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L camshaft VIN: JF1SG63675
Thank you to all who responded!This being the first time ive worked on these beasts,I made it seem more difficult than what it was.This thing is out the door and all is well.The belt installation is tight to say the least,but not impossible.Again thanks,and of...
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3G10V8T7
THANK YOU , THANKYOU, THANKYOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED SO QUICKLY, SO ITS LIKE THIS... ALL THAT WORK AND DIAGNOSIS VIA VACUUM AND MULTIMETER AND HEADHACHE, I REPLACED THE VSV LIKE SO MANY OF YOU SUGGESTED AND BAM TEST DROVE IT AND THE EGR MONITOR RAN AND PASSED WI... Trouble codes: P0401.
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