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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start
car came in with broken timing belt, removed cylinder head and replaced bent valves. once car was assembled car had erratic injetor pulse and fire. check all fuses and rechecked all repairs up until this point. everything was correct. proceeded to check compre...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG5647Y
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to remove and install this engine from the top? My shop manual says to come out the bottom and not having a lift I'm looking for an option.
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2003 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L down shifts when coastintg 45-60mph VIN: 2HKYF1845H
read description in related history box
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L torque convertor VIN: JHLRD78853
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this crv that has had the transmission rebuilt approximately 1 year ago, The reaon for the rebuid was a noise in the convertor area. About 6 months later the noise returned, replaced convertor and was quiet for almost 6 m...
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L no heat VIN: JNKCV51EO4
no heat at idle, blows over 150f when hold idle up looses heat instant when let off idle. we replaced thermostat and water pump with factory parts still same problem. any ideas anyone ps coolant temp guage steady at half does not fluctuate, no other apparent...
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35361
We have this Miata that will throw a check engine light every once in awhile. It comes up with code P0010. We are pretty sure that the oil control valve is our problem. We have not come across this problem before and were just checking with the Mazda guys if w... Trouble codes: P0010 (Variable timing problem)
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y01
this came in running bad - had 6 codes - most due to bad vac. leak and intake valve controller bad. repaired vac. leaks and replaced controller for intake valves -well i was at it i replaced intake gaskets(common prob) and plugs and wires. here is the problem ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L starter VIN: JM1CR29376
Van came in with a no crank condition. tested the starter, OK. Came back to the ignition switch. Has start voltage in the crank position. This van is equipped with a remote start system (Mazda). The starter signal goes into the remote start controller but does...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Horn VIN: 4A3AA46G03
I have replaced 3 horns and 1 relay in the last month. Has anyone ran into this problem? Could the ETACS ecu cause this?
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge
Truck came in for Calif. Smog check last Thurs. Checked tailpipe emissions at idle and everything looked reasonable. Ran engine up to 2500RPM and everything went bad. Surging, high HC and CO. Removed air cleaner to inspect carb and found float level to be extr...
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1995 Toyota Supra 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT2JA81L0S
HELLO IATN MEMBERS. I'm working on my 95 toyota supra TT. car was driving perfactly fine. next day car start to misfire at idle, and when accelate. fist I replaced spark plugs, coils, o2 sensor and coil wire connectors. check vaccum leak (hoses, intercooler pi...
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1995 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC23S2S
have been fighting this one to no avail. vehicle was at local dealer before we got to it for same thing (3 times). they replaced an intake tube at mass air flow sensor. code returned on his way home from dealer. they then cleaned his maf sensor. code returned ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean code)
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L check engine light VIN: JT2BG22K5X
Vehicle came in on tow truck would not move found that diff. came apart. We installed a 30k attarco transmission and vehicle drives great but check engine light comes on and code p0770 shift solenoid valve SL. Check solenoid it clicks when power is applied. I ...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T6Y
We have tested for vacumn leaks and R&R'd the intake to inspect the gasket for leakage. The LTFT remains a 45% until the throttle plate comes off idle. Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L trouble code po770 VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
this vehicle came in with code po770 present in current and history . drove vehicle , could feel trans shift into o/d . no lock-up shown on scan tool info (lock-up shows off) . replaced #3 solenoid (sl solenoid ) . trans will shift into o/d around 50 . scan in...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Broken valve guides VIN: 5TENL42N92
Hello techs, hopefully someone can shed some light on why this problem occured. My shop is in Northern CA. The customer was towing his Tacoma from the San diego area on a dolly behind a U Haul truck. At some point early in the trip he stopped quickly causing a...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L battery dies VIN: JTDBR32E93
I have this corolla that 1 or 2 time a week the battery die's. did check for voltage drain, zero Amp. The custmer says that the last time the head light's were on with key off. there is a TBS about the light switch. My question is does these go bad or is it th...
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2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L speedo odometer VIN: JTEHD20V14
Hi guys just looking for some insight on this Rav4. The speedo does not move and the odometer comes on but does not change. So far I have checked codes p0500 speed sensor A. I have 12 volts to the speed sensor, output of the sensor on oscillscope looks good ri...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCB7260M
the distributor was the problem. i have seen plenty of distributors go in these vehicles before. reason i didnt suspect this was because of the way it was acting up. very abnormal.
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JHMCD5658S
Low coolant was the answer. The car wasn't overheating, so I didn't suspect the coolant. But, I added coolant to full and the problem went away. Then I replaced the radiator that was leaking when full. No more surging! Thanks alot for everybodies help.; I...
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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEG8557S
First of all, thanks people for your responces. Well, Here was the problem, This system has no Egr system to help with the NOX, nothing to un-clog. New after-market Cat/converter unable to deal with the nox. Intrusive test found that 3800ppm pre-Cat, and 127pp...
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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Ignition VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
Thank You All! This 3.2L Passport is running as smooth as can be! After checking both cam timing marks over and over and over again on the passenger-side(the problem side) and disassembling the cams to no luck,I decided to pull driver-side cams. Before pulli...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L crossover tube VIN: JNRDRO7YX1
CUSTOMER DECLINED REPAIRS,IT APPEARS YOU COULD DROP THE SUBFRAME DOWN AND GET ENOUGH ACCESS TO MAKE REPAIR.THANKS FOR EVERYONES REPLIES
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2004 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W44
I don't know if this counts as a fix, two of the 3 replies agreed with me the problem usually happens only once per car. There seems to be an overfueling issue, but no known reasons. This overfueling problem has to be [...] enough and enough volume to wash the...
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1993 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CH56D2P
WE ISTALLED REMANUFACTURED ECM AND THE CAR STARTED RIGHT UP.WE DID OPEN THE OLD ECM TO SEE IF WE CAN SPOT ANYTHING OBVIOUS BUT WE COULD NOT.
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1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JT711TJ800
thanks for everyones help,problem was blocked pick up pipe in main tank.
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E53
[kicking self] I offer no excuses.Just about all of you called me out on the non facotry parts. New OEM sensors now about 5 days out and no light. I did measure heater current between the aftermarket and OEM pieces. Surprise,surprise,over 200 milliamp differen... Trouble codes: P0135.
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