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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L differential VIN: 2HGED6350M
The L driveshaft will not go far enough into the differential so the 26mm circle clip on the shaft end of the inner CV joint will seat in the cluster gear. Shaft stops ~ 1/2 " short. Striking the end of the drive shaft with a rubber hammer did not change anyth...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Runs hot VIN: 1HGCE1892V
Hi all have this 1997 Honda Accord with a overheating problem. Vehicle originally came in last Monday running hot. Checked out,vehicle was low on coolant. Pressure test found water pump leaking. Replace water pump,timing belt & thermostat.Customer took vehicle...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2256X
I just want to be sure Im not chasing my tail on this one . the car was towed to the shop. I tested the igntion no spark . I started checking stuff and realized the green key was flashing on the dash . Alldata was very vague on this so I checked Michells which... Trouble codes: P0420
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
hi guys, thank you in advance, there we go again i have a 1999 isuzu rodeo with the left bank not firing, it has spark, fuel, and compression at 140 to 150 psi,fuel pressure at 50 psi, we checked timing marks real cloose timing marks are right on, the only pro...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA7235Y
Hello We continue to get a p1115 code(ect circuit) and we did the all data flow chart with no conclusion. We tried a used computer with no change. The vehicle is hard to start at times. Acts like it is flooding, which could be a temp sensor problem, but we ar... Trouble codes: P1115
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2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine knock VIN: KNDUP13162
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2002 Kia Sedona that we have maintained for a few years and is well kept up. The van came in today with a very loud knocking from the engine. It sounds like the pistons are hitting the heads. It i...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L speedometer VIN: KNADC12544
Hello, I have this car that came in and the check engine light was on, checked for codes and found speed sensor code P1500. Test drove and found speedometer not working and occasionly would jump up and down but mostly inop, I figured typical speed sensor probl...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L needs replaced VIN: JT6HF10U0X
I have this Lexus RX300 that needs trans. replaced.alldata says to drop engine & trans. together than seperate. can I hang the engine,drop cradle, & pull trans, without pulling motor,or is it easier & faster to drop the whole thing first per alldata?truck also...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT6GF10U5X
This vehicle have 1-2 shift shudder hot or cold,also slips but no problem at 2-3 or 3-4 shifting, Did not notice it before the flush. We replace the transmission with Lexus reman. unit. road test it and to our surprise, the reman. unit did the same thing. But ...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D43
Help! This vehicle will not start when cold. when temp rises or if we push in shop, starts right up. first tsb we found for this condition was to reflash pcm but after further investigation, this update was for the 4 cylinder. we did check though and no update...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Surge VIN: 5N1ED28Y5Y
hi, used car dealership brought this darling to me, after it has been to 7 other shops, all in all they have replaced battery, spark plugs, ignition cables, distributor, both convertors, knock sensor and repaired a gas leak. complaint is that randomly as drivi...
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2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on
this car has a p0171 code , i scoped the both front 02s, b1 looks good, switches properly , reacts quickly, and peaks over 800mv and below 200mv.bank 2 sensor 1 was a little slow to react, but not horrible.i've seen alot of 02 sensor traces in my time and this... Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L cam timing VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
This Altima "sputtered and stalled" on the freeway and came back to us with the bolt on the exhaust side camshaft gear backed out and through the front cover. We also had 2 bent intake valves. The customer also said she also heard a rattle from the engine when...
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2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L wheel sensor VIN: 1N6AA06B74
vehicle came in with abs light on. code c1115 was set. we have tested all wheel sensors. no loose connections have been found and all sensors read as they should on the scanner during complete road tests. all-data very vague on this code. any help would be gre...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4BA41EX5
This one I cannt find much in Mitchell on. It has a u1001 can communicationline and a p1212 tcs communication codes in it. Shifting is late and you have to let off the gas a bit to get it to shift. If you accel to hard there is a rattle or a buzz from under th... Trouble codes: P1212, U1001
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L alignment VIN: 1N4BA41E17
This vehicle making us crazy any help would be great.we have aligned this vehicle on three different machines,in stalled new bfg tires,and can find no loose parts.at highway speeds we are getting a pull to the left,but the catch is under power we get a slight ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L steering VIN: 4S3BD675XW
pulls to the right sometimes harder than others.
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L turbo VIN: 4S3BL67675
Hi Subaru guys. I have an 05 legacy 2.5GT. the vehicle came in with a blown turbo. I finlay got approval from the customer to replace the turbo after going rounds with him. He thought it must of had something to do with the accident but, it did not. I replaced...
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L Pressure control solenoid "b" VIN: JF1SG676X5
This Subaru will be fine sometimes, but most times the trans fluid temp light will start flashing and then the check engine light will come on setting a code P0778. When this happens the transmission goes into limp mode. I know the fluid is not getting hot as ...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9W
van came in the shop customer complained vibration At 65MPH i took for drive whatever get in 65 or 70Mph the van vibration all body.I did replaced front struts/ strut mount/lower control arm/all wheel bearing around but still vibration the same before not thin...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Master Cylinder VIN: JTEHT05J54
Remember this is a hydraulic brake booster system. A few seconds after starting the vehicle with your foot on the brake, the pedal will fade to the floor, it will not repeat this until you restart the vehicle. It may bypass while driving but not often. But it ...
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1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Speedometer /Cruise Control VIN: 1HGEG8657P
A known good cluster fixed the speedo/tach problem. Thanks to those who replied.
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L no start VIN: 1HGCD5636T
Thanks to all that replied! Turns out a silly mistake was made and the timing was out 180 degrees. Repositioned timing belt and luckily started right up.
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2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1YVHP80C37
Such a wonderfull source of information. Everyone was so very helpfull. George, Bradley, and Alan were right on about the wheels. George, thank you for answering my question about the differance in spring hight. Sandy, refering me to Alan. I successfully rolle...
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1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L haed lights VIN: 4TAWM72N2T
Thanks to all that sent replies. I found out that a windshield was recently installed. There was a small water leak at one of the corners. We didn't suspect that the water was leaking into the relay area but after the windshield was repaired we put the origin...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TDBT44A33
REPLACED FRONT DIFF, AXLES, AND WHEEL BEARINGS AND NO CHANGE. NOT SURE WHAT PROBLEM IS. I GOT SOME FEEDBACK AND THE ONE I CANNOT ACCEPT IS THAT THIS IS A NORMAL CONDITION. I HAVE DRIVEN THIS VEHICLE FOR 50,000 MILES AND IT NEVER MADE THIS NOISE BEFORE. IT CANT...
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