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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L engine oil leak VIN: 1HGCA5634J
owner took car to dealer for varification of oil leak and was told rear main seal.dealer installed a new seal. 1 day later same problem dealer now says engine bearings worn out needs motor. car brought back to us and all items rechecked by anoer tech. all was ...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKYF18563
Hello and thanks in advance for your help. I've had this honda for more than a day and till now I couldn't duplicate the problem. This AM it started, and I'm glad I waited. The owner's description wasn't anywhere clear and would have been inaccurate. The probe... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control problemHello and thanks for your help.)
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L WheelBearing VIN: 5NPEU34561
Just a quick question pertaining to removal of wheel bearings on a hyundai santa fe, does anyone know of use a special tool to remove these clips that hold the bearing in place insted of using needle nose pliers??
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L timing belt VIN: KMHWF25S64
Car came in no start and found belt jumed and missing some teeth.Replaced timing belt,tensioner pully and timing idler pully.Replaced balance shaft belt also. Got car running and was running okay.Car started to make stange noise by crankshaft pully and died.To...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear wiper VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Good morning to all.I have this rodeo that the rear wiper and washer does not work.I pulled the switch and power to switch is ok.I replaced the rear wiper control module (alarm module behind r/side of dash).I also tried a known good motor still nothing.I have ...
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU08121
Customer stalled while driving, car was towed to shop. No start. Checked for spark, weak red spark, cheked coils for ohms, tested the same on all coils. Compreesion test on 4,5 6, cylinders 220 psi. -IAC valve dead. clean throttle body. idles good when cold th... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire), P0306 (6 misfie)
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L power sliding door VIN: JM3LW28A42
Hi iatn members : The engine stay running even with the key removed,i have to removed the main relay in order to shut down the engine. Further inspected found burning harness at driver side fuse panel.Customer said recently he had a hard time to get the ignit...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1NGDD26591
Hi I have this truck in that has a misfire code p0301 cyl #1 The cap rotors wires and plugs were replaced. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and none were found. The #1 and #2 injectors were switched and misfire cyl 1 came back. Compresions are good and I even d... Trouble codes: P0301
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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3N1AB51D55
i have a nissan that starts ok, but when gets to normal operating temp- idle surges up& down- from 1000 rpm-1400 rpm. i have check for vac leaks none found- also used smoke to check for leaks none found. i replaced throttle body assembly & did idle air flow re... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle air speed rpm too high)
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1987 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L Stall VIN: JT2MA71J5H
oldie but baddie,stalls cold,starts and stalls ,after it warms up its fine,has only been recent in the very cold weather.just looking for a starting point. no codes in the computer,but this is so old it really doesnt matter,leaning towards fuel or injectors,ve...
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1991 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, lean backfire VIN: JT4VN13G0M
I have a 91 Toyota pickup 4x4 v6 man trans. Idles fine, under a load or if you pick up the rpm to 3000 plus it back fires, hesitates, bogs down. We have changed out the ecu, mass air flow meter, injectors, fuel pump and filter, major tune up, throttle pos. sen... Trouble codes: 51 (misc circuit ecu tps)
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1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13D7N
This Toyota truck is really stumpimg a fellow tech. DTC 52 for knock sensor trips on as soon as the truck is accelerated past 2000 rpm. The sensor has been changed twice and the small wiring harnes from sensor to main wiring loom has been changed. The code sti... Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor)
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T21
car come in with the low compress at # 2 cylinder, repalce the used engine. after customer pick up one week later, car come bacek with the a noise engine. replace the engine again. car start has misfires when it cold start. after the car full warm up the misfi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TS2F13C91
So this customer had come into the shop about 3 months ago requesting a 60K mile service. It was about 8,000 miles early, but we were happy to perform this early service, 3 months roll by and 100+ cars later, theyre back with a check engine light, we cleared t... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to Lean), P0174 (System to Lean)
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT34A75
having spent two days testing & researching this issue i would like to have a new direction to take with this one. I have read the toyota info in resourses but none seems to help im sure i am missing somthing i should be catching. this is all very consistant i... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7230X
SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN CLOSING THIS REQUEST. WE DID NOT FIX THE VEHICLE AND CUSTOMER IS ENDING IT TO THE WRECKING YARD. NOTE: CAMS WERE LINE UP, AND SLOP IN CRANK PULLEY KEY WAY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE (CRANK SENSOR IS TRIGGERED OFF THE FLY WHEEL). ALL W...
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L charging/illumination VIN: JT8GK13T2S
Thank you for all your replies. Sorry this took so long but the problem was very intermittent.We removed the instrument cluster and retested .The problem still there, fuse blew 1 day later as usual.we did that with several other items with the same results. W...
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2004 Mitsubishi Diamante VR-X 3.5L 3-4 upshift VIN: 6MMAP87P94
Sorry for the delay in closing, but what happened was I pulled the valve body out and traced the circut for 3-4 shift and pulled the switching valve out it was a little sticky coming out. I inspected the bore and it was scored, I then tried to reinstall the v...
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1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HLS30-4415
thanks to everyone that replied, had some very useful info. went back to basics and checked all connectors and grounds. found several connectors in bad shape. thermal switch on tstat was worst. cleaned connectors and tested and could not duplicate concern agai...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, flooding plugs VIN: JN1CA31A7Y
I have check the fuse all are ok, I have added a heavy ground wire to the trans and eng going to ground on battery, I have unhook the battery for 30 min and tryed restarting it no good, All info has been great but there is still something causing it to dump fu...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L turbo VIN: 4S3BL67675
Hi and thank you all who responded. I have decided that this car needs a motor. i pulled the oil pan and found piles of metal. there is metal throughout the engine and i have no good way to clean it out. I'm afraid that putting another turbo on this motor will...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L ABS light VIN: 4T1BG22K7W
Hi gang! I appreciate all the input, I could not reset light and i could get no codes out of the system, i tried 3 different scanners to do this with no luck. I did try a couple of panic stops top see if ABS was active and it was. I advised customer to possibl...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L shifter ,cant get out of park int-ly VIN: JTEBU17R24
FIRST OF ALL AS I SAID THE PROBLEM IS VERY INT. / UNABLE TO DUPLICATE PROBLEM IN SHOP, 1 SUG. WAS TO WIGGLE HARNESS ,I DID & IT DIDNT MAKE A DIFF. / CUSTOMER TOOK CARE / IF ANYTHING CHANGES ILL REOPEN ,,,THANKS SHAWN...
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