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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Electronic VIN: 19UUA5660Y
i just bought this car .the transmission kick hard when ship some times stuck on 4th gear.THE FLUID IS BLACK AND BURN.Ireplace with the japanese low km one.came with all the elictrical solenois everythings the same.iput in new acura fluid.I ROAD TESTED THE CAR...
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2002 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L power steering fluid VIN: 19UYA42602
hey honda / acura techs. we had this acura TL and did a front brake job and drive belts.( no brainer stuff ) soon as we finished and started the car the power steer sys. started wineing and over pressureing the system. we thought it was from turning the front ...
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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L head VIN: JH4CL96894
Hi group this car was towed in as a no start plus check coolant leak, I found the lower raidator hose connection off of radiator, we pulled the coil paks and #3 was stuck to the plug we got it off and it looked like it got very hot. I checked compression they ...
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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB9770N
this vehicle came to us from a regular customer had slight misfire or tip in hesitation every time he stepped on accelerator checked and found had oil in spark plug tubes and oil soaked wires. did obvious first replaced spark plug tube seals spark plugs and wi...
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1998 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB615XW
This vehicle came to our shop on the hook unscheduled, we found it had no compression due to the an untensioned timing belt. Upon completion of the job the vehicle would not start but the coil will spark 1 time only per cranking. This vehicle does have an anti...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine VIN: 1HGCG3249X
Hello Honda tech or Pro Tech. I has thi car came in, oil in cooling system,overheats after driving awhile. After check the coolant, I thought doing head resurface, gasket, flush and replace with new radiator, stat & w/P, road test for couple days, doing real w...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L rear a/c VIN: 2HKYF186X3
i installed customers used compressor.it went bad and put metal in the systsm. installed another compressor,charged system and low side stayed in a vacum. rear unit did not cool.replaced front expansion valve,now coolingin front,rear unit still not cooling.jus...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L lacks power VIN: KNDJA7239V
Hi Guys and Gals, This Kia first came in a month ago, with a concern of no power on accel. On the test drive, I found the cel on and the hold light flashing. The trans also started out in 2nd gear. On scanning I found codes p1115, and p1624. At that time we on... Trouble codes: P1115 (ect signal from ecm to tcm), P1624 (mil request from tcm to ecm)
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10V6X
lexus came in for service engine light on. checked codes and found 3 codes including po125. made necessary repairs but po125 keeps returning as soon as monitors are reset. alldata takes me two different directions one is the ect sensor the other is the bank o... Trouble codes: P0125
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1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5222K
Vechile is towed in as a no start checked no spark no injector pluse. Chesked resistance on pickup coil .476 K ohms shop key saids 900 to 1200 ohms is spec Vantage Pro siads .95k to 1.05K ohms is specs. replaced pick up coil still won't start checked resistanc...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C8X
This vehicle came to our shop for a smog test and failed due to code P0340 camshaft position sensor fault. The wires for the sensor looked like they had been caught up in the belt which would indicate an obvious problem. I have repaired the wiring and ohm test... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor circuit)
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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ22591
than you in advance. this is my first post.the vehicle was in storage for 3 years and recently put on the road. usual brakes serviced oils changed etc. battery charged alternator not charging and was replaced with rebuilt unit. customer complained of vehicle s...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80D33
hello all: This MAzda 6 won't start. Compression is 150 on cylinders. fuel pressure about 65 psi. When cranking engine backfires but it won't start. Checked timing chains and marks. All right on the money as per Mitchell Manual. Removed spark plugs. All six pl...
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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3AX55F1V
Idle surges, idles poorly, running rich we checked all vacuum connections, seem good "waste gate accuator malfunction" code set off one time, cannot get it to repeat. any folks who have seen or experienced similar, please chime in!
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1997 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Starting VIN: JN16A21Y6V
Hello, thankyou for taking time out of your busy day to help! THis vehicle was towed in for a no start condition. po340 & po325. We replaced 2 crank & 1 cam sensor with new aftermarket. after sitting outside for 1-2 hours car has a very long crank. once it sta...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BKI4254
PO325 Knock Sensor All grounds and wiring have been checked between sensor and ECM. The sensor has been checked and it does produce a nice signal. Are these sensors known for problems? We followed all the trouble shooting trees and everything checks out ye... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor)
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1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Bogs & no power VIN: JS3TD03V0R
This vehicle came to our shop on the hook as a crank no start. After replacing the fouled out spark plugs we were able to get the vehicle running (poorly). It had some smoke out the tail pipe (black) and barely idled. When tipping into the gas it stalls/bogs o...
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1998 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Hesitation, low power VIN: JS2GB31S6W
Hi again. I am looking for a little help from you suzuki techs today. I have a esteem here that from a dead stop will not hardly move but once you get it moving it does fair but not like it should.vehicle sent to us from another shop in town that couldnt fix i...
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1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Thank you for any HELP on this one This is TURBOCHARGED MR2 We put a new factory Turbo on it it gets to much boost then goes into fuel cut it throws a turbocharger boost pressure sensor code we put a new sensor same code same issue fuel cut hits at 3000rpm an...
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1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L unknown VIN: 2T1BR12E2X
vehicle came in with high pitch ticking sound that appeared coming from timing chain area-replaced chain, guides, tensioner, gears-started engine ran fine but still had ticking noise. we removed engine dis-assembled head, rods, main-everything looked new-found...
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E22
starts hard after filling fuel tank.not sure if p0171 is related to this problem. did find a small vac leak at intake gasket.has any one seen this befor.or any good ways to check the evap system on this car.Mitchell is not giving me what i'm looking for. Trouble codes: P0171
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1992 Acura Legend L 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JH4KA7661N
Well, after beating my head against the wall for many weeks on this car, I HAVE FINALLY FIXED IT!!! YAY!!! I decided that the only way I am going be sure that I didn't have an EGR restriction was to pull the intake apart and look at it. Unfortunatly, I didn't...
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1994 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2373R
Fellow Techs, I thank you for the resposes that I have recieved. This vehicle is still not fixed. I intend to go through my basics again. I am obviously missing something. One more tidbit. Honda has a bulletin on their networking indicating that if the vtec oi...
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2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L wiper do not turn off VIN: 4S6DM58W41
I FOUND A REPLAY FROM HONDA THAT EXPLAIN THIS EXACT PROBLEM, IT SAID TO CLEAN THE GROUNDS AT WINDSHIED WASHER PUMP CONNECTOR, BUT THIS DID NOT FIX IT, IT WAS THE WIPER MOTOR THAT FIXED IT.
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L srs system VIN: JHLRD77422
Thank you for all who responded so quickly! It makes sense now, drivers seat belt buckle gets the most use. I called the Dealer and it is covered under a life time warranty, Customer has been advised, again my thanks.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HKYF18563
Hi and thanks to all that replied. I received quite a few replies. Some said to check the power steering switch wires as they pull away and they were okay. Also I cleaned the throttle body that was dirty, but it didn't fix the surge. The majority, howeve... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control problemHello and thanks for your help.).
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1996 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2LM58V9T
Thanks For The Help.I Explained To Customer That Every Thing Checks Out Ok except For The Mass Airflow Code.I Gave Her The Option Of Leaving With Me Untill Vehicle Acts Up Again Or Replacing Mass Airflow Because Of Code (And Hope It Corrects Problem). She Chos... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Blend Door
Weellllll... She had the vehicle repaired at the dealership and they said there was no liquid in the heater and it had to be replaced? it took two days to repair and it work fine now. There was no sign of coolant loss when I inspected the vehicle and there was...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L 1-2 VIN: 1N4L11D32C
What EXCELLENT forum, you guys have done it again!!! I would like to thank all of you who replied. Special thanks to Frank for your quick & correct response, Not to forget Mike & Nick for also having the correct solution. My friend & I owe you guys a frosty o...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31D62
well this one has not come back in yet the majority of you said coils are still a problem along with maf and egr if this customer returns with the car and we get an answer i will repost the fix thanks again for your input. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire).
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2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L park lights-tail lights VIN: JF1SG63653
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. The problem turned out to be a half burned out park light switch. It worked fine in the park light on position,but intermittent at best with the head lights on and the park lights off. The park-tail lights run thr...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L monitors VIN: 2T1BR12E71
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I started the car this morning and let it idle for 10 minutes then drove it 1 block and the evap monitor set. I believe the problem was ambient temp since it was in the 40's this am and 50's in the pm. I'm glad we are gett...
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