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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7678N
this vehicle will start and idle fine. when you try to give it any amount of throttle it bogs down and misfires like a MAF sensor or clogged converter the converter is new but i have checked it. The one symptom that leads me to believe it is computor or defect...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L dirvers sliding door VIN: 2HKRL18601
I have two different customers with the same issue, both are 2001 Honda Vans with the drivers sliding doors not working, I have heard it is either the rollers, contacts or motor. I have also talked to other shops that have said do not get into these they are a...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16571
Hello all!This vehicle is making me want to leave the trade. We replaced the tranny with a used one from junk yard.Every thing is back toghether and now the car wont start.Has injector pulse,sparks,all grounds are good.Fuel pump will not turn on.Has all the po...
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2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L battery VIN: 5FNRL38206
Customer states once a month the battery will not crank the engine. On a very quiet night, vehicle in garage, can hear what she thinks a fan on, she gets in van and pops the hood, puts on the hood prop, noise will stop.Has anyone run into this gremlin.I have h...
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm VIN: 2HKYF18436
This pilot is driving me nuts. The factory alarm will go of for no reason. Just sitting in the shop could be 10min or 3 hrs but it will just go off on its own. It did have a after market auto start on it. We removed it and it still does the same thing. All the...
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2006 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Lighting VIN: 5FNYF18186
this customer came back after 6 months and is complaining that his low beam is not bright enough. he said he compared his usa lights to a canadian one and said that they were different. the canadian pilot on low beam has the regular low beam on and the high be...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C21
i have been fighting this hyundai for a few days, and cannot find any info on code p1633.had code po133. o2 slow response.along with p1623.found leak at manifold next to sensor.cleared but still code p1633 comes on right after start.does not turn light on .its... Trouble codes: P1623, P0133
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1986 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.2L radiator VIN: JAACH15U3G
PLEASE HELP i HAVE A 86 ISUZU TROOPER 2.2 DIESEL WITH A LEAKING RADIATOR. CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHERE TO FIND A NEW RADIATOR FOR THIS VEHICLE? ANY SUGGESTION WILL BE GRATLY APPRECEATED. THANKS PH [...]
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no IAT, MAF, VSS,
Hi guys and Gals, this car came into the shop whit a check engine light on, no record of any repairs done. I just wan't to put this out maybe some of u have run into this problem. I testede the MAF sensor tested good, IAT sen. has good resistance. I wigle the ... Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor input out of range)
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Tail lamp indicator VIN: JT8BD68S9X
Vehicle came in with the R/S head lamp not working on low beam and the tail lamp failure warning lamp in the instrument cluster on. Replaced the R/S headlamp but the tail lamp indicator still on.. all tail, turn and brake lamps and tag lamps are burning. check...
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2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4FTYU06151
same as above
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1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy
I've got a customer with a 1992 Nissan Pathfinder (OBD1). The vehicle is running rough at idle, she is complaining of poor mileage and the tech's nose says it's running rich. (Don't know if he's calibrated it or not) We've got no codes on a blink test. We're a...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, fails CA smog test VIN: 3N1DB51D8Y
Its time to get the Nissan experts involved. I have this Sentra that came in with a MIL on and would not pass smog inspection. Initial checks indicated multiple codes. P1138 fuel air metering/swirl control valve-P1273 fuel air metering/air fuel sensor1 (B1)-P0... Trouble codes: P1273
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3NICB51D75
Help Nissan Techs!! This sentra came in with a no start and fault code p0340 camshaft position sensor. We checked cam/ crank timing and timing chain- engine is clean inside and no stretching of the chains, ect. we found vehicle to have strong and correct spark...
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1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L missfire VIN: J53TD21V4W
help! i working on this suzuki sidekick that misfire intermideatly. at idle is not as bad, put as soon you put a lode on the engine it is really bad.its usually around 1500 rpm to 2000. after taking off a stop, if you over 2000rpm it either stops or smooths ou...
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1991 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3FMJ80W7
Customer bought the vehicle used and has never had it running. Finally had it towed in with the description that "i was told it needed injectors so I put a set in and it still doesn't run." Verified the complaint, tested for the usual suspects, and found no s...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2BG22K6W
This car is driving me nuts. The vehical failed its emission test for high hc (100ppm) and CO (1.05%). I tested fuel pressure and it was 4 psi above spec... So i replaced the Fuel Pump Regulator, its inside the fuel tank. This brought the Fuel Pressure down to...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L rotors VIN: 5TEWN72N81
originally replaced brakes & rotors. customer returned 3-4 months later with a pulsate, resurfaced rotors, returned again a few months later, we put toyota rotors on, lasted a while, he's back. I heard that maybe caliper pistons might not all be working proper...
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1989 Honda Accord DX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5623K
HELLO ALL TECH! THIS CAR FIXED. THANKS ALL WHO REPLY MY REQUEST.WHAT I FOUND IS A PULSE AIR INJECTION VALVE WAS OPEN CAUSE A EXHAUST SUCK AIR BEFORE O2 SENSOR.I REMOVE VALVE AND FOUND A RUBBER WASHER WHICH IS BLOCK AIR GO BACK TO EXHAUST MANIFOLK.THANKS TO ALL...
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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: JHMCB7668M
This vehicle is fixed. Culprit was the defective new gauge from Honda dealer.In my past experiences,when you get a new defective, you get confused and spend lot more time to find out the problem. Thanks to Patrick and George.
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L CV joint VIN: 2HKRL1866Y
Sorry about the late post, thought it was done. We did end up removing both axles to inspect them, and replaced the drivers side. The inner joint didn't have any play but, felt rough. That took care of the problem. By the way, it was the previously replaced...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HGEM22952
When I disconnected the IAT sensor while the vehicle was running to actually see if a code would set, the code did set ok. I left it running to see if it would still "hiccup". It still hiccupped, but when it did, it cleared the code. I had already checked s...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45G4Y
customer has not returned. no news is good news. the gas station he was using for years switched brands. someone stated ethanol content my skew the readings. that lead me to ask customer more questions. i guess there can never be too much information when diag... Trouble codes: P1123, P1128.
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 8909890987
SORRY TOOK SO LONG WAS NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT DROPPED SUB FRAME AND ACESSED HEATER TUBE AT FIRE WALL THE REST WAS PIECE OF CAKE THANKS TO ALL
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L MIL Lamp on, POWER LOSS VIN: KNALD12464
Hi all, I hate to close a help request without fixing it but the customer went back to college and won't be back in time to repair and close this request. Thanks much to all that took the time to reply. Your information was great. Everyone indicated that eithe... Trouble codes: P2136 (app /tp correlation), P2125 (app /tp circuit).
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1YVGE22C4V
Replaced radiator and had alot better flow but found temp sensor about 10 degrees off.replaced it and every thing is fine. Thanks for everything
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1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L steering VIN: 4S3BD675XW
junk raman. right front axle. replaced axle and problem sollved.
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2004 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L right front brake caliper
the brake master cylinder was faulty on this car.Strange thing was that it doesnt feed the fronts on one line and rear on other! its a cross type set-up had me flustered. thanks for all your help and time i finally got my master from a dealership 120 miles awa...
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1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9W
I Did Replaced New Tires And Balance and checked for motor mounts and trans mounts was OK Before I Replaced struts And Wheel Bearing But Still Same the Problems.Thank You For All Of You Guys Out there Replied to me.This van the problems could be in trans i nee...
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