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2000 Acura Integra GS 1.8L hatchback VIN: JH4DC4362Y
Customer complaint: When unlock rear hatch with key, hatch will not pop up & release. Must hold key to unlocked position while lifting hatch to get hatch up. We have replaced rear latch assy. & rear hatch shocks to try and remedy. Anyone seen this problem ? No...
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1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L gear VIN: JHMBB2176S
hi everyone. this 95 honda prelude hard to change gear while driving and neutral. owner replace with new cluthc master cylinder. after many time trying to bled. still have problem with the changing gear and stall at neutral. so we replace with another brand ma...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L no crank VIN: JT6HF10U4Y
towed in customer stated before any problems smelled something burning,now no crank and no check engine light illuminate,found fuse underhood AM2 blown but replaced blew again with key in run position crank for 2sec. again blew fuse ,remove battery check harne...
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Charging VIN: 1YVFP80C1X
Customer brought in vehicle because of it going dead after a long trip or after it sits for a couple of days. First time in the shop I found a bad alternator not charging at all so we replaced it and it was charging 14.2 while idiling. Customer said it was sti...
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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L rear axle VIN: JA4MW51R42
This truck when driven in a strait line runs very good. when turning a slight left the rear right wheel blocks and let go then blocks like the abs is working only on that wheel. Then i can drive around in circles left or right and nothing happens then without ...
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1984 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN1HZ14S1E
we are pulling our hair out at this time. We can't scan this one and there are no codes. With all the injectors pluged in it wont start. If I pick any of the injectors and unplug it it starts and runs. if i unplug 2 injectors it runs quite smooth. but if i plu...
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1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1BF1882W
This car came in with c/c of check engine light on and hesitation. Found bad #3/6 misfire. I moved the coil twice and the code followed so I replaced the coil misfire gone but the hesitation still there. Please help
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2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E6Y
Vehicle came in with a MIL light on. Trouble code P1349 - variable valve timing malfunction. Replaced the camshaft timing oil control valve and the camshaft timing sprocket. Prior to the replacing the sprocket, I could sometimes get the engine to stall when I ... Trouble codes: P1349 (Variable vale timing malfunction)
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2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Starter Motor VIN: 1NXBR12E72
thanks for reading this post the starter is inop no current to the solenoid checked fuses checked for any kind of alarm or starter kill switch (none found) I pulled the covers off the colmn and traced the white wire with black tracer from the switch to the fir...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L abs light, with codes VIN: JTEBT14R73
truck came to shop with abs light and vsc track, and vsc off lights on. codes c0200 right front speed sensor signal malfunction, code c1223 vehicle skid control malfunction. removed speed sensor, ohm tested found open circut. installed new toyota speed sensor,...
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1998 Honda Civic CX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6326W
thanks to all of you my friends! you were all right! I convinced the customer to install a oe cat from honda and trouble was fixed its magical! Trouble codes: P0420.
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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Interior VIN: 1HGCG3245Y
Thanks for the help. Replies led me to check for mold and CO in car. I used a portable CO tester while driving to eliminate that. Actual fix was to clean evaporator core and all ducts in HVAC system.Car was returned to customer and all is OK for now.
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tach/odometer VIN: 2HKLR18582
The instrument cluster was bad. Replaced with a used one. The reference for the speedometer and odometer are common,so if one indicater is off and the other isnt it is the cluster. Thanks for all the help. P.S. I was sure that i posted this repair 2 weeks ago...
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Stall
Hi guys feed to cranksensor was breaking down intermittently replaced ecm with known goodone so far so good thanks to all who replied
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on, a/t oil temp VIN: 4S2DM58W0Y
hi guys, thanks to all that repled but bill from florida nailed this one thank you alot bill you saved me alot of time on this one did what you said remove the egr valve but not all the way just enough to see the tube in the lower left corner took a close hang... Trouble codes: P0218, P1404.
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2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L ride VIN: JT8BF28G61
I want to thank everyone that replied. We found that the struts were in fact not seated correctly in the mounts. We installed new mounts and made sure the struts lined up correctly in the mount before the nut was tightened. You could see that more threads...
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2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L valve lifters VIN: JA3AY11A2Y
Sorry for such a late reply. This car appears to have been abandoned in our lot. The few times we have contacted the customer, we have not been able to get any additional work approved. We have gone way beyond the call of duty on this one. Due to slow work, ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L cooling system VIN: 4A3AC44G83
We found it was the head gasket but customer didn't want to fix the car at this time as she didn't have the money. We did check the radiator and it was good. Thanks for all the help from everyone. Russ
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L speedometer VIN: JN1DA31D92
I have no fixed the car. Auto dealer did not want to spend the money. They are taking to sale. It has had all speed sensors replace so we suspect the abs/tcs control is bad but will never know. Thanks for all the help sorry I could not post a fix. Mickey
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L heater core VIN: 4TAUN73C2S
Well, I have been unable to fix this one and Iatn is telling me to close it. Thank you for all the replies. I am of the opinion that we have a bad head gasket. If I fix this truck later I will inform you. If you have any more ideas please e-mail me at la...
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1236Y
wELL THANKS FOR THE HELP. I CLEANED THE AIR FLOW METER BUT IT STILL STALLED. tHE CUSTOMER WANTED TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER SO I COULDN'T FIND OUT THE PROBLEM. BUT THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP. MIKE Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P1349, P1656.
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2004 Toyota Sienna CE 3.3L steering VIN: 5TDZA29C34
Fixed!!! Replaced the driver side lower arm. The rear bushing was cracked. Taking off the tie rod end from the knuckle makes it(remove and install) more easy. I also removed the upper side nut from the front roll stopper mount. It probably makes transaxle lift...
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