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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L caliper VIN: JH4KA965XY
Here's one thats has us stumped. This vehicle came in with a brake pull to the left upon braking. Inspected brakes and found front pads and rotors worn. Also right front caliper sticking during inital brake application. Removed caliper to inspect and found pis...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Distributor oil seal VIN: 1HGCD7137T
This car came in with a massive oil leak coming from between the distributor and the head/valve cover. When you remove the distributor there is an o-ring to seal the oil in the valve cover area. We have replaced the seal with a close match from napa and that d...
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2005 Honda Pilot LX 3.5L Differential VIN: 2HKYF184X5
spec for gear oil is for vtm-4 diff fluid. does any one other than honda make an equivalent oil.
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1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Okay this has got me real bad. well here is the story. Customer said the low fuel indicator came on and shorty after came to a stop and that when the problem occurred. The vehicle start to run rough. So, the customer replaced the his fuel filter;but, it did no... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire num. 3 cylinder), P0300 (multi cyl misfire), P0172 (fuel system too rich bk1)
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1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
hi all. stumped on this one. came in on the hook running rough; no power. changed the fuel filter and she came right back around. customer was thrilled, for a day. now it wont start or will idle and quit. checked all the obvious culprits; coolant temp;air flow...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J23
this vehicle is misfiring sometimes on light acceleration and usually on hills. sometimes on initial acceleration. would like to find out what is necessary or if it is possible to access mode 6 to find what cylinders are misfiring. am unable to get this inform...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: V25-450039
We got this vehicle in with a noisy engine. It had ran big end bearings. Beside the noise the vehicle ran very well with no power or any other problems. We overhauled the engine and now have a problem with the high pressure fuel pump. It intermittently will ma...
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L radiator & condenser fan VIN: JMYSNCS3A4
Hello, friends. I´m in a hurry with this one. Came for a leak on A/C system, repair, charge and the the fans does'nt work. Check fuses, fan relay, MFI relay, radiator fan motor, condenser fan motor, connectors wires, grounds, engien coolant sensor, everything ...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing cover VIN: JN1CA21D2V
oil is leaking from between the block and the rear timing cover form under the a/c compressor mounting bracket. I mostly work on domestic cars and trucks, mostly trucks. All I have is a Chilton manual. I know auto repair for dummies. All I want to do right now...
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2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1NADLO1A3Y
Hello everybody. I have this Altima that stalls very intermittently on decel only. It only does it on decel, and when ever it wants. The vehicle will be coming to a stop and the idle will drop to 500 rpm then stall. if it does not drop and maintain 725+ rpm it...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5N1ED28Y4Y
We have a problem with the fuel pump circuit-not getting a ground through the computor. Does anyone know if a used computor would have to be programmed or flashed to put into another Nissan Xterra vehicle. We have found a match for a computor but don't know if...
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2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED29XO2
hi we have a truck here it idles fine but when you put in gear and go to drive it will stall and died. it has a code for knock sensor and it also sounds like it is out of time.the timing is right on marks i dont know if knock sensor will cause problem. i also ... Trouble codes: P0328
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1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6359X
This subby throws consistent po304 misfire codes.heads rebuilt ,new plugs wires coil,swapped injectors from 4to3 misfire code does not follow.Never feels like its missing at idle or under load.This occured even before ring and valve.all grounds cleaned and sec... Trouble codes: 304 (Misfire 4)
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1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45F3N
Thanks in advance for taking a look at my problem. My customer is a try it at home first guy, which is making diagnosis more difficult than normal, but here is the issue. The engine will cut off without notice, mostly on decel from highway speeds, like on exit...
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1992 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMBA8142N
Thanks for all the response’s my Mitchell had the test correct except it added a totally unnecessary continuity test. Vehicle had a bad igniter. Thanks again
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1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stereo VIN: 1HEGJ1138R
Thanks for the help. Basically all of the replies stated to get the serial # off of the radio and contact a Honda Dealer. I was able to get the serial # from the bottom of the Radio by removing the ash tray and lighter panel and standing on my head I was able ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L steering VIN: 2HGES16473
This customer decided to live with the problem instead of allowing us to check into it further. Tech suggestions were to check front end for stiff components. Isolating rack from rest of front suspension by removing outer tierods and checking rack for binding....
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L converter
Customer currently investigating Honda involvement in replacing TC under a satisfaction warranty or dealer help? I'll post in forum if anything else comes of it. Til then,THANX ED
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L release fork VIN: KMHWF25S32
Thanks to all that replied. The problem was in fact a throw-out bearing that was intermittantly hanging up.
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2006 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L power steering VIN: 4F2YZ02Z76
all your suggestion was good but none of them was the problem. I finaly change the high pressure hose of the power steering system. This new hose fix the problem. (I put one from Ford).
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D12
thank you all.ihave found #3cyl wet leaking injektor.replaced andcar is notacting nor missfiring.special thanks goes to Seth from NY. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 5N1MD28Y73
sent the vehicle to the dealer with no result. came back to us and the check engine light was coming on for a P0152 'o2 sensor voltage high' so we replaced o2 sensors. Runs way better now, but still goes into fail safe mode. owner is going to drive the vehi...
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2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG67615
CAR IS FIXED FOR NOW SEEMS SUBIE HAS MANY UNKNOWN PROBLEMS. SENT FOR REFLASH AS PER DANIEL COOKS REPLY. SEEMS NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT SOEM THING UNTIL YOU POINT IT OUT TO THEM. DEALER SAID NO REFLASH UNTILI PUSHED THE ISSUE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. Trouble codes: P2097.
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