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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UUA5663Y
Help Acura Techs! This TL has got us chasing our tails. The vehicle will start and run well cold but if left sitting and idling once it is hot it will stumble very slightly on the first throttle application. Once shut off and restarted hot (15+ minutes) it wil... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0305
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Fuel Smell VIN: 2HGES16501
Customer reports a strong fuel odor when in closed garage. No codes, and ran EVAP diagnosic monitor from Snap-On Solus Pro (although it seems to run suspiciously fast). Inspected under car and under hood carefully, removed fuel pump access cover under seat - n...
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2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L pressure plate and clutch disc VIN: KNAGD12641
We are very confused with what seems like a simple but unexplainable problem. Car came to shop with the Optima problem of flywheel and clutch assembly having come apart causing damage to trans housing. Found good trans from salvage yard. Mounted new flywheel f...
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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GNDT13W4V
hi made up vin number i need to know the time for r+r motor someone left the oil filter gasket stuck to block while doing oil change ane the guy lost his oil and now has a rod bearing noise.does it come out the top or bottom don't do much kia work here yet lol...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Vehicle in with CEL on / flashing. Codes P0302 and P0303, plus P0300. Could feel a single dead miss. Checked and replaced spark plugs. (Vehicle has history of oil consumption - plugs didn't look real good) Reassembled and started - still misfiring, but only co... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315 (same - 4), P1320 (same - 5), P1325 (same - 6)
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IYVGE22D6V
stubborn p1195 code. boost sensor malfunction. sensor is within spec as per tsb found on alldata. 0" vacuum - 3.65 volts. 8" vacuum- 2.35 volts. a 1.3 volt drop, within the 1.1 to 1.6 volt drop specified. boost solenoid working consistantly and has the proper ... Trouble codes: P1195 (egr boost sensor malfunction)
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2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM18J22521
Customer had a accident with the car. The body shop replaced the radiator. they filled antifreeze in and created a big vapor lock in the engine block. Customer came to me with a complaint of heater not warm. The water pump was leaking (melted). I replaced the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randem misfire)
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire VIN: JM1NB33244
HELP ! Techs, this Miata has a cold idle miss that sets P0304. Idles like a dead hole. Off idle it seems fine.Runs great down the road. When warmed up the idle miss completely (almost) goes away. If you clear the code when hot, it will not reset until the car ... Trouble codes: P0304
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AL54F1W
after driving for about 10 miles and shutting off engine for about 10 minutes, it acts like the engine is loading up when starting. after idleing for a few seconds it will clear up and run ok. do not suspect an injector because it is affecting all cylinders. m...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L headlights
car came in with headlights and side marker lights flickering switch off position. Customer installed different bulbs ,removed them still marker lights flickering. In the front underhood fusebox the ETACS-ECU also is shaking with the flicker. Switch headlight ...
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1995 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN1AS44D2S
This vehicle is a total nightmare! Brace yourself! This is a 1995 Nissan 2.4L 240sx. The customer brought it in after replacing the engine with a 1991 Nissan 240sx 2.4L engine. The Customer states he transferred over all the necessary parts to make it work. In... Trouble codes: P0325, P0335, P1336, P0100
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51DX3
Vehicle cuts out and feels like the ignition is turned off for a second. This happens when vehicle is cold. Once it comes up to temp runs fine. It keeps setting a hard code P0340 camshaft postion sensor. I have replaced both cam and crank sensor with udated on... Trouble codes: P0340
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Hello everyone,just met the car ,nice shape, completely intermittent, by the time the tow truck gets here, [sometimes they start it and drive it on] .the vehicle starts and moves fine. Happened 3 times in 3months,never a cut out or run rough,just a no start. P...
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH63561
Thanks in advance for any help on this.It's not the worlds biggest problem but I have run into a wall trying to figure out where the diagnostic terminal to get the codes from the ABS system is.The Alldata and Shop key are so vague with info as to position of c...
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2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JF1GD29694
Please help me get some info or send two silver bullets, one for me and one for the car.I believe I am fighting the fuel cut off but don't have enough theory and operation. Right now I have more questions thean answers. Shop Mitchell is a little vague on the s... Trouble codes: P1544
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1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2AC52L6V
whoever can solve this one is held in high esteem by me, as i rarely get stumped like i have on this one. cust recently had timing belt done--not by me. left the other shop and ran well. he stopped, got back in, started running like hell. took back, guy had ...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1ZB6V
vehicle came in with mil lite on. we scanned and found code for egr position sensor, we tested mand replaced sensor, code fixed. vehicle came back with codes po420 , inefficient cat, and code po135 b1s1 circuit problem. we scoped all 3 sensors , rear sensor is... Trouble codes: P0420, P0135
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm system VIN: 2HKYF18753
Sorry for taking so long to write summary. After dealer installed new immobilizer Pilot didn't start twice. From then until now it has started fine every time. Don't know if something had to reset its self or what. Thanks to everyone that tried to help. If pro...
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Clutch
I replaced both the Clutch Master and the Slave and there have not been any issues for almost 2 weeks now. Thanks for all the help.
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2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L speedo, tach, odo VIN: JF1SG65685
Thank you Andy and Don. I checked for a connector near the dash fuse box, there is a female connector taped to the loom just to the left of the fuse box but not the corresponding male connector, I used a mirror and spent maybe 10 minutes looking for the other ...
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L engine VIN: JT2BG12K2T
Thanks To All who replied your suggestions were greatly appreciated, the water pump was brand new, as was the radiator, flow checked radiator anyway, checked ok. installed o.e. t-stat, no change. i used both the yellow fill funnel and a vaccum cooling system f...
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