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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4364S
Car was towed in as a no start. Just died. Found no spark and intake camshaft off by 4-5 teeth, and bent intake valves. Distributor was very hard to turn. Sent head to machine shop for valves, ordered rebuilt distributor. Put everything back together and no st...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L vtc VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
loosing my hair on this one!! resealed oil pump for leak between block and oil pump. after vehicle was all put together, runs fine but cel light on code po1259 variable cam timing. we have rechecked timing marks, replaced vtc pressure switch and check oil pres...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGEM21982
This vehicle came in on the hook. It will start for a few seconds and then quit. That's the longest it will run. Spark and fuel pulse quit together. No codes. No security light flashing after it quits. I removed EGR in case of plugged exhaust, but it didn't he...
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1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L No Start VIN: KNAFB1211X
hello all you kia technicans out there. i got this 99 sephia driving me crazy.it is a no start.i have 40 psi fuel pressure while cranking.i have a good spark,i "do not have injector pulse".there is no codes in the ecm.i have a good ckp & cmp signal.and both ha...
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2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L SRS lite on VIN: KNAFE12166
The SRS warning lamp is still on, with a C2100. Does this module need to be programmed to the vehicle, and if so, will a used module accept programming to make it work in another vehicle?
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Flywheel VIN: JTHBD19242
Hi all, I am replacing the clutch in this car and found that the flywheel is dish shaped (lower in the center) by 18 thousanths. I normally have them resurfaced if it is more than 6. Alas the machine shop can't resurface this one because it is spring mounted. ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L 4whl lite flashing VIN: JA4MW51R71
Customer states the 4 whl light is flashing. I was able to get a code 33 without a scanner. I found a bulletin TSB-02-23-007 should i go with this for repair. Thanks for your help.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Charging VIN: FS3AA46G83
Put an alternator in this for not charging. 1st on bad, just put in 2nd. Now it will charge to 14 volts not under load, under load at idle drops to 12.0 to 12.4. If I accelerate it in park under load with lights and blower on it will raise to 14 volts. 85 amp ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Greetings! Hopefully someone out there can steer me in the right direction. This Maxima came in for overheating after about twenty minutes of driving. Seemed to be a typical thermostat problem - upper hose hot, lower hose to thermostat cold to warm. Replaced t...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge, IDLE SURGES UP & DOW VIN: JN8DR09X11
I have a 01 pathfinder and the idle surges from 1500rpm to 2000 rpm. Engines runs ok above or below rpm. Only happens in closed loop. All of the scan data looks normal. I have reset tps closed throttle position. Un hook battery and clear memory. Performed idle...
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2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Stall VIN: 1NGAD07U55
this frontier will just up & die while driving. it took many drives before it happened to me. there was no warning whatsoever, no bucking loss of power etc. it was just as if youd turn the key off. it starts right back up & will run fine. dont know if there ma...
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2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 676L502727
subaru tech, please help. customer complaint car cut off when car start in the morning. vertify complaint intermittent. no dtc in engine system. found little carbon built on throttle plate. clean up, still the same. problem happen randomly after sit for few ho...
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1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE91A1M
Fellow Tech's, I have a 1990 Corolla 1.6L 4A-FE engine that I cannot get rid of a code 71, EGR malfunction. Car came in with a blown head gasket. The owner elected to install a used engine. Everything went great, It runs very smooth, but it has this code 71 t... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR system malfunction)
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1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L whole system VIN: JT3AC12R2N
Replace used compressor with new one along with new condensor and new drier. Converted system to 134. Vacuumed system and recharged system. Vehicle has rear a/c system. A/C is not blowing cold, just a lite cool, and in South Texas, this is not good. Customer t...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Compressor VIN: 5TENX22N86
Compressor intermittently cuts off and the dash A/C button starts blinking. The customer had cut the wires and wired in a toggle switch to the compressor on the dash, which worked until the evaporator froze up after highway driving, since that was bypassed. We...
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1998 Acura TL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JH4UA2657W
Had a few posts asking to check the dist. - remember, in the 5cyl all cam/crank sensors are external. While I am not completely sure at this point, I believe the issue is in the magnet on the crank sensor , which is was what I was thinking initially. (Not in ...
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1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L D4 Light Flashes VIN: JHMBB2252R
Sorry for the delay but vehicle is an extra car and repair has been put on back burner since I have lost my tech and am very short handed. General concensus is the TCM is the culprit. I've removed it and have sent it out to get reconditioned. I want to th...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Left sliding door VIN: 5FNRL38445
I think the car is fixed. I was going to go with Andrew's suggestion that I replace the door closing motor, the device which is inside the door rather than the motor that moves the door from side to side. I had the part on hand and the customer dropped off t...
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1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L charging system VIN: JN8HD17Y6S
Thank-you for everyones help. Turns out the indicator light bulb was o.k, but we re-wired the charging indicator ciruit (open between the bulb and the alternator)and problem solved.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51DX3
Thanks for all the input guys. Found timing change has stretched just enough to put sensors out of sink when cold. Installed complete gear and chain set. Vehicle runs fine now. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Engine VIN: 1N6AD07W45
Well, this engine is obviously burning oil & the spark plugs indicate this as well. The customer cannot afford the tear down price if the warranty co. decides this was a preexisting condition (which there is no doubt they will, since the ink is not quite dry o...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JFIGD29602
the weather is now warm in ohio i am unable to duplicate the noise anymore i returned it to custumer and told them to drive the car untill noise gets worse. i will have to close this post with no fix thanks to all that replied.
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L not engaging VIN: JS2RC41H43
The problem ended up being clogged cooler, which is just radiator for this car. good flow going in not much coming out.
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE09BXR
SUCCESS! THIS VEHICLE JUST GOT BACK FROM EMMISSIONS TESTING CENTER AND PASSED EASILY. HAD 2 SUGGESTIONS FOR CATALYTIC CONVERTER POSSIBLY BEING WEAK, 2 FOR VACUUM LEAK, 2 FOR IDLE SWITCH NOT WORKING PROPERLY, AND 1 FOR COOLANT SENSOR AS COMMON FAILURE ON THESE... Trouble codes: 42 (vehicle speed sensor circuit).
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