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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Mechanical VIN: 19UUA56611
koeo,brake pedal is high and firm when pushing brake pedal down,with one stroke.once the engine is started,the brake pedal has alot of travel.if forse-full,brake pedal can botom out.we have blead braked per/alldata and have found no air in brake system.brake c...
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2004 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18674
This vehicle exibits a grinding noise and a resonance at about 25 mph under light throttle pressure. The condition is very intermitent and only lasts for 3-4 seconds. The noise seems to come from the transmission tunnel area. We recently serviced the different...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Clutch Pedal VIN: 1HGCD5555V
First saw this car in 2007 because the clutch was slipping badly. Replaced with no issues. I then had the car come back in about a year with the clutch pedal on the floor, and a leaking slave cylinder. We then replaced both slave and master. Car left, but came...
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1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58W6X
Hi Guys, I got this 99 Passport came in with code P0440 evap leak, We smoke the entire system & no leak was found, we replace the charcoal canister purge solenoid valve reset the memory, 3 days later came back on with the same code. Any help will be greatly ap... Trouble codes: 440 (Evap Leak)
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2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L ride VIN: 5J6YH285X4
customer coplaind of noise at slow speeds in parking lot-we test drove and found thst noise and vibration was like tire rubbing inner fender while parking -like a k turn we did check front end for looseness or binding tire are prioper size and not hitting
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L overheating VIN: KM8SB83D11
This vehicle came in on the hook with a blown upper rad tank. After replacing rad, running and checking fan operations, temp cut in etc,, everything seemed ok till I shut off the engine with key in hand. Engine was still running though dash was out and I belie... Trouble codes: P0134
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1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L front suspension VIN: JT8BH22F4T
need help from you lexus techies. this car makes a pop or crack noise from either the left or right front when that tire goes through a dip with some speed (like hitting a driveway). if you hit the dip at an angle you can hear a distinct sound from each front ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L No Start
Quick question for Mitsubishi Tech's out there. Got this Galant ES brought to me after having the engine wiring harness replaced due to fire. It's a no crank. When I go into the Immobilizer system with my Vedis, I get a code TP 17 read fail. I can't find that ... Trouble codes: TP17 (Read Fail)
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Spark VIN: JNICA21DXE
Attention Nissan Techs: I tested the compression and it is good, tested for fuel and it's good, tested for spark but no spark. The power and ground are good. No signal from computer to coil. I think it is a bad computer - just trying to make sure I am right.
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D53
has no injector pulse, no start. we found to begin with no spark and no injection. performed ecm pin out. found no ground to ignition coils (it was broken off intake. soldered new eyelet and cleaned mounting bong. found still has nothing. replaced ecm 23710-8...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L a/c compressor VIN: 1N4BA41E96
Calling all NISSAN techs!. Greetings to All. No power to a/c compressor. System full. If i unplug compressor & put 12v directly to it (with conn unplugged) blows ice cold! All fuses ck good. Performed on board self diagnosis. Found code 22- in vehicle sensor. ...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BK4251W
Engine was leaking oil from timing belt cover. Replaced crankshaft oil seal and installed a new timing belt. All marks on belt lined up perfectly with notches on crank sprocket and left and right cam sprockets. Replaced the Champion sparkplugs with a new set o...
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1988 Toyota Supra 3.0L swap VIN: JT2MA70J1J
Thanks in advance for your advice. We have here a customer that LOOOVES his toyota. This Supra has blown a bearing in the lower end of the engine. Customer is talking about converting this naturally-asperated engine into a turbo. He says he found a used tu...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Starting VIN: 4TAVN13D7P
Now this is wierd we had low comp all around we added oil to left bank and got 180 psi right bank 10 psi so we did a leak down test 90 psi held 80 on the right side. why do we not have comp but pass a leak down test.we removed valve cover cam turns and gets oi...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L skid control module VIN: 5TDBT48A61
Any time vehicle is accelerated from a dead stop the skid cotrol actuates for just a second like you are peeling out then returns to normal. No ABS or check engine lights. All wheel speed sensors are working and tone wheels look good. The only thing out of the...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Drive-axles VIN: 2HGEJ864XW
Empi axles were minus the vibration dampner on the factory axles. Replaced the axles with the oem application and the problem is gone.
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 2HKYF186X3
TECH SUGGESTED ZIP TIE THE IMOBILIZER TO ELECTRICAL SWITCH SO YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE TO DEALER FOR REPROGRAMING. IT WORKED. WE WAS ABLE TO KEEP VEHICLE IN SHOP WITHOUT TAKING TO DEALER. THANKS FOR THE GREAT TIP. JOHNNY-SERVICE MGR.
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2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33513
Compression test verified vacuum problem.0 compression cylinder #4 .Removed valve cover and found small intake valve spring top retainer cracked in half and valve top is not there although never heard any engine noise.Valve must be stuck in the head?Customer ... Trouble codes: P0134, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P1259.
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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L possible seal problem VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Thanks to all who replied, we sorted out the cause of the noise. It was coming from the top of the windshield, I could change the pitch of the sound by pushing on the windshield right by the rearview mirror. There are no water leaks, but there is a rubber/pl...
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1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: IYVGE22D6V
this vehicle has gone several days and all seems well. i have cleaned the egr passages but the code still reset. after exhausting all suggestions. i decided to re-solder the sensor pin on the ecm out of desperation and also energized the boost sensor solenoid ... Trouble codes: P1195 (egr boost sensor malfunction).
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2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on, p0400 VIN: 1YVGF22012
thank you everyone that made my first post a succesfull one, everyone was right on, i removed the throttle body and found clogged passages for the egr. just proves that you can have good vacuum readings and low flow. thanks again and keep up the good work. Trouble codes: P0400.
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: V25-450039
Recieved a few replies here. A big thank you to Igor from Russia who tried his utmost to help and which I think eventually was the fix. Two replies said to check the cam timing. We re-checked but there was no fault there. This particular engine has the older h...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
As suggested by a couple of people I checked the car's fuses. The starter signal fuse was missing. I installed a new fuse in the panel and retested now the car starts perfectly when cold. Thank you to all that helped.
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2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L fuel spills out VIN: 3N1AB51A16
Thank You to all that responded. As indicated it did turn out to be the EVAP vent valve on the EVAP cannister. Removed and tested and unit worked fine.
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AE09V69
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES! THERE WAS A BAD CONNECTION INSIDE THE PLUG FOR THE KNOCK SENSOR, ALL I HAD TO DO WAS BEAT THE TECHNITION OVER THE HEAD WITH IT TILL HE FOUND IT! WE REPLACED THE K/S PIGTAIL AND EVERYTHING IS OK! Trouble codes: 14 (no ignition reference signal), 22 (coolant temp open or short), 24 (air temp sensor), 52 (knock sensor).
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2BG12K1T
thank you to all who replied. the coolant temp sensor fixed this one. happened too quickly to see on scan tool and set no codes however it spiked on warm up when graphing on the vantage causing a rich condition. thank you again.
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