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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L Mechanical VIN: KLAJC52Z31
need the torque spec for the head gasket cam sprocket and cam bearings
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2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5J6YH28695
Honda with surging idle. Checked for leaks with smoke machine and none found. Pinched off vacuum supply for booster,air bypass thermo switch.Before I pull the valve cover to check cam marks and look for stuck valve wondering if anyone has seen anything like th... Trouble codes: P0507, P2279
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Charging VIN: KNDUP131X3
This Kia came in with a dead battery. Customer replaced the battery over the weekend and and it's dead again. We charged the battery and found the alternator not charging. Saw the TSB about an updated alternator. We replaced the alternator with a Kia reman and...
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1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22CXX
Need help from the mazda gods! I have 99 mazda 626 2.0, its burned out 2 cats in the last 9 months, just cant figure out what to check. Everything looks ok to me, gets good gas milage. Please help. Trouble codes: P0420
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1991 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CZ24H7M
this car came into shop from another shop with a no start situation. i checked everything and i am missing spark. i back up and found i have no power to the coils. i went to alldata and pulled the wiring diagraham and found out there should be two powers and o...
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0500 VIN: 1N6DD26SXW
Sensor and speed o Meter work ok. Dealer say's it needs an ECU. Thats ok with me, but I hate replacements of ECU's Mostly because the % of repairing a problem with an ECU are low. Nissian tech's out there please Help. Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed sensor Malfunction)
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2003 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L fuel tank VIN: 1N6MD27Y53
Hey all, this customer is complaining about during fueling up it will belch back and wet his clothing with gas, we checked all vent lines and haven't found any problems, removed filler neck and check for any blockage, none found. Does the canister mounted unde...
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2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L abs lite VIN: 1NGAAO7B74
hi, this trucks abs goes off when your almost stopped,just like if you had a cracked tone ring or rust under the sensors like a gm .i checked all that and its ok.there is a [...] which alldata dos not list with my otc scanner on it driving steady speed ther...
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2002 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH686X2
lets just start with a big thank you for your time and help. we have a outback here that had the head gaskets replaced by us,it was diagnosed at another shop.and now after the repair we have a strange overheating problem,after a long test drive the temp guage ...
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2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SG65685
I haven't been able to get this car into a failure. The complaint is if you drive it for 20 to 30 minutes at highway speeds, it has a vibration that is so bad you have to stop the car. A visual inspection shows no obvious signs of wear on the axles or drivesha...
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2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L fire! fire! VIN: JT3HN86R12
why did this 4runner start on fire? my friend called me at midnight last night. he was on his way home from michigan to pennsylvania. he stopped at a truck stop for a snack, and soon after he got out and walked around the truck, he noticed fire underneath. he ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2005 Acura EL 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HHES36865
Sorry it took so long to close this help request, i had to make sure it was fixed. almost everyone said to replace the 2 way solenoid on the canister, which i had already done prior to posting this request. I also tried a new gas cap, and tested all systems ... Trouble codes: 1457 (evap system canister area).
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, Cuts out
Well this car broke me I thought I could fix anyting. (lol) The only thing I got from this car is that I brush up on honda fuel and injection systems. I sent it to the dealer to see if they can fix it and tell me what it was. I found that when I disconected ...
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19222
hay guys i found thx for the replys u sent found that the hose going to the canister to the vent valve was leaking and the vss on the intake was internaly leaking vaccum Trouble codes: P0440.
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L No Start, Misfire, VIN: JMOBK10310
good call boys.bang noise she heard was completely coincidental.turn out to be faulty battery.unfortunately mazda were not co-operative with new security code so had to go to dealer.
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1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Power Steering A/C Belt VIN: 4A3AK44Y5X
Sorry For The Late Fix But I Wanted To Be Sure The Car Was Fixed. As I Said In The Summary I Performed The TSB On This Vehicle For A New Power Steering Bracket And Tensioner Pulley And It Appears It Is Fixed!! I First Shimmed The Bracket And Checked It With A ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L AC Light Flashes VIN: 4A3AE75H93
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this one. The going consensus is that the compressor is defective. The clutches would get weak and when the pressures had to ramp up during high temps and the compressor was harder to turn, the clutch would not do ...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L fuel level sensor VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
Hi. well all the responses were helpful. I had allready checked the grounds at both b-posts and the connections at the fuel sender. however, upon removing the instrument cluster i did discover all the guage screws somewhat loose. I tighten all the screws and r...
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2009 Scion tC 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKDE16769
I sent this car back to the Scion dealer since it was under warranty (11,000 miles). Several replies said to check the relucter wheel for being installed backwards. It was installed properly. I replaced the crank sensor twice with OEM sensors. Ohmed, wiggle te... Trouble codes: P0335.
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2000 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JF1GC4557Y
Thank You everybody for help.Finaly car out-problem front O2 sensor-send wrong signal,customer go too original(aprox. same price).We did sensor replacement and system cleaning-run like new.
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L cam VIN: 4T3ZF13C8X
Thanks everyone it was the cam gear preload we did not install the 6mm bolt to hold the preload on the gear. we removed the intake cams and put the preload on the exhaust gear then reistall the intake cam easy fix. This was a good eye openner for us we will re...
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2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEJU62N95
WELL GUYS SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE...TURNED OUT IT WAS A VALVE SEAL LEAKING ONE VALVE JOB LATER AND EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP! Trouble codes: P0355 (5 cyl ignition coil circuit malfunction).
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0L 5-4 downshift VIN: 5TBET34146
I received 4 repllies and I thank you for taking the time to respond. I consider the matter undecided. One guy said that this is abnormal. Two fellows said that this condition is normal and is a result of "Toyota shift logic" for going downhill. If, indeed, it...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Master HV Failure VIN: JTDKB20U07
Thanks to all who replied. I just got off the phone with the customer who has driven the car over 1000 miles with no problems. I drained the AC oil out of the compressor and flushed the system. Trouble codes: P0AA6.
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