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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L alternator VIN: 1HGEM2121L
Hello all, I'm at a vw/audi shop and my parts guys has put 3 alternators in his civic, none of which will charge. I took a look at it last night, the green and white wire in terminal 2 at the alternator has 4.5 volts, the blue and white wire in terminal 3 has...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL180X2
Engine dies when coming to a stop very intermittently when engine is cold. Runs good and restarts immediately after dying. Customer just bought vehicle about 3 weeks ago and has died about 3 times. No check engine light. No codes. Checked one spark plug, looke...
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Stall VIN: 4S2CY58VXS
After above noted repairs were made, the vehicle now stalls after a snapped throttle @ idle, or after heavy acceleration. When the stall occurs it is immediate, no bucking or misfire - just shuts off like loss of ignition signal. We did have our supplier excha...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L timing belt VIN: KNADC12553
Timing belt stripped, lost all exhaust valves. Rebuild head, installed, but have and intermited P0304 and #4 compression will vary at times from #90 to #120. Rest are steady @ #120. Pulled head twice and pressure tested all valves-all held identically. Vacumn ...
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2003 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM3LW28J93
I have a MPV here today with no codes, and misfires, howver it was a very unbalance idle, almost like an EGR valve partically stuck open, a roll in the engine, everything is orginal however nothing looks bad and anything off of idle is perfect, any suggestions...
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L popping noise VIN: JM1BJ22553
Hello, this Mazda runs and drives fine but has a popping sound coming up through the intake at idle only. the idle only changes about 25 RPM when it pops but vacuum fluctuates down 1 to 5 inches depending on how rapidly it is popping, sometimes occasional pop ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L sugar in tank VIN: 4A3AA46H23
have a customer who has someone whom does not like him. sugar dumped in gas tank. drove car for a day before bringing it in for service. what all iam i looking at replacing.
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, hard start VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
car came in would not stay running and very hard to start.sounds and feels like running way lean. starts popping and cracking through intake.then dies.will not stay running longer than 5 seconds on it own. and if i tickle the throttle just right i might get 15...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L freeplay accessive VIN: JF1S6557YG
removed transmission,,all seemed to be straight forward in the removal. Installation of new pilot bushing,clutch assembly and reassembled. FREEPLAY from clutch lever Excessive and the hydraulic slave cylinder is having to push out too far to disengage the clut...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L steering pump VIN: 453BE6456Y
this vehicle has a lot of air in the power steering fluid and I cannot get it out. Was in the shop for other work and when done the power steering became screaming loud, just like air trapped. We did nothing to that system, but still we need to get it fixed. ...
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1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L transfer case VIN: JT3FJ8W8N0
Noise from transfer case, differential or diff, noise was there before transmission replaced, noise is loud clunk when slowing down take your foot off the gas, then hit the gas again and vehicle has a loud clunk. Noise is very loud when shifting from drive to ...
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L abs VIN: 5TDBDT4818
Hi guys, got a problem with this 2005 tundra, we changed rear wheel bearings, and had brake lines open. after put back together were getting an odd brake problem. the abs motor activates for about a second or two, maybe 3 upon brake pedal push. pedal and brake...
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1988 Honda Civic 1.5L brake system VIN: 1HGED3550J
Frist i would like thank everybody for your replies, like most of you said crimp off rubber brake hose found problem was in rear of car. spoke to the owner and said it all started when he did a brake flush, found green fluid in system. r/r rear wheel cyl and t...
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1995 Honda Prelude SE 2.3L abs light on VIN: JHMBB2278S
Well guys it's a fix, Daniel from Ohio nailed it. I mentioned earlier i tested all wheel sensors, but the FR sensor was out of specs just enough for the abs module to pick it up. Thanx 2 all.
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2000 Honda S2000 2.0L electric window VIN: JHMAP1140Y
a new window motor fixed it...still not real sure why it worked with the down switch but not when activating the tconvertible.
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HCG2252YA
pcm was bad took it apart found a burnt pin for fuel pump control also found 2 volt drop across main relay control circuit so i replaced that to protect my new used pcm from high amps draw
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2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L over heat VIN: JNK1CV51F0
THANKS FR ALL REPLIES.CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT TO GO ANY FURTHER.DECIDED HE WOULD NOT USE A/C SINCE COOL WEATHER IS HERE.I SHOULD HAVE WAITED TO OPEN REQUEST AS CUSTOMER WATED OUR TIME.THANK AGAIN
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N04
installed new spark plugs, all coils and injected atf in vacuum ports. vehicle runs good. thanks for all help
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1BK34394
I recieved many replies and check the vvt accuator the timing chain was o.k customer decided to donate the car and did not want to fix it. Again thanks for all the help.Ron
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L no shift VIN: JM1BK32486
WELL NO REAL HELP THIS TIME BUT THANKS GUYS. I GOT A WIRE DIAGRAM FORM THE DEALER. IT PAYS TO HAVE FREINDS. I FOUND THE SIGNAL FROM THE PCM WAS NOT ACTIVATING THE TRANS RELAY. I CHECKED FOR SIGNAL AT PCM. NONE WAS COMING FROM IT. I CHECKED ALL POWERS AND GROUN...
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1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4A3AA46L5X
Hi, Thank You all for the replies, they were very helpful. I apologize for the delay, but the customer didn`t want us to work on the car for financial reasons (and still doesn`t), but curiosity made me check it out. Ended up finding the fuel pump making an ir...
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2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 3.0L Steering VIN: JA4MT41X67
Well its been 1 week and no news is good news. As Ty, and Roger suggested that I had a bent component, well I replaced the RH front control arm and strut, bearing and insulator. I realigned and my SAI was much better and camber was now in spec. I then test ...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V62
This car kind of threw us for a loop. After going through the trans and overhauling it we still had the same problems. So it was back to square one. After way too much testing and believing too much in our new Toyota parts the problems were isolated back to th...
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L engine VIN: 5TDBA22CX4
Hello I have fixed this van. After more talking with the cust I found out that the van was wrecked and that something went through the lower part of the oil pump and had put "A SMALL DENT" in the pickup tube. Suggested that I pull the pan and look at the "SMAL...
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