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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA662X5
customer complaining of steering vibration at appx 65 to 80 miles per hour. i road tested vehicle and duplicated the problem vibration starts at 65 mph and goes away around 80 mph.problem is that vehicle has new tires front and rear/new wheels on front/new fro...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653X
thanks in advance guys, not a frequent user of this site but have had good advice in past times. So this honda sets this p1491 egr code repetedly, looks like the egr valve was replaced previously. i did test it as per diagnostic charts and the valve opened but... Trouble codes: P1491
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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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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L steering VIN: 5J6YH18553
Did lots of work on this machine and now it has a very noticeable vibration in the steering wheel between 65 and 70 mph. The vibration seems to come in and out as you drive and be almost too high of a freq to be tires. We rotated, balanced and road force check...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y81
Help! We recently installed a used engine in this vehicle, and it now runs with a misfire that appears to be on cylinders number 1 and 3. We have a ckp fault code P1336 due to a chipped flywheel tooth caused by us during installation but while waiting for the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p1336-), P1336 (testing and results)
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73383
Thanks in advance for your help and response, this car came in with a slight miss and over heating. We ran a block test and found a blown head gasket. When we finished doing head gaskets car ran good but has intermittent missfire and check engine light comes o... Trouble codes: P0300 (random engine misfire), P0302 (misfire 2), P0304 (misfire 4), P0306 (misfire 6)
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L O/D Inop VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Good Morning to all,need some help from the Toyota/Lexus transmission wizards. Customer brought vehicle in reporting transmission slipping and check engine light on.Trans was one quart low on fluid. Codes stored in PCM for VSS malfunction.This turned out to b...
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2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S31
installed used engine from a Lexus IS 300 Because the timing belt was broken and broke two valves.We have 1 spark on cylinder 1 & 5 then no more spark until it dies then it sparks 1 more time. We have done the test on Mitchell for a P1300 and then installed a ... Trouble codes: P1300
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2000 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Noise VIN: JM1BJ2217Y
Thank you for reading this. I can't seem to find the clunk in this car to save my life! I checked the entire rear suspension and found nothing except it looked like the sway bar bushings had moved, so I replaced them. Still there. I checked in the trunk and fo...
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2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22141
Ok thanks in advance for everyones help with this little gem...so i get this 01'Mazda Millenia after its been to about three different shops. The whole car is completley ripped apart there are wires and jumpers screws and covers everywhere. This poor guy must ... Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam Sensor Signal Lost)
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVFP84D84
Any help will be greatly appreciated.A local used dealer sent this mazda to me,another shop has told him head gasket,but I believe he thought smoke was from burning coolant.On initial start up,big cloud of obviously oil smoke.Also checked oil level,just barely...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L controller VIN: 6MMAP57P41
after repairing wire i now have a signal to controller. a road test showes wheel speeds for all except rf wheel. dtc reveals lr wheel speed code. tried a used controller same symptom. not sure what to do next. i have data to upload for reveiw if needed thanks ...
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA36G13
Hello everyone I replased the engine and ever sinse i have a problem with the transmission goin into limp mode. when you start it works fine but when you come to stop the transgoes into limp mode, it also has a crank sensor code and a cam sensor code, ive repl...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Acceleration after hard braking VIN: 5TDZT34A94
Help will be greatly appreciated! Verified customer complaint-brakes stay locked up after hard braking (not an ABS stop) Engine rev's high on accel, then brakes feel like they release. Chirps rear wheels. No ABS Mil is activated however 2 codes set.C1223 and...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L main relay VIN: JHMEH626XS
WELL IT HAS BEEN A WEEK AND I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS DEL SOL SINCE I REPLACED THE ECM. I TEND TO DOUBLE, TRIPLE, QUADRUPLE CHECK EVERYTHING ONCE IT STARTS TO LOOK LIKE ITS THE COMPUTER AND MORE TIMES THAN NOT, FIND THAT IT ISN'T THE COMPUTER. THIS TIME IT WAS AND...
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2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78836
Thank you to Derek [...]. I found the 5/8 hose coupler completly blocked with a Black Widow nest and the the hose fitting going into the body cavity above the rear differential 3/4 blocked with the same nesting material. ... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap vent valve stuck closed).
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2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJB72321
As noted by several replies the coils are a problem. Contacted local Kia dealer parts department and inquired cost and availability. 10 in stock, good clue. Replaced both coils as the leaking valve cover had softned the boots. Runs well, customer happy, fixe...
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L inop VIN: JTHFN48Y52
Removed trunk latch assembly. Cleaned micro switch and top works fine. New rear latch assembly is over $900. Customer is very happy. If switch fails in future we will replace latch at that time.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant GTZ 3.0L sugar in tank VIN: 4A3AA46H23
THANKS TO ALL WERE VERY HELPFUL. ENDED UP REPLACINING PUMP,FILTER (WHICH ON THIS VEHICLE IS IN TANK),FLUSHED LINES(WHICH APPEARED CLEAN),DID A FUEL SYSTEM SERVICE ON INJECTORS,CLEANED TANK AND CALLED THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR THEIR PORTION OF THE BILL. SEEMS A...
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L engine VIN: 4S3BD4355T
This car has been push to the side until I get more time to work on it. The next thing I will is to replace the front drive axles. I will update when I fix this problem--Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3GP10V9X
We pulled the timng cover off to verify no slop in the crank drive gear and that the crank woodruff key and slot okay to eliminate a mechanical problem. By watching the waveforms multiple times when the engine started to cut out we finally saw a hiccup from th...
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