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2000 Acura TL 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 19UUA5664Y
Customer called with light on, we had car towed in and no oil pressure via guage. Oil filter removed, full of clean oil, level on car good. Dry filter put back on and no oil getting to filter. Removing oil pan tomorrow to see pickup and for any clues. Given th...
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1999 Honda Civic CX 1.6L Starting VIN: 1HGE16129X
hi ,i have this honda,my problem is extending cranking,after the car is parking,its like at the first time,i want to star take long,i stop and stars right away.i make tune up,no engine light.check all grounds,power.i suspect main relay.thanks i advance for you...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L engine VIN: JHMCM56303
fellow techs, we have a 2003 honda accord lx, the problem we have is while the vehicle is in gear with the ac on the car really vibrates, it still vibrates but not as bad with the ac off. the front 2 mounts were replaced with factory honda parts, the rear 2 mo...
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2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Engine VIN: 2HGFA55567
I'm having a problem with engine knock/rattle at start-up after vehicle has sit for atleast a few hours or more. The noise goes away once engine is running and seems to be more pronounced when engine oil life gets to 60-70% life left. I have tried three differ...
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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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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12684
car was brought in running rough at idle. Also due for timeing belt change. Changed timeing belt . We now have A dead cyl #3. Compression is 150 on all cyl .spark is good and strong on cyl #3. we've switched the coils ( No change) we've switched injectors (No ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire)
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2005 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L radio and dvd VIN: 5N1BU28U86
Greetings. Customer had the kids finish watching a DVD with the key in the accessory position. Everybody got out of the van and nobody shut the key off. After the customer jump started the van the following morning, the radio and DVD systems are inoperative. ...
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L airbags VIN: 1N4AL21E08
I have a body shop wanting me to install a driver side airbag, seat back and module in this vehicle. what i need to know is do i have to program this module or just clear the codes. I asked the dealer but they wouldnt tell me or didnt know.IT was in a collisio...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L right cv axle boot VIN: 4S3BG685XX
it seems heat from converter is affecting the right inboard axle boot. the boot is directly above the converter and i would imagine when the car is parked after driving that the heat from the converter has nowhere to go but straight up to the boot. we have rep...
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1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L whine noise VIN: JT3FJ60G8C
Customer came in with this old relic complaining of a high pitch noise at 60mph. Found alot of problems with this thing exhaust leaks, it misfires, inlet pipe to air pump fell off rubbed on crank pulley. Under load at 60 you can hear a high pitch whine or whis...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, on accel VIN: JT2GK12E2S
Hey Toyota Guys: car was towed in, would idle but not pull itself - scan tool had no communication. let cool overnite, it communicates fine until 210F. communication is loss, engine will rev only very slowly, no misfires - acts like no fuel? I feel it has a co...
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3AC13R7S
problem is on 95 t0y0ta priva vehicle came in for diaqgnosis on smog failure, failurewas high emmiseions and check engine lite on. when jumping the diagonist connetor for codes the engine oil lite on dash blinks, and not code information, has any body ever se...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L overheat VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
Hey everybody, we have a 1997 4cyl camry. We dont have a full history on the car but we do know there are 270,000k miles on the car, although it looks like a used motor has been put in recently. It has a new radiator, the customer states the car runs hot in tr...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L fast idle VIN: 5TENL42NX1
I have a very high mileage tacoma belonging to a fleet. It has a very high idle hot. When first started it is about 1300 then slowly increses to about 2200-2400. The computer is comanding the IAC to 40%. My scope is out for repair so i can't verify completely ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: IHGCD553XS
thanks to all of you who took the time to give advise. This car is fixed and the problem was the guage. even though it read consistant ups and downs with highway and city driving there was just a pointof resistance with a big discrepency.
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1HGCD2656S
Sorry for the delay on closing this help request, but I was misinformed by the customer about the problem and now after 3 weeks of working in it on and off I thought i have it working a little bit better :( and being tired of messing with it called the custome... Trouble codes: 3 (MAP sensor), 7 (tps), 10 (iat), 14 (iac), 16 (fuel injector).
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1993 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L instument cluster brake,abs,actsus,slip,tcs off VIN: JNKNG01D9R
THANK YOU FROM EVERY BODY...IT WAS THE ALTERNATOR.BAD DIAIOD, PUTTING OUT VOLTAGE BUT NO AMPRIDGE. ALL THE LIGHT ARE NOW OFF IN THE CLUSTER. NOW I JUST HAVE TO FIX THE FRECKIN SEAT!!!LIKE I SAID THE BACK WILL NOT COME UP AND IF IT DOES IT JUST GOES BACK DOWN...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Accessories VIN: 1N4BA41E84
thanks to all who replied, with your advice i was able to, in full confidence, tell the customer that they definitaley had the immobilizer system on this particular car and that they should first have another key made and try it and if that does not help it ma...
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1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L valves VIN: 4T1BG22K0W
I would like to thank all that replied most said to pull the head and do the valve job. thats what I did the machine shop said the valves and seats were fine when the eng was rebuilt they must have not ground the stems properly. thanks to all that repied. I wi...
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