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1993 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH6265P
thanx for your help in the past, i would like to bounce this one off of you guys, not being really up on older hondas. the car would start and run fine, the one thing i did notice was i could hear the shift interlock clicking and the engine would die. some tim...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L door locks VIN: 1HGCG326XX
Car came in with complaint of d/s door lock inoperative. Passenger side works perfectly. I checked all fuses in both under dash fuse boxes. All fuses were good. I checked the two wires going to the actuator and found that the white/red wire and the yellow wire...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine damper VIN: KMHWF35H44
Hello, been in business for 27 years, never seen this one, this Sonata has a ignition like arc that you can hear snap and also see the hi voltage spike, like spark out of a coil or plug wire at the vibration dampner between the outside pulley and inside hub of...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on, lean exhaust bank 1 VIN: JNRDR07Y51
This vehicle came in with check engine lite and a code of P0171 lean bank 1. The o2 was flat lined so I replaced it and sent the car on it's way. 3 days later the lite came on again same code. The o2's were both moving fine but the bank 1 was more active as it... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 4S2CM57W2X
Vehicle came in for no power and trans stuck in low. The power issue was fixed by replacing both cats. When the vehicle is in reverse the gear indicator reads park. In nuetral the indicator shows nothing. In drive indicator reads low. In manual 3rd gear indica...
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2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire VIN: JM1BK32334
Vehicle diagnosed by Mazda dealer with bad engine. Customer brought vehicle to us and ordered a low mileage engine from a salvage yard with 44k miles. Installation went fine but it has a severe misfire. We found that there was a very weak spark from coil #1, s...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Intermittent no start, slow to start, stalling and loss of power. The first three issues appear to be an ignition problem. Fuel pressure is within spec regardless of the issue that occurs. Has anyone experienced these problems? In our experience, the ignition ...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L engine VIN: 1N4AL11D92
this 4 cylinder altima is going through a lot of oil almost 2 quarts every 2 weeks. I have run a dye test and found nothing as to a leak. There is no smoke either. I have pulled the cat and o2 sensor and found no build up of carbon or anything to make me think...
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1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Starts and dies VIN: JT4RN01POK
This freshly rebuilt engine starts, runs on all four for second and immediately dies. Fuel flow is good. It has spark, power to the coil and fuel injector pulses until the motor comes to rest. Fuel pressure never goes away. All grounds for the FI and body grou...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L right rear shock VIN: 5TDZA23C75
repeated failure of right rear shock. originally replaced oe rear shocks in 2008 for right rear leaking. used sensatrac rear shock #37284. that right rear shock leaking april this year so replaced under warranty.vehicle came in today for oil change and rattle ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L door locks VIN: 1HGCM56683
Thanks for all the replies, the Under Dash Fuse Relay Box (MICU) fixed This vehicle, all the actuators were working fine, the car would lock but not unlock. Thanks Again John
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L sub freezing outlet temp VIN: 5FNRL38475
I recieved 3 replies to this help request. One guy suggested that I check the vent temp at the rear vent to see if the rear evaporator had the same issue. to late... customer decided to take vehicle, and bring back if I ever found an answer for him. I must ad...
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2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L maintenance VIN: JHMFA36268
Thanks to everyone. Dave, Joe, Jesse, Steve, Michael, William, all told me about the items that the B123 meant needed done. It is pretty simple if you know about the A-B thing. Just pretty much basic maintenance. Now Edgar- my girl friend loved this, he sugges...
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDR07Y81
Thanks for the tips guys--replacing the sensor ring fixed the crank sensor code my tech broke 2 teeth off the sensor ring during the install, which much to his disappointment does not pay anything to correct in this shop---took him almost all day to correct. ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p1336-), P1336 (testing and results).
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12684
Well it's fixed!I feel pretty *%*!#! stupid.Before I tell you what I found, remember that I had one tech take the engine apart,then he called in sick so I had another tech put it together.Anyway what happened was the apprentice screwed up the two spark plug wi... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 missfire).
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1998 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L 4th to 1st shift slow speed VIN: 1YVGF22DOW
Hi I have finally got this one right first off it is the g4a trans not cd4e I replace every sensor on it, swap with a good used valve body as per the trans rebuilder. I pulled out sent back to rebuilder they took apart and found 3rd range clutches that looke...
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1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, tach fals to '0' VIN: JN8AR05Y5T
just wanted to say thanks to all that responded,i put an iac on the vehicle,the idle was better and seems to have fixed it.told customer with 228k on it he might consider a tune up.it has oem plug wires,cap and rotor,he did not think it needed them.once again ...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E65
Thanks to those who responded. There was a TRAC/ off switch that I was to blind to see. I could not find enough movement in the calipers to warrant replacement. While driving I noticed some problems with the transmission. Pointing this out to the customer put ...
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