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2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L head VIN: 2HGES16862
Customer complaint is oil leak. I found oil leaking from the cylinder head rear seal(rear camshaft seal). I could not find labor time for that job or how-to at the Ondemand. Can I replace the seal without removing the cam shafts?
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, bogs VIN: KMHCF35G9Y
car would real intermittantly bog down while driving and would happen once or twice and clear itself up. customer ignored it and drove it like that for 2-3 months. he finally took it on a longer trip and it started bogging and wouldn't quit. had it towed back ... Trouble codes: P0562, P1402, P1403, P0141
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1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJ87232W
this kia was towed in by customer it had died on the highway. i had cam code and mass code. replaced both codes stoped. low fuel pressure so replaced pump and filter. still no start. i have injector pulse, spark. cams seem to be in time. i am ready to blow thi...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Shift Quality, Check Engine Light VIN: LDKMSALKS4
The transmission was trashed when it came in with the slip, delayed shift and code p0793. The transmission was rebuilt but same problem. Is there something the builder may have missed? What causes this code to set? Both NC and NT sensors are new. Checked the p...
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2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Dear fellow members we have this vehicle that keeps setting a misfire code on the #5 cylinder when cold. If the code is cleared after start up and gets to operating temp it does not reset until the next start up.Upon the next start up it will usually reset in ... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
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1986 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4FJ60VXH
This is probably an easy one for the older Toyota guys, but I can't get any information on this old LandCruiser. It will not idle. Runs great above idle, can drive it all day but as soon as it drops below 1500 rpms it will stall. Starts right back up after st...
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1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BB02EOV
Hi, we have a 1997 toyota corolla in our shop. The car came in with an engine light on. Code was po125b insufficient coolant temp for closed loop. Antifreeze was like mud, and radiator was rotted out. We changed the radiator, thermostat, coolant temp sensor fo... Trouble codes: P125
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1KR32E63
Just want to thanks ahead of time. I have this Matrix that appears to have oil leaking from the timing chain tensioner. But I can't seem to find out if I can just replace the tensioner with out taking the front of the motor appart and resetting timing? If any ...
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2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L v s c VIN: 5TDBA22C04
hello all this 2004 sienna van came in with the complaint that during a long steady sweaping turn the vsc light will come on and the buzzer will sound. we verified the concern and with no codes recomended the steering sensor replacement. we did the zero point ...
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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: IHGCB7551P
Hi everyone: Sorry for keeping this open for too long. The part I needed was on back order. I got great input from all the replies. Most of them were right on the issue. This is a common problem for this generation honda. The idle on this vehicles is controled...
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2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L engine VIN: 2HGES16552
WELL SHE RUNS AGAIN, NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BUT MICHEAL FROM ARKANSAS HAD IT RIGHT ON, I UNPLUGGED THE INJECTORS CRANKED THE ENGINE OVER A FEW TIMES AND I COULD HEAR THE COMPRESSION RETURN IT SOUNDED NORMAL AGAIN. I PLUGGED THE 'JECTORS BACK IN IT FIRE...
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2003 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16543
We never could duplicate the rough running problem again but the scanner problem was consistent. No one replied of a problem with scanning these and we have not had in the past which definitely looked like a PCM problem. Since it was still covered by the emiss...
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2006 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L starter VIN: KNDMB23306
I am calling this a fix because the IPM module is under warrenty from the dealer that replaced it in New Hampshire. I removed the IPM and cleaned all connector pins and plug receivers. re-installed and could not get no crank problem to ever happen. I called th...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
Thanks to all those that replied. Intermittent problems are tough to solve sometimes and your help was greatly appreciated. Of the 6 replies received, only 1 recommended something new, a suspect part not replaced. This suggestion was an intermittent ignition s...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09Y03
Thanks to all your replies. Found out customer had hooked up jumper cables backwards. ECM got vehicle running, still had skip on #2 cylinder. Replaced coil and tuned up vehicle. All is good. Trouble codes: P0302.
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