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2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38487
Car came in running rough found front bank (2) cat melted down and a Small bit of something stuck in egr valve. Replaced both and every thing was good. 6 month later car is back with a missfire code and dead miss on number 4 cyl. (Front bank next to t-belt) Ch...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHJF25F5X
This vehicle will miss on and off always when running.It has a cylinder 2 misfire code stored. The plugs,wires,injector have been replaced.It has a dead miss that comes and goes any time it is running. Sometimes it will run fine and others a dead miss.Compress... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L overdrive VIN: KMHCG35C62
Need help finding an internal automatic trans part. I am in need of the thrust bearing that mounts behind the 4th gear clutch assembly. I removed the end plate which exposed the overdrive clutch pack, behind that I found the thrust washer that has come apart. ...
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2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
PLEASE HELP!!! Vehicle came in with code P0705 we replaced the MLP cleared code drove it and the code came right back in did a little research decided to replace the relay cleared code we drove it for 3 days off and on around town and then let her have it all ...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Vehicle came in and would crank but not start when cold outside (under 40 degrees it seems), after you let it sit in shop for a couple hours it will start up fine. had no spark and no fuel when it wouldn't start, MIL was on with throttle actuator codes but sus... Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110
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1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Whine noise in Engine VIN: 1N6DD21S2W
Hi everyone i have this Nissan Frontier-XE pickup here with a high pitch whine type noise coming from what seems to be the front of the engine. It sounds almost like an accessory bearing failure or a gear whine. problem is i have all 3 accessory belts off and ...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D42
Hi thanks for reading this vehicle came in yesterday what it does is everytime you shut off the car the car hesitates to start (long crank time) about 1 minute of cranking then it starts and everything is fine accelerates and idles great has an MIL is on and c... Trouble codes: P0335 (testing and results)
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2007 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AA08A57
found the pcv valves stuck and replaced both valves and hoses. at that point the smoking stopped, the spark plugs were replaced because of alot of crud caked on them from all the oil. gave back to cutomer and they put 350 miles on it and it used 4 qts of oil, ...
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E63
The car won't start. It was towed to our shop after it died. I was getting spark. I started it by spraying throttle cleaner in the throttle and it kept on running. I took off the supply fuel line and cranked the engine. fuel flow looked weak. I replaced the fu... Trouble codes: P1315
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L under dash area VIN: 4TIBE32K73
HELP ?? when engine is opp. temp.i come to a stop in leaving stop sign i am hearing a sloshing water type under dash at sterring colom area it last till trans is about to make the 1\2 upshift. I also can make this noise by foot on brake, gass it up slightly.I ...
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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L P-D, R-D shift VIN: 1HGCB9851M
The trans has been fine since a few days after I opened this request! I will definitely go to the Honda fluid, the Dex 3 was a mistake but not sure if it has caused this problem after reading some of the replies. All I can think of is the weather has cooled do...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1HGEJ8255W
Thank you everyone! I knew I could count on IATN. After pin testing (thanks Sean and Steven) I found all the wires in good shape but had a open from the IACV and the PCM. Since the MIL would not turn off at all I replaced the PCM. All is good! Just go to show ... Trouble codes: P1509 (iac fail).
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L radio VIN: KNAFB12142
Thank you for the replies. The radio was in lock mode.I let it set with the radio on for about a hour & than re did the code. Thank you vary much for the help. Joe [...] Rochester N.Y.
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Steering Wheel/Body VIN: JTJHA31U34
Didnít find any problem in CV-axle, joints, tie rods. Francis from NJ recommended to install front wheel bearings. Costumer has to come with a answer if he wants to take a shout this direction.
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1990 Mazda MX-6 GT 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1YVGD317L5
Recvd four replies ranging from checking fuel press regulator to coolant sensor the ecm in this car is bad. it would have to be sent out to be benched::: apparently when the computers fail many times the fuel mixture goes full rich to 9%... found two othe...
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L popping noise VIN: JM1BJ22553
Thank You for the replies. I was leaning towards sticky valve so I changed the oil & treated it with hydro valve clean, Still making noise 200 miles later. So It went to Mazda for the intake butterfly recall, now no more noise.
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVFP84D84
Thanks for all the replies.Not sure if car is fixed or not,chances are pretty good.I had noticed in my prelim checks that there seemed to be a good amount of oil in PCV hose.As per a couple of replies I replaced PCV valve and also checked the rest of PCV syste...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D02
Hey guys thank you again to all that replied. After numerous tests and trials, it was deduced that the ECM was bad. Replaced with a known good, then with a used and both allowed the car to run (plus accelerate with out bogging and road test) without stalling.... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank Sensor fault), P1102 (MAF fault intermittent), P0102 (MAF fault intermittent).
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1991 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT5VN94T6L
well finally the toyota is on the road again. I removed the pleneum to recheck valve clearance dispite the machinist stating valve clearance was set to specs and found one intake valve and one exhaust valve very loose. Since I didnt feel that was the root of m...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDZT38A45
Thank you to everyone that replied, the problem was a defective air injection pump, did not find any water in pump just that the pump did not work. Trouble codes: P0418 (Air injection system air pump malfunction).
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