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2001 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L thermostat housing VIN: KLATA22641
Hello all and thanks in advance, I had this Daewoo towed in over the weekend and they said it was running fine and then a puff of smoke and it started to overheat, upon inspection I found the thermostat housing had separated at the seam where it is molded/glue...
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L drive line VIN: 1HGCD5636T
This one is for the Honda guys, this is our shop loaner car,it has big miles but runs great and trans shifts ok for the milage but if you drive it in high gear at 40-50 mph and give it a slight load it shakes like crazy through the floor and shifter,we replace...
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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD7239V
The exact condition that remains is as follows: You let the car sit either over night or at least 3 hours and start the vehicle cold. The car will misfire on #1 cylinder for approximately 20 to 30 seconds and then smooth out, from that point on the vehicle wil... Trouble codes: P1399 (manufacturer specific misfire code), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L convertor VIN: 2HGES26711
Regarding Honda Civics – mainly 2001 – there seems to be a problem with the auto transmission torque converter “shedding" the lock up lining and plugging the internal filter. In turn this causes the car to stop moving and requires rather extensive teardown S...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L ignition switch VIN: KMHWF35HO4
customer has broken key in ignition switch and it cannot be removed. need the procedure for removing the ignition switch assembly
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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear end VIN: 4S2DM58W62
after replacing the bearing we still have a slight vibration in the rear. 4 new tires have been installed. the wheel mounting surface, to the rotor hat surface has been cleaned and is rust free. the rear drive shaft balance was checked and the u-joints were re...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L water pump VIN: 2DMK123LKD
ok cust brought this vech to have heater core replaced removed dash replaced core installed hoses and ran vech at idle plenty heat road test driveing city or highway heat goes away gets cold return to shop verify circulates through radiator upper hose hot lowe...
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1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8VK13T4P
hey guys, we got a 1993 lexus es300 in our shop right now, that originally got towed in because it wouldnt idle anymore. I found a tps that was not seeing closed throttle position, so iacv was not being used. I reset tps, car ran fine, and idled about 650. pi...
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1999 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3531X
Hey guys, this is a wierd one. Had this miata come in to pull codes, code for too much egr flow, and o2 slow response, post sensor. Did not clear, car runs good. going through the diag for egr problem, checked for fuel resriction at filter, slightly clogged bu...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YUFP80D13
We have this Mazda that is setting a cyl. 4 misfire code only when held above 3000 rpm. I have swapped coils, injectors, spark plugs, and replaced uppper plenum seals with no change. I have confirmed pcm is identifying correct cylinder by removing coil from pl... Trouble codes: P0304
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 4A3AA46G1Y
erratic fuel gauge operation ,i replaced fuel pump module thinking it had abad float but problem returned i am thinking it may be a tank issue and i am hoping that someone else has come across this problem
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1994 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Converter lock up VIN: JN1HJ01F2R
Greetings, This Nissan will stall out when shifted from Park into Drive. Problem is definitley transmission related, the torque converter stays locked up causing a stall. Our testing to this point, leads us to believe the lock up solenoid in the transmission i...
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2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D22
check can system wiring all checks good. found tsb but freeze frame data doesnt match discription.snapon scanner can communicate with pcm,srs,trans.controller and bcm.cant monitor combination meter or ipdm.any help is appreciated. Trouble codes: U1001 (can comm circuit fault), U1000 (can comm circuit fault)
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L air bag light VIN: KL5VJ56L15
Hi Everyone and Thank You in advance for any help! An '05 Suzuki Verona with airbag light staying on. We have tried everything we have (the old brick, the determinator, and the modis)and we seem to get no information for suzuki on some, and can no airbag codes...
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1986 Toyota Pickup Base Turbo 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN63B6G
came in poor idle and what felt like lean misfire just prior to turbo kicking in . found o2 sensor never went past .5 volt even with propane enrichment .while testing fuel injectors found bad wire to #1 injector. replace o2 sensor and repaired harness at #1 in...
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1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L steering VIN: JT5ST87K1M
car has very low assist on right turn only left feels normal,thanks for the imput in advance i kind of feel that its a rack issue but not sure
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1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Engine VIN: 1F34K89345
Thanks in advance Toyo guys. I'm posting this for a friend who is out my area, has this camry that overheats when driving. He has replaced the parts mentioned and still overheats. Does not believe head gasket is blown, it holds pressure and no coolant in cylnd...
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2003 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E93
We replaced cat convertor and rear O2 sensor for a code PO420 code returns within 2 days,we sent to dealer for reprogram but were told we need to replace the pcm for this car to fix.I can not understand how after 137000 plus miles without a code po420 that pcm... Trouble codes: P0420
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L T-belt / valve VIN: 4T1BF28B34
I need help from a good Toyota tech. I have a 2004 Avalon with a 3.0 24 valve VVT-i We replaced the water pump and timing belt for preventative maintenance. Now we have problems, there is a tight spot just as you come to all the alignment marks. It will spin p...
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2009 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L satellite radio VIN: 5TDBK22C59
has factory touch screen radio and navigation. installed sirius satalight radio receiver and soundgate interface from crutchfield. the unit was all plug ang play and uses the factory radio controls. no wires to run other the satlight antenna. the problem, sa...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, bogs VIN: KMHCF35G9Y
finally talked customer into new oem o2 sensors. took care of 02 codes and issues, but still ran crapy. did go after voltage code and found computer reading 16-17 volts and when it acted up bad it would drop to @4 volts. when i un-plugged ais, it would go back... Trouble codes: P0562, P1402, P1403, P0141.
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2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L no od VIN: KNAF812915
ALL REPLIES HELPFULL BUT STILL CAN NAIL DOWN SOURCE OF PROBLEM WANTED TO TAKE WIRING HARNESS APART BUT CUSTOMER DOESN'T WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY AT THIS TIME. MAYBE IF PROBLEM GETS MORE FREQUENT CUSTOMER WILL BRING BACK TO RECHECK. THANKS FOR THE HELP WILL...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE17314
Well we started by changing the pump, figuring we would be replacing pcm also, thought pump would be a safe first step. That seems to have fixed it. Thanks for the help, another albatross off the property. Trouble codes: P1688 (metering oil pump).
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1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN1PN34S3H
HELLO, CUSTOMER DID NOT WANT ME TO DIAGNOSE THIS PROBLEM ANYMORE HE HAS CHOSEN TO SELL IT I BELIEVE THE INJECTOR IS CLOGGED, BUT WITH IT BEING EXSPENSIVE HE DID NOT WANT TO FIX IT, THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED .
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1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Starter VIN: 1N4EB32A2R
We seemed to have fixed the problem using a vehicle specific NAPA starter. We did not have the originaly removed starter as it was replaced 7 months ago so we were unable to count the teeth on it. The other thrre starters we tried were from Carquest. I'm uns...
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1998 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D8W
This vehicle is repaired. Received many good responses, most saying timing chain and intake leaks. As i stated we had replaced the timing components with no success even though their was an obvious problem with the chain tensioner. After hours of wasted diagno...
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L heater switch VIN: JN1CA2107X
Thank you for all yoru replies, they were pretty much all the same. Replace the resistor and blower motor. I replaced the resistor and blower moter adn all works well.
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2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L noise VIN: 1N4BL11E26
WELL THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT. I AM CERTAIN NOW THAT THE TSB I MENTIONED WILL FIX THE CUSTOMERS CAR. HOW EVER I WILL NOT BE THE ONE TO DO IT, THANKS FOR THE MENTIONING OF THE FACTORY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY. CUSTOMER WILL APPRETIATE THAT BILL INSTEAD OF MINE, AND...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65651
Thanks to all who replied! The car is comming in tommorow. I found that the vin fell in between the computers that needed to be flashed. I have made an appointment at Subaru to have it flashed and am going to replace the converter assembly with a new one under... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L reverse VIN: 4T1BG22K4V
Thank you for all the advise, we installed a used low mileage transmission and the vehicle is fixed. Saved us a lot of time wondering what was wrong inside.
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V6V
So it came down to a bad vac line. The one that is shared with the same port as the map sensor. it was off under the manifold. Fix the line and we got great vac to the map sensor. I tried a different scanner and got a different reading so that got me going in ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich).
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1NXBR12E71
Thank you to all that helped me. I could not capture any hard evidence of a fault with my lab scope. So I went into a guessing game. I replaced,all four coils cam and crank sensors,maf,iac,pcm all with no fix. Customer needed car back so i had to let it go. I ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire), P0300 (Random misfire).
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