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1999 Acura Integra GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC445XX
hELLO TO ALL,THIS CAR WAS TOWED IN ENGINE WAS HYDROSTATICALY LOCKED UP ALL 4 CYLINDERS WERE FULL OF FUEL REMOVED THE SPARK PLUGS PURGED THE CYLINDERS AND INTAKE SYSTEM OF THE RAW FUEL LEFT THE PLUGS OUT CHECKED FOR SPARK NONE PRESENT, BUT DID HAVE 12VOLTS AT T...
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2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WC53275
Has Mil open, clear and always returns. Replace Valve and checked pipe to exhaust. No change. Pump works. Valve opens when commanded with scan tool. Trouble codes: P2440 (Sec. A.I.R. Valve Stuck Open)
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L Front of motor VIN: SAJHX62248
The car came in with a noise from the front that resembled a drive belt noise. I sprayed the serp. belt with silicone lube and there was no change, so I removed the serp. belt and ran the motor again. The noise remains unchanged. This noise most resembles a sp...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Transmission Neutralizes VIN: 1N4BL11D35
Vehicle came in with very intermittent symptom of transmission neutralizing. We could not duplicate the problem. Fluid was a bit dirty so we did a complete fluid exchange with Nissan fluid. The customer says that it neutralizes the same amount before and after...
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2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Radiator VIN: JF1SG63665
This Subie has come in for low heat / no heat. Engine HAS NOT overheated. Found coolant level low in radiator and expansion / overflow tank full. Transferred fluid from tank back to rad, test drove and allowed to cool. Same problem. Pressure tested system to b...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7JB21Y61
thanks to all who responded.this van did not have the ambient air temp sensor as the code for it led me to believe!i repaired the wiring for the battery temp sensor under the battery tray(which is always a problem on this vehicle).i cleared the codes,reset the... Trouble codes: P0071 (ambient air temp sensor), P1492 (battery temp sensor), P1493 (battery temp sensor).
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L transfer case VIN: 1GKFK16T01
What a lesson I learned on this one. As I stated before, there was a very loud gear noise only in 4 wheel drive the sound was like a noisy ring & pinion even louder on decel. I pulled the transfer case and found nothing wrong so I put it back together and drov...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18002
I found that the thermal idle air control valve; located on top of the thermostat housing was opening even though the coolant temperature was high enough that it should be closed. I replaced the valve and the miss fire went away. It seems that it was a lean mi... Trouble codes: P1399 (random missfire), P0302, P0305.
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heat VIN: 5FNYF18636
thanks for the replies... the end result was a clogged core...seems if the core readings are 5 degrees different it will lose the heat very quick... we ended up flushing the core 3 times with full strength cooling system flush (in the core only) then back flus...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D43
Seems the opinion is the there is a crack in the exhaust manifold or the aftermarket o2 is not good and should have been replaced with an OEM one! talked to the customer and they are going to the dealer as it has a 80k mile emmission warranty! Thanks to all fo... Trouble codes: P0133.
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L transmission VIN: 4KLB4B1R9X
Well, I fixed it. I replaced the solenoid,but the problem still occurred. But while driving it and watching the scantool, I discovered the alternator was overcharging! It was going up over 17 volts when revved high. A rebuilt alternator fixed the problem. It w...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz sprinter 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WDB9046135
Thank you to all who'd made suggestions of certain possible problem areas which are common to the Sprinters. With the new battery, it had no problem starting but was still stalling intermittently. Of all tips, Stuart [...] suggested a possible wiring fault near... Trouble codes: P1187, P1187.
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2005 Volkswagen Caddy 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: WV1ZZZ2KZ5
Hi & thanks to everyone that replied. I found an air leak between the EGR body & inlet manifold o-ring. However when this was repaired, the over boost condition would come on earlier & begin blowing various hoses off the intercooler within in 5 metres of tryin... Trouble codes: P0234 (16618 Turbo overboost condition in one wire operating mode).
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