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1992 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L engine VIN: JHMBB2150N
this used to be my daily car. the problem is while driving the car just died, happened so many time. wait for about 10 min will start right up again. good for about 2-3 months, and it will stall again. and the car have no spark. checked with inline spark teste...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5603V
Customer replace timing belt and water pump - after test drive car was shut off and would not restart. The customer towed in this Honda as a no start no crank. The stater was fried and the ground cable was only holding on the trans by a few strands. We replace...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L radio VIN: JHLRD78445
Hi I was hoping someone could help us out with a radio code.My customer had a battery go bad on him so we replaced it for him and now the radio is locked out.It came with no owners manual or paper work when he bought it a year ago.I have the upper & lower code...
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Lift Gate Actuator VIN: JHLRE48747
Got this 2007 honda crv rear trunk will not unlock from outside got a wirring diagram see that the under dash relay box controls the function of rear trunk tested wiring going to relay box found i have a signal from the outside handle and the contact switch bu...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10V4X
We had customer drop off there new vehical here with ses light on . We checked codes and found tons of codes from miss fire to vvt codes. We cleared them and they came back after a short test drive. We notice car ran rough from time to time. We have concluded ... Trouble codes: P1354, P1349, P1346, P0300, P0302, P0304
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Good morning! This Lexus has had an engine put in by another shop and now it sets heater codes for both of the upstream air fuel ratio sensors. It arrive here because it wouldn't run at all. That problem turned out to be a misplaced and loose ground that was ... Trouble codes: P1135 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1), P1155 (Air Fuel Ratio Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1)
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1991 Mazda Navajo LX 4.0L Suspension VIN: 4F2CU44X8M
We replaced both radius arm bushings to solve a creaking and knocking sound on hard stops downhill. Knocking sound is gone, but still creaks. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR17X7W
Scratching my head on this one. Vehicle came in for eng swap. Customer provided a salvage yard unit. Donor motor came from a 2000 Mazda B4000. verified. CMP sensors are different. Original has a 3 wire and donor motor has a 2 wire connector. Installed the unit...
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2002 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4F2YU09182
replaced coil and tried new crank sensor same problem Trouble codes: P0351
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB35344
Car came in with a code P0300. Customer stated MIL comes on and flashes at times but ran fine. I have test driven multiple times and usually have the same thing happen within a few miles. I have never felt the engine misfire, yet the light will suddenly start ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D5Y
this maxima has a cold surge between 3000 and stall asa if a vac leak.can't catch a glitch in any sensors-no codes.suspecting maf but would like a little conformation before replacement.
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2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NOTSURE23
Ok guys this is gonna be a long one. I had this van come in for a CEL on and running rough. I checked the tune up items first and found it in need.The original codes were p0300 and 306. After tuning the vehicle up clearing codes and computer fuel trims I test ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0302
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
PO325 knock sensor, PO138 and PO139 codes setting all at the same time. The PO138 and PO139 relate directly to a bad downstream O2 in bank #1. The PO325 suggests that the knock sensor may be bad. Should I replace the rear O2 in bank #1 first or the replace the...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D84
This vehicle has been up in Maine for the past few months and has recently came back to Oklahoma. He has stated that EVERY time he stopped to fill up, he had to extensivly crank the engine 3-5 times before it would restart. Since he has been back (about 2 wks)...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 2T1BA02EXT
car was towed in, no start. after extended cranking, it started but run poorly. ckp sensor fixed no start but now has a hiccup on accel. replaced ecu w known good 1 as well as tried ignitor, coil and cmp in dist. hiccup stil there. any ideas??? Anyone ever see...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3HN87RO4
Hello all. Had such great success with my last post, thought I'd try another. This time we are going to do an engine swap on this 4runner and Mitchell says to take the trans out first. Does anyone know of any shortcuts. Would be nice to be able do it in less t...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Cam gear VIN: JTEGD21A31
Hoping some Toyota techs may be able to help me out here. I am replacing the intake cam gear assembly...which is the VVT "pot". My issue is with setting up the cam. The new unit comes "unlocked" out of the box. I am following the Toyota repair manual and Allda...
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K81
Greetings to all this car came from another shop,they have been chasing a code po171 they have changed the air fuel ratio sensor using o.e. They also have changed the rear o2 with after market sensor.i did look at fuel trim readings and short term is -18 long ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTDBR32E43
Toyota techs your help is needed. this corolla idles like it has bad motor mounts (vibrates) in park and in gear. mounts were replaced and de-carb was done with no improvement. nothing is jumping out at me, cooling engine now and going to check compression and...
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2004 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L shifting VIN: JTDDR32T14
Hey guys I know there has been alot of ecu probs with some toyota models but the dealer says this isnt one of them, 2004 celica 1.8 stuck in 3rd. They charged my customer for a diagnosis on the car staying in 3rd gear saying it needed a trans. Customer had tra...
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2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 1HGCM66333
THE CUSTOMER DID NOT WISH TO HAVE THIS VEHICLE REPAIRED. I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT A NEW ECM WOULD SOLVE HIS PROBLEM SHOULD HE CHANGE HIS MIND I WILL REPOST.THANKS TO all
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L rear wiper VIN: 4S2CM58W5W
A big thank you to all who responded seems as someone else had done repairs on this vehicle before we got it very poor wireing repair had been done in tailgate aera and also very well hidden we found the broken wires and made the correct repairs works great . ...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L timing chain/valve train VIN: 1N4DL01D7W
Thanks for the replies, I'm posting this as fixed, but only sorta fixed. My parts guy called cloyes after finding the replacement tensioner didn't quite fix this. They told him they don't make a tensioner for a '98, only thru 6/97. So we had a catalog issue ...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3LD2Y
to all that offered their time and knowledge,thankyou for shedding some light on the subject.it was not the cust that i was trying to convince.it was my boss.i got put into the mix when i recently started this new job.found out that the eng had a miss on cyl #... Trouble codes: P1320.
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2002 Suzuki XL-7 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V72
Thanks for your help, I inspected connectors etc. found no problems, fuel trim is good so I cleared codes and drove for two days without setting the mil light, at this point the cust will drive it. I plan on replacing with oem part if persists. Frank. Trouble codes: P0133 (b1s1 slow).
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 2.5L no compression VIN: JS3TD62V52
HEY GUYS, THANKS FOR THE HELP. YES THE LOSS OF COMPRESSION WAS FROM THE CYLINDERS BEING WASHED - ALL TIMING CHAINS & ROLL PINS WERE GOOD. AFTER I PERFORMED WET COMPRESSION TEST & REASSEMBLING - THE VEHICLE STARTED & RAN NORMAL. I WAS NEVER ABLE TO DUPLICATE...
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