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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L compressor VIN: JH4DC2392X
A/C cools fine at idle and while driving up to about 5 miles, then the compressor stops working until the vehicle is at idle again. Replaced pressure switch and relay. The problem is still there. Suspect bad expansion valve causing system freezing or compresso...
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1999 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1999HONDAC
The vehicle drives along great and then stalls out for no apparent reason. Pull over to the shoulder and it starts up again. Its intermittant and happens once or twice a day to the customer. We experienced it once and performed quick tests to start a diagnoses...
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2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L a/c warm VIN: SHHEP33592
I read about thermo switch, and some control issues. I'm not sure if system is freezing up, or loosing power ?? Cust. says after driving for 30 miles (he drives 50 mile one way to work) a/c is not cold.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HGES16572
Stalls when car interior is hot, heat on full blast will do. No MIL. Restarts immediately. Will misfire several times b4 stall with clicking behind glove box. I've ordered a fuel pump relay as these have a history of temperature related failure. It has an afte...
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX3
Vehicle came in stalls when hot check engine lamp will flash about two tmes then stall out.This happens hot only .The car runs great before this happens.codes appear at the same time as light goes on then off.light will not stay on.You can restart it.codes p03... Trouble codes: P0335, P1372
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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58DX1
Hi this vehicle came in with a noise in the engine ,very similar to a old bearing,we allready took of the belt and started and it didnt quit,then we check timming belt and pulleys,tensioners ands they were new i put the stetoscope on the escape manifold and i ...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W21
morning ladies and gents. i just left my independent shop and came back to the ford dealer so i don't have access to alldata anymore. simple question though. i have this rodeo with a p0302. standing in front of the vehicle looking at the front of the engine, h...
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Lack of power VIN: KNAGD12644
This Kia came in on a tow truck and would barely run, vehicle would not go over 15 mph and it seemed like a restricted cat, so we replaced both cats. After replacing the cats the vehicle ran great as long as you drove it like an old lady. If you give it more t...
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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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1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L center shaft VIN: JA3XE74C9N
I've got this 3000GT AWD that I resealed the transfer box, but I've got a slight leak at the shaft from the trans to the box, I think called the center shaft. The seal is recessed about 4 inches into the trans housing, quite difficult to access. My question, d...
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4A3AA6G5YE
This vehicle came in a no start, spraying a little starting fluid I was able to start it once, it died out immediately. After that, I was able to start it every time after that only to die out unless playing with the throttle quite a bit. Anything under 3k RPM...
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2003 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L cooling fans VIN: JA4LZ41G03
Hello thanks in advance for your help. Heres the issue, when the cooling fans come on the wipers, washer, headlamps, and fog lamps come on for an instant. Has no other running issues. We have verified all powers and grounds by the distrubution sch. on Mitchell...
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1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L speedometer VIN: JN8AR05Y1W
This Pathfinder came in for a second opinion. First shop told them it needs a cluster. The problem is that the speedometer and odometer are dead until you reach 23 mph and a mil light with a PO500. I scoped the AC vss circuit in to cluster and digital output t...
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2000 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L Surge VIN: 4N2XN11T2Y
hey to all, help me out nissian techs, i bought this van from my customer, it had a check light on, it was knock sensor, cam sensor, cam sensor in distubtor, replaced, seems to stubble when acc from stop, and at idle, drove home and light came back on, this ti...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D94
We are the third shop and last chance for this Nissan. No codes stored or pending. Customer states originaly vehicle would not start for twenty minutes after a hot soak. The vehicle has been a no start since being towed to our shop. Theft system seems to be fu...
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: JN8AZ08T24
thank you in advance to all you nissan super techs that know this problem. As noted all obvious steering components have been replaced. Only when i steer @ 75% to the right does the steering shutter real bad. You can feel and hear the steering moan. The steeri...
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2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Hello to all. I have a P1111 that will set key on engine off and key on engine running. Code will reset right after clearing. Solenoid shows 7.9 ohms. When checking the control wire at the ECU (green,pin#11)I have 13.98v at idle. Raising the idle above 2000 RP... Trouble codes: P1111 (Intake Valve Timing Control Solenoid Low Voltage)
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: 5N1AR18W46
This is a intermittant problem which has happened 3 times in last 2 weeks on cold start up. The cluster goes blank, guages all at zero, digital display has no life or backlight. The brake light and battery light light up, only thing on cluster, idles rough for...
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1997 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Diff VIN: JF1GC8KP5V
Vehicle was bought in because of a notable clunking noise while cornering. This noise was not there before The transmission was replaced. It is not a CV noise it sounds to becoming from the front diff as if one of the side gears were binding up. It is an open ...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L security system VIN: JT2BF28K8X
Customer lost only key for this car. We have learned that this factory installed anti theft system requires a special key and dealer says that the computer is locked and wont allow them to program the new key to the security system. They estimate $2500 to repl...
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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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2006 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JTEEP21A21
Hi Everyone Performing a timing belt and waterpump replacement on this one and I'm stuck. The repair info I have Alldata and Autodata timing belt guide says to remove right side engine mount bracket,remove cam gears and metal timing cover then waterpump, but ...
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2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L tpms VIN: JTEEP21AX6
after replacing rear brake rotor and all 4 tires; car has tpms light on. there are no sensors in wheels and uses the speed sensor system/abs system to monitor problems. all checks w/ tire pressure and radial runout checks fine. after reseting the light; custom...
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2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L Shifts into neutral only VIN: JTDKB20U57
Customer is complaining that at times when transmission is shifted into Forward or Reverse it goes into neutral only. If they turn the vehicle off and back on it will shift normally. Sometimes that have to do this a second time, but usually not. Checked for c...
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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5603V
Thanks to James in MI(the first response). James said recheck the customers work. When the car came in the upper timing cover was off so I had already checked the the timing marks but the problem was deeper. The customer broke the ckp sensor while installin...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L radio VIN: JHLRD78445
Thanks for the replies.I had already contacted the dealer with the upper and lower codes before I posted but never heard back from them.So I called again and they gave me the radio code over the phone.Thanks again Jason
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2002 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Cylinder head gasket VIN: KMHFU45E32
Thank you to all who offered their advice regarding this repair problem. THIS CAR IS FIXED! The answer was indeed in the type of head gasket used. We went from the stock type multi-layerd steel .010" gasket to the aftermarket conventional type .050" gasket & e...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLM8SC13E4
I want to say how grateful I am to those who took the time to respond to my request for help. The customer had to pick up the vehicle and it was over 2 1/2 weeks before he could leave it again. I replaced the canister and the closed canister valve and so far s... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit).
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1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Tensioner VIN: J18UZ30C1P
sorry for wasting everyones time every response was right the belt was the wrong legnth it did have the correct number of teeth but the goodyear belt was longer we ordered a gates belt from napa and everything is as it should be except I feel stupid no I did n...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
This vehicle is officially fixed! the problem ended up being another loose ground on the back of the intake manifold. What made it difficult was that this ground was load tested with the engine off using a halogen headlamp.The lamp never deviated but the groun... 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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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Headlamp leveling VIN: 2T2HA31U74
head lamp ecu fixed it the head lamp motors have 5 wires going to each one one is for ground and the other 4 secuentially (spelling) fire the motor foward and back however the computer wants it to go. It does a test right at start up not when you turn the hea...
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1994 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Cuts out
Hey guys ,sorry about the long delay but the customer took forever the get the truck back here.First of all i would like to Thank everyone of you who took the time to lend a hand ,so many responses ,so you guys know who you are,thank you.Well as far as the pro...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Cuts out VIN: 2T1BA02EXT
The fix was the aftermarket ignition coil that i replaced because of white spot on shaft side of coil. shoulda went oe!!! By now you would have thought that i had learned my lesson with aftermarket ignition parts for asian imports!
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3HN87RO4
Thanks to all that replied. Sounds like the trans stays in.I knew that all the experience out there could help. Thanks again.
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