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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L head gasket VIN: 1HGENJ23Y2
HI all,have a 99 civic ex with a 1.6 head gasket seeping oil, not major. I have been told to re-ring the engine while I'm in it or it will develope a tendency to smoke and burn oil after head gasket replacement (Does not use oil now, although it needs rear mai...
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2003 Honda Insight 1.0L Charging VIN: JHMZE13713
I am getting a p1449 ( 78)battery modual over heat code. I recieved this code last time i replace this pack.. i am woundern if anyone has some ideas on this one? I have the diagnostic sheet from honda to test this but every time i test it passes it leaves and ...
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2001 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge
hey guys, this kia is killing me. first of all this came to the shop with p0171 and p0300, it had poor idle. so I checked it and could not find air leak. so I replace Mass Air Flow Sensor. the car ran fin. so I reset the check engine light and went for a test ...
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2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C01
Hello there. I have a 01 mazda 626 with an engine light on. It has dtc p0466 - evap vent control problem, in memory. I did a smoke test on evap system to check for leak, no leaks found. I checked canister puge control valve, it works fine. I also checked the e... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap vent control problem)
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Blower motor VIN: JM1BK32F56
Good morning I need some instruction on how to remove the blower motor from this vehicle, Mitchell instructions are rather confusing and I have spent too much time removing items that do not get me any closer to the goal of removing the blower motor. So any a...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L grinding noise VIN: JA4NW51S23
Need help in helping my friend with his 4x4 Montero. While driving on pavement and for no apparent reason it acts like it's in two gears at one time grinds. He has found that if he shifts into 4wd and problem stops. He cann't depend on it for driving a long tr...
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1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ14S7G
Vehicle came in with NOx failure at both 15mph and 25mph on a California Emissions Test. Readings were : CO2 O2 HC CO NOx 15 mph 13.2 1.3 234 .71 2423 25 mph 13.9 .8 107 .48 2091 Ran cranking catalyst efficiency test and found catalyst to be completely dead....
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6ED27T0Y
compression checked Ok. Major tune up done. Injector resistance Ok.Fuel pressue Ok . Still misses with high emissions , any ideas . Could it be injectors? Thanks in advance for all. Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Valve Train VIN: JN8DR09Y43
Is there something I may have missed? I can not justify tearing this engine apart for this slight noise, But i don"t want to miss anything and have it be a major issue down the road. Thanks.
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L temperature VIN: 4S3BD6359S
Cooling system has been flushed via vacuum method and customer has used bars leak prior to bringing in the vehicle. After numerous flushes and drive cycles there still appears to be a waxy buildup inside rad cap and visible passage ways in block. Gaskets are o...
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1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L converter/front pump VIN: JT4RN35487
it originally came in for front transmission pump seal leaking.it also broke off button on torque converter on the back side of the converter/crankshaft.i replaced the front pump and torque converter for the first time. the front pump and torque converter last...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E7R
thanks in advance 4 your help this toyota wiil not start until u let off of key thougt about bad coil or ing switch but thought i would run by u guys first thanks again jimmy
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2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Camshaft variable Gear VIN: JTEBU14R86
Hello fellow Members my question is is there an easy way to just change the gear? MOD says 13 hours, remove the oil pan which it says takes 8 hours.any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Dan
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Horn VIN: 4T1BK36BX6
Horn is not working, Mitchell shows 2 different wiring diagrams, the factory diagram shows the relay triggered by "MICON".which is triggered by ECU which is triggered through combination switch by the horn button. According to mitchell rep Toyota factory manua...
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1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CY58V4R
after testing what i could thanks to atn members ran a compression test and driver side bank was dead,pass compression good.timing belt was not that old so i realigned it at customer request and slipped again.no valve damage.noticed hydraulic push was slow or...
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2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L high side pressure VIN: 2HGEJ661XY
REPLACED CONDENSER,TXVALVE, AND RECEIVER, FLUSHED EVAP AND LINES. WE ALL SUSPECTED A RESTRICTION SOMEWHERE, JUST COULD NOT PIN POINT IT UNLESS IT WAS EXPANSION VALVE WHICH WE COULDNT MEASURE TEMPERATURE ON. RECEIVER WAS VERY HEAVY. ALL IS FINE NOW
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L right side lights, dash lights, blows fuse #6 VIN: KMHDN46D54
Finally, this thing is fixed! I traced all of the wires and circuits for the tail lights and front park/side lamps and found no problems. I started removing everything possible in the dash and I finally got to the stereo. It is an aftermarket stereo and I supp...
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRAR07Y9X
Well I ckd the distributor for wear, arcing and pulse and all was good. I had the customer bring her other key and in the meantime I read the owners manual on the immobilizer system. Something mitchell doesn't address. When the key is turned to run position th...
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cranks no start VIN: 4S2DM58W61
Repaired splice just after connector H-7 located on left fender. We only had power at the computer because when we moved the computer to access the wires to test for voltage it pulled on the harness and allowed contact. when set back in place we had no power t...
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2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP81D16
The fix was wires under the brake master cylinder in the main harness were wet with brake fluid, that made the wires soft and let trace voltage into knock sensor wires. The brake fluid probably overflowed when the brakes were done. Ran new wires past that area... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor curcuit high).
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1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JA3BM54J8P
Thank you to all who responded. This one is fixed; took apart ECU & found center of board burnt along with burn tracks on chip in the center of board. Unplugging both 3 & 5 injector connectors stopped fuel pressure from dropping. With the plenum off, I coul...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
thank you all again. after removing the timing chain cover we found the upper guide in pieces. we replaced the chain guides and tensioner, it starter and ran fine. Trouble codes: P0345, P0011, P0021.
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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L Air bag VIN: 5N1AR18UX5
We were, FINALLY, able to locate the needed connnector, but it came with out the connector lock (shorting bar). This created a new problem that caused a shorted module code. After repairing the used connector end , All is well
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2006 Nissan Armada LE 5.6L Traction control and 4wd VIN: 5N1AA08B46
Well guys, sorry I couldn't close this one with a fix. I have not been able to duplicate any problems since the first occurrence. I am assuming there is something going on with the ABS, but don't have any concrete evidicence as to what may be the actual prob...
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1996 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4T1BF12B7T
I replaced the A/C clutch relay as quite a few mentioned and the problem is gone.Thank You for your input,its always a welcome response.
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Compressor VIN: JTEBT17R23
Thanks again for all the replies. Finally caught in the act with gauges hooked up. Low side pressure almost goes to vacuum. Replies refering to sticking expansion valve were right on. However rescheduled vehical for repair when I had the time, customer called ...
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