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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1HGCG2254X
Vehicle serviced with belt/water pump/seals 2 years ago, car towed in with poor performance condition last week, traced to rear cam off 3 teeth. Disassembled, cam gears inspected for broken keyways, idlers water pump and components in good condition, inspected...
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1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L No Start VIN: JNRARO5Y2X
Vehicle towed in no start, customer states vehicle was running fine shut it off to go into store. Came back out started vehicle and it started then died. Will not restart. Fuel pressure tested good at 53psi not running, got fuel, spark and compression and all ...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L turbine rev sensors VIN: JNKCV51E83
Iíve got a 2003 G35 sedan with a Jatco 90X66 automatic. It sets code P1716 every road test and then bang shifts into 4th gear. Iíve performed the TSB for connector inspection/repair and replaced the TCM As per the TSB. The next step, according to the TSB is to...
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2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L controls VIN: JNKCV51F35
thanks in advance for any help on this.car was brought in after glass replacement.customer stated that a small hole was punched through windshield in a rainstorm,and the dash did get wet.car was brought in w/hvac stuck on a/c,all radio controls dead,radio inop...
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1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L temp VIN: KNDJA7232W
this car runs hot at idle, steady rise in temp.cools off going down the road. appears to have good flow [air and coolant]thrue rad.Fanclutch just don't seem to engage when hot-shut off engine and fan free spins.put shop fan in front of car and temp will go dow...
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1991 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1YVGD22B6M
i have this 626 came in once befor for no start car started here so we didnt do any thing car came back the same night naw is a no start all the time no injector palse or spark replaced distributer still nothing ignitor ohms out at .847 in the new one but is o...
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1996 Mazda MPV DX 3.0L No Start VIN: JMBLVS2289
Ok guys I've been pulling my hair out and smoking way to many cigarettes today. My buddy's van snapped a timing belt a few days ago. So we towed to the shop to replace the belt and W/pump. Should have been a no brainier,it's a SOC. Install belt, seals ect... H... Trouble codes: P1250
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: JA4MW31RX1
Complaint on this Montero is a grinding noise intermittently at low speed like it is trying to go into 4WD. We are not getting the noise symptoms but did find that when putting the transfer case into 4WD the front differential would not engage. If we remove th...
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1999 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JN8AR07Y7X
I have what a head scratcher, it came in running only barely. runs good cold, once hot it surges and misfires and has no throttle. When i originally pulled codes found a crank sensor code, so i change sensor. Still runs same way. Im leaning towards possible di...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada LE 5.6L brake booster VIN: 5N1AA08A34
hello, all. i need to replace the brake booster on a 2004 armada and i can't find a labor time for it. can anyone est. that for me? also is there anything out of the ordinary that i may need to know before starting this? thank you in advance. mark
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4S3BH89681
This is a tough one, this subaru came in with the customer complaining of a hesitation when traveling up hill, shifting issue, and possible loss of power. Check engine light was on, trouble codes p0105 and p1102 were present but our modis snap on scanner did n... Trouble codes: P0105 (Absolute pressure sensor circuit malfunction), P1102
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Valve Train VIN: JTDDY32TXY
Thanks in advance for your help on this one, I really appreciate it. I got this car after my customer decided to rebuild the engine himself to save money. He took the block to one machine shop for a full rebuild and the had to another machine shop for a comple...
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2002 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L noise VIN: JTDBF30K72
we havent done anything to the trans in the past, it has a whining noise comming out of LH side of vehicle and if you rev the engine up to 1300 it is a stedy whine consetrated mostly at the lower bell housing area, just want to know if any one has had this pro...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L all gears VIN: 1HGCM66544
thank you guys for your help.we rebuilt that tranmission .and that took care the problem.
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Unknown VIN: JT6HT00WXY
We were able to get codes from another shop's scanner, seems the yaw rate sensor was one code, the ride height pump, another. Customer refused to spend anymore money...
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2001 Mazda Miata SE 1.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JMINB35361
Thanks for the advise but could not find problem. People mentioned coil pack which was a problem on older models but this car has coil on plug so no dice there.Let this one go for now. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cylinder missfire).
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1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L tachometer & compass/thermometer VIN: JA4MR41H2S
Re. the gauge illumination, I received one reply that I have not been able to employ to further my diagnosis as the vehicle has not been returned to the shop since the help request was opened. The owner does not consider the problem serious enough to bring the...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34YXS
Thanks for all the help. I started from basics and started to ckeck the timing marks and found that #1 piston wasn't moving. Either crank broke or rod broke. Customer doesn't want to fix. But it was nice to finally find out the problem. Again thanks for all t...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1CB51D51
I HAVE NOT GET ANY USE-FULL INFORMATION ON THAT CAR. THIS CAR DOES NOT HAVE TCM. CUSTOMER ALREADY CHANGE THE PCM, NO DIFFERENCE. SO I SENT HIM TO DEALER. NO RESPONCE FROM THE CUSTOMER.
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Stall VIN: 4S3BH686Y6
At this point I haven't been able to duplicate the shutdown. A lot of good suggestions I just couldn't prove any. Customer was going to take it and see what happens. I will update later if I have info. Thanks to all.
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1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 Turbo 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN67G6H
Thanks for the help guys, we got the info we needed. Turns out there are a few wiring differences between JDM and the Aussie versions. Truck runs great, this engine is quite a beast.
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1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3VN39W4M
Thank you all again for the help on this. After all of the work we already did, I removed the upper intake plenum and inspected injector wiring and injectors. Sent injectors out to get rebuilt, put it all back together and problem was still there, but was be...
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1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W7N
Thanks to everyone who replied. The problem ended up being a shorted injector wire the had previously ben poorly repaired. The same wire was also rubbed through inside the loom. I also found that the wire harness was routed incorrectly when the engine had b...
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