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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L speedo VIN: 1HGCG2257Y
this car belongs to a friend of mine. it into shop for cruise inop., found that the brake lite switch was bad. replace the switch and all was good. that was last monday. called back and said speedo was not working with cruise switch on,turn cruise off and spee...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18603
Hello, I'm more so looking for a operation description on this Honda EVAP system. Once I understand the system correctly I know I should be able to find the cause. I have Ford and GM EVAP diagnostics nailed. Honda I don't fully understand. I'm working on a ... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP Control System Leakage)
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2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56817
car was towed in as a no start.cranks,starts{sometimes} and stalls.no codes.good spark and fuel pressure.noid light flashes good.floods the plugs right away.
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56DX6
customer needs state inspection.mil is on for p0501 vss circuit problem. 1 data base says rf speed sensor . car does not have abs or sensor used for ecm reference.on a road test speedo and cruise both work but no vss signal on scan tool.after a few days mil wi... Trouble codes: P0501
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2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L intake cam vvt VIN: JM1NB35344
vehicle came in with 50 psi compression on all cylinders. Further inspection showed exhaust cyliner leakage high on all exhaust ports. Removing the head revealed exreme carbon on exhaust valves. upon reassembling intake cam, I noticed the cap (with four nuts) ...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D0Y
here's a funny story!!!this car came two weeks ago with a bad head gasket,so the owner decided to put a used engine because he had too much miles on his old.he asked how much i charge to put the engine on it and just because a guy in the street charge 100 less...
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1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Starting VIN: JT3VN39W1L
intermitten no start after its driven for a while running errands, hot, it will not start, no click or nothing, it did it on me one time, and i couldnt even start it with power probe directly at start wire on starter, so i replaced the starter again, 15 days l...
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2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L Maintenance Light VIN: JTDKBZ0U38
Greetings. We did a 25,000 mile service on this 08 Prius and are unable to turn off the maintenance required light. This car has a Navigation System and according to our information in Alldata, there is reset through the Nav system and not through the odometer...
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1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L spark VIN: 2HGEH246XS
I want to say thank you to all of you who replied to our request for help. what we ended up doing is replacing the ignition coil which beside knowing in our gut that that was most likely the problem it also seemed to be most of the feed back the we recieved. ...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGEM22562
Car is fixed, I want to express my thanks to Jason from cali, James from cali, and Eric from Illinois, all indicated that by leaving alternator loose, it spikes the pcm and nothing short of replacing unit, Eric was consistant in informing me the pcm was bad, I...
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2008 Honda Civic DX 1.8L compressor VIN: 2HGFA155X8
This is a completion. We found that unplugging the control head the ac compressor would immediatley power down. essentialy ruling out the rest of the citcuit. Order and replaced control head from honda and all is well. Jerry noted a potentially bad diode, b...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L assembly of forward planetary VIN: JALB4B1403
I thank everyone,i went to atra on google,paid $25 like a dunce,cause i was impatient.you and they were right it turns clockwise.from now on I will just wait,you guys always come thru,i am going to start givin more help,cause we all deserve it.A thousand than...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L engine VIN: 2T2HA31U45
thanks all for your help.the 3 cylinder of frt have 25 pounds of compression less than the 3 rear because lightly damaged cylinder and ring.
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Fwd/Rev VIN: 1YVGF22C0X
The customer scrapped the car, correctly in my opinion, it was pretty trashed. Half the replies suggested repairing instead of rebuilding/reman was a waste of time. Others suggested filters, apparently not servicable on these units. Michael from New York de...
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2004 Mazda B4000 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4YR46E54
I am impressed by how fast and useful the info I get from responding fellow techs. Thank you all. I found out vehicle was recently purchased from another Mazda dealership. Client decided to take it back and have them fix it. I asked our service adviser to ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0316.
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2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G62
As my update thought, this motor was changed and the sales staff at the dealer that sent it to me did not advise us of that fact. The salesman that took it in trade stopped by and told us that the motor had been replaced. Once I had this info I replaced the ca... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4T1BF12B5V
thanks to everyone that replied. i knew sumthing was wrong with the 5v referance circuit. started testing differant sensor on circuit to get my referance voltage back. i bumped the harness goin to vapor press sensor(on firewall) and it came back to life. opene...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV battery VIN: JT2BK12V12
Well, I got a few suggestions on how to isolate the battery from the rest of the system during testing, when the shifter is in park, the battery relays are open and the battery is isolated so any trouble codes generated are in the battery itself. Carolyn was v...
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