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1999 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L Compressor VIN: JH4DC2392X
The a/c compressor will stay on and work fine at idle. When the vehicle is driven for approx. 4-5 miles the compressor cuts off. As soon as the vehicle comes back to idle the compressor comes back on and after acceleration it stays on for a shorter period of t...
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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: CD5637TA11
hello everyone. hope there is some honda guys out there.trying to put timing belts on. allready having trouble.can,t get the lower cover off.not enough room.the timing alignment pointer hit the inner fender.i could cut it off and it looks like it might come of...
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2007 Honda Fit 1.5L Ignition VIN: JHMGD38657
The customer complaint is that the vehicle runs rough and stalls on cold starts. Not as often when outside air temp is warm. When its cold it happens all the time. Codes P0300, P0301, and P0302 set consistently. The vehicle has been brought to us warm everytim...
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1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L lock cylinder VIN: JNKCA21D2V
1997 Infinity I30 arrived at my shop with broken key inside ignition lock cylinder. Attempt to replace just lock cylinder but unable to remove outer metal cover holding lock cylinder. Alldata is of NO HELP in this area :( . Does anyone have some insight as to ...
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2003 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: KNDUP13153
this kia is very strange . if you accelerate to full throttle from a stop the rpms will go up to 5000rpm amd you will be going about 30mph but the car wont shift to second gear unless you back off of the throttle a tiny bit. then it will shift . if you acceler...
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1996 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L master cylinder VIN: JM3LV5221T
Greetings. This MPV had a classic symptom - brake pedal drops away at a stop - no external leaks. Replaced the master cylinder with a new unit from Napa and bled system. Same problem. Tried one from WorldPac - same condition. Ditto for a new Dorman. No air in ...
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2005 Mazda Miata 1.8L Reverse VIN: JM1N133548
Customer brought in vehicle for a simple drain and fill on his 6sp manual transmission mx5 (miata). After drain and fill the vehicle won,t go into reverse gear. After further searching and talking to the tech who did the work. What i have found out is that the...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L lack of power VIN: 4A3AC44G71
I hope someone with a similar experience can help me out with this one. I had a customer request a cylinder head gasket for a overheat condition. He told me that another shop had already done a leak test on it and said that it had failed. I did no testing on i...
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1993 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L unknown VIN: 1N4BU31F3P
THis car has a very long crank to start when op temp is reached. Will idle perfectly, but dies when the pedal is depressed. Will drive near perfect as long as the loop is not closed(engine cold). About 10 min after running, this car has no acceleration. Fuel p...
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L front rotors VIN: JN1DA31D32
Front rotors warp under normal driving. I have road tested and check temp on all rotors and found no problems with temp. removed each caliptors and check them to find nothing wrong. Check abs system for codes none found. The only thing I havnt done is put fact...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L blowing cold air and leaking colant VIN: 1N4AL11D65
so i have read that the car most likely does have an air pocket in it. but i was wondering if the a/c compressor sould run when the system is set off of the defrost position. There is a leak some were that I have not found. I have doone a pressure test and fou...
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2005 Nissan 350Z 3.5L throw out bearing VIN: JN1AZ34D35
Sounds like the throw out bearing is making noise (sometimes) when you push the pedal down. lift off the clutch pedal, noise goes away. This would be the third throw out bearing in less than a year. Nissan throw out bearing to boot. Any ideas what might be cau...
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2007 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L electric windows VIN: 3N1BC13E87
Vehicle came in with none of the windows working. Seems I am not getting power to the window motors. Customer states that the window quit working 1 by 1 over a period of time. They did not all go out at the same time. I shot power to each window to make sure t...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Stall VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
Car has code 1305 which says igniter bank 2. We replaced spark plugs and coils recently. The car drives then stalls, but then starts up again.
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2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L power windows, a/c, abs VIN: 5TELU42N15
i have checked everywire under the dash around the steering wheel and body ecu can not find i short. i have replaced the body ecu and it didnt fix it. i have check to see is there is any water in any of the juc. blocks and cant find any signs of it. but if i u...
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2007 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L Airbag Warning Light VIN: JTEHD21A27
Hi guys,This is a quick & easy one I'm sure somebody knows the answer to. The body shop next door asked us to clear an airbag fault in this vehicle. The airbag light is on, there are no faults stored in Airbag or Occupant Detection. The L/F seatbelt was deploy...
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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD18222
thank you ,everyone.i went after the engine codes first like everyone said. found that under the upper intake plenum, down in the valley a mouse had decided to eat the wire to the knock sensor.i replaced the knock sensor along with wire sub harness, cleared th... Trouble codes: P0325, P1740, 77 (vtm pcm).
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA56843
Many thanks to all that replied. I should have asked if anyone had broken the crank bolt off. I used heat,called in a moble tire truck. We broke two 19mm sockets, one snap-on, one napa with a 3/4 impact wrench. I was scared that if we tried the one inch impact...
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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Engine VIN: 2HGEJ6673V
Sorry guys for taking so [...] to closed this one. Here is what happened I send the head to machine shop, before I send it out I marked it. So when I got it back it was not the one I game them.but it did look good so I went on with the job and it came up good?...
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1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Heater VIN: 1HGEJ6572W
Replies mentioned checking flow through radiator and heater core, block testing, air in cooling system and the mixture door. An OE thermostat is what fixed this vehicle. The OE water pump impeller was slightly different than the aftermarket one I took out - ...
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2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Thanks to all who replied,it turned out I had 2 bad coils. One of them I warrantied out using a denso (hopefully better luck then the wells I originally used). I marked the coils and moved them to another cylinder and went on a nice long test drive, and finall... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random cyl. Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 misfire), P1315 (Igniter circuit fault 4), P1325 (Igniter circuit fault 6).
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1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L oil pump VIN: 1N6DD26Y1W
Removed the timing chain cover to inspect the sealing washers between the cover and the engine block. Found that the aftermarket seals that were supplied with the timing chain set were slightly smaller and did properly seal, causing the oil pump to suck air an...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4TAVN73F2S
thanks to everyone's help i finally fix this toyota what we ended up doing its. we pull the heads and replace the head gaskets we send the heads to the machine shop and they told us those heads are warped so they surface them and reinstall the heads and gasket...
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2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L SRS system B1793 VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Well, the good news is that I did figure out what's wrong with this car. The bad news is that I cannot confirm the fix. The 1793 was created because the OCC module was not sending power out to the sensors; it was a bad module. I actually took the module apart...
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2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L oil pump VIN: 5TDZK23C67
We removed the engine to get to the oil pump and we replaced it. The new pump came with a releaf valve so that is new. There is no oil pumping at all. We installed the 2 o rings that go to the filter and cooler. We replaced the oil pump gasket that feeds the ...
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