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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66235
My question is how can oil pressure get to the vtec rocker arm pressure switch if the vtec solenoid valve is not opening to allow oil to the switch. Acura diagram indicates the oil pressure has to come past the solenoid, solenoid is never commanded open, power...
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1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB614XW
This prelude came in on a hook with a crank no start condition. When we tested it there was no spark from the coil, then when we plugged the coil back in it started and ran with no problem. Having seen this movie before we kept the car overnight and low and be...
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2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBE96SX7
Car was brought in with check engine light on, Code P0301. A quick and dirty coil swap did nothing for it, further checking with scan tool shows misfire on 1,3,5, although 1 seems to be the main problem. Ran compression test, good compression. Anyone run into ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2217Y
here is the story on this one. car started running rough and cel came on and blinking while driving. she drove about a mile home and let the car sit for a couple of days. she then went to start it to let it warm up and bring here and it started fine. let it wa...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: 4TAVN73F9S
So this truck came in with a crank no start. The customer complained of evidence of a rat under the hood, due to insulation under hood chewed up and missing. Found no evidence of damage to any wires caused by a rat. We found the EFI fuse blown, replaced fuse a...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3S
Toyota came into shop with miss/extreme hesitation under acceleration. Code 52 only code. Tested all vitals everything in line. However engine seems fine until slight acceleration and when check engine light pops on the engine loses majority of power very slug... Trouble codes: 52 (Open in knock signal)
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1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Unknown VIN: JT3VN39W8S
Greetings Toyota Transmission techs, I have a problem I hope you can help me with. The 4 runner came in on the hook with a complete transmission failure. No forward or reverse gears. The fluid seemed ok no burning. I sold the customer a rebuilt transmission fr...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L 3rd gear VIN: 2HGES16611
sorry for the delay in posting this fix-had down time over the holidays.Rebuilt the trans and now works perfectly.As most of you told me, the whine was from a restricted filter causing the pump to starve.replaced all frictions,seals and converter.Was surprised...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L compressor VIN: JN8DR09X32
Thanks for the replies.Went to my local A/C shop and was told that the hoses on that nissan would collapse like that under vacuum and that it was normal.I changed the compressor with rebuilt units and they told me that was the problem.So I purchased a NEW unit...
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