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1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L starts off in 2nd gear VIN: 1HGCB7659L
Car came in sport light stays on and starts off in second gear.If you manual shift into 1st it goes into 1st and shifts to second but no 3rd or 4th gear.The other thing is you can hear a clicking noise under dash and when you push brake the noise goes away.Che...
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L cylinder head VIN: 5FNRL18923
is it very common for a Cylinder head gasket to fail on these cars without any other cause. The car came in with no coolant in it and I could not find any other leaks. I checked the oil and it was clean. I filled the cooling system and fired it up. It then sta...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH27523
This is an intermitant issue. Never happens when i get the car. The check engine light comes and goes the code is always the same. Except the first time i got the car it had missfire codes too. That is when we replace the air filter plugs etc. The car runs wel... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich)
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2007 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0L Radio VIN: KMHDU46D27
I have a 2007 Elantra that has a 360 ma draw. The customer replaced the battery before they brought it in to us and found they still have a problem with the battery being too low to start after a couple of days of not running. If I pull the two fuse holder in ...
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2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C77
Oil does look a little sludge. I have tested the oil control valve and engine will stumble with 12v hooked up to it. The valve moves free and I have cleaned it. Alldata shows a time for a filter for this valve filter but that is it. It appears searching the we... Trouble codes: P0011
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1995 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hydraulics VIN: 4S2CY58V8S
This rodeo has been over course of a couple years been experiencing a low clutch pedal which we have up till now been able to get better by giving it a quick bleed and calling it a day, when inspected further found the master to be leaking, so it was replaced ...
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2006 Isuzu i-280 2.8L engine VIN: 1GGCS19856
When vehicle was towed in the key would not turn. We had it re-keyed, replaced the ignition switch and the spark plugs were replaced. Before having it re-keyed we checked with the dealer and were told that there is not a transponder that would need to be repro...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L All Gears VIN: JM1BJ24532
After customer had a used engine installed in vehicle he drove the vehicle around the bolck and turned off engine. When he restarted the vehicle it had no drive in any gears. Customer purchased a used transmission which we installed. The vehicle drove and shif...
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1990 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3CR56V6L
Their is no spark coming out of the coil the engine turns over ok the timing belt is good the injectors fire the fuel pump works the ignition coil was tested and is good. The car came in on the tow truck. thanks any help will be appreciated thanks Michael
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34YXW
This car has been towed in for crank, no start a couple of times. Each time we take the plugs out, clean the gas off of them, put them back in and the car starts right up. The plugs are new NGK and the correct heat range. The customer also replaced the plug wi...
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2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JF1GD706X5
Everytime i go to put fuel in my car, afterwards it will stall continously. After 3min, it will restart perfectly. No codes, no check engine light. It only happens when i fuel up while the car is turned off.
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1SK12E9S
Hoping someone can help with options Engine oil is leaking from between the engine oil cooler and the engine block (cooler sits between the oil filter and the block). O ring at base of cooler block has failed. Toyota only sells the entire block with O ring sta...
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1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Rear Main Seal VIN: JT3HJ85J2T
How does the rear main seal come off pass where the flywheel bolts up to? And if you cut it off how do you put the new one one without messing it up?
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2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 4T1BF28B64
Helo techs. Have high idle(about 2,200 RPM them drops from there) mostly when car is cold. After a few minutes of warming up it is OK. Thought maybe intake gaskets( paper style) or IAC valve. Looked on alldata and on here for any problems like this and couldn'...
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA66235
tested and confirmed oil pressure is bypassing the vtec solenoid and reaching the pressure switch confirming failing valving inside the filter mount assembly. Replaced spool valve/filter mount assembly (new solenoid and pressure switch are included), tested, ...
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Accessories VIN: JHLRD78812
thank you very much for the 10 iatn members who guided me and spent time reading my post and for the very quick response..yes this crv is fixed and it was the power window master switch...i spent so much time chasing a short on the wiring not realizing the pr...
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2003 Honda S2000 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMAP11443
I adjusted the valves and no change.I found a service bulletin talking about replacing the Map Sensor with an updated sensor,bracket and wire strap to hold the connector tight.I ordered it from the Honda dealer and will try it when it arrives.Thank you to all ...
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2006 Infiniti M45 4.5L valves??? VIN: JNKBY01EX6
after verifying proper oil pressure and performing bg flush released vehicle to customer with no noise, no contact with customer and vehicle has been gone for about two weeks, no news is good news? until a tow truck shows up!!!
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1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L rear seat fold down VIN: 4S2CK58D5W
Many thanks to Joe from Florida! The straps are very small and very short! All it takes is one finger to find and pull with, no coat hangers or bore scopes needed- there is no acess to straps or latch from under seat as it is all inside the seat. Thanks IATN!
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Battery VIN: JTJHA31U14
thanks to every one who.tea\xru replied me ,I checked the ground for amp and its seems ok, the amp has internal defective, so I replaced the amp, thanks for your help.
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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L EGR Valve VIN: 4F24V09102
Thanks to all for the help, I checked the back pressure of all three converters, 1 manifold converter was at 2-3 psi the other would range from 5-8 psi,(I removed O2 to in front of main converter to test manifold converters).The main converter under vehicle wa...
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Compressor VIN: JM1BK12F07
Hello Techs, sorry for the delay. I import a new compresor, drier and enxpansion valve. Replace this parts, made flushing and charge. The noise disappear. I checked the old expansion valve and no restrictions found. So I think the problem was the internal val...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 1N6ED29Y62
Sorry it took so long to close, unfortunatley i have not been able to get the truck back in for further inspection. It seems through to replies that as i suspected the problem lies in the driveshaft. The answer may be to replace the shaft. i nwill update with ...
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1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4TAUN73C9S
Hello Techs! I had replaced the cap, rotor, coil and wires with Airtex and the truck started running better but still not great, a "Toyota" mechanic here in town suggested I buy all that stuff from Toyota, which I did and now it is running good! Thanks for a...
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2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5ETGN92N53
Well gentleman, first I would like to thank you all for your replies to our request. Second, I would like to apologize to all of you. It seems that the P0171 was a man-made problem. My technician forgot to plug off a vacuum outlet on the throttle body that is ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel trim is too lean).
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDER23E90
thanks for everyones input,most said the engine ECU should be replaced,i obtained a copy of the toyota australia TSB on this,the recall only affects north american models with usa made ecu controlers,the fault being engine cuts out when driveing, my problem tu...
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