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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Start/Stall VIN: 1HGEM22984
Vehicle has a start/stall condition. Vehicle will run for about 2 seconds then stall. No codes. Immobilizer not at fault(light does not flash). Original plugs fouled heavily. Fuel, spark, compression, cam/crank timing, battery, exhaust restriction have all bee...
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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L pump VIN: KM85C13D36
when cold the steering is normal.after it is drvin long periods some where around 40 miles the steering gets real loud and can sometimes feel a pulsation in the wheel. we have replaced the pump and flushed it twice once eith bg fluid and second with hyundai fl...
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2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L spark knock pinging VIN: JM1CR29L36
I have here this 06 Mazda 5 with a 2.3. THe engine runs great, no codes, however, its constantly pings or has constant spark knock. The mass air flow was replaced to try to fix this and it did not improve. The engine was rebuilt about 15k miles ago. compressio...
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2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D71
Missfire on no.3 cylinder only, before we had # 2 & 3 with no spark.Replace the computer & proggrammed at the dealer,now we have only # 3 no spark , i have 1.66 volts from the ecm to the coil power transistor circuit, the rest are 3.68 volts. Any suggenstions? Trouble codes: P0303
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1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: JT4RN93PXN
engine turns over fine,fresh battery,starter sounds good,has no spark and code 24 is only code after i cleared codes.before had 12 13 24,.only code left is 24.can`t find IAT SENSOR.help!!..Is integrated w/maf? if so how can i test to make sure.don`t have pcm s... Trouble codes: 24 (iat sensor)
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1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L Cooling Passages VIN: J2ESV228H3
This is an engine swap with a Japanese/less-than-50,000-mile-engine from Engine World in California. When I started tearing off the accessories I started to worry. The t-belt was really loose and it turned out to be one tooth off (free wheeling engine), the t...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JTDDR32T01
Car falls on it's face when you go to take off hard. some times will back fire. runs fairly smooth at idle. seems like it has no power when driving. I checked for good spark at all cylinders and replaced plugs to make sure. compression readings are between 165...
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2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2T1KR30E25
Customer says car runs rough, misses and bucks at times, sometimes worse than others. Customer added heet to fuel tank and seemed to help for a few days. We have been unable to duplicate symptoms, checked computer data, miss history, codes, nothing there. Visu...
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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge, High idle VIN: 1HGED3651K
COOLANT CHECED GOOD. TEST COOLANT SENSOR NO PROBLEM. RUNNING ENIGNE AND UNPLUGED IAC IDLE CAME DOWN BUT STILL SURGING. RAN ENGINE FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES WITH IAC UNPLUGED, PLUGED BACK IN ENGINE IDLE NORMAL. BEEN WORKING FINE EVERY SINCE
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2007 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L power steering VIN: 2HYJK16447
I should have known better but the aftermarket rebuilt pumps were crap! The original pump was returned to the rebuilder and was overhauled and sent back to us (lucky they are located in our state and made quick work of this). The original whine is gone, steeri...
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2008 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, Start/dies VIN: JNKBV61F38
Group, We mechanically un-stuck drivers side (duel system) throttle plate and car started and ran fine (screwdriver and muscle/finese). Throttles were surprisingly clean. Customer opted to pay for diag and take chances as car was going back on lease in a mo... Trouble codes: P1233 (Electronic throttle accuation).
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2006 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Input/tran speed sensor VIN: JM3LW28J36
Removed the rear cover of the transmission and the TSS is right there. I did the repair with the transmission in the car. Just had to lower the trans mount and move a coolant pipe.
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP84C76
The problem was the exhaust valve cam had moved on the vvt actuator and all the intake valves were bent (most guys warned me about this too). Head is gone for valve repair, putting new chain and tensioner on, some wear, not taking any chances, found that doesn...
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2001 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B51
System wants this request closed today so here is the update: This vehicle left and was running good for three weeks with no issues. Now is back with codes for all cylinders misfiring but one and a no start this a.m. seemed to hydrolock while cranking, so pull... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0305 (Misfire 5).
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
In response to the question about item being under warranty. Customer had car at dealer first and was told it was not under warranty. We double checked and were told the air pump was only covered by 3yr/36000 mile warranty. Seems to me air pump is an emission ... Trouble codes: P2440, P1441, P1444.
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