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1999 Honda Civic LX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGEJ6575X
Hope some Honda techs out there can help me. This car came in with a bad odometer (not working) I took cluster out and replaced speed o meter head. Now car has no spark to plugs.I wonder if it went ito theft mode and is that what theft mode does kill spark to ...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1HGCG16562
Rebuilt trans 1 month ago, it came to us with a p0780 dtc which is a shift problem code. Thought we had it fixed but customer came back with code re-set. When vehicle is cold 1-2 shift seems to bind as if we're getting gear overlap, a very strange symptom for...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine - oiling VIN: 1HGCG32582
Vehicle in w/ P1259 - VTEC code. Hard start / no start. New VTEC valve installed by Firestone, along w/ plugs, wires, cap/rotor. Pulled VTEC - screen full of carbon. Pulled valve cover to check - upper engine very clean, oil pretty dirty looking. Pulled rocker...
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2002 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCF86622
Car belongs to a friend. She said it died at a stop light - restarted okay - got another mile then completely died. Went out last night and vehicle had spark and just cracking the fuel line at the firewall fuel was evident. I took a compression test: #1 1...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5FNRL38745
I am looking for some help with this Honda.This van got towed into our shop due to the owner filling the tank with Diesel fuel. They ran the van until it quite.One of our Tech drained the tank,replaced the fuel filter and did a tune-up/oil change with a motor ... Trouble codes: P0175, P0300, P2647
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2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L rear brakes VIN: 5J6RE4H71B
replaced both the rotors and the pads on the rear brakes. customer complains of a loud grinding sound from brakes. the pads are semi-mettalic cannot find any t.s.b. on use of semi mettalic pads on honda brakes. brakes did make a slight soft rubbing sound from ...
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2005 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L Misfire VIN: KMHF445E95
Car came in diagnosed from Hyundai for P0305. Hyundai recommended tune up and ignition coil. Replaced wires, plugs, and ignition coil. Came back next day for P0305. Did some testing and swapped coil, injector, spark plug. Found valves had a fair amount of carb... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire)
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L STOP Lights VIN: JT6GF10U6X
Howdy Y'all, Customer brought in 1999 RX 300 and said he has no stop lights. He also noted the fuses and bulbs are good. So we found the switch to be working ok. Green & white wire has 12v when switch is closed. Traced this wire all the way to the rear lamp fa...
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1996 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BB1412T
Used to own this car and it actually ran good and performeed well for a 1.5. Well I sold it and it has went from ok to worse. Though the owner is a regular customer and only drives it to work and isnt too concerned with it something and he is loosing mileage. ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 4A3AC44G83
Car came in for stalling when hot. drove and verified complaint noticed that cold start had no high idle when cold but started and drove off fine on some stop in go here in town. idle was about 700 when started and when warm. then upon return to shop dyed at d...
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1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L mounts VIN: 4N2XN11T0X
same as above
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L no starter enable VIN: 5N1ED28Y0Y
first things first thanks to everyone who takes the time to look at this and respond. now on to the problem. i have a 2000 nissan xterra that has a no start condition that only happens cold. when the ambiant temperature is below 45 degress outside no voltage g...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8DR09Y53
Car came in with a 4wd light flashes, install scanner code 12 line pressure. We send customer [...] be replace part # 31705-0w41a. Will cost customer $3200 for repair, but main problem is this part are on back...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L chassis VIN: 1N4AL11D05
This Altima is driving several of us nuts. It has a knock/rattle sound when going over bumps. Sounds like a shock/sway bar bushing bad due to the speed and type of noise. When you go over bumps it oscilates at a speed similar of a bad shock/sway bar bushing. L...
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2007 Scion tC 2.4L No Start VIN: JTKDE17737
Here is the situation, this car came in only running on 3 cyl. Ran a compression test and no compression on #2 and low on #3. Pulled the head off and all the intake valves were bent. So after getting a valve job done, i put the car back together using toyota p...
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1997 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Check Engine Light
This problem is very intermittent and I am the third Tech in the shop to get my hands on this car. The vehicle will sometime die on the highway and then restarts and runs fine for several weeks. The codes that are present are PO500 and P1507. The speedometer a...
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2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Torque Converter Clutch VIN: JS3TX92V53
Thanks to all that reply. I have one that should be simple but im having issues. I have this vehicle that is coming up with the code p0741 torque converter stuck off or slipping. I do not have the suzuki software so im going off the generic obdII. I have check...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BF28K8X
Hey guys need some help. This camary keeps setting P0446. Replaced canister assembly twice. Is there a special way to smoke system? I smoked system as follows- attach smoke machine to service port and crimp vent hose that comes off canister and goes into cross... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap vent control circuit)
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
Car has hesitation under load. Front manifold converter turns red while reving car up and under load.fuel pressure remains constant under load around 50 psi.changed fuel pump-mass air flow sensor- front mainifold converter assembly and o2 sensor i took and put...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L no communication VIN: 4T1BE32K54
This is a car from the auction that looks like some one could have taken out an alarm system aftermarket. There are butt connectors on some of the connections. The car runs great and shifts good no problems. I have an air bag light on only. The ses light flash...
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Trunk VIN: 4T1BE46K89
Hello fellow techs, A good customer of mine recently purchased this vehicle. It is out of warranty.The trunk will not open, with the remote, the key or the release lever next to the seat.It has flip down seats but the release is in the trunk so I can't flip do...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Ignition VIN: KNDJA7235Y
Thanks to all that replied to my request. Sky and Nathan had the right answer for me on this job. It seemed as if it took forever but, i just replaced the crank sensor and it fired right up with no hitch in the giddy up. I really do appreciate everyone taking ...
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2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Four Wheel Drive VIN: JTEBU14RX4
Thanks to all who replied. after much frustration and chasing wires,testing and retesting components jamie from California was correct. Once I put both actuators into 4x4 and set the dash switch to 4x4 I turned on the key and bingo it all worked. sorry it took...
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