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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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2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L abs VIN: 4F2YU08162
As noted above, condition did not exist before the accident. According to the owner, the vehicle was hit hard in the rear. We originally drove the vehicle for several hundred miles- during that time we saw the brake and ABS warning lights come on momentarily t...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D8T
The vehicle has a misfire on cylinders 2 and 3,used a lab scope to determine the cause of the misfire, i have not got a signal to the coils, unplug the crank sensor and the car runs smooth,recheck for coil signal, all was good, plugged the crank sensor back up... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank shaft postion sensorref sensor)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Rear Sub Frame VIN: 1N4AL11D62
The Rear subframe mounts to studs in the rear frame rail. One stud so far is fused to the sleeve of the subframe mounting bushing. This stud broke when removing the nut. The subframe bushing is not available from Nissan, you have to get the whole subframe. The...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D22
This car will surge at 2500 RPM. Smoked system and no vacuum leaks found. Tested evap purge valve and ok. Replaced MAF and problem gone. Customer returned next day for same issue. Got OEM Nissan brand new MAF. Customer back again for same problem. I do not bel... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap small leak detected), P0650 (Malfunction indicator lamp control circuit malfunction PENDING)
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Compression VIN: 1N4AL11D45
This is one of my techs personal vehicles. No problems up until no start. My wife called me and said the car would not start. When I went out to check it I was thinking that she started it and then shut it off and it flooded, this happened when veh was less th...
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L powertrain VIN: 3N1BC13E28
this car was towed to us with a problem of when putting trans in gear car wont move. when trying to accelerate engine surges badly even with gas pedal held to floor. has a code p0102 (mass air flow circuit signal low) and p0113 (intake air temp circuit signal ...
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SF63541
Came in with extremely hard shifts, feels like you've been hit, AT light flashes, MIL on. Referred to us by a transmission shop. They rebuilt transmission in 3 months ago. Came to them originally with 2 incorrect ratio codes, one was P0733 code along with seve...
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2006 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L Sun Rook VIN: JF1SG67616
When the customer opened his sunroof it went all the way open and then clunked. He had to push the close button repeatedly to get it to close. It moved a couple inches at a time. We found some debris in the tracks. After cleaning this debris the sunroof opens...
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2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on, cruise light flashes VIN: JF1GG63677
Car sets p0420 cat code about every three weeks. Car drives 300 miles per day usually. Haven't gotten code back in 65 miles of test driving. Should the afr sensor stay above 2v all the time? When "check engine" illuminates the car has been in cruise control. S... Trouble codes: P0420
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2004 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.3L excessive vibration VIN: JS2RC61H04
Idles fine but when a small amount of load is put on the motor, such as when the air conditioning comes on, the whole car has a very heavy vibration. Also when we accelerate between 500 - 800 RPM it vibrates a lot.
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L all guages VIN: 1HGCD5630S
thanks for the response. This one is fixed. I went looking for grounds and i found the g404 ground had one of the wires cut from whoever installed the radio. Thanks again for all the responses.
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alarm VIN: 1HGCG1656X
Replaced hood latch/switch assembly as most replies suggested. Security alarm is now functioning correctly. Thanks to all.
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2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L radio backlight VIN: JM1BK14336
I have not been able to get the customer to bring the vehicle back to the shop to spend anytime on it. It appears to be a problem in the BCM, but the only fix is to replace it and at $1000 the customer has bought a booster pack. Sorry this isnt any help, will ...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Stall VIN: JM3ER29377
well turns out the customer declined any further diagnosis on the car. i want to thank everyone for the helpfull info i greatly appreciate your time and advise. Trouble codes: P2100, P0126, P0401.
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2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L HVAC Control VIN: 4S4WX83D77
We installed a new HVAC/Radio module or center dash console. This was a direct replacement, everything works properly again. No programming was needed.
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4T1BF28B6Y
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE TECHS WHO RESPONDED TO THIS POST. YOU ALL GAVE ME THE INSIGHT FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE TO FIX THIS CAR. AFTER REMOVING CENTER CAT AND STILL NO DIFFERENCE I DECIDED TO CHECK TIMIMG. WELL THE CRANK GEAR WAS THE CULPRIT THE KEYWAY WAS SO...
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