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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Struts VIN: 1HGCA6287J
Thanks in advance for your assistance, just a little question-- does the front strut have enough room to slide out of the wishbone without having to remove the wishbone? I was able to get the pinch bolt out, but of course, the lower thru bolt is frozen. I don'...
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2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1HGP26388A
Customer just bought this vehicle used and noticed that on cold starts a nasty noise from the motor and goes away. We verified it on cold starts and only happens 2 times and noise is gone and cant recreate it until it sits overnight. Changed the oil and filte...
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Unknown VIN: KNAGD12814
I have an odd one here. I'm really not sure if this is the transaxle or not. This lady was going down the highway at around 60mph and she said it was just like somebody slammed into the rear of the car. She pulled over and her and the lady with her got out to ...
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1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Engine VIN: JM2UF3135L
Have a customer who is crazy about his Mazda's. We have his 1990 B2200 in the shop now awaiting a repair decision with a worn out engine. He has a 1992 B2600 that has been totaled, but the drivtrain is fine. Also has a 1988 Mazda MX-6 as a spare car. What he...
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2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8L #4 cylinder VIN: 4A3AK34T67
Vehicle was driven into shop running poorly and smoking badly. Customer played really innocent. When we started it up there was no doubt it was running on a fuel oil. Asked customer who admitted it ran OK untill he fueled it. We pumped off the remaining fuel ...
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Drivability VIN: JN8DR09Y62
Check engine light is on, p1140 intake timeing solenoid circuit bank 1 no signal to ecu. The PID data show 0% for bank 1 as compared to bank 2. Sometimes but rarely it will show a slight fluctuation and back to zero when accelerating. I think the sensor is fau...
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L door open indicator light in dash display VIN: 4S4BP61C95
Rear gate open indicator lamp (in instrument cluster) is on all the time. It started on bumpy roads only blinking occasionally. Then the light has continued to remain on more and more until now it is on all the time. I replaced the rear gate latch with new dea...
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1996 Honda Prelude S 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBA8146T
Thanks for all the replies. I had 11 in all. Most all replies refered to distributor, ignition switch, or main relay. We find out there was no signal from the computer to the igniton module, check the wire and replace the used computer, the car running good no...
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2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L Intake system VIN: 2HJYK16587
I finally got this one figured out! Received good replies, but I had already checked out every one of them. When I checked codes again, there was another code that never came up with P2279 (Air intake leak). The other code was P2138 (throttle angle sensor). ...
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2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L engine VIN: 1YVGF22C1Y
removed vc gasket to check vales,oil drain back holes ect. all looked good 90% shure that valve guide in #2 cylinder is bad because of build up of carbon on spark plug . customer took the advise from me and his wife!!!to not open up the engine with high milege...
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2002 Mazda Miata SE 1.8L Driveshaft hops VIN: JM1NB353X2
HI there everyone and thanks for the help and sending advice. This customer ended up not being concerned in the least with the hopping but what was the root cause of her concern was an intermittent missfire due to a carbon tracked plug wire. Only when i call...
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2.0L Surge VIN: JM1NC25F06
Sorry folks for delayed post on this one. Car was at the shop for almost a week, we drove it for few dozen miles and were not able to duplicate. Customer decided to pick it up and drive it untill the problem becomes to be more consistent. Thank you so much fo...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Variable Timming VIN: JM3ER29387
I would like to thank all that helped. This request was poorly written with little information. Your help was very useful. It was just a matter of reinstalling the new actuator in the same position. Aligning the cams with the proper tools. Thanks again. Raymo...
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8DR09Y53
REPLACE USED TRANSFER CASE FIX THE PROBLEM. IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU DO IT, THIS IS A 5 HRS JOB. THANK YOU AGAIN.
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Compression VIN: 1N4AL11D45
Cyls were in fact washed down. Removed spark plugs and dried out. Put 1oz of oil in each cyl. Disconnected fuel injectors and spun engine to remove excess oil. Rechecked compression and returned to normal. Found when cyls washed down the engine lost about 60% ...
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L powertrain VIN: 3N1BC13E28
WHEN THIS CAR WAS TOWED IN WE WERE TOLD PREVIOUS SHOP HAD IT FOR OVER 2 WEEKS. THEY REPLACED TRANS AND ONE SENSOR BUT PROBLEM STILL REMAINED. NOW AFTER JUST 2 DAYS THEY ARE TOWING IT OUT FROM US TO THE DEALER. ONE REPLY SAID CLEAN THROTTLE BODY. THE PROBLEM WA...
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