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1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Engine VIN: 1HGEJ6124W
C/s vehicle was running fine, than started to "chug" than died. He was able to get it to start briefly, then died again. Towed it to our shop. Wouldnt start. Ran all sorts of tests and everything looks good. Tried to start it again and it started after the thi...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73E63
found the injector patern to be ok. can not find any vaccum leaks. found that b1 s2 o2 sensor is reading 40mv and stays there. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12574
Got to the vehicle originally and found codes for front and rear O2 sensors. Thought it was a plugged up cat because the lack of power under excelleration. looked up price of cat and custoimer freaked out. Customer had vehicle taken to another shop and the sho... Trouble codes: P0802 (Circuit malfunction)
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BJ2226X
the urgency in this problem is a young 8 months pregnant women whose husband committed suicide one day after we started working on car. please help if you can
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D7V
sounda like its jumped time. won't start running very rich. has new cap rotor and wires. getting ready to try new distrutor . just order it even thou has good spark.
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D4W
Hello people i have a 1998 nissan altima the customer says that everytime he puts gas in the car it will not start no codes ne leaks in the evap system it doesnt matter if he puts [...] or fills the tank he says it will just crank over and then after tryin...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L distributor VIN: 1N6ED26Y4Y
i replaced head gaskets and now i have no spark, i have 12v at the black and pink wire in the 6 pin dist connector and 12 volts at the black and white wire in the 2 pin dist connector. i am at a loss where to go from here,as the customer drove the truck here. ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D22
Hi to all, this car came in on the hook for no start. I have fuel , injector puls , and ignition, what i don`t have is starting and running! compresion test is on low side which i believe is due to piston ring wash up by gas. 90 psi, 95 psi, 89 psi and 100 ps... Trouble codes: P0051 (O2 sensor heater), P0304 (Sissfire on 3 cylinder)
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2006 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Engine Oil VIN: 1N6BD06T26
Vehicle was sent in by a very reputable used car dealer. He sold vehicle thinking all was well. After it was purchased, the new owner discovered that the engine smokes when started at times and uses about a quart of oil or more every 1000 miles. Consumption te...
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BC13E58
Morning everyone. This danged Versa has me pulling hair out already. Got it from other tech who is in school. Came in Monday said car wouldnt start. We got car off the hook and what ya know it starts! But, it has no throttle response and both app codes. Other ... Trouble codes: P2122, P2138, P0340, P0643, P0222, P0123
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Steering, Body VIN: 5TBRT3416Y
thanks for any help up front. This tundra will make a popping noise up front randomly while driving. I hear it more while manuvering on my lot. You can feel it in the floorboard on the left side very noticeably. I have checked all mountings for the steering ra...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 2-3 Shift VIN: 4T1BE32K52
This vehicle has been passed to me after another technician has replaced the transmission twice with junkyard units. The original concern was that vehicle would not shift. Upon original test drive, found that transmission had no reverse and would not shift out...
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L hvac VIN: 4T1BE46K19
a very good cutomer came in complaining of white flakes coming out the ventilation system of the vehicle. Customer states that this condition started abruptley and has continued for approximately 2 months now, he also only notices this condition when the blowe...
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2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC53032
The crank sensor was relaced and the vehicle is repaired. I have posted the before/bad and after/good waveforms for this vehicle. If you view these waveforms you will see why I created my original post. The crank pulley and seal was removed to verify that t... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank Sensor A Range Performance).
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5533S
THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR TIME. I STARTER FROM SCRATCH AND DISCOVERD THE REMAN. DIST. INSTALLED WAS BAD. INSTALLED ANOTHER REMAN. DIST. AND NO PROBLEMS. Trouble codes: 151.
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Clutch
it was the az clutch, where the TO bearing snaps into the PP thers a locking ring that was not made right and pushed out the back and not letting the TO bearning engage. must be something with AZ kits looked at a 2nd one and it was the same. got from a differ...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.7L heat VIN: THU23FGB66
Well this one if fixed. The customer decided to go to the dealer. They stated a gasket in a blend door was bad. It is now repaired and working correctly. I had a feeling it was in the blend door .
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1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JNKCA21DXT
drove car 150 miles at various speeds and driving conditions and it ran fine. could not get it to act up. customer insisted it was a bad maf sensor that we replaced 60 days ago. so to keep him happy we replaced it at no charge. i guess sometimes you have to do...
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Unknown VIN: KNAGD12814
Well, I never got it to act up so they will just have to keep driving it. I never feel good about these kind of problems. I know they are looking to me for help but there's nothing I can do. They will be uneasy about driving the car. I use a Snap-on Solus sca...
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1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1CA21A9X
Ok. The lady has not called me back and seems to be happy with not having to spend any money on ac coming into winter time here. She was satisfied with at least having the belt back on and car running. I called several Ecu repair shops and all wanted me to sen...
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