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1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JHLRD1764X
This Honda CRV came into my shop with the coplaint of bucking on and off the throttle. I drove the CRV and when you are in 5th gear cruising at 60 mph and let off the throttle it seams find but when you pick up the throttle agian is when you get a buck, the rp...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start
Hope someone has some insight with this one. So car is driven in w/ complaint of lack of power and noise under car. After about 5 minutes we concluded that the noise was a broken catalytic converter. While diagnosing w/ a stethescope, one of the techs feathere...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L oil level VIN: JT6GF10UXY
customer complaints that she has to add oil but no oil leaks. please advise if any similar problems encountered or opinoins for repair procedure. thank you . francisco [...]
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L hard starting
Howdy everyone. This one has us a bit stumped. We have this '03 Sentra 1.8 in the shop. His original complaint was for a hard starting issue.(spins over 3-4 seconds then starts) Having seen a million come in with fuel pump issues that's what I checked first. L... Trouble codes: P0605
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L clutch VIN: 4S3BH6860Y
A subaru came to us with a problem of clutch slipping, we found the clutch was soaked with 80 90 lube and trans was low, the customer just had the axle seal replaced about three days earlier by a different shop , We started by removing the trans, there was a l...
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2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no thrttole response VIN: 4S4BP61C77
Performed every factory test for P2102, replaced throttle relay. problem is intermittant. Examined all related wiring and plug connectors. Checked for wires broken inside insulation. Followed factory manual to diagnose P2102, passed every test. Checked wiring ... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit Low)
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L sometimes doesn't st VIN: 5TEUX42N06
hey guys just need info. customer called says it starts hard when cold. thought maybe plugs but they were changed has iroidiam in it. coolant is 185 to 205 at idle. checked for vaccum at the throttle it is 18 but the fuel regulator has 0 at idle and at high th...
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2008 Hyundai Azera Limited 3.8L Abs VIN: KMHFC46F68
Thanks to all who took time to read and replied , great ideas, what we found was a peice of the old tone ring still in the new tone ring. The tech working on it was sure there were no old tone ring peices left but somehow it was missed. Thanks again for your t...
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1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58ZXN
Well after tons of time into this truck its finally fixed. John from Georgia hit it on the head. The EGR was partially stuck open. Replaced it and it ran way better. We replaced the plugs after the EGR valve because they were black. Customer is happy and I'm h...
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1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8UF11E6N
It went to the Toyota dealer and they diagnosed a faulty Mass air flow meter. Replaced that and it still had problems and also added a problem somehow that the EFI fuse would blow as soon as the ignition key was turned on. Found that at some point in the car...
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80C23
i replaced the hose under the intake manifold was broken toward the pcv
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB61E17
Thank you for all the replies. Found ECM at connector was coming apart and looseing signal. Needs new ECM wiggle ECM and 5 volt ref drops out Trouble codes: P0335.
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6853W
Thanks to all for the help- The valve guides were badly car boned up and though we did not actually see them move in the heads we had eliminated all other possibilities. Customer declined going any further. Greg and crew Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
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