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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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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L 2.7 Engine VIN: KMHWF35H44
Thanks for reading, and any answer. Has anyone ran into this problem, where the oil is leaking out a hole, towards the firewall right side of block, an inch or so from where transmission mounts up about half way on the block. Question is it the rear main seal...
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1993 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Clutch VIN: JACDH58V7P
Greetings and Happy new year all. Working on a 93 trooper MT. Customer complaint of "vehicle will not go into gear". Vehicle towed in. Well vehicle went into gear fine but would not move in any gear. Determined that the clutch was slipping to badly to move veh...
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2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L speedometer VIN: JTJBT20X84
My wife's 04 Lexus GX470's speedometer is not working. It's stuck on zero. I tried tapping on the dash but still nothing. The odometer advances the mileage correctly, there are no trouble codes or check engine light. The scanner shows the correct MPH while dri...
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2009 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
He Everyone, I will update with the vin in the morning as I am at home and do not have it with me. I have the mazdaspeed here that is setting this p2188 code. Customer complaint is of engine light and black smoke. There are zero modifications to the car. Ver... Trouble codes: P2188
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D01
Replace IAC motor due to coolant contamination. Replaced PCM due to burned internal electrical failure. Physical damage to circuit board. Installed used PCM and new IAC motor. Does have fast idle at times when cold. Will not idle when warm. IAC goes fully clos... Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 signal slow B1S2), P0138 (O2 signal slow B1S1)
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L key VIN: 3N1BC13E48
im at lost here we have this nissan in here custemer lost key we have the autoscan and should be able to register the new ordered key is a 2 part key "intellence" any way inserting the macanical part of the key it wount turn the lock assemply going into the bc...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T11
Does anyone know what the normal grams per second MAF reading is for this Celica. I would like it for idle speed, and for 3 thousand rpms if possible. The car runs fine but customer is a nit picker, and also VERY cheap. thanks a ton.
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2002 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C92
intermittently, about every 100-200 miles this van will set codes for all 6 igniters failure codes with no symtoms that I experienced, although the customer had stated previously that the van did spit and sputter when this had accurred, I experienced the MIL l... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315, P1320, P1325
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2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5TDZA23C36
I have this Sienna van that won't start. When the key is turned on the cooling fans instantly come on. There is no communication with the PCM and the CEL does not come on when the key is turned on. Customer states that tis has happened one other time, waited 1...
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2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L tires VIN: 4A4MM21S64
Thanks to all, this went back to dealer. they talked her into rear controll arm bushings. I have my doughhts but we will see
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L clutch VIN: 4S3BH6860Y
Thanks to everyone who took the time to teach me about the outback trans leak . Here is the reason for the extra grease in bellhouseing, When the pilot bearing went bad , this allowed the input shaft to drop down allowing the trans fluid to go right into the c...
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2002 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BK12E22
The customer acknowledged that she did not always check the oil level and likely ran the engine while low on oil. She refused any further work and traded the car in for another car. Thanks to everyone for your help! Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P1349 (VVT System).
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