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1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Oil pump
Hi, I am replacing t-belt, cam, crank,front balancer seal with retainer and rear balancer o-ring on my son car. And was wondering should I remove oil pan and pick up tube to replace all the o- ring and silicon on the oil pump housing. I don't want to waste mon...
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1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHLRD1866W
The car came in from another shop after they put a MAP sensor on and it didnt fix the problem. They put the old one back on. I retested and found the sensor was bad and replaced with a OEM. The MAP voltage's were ok then but still wouldnt idle. Removed the idl... Trouble codes: P1129 (Map voltage to high)
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2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L hazard lights
Customer complains that hazard lights not functioning. Checked vehicle, found that both rear directional lights not flashing when hazard switch is pushed on(both front directional flashing). When turn switch is used everything functions normally(when left appl...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D42
About 2 weeks ago a 2002 Hyundai Elantra arrived at our shop with a high and unstable idle (around 2000 RPM). The check engine light was also on with a P0121 TPS fault. I found a massive air leak from the intake manifold gasket. I replaced the gasket and check... Trouble codes: P0121
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L master and abs VIN: KMHDN46D96
we have a 2006 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 with abs. car came in on 2/14/11 with low brake pedel, replaced rear pads, turned rotors and replaced master. car came back on 2/25/11 with low pedal, had air in lines, bleed and was fine. came back on 3/25/11 low pedal...
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2003 Infiniti M45 4.5L VDC on VIN: JNKAY41E33
Motor seized, replaced engine with used motor. Dropped suspension with rack and pinion assy to replace motor. After install motor running fine, vdc light is on the dashboard. Diagnose cause, found codes 5c (steering sensor system) and 39 (power supply voltage)...
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2006 Infiniti M45 Sport 4.5L ICC Module VIN: JNKBY01E26
Hi, I have this Infinity with a hard code in the ABS/VDC system for the ICC Internal Fault, (Cruise Control) the system powers up, after battery replacement. I found 3 codes in the system scanned with Verus/Asian software. The main code, which always sets is ...
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KNADC12351
we are just about at wits end with this one. when first in pulled codes p0171 p1166 running lean and at max cntl. adapt. found intake man. gasket split out on #1 cyl. replaced gasket with little improvement. then after seeing previous repairs done i decided to... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sys lean B1), P1166 (control adaptations out of limits)
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L belt VIN: KNDUP13174
Hi techs. Have this van that comes in every few months for main belt noise. High pitch squealing noise. A few new factory belts and factory idler pully and a factory tensioner pully installed. The only thing that helps is a new factory belt for awhile. Then af...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on, p0440 VIN: JTJGF10U02
Hi guys, Thank you in advance for any help that you can give. This one is kicking my but and I really need some advise. Car came in with a p0440 and a p0446. I found a bad vsv on the canister, So I replace canister. Mistake 1, did not smoke. Car came back 3 d... Trouble codes: P0440
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2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L pcm VIN: 1YVFP80C54
vehicle came from auction and 2 other mechanics and a dealership have had there go at it. the dealership after 3 days came to the conclusion that someone put a california emissions engine into a federal emissions vehicle. but 2 other dealerships i have spoken ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AC44G13
just looking to see if anybody has a better repair procedure for heater core than mitchell
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1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L hot engine bay VIN: 1RZ24A0LX0
need help from nissan techs
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L engine VIN: JN1CA21D3S
hi, I just had replaced a clutch and slave cylinders on the vehicle and now im getting a crank no start condition. i am getting a P0325: knock sensor circuit in the PCM. I am getting roughly 40 PSI fuel pressure and roughly 150-160 PSI compression across all c...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L alarm VIN: JN8DR09Y21
This thing has fallen into my lap, and I can't stand up. It's my Significant Other's purchase from her friend, and it has fallen to me to figure out why the alarm will sound off whenever the mood strikes. It may go off day or night, warm or cool, dry or wet, ...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L lack of power VIN: 1N4BA41E84
This vehicle came into our shop with no power and severe pinging under accelleration. It has 1 intermitant code for misfire. It runs smooth at idle and under accelleration. Known good maf was substituted with no change. Fuel pressure is a constant 56psi. All m...
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2000 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6351Y
This Subaru will set a code P0107 for MAP/BARO circuit intermittently but regularly. Car will die occasionally as well. Always restarts. It has a MAP sensor on the intake and a BARO sensor on right fender. Both have been replaced with Subaru parts. Most info I... Trouble codes: P0107 (Map/baro circuit)
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1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start VIN: JT2SV24E8J
Customer was driving and car just quit running. Still had key power and car would crank but no start. When I got the vehicle I ckd for codes which there was none. Ckd for spark, fuel pressure & compression and all were good. The plugs were wet with fuel so I b...
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1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L electric window VIN: 4T1SK12E8P
hello,my first help request so i hope i'm clear all the door locks work but no windows work on there switches nor the main switch. if i power up the main switch blue wire the left rear and right front work up and down,the others don't. thank you in advance.
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1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L wont warm up VIN: JT3AC14R7S
came in intermittent overdrive not working because the temp does not come up to let the ECU know the van is at operationg temp put new T-STAT same thing fan clutch seems to free up when warm ususally we deal with overheating this van is runs to cold any ideas ...
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L does not crank VIN: 5TDBT48A93
Hello there I have this Toyota here and I cannot seem to figure out. The cust was pulling a trailer and the trailor battery grounded out while he was in the store, he came back out with the battery charge wire on the trailer hook up melted and the battery char...
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L tachometer VIN: 2T1KR32E27
Tach had been intermittantly fluctuating from 0 to 8000 rpm at idle. After cluster replacement now fluctuates 0 to 3000 rpm while engine is at idle when first started hot or cold. Scanner shows rpm around 900 rpm with little fluctuation. very little info on ta...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L vibration VIN: JHMCA564XK
well the vibration is still there, but a lot better. Installed oem mounts. I think if the timing belt was pulled out to check the oil pump alignment, and if it gets a new torque converter it can be 100% better. Shes going to wait on those repair for now. Thank...
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1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JHMCD5636R
well it looks like the 2 new distributor has fixed this car. sorry i took so long to reply,but i wanted to make sure it was fixed. thanks to everyone who replied.
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD28451
Hey guys, sorry about the late close. After doing several valve adjustments, I decided to randomly do a cylinder leakage test. All 4 cylinders had blow by past the piston rings to the tune of 35%. Costumer declined any further work. Thanks for all the replie... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich Bank 1).
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Surge
thanks guys for all the help. it ended up being the torque converter.
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JYJBT20X45
Thanks to all that replied. I will notify customer of needed repairs and leave it up to him to return vehicle to shop. Trouble codes: P1442, P1445.
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2000 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2211Y
Thanks for all the help everyone, found the vacuum was good at 20inch but even with the car off it was still 20inch, never seen that, assume port is getting clogged up. So i changed the vacuum source to the one for the cruise control and everything passed no p... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficent).
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2002 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Ignition coil connectors VIN: JM1TA22222
ok the clips only 1 was broken it just happened to be on the back cylinder no part # was on the connector so couldnt order one but some one said check with ford motorcraft sight so I looked and saw a connector and ordered it from my ford dealer it was close bu...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L heater VIN: 1YVFP80D44
We were waiting to close this so the customer could drive this a few days. The fix was to get the air out of the system. We tried a vacuum filler, but it ultimately was fixed by lifting the front of the car, and purgeing the air from a 3/8 fitting at the top o...
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2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Surge
thanks for all the input everyone. turns out it was the pre cat a/f ratio sensor. the wires were not damaged but the sensor it self was the problem. scoped it and saw it right away. thanks
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JF1GD29682
well folks parts on way 675.00 later all is good you guys were right pretty simple trans thank you very much for your help new main shaft reveres idler and hub per tsb plus seals yiu guys are the best thank you very much jimmy
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L head gaskets VIN: 4S4WX82C36
Thanks for all the info. Im going to pull the engine.
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1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Steering VIN: 4T3ZF13C6X
I had cleaned out reservoir but must have been partially restricted at screen and the new pump needed more volume and could not supply. replaced reservior and all is well . I was able to bleed it in 2 min. Mike P
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L starter VIN: 5TDBT48A93
Hello there I have not fixed it yet. I have tested all fuses checked for power going to computer. I have plenty of power to computer . I replaced the computer with a used one and nothing has changed. I have power for the starting circuit going to the computer...
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2006 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L sometimes doesn't st VIN: 5TEUX42N06
well thanks for all the posts. sorry it took so long to close out, i have tried the throttle cleanig and the temp sensor tet it does read ambient temp when cold the throttle plate was dirty. still every now and then the truck will crank and won't start for him...
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