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2000 Acura TL 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 19UUA5660Y
Car came in with 1-2 shift slipping pretty bad. We installed a rebuilt trans from our aftermarket supplier using Honda ATF DW1 fluid. It now has a shudder on the 1-2 shift on mild accel. On light accel and harder accel it seems ok. All other shifts are ok. It ...
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Engine block VIN: 19UUA65554
Need tech support here, 04 perfect shape TL. started burning oil to the point of flashing MIL, almost impossible to drive. Oil deposits on most plugs, pulled firewall side B1 head, strange wear on cylinders. Car has extended warranty, warranty company inspecte...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L latch VIN: 1HGCG3254X
Door will not open from inside or outside. I suppose the latch is broken internally. I have a [...] TSB that covers 1990-1993 Accords. Talks about removing seat and door panel with door closed. I have had this TSB a long time, but actually have never had t...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L unknown VIN: 1HGCG56441
Vehicle has a loud squeal from the front of the motor on cold start. Not a belt squeal. Sounds like something is dry. Removed belts to be sure and noise still present. Removed timing cover, put car outside overnight and noise appeared to be from balance shaft ...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
Hello Honda techs. I have this 02 Accord 3.0L V-6 with a stange missfire issue. This car has a noticeable missfire when cold at idle in park or drive and some times will set mulitiple cyl missfire codes and a random code as well. Now as the engine warms up the... Trouble codes: 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (300 -), 300
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2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Charging VIN: 2HGES26724
Hi We are trying to find some help, this 04 civic has been having charging issues for awhile it came to us in sept of last year and the complaint was that they had to jump start the car. We did battery and charging system test and found that with a load the al...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38625
Trying to replace serpentine belt tensioner, all aftermarket tensioners and honda have a 10mm bolt hole for the main pivot This van has a 12mm center pivot bolt have checked years up and down nobody seems to have correct one. Has any of you Honda guys seen thi...
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L engine VIN: KNADE16306
I am working on 06 Kia Rio5 which has a manual transmission. I am trying to replace the motor(engine). Mitchel says that lower down the motor and the tranny with the craddle. Is this the best way? Please let me know the short way. Thanks a lot in advance.
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1FE17N24
hi guys i have this car in my shop i did several repair to this vehicle replaced spark plugs and crank sensor vehicle will runs if vehicle shut off after running for long time vehicle wont start wont start hot but if engine cool down vehicle will start any ide...
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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A4MN21S06
This is my wifes truck and i have been trying to diag in my spare time truck has a code for all o2 sensors and i have determend ecm is bad mitshu. Wants 800 for 1 plus another 100 for reflash so i sent computer off to a company that says they can rebuild it fo...
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1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, Egr opens all the wa VIN: 1N4DL01D3X
As stated this has a new egr valve, new bpegr and the intake was cleaned out. What is happening is instead of the 2 to 4 inches of vacume coming to the egr valve i am getting full vacume of 18 inches right on acceleration and when ever the solonoid turns on. I... Trouble codes: P0400
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1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8L No Compressor Engagement VIN: JF2AN52B6P
We got this older subaru with a bad compressor. We installed new compressor, drier, expansion valve and flushed system. Added the proper amount of oil and charged with r-134. Now compressor will only engage for about 5-10 sec. When first turned on then shuts o...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Hey guys, I'm banging my head against the wall on this one. I have 2001 Carolla with the same ol p0440 code in it. Tested the charcol canister solenoids and pressure sensor and they were bad. replaced it with a part from the dealer that came as an assembly wit... Trouble codes: P0440
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L Charging VIN: JTMBK32V06
we have this rav4 towed to our shop with complaint of not starting. found battery to be dead. charge battery and load test. battery checked out ok. checked charging system and vehicle is not charging. only showing 11.50 volts. replaced alternator with a toyota...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L wiper VIN: 2HNYD18923
This one is fixed, being the wifes car it took awhile to get back to it. Removed wiper motor module and found slipring contact broken off, installed new module and verified repair all who said motor were right on the money, glad to have the reset tips also. Th...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Engine VIN: 5J6YH28523
Found spun rod bearing on #1 cylinder thank for the help
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Speedo VIN: KNALD12434
Thanks for the help everyone. I got three replies and all helped in different ways. Richard and Rashid both said to test it on the car and if no signal part is defective. Chris told me about a free KIA Info website for more help. KIATECHINFO.COM Some of...
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2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Misfire, Shudder VIN: KNDJC73538
We determined that the problem was definitely the torque converter management concern. Vehicle went to the dealer for a reflash. Initially we installed Shudder Guard and the bumpiness at low speeds with less than 10% throttle could no longer be felt, however...
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1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BD68S0W
Thank you for all the great replies. Many suggested to look at the toner rings to see if there are any cracks and other very good suggestions to scope all 4 sensors to look for irregularities possibly due to air gap or toner ring issues. I have seen many probl...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L heater VIN: 4A3AC44G13
THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES THE REPAIR PROCEDURE IN MITCHELL IS PRETTY VAGUE AT BEST ONLY TELLS YOU TO REMOVE IN ORDER OF NUMBERS BUT NO STEP BY STEP I HAVE DONE MANY HEATER CORES THIS ONE IS JUST MORE TIME CONSUMING MOST CARS I USUALLY DIVE INTO AND HAVE NO IS...
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1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA21D5V
Sorry so late to post, wanted to give it time to act up. Some problem items that were mentioned- MAF, ign switch, ECT, CMP. CKP, ECCS relay. Then I found a TSB mentioning problems with wires breaking inside loom near front of engine. Wiggled thios harness, cou...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Oil Leak VIN: 5N1ED28T9Y
After pulling the left exhaust manifold, I found that the problem was #2 cylinder only, and it was a mixture of gas and oil that was coming out. Cranking compression on that cylinder was 75psi dry, compared to 165 on the others. Wet only brought it up to 115. ...
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Fuel pump VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
Thank you for all of your help I suspected the fuel damper and it was the problem Thanks
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