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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UYA42411
Acura towed into shop crank no start. Pulled spark plugs all wet. Dried out motor of gas, restarted ran rough for a few seconds and flooded out again. Checked fuel pressure, compression, spark, timing, fuel quality. Hooked it up to fuel injection cleaning mach...
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2005 Lexus GX470 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X85
This case reads exactly like the one from Mike a couple months ago. Mil on w/ codes P1442& P1445 ; dealer says $2500 for new pump & ck valves. This appears to be a pattern failure according to the research that I did. My problem now is that since I can't do fu... Trouble codes: P1442, P1445 (Air inj sw valve 2 stuck cloased b/2)
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L radio, trip odo
This car came in with no radio operaion and the trip odo in the IPC was resetting every time the car was restarted. There is a U1900 CAN communicatio problem but Snap On scanner does not give details. Tested powers and ground at radio, it has 12 volts at the o...
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1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L cooling system VIN: JA4LS31H6X
I replaced the headgasket on the passenger side bank due to an external oil leak originating at the rear of the head. Ever since that repair this vehicle has had an intermittent overheat condition. The last time it was in here I replaced the fan clutch (it was...
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2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart 3.8L Timing Belt VIN: 4A3AB76TX7
Good times here. Customer had just bought this car and brought it in for an inspection. I test drove car, was pulling into my stall and it sounded like I ran over a piece of tin and the car stalled. Lucky me the timing belt jumped 6 teeth and bent valves. It l...
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2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE 2.4L M/C & Abs VIN: 4A3AK64F48
When the brake pedal is initially pushed the pedal goes down about 3/4 to the floor then if you push it immediately again is is much higher and harder. The pedal never sinks when holding it only is soft and low on initial application. It will be soft if you we...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E11
This toyota is causing us a headache! Has been in with the same reoccurring problem. Setting codes P0171 and P0420. The MAF has been replaced with a toyota part. The cat was replaced with 2 aftermarket normal emissions cats, then a california emissions afterma... Trouble codes: P0420, P0171
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2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L Fuel odor VIN: JTDKB20U14
Customer complains that he can smell fuel. At startup there is a definite fuel smell in the fuel rail area but we cannot see anything leaking. I have the cowl off and can access the fuel line connectors but no sign of leakage. I can turn the fuel pump on with ...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Electrical
Because I could not re-create the stalling with no power,no lights,nothing I was really perplexed. I informed her that I had received numerous help requests regarding the electrical part of the ignition switch going bad intermittently and causing the same effe...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
I got back on the car today I did find the coolent temp senser to have a flat line when doing a wavy form .The car will now start and run with out stalling still When starting it starts like its flooded it will run rough till the fuel is gone then will run s...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JF1GG29652
I decided not to get too deep into this particular problem and refer the customer to the Dealer for a second opinion. There are absolutely no "intermittent" vacuum leak. I pinch the hoses to the purge valve, brake booster and the blow off valve. I replace 2 "N...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T4Y
install maf from used car readings dropped. (found bad maf.) declined repair. Trouble codes: P0171.
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