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1992 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEH2349N
car failed both 15 and 25 MPH high HC`s, a new cat and o2 sensor was installed, we smog tested again at 15 MPH failed NOx are 2035, max reading can only be 859 passed at 25 MPH with 262 NOx, fuel pressure is at 32 PSI and timing was rechecked and timing belt w...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L calipers, wheel cyl. VIN: 1HGCG2258W
Fluid didnt appear contamiated. Couldnt push piston back on left front originally till opened bleeder. Thought bad hose as lots of miles on car. That didnt help. Test drove after replacing master, felt good first mile or so, but short distance later could tell...
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2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L draining VIN: KMHJG35F71
how do you drain this cooling system,petcock only drains radiator,still has three quarts of coolant in engine,where is thermostat,all three large hoses connect to same spot,how does this coolant circulate,i have mitchell data source but it does not cover this,...
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Misfire VIN: KM8SB12B23
Customer came in with the same intermittent miss. Miss only occurs at idle and under load, only at idle. Again no codes. Watch what limited data is given to us with our genisis scanner. Nothing in mode six to related problem. Performed wiggle test for crank se...
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN56D05
Hello all, i have this 2005 hyundai which came back after replacing the rear o2 sensor for code p0139. It has the same code 2 days after replacement. Anyone run into this one before? i suspect computer reflash or update but dont see any bulletins. I installed... Trouble codes: P0139 (O2 sensor slow operation bank 2)
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2005 Isuzu N NQR 5.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JALE5B1645
Diesel Techs please help! This truck has an intermittent hard stumble on accel. Exact symptoms vary. Sometimes while driving it barely produces enough power as though there was an exhaust restriction, which there isn't. When the engine runs well it produces gr...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Driveline VIN: KNDJB723X2
This car shudders very bad when accelerating from stops in forward or reverse. As long as the vehicle does not move the shudder is not evident as in power braking. If the rear wheels spin while power braking it will shudder. Whoever installed the center bearin...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Calipers VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
This is another joy brought to us when other shop couldnt fix. When driven several miles and once brakes get warmed up, the front calipers will be stuck on. Let car sit in stall and check rears. They will spin ok when first brought back in- and fronts sticking...
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2006 Mitsubishi Fuso FE140 FE84D 4.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JL6BBG1S66
Vehicle goes into limp mode and sets P0251 after about 2 city blocks worth of driving. Trouble codes: P0254 (Fuel Rail Pressure Too High Before Repair), P0251 (Difference between target and actual fuel pressure too great after repair)
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2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01DX1
Car came in with an erratic idle condition. It would idle about 1000 rpm, slowly decrease to about 400 rpm, idle a little rough, then increase back to 1000 rpm. but it didn't stall. P0304 (#4 misfire) was pending but not current. After replacing intake gaskets... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random cylinder misfire)
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2004 Honda Civic GX 1.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGEN26524
Customer will bring vehicle to Dealer for additional diagnosis. We replace all new spark plugs, ignition coils, fuel filter and perform valve adjustment. When misfire occur, fuel system pres- sure remains normal at about 3 Bars while lab scope revealed normal ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire).
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Timing belt tensioner VIN: JA4MT31P6W
We ended up getting another tensioner and installed as per manufacture's procedures. Before installation inspected the trigger wheels as suggested. Didn't find anything wrong with them, but was a good idea to check them. Just want to say thank you for all y...
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1994 Subaru Justy DL 1.2L water pump VIN: JF1KA7227R
this one is still not fixed but I have learned alot from it. You do not have to take the front cover off to fix the water pump leak. this engine has got a chain that times the water and oil pump. by taking off the cover, the chain gets out of time and it makes...
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1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBB02EXT
WE CHECKED ALL WIRING AS SUGGESSTED, WE INSTALLED A USED BUT NOT REBUILT DISTRIBUTOR. WE SUSPECT THAT THE PROBLEM IS IN THE COMPUTER.ATTEMPTS TO SHIELD WIRES AT DIST. MADE NO DIFFERENCE IN SCOPE PATTERN. AT THIS POINT CUSTOMER WAS UNABLE TO DO ANY MORE WORK. T... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor code).
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shift interlock VIN: JT3HP10V2W
We replaced the brake switch on the car and it left working as designed. We have not seen it return. Thanks for the help. We got pattern information from our friend at the Toyota dealership regarding this fault and went with his advice.
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