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1988 Honda CRX Si 1.6L No oil pressure VIN: JHMED9365J
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 88 CRX in with nearly no oil pressure. The customer said the oil light started coming on all of a sudden. Thinking it couldn't be an engine problem because it did not sound to bad, i installed a new oil pr...
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2006 Honda Ridgeline RT 3.5L rack&pinion
before I begin on the job I want to know how difficult it will be to take the Rack & Pinion because my Chilton Labor Guide says that it takes approx. 6.1 hours to complete the job so any would any help would be appreciative
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2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L park neutral switch VIN: KNDUP13134
got this one coming back for i dont now how many times. every once in a while it will not crank, put it in neutral cranks fine. i have not personally got it to happen. i have installed a bulb in the starter control circuit at the starter. she said that when it...
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cam plugs VIN: KNDJC73385
This one is eating me alive. I don't know much of prior history, though when I took it over, it looked like half the bolts had been replaced. The issue I am having is that the rear cam shaft plugs are popping out on me. This happens and then it just pukes oi...
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1999 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall
This Mazda went through an engine change (2.5L) for a blown headgasket. Engine from a 2002 was installed. According to the interchange books for the salvage yard, (a very reputable LKQ yard), the engine should be a straight swap. After the install, the engine ...
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2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: FFJNFVDSG2
this one is driving me up a wall. came in with the map /pressure sensor disconnected.and the tank pressure sensor connecter at sender not plugged in all the way. and a missfire coade on cyl 1 from a plug wire that was not plugged in all the way and the lean co... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L Misfire, coil 1 not firing VIN: JA4MR41R7V
This montero is not firing coil number 1 at all (top left coil, fires cyl 3 and 6). The coil has 12v at the blk/wht pwr wire, but receives no ground to fire. Good continuity from coil to ignition amplifier(blu/blk wire), amplifier has the same resistance throu...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Balancer Belt VIN: 4A3AC44G51
Doing a timing belt, w/pump, and balancer belt on this car and my alldata is having server issues. Can someone tell me how tight to make the balancer belt? free play? i didn't pay attention to the amount of free play when i took it off. I know on h ondas if ba...
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cranks but it won,t start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
hello every one. I,m having a problem with a 1998 nisan altima 2.4l motor. This car came to shop about 3 month ago with overheating blown head gasket and locked motor. We install a junk yard motor new radiator and cooling fans. Motor run great. No problems wha...
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2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L keyless entry VIN: 1W4AL11003
Hi Nissan techs, customer states that has had horn sounding and headlights flash at night. this vehicle does not have an alarm system only factory keyless entry fob and factory chipped key immobiliser. have not been able to duplicate prob in the 2 days vehi...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L 1ST gear engagement VIN: 1N4AL11D55
Car came to us for no engagement in D after cold soak. You can manually shift it to 1 and it will go in to gear and operate normally. Once the vehicle warms up, you can then put the car in D and it will shift normally. Reverse always works properly. Customer a...
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2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L A/C Compressor VIN: 1N4AL21E37
Need some advise here, we have replaced this clutch 2 times keeps burning each time. Voltage to it 12v+ has anyone gone thrue this before i called the parts dept at nissan and he said to bring it for hes tech to check it and if nothing wrong with the electrica...
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2010 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1F2SH6CCXA
Customer has intermittent rough running/misfire. The car has acted up once for a short time for us. seemed to be running on 2 or 3 cyls.. No other code than the po303 and 304. Has anyone else seen this problem? I am thinking the ignition coil because it fires ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD944X6
Hey Guys The car came in blown head gasket and no start. We replace the engine and after that engine will not start. Code p0341 showed. Follow diagnostic guide lines, replaced cam sensor, replaced crank sensor, check wiring, replace ECM. Enigine will run at ... Trouble codes: P0341
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1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Right front brakes
Right front brake starts locking down after driving for about 10 minutes. I replaced the right front caliper and brake hose, thinking it was a bad caliper or hose. It wasn't. Old caliper and new caliper move freely. Something in the hydraulic system is causing...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2BG22K1W
Headache, please help, car came infail smog gross polluter, p0401 to low egr signal, install egr vsv and cat that took care og problem tretest car twice one pass emissions and fail monitors, the other test pass over all, customer took test on test only center ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401 (Low egr)
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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Misfire VIN: JH4KA9657Y
Sorry about the delay in posting... I brought the customer back and checked the spark plugs and the rear 02 sensor 3 spark plugs were fouled out and the 02 was SOKED with injector cleaner?? The Tech must have emptied the whole can all at once to do that! 6 plu... Trouble codes: P1201 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P1202 (Cylinder 2 Misfire), P1203 (Cylinder 3 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P1399 (Misfire Any Cylinder pending).
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1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L failsafe mode 3 gear VIN: KMHVD14N1T
thanks for all your help the car could'nt be fixed the owner is going to take the car somewhere else so thanks for the help again I tried changing the fluid atf+4 and changed the solonoid pack and the computer and nothing helped the problem thank you
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2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L A/C Leak VIN: KMHWF35H54
Hi Techs Out there. Customer Declined Repairs for now due to Cost factors. No way of Confirming for now whether or not it was in fact the Evaporator.I was in fact using a UV Light and Sniffer to attempt to track down leak to no avail. I even Replaced Sniffer T...
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2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3LW28Y51
Finally this van is fix with a special thanks to Michael from British Columbia, I follow His instructions, and Replace the PCM with a non Immobilizer unit, did move Fuel Pump Relay driver wire from pin #104 to pin #80 and lenght the wire by a couple inches on ... Trouble codes: P1624 (Immobilizer module missing).
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2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L waterpump VIN: JN8AZ08W34
Thanks all for your replies. The chain teeth seemed to just not want to let the pump pass without grabbing on. We didnt want to damage anything on the way out or the o-rings on the way on. Our solution? Can of budweiser! We cut the can and slid the aluminum un...
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2006 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1AZ34D76
thank you for replies, the car has left my yard on the back of a tow truck headed to the dealer, ending my month long headache. im certain that the problem is in the ECU but after many failed attempts and much research, i dont have proper access to the info o...
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1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BK6354S
First of all, THANK YOU to all that replied. I took your sugestion on replacing the MAF, although I was very hesitant. The part isn't cheap, and I HATE throwing parts at cars to "try" to fix them without confirming the problem. I have been driving the car for ...
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