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2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCG6654Y
Hi Honda Folks, ive got this 2000 Accord that logs a p0141 code right away, if cleared it returns in a moment. this is for a downstream O2 sensor heater circuit fault. i found that power to the heated O2 sensor is good (battery voltage). we installed a new O2 ... Trouble codes: P0141
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2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alarm VIN: 1HGCG16581
Group I have just replaced the timing belt and rear main oil seal in this car and now the alram will not work. Customer has been with me forever and says it was working before so I believe them. I have disconnected the battery and cleaned the hood latch contac...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Head Bolt Threads VIN: 1HGCM665X4
Customer complaint -oil leak back (firewall side) head was leaking oil from the rear of the head. Checked oil pressure passage diagram - was leaking by oil pressure passage to cylinder head. Removed cylinder head - all head bolts were loose except one - real l...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 4KLC4B1R7X
Hello everyone this truck has been very dificult to figure out I need all the help I can get please. In 2007 customer blew the motor for lack of oil changes he was told by another shop, a reman engine was put in in 12/2007. In 2009 the truck came to me with bl...
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2005 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28J15
Hi guys, nned your help on this one, the injector 3 is never fire, i chek all the connection betwen the pcm an the injecctor every thing is fine. Change the pcm, same thing,somoene have a idea,getting mad whith this one, i check also with a noid lignt nada. Th... Trouble codes: 203 (Injector 3)
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1N4BL11D32
Here we go again everyone. This vehicle runs cherry. No acceleration problems, idles at 725 in park and about the same in gear. This vehicle has what feels like an ignition or fuel injector type misfire. It only does it when it is hot, ac is on, fans are blowi...
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2005 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear differential VIN: 2HNYD18235
Thank you all for the input. Comes down to it that if not serviced at the recommended intervals, it will take 3 flushes to get the noise to go away. After servicing it 3 times the noise is gone. Thanks so much for all the information.
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L clutch master cylinder VIN: JHMCG5554Y
Owner has not decided whether to invest the money to replace both the master and slave cylinders which I recommended and several techs endorsed.Most useful information came from observation that leakage from both fittings is controlled by a small "O" ring whic...
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Vibration
Thank all of you for the multitude of replys. I was planning on checking to make sure the front mount was getting vacuum like Mike from Ohio pointed out in the TSB. I was planning on checking compression like Gary from New Jersey said. I had already told the c...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJGF10U31
First off I would like to thank everyone who has replied about this issue. All of the advise and ideas were very helpful. After pulling the covers off the front, all of the timing was correct. Fuel pressure was good and was not creating an issue. Injectors... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0306.
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6ED27TX2
The majority said that repairing the knock sensor code would not help fuel mileage much, if any at all. I will discuss this with the customer and see if he wants to spend hunderds to gain a possible 1 or 2 MPG. Thank you all very much. Trouble codes: P0328.
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L serpentine belt tensioner VIN: 1N6AD06W35
Thanks for the many responses guys.The problem was with pulley alignment like the TSB said.The conventional straight edge I was using was not accurate because of the many things in the way.Experimenting with moving the pump,I found a happy spot where the belt ...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S3BH66541
Thanks all replies I was unable to pinpoint leak even with dye it would spray out on the exhaust after hwy driving . I removed engine & resealed rear main & oil pan & sep plate & small cover in rear. I removed the oil pump & regulator I didn't find any sealer ...
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2002 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH63502
After further discussion with the customer we found out the complaint started shortly after refueling at a station they do not use regularly. We reinspected the fuel and it appeared murky, so we had our local BG rep come out and do a specific gravity test. It ... Trouble codes: P0065, P0171.
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1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T1GK13E7R
THANKS TO AL [...] FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING HELP! Pulled the drain plug on the diff and got a lot of really old dirty fluid. Then dropped the pan and found the same. No metal chunks, just really brown, sludgy and gritty (like sand), gee go figure in Florida, althou...
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2005 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Fuel Pump VIN: JTEGD21A85
Thanks everyone for your replies. After seeing that William from Minnesota and Andrew from Mass had been replacing CKP sensors early, we gave the customer some options and recommended that the crank sensor be replaced first; which he agreed for us to do. After...
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