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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Balance shaft VIN: JHMCB7656P
Looking for some input on a car we have in the shop. Timing belt was done 6 months ago by a shop. It was towed to us making a terrible noise. Pulled the timing covers to find the balance shaft pulley just fell out on the ground. The tip of the balance shaft ...
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2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCP36808
Customer states after long drive cars green eco light wont come on any longer and vehicle begins using greater fuel amounts. Service engine soon light comes on and vehicles performance changes and at lower speeds seems to misfire. After keying car off and then...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D84
Vehicle came in with s.e.s. Light on and flashing. Before i road test, oil was all over engine, check oil dipstick, no oil regestering. Add 4 quarts of oil, customer said oil cap was left off after oil change was done at a quick place. Started engine and heard... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P0022 (Cmp timing over retarded lh), P0345
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2010 Mazda 3 i 2.0L no communication VIN: JM1BL1SF6A
Hello, this car is from an auto auction. It came in with abs light/brake light on and a squeak complaint, but it ran. We tried to hook up our Solus and it powers up but will not communicate with any module, not even global. We noticed the battery was weak, so ...
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D3V
Hello techs. There is only one way to start this request. HELP!!! I have a nissan eating me alive. It started out as a simple oil leak repair. Found the timing cover leaking so we sold a timing chain and cover job. I got it all back together and the car ran te...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21A8X
When starting a warm or hot engine at times will crank forever before actually starting. Most of the time it starts just fine,other times it acts as it is flooded or the timing is not right. This car runs purrrrrfect down the road. Jeep & Chrysler retired tech...
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2005 Scion xA 1.5L transmission VIN: JTKKT624X5
transmission wont shift into overdrive all the time.sometimes it will and sometimes it won't
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L clutch/flywheel VIN: 4S3BL67685
Hi, I have this Subaru here and am in need of some information on the correcrt procedure when replacing these clutches. The Subaru dealer said that you're not supposed to re-surface these dual-mass flywheels and what problems, if any, it will cause. They said...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L skid control ecu VIN: JTEZT14R03
The 140 amp fusible link was blown.Replaced link,vehicle starts,runs and charges fine.Abs,vsc,vtc,and e-brake lights are on.Tech stream shows codes c1223 and c1254.Re-check connections in fuse box,checked all relays.Diagnostic tree has you check pressure switc...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D24
Thanks for your replies. The Hyundai website has a lot of good info. After driving for a few days the problem cleared up. I think the actuator may have had a piece of something that jammed it. No more code and it runs great. Thanks--Jim Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor).
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2004 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on
YOU WERE ALL CORRECT, IT WAS THAT PCV HOSE BEHIND THE PLENUM. KINDA HARD TO SEE. I FOUND IT WITH A SMOKE MACHINE. THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH! Trouble codes: P0171 (Right bank lean), P0174 (Left bank lean).
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2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L drive-line vibration VIN: 5TEGN92N84
Customer declined further repairs, but I suspect a u-joint problem after viewing replies. Thanks for all of the suggestions, everybody.
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