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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L rack and pinion VIN: JHMRA1866V
This Honda makes a snapping noise when turning the wheel in either direction, with or with out engine running. I believe the noise is coming from the rack but never heard a rack make a snapping noise like this. I have disconnected the tie rods and move the w...
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2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JNKCP11A8Y
Customer complaint: Dies at stops. Vehicle came in with a defective MAF sensor and MAF code. we had put one on in April and it was outputting 5v even with engine not running. After repair (with NAPA warranty part) voltage was 1.3v at idle and goes up with rpm... Trouble codes: P0171
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UF11E7M
This car has low fuel pressure (26 psi unregulated) spec is min. 38 unregulated. We put in a new fuel pump and it is the same. The car idles fine, as soon as you accelerate it bogs down and cannot be revved. I popped the cap off of the fuel pump relay, from wh...
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1995 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Gas odor VIN: 1YVGE22C5S
Car has intermittent odor of gasoline. When you first get in it in the morning,there is no smell. Drive it to a store and get back in it,there can be a strong raw gas smell,intermittently. Cannot find anything obvious. I would think if a gas tank seal is bad, ...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Valve clearance VIN: 4S3BL67625
The Alldata says the valve clearance is to be set at: Intake = .0012-.0022 Exhaust = .0016-.0026 I can hardly believe these clearances! These seem to tight! I am rebuilding this engine now and the machine shop cut the valve seats to far, but I can cut the ins...
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1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L transmission VIN: JT2AE09W2P
First off thanks for any help up front. This is embarassing but as a 30 year toyota master tech I have over hauled several of these transmissions in the past, its been along time i will admitt. I removed this trans and installed all new bearings and sycros wit...
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2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2HKRL18571
Even though the alternator was showing a good charging voltage at 13.5 volts, it could not keep up when the front and rear blower motors were turned on to the higher speeds. I ended replacing the alternator and rechecked the Charging voltage. It stayed constan...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7235Y
Well richard from California hit the nail on the head. It was the crank sensor! Thanks to all whom rtesponded! Had allready checked most all of what was suggested, and I had no wiring diagram to go by. Thanks again
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K01
I THANK U ALL FOR YOUR HELP... UNFORTUNATLLY I DIDN,T FIND THE TRUE CAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM. I DROVE THE CAR FOR WEEKS WITH A 12V LIGHT TEED INTO THE EGR VCS CIRCUIT AND A VACUUM GADGE TEED INTO THE EGR SYSTEM, THE CAR DIDN,T DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. BEST GUESS I ...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L ignition and fuel VIN: 4T1BF32K63
ok... This one is finally fixed. The reason I had so much trouble was wrong information. This vehicle can have 2 different immobilizer systems. The early system is just a Transponder Key amplifier and the PCM ( This is the system Alldata and my Locksmith/Mobil...
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L power train VIN: JTDKB20U97
This car went to the dealership. I haven't heard from the owner as of yet but I have heard from the dealership that the car got a hybred trans axle assembly which includes the generator/electric motor. The noise I found was loudest at what would serve as the...
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