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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Spark VIN: 1HGES16521
Aloha to all, I need some help diagnosing a no start on a 2001 Honda Civic 1.7 with auto trans. I'm trying to help out an elderly neighbor. First inspected car and determined timing is fine, engine is getting fuel pressure but no spark. Crank and cam sensors h...
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Vtm VIN: 2HKYF18583
Hi guys, I have this 2003 Honda Pilot with a VTM DTC 21 and 33 which I can't seem to get rid of. Car came in with VTM lite on, scanned, DTC 21 LF wheel speed sensor, check sensor at connector, producing flucuating AC voltage, checks Ok. Checked ABS wheel spee...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 5FNRL38415
Transmission is still shifting hard. We cannot see any odd information in the scanner and the pressures all look correct. We pulled the transmission back out and it on the bench now. The only thing we found was the clutch pressure control valves are lightly ha...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: 5NPET46C09
After only 2000 miles the right rear brake pads are almost worn out again. caliper still moves freely. Has anyone else ran into this issue? possibly a master cylinder?
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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1YVFP80C53
Vehicle has poor idle.Sometimes even surges slightly at idle.Initial start is ok but [...] minutes after cold start idle is rough and unsteady. Almost seems like small misfires are occuring at idle. When driving car runs ok accept for slight off idle sur...
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1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L timing can't be set VIN: 1N4AB41D6V
car fail the smog test for timing timing should be at 8btdc and it fail because timing is at 30btdc when the tps is disconnected . I try to set the timing to spact but when i move the distributor i only get tdc or 35btdc.have any body had this issue? thank you...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L power window VIN: 1N4AL11D65
All power windows don't work at all. According to customer didint happen after anyone worked on the vehicle. Can't communicate with any scan tool to BCM (tried Launch, snap-on & consult). No other modules have communication problems or codes for no communicati...
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2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 3N1AB61E57
Note** enigne is on floor, crank case is open, test cylinder pistons was almost TDC w/ hold down crank shaft** i had the cylinder head rebuilt and installed head on to the engine. tighten w/ torque spec w/ new head gasket. performed 'leak down test w/ out cams...
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1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L Rear axle seals VIN: 4TAWN74N7W
Ok everyone I must be brain dead today or something. I can not for the life of me figure out how to get the bearings off the axle in this thing. This truck has the locking rear end and abs. I have the tone wheel for the abs off but cant get any of my press ada...
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2004 UD 1400 4.6L Heater Core VIN: JNAUZU1J74
Hi folks. Got a leaking heater core on this truck, and no repair information available to me or any locals I have reached out to. I cannot tell if I need to remove heater case, dash, AC case, anything. I am hoping someone here can forward comprehensive heater ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6621X
I want to thank everyone who replied to my help request. I assumed and got burnt. O2 sensor fixed this car. I had monitored the B1S1 O2 sensor both on the scan tool and with my Vantage Pro. The pattern was great except for while cruising. Then the pattern wou... Trouble codes: P0133 (Bank 1 sensor 1 slow responce.).
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2008 Infiniti G35 Sport 3.5L Key VIN: JNKBV61E98
thanks to all that responded. customer picked the car up. we suspect the valve body/tcm unit is the problem inside the transmission. it is a single unit inside. customer declined to repair it.
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1998 Kia Sephia 1.8L Hesitation VIN: KNAFB1218W
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the info. Did not fix the car, customer refused all the repairs. These vehicles had an issue with long crank from the factory. There is a tech bulletin to replace the flex plate in order to fix the problem. Common causes are: cr...
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1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L moniters not setting VIN: JA4MT31P1W
Thank you all who sent me information. The cust. decided to trade in vehical and not fix so thanks again
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR18W16
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks.. This was a learning experience for me. You do need to disconnect the air flow meter connector first and wait 10 seconds and key off engine, reconnect wiring and clear codes to perform a master reset on Long ter... Trouble codes: P2A00.
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L low power VIN: 4T1BE30K95
Thanks for all the advise. Thank you for the correct location of the knock sensor. It turnded out to be moiuse chewed wires. When the knock sensor went out, car went into a limp mode for reduced power. Since ive never seen one do that before I was suprised. Th...
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