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1994 Acura Legend GS 3.2L Transmission VIN: JH4KA8265R
This vehicle came in because the D4 light flashes after about a quarter mile of driving. The speedometer also intermittently jumps. The module comes up with a code 4 when commanded to display codes. The diagnostic flow chart says the possible cause are disconn...
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2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cooling System VIN: 1HGEM22955
The vehicle keeps overheating at low speed after driven on the freeway at regular speed. Customer states when get off the freeway the vehicle starts to overheat at about 40 MPH. We have already replaced the thermostat and the radiator. Have checked the fans an...
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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Starter Dragging VIN: KMHCG45C25
Hyundai Techs! Car Came in Hard to Start Hot, Draging like Starter binding! Changed Starter, Ran Vehicle, GREAT! until Customer came to start. Starter Drug once and then wouldnt do again, lol. With Egg on my face, told customer I would put another starter in a...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall
Hi guys i need some new ideas. This Mazda 6 has me stumped. When driven for half hour or so it will fall on its face when kicked down to passing gear around 4000 rpm until it shifts. It would also backfire (lean farts). I installed a fuel pressure gauge inline... Trouble codes: P0171
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2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L air mix door VIN: 1N4AL21E79
the problem is it goes to hot and gets hot, put it on cold and it gets cooler a couple of degrees and thats all, don't completely understandthe system but seemslike it is not closing off heat all the way. Is there any way for sure to see if the door is stickin...
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2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L oil VIN: JF1SF65592
Did head gaskets to fix external head gasket leak at 82,000 miles. Car runs and drives nice. It now consumes 2 quarts of oil per 500 miles. No visable leaks; Does not smoke; Runs fantastic! We are baffled on this one! Plugs are fine; Cylinder leakdown test no ...
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1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L aligment VIN: 4T1BF12B7V
Hey guys I got this car up in the lift off the ground the tires are not touching anything but when you turn the steering wheel fron the center all the way to the left, the steering wheel and the tires go back to the center on its own, know if you turn the stee...
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2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Air Bag VIN: 4T1BK36B17
Thanks for any help you can give me, I just put in an evaporator core in this vehicle. (no small task!) Everything went okay except when I removed the electrical connector for the air bag by the knee, the center yellow connector retainer broke apart. After put...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46C49
I found no faults with the system, ended up replacing the secondary charcoal filter in the evap vent line. The new one didn't seem much harder to blow through than the original one but seems to have taken care of it. Not sure if it was the filter or f.w.f.a. T... Trouble codes: P0449.
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1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Ect wiring VIN: 1YVGE22C6V
Thanks to those that helped. I release the vehicle becouse I can not figure out the problem. I check for swap conectors, grounds, power, signal, continuity everything lucked ok. So I cut the two wires right from the pcm and still this was seing 66*f and when ...
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2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MM21S77
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. I DISCONNECTED MAIN EVAP HOSE OFF OF FUEL TANK AND TRYED FILLING. FILLED FINE AND STARTED FINE. I ENDED UP DISCONNECTING AND BLOWING OUT ALL THE EVAP LINES AND HOSES BY TANK, FILLER TUBE, CANISTER, ETC. FIGURED SOMETHING HAD TO BE PLUGG...
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Tcm VIN: 1N4BA41E87
What I finally found was that the Mass airflow sensor was the problem. I noticed that I had a hesitation when the engine was cold and before starting one morning I was going through all the data and I noticed that the coolant temp was 60 degrees and the intake...
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2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29683
Pressure tested the cooling system with the throttle body pulled forward and did not seen any coolant leaks so moved on to a cylinder leak test and found head gasket leakage from combustion to cooling system passages on both heads. Assuming engine may have bee...
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JS3TD62V3Y
Thank-you to all whom replied to my help request. After starting back from basics and deciding that I surely missed something, I scoped the maf sensor power, ground, and signal. Discovered that when the rpm was increased the signal would drop for a moment and ...
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1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Idle Vibration VIN: 4T1SK12W5R
Many folks advised to take a look at the balance shafts but the customer would not authorize us to disassemble and inspect which quite frankly was ok with us. She had owned the car for many years so we were confident the balance shafts hadn't been removed. We...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L battery VIN: 5TFRV54187
thanks for the help opened up the power distribution center and changed the main fuse ,works ok now
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Dash warning VIN: JTDKB20U48
Hi thks for all the help cust decided to trade vehicle in and didnt want to spend any money for further diagnosis. Thks again Doug
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