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1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L piston & rings VIN: 2HGEJ6342T
Do any of the Honda tech have experience with this engine rebuild kit offered by perfectengine.com (SAF-SEK1230 (Honda 1.6L D16Y7 Engine Rebuild Kit Civic CX/DX/LX 1996-2000) I the past I have purchased NPR pistons and rings from this company and had good re...
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2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L door locks VIN: JHMGD37677
Hi all, 2007 Honda Fit Sport; Customer has had this problem for years now and no one, including the local Honda dealer, seems to know what the problem could be.. Only when the key is left in the ignition, when the driver door is closed, all the doors will u...
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L no movement VIN: KNAFB121X2
Customer has a 2002 Kia Spectra with 57k on the odometer. Said it drove normally, until he shut it off. Now there is no movement in Drive or Reverse. You can shift through all the selector positions, but vehicle acts as if it is in Neutral. The Park Position d...
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2002 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6ED27Y42
I suspect my students failed to plug the knock sensor in. Mitchell and AllData both say the sensor is located on the top rear of the engine. I have removed the plenum again and cannot locate this sensor. I have a picture of the sensor so I know what I am looki...
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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Clutch VIN: JF1GE75658
Vehicle was towed for clutch issues. Someone had looked at it at the owners home and confirmed a slipping clutch. By their description I feel they were correct. I could not force a clutch slip but the effort required to depress the clutch is excessive. I don't...
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1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT3VN39W7R
This thing is driving me crazy. I have seen this before and thought was no big deal. First of all noticed oxygen sensor was not switching at all so replaced it. After replacement noticed oxygen sensor switching but on lean decel it would travel to negative 200...
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1998 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L engine elect VIN: JT2DE82A7W
Ok, I'm posting this in hopes of finding a Toyota supra expert who is willing to help me out a little bit here. The story goes that this Supra was bought new by t's owner, and at some point was taken to a speed shop for upgrades. It received stand alone fuel ...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Misfire VIN: JTEGH20V82
Hello everyone and HELP! I have this 2002 Toyota RAV4 in for a P0301. It came in about 2 months ago with the same code. We were unable to duplicate the problem so we installed a new set of spark plugs and a new #1 ignition coil. We sent the vehicle out and 2...
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Convertor P0741 VIN: 1NXBR32E75
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2005 Toyota Corolla in that keeps throwing the check engine light with a code P0741 stored for convertor stuck off. I am seeing more and more of this vintage of Corolla with convertor codes and am...
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1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Harmonic balancer VIN: JHMBB614XV
Job was fixed. There seems to be a issue where some times, the bolt does work its way out and this could have been a case, where the owner races the car. I put a new balancer in, and used a drop of locktight on the last threads of the bolt, so it does not make...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L chassis VIN: JHLRD68452
thank you for all the replies. With some closer inspection found passenger side upper mount with some sag I did try replacement of the upper mount on the passenger side. Changing the mount did not change the vibration. Returned the vehicle to customer for a fe...
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W42
Thanks for all of the replies. We found that there was a broken wire on the wiring harness. We got it all fixed and its running great now!
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2009 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Current draw VIN: 2HGFA55539
Thanks for the input guys. It turned out to be the after market radio had been wired wrong. The amplifier turn on was wired hot at all times. We switched to hot with ignition on and end of problem.
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Electronic VIN: 5NPEU46F86
Well , we threw a used PCM at this car and had no success. Same problem. Then I back probed the connector on the output speed sensor and the ground wire had 12 ohms resistance. Rather than trace it down, I installed a redundant ground from the negitive battery...
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2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L fuel smell VIN: JNKCV51E53
Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the injector o-rings and the o-rings at the fuel rail. Problem is solved!
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2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Temp Gauge VIN: KNADC12391
Ended up after 2 temp sensors i went to a oem sensor and that fixed it
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2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Immobilizer VIN: KNALD124X4
THANKS FOR TIPS ON KIA TSB #010 PERFORMED TEST PER TSB FOUND KEYS HAD LOST PROGRAMING, SENT VECHICLE TO DEALER TO REPROGRAM KEYS CAR STARTS AND RUNS, NO CODES BUT STILL UNABLE TO COMUNICATE WITH BODY OR IMMBOLIZER MODULES
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Security VIN: JTHBH96S96
Had to send to dealership, as I was not able to get the keys to communicate, I think that somehow the original key was erased or failed somehow, as it would not lock the doors. Lexus has the code which I could have used to reprogram the keys, using the "all ke...
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Throttle VIN: 3N1CB51D93
We found a broken ground under the ECM. We fixed the ground and just because it needed an update, we reflash end the computer. So far it's been 2 weeks and no problems with the car. Thanks for all the info. You guys are the best.
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2006 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D16
Replacing cam sensor with oem solved the problem. I now have new problem and new code P0507 erratic idle and idle too high about 1400 rpm. Have removed and cleaned throttle body with no change. Does anyone how to do a relearn for this . Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft sensor circuit).
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