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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KB16595
This car came to me from a local small car lot with the complaint that the a/c was not cold. They tried 2 different salvage yard compressors, and then when that failed they tried a new Delphi compressor. When that didn't work they tried another new Delphi comp...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L front cylinder head VIN: 1HGCM66524
Customer complained of the engine noise increasing. I thought the sound was loose valves. After removing the valve covers (valve clearances were all within .002") found the front cylinder head had dark brown oil residue that looks like when the oil has been ov...
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2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38775
First Thank you to all in advance for your help. This is my personal vehicle, we bought it about a year and a half ago for what I thought was a steal. A few months after buying, it developed a knocking when cold but would go away once warm. I thought it was va...
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2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8L SRS system VIN: 2HGFB2F86C
To all Honda techs please help! I have a 2012 civic ex at shop that will not stop flashing airbag system ! Car came from body shop w/ light front hit(bumper & support -rad & condenser) & airbag lights on. After initial scan found codes F1-11 drivers airbag and...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Theft System VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Hopefully an ifinity tech, or anyone who has come across this problem., any inout would be appreciated. Ok, the car was towed in late in the day, hot day outside. The vehicle has a no crank, no start. Pushed vehicle into shop for next day. In the morning, the ...
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2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
`This car came with p2107 code.Idle surge 700-11oorpm. No throttle response,and also stall when in gear. basic inspection shows only low vacuum. Also o2 sensors are on 0v.tried to replace maf sensor,and engine started work ok,only for 2-3min and go back to sam... Trouble codes: P2107 (throttle actator control module procesor)
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2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BA41E85
When the customer shuts off the key everything but the engine shuts down. This does it intermittently. The engine will start right back up without a problem. Has any Nissan Techs run into this before and if so what was the problem? Thanks Everyone!
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2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2BG22K01
This customer said that suddenly, here in 110 degree Phoenix day, the car would stall when coming to a stop and stall, and when letting off the gas, while cruising. The car was hardly driveable at times, because stopping and letting off the gas, the engine wou...
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2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L door locks VIN: JHMGD37677
Sorry, no solution yet. Nothing aftermarket found either. Grounds are clean. I don't think the customer wants to try replacing the lock actuator either. If anything changes I will let you know. Thanks again for all the replies.
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L number 2 spark plug VIN: 5FNRL38759
Well I think Honda has some real issues coming into play here. I have now heard it is an oil ring issue and what they are doing reprogamming the pcm I have no idea and I think it is a cover. The same day I had a 2010 Accord with the same 3.5 come in and he wa...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F36
This one is going back to the auction. after rechecking some things, went back to basics and re ran a hot compression test. found one cylinder was loosing compression at operating temp. Not sure why, never seen that happen before in all my years. thanks for th... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X42
Well, unfortunately I am unable to post a fix at this time due to this employee is part time and is hard to coordinate a time to look at it. I will replace the intake gaskets and check EGR passages for restrictions. I will post an update and hopefully have a f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected).
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2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L Lighting VIN: JA3AJ66F44
After receiving more info from the body shop on what they repaired on vehicle found wire to dome light shorted to ground at the drivers side sun visor mount screw.Mitsus diagnostic plan for the etacs system sucks and lacks any real world scenario failures.In a...
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1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W9R
REPLACED THE EGR TEMP SENSOR CLEARED CODES ROAD TEST, KNOCK SENSOR CODE CAME BACK. AS MOST OF YOU MENTION IT IS NOT AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE VEHICLE, AND MIL LIGHT IS NOT ON SO I LET IT GO. Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor), 35 (egr temp sensor).
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L lifter noise VIN: 5N1ED28462
Hey guys thanks for the feed back . Opened back up , rechecked all , replace lifters on left side with nissan lifters . Fixed the problem i guess that what i get for saving some time . Thanks again .
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L paint VIN: 1N4AL11D23
Thanks Fellow Tech's I did call " rust- oleum " there is a tech support # on every can, they told me about their Latex clear that could be used over this enamel paint after 72 hours, was past that time, did the 400 grit wet sand, But cut Quickly Through to t...
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