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1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L Starter flex plate VIN: JH4CC2661P
Hope someone experienced this before. Came in for the starter free spinning on crank. Found out the Flex plate (Gear for starter engagement) mounted on crank shaft flange had broken at the center ring and was free spinning. Replaced with new genuine Acura flex...
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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L 1st Gear VIN: 2HNYD18682
Hello Guys, I have a 2001 MDX in shop. After 15 to 20 miles of driving, It will violently bang (Felt like another car hit me)during a slow gradual acceleration from a stop light. It is very intermittent. FOLLOWING WAS ALREADY DONE: Trans was already rebuilt fo...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8249W
the compressor does not cycle at all, I evacuated it and charged again at 75% through the low side. The charge drove the compressor for a while and balanced out again at 400/160. I evacuated it again and charged it to 60% through the high side. The compressor ...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2HKRL18952
Howdy all. This Honda will surge lightly, about a couple hundred rpms, at idle in drive. Mainly with the AC on but doesn't have to be. And sometimes placing in neutral it doesn't always calm down. Really only shows up after the throttle had been opened, either...
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38657
Vehicle came to us for a routine maintenance timing belt job with 115.4K miles. We installed a full Delco timing belt kit including belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioner (had an Aisin brand) and both pulleys and new Honda front cam/crank seals. We always mark ...
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2006 Infiniti M45 Sport 4.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JNKBY01E16
Hi members, I think I need help on this monster. Customer brought car with MIL on, and said car sometimes stalls out when driving not on stop sign, especilly when weather is hot. After engine dies out he has to wait about 20 minutes to start back up. I checked... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor 1)
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T5S
This 1995 Lexus ES300 came to me with the complaint that it would intermittently stall and would not restart until it cooled for 20-30 minutes (this has been confirmed and duplicated) . DTCs are P1300 ,P0325, and P330. The P1300 does not occur until the issue ... Trouble codes: P1300, P0325, P0330
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2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D73
Now new maf installed, every 30 seconds the idle slows as if under load for 5 seconds, installed new coils again, no change. No codes, no other drivabilty issues. Trouble codes: P0302
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG29662
hello everyone, vehicle is front Colorado complaint id idle is rough, check engine light flashes. pulled code p0303. got to looking around and ended up swapping coils and plugs, didn't help. miss will go away when revved up to 2 grand. fuel trim short term at ... Trouble codes: P0303
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV battery VIN: JT2BK12U12
Howdy Boys n Girls, Got this gen 1, displays warning on dash, check engine and turtle light on. Retrieved trouble codes P3000 (hv bat malfunction(, P3106 (ecm comm malfunction). The car runs ok but wont even try to drive on the traction battery except for reve...
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BE32K84
We have this Camry that needed to have the valve seals replaced. We removed the head and sent it to the machine shop and had them perform a valve job. (Customer requested this) After our mechanic reassembled the engine it started and ran great. He ran the engi...
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L refrigerant VIN: KNDUP13173
Most of the replies tended toward suspecting one of the evaporators, usually the front evaporator. Several replies said to let the vehicle sit in the sun with engine off, and then sniff the condensation drain to detect leaking R-134a. I tried this and other ...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNALD12455
I was unable to conclusively repair this vehicle. Thank you for reading and giving me some ideas. I retested the PCM power & grounds, confirmed that I had previously replaced the main power relay & the ETS relay, tested the acceleration position sensor, added ... Trouble codes: P2108.
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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L throttle acuator VIN: JT8BD68S7X
Hey guys The customer did not want to replace throttle acuator with a factory part. So he said he would get another motor from the auto parts store. We installed it and all problems are solved. We did tell him that this motor may go bad soon. We suggest he get...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4S3BL68625
Thanks to Calvin. He told me that for MY 2005 legacy Gt, after reflash the calibration number will be [...]. This reflash addresses a surging on acceleration. This is the info I was looking for. I will be sending the vehicle for the update. Thanks again, Ri...
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2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L remote locking VIN: 4T1BE32K55
Thank you for your help. When the car first arrived, one of the remotes worked flawlessly and the other one quit after repeated attempts. We checked the battery and tried replacing it even though it was good, and the remote still would not work, until we rep...
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2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L starter
Hello All, Time to close this out. Thanks to all who read and answered my post. I have not seen this truck since I posted. The answers I received included... holding the battery pos. and neg. cables together for a few minutes, Fuses could be in wrong, che...
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