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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD7239T
Misfires intermittently. While misfiring, #1 does not contribute, and the strange thing is that it will not hold an idle at all unless #4 spark plug wire is removed, you put #4 wire back on an it will stumble, then stall. You can do this at 2000 rpm and watch ... Trouble codes: P0108, P0300, P0301
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Control Head VIN: 1HGCG554XX
Good Day All I Have the aforementioned vehicle here, the AC control head is unresponsive upon cold start up. The blower blows but the vents don't change direction and the indicator lamps do not light up. After a few minutes everything starts to work and the s...
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start VIN: KMHWF35V41
this is the Hyundai Sonata from hell. the only time it is hard to start.is when you gas up ($20.00) or more if it did not happen to me i would have thought the customer was nuts. we have left the gas cap off for at least 1/2 day to see if fuel bleeds back no l...
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5XYZHDAG4B
I have a bad oil leak from the Bell housing area of this unit. It is warranty but Dealer is a ways away. Hyandai is telling me the oil sender unit is the problem, running down the intake valley. I can not for the life of me locate it. Alldata , Mitchell and Di...
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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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1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L abs module VIN: JT8BD68S6X
Have a noise from abs control module on brake application. Will make a chirping noise even with engine off. 3-6 chirps and will do it every time usually after pedal released. No tsbs that I could find. Is this a common problem and-or what is the fix? I have tr...
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2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2CZ94153
This little ole Mazda was brought to me by another shop with a steady misfire on # 4 & 6 cylinders. They had done coil packs, injectors, & compression check & no matter what they did they miss stayed steady. We performed spark test on missing cylinders with re... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 cylinder missfire), P0306 (6 cylinder missfire)
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L TURBO noise VIN: JM3ER29357
Owner took to a transmission shop and they diagnosed to be bad turbo. I found very little motor oil, and put oil in drove into shop and can hear a noise from turbo area and owner says when warmed up and driving has lots of smoke and took to transmission shop. ...
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2003 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L cat and evaptest inc VIN: 1N4BL11E13
Can not get all srt to set to pass emission. Inspection. Abs. Tc slip lights are on. Been driveing for weeks. Keeping fuel from 1/4 to 3/4
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L #3 cylinder VIN: JF1SG63677
Hi techs, Would love to have feed back on this situation. Car came in running rough, misfire found on cylinder 3. After confirmiing good fuel and spark, ran compression check to find the needle had very little or no movement. The valve clearence is also in sp...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 4TARN13P3P
check for leaks no leaks recharge system and a lot white smog come from tail pipe and engine stars to running rough need help tanks
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L Transercase shift actuator removal VIN: JTEBT14R84
Hello Guys, This may be a stupid question to some Toyota techs out there. I am a Honda / Acura specialist shop and have friends 2004 Toyota 4 runner V-8 AWD. The transfer case shift actuator seal is leaking and the actuator will not come out. After releasing t...
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2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: 2T3BF4DV0B
vehicle came in with intermittent ac issue compressor only works once in a while, pressure is good filled by ac machine, did flush, entire system clean, switched ac compressors worked at first for a few hrs of testing then customer brings it back next day same...
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1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8249W
I never did figure out what was going on but I know that replacing the compressor and expansion valves would have cleared whatever this was. my refrigerant was comming straight out of an o`reillys 30 lb drum through a recovery only station. all my charge attem...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L steering VIN: 1HGES16591
As always, the responses were great and were received in a timely fashion!! The car came back yesterday to recheck the noise and a new problem occurred--the passenger's side floor board was soaked. I repeated a similar road test and turned hard to the left and...
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2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12101
thank you very much, the information I received was very good , I learn a lot, I was ready to change the computer and I was checking the continuity of the wires from the aldl and o2 sensors and found the color of wires not matching and behold! the connectors o... Trouble codes: P0130, P0131, P0134, P0133.
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADE16356
first we tried 2 used pcm's that the customer had shipped to us,after reflashing them we found out that they were reflashing with the wrong info.we finally talked the customer in to letting us install a new pcm.installed a new pcm from kia and had it flashed,p... Trouble codes: P2096.
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1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13T5S
OK my diagnostics were accurate and the ECM was the cause of the spark outputs going rogue. Replaced the ECM and all is well. Rechecking scope patterns after the ECM replacement I get .5-1volt on all ignitor IGT inputs and good scope flyback patterns on all ig... Trouble codes: P1300, P0325, P0330.
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC74H83
thanx for responses customer hasnt returned yet had to go out of state Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L front brakes VIN: 4S4BP62C35
adjusted break pedal and she came back today saying it has not locked up since , so I am hoping that did it . thanks to everyone that gave a helping hand.
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2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Compressor VIN: JTDFR32042
Sorry for the late close on this one. The customer decided first to try to source a used sensor from some other MR-2 enthusiasts. After several failed attempts at that, he opted to replace the compressor. That was the fix, with the new compressor the AC fun...
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