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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L immobilizer VIN: 1HGES16552
Vehicle came in with no start condition. No codes either will crank over. Has good battery voltage. It is for sure an immobilizer issue though. The key/immobilizer light never comes on. Grounded the wire for the immobilizer light at the receiver and it comes o...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Charging VIN: JM1BJ24563
Customer brought in the vehicle with concerns about excessive battery corrosion, burning out both low beam bulbs simultaneously, and a voltage reading, at the battery with the car running, of 17.8 vdc. I installed customer-supplied new remanufactured alternat...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Vvt Actuator VIN: JM1BK34L67
Replacing vvt actuator and after removing old one found that you need to mark old actuator in relation to the cam. Since I did not mark it I need information on how to install the actuator on the cam without marking it
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Engine VIN: JF1GD29642
I am hoping for some help from someone that knows more about Subaru engines than I do. This car came to us not running and part of the way disassembled. Customer brought a new 2.5l short block in the crate still from the dealer. The original engine was a 2.0 t...
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1990 Toyota Corolla GTS 1.6L ignition VIN: JT2AE98C1L
Alldata having issues taking my credit card info to look up diagnostic and ohm/volt readings for two pickups in distributor and igniter readings. Please provide into. Also, wiring diagram from igniter to ignition/ecu is helpful. No spark and rotor in distrib...
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1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L transfer case, differential VIN: JT3HP10VXW
Well this one has become a thorn. Previous history aside, its originally came in for this loud knocking sound, coming from the rear of the vehicle. Sitting in the back seat you can hear it under you, but to feel it you cant tell side to side. which eventually ...
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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Acts flooded VIN: 5FNRL18934
Thanks for all of the help and suggestions. Once we idntified the proper connector, we tested it and it was marginal. Cleaned the contacts and the vehicle was checked each morning and the readings were perfect and it started and ran properly as well.
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2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Compression VIN: 1HGFA16547
Hello everyone, and thank you for all the replies. Many stated that it may be time for a head job, other suggested more oil in the cylinders to eliminate washout concerns. Others suggested carbon build up. Another noted that these engines are known for their e...
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2006 Kia Optima LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD128X6
Thank you all once again. Several people responded about the purge flow sol sticking open. we replaced with a new oe unit. a few weeks ago (the original actually bench tested good). I let the customer take it and asked her to pay if its fixed if not we will l...
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Bent Valves VIN: 4S3BH665X1
Hello everyone. Thank you all so much for your input on this. The exhaust valves were a little bent and all intake valves were severely bent. Some of the guides looked compromised. My customer elected to do a patch job by having us install used heads. It wor...
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2007 Suzuki XL-7 3.6L Engine VIN: 2S3DA21797
I CONTACTED JAPAN ENGINES AND THEY DID NOT HAVE THEM AVAILABLE AND DID NOT HAVE INFO. WE THEN CONTACTED JASPER AND THEY SAID THE OIL PAN, TIMING COVER AND THE HEADS WERE ALL DIFFERENT BUT THE BLOCK IS THE SAME. WILL HAVE TO FIND ONE FROM A XL7. THANKS FOR ALL ...
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