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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L intermittent starts
customer thought he needed a head gasket because he was losing coolant. car never overheated. compression test on all 4 cylinder were 150. spark strong on all four. pressure tested cooling system and found loose clamp on radiator hose causing coolant loss. oil...
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1HGCM66554
Vehicle came in with transmission not shifting, replaced with a used transmission from a junk yard. Used transmission starts to bang when it shifts to 2-3 The seller the(junk yard) said it came out of a running vehicle, while the very first time when I called ...
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2009 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNYF48939
Vehicle cranks fine and starts right away and runs a second or so and dies.
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2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2YU08141
Need help from the Mazda Techs on this one. This vehicle came to me after another shop had worked on it for the same problem. Customer claims overdrive light flashes (last time she said around 25MPH), lights dim, & gauges act erratic. We have scanned the vehic... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT Sensor High), P0118 (ECS Sensor High), P0123 (TPS Circuit High), P0708 (Transmission Range Sensor High), P0453 (EVAP Pressure Sensor High), P0713 (TFT High Input)
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine cam shaft VIN: 1YVFP80D44
the car runs fine with no issues while drive thier is a consist cam sensor code for cam bank 2 i can manually set the command duty cyle for the cam to 80 % and the rpm gauge starts to work and light go off where do i go from here
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: JN1CA21D1X
This Maxima has a rattle noise in the front of the engine, loudest on the rear bank up towards the top. Noise is present almost all of the time. I removed the front timing cover, can't see anything broken or misaligned. On the front bank the camshaft timing ch...
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2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Runs fine VIN: KL5JD56Z15
This car has a tough noise to find. It sounds like a ticking, light metallic rattling noise kind of like what a small ball of metal might sound like as it touches the lowest point of a vertical roulette wheel. It is easy to duplicate when running in park if yo...
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L Shift solenoid # 3 VIN: JS3TD94166
Car shifts good when cold. Problem starts when the car is worm. First downshifts really hard and check engine and esp lights go on. When you come to a complete stop and you start driving starts for third gear and stays on 3 gear. I pulled the code and I got P0...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Drivetrain VIN: 5TEWN72N31
While driving feels ok. When coming to a stop there is a very noticeable clunk. This clunk is not the typical clunk experienced with many toy. Trucks from the slip-joint in driveshaft. One thing i notice is the engine mounts move forwards or backwards dependin...
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBU40E39
Greetings everyone and thank you in advance for your help. I have had this Corolla tossed on my back and I am hoping to gain some wisdom. Maybe even come out of this ordeal with a repair and not too many scratches, knots on the head, or a complete loss of hair... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass airflow range performance), P0172 (Bank1 system rich)
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1991 Nissan 240SX SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1MS36P2M
After checking the vacuum lines and fuel on the vehicle i noticed it had a small exhaust leak before the 02 sensor just added a gasket and Re-tightened the bolts vehicles runs better and does not cut off
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41EX6
Sorry about the delay with the fix. I was hoping the vehicle would act up again in time but the customer picked it up and as far as I know it never acted up again. If she does come back in I'll update this post. I recieved good information and suspect a proble... Trouble codes: P1610 (NATS malfunction lock mode), P1612 (NATS malfunction chain of ECM-IMMU), U1001 (CAN comm. fault).
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Nats VIN: 1N4BA41EX6
Sorry about the delay with the fix. I was hoping the vehicle would act up again in time but the customer picked it up and as far as I know it never acted up again. If she does come back in I'll update this post. I recieved good information and suspect a proble...
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2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L Power Loss VIN: 4S3BH665XY
Thank You! The problem was repaired by replacing barometric pressure sensor.
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Radio
That box in the dash we call a radio is actually a computer that has a radio in it. Ever see a computer that didn't freeze up at least once in its life? Neither have I. I was in the act of pulling the unit when I remembered that somewhere on the In...
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