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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5530T
This Accord came in as a no start. Had spark but no injector pulse. Power to injectors but no ground. Tried known good main relay with no change. Replaced distributor and now car will start intermittently. Discovered that I could hold my hand on the relay and ...
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1997 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMRA1863V
Problem started shortly after we replaced distributor. On cold starts vehicle would run rough and sometimes stall, has a surge in idle, mostly noticed when stopped in gear. Found fuel trims were running -8 to -15. Found crankcase over full, had gas in oil. cha...
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Group I hope a Honda expert can help me. I am having hell with trying to diagnose a hot no start. Vehicle if driven around for 30 minutes or so will not start on cranking after it sits for 15 -20 minutes. I have verified it is getting fuel and it has no spark ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG2255Y
This car came to us for stalling at anytime,going down the road or at idle and refires immediately. Someone put in a PGM-FI relay but did not install it on the bracket so I did. Tune up looks fine and car sets no codes after stalling. I have had distributors f...
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Gear indicator lights VIN: 1HGCG66882
Hi guys, 02 Accord, trans failed and we replaced with a reman unit. All was fine for about 600 miles until D4 indicator in cluster quit working. Never comes on, not even at bulb check at start up. Figured bulb was out, replaced with no luck. Can't seem to find...
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2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L transmission VIN: 1HGCM56445
this car got a p0122 code and a problem whit the shifter .the car came whit a p0122 code and customer tell me that i have to put the key in the shifter slot to be able to shift from park.i first cleaned the throttle body for carbon (ther was a lot of carbon)af...
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2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBN30F31
Thank you for taking to time to review this post. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Hoping a Lexus tech can give me some insight. Vehicle will not pass emission test due to mil and code P1349 (bank 1 VVT system malfunction). VVT system is functioning norm... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT system malfunction bank1)
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2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Sever Lack of Power VIN: JTHFN48Y32
Ok guys, here's one for you. Customer calls up and asks for a Trans Flush and P/S Flush, we ask why he's asking for them and he says the dealer recommended them. We set the guy an appointment and he brought the car in. He drops the car off and says "Hey, by t... Trouble codes: P0300
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1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1NA3519L
We still have a intermittent no start. When it does not start there is no spark. We checked the wiring to the cas and found we had two 5 volt references until you start to crank it and then both disappear. One is battery voltage and one is ground. We scoped th...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: JN1CA21D1X
I posted before taking this one apart the first time asking if there was a pattern of failure. Based on the responses I got I chose to replace all 3 timing chains, all the gears, tensioners, guides and the water pump. Once apart I found that the gears, chains ...
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1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4850X
This car has been a nightmare for 6mo. Starts and stalls, codes were 0102, 0103, 0108, 0325. Found that with the maf disconnected car starts and runs fine, (cel is on of course) trace codes and told to replace maf ( replaced w/oe as well as aftermarket unit)al... Trouble codes: P0102 (Maf low), P0103 (Maf high), P0325 (Knock sensor), P0108 (testing and results)
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Mechanical? VIN: 4S3DH67532
This vehicle worked fine, until the owner changed his ENGINE oil. He then started the car and put it in gear. The car will not move in either direction, no matter the RPM. When putting in gear, there is no expected RPM drop. There are no trans codes, and the o...
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2009 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BL676X9
This one has me at a loss. Several weeks back I replaced the short block in this car. I had my tech do most of the work but he forgot to pre-lube the cams. When we tried to start the car it didn't even rotate a full turn, it just locked. We pulled the timing c...
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2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Starting VIN: JM1BJ24603
Well it has been two weeks since the last visit by this customer, and we have not seen or heard from her. We are hoping that either the grounds we cleaned resolved the issue, or the loose connection to the starter fixed it. Thank you everyone for your replies...
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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.0L Stall VIN: JA4LS31H31
I let the customer drive it for a while and let it idle at home for 30 minutes and all seemed to adjust and correct the idle. relearn took a little longer than I expected.
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Drivetrain VIN: 5TEWN72N31
FIRST & FOREMOST, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME TO OFFER HELP. I REMOVED THE DRIVE SHAFT SLIP YOKE, CLEANED OUT THE GREASE ON IT & THE SPLINED SHAFT. I LIGHTLY GREASED IT YET COULD NOT GET IT TO SLIP INTO THE COMPRESSED POSITION. I WENT AHEAD & DRILLED A SM...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TDZT34A62
Hello everyone and thanks for helping with this one. The fix was that someone had misrouted the wiring harness down the front of the engine to the crank sensor. They obviously had it wear through on the belt and did a repair and taped it up so it did not l... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankposition sensor signal).
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