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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ignition coil VIN: 1HGEJ2122R
Customer brought vehicle in saying it stalled and would not restart, I performed various test as well as a current ramp for the coil and after failing the current ramp test I installed a standard motor products (tru-tech)ignition coil. It ran and ran well for ...
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1992 Isuzu N NRR 6.5L runs out of fuel VIN: JALE5B1U7N
A couple of months ago truck was towed in, crew had replaced fuel filter because truck stalled. I bled filter and fuel rails. Their story didn't make much sense, but it was running, and it ran for months. Truck towed in today- same scenario. Stalled and no re-...
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Alternator VIN: JA3AY26AXV
I have been working on this vehicle for 3 weeks now. The battery light is on as well as the brake light. Ive tested everything i can think of, I think i migh have a short from a test light test i performed on the battery and ground cable. If any one can thing ...
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2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Oil VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
Vehicle came in with smoke coming out the tailpipe on start up after sitting for a while and complaining of excessive oil consumption. I know these engines have sludge issues so i went ahead and pulled the front valve cover. Sure enough there is excessive slud...
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2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hybrid Drive VIN: JTDKB20U96
This vehicle came in with the Hybrid Drive Red Triangle light on dash. Figured ok bad aux water pump! Well after scanning the hybrid system I have a code I have never seen on a Prius. P3110 HV Main Relay? Ive done some research on Alldata and from what I can t...
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2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stumbles VIN: JTMZD34V26
Got a Rav4 here that the idle speed stumbles or drops when the ECM activates the electric cooling fans. Progressively getting worse. Alternator output good and battery test good. I want to suspect excessive current draw by the cooling fans but my suspicions ar...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L oil VIN: 5NPEU46F46
thanks for eveyones input. we changed the oil again and the noise just kept getting worse. we dropped the upper and lower oil pans and took a look at the bearings and all were scored badly. with oil pan off pressureized cooling system overnight had no coolant ...
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1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: JN1CA21D1X
Still fighting this noise, have apart a 3rd time. Ran some carbon clean through the engine thinking it might be carbon buildup on the pistons, no change. All valves, buckets and cams are in good condition, no broken springs, valve lash ok. Noise is higher freq...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Speedo VIN: JN8DR09Y41
Thanks to those whom took the time to reply. It was the cluster, both clusters were burnt on the under side inside after taking them both apart I found what someone mentioned way back in the history here. I dont like to use used parts but doing work for USED ...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W55
I had the bank 2 cam off by one tooth. I guess the computer was compensating, but I still don't understand why the cam sensor showed it being off by 30 degrees and it still ran perfectly. Let me know if you can explain that... Trouble codes: P0011.
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2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1N6AD07W95
Thanks, Kevin [...] and David for the helpful replies on getting the right torque specs for doing the chains on this engine. The only spec we could not get or find was for the cam gear sprockets. The vehicle has been gone for over two weeks and I just talke...
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08W66
Transmission Valve Body needed to be replaced. I was informed by the local Nissan dealer that the Transmission is covered under warranty through Nissan 8 years or 120000 miles. I recommended for her to bring it to Nissan to look for warranty coverage. They dia... Trouble codes: P0744 (Torque Converter Lock Up Error).
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JN8AZ08W46
This is not a fix performed by me personally, but at the dealership. We wound up sending it there with the suspicion of a transmission problem and knowledge of an extended service policy issued by Nissan regarding the transmission warranty. The policy allows... Trouble codes: P0725 (engine speed signal not received by TCM).
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2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L cruise surge VIN: JN8AZ08W46
This is not a fix performed by me personally, but at the dealership. We wound up sending it there with the suspicion of a transmission problem and knowledge of an extended service policy issued by Nissan regarding the transmission warranty. The policy allows...
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