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1993 Honda Accord SE 2.2L speed sensor VIN: JHMCB7686P
Hello, Fellow technicians, I have this 93 Honda accord with the abs light on. When it is first started the abs light is out, it only comes on when the car gets up to about 25 mph (sounds like a sensor) pulled codes 4-1,2-3,7-8. when the abs light flashes the c...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Master cylinder VIN: SHSRD78883
Customer said the brakes have never been right on this vehicle since she bought it (even before we worked on it) Vehicle stops good, but while at a stop, the brake pedal will slowly sink down and will be on the floor after about 8 seconds of steady pressure. A...
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2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Unknown VIN: 2HGES16594
Japanese/ Honda experts needed!! Vehicle came in running very badly. Checked oil..smelled very burned. Checked coolant and saw smoke coming out of rad and low coolant. Did a block test and test showed exhaust in coolant. I did a head gasket/ kit and timing bel...
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Surge VIN: KM8SB82B11
This Hyundai came in with check engine light p0303 had a misfire under slight load, and at times when idling on cylinder 3. I had found 1 plug wire arcing in spark plug well and 1 coil arcing to valve cover. Replaced plug wires and 1 coil. The misfire is no lo...
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2007 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCM36C67
car sets p0012 after it gets hot,ovc solenoid and cvvt have both been replaced and ocv filter is clean. any ideas on where to go next? any help greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0012
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2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: KNDUP13103
Vechicle came in this morning with a misfire on cylinder 5. I have changed the coil spark plug and injector. Dealer has done a tune-up 20000 miles ago. Customer stated that it just started misfiring yesterday. Cylinders 1 3 and 5 tested at 180. Can not seem to...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12615
vehicle has repeated visits with code p0401 EGR insufficient flow detected - repeated all tests i could find and cannot get light to stay out longer than 2-3 days - help in solving mystery is appreciated and thank y'all in advance Trouble codes: P0401
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L fuel VIN: JM1BJ22593
this car cam in with a no start I have put a fuel pump on this car and and found out relay would only work wen I took it apart and pushed pins to geather but no car wont idle and has no fuel at key on engine off only has fuel on crank
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Cylinder Head Bolt VIN: 1N4AL11D33
I've been ordering cylinder head bolts for this engine without much luck, the original bolts have allen hex drive heads with washers, the ones I keep getting have external torx drive heads and no washers, they have flanged heads instead, I have not been able t...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D24
Hello everyone, I have come seeking wisdom. I have this little gem that is making me question my sanity. It came in with a code P1138. After checking everything according to Mitchell, checking wiring, voltages, no shorts to ground or power, no opens, we came u... Trouble codes: P1138 (Swirl Control Valve)
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2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11E45
Car came in as no start. Customer had a no crank issue and replaced the battery ground cable. Car now would crank but no start. After repairing assorted corroded wires, finding a shorted cam solenoid etc. I have a no start nats fault p1610. According to repair... Trouble codes: P1610 (Nats system lockout)
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2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Driveline VIN: JTEBT14R86
Hard Drumming/Vibration Only on Acceleration that is most noticable above 50 mph and goes away when letting off of the gas. It feels like it is in the driveline, so we inspected the drive shafts, removed the one-piece rear shaft and replaced both u-loints. The...
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2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E87
This is a very intermittent problem, will never do it for us, after all the tests and components replacements we've done, the customer went for her driveclean test and all monitors were reset, passed with flying colors, just came back with same code a month la... Trouble codes: P0171
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JNKCA21AXX
WELL PULLED ALL THE SPARK PLUGS AND HAD SOMEONE CRANK IT OVER, FOUND #2 AND #4 FILLING UP WITH GAS AND SHOOTING OUT OF PLUG HOLE, REPLACED BOTH INJECTORS AND SPARK PLUGS AND WITH SOME GOOD DRIVING TO BURN ALL THE FUEL OUT OF THE EXHAUST IT RUNS GREAT NOW,HOPEF...
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2008 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L battery VIN: JM3ER29318
Sorry for the delay in closing this request.We are waiting for the customer to bring the vehicle back for further diagnosis, I did not think they would wait this long.When they bring it back and we get it figured out I will post the results,Thank You.
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4S3BH64542
This one is back on the road. I want to thank all of you who responded to my post. All of you had very helpful suggestions. I smoked tested the intake. No leaks were found. I was thinking maybe an internal leak like a few suggested, the pcv system checked ok. ...
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2005 Suzuki XL-7 EX 2.7L Timing VIN: JS3TX92V25
Sorry it took so long to close this post, I wanted to make sure this vehicle was fixed and no other problems occurred before I closed it. Thank you for the info I received, Guess it is a problem with these to shear off the pin on the cam. Just to clear it up, ...
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1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, no power in gear VIN: 2T1BA01E2T
thanks for all the help this one had me stumped. I revisited the timming belt and found that the lower crank gear had a bad key way and lower gear.Installed a new key way and lower gear(sprocket) and a good used balancer,new timming belt.car now has all the po... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Cooling Fan VIN: JTDBT1230Y
FIRST OFF LET ME THANK AL [...] OF YOU POINTING ME BACK TO THE BASICS. AFTER READING REPLIES AND GETTING MORE INFO FROM CUSTOMER. ANOTHER SHOP HAD ALREADY REPLACED T-STAT. CHECKED COOLA...
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