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1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JHMEE486XM
Hello from Seattle! This one is a doozy for me. What happens is it will start after a LONG cranking, sometimes several times. When it does start, it runs well, good power, smooth idle. Driving down the road or letting it idle and it will stall at tip-in. Happe...
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2005 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L tail/headlights VIN: KNAFE12115
Customer complaint it when first starting car lights do not work. I found headlights and tail lights seem to work intermittently. At one point this morning I had headlights but no tail lights on numerous try's so I focused on the tail lights. Found the headlig...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Unknown VIN: JM1BK34327
Vehicle has a loud clunk like steel hitting steel on a heavy acceleration from a stop, then again on the deceleration. Also a clunk when rocking the steering wheel back and forth in park with left side elevated (up on curb) Can FEEL the clunk through out the t...
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2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LZ31F54
Thanks all for reading, what i have is a small evap leak above the fuel tank, going to have to drop the tank, so what i'm looking to find out, will the tank snake past the rear diff. Or does it have to come out or down. Aldata is not real clear on this, and i ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Ignition VIN: JN8DR07X71
Came in for no start. Original codes P0303 & P1320 Fixed wires at Idle Air Control and Replaced Idle Air Control Valve (due to being shorted out) and got it running no codes came on but would not idle, no codes. Sent ECM out to be rebuilt because of shorted id...
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2011 Nissan 370Z Nismo 3.7L won't accelerate VIN: JN1AZ4EHXB
Hello, I have this vehicle that was towed in. Vehicle will run but will not accelerate forward or reverse. The code is p0643 related to reference voltage circuit. Backprobe all 5 volt reference sensor at the computer and all sensor have 5 volt with key on engi... Trouble codes: P643
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2013 Nissan Sentra SV 1.8L SRS system VIN: 1N4AB7AP4D
When first received from the body shop, received code for #B0091- Left Satellite Sensor and #B00A0 (Occupancy Classification System. We replaced the Left Satellite sensor and cleared codes. Now only get the #B00A0 and it will not clear. Occasionally I will rec...
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2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L engine starting system VIN: 4S3BP67655
hi there.i am working on a very interested issue.working on a 05 legacy wagon turbo w/ a/t.came last week for none related repairs.vehicle drove it for a few days.now car wont start or crank over.first cranked engine over to elimnate a seized motor will turn o...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of accel VIN: 5TEWN72N11
Tacoma came in w/stall on start and lack of accel.intermittently.p0340,p0302,305.was finally able to duplicate p0340 by wiggling pri coil harness.hardwired connector and truck ran great for over a month.now same problem is back but wiggling harness-no effect.s... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0305
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2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Blower Motor VIN: 5TDDK3EH2B
My customer had a dead battery after leaving door open all night. He then tried jumping the car, but connected the cables up backwards. This caused sparks and the car would not start. He found that he blew the 10a ecu fuse. He replaced the fuse and drove it ...
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2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Battery VIN: 1HGFA16867
Replaced passenger side power door lock switch. It was stuck in the unlock position, keeping the b-can from going to sleep. The doors did not keep trying to unlock, but it was evidently sending a signal to the MICU preventing sleep mode. I could move the switc...
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2007 Isuzu NPR-HD 5.2L Cylinder Liner VIN: JALC4B1607
I was able to get factory manual info from Alldata. The manual states "remove the cylinder liner. If liner cannot be pulled free by hand, tap around the lower side of liner with hammer grip or similar object." It was that simple. A couple light taps and they s...
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JM3ER29347
Thanks for the help. The most insightful response came from Leonard in Delaware. When he worked for Mazda he had the same problem. It was the block,the cylinder bore would crack below the piston. Given this possibility and the expense of the repair, the cus...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
This ones fixed and down the road. Many excellent replies, thanks for the input. Suggestions included inspecting the ground from battery to tranny, the o2 heater circuit and a restricted exhaust. Ron nailed this one though. Due to the age and mileage of th... Trouble codes: P0132, P0152, P0138, P0158.
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2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TBBT44133
Found the rod inside power booster to be too [...] and always keeping the brakes applied. Got part store to warranty out power booster, customer has had truck for 2 weeks with no problem.
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