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1989 Acura Integra LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DA3356K
Hi, This problem has been a pain in my rear end for a while. The full problem is, the check engine light comes on intermitently, almost every time the car is driven. The light comes on usualy after reaching about 50 mph then decellerating. The code states that... Trouble codes: 17 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCD5532S
Car came in with MIL lamp on. Pulled codes: DTC #7. Two books and online charts all said TPS. TPS is part of throttle body, and is not serviceable separately. I replaced the entire throttle body with a new Honda unit ($$$)and cleared ECM memory. MIL is still o... Trouble codes: 7 (Throttle Position Sensor)
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L traction control VIN: JT8JZ31C3N
Dear Sirs: This vehicle came in with complaint only of "Traction light" malfunction indicator light on(no other symptoms). After documenting code #54(traction control pump motor operation frequency excessive), and removing code from computer, the light & code ...
1993 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L Engine
Any Idea if a dodge caravan 3.0 motor can work in this beast? Would it bolt up properly? Thanks in advance.
2004 Nissan Exterra 3.3L Air Bags
This vehicle's air bags were deployed during a collision. I went to replace them and found unusual bolts holding them in. Not the normal safety T-50. Resembles a wheel lock round on the outside, whith an flower looking imprint. Dealer advised SPX tools, who i ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BG6857W
4WD techs listen up ! I used to work at a Jeep dealer approx 7yrs ago . we had a bunch of problems with full time 4wd Grand Cherokees that would bind up when making sharp parking lot manuevers . The cause was a worn viscous-coupler . Well , this Subaru is doin...
1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: 1NXAE97AXM
Greetings fellow techs, This Toyota has an intemintent stalling problem in stop and go traffic, after being drivin for at least an hour and half. It will sometimes stall on the customer when slowing down to a crawl in traffic jam situations. The customer will ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E5R
Hello fellow tech, I,m sorry to put this on the week end of 4th of July, when we shouldn't be thinking about cars.But I left at work with a spoiler. 94 toyota camry 2.2L that come in on the hook died on the highway no start.I found out that there is no spark d...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Hydraulic System VIN: JT2AC52L6V
After extended driving (after 6 hours) and/or during wet condition, brake would fail intermittently without warning. The symptoms include pedal goes down fast, no braking power at initially (1-2 seconds), then suddenly ABS activates and bring the car to a stop...

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1992 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L speedometer VIN: JN1HJ01P0N
Thanks for the help. The speed sensor was bad. I retested with my vantage and had as much as 1.2vac(at an estimated 80mph), had what appeared to be a normal pattern, but when testing frequency found it to be very erratic. When a signal starts and stops it show...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Thank you to all who replied with help. I was promoted to shop foreman June 8th, my wife who was 39 weeks pregnant gave birth June 26th and this vehicle belongs to my parts manager who is very understanding. There is my excuse for not closing this post sooner ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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