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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Cylinder head swap VIN: 1HGEJ1122S
Hello group, Customer has brought a Honda in with a damaged lower end and provided another short block (used) to be installed. The original engine in the car is the 1.6 liter engine code D16Z which according to AllData is the correct application for this model...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Reverse VIN: CD66704686
Transmission sometimes would not shift into reverse first started in the morning. After warmed up a little it would shift and then everything worked fine. Unable to replicate problem in workshop. We had transmission fluid replaced anyway because it was very di...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L left frt wheel VIN: 1HGCG32591
This vehicle came in with front brakes dragging and we mis-diagnosed front caliper problems. Condition still exists after replacing calipers. If we loosen line at master cylinder, the brake releases, which makes me think we have a MC problem. The thing that wo...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: JHLRD78912
Hi folks! No fuel gauge - reads below empty, low fuel warning light on. We have power at sender, crossing wires - no gauge movement. Is there any solution besides tearing into and replacing instrument cluster? (ie re-program etc) thanx in advance! RB
1998 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.0L OBD-II readiness mon VIN: KMHCF34T9W
Hi All: This vehicle failed Delaware State DMV inspection because the OBD-II readiness monitors have not passed. The owner states that there have been no vehicle repairs and the battery has not been disconnected for at least a few months, and the vehicle has ... Trouble codes: P0000 (No Failure)
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Interior VIN: KMHCG35G5Y
this car has a problem with the interior dash light turns off and back on about every 10 seconds.checke all relays don`t see anything out of the norm kinda scratching our heads on this one thanks dave
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D0V
Cust. came in with check engine light on and a p1400 code. He had at other shop and they installed egr,solenoid and egr transducer. Charged him and gave up. Quitters,I thought but now I think they were smart to take the money and run. Anyway, I checked for cod... Trouble codes: P1400
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L a/c VIN: JTBUF11FFX
Thanx in advance we replaced the compressor denso reman. ,reciver drier , expansion valve , evaporator core. the low side reads about 20 psi and the needle moves real slow from 20 to 25 at idle it goes up then down up then down like a second hand on a clock. t...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L shift sol. VIN: JT1BF12B9T
This vehicle belongs to the owners mother . The check engine light is hard set and codes in memory are as follows: P0770 Shift solenoid problem, P1705 direct clutch speed sensor circuit fault . The car drives normally and all shifts are smooth and stacked acco...

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1994 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 44RS011923
Thanks to all for speedy replies. I checked the injector wave forms-all ok. The THIRD set of plug wires I tried corrected the problem! New MSD wires-No Good, new Belden wires-no good, premium Carquest Standard Ignition wires-OK but boots don't fit on valve cov...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Hi Idle VIN: 1HGCA5631J
Thanks Guys for all your responces. It turned out to be the solenoid on the right front fender. Replaced and all is well. Thanks again; Bobby PS I just have to say Iatn is worth its weight in gold
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Burning Oil and smoking Bad VIN: 2HGED645KH
Hello All Thank you all for all the great response's, i give the costumer all the option's and price, he will think about it for a while, so i will post this as a FIX, after reading all the response's i want back and pull the valve cover off... the thing tha...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HYKRL1809
hi group well got some great info, found that the multiplex switch was ok turn out the door lock actuator was the culprit once locked would stay locked and could not be unlocked,voltages were proper at actuator replaced actuator and all is fine.
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L starter VIN: 4S2CY58V3R
The truck was a 94 not a 90 as i had typed in as Stan pointed out by the serial number. Thanks to Stan at [...] Import Repair for the starting curcuit diagram. It became obvious once I saw the diagram that the wire colors on the clutch switch were not the one...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L pwr windows
Thanks to Robin, Lawrence, Lewis and Daogang. Their replies were variations of the procedure that is supposed to work. Lewis however, supplied the extra little details that made the repair a success. Not activating the Auto up or Down (sometimes very hard to d...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S38G6857W
Thank for the replies on this problem I received two of them One from John from Australia and Daniel from Oregon. John mentioned the neutral safety switch pretending to be in neutral when it was in drive. His point was that it more a problem in manual trans. e... Trouble codes: P1507.
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Runs Rough VIN: JT3VN29V8R
Thanks to everyone that responded to my help request. Today we pinpointed the problem of this rough running 4Runner. Turns out that 1 of the spark plugs was the problem. After removing the plugs to perform a compression test (all cylinders were ok at 170psi)... Trouble codes: 25 (Air/Fuel Mixture Lean), 26 (Air/Fuel Mixture Rich).
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF28P4X
Thank the eight of you who replied and sorry for any inconveniece. The vehicle came in three days ago with this same code and a half tank of fuel so I installed the updated VSV solenoid as per the TSB. The vehicle returned the following day with the same code ... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit), P0441 (incorrect evap purge flow).
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