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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5652S
New customer, no past history to share. Car looks nice and well taken care of. Came in for mil on, no running problem. Customer states was driving yesterday, everything was fine, exited from freeway and the mil came on. Has not noticed any running problems. P... Trouble codes: 22 (vtec pressure switch - ecm)
1990 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHVF22J9L
Howdy folks, this is my first time asking for help, so please bear with me. The complaint on this car is a "rough" running problem. That is not what it is. When this car is cold, on itnitial start-up, it bucks and surges when you pull out. It only does this fo...
1991 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L No Start VIN: JA7FL24W2M a 91 Mitsubishi pickup with a 2.4 in it that won't start. No spark. Batt pos to the coil, batt pos to the dist, batt neg to the dist. I have a good TDC signal from my dist but no crank angle. I removed the sensor from the vehicle, hooked a boost pa...
1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L no start VIN: JA3BM54J5P
we replaced the came back with loose timing belt..i noticed that mechanic had put rotor on crankshaft on backwards for the crank do you check these to make sure they are o.k..timing is lined as per book and help from this site..has new ...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L balance shaft VIN: 4A3CF44E2P
Against my advise my daughter's boyfriend's son bought this jewel and in only 2 weeks the smaller timing belt shredded and took out the timing belt, bent valves etc. Too embarassed to show up at my door he took it to another shop, The only thing they did wrong...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L battery drain VIN: 6MMAP37P3V
i could not find the source of the drain. the keys to the drain are the door ajar light stays on all the time along with the dome light,. you can turn the light off with a manual switch but the ajar light stays on along with the drain. also the door locks seem...
1994 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L battery VIN: JN1RZ27D2R
the battery has a draw of about .05 to .850 amps. it pulsed like the security light. i don't think the light draws that much and even when it is unplugged the up and down draw is still there. the horn used to go off in the middle of the night when the alarm wa...
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D1V
Hey everybody this is an easy one.This car came from dealer who said it needed intke gaskets.Mis on #4.I found no vacuum leak but found egr stuck slightly open and replaced.No more mis at idle but still at cruising speeds.So I have a port problem.How do you cl...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D21
originally vehicle had check engine light on with code p0505. engine idle speed was 1150 rpm in park, engine at operating temp. 900 rpm in gear.checked scan tool data. check for vaccum leaks-performed test procedure per mod. for code p0505. found low resistanc... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle air control valve)
1989 Subaru GL 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, power loss
This car will not fail at the shop. must be driven at least for 50 minutes. then may loss power for 2-3 minutes then may run ok for 10 minutes then just shut down. come to a stop and usually restarts and runs ok. some shut downs have required. a 5-10 minute wa...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Misfire VIN: 4S3BK4353T
Under load. Going up a steep hill. Engine will start to buck. Check engine light will flash and then set codes for misfires. It seems to be vey consistent. I have three Subaru's with the same problem. Anybody know the answer to the problem?? Thanks EJG Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire1 detected), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Low Beam VIN: 4S38H68661
Hello everyone, We have this 01 Outback came in with no low beams, the high beams and flash to pass work as do the fog lights also. I have checked archives and found nothing, checked on Snap on Scanner have there were no Powertrain codes, I did not see access...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SWZ1M00
Hello Toyota techs!! Never done an MR2, or a 2.2 DOHC. Could someone tell me in terms I can understand how to time the camshafts? I didnít build the engine and the guy who did is on vacation and the customer wants his car back. Before the builder left he told...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L engine VIN: JT2SWZ1M00
Hello Toyota techs!! Never done an MR2, or a 2.2 DOHC. Could someone tell me in terms I can understand how to time the camshafts? I didnít build the engine and the guy who did is on vacation and the customer wants his car back. Before the builder left he told...
1991 Toyota Celica GTS 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, HARD START VIN: JT2ST85N2M
This is a strange one. Customer complains of two problems. hard start, she has to crank a few time before it will start. The other problem is a stall on acceleration. It has been in our shop for this before. That is when the tune up was done. also fuel pressur... Trouble codes: 31 (open or short in map sensor signal), 41 (open or short in tps signal)
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L speed sensor VIN: TA-ZZE123-
we are having trouble with a japaness import corolla. The engine management light is on, and fault code P0500 is present. This code relates to the vehicle speed sensor malfunction. The speedo on the dash is not working at all. We are unable to access any tech ...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Wheel stud VIN: ZT1LR32E33
Hi Toyota techs, Car has a broken rear wheel stud, and I am trying to figure out how to replace it with out doing further damage. Info is scarce. So far the dealer hasn't sent me the correct stud. I think he sent me the 2WD version. The 4wd model has drum brak...

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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Main Relay VIN: 1HGCB7551P
thanks for a bajillion responses. Yes the infamous main relay at it again. Trick was finding it behind/above the CCmodule.
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Interior VIN: KMHCG35G5Y
we replaced the multi function switch but that fixed nothing with further serching we found a diode in the fuse pannel under the hood that was week upon load it would kick out cool down then reset replaced the diode works great
1987 Mazda RX-7 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: JM1FC3332X
BOY, OH BOY! did I get LUCKY! not only did I get a couple of good replies, but I also got a LIVE body! Thanks to Terry, he took to time out of his busy day, and came over to the shop, and personally gave me help! I turns out, I did indeed, have a apex seal sta...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVGF22C41
problem was in the valve body. even after cleaning & updating didnt work properly. replaced with a rebuilt valve body everthing working properly now.
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, smoke
had one email had experience of excessive smoke being the turbo which is what we felt was the smoke problem but the oxygen content is still a ? HOWEVER the customer wants the turbos done so i will let you all no in the future
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN1HJO156R
Thanks a million to all the techs out there who took time to help me. I got 14 responses and all of them were logical, good ideas. I am still somewhat mystified, but a new oxygen sensor fixed this car. OK, we all know what an 'O2 sensor hunt' feels like, but t...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK6355S
Well thank you all for your great advice. I do how ever have to a say that I did give the wrong voltage at the grounds they were both at 0. But the problem turned out to be the MAF singal wire had a break in it by the brake lines very hard to find even when yo... Trouble codes: P0100.
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Engine Noise VIN: JT4RN55D5C
well you guys were right.which i already knew thats what it was i just dreaded haveing to tear it apart but it wasn't as bad as i expected. the right guide was completely gone except for the bole holes, lots of debree in oil pan. new chain, guides,tensionor an...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L No Start, Stall, floods VIN: JT2SV24E3M
Most of the replies I received delt with the ignition coil. Some said the problem could be in the fuel system. The problem in this case was the technician, me. After testing the vehicle some more I found that the injectors were staying grounded when the engine...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Air Bag Light VIN: 2T1AE04B4S
The code that wouldn't clear was number 22. The fix was a loose connection behind the insterment cluster thanks for the replies Gerry
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