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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7677M
We recently replaced the head gaskets on this one, and now it's biting us. The LEFT knock sensor broke while removing the terminal and was replaced with a new one from Acura. After put back together and test driven, we gave it back to the customer, after colle... Trouble codes: 53 (Right Knock sensor)
1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L abs VIN: JH4KA8260R
Fellow Techs, We had this vehicle come to us from a local body shop. They performed some repairs to the suspension on the left front side. Since then the ABS light has been on. We have been trying to locate the SCS connector to retrieve a code by counting fla...
1985 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: JHMBB5233F
I'm not sure where to start. my Alldata doesn't show much info on "85" model prelude (7-85). I think the ECU might be in rear panel behind drivers door pilar. The pgm/fi light is on. There is voltage to coolant sensor when running warm about.6v . My question i...
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: JA3BM64J7P
We recieved this 3000gt for smog related repairs. We quickly realized that a slight to moderate intermittant missfire was occuring at both idle and 2500 rpm's. Missfire is fairly regular occuring every 1-5 seconds. New wires, plugs and airflow meter have been ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L steering column VIN: JA4LS21H11
Hi, This montero has a rattle feeling that can be felt through the steering wheel when hit small bumps,expansion joints etc.. I saw a mention in the fix data base about this lower shaft,but was wondering if there are any tsb's or if you mitsubishi dealer guys ...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L blend door VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
customers complaint is that the blend door knob wont go to heat position. I found the knob will go but very hard, I disconnected the cable and the cable moves very smooth, hand turned linkage to find it binding, My question is before I pull the dash out and in...
1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0R
This only happens cold and once it warms up it disappears. According to customer upon acceleration it cuts out completely then gives him whip lash as it turns back on. The vehicle doesn't die its like an on/off switch. We do not beleive it is fuel. Pressure an...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Pressure control VIN: 4N2DN11W2S
Hello group, This Quest have a RE4F04A transmission. All the clutches were sliped but the forward clutch was burned. We rebuild the transmission, the converter also. Now, the vehicle at idle connects the transmission then goes neutral all the time. When shift,...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6SD16Y0V
Hello Nissan Techs! I work in a Chrysler dealership and am posting this for a co-workers' sons' vehicle. This '97 pick-up will start and run fine after a cold soak for about 20-30 minutes. Then the engine quickly begins to lose power and eventually stalls and ... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition Signal Loss)
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXV
Cust brought in with a cel on. Idle between 688 and 713 rpm, drops with load. Scanned and found a p0505, 12v going to valve, open in orange wire going to pcm. Told cust of this and she disclosed that the vehicle was in a pretty severe front end accident. I rep... Trouble codes: P0505 (EC-AAC/V-01 Idle Air Control Valve IACV-Auxiliary Air Control AAC Valve)
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Abs system VIN: 1N6DD26571
vehicles abs lite comes on after reaching 10 mph. grounding diagnostic terminal resulted in a code 11. Alldata shows no such code. Abs module is activating when key is turned on. Sensor on diff. has a good wave form and 5volts ref. at sensor terminal is presen...

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2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Engine VIN: 4S2DM58W4Y
Most folks suggested an exhaust leak. I suggested dropping the exhaust manifolds to inspect for leakage, as the shields cover everything. The customer opted to live with the noise when I told him the cost : )
1997 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1255V
unfortunately i must close this request, although the info given was helpful,vehicle not yet fixed. this is an on going problem. Trouble codes: P0170.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Starting VIN: KNDJA7235Y
replaced fuel pump relay and main relay. so far car is okay. not sure if it is fixed. thank you to everyone for the help.
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E5L
Alright! This one is finally out the door. As much as I almost hate to say it, it's good to get a butt kicker in every now and then. It sharpens the skill set! For the benefit of those who follow, I'm going to share what I learned about Toyota ignition systems... Trouble codes: 14 (no ign 1).
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L batt light VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Well this was a great mazda idea, I guess? after a couple of tech line phone calls, a few phone calls to the mazda dealer ship we replaced the the alternator. now with the new reman mazda alt, the P terminal voltage is 4 volts to 6 volts depending on the amps ...
1994 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, no power VIN: 1N6HD16Y9R
Thanks to everyone!!! We tried every suggestion Except un bolting the flywheel, (an all day job on a 4x4). One suggestion was forget the timing mark on the crank and set no.1 at top dead center, align the cams AND THAT WORKED. Even the trans is shifting better...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L passanger poweer slidding door VIN: 4T3ZF13C21
Hi guys sorry for the long wait, your help was great on this fix. yes I was under a time pressure,customer was in a rental. With the in the back ground. After your replies, I started from scracht again started with and evaluation of the electrical system found...
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