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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Security system VIN: JH4UA3652V
This vehicles alarm system sets without locking the doors. You can get out of the vehicle and take the key out and not lock the doors when you return back to the vehicle and open the door the alarm activates causing the lights to flash and horn blows. You can ...
1988 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMED6358J
I have a high idle when cold at about 3000 rpm. The ect drops as the car warms and has no drop-out winding up at around .7v. Coolant level is correct,temp. warms up to normal. If during the high idle event and if the some warm-up has occured I can disconnect/r...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Front wheel bearing VIN: JHMBA8147N
Hi all. I usually back the wheel bearing housing bolts out half way and tap the bolt heads to drive the bearing housing out of the hub, but this one's reeely stuck in there. Doe anybody know of any special tools or procedures that can get this dude out of the...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L electric window VIN: 1HGCD5661R
Drivers window would not move stuck up ,Checked for power to motor.ok ,Replaced window regulator and motor ,Now window will only go down.My Alldata doesnt give any testing for this ,Could it be anything else but the master switch?
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Engine block VIN: 1HGCG5646W
Car came with an oil leak from the back of the engine. Originaly looked like the oil pan (no gasket on this model car) was leaking by the rear main seal. We'd look inside with a Provision light and we didn't see any obvious leaks so we removed the oil pan and ...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEJ8249W
I have this 1998 Honda civic. It has no power. It runs smooth, starts right up and idles fine, but just lacks power when you drive. When you hit the gas in drive it will hesitate for a second and then pull away slowly. It has trouble on hills but on flat roads...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 5FNRC18072
hi group- this odyssey van has a surge/misfire at 45mph @1400rpm. It initially felt like leaking COP boots, but I checked all six and found no discoloration or tracking. I did find that the plugs were discolored around the base of the ceramic towers, so I repl...
1986 Mazda B2000 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM2UF3135H
ok, replaced b2000 engine with b2200 engine on owners request. from what i understand from the research i did this should be direct replacement if using all of the original equipment such as sensors and such...whatever. i used original truck intake manifold an...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L dome light VIN: JN8DR09Y11
While driving vehicle and turning to the right the dome light comes for a split second and goes off dimming slowly just like you opened the door. It seems to happen more after the truck warms up. It will not come on turning to the left. I tested all the door s...
1990 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2BC63C4L
We have a check engine light intermittently on start up for about 1 minute. During that time the car runs rough then clears up and is okay. the only stored code we recieve through the snap on scanner is code 3. $ sources of information and none tell us of code... Trouble codes: 03 (unknown)
1995 Toyota hiace 3.0L Cuts out VIN: KZH110-000
hello all the Toyota Techs, we have this van in our workshop which cuts out soon after you start it. this is normally about 20 seconds (longer when cold) we checked the codes and found the temp sensor faulty. we have ordered a new one and substituted a known r... Trouble codes: 22 (temperature sensor circuit)
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12B1T
Hello everyone.. Have an intresting problem. Car runs normally except for check engine light that came on. This car is OBDII compliant, but has the standartd "flip top" diagnostic connector like earlier toyotas. Unfortunately for this car, i need to count "che...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 2.2L poor/low brake pedal VIN: 2T1C622PXX
vehicle sat for approx 1 month unused.subsequent to that the brakes dragged and locked up during use ie:glowing rotors, smoke etc found that the calipers were locked due to a stuck master cylinder. plunger was still half depressed into the cylinder bore. re...

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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7677M
Many thanks to the four thay replied. I was hoping to be able to fix it before posting this, but the customer was out of town and just called us today. Now he needs to think about it, so I thought I better go ahead and post a fix. The general consenses is that... Trouble codes: 53 (Right Knock sensor).
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
I first want to thank the guys who helped me out. Herman,Hugh,Wade and Jim, Hugh was right. I finally got the problem to act up, what was happening is intermittantly the fuel tank would loose pressure, I could smell gas around the fill neck area also, I smoke ... Trouble codes: 1456 (fuel evap leak fuel tank side).
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L engine oiling VIN: JT8BD68S1X
sorry it took so long to post fix...had a hard drive failure...just got pc up and running...got several useful suggestions...leakdown was only 10% on all 6 cylinders one reply stated that some oil consumption normal and another stated that oil use was abnormal...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2224X
YES THIS CAR IS FINALLY DONE...As per Terry's help and further diagnostics I did a complete valve job, then changed 2 bad ign. coils. Trouble codes: 302 (2 cyl misfire).
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L alternator VIN: 4A3AJ56G1V
Turns out everyone that said check the belt tension was right. I thought I had the belt tight enough, but I was wrong. Thanks to everyone who responded. John
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05YXV
After reviewing the pin chart from a local dealer, I realized that pin 55 was on the other side of the pcm connector...yes folks, I was on the wrong wire! The only mental saving grace was that the correct wire (the real pin 55) was orange with a black tracer, ... Trouble codes: P0505 (EC-AAC/V-01 Idle Air Control Valve IACV-Auxiliary Air Control AAC Valve).
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