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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Interchangibility VIN: 1HGEJ1125S
New customer brought me his "fast and furious" civic. Evidently it was a little too furious, final drive spider exploded through the side of the case. He has another vehicle that he wants to use as a donor vehicle for a used transmission. The other vehicle i...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1HGCG5650W
Hi everyone. This gal's cat failed shortly after she accidently put diesel fuel in her tank. I replaced it with a known-good factory cat and about a year later here it comes again with low cat efficiency. Owner's husband smelled sulphur/egg smell in the garag... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean-running condition), P0420 (Low Cat efficiency)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31DXV
Hi Folks, I pulled codes P0325,P1110,P1400,P1135,P0330 from a Q45 this morning. We drove the car about 15 miles cut the car off, restarted the car and the MIL came back on. Drove back to the shop and found all these codes stacked up again. I operate a Nissan/I... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330 (r bank knock sensor), P1110 (l intake valve timing control), P1135 (r intake valve timing control), P1400 (egr/evap control solenoid fault)
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Reverse VIN: JALC4B140X
Came in with delay and slip in reverse. We dont have much info on this trans and am not sure if I was on the correct plug but it is on the pass side next to the pump. when it was fixed 6 mo ago we put in a new pump and valve body in it. It air checked good on ...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L headlamp (xenon) VIN: JT8BH68X6W
vehicle came in with a complaint of right front headlamp flickers\is dim. The bulb was out completely. Check for source volts and found 12.96V available, remove and inspect bulb and it apeared burnt. Replace bulb and verifi repair, new bulb was more white in c...
1994 Mazda MX-6 2.0L oil light VIN: 1YVGE31C8R
oil light comes on after running for several minutes,oil sending unit is not going to ground,but if i unplug the wire the light will go out.
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start, floods VIN: 4A3CS34T4L
was towed in with no start.checked plugs:flooded.will flood as you try to start.will try to run if you hold wide open but only gets to about 1200 rpm.also, when trying to start sometimes it runs into itself like timing is way advanced but have checked belt and...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 4A3AX55FXW
hey mitsubishi gear heads I got one for ya !! When I start this car it revs to [...] then dies. S.E.S lite allways on code p0320 contunious. I replaced the cam sensor once! Mitchel is pointing me to replace the ecm part#[...]! Trouble codes: P0320
1992 Subaru SVX LS 3.3L battery VIN: JF1CX3533N
help...i need info on this vehicles factory security system.i have a battery drain issue after 2-3 days sitting.checked all the charging system basics,all ok. found 24ma drawthat goes away after pulling security fuse. customer doest care about security system,...
1995 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Misfire VIN: JS3TD03V1S
This rig came in running on thre cylinders. I pulled the plugs and they wer3e all sooted up but # 2 was soaked. I replaced plugs and wires (scope check showed bad one) and the engine ran fine for about 20 seconds and then went back to three cylinders. I check ...
1986 Toyota Celica GTS 2.0L Left headlamp VIN: JT2ST65C9G
When the headlamps are turned on, the left light assembly fails to rise from its parked position. The right assy. opens normally. When shut off, both lights will park in the closed position if they are both plugged in to their respective plugs (for the motor f...

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1996 Acura TL 3.2L Electronic VIN: TH4UA365XT
Thanks for help so far. My customer ran out of time while we were testing. One suggestion to check for air in system but we did confirm a good inlet and outlet temp from core when it would act up. Another suggested to check for codes from system. We followed p...
1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9649V
thanks for your help everyone was right. relay was problem, it was thhe main relay under dash, rear one was just fine. thanks again
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L air bag VIN: JHMCG5648X
I recieved 14 replies with most urging me not to disable the air bag even with a written release. Some said to contact the NTSA for an exemption, and some said to send her to her honda dealer. I was also told to have her get a pre airbag car or not to drive at...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Thanks to all that responded, the culprit was the speedometer head. Car is done, customer is happy and we got paid. Thanks again, this is a GREAT group!!
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BG6858V
the head gasket was confirmed to be bad. the customer declined the repairs and purchased a new vehicle.
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1NXBA02E5T
Thanks to all who replied, I finally figured this one out. After test after test, everything was still checking out ok. I ran an ohm's test on the crank sensor and it checked out ok, I then put the scope on the crank sensor and that even looked alright. I then...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L brake pedal VIN: JT3HJ85J3V
Customer never returned for the repair. With the previous testing I had done and the replies I recieved, I believe it to be the a.b.s. unit. If the a.b.s. unit was bypassed the pedal was tall and firm.
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