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1998 Acura RL 3.5L Maintenance Required Light VIN: JH4KA9644W
Hi gang--We have been a domestic shop for twenty five years and last year we started taking on foreign cars. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I can not get the "Maint.Req." light to reset on this Acura. I tried the owners manual procedure and the procedure ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB7673N
This Honda sets a pump motor circuit code intermittently anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. Everything checks out fine by the time the customer come in. I have already replaced the ABS computer. Does anyone have any thoughts as to why? Is there anything common...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire VIN: 2GHEJ6672T
I was handed this car friday morning. It had sat outside all night and upon start up it would miss on #2 cylinder. did injector drop test and condemned and replaced injector. started up saturday morn and determined #3 cyl. was missing by unplugging injectors.#...
1997 Honda Passport LX 3.2L Charging VIN: 4S6CM58V44
vehicle charge alternator output is 14.22 volts at idle and drops to 12.72 volts when accellerating or cruising.sometimes it will charge when over 2000 rpm,but not often.after driving a short time the batt/seatbelt light will intermittently flash off/on.cleane...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG6675W
This is very strange. As breifly as possible car came in as a no start. Seems like a fuel problem. The strange thing is after we dis-connected the fuel line to test pressure the car started and ran for a couple minutes. How is this possible with no pressure in...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHJF25F6X
Car purchaed from auction. vehicle was droped at my shop after they had a cylinder head & timing belt replaced. Custmer complained of hesitation. Found the TPS is getting no reference voltage Checked wiring between TPS & ECM no breaks in wiring. All ground con...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHGG45C21
Greetings to all and happy holidays,I got this car several weeks ago in for a check engine light on.Pulled a code for o2 sensor, slow response I installed a new o2 but the code keeps coming back.I checked for vaccum leaks,cleaned the mass air flow but for this... Trouble codes: P0133
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Extended Cranking VIN: JT8UFF11E7
Customer complains of extended cranking when car has sat for a while.Said it started after his wife put regular in it. Should take Premium.Have not experienced problem here. Looking for some Ideas on where to go have not seen many pump failures on these .Looke...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Car will crank and not fire. Has only done it 4 times and each time it has started after waiting 15 min to 1-2 hrs. No codes, no pending codes. I did ask the cust to crank it for at least 60 sec to see if it would set a code - none. Tune is recent but replaced...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L draw VIN: 4F2YU81X1K
This is my wifes Mazda I need some help with. My wife complaned that it had "electrical problems". She said the battery light was on and the window's would some times not go down all the way and you would have to turn the car off and on again to get the window...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6858W
hello subaru experts-we installed a customer supplied engine-the other engine overheated and blew-installed the supplied engine and i drove it 30 miles with no problems- let it sit for awhile-restarted the engine to double check things before giving it back to... Trouble codes: P1101 (nuetral position switch circuit fault), P1100 (starter switch circuit fault), P0500 (vss fault), P0130 (o2 bank one fault), P0136 (o2 bank two fault), P1540 (vss fault)
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L starter motor VIN: JF1SF63512
Hello group, this subaru cranks iregularly & some times kicks back when cranking, just like the old days with dodge darts. Problem is much more severe sometimes than others. Customer never pursued solving the problem over the corse of the last year as it wasnt...
1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6L radiator fan VIN: 1NXAE91A7N
the cooling fan won't turn on unless i wiggle the rad fan relay #1 on a warm engine. i replaced the relay and the junction/ relay box #2 thinking it might be a weak connection in either item. when i tweak the relay just right the fan will come on. i can make t...
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4TARN01P0N
Hello fellow techs. I am stumped with this Toyota PU. The history is the truck ran great then suddenly started to run poorly. Lack of power noticed greatly when driving up a hill. Happens all the time. Let me first tell you what I do to make it run PERFECT, th...

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1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator belt VIN: JM1BC1418W
Wow; I received 11 replies from all over the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, and Trinidad, phenominal! I thank each of you for your help. I have not yet gotten the car in to work with again and after I do it will take several months until I know whether I...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y61
Sent vehicle back to dealer to have PCM replaced, (7yr.,70,000).After much conversation with them they finally replaced it. We are now receiving commands to the IMRC. Runs great now except for an occasional #1 misfire code at idle. I suspect we may still have ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1cyl. misfire), P1518 (IMRC Not closing when commanded to. Low voltage from ECM to IMRC actuator.).
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Transfer Case VIN: JN8AZ08W13
Thank you Douglas [...]. you do need to use the Kent Moore J-Tool This tool fits over the lip of the seal to allow smooth installation. That was not the only problem though. The CVT breather tube was plugged from the factory. I noticed the air pressure behind the ...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4T3ZF13C92
the toyota sienna is fixed!. thank you jason for your repy about the onboard anti-theft system, i did check to see if this car is equipped with it but it does not have an anti-theft system, it does however have keyless entry. thanks you jack from southern cali...
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