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1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L braking performance VIN: JHMCA5638J
Greetings Brake Techs, I have now married this car in labor and parts trying to resolve a low and soft brake pedal. Customer complaint was "pedal went to the floor" so when it arrived with that complaint I adjusted the rear brakes looked at the condition of th...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4A3AK44Y6V
We pulled the head and replaced the head gasket; the thing runs good, but we have an unusual idle problem; it idles like it has a hi-performance cam (lumps); has anyone run into this before? No obvious problems, we even pulled it back down to verify the cam ti...
1984 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HV05S8E
This car came in for a crank no start, it was at a tire shop getting tires and when they were finished it wouldn't start. I first checked for spark, and it was good, I then checked fuel pressure and volume, both were within spec. next I checked for injector pu...
1987 Nissan Pulsar NX SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 1N1EN34SXH
hello nissan techs. i'm hoping someone can shed some light on this pulsar for me. this car came to us from another shop that had replaced the crank sensor w/ a salvage yard unit and the power transistor unit new o/e. upon inspection i found fuel pressure and i...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L efi VIN: JN1RZ26A8L
Won't turn off, starts and runs, no response to key when turning to off position. replaced electrical portion of ignition switch to no avail, unplugged switch when running no response stays running, has anybody seen anything like this, it does not have any rem...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA31D31
When this car originaly came in the idle was high and hunting. performed resistance and continuity tests on the idle air control system and the idle air controler had high resistance. We replaced the unit. Now the idle does not hunt (roll) but it idles/rests a... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction)
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DLG1D31
once this car is at operating temperture if i increase the rpm up to 2000 rpm and let the throttle go to decel when the rpm gets to 1500 it increases back to 1800 at which point i can see the injectors shut of on a scope by both the voltage pattern and current...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Stall VIN: JTDAT123XY
Hi everyone. I have a Toyota ECHO that will stall after a hot soak. The problem is that I only got it to act up once. After driving for 15 minutes and then letting it hot soak, when you would try to start it, it would start then stall immeditley. The next time...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
Hello Techs, I have this 03 Sequoia, and the customer states while driving normal the Trac off and the VSC trac warning lights will come on, also the brake warning light comes on . The brake light does not always come on when the other 2 lights are on, has any...

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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L vetc valve VIN: 19YA3259XL
found that the plug for the vetc pressure switch was switched with the coolant sensor.
1984 Honda Accord 1.8L alternator, choke stat, VIN: JHMAD5427E
Several of you knew of problems with the wiring harness for the alternator. Several sent me much appreciated wiring diagrams. I replaced the cable from the alternator to junction block where a voltage drop was occurring. After 35miles of test drive I thought G...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Check engine light VIN: 1HGCD5638T
Hi techs, Thank you for all the replies, it turns out it needs a new transaxle. There's a bulletin that pertains to the problem. TSB#01-012 Read and record the freeze frame data. If the mainshaft speed value is lower than the countershaft speed and vss value...
1993 Hyundai Excel 1.5L Radio VIN: KMHVD12JOP
Thanks for all the replies. Carl thanks for the detailed procedures for unlocking the code. Could not find ID number under carpet or in trunk, but will use telephone number provided for more info on getting code.
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Battery VIN: JNRAR07Y7X
Turns out I was never able to catch the draw that was happening. I did install a new battery but that was quickly discharged. One of the techs here was walking by and said 'the rear wiper is not parked properly'. So I investigated that. I removed the hatch pan...
1992 Mitsubishi Expo SP 2.4L engine? VIN: JA3CZ59W1N
hello fellow technicians!! good new is that we did fix the problem thanks to all your input. the problem was the balance shaft out of time. we did previously check balance shaft for correct timing. we used alldata procedure which states you use a screwdriver o...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L alternator VIN: JA4MT31P7W
Once again thank you for the good info. All replies stated oil had to be leaking from front cam seal on the rh side, this convinced me to remove timing covers and all related hardware to take a look, installed a new seal with timing belt and water pump since I...
1990 Subaru Legacy 2.2L high clutch VIN: JF2BJ6502L
thank you to those of you who replied, you made me think about what i was doing and dig for answers. no quick fix here, i felt it was a control problem as well, the valve body had been rebuilt by me, the 4 solenoids in a group had been replaced. so i took the ...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T1VK13E0P
I got the car tore down Sat & immediat;y found the problem. The problem was me being in a hurry to get this vehicle done. As several of you suggested I had installed the headgaskets wrong. I feel like an idiot for not looking closer at the gaskets & engine. Th...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2VK12E1P
We wrestled with this car another day or so doing wiring checks & testing components in the distributor as most of the replies I got suggested. The car just fixed its self. I'm serious-the little Toyota went to starting warm after a few wiggles & grunts & it c...
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L No Start VIN: JT3AC12R9R
Thaanks Again to those who've responded. It turned out to be the wiring harness where it passed over the front of the engine. It rubbed through the harness housing and wiring insulation and shorted out on the front of the engine. With 170k miles the harness ho...
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