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1991 Acura Legend L 3.2L speedo VIN: JH4KA7667M
Customer has no history of car. But they claim that after head gasket repair speedo quits. I have found that after 1 mile speedo would read incorrect and even bounce around,I also found it to be feeding back and getting worse as other items were operated such ...
1993 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L crank bolt VIN: JH4CC2668P
Typical tight crank bolt except WORSE. We borrowed the holding tool and had heated the bolt to cherry red. Then it would still not loosen with a 4 foot snipe!!! After trying heat a couple times, the pulley broke. Then we removed the rad and moved the condenser...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMCD5650R
replaced dist now have spark but vey week orange spark my question is will the pgmfi relay cause weak spark
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1646X
Thank you for your time. I am having a problem getting the check engine light to stay off. See history. What I am needing to know is where exactly is this thing carboning up and do I have to pull the intake to clean it properly? Or is there something I am miss... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658Y
hi all Honda Tech: I am posting this for another shop. Car had been to three different Dealer. and two other shop. can't seem to fix the problem. dealer and other shop replace a lot of parts. but problem remain. cold start is perfect never had a problem. it al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (1 misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0303, P0304 (4 misfire), P0305 (5 misfire)
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L valvetrain? VIN: JACDJ58X7X
This one came to our shop with a "ticking" type sound coming from around the pass. side v.cover area. I removed the v.cover and checked clearances on all the valves(were all in spec.) Found a freeze plug leaking coolant into this area, specifically into rear e...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Unknown VIN: JALTY12345
This rodeo is accused of rear wheel lock-up ocurring twice in one day while just driving down the road without using the brakes. The first time the customer states it just felt as if something just started to hold the rodeo back and then it just went into a re...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C3W
Hi, Thanks for your time. Our customer has a problem restarting her car after she's driven somewhere on a short trip. When she goes to leave, the car cranks but won't start. Other than this, the vehicle runs great and has no indication of any other problems. ...
1986 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6ND12Y7G
I replaced head gasket because of oil and antifreeze leak externally. Replaced spark plugs and wires in the process. Started up, set timing and truck ran fine. The customer took home and returned a couple of hours later saying the truck was blowing smoke and r...
1992 Nissan 240SX 2.4L engine vacum VIN: JN3MS36A1N
my tech remove the cyl. head because of overheating, we had the head serviced and replaced it with new head bolts. the one thing he didnt do was mark the timing chain for removel. the car does run ok but it lacks power, and the engine vacum at idle is 14-15 "...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1NGDD21Y0W
truck came back about a week later and cust said after we did the efi service the idle will go up then back down comming to a stop. our efi service includes throttle body cleaning intake cleaning and cleaner in the tank. test drove truck and when coming to a s...
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT4RNO1P5L
Hello to all, this truck was towed-in for a no start. It was determined there was no injector drive on the ECM's part; it also had a short in the alternator +B circuit which was localized to the HVAC/relay box #3. This led us to the fact that all of the exteri...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JT4VN13G5R
Hey Toyota guys, we have a 1994 toyota truck v-6 running rough, missfiring all cylinders,have checked fuel pressure good,O2 reading lean and plugs showing lean, cylinder leakdown test shows nothing, and no head gasket leaks can be found, seems to improve sligh... Trouble codes: 25 (lean)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBE32K52
This Camry has a reoccuring code P1349. Followed TSB which directed us to replace VVTi actuator. After replacement code still comes back. The problem apears to be intermittent as when I manually activate the valve, the engine will stumble. Anyone seen this pro... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System Malfunction Bank 1)

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1995 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L abs module VIN: JHMRA1876S
Well, I did bleed abs system by jumping contacts and running pump, but did not help. Used car dealer took it to Honda dealer and have not heard of repairs yet. Will post more when I know what they did. Thanks to all who replied.
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Running Lights VIN: 1HHGCD5533
thanks to all that gave me great ideas one of them was to remove the instrument cluster so i did and found a wire touching ground, car is now fix and customer is happy this was a great experience thanks to all
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L abs light VIN: JHLRD1859Y
Vehicle came back with ABS on. Told customer not to turn off ignition when light comes on because it is intermittent.I tested power to failsafe relay from ignition switch and fuse. No power. I replaced the igninition switch and I havnt heard from her since. Th...
2000 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L ign. sys. fuel pump no spark VIN: 4F4YR16UX1
thanks for all the help . i took truck to the ford dealer . i explained what was going on . they are also very helpful . they hooked it up and found that the p. c. m. was bad . dont no why that happened . it didnt run when it come in . eng. was looked up . hav...
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3CS44RXL
Thanks to all who answered. I removed the ecm and took the cover off. Sure enough, in the center of the board it was fried. Thank you also for the info on where to get it replaced/repaired. ECM to go took care of us. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 12 (Mass air flow sensor).
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L No Start VIN: 4A3CF34B6R
thanks for the help on this one. beleive it or not we over look the rotor as some suggested. car is gone an customer is happy. thanks again for the help.
2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4DLG1D31
most of the replies i got where intake manifold vacuum leaks my fault i forgot to mention i filled the manifold with smoke no leaks the altima is from a used car dealer they had some spare time so they took the car back because i was out of the shop with the f...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3VN39W3L
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix, but the vehicle has not been back since my post. It came back today for an oil leak, and he tells me it's been running good since the last time I had it. Even though I did nothing to fix it. Of the 7 replies I had, I had a... Trouble codes: 14.
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4RN01P5M
Sorry for the slow response, this truck was not a real priority. Thanks for the 10 replies. Ron from California and Leonard from Arkansas were right on the money. Using a 10 mega ohm DVOM I connected the (+) lead to the O2 signal wire and the (-)lead to B+. Th...
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VD20A7R
Thanks to Ron in California(Northern). Hit it on the nose. Even though the coil resistences all say good, it wasn't. If I had taken off my blinders, the switching of coil- was a dead giveaway. One thing I forgot to mention in my post was that this T-100 had a ...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K6V
after car came back replaced vsv for egr system.problem solved thanks for the help LAMAR [...] Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L exaust ? VIN: 5TDZT38A51
I want to thank everyone that responded to my help request on this vehicle . I explored all I recieved and was able to come up with only one possibility. Upon close attention to engine noises I found a like noise to the problem sound coming from the left hand ...
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