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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L hot soak long crank VIN: 2HKRL18621
Customers complaint is a intermitant long crank on hot restart. Very quickly found fuel pressure to be 76 psi with volume to be .4 gph. Confirmed high pressure with another gauge. Replaced fuel pressure regulator with Honda part and now fuel pressure is 68 psi...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D4S
Hello fellow techs. Just looking form some guidance here due to limited amount of time to keep car. This car sets code for egr flow problem because it has a restriction in the tubing SOMEWHERE. As those of you know who work on these there is a pipe from exhaus...
1995 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L air bag VIN: JACDJ58V1S
Air bag lite flashes 7 times and then stay on steady. MOD says should flash 6 times after starting. It does not do that and my scan tool will probably not hook up to the DCL connector I can't find. I am trying to find the dcl connector to jump to retreive code...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L plugs VIN: JA3AM64J4R
car was towed in for squealing noise then died. check car out found seized water pump,and broken timming belt.replaced timming belt ran compression test 0 compression. removed cylinder heads had valve job done. reinstalled cylinder heads. tried to start car wo...
1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA7LS21G2S
thanks in advance for any help on this one guys. Mits gurus are top priority on this one so know your stuff. there are no vacuum leaks in smoke test. now this one has injector pulse and good spark, only running on # 2 and #4 cyl. 1 and 3 are firing but no cumb...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Very poor performanc VIN: JA4MR41H3T
After timing belt replacement, vehicle has a definite lack of power. I pulled timing covers back off, expecting to find a sprocket off a tooth. However, all timing marks were right on. Scanned the computer for codes, none were found. On a road test, I noticed ...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A7W
The code for the purge control solinoid,1493, has a minor trouble tree in MOD. I found vacuum at the EVAP cannister purge control valve of about 3" of vacuum. Mitchell states that there should be no vacuum at idle. With the engine running at 2000 rpm I get ful... Trouble codes: 1493 (Evap purge control valve)
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L rotors-front VIN: 5TEHN72NX2
Hello again- A good one for Toyota techs out there- Tacoma came in 2000 miles ago with slight grinding(just got into metal) Tech noticed even though rotors were machineable, they had blue spots and truck had severe pulsation. Offering to resurface rotors w/bra...

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD18641
I posted this in technical discussion forum, and got a hit about a recall for trans overheating and causing damage internally. Recall# [...]. It will be sent to the dealer.
1982 Honda Civic 1300 1.3L Charging VIN: JHMSL4319C
The fix for this one was to replace the voltage regulator. Most replies said it was probaly the regulator. As for the wire I asked about, the answers varied. Thanks to the people that replied to my request.
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Windshield Wipers VIN: JT6HT00W5Y
thanks for the help. turns out the connecter at the washer pump in front of the drivers side wheel was damaged and corroded causing the wipers to stay on in the wash mode. replaced the connecter and all is fine. thanks again tom d.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1DA31A52
Thanks for the help. I did end up taking the altima back to the dealer myself and they had to reset the idle with their factory scan tool. They also had some trouble and had to call their help line. I quess either unplugging the throttle motor or moving it to ... Trouble codes: P0507.
2000 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Throwout bearing sleeve VIN: JF1GF4853Y
Thanks to all who responded. Based on several recommendations, we purchased a well-made repair sleeve kit (sleeve and over-size throwout bearing) from Performance Development & Manufacturing (P.D.M.), 850 East 73ed Ave, Unit 1-A, Thornton, CO 80229 voice 877-7...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L RF axle, brake assy. VIN: JT4VN13GIK
Well we still have not got the truck back in to check the front axle bearings, the customer is over seas. The overwhelming response was to either grease the brass bearings in the front, this can be done by sliding the axle back and squirting some grease in the...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: JT3YP10V2X
Thanks to all of the technicians that offer me some help to solve my problem. It's not fixe yet but parts are on order. Mr. Kenneth [...] is the best aproche for my problem, ther is no sign of damage but i did order all forth gear components.
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