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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: 2HGED6349L
good evening: i seldom work on a jap car, but this customer was a long time vw customer. them brought the car in needing a valve job. we pulled the head, and took to our machine shop and had the valves and the stem seals replaced with a complete valve job. af...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, NO MIL BULB GOOD VIN: 1HGCB7653M
no start no spark no check eng light,fueses good ,bulb good.substituted good main relay.still no start. customer substituted know good distributor before car came in, still no start. will a honda start,or have spark if mil does not illuminate? suspect computer...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMBB6141Y
Hi techs. Working on a 2000 Prelude Base model. Customer complining of poor fuel mileage. Long term fuel trim is -15.6% (Minus 15.6%) Short term fuel trim average is -16%. Hydrocarbons are 187 @ idle, 0 @ 2500 RPM. Front oxygen sensor is sweeping about three t...
1993 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L No Start VIN: KMTJF32MSP
Need a little help with this car. Here's the story, Car died in flight. Haves no injector pulse, have fuel and spark. Will run on propane. No communications to the ECM. Has a bad computer, found a burnt up part in the ECM.The Computor was burnt in the middle w...
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L No Start VIN: JMINA3516P
Car came in as intermitent no start. Then stopped working all together. When cranking there is no injector pulse, spark, or fuel pressure, let the key off and you get one shot of fuel and spark. all data has been no help, and my manual says take it to the deal...
1984 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L No Start VIN: JN1HUO1S6E
Need help with this nissan can not get a signal out of the crank sensor in the dist, also can not remember what kind of signal should have, assume 12v wave form problem is no inj pulse,have good voltage to inj, powers to computer good also all grounds under 60...
1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN6HD16SXH
when driving, total power loss on wot. Changed cap, rotor, wires (button was burned through). changed coolant temp sensor (after market) and rechecked (320 ohms at operating temp).tps smooth,no glitches. dropped exhaust and checked for plugging. fuel pressure ... Trouble codes: 12 (Air flow meter), 33 (exhaust gas sensor), 43 (tps)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31DXY
Hi: I have a problem with this Nissan..I believe I have a bad maf and after trying to clean it has not really helped the problem..I have done a fair bit of reading in the archives and feel that I am on the right path ..I keep getting a p0171 code every couple ... Trouble codes: P0171
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Shifting, covnverter lock up VIN: 4T1SK12E9R
Replaced orignal trans because of broken differential. After replacement it was found that torque converter was for a Camry with a 6 cyl. Rebuild Co. assured us that there would be no problems. On test drive trans seems like it shifts to quickly and on decell ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3HP10VOV
Hello all, Well, this is my first little Rav 4; thought a routine tuneup with cap, rotor,wires,and plugs would fix this severe cutting out under load but it didn't. If you drive easily it will run okay but step down on it at any speed and it bucks and jumps b...
1998 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L engine VIN: JT4UN24D4W
3.4 engine just put a new short block in from Toyota have installed 2 after market thermostats and 1 Toyota thermostat and the truck overheats with all 3 if you leave the thermostat out it is OK can't find a bleeder on the block to remove air from system

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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7164L
i received a whole lot of replies most of which was to replace the igniter. 92.00 later the car is fixed. so the igniter fixed the car. thanks to everyone who took the time to respond as this network is great. thanks again.
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D2P
To all Techs. First of all, I would like to thank you all Techs. take some time to go through the trouble i had, but the problem i found was the 3 Injectors 2,4,6, causing the problem, after replace them the engine run fine. thanks again for review the problem...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Engine VIN: 4A3AA46G9X
Most of the replies I got was dead on target. The balance shaft was out of time. The shaft is not a 1 to 1 ratio so when the marks are aligned it can be 180 degrees out. With the belt off you can rotate the shaft by hand and release it when timing mark on bala...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L drive or 3rd VIN: JN1CA31D2Y
thanks to every one. we sent the transmission out to be completely rebulit & now all is well. we did not find out what the code was but the transmission needed to be rebuilt. we did check the voltage resistor & it was not broken. thanks again for all the help ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Lighting VIN: JN8DR09Y61
Well after alittle more checking I found a wire that was connected to the ground for the taillight relay I traced the wire under the drivers carpet to what I believe is the lojack system,which was completely submerged under water.I removed the wire from the ci...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L auto locking hubs VIN: 5N1ED28YX1
turns out that the car was at the nissan dealer for a brake job and they left out some shims that adust the axle end play. once we ordered and installed all the correct parts the problem was fixed.lesson learned here is always ask the customer if some body has...
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5L transmission VIN: 4SBBG6856W
Thanks to those who replied. The trans has an internal problem that only occurs when first started. We tried replacing the speed sensors and the neutral switch and had no luck. Due to the cost of parts a low mileage replacement was found and installed. All is ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF22K7W
Car came in again and i scanned P0440. Different code! I resmoked the thing and found the hose from the canister to the vapor pressure sensor to be part way off! replaced the hose and resmoked okay! I must have fixed the P0446 with the canister and just knocke... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Vent Solenoid Problem).
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