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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6678T
Vehicle arrived with start but must have accelerator pressed to keep running and appears to be running on 3 cylinders. Codes 1361 and 1381 for tdc and cam and lab scope shows acceptable? Had labed scoped crank sensor as well and acceptable. Did so directely at... Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc), 1381 (cyl position)
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L heat/ac control VIN: JTUZ30L1P0
Customer states that this problem was present before repairs, before the leaks started. AC and heat control defaults to full hot or full cold when temperature moved up or down will not stabilize at preset temperature. When performing self test all vent servo m...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Trans Range Sensor VIN: JM1TA2218S
Help Mazda Gurus! This vehicle was presented to me by the customer through a local transmission shop for dtc P0705. Their electrical guy and another place replaced the Trans range sensors for a total of 3 sensors. The original shop that replaced the trans inst...
1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6350W
Inherited another shops headache. Code p1443 sets after driving about 1/2 to 1 hour. All tests show fine and other shops replaced pressure transducer and solenoid. We found EGR valve diaphram was full of water. Cleaned water from valve and customer took car... Trouble codes: P1443 (evap vent control functio)
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L will not shut off VIN: JT4VN93D3L
Vehilce came in with key out of ignition and vehicle running. Tested ignition switch. Tested ok. Black/Red wire at ignition switch connection has constant power. Removed ignition fuse. Vehicle will turn on and off ok, but with fuse removed ignition still has p...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4T1BF28K7W
Thanks in advance for your time and effort. Good customer having ac problems for the first time on this car.Turn on the ac-everything seems normal after about 5 seconds the ac buuton light starts to blink and the compressor shuts down.At a suggestion tried an ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E41
Vehicle hesitates, falls flat on its face, on acceleration. Drives just like a bad MAF sensor. Bring vehicle back into the shop check for codes, code P0172. Normally I see a code P0171 with a hesitation which is caused by a bad MAF. My LTFT is -28.9, STFT -6... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich bank 1)

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7658N
Thanks for all the replies to this one!! You guys from Florida(Paul,Dave,Howard,Dale) know your Honda's!! Thanks for info Carlos. The computer(trans) was bad. Replaced computer and everything worked great.
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JHMBC7677P
Well, first let me thank all of you who offered help, We got some great ideas to try. Now for the final. The customer picked up vehicle and is taking it to a dealer. We have exhausted nearly every avenue possible, to no avail. Tested all that can be tested, ev...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5634S
put a used ecu and took care of problem thank you for your help to everybody Trouble codes: 9 (cyp in distributor).
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L suspension VIN: JT8UF11E4P
all went in the same direction that we were in,, bad rear air struts or line leak, we soaked lines twice and did not find leak, customer did not want to spent big $$$ and traded car in, i assume rear struts were bad, did sent thank you to all who responed and ...
1989 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L engine swap VIN: JM1FC3511K
According to the information I recieved, the Mazda RX-7 engine 13B used between 1989 and 1991 is the same engine in both automatic and manual transmission models. The difficulty comes in the changing the flywheels. The flywheel is attached by a large gland nut...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1C31D0YT
Most of you guys got it right. This unit had a bad MAF sensor. I don't know what the accident had to do with its failure but a new one fixed it. The price was a lot cheaper than expected. Thanks for all of your help. Frank
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JLX Sport 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V8W
First off, I royally goofed up at the beginning of this post. The engine in this vehicle IS a 1.8, NOT a 1.6. The crank sensor in question on this 1.8 is located inside the trans bellhousing and mounts to the back of the block. Yes, the trans must be removed t... Trouble codes: 335 (Crankshaft position sensor signal).
1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L compressor VIN: JT3AC14R7R
It turned out to be combination. The heater control cable out adjustment, and a little too much freon.
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