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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, transmission MIL VIN: JHMCB7657N
This honda will on occ. not start, customer will try after about 20 min. and it will start, does not have to be driven, will act up if engine is hot or cold. We have discovered that it is not getting spark (the only time vechicle has failed for us) when I trie... Trouble codes: 1 (transmission code), 2 (transmission code), 3 (transmission code), 7 (transmission code), 8 (transmission code), 14 (transmission code)
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1HG5658WA8
Within the first 15 minutes of operation the car stalls while being driven. The stallas are sporatic. Once the car is warm or when driven on the highway the car runs perfect. Problem only occurs in city driving with stop and go activity. Once car is off to the...
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Steering VIN: 1HGES15512
customer notes: pop in steering during tight turns such as parking lot manuver. tech. findings: test drive does produce noise frequently. we can reproduce pop in bay. will not pop with suspension unloaded. pretty sure noise is coming from rack and pinion unit....
1999 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJR7230X
This car has set code p0440 for the evap system. We tested the fuel cap [ok] but replaced it anyway with a Kia one. It usually takes a couple of days to reset the code. We leak tested the system. With the key off it will bleed off. With the CCV [canister close... Trouble codes: P0440
2002 Mazda MPV 2000CC Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy
Calling all mazda techs. This is my first post hence the sketchy details. I have this mazda MPV diesel turbo in the shop at present. the exhaust is blowing a black soot/smoke.(we are talking mega clouds of smoke) when you rev it up you have to be very carefull...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Right Front Suspension VIN: 4A3AE45G83
This car has a popping / clunking noise in the right front suspension. It is bad enough that you would think it would be easy to find. It will make it at various times. It will make it going over light bumps, hitting the brakes sometimes, going from forward to...
1997 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: 4N2DN111VD
not shifting into third gear. intermittent code po600 tcm to ecm communication. checked voltage to ecm terminal 24 and 29. 8 volts, good signal. ohm out wires from ecm to tcm according to code 600 troubleshooting, checked good. van also came in with code 720 -...
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S8W
We replaced the speedo head because it was intermittent. After that car was towed in dead. It was out of gas but the gauge read 2/3 full. We learned that that was the "test" position for the gauge. The gauge has a "driver" built into the speedometer so that is...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on, PO182 code VIN: 453BH63541
I have one route of checking if the sensor is bad by unplugging it but i can't pull up the fuel temp. data on my scan tool,(2500,asian primary to 01, toubleshoot 97). I'm looking for another way to test this, does anybody know the ohm's values on these sensors... Trouble codes: P0182
1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3L No Start VIN: 2S2AB21H0X
Hello everyone, and thanks in advance. Car would crank/no-start after oil pan gasket repair. No spark/no inj pulse. Has power to coils/injectors. 3 powers at pcm (2 from main relay, one from ignition switch) good. 3 pcm grounds good. CMP signal at pcm good. CK...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L door locks VIN: JT3HT05J6Y
This Land Cruiser will not lock from either interior door lock switch/button. Remote will open and lock all doors normally, and using the key in the various doors will also open and lock the doors properly. Good voltage at the main fuse (40a), 3 relays, and th...
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Transfer Case VIN: JT3HN86R11
Vehicle came into shop with a Ck engine light, VCS off light, VCS Trac light all on, and 4x4 light flashing. Ran codes on vehicle showed evap purge solenoid. Cleared codes on vehicle drove VCS off & VCS trac light did not come back on. 4x4 light still flashing...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JTEHH20U53
Need help with this 03 RAV4. Vehicle bogs & backfires through intake on accel. Same with snap throttle. Revs up smoothly if eased into. Symptoms only happen when engine reaches 170+ degrees. Unsure if related but doesnt seem to have much idle flair on hot rest...

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1996 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9655T
Hi everyone, the problem was the igmiter was plugged into itself instead of the harness. Was in to much of a hurry to get this one out. Thanks
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCE6678T
Received 4 replies. #1 for idle air control or cam timing? I had reported tcd was checked and on and iac would not take out injector control. #2 for cam timing, again--it was varified. #3 distributor, 2.7 v-6 engines have ignitor only within the distributor so... Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc), 1381 (cyl position).
1999 Honda Civic HX 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1HGEJ7121X
Thanks for all your replies. I pulled the head and did not see where it was leaking except for the valves and piston tops had been washed. Took the head to machine shop and told them to look real good at the head(ie cracks). There where no cracks found but the...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L oil pressure VIN: 4S2CM58V0V
I would like to thank everyone who responded. several replies pointed to an Isuzu TSB concerning tap. It said to use 0W30 oil. another tech said to use atf. I used both together and tap went away. I still have a high rpm tap/knock which I believe is either fro...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Electronic VIN: JF1SF635XX
First of all I would like to thank all who responded. Especially Dan from Pennsylvania who hit the bullseye on this one. It appears when we either removed or installed motor we jacked up transmission a little to high and caved in the bottom of trans pan and br...
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