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1984 Honda Prelude 1.8L Suspension
hi friends this honda has a grinding coming from the left side axle area. Worse in Reverse, but present upon take off in 1st. sounds like splines that are not meshing properly --maybe in the trans? pulled out the axle but everything looks ok. There is a carri...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L ABS Motor VIN: 1HGCD5658T
This car was brought in b/c the customer had a complaint about a strange noise upon start up . He had thought it was the a/c compressor or a belt , as did I initially . We kept the car overnight and when I started it up to move it the next day I realized what ...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1868Y
po420 cat below efficecy Trouble codes: P0420
1995 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Engine VIN: WBA4328752
Before I reccomend transmission removal I thought that would post this problem and see if anyone has come across a similar situation. Could this be an internal engine vibration, or mabey the tourque convertor/ flex plate. This vibration occurs only at the spec...
1986 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L battery light VIN: JM1GC3114G
hello.Vehicle idle drops to aproximately 400-500 rpm,when shifted out of park into drive, followed by buzzing noise in dash. Noise seems to come from in behind speedo. Noise is also followed by battery light illuminating.Upon acceleration light will turn off. ...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: XXXBXXX2XY
Have a dandy here. Problem existed before we did timing belt.Code P1512 VTAS stuck closed. Code will come back after two drive cycles. The P0172 code has not returned. Car falls on its face at midrange accel. PCM is not grounding the VTAS solenoid and opening... Trouble codes: P1512 (VTAS stuck closed), P0172 (testing and results)
1990 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L oiling system VIN: JN1CZ24A4L
This vehicle is my albatross, it's white, and lives on my rack in the air. Question is, there is a tsb regarding some block off plugs that need to be removed from the standard non turbo z car, and some releif valves that need to be installed. This vehicle is a...
1994 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
hi guys thanks in advance for any help the vehicle came in as a no start no spark. i put a power transistor on it and we got spark and it started.the vehicle has a dead miss on #3 cylinder.the wire was open so i put a new set of wires on it but it still misses...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L no shift VIN: 4S3BC6338R
Car came in a couple of months ago and owner said a lube shop said it was leaking. Inspected and found no leaks. Owner went home. Now owners back and trans will not shift. Feels like it is in safe mode. Fluid was 2 and a half quarts over full. Drained . Went t...
1996 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JF1GF435XT
Hello, We've got this fun Subaru here that's got up puzzled. It has an intermittent at random, poor idle - lack of power - cuts out problem. As far as we can tell, its patterns seem to be after a long sit, vehicle start up and then drive it. Vehicle will then...
1988 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L alternator VIN: 1T2AE92E1J
Hi all, my own personal car here, battery and brake light came on checked charging system voltage (battery voltage). Replaced alternator with Napa reman worked for a day now battery and brake light back on pulled wiring diagram (alldata) and traced circuit fou...
1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12K9T
help, longtime sponser & user, first post in a long time. this car is making me lose what's left of my hair. this car turns on the mil but does not set a code. we can read data. MONITORS RUN. we have tried three different scanners. mil command is on. car runs ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2BG12K2T
coolant is black. explain that. customer bought car for there daughter. they had it serviced, needed really bad. at that time coolant was black according to them and had it flushed and overflow bottle replaced and fresh green coolant installed. towed in today,...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KX1
Need some help from the Toyota techs. This Camry was brought to us for the check engine light being on. Another shop had performed an injector service on this car and 2 days later the light came on. Had code p0420, catalyst efficiency low. Did check as describ... Trouble codes: P0420

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L ride control
I want to thank every one of the nine people who took the time to reply to my request. Most said it sounded like ball joints. I checked them and they looked fine but I noticed that one lower had been changed before. I installed new upper and lower ball joints ...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L vtec VIN: JHMBB614XV
well guess what it was. the majority of the replies said to check the timing marks. So i did. They were as i expected dead on. I drove the car 3 more times and on the 3rd drive the car wouldn't rev past 2700rpm. I instantly new it was the cat. Pulled the cat o...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L abs VIN: 1HGCG6652X
Good morning.. Thank you everyone who replied. I recieved many different suggestions on this one. I removed the glove box and still found no connector, only a gray one near the right fuse panel. It does nothing. Dave told me the wiring is incorperated in the D...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L abs VIN: JHLRD7891C
Well it gone at last. It had nothing at all to do with our work. Turned out the customer had a accident about 3-4 month ago and the wheel brg/pulser just went. Glad its gone and not our fault THANKS
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L tcu VIN: JACDH58WZR
The fix on this Trooper was just as Jim from Missouri and Jerry from Virginia said. The grd on the upper intake plenium was completely disconnected. I reattached it with a good lock washer and no more limp in or code 37. I found out later that another shop had...
1990 Mazda RX-7 GXL 1.3L shifter VIN: JM1FC3318H
Removed tail shaft housing and found shift fork retaining bolt was sheared off.
1994 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L hold light VIN: 1YVGE22C5R
thanks to all that sent messages. All were helpfull. However the 626 will need a new trans. Thanks again for all your help. Charlie
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1416S
Replaced computer. Now we are able to clear codes and code C0134 gone Trouble codes: C0314, P1402 (EGR industed this code).
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L module? VIN: JA3XD64B0M
Thanks to everyone who replied and you all pretty much nailed the problem. It was the compressor, apparently these have a weak shaft and they break off or strip inside. These compressors have rpm sensor so the shaft had to be turning since there were no codes....
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E62
Finally fixxed it. After pulling fuel pump out of car to inspect the fuel system found an excessive amount of water in tank. Drained tank and refilled with good gas and performing a fuel injection service on it we fixxed the problem. Thanks for all the help it...
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