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1998 Acura CL 3.0L transmission VIN: 19UYA2255W
since we replaced the transmission it shifts very irradically (from 1st to 4th, neutral drop, stays in 4th, won't downshift until you shut the car off and restart it) every time you attempt to drive it, it does the same thing. we replaced the ecm with a used o...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L not charging/battery light stays on VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
Hi everyone , not real familiar with this charging system ,but it appears that the pcm should sent a voltage signal out of terminal c12(white pcm connector) to the c terminal of the voltage regulator to enable charging . There is no voltage present koeo or wi...
1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Driver's window VIN: 2HGEJ6575T
Hi guys. Sorry to bug you but I'm stumped on this one. Driver's window no up or down, please see testing so far. Glass was out of the channel. I removed glass, lubed run channel and re-installed glass. Tried two known-good master switches and still no workie....
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCG2257W
Hi guys. This V6 had its recall for the ignition switch, a recall that was more concerned with fire in the steering column than quitting, as some earlier recalls were. Despite having the recall, I went ahead and replaced the switch because it was the only thi...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Odometer VIN: JACDJ58X5W
Hello all, I have a strange one here. The complaint is that the digital odometer does not work. Initially the mileage on the vehicle read 104619. I reset both Trip A and B counters and road tested vehicle. The mileage increased normally, as did the Trip A coun...
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L ac pressures VIN: JT8UF11E9L
Hello to all This car is from a local shop. It is his wife's car. He had a leak in the system,and replaced filter dryer,expansion valve and evaporator. The car will only cool at idle. The pressures are 180 high side and only 25 on the low. What I can't find o...
1995 Lexus SC300 3.0L Dash lights,Radio, and Gauges VIN: JT8JZ31C5S
This vehicle first came to me about 3 months ago with dash lights going dim when stepping on the brake coming to a stop. I could duplicate complaint at that time. Came back a month ago, this time the dash lights went out and radio quit working for about 2 seco...
2001 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 4F2YU919IK
this vehicle will not run at idle for the first few seconds it is running. it has no vacuum leaks, the egr valve is operating properly, and the fuel filter has been replaced.(It was very restricted). after a few seconds at 1000 rpm it does fine. it had no trou...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D2S
#1 Intermittent problem. Foot off of throttle engine will almost start and run. Slightly apply throttle engine starts right and runs excellent. #2 B1S1 and B2S1 O2 sensors will toggle rich to lean normally at anything above idle speed, but after coming to an i... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L overdrive downshift VIN: 4S3NH6656Y
Hello everyone, This Outback won't shift down from overdrive when climbing a hill after 45mph. It does it most the time. It's been to a dealer, there are no codes and they said they couldn't recreate the problem. We changed the fluid and filter to be safe, no...
1994 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L starter VIN: JS3TDO3V7R
veh. came in with a no start condition.tested voltage at starter. 12.23 volts from battrie at starter. when cranking mode, starter had 12.13 volts. replaced starter, still same no crank problem.. jumped starter manually starter cranks and vechel starts.
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L radio VIN: AT1BG12K5J
the factory antitheft am-fm cassett radio powers up, but will not make sound unless headlites are on? Smalldata shows power from domelite and cigarliter fuses. They are good and either one kills the radio when pulled. Anybody run accross this before? ...Hope y...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L srs VIN: 4T1BE32K12
This car came here from local body shop, driver side collision without air bag deployment, they replaced the driver side seatbelt assembly and sent the car here for reset of light. SRS light is on, code 63 short in RH pretensioner squib. Cleared code and it re...

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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA2259V
Thanks to all that replied. It was the Ignition switch and was covered under the recall. Thanks again for the help!
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
thanks to all who replied. it was a belt problem. the tech mismarked the new belt by half a notch. ordered a new belt, remarked the timing lines, put it on , and away we go. special thanks to larry [...], who told me about the spring action. you guys are grea...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 4A3AA46G6X
I recieved a lot of replies with different things to check.One reply mentioned a fuel pump module but this galant did not have it.I told customer to go for mass aif flow sensor but he did not want to spend the money and felt he wanted to trade car in for new v...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Cooling Systems VIN: JT2BG12K2T
could not find source of 'black death' flushed it really good and let go. Customer supposed to come back soon and re-inspect. if problem found will update this post. thanks to all.
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L valve lifters VIN: NZE121-314
thanks to all seven replies to this mail ,thanks to paul.this job is not completed as yet but when i am completed i will let you know . thanks again
2003 Toyota HiLux Surf 2982CC Compressor VIN: KDKZN185WG
Received 3 replies to this but did not add anything I had already learnt. The truck is probably known by another name in the US. I will try to find this out and repost the message. If still no answers will rewire the truck using aftermarket 'stat and switch.
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