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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCB7240L
Machine shop returned head with no evidence of problems, is there another source of oil in coolant on these engines that we can check for? Heard there may be a problem with block on these engines, anyone with more info would be appreciated. Thank you and God B...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7658N
This car is a spare time only project...customer attempted head gasket job...SUPPOSEDLY the car was running before that... What we have here is a crank, no start... Do have spark, Do have fuel pressure, Do NOT have injector pulse...The POWER side of the inje...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start, starting problem VIN: Q123E4PAK0
vehicles comes in workshop for starting problems.the ecm not onn when ignition key turn onn position. i will check all sensors , fuel pump and its pressure he is ok, but i found the ECM not ONN when ignition switch onn. please refer me that what i do. i sure t...
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A6W
Hello to all. Having a problem with this one. Code p1447 my Mitchell gives very little info or flow charts. We power ck solonides at purge cannaster both click, blew air thru lines all seems ok. Not sure where to go next? I did read their is an update for solo... Trouble codes: P1447
2000 Infiniti G20 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A6Y
code comes on while driving or letting car sit running at idle only po 171 code no others Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U2X
this lexus came in today it would start if you push on the gas but would stall when letting off pedal the light was on with code 171 freeze frame had fuel trim at + 30 well i cleared the adaptive stratgy and after a while the car would idle on its own but just... Trouble codes: 171 (lean exaust bank 1)
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. I have this truck that blows the 15A Engine Control fuse intermittantly. At this point I have unplugged one by one each component that this fuse powers (O2 heaters, iac valve, map solenoid, evap solenoids, swirl cont...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
this maxima runs poor cold(stumbles,pops in intake,hard to rev up).if you turn key off and restart it runs better for a few seconds then runs rough again.car does not miss.after car get to temp it runs a little better.car idles good but has no power pulling hi...
2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L rad. cooling fan VIN: 4N2ZN16TS1
dont know if cooling fan should come on when ac is turned on,but on this van the cooling fan cycles on and off at idle only,if you bring it up to 1500rpm or higher the cooling fan stays on. the van has a full system charge,and the compressor doesnt cycle on an...
1989 Toyota Camry LE 2.0L System electrical VIN: JT2SV22E4K
I'm at the end of my rope on this one. All test are coming back normal still have the same problem. Compressor runs for 30 seconds then shuts off a/c button flashes. If any one can help that would be fantastic.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN53BXS
this veh . will not start intermittantly. unable to test for no spark , it started during check. so it might be a problem. when running it runs fine and has no drivability problems . while running and looking at the scanner it appears to be all ok . any help w...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L vehicle skid controll (traction controll) VIN: 4T1BF28B01
according to test results if patern scopes good on translate wires, replace ABS controller. I just need to know before I put a $$$ ABS controller in, have any of you ran in to this code with same results NOTE: found a TSB but the way I read it code 42 can be k...

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1979 Honda Accord 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: SMK1111757
Well, I hate to disappoint everyone on the Honda. I pulled the Honda out first thing this morning and I got started early in the morning doing a alternator R&R so the contractor could get back to work. When I got done, I noticed the Honda was gone. Evidently...
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Starting VIN: JHMCB7653N
It looks like the main relay. I had swapped in one that one of the other technicians had. He thought it was a good one. I got a brand new one from Honda and put it in and have started it about 50 times without it failing. Normally it would have failed after 5-...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L not charging/battery light stays on VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
Hey everyone ,Thanks for the helpful replies ,, We did get the chance to verify that all the powers and grounds were OK .Really believe that the customer had the wrong alternator sold to them (customer was another repair shop) . But they needed to get the truc...
2000 Honda Passport LX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S60M58WXY
Per members recomendation, perform FIS service. No change. Found intermitent fuel pump pressure bleeding off. Happen to have like vehicle in the shop for comparisons. Replace fuel pump and confirmed steady pressure. Extensive test drives and customer report ba...
2001 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJ723415
Thanks for all the replies. I have'nt got the vehicle back yet, but I believe the theory of ECM thermostat monitoring with thermostat & housing changes between 00-01 models will be it. Special thanks to Cameron [...] for the tips Trouble codes: P00, 128 (coolant temperature falls out of parameter for closed loop).
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Tony [...] sent the best info and lead to the fix,i did finaly buy a scoping meter the sinal was very eratic at the crank sensor ,the water pump pully had chafed the sensor wire and was intermittantly shorting the shielded red wire i replaced the sensor and it ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 4A3AE3SG81
slightly burnt contacts on main relay, the one next to the trans relay. found by changing the relay with trans relay. car eventually returned with trans relay fault. fitted new relay. problem went away
2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Cuts out, Stall
so far so good .The eccs relay was replaced and it's been a few weeks now and no stall.thanks to the members that replied and for the suggestion about replacing the relay.I am calling this one fixed.
1983 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.2L Diesel Problems VIN: JT4LN44D1D
The key clue to this problem was the 'runaway' condition that i experienced. Everyone said that a 'runaway' on these engines is due to the engine running on oil/blowby rather than fuel. This was indeed correct even though I had acceptable cranking compression ...
1985 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L Wipers VIN: JT2AE83E1G
The wiper switch is integral with the intermittant module, and it was bad. The wiper switch cannot be obtained new anymore from the factory as it has been discontinued, also the entire combo switch has been discontinued (Part#84310-12630). I was able to obtain...
1992 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TARN81A2N
the repair to vehicle was indeed a sliped timming chain thanks to all who gave advice but to [...] a special thank you. i guess you never to old to learn. your advice was right on the mark.
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Solenoids VIN: 2T1BR18E9W
Well after the customer finally got around to calling us to go ahead and fix the car we found the problem. This car had a starter failure previously, or was attempted to jump-start with crossed cables. This may explain the melted Positive cable in the harness....
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