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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Red Brake Warning Light VIN: JHMCB7548L
Hello, We have a 91 Honda Accord LX without ABS, Canadian Model with Daytime Running Lights. The client informs us that his red brake warning light will come on and stay on for a long period of time and then go off without any reason. We have never been able...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Surge, PINGING VIN: 1HGCG1655W
hooked up scan tool, no codes. removed egr valve checked passages, both clean and flowing..engine runs fine except pings on accell. it will ping like it has marbles inside the engine in the shop, in park if you accell the engine. automatic trans shifting is al...
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKNG01D7S
hello,nissan/infinity tech: vehicle came in with cut off/stall problem i scope maf sensor for any drop out but it never did,hook up pressure gauge tape on winshield when vehivle cut out fuel pressure still good.perform ignition primary check up system function... Trouble codes: 12 (maf sensor)
1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L electronic suspension VIN: JT6HTOOW6X
I have a Lexas LX 470 that I replaced the right front shock due to a leak. I bleed the suspension and shipped the vehicle. The customer brought the vehicle back complaining of it leaning to one side. I set the tire pressure and measured the vehicle height. The...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L ignition VIN: JM1FD3315P
hi guys, hope you can help with this one. i am trying to help a friend working at another shop. when you turn in the ignition the egi fuse blows instantly - 30 amp fusible link. car was driving - died - when turning into a parking lot. any information is appre...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L engine VIN: JM1TA2223X
Engine smoking heavily when acceleration, Opened inspection cover for supercharger and found excessive oil inside housing. Customer wants me to rebuild engine, Any suggestions at what i should pay close attention to while stripping engine. Maybe there is a bu...
1996 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MR51M0T
This vehicle came in with a lack of power, missing and a engine light on. The code was a cylinder 5 misfire. We did plugs and wires and found they were arcing out. Also did valve cover gaskets. Not it does not misfire but it still has a serious lack of power. ... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl. 5)
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: IN6ED27T11
my scanner itīs not able to read this codes, the truck is lack of power .I would like to know thw meaning of this codes. Thanks a lot''' Trouble codes: P1126 (unknown), P1336 (unknown)
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L airbag VIN: 5N1ED28T31
vehicle come in with air bag light flashing,use snap on modis tried to comunicate airbag system no luck,perform manuel code test only, by turn key on & off 3 times pause 7 seconds each time when ignition turn on, got a code 11 check alldata, no information lis...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Differential VIN: 4S3BG6855W
Subaru techs I need your help. When you turn a corner more than 90 degrees the cars acts like the AWD binds up and make it jump as you turn. Acts like 4x4 is locked in when turning. We replaced all the fluids and installed 4 same brand tire as the others were ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Vehicle brought in for extended crank time when starting and massive tip in and backfire through intake on fast acceleration to WOT in park. Select monitor parameters all appear normal and no glitch. Compared all readings to known good vehicle as well. Once ...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L power steering pump VIN: JF1GD29652
Good evening Subaru techs.We have just replaced an engine in this Subaru WRX turbo,now I have no power steering.The pump is noisy as if there is air in it I tried holding the reservoir higher than the engine and turning the steering wheel while the front wheel...
2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 2.0L No Start VIN: 2S3TD52VX1
Posting for another shop. Vehicle will always start and run fine when the motor is cool. However, when it warms to operating temp and is then shut off, it will not restart untill the motor has cooled down some (15 or 20 minutes). Mechanic said that once he l...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E4R
Ok, this one came in on a hook. I have 12 volts to the ignitor, I have no voltage to the dist. or coil. Lady states car has given her no trouble at all started it 2 days ago to go to work, drove about a block and it died as if she turned the key off. Have no f... Trouble codes: 14 (No Ignition signal to ECM)
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT3YP10V8T
hello, i am hoping that i can get some help with this, this vehicle came into the shop because it stalled on the thruway. went out to start and as usual it starts right up. left for test drive and trans was binding so bad that it almost wodent get out of the l... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor one malfunction)
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1234Y
Hi everyone, This ECHO came in with the check engine light on, No drivability problem. Our tech inspected & scanned the engine computer system, It set code P0171 He came up with it needing F.I. service, Minor tune & Oxy.sensor. Our customer gave the Ok. The l... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean Bank 1)
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L power windows VIN: JTEHF21A51
All windows with the exception of the rt rear window work properly via the master switch in the driver's door. The right rear window is stuck down and when activated via the master switch for down it makes a noise. Try up, no response. The other windows are in...

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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCG2257W
Happy to report a fix! Executive summary: the alternator. Make a mental note, guys, as I have so far apparently failed to, that if you see any wierdness with this 98-02 Accord V6, such as wierd dash lights (MIL, SRS), fading dash lights, stalling, and other ...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1RZ26H6M
Well this one is fixed, thanks go out to those that replied to my help request.I received some good help tips. One tech suggested I check for power to the relays, I had done that and if was fine. Some suggested power transister. The fix for this car was a repl...
1991 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L AC relay VIN: JN1EB31PSM
This was a very difficult wiring problem. The most common response was the thermistor on the evaporator box. In order to test the thermistor the car has to be running. Checking the ground out of the thermistor with a test light made the compressor come on. Put...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16SXV
Thanks for all the fast replies. Jim hit the nail on the head when he said to check the engine harness where it runs along the valve cover. When I pulled the harness up I found a spot where the harness towards the back of the valve cover had fallen down and wa...
2000 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L rad. cooling fan VIN: 4N2ZN16TS1
Found several problems, lo speed rad fan wire to fuse melted, from batt acid,repaired wire and then had rad fan operation,but still found hi side to be at 290,this was caused by compressor starting to come apart,and partially plugging orfice tube,replaced comp...
1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT4VN62M7J
Thanks to all that replied to my help message.Jeff from Tennessee was right on the money.I removed the throttle body and cleaned the badly stuck idle valve and the problem disappeared. Tom
2004 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L clutch VIN: 2T1KY38E84
I received 5 replies from Toyota and Dealer technicians, all suggesting no known recurring problems with the 6 speed Matrix clutches. One focused on the high rev engine combined with little low end torque as the weakness with this car. Hi stress use results in...
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