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2000 Acura TL 3.2L shifting VIN: 19UUA5664Y
I rebuilt this transmission 6 months ago. The car has been back twice sence then. It keeps coming out with codes p0763 solnoid c and p1753 lockup solnoid.Both oms out to specs. Transmission down shifts firm intermidiately, and goes into limp mode after driving...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L trans. shifting, and slipping VIN: JHLRD1868W
trying to determine if problem is mechanical or anything missed electronic controls, replaced main shaft sensor just to rule out any other possibilities. transmission shifts erratically, and slips between 2nd and 3rd.
1999 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L No Start, Stall, VIN: THLPD1864X
Vehicle stalled on the road. Customer restarted and it ran briefly then stalled again. Customer replaced the fuel pump because they couldnt hear it running. Vehicle still wouldnt run. Towed vehicel here. Checked the basics. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor. All where ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78832
Codes set 287 miles ago. Reset PCM and sent customer on her way. Showed customer how to tighten gas cap. Replaced battery due to failed load test. Car came back today with same codes. Honda trouble shooting tree addresses hard failure of ELD only. I printed al... Trouble codes: 1298 (ELD voltage high), 1456 (EVAP leak- tank system)
2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNADC16594
we have a rio which was towed in--timing belt snapped--bent all the valves--installed used engine from 03 kia with 14 miles on it--thats what junk yard says. now we have a rough idle with used engine. vacuum is low at idle but if you just bump throttle up to 1... Trouble codes: 1166 (o2 snsr/pcm adaption diag fault)
1990 Lexus LS400 4.0L Electronic VIN: JT8UF11EXL
car came in may, no ac. retrofitted system, charged ac \, ac cold readings good. car came back 3 weeks later, no ac. found leak in evaporator and bottom of condensor was a little moist. replaced evaporator and condensor. charged ac. ac ok. car came in again ac...
1992 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD4612N
This car was towed in after being in several other shops with no luck. Customer had friend R&R motor but could not get it started. Not real clear on what other shops have done. This is what I've done. Checked timing belt, replaced fuel rail and injectors, repl...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4ZR17X6W
Hello fellow techs. This truck has been intermittently not starting for months on this customer. Never in the shop as usual,so we have not had the ability to inspect it during the malfunction. Every few weeks it intermittently doesn't start for 30 minutes or s...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1D9S
This car had many problems including trans, water pump, knock sensor and purge code. It had been at the dealer and they had check over the system and could not find a problem and reset the light and test drove it and the light did not come on with two test dri... Trouble codes: P0443
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 41AUN61C1C
Hi Group: We replaced this engine, came out of a 2000 Tacoma it was distributorless but was no problem to convert had to intall gear on cam and knock out plug for dist. gear is pinned same as 95 Dist. gear every thing pluged in right, had to change purge solen...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T3ZF13C4X
ac will stop blowing cold about twice a day for about 30min each time - light for ac button stays on but clutch and fans will not operate - mitchell wiring diag very confusing as far as what is ground , power and signals - replace amplifier with no change - an...
2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L Alignment VIN: 5TBJN32111
Customer complains of drifting to right. Checking the alignment I noticed the thrust angle out of wack. Left rear is leading right rear big time. (l = -23 & r = 17) No adjustments can be made. I find it difficult to believe this thing is bent due to the low mi...
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5TEGN92N22
I have checked plugs & wires all are good,also good spark is present at all.Have checked timing and it is onthe marks,also checked waveforms from the ignitor and as far as I can tell they are normal.the injectors are all pulsing. So any help figuring this one... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (Misfire on 1), P0305 (Misfire on 5), P0306 (Misfire on 6)
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L unknown VIN: 4T3ZF13C42
Hi Gang. Wife's vehicle. Vehicle makes noise in the front end somewhere when coming to a stop. The noise kind of sounds like a creaking sound and sometimes a slight clunking sound. It reminds me of some GM vehicles that had an issue with the sway bar bushings ...

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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L lack of power VIN: 2HGEJ6576T
Due to the Cat converter already being replaced we did not look into the exhaust much. But after more investgation we found that the resonator or muffler matting came apart and has clogged the muffler. Replaced the mid pipe and muffler and all is good.
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S2CY58V5R
As a couple of you said, it was the o2 sensor. once it was replaced the readings immediately changed. customer is now happier and has not had any more problems. thank you for your time!!
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L all VIN: 4S2CM58W1W
I found exactly what was offered for help The pressure control solonoid was going dead after it was hot but still reading correct amp draw. I replaced the solonoid and it has been gone two days Just checked with owner and it has not acted up Thanks Jim
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L transmission VIN: 1YVGF22C6X
had the transmission rebuilt. rebuilder found a damaged reverse drum thanks for all your help
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JN8HD17Y3S
Sorry to be so long in responding. The customer did not bring the Nissan back to fix till this week. Thanks to those that responded. I had already tried the suggestions offered by D. from California, Mark from New Hampshire & David from Austrailia. Sherman fro...
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D53
Thanks to all that responded all your sugestions are great and most of you hit it on the Head the Throttle Body or Sensor as its call was Bad ! I personaly did not get to fix this car Seems they were still under nissans wharentee again as many of you suspected... Trouble codes: P1121 (Throttle Plate acuator).
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L Unknown VIN: JT2EL56D9S
Thanks to Jim for suggesting that I unplug the trans and check the operation. And to Phil for suggesting that the trans needed overhauling. I pulled the pan off and it was full of broken something. A used trans fixed this one.
1998 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L Deceleration sensor VIN: 4TAWN74N4W
I have concluded that the decel sensor is definitely bad, but the customer took the vehicle and never returned for repair. I double checked the price of the new sensor per Kirk's suggestion and it was correct-$800. Dave, there is no evidence of the vehicle hav...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L oil consumption VIN: 1NXBR12E9Y
Thanks to all who replied. The overwhelming consensus is that the oil rings stick due to carbon build up. This seems to be a very common problem, and I have been told that there is a Toyota bulletin about this. They say that Toyota revised the rings in 2003. I...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1BG22K11
This one is fixed the general concensous was disconnect the egr let the customer drive it for a week or so ignore the check engine light and see if it acts up, thats what we did and the customer said it didnt act up again so we put on a new egr valve and it ha...
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