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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L block VIN: 5FNRL18952
this van runs perfect but the rear head was leaking a small amount of oil. we pulled both heads to repair. some of the head bolts were harder to remove than others. the block is aluminum and some of the threads are pullng out.the engine had completley cooled o...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, HARD START VIN: KMHCG45G3Y
thanks in advance cust came in with mil and hard start only cold only in am after sitting; diagnosed mil as faulty maf and replaced cleared memory by disconnecting battery; cleaned injectors due to poor repair history and symtoms; car seemed fine next morning... Trouble codes: 1128 (maf sensor)
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: 2HGEJ6627T
Vehicle came in with hesitation lack of power, replaced converter, check fuel pressure ok at idle. on a cruise fuel pressure stable between 42-45 psi. on 3/4 to wot fuel pressure drops to between 5-20 psi
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start, hydra lock from fuel VIN: 4A3AK44Y3T
car came in for camshaft swap (modified Crower)I did the swap disturbed very little of the electrical harnesses and when the job was complete the car wouldn’t start, acted as if it had a dist. out of time double checked the cam timing and the cam sensor... dis...
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L cat and evap sy VIN: 4A3AJ56G7W
Vehicle is showing not ready on cat and evap system on NYS inspection test. Battery was never disconnected or changed in the pass year. Never had a check engine light. After customer failed for not ready problem, I had him drive for 60 miles and return car. Ag...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L Cooling Fan VIN: 4N2XN11T1X
Please help Nissan experts!Have this Quest which was towed in due to overheating-found no external leakage so we replaced the thermostat which was o.e.m. with Nissan stat.Engine does not overheat & ac cold as a refrigerator (vbg).noticed cooling fan cycles on ...
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BC633XR
Hello Techs. Car was towed in, died on the highway. Would restart but only run for a second and then die. Once it was towed in and I got the keys to it I went out and it started fine. Has been running great ever since. Mil is on and has codes 12,13,15,22,and 3... Trouble codes: 12 (Starter curcuit), 13 (Cam agle sensor), 15 (Fuel injector2), 22 (Knock sensor), 32 (Oxygen sensor)
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE686D2
Hello all, I'm not sure what's going on with this one. Our MODIS is showing processed info not live making this one a little harder to diagnose. Original complaint was ruff idle, low power. Scan results were only P0172, so we did all the sugguested tests with ... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich Bk1 Computer detected fuel trim malfunction)
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29622
greetings. this one came in for check engine light. scanned, retrieved listed codes. checked data stream - front O2 sensor reading 3.67 to 3.89 volts. this reading does not change when sensor is unplugged from vehicle harness. very occassionaly, scanner will r... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency bank one), P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1991 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L Engine VIN: JT2AT86F9M
All righty, I'm trying to see what's true and what isn't. This Celica came in with a blown engine from water sucking in the intake only (rest of car was bone dry.) I got one of those used engines from Japan from a Japanese American man who sells them out of a ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R3X
Can anyone shed some light on what might set this code I have never come across it before. It has a po171b code bank 1 system too lean. The truck seems to bog down under hard acceleration or when climbing hills. Trouble codes: P171
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L srs VIN: JTDOR32T21
This is a body shop vehicle that had the SRS light on, no air bag deployment with front end damage. Using the "without scan tool" method of connecting tc and cg terminals to access codes, the light changed from being on constantly to staying on about 6 seconds...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ahc
Hi every one, i have a tough one here in that the Automatic Height Control is in fail safe mode. This vehicle is identical to the Lexus 470 with the only difference being that its right hand drive. I initially did a scan test on the AHC and changed a rear heig...

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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L temperature gauge VIN: JHMCG66533
Thanks Steve and Victor for your help. After much testing, decided to swap the ECT sending unit even though it tested good and the gauge performed normally. Weird one, thanks!
1998 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21A6W
Thanks for the two replies. We replaced charcoll canaster and valve update drove car 20 miles 1 restart CEL light came back on.Turned out to be pressuer sensor in rear by tank was stuck. Road test OK passed emission test. Trouble codes: P1447.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Timing VIN: 4S2CK58W0W
I thank you all you guys for help me out with this thing.And i apologize to Cliff and John for tring a few times to fax me the info. but i guess the phone line was busy using the internet.I also thanks to Phillip and Larry for taking the time to replie. I real...
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L power steering VIN: 6MMAP47PXV
thanks to all who replied to my help request. the problem was found in the pump. there was a spool valve and spring that was missing from under the pressure switch. with the valve not in place there was a path for fluid to flow from the high pressure area to t...
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L winshield wipers VIN: 4N2DN11W8T
Replaced the module with a ford part SW-2496. I am a Motorcraft dealer. Part was less than $90.00 (dealer wants $180.00). Wipers work normal now. Thanks for the advice.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D6W
Well guys, I an finally writing to close this request and call it fixed. I warrantied another fuel pump for this customer, and installed a nice clean used fuel tank from the local boneyard. The only thing that made any sense about this metal in the fuel, is th...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6851W
after extensive testing we found that all four fuel injectors were slightly clogged with a tar like substance that was actually coming out of the nozzle.replaced injectors and happy to report a perfect fix. we appreciate the help tips that were sent to us.
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