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1997 Acura EL 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HHMB4573V
hi techs vehicle has 2 02 sensors replaced high flow cat, major tune up done fails nox Also vehicle has lowered suspension coil overs very low. Has 2.0L motor was installed. doesnot have egr valve. Could it be the high flow cat causing nox to high. thanks
2000 Acura TL 3.2L burned clutches VIN: 19UUA5666Y
Are there Factory Shop manuals available for these? Does anyone know the root cause of these failures? Are there pressure control/solenoid problems that cause the clutches to burn or is it the design of the clutches? Any help regarding preventing another recu...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7654L
i really need you guys to pull me out of this one. this accord has taken my lunch. it came in on the hook customer states veh is a no start. sure enough it won't start. i figure its something easy like the efi relay or timing belt. wrong!!! this is the crazies...
1996 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4DR17X9T
vehicle came in with ck engine light on,pulled codes(listed above)found coolant temp sensor to be bad.replaced sensor. found egr valve to be severly rusted and not working,also found egr control valve to be leaking,replaced both,and egr tube as it was rusted a... Trouble codes: P0402, P1116, P1000
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4F2CU08151
at operating temperature, after road test, hold engine off idle about 2800 to 3000 rpm. let go of throttle and engine won't come down to idle, no codes set, inspected for sticking throttle cable and shaft, installed new iac motor and problem still exsists, int...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Starter Relay VIN: JA4MR41H8S
HI AGAIN Y'ALL !! this Mitsu dont start, no click no nothing. It has been getting worse for some time. Now it may not start all day , then next time it will. What I am trying to find is the STARTER RELAY) We have a 12v signal from the ignition switch, nothing...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L loose VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
This vehicle has a throttle link about 3 inches long with platic balls on a rod that pop on to 2 ball shaped pivots that work the throttle body. The new rod & plastic ends fit very loosely on their respective ball studs. they don't appear to be worn(the ball s...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heater core VIN: 453BD67S8V
This customer came in for some oil leaks and gurgle sound from the heater core. I flushed the system and used a vacuum bleeder to refill the cooling system. Still have a noise from the heater core. I know some cars have restrictors in the heater hase to help c...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Engine VIN: 4S3BE686X1
Hello; I'm hoping to get some infomation on this post so I can deturmine the best and most cost effective way to make a repair. I have a customer for which I'm doing a persale inspection on a subaru outback 2.5. It has very loud piston slap when cold and mo...
1992 Toyota Celica All Trac 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2ST88P6N
Engine light gradually dims when codes are cleared, but brightens before completely goes out.

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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Red Brake Warning Light VIN: JHMCB7548L
Thanks to all for some goood suggestions, but this customer has not yet returned for another attempted repair. I cannot conclusively say that the DRL module is causing his problems but I will look into it and update this thread when available. It is importan...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCB7652P
OK Guys, here one for the record books. Honda grounded this pump on the bracket that the pump sets in. Then put a ground on the top where the assm bolts down. My ground screw inside the tank rusted away and the pump was grounding by the liquid gas. When you hi...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCD5650R
Every thing that I tried did not fix this car. Here is a list of parts I tried, Thermister in evaportator, high pressure switch, compressor relay, temp switch, map sensor TPS, and ECU. Also unpluged the transmission control unit, and the alternator. Check grou...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC13D22
i ordered the purge valve located behind the intake by the firewall, and that fixed the problem.
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine Vibration VIN: JT8BH28F5W
Thank you all for your help. the link to Toyota's website was especially helpful.The mount trans mount was the culprit it had collapsed. The new mount held the trans up higher . The customer is happy and all is well in wrenchland . Thank you all again Chris
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Steering wheel VIN: JN1CA31DOY
Thanks to all that replied..After futher research,it appeard the the rack was at fault.Disconnected both tie rods ends,and moved steering wheel,and noise could be heard slightly in Rack.Customer declined repairs at this time! Again,thanks to all for taking t...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6450Y
Thanks for the responses, did not really get a direct answer on how to test the a/f sensor. The replies where to just replace. However Mike suggested blowing it out with shop air, which seem to wake this thing up and start working. I did find that Suburu had a... Trouble codes: P00, 170 (Fuel Trim Problem).
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66572
First, thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. Incredibly there were already six replies on monday morning, after I submitted the techmail on sunday afternoon! As a result of this experience I have decided to become an iatn sponsoring member. Most of ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency low).
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1NXBB02E0X
Well this one is fixed, thanks for all the great responses. But even though the ecm set a igniter circut code and the tps checked out good every wich way i could test it. The fix was the tps. I really cant understand why it would set a igniter code for a tps p... Trouble codes: 300 (misfire detected).
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L too much exhaust at VIN: JT2BG22K3W
Thanks guy's,you were right. The rear converter on the front flex pipe was broken inside and caused a blockage. I never supected that because in 15 years I have never seen a toyota clog a cat! Turns out tha cat was aftermarket. I replaced it, and now it runs p...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Transfer Case Electronic Controls VIN: JT3HN87R6X
Thanks to all that have responed, It was indeed a bad shift motor assembly. Although Toyota recommends splitting the transfer case to replace the motor I have succesfully replaced the motor without splitting the transfer case. The key it to make reference mark...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTEHF21A61
Thank you everyone for your replies. George & Max nailed it. There was a dirty black residue on the MAF. But nothing a little brake clean couldn't handle. Car is fixed and customer is happy. Trouble codes: P1130 (p1150-), P1150.
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L no compressor engagement VIN: JTDBF32K12
First off most of you misunderstood the question! I wasn't asking for help about how to get paid. I wanted a idea of pattern failures about this car to better explain to the customer and insurance co. Discussions of business practices are better suited for the...
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