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1997 Acura CL 3.0L Compressor VIN: 19UYA2259V
This car came in with compressor cycling very fast.We changed pressure switch because it showed it had a leak.We changed it and recharged ac.The compressor would not come on at all after that.We checked the switch and it is working fine.I noticed now that lett...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1HGCB7658P
Have a random misfire on this vehicle. Happens either hot or cold, idle or full throttle or anywhere in between. Sometimes goes a while without missing, sometimes misses at idle every 5-10 seconds. Seems to be worse when warmed up, but again seems random. Cust...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L LF wheel VIN: 1HGCE18275
Hi Techs: About once a week this accord will lock up on the lLFwheel to the point of smoke. Although I have personaly driven the car over 50 miles I have not experienced the problem. There is evidence of the event, discolored rotor and smell. One weird thing a...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L locks/windows VIN: 4S6CM58V0T
hello techs odd problem. very good customer so i do believe his concern day 1 car came in with complaint of power windows not working on any of the four doors i checked the fuses all good removed master switch and found no power on the green and red wire-put s...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1863X
this piece of honda engineering came in approx 4 weeks ago with fault code p1457 evap system leak, fault traced to shorted by pass valve and vent shut off valve, once the repairs were done i not only replaced those pieces but also replaced due to rusty screws ... Trouble codes: P1457
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Stall VIN: JT8UF11E3M
Greetings to all I have this lexus that will start and stall.I monitoerd my voltage going to fuel pump and at times it is only five volts.I followed aschematic and found what they call a fuel pump ballast( resistor).When the car is first started they supply di...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L Rad fan
Hey guys, I have this mazda in the shop, it was brought in for a no start. After repairing the wiring to the starter we let it run for awhile and it began to boil over. According to the customer this has been happening for awhile. Looking through my motor manu...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1CA21D1S
This is an interesting one. This vehicle came to us from our sister shop across town. They had replaced the components listed below and gave up. Cylinders 2 and 3 have a dead miss and the coils for those cylinders are not receiving a signal to fire from the EC... Trouble codes: P0340, P0136
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 1N4AB41D7W
We have a sentra that has got us stumped. Once a month it will smoke and lack power. And will use oil when this happens. We replaced the PCV valve and changed oil in it and now 900 miles later it did it again and used 2 qt. of oil. We can't see how it could be...
2001 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1DB51D01
In July '05 at 43079 miles car came in with mil light on code P1278. We cleaned the mass air flow sensor and sent the car out. On September 8 the car was back with code 1278 again (slow response from Lean Air fuel sensor). We replaced the sensor. September 22,... Trouble codes: 1278 (Slow response time from Lean air fuel sensor)
1993 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L abs module VIN: JT2AE09WXP
After we replaced the two wheel speed sensors the car when braking to a slow stop will apply the ABS control to the left front wheel. This happens at less than 5 mph, all the time. We initially bled the brakes, no change in ABS application. The fluid coming ou...
1993 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT2SW22N8P
Customer describes symptoms of complete lack of power intermittantly while cruising. He states it acts as if he takes his foot off of gas pedal. He can depress clutch and engine will idle smoothly, but will buck under cruise and acceleration. Seems to correct ...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Ride VIN: 4T3ZF13C2W
This P.O.S. is kicking my arse. I have done rotors which fixed brake pulsation. Then it was a 60MPH vibration so I rotated and balanced tires. It still vibrated. I calabrate my balancer every monday morning and these were done monday afternoon so the balancer ...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L high idle VIN: 2T1BR12E3X
is this going to be a pcm problem or am i way off base here. other data pulse width 3.07, iac 57% duty cycle, ignition cycles 1330, total ft b1- 2.0, o2lr b1,s1-0.00, 02 rl b1,s1- 0.00 1410 rpm calc load 27% ect 189 deg f long ft #1 -0.00 ign advance-15 deg... Trouble codes: P0505
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: JTEGD21A62
this truck will not start cold. if you crack the throttle the truck will start but you have to give it throttle till the coolant temp hits about 140. It sounds alot like it has no compression while cranking. I'm wondering if there could be a problem with the v...

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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XX
replaced pcm with known good one. relay is working as expected and mil has not returned. thanks to cortney and brady they both nailed it with a shorted driver. Trouble codes: P0135 (primary oxygen sensor heater malfunction).
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L no power VIN: JT6GF1OU6X
the problem with the RX300 was the maf. i was told to mash the accelerator at idle to see if the engine would cough & sputter. i had done this before & knew it was doing just that. was told to change maf. no more problems! the maf was also causing extreme sp...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1HJ01F8P
I agreed with Scott from Illinois and J.R. from Arkansas that the problem was in a computer power circuit (or ground). I had already checked the O2 sensors and misc. connectors for corrosion, especially the CTS, which I had replaced previously (it fixed the CT...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y11
thank you for all of your replies. i ended up replacing all of the ignition coils and the customer hasn't brought it back yet and it has been 2 and a half weeks. thank you again Trouble codes: P1329 (manufacturer controlled ignition system or missfire).
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN13D3R
As you remember, vehicle came from 2 previous shops attempting repairs. Turns out it had more than one cause of a not start. Whether this was due to pecker tracks created by previous attempts or the domino effect, who knows. PCM 5 volt reference was corrected ...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGF21AX1
Armed with a Mastertech, Snapon Evap/Smoke tester and a labscope I preceded to check all the solenoids for operation. I tested resistance,function and even current ramped them(purge,vent and tank bypass vsv).I did them all 20-40 times continuous with no glitch... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emission control vent system).
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R61
Several members responded suggesting the MAF was the problem. I replaced the MAF and my long term fuel trim went back to 0. Thanks to all who responded. The odd thing is that the MAF readings are almost identical to the original readings. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel trim feedback - lean).
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