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1998 Acura RL 3.5L cowl VIN: JH4KA9645W
Water is leaking into passenger compartment at glove box area. Careful water testing shows water leaking from cabin air filter area. Suspect cowl grill seals not sealing and channeling water into HVAC air intake. Anyone have any experience w/these seal/gaskets...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Driver Seat Belt VIN: KMHDN45D23
We purchased this 2003 Hyundai from the dealer auction with an inoperative driver seat belt, and air bag light on. Removing the driver seat belt, it is difficult to determine if it has been deployed, but there is no evidence of any air bags being deployed, and...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L igntion VIN: 1YVGE22A4P
Hi, have a dilemma here. Have this 626 with no spark. Test for coil power, ok. Test for a switch sense on pcm wire, ok. Try a used distributor, no luck. Used mitchell and red brick for no start symptom, with no luck, where do I go next? Not sure if it's the us...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: JM1TA2215S
Hello, fellow techs. Have a 95 millenia that was brought in from another shop that had previously replaced (1) cylinder head that was cracked. When the engine is cold before it goes into closed loop, the car runs good - no problems, as soon as it goes into clo... Trouble codes: P0154, P0325
1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.0L timing VIN: 1N4GB32A6N
Hello Men, I replaced the headgasket and upgraded the work to a ring and valve job. I took the head off w/piston #1 on TDC. I thought the marks on the camshaft looked a little off (intake at 10 o'clock exhaust at 1 o"clock) but thought it would all work out. W...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L timing chain cover VIN: JN1CA21D6W
We have this vehicle with an oil leak coming from between the inner timing chain cover and the block. We are trying to remove the front cover and have the silicone seal broken. There seems to possibly be a couple of bolts going up into the bottom base of the c...
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ride VIN: 1JNLMF6654
vehicle has on going shimmy at 72 to 78 miles per hour like a balance problem changed tires 3 times and had several balances front bearings feel tight both sides no play in wheel suspension feels tight wont go away ?
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73F65
All help will be appriciated. This one has got under my skin. Thanks
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAWM72N8T
Help :) This vehicle has a problem dying when dropping to idle after start, constant code P0336. Runs for 30 seconds CE light comes on and engine dies. Loses Ignition spark as can be seen from timing light. Had faulty signal to computer from crank sensor and r... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank position sensor A curcuit Range / Performance Problem)

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1997 Acura Integra LS 1.8L ecu VIN: DC1-120218
Hi everybody, thanks for your help, the car is fixed it was the bad gnd to the battery... i typical case of falling for the not so obvious and not believing it cheers Alex
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power slding door latch VIN: 2HKRL1864Y
Thanks to all who replied, the closer/latch assemblies were at fault. There was some mixup at the dealer, they initially said the closer motors were $580 each. This was wrong. The parts were $128 each and were easy to install once we figured out how to get the...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S0Y
The IATN does it again. Of the 6 responses I recieved 4 said that the crank sensor can be bolted on backwards very easily. One said to check the 'blade' that runs thru the sensor for damage and one asked if we had checked for 5 volt reference and asked about t... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor malfunction).
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L obdii monitor VIN: KNAFB12111
First of all I would like to thank everyone who replied, especially chuck who recommended the obdclearinghouse website. As it turn out the state does allow one unreset monitor for 2000 and later vehicles. so we sent customer to test facility anf it went right ...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L fuel gage- speedo-temp gauge VIN: KNADC12381
There is no fix for this vehicle at this time. If the coustomer ever comes back with the problem, and we get somewhere, I will post a fix for it. Thanks for the three replies I got on this car. They were as follows - #1 Is there an aftermarket radio/alarm inst...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
sorry for the delay I have been waiting for the car to come back. I installed all 6 coils and plugs. The car is fixed but I just dont like the idea of replacing all 6 when only 1 might be bad but I understand why you replace all six now. Trouble codes: P1320.
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BC6857X
I did bypass the fuel pump relay and monitored the miss and it still did it.After looking at a wiring diagram I noticed that the power feed for the ignition coil also was the power feed to the fuel pump relay and other solenoids I scoped the power feed wire an... Trouble codes: P1100.
1994 Toyota Camry 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT2CK12E3R
This one is fixed, and it was an unusual problem that many of you will never see. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. The number one reply we received was a missing crank gear guide, second was cam gears switched. Just for everybody's information,...
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