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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCD5552R
The customer purchased this car used and the camshaft broke two weeks later. The car came in from another shop on a hook. They had removed the rocker arms revealing the broken cam and damaged cam bores.We purchased a used head off a 94 v-tech with less than 10...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5661T
Vehicle came in overheating with an idle surge and missfire. Code were p0301 and p0303. Cylinder head was removed and surfaced. After reinstall of head vehicle has same codes and rough idle and surging at idle. Overheating is fixed. We have scoped the dist and... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0303-), P0303
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L Compressor
The compressor will not engage at any temperature setting or function. I performed the Infiniti on board 4 step functional test, with the proper responses; still no compressor engagement. The final step in Mitchell requires replacement of the A/C auto amplifie...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNKCA31A91
Hi all, I have this I30 that we just did a 60k service with an auto trans fluid flush using dex III per mitchell. The complaint is irratic shifting since the flush, I test drove and it seemed ok, has there been any known problems with these trans shifting irra...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF11E0R
Ok Lexus guys. This LS400 has a rapidly flashing check engine light. If the O/D button is on then the O/D light flashes also. Using a snap on scanner i find no codes. Jumping E1 to TE1 also does not change a thing both lights just flash rapidly. Unless the O/D...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AA56H11
Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any assistance on this problem. The cust. complaint is that the vehicle stalls with the hvac blower on. During a road test no problem was discovered, however with the vehicle sitting in the shop idling every time the ac co...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, slugish, no power VIN: 4A3AE85H91
After replacing timing belt, plug wires and plugs vehical has no power. I have checked the timing marks again and again and they are right on the money. It is not miss fireing it runs smooth. It will start and idle ok. But when you give it some gas it is slugg... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340
1991 Nissan 240SX 2.4L in limp home mode VIN: JN1MS36P2M
Good Day All Am in need of wiriig schematic for trans fax or email thanks in advance
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
I am lucky 3rd or 4th shop to look at car. Customer states SES light on for long time (before problem?) and was tuned with in last 6-8 months and last month all new Ox sensors to pass Inspection. Complaint is power loss, believe on highway, with high tachomete... Trouble codes: P1320, P0300, P0430
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66501
hea all you subaru guys got a hestion prob. p0420 in comp ...not too hard figure out ...the air fuel ratio sensor reading a fixed 1.5 volts i have no info what this should read on scan data my vantage says scan data should used ..butt with no figures need impu... Trouble codes: P0420
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L No Start VIN: JT3HJ85J4T
This Land Cruiser belongs to my wifes boss's son. Turns over ok.After some investigation, found a burnt fuselink. I installed a circuit breaker in place of the burnt fuselink, truck started & ran fine for about 10 seconds then the breaker broke. The burnt link...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L Stall VIN: JT2AC52L3V
Thought before she brings car back fron college this weekend, someone may have an answer for this one.I'm busy in shop and don't have time to get into lenghty testing of all ignition and fuel components. Thanks for any ideas.
1997 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1NX8A02EXV
this is a wierd one for me, the vehicle idles a little rough. when you bring the engine about 1/8 throttle the engine shuts down. has spark throughout shutdown, but looses injector pulse, yet ecm went from 5 to 9 miliseconds on the pulsewidth, looking at scann...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L ABS/Traction VIN: JT3HN86R52
We don't see a lot of Toyota vehicles out here and we are really scratching our heads over this one. Customer states that when they pulled in their driveway, the brake warning light came on, also the ABS & VCS/Trac lights. Then the truck stalled. They said it ...

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1990 Honda Accord DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGCB7642L
i replaced the efi relay and it started the owner needed the car back.i am still not convinced that that is the fix.the car left tues.have not heard from them so i have to say it is fixed.thanks to everybody that responded it did help alot
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Door latch
Vehicle will arrive monday morning and have recieved numerous replys on how to repair door latch. Would like to thank everyone who responded. Your help is greatly appreciated.
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L none
Thanks for the very fast replyes on this one, Ewan and Davie. Car had been in a frontal accident, canister smashed and not repaired by the body shop, Thanks again. GREG Trouble codes: P1457.
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBY31D7V
Thanks to all who replied we tried top get it to act up during normal driving with no luck so as per your suggestions we got the veh. very warm then lugged it down .it felt like ign. so checked the coil resistance , one was slightly out of spec , replaced and ... Trouble codes: P0325, P0330, P0300.
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L CV Joint? VIN: JNRAR05YXW
Thanks to all who replied. The suggestions from most all were to check the wheel bearings and drive axles. The bearings were fine and the drive axles were fine. After spending a lot of diagnosis time and talking to dealers etc, we returned the car to the owner...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hesitation, Lack of power VIN: KNDJA72381
The overwhelming advise was the warm-up cat was clogged. I had unbolted it from the manifold, But decided to remove it completely. This had no effect on the running problem. I had another tech varify the timing marks for the 4th time..He agreed they were corre... Trouble codes: P0343 (Camshaft Position Sensor High Input).
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8BHH28F5
the last thing that i heard from the custumer is that it has been at the dealer for 2 weeks with no fix if i hear some thing i will update the this post i would wait longer but it is saying that i need to close the post thanks to everyone for there help
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1WERT456WT
Rodney and Pete both got me going in the right direction, it only takes 0.3 Volts feedback to set this code. I just wanted to measure the voltage on the reverse contact at the PCM and guess what with the brake on and the car in park I got 0.3 volts and a check... Trouble codes: P0705 (gear possition switch).
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AJ26E33
well i want to thank the guys that took the time to help us with this one.upon further inspection i went ahead and check wiring,ref voltages and tps adjustment.but the problem was in the ecu the whole time i pulled the ecu out of the housing and found burnt ar... Trouble codes: P0122, P0107.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N4BL11E72
Well, I guess this one is not cooperating with anything we do, we had the ECM reflashed and the condition hasn't changed ,I'm not really happy with this closing because the vehicle is not fixed, but I am going to change the front three ignition plugs again and...
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