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1990 Acura Legend L 2.7L Headlights VIN: JH4KA4661L
Headlights delay coming on when cold. Parking lights come on right away, but headlights can delay up to 3-4 minutes. Brights come on right away if activated. Any known wiring problems with junction box under dash? Or am I dealing with a defective multi-functio...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5638S
Need a little help here and I DON'T want to through parts at it. Car came in with a MIL on and intermitant die. Found code 15. Cleared and it died and reset when I accelerated in shop. Then it would not re-start. Testing showed that I have spark, good pri. a... Trouble codes: 15 (Ignition output signal)
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF11E9N
LS400 towed in, cranks but won't start. Tachometer on gauge panel showed no movement upon cranking. RPM's measure by scan tool shows 700-800 RPM's upon cranking, no start. Next day, hook up DVOM to ignition test point in DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR on engine, go to c...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L No Start VIN: JM1NB3538X
vehicle is not getting spark .but has 12volts going into coil packs on both sides.but no signal car just turns over.
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L forward movement VIN: 4A3AJ46GXT
I have reviewed similar but not exact posts in the network. Would appreciate anything you could add. Solenoid packs are new TCM is reman / refurb Initial readings/ test data are from initial diagnosis prior to replacing TCM Technician has traced all signals a...
1984 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start VIN: HGZ3130016
not having a good few weeks, so I hope you guys can help. This Nissan has me stumped. Basically this one intermittently wont start. When the fault occurs, we have spark, injection pulses, fuel pressure & everything I can think of that we need, but it wont star...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6DD26S21
This truck will start and run fine, if you let it sit and idle, especially on warm up, it will stall. If you restart without cycling the key to "off" first, it will start and then stall almost immediately. Repeated restarts without cycling the key result in re... Trouble codes: P1336 (chipped flywheel tooth)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L caliper VIN: JN1DA31D52
car came in with left rear brake overheated. caliper was not bound up when we inspected. rotor was quite toasted. replaced both rear calipers and flushed brake system. customer returned a short time later with exact same problem in left rear. pulled parking ...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L oil leak Valve Cover area VIN: 4S3BH80631
The eng. is leaking oil from the Pass side of eng, valve cover area. I have never replace v/c on this model and with a timing chain. I want to make sure it's leaking from the v/c or is it coming from another source. If it is v/c gasket is there any triks to ma...
1984 Toyota Pickup 2.4L charging system VIN: JT4RN65J8E
Hellow and Please help I'm losing all of my grey hair. This vehicle came in with a no charge problem, customer had just purchased, basic testing and inspection revealed green field wire broke going to alternator, and someone had tried to install ford regulator...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L rear window defroster VIN: 4T1BF28B42
Greetings to all. I have a really good customer with an odd problem. The rear window defroster only partially works. If I measure the voltage on the grid at the driver's side, I have 12 volts, as I go across the window the voltage will drop off until I get to ...
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TDBT48A64
This truck was in a local detail shop where we assume the battery went dead. Now the vehicle cranks but will not start. It is equipped with the "crank hold system". We have spark and fuel and severly fuel fouled spark plugs. replaced the plugs with new but the...

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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L pedal hight VIN: 2HNYD18891
Thanks all , I'm sorry I wasted your time. caliper slide was stuck. Moral: don't take anyone's word for checking something,no matter how many times you ask them to be sure, I promise not to post another help request unless I personally have checked vehicle.
1996 Kia Sephia GS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFA1258T
Thanks for all the help. Cleaning, crimping ect at the air flow meter helped. Also a fuel injection service helped. Adjusting the timing. The combination af all repaired this car.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L valve VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Thanks to everybody that replied, but as told by John from California, this thing is under warranty. So I sent the customer to the dealer. When I get the final fix I will update. Thanks to all.
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L pump VIN: 1YVGE31B2P
Thank you all for the replies; especially Terry! I installed worm type hose clamps in place of the existing spring type clamps on the p/s pump inlet hose from the reservoir because I found that I could turn the hoses quite easily at the connections indicating ...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L clutch VIN: 4F4YR12C8X
Vehicle was finally brought back to be checked again. Because I got a few suggestions about difficult bleeding, I decided to exaust that avenue first. I removed the master from the vehicle and bench bled. Once reinstalled I gravity bled the slave.Pedal felt go...
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L gear selector VIN: 6MMAP37P3W
finally fixed this one! the way this one works is power is fed through the gear position switch to the assist ecm then turned into serial data to the instrument cluster ecm then to the cluster. on the reverse leg from the position switch it also feeds the back...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8ARO5S8W
Well all, thank you Barry from washington, and thomas who hit the nail on the head,it was a faulty coil that was shorting out, Funny that everything was showing normal on the scanner , had fuel, strong spark,everything was great when check.Changed the coil, an...
2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L horn VIN: 4S3BE65601
Thanks to all who replied. Just about everyone had it right. It was the clock spring. The thing that confused me was the code I had was #21--bad airbag module. But the horn not working had me thinking the problem could be in the steering wheel. After checking ...
1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L Coolant in oil VIN: JS3LB11S9V
Found crack in block from water jacket to crankcase. Customer declined repair.
1972 Toyota LAND CRUISER 2366CC Clutch VIN: FJ40135687
thank you all very much for your help. we removed the engine and trans because we were repairing some oil leaks as well. i recommend just removing the trans and transfer case to replace the clutch. the bell housing mounts the engine(and cannot be removed w/out...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Starting VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
we removed and replaced idle speed motor and this has helped to take care of the hard start problem.
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