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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hard shift VIN: 1HGCG5657W
This one has me stumped, replaced the radiator, and two front c/v axles, and now the vehicle shifts hard in all gears,and slams hard in reverse,trans service has been done also thinking fluid was burnt,note: vehicle only came in for a radiator and two axles, a...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L torque converter VIN: 2HKYF18563
well sorry to bother you guys during this time but this one has us pulling our hair,we have this honda pilot,it came in with code for gear ratio problem,and not shifting at the trans was rebuild.well we gave the car back to the customer after about 100 ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN15D61
this is a first for us. when this vehicle gets about a half a tank of fuel the low fuel light comes on, once the fuel gauge reaches empty and you refuel the car the car cranks but will not start car has no fire, injector pulse or fuel pressure untill the fuel ...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L signal lights/hazards VIN: JACDH58W8P
Tech took this truck on final road test .Now no signals or hazards.fuses all good.Cornering light operate with headlights on .wiring diagram leads me to believe flasher or faulty hazard switch.Help! Regards, Brian
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start, No power VIN: KMDJA7234V
This car came in as a no start. The plugs were fouled. After replacement the vehicle was hard to start but after a clear flood it started. But upon driving I discovered the car had no power on take-off. I checked fuel pressure, spark output both were fine. I p... Trouble codes: 1693 (mil malfunction)
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge VIN: JTHBF30G92
Vehicle came in with code 2241. Mitchell has no information for this. Dealer said 2241 was for bank 2 heater circuit, replaced as recommended. 1 week, vehicle is back with 2241. Can someone tell me what 2241 is? Vince Trouble codes: 2241 (Not sure)
1996 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L turbo VIN: DONTKNOWVI
The engine lost all oil in the crankcase in 30 minutes and it all went into the rear turbo and the exaust. Naturaly we asumed it was the turbo and replaced it with a new one. Now its worse, the oil is still in the exaust, Dripping as the car is on and smoking ...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L engine VIN: IN6ED27Y8Y
truck towed in ,Customer driving down interstate and lost power, no gas feed.States that ,"it happened all of the sudden".scan for codes and had knock sensor code and evap leak code in history. cleared codes and test drove , drove fine for a few minutes then s...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L fluid reservoir VIN: 4T1SV24E7M
Car came in with low power steering fluid due to a leaky pressure hose. Replaced both hoses, cleaned reservoir, filled with dexron fluid, bled by turning the wheel back and forth while up on the lift. Now have very little assist, and if you load the system a f...
1993 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L starter VIN: JT4VD20C5P
Hey folks,got a Toyota T100 that cranks when you depress the clutch pedal or push the clutch cancel switch.I'm thinking ignition switch,but would like to know if there is a start relay between the ign. sw. and these other switches.Has this happened to anyone e...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L clutch hydralics VIN: JT3HN86R8V
at times clutch pedal will not return to top after depressing. we replaced clutch hydralics 6 months ago for a complaint of clutch pedal goes to the floor, hydralics were leaking at that time. we replaced clutch master cylinder with a genuine toyota part, but ...

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1986 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMBA7437G
thank all of you who helped me. the problem was the # 7 hose at rear of carburetor. at first look the #3 and #7 hoses looked good. after hours of testing and learning, i removed the red hose from carb. for a better view of #7 hose. the hose was rotted through ...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L blower, battery and brake dash lights VIN: 4S2CM58V1T
We were able to narrow the fault down to the alternator wiring harness. We checked every visible part of the harness and could find no problems. During the inspection we found a lot of other work the vehicle needed including a head gasket that was leaking a lo...
1996 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Air Bag VIN: 4S2CM58V7T
Thanks to all who replied. It was suggested that if the air bag light stays on solid, the only way to retrieve codes was through a scanner. I called around to some body shops and located someone with a scanner. we pulled a code 61 'warning lamp failure' That l...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L timing VIN: JT6HF10V9Y
took cover off again and found that back tooth appeared to be off one notch. I moved up and customer has not been back for 2 weeks now. Thanks for all who told me the timing was off you were correct!!! It pays to double check or even triple check the back ma...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Surge VIN: JT8BD68S9Y
I recieved three replies, unfortunately, I had already thought of all three suggestions and had already investigated, but certainly appreciate anybody taking the time to think about this. I suspect the car has a couple of faults that stack up to a problem. I s...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Thanks for the input. Going to recommend the MAF 'AND' reprogram. Makes sense for a redesigned MAF to have an accurate transfer table in the programming for load calculations. Vince
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
We put in a new printed circuit last week. No calls from the customer yet.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L caliper VIN: JN1DA31D52
the customer finally agreed and allowed us to replace the abs unit. after locating a used one and installing it the problem has not returned. thank you for your help and patience.
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