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1999 Acura CL Premium 3.0L engine VIN: 19UYA2251X
have one here that's running us in circles. we got this car in with a tapping/knocking noise in the engine that seems to be top end. we replaced the timing belt and water pump for maint. reasons and adjusted the valves in it to try and get rid of the tap. nois...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
vehicle came in with check engine light, dtc p0172 (rich condition) I do not have a fuel pressure adaptor for this vehicle so i am unable to test the fuel pressure, but I did find the upstream oxygen sensor not working properly so I replaced it, also due to cu... Trouble codes: P0172
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire, Lack of power VIN: HGEJ8244XL
This car came in originally with the #1 plug fouled. The spark plugs were changed, and the customer states that the miss had gone away. The car came back after a week, and now the #1 plug is fouled again, and after driving the vehicle, I found that it lacks al... Trouble codes: P1399 (Misfire code As per genisys. Nothing in alldata for this code on this make and model)
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L low beams, running lamps,and dash lamps VIN: JNKNG01D1R
here is the problem when you turn on the headlamps, the high beams come on. nothing else. no low beams, dash lamps, or running lamps. also unable to use dimmer. high beams are always on with switch on. have replaced the combo switch, and headlamp relay, with n...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
I have been working on this car for awhile now. The problem is it surges at idle, hesitates when you try to accel at lower rpm at higher rpm it is better. The spark plugs tend to turn black. With the monitor hooked up the scan data showes the timing jumping ar...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L jump in &out in d VIN: 4A3AK54FXT
this trans when you shift to drive standing it goes in and out drive & neutral but if you shift to 1low manuel the trans goes find no slips and shifts manuel perfet and after you come to a stop you could leave it in drive d the trans works perfet, shift normal...
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AJ56G2V
hey guys i have a 97 glant runs rough when it runs . if you start it and do not touch the throttel it will ideal o.k. if you touch the throttel it dies. also with snap on modis coolant temp. iat some times reads o.k. and outher times reads -40 both.plugs were ... Trouble codes: P0505, P0100
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L monitors not set VIN: 4A3AJ56GXW
does anyone know how to get the readiness monitors to reset in the computer? this car came in for emission test and would not go through because all the monitors were not ready. no codes, no check eng lt on. have tried for 2 days to get to reset with no succes...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: JN1EB31P5R
Customer was driving home from church about 45mph, then seemed to have no power. Slowed down to stop, gave it gas and discovered that it wouldn't shift beyond first gear. No "almost" shift, or slipping. Just a solid first gear and a solid reverse. I have servi...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Coolant inside engine VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Hello, We have a 95 Nissan Maxima with the V6 motor that has a timing chain. The problem with the engine is that a large amount of coolant has mixed with the oil in the crankcase. It looks like Frappuccino on the dipstick. The customer has no complaints of po...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L door locks, starting VIN: JN1CA21D7V
Car has started fine for a year after break in. Car was towed in as a no start. When I turned the key to start the horn would beep and I have a no crank. Noticed that the security light was not blinking or on. There is an on board self diagnosis to extract cod...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L windshield wipers VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
The car is back, the wipers are still working and they work in all speeds. The problem is that the wipers are parking incorrectly. Instead of parking at the bottom of the windshield, the wipers are parking in the middle of the windshield. When the wipers are t...
1983 Nissan Maxima GL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, POOR DRIVEABILITY VIN: JNIHU01SXD
car is hard to start cold and has no power on acceleration until the engine heats up and then is alittle better but not much. we have clean the injectors and repaired various vacuum leaks and have set the timing and it has 60 pounds of fuel pressure. it has i...
1992 Subaru Loyale 1.8L Transmission VIN: JF2AN52B0N
Hi Group This car belongs to a new customer, I have no history on it other than owner states that transmission had been working fine with no noise or problems. Customer states that he had started the car and went a short distance with car shifting fine he s...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, COLD VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Got to see vehicle again and pursued several things.TPS is adjusted correctly and timing is correct. Igniter passes all testing I can do. When I pulled the plastic cover off of the fuel dampner (backside of motor under intake) the little screw from inside fell...

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2001 Honda Prelude Type SH 2.2L Steering VIN: JHMBB61591
Thanks guys for the tips, but the customer decided to go to dealer
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Low beams VIN: KMHDN45D82
I jumped the gun a little when I wrote in. The test light we used to test for power at the bulbs was inop. Both bulbs were burned out. I suspect possibly a voltage spike. The charge rate was at the top at 14.5 volts but was steady at the time. Thanks very much...
1993 Infiniti G20 2.0L No Start VIN: JNKCP0107P
Thanks for the replies The fix was not realy a fix but a correction of a mistake. when the motor was replaced the harness had to be all unhooked and rehooked to the new engine. well there is a couple of wire connectors that are the same and will plug into each...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L no power assist at idle VIN: JNKAY21DXR
thanks for all the replies. we tried replaceing high presure hose and checking other hose for restrictions. checked fluid flow from reservoir. did not fix problem. sent car to dealer. will have to close this one with out a fix. hope to find what problem was fr...
1992 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L flexplate VIN: JACDH58V77
thanx for all the help everyone hit the nail on the head with the engine dfowels being missing , we replaced the dowels and another flexplate problem solved!!!
2001 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB16191
Thanks to all for help ! It turned out the new set of SP wires were defective allowing a leak. Suggestions included doing a running compression check, replace fuel pump, look for a vacuum leak and a secoundary problem, which it was. I guess the moral is, just ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L no start after pcm r VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
well guys it is fixed. I did not personally fix it. The customer took the vehicle over the weekend and it ended up where I was going to take to get it programed. The fix was to drop the vehicle data from the old pcm into the new pcm only they had to get it fro... Trouble codes: 1603 (unregistered immoblizer CODE).
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L Hesitation, bad studder/hesi VIN: JA3XE7402M
Thanks to all who helped the problem was related to the driver circuit for injectors the custamer refused the pcm repair at this time so I am unable to complete the repair Thanks again Kyle ADM automotive boulder co
1981 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CZ04S5B
Thanks for all the help. I found out from most of you that the temp sensor is in the head and has nothing to [...] with coolant. I replaced the cylinder head temp sensor and all is good. I also replaced the connector just to be safe. Thanks again. Don
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF6352X
Well after scratching our head for a while we decided to take the advice of Dan, and Rich from Oregon, and check the valve timing...low and behold it was off a tooth. The shop that did the head gaskets must have got it wrong as the belt looked good. We put a n... Trouble codes: P0420.
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L fuel injection VIN: JT3HT05J7Y
THanks to all once again! Cleaned the throttle body real good and car seems to be fixed.
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Air Filter VIN: 6JAPAN2163
Hi. Thanks to every one.I have installed a k&n air filter.Fuel economy was excellent before 11.50L/100km after installed the k&n and a tornado 9.95L/100km. Thanks again for every one's valuable time. Prasanna.
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