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1994 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA8279R
Had this Legend come in on the hook with crank/fire-for-2-3-revs/stall condition. Owner says it happened once the day before, but after sitting for a few hours it started and ran fine. After stopping and re-starting, he has not been able to restart again, nor ...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L automatic shoulder belt VIN: IHGCB7659L
This car came in and customer stated the automatic shouder belt would work intermittently and were working at that time .Well car is back and they dont work at all.Checked fuses okay.I am not sure were to start to trouble shoot this problem .Never worked an a ...
1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L engine VIN: NO VIN
I need help from the Honda experts. I have a 92 Civic with the wrong motor in it. It is supposed to have a D15B7 engine (multi port injection) but it has had D15B2 motor installed (dual point injection). It has the multi point intake and electronics on it but ...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Misfire VIN: JNKAY21D4P
This one is a hair puller, The car starts and runs well until it warms up. When the engine is warm it will loose spark on Nnumber 6 coil only. If you accelerate over Idle the problem goes away. If you scope the signal side of the coil it will slowly disappear....
1995 Mazda Protege S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BA1443S
Hi there, new client, had codes read at dealer and VICS solenoid replaced, lamp on again-dealer stated needed PCM. car in to me for first time, lamp on same code, returning tomorrow for diagnosis-printed flow chart, appears starightforward, but dealer had stat... Trouble codes: P1523 (VICS Solonoid problem)
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA22TOS
Customer stated had vehicle to another shop many times for intermittant no start. When this happens it wont start for couple of days.They put fuel pump and relay in still same concern. Brought to me removed rear seat installed test light to fuel pump circuit. ...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L clutch VIN: JN1RZ24A6L
Replaced the clutch arm ball pivot,which had broken-allowed the slave to come apart.Replaced the clutch disc,pressure plate,throw out bearing.replaced the clutch slave.could not make the clutch work.the pedal went to the floor no matter air,just no ped...
1990 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L speedo VIN: JN1HJ01P9L
Heys guys. I work on electrical systems, but Chevrolets and not Nissans. This is a friends vehicle and he asked me to look at it. The electronic speedo will not light up most of the time and then sometime for no apparent reason it will work for a while. If I t...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Alternator VIN: 1N4AB41D2S
We have a 95 Sentra from another shop that has had repeated Alternator failures. We have also seen this on numerous other nissan's. We are an electrical rebuilder and rebuild the alternators in house using quality new components. We have also tried using Bosch...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D3T
this car will run great for 10-20 miles,then,some times at idle,sometimes at cruise,engine load will go to 100%, from scan data.injectors flood engine and it dies.starts back up, clear out flood and it runs great not opening,no vaccumn leaks,tps,f...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: INXBA02E6T
vehicle is in as a no start, i discovered that it has no spark. there is 12 volts going to the distributer, i dont have any experince with these vehicles, i am doing someone a favor, i dont have any info for this system. someone metioned something about the di...
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L master clyinder VIN: 4TANL42N8T
While replacing the ball joints. I crimped off the brake flex line with the proper tool to keep brake fluid from bleeding off. Then I attempeted to bleed any air out of the front lines, but I couldn't get any pedal. I also noted that I wasn't getting fluid fro...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E8Y
this car was referred to me from another shop. before the listed repairs were made the po171 code would set within 5-7 miles of city driving or crusing. the customer put 100 miles on,in city driving 35 -55 mph no codes set .went to get on interstate and light ... Trouble codes: P0171

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1988 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5644J
the problem with this vehicle happened to be in the harness, about 4 inches from the connector the wire to one of the sensors could be stretched. the wires were partially broken inside the wire insulation. we repaired the wire and rechecked with no ther troubl...
1988 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1HGCA5533J
YES, I have a fix. Bad gas in the tank!! I drained the tank, flushed the lines and it starts great. It even helped with the lean 'burble' it had at idle. Yeah, when the float bowl showed full, accel. pump working, good spark, I looked to the fuel itself. The...
1997 Honda Odyssey EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Wow, what can I say other Thank You very much to all of your informative replies! Sorry it took so long to respond with the fix, but I just got the vehicle back this week to perform the repairs. To the numerous replies that said remove the plate under the fuel... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffiecent EGR Flow).
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1110008880
Thanks to all who responded. We called dealer and got the repair code. All is well thanks for the help.
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: KMHDN45D31
checked o2 sensors checked out fine st and lt trim was fine. map sensor checked out good. pretty much everything was checking out good. replaced ecu the car is running fine now. Trouble codes: P1166 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 conrtol limit reached), P0135 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 1), P0130 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 circuit malfunction), P0081 (intake valve control solenoid bank 2-circuit malfunction), U3118 (undocumented code), C0300 (undocumented code).
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDUP131X2
thank to all replies ,the problem was my tech have by mistake switch the wire for cam sensor signal at the ecm side with the clster wire which have the same color white with green trace, car run fine. thank a lot.
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L code 36 VIN: JT8GK13T7S
Thanks to those whom responded. Big thank you for the 'test the left side speed sensor help' Tested left front wheel speed sensor, worked good. Back probed ecm & found no signal to ecm from sensor. Behind glove box is a junction box for abs left side wire harn...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4F2CUC9131
Thanks so much for all the help. Many replies were absolutely correct- leaking intake seals. I was a bit thrown off, because we did a tune up (maint.) and when the upper plenum was off, the seals looked very good. I am used to seeing leaking seals from the 4.0...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4A3CF34B8P
thanks to everyone, turns out ground wires for injectors 2&3 were connected in harness. it seems someone in the past had put a blue scotch-lock connector between those 2 wires and taped it up nice & pretty in the harness. easy fix once problem was found. it wa... Trouble codes: 25 (barometric sensor), 42 (fuel pump).
1993 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4MR31H7P
Hello all After a few days of dealing with this car, customer opted not to fix it. As everyone let me know, the ECM's were a BIG problem on these cars and most likely was the culprit. We could not get customer to give us opportunity to try one or even send the...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L when cold long and high rev before gear change
Thank you all for the help, as always there was a fix from you gentlemen techs. Checked TPS with my Vantage and confirmed what Andrew, New Zealand and Mike from Ontario had said. There was no reaction what so ever from the TPS, that it did not give me more pro...
1996 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF4857T
I drove the vehicle until the monitors turned off. Car went back to the customer. They have driven it a 1000 miles with no trouble. All seems well. Thank you to Richard [...] for your replies to my help request. Thank you again... Trouble codes: 420 (converter efficency).
1991 Toyota Corolla DLX 1.6L throttle plate sticking VIN: 1NXAE94A9M
Thanks for the help, at this point the customer took the car and I told him what to look for in the cables and throttle body when it acted up, havent gotten a chance to check/ clean the throttle body cause it hasnt come back to us yet. Could of been a fluke bu...
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L master cylinder VIN: JT3DJ81W3R
After all this We decided to tighten the wheel bearings for giggles, and that fixed it. It makes my scratch my head why it was doing this with out moving, but its fixed. Thanks for all the help. So be ware that even if you dont have play with the wheels on the...
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