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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4KAZ7667
the condition is that the system looses coolant,a good amount. customer has to add about a gallon when it looses it. he also said the cooling fans don't come on either. we pressure tested the cooling sstem and found no leaks at all anywhere. let it sit overnig...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGED3644M
someone please help this honda is driving me crazy. it was towed in for a no start. i have replaced the main relay. i do have fire and the timing is dead on. both injectors are pulsing all the time and the car wont start, it just keeps flooding. i have checked... Trouble codes: 6 (16 -), 16 (testing and results)
1997 Infiniti Q45 4.1L trouble codes VIN: JU78645478
This car is displaying trouble codes for knock sensors 1 and 2, and intake valve timing control - I asume that both knock sensors have not gone out, and the trouble is related somehow to the intake valve timing control code but know nothing about the system. h...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31AXY
Hello and thanks, Car keeps setting a lean code on the rear bank and I cannot find vacuum leak or see the problem in the O2s. I replaced the upstream sensor upon seeing that it acted sluggish until rpms reached 2000 or so then it would become more normal so in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
1992 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L hard start cold VIN: 4S2CY58Z2N
vehicle came in with complaint hard to start cold was overdue for tune up and other maintenance so we did complete tune. if you let this vehicle set and get completely cold and you try to start it will try to fire and then flood out if you hold the pedal down ...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Power Steering VIN: JT8VF11E5M
Hello Techs, We have run into a strange problem and would appreciate any help. Customers vehicle came in with a whinning noise complaint. This sounded like the typical Lexus LS400 powersteering problem so we first went ahead and cleaned the reservior and p/s ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L thermostat VIN: JT8VK13T9N
engine overheats in all driving condition, fans work and radiator was flow tested. It appears that thermostat is not opening at all. Three different t-stats where tryed, two from napa and one from lexus. Upper radiator hose is hot and lower hose is very cold, ...
1982 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FB3317C
Hey guys; I have an [...] rx7 with a 1991 b13 turbo motor in it.the fuel system seems to be up graded but the ignition sytem is 82 except for the 2 msd boxes firing the coils.The original problem was a no start with a dead batt and a burnt out starter.Once...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Hello Mazda techs: I have this 97 626 with a DTC P1744(TCC mechanical noise or stuck on off position). The tranny performes OK. Overdrive also is operating correctly. Can anyone tell me what this relates to. The only complain from customer is the MIL on. I wen...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine swap VIN: JM1TA2214V
Hello ,I have this 1997 Millenia with a 2.5 that threw a rod and I am installing a used engine,simple enough right?Well here is the tricky part.These cars are very rare ,and the only engine I can find is a 2.3 Miller supercharged.Now the guy at the junkyard cl...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BJ225X3
Extremely low and poor idle after it warms up. Runs fine when cold. DTC gave "air flow sensor" replaced AFS, still same condition. All injectors fine. No fouled plugs. No new codes drawn. I have plenty of time to play with this car so I figured Id sent this on...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56GXR
This car had a golf Tee in the fuel pressure regulator vac line, running rough and rich. I pinched off the fuel line to fuel press reg, and it ran great so I replaced it to no avail. All plugs were carbon fouled, 5 minutes running and my eyes are burning, very...
1983 Nissan 280ZX Turbo 2.8L Turbo Failure VIN: JN1CZ04S8D
This vehicle came in with the the engine partially disassembled. The customer was going to replace the engine and decided that we should do it. We replaced the engine, and during that time discovered that the turbo was bad (had obvious excessive shaft play). W...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 1N4DLOA1YC
i need help! a/c cold in the am let car sit sunlight for a couple of hours and blows warm. brought car back into shop compressor was not coming on nor the fans. checked power going to compressor, no power. gave power to compressor came on and stayed on so did ...
2001 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L rear shaft
Xterra 2001 rear driveshaft sevice as unit? # No listing for ujoints Nissan states sevice as a unit, buy the rear shaft. Any one replaced these joints? They look simple, outside locks. Its a one car family really dont want to tie the car up three days wanting...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF63512
thank you in advance with this problem, the customer came in complaining of a bad smell we have checked everything for leaks, we have remove all under car shields and the complete air box system and have found no leaks any where the smell is diffently some typ...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12EXW
A mind boggling misfire here. It feels like a power loss between 2200 and 3000 rpm at 70 to 80% load. Never before 2200 rpm and it picks up and runs great after 3000 rpm. It does not feel like a dead miss, however the misfire counter on cyl #1 starts climbing ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
We want to service the differential fluid. Alldata faxed the pictures of the transaxle that clearly shows a fill plug on the driver's side of the rear part of the differential. Ours has none. I am baffled. Has anyone serviced one of these? John

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1997 Acura CL 2.2L Misfire VIN: JHM45DR344
The problem was blocked EGR passages. Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I was a little surprised to hear from so many of you that blocked EGR passages are a common problem. This is the first time I encountered this problem. I now realise that ... Trouble codes: P1300, P1302.
2005 Acura TSX 2.4L srs system VIN: JH4CC968X5
thanks for all the replies we try all the procedures and none worked the car went to the dealer and they have the tool to initialize the opds thanks again
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD563XR
The fix was to install a reman ( in this case ) ECM. I put the ECM in and got fuel presure and I saw pin A7 at the ECM ground instanly. I went back and looked at the connectors for the Main Relay and the ECM and they were clean. The fact was that the ECM with ...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8GK13YIR
most replies said to recheck rear cam timing which i and another tech in the shop has done repeatedly. we had a toyota camry come in for service and after checking the computer to make sure that it was the same we plugged it up and ran like a champ it also fix... Trouble codes: P0340.
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Accessories VIN: JT8BF22G2V
thanx for all the replies, un fortunately the customer decicded to trade the car insteAD od spend a little money on this one thanx again.
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L elect throttle control VIN: JT6HT90W83
60% indicated potentially the floor mat or foreign object. One said to check wiring to TB and the other suggested possibly carbon in the TB. We checked the vehicle at the site and the throttle pedal and TB worked fine. There were no foreign object present nor ...
1988 Toyota Corolla FX 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, raw fuel smell VIN: 1NXAE82G1J
Most of the replies suggested the aux. accelerator pump diaphragm in the carburetor which was replaced with the carb rebuild, I am still waiting for the customer to return to try the other item mentioned will add more when it's back.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L both front calipers VIN: 4TIBG22K7W
Thanks to all of you. Checked for contaminants, and all looked good. I did take the master cyl off the booster and the brakes remained locked. So we ordered a master cyl, put it on, bled the system and the brakes release normally now. I just seemed weird that ...
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