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1991 Honda Civic 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7466M
Hi Honda Techs, I have the neighbor's Honda here, and not a Honda dealer for a 100 miles. Please give me the scoop on diagnosing this no start. I have good compression, fuel pressure and spark, but the injectors are ,not pulsing. I do have battery voltage at 1...
1991 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JHMED3652M
Customer complains of an off idle hesitation. The problem is most noticable when warm and in park or neutral. Customer says that it happens in drive also, but have not been able to get to do so. Stepping on the gas causes an immedate hesitation then seems to r...
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Mechanical
does anyone know the difference between a s24a and m24a thank you
1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L only reverse unless unplug solenoids VIN: KMHCF24F2W
I have manualy supplyed power to the A and B solenoids and can get all 4 gears. When the 4 pin to solenoids is pluged in it has reverse and no forward at all. With that conector unpluged it failsafes to third and reverse still works. I have confirmed healthy p...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L abs light on VIN: JNKAY21DXP
Hi, thanks for reading my post. This 1992 infinity j30 will on turn on the ABS light in the dash. I don't have much information on this vehicle. My snap on scanner doesn't seem to be able to give me any codes. I've read to look at the abs module for flashing l...
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L radio VIN: JT8GK13T9R
We had to disconnect the battery on this Lexus and now the radio "powers up", but there is no sound output. I now know that this is how the anti-theft system for this car reacts when activated. I know that there is a procedure to enter a code to reset the anti...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8BH68X6W
Hello.The customer complained of loss of power and cutting off while driving.Initial diagnosis revelled codes Po100, PO110 this was due to vacum leak after the mass air flow sensor.I corrected this problem and cleared codes. No codes stored afterwards.If the c... Trouble codes: P0100, P0110
2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L window operation VIN: JT6HT00W2Y
evening all, had to replace the window regulator on this thing and can't get the 'jam protection function' to shut off: you roll it up using automatic and then it rolls itself down a couple inches. Doesn't do this in manual mode. Went through Lexus' procedure ...
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28Y21
using modis unable to access computer for mil using vech specific & global. feel possible pcm problem. anyone else run into this don't want to just throw a pcm if not needed. checked modis on another vech (toyota) and it reads system fine. thats why tech feels...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L airbag VIN: JM1BJ22651
vehicle was bouhght into the shop from a used car dealer. they noted the airbag light was on when they purchased it at the auction before uninstalling the aftermarket system.had codes 6 & 26. ohmed airbag at module turned steering wheel back and forth continuo...
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...
2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Mechanical VIN: JN8ARO7Y6Y
we are having trouble finding a timing mark to line the crankshaft gear to properly align timing belt. mitchell and alldata show the mark to be on the housing in the approx 4 0-clock position but it is not here! the punchmark on crank gear is obvious. help! we...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
car came in check engine light on and hesitating. found random missfire code. had old tune up stuff. replaced wires, fuel filter, spark plugs (toyota ones), pcv. car still hesistates on snap accel. gradual accel ok. fuel pressure is 50 psi. disconnected egr sa... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L timing VIN: JT3HP10VXX
Looking for some help please. Does anyone know if this vehicle's 2.0liter engine is freewheeling or not. The timing belt broke on this vehicle from a siezed water pump. I'm not sure if this is common problem or not. I am having trouble finding information on t...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1230Y
Hello to all, I have a 2000 toyota Echo with a 1.5 liter that has a miss when rounding corners. I have no way of checking fuel pressure on this system, need different adapters that my fuel kit does not have, and I believe vechile is momentarily "running out" o... Trouble codes: P0300

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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATA5260Y
Greetings, Sorry this has taken so long to get back to you all. We have done everything suggested and a few other ideas we had but, we had it towed to the nearest dealer and wished them the best of luck. The recall that one of you mentioned is on this vehi...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals and radio VIN: 1HGCD5533T
cked grounds again,no problems found.took a chance and replaced headlight turnlight switch. turnsignals problem seems to be corrected. as far as the radio, still having noise cold or with headlights, or park lights on. thanks again to all for the information a...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L wheel speed sensor VIN: JHLRD77813
wow, my hat is off to you guys again!! iatn really is the best thing since sliced bread! every one of you that responded was right on. the body shop had installed the wheel bearing backward. the bearing has both a black side, and a brown one. the brown side mu...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDN45D11
Hi guys, The five responses I got was very helpful. Jeffrey from Wisconsin hit it on the nose! We pulled out those CHEAP champion plugs and replaced them with NGK's. We also changed the plug wires. Anyway, the spark plugs did the trick! Thanks again guys! Trouble codes: P0081 (undocumented code), U3118 (undocumented code), C0301 (undocumented code).
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Spark VIN: 4F4CR16A9R
Changed the crank sensor and guess what? No spark. But many thanks to Daniel [...] who hit it on the head. Checked the ignition module and there where only two screws holding it on. None in the lower left hole. Installed missing screw and...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L trans, cruise cont VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
First the answer to our question. Dave Thompson gave us OE information--the TCM talks to the ECM, not the other way around. After replacing the TCM and still not having any communication to the ECM we did what we should have done second in our diagnosis. What ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L turn signals and flashers VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
hello, i don't know how it happened, but the 4way switch was disconnected. reconnect and like new again! thanks to all who helped. steve
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Front Diff actuator VIN: JS3TD62V41
Yes, It turned out the other tech had improperly tested the new pump (it's a low pressure pump), before he installed it in the vehicle and it burned out the internal switch. So, another new pump was the fix. NOTES:about 6psi to the hose on the diff engages it,...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Shifter Interlock VIN: 2T1BR18E9X
Greetings, Many and great thanks to Brent, Justin & Michael. Justin knew my situation exactly and Brent hit the proverbial nail on the head. There's a shifter interlock switch that appears to be integral with the ignition switch. I don't know what's wrong with...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L differential VIN: 4T3ZF13C11
Thanks to all who took the time out of their busy days to respond. The Toyota service info was incorrect. The differential is fed by the transmission fluid, even though it also has a drain plug.
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Stall VIN: 5TDBT44A21
the cure...after an extensive search it was back to the basics. voltage this vehicle recently had a gel cell battery installed and had no signs of corrosion. it turns out the negative cable in fact was corrodid inside. cleaned the cables and problem solved.
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