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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L headlight reminder chime, power mirrors VIN: 2HGEH3389P
Hi techs - This civic is puzzling me. The headlights-on warning chime is inop but the key-in ignition warning chime works fine. The power mirrors also function fine going up and down (both sides) but will not adjust right to left (both sides). I replaced the m...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L torque spec for hub to front rotors VIN: 1HGCP56545
Hello, sorry to bother you with what should be readily available info but my napa brake spec book and mitchell's on demand do not show me what to torque the front brake rotor to. (hub to rotor bolts) I know most people just run them down with an impact but I w...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L radio/a/c pushbuttons VIN: JNKCV51EX3
Howdy gang- we have this G35 in here and it's causing trouble. Customer states vehicle operating normally before visiting a convenience store- upon her return the audio is inop, the climate control panel immediately above the audio unit is dead and the climate...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W5X
Hello all This vehicle came in today with a steady miss and poor idle. We scanned and showed a miss on #3 cyl. I swapped coils between 1 and 3 cyls and still showed miss #3. Compression was 165# in that hole and plug was replaced while it was out. We can pull ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P0303 (Misfire 3 cyl), P1640 (Quad Driver a fault)
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UZ30C6N
I have been over this Lexus for about 3 weeks now.92 sc400 4.0L 1UZ-FE. Customer brought it in and suspected the Cat's were plugged. After testing they are fine, but the car continuously dumps fuel, so much so that you can smell raw gas from the moment it star...
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering pump resevior VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
when running the power steering pump resevior pressurizes and over flows. Pinched off the return hose, and resevior did not over flow but the return line pressurized itself and as soon as we released the clamp the fluid over flowed the resevior. Called local L...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F5W
With these codes I'm wondering if cat's are bad with this high miles.Or I'm looking at the wrong thing.MAF or something else.My scanner is down, and will not have back for another two or three weeks.I got codes from a read only unit.Should I run this car on th... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L convertible top VIN: JM1FC3522M
This convertible top will open half way and stop. If I let off the switch and push again, top will open all the way. It does it in both directions in the same spot. While opening and closing, I observed voltage signal from switch and there is constant voltage ...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L intake system VIN: JMINA351XM
car smokes badly on start up and then clears out quickly. NO cylinder leak down. No cobustion gasses in cooling systen. Does not use coolant. Uses very little oil. Smoke smells to me like oil and is grayish white. This is a simple engine but I cannot figure ou...
1996 Mazda B2300 2.3L Wipers VIN: 4F4CRI6A8T
This mazda p/u is just like a ford ranger. Its an obdll system with a GEM. Ive tested the fuses and found a blown 30 amp fuse in the #16 spot, replaced it and now I have voltage to my wiper motor on the red wire. I can apply voltage to the blue orange wire and...
1999 Mazda 323F 1.5L Intake air sensor VIN: JMZBJ14L20
Intake air sensor incorporated in MAF sensor, but no details on Autodata of wire positions or colours, and expected resistance at 20 degrees celcius.Tried to get a resistance reading across all pin combinations, but none match expected 2 kilo ohms. UK dealers ...
2003 Mazda Tribute LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F2YZ94103
vehicle has a no start condition. after sitting overnight in garage. cranks no fire ,engine light comes on as test & goes out with cranking has new fuel pump,always starts after tow truck trip to shop. this is third tow. this time tow truck started before load...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JA3XE74C1M
Ok, this is a problem child from another shop. Engine cuts out only while holding throttle steady off idle. Idles great and at full throttle there is no problem. It doesn't matter where you hold the throttle (as long as it's not wide open). The rpms drop sudde...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Starter VIN: 4A3AK3443S
Hello everyone, Not much to go on with this one. The vehicle was towed in with a no crank condition. There is 12 + volts being sent to the starter if the solenoid wire is checked while unplugged from the starter itself. When plugged in, this voltage disappear...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G8X
Car came in missing and check engine light on. Had code P0300. Removed all spark plugs and inspected plugs and ign. wires and coils. Spark plugs were almost new and in good condition. Replaced ign. wires. Car ran OK, but came back with code P0300 and skipping.... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
1988 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16Y1J
Car originally came in for a poor running complaint. It was only running on one inj. , the other one was not being pulsed by the ecm. Replaced ecm with a used unit and both inj's. work now. Car won't accelerate beyond about 4000rpm and if you mat it at a free ... Trouble codes: 44
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L runs great VIN: JN1CA21D1T
We checked freeze frame data on the car.The codes appear to have set when the car was cold and "not" running.We cleared the codes and went to start the car but they both immediately set again (KOEO).Tried this several times with same result.I am having a hard ... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor 1 circuit malfunction), P0446 (Evap Emis Ctrl Vent Ctrl Ckt Malf)
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED27T0Y
I have this Nissan here that has me baffled. It came in for running bad (no power and knock sensor code) Ran test, found knock sensor not working. Replaced. The code has never reset, nor has any code reset. My scanner (OTC Genisys) doesnt show me a whole lot o...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D91
This one belongs to my Brother-in-law which owns a used car lot. He bought at an auction so I have no history. As soon as he called w/ problem, I checked database and recommended he replace the MAF and have ECM flashed. That w/ a new Nissan air filter was pref... Trouble codes: 505 (IAC control malfunction)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR07Y91
vehicle setting code p1136 and p1110, replace left timing actuator code p1110 setting only. diagnoses for these codes seems vague or unclear to me om alldata. any help on this would be appricieated .also vehicle has an intermitant missfire on #5. Trouble codes: P1110 (varible cam timing)
1996 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2L Engine VIN: 4S3BK4252T
Beginning a number of months ago, my customer began to experience an intermittant crank-no-start condition with the vehicle warm, even in cold weather. She'd stop at the bank, say, and then experience this when she tried to go on to her next errand. After wait...
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Headgaskets VIN: 4S3BK4353T
Greetings, Vehicle came in for an intermittant miss, eventually found 2 valve guides had slid down holding the valves open. Sent the heads out for new guides and while they were at it, they took .007 off just to make sure they were flat. Reassembled motor, all...
1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L Valves VIN: 4T1SU21E7M
Hey everyone and escpecially Toyota fellows, I have this car in the shop and three of the intake valves were stuck down making zero compression on those cylinders. One is now moving and the other two will not come up and I wondered if anybody had any ideas as ...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Master Cylender VIN: 1NXAE09B2R
I replaced master cylender with a new part, blead all wheels till all new fluid through system, checked thickness & condition of drums,rotors, & linings all were 50% or more started vehicle up & found padal was very low but firm, not spongy at all, adjusted re...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L no power VIN: 4T1BF22KX1
Hey Guys, This camry has no power at all,we checked fuel pressure, ok Re-checked timing marks ok found cat, plugged and disconnected exhaust, and still no power. Also checked maf and cleaned. What are we missing? When you accelerate the engine it acts just lik...

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1994 Acura Legend L 3.2L cooling system VIN: JH4KAZ7667
Well thanks for all the responses. We ended up adding some coolant pellets and changing the radiator cap then let the customer drive the vehicle and see. So far ( a week later ) no problems found on our follow up.Thanks
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L reverse VIN: 1HGCB7655M
I have not fixed this vehicle yet, however my e-mail address is going to change tomorrow and I don't want to take a change having this getting lost in the shuffle. The concensis was that I have a mechanical problem in the trans. The customer approved a trans. ...
1992 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGEG8558N
This one really threw me off. We put a fuel pressure gauge on it long enough to reach inside so it could be watched and under load when stalling pressure dropped below 10psi, Uh Huh!!! Replaced fuel pump and filter. There was a very fine dust like substance in...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L condenser VIN: 1HGCD7239R
The condenser we repaced in October was defective (the first oem condenser we relaced) When we ordered the 'warranty replacement' I mistakenly ordered it from a different Honda dealer who I did not purchase the original from. The good news is that both dealers...
1991 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start VIN: JNKNG01C1M
after repairing the 2 wires going into cas connector as stated in previous request info. tech found the wires reversed going into the connector. removed the wires and re routed correctly into connector and car started and runs fine. cas sensor is fine. thanks ... Trouble codes: 11 (crank angle sensor circuit).
2000 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Rear Main VIN: JALB4140Y7
Special thanks to Randy for faxing me the information. It turns out that the seal had been installed in the correct order. Steel sleeve first and then the seal. However the clearance between the two is extremely critical. Isuzu has a special tool kit which is ...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Alternator VIN: 1N4AB41D2S
Thanks to everyone who replied. As almost everyone responded the problem was with the alternator wiing harness where it connects to the main harness. We repaired wiring and all is fine.
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Trans. overheat VIN: 4S3BK4958X
Not overheating - the transmission was over filled at trans service. The proper way to set fluid level is to warm up car to operating temp, then drive it a few miles, then put car in reverse while holding the brake pedal and making sure there is no one behind ...
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