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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L driver's door VIN: JHMCB7552M
This vehicle came to us with the drivers door refusing to open from inside or out. We have pulled the door panel up enough to see inside the door. Pulled pass door latch assy to find how the linkage works. All linkage rods intact and attached to main door latc...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1HGCE6658S
I sure would appreciate any advice anyone has on this one... we don't see many asian ones in here and not really up to date on repair data for them. This sure seems like it's a mechanical problem as it feels and sounds like it intermittently misses on at least...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5639S
Thanks in advance; This honda has been a real problem. The vehicle came to our shop with a siezed compressor. We removed the compressor, drier, condensor and the expansion valve. The lines were all flushed. The condensor was replaced with the same design unit....
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L Wiring Harness VIN: 1HGCD5603V
Hi Group This car came in with a high dollar upgrade performed on it, including new paint on the inside and outside. On the interior they dyed the seats and painted the rest. While performing the paint job it appears they removed the trim panal on the right s...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L power door locks VIN: JT8BH22F9T
Got some ghosts here. Power door locks will randomly begin actuating, sometimes when key is turned in driver lock, sometimes when parked, sometimes when running and driving down the road. (Motorist is a realtor, and it freaks out her clients) Usually all four ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U0Y
Lexus came in with P0125 insufficient engine temperature and P1135 air/fuel sensor heater open. Found bad thermostat and right (rear) a/f sensor heater open. Seemed simple, replaced stat and sensor with OE units. Next day codes returned. Rechecked a/f heater r...
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LV5234L
heater adequate at fwy speeds. when slow down or come to stop heater goes cold. it is winter/spring here at 4000 feet, so it is cold. 20-35deg f at night, 45-55deg f during day. i am thinking that when warm weather arrives this vehicle might have a cooling pro...
1992 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L engine VIN: JA3XC47S6N
Thanks in advance for your help. This car will start and idel good, but sometimes it will die within 5 seconds. other times it is when you are coming up to a stop sign. most of the time it will start right up, but customer did say it would take a while for it ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK4Y2TE
removed viper alarm as found in a fix on iatn did not help
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX55X5V
Hello Men,its raining again here in paradise and I have my baseball buddys turbo eclispe here. He said it had no idle and it should be towed. It got here & I was able to start the engine,it had good idle yet after 5 min. idle went away with stalling. I had a c...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on, po401 code returns VIN: 4A3AC44G22
we have a mastertec scanner and cannot monitor any egr data in the obdii generic function, any experience or help would be greatley appreciated, with a fix for this problem. Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L body VIN: 1N4BL11E02
We have listened with a stethoscope on the engine. The noise is really pronounced with the engine running at idle. The noise goes away when engine speed is increased. The fuel pump module has been replaced. The noise is most pronounced on the fuel rail. There ...
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48581
Car came in with P1507, tested as per FSM. Found no vacuum leaks, throttle cable adjustment good. No restriction in IAC valve or bypass line. Freeze frame data shows: Open loop, Load 10.2% Temp 113 STFT 0% LTFT -13% MAP 8.3 RPM 1813 Speed 0 MPH. Replaced IAC v... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle Control System Malfunction fail safe)

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1998 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Drive-axles VIN: 4S6CM58W4W
although customer chose not to fix vehicle at this time due to the time it would take to do the repair john did send me some great info on this vehicle thanks to all 4 who replied
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Hesitation VIN: SHSRD78833
Wow, - I'm overwhelmed. I appreciate the help from everyone, especially Howard, thanks. We pulled the vtec solenoid out and checked the screen, it was clean; and since at this point the car had still not acted up for us, we went ahead and ordered the new solen... Trouble codes: P1259 (VTEC System Malfunction).
1999 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF2533X
Replaced MAF, solved problem. Thank you ALL for your help!!! Elden Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L head VIN: 4S2CK5806W
Well, it ended up being the timing belt tensioner. Isuzu has a recall on this so I printed it for the customer so that hey can take it to isuzu for the fix. thanks to all that replied.
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8UZ30C6N
Well I have finished my exam of the car. and after helpful hints on things to check I haven't come up with any more solid clues than a VAF Sensor ( airfloe meter). Many said to check the cold start injector. I thought it might be that at first, but I cannot ev...
1993 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JM2UF1231P
thanks for all the replies ,most ppl pointed out the crank key may have broke causing it to slip out of time ... that wasn't the case .Egr is non existant on this truck and injectors were all working .I still stand behind bad ecm ,as some of you agreed ,howeve...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1YVGE22C8V
Hello everyone: I apologize for delaying this summary. I did not fix this car due to the mileage and production date. After checking the wiring for the TCC solenoid I concluded the problem was internal. I advised the customer to find a used tranny. From the re...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L Misfire VIN: JA3AV11A3V
hello techs; want to thank all the guys for their help on this vehicle. renewed ignition parts again used oem parts just as before has not made this arching noise since,runs well so far. will see. hope this balloon won't need a distributor T.F.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO55WW
This SUV was equipped with aftermarket remote start system. Customer didn't inform us she had been experiancing problem with start system & had been going to installer to get it repaired.Apparently they tied a wire into the signal wire from the PCM to the dist... Trouble codes: P1320, P0325.
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation, bogs on accel VIN: 4B3AV42N8W
The problem was a loose crank pulley which ruined the keyway and crankshaft end, also damaged the crank timing belt gear. Arc welded the crank pulley, used block weld to repair parts I coudn't fabricate, let it sit and it works! Good power but no guarantee. Cu...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2ST87F5M
Thank you everyone for your help found 2 burnt wires in the harness above the egr pipe one wire was the IGF wire from the ignitor to the ecm the second wire was a larger guage blk w/ yellow wire repaired both now vehicle starts and runs and keeps running thank...
1994 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L radio VIN: J12ST07N1R
Thanks every one,once i had the master code,radio came right on.Thanks again
1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L2T
Many thanks to all the respondents. I cleaned the EGR system (it wasn't very contaminated) and replaced the VSV for my last attempt. Which one or both repaired this problem child is anyones guess. I would lean toward the VSV as the resistance was quite high. T... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient).
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Heater VIN: 4TAWM72N8Y
A new heater core fixed it. I was told that the flow on these particular engines is minimal and that testing for flow like I was doing was a waste of time. The dead giveaway was that both hoses were hot, so flow was not an issue. I was sceptical, but I put the...
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