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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L valve train VIN: JH4DC2399Y
this is the second rebuild on this motor, everything was done except boring block. put engine together a second time and run it and it idles good, sounds great, when you tach engine to around 2500 rpm it makes what sounds like a valve train noise like it has f...
2002 Acura TL 3.2L vsa VIN: 11UUA56802
Hello Acura techs. I have this TLs with the VSA indicator lite on and code 84 The code will clear but the indicator lite will not turn off. When I try the neutral position memorization I do not get the lite to blink stating it worked. The indicator lite stays ...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L MIL Lamp on
This is for honda tech's or anyone that can help. This car has a p0172 (rich exhaust) code set after 75+ miles of driving. St.fuel trim will go to -25 at idle an at cruise. 02 sensor looks to be new (poss. aftermarket)everything looks good on mastertech. I can... Trouble codes: P0170, P0172
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L speedo VIN: KM8SC83D51
per cust. approx 3 weeks ago speedo would only go up to 40mph then start shaking, now it does not work at all. During test drive and scanning I found PID for mph seems to be reading accurate, but speedo and cc not working. researched and have been told PID inf...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W21
I have ck'd voltage to ion module on blk/org wire & there is bat voltage, ck'd wiring with ohmeter from ion module to coils on all three wires & have about .3 ohms. It pops back thru intake at times, has no power & sets the P1312 code very quickly after cleari... Trouble codes: P1312 (ION sensing module SEC line 2 circuit fault)
1996 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8BF12G3T
Hello again my fine friends. We have this lexus that goes into an ABS stop everytime you apply the brakes right at the end of your stop it seems to dump pressure from the front wheels because the car wobbles right to left when it happens. There are no codes in...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D8X
this car has been illuminating the mil intermittently. 1st time it was here i searched the forum archives and decided to clean the passeges and the egr. i removed the throttle body and the egr to clen and i saw no blockages. i sprayed it really good and did a ... Trouble codes: P0400
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L cylinder head VIN: 1N48U31DXU
Hi guys,I feel a little silly posting this, but I know when I'm headed for a problem. I took the head off this 2.4 by unbolting the surge chamber from the intake manifold. I pulled the head and manifold as a unit. My question is, what is the preffered meathod ...
2001 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L 5th Gear VIN: JS2GB41S01
Hello every one, I have a customer with the above mentioned vehicle and complaining it's jumping out of 5th gear while driving. He wants to know if I can repair it as the Suzuki dealer said that they know the cause and can repair it without removing the trans....
1983 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L oil pan removal VIN: JT2AL21E1C
This tercel came in with an oil leak at the oil pan gasket.This is the 3A longitudinally mounted engine-with thediff under the oil pan. There is approx. 1/16 of an inch of space to get the pan out-not enough. The labor time is 3 hours, so that tells me that th...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L soft pedal VIN: 1G367R78WS
This truck came in with a blown rear metal brake line(from rust) in the back above the rear axle. These lines are above the rear level valve. I replaced the bad brake lines, and blead out all four brakes. The brake bedal still goes to the floor, and does not p...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out VIN: JT3HN87RXW
Vehicle stalls when throttle is actuated. We installed a remanufactured engine and the vehicle ran fine. The customer picked it up and two days later called to say it stalled and would not restart. After much analysis, we replaced the fuel pump and got it to ... Trouble codes: 1300 (ignitor)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L hooting or a howl VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
This car came to us with a complaint of a howling or hooting noise on light accel.(1100-1500rpm). If I pick up the air filter lid, I can hear a constant hoot. If I unplug the IAC the noise is gone. I have taken apart the IAC and cleaned and inspected it and ca...
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L MIL Lamp on
Hi group! This is my first post, so please be patient. This MR-S came strait from Japan like second hand import.Data is extremly limited in fact there is none. The problem came after another shop made eng rebore. To complicate things even more gearbox is MMT t... Trouble codes: 89 (Throttle motor cont. circ. malfun.), 31 (ETCS-i)

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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L battery VIN: 2HGEJII26S
Thanks for the response on parasitic drain checked all interior lighting,Trunk,Hood ect. drain is on fuse #3 interior lighting circuit,Customer can live without dome light rather than absorb the cost for repair. Fuse removed.
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ8247W
as usual all the replies were right on!!!. the valves were tight on 2 cyl, after a valve adj everything was good!!! thanx for the replies!! Trouble codes: P1399.
1996 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF24T2T
Sorry for the delay in closing thi request. After rechecking all of our tests we noticed coolant temp was not getting up to operating temp. We replaced thermostat Cleared the codes and light has not come back on. I'm not really sure why this would set the code... Trouble codes: [0110.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L temp mix door VIN: JT6HF10V6X
3 replies, one for rodent nest, one for freon low, and the winner was GUY...with plugged heater core. This is a down flow core with top and bottom tanks... funky looking stuff in the far (drivers) end of the top tank...thanks so much!
1990 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L heater VIN: JM3LV5234L
thanks to all who took time to read and reply to my help message. yes i did fix the vehicle. the suggestions that i had ranged from replacing the heater core, checking rad to see if it was restricted, backfilling and bleed sys. terry from missouri posted his p...
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