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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Spark VIN: 1HGED3553K
Here is the point at which I need input. The pick-up coil is visibly worn, with the coil windings seeming to be coated with melted resin. The sensor part looks oxidized and possibly damaged (the screw from the rotor?), and my question is: can the pick-up coil ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L spark plug VIN: IHGCB7246N
one of our technicians had this car in a couple months ago for misfire, he found it to be # 3 cylinder spark plug gap closed. replaced and was fine. car is now back in shop and both # 3 and # 4 spark plug gaps and closed it looks like it has come in slight con...
2006 Honda ACCORD 2.2L seat belt chime VIN: J1HE48TTY1
i have a customer who wants the seat belt chime to not sound. i didn't even know about this, but he says his '05 grand cherokee has the option of turning the key on then off then on and buckling the seat belt 3 times, this will shut the chime off. he said his ...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JLAC4B140X
Good Morning, Need some help with this NPR. firstly i need to know how to pull transmission codes on this model and secondly what vehicle in MOD can i use to compare this with. After pulling codes i would need to a trouble tree for the codes. Thanks in advance...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L Cuts out VIN: KNDJB7237W
Hello to all. I am pulling what litle hair I have left out on this one. Came in with p0101 code and diagnoised maf signal erratic tightened connectors on maf and tps checked grounds at right side of pcm and out on the battery tray. Replaced maf sensor. Left ru...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 4E3AK54F8S
this vehicle currently has no computer ground control on number 3 and 4 injectors. we have checked the power to injectors, its good. we checked wiring from ecm to injectors and it tests good. we have replaced the ecm with a new one but the problem remains. we ...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L alternator VIN: 4A3AA466L5
this vehicle charges fine for the first 30 seconds,then voltage drops to 12v.With first rebuilt alt the battery and brake light came on at the same time. With second rebuilt alt, the bat and brake lights dont come on when alt stops charging. The alt will start...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC54L5Y
after replacing the crank sensor the misfire feels the same, but the scan tool info shows #2 crank sensor is not droping out. i pulled the distr. cap and i see no tracking inside the cap,the rotor shows some wear.i had the same problem with a 4cyl mitsu,and th... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L suspension
i have this mitsubishi giving me problems.any help would be appreciated,when you turn the wheel one way and then cut it back it makes a clunk.or if you apply the brakes at the end of a stop when the suspension shifts forward(like body roll)it makes it to.any c...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NIED28T0Y
hello nissan chaps,have hard codes FOR KNOCK SENSOR AND LINE PRESSURE SOLENOID that sets rightaway and a slight jerk.called some nissan techs,no help,my question is,has anyone seen this before?your help is greatly appreciated.
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D0Y
This car has no compressor clutch engagement. We checked for voltage at compressor: (None) Checked for codes: (None) Checked for ECM input signal at compressor relay: (None) We are not getting a signal from the ECM to ground compressor clutch relay. We have ch...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L rear differential VIN: JT3VN39WXR
Replaced wheel seals 4 times replaced pinion seal 4 times replace rear shoes 4 times replaced wheel cylinder once. Have had this truck back four times and I replace seals and 3 months from now it will leak again. Rear differential air vent valve stopped up the...
1999 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 4TASM92NOX
This Toyota runs fine at idle. Very hesitant on takeoffs and has no power unless at WOT. Fuel economy is very poor, averages around 12 MPG. We have checked all the basics. We have scanned it with a OTC scanner and the only readings that look strange are the lo...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L refueling VIN: 5TENL42N61
Hi ! As you see the millage, this truck is used by dilivery company. they refueling gas twice a week, but from last week , its hard to refueling gas, because it goes very slowly only. they try sevelal gas station. same as it is. We exchanged refueling neck ass...
2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Rod Bearings VIN: JTDDY32T12
Downshifting problems are causing engines to over rev, which cause spun rod bearings, bent valves, or both. I have spun rod bearings. Have any of you seen this problem? Did you repair or replace with a new short block. Did any of your customers get help fro...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L noise VIN: 4T1BE32K13
hi fello techs, i have this camry with rattling noise in the intake that there is a tsb in alldata for. an up-dated intake for the noise.my question is (which my toyota dealer can't answer) does anyone know what is causing the noise in the intake and if the cu...

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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L valve train VIN: JH4DC2399Y
Well, Finally got to the bottom of this one, we found that the rod bearings were manufactered wrong. we got rod bearings direct from another the maker, rechecked all specs on rods, found that the last set of rod bearings were not actually .030 over, BUT when y...
1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHUD14N8T
Thanks for all your help. I finally figured this one out. After checking everything, i decided to start rechecking stuff. As a result of being in to big of hurry, i didnt check the timing belt close enough. One of our techs had just replaced it (painted refere...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L Excessive Emissions, rich VIN: JM1EC4247P
thank, for the help, the maf key on was 4 volts and full load close to 0 volts, it didn't make sense to read almost half the voltage at idle, i bought a used maf now reads 2.88 at idle system goes into close look and burns alot less gas, thanks mario Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor), 17 (no change in o2 sensor), 24 (feedback system problem).
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: JM3LW28G9Y
Guys, Was not able to duplicate concern with test equipment on.I believe it is a fuel pump issue.The only thing I noticed was the fuel pump did not energize until motor was being cranked but would build pressure & start I am not sure if this is normal or not,I...
2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Stall VIN: JN1NB353X1
Thanks for the help on this one, when the customer came to pick up the car, we went for a road test on the same road the problem happened. It was when you went over one of those grates on the road on the right hand side at a pretty good speed, boom the engine ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A circuit malfunction).
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Steering VIN: 6X21454625
Evening everyone, Thanks for all the help. It turns out that there is no problem replacing the tie rods on the vehicle if you use your head. We used a pipe wrench and welded an old socket on the end so a torque wrench could be used on it to properly tighten th...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Cruise control actuator VIN: JM1BJ22543
Hello to all,I would like to thank Steve [...] from New Mexico for his response,he put me on the right track.I didn't notice that the actuator does make a clicking noise when engaged at slow speeds (42 kph to aprox.65 kph).During my swap of parts I didn't a...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L parasitic draw VIN: JA3AJ46G6T
well this one is finnally fixed after finding the two shorts that body shop left for me i found that body shop left gas cap off for some time and tank got water in it so i replaced tank pump and sender and all is well sorry for asking for help on this one basi...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4DL01D0Y
Thanks for the suggestions. The general consenses is to use an OEM gasket with no sealant on it except possibly around the coolant passage. Nobody seems to know why the gasket fails on number 4 intake port other than possibly because that end of the manifold i... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire on cylinder 4).
1987 Subaru GL 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JF2AN5787H
Thanks for all the suggestions. The one that helped resolve this vehicle's situation was to unplug the MAF and see how it runs. Well; it didn't idle as high cold and also didn't stall once warmed, but it did pop back through the intake on the left bank, like a... Trouble codes: 11 (Crank angle sensor), 13 (crank angle sensor), 14 (fuel injector fault).
1996 Toyota T100 SR5 3.4L valve timing, compression VIN: JT4UN24D5T
First of all thank you for the responses!! i just signed on this program and at first was hesitant but now i'm convinced that it is an invaluable service. after i received many replies telling me to check for a sheared pin on the camshaft i removed the frt cam...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L hooting or a howl VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
After reading all the replies. I have come to the conclusion that it is a normal noise. ( I have had a couple of more 2.2 Toyotas in since I posted this and if I open the air filter housing they all make the same noise, I guess the customer is just a little mo...
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