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1988 Acura Integra LS 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DA1855J
Hello Everyone. Car has no check engine light at all KOEO or KOER but at the ECU, red light flashes codes 15 and 19. According to Alldata, unplug the fuse to the ECU and start engine. Now only have code 19 ( lock up control solenoid valve). This vehicle has no... Trouble codes: 19 (Lock-Up Control Solenoid Valve), 15 (Ignition Output Signal)
2000 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L compressor VIN: KLATA5262Y
Good day to all, Took vehicle in from another shop. System was low on freon. History- vehicle was recharged two weeks previously and back to original shop with a no or low cooling ability. When I first looked at the vehicle the A/C system was low on freon. Che...
2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W92
Passport towed in , no start, customer says it died driving down the road.Occasionally it would barely run and exaust would come out the air box, not an occasional pop , but a sready drone of exaust and the engine sounded like it was way out of time. Other tim... Trouble codes: P1125 (Fail safe mode acceleration position sensor), P1120 (TPS 1 tpsensor or circuit), 1220 (tps 2), 1295 (Power management mode)
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKAY21D5P
Hello all help please! I have a Infiniti J30 no start. Has injector pulse, fuel press., I replaced the plugs again with correct factory plug, changed oil and filter. The power transisitor was busted open on top so I replaced it. The coils are not firing, they ...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y1V
I have replaced the purge flow sol.,vent sol, canister. I checked all lines to canister all flow vacuum and have no leaks. I have purge going to canister. I am missing something and I don't know what. Please help!!! Trouble codes: P1447
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1N4AL11D62
This car comes in about once a week with a blown fuse in the audio/ mirrors slot, cant ever get fuse to blow when we have the car even tried smaller fuse and customer does not have any info, does notlook as if it was ever wrecked, I need help, customer wantsit...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JFISF65631
Please help! thanks in advance! I have a subaru forester with a p0440 that I can not get rid of. Two purge valves and two vent valves have been replaced with no success. I have smoke the evap system 3 times now and found no leaks. The gas cap was on tight ever... Trouble codes: P0440
1992 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L distributor/timing VIN: JT4VN13DXN
Can't get timing set. Distributor won't turn far enough to get it timed correctly. Checked and rechecked timing gears, and right on. Engine was torn down by another mechanic, and I put it back together. Is there a left and a right cam gear? I'm thinking that ...

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1989 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Spark VIN: 1HGED3553K
Thanks for everyones help. We replaced the complete distributor with one supplied by world Pac. The car ran great except had an intermittent starting issue the day after the repair, this was cured by replacing the ignition switch. The car is back in the custom...
1990 Lexus ES250 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VV22T4L
The replacement O2 sensor was defective. Kind of funny that it worked for about 10 minutes before flipping negative, my perspective was too narrow because the original sensor read negative as well and I wasn't keeping it simple. Anyway, it's fixed and gone, th...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L shift solenoids VIN: 4A3AJ56G8R
Sorry so late. Leo thank you much for the info, swapped the solenoids it shifts perfect. I have run into the problem of switched pulse wire connectors before, so I was aware of that situation. Thanks for the help.
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0T
Well everyone this one is done. It turns out that the fix was to back off the bell housing bolts and retorque to 69 ft lbs, i did this cause one of the bolts was missing so i said screw it its worth a shot so i did it and it fired right up.Thanks to everyone t...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: JN8AR05Y6W
Thanks for all the responses. We finally found the problem in the distributor - two fold. The Ignition coil had a small burn mark on a lower corner. But in the process of removing the coil to inspect, we also found the distributor shaft bearing coming apart an...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4S3BK6750W
Hi there, I've placed this as a fix although the cars still stripped at the shop. we removed heads, and there is small (very hard to see) cracks in the cylinder wall-with pistons at b.d.c. the cracks are in approx midway-top part of cylinder on # 4 bore. clien...
1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Cuts out VIN: JT3HN87RXW
Thank you all for your help. Jim, unemployed Toyota technician from California, hit it on the first try. BUT, we took your advice and used a boroscope to look at the trigger wheel through the crank sensor hole. Two people looked at it and said it was okay. (I ... Trouble codes: 1300 (ignitor).
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L radiator fan and condenser fan VIN: 4T3ZF13C6X
Thanks to all who replied and helped us with our diagnostic thought process. Sorry it took so long to respond, but this is a 'shop-owned' vehicle that we could only work on when there were no 'paying' jobs to work on. The fix: The main thing that threw us fo...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG28K3X
Much appreciated for all the replies. The fix is replacing the IAC and also vent control valve at the charcoal canister beside the tank. Both parts from the dealer. Thanks again./ Charles. Trouble codes: P0446.
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86R4Y
This 4 Runner is fixed. Unfortunately, I am unable to tell you why it is fixed. I received several replies ranging from 'Replace the PSOM' (Which is the board that I did replace initially *note* PSOM = programable spedometer odometer module) to 'Put dielectric... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction).
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