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1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L srs light on VIN: JHMRA1843T
Came in with SRS light on.Found connector under dash on drivers side to clear codes ,but could not find diagnostic connector .Looked on pass side ,,,tore dash apart trying to find it,no luck,,,Found diag connector for engine codes.Is the SRS connector in a yel...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Condensor fans VIN: JHLRD77412
Well it all started with catostrophic failure of compressor , Replaced comp. , txv , condensor , and flushed the system, so after initial repair , system seems to be operating ok , however condensor fans cycle off/on about every minute or so .They cut out at 1...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU45D01
Hello all, This vehicle was towed in to us from another shop who replaced the timing belt and performed other maintenance. After they finished the service they test drove vehicle which ran "great" but noticed some P/S noise so they bled the system by disconnec... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Fail Sensor Malfunction)
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L no venting VIN: KMHWF35V51
Customer comes in saying can't put gas in car, only very slow. I pulled the vent hose apart midway up from the tank where there is a plastic valve assembly thinking that it was shutting. Not the problem due to blowing air in tank with vent hose off I have no a...
1990 Mazda Miata 1.6L Pressure reading VIN: JM1NA3511L
Pressure readings fine at idle and cools great at and just above idle speed.about 2000 RPM the high side goes up 225-250 psi and compressor cycles off , and instantly the low side pressure climbs , along with vent temp, to 100 psi or more.If thats not wierd en...
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMIBJ22631
Hello everyone, I have This car with the random misfire have done all the obvious) Custome would take car and return within A week with same problem. We Have had so much rain when this problem has been happening that I thought Moisture getting into something.... Trouble codes: P0300
1992 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L high NOX VIN: JA3XD64B8N
I have this 3000gt in here that is failing emissions test for high NOX. There is no egr valve on this engine and I have replaced the converter thinking maybe that was it. It had no change in the readings. The readings are around 1900 ppm. The vehicle is not ru...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Mechanical VIN: M246F45637
hello 2002 lancer 2.0L code p0172 car came in shop light comes on SOME TIMES MOST OF THE TIME IT IS OFF car has stored p0172 can some one help me i know the o2 sensors are $300 for one i hope that in not the problem has any one seen this problem
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DYL
hELLO ALL, i HAVE A QUESTION MARK ON CODE NUMBER BECAUSE THIS IS A RE-CHECK AND MY BOSS CLEARED IT BEFORE i GOT TO IT. It has a reoccuring code for long term fuel trim lean bank 1. This car has 4 oxygen sensors and they all switch rich to lean in good time. I ...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L condenser VIN: 3N1CB51DX1
A few weeks ago we repaired a leaking evaporator using a leak sealer. Now the vehicle has come back with a melted field coil, which resulted in a seized compressor pulley. When testing the system operation, after replacing the clutch assembly, I found that bot...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Hello members , Iam instrutor at the nascar institute we are developing a nissan program we got alot of nissans in but this one 05 maxima does not start we have a consult II we p1610 p1614 p1615 we due to get the nissan electronic service manuals but they are ... Trouble codes: P1610, P1614, P1615
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: JF18C6527M
No start, no voltage to fuel pump, the fuel pump is good. Looking for fuel pump relay location, and possibly a wiring diagram of fuel system.
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE6450Y
Hey guys. I don't have too much experience with the Subaru's so I hope someone who's familiar may have seen this problem. This car has a small intake manifold leak at cylinder number four. It misses slightly at idle, and I can hear the leak. If I spray wat... Trouble codes: P0303
1981 Suzuki SP500 .5L valvetrain VIN: 1234567876
I probably wasnt supposed to do this. Anybody know what the valve lash is supposed to be? Hot or cold? I had one guy tell me .004 Intake and Exhaust cold, but those sound a little snug to me. It's not really a 12 cylinder, but "one" wasnt in the choices. Also,...
1992 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L security VIN: JT3FJ80WN0
Hey All.. We have a Landcruiser with the factory alarm that will not unlock doors with remote, but horn sounds. We started with new security system control unit, but this did not change anything. Locks work fine from master switch. We have Toyota Technical Inf...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L engine oil leak VIN: 4TAWM72N4W
Have this toyota tacoma truck from recent customer with oil leak. Found the crank pulley separated and rubbed hole in front cover/ oil pump. Is this a normal thing for these motors? And what parts are needed to repair it? thanks in advance.
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEGN92N71
Here's a hair puller for you. This truck has a salvage title and no longer is covered by mfr's 8/80 warranty. It keeps setting a CAT code intermittently. Sometimes the client can take it and it sets on his way home after 2 miles. Other times it takes 6 weeks a... Trouble codes: P0420
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: C41U335695
i have a toyota sienna it had a p1155 replaced A/F sensor was ok for about three mounthes came back in would not idle amd mil light on found iac motor was stuck open cleaned it it is ok now checked MIL light found p1155 again found that on HAFR,HAFL too groud ... Trouble codes: P1155

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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Motor Mounts
Thanks for all the help, What got this vehicle back in proper working order was several things. I ordered a mount kit from that fixed my driveline alignment problem. As for the wiring I ordered a wiring harness out of a 00 honda civic si and the pc...
2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, WILL NOT ACCEL VIN: KMHCG35G9Y
After pulling my hair, I found out that OEM MAF sensors is the way to go, at least on Hyundai. The unit from NAPA was defective, which led me down the wrong path. Thanks to all who steered me. Each person had good info. I just had a bad part. OEM Mass Air Flow...
1989 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FC3513K
well ive given up on this engine for now and ordered a turbo engine for it.. i received several helpful rplys but was unable to pinpoint the problem and give a definte fix on this one but i truly thank all those who replied and all the info they gave Trouble codes: 13 (map/vacuum sensor problem).
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L compressor/belt VIN: JA3AP57J2S
Thanks for the input. I figured that with the pressure readings I had, the restriction had to be in the low side between the service port and the compressor. I removed the low side line and the compressor manifold. Both were open with no signs of debris. My ...
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AX35G4W
thanks to all who replied. this vehicle is now fixed and runs great. Claudio, thanks for pointing me in the right direction. EGR valve was replaced and vacuum hoses was cleaned out. everything is now back to normal. linh Trouble codes: P0201, P0400, P1750.
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24A5L
Thank you everyone for your help. Turns out I missed a wire that had been cut. The tps signal wire. Fixed the wire and fixed the problem. Thanks again.
1995 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1RZ24D6S
car continues to act up. customer really wanted us to put a finger on what the exact problem was. motor vac service was performed with a little improvement noted. i ended up talking to a couple of brothers with 30 plus years of combined nissan experience and t... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor circuit code).
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L Crankshaft key VIN: JS2GB41S6X
Thanks for all the help. A number of people (actually everyone)responded with the crank bolt/damper being loose. When we removed the crank pulley bolt it did seem to come off really easy-like it was not on tight. This is most likely the cause of the keyway bre...
1998 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Valve VIN: JT3GM84R9V
Hi everyone, victory is at hand! The damn thing works, finally! Let me start by briefly stating the initial problem. We did a valve job on this vehicle and it came back after 500 miles with a miss on #3 cyl. We diagnosed burnt exhaust valves. Many replies ad...
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