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1993 Honda Civic DX 1.5L compressor clutch VIN: 1HGEG8549P
car came in with a/c cycling on and off and poor idle quality. evacuated the system and recharged to proper amount. a/c seems to work okay except for idling low when on. if you throttle it up and release the compressor clutch cycles on and off several times an...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L crank pulley bolt VIN: 1HGCD5650T
I kn0w this is dumb, I cannot get the crank pulley bolt loose on this honda, alldata says it is torqed to 181 ft lbs and RH thread. Well, my 600ft lb impact wont touch it, broke a breaker bar trying to get it loose, heated it up with a torch, cooled it down wi...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: IHGCG565XW
car came in on hook as a no start. when turning it over noticed NO check engine light and No comunication with scanner. checked fuses and all is good just wondering if anyone has seen this before and can point me in the right direction. Thanks for your time.
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L coolant system VIN: 1HGCG5654W
i still have oil in coolant what is the cause of still haven oil in coolant if the head is good
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L engine VIN: 1HGC022561
To all valued techs thanks for your time.Problem is this engine has a rapping type of noise in the centre of the engine (sound like lifter but a little harder and it gets worse with higher rpm ) had it at the dealer they said never heard this type of noise and...
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRARO5Y4X
hay there guys.. have this car here with a po300 code, checked injecters as in ohm readings(13.6)on all 6 performed on car injecter cleaning, no help checked for vac leaks and found bad intake gasket on bank 2, on close inspection seems like intake was machine... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL on VIN: KNADC12573
Need help. code returns no matter what. Code sets at 45 mph every time. Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range)
1997 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Serp Belt VIN: JM1BC1428V
This is my first request for help. My above vehicle suffers from belt squeal then eventually it will snap the belt. I have tried almost everything to correct from factory altenator, factory belt and a new battery to no avail. The pullys (altenator Water pump a...
1999 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L ABS module, master cylinder VIN: JM1TA2229X
This 99 Millenia has a pressure problem with the brake system. Biggest problem is that I cannot hook into ABS control. We do not have the right hook up for this application. Customer complaint is at times the brake pedal will go to the floor. However at other ...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Customer states that after driving for a long period at least 45 minutes the ac begins blowing out warm air. He said sometimes it will get cold again after a little bit, but not always. The system was just recently serviced because refrigerant was slightly low...
2003 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JHTB589734
This is one of our used cars.It just barely ran when it came in.We changed the plugs first,they were fouled really bad,still ran like sh*t. Checked fuel press. 38 psi,repl injectors with known good, MAF meter,ign coils and wires all with known good parts.The v... Trouble codes: P0300
1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN8HD16YXK
Hello everyone. I've got an 89 pathfinder that i can't figure out. This vehicle will turn the fuel off at 3,000 RPM's. The problem occurs pretty randomly but more times than not it happens after driving vehicle for about 5-10 minutes. If you cycle the ignition...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3L Right Side Seal VIN: JN8ARO5Y3T
Thank you in advance for any help. This pathfinder came to us with a slight gear oil leak coming out of the passenger front axle tube. We disassembled and replaced the seal with new. After about two weeks the customer came back with a leak, we could see it com...
2002 Subaru Forester 2.5L 2-4 Brake clutch VIN: JF1SF65562
This car came in a week and a half ago. It came in for a check engine light and AT oil temo light on. I pulled the code P0778 and trans code 76 from trans. They both were for the 2-4 brake clutch solenoid pressure duty malfunction. I tried finding all the info...
1989 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MX83E7K
car came in no start.basic testing shows no spark no injector pulse. i checked the air gap in the dist pick-up and i had a .35mm gap.i also checked the coil primary side .27 and secondary side 11,400.we dont do to many cars like this at my shop but this is a b...
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2SW21N8M
This vehicle came in running bad, real bad. It runs rough at idle, hesitates, blows black smoke and poor fuel economy. The cust claims it is only getting around 10mpg. The cust bought the vehicle in Florida so I don't have any history. I know that it's runnin... Trouble codes: 42 (Speed Sensor)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L valve train noisy VIN: 4T1BE32KX2
Vehicle came in with a complaint of smoke on start up after vehicle sits. Replaced the vavle seals with new ones. Was told the bronze seals go on the intake valves and the gray seals go on the exhaust valves, is this true & why? After valve seal replacement, ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L air cond VIN: JTDBE32K12
Hi all, I have this 02 camry that has a blinking a/c light. Usually this is because the compressor RPm does not match the engine RPM. I checked the rotation sensor, and it ohmed ok. I replaced the compressor,(the dealer had also tried to sell the customer one)...

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1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L no memory VIN: 1HGCB9852N
I found the splice S436 located 6 to 8 inches from the TCM connector C437. This is the 26 pin connector. The splice was totally broken. There is one white/yellow wire coming from the underhood fusebox, fuse 24, connector 217, terminal 7. There are three white/...
2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG56452
most replies said that the low vacuum could be from a timing belt off a tooth. one reply said to check the map readings which were within specs at 1.1v at idle. we checked the timing belt and indexed the #1 piston to tdc and all was perfect. the rear o/2 would... Trouble codes: 0172 (fuel system rich), 0170 (fuel trim problem -pending).
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L camshaft pulley VIN: JT8BH68X6W
I found out that because of a lack of information, and my brother-in-law being in a hurry that I made a costly mistake. Thankfully, it was not a customer's car. I had taken apart the camshaft pulley assembly without having all the facts. Now I know I have to r...
1996 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1YVGE31D8T
thanks guys its fixed.runs great. i tried rick's idea, it was the easiest, and i know theese distributers are prone to failure.he also happened to be right on the money. using an ADJUSTABLE spark tester set at about 1/2 inch i seen that under cranking the the ...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
Hello everyone, This vehicle is fixed, but not by me. I drove this car for three days with no problems. Returned to owner and the fault occured within one mile of shop. So what I learned is this: 1. The crankshaft and camshaft sensors are covered under a... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor).
1981 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L whistle noise VIN: JT3FJ40C7B
Well guys, I tried smoke testing for leaks, but because of the Weber carb installed and the adapter to fit the original air cleaner, I didn't have a way to plug the air inlet at the carb. Anyway eventually we got the whistle noise to occur in the shop and a st...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT4RN63B7G
Those techs who talked of ignitor were right on. The ignitor was ok but owner had cut and spliced igf wire to igt wire. Only cold start injector would work, while 4 main injectors received power but would not pulse. Truck had multiple problems, replacing ignit...
1994 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AEOOB5R
recieved good imformation on this vehicle from checking computer grounds and thermostat and wiggle test and ac voltage from alternator. sadly customer decided to go to dealer. thanks for replys especially about thermostat ,did notice heater was not hot on rece... Trouble codes: 14 (ignition erractic), 22 (ect), 24 (iat).
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Excessive Emissions, BUCKING VIN: 4TAUN41B6S
thank you all for your replies.i would have posted a fix sooner but was waiting to get an ok from cust. how left town and did not get back to us for 2 weekes.i went over all the replies.and all sensor tested good we spoke with the cust. son how worked on the c...
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