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1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L fan VIN: JHMCB7646N
Have never had this problem before on this make of vehicle. I have a new customer with this Accord that he says will some times turn the cooling fan on and drain his battery. He will walk into his garage after 4-5 hours of shut down and the fan will be running...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L tach guage VIN: VNKBF01A93
In test driving this car, I noticed that tach does work. Tach is pinned past max rpm and only moves slightly when driving car at higher rpms. Kinda reminds me of tachs that go beyond on gm products and we have used air pressure to get them back into place exce...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L alternator VIN: 4S2CK58E9V
happy fourth of july techs . this rodeo has a wiring problem i guess .it has had two reman . alternators put on and is still not charging .what i need to know is if the pcm powers the red and white wire at the alt. or does the alt. power it .alldata is helples...
1989 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L 4th gear VIN: JM3LV5223K
I have my daughters 89 MPV 2WD 3.0 litre here. A local trans shop rebuilt it last year (bench overhaul). We installed it and it worked fine for months, then lost 4th. The trans shop looked at it, and fixed it, telling us we didnt flush the cooler and the valve...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L timming belt tensioner
the vehicled has beed towed back to us at 89000m, cranks no start. visual inspection, found the timming belt tensioner has worn through the plastic cover.i found the retaining bolt has been broken off flush at the block? this one has got me puzzeld.the valve c...
1999 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Hesitation
customer is complaining of a small hesitation and a battery light coming on when hesitantion occur. the problem occurs when the veh comes to a stop and then when trying to take off the veh has no power says the customer. when i road tested the veh. and the pro...
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0L Harmonic Balancer VIN: JA3AP47H6S
Hey guys, we have a 95 Mitsu Diamante here, we replaced a broken harmonic balancer about a month ago, the car came back after abput 2000 miles of driving with the new balancer broken as well, (outer ring), we replaced it and assumed it was defective. After 100...
1998 Nissan Sentra 1.6L No Start VIN: 3N1AB4DOWL
got this nissan as a no start. have no spark. have power to the dist. and ground so alldata says to replace dist. i did that with no change. i also found the resistor in the harness near the dist. had no continuity so i rplaced it also. do these things ever ha...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
i have a 2002 nissan sentra. first problem i have is that the check eng light is on and i can not pull codes with a scanner. i have tried 3 diff scanners. I have checked all fuses and grounds and all are good. second problem is that the o/d light flashes i p...
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L trans VIN: 4S3BD6352S
Hello everyone, We replaced the rear diff a few weeks ago. Spiders were wasted. 120 miles later, Customer was towed in complaining of slipping. We got in and it had good drive and reverse, Plenty of power. About 30 seconds later, You felt the trans start to sl...
1986 Suzuki Samurai JA 1.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1S3JC51V9H
This suzuki will run perfect for days. Then while driving engine will shut down as if key were turned off. Does not act as if it is running out of gas. At the same time this happens the sensor light on dash will come on. After engine dies it will crank but no ...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C22
I have a, VSC,trac off and check engine light on. I pulled code, P1135-see service manual. After I clear the code all the lights will come back on within seconds. So it's safe to say that it's a hard fault. I'm looking for any insight to what this code is in r... Trouble codes: P1135

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5656V
Hi folks, I'm closing this request and hoping it doesn't kill my rating for the fact that my service advisor posted this one for a fellow tech at another shop. Talking to my advisor it turns out that in the process of (in my opinion) 'throwing parts at this ca... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evaporative System Leak Detection In Canister Area).
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L noise VIN: 2HKRL18511
The problem was the lower control arm front bolt not tight enough. There is not a excuse good enough for why I had missed this. Thanks for all of your help
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12144
Thanks for all the replies. I checked the grounds and wiring at the firewall as suggested but found nothing. After rechecking the crank sensor and comparing it with the cam signal, there appeared to an extra blip in the signal for TDC that should not be there.... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor).
1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L Idle VIN: JT8V230C1S
Thanks for all the help. I cleaned IAC Valve and Throttle Body. Vehicle ran great, no more stalling or hesitation. Customer is happy with vehicle.
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP8OD83
Thank you to those of you that replied to this request, all good ideas and helpful. But as Ben put it in his reply if you have the tools needed for this, then what he sent would have been of more help. Plain and simple from here all I have is a guess. I did as... Trouble codes: P00, 303 (cylinder 3 missfire), U00, 100 (lost communications with ecm/pcm).
1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4A3C544USL
The customer decided to pick the car up without further diagnostic time.I was going to go ahead and post actual readings from yhe tests I had performed,but since they decided not to repair at this time it woud not have been helpfull. thanks for all responses!
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA46H32
Michael from Florida was on the spot. I was leaning toward an injector issue also but was having a hard time verifying it. Once we got caught up around the shop I was able to get one of my guys to help me with it. When the injector was ohmed it was in line wit... Trouble codes: P0300.
1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 453BK4356V
We have a manual trans in this vehicle and most replys said the Neutral Switch in the transmission will go bad and cause these symptoms. Our problem is so intermittent that the customer said it is working fine since last visit, but I'm sure she will be back so... Trouble codes: P1507.
1991 Toyota MR2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2SW21N8M
The owner of this vehicle is having some trouble getting it titled. Bought of the internet out of Florida. Sounds like the vehicle may be hot. On the other hand I do think that a tep sensor and or a MAP sensor will fix this vehicle. If I ever get a chance to f... Trouble codes: 42 (Speed Sensor).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L engine VIN: JT2BG12K7T
thanks for all the help guys and girls i pulled the oil pan to find the pickup tube laying in the bottom of the pan it snapped off flush in the pump wierd? anyways thanks one more thing i am not perfect nor do i claim to be i am ase cert in 4 areas brakes 'ste...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Misfire VIN: SXA11-0156
Thanks again to all who throwed in there two cents and the rest of the group who have read our depressing situation after a brake and rest of the brain it turned out that the crank sensor gear had a tooth missing from the damage done by another shop..Some time...
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