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1978 Honda Civic 1200 1.2L Vacuum routing VIN: SBA6038669
Hello all! I've got an ancient Honda question... I overhauled the carb on this months ago and now I'm finally getting time to put the aircleaner assy back on. I've got a manual with the vacuum hose routing, but the car is missing parts. The manual shows a 4-wa...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Forge plug VIN: 1HGCD5630T
Hi all, During T belt change on this four-cylinder motor, I noticed a 17mm allen cap below and to the right of the cam sprocket on the side of the head. This cap has been slowly leaking coolant, which turns into a green crust, and has built up quite a bit aro...
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCD5635V
this car is killing me. this thing runs perfect. when on highway crusing around 65 mph. mil will flash once or twice then stay on solid. when I look at scanner code 301-302-303 and 304 all appear at once without ever feeling a single misfire. I replaced dist b... Trouble codes: 301 (cyl 1 miss), 302 (cyl 2 miss), 303 (cyl 3 miss), 304 (cyl 4 miss)
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66812
Hi all, We have 2002 Honda Accord with check engine light on & multiple missfires. Replaced spark plugs/cap/rotor. Car still misses. Checked valve adjustment all ok. Checked Egr valve ok. Checked fuel pressure ok. When crimped return line runs a lot better ? M... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
1995 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L rabs lamp VIN: JT367H2487
Ive searched both kick panel areas as per all data and still cant find the test connector .any help in this area will be truly appreciated...thanks in advance doug.
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no excelatation VIN: JT8BH68X2W
Car came in last week with the complaint that it would not excelartate over 5 mph. I got in the car (the morning after it was dropped off) and it ran great. I checked codes and found P0120 and P0121 both had to do with tps so I inspected the tp sensor and foun... Trouble codes: P0120, P0121
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1YVGE31B7P
vehicle came in no start. checked spark had no spark. checked fuses. fuse to main relay was blown, replaced fuse. blew again. checked for short. abs module was blowing fuse. disconnected feed to abs module fuse never blew again but still no start. cheked b+ an...
1995 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L crank pulley VIN: 1YVGE22D9R
car arrived with seperated balcer outer ring-did not seem unusual with this many miles-replaced w/aftermarket assbly,went 2000 miles -outer ring came apart again-checked a/c -alt-crank play all appear ok-no sign of anything seizing-belts not burned off -just c...
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 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L valve seals VIN: JA4MT31P5W
This is a friends Montero, has typical Mitsu valve guide seal problem, uses oil and smokes. He started changing the oil more frequently, which helped some, but still uses 1/2 quart in 10 days. He has added Lucas oil treatment, no help. Does any one know of any...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4N2DN11W6P
This van came in with a rough idle and stalling at idle. It acts like the EGR valve is stuck open. Removed the valve and inspected, and it tested fine. I took a compression test and all cylinders are at 150 psi, fuel pressure is 35psi at idle, and ignition tim...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L noise VIN: 1N4AL11D52
There is a very noticable clunk when going over a bump or pavement seam. The car has had some under-side impact, enough to mash the exhaust hanger and require a flex pipe repair. I'm sure the hanger is not the source of noise. The struts are dry and I can not ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L no start, no codes VIN: 1N4AL11D22
had corroded head gasket, replaced head gasket after resurfacing head. no spark and no codes, reading rpm on scanner and will get one spark on #4 cylinder on initial crank
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L hard start cold VIN: JS3TD02V8P
this one is weird because it starts like the timing is way off cold but after warmup its pretty much normal its like it wants to run backwards on startup thanx in advance for any ideas
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L camshaft seal VIN: JT3VN39WXM
long time customer called and asked for est. to replace blown head gaskets.Agreed to price,we also recommended timing belt kit and water pump because of miles.Everything went ok except 2 bolts at rear of camshafts (both sides)caps holes stripped out.My guy tol...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E4X
hi friends, we have this 99 corolla that is intermittently dieing. it shuts down with out any warning at all, does not surge or spudder, just shuts down. I havent seen many toyotas with this type of problem, so i realy dont know what to check next? we did a sc...
2001 Toyota lexus 2.4L worn out clutch plates VIN: ACU15-0004
I am in the process of rebuilding the transmission and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the end plate clearance specifications?
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L outlet air VIN: 5TDBT48A81
this toyota is haunting me at night. see previous repairs for what was originally done to this suv. a/c worked great after repair. one month later its back with poor cooling. 73 degree outlet temp on 90 degree day. inspected for leaks, none found. recovered an...

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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Looses monitor memor VIN: JHMCG56681
Hello and thanks to everyone who offered help, I fixed the Honda, or got it through the emissions test thru dumb luck. As I stated in my help request, I had checked closely all of the power and grounds going to and from the PCM and all were good. When I di...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SHSRD78873
Thanks all for your help was greatly needed on this one. As Jeremy from Nevada said i did and found that rats had been living in this car as well, and found all sorts of wires bitten on. After the repairs got data readings back from the O2 sensor, and also r... Trouble codes: P0134 (As per MT2500 generics no activity B1S1).
1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L auto trans VIN: KNDJA7A232
I finally found the problem with this sportage, where the wiring harness goes through the fire wall a metal plate covers the pcm and the harness .The harness is not fastened or protected.the harness rubbed the edge of the plate and shorted several wires in the...
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL on VIN: KNADC12573
I tried the throttle body as suggested by Joe from Virginia. The car has not returned as of yet. I am not thoroughly convinced as to the final fix, but I will update with new info as it arrises. I can say the mass air code was not pending after a long drive li... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF out of range).
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Called the Standard tech line,they suggested a pcm replacement.but wanted me to check one more thing.Ran a seperate ground to relay and drove the car around 10 miles with no stalling.Also checked the amp draw of the relay which was below 100 ma so relay was no...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8AZ08W83
thanx for all the replies, turns out the towing did damage the transfer case/differential. the warranty company must have seen this one coming!!!
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86RXX
Thanks again for all the great resposnses almost everyone got this on. The mass airflow sensor was the culprate. I had tryed cleaning it but had no luck the new sensor was $657 from the dealer so we got a used one for $90. Trouble codes: P1133.
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C22
Thaks to all who responded!!! Most of you were right on. After I fooled my scanner to look at a car instead of a van I was able to get the code definition (p1135)for B1S1 o2. It was a shorted heater circut.Tough to get at, I used a 2' extention with a swivel, ... Trouble codes: P1135.
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