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1991 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA7673M
this car wont start, has good spark and fuel pressure, tryed to read codes, crossed the two wirs together on top of ecu, mil stayed on solid, shop key says to disconnect the map,and egr senser,did that and the mil was still on solid, but it doesnt say what to ...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L cooling fan VIN: 1HGCD553TA
car came into shop with complaint of ac inop. checked presures and found compressor not turning on but both fans on. heres the crazy part: the fans shut off if you turn the headlights on. if head lights off fans work untill you unplug both headlights. found fa...
1999 Honda Civic DX 1.6L monitors VIN: 1HGEJ6121X
Initally checked for codes and found none just that 3 monitors had not run and the emissions test failed for lack of in-sufficient monitors run. Customer was ok with this as he said the battery had gone dead and he would drive the vehicle for a few days and br...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L starts & goes dead VIN: JHMES96625
we removed head and sent out to have checked for warpage/cracks none found. replaced head gasket and reassembled. now engine starts and revs up then dies, won't think about idling. no codes, all data appears normal, when turning key off immobolizer light flash...
1991 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.1L No Start VIN: 4S2CY58Z7M
i need some help, i replaced the timing chain set. and now my fuel pump relays will not click, and the injectors will not pulse. i have spark. if i spray carb cleaner in throttle engine runs and runs well. i have good oil pressure, and its not low on oil. i ch...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Dies, then no-start VIN: JM2UF3235L
This pickup dies at times then will not resart until it sets for 15 minutes to an hour. During the time it will not resart it DOES HAVE IGNITION SPARK, but there is NO INJECTOR PULSE, however there is B+ power to the injectors. Have not been able to get it t...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22C5Y
Hi thanks in advance. We replaced the engine with a used japanese engine and it wouldnt start. we figured out that the crank pullies were different, swapped them and it fired right up. It runs excellent but the check engine light is on and it gives us a P0340 ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor)
1991 Nissan Sentra SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4EB32A6N
veh.was in about one month ago. check engine light was on for e.g.r. insufficient flow. tested e.g.r. function with vac. pump, engine stalled. checked for power and computer driver function during test drive, ok. replaced e.g.r. solinoid. cleared codes. custom... Trouble codes: 55 (no codes present)
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L reset VIN: IN4BU31D7S
this is a used car from a local lot. the battery has a draw that we need to fix BUT, every time we hook the battery up the alarm goes off. the alarm seems to be factory and we have no key fob for the car. do any of you nissian techs know how to shut this noise...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ride control VIN: 1N4BA41E74
This THUMPING noise is driven everybody nuts at CARMAX; It has been two days of diagnostic for noise; make the long story short: Customer complaint thumping noise in the front end at less than 20 MPH, more than this speed, the noise is gone; even over bumps or...
2000 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Low Beab Headlights VIN: 252AB21H7Y
The low beam headlights work with the DRL's, so the bulbs and wiring to the bulbs is good, but they do not work when the headlights are switched on. The high beams work fine, but the headlights go out when switched to low beam. They are wired a little differen...
1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT2SW22N6M
Hey Toyota Turbo guys. Got a head scratcher. This MR-2 came to use with a complaint of low/no boost. Vehicle is stock with the exception of a Greddy boost controller which seems to do nothing. Also has non-oem pop-off valve installed. Verified on test drive, l...
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W0N
Hello folks. Here's what I've got, tacometer would jump, check engine lamp would come on and engine stall during decel. Back at shop confirmed that when I moved the wire harness between the passenger side fender well and the distributor (driver's side of engin... Trouble codes: 14 (no rpm signal)
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K5Y
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Compressor VIN: JTEHF21A52
The vehicle came to us with a compressor noise and no cooling. We recovered the system and got 7 oz. back out of a 24 oz. system. We pulled a vacuum and got a good vacuum that holds. We recharged the system to spec. Cooling is great, pressures are on the money...

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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JH4DC4461S
I know my time is up on this car. Really appreciate all the help, 34 replies, but after searching all the helps, we still did not find a guaranteed solution. I can only touch the surface of all these helps: check thermostat housing ground and/or other ground i...
1996 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JHMBB2156T
ex tech had broken one of the ears of of crank gear that passes hall effcct causing rev limiter to set of at 3grand instead of 6grand thanks to the 3 responces i hate folling someone elses mistakes thanksd Trouble codes: 1361 (tdc sensor).
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, Stall, TRASN STUCK IN 4th VIN: HGEJ8243XL
Hello and thanks to all who replied, with exception to Steve from New Mexico who treated us like a first grader with no diagnostic skills at all. Now, to the rest of you who supplied helpful information, this was the fix. Tracing out the circut using a wiring ... Trouble codes: P0501 (vss circut failure), P1509 (iac circut failure), P1768 (linear solonoid short or open).
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L hard starting VIN: KM8SC83D71
after dropping the canister, the filter was completelty covered in mud. replaced, also with new purge valve at the intake. customer has not had problem yet! thanks
1997 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.6L alternator VIN: 4S2CK58E9V
i disconectted the red and white wire at the alt. and now charging system is ok.i have no idea why the car maker wanted to wire the system up like that .
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L air cond. VIN: JTJGF10U11
It turns out that all the function relating to the 'TV' screen in the console are controled by a couple of circuit boards in the center console. The unit is SO EASY to remove and work on you have to love Lexus/Toyota. I got a complete center control board with...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVGF22C01
thanks for all of your help. what i found was an intermitant open in br/r computer ground for the maf. my coworker was able to find on another site that people have been starting to find that the wire harness between the firewall intake may cause wires to brak... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent).
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L discharge temperature VIN: JM1NB35362
hi and thanks to all who responded. The responses I received were full of good ideas. I would like to say I fixed this one, but unfortuantely as one respondant indicated, with our ambient temeratures, the discharge temperatures inside the vehicle were not too ...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4N2DNIIW4P
Thanks to all who responded, i checked everything that was mentioned. Everything was working right. I eventually found the problem at the throttle body. Unfortunatly no one was close, there is a wax thermostatic pental in the throttle body. I cleaned the throt...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA2100X
As many of you suggested, it was the NATS system that was acting up. The clue was that the security light was on after the ignition was turned on. We sent the car to the dealer, and the ECM needed replacing, not just reprogramming. The customer said that just ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L remote key fob VIN: WEJDU39822
Thanks to Geoffrey from California, I rewrote her keyless entry control. I followed Geoffrey's instructions and was able to reprogram. Thanks to all who responded to my request.
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