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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD5608V
This is a strange one...I cannot get a ground signal to close the compressor clutch relay unless the radiator cooling fan switch is closed! Once the car warms up and the radiator fan kicks in, then the compressor will engauge and dissengauge in harmony with th...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL1876Y
Ok folks this one has really got my goat...This vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with a noisey a/c-alternator belt which we replaced and all was quiet. The next week the customer returned with the a/c inop. Upon inspection we found a melted a/c compressor...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF35V2Y
customer states car jerks when accel,drove car,when shifting gears(5 speed)car has large flat spot and jerks slightly then accelerates ok,would swear it is early opening of egr(car does not have one)cranks sensor leaking oil and wires frayed(replaced)air mass ...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L No Start VIN: WXP7901053
customer stated had right side of engine noise and low he changed oil installed plugs and wires it would not start after he was done we have spark but fuel fould plugs it will try to start. but pops out intake so pulled timing belt covers and its in t...
1998 Isuzu Hombre S 2.2L PRNDL 1-2 gear VIN: 1GGCS1442W
prndl indicator inop in run position, works in start and acc. position. did not work before tranny replacement, figured was bad safety switch, even tried another safety switch. tried new igntion switch. old tranny was slipping badley and fluid burnt. new used ...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L trunk lock VIN: JTHBF30G02
Trunk lock actuator will not operate. Niether by key control or interior switch. Does anyone know how I can open the trunk to repair this vehicle. One of those small but nagging issues. Thanks in advance to all who can help.
1995 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L 1-2 shift VIN: JM1TA2226S
This is a very clean and low mileage Millenia S 2.3 (48k miles) There is a not so strong but abnormal 1-2 shift shock. It will be better but still noticeable when hot. I'm not a A/T specialist but I'm sure there is a large number of possible causes for this ...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Headlights VIN: JN8DR09Y42
All fuses ok. Bench test switch, ok. All lights ground through main switch. All evidence points towards DRL module. Mitchell wiring diagrams were inaccurate. All data were correct. I am ready to condemn the DRL mod., unless someone has seen this before. Cust...

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1988 Acura Legend L 2.7L brake pedal VIN: JH4KA3259J
First, THANK YOU for all your feedback. After installing a used brake booster (since the part is on national backorder) we were able to improve the pedal slightly. The customer is willing accept it as is - so we are done. I would have liked to proceed with a...
1992 Honda Accord DX 2.2L fan VIN: JHMCB7646N
You can tell when you are not the only one with a problem, 13 replies the first day post and 23 total. This was a first time customer and needed his car the day I posted it and has not returned. I have talked to him though. Here is what I know, there is two se...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DM58W94
Finally this vehicle is fixed. First I would like to thank all those that replied. Bill from Ohio suggusted checking to see if #6 coil had been put in wrong place. I checked and this was not the case although I can imagine how it could cause all sorts of wierd... Trouble codes: P1125 (ETC Limit Performance Mode).
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: KNDJA72301
Thanks everyone for your help. It seems that replacing the coil for number 1&4 Cylinders fixed the missfire and the MIL P0300. The decarboning of the engine fixed the rough idle on first startup. The vehicle still hesitates on the first acceleration on a cold ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Missfire).
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on, no excelatation VIN: JT8BH68X2W
I replaced the tps (on the drivers side of the tb) and the problem has not returned. Thanks to all that replyed. Trouble codes: P0120, P0121.
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22D7Y
Good Morning all. Firstly thanks to everyone that responded to my cry for help, I learnt something from your replies. firstly you cannot use a used ECM in the mazda with an immobilizer unit unless you swap the ECM and the immobilizer unit from the same vehicle...
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L a/c VIN: JA3AM84JXS
As most of you said - compressor! Replaced with new compressor, the 2 that were put on were aftermarket remans. Price difference was double but at least it works. Thanks for all the help!
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Stall VIN: JA4LS31P1W
thanks for the replies. they suggested that i check the throttle body for dirt, check the base idle speed, check ac system for mechanical problem. all those checked ok. i removed the iac and cycled ign key, the motor barely moved. i plugged in the new iac, the...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: JT3VN39W70
Hi Guy's I pulled down Transfer case Valve body and polished valves and bores per most of the replies I recivied and did get the 4x4 indicator lite to come on at that point, but still the problem remained at this point I suspect a mechanical problem with the t...
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