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1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L seal leak VIN: 4S6CY58VXS
thanks in advance for any help received. honda passport came in with a trans leak, replaced converter and seal, road tested 5 miles and rechecked, no leaks, so sent it on its way. came back 3 days later w/ same leak. cleaned trans and tested on lift. 45 min la...
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Pressures VIN: JHMEG8682S
a year ago checked a/c & topped up, put dye in it as well, came three weeks ago wasn't as cold, coolant shutoff was unhooked and high side line leaking (dye), replace line & charged, appeared to work Good. came back saying works good for awhile then fades, che...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L a/c VIN: JNKCV54E83
Good afternoon group, I have an 03 G35 that was brought in because the a/c will not turn off until you turn the key off. You have no control over the a/c with the controls. It is blowing cold but you cannot switch it from mode to mode. The off switch does noth...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W41
Had same code plus a few that also related to thottle control, Repaired open in blue/white shielded wire Cleared codes customer drove for a week with no problems. Now P1125 comes back and no driveability complants, Vehicle would stall before Trouble codes: P1125 (Electronic throttle control)
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT8BD69S69
Trying to replace timing belt on my friends Lexus. I am somewhat concerned about the positioning of the intake camshaft/VVT pulley. I have not yet removed the belt, as I do not want to mess this thing up. Alldata says resetting VVT pulley is part of timing bel...
1992 Mazda MX-3 1.8L compressor VIN: JM1EC4321N
Boss asked me to take initiative 4 mechanic at sister shop. Good people though. I know they would do the same for me. Apparent brain buster. compressor replaced, pressure switch high side also replaced. wire from relay hot and burnt, replaced wire and switch. ...
1998 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 4N2ZN1115W
van when cold has no power feels like no fuel falls flat on its face!, 10 miles per hours for a minute thens runs 95 % of 100-- not perfect but good , lots of power , had bad 02 sensor and dist readings on modis -replaced both with fuel filter, when warm hard ...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26Y7Y
Hi All Nissan Tecs!!! This truck drove to shop, no problem. Attempted to start and nothing, turns over, no start. Tried several times during day, and no start. Pushed on to hoist and hooked up fuel pump pressure tester and tapped into hot and cold wires to fue...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K5V
Hey, as always, thanks first off for any help, IATN is highly appreciated, as is it's members. This Camry came in on the hook for a no start, good fuel pressure and spark - no injector signal. Started off with the basics, looking for blown fuses, obvious issu...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L sets same evap code VIN: 4T1BG28K0W
anyone who can help with this I would appreciate it. sets the same p0446 code in about 4 days. Trouble codes: P0446

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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2HKYF18593
well, i wasn't able to do a fix as customer decided to take it to dealer. anyway someone suggested to do relearn which i was gonna try anyway as is somewhat related to the problem. another one suggested to check clean if needed the egr ports also a possibillit...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L oil consumption VIN: JT8BF28GOY
As many of you fine technicians suggested, we kept the vehicle overnight to observe if any oil is coming out of the exhaust system, we started the car this morning and sure enough there was enough smoke coming out of the exhaust to suggest oil burning due to p...
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L valve seals VIN: JA4MT31P5W
Thanks to all that replied. I found out that not only the valve guide seals are a common problem, but that also the valve guides can become loose in the heads. My customer does not want to spend a lot of money, he would trade it off before he did that. I repla...
1996 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IN4BU31D0T
Thanks for all replies (11) To review, the problem was that the #1 cylinder injector would stop firing at or above 2500 rpm 'HOT'. It was consistant enough to afford me ample time to test/scope/current ramp ect... Except for the reason it was initialy towed ... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0625 (knock sensor circuit).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L rear end VIN: 4S3BG6856W
first of all i'd like to thank brad,gene,richard,tim,bob,dean and larry for there replies. tires were the issue. we knew the tires were choppy and cupped. but the noise didn't sound like a tires problem.after replacement noise gone, everyone is happy. thanks...
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF12BXT
I will call this one fixed. We cleared the codes and blew out all of the lines. MIL has not come back on for almost a month. Added dye to the trans and PS. Rechecked for leaks after one week and no dye. I am not sure what is leaking on this car, time will tell... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions system vent control).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L rear main seal? VIN: 4T1BG12KST
The PCV valve was the problem. THANK YOU to all who helped, Richard
2003 Toyota Echo 1.5L Mechanical VIN: LTVBA23630
thanks all.the proble is the u540e automatic transmission.the problem was begun within warranty period(two years and 50000km in China),we had send a report to toyota(the u540e automatic transmission fluid pressure was little low),but toyota did not reply.now t...
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