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1995 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L Cam holding tool VIN: JHMBB2150S
I did a t-belt job on this car last week, You install a 5mm (3/16) punch through cam caps and into cam holes to hold cams while removing belt. The hole in the cam cap is larger, (a 7/32 drill bit fit nicely) so it lets the cams move enough that it's difficult ...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1HGCD5637T
vehicle came from honda dealer after 2 weeks.drove 38 miles no problem,idled for 6 hours,no problem.drove again and stalled at 60 mph,cut off and restarted.2 miles cut off and had to stop and wait 3-4 minutes and restarted.at shop it will stall but will restar...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG2257X
Vehicle came to us with a srs light on. We have the Vetronix Mastertech with the Honda/Acura 12mb procard. We are unable to communicate with the vehicle to obtain any codes. We have also tried the generic card for a scan test with the same results. Connecting ...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1876Y
Honda folks hello. Got the head back on this thing and it starts and runs fine but immediatley set 1336 on start up after reset.I have ohmed it and it was 2.6k which according to mit is within spec and it doesnt have cont to ground on either terminal. My quest... Trouble codes: 1336 (Crankshaft speed fluctuation)
1992 Isuzu NPR 4.5L Shifting VIN: JALB4B1K9N
Transmission goes from 1st gear to third. Manual gives description for code retrieval, counting the blinking lights, but ours is indechiperable. I get some fast blinks and then steady pulsing of over 100 blinks before I stopped counting. We are a light truck a...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBD19292
Hello group, I've had a week in hell; posted 3 so far.The complaint was vehicle was struggling and taking off at traffic light very slowly. Scan data reviewed all PID's are within frame, with the exception of TPS, 15.3% & 84.6% (closed and full throttle), had... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps/ gas pedal position circuit malfunction), P0121 (tps out of range)
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
What I have here is a 1999 Mazda 626 that has a terrible belt squeal at the alternator. It first came in just over a year ago with the same problem and after two aftermarket alternators that didn't make a bit of difference we finally fixed it with a Mazda fact...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L #4 cyl. VIN: JM1BJ22543
This vehicle periodicly develops a noise in #4 cyl. and will close the tip of the spark plug. I've flushed the cylinder with atf, ran it with the plug out, vacumned it with a shop vac and a small hose throught the spk plug hole. It has idled for several hours ...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Poor Idle Quality, whistle from intake VIN: JM1FE17N34
Hello techs, I've got a RX8 that runs rough when it is driven hot. I road tested the vehicle and for the first 10 minutes the vehicle drives fine. After the vehicle is warmed up, the engine starts to idle rough and theris a high pitch whistle coming from the i...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JA4MR41H2S
This car came into the shop for maintenance, and was driven for evaluation of power, brakes, etc. before being connected to the Motorvac for fuel system cleaning. It was run for appr. 45 minutes and, as is normal with the Motorvac, when the time ran out the Mo...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7S
car lost #5 cylinder, causing rough idle and no high end power; I replaced #5 injector and everything was great for 3 days; car lost #5 cylinder again, yet high end power was still better than before, per customer. Intermittently, it would run great for a sho... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire on cyl 5)
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Failed Emissions VIN: JN1CA2104T
This Maxima failed OBD II emissions test. Vehicle failed emissions because the MIL command is on. The MIL is not on, but ECM is commanding it on. Bulb check is good, MIL comes on when ignition is on and goes out when engine is running. P0325 will NOT clear. EC... Trouble codes: P0325 (excessive high or low voltage from knock sensor to ECM), P1400 (improper voltage signal sent to ECM through EGRC solenoid)

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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L transmission ECM VIN: 1HGCB9876N
Hi All I got a lot of help ED MATT DAVE Matt made me stop and think so I went back to begining I cleared codes let it run and only got one code code 7 Tracing out the circut I had 39000 ohms dis conected shif selioned and it went open tested at selioned and ha...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L starts & goes dead VIN: JHMES96625
camshaft was advanced 1 tooth. retimed and all was fine.
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT8BD69S69
I installed a Toyota belt, tensioner, and idler pulley just the way the belt came off. Roll the engine up to TDC(white marks) then counter-clockwise 60 degrees to the secondary(yellow) marks. This is supposed to place pistons far enough down cylinder just in c...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, Dies, then no-start VIN: JM2UF3235L
Received good troubleshooting suggestions from Eric [...]. Vehicle finally died and would not start for long enough period to allow completing tests. When it would not start there was no, or very low, 5 volt reference voltag...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31F2P
I tried another distributor and that fixed the problem. Thanks for all the replies.
2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L unknown VIN: JS3TD62VX1
I wish to thank all who offered their ideas on this post; especially in view of my having a very limited description of the problem. All suggestions were good and any could have been the source of the noise I was hearing. Fortunately the customer was able to l...
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4BN93D6L
Hello everyone: Pleas excuse the time it is taking to fix this beast. Customer took truck on a long trip and will bring back as soon as he can. However, I did try a few of the 4 suggestions I received. I scoped the VAF and TPS signals They both looked clean an...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L timing belt VIN: JT3HN85R3V
Thanks for all the replies.Ihave the owners manual and shopkey and both say 60,000 only if it's used in severe service.Many of the responses were of the I'd be safe and do it variety which was already my opinion.Special thanks to those who actually told me the...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L monitors VIN: 4TAVL52N7W
Tested all power and grounds at computer, diagnosed bad computer, customer wants to take it somewhere else to try and pass smog. Thanks to all who helped you guys are great and Iatn is the best
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L sets same evap code VIN: 4T1BG28K0W
Well thanks to this great group we have taken care of this one. I let my coworker post under my ID since he had no clue of IATN and now he is signed on. The updated canister took care of the problem. We are keeping the car over the weekend to make sure. After ... Trouble codes: P0446.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1BR12E4X
Hi evryone and thanks to all who took time to reply to this post. thanks to,Duane,Steve,Andy,Tim,Rick,Nick,Steve,Jasbir,Brian,and Victor. the problem with this toyota was, the ignition feed to the pcm, and the two coil packs would go away. we traced this all t...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
This vehicle finally had pedal and was driven to the owners home. The next day no pedal again, customer took to the dealer and our efforts this week to contact the owner only resulted in a it's fixed from his wife, we do not know what was done to repair the br...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Compressor VIN: JTEHF21A52
Several people suggested adding some oil to the system to see if the noise would go away. That seems to be the consensus and sounds like it would have been worth a try. We suggested trying that option to the vehicles owner but they choose the more costly optio...
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