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1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L fuel pump noisy VIN: JHMEH9695N
vehicle towed in for no start. installed new fuel pump, noise felt through fuel lines, replaced new pump, fuel pressure right at factory specs, noise still felt through fuel lines.
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L air conditioning VIN: 1HGCE660SA
This car will not go below 80 degrees.. We installed a reman compressor did great for 2 months.. had about 32 psi on the low side. Came back was at 40 and would not cool. Bad compressor?? We installed another one.. Same readings, replaced the expansion valve. ...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L coolant fans VIN: JHMCDS63XS
Looking for the location of the coolant fan timer. I have no voltage to the coolant fan sensors. I have looked under the glove box, am I overlooking it?
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Fan Blower Motor VIN: JNRAR05Y9W
The Fan Blower motor doesn't work on any speeds. Followed diagnostics as per Alldata...retrieved code #24. So changed the Intake Sensor on the evaporator. Code's gone. Checked all fuses...good. Checked power and ground at Fan Control Amplifier (resistor) and t...
1998 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2214W
Greetings guys! We have one that is somewhat puzzling. It was towed in and we discovered a stripped timing belt. Checked our book to see if it is a interference or freewheeling engine and as luck would have it, it's listed as freewheeling. We proceeded to rep...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 9N1CA21D4T
hi guys I went out and tried to start the car and just like the customer complained I had to give it some throttle before it would start .As I was cranking I noticed the car acted like it had cylinders full of fluid locking it partially.I took it for a road te... Trouble codes: P0325
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D61
Car came in as no start. Opened hood and saw #3 ignition coil melted. Hooked up scanner and no commuincation. Diagnosed defective PCM. Replaced coil and PCM. Now I have communication and fuel pressure, but still no start with P0340 Code. I have checked grounds... Trouble codes: P0340 (No Cam Sensor Signal)
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L oil presure VIN: 4S3BG685W7
i have another subaru with a plroblem . it came in with a over heating problem.found a bad head gasket. pulled the heads had them reserfaced and presure tested . reinstalled the head with dealer gaskets.when i started the engine it made alot of lifter sounding...
2003 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GD29663
am also getting abs code for g-sensor also replaced with dealer part Trouble codes: P0546
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT2AE09B1R
hi guys. i'm working on a 94 toyota corolla with a 1.8 engine. we did a tune up because the plug wires were arcing through to ground and it really ran bad. we also put a distributor in it because the original was leaking oil into it through the seal. now the c...
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 2.4L abs sol relay VIN: 4T1CE38P36
Thanks for your help guys. This Toyota Solara came in refered from another shop with the brake and abs lights on. The lady just purchased a salvaged car that was involved in an accident. The front end was smashed up pretty bad. I hooked up my Snap On and got a...

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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L voltage drain VIN: 19UUA56873
the drain got traced to the door module, replaced module and drain is gone, draw at 30milli amps.
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L air bag VIN: 2HGES16541
thanks for all your help. found out these buckles test just fine but fail when connected to the car. there is a life time warrenty on the buckles so sent the customer to honda for the fix. thanks for all the info. a.j.
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L maint req light VIN: 5FNYF18505
Hi all i just wanted to thank you for all of your great replies i guess that i just wasnt being patient enough in doing the procedure you have to as most stated you push in the trip reset button and hold turn the key on and wait for the bulb check to finish th...
2003 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCF35C83
Customer took vehicle in to dealer for reprograming. Thanks for all whom took the time to reply o my post. Best wishes. Trouble codes: P0128.
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JM1NB3536X
thanks to all who replied, thanks to terry from missorri who gave us his phone #. we spent way too much time trying and retrying suggestions so we sent to the dealer, they so much as told me they were guessing on the repair. the replaced the $300 idle air cont... Trouble codes: P0507 (high idle).
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Alternator VIN: 1YVGF22C2X
Well, Mike from Florida gave me the 'fix' which was to overtighten the belt. Nothing else seemed to help and the customer is happy. If you get a problem like this I recommend tightening the belt until there's hardly any deflection between the alternator and wa...
1996 Mitsubishi Mirage S 1.5L MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: JA3AA26A8T
Hello everyone: This is not afix yet. The car was released with the same condition. The info i received was to check fuel pressure, clean the IAC valve for carbon buildup, check resistance for IAC valve and service the throttle body. I did all except resistanc... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle control system malfunction).
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L FT. Differential VIN: JA4NW51S13
Customer stated today, so far so good. I think the best way to diagnose this condition is to tee in on both sides of the actuator diaphragm at front Diff. with two vacuum gauges sitting in passenger seat. When gear ratcheting noise occures I saw the gauge that...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L low cooling VIN: JN1CA21D6S
OK this one seams to be fixed. I replaced the compressor again and flushed the condensor. We were also told to use 1 lb 5 oz. vs the 1 lb 13 oz that my other sources listed as freon requirement. I received a couple as suggestions that the blend door my be out ...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D0V
im sorry its taking so long to reply the customer was on vacation and just brought the car back 8/5.ikept a fuel gauge on for some time and pressure did drop(with the injectors isolated) but as soon as i cycled the key the pressure went up to 45 with good volu...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA3101Y
hey guys i replaced egr valve all is good thank you Trouble codes: P0400.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello all, Sorry it took awhile to post the fix,just wanted to make sure its fixed. Ended up being the PCM. It was a gamble but we had eliminated everything else. NOTE You do have to send this thing to the dealer to have the immobilizer codes downloaded into t... Trouble codes: P0446 (Canister Vent valve).
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L readiness monitors VIN: JS3TD03V4W
Thanks to all: This drive cycle is just a bear to accomplish. Alex from arizona provided me with a universal drive cycle. The customer downloaded the same u/ drive cycle from the New York State DMV. The customer took the car out on the hightway at 11pm last ni...
1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L oil pressure VIN: JT3FJ60G9H
Well, we're stumped. We pulled the rocker arm shaft assembly to gain access to the oil galley feeding the rocker shaft, blew out the passages, then cranked the engine. No way for us to hook a gauge to the galley, but oil does spurt approximately 1 1/2 inches a...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L bushings VIN: JT2VK12F7N
hi guys we ended up replacing the 1 rear spindle I could get and i gut 1 new trailing arm and took the bushing out of it and replace it in the spindle I could not get.This suggestion came from a guy from a local body shop who fixes alot of these cars. Thanks t...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L powertrain management VIN: JTEHH20V01
Hello again and thanks to you all for the thoughts... I found the problem right after i posted this request. #1 ignition coil was breaking down and zapping the ecu each time it did so, causing the communication to go down and kill the motor momentarily. It n...
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