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1988 Acura Legend LS 2.7L engine block VIN: JH4KA4669J
Hello all, and Acura techs especially, I asked for help with this car back a few months ago. I did not fix this engine the customer did not want to spend the money. The reason was: it needed a block because the bolthole @ #1 front cylinder head would not hold ...
1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Hesitation, no power WOT VIN: JHMEG865XP
The car original went to a trany shop who then sent it to us. The car came in with very little power. Also over heating but the gauges did not show it. Changed the thermostat and cap, no more over heating. I look threw Mitchel and it only gave me a list of a f...
2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78893
This vehicle came in about a month ago with the a/c compressor making noise. We replaced the compressor, condenser (the drier is part of the condenser) and expansion valve. It was working fine for two weeks then came in blowing warm. Found pressure was low. Re...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L instrument cluster VIN: JT8UF11EPO
This car brought in to us with a intermittant dash problem. The cluster back lighting (with all numbers) will flicker off and on then stay off leaving only the lit gauge pointers lit. shortley after that they dim down and go out leaving nothing lit in cluster....
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L abs, etcs VIN: JT8BH68XOW
Have DTC 34 -decelaration sensor inop-, causing ABS and ETCS to be inop. Alldata does not shows the location of this sensor, neither my scanner (Vetronix's Mastertech) shows this sensor listed on the datastream list. So, for me to begin it is neccesary to find...
2001 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tachometer VIN: JT8BF28G51
Tach is inop, mtichell and alldata have little info other than wiring diagram. Per diagram I have "power" and ground at tach but if I check the power with a labscope I am unsure what this signal is supposed to be. I hate to condemn any good parts. Anyone had ...
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1135K
Hello All, I'm not to good with mazda, I have a code 13 and a code 16, 13 is for vacuum sensor, and 16 is for egr, the check engine light comes on at steady cruise and stays on untill you let off the gas or give it gas, the light will always go out when you le...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L No Start, possible immobilyzer VIN: 3N1CB51DX2
engine doesn't run, no spark, no injector pulse, no communication with scanner, "check engine light" on when key in"on" position". Can't find an immobilazation system LED light. Crunks OK,all fuses OK. I suspect immobilazation system. Any suggestions how to c...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs module VIN: 1N4BA41E64
hello there im just a little worried about changing such an expensive part.this was at the dealer and they told the custumer to change abs module,but no guarantee of fixing the problem .i have pulled wiring diagram and solenoids are internal and cannot be test...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L transmission VIN: 5N1AR18U75
I might be wrong but I'm still thinking is not an electrical related problem, anyway I would like to do some mechanichal/hydraulic tests so I can verify the cause of problem. Appreciatte any basic test suggested
1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L engine VIN: JF1SF6559W
Hi folks, I know there are a lot of posts on this eng related to timing, head gasket, and valve issues but I am pretty confident that I have covered these bases. If you have read the repair history you will see that this has a new engine with the valves also r...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L ABS light VIN: JF1SF6551W
I am trying to pull the manual codes for the ABS system on this Subaru Forester S because the light is on. Alldata and Snap On shows a 6 pin connector under the drivers dash on the right side of the steering column. You are to ground terminal 6 for the code fl...
2002 Subaru Outback H6 3.0L a/c compressor VIN: 4S3BE89642
when vehicle is first started a/c system works fine ( clutch cycles ok , duct temp. good ) after car runs for about 15 minutes a/c clutch cuts out . if you turn the key off and wait a couple of minutes and restart car a/c will work ok for a few minutes and cut...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7X
OK Toyota Techs, vehicle came in with SES light on tested egr with vacuum pump at an idle. Egr opens at 8" of vacuum and engine stalls. Checked egr solenoid, opens at part throttle and above. Removed egr valve and cleaned ports to intake manifold and to exhaus... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient EGR Flow)
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
i know EVAP problems can be a nightmare but any help with this would be greatly appreciated. i have a friend who works for toyota, sad to say,he offered a gesture of "good luck". Trouble codes: P0446

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1991 Honda Accord EX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB755OM
thanks for all the replies. i installed another new dist. It has been 4 days since the replacement. so far so good . the biggest problem was getting the car to repeat the problem, then do some test before it would start.
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 3HGCM56398
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. car had no code but when i ohm tps i got 1.6 kohm spec was .6 to .9 kohm. i fallow the step from alldata to replace thottle body. Due to the ohm reading. oh,some said i might have too reprogram pcm., but this ones wor...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L Compressor VIN: 5J6YH18573
The A/C clutch was intermittently losing continuity. Replaced the clutch and the problem was solved. Thanks to all those who participated in giving hints, suggestions, and comments.
2002 Kia Optima SE 2.4L timing belt VIN: KNAGD12652
Well, this one did not bend the valves .I was certain it had so we pulled the head . I was quite surprised to see no bent valves, even with some decent contact with the pistons. Thanks for the heads up on the crank sensor. Upon removal there was obvious damage...
1993 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FD331XP
Thanks for the replies.Most of the replies were about what to do after the RX7 floods.I wanted to know what to do to to keep it from flooding.One suggestion (from the old memory banks) probably refered to the 'H' valve fix.I have done this to 2nd generation RX...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22561
The connectors are not available locally. I could not find a helpful parts guy to dig through the parts catalogs. I ended up buying a used harness and robbing the terminals from there. The sources mentioned in the replies did not have the terminals. Thanks t...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L abs VIN: JN1CA31A01
Well as usual it is simle things and over sites. The original tech working on the car a week before I got it replaced the two rear tires with a 65 series tire instead of the original 55. This lead to the abs light on. When the customer returned same tech pulle...
2002 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L seal VIN: JS3TX92D42
Only received 3 replys but when they are quality replys you don`t need any more, The repair was like I thought it should be pulling the axel with A slide hammer, But when the Dealer said they was not sure how it come apart I wanted to be on the safe side, A bi...
1985 Toyota 4Runner DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 653U908J76
I must apologize to all who responded to my request. I was asking for help on behalf of my brother-in-law who was trying to help his neighbor who both live in Texas. His neighbor failed to mention the fact that he had recently replaced the engine and it had ru...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L loss of KAM VIN: 4TANL42N7W
Thanks for all replies, The tech retested all of the powers & grounds (KAM input voltage was good). As suspected, a new computer fixed the problem. No flashing required. Thanks again to the five who responded.
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L abs engages VIN: 5TEHN72N91
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I was unable to find any ABS codes in this system and could not read serial data off the ABS. I went with my hunch, and replaced the rear brake shoes with another suppliers 'higher' end brand. This fixed the...
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