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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cooling system VIN: 1HGEJ8147V
No problems that I can see from fresh rebuild. Young owner, drives very hard. Started running hot and blowing coolant out of overflow. Low coolant, replaced cap. Seemed fine ran in shop, fan cycles normally. Returned to customer (lives across the street from m...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L bent valves? VIN: KMHCF35G91
Hello everyone and thanks for the advice. I have this 2001 Accent in that the teeth on the timing belt sheered off. We put a belt in place and started it with it misfiring. A compression check showed 2 cylinders low with 40 psi and 100 psi. The timing belt mar...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W41
Real quick plea for help to all the Isuzu guys. Local dealers not much help, neither was customer service line. This is my wife's car, and it has an intermittent stumble or stall when cold. I had heard that there was a flash for this concern but am unable to l...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L power steering VIN: JT8UZ30C5P
Vehicle came in with lack of power steering and noise. Filled fluid. Noisy and foaming fluid. First replaced with a used pump. Then replaced with a rebuilt pump. Bled power stereing according to manufacturers recommendations. Fluid runs clear after bleeding, b...
1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L timing belt VIN: 1N6HD16S4H
help , i've got a 1987 nissan pu 2wd 3.0l v6 , that has jumped time three times in a one week period. there is no visable damage to the belt . the cams turn freely and the belt teeth set in cam and crank grooves fine . i have performed the tsb for belt tension...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8ARO5Y8V
Car came in with MULTI codes within computer. Have changed , o2 sensor, gas cap (for leak), Fuel filter and the "evap canister purge cut solenoid valve" this name was taken off the emission label from under the hood. Mil light cam back on 2 weeks later wit... Trouble codes: P0440, P0446
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L temperature control VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
temperature goes full cold when set below 80 degrees. temp sensors readings are ambient sensor 75, in vehicle sensor 72, intake sensor 122. there is no specs or testing info in mitchell for intake sensor. anybody know what typical reading is or how to test. al...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D92
the vehicle left for about four weeks, and it returned with the same code appeared on the pcm and the trnsmission doesn't shift right. if anybody come across this animal it would be gratly appreciated if somebody shed some light on this, at this time i am clue... Trouble codes: P1705 (tcm received wrong app signals)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Good evening all This was brought to me from someone who had problems on the highway and had it worked at another garage.I put the solus on and it said misfire on cylider 4. So right away I thought spark plug pulled it out ok.So I called customer and he said o...
1993 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L Stall VIN: JF1GF2443P
This car will intermittanly stall in bay at idle,hot, and hood closed. When spark and injection pulse checked, car has injection pulse, but no spark. Scope check of igntion module, when event happens, shows loss of low votage square wave out of ecm at pins #5...
2002 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG65503
replaced idle motor with OE, Freeze frame always the same. The lowest reading I can get on MAP is 4.5hg on decel, when cel comes on MAP freeze frame is 3.5? Maybe this is problem? Trouble codes: P0519 (idle speed system)
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L differential VIN: 4T1BF18BZW
This Avalon has noise from the differential on accel using chassis-ear. Fluid change revieled quite a bit of metal in the oil. My real question is :Can I get the differential out without pulling the entire tranaxle? It looks to me like she'll come out of there...
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF13C81
First visit - P0440 code found, gas cap tightened, code deleted. --- Second visit - P0446 code found, test all (3) vacuum switching solenoids, visually inspect hoses & canister, provide services pertaining to TSP EG007-05 (clean blockage in hose orifice near c... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evaporative control system malfunction), P0446 (Evaporative system vent control malfunction)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E72
This one is driving me nuts!! Vehicle arrived with a P0440 and P0446. Tested as per Shop Key, led to the conclusion that it was an intermittant problem. Didn't believe it. Replace cannister/solenoid asm. Returned 2 days later, light back on, P0440. It appeared... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Prob)
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L engine block VIN: 4T1BE32KO3
Hey everybody,we have a '03 Camry that came in with oil leaking externally from head gasket. This is a new customer from out of state and we have no repair history. We pulled the head and in doing so found a few loose head bolts. Everything looked normal. When...

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2000 Daewoo Lanos SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLATC5263Y
Thanks for the help, unfortunately I don't have a definite fix on this daewoo. I'm sure that the crank variation relearn procedure listed in the TSB would have taken care of the problem, but the closest dealer with the requisite scan tool is 150 miles away. Th... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L d light stays on VIN: 1HGCB7274N
We rechecked all grounds & positive connections,and installed a nother computer,and it has not come back.I guess we had two bad computers in a row. thanks for the help.
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Starting VIN: 2HGES15592
Iam going to call this a fix because most of the replys said send to dealer. I had it towed on the 11th and late in the day the dealer called and said the car isnt talking to the main computer, well we have all been down this path, And I have worked for the de...
2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1HGCG56762
Thanks to all who replied. The input was great. Sorry it took me so long to reply, I was waiting for the car to come back for more eval., but the customer decided to trade it.:( Here is a summary of the ideas from the other members:Replace PCV as they fail alo... Trouble codes: 1399 (pending misfire).
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21983
Group, Thanks for all the replies. Most stated check the timing marks again or possibly rubbed wire at cam or crank sensor. The computer ended up being bad. I could never get any scanner to communicate and the main relay was clicking off and on constantly. I c...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 1st gear VIN: 4S2DM58W92
Techs, Thanks for the replies. The most important information I got was that Isuzu warranties the trans to the origional owner to 120,000 miles. One suggestion was to disconnect battery power to the pcm and clear memory. that seemed to help initially, but the ...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Tranny oil VIN: JT8BF28G4Y
Thanks for all replys, WS stands for World Standard, its basicly a better Toyota fluid used for the newer autos and hybrid, Again thanks for all the feedback
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
Hi there, Thanks for the responses, it seems many people have fought this battle before. Many suggestions said to check compression to determine if the apex seals were worn or 'stuck.' It seems as though we sort of had the opposite symptoms of worn apex seal...
1997 Mazda Millenia S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2224V
First, thank you to everyone that offered their advice. I gave the local Mazda dealer a call and was very fortunate that there was a Mazda master tech working there that was happy to help with advice. He said i was on the right track thinking that it was an el...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1MD28Y0S
The problem appears to be in the computer. There is a voltage drop within the computer on the ground side. The customer has not yet decided to replace the computer so I am unable to confirm this. Thanks for the input. Trouble codes: P1490.
1993 Subaru Impreza 1.8L No Start
hello tech of the world. i finally fixed the subaru. it had a fauty ground for the injectors at pin #15 balck/yellow wire. The wire was pinched under the steel fuel line near the injectors. repaired the wire and started right up and the power on the trigger si...
1984 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Stall VIN: E5F3144993
Well folks I appreciate all the great responses. Raul in washington nailed the problem to the brown wire I broke off while replacing the starter. Thx again,, mac
1993 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L radio VIN: JT3AC12RXP
the previa is finally fixed- something inside the radio kept the circuit powered up.disconnecting the radio eliminated the battery draw.the dealer knew nothing about any recalls.thanks for all the help
2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Electric Steering VIN: JTEDW21A06
Good News, This Hybrid is fixed. A very BIG thanks to Jamie, Roy, and Bruce for their input, Found out that the hybrids seem too fragle. this was a minor 'collision' to the RH front corner. the problem was the P/S computer did fail internally but refused to ac...
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