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1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Gas odor VIN: 1HGCG2257W
This car came it late today , so I diden't have much time on it. The car has a gas odor coming from the back of the vehicle. We traced the odor to the open white plastic 3 way vacuum tee thats coming off of the fuel tank presure sensor at the charcol canister,...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L immolbizer VIN: 5FN34FN873
got a theft recovery here. the steering was replaced as well as the key reader around the key. Any honda techs know if the pocket tester can program immoblizers? we have all the original key I am assuming that the reader needs alignment to to fuleinjection can...
1997 Infiniti I30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JNKCA21D3V
Vehicle has no signal for #2#3 coils. All sensors checked or replaced. Vehicle has had 3 computers. All with the same symptom.You can remove wires from pcm conector, and probe straight to pcm terminal. Have tested all input signals and grounds.
2003 Kia Rio 1.6L mil VIN: KNADC125X3
Just wondering if anyone has ran into this code before on a kia. replaced valve, because ohms were slightly out of spec, checked ohms on new one, they are fine. still getting a po455 code after start up. I have power on one side of the connector and ground on ... Trouble codes: P0455
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L no 2nd or 4th VIN: JM3LV5233P
this is my own van and have been trying to figure out whether or not to replace or repair the trans. what i've got is the trans holds 1st gear way to long and shifts directly into third. it seems to also miss forth and right to lock-up. is it the 1-2 accumulat...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ2226X
customer complains vehicle will stall first thing in morning we got vehicle to act up this morning no codes seems to be very intermittant can get it to act up occassionally. It just putters out and stalls checked iac seems to be fine. checked maf seems to be f...
2002 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Overflow VIN: 1YVGF22D32
Vehicle originally came into shop with an overheating problem. Coolant fan motors were not coming on. Replaced coolant temop sensor and all seemed to be OK. Customer had vehicle for two weeks and drove 500 miles. Returned to the shop stating the vehicle was st...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L reverse,3-4 shift VIN: JA3AM54J5R
we have this vehicle that has no reverse,or 3-4 shift.have checked all conectors none switched checked pulse generators a&b, both seem to be working. and there is no codes.we are not a transmissionn shop.we are following mitchell and checking pressures in the ...
1993 Nissan Altima 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31R5P
Thanks for stopping, Car has a code 45 injector leaking, California only. I checked it out last week and found the O2 sluggish at idle so I replaced it, removed the injector rail with injectors to see if any were leaking, none were, Checked some of the achives... Trouble codes: 45 (injector leaking)
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L System operation VIN: JN1CA21D8V
I need help from someone very familiar with Nissan ATC system. This car came in with the complaint that the A/C system was(is) dead most of the time. It will intermittently come on and completely function in all phases... All of 1-2 minutes of time for me in t...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A6W
Evening techs car came in with a few trouble codes in it and they were pretty straight forward, purge vent, knock sensor, revalution sensor, but the one that is killing me is the code 443 purge flow valve. started off by checking resistance in old valve and f... Trouble codes: 443 (purge control valve circut)

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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1HGCG1659X
Most replies stated that I needed to replace the trans. I offered flushing the trans with Honda fluid to the customer as an outside chance. They agreed. After the flush, durring my road test I saw no improvement. The customer picked up the car, I told them I w...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78892
thanks to all.the problem ended being bad connection at ecu.thanks again Trouble codes: P1157, P1167.
1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Power steering VIN: JNKBY31A8X
I would first like to thank everyone that replied. We did release the vehicle back to the customer the next day. We requested he bring the vehicle back in 3 weeks to reinspect. We talked to the customer yesterday and he advised us that all is well with no leak...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Valvetrain VIN: JACDJ58XXW
The noise was from the cam gears on both heads. The rubber cam belt turns a camshaft drive gear which in turn drives the dual cams in these heads. The drive gear consists of two gears which are spring loaded to take up the lash between the drive gear and the t...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L Timing VIN: JHCDJ58X9W
Hello, Sorry for the delay Went on vaca. found that The machine shop that Assembled The heads did not install cam on right side Correctly. When You snap The cams around (Which may take more than 3 or fours times).There are marks on the inside of The cams R...
1991 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Engine VIN: JA3XD64B3M
Hi Thank you for all the replies. It ended up being rings. that is what most people had said. This site is great. Who needs Identifix.
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 1N6DD26S3W
Thanks to every one who responded, Just on a hunch I removed the ECM and found moisture and corrosion inside the ECM. The new ECM is on it's way but I am shure I have found the problem.
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D5X
first i will like to thank every one for their reply will guys the fix was to replace the gas cap when i first check the car and smoke test and found the purge solinite stuck i replace it but did not smoke test again and that was my mistake so when i check aga... Trouble codes: P1446 (evap vent control valve).
1992 Subaru Legacy LSi 2.2L sunroof VIN: JF1BC6537N
Thanks to all who helped! Trying to trouble shoot sunroof we found that when knocking on the control module the sunroof started working so we replaced the faulty control module and the sunroof works perfectly now. Sincerely, Igor [...] Advance Auto Repair ...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852V
The fix was to correct the cam timing. This was a manual trans vehicle that was parked on a hill for about two weeks w/out the e-brake applied. Several months ago I had replaced the t/belt and was too confident it was still correct. [[...]] will give you ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0341.
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L gear box / diff. VIN: 453BH80661
Thanks for all the replies. Most were dead on the money. Even though it does not seem like gear oil, being the thicker of the two, would leak into automatic trans. fluid. It did, through the tube seal between the trans. & final drive. The job was sublet out be...
1997 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L starting VIN: 1NXBB02E5V
We have not been able to correct these problems at this time we have replaced ecu and then replaced transmission solenoids again at this time car is still dying with a host of other problems that seem to come and go.
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JT2BG22K4X
Hello all. Thanks so much for all your replies! With the extreme intermttent condition, I went with the majority of suggestions & my own gut feeling & installed a new OE egr valve from Worl Pac. Customer has had car since the day of the original post & all sym...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Went back and checked everything that was suggested. Also checked all the wiring from ECU to VSV's as this car had a history of mice getting under the hood and chewing the wiring, but all checked out. Pulled the canister and preformed the checks per Alldata, a... Trouble codes: P0440.
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L crankshaft VIN: JT3HN86R3X
replaced front main bearing and it got rid of the noise didnt see any thing wrong with it replaced with thicker bearing
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