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1985 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMAB5224F
vehicle came into the shop for a failed emissions diag. i dont really know much about these old vehicles. i found that alot of people have had ground issues with this vehicle. so i cleaned all the grounds and regrounded the black wire on the iat. ran a ground ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L water pump VIN: 1HGEM21551
Help!! I can't figure out why this Civic 1.7 is having repeat water pump failures!! Worldpac pumps all are original manufacturer- always had good luck with them. Replaced timing belt, seals, and removed NON-LEAKING original pump at 110k- 1 year later and 10k m...
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L longer crank time VIN: KMHWF35H92
about 70% of time the car will crank for along time before it starts. once it starts it runs fine. no other driveability problems with the car. there aren't any current or history codes stored. It can happen with a cold or warm engine also. when the engine is ...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L security system VIN: JNKAY21D4R
we just got the title to this j30,customer took keys and abandoned it at the shop after he got the estimate for a/c repair. anyway,i want to fire it up to see what kind of condition the car is in before we go to the expence of makeing a key but the security sy...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JACCH58E4K
Truck came in on the hook, weak and intermittent spark, Found customer install used distributor and didn't unplug it, but the wires were cut and twisted together, cleaned that up as good as could and then replaced power transistor after some testing, good stro...
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L a/c VIN: JT8JS47E3S
hi every body, i need help with this lexus, a/c is blowing cold from the very right vent and half cold from the other vents.
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC34G71
Good Morning, This car came with a check engine light and also a hesitation problem and bogs down when you step on the gas.I cannot get communication with the scanner. I have tried 2 scanners, Solous and MT2500. I have checked power and grounds and fuses to th...
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P6N
The vehicle was towed into our shop for a no start. After charging the battery the vehicle started right up but had an intermittant misfire. After it warmed up the misfire seemed to subside somewhat. We found the plugs extremely worn and the wires were origina...
2003 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Power Steering VIN: 5N1MD28YX3
Power steering fails(no assist) at low speeds, mainly turning left. Pump is new. Belts are new and adjusted to spec. Fluid is good; hoses look OK (only 57K miles). Most Nissan problems are pattern failures. I can't find anything in the archives except an XTerr...
1996 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L battery charge light VIN: JT2DG02T6T
Hi Everyone, we have a 96 celica that intermittently illuminates the charge lamp on the dash. when this happens the charging system is still working. i told owner this may be alternator beginning to fail and he requested replace it. we did so a month ago. the ...

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1990 Acura Integra RS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9448L
John, Steve and others hit this one head on. We had checked the power and grounds to the control unit but had missed the fact that one of the grounds was not good. After your response we went back and checked the grounds to the control unit and found no ground...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEJ6678V
I replaced the valve on the suggestions of all who responded. David from Oregon gave a pretty detailed description, I recommend all read if having a similiar problem. I explained to the customer the trouble with intermittant problems and she had no problem wit... Trouble codes: P0505.
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering VIN: 2HKRL1868Y
had tires balanced & steering wheel still shook also rotate tires same thing told customer he needed tires and he has not been back.also we checked inner tie rods and outter tie rods all was fine
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Hesitation VIN: 1HGEM22904
Thank you all for your helpful responses. Your responses on exhaust restriction/blockeage were right on. Soon after 'check engine' light came on, with DTC 420 low cat. efficiency. The vacuum reading and physical check up of the cat. verified the exhaust restri...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L abs light illuminated VIN: 4S2CM58V6V
Thanks to all who have replied,after throughly checking all the wiring and checking all connections for corrosion we install a used ABS module.The light has stayed out ever since and its been about a month.Thanks again for everyones help.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out VIN: 4S2CK58W61
Had a problem with oxg. sensor replaced fixed problems
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT8BF22GXV
Hi guys, thanks for all of the replies I really appreciate it. The vehicle came back in and it looks as of the P/S Pump is still the culprit. I guess we had it nailed initially. Gotta love the aftermarket. We are going to use a factory pump now and that should...
1997 Mazda Miata 1.8L chassis VIN: JM1NA3532V
Thanks to all who replied,we balanced all the wheels several tmes no diff,no engine missfire, adjusted the ppf to the correct spec then we adjusted it to the max and min settings found that the correct setting was the best for this car,but we did notice that t...
1997 Mazda Millenia 2.5L engine VIN: JM1TA2210V
It was the 'new' temp sending unit that was showing hot but in actuallity it was not. Thanks to Paul who reminded me to K.I.S.S. :) Thanks for all youe help. Robert
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L 1-2 shift VIN: JM1BJ2222X
On this one I pulled the pan Beacause I wanted to test the solinoids on the bench and not just through the case connector. When I removed the pan I saw that it was full of metal and I sold him a reman. Fixed the problem.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L cylinder head VIN: 1N4AL11D82
Tech who took clyinder head off said he found a couple of loose head bolts(from overheat),wish he told me earlier,causing coolant to get into crankcase/cylinders. Machine shop both vacuum and pressure tested head and found on leaks.Darrel also said to check ca...
1986 Subaru GL 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JF1AC43B1G
hello fellow members, thanks for all your replies. numerous suggestions to check timing belt marks and was done with all marks correct. also checked several connections. finally decided that due to the nature of this problem it could be carbon. this is a very ...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L oil sending unit VIN: 4T1BG12K7T
thanks to all that replied .flushed out oil sending passage as sugesed.oil light went off. drove car for 10 miles light came back on.took back to shop.cleaned oil passage again.cleared mil light oil light off. customer took car .called back in about a week sam...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs light flashes VIN: 5TDBT44A21
so got on to tis (technical information system)for toyota and went thru there diag for code c1203 and came up with the translate ecu going down but when i called the dealer they want 750.00 for ecu so i told my customer to go to the dealer and have them diag i... Trouble codes: C1203.
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