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1991 Honda CRX 1.5L CV Joint/Axle VIN: JHMED8457M
The driver's side CV Joint busted out of the cup. I replaced the axle and the car ran fine for about 3 days. Then the Cv Joint slipped out of the cup. Got a new axle. couldn't even get out of the parking lot for a test drive and the same thing happenned. Put a...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L alternator VIN: JM1BC1411W
I have this Mazda that is giving us a royal fit. Customer originaly had a problem with a no charge/battery goes dead problem. He and another "experienced tech" backyard diagnosed and replaced the alternator,battery,PCM before bringing the car to us. They had f...
1985 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Cuts out, want rev,cuts off VIN: JN1HU11S56
can spray carb cleaner in vac port and get to rev and run ,am going to start looking at injecters,owner stated it had the injecter program done.Ran the test for code 31 and tried another ecm with same results.It will crank and idle then like it runs out of gas... Trouble codes: 13 (head tem senser), 31 (load senser), 41 (fuel temp senseranother installed)
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Misfire VIN: JN1RZ24H8M
hello everyone, quick question for ya. diagnosing this nissan i found all the rubber boot's that protect the injector's electrical connection broke which caused the connection's to corrode(very green). i can repair the cracked boot's with tape later. my questi...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7T
car hard starts hot or cold
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51A32
Hello Nissan Techs. I have a no start condition. NO communication from ECM. Attempted to communicate with ECM via our OTC Genisys as well as our Snap On "Red Brick". We were unable to communicate with the ECM. This vehicle does have a security system. Light on...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heads VIN: 4S3BG68555
Good evening Iatn. I need some help on this one before I make a mistake. You will want to read the repair history for the whole story. Suffice to say, I pulled this engine out and removed the heads based on customer complaint and Iatn archives. Neither I nor m...
1984 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L Hesitation, backfire thru carb VIN: JT4RN60S4E
Hello, I recently rebuilt a 22r motor, everything new exept distributor. I had the head pressure checked, replaced stem seals and a light shave. Block was bored @ .30 over. I completed the job and started engine, runs great at idle and light load, doesnt smoke...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K7T
well i am in need of help on this toyota i have a p1300 code and this vehicle will start if left over night when you start it you give it gas and it will run with a stumble and shake in the motor and then it will die and will not restart till you let it cool o... Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter bank 1 circuit problem)
1996 Toyota Windom 3.0L Ignition VIN: E-VCV10-AT
the vehicle is a Japanese version of the Lexus ES300. Vehicle would start then cut off. I am getting code 14-ignition reference. Fuel pump was replaced recently, and fuel pressure is within limits. the engine model is: 3VZ-FE. Any help would be greatly appreci...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L rear defog VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Hi Group! The rear defog does not work on this Camry. If you ground terminal 5 on the switch/timer it will click the relay and the window heater will power up and heat the glass. The switch has power and ground to terminal 4 and 3 as it should but there are 2 ...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4T1BG22KXW
Hope a toyota tech can help me! Vehicle came in for an oil leak, we replaced oil pump gasket, timing belt , water pump,and oil pan due to rust. Vehicle runs great and no leaks. We now have a problem overheating. cooling fans never turn on unless a/c is on. wi...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V0W
came in with p0401 code - tested system and found e.g.r. transducer to be no good, replaced it and cleared codes, retested vehicle found that the e.g.r. now lifts when engine is reved up, and when engine is idling if you manual lift the e.g.r. the engine. dies... Trouble codes: P0401 (ins. e.g.r. flow detected)
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L extended crank VIN: 4T1BF28B12
This Avalon has a consistent hard start caused by fuel pressure that drops to under 20 psi in less than an hour. I'm looking for hints on how to determine which of the parts in the fuel pump module is to blame. The pump, regulator, filter, and O-rings are all ...

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1985 Honda Prelude 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JHMAB5224F
Sorry it took so long to reply. When the customer told me about the carb i didnt even bother checking it i just figured it was ok. Well after racking my brain. I finally checked the carb and found the vacuum line going to the power valve not even hooked up.. I...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Surge VIN: JHMEH9696S
Well the Honda has left the building!!! I want to first thank everybody that replied, several people said coolant level and restricted coolant lines to the fast idle valve are a problem, but all were goodsome people like Larry warned that map and tps wiring ca...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L water pump VIN: 1HGEM21551
Thanks for the 21 replies- we put an OE Honda pump on and we hope it is the last!! 8 of you said to go with the OE pump- thanks Kwang, Steve, Todd,Craig,Brady,Randy & Jim. 5 said Worldpac pumps were OK- thanks Trace,Howard,Todd,Donny, and Morie. 4 suggested th...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L won't start VIN: 4S2CM58W3W
Hi everyone, Well the isuzu is ok now. Thanks Paul i never would of thought of looking there. Thanks to all the mechanics that offered their expierance. One out of the four cams broke its alignment pin and the cam turned just enought to give 155lbs compression...
1998 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Comunnication VIN: KNDJA7239W
Sorry for the delay with the fix but thought I already closed this. The DLC under the dash had 2 wires in the wrong cavities. Pin 4 had a brown wire that should have been in cavity 7 and pin 8 had the ground wire that should have been in cavity 4. Changing the...
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo 2.2L steering rack VIN: JM1GD2246J
thanks to all that replied. we installed and aligned the rack. but it has a abs light, 4ws light on. customer said they have been on since she has owned the car and would not let us diagnose the problem. thanks again to all of you and merry christmas
1994 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 4F4DR17X9R
Customer hasn't returned for further diagnosis. The truck always starts, when it doesn't he'll be back. I got some ideas from the replies..we did check the grounds before and also the relays. I suspect the module but it has one wierd quirk. The extended crank ...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BJ24573
thank you for all the help we think we have fixed this one we found the customer put autolight spark plugs in the car and they where breaking down, just to be safe we replaced the coil on the clyinders with the plugs that where breaking down has not come back ...
1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN8AR05YXT
thanks to all that replied to my help request. suggestions were for o2 sensor failures, vac leaks, temp sensor, and misc throttle body issues. we did not see any issues with the operation of the the sensors and did not detect a vac leak. since the problem is i...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
Sorry for the long delay in posting a fix but wanted to make sure I was done with this thing. Many thanks for the replys received Duane from Japan and Ronald from Australia seem to know what was going on. I had checked the fuel presure reg. as many has said an...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BH63571
Hello all, Subaru is fixed. I replaced the air fuel sensor (B1S1 oxygen sensor), not sure if that did anything or not. Condition definatly felt different after I did that, but was still present. It now felt more like a single cylinder miss than a hesitation....
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L vibration VIN: 4S3BH6753Y
thanks to all that replied !! the axle being too long is probably the issue- the customer is going back to the installer for help. best wishes to all this holiday season- greg and crew
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V4W
Thank you all for the ideas on this nightmare. After using your ideas i was able to remove the hoses and the plug and ended up installing the new valve on the firewall were it was a heck of alot easier to install. Thanks again. ED Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on, Will not accelerate VIN: JTDBE32K03
Thanks for all the help! After all checks came up within limits, we inspected throttle body & found it to be pretty gummed up for the low mileage. I recommended replacement considering how tempermental they can be. The customer agreed, even with the $773 price... Trouble codes: P2102 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit low).
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