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1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L block VIN: JHMBB2252P
As always, I apreciate the help. The VIN number it is not the correct one because this car is in another country. The engine is H23a2 To those who know about this engine, it comes with a coating on the cylinders. Honda allows .25 to bore the block. And I sent ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L climatem control vents VIN: 1HCG3279WA
Hello everyone. I need some assistance with my Honda. I work at a Mercedes repair shop, so I don't have very much experience in Honda repairs. When I use my heater, I can't get any air from lower vents and now defroster vents are also not working. I was able t...
2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18583
This Honda Element justed started acting up last week. The customer will try to start the vehicle in the morning and it just cranks over but won't start. After cranking for an extended period of time it eventually starts. Once it starts it won't act up the res... Trouble codes: P0685 (ECM/PCM power control circuit malfunction)
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L release bearing VIN: KMHJW35FXY
ok ,my first time teachs.put new clutch kit incar ineed to know how to get the relase bearing to click in to the preasure plate? every thing is back together.please help?
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF01A22
hello friends, this vehicle came in for basic service, we spotted a large tear in the intake hose between the throttle body and the mass flow sensor, there was no idle complaints or check engine light on at that time. a week later after the part came in we ins... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle speed)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACCH58E4K
Please read repair history, I know start at today, after installing a new coil and distributor cap the engine started and ran for about 10 minutes then died, I was able to restart it but it would only run for less than a minute. It is loosing spark but not ...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L cam timing VIN: JACDJ58X82
i cannot set the cam timing because there is no description about these heads.
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L instrument cluster VIN: KNDJA7232Y
I had this car a week ago, came with instrument cluster inop, check it out, had blown fuse 10 amp for a meter. replaced fuse, lasted 2 days and blew again. Is anybody had a problem like this. ??? any help apprisiated.
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72371
hellow and happy holidays to all, got this sportage that came in with a misfire and a blinking mil lamp. felt like it was misfireing on 2 cylinders. pulled codes and had misfire codes for cylinders 2 & 3 as well as a random misfire code. as always didnt have t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303
1991 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, choke stays on VIN: JM2UF1135M
If their are any import technicians that have more experance than I, maybe you can help. Student purchased a basket case Mazada truck with blown engine. Overhauled engine it runs good. During instalation we can not find where the wire for the choke coil hooks ...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1YVGE22A9P
Hello gents, car came in with failure on emissions test. Hi Hc and Nox. Test with shop sun450, HC was at ~600 on scale, O2 being used was leaving ~10parts on scale. Also exhibited a slight miss on occasion. Tested O2 operation to see it switching good .2-.6 at... Trouble codes: 11 (Intake air sensor), 17 (O2 not switching)
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BC1417W
car came in shop running poorly with dtc 170 atempted to clean mass air flow sensor and broke feeler on sensor after installed new mass air flow sensor car runs well at times but will kick a code 170 and 1170 customer also complains of lack of power on occasio... Trouble codes: 170 (fuel trim), 1170 (upstream o2 sensor)
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L steering pump VIN: 4F4YR12C0X
This vehicle came in with a power steering shutter. much like a ford explorer or ranger that has had the wheels turned back and fourth to many time while on a service lift, We first flushed the system and added wynns additive,it was much better, 3 weeks later ...
2001 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Could not duplicate problem. Customer drove in morning, and CEL came on within a few miles under light acceleration. Sets p0300- random misfire. Checked coils and plugs- fine. Cleaned hot wires on airflow meter- no change. I took the computer apart and did not... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L No Start VIN: SN1ED28Y82
Hello Everyone, I have a Nissan Exterra that is a no start. The owner drove it home with no problems then it would not start the next day. It Cranks, has spark, I hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key, I didn't see a scharder valve to check the pressure... Trouble codes: P0328 (Knock sensor high)
2005 Subaru OUTBACK/IMPR 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GG68585
Hi to all,well we have a subrau outback impreza with a p2097.but at the same time the check eng lite came on the cruse lite started to flash and flashes all the codes for the cruse.there is a tsb for the cruse but that has to do for the vibratison from... Trouble codes: P2097 (post catalyst fuel trim sys too rich)
1987 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L No Start VIN: JV12B0124E
car came in for no start fuel pressure ok spark and compression ok. no injector pulse. replaced distributor assembly, ignitor and ecu. got injector pulse but very weak when test with noid light. Anybody out there with any ideas.
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L transmission VIN: JT2AC51L6V
Good evening Toyota techs everywhere.I have this 97 Tercel that had the engine replaced at another shop.Since then the customer says that the transmission engages hard when he goes from park to drive. If I put it in reverse there is a whining noise aneÓd if I ...

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2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L power windows VIN: 5FNRL18014
Thanks for replies. We had ordered pass. side multiplexer only $86.00 our cost. I had thought this would be the problem because the door switch needs power to be applied to activate switch. Just wasn't sure because of logics or possibility of a code being stor...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L air bag light VIN: KMHWF25V2Y
I received 4 replies. Everyone said it was the ppd sensor. Everyone was right. The new sensor fixed this one. The resistance specs are very broad, but this new sensor measures over 1M ohm with no weight and 1.5K ohms with me sitting in the seat (150lbs.). Sinc...
1996 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L front wheels lock VIN: 4KLB4B1R0T
thanks to brent ted and chris they were right master was slightly applied. the push rod wasnt adjustable so i shimed the master cylinder out with some washers test drove it 30 miles and all seems good thank to all who replied
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Engine VIN: KNAGD12893
Thank you to all ho sent mail. The fix was that the cam shaft ran out of oil for lubrication. NEW MOTOR time. Thank to all.
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L abs VIN: JTJHA31484
Special thanks to Jim from Iowa, I checked and it did have this service campaign done but it was about 45,000 miles ago, I sent him to the dealer because they would warranty it again because Lexus is so nice. Again thanks to Jim for noticing my codes were 2 se...
1995 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start VIN: JM1HD461XS
first off thanks to Terry and everyone else that here's the fix,I had the crank pulley on backwards! the pulley goes on with the flange toward the balancer not the engine! when installed backwards it look like it is right but its not! was also in...
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Stall VIN: 4A3AC54LBY
thanks to the replies. i replaced the idle air solenoid and all seems to be well. hot idle counts are down to 15, with no stalling.
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1HJ01C7P
Sorry for the delay, the fix for this vehicle was a second hand ECM, how ever I had changed almost every thing my fellow Techs told me to. Thanks once again.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR05Y5V
It was not the same codes. We were told it was coming back for the same codes. I had a vacuum line off on the bottom of the throttle plate for the egr solenoid. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor), P0440 (evap small leak), P0446 (evap vent solenoid).
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Surge, Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
well it looks like it is fixed. i have been using this vehicle myself and it has not been a problem. we replaced the cap and rotor to be on the safe side. the o ring under the cap looked smuched down. if the car stalls out with her driving i am going to replac...
1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L transfercase VIN: JT3HN86RSW
ok, found out yesterday what the problem is with this truck. after some more talk with the customer, found out that he had bought the truck used, and when he got it he had to have an axle replaced in the rear due to it being bent. the orginal owner had replace...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF2874U
Sorry guys the customer has been unable to bring back due to her work schedule.As far as the cel po171 I will be trying the clean maf idea and checking the air/fuel sensors as some sugested.For the wiper problem the general consetion is wiper motor.I have a ne... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L No Start
I found that carbon buildup at hte throttle plate was the problem. All it needed was a good cleaning. I reset the computer,did the idle learn and it has been running fine ever since thanks for all your help Justin [...]. Trouble codes: P1120.
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