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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L front end VIN: 1HGCE6673V
This car has us baffled. In simple language it is a bad case of torque steer. All suspension parts seem to be okay and no signs of looseness, dealer had checked front end as well and checked the brakes front and rear. The one problem that I see is the neg camb...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: JNKAY21D1P
Hello all infinti techs, We have a bear of a problem hear. We have done multiple repairs to try and correct this vehicle and still have not found problem yet. when vehicle is cold it boggs, hesitation, stalling (like plugged cats) after 30 minuets or so vehicl...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L hard start VIN: 4S2CM58W0W
Hi members. I got stuck on this one, the problem only happen when the engine was dead cold (below 60 degree F) It take about 10-15 Seconds of cranking time to start up. But when the ECT read over 85 degree then it start up mormally every time. I hook up the th...
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)
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L automatic lockout hubs VIN: 1N6HD164Y5
Hey guys: I replaced both drive axels in this truck. before the replacement the 4- wheel drive worked fine. after replacing with aftermarket axels the four wheel drive won't engage. the axel turns but the hub won't lock in . any help you can offer will be a...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L early engage VIN: 1N4BA41E14
THis car is driving me! The abs engages early. It came in on the first wet cold snap of the year. It engaged all the time when you pushed the brakes... I removed both rear sensors and cleaned behind them. I had to drill out the broken bolt and replace the rt r...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L stuck boot VIN: 4S3BG685XT
How in the heck do you get the tip of the ignition wire boot off of the spark plug when they are left behind stuck to the spark plug??? I've got three of the darn things stuck on the spark plugs on this 2.5 Subaru! They are bigger in diameter then a spark plug...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6851X
Sorry for the long post, but we've been 'round and 'round with this one and are out of ideas. Car ran good with used engine for about 5 K miles. Symptoms are it runs good cold, but when it gets to operating temp it starts to run rich, idle rough and blows blac... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam position sensor)
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 ...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K1X
Relpace Both Vacuum Switching Valves On Charcole Canister- Light ON In Two Days,Then Replaced VSV On Air cleaner Assembly Same Result Trouble codes: P0446

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2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L fuel mileage VIN: 2HJYK16426
Thanks for all the input, looks like the VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) system is only on the Accord Hybrids and the high end Oddessey's, what it does is shuts fuel off to the rear 3 cylinders in certain driving conditions, doesnt look like the Ridgelines ...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L crank seal VIN: KMHDN45D31
thanks to everyone. the thrust bearings were laying in the pan. replaced the motor. thanks again happy holidays
1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L fuel pump
thank for the help the fix was kia relays thanks for the tips
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHF10U61
Well, this one is gone. Customer has drove vehicle for a week & came in to let me it works great. I didn't make it clear in my post, that although the A/F sensors seemed to be stuck lean, the engine was running very rich. I did had read sensor voltages as Mich... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1130, P1150.
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L No alternator output VIN: JM3LW28GY0
Thank you for the helpfull information. The customer would not put the money in this vehicle to fix it right. Customer has decided to take the vechicle to an electrical specialist to have either the immoblizer system bypassed or the PCM control of the alternat...
1990 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Wipers VIN: 1N6HD16Y2L
This Nissan is out the door with wipers now parking. It turned out to be a bad wiper motor, much as I thought in the beginning. The Nissan schematics and diagnostic procedures on this suck. The only tests in the book were for the switch(tested good) and the wi...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L srs VIN: JN8AZ08T34
As one reply stated we were not getting in the disgnostic mode. Changed the srs moniter, that allowed us to enter diagnostic mode then had to replace the harness to the front sensor. thanks for the input it sent us in the right direction.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Heads VIN: 4S3BG68555
Well, I love this group. I really appreciate Kansas from California sending me pictures. I looked and no cracks found, believe the delear used the old head bolts over and they were stretched allowing the gasket to leak. However, sorry to take so long to post a...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4TIBG22KXX
ty for the good advise from those who gave it about the bearings.customer has already been to one toyota dealer.who told her she probably ran it out of she called toyota directly about the possibility of the problem being caused by the sludge issue.but ...
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