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1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Alternator VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
Does anyone know if the PCM can cause the alt.not to charge? This thing came in with no charging and no battery light on in the dash.I checked the fuses,checked power to the alternator (i had and continue to have battery voltage at the ouput terminal and 3 of ...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.5L MIL Lamp on, limp home mode VIN: 4S2CK58Y24
this rodeo goes in to limp mode does not run over 10 mph. when the reduce power light comes on but once the light turns off the car runs good.can any body tell me what the light is. notice check engine light on p1239 and p1767. i folow the troble tree and it d... Trouble codes: P1239, P1767
1994 Kia Sephia GS 1.6L Torque Converter VIN: KNAFA1213R
Having a helluva time with this gem. I installed a used engine in this vehicle in Oct. of this year. When the vehicle left, it was quiet. Now has a loud ticking noise when engine is idling. Noise goes away slightly when accelerating. I thought it was a loose t...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Lifters VIN: KNDJB7230Y
Customer had the truck towed in to us with a broken timing belt. Sent head to machine shop to check valves and resurface. No bent valves were found. Replaced timing belt and reinstalled head. Now lifters are very noisy. Ordered and installed new lifters and we...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2212T
Thanks to everyone who responds to this message. Don't know what to think.. Replaced timing belt. On the way to deliver the car, died and would not start. Good spark, good fuel pressure, timing marks and belt okay. Compression okay. Did notice that spark plug ...
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED26Y81
Checked for injector pulse and spark. Always has injector pulse but loses spark. Sometimes while cranking and watching spark will come back and it will start. Try performing tests to coil and dist but when the truck acts up it only acts up for a minute or so a...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH66571
so this one is weird ses flashes. if i try to reset codes scan tool frezes up. snap on and otc,both do the same.koeo all the relays and fans go nuts clicking fans go on and off.koer vehicle runs fine no clicking and such. anyone know what would freak this suba... Trouble codes: P0500, P1540, P1590, P1591
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1BG22K5W
hey techies just looking for secound opinion, have never put a fuel pump in a toyota (they just don't go bad?) and a little gun shy at this one. car has ignition, injector pulse and will run on alternate fuel source. (in the domestic world this is a no braine...
1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L srs light VIN: 1NXBR12E3W
This car came in with an intermittent air bag light. The car was scanned and code B0136 was retrieved. (open in squib left hand side) I checked all connections that I could see on drivers side including at seat belt tensioner. Tried clearing, but fault code co...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Warning Chimes VIN: 4T1BE32K02
I have this camry. the customer complains that the warning chimes do not work when you leave the head lights on. If you leave the headlight on with the key out of the ignition no noise. I have checked other camrys they are supposed to make noise. i think it is...

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1987 Honda Accord 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HGCA5524J
Thanks for the replies. Most of you said to check the PCV which I had already done as part of my 'check for vaccume leaks'. When I first checked the idle jet/curcuit I just shot some carb. cleaner through and blew out with air gun. Today I unscrewed the idle j...
1991 Honda CRX 1.5L CV Joint/Axle VIN: JHMED8457M
I recieved a lot of good information from you guys. Thanks for your help. I replaced the axle with one from the dealership ($250.00! ouch!) same thing happenned again. What I found out was that somewhere along the line, somebody replaced the transmission in th...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMBB624XW
It looks like the customer might have use the red key. Do not know it that is all the problems with the vehicle. From the information that I have found it looks like I need the oem scan tool and a number to put in it from Honda to program key or to replace any...
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L cam seals VIN: JHMBB6246Y
10 Replies, Very simple as you all said, Just pry out, lube and tap in. I was pretty sure this was the case but being a engine I havent had done before it doesnt hurt to ask. I choose to use Manit [...] Installation idea it works great. Use a socket to fit...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG56682
Fixed vehicle by replacing computer (Honda took care of this under warranty). Thanks for all the help.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U7Y
Stuart hit the nail on the head.Ground wire not hooked up on back of intake. I asked my new mechanic 5 times if he had all the grounds hooked up and he said yes. Before I got stuarts answer we took intake back off and there it was. What can you do? Sorry for w... Trouble codes: P0753, P0758, P1653.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1BJ2226X
We replaced the egr and iac motors along with a deep clean on the intake still stalled in am start up. Turned out there was a cracked vaccum line on the passenger side of the intake. It is now fixed customer has not returned in a week.
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Surge VIN: JN1CA31A6Y
Thank you to all who responded to this help request. The input concerning MAF being ignored in open loop was most useful and saved me from what would have been needless replacement of a part. I was preparing to take a closer look at fuel trim but had trouble d...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
replaced maf sensor and vehicle runs great. sensor tested in range looked good on lab scope. still struggling to understand why. thanks for your replies. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P0505.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L g sensor VIN: 1N6ED27Y31
many thanks to the techs who responded to my post. your time is valuable and i thank you for the gift of it. a g- sensor squared away this intermittent problem. i only saw it flag the abs light one time and of course, i didn't have a meter or scope on it at th...
2004 Nissan premera 1800CC service lightis due VIN: SJNFBAP12U
hi fello techs, i want to specially thank howard from new zealand for taking time out to be of help to me ,he really hit the nail on the head,the dealers in barbados did not know what was to be done ,the had a few of them and they service them and sent them ba...
2005 Subaru OUTBACK/IMPR 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1GG68585
Thank you to everyone who replied to my posting. We informed the customer of our recommendation to replace the oxygen sensor and re-program the computer. The customer has not returned with the vehicle for the repair at this time. Thank you once again. Trouble codes: P2097 (post catalyst fuel trim sys too rich).
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT2VK13E4P
thanks for all the responses even though some did not read my post completely, special thanks to jim from nebraska who nailed it on the head. I replaced the pulsation dampner with a fuel pressure adapter to take the dampner out of system and all works fine. To...
1997 Toyota Tercel CE 1.5L transmission VIN: JT2AC51L6V
Good morning everybody.This one is out of here.Bill [...] hit it right on the head.I was adjusting the cable with what I had left of the cable to adjust.What I didn't know is that the cable sheath had been pulled out of it's seat causing the cable to be too sho...
2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L engine VIN: JTEHF21A41
I think the replies hit the nail on the head. I gave customer a cost estimate. Customer hasn't came back for repair yet. Says he's going to trade vehicle. Thank for the replies. Denny [...]
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