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1997 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.6L high idle VIN: JHMEH6142V
customer states that the idle is very high and the car will take off / move without her foot on the gas. this is not normal to her. customer is very competent and has owned the vehicle since new. upon start up: this morning , car sat over night , coolant temp...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L rear wipers VIN: 456DM58W82
Another tech in the shop has this one. rea wiper when activated with the switch "jumps" slightly when activated but will not cycle. When activated with a power probe will run continously. tech replaced rear wiper motor and wiper control module. A possible defe...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG66871
vehicle came into shop with code p-1164 a/f sensor range/performance out of range when I went to remove sensor #1 bank #1 sensor the threads came out of the exhaust manifold I tried to use a thread chaser but no luck so I got a spark plug fouler and drilled ou... Trouble codes: 1167 (o2 heater circuit)
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Ping VIN: 5FNRL18002
After returning from the body shop vehicle has a severe engine Ping or rattle under acceleration even in the service bay under no load. It drives fine but ping will not go away. Check Knock sensor it seems to be sending a signal, fuel pressure has me concerned... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system too rich bank one), P1399 (Random misfire)
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start
this hyundai came for a no start condition.another shop has replace both timing belt,because balanceshaft belt broke and broke the crankshaft sensor and the car failed to start.Everything when back together now the car does not start.After cheking the car out ...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L heated seats VIN: JT8BF28G2W
Hey guy any quick fix for heated seats not working?
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L starter VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
have done several avr tests and voltage drops,vehicle will occasionally not start,usually in the am,turns key dash lights up but no crank,tries several times and will eventually go.
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
customer had vehicle towed in engine makes tapping and knocking noise sound seems to be coming from top of engine replace vvt actuator and still has same noise there is a sound from front top of engine and rear top of engine. also noticed fine metal flakes in ...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LS21HS1
Repaired code po0443 with new evap purge solonoid. Car returned with po174 Bank#2 system lean. checked for vacumn leaks with smoke machine; verified o2 crosscounts. What I need is a good starting point for a diagnostic plan. If some one has seen this before an... Trouble codes: P0174
1988 Chevrolet Spectrum 1.5L No Start VIN: J81RF21735
car broke timing belt.replaced belt, car ran fine 5 min &shut off. replaced dist with a good used dist,same thing happened!bought new one installed,same thing agian ! AT MY END! PLEASE HELP!!!

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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Stall VIN: 19UUA5647X
Survey says... Main relay or elec portion of ign switch. I think I will advise customer to replace main relay first because of cost & probabilty, then ign switch. Thanks to all
1999 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA651XA
Sorry it took so long to repost we did remove the egr valve and cleaned some carbon out of the system. But we did not clear the codes as the dealer told me there was an egr service campaign on this vehicle. We sent our customer to the dealer. they had the car ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse 1.8L Electronic VIN: 4E3CF34BXR
Thank you for all the help.The customer decided not to proceed any further w/ repairs but I believe that the problem is linked to mismatched ecu system & transaxle assembly.Someone has changed one or the other @ one time.The car just isn't worth spending more ...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D1T
First, to cut to the chase, the fix was to replace the coolant temperature sensor. How we came to replace this component? Seat of the pants best educated guess, based on 'feel' by the tech on the rare occasion the car acted up- and from information gleaned fro... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN1CA3LA41
hi techs the iac valve fixed the problem, pricy part at $430, check the ohms reading and only one had the right resistance of 20 ohms. thanks to all for your input,keep up the good work. your felloew tech thomas
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Heater VIN: 1N4AL11D52
Hello and thanks for all the replies! Got 14 replies in all most for plugged heater core or air in system did have 1 for possible head gasket and one for design flaw. I got vehicle back today and raised front end about 1 foot attached funnel to radiator and ...
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN39W3L
customer decided to take the truck back to the shop that did the motor and try to get engine knock taken care of. thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: 52 (knock sensor).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBBT4410Y
since the truck was brought here by a used car dealer we had no way of knowing when the o2 sensors went out. i replaced the three o2 sensors. b1s1, b2s1, and b2s2. cleared the codes and test drove the truck for an extended period. no more codes. thank all of y... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0161.
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E43
Many thanks to all who responded, this is the first time I have made a help request and am impressed with the response. Many of you agreed with my thought of a vacuum leak, even though I could not find anything with a smoke machine. I checked the ECT sensor an... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean).
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