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1999 Acura TL 3.2L egr VIN: 19UUA5642X
Customer came with a check engine and found codes p0420, p0401 and p1457. I found a leak on the exhaust system which i fixed and also found a tsb on the egr to take out throttle body and intake and clean and drill a hole and put in a tube that comes with the e...
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reverse VIN: 1HGCM66554
Vehicle was in a crash and making horrible noise instead of reverse. Teardown found loaded w/metal, reverse gear and fork destroyed. Replaced with a stock unit. Reverse worked for less than 200 feet and ground apart again. Anyone beat up by this type of proble...
1991 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: LESCH58E3M
New vehicle, new customer. Vehicle came in hardly able to run with check engine light on. Ran self diagnostics and was only able to retreive a code 12, even though MIL was on steady. Cleared code and attempted to test drive. Vehicle ran fine for about 300 yard...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58XXX
after replacing egr valve light & testing all wires,light comes on and goes of intermenttly with previous code present Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W91
The customer brought this vehicle to the shop complaining of a hard start / long crank after fueling. She also states that if she leaves the engine running while fueling that the engine will stall and be hard to start. The CEL has not come on when this has hap...
1995 Lexus GS300 3.0L rotors VIN: JT8JS47E7S
Hi fellow techs. This has me scratching my head. The concern is the brake rotors keep warping but only when the car is driven on the highway.If he stays in town after we fix it the rotors stay true it is only when he drives aprox 40 miles or longer on the high...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JT6HF10U5Y
Car has same problem after after replacing parts . Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance for your time and knowledge.
1992 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM2UF1234N
this truck is hard to start, when started have to fight to keep running, it will idle and run ok after a few minutes. check engine light comes on after about 10 seconds of running, codes have been cleared, sensor replaced and ecu exchanged with rebuilt, wirein... Trouble codes: 09 (coolant temp sensor)
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA22111
this car is from a used car lot. came in with as missfire and code p0300. replaced plugs, wires, cap and rotor. after drive the miss came back. narrowed down to egr. removing the vacuum hose from the egr allows the engine to run smooth again until after drive ... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L oil pump / engine VIN: 4A3AA46G7Y
Hi everybody. This car came in with a blown head gasket and no oil pressure and we reluctantly installed a used engine with a new oil pump from dealer. Everything was fine. Customer was out of town and the water pump started leaking. The shop that replaced the...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L ecu VIN: HOPX003201
Hello nissan tech or who ever can help with this one. This car came in with trans not shifting,checked for codes it has code #1 wich is the revolution sensor and code #2 is speed sensor,i cleared codes and trying to test drive as soon the car moves i lose comm...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD21S3W
OK this one is taking alot of my time. Truck came in barely running under a load. checked fuel pressure would drop to 25 psi @ times, so I replaced the pump & filter. The truck then appeared to be fixed, however, after the air cleaner was put back on there was... Trouble codes: P0335, P0171
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y6X
customer has owned veh for aprox 50k ,and drives slow never hard acell, i explained about how carbon build up ,cust drove veh and under hard acell ses light came on ,check code found p0300, 1136 ,this veh does not have varible intake timing solenoid? check tim... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multi miss fire)
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L in fail safe (3rd) VIN: AT HOME DO
Thanks for your time , Car came back about a week later,cust stated car would stick in 3rd , sometimes she could turn it off , restart and trns would shift fine. verifieyd complaint ,p0720 (VSS),intermittent as she said. rechecked connector ,wires ect. all app...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D72
Car came in with MIL on and inter stalling at idle. Code set was P0057 [oxy sensor heater circuit B2S2]. Reset ECU and code returns after driving a short distance. Checked and replaced sensor B2S2 [pink] harness. Code still returns and will stall inter. at idl... Trouble codes: P0057 (oxy sensor B2S2-heater circuit problem)
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L blower motor VIN: JN8DRO9X22
blower always on high even with a/c controler off.replaced fan amp module and now the blower will not come on at all. installed the old fan module and the blower goes back to blowing on high.replaced a/c control pannel electric,checked all wires & ground's no ...
1997 Subaru Impreza Brighton 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF2251V
Now engine is dumping fuel in#1 and #4 cyl. gas running out of ex manifold after a minute or two. Code p0340 in on. Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS circuit Lo Before engine swap), P0325 (Knock sensor Before engine swap), P0440 (Evap system problem Before engine swap), P0341 (Cam positio sensor range/performance), P0340 (Cam position sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4353V
I am sorry for any lack on info at this time but this vehicle belongs to an elderly neighbor of mine and only act's up on severely cold mornings. So I am trying to help her as quickly as possible. The vehicle acts like it is flooded. A cylinder will randomly f...
1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L right rear camber VIN: JF1SF6558X
Hi all, this subaru really has us stumped. It came in for a right rear wheel bearing, the Michigan salt belt corrosion factor created a situation in which the lateral link (lower) and corresponding 8" nut and bolt were completely seized together, not a big dea...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.5L right rear electric window VIN: JT2VV21W1L
Initially, right rear (r/r) window went down but not up when operating at master switch, r/r window switch not operating at all. We applied power directly at r/r connector with the switch removed, the window went up, down normally with no stress heard from the...
1992 Toyota Tercel DLX 1.5L identifation VIN: JT2EL43A9N
I have a 1992 Toyota Tercel that has had an 4e-fte engine swap done. I am tring to id the transmission. there are no markings on it and no numbers. Are there any other ways to id it?
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E7R
Need Ideas from the Toyota experts out there. Have this camry that has been shop hopping and now its my turn. Car gets towed in, Original problem was towed in for no-start. Previous shop puts in re-built distributor. Towed in to my shop with the following symp...
1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, idel surge VIN: 4TARN93P6R
customer overgeated this truck,replaced water pump and thermostat them self,towed to shop still overheating, stat installed upside down,head gasket blown.we removed cyl head and had machine shop straighten and pressure check head.we reassembled engine and also...
2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T3ZF19CX3
Thanks in advance for taking time to read and respond to this post. This Sienna rolls over for an extended period of time before it starts.(more when cold engine) Once it starts, it stumbles for a bit, then clears, then high idle is great. If you go to move t...

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1992 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4CC2657N
Jeff from Maryland i had already done so, after talking with my customer about additional labor dollars for check out he came unglued and expected me to diag for our standard fee which includes a scan test if needed and 1 hour time. i had invested already 2.5 ... Trouble codes: 9 (cylinder id signal).
1997 Acura TL 3.2L Engine VIN: JH4UA3656V
Ok...Out the bottom is definatly the way to go. Make sure you remove the torque converter bolts and the lower bell housing bolts while its still in the air. If you remove the P/S rack and just let it hang, access to these bolts is much easier. I had it out in ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L am fm part of navi system VIN: 1HGCM66813
Thank you to all who responded. There is a second code that has to be punched in for the radio to work. The writer is getting that for me. Thank you all again for your help!!!
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Transmission VIN: KMHCG35G91
Hi guys, thanks for all the help received. Since I could not duplicate the problem I was unable to pinpoint where the cause of the problem is. I told the customer that I suspected that the speed sensors to be the problem but also made them aware about the end ...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L shift control VIN: KM85C73D92
Sorry for the delay, but I wanted the customer to drive this car for a while to make sure its fixed. The first thing we tried was a TCM. this did not change any thing. So we tried a used PCM, that one had no vss and would turn on the MIL. Thinking we had a bad...
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L starter VIN: KMHWF35H33
well finally got this one fixed after checking wear of starter gear engaugement, found it was running out on the edge of the ring gear. So I believe that the drive gear on all these reman starters has not been the correct gear to small. So per our used car dep...
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L timing belt VIN: JM1BA1415S
we decided to remove the idler and tensioner for further inspection. under the tensioner we found a portion of the rubber seal for the top of the timing cover to valve cover curface. this must have gotten in the belt and allowed it to jump. thanks for all the ...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22COV
thanks for the help it turned out to have fried the processor as well as the masair flow sensor replaced ecm and retested ok not sure if the ecm failed from spilled beer or the mass though ecm is right in front of cup holder and was covered in something well a...
1993 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L No Start, excessive cranking t VIN: JA3BP57J8P
First of all, let me thank every one who responded. The information was excellent. What I found was the crankshaft sensor was breaking down under heat stress resulting in a no spark condition. I'm warranting the part and labor and releasing the vehicle. Again ...
1999 Nissan Quest GLE 3.3L body VIN: 4N2XN11T3X
Most of the replies pointed to the brake drums, and they were correct. We put on 2 pairs of Wagner brake drums with no change, who would have thought? Installed OE drums, fixed! Thanks again for the valuable help, guys.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNICA31DX1
Thanks for all the input, we ended buying a oem cat & installing it & all is fine, what a lesson learned, trying to save a customer money & it costed me money, after buying 2 oem oxygen sensors, mass air flow sensor, plugs, thermostat, how do i recoupe my loss... Trouble codes: P0430.
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N6ED26Y81
Well, I finally give up on one. 1st time in 11 years of owning my own shop. I am out of ideas and didnt recieve any helpful info on this vehicle. I appreciate and thank those who offered some advice, but I am stumped. I tried another computer in this truck (re...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Balance shaft VIN: 5TEPM62N2Y
Thanks for all who replied. We talked to the Toyota dealer and found that they have never seen this particular problem either. The customer opted not to repair at this time and is going to pursue other options. He is talking to Toyota Motor Corp. about the pro...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L mil, tcs, and trac light VIN: 4T1BF28B83
Thanks to all who gave the good advice. The faulty 02s on bank one was the cause of all the warning lights coming on. Installed two new pre-cat sensors,cleared codes and verified that problem was corrected. Test drove vehicle several times; none of the lights ...
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