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2000 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No symptoms. VIN: JH4KA9653Y
Hi Acura tecs. Doing a timing belt and water pump on a 3.5RL. Removed left hand cam gear in order to remove cover to get to water pump and found a black sticky substance had drained from the crank/cam sensor. No codes or drivability issue at this time, but bec...
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCE6670V
This car came into the shop running but at times missed and died it would not start, fuel pressure ok but injectors were not pulsing in one bank.Checking further crank sensor resistance was off so replaced it. it the started fine ran fine but then intermittent...
2001 Kia Optima SE 2.4L braking VIN: KNAGD126X2
hello fellow techs thanks in advance for looking at my posting. i have this o1 kia that has a creaking noise when the brakes are applied. it is a rotating creak like a warped rotor but insted of a pulsation its a noise. thanks for any help. anything will be ap...
1992 Lexus SC300 3.0L Stall VIN: JT8JZ31CON
Greetings from the Left Coast. My first post so hang in there with me! (The boss is sick @ home).Once vehicle in our shop we rechecked all pcm feeds, grounds, inputs. all "ok" but of course the symptom is not occuring. We decided to zero in on the fpc circuit....
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L engine VIN: JM1NA3512P
thanks in advance guys im pulling what is left of my hair out on this one car came in for head gasket leaking oil externaly, replaced gasket, had head resurfaced a valve job done etc, put the car back together, and viola no compression and no spark due to mac...
1998 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2217X
Gentlemen I have this 1998 Mazada Protege ES with the Check Engine Light on.The Scanner picked up code P0171. I tested the o2s they were within range.I cleaned the mass air flow sensor and reset the ecm.After two days the light came back on with the same code.... Trouble codes: P0171 (System running too lean)
2002 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1YVGF22C22
car towed in this morning from another shop as no start, we had installed a fuel pump 3 months ago and their diagnosis was fuel pump again. i installed pressure gauge and sure enough no pressure, did not check for power and ground however unplugged connector a...
1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS 2.4L clutch pedal VIN: 4A3AJ56LXR
as per above
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L Surge VIN: JA4MT41R42
This is a strange one! Customer has owned car for a week. Service engine soon light comes on at same time it develops a strong surge almost like you turn the key off for an instant. Checked for codes & none were found. A quick data scan showed nothing obvious....
1983 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L No Start, no spark VIN: JN1CZD4SXD
Hey everyone! This Datsun is killing me. Came in for a no start and first thing we checked was ingition fire. Having none we checked for power to coil and found no power. So after looking closer we found that it has a MSD 6AL ingition system on it and they are...
1993 Nissan 240SX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, rich VIN: JN1MS34P4P
vehicle came into shop running very rich,plugs fouled out bad, no codes, after checking out found injectors ohm out bad, replaced injectors and installed new plugs, after that car ran great took on long test drive with no problems, after turning car off and tr...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, NO INJECTOR PULSE VIN: JN1CA21D4X
hello to all this car came to us from another shop and has no injector pulse. spark ok. it will run on carb cleaner. no codes in computer but normal ks code. data shows normal perameters. it acts like security has injectors shut off, but nissan doesn't do this... Trouble codes: P0325 (ks malfunction)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Surge VIN: 124AL11D22
Hllo and good morning This car from a car lot came in with code p0507 which is idleing up and down checked for vacuum leak pcv and all ok and per mitchell said to replace PCM i just wonder if any body seen this before.I cleaned the throtle body but it didn`t h...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L heater VIN: 4TAVL52N2W
I have replaced the resistor on this unit as only hi was working, lasted 1 day, melted resistor contact in new resistor assembly and porcelain cracked already. Draw seems normal for cold blower motor, wiring clean connections etc, something causes excessive cu...

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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Abs system VIN: 1HGCB7171N
Thanks to the 11 people who replied to my post. The concensus is the code that I have is a code 1. Code 1 refers to extended ABS pump run time. Evidently, Honda had problems with the ABS pump module failing on these cars. Mos of the responses said to replace A...
2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Take-Off VIN: JACDS58X01
I took the advice from one of the replies & disconnected the battery cables & touched them together. I drove the vehicle for the next day wothout any problems. The customer picked it up & has yet to complain. I'll say that no news is good news & call it a ...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4S2CK58D31
i replaced the tensioner, noise still there. everything in the front of the engine has been replaced. customer didn't want to continue with further diag. i believe the noise is coming from the balancer shaft assy. even though that's a guess. this isuzu went to...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80CX3
hey thanks to everyone who replied found connecting rod bearing spun bearing slightly worn just enough to make tapping sound. after finding problem sent vehicle to mazda dealer vehicle is still under warranty. thanks again sorry took so long to close i was a l...
2002 Nissan X-TRAIL 2.5L Brake system VIN: TBNT30-A03
Thank you for all the help and everybody here are great! A broken accumulator is the problem here and we have to reply with a new ABS pump/module unit. Now the brake system working just fine and we are happy for that!
1988 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT4VN67N7J
my thanks go out to greg, steve, patrick, david, ralph and tom for their time. help responces included bad ground at the back of right head, 2 for broken wires in harness where the harness get bent when the intake is pulled for repair, 1 for fuel pressure (tha...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L tcc solenoid VIN: JT2BG12KOT
well dont have a lot of info to share on this one but the replies that I receive were vey apreciated- thank you.Turns out the transmission was coming apart, we found a lot of metal particles in the oil pan.We really could not get to duplicated the problem sinc...
2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Engine Block VIN: JTDDR32T52
Well I really thank all the tech that did took time to reply, like I did said this is one of my Techs, Celica & We have not repair the engine Yet but now We are sure that there is some internal engine problems & it will require a major repair instead of a quic...
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