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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L Rear Differential VIN: 2HNYD18213
Customer complains that the rear Diff. started making noise AFTER the 60k. Original tech. did not fill the diff. properly and subsequently under-filled the fluid. Used genuine VTM fluid. We know of the bulletin concerning the change of fluid to take care of th...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Electronic VIN: 1HGCB7664L
Vehicle arrived with an interrmittent engine code 17 and trans code 4. 17 is vss and 4 is lock up clutch does not engage. Both codes follow the same test procedures. Checking wave forms, power, ground, and reference voltage of the vss. All that has been requir...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4S6DM58W3Y
need some help from the honda experts please, fuel gauge is dead except when tank is full cant find service bulletin dealer not much help do i need to replace the entire fuel pump module or just the sender unit for an effective repair i also understand the the...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
This vehicle intermittenly will crank well but not start,usually when cold ambeint temps.Have no spark or injector pulse.Crank sensor was replaced w/ oem.KOEC have about 2.5volts @ both wires to crank sensor and do not have good signal.I am pretty sure that so...
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB16182
hello and thanks in advance. customer claims in am car runs very rough and check engine light on. after driving a few minutes it runs fine all day. he had plugs and wires installed at another shop and problem reacured. we got it with the codes listed cyl. #s 2... Trouble codes: P300, P0302, P0303
1992 Mazda Miata 1.6L Stall VIN: JM1NA351XN
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the help. I need Mazda pros like never before. This a good customer and showed up with her miata on a flatbed. The vehicle had climbed a large hill and stalled at the top when she came to a stop and would not restart. ...
1994 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3EA31C6R
this vehicle idles rough when in gear. you can see the steering wheel shake. when the vehicle is idle, not moving, you can feel the vibration in the brake pedal. the vehicle runs great driving down the road, under a load and with plenty of power. the customer ...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 4A3AA36G9X
Hi all: HELP! This car is messing with my head. Ive been chasing this intermittent P0300 for weeks now. Just last week i was able to reproduce it in the shop. I've found that this misfire is the ECM not firing 1 cyl or another. It stated at cyl #1 we pulled i... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi/rand misfire)
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L ecm VIN: JMLCA3LD9Y
The MIL returned on and I retrieved the same code P1605 from "current memory". The code is a hard fault, it was cleared and it returned immediately. Rechecked the data line from the TCM to the ECM and found no problem in the wire. For the possiblilty of interm...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L engine oil leak VIN: JF1SF6355X
Engine Oil leak in a Subaru? hahahah. Ok , serious. This car has the usual oil leaks , cam seal and oil pump O ring, but I have never encountered this one. Oil seems to be leaking from the head at the exhaust manifold, if it matters it is the right side. This ...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K82
Car came in with mil on. Code p1349 vvt system fault. Oil pressure light also comes on at times. We checked the oil pressure at the sensor, it is only 5 psi. At the oil filter it is 25 psi. No engine noise at all. I am sure the code could be caused by the low ... Trouble codes: P1349
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHF21A32
Hello We just put a timing belt on this Toyota and since we did it won't rev over 5,000 rpm. We pulled the covers back off and checked everthing. The belt is right on the money. There was a similar post in the archives, but no fix. At 5,000 rpm the engine star... Trouble codes: P0302
2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L Sub-frame VIN: 4T1BE32K44
We are replacing the subframe assembly on the vehicle, due to a large hit taken to it. When replacing the subframe is it required to replace the bushings? We have purchased all new bushings, but they are not pressing in very easily with our shop press. Are the...

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1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L dash,brake,running lights VIN: 4S6CM58V7T
good morning gentlemen.fixed this car with help from you guys got 10 replies and all pretty much said the same thing,bad ground,shorted connector, wrong bulb,shorted bulb.this one turned out to be shorted bulb.the taillight filament had broken and shorted to b...
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEJ6618Y
Sorry for the wait guys, due to the intermitency of this problem, I wanted to wait until I was sure the vehicle was completely repaired. There were three guys who offered the route of checking the ignitor, well this was the case. The vehicle finnally quit duri... Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L P/S system VIN: JNKBY31A9W
Reservoir was flushed / back flushed twice. Lines were disconnected and checked / blown thru for restriction. After speaking w/ a Infiniti tech ('we never replace racks, some pumps') we replaced pump. No help with any of above. Jim from Chicago area currently ...
1993 Lexus GS300 3.0L Steering pulsates with a/c on VIN: JT8JS47EGP
Got some excellent tips from you guys on this one.The actual fix was a broken front crankshaft pulley. Chris [...] were dead on! Thanks group!!
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM1BC1415V
I want to thank all who responded to my post. Unfortunately the customer decided to pull the plug on the job. Most of the replies sugested things that I had already checked. I did find out after my origonal post that the fuel mixture and fuel trim was normal o...
1985 Nissan 200SX Turbo 1.8L No Start VIN: JN1CS26S2F
we replaced the distributor and it solved the problem. all the help lead to the distributor. having not dealt with these cars much, all the help was great. the car runs great and has yet to return thanks again
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1CA21D4T
thanks everyone lead me to same direction. i replaced used cluster. so far so good. customer driving about a week.thanks everyone.
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNLCA31D7Y
thanks for all the responses, I replaced all 6 coils with factory coils. The car ran great. Most of you said replace the coils with factory coils. Thanks Trouble codes: P1320.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L variable cam timming VIN: 1N4AL11D8L
we got more info from cust. we took a wild stab and asked her if she changed oil she said no since she bought car 1 year ago we told we can try to changeno garrantee problem gone we r thinking lost viscosity.
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.6L Filler/Tank VIN: JS2GB4150X
Thanks again to one and all! Most suggested a problem in the evap system.Although all checked out well , this was an excellent experience for my students. As Don and Rod pointed out ,these cars had a recall for a fuel venting valve. I suggested owner contact h...
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Unknown(front axle) VIN: JT3DJ81W6S
When I took the right side spindle off, the brass bushing had backed out of its location about 1/4 inch or so. I pressed a new bushing in and it fit tight. I also replaced the left side bushing also. I assume that this will be the fix!
1998 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Ignition sw. VIN: 4T1BF12B1W
Solution is to replace the ign. lock cyl. Turn the key to acc. and depress a small pin on the underside of the lock cyl. housing. In my case I was unable to turn the key to acc. so I had to tap the pin up into the cyl. with a small punch, and out came the lock...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Clutch/hydraulics VIN: 4T1BF22K9Y
Well, here's the lowdown on this Camry. We ended up replacing the clutch master cylinder and flexible hose to start, same problem. Tried installing a nut between the slave cylinder rod and the clutch fork, same problem. The firewall showed no signs of cracking...
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