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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA41603
vehicle has misfire at idle only varies slight to signifigant. fuel trim adjusting for rich condition short and long term.misfire codes come and go fuel trim adjust constant. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0170, P0304
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Right Rear Brakes VIN: JHMBB6244W
The Right Rear Brakes Are Wearing Prematurely. We Replaced Rear Brakes with Carquest Parts. The Vech Came In For A Brake Inspection On 12/19/2006. We Replaced Rear Pads and Rotors With Carquest Pads (FRI GSD537) and Rotors (BDR 31227). The Mileage At The Time ...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L seat belts & air bag VIN: JNXAY21D5P
Air bag and seat belt lights flash when key is on or running. Driver's belt is out all the way and other 3 are pulled tight into retractors. Have read in alldata that any belts in use during a collision should be replaced. Have exhausted my resources on this c...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31D1S
Hi all, thanks for any input or info in advance. This is my first post so bear with me.I am wondering if anyone can tell me what this part is that looks like a plastic fuel filter on the right hand firewall, mounted in a spring steel bracket, right behind rh f...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA2214Y
car came in with mil on p0400 stored, tested egr valve, engine dies when apply vacumn to it, egr position sensor, egr boost sensor and solenoid, egr solenoid, and vent solenoid all seem to be working checked alldata for tsb's none found for this condition, any... Trouble codes: P0400
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L engine VIN: 1YVFP80C74
Vehicle is now blowing oil smoke from tailpipe. Are these cars known for oil consumption problems? If so, what are they? Any fixes without another engine replacement?
2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 2.4L TCC fault VIN: JA4LZ41G33
Customer states that vehicle shifts fine when first started and after warm up intermittantly goes into limp home in 3rd gear. Upon stopping and cycling the ignition the neutral light stops flashing and she can then drive on normally unitl the next incident. ...
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31F9P
Hey Nissan techs, I've got an Altima with a code 45 that will not go away, I have replaced injectors, distributor, coolant sensor, maf sensor, o2 sensor and code just randomly reappears. Im open to any new ideas Ecu? Trouble codes: 45 (fuel injector leak)
1994 Nissan D21 2.4L Brake lights VIN: 1N6SD11Y2R
Last week, I had new customer drop her truck off at the shop stating that she had no brake lights. I confirmed her problem and found that all other lights worked OK. I went straight to the under dash fuse box and found the 10 amp fuse for brake lamp was blown....
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1CA21D9V
vehicle starts and dies warm or cold, if bhold at 1200 for about 10 seconds will idle ok and drive fine untill shut off. no codes appear fuel preesure is within specs. runs great off idle
1995 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Rear Brakes VIN: 4S3BK635XS
Hi to everyone. This Subaru is a regular customer of ours. Is equipped with ABS no traction control. (look at repair history please) Problem here is today, this thing came back with another destroyed left rear brake caliper and pads. failure is due to severe ...
1999 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L door locks VIN: JF1GF4859X
the electric door locks dont do anything from the switches either drivers or pass. the car will unlock the drivers door when you push unlock on the key fob but will not do anything else if you push lock on the key fob there is a clicking from the dash. alldata...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4S3BH66502
Engine will bog down and surge intermittently. When problem is occuring, fuel trim values drop to -25% on long and short term. Fuel pressure is fine. Front O2 sensor is reading about .35 volts when engine is running correctly. MAP is reading 28 inches when act...
1992 Toyota Camry 2.2L Idle VIN: JT2SK12E7P
What am I missing on this car?? Customer originaly came in complaining of stalling and miss. Found bad motor mounts caused air intake boot to rip. Replaced both and found throttle body full of dirt. Cleaned throttle body and advised customer that if stalling c...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K6Y
Have insuff. flow code. Valve is lifting off-idle, (only about 2" vac. when powerbraking or running on lift). Passages are clear. Vac supply to transducer good, map sens vac. supply good. VSV is intact along with all related vac. hoses. I know VSV is problem a... Trouble codes: P0401

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2001 Acura NSX 3.2L Timing Belt VIN: JH4NA21651
Was not too hard a job, we took our time. We will better our book time next one. FYI the belt was loose, even with the low milage, maybe that is normal, but we felt good replaceing it. Thanks for all the help. I will now be posting a question for clutch. Thank...
1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L cluster VIN: JHMEH96XPS
every one said that the ignition switch i mentioned in my post it was disconected all ready so i started pulling fuses witch was also mentioned found that when i removed the #42 fuse under hood box the problem was resolved thats also the horn and stop lamp f...
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L charging system VIN: 1HGEJ6521T
wires under intake manifold were cut, thanks to those who replied saved me a big headache
1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L No Start VIN: KMHWF35V7X
Thanks for all the responses to my problem. The majority of the 16 all said the same thing. The purge valve is open and when the tank is filled, it forces fuel vapors into the intake manifold. The purge valve was stuck open when we pulled it off. Replaced the ...
1998 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM1BC1412W
After attempting several times to set the belt timing without removing the lower timing cover with confusing results we finally gave in and pulled the whole thing apart. From the start I was suspicious of the crank sprocket/pulley to crank keyway. Once apart w...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Unknown VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
well 3 out of 4 said to have the computor reflashed, turned out you 3 were right, took it to Mazda and they told me that they have to reflash every one they do a transmission in, it works great now thanks for the replies
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L engine VIN: 4T1BF222K0
we brought this back into the shop and found the rear valve cover gasket leaking in front of the front cam bearing. the oil was running down onto the cam seal and blowing inside the t/belt cover. we took the suggestion to use oem gaskets instead of aftermarket...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L brake rotors VIN: 5TDZT34A51
Thanks for getting me on the right train of thought. I found that the left side brake system was off of a 2001 toyota 4runner and the right was oem for the sequoia. I replace the right side with oem toyota pads using part# for application and the left side wit...
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