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1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Surge
well i could realyy use some help here.put a used engine in this car about 3 onths ago. left the shop working well. Now, as soon as it hits 3500 rpm, ragardless of gear--even in park, the engine starts to hunt from 3500 down to 3000. ecm flashes code 8--crank ...
1995 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L No Start VIN: KMNJF23R8S
hi, i have got a real good one here. car came in as a no start. found battery dead because customer tried to start vehicle and battery died. after charging battery, found out that engine would not turn over. found fuel in oil and combustion chamber. injectors ...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L reverse VIN: KMHJF2550X
Hi folks,I'm hoping someone can answer this Hyundai question. Vehicle well used,drives,no reverse. Also has delayed/harsh 1-2 upshift and slips in overdrive. Trying to eliminate electrical problem for reverse,customer states that will be driving in town only. ...
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift VIN: KMHWF25H12
this vehicle has been back 3 times. replaced the trans control module & relay the first time. the vehicle would intermittently go into fail safe(stays in 3rd gear). came back a second time for the same problem. found a bad connection at gear selector switch on...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L ecm,tcm,tcu VIN: KNADC12381
Code P1693 will return after 2 drive cycles. Have focus most of my attention to the ground leads to the TCM. AllData diagnostic is to check the harness between ECM and TCU, which I assume is the Transaxle control module (TCM). There is a bullentin to upgrade t...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Loss of Power VIN: KNDJB72342
This Sportage came in with an odd complaint. No MIL but a pending P0701 lean mixture B1S1. The customer is a college student and coming home drove the car for 2.5 hours after she filled up with gas and it started running very badly. It shuddered and would not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Mixture bank 1 pending)
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L AC Switch-Mode Knob-Recirculation Switch VIN: KNAFB12163
Hello all thanks for any help at all. Searched archives with no help. Customer states that occasionally air conditioning will stop working air con button light on the ac switch will go off and so does the recirculation light on the recirculation switch or the ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK13T13
Alright everyone got this goofy Lexus for emmissions here, posting for another tech. Car came in originally for NOx problem. CO and HC passed. Found that a vacuum hose to the EGR was blocked off, but it didn't make a bit of difference in exhaust readings. Chec...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L starter VIN: JT8UF11E6N
need help? car would not turn over when trying to start,customer put starter on ,was not the problem.we put neutral switch on, not the problem.we do have juce out of the switch when trying to crank,but not to the neutral switch ,i can put juce to starter relay...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Lower radiator hose VIN: JT88F28G2Y
Hello group , limited info on this one. Car was towed in overheating , lower radiator hose was off at radiator with clamp still on hose (spring clamp in rear good shape) Customer states it happented two years ago and dealer replaced clamp. Motor mounds look go...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Excessive Emissions
i have a lex that has high dtc,in fuel control.scan tool pids check out ok.all help will be greatly appreiciated
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L A/C Light VIN: JTHBF30G83
Lexus Techs! I am trying to figure out how to pull codes through the A/C controler. This lexus at one point while customer was driving had a flashing A/C light and stated that he could not change settings at that time. Next time he used vehicle the A/C worked ...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L RF wheel bearing VIN: 4F2CU09122
So, has anyone else seen this type of failure rate on these front wheel bearings? We replaced the last bearing and thought that maybe someone had put in a used part or ??? The bearing we took out didn't look less than 6 months old. We used a quality part and r...
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP67P24
smoke tested system on several occasions - no smoke leak seen. vehicle has been back with same code 3 times. is it possible for rollover valve to intermittently leak? Trouble codes: P00, 442 (small evap leak detected)
1993 Nissan Quest XE 3.0L Starter VIN: 4N2DN11W2R
I am at wits end and don't have much hair left. The customer's van had a starter fail. The customer originally diagnosed the problem as a bad key and cylinder and broke it to pieces. I diagnosed it by attempting to jump the starter at the plug the comes off of...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R4T
vehicle came into shop with complaint of mil on. pulled code p0306, pulled coil and spark plug, found #6 plug was cracked but vehicle was not missfiring at that time. replaced plugs, cleared pcm and sent customer on the road. came back a week later with same c... Trouble codes: P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L power steering VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Hi, thanks for reading my post. I have this 98 camry with noise and vibration from power steering. At idle if steering wheel is straight ahead there is no noise. If I turn the wheel slightly there is a loud whining and vibration, this noise will continue until...

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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Driver's door VIN: 1HGCB7551P
The driver side door latch failed, locking door permanently. I wedged the top of the door panel open with 2 small wood blocks, put an 18' chisel bit in my air hammer and destroyed the latch carefully for 15 minutes until the door popped open. Then I installed ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L All upshifts VIN: 1HGC5649WA
First thanks to the 12 that replied. Have not yet fixed the problem with RPM flair when upshifting. Did replace the linear solenoid with no help at all. What did cure all but the 2-3 upshift was cleaning the screens on the shift solenoid valves. But to late fo...
1993 Infiniti J30 3.0L seat belts & air bag VIN: JNXAY21D5P
Two good replies on this rice burner. Apparently it was hit hard enough to deploy the air bags and also that is why the driver's belt was fully out and the others fully retracted. The security system is another matter. As soon as I started telling the customer...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L 2-3 upshift VIN: 452CK58W43
The customer declined gambling on a neutral switch. I was unable to duplicate the problem with the Vetronix hooked up. all values were fine when tested, but the truck ran and shifted fine at this time. the cuastomer will return when the problem ocurs and I wil...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2DF58X62
Well, the car is fixed! I recieved three replies; two explained the 1870 code as trans slippage and the third related to a harness problem a guy had on a Kia. After opening the wire loom up even farther and not seeing a problem I decided to replace the harness... Trouble codes: P1870 (Unknown), P1295 (Fail safe mode), P1125 (Limit performance fail safe), P1515 (TPS actual vs. command).
1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L no shifting VIN: KNATB1210X
Thank you for all the replies. It turns out that one of the pins on the neutral safety switch would collapce inside the sensor when pluged and seem normal when unpluged Manually pushing each one caused the problem to show it self I installed the neutral switch...
1995 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1YVGE31D1S
Hi all, thanks for all the info, Miles nailed it, finally found a schematic to make it all make sense to what he was saying, most of the vacuum lines were removed or rerouted. It is for the vris solenoids and also feeds the egr solenoid, thanks again, Doug. Ps...
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA3AY26C9U
this vehicle is supposedly fixed,i forgot to mention just to satisfy the customer a bit i sold them a can of bg44k fuel system cleaner and told them to try it and see.well they called back today and said it worked!they said they got about 90 miles to a 1/4 tan...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D0V
Hello, Sorry for the delay.I wanted the customer of the maxima to take the car out of town afew hundred miles. The engine light would come on 100 to200 miles out. So far so good.What I did to repair it was replace the left bank O2 sensor to match the right ban... Trouble codes: P0174 (2 or left bank O2 problem), P0150 (2 or left bank always lean), P0325 (knock sensor).
1991 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: 2T1AE94E5M
First of all thanks for all the replies. This network is the greatest! I replaced the EFI fuse and the car fired right up. Everything works (thank God!). I was lucky this time. My son now knows how not to boost a car.
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Driveline VIN: 5TBBT44143
I had several replies regarding driveline angle and support bearing angle. The truck is original with no present mods and as best as we were able to measure, angles are all ok. I also had a reply about trans planetary's and out of phase u-joints. We have again...
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