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1996 Acura RL 3.5L P.S. pump VIN: JH4KA9657T
Hello all, I have this Acura RL that goes through p.s. pumps every 10k, I replaced the original pump due too noise/whine and lack of power steering, I replaced it with a reman from world pac, all was fine I evan flushed the system. It came back in about 10k fo...
1998 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L monitors VIN: JH4DB8580W
i replaced the cat. then cleared the code. i drove the car until all but 1 monitor was reset, which will pass the emmission test here in was taken to test station and there it showed 3 monitors not reset which is a was brought back and...
1994 Honda Passport LX 3.2L hydraulic system VIN: 4S6CG58V7R
I can't bleed this system. The slave cylinderis new and has a bleed screw, the master cylinder is new also. I can tell that fluid is moving from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder when the bleed screw is opened. There is good gravitational flow. When a ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCG1653X
We replaced a battery on a customer's Honda Accord LX and now we have an inop radio with the display "ERR 2" on radio. Any help on unlocking/clearing this error code would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L anti theft system VIN: 456DM58W02
motor runs if i jump the starter solenoid with no ses lite and runs like a champ. the issue here is. if i crank it the anti theft lite flashes which i think the anti theft is still arm. MOD does not have a lot of reference fo a possible fix. anti theft lite on...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45L22
This car came in dead on the hook. It had no fuel pressure and scanned a code 335 {no crank signal}. It also won't show cranking RPM on the scanner while cranking. There was no power to the fuel pump. I found there was power to the fuel pump relay but no ECM g... Trouble codes: 335 (no crank sensor signal)
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KNDJA7237Y
Hi Guys, This Kia came in and we found the clutch gone, running bad and missing. We replaced the clutch and found crank sensor wires melted, thought that was probably the problem with how it was running. Replaced the sensor, still running poorly. Found no spar...
1986 Mazda RX-7 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FC3318G
-day 1: ok guys, here is one that is turning me inside out. customer has had all listed components replaced before coming to my shop. came in for a smog pre-test. readings listed below(excessively rich, major gp) are for 15mph and 25mph test, not idle and crui...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L cooling fans VIN: JM3LW28414
This Mazda has its radiator cooling fans running all the time. We checked coolant level and all is ok. customer complained of the noise and had no other problem. My Alldata does not give me a very good diagram for the vehicle. Is there an ECTS and what other s...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Low on power VIN: JN1CZ14S9X
This is a customers car that has a strange complaint. The customer states ( I have verified exact complaint) that the first 5 minutes of driving car after sitting and dead cold the car runs great. After 4-5 minutes all power drops off. There are no missing or ...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Coolant VIN: JN8HD17Y1R
Good morning. Please note that this vehicle has a factory 5 speed standard transmission, not an automatic as this VIN stated. The cooling system has oil in it causing all the coolant hoses to be saturated in oil. There is no oil cooler on this vehicle and no o...
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. This one has me stumped. This car came in for head gaskets, they were leaking oil, no overheating problems. The customer did not complain of any running issues before I did the gaskets, and I did not test drive it. I replaced the timing belt and idler... Trouble codes: P0341 (CMP sensor signal)
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L Stall, START AND STALL VIN: JT2SV21EOL
wow, this one is tricky, car starts and runs for 3-5 seconds,then dies thougth it was mass air flow. unplugged maf and car would idle just fine. installed 4-5 maf's finally car ran and accelerated fine. installed air filter housing car wouldn't run same old sy...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2SK12E2R
I have a 1994 toyota camry that acts like it is losing fuel upon acceleration. If accelerating slow seems to be okay. If accelerating faster it almost feels like some one turned off the key, really bogs down and will stall unless you let off on the accelerator...
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Shift solonoid VIN: 4T1BG22K0V
I just need an opinion on this camry,originally came in with connecting rod through the block,installed a used engine(month ago)everything good except cust came in next day engine light on,check codes has P0770 shift solonoid.He took it to a trans shop and the...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L suspension? VIN: 5TEWN72N52
Thanks everyone for taking time out from your busy schedules to read this post and hopefully help us find a solution to a noise problem. We have a 2002 toyota tacoma, sr5 trd, 4x4, with a clunking noise at slow speeds, or when coming to stops, sounds like from...

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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7673P
Thanks to all who replied three or four replies hit the nail on the head. We replaced the after-market O2 sensor with a Honda sensor and the problem was solved. The parts supplier had known they had a problem but did not advise anyone of the issue. Thanks to E... Trouble codes: 43 (O2 sensor or fuel delivery system).
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ2221R
thanx for all the replies, the second problem was the the ecm(possibly damaged by the reversed wiring)thanx again, as usual iatn rocks!!!
1994 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L engine VIN: 1FJG65SZ54
We removed intake again to visually and pressure test. We sealed off plenum water hoses and saw where head looked porous above head seam on left head. This vehicle is honestly not worth a head gasket job let alone the addition of a new or welded head and who k...
2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L flywheel VIN: JTHBD19292
Thanks to all who replied, the consensus is the flywheel has to much play. I also found a spec for runout, .004, this one has .010. Also Kevin mentioned that aftermarket solid flywheels are available for some vehicles. Found some for Lexus. HiPo lightweight al...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L No Start
Thanks to all who replied. The customer is not repairing car and selling as is. I will most likley buy it and will persue the problem later. Thanks again all
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: JNICA2IDYS
Hey guys, thanks for all of the replies. I have phoned the customer and he does not want to bring it back untill in happens again. Thank you for the ideas and when I get it back I will go through all of them. Thanks again.
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D6V
I am closing this one out for now. The vehicle is still not fixed. I am not getting any codes but egr, evap and cat. monitors will not run even after numerous drive cycles as outlined in the fac. tsb updated drive cycle. I have tested numerous input and output... Trouble codes: P1447.
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Trans VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
hi guys, I want to thank you all for responding. I was able to speak to the daughter of the owner, who was driving the car when the chain went. She mentioned that the transmission was working fine before the car quit running. So I went back to the begining. ...
1991 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L No Start, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3VN39W3M
i removed the ecm from this vehicle to check my powers and grounds and imediately spotted some wires that were jumped into the computer harness with some scotch-lock connectors. turns out these were the 3 main ground wires for the computer and some idiot at on...
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