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1998 Acura TL 3.2L blower VIN: JH4UA3643W
Car was delivered to us with no blower, no compressor, and no fans.It seemed to us after test on Mitchell 1 that control was dead. It lit up and changed as you pressed the buttons but it did nothing. We replaced the control head and now we have door movement f...
1999 Acura TL 3.2L shift VIN: 19UUA5641X
of course he likes to use the speed shifter alot.It starts out like ita pull fine, gointo revers fine,alittle hard shift but pulls fine, go into forward gears fine take off shift is delayed then shifts then in and outa gear. after 11/2 mile it want gointo reve...
1999 Daewoo Lanos S 1.6L pads VIN: KLATA22Y1X
Simple brake job turns south. Car need pads and rotors. Ordered set- wrong. 10 Different manufactures, wagner, autopart Int'l, OE, Napa, Auto zone, Raybestos, all pads wrong. I have ATE calipars. The Dealers pads are the same as wrong ones... My pads are aroun...
1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L No Start VIN: JHMCA5636K
Hope someone has seen this before. this honda has an intermittant no start . cranks good ,has spark while cranking has fuel in carb.even tried adding more , no help checked the timing marks on the crank and cam they are good. here is the funny part it will sta...
1991 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGED7461M
Vehicle failed aircare test, found cat and O2 faulty. Replaced cat, O2, cap, rotor, and plugs. Vehicle readings once completed are as followed: Idle HC-10ppm CO-0.02 CO2-11.38 O2-6.47. Vehicle was taken for test and failed worse than prior to repairs. Readings...
1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1324567890
Sorry for the VIN, posting this request from the home late at night. Hello everyone. Please help me get through this goes. 1996 Honda Accord EX 2.2l v-tec towed in, rod hanging out a hole in the block. Customer opted for a used engine. Pulled out ... Trouble codes: MAP (being caused by poor running engine)
2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1HGCG16521
Hey Group, This car came from a body shop that repaired the left side and only replaced the left side air bag in the seat. they wanted us to try to clear the light. so I checked it out and found that the SRS control unit needed to be replaced plus the dealer s...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L brake pedal VIN: 2HGES163X4
This civic makes a pop, snap sound when applying brake pedal. You can feel it in your foot. The noise is definitely in the pedal area inside the car. I found a bulletin from Honda about a brake pedal switch hitting the pedal, this does not apply to me as I can...
1996 Infiniti J30 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, WHITE SMOKE VIN: JNKAY2109T
This car came in with white smoke coming out of the exhaust and a very unstabe idel.We retrieved code P0100 so we changed the mass air flow sensor and car seemed to be repaired .Drove the car several times monday-wedsday but,thursday morning the car would star... Trouble codes: P0100 (mass/volum air flow A circut)
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L engine VIN: JTHBF30G52
Group, I am having problems with my wife's car. It has developed an oil leak at the rear of the engine. On our lift I at first thought it was a rear main seal but now I am unsure. I pulled the inspection cover and there was no oil on the flywheel and can see ...
2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1TA2219Y
Hello Mazda Techs. I have this vehicle with MIL on DTC P0154, P1170 and P1173. Po154 is o2 sensor, but I have no definition for the other two. When vehicle is cold driving is OK. When vehicle gets warm, the tranny goes into fail safe mode and sometimes stalls.... Trouble codes: P0154 (Bank2 sen1 circuit no activity), P1170 (p1173-), P1173
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Incomplete Readiness VIN: JM1BJ24532
Vehicle is failing state emmissions tests due to incomplete readiness tests. The three tests not running are the EGR, O2, and Catalyst. Normal operating temp is achieved along with near perfect fuel control. I do not have all the exact readings in front of me ...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK24Y1T
Hello This vehicle belongs to one of my students. Ever since he replaced the head gasket and the timing belt it has the issue of setting a code of P1390 (Timeing belt skipped a tooth) on a long trip when he is pushing the limits of getting a stator to ask him ... Trouble codes: P1390 (Timming belt skipped a tooth)
1987 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN1HZ14S2H
Vehicle failed smog test for excess NOX at 15 and 25mph. HC and CO are good and car runs good. Timing is at 18 degrees (specs 20). Did intrusive catalytic converter test and found that converter was not reducing NOX at all. Replaced converter and now NOX at 25...
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Engine Identification VIN: 4S4BP62C35
This should be easy for the right guy (I hope). I can't seem to find the right guy within my immediate area. I am doing on engine swap on this car. The insurance company helped the customer obtain an engine which looks excellent, until, I realized the Intake m...
1988 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT4VN63C3J
customer states that vehicle dies intermt. what ive found is that when vehicle starts to run rough all injectors start to fire erratically. these injectors share a common circuit and i was wondering if anyoune has come across this before i condemn a faulty inj...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Reverse VIN: 5TEWN72N51
Hello all, first off, we are not a transmission shop, so this is all new to us. The customer had his truck towed to our shop, from a body shop. It looks like the truck has been in some deap mud. When the engine is running the transmission seems like it is loa...

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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL18013
Thank you/Thank you/Thank you all for saving my Axx. The blower transistor makes compressor say on and works great. Shame on me for breaking the rule of fix what you know is broken and re-evaluate. Would have never went after blower first. Again, Thank you/Tha...
2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHCF35GX1
Thanks to everyone that left advice for me. Victoria, Robert & Boris [...] this one to the wall for me. It turned out the MAF was bad causing a lean condition. I pulled the plug on the MAF and the instantly smoothed out and ran good. I picked up a new MAF ins...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L whistling noise VIN: KM8SC13D42
Haven't had this vehicle back in yet. I will update the post if he brings it back and I find out what is causing the noise.
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Hesitation VIN: JACDH58W2R
the fix with the poor idle was a sticky egr valve , which would clear up with in a few minutes & then vehicle would run well except for a hesitation which was cured by a tps sensor. we checked the egr by disconnecting it [ the tube & vacume ] but had to comple...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G6W
The crankshaft sensor wheel had a tooth missing off of it. Replaced timing gear and the car runs fine. I dont know why I didn't see it on the scope but I missed it somehow. Thanks for all of your replies. Trouble codes: P1300 (igniter circuit problem).
1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L back hatch door lock VIN: 4N2DN1119V
i ended up pulling the rear hatch lock actuator out of door and closes the door and opperated the keyless remote the actuator opperated perfect.after closer look at the actuator mounting surface found the metal was bent in a little.i think when the actuator wa...
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L No Start VIN: JS3TD03V6P
Thank you all for your help with this. heres the fix: Ground to the Ecm Randomly faulting out do to build up on ground strap on engine.( Back of intake manifold)
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L code 38 VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
Thanks to all who answered our post. Although we have not yet repaired this vehicle, there is still hope. The customer was directed to the dealer to try and resolve the problem. As they are long standing accounts, I am sure I will hear back from them. All aven...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E1X
Hi everyone: This is a fix. Most of the replies were right on the issue. These vehicles are known for this code, P0446 vent control system malfunction. The procedure is to check vacum lines for tight fit, at purge solenoid and canister. Also check operation of... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap control system Vent control circ malfunction).
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