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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L delayed reverse engagement VIN: 1HGCG2254X
is there an easy fix for a delayed engagement into reverse on a 1999 honda accord v6? once in gear it is fine. all foward gears work perfectly. any suggestions?
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDU131126
vehicle came in with ck engine light and misfire, ck codes had po305 po303 misfire coming and going at first now missing all time at idle replaced plugs wires and #2 ign coil witch fires# 5 plug flow tested injectors all tested ok injector ohm test tested 12.5... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0303
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L AC system VIN: JT6HJ88J2T
Car came in for not cooling, attached gauges and found low side in vaccum, replaced expansion valve as this is a common problem with Toyota. Car was good for 2 days and started back to not cooling. Replaced expansion valve and drier bottle again and flushed en...
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 ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Transmission VIN: 4A3AE85H91
I read a very similar problem but unfortunately it had no fix. The vehicle does not move forward or backward. The RPM raises up when shifting in to R or D but nothing is engaged and the car does not move. Check engine light came on and the gear selector indica...
1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L cooling fan motor VIN: 1N4DL01D2X
This vehicles cooling fans run for a minute or so after the vehicle is shut off. This only occurs if you shut off the vehicle while the fans are on. After the fans shut off you can restart the vehicle and shut it off and the fans will do it again. Cooling fan ...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L comp VIN: 1N4DL01A0Y
cust complains comp will not work intermittently verified comp loosing power some times but doesnt happen all the time could be a week before it happens again she says it seems to be when car sits in the sun all day a/c wont work for some time then will start ...
2000 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L hard shift check engine light VIN: 1N4DL01DXX
vehicle was brought to our shop, customer (used car lot ) requested price on replacing trans with used unit. we saw the check engine light on and pulled codes found po733 3rd gear malfunction. shop key states that this code will only set due to mechanical malf...
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1N1CB51D62
This vehicle came from another shop. What it will do is stall and not restart or, not start at all. This happens more than not. When this happens I cannot get any data or communication on the scan tool. When it starts, the scan tool works fine. Customer says h...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT5VN94T0K
i have a toyota pickup that is kind of making me crazy. will not start except very intermittently. when it does not start, we have no spark from the ignition. by checking the wiring diagram, i find no power on the black and red ignition wire from the ignition ...

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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L not cooling VIN: 1HGCD5601V
Well it's fixed I pulled the lines loose and flushed everything out found a very small blockage at the condenser. then I ended up pulling out the evaporator case again just to make sure all the fittings were tight and was about ready to put it back in when som...
2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L pressure plate? VIN: KMHHN65FO4
Thanks for the help. There is a class action suit against Hyundai and the customer is on the list that info helped a great deal soothing her ire. As for the fix it wound up being the master cylinder. As best I can explain is that upon orginal failure the slave...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D7Y
The Vacuum Switch can be replace but the Solenoids come with a redesigned upper manifold, this can be a costly repair. Dealer told customer upper manifold is not covered under the 8 year 80k emission warenty??? One reply sugested to check harness at right stru... Trouble codes: P1165 (Swirl Control Vacuum Switch), P1130 (Swirl Control Solenoid).
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E34
We just couldn't get this Maxima to act up for us in the shop. We advised the customer to check the theft indicator when it won't start. Also told them to unlock the car using the remote. Its been 2 weeks now and they haven't haven't had any problems.
2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L battery VIN: YXNNNE2170
well of course alldata's wiring diagrams were wrong , and the e.c.m. only controls one of these cars . two alternators were bad from the box ! napa , and bosch ( both bad ) susbaru new solved the problem . if it says ' hencho en mexico ' on the box , look somw...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Intermittant Overheating VIN: JF1SF63562
We suspect this one is an internal head gasket issue. The customer is taking it back to the dealer. This car has a campaign for external cyl. head gasket leaks. The dealer said they would do a 'good will' adjustment if it is an internal leak. They told the cus...
1997 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L front equipment shaft VIN: JT3HK23M7V
Thank you for the feedback and advise, it was very helpful. We replaced just the couplers, the customer was willing to take the chance with possible vibration. We painted alignment marks on the flanges and shaft tube, made sure the bolts were torqued properly ...
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