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1996 Honda Accord Value Package 2.2L Flasher VIN: 1HGCD5691T
Hopefully this is a pattern failure that someone has seen before. Customer states turn signals will not work for 15 to 20 seconds and then function normally. Problem only occurs when car is cold and just starting out. Once they start to work, they work fine th...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on, P0401 VIN: KM8SB82B81
Hey guys, Yet another day in intermittent-ville. This Santa Fe will intermittently fail the EGR monitor. And this really needs to pass an inspection to get new tags. I can drive this vehicle and it will pass the monitor, clear all data, run it some more, pass... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow)
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L brake warning lamp VIN: JT6GF10U3X
Hello Lexus techs: This RX 300 has this problem: the key chime and the brake warning lamp on the cluster go off erratically, mostly at the same time--it's intermittent. The TIS diagrams show possible common ground connectins to the left of the dash, near cente...
1991 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 1.3L High Beams VIN: JM1FC3522M
Please help, I must be missing something. Car came in with no high beams. Flash to pass works when the lights are off. When the lights are on, pulling the lever does nothing. Please note this car has SRS. Here's what I have at the CPU: Pin 2I, white wire from ...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Electronic VIN: JM1BJ226X3
will blow 40f air out of ducts for 15-20 minutes, then a/c clutch will release, might be 10 - 15 minutes and clutch will activate and cool right back down, the a/c button lite will stay on, have replaced the evaparator temp sensor, seemed to work better but st...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L 1st gear VIN: 4A3CF44E7P
If you hold brakes the car will lock on in 1st gear but if you take your foot off the brakes the car will go to neutral. It feels like it jumping in and out of gear. Pressing the gas and there is nothing there. If you put in manual low the car will go into 1st...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Hard start VIN: JN1CA31A1Y
This car came in with a long crank when trying to start and at times would not start. No codes in computer. When it did start, it acted like it is kicking back on itself, like a bad distributor cap or crossed wires. We monitored the 2 crank and 1 cam sensor. T...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L rear suspension VIN: IN4BA41EX5
Greetings fellow Techs, We were performing a routine brake job on the rear of a 2005 Maxima and noticed a condition in the rear suspension that raises alot of questions. If anyone can share some knowledge I'd be very appreciative. The rear wheel camber is an...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L power antenna VIN: 4S3BG6859V
I think the customer needs a power antenna motor, but I want to be sure before he spends his money. He drove through a car wash with the antenna extended and it bent. I put in a replacement mast but it won't go up and down. I have battery voltage at the antenn...
2000 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Hard shifts intermittant VIN: 4S3BE6452Y
This Subaru will intermittantly shift HARD. It will bang the gears as hard as seems possible. It is very intermittant. I was driving down the highway and it was banging gears, I cycled the key off then on, and it drove fine the rest of the test drive. When it ...
1988 Toyota Camry 2.0L Cooling Systems
pulling the cylinder head off because head gasket leaks oil externally like a stuck pig. All Data says to pull the exhaust and intake off, then the head. I usually pull the cylinder heads off with the intake and exhaust but this one has a HUGH wire loom that g...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BA02E4T
This car is back with same code p0401. we have already changed the vacuum solenoid and pressuure transducer, removed the intake and cleaned carbon from inside manifold and egr passages. egr valve will stall out engine when operated at idle and appears to be wo... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow)
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K22
check engine light is on.po141 and po161 dtc codes.o2 rear o2 sensor heater circuit problem. i replace both rear o2 sensors from dealer. light came back on and i replaced them again for defective. and light came back again. any idea. Trouble codes: P0141, P0161

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Headbolt threads VIN: 1HGCE6679V
Thanks to all who replied! Still waiting for customer to decide what they're going to do with this car. Many replies suggested that impact gunning out the headbolts is a no-no. I agree, and this is NOT what I did before on the Acura! Some suggested wire-wheeli...
2001 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25591
The 1-4 coil and the ECM fixed this one, not a common failure. I guess the 1-4 coil failed and took out the coil control circuit of the ECM and my swapping of the coils took out the 2-3 control circuit. It looked cut and dry for ECM from the start but pulling ...
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L compressor VIN: KNDUP13122
its fixed, and here ya go if you get one of these. it was the thermister(evaporator temp sensor), pull out the glove box to access, koer, ac on 2-wire connector for the thermister. unplug and you should have 5 volts at green/rd wire. plug in with koer-ac on an...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Engine VIN: JT8UF11E7R
Thanks for all the feedback, I checked all the responses and got no where. I never did figure out exactly what was wrong with it. My students had installed a couple of crush washers on the same side of the fuel damper fitting, causing a slight leak. After inst...
1987 Mazda 323 1.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1BF2224H
After installing a rebuilt MAF sensor and replacing spark plugs it ran very well. Customer is very happy. Thanks to all who replied. Thomas [...]
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Engine VIN: JA4MT21H11
Thank You for your help. I received some very good replies. I checked all of the timing marks, all right on. No keyways were broken. I ended up pulling off the heads and they were warped very badly. I think what happened was once one head gasket failed, the ve...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L Heater
Thanks to Robert [...] and Philip who took the time to respond to my help request. After removing the entire dash panel and also the heater box as recomended i found out that all the blend doors were working correctly and you can see all of the operation from ...
1999 Suzuki Esteem GL 1.8L feels like front end is shaking VIN: JSZGB41W9X
found that the left front cv inner joint had gone bad causing the vehicle to shake. thanks for all the help guys.
1985 Toyota MR2 GT 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT2AW15C1F
I recieved a few good suggestions. Most recommended checking for air pocket in coolant at idle valve. I was aware of this possibility and had already checked that, I checked it again anyway and it was ok. Another good suggestion was to check TPS and Idle switc...
1989 Toyota Pickup 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT5VN94T0K
Thanks to all who replied to our post. After chasing the problem for a few hours, without a whole lot of luck, we finally out of desperation started stripping insulation off of wiring harnesses and joy of all joys, we found a previous repair to the harness bet...
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L slow fueling VIN: 4T1BF22K81
The filler neck was removed & inspected, all good. The large vent tube from canister to rear frame cradle was clear of debris, all lines were blown out...thanks to all who responded to this problem, waiting for the customer to return frm a trip...looks like a ...
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