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1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4KA7679S
Vehicle Came in with Miss on Cyl #6 due to faulty head gasket. We Changed out but vehicle will not start. No Check Engine Light on no Oil Light on either for bulb check will not flash codes.Checked fuse 13 according to mitchell but it is good has power. Coolan...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L No Start VIN: JHMRA1860T
I replaced the engine and trans in this van with units from Japan. The engine was basically a long block. Put everything together and no start. Fuel pressure spark timing all OK. Being a Japanese motor it didn't have a TDC or Crank Position sensor so I transfe...
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L srs lamp VIN: 1HGEM21194
after body repair ligt is on srs anybody have the procedure to reset light without scan tool
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L pressures, condensor fan VIN: JNKNG01D6R
Hi i have a '94 Q45 that came in blowing warm, the compressor was not coming on but after i jumped the relay to make sure the compressor works and put the relay back in place now it works as it should. next I evacuated system to check refridgerant level and it...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W91
car came in with no fuel pressure replaced fuel pump and fixed vehicle came back towed in no start again but now has no communication with pcm. have checked all fuses, mainrelay, power at pcm power and at dlc and have it. No injector pulse, no fire at coil pac...
2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L Surge, posibile shift VIN: KNDJA723X2
coustomer stated after vech is warmed up and mainly on decell the rpms jump about 1500 rpm and also started doing it when on lite acceleration .no codes in the system went for a test ride with coustomer it did what he discrebed once it felt to me like on decel...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT8VK1319P
I can't see the forest for the trees at this point and would like some input on which direction to take. this is the bosses brothers vehicle and I'm sure he needs it to pass smog.
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JTHBF30G72
Hey Lexus guys & gals, Customer states brake pedal goes very low and will pump up to almost normal (2-3 pumps). We confirmed complaint. Inspection shows just under 1/2 padding thickness in rear and about 1/2 padding thickness in front. Rotors in spec. Run out...
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1YVGE22C7V
hi all, i have this mazda that is eating my lunch, car came in with water pump out, tech installed new water pump and timming belt, car came back with head gaskets out i installed new head gasket and had the head worked over, car runs good going down the road ...
1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 1.5L lack of power VIN: JA3AY11AXW
This vehicle came in with a lack of power complaint. The history on this vehicle is that about 2 years ago a shop in North Dakada replaced the ECM to correct this same problem. The customer purchase a reman. ECM and asked us to install to fix concern. This did...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L floorboad VIN: 4A3AA46G21
This car came in with 2 complaints, the check engine light; an easy fix, it needed an O2 sensor. The other is that when it rains the floorboards become wet. The carpet gets enough water in it that it will "squish" when stepped on. We have tried running water o...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: 2FMDA514TB
hey guys need some input please . this altima has cylo # 4 dead , plug black , and a snaping noise like a wrist pin only when plug wire is connected. noise most audible through # 4 exh valve running with valve cover removed through stethascope at spring . rebu...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JN1CA31D8Y
I've got a strange one here. A 2000 Maxima that the customer found dead in the parking lot. They replaced the battery and it started right up, but will not revv up or drive over 30 mph. There are no trouble codes, and the live data looks normal except for this...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L frame VIN: 1N4AL11E33
Hi Fellow Technicians ! I have a longtime customer with a popping noise from the left front of her 03 Altima. We hear it at slow speeds when braking. I looked at the ft. end and everything is tight. I see a TSB # NTB03-002 that addresses a similiar condition. ...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH6655Y
MIl is on with code P1705, trans light is flashing also. Just installed a different engine that runs great, swap went very smoothly. I am getting different code descriptions for this code and need to confirm what it is. Vehicle came in not running befoe engine... Trouble codes: P1705
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L ABS Module VIN: 4S3BH67543
Any help with this vehicle will be appreciated. ABS light on - code 51: Ran appropriate tests and determined ABS Controller NG. Ordered from Subaru and finally got vehicle back. Replaced control module - ABS Light still on - unable to clear by connecting jumpe...
1996 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L engagement into drive (1st) &reverse VIN: JS3TD21V2T
hey guys; got this sidekick that i haven't started on but some research, and found a tsb that should apply; 1996 Suzuki Truck Sidekick 4 Door 4WD L4-1.8L DOHC MFI 16V Top - Vehicle Technical Service Bulletins . All Technical Service Bulletins . . A/T - I...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2VK13E3P
I have this crank no start that drive me crazy. Car came in running, request to replace timing belt. So after i replace timing belt car won't start. Double check all timing mark, everything correct. Fuel pressure ok, has injector pulse, but seen to have very w...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L front right brake VIN: 2T1AE0980S
Hi, this toyota is having a problem with the right front wheel locking up after driving, all parts except for the brake booster have been replaced. my latest attempt was to disconnect the vacum line to the booster when the problem is occuring, when vacum remov...
1999 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L axle seal VIN: 4TAWN72N8X
Repeated axle seal failure on right rear axle.
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L expansion valve VIN: 5TDBT48AX2
hey evryone, first time user. customer came in complaining about a/c only blew 65 deg. front and rear. the high side was 200 and the low was around 70. i blew out the condenser-no help.after talking with identifix we decided the compressor was g...
2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Electronic VIN: 1NXBR32E45
We need some help on this toyota please.While driving on an extended run,the a/c will stop cooling,when you get back to shop and open hood it will start working again,we cant get it to quit working when we are ready to test.I did manage to find out that it los...

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1986 Honda Civic 1.5L trans VIN: JHMAK74306
Thanks to all that replied. Most said, and I agree, that the best bet would be to replace trans with a good used unit. Customer elects to continue to drive vehicle for now.
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHCF24F0V
Well Gentlemen it is the old case of someone else not knowing what is what. I found two of the sensor connectors swapped around. The one for the air breather was hooked to a sensor under the intake and vica versa. thanks for all the input and your patience. Th... Trouble codes: P0110, P0100, P0105 (Barometric sensor).
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KMHWF25H52
custumer decide to not to put more diagnostic on the cars very high milege [...] but a new one thanks for all the replies scope crank and cam sensor chanel a and b dont see broken wave form take oil pan out mesure crankshaft end play in the limit + if to... Trouble codes: P00, 335 (crank sensor).
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KNDJB7238Y
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L timing chain VIN: JM3LW28G3Y
Thanks for the replies, most suggested the lifters being noisey or even causing the previous miss. Also was told that the chain tensioner could indeed become stuck. I am not sure what the ultimate problem was, for after a one hour test drive the problem has ...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A42
I got a number of responses, Thanks to every one who wrote! I found a bulletin from Mazda. MTOL-4713 which provided written "proof" for the customer that there was a known problem with the coils - "The cause of the concern is an internal failure of the ignitio...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC44G22
Thank you to everyone that replied. Turns out my technician missed the fact that there was a small crack on the back side of the intake manifold where at times would draw air in and make the engine misfire on cylinders 1 & 4. Thanks again for the advise. Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
1992 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L main bearings VIN: JT4VN13G8N
It's fixed. I just talked to the other shop and they have been driving it for the last 2 days. The torque converter was the problem. I knew this guy was a very good engine builder and it had to be something other than the engine. He put everything back with ne...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compression VIN: 4T1BE32K92
installed original cylinder head with new valve stem seals. vehicle does not smoke upon cold start any more and runs good. cylinder head company called and stated valves were adjusted correctly ( so we decided not to use there services on this vehicle any more...
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