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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Compressor and blower VIN: 2HNYD18252
The customer said that when the problem first started happening that the A/C would work intermitenly. Now when you turn the A/C on the A/C light will light up and compressor will engage for about 15 seconds and then shut off. The front blower does not operate ...
1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEH9694S
vehicle came in no start. confirmed no start in drive. pushed vehicle in sevice bay, hooked up fuel pressure gauge turned over and it started. test drove, and let set for different periods of time and always restarted. drove vehicle home and of corse the next ...
2000 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 456CK58W8Y
truck misfires & spits back though intake only after sitting all day or overnight.ther are no codes only happens when you first start it. it lasts fo only about 30 seconds and the runs fine. i read in the archives about wiring harness problems,intake...
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L wipers VIN: 1HGCG1655Y
hi there, thanks in advance, this of course is a unusually strange one for us. when the car is cold the wipers will come on and sometimes the oil light will flash when first started. there is no way to shut them off,then they go off by themselves. we have test...
2003 Honda Accord LX 3.0L tcs VIN: 1HGCM66403
SOS, 2003 Honda comes in brake warning light - de-activated traction control light and traction control light. Codes - Low Brake level sensor. Repair master cylinder - new code 8401 Steering angle sensor error. Note - Traction control activation light will not...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U5X
Need help from lexus guys. I have this RX300 here and the bank 1 sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor (fancy O2 sensor) is bad. Has anyone had any trouble with the standard brand or delco sensor, or should I simply bite the bullet and get the part from lexus. I've h...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, No spark coil one VIN: 4A3AA46G8Y
We have this car in our shop and the #1 coil is not firing we swapped the coils and #1 still wouldn't fire we ran the diagnostic test for coil and the wave pattern was showing excessive voltage indicating the ignition power transistor is malfunctioning. Before...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L radio VIN: 4A3AC84H81
VIN [...] Changed battery, now needs the radio code. Customer just bought the car and don't have the code. Is there anyone out there who could supply me the radio code for this vehicle? It would be much appreciated. Thank you Doug bertinis@cwia....
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8AR05S0V
this vehicle came in for a no start condition. we replaced the distributor assy,and it fired right up, but intermittently when i give it gas, the engine doesn't go above 2200 rpm's. the engine coolant temp sensor is reading 388 fht. i unplug the sensor and the... Trouble codes: P1900 (engine overheating)
1998 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01D2W
Car died on highway and will not start.Has no spark,Does have injector pulse.Timing marks all line up.Checked all components and only found crank sensor a little high.But seems all the other components are in specs.No codes stored or pending,Check engine Light...
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A2W
Code P1444(purge volume control solenoid) will set everytime the car is driven(over 25 mph , off idle and within 1 minute-normal criteria for testing the system according to MOD).It will even set in the shop with the vehicle jacked up. Evap pressure sensor tes... Trouble codes: P1444 (evap canister purge volume control solenoid)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JN8DRO7Y21
tested for codes-random miss fire-p0300.checked fuel pressure-in spec. checked compression-in spec.vehicle seems to run ok with fuel return line pinched-higher than normal pressure. any words of wisdom welcome.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Rear Rotor VIN: 1N4AL11D55
How to back off adjustment on E-brake shoes? To remove rear rotor? Seth
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L timing chain area VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Hi fellow techs. I have a 2005 Nissan pathfinder in the shop with a strange whining sound from the front of the engine. The noise sounds exactly like a bad bearing in a serpentine belt tensioner or roller and it's the same when the engine is hot or cold. I rem...
1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L No Start VIN: JT4VN93G8L
About every 3 months, corrosion builds up on contacts inside distributor cap. Truck will not start until we scrape the corrosion off of contacts.What would cause excessive build up?
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E61
Good Day Fellow Techs. I have this Toyota that has a check eng light on. Checked for codes and found the codes that are listed on this post. In the freeze frame data (P0441) I noticed that the veh was at idle with coolant temp reading 189 deg F. I am not very... Trouble codes: P0440, P0441, P0446
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TDZT34A73
Hello Techs, I have this 03 Sequoia that intermittantly the trac off and vsc trac lights will come on, also the abs light comes on intermittantly also, problem is very intermittant, the customer told us the lights have been coming on since new, the trouble cod...
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1NXBR32E44
Car was first brought in in July with a complaint of an engine miss. I test drove car and couldn't get it to act up long enough to figure out what was going on but it felt more like a transmission problem. Car was due for a transmission flush anyway so we pref...

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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L turn signal VIN: 2HGED6357M
yeah the helps that everyone was sending to me kept referring to the hazard switch, even though the wiring diag did not show the power going through the hazards, I check it anyway and found an open wire from the power supply for the hazard lights. I repaired i...
1994 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4CR16U0R
Thanks for everyone's help. I had replies of wiring issues and main fuel injection relays. It turns out that there are two additional medium gauge ground wires coming off the negative battery terminal and go to a plug behind the battery. This plug had aquired ...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1YVHP84D24
Thanks to George from BC for the part numbers. That was the most helpful reply. I guess no one has seen a leaking waterpump on these Mazdas even though I've seen two in the last two weeks. The dealer blew smoke up my arse for three days, telling me he didn't...
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L 2-3 Shift etc. VIN: 4A3AX35GXE
Hi there, after rechecking and reading some of the fixes on the date base, we found that the two back switches that go to the gray and black connectors were swapped by the trans shop. (OE Trans). The color at the connector were OK. Basically the front one is l...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L compressor VIN: 4A3AE75H53
Well, I ended up taking off all the lines to see if there was a clog anywhere and found nothing. So we talked to the customer and explained there's only 2 options left and that's the expantion valve and the condenser. The drier is part of the condenser that ...
1988 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L Body VIN: JN1PB21S8J
Hi All and thanks for all the replies. The car was fixed by turning up the idle speed slightly above the factory spec. It seems simple but sometimes the simple things get overlooked and we try to make something complicated out of it. We adjusted the idle up...
1994 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L pistons VIN: JN1EJ01F6R
In summary we received this car with the engine in the trunk and no data of operating conditions before it was torn down by another shop. Our assignment was to determine why the engine failed. I received 9 replies on this problem child. Most agreed with what...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, p1320 VIN: JN8DR07Y41
thanks to all for the help. we swapped the #3 coil with the #2 coil and gave vehicle back to customer. after the light came back on he returned and we found that the missfire followed the coil. recomended all coils and plugs, did the one coil for now. Trouble codes: P1320, P0302, P0420.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Thanks for all the input on this one. It turns out that a poorly installed remote starter was the root of evil in this car. The wiring for the #3 cylinder was cut and then "soldered" back together. Unfortunately it was a bad solder job and the wiring was broke... Trouble codes: P0303.
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80634
Sorry it took so long to post this fix the cust. was out of town. Finally the Subaru came back I did install the tps after hearing from a couple of member who said they have seen inter. problems with these sensors. It has been gone for 2 weeks cust, called me ... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps curcuit a open or shorted).
2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG696X4
found problem to be ecm. ecm not sending ground signal to elect throttle relay. ecm covered under warranty so customer took to the dealer Trouble codes: P2102 (throttle actuator a control motor circuit low).
1982 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Other VIN: JT3FJ60G0C
Many Thanks to all who replied to this one, and especially to Jeff & Paul & Brent, who sent diagrams. Some of the emissions items were left for later, still it would have been chancy at best, if I'd had to put the whole thing back together with no charts. I ...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, fuel is rich VIN: JT3HN86R22
i just replaced the air cleaner element housing after replacing there were no hesitations anymore but still check engine light came on and the code indicated that o2 sensor has malfunction. Trouble codes: P0100, P0110.
2004 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T54
Thank you for taking time to reply. We tested everything in the system and nothing was obviously leaking and I was told by someone else that maybe it was leaking around the filler neck because I had pressure there instead of vacuum like the car would use. Also... Trouble codes: P0441 (Excessive purge flow detected).
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