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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L Alternator VIN: JH4DB766XS
A friend of a valued customer, brought her Integra to us. Her complaint was the charge light comes on at times, and slowly loses electrical power, meaning wipers slow down, lights get dim. I believe that it had to be jumped at times. all this over 5 days time....
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5644W
This Honda has been setting a code P0420 Cat. effic. for the last 2 years and I am out of ideas and need help.It started 8/23/05 with the P0420 code & I cleared the code because every thing looked good with the scan tool. Told them to let me know if it came ba... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficency below threshhold), P1739 (3rd clutch press. switch)
2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L tps VIN: KMHCG35C81
would any hyundia gurus be able to supply me with what pcm pin 9 voltage output to tcm should be ???. this is a tps signal from pcm too tcm. tracing a p1703 fault... currently have 12v from pin 9, and no change with tps sweep... pcm recieving proper voltage .4...
2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJB72331
kia boys please help, p013a is a non published code, i believe the ecm needs to be replaced to correct, any ideas? there is no other problem with the vehicle, runs great, no other related problem other than the mil is on??? Trouble codes: P013A
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L fuel gauge VIN: KNDJC73393
Customer just brought her '03 Kia Sorento LX from the dealership complaining of an intermittent drop to empty with her fuel gauge. They said they couldn't get the truck to duplicate the problem, now I have the same problem. Has anyone seen this on any of these...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Starting VIN: JM3LV5235N
this vehical came in with no start cold intermitant, if it started it would run fine all day. when it acts up we found it had no spark. we tried a used distributor and ignitor, no change. once i got it started i also noticed the alternator is not charging, the...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F2CU09132
This is a fix post NO NEED TO REPLY! FYI only, merely for saving everyone the nightmare I had one of these vehicles yesterday. The PCM is mounted in the firewall in close proximity to the engine. The wiring harness flexes like an in-effective torsion mount. I ... Trouble codes: P0320
1998 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 6MMAP37P4W
really need some help here guys. i have this diamante that came in a no start with cam and crank sensor codes. we installed a crank sensor because it was dead. fired the car up and it was missing and popping like crazy so we installed a cap and rotor. now at i... Trouble codes: 340 (cam pos)
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L intake gasket VIN: 5N1ED28T04
The complaint is of a burning coolant smell and having to add small amounts of coolant. I can clearly see crystalized coolant at the back of the intake where it meets the r/s cylinder head. I can also see some traces of crystalized coolant at the back of the h...
1986 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT4RN50R4G
Hello everyone, I am having quit a time with this toyota. It came in with a stumble at part throttle and that is what I am hoping to get some help with. It seemed so much like an accelerator pump issue. It looked like the main barrel was getting gas on an acce...
2002 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2T1CE22P12
Customer replaced battery and says that ever since then the engine won't idle. I scanned for codes found none. Looking at the scan data nothing really seems abnormal. The TPS reading is around 15 when engine idles low. It's around 18 when I hold my foot on the...

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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L Compressor and blower VIN: 2HNYD18252
Thank you for the tree quick responses. The blower transistor was the problem. I also scope the blower motor as suggested and recommended to the customer replacement. He agreed and all is great. Thank you again.
1992 Honda Accord LX 2.2L falls on face VIN: 1HGCB7653N
Well, congrats to Bradley from Missouri and Tony from North Carolina. Both hit the nail on the head. The problem was a restriction. Other suggestions were voltage drop in the fuel pump circuit and the known pattern failure of the fuel pump relay. In ...
1993 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T1P
First off, I would like to thank those who took the time to actually read my post and give legitimate advice. However, I also want to make a note of those who "tried" to help by offering suggestions that were blatently posted as "test date and repairs". I thi...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L speedo
sorry it took so long for repair,waited for customer to gather funds,first with the replys i got there was some conflict,some said abs controlled speedo,some said trans vss.here is what i did,sold customer vss and two bad abs sensors,installed vss first,speedo...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2T1BR12E4Y
Thanks to all,it was a bad air-flow sensor.I removed and cleaned it and the lean condition was gone.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L intake manifold VIN: JTDBE32K53
I wonder what is happening to Toyota quality,Tony and Jamie you were correct, this engine is junk!The rear cylinder headbolts were loose due to threads pulled from block(aluminum) ,this is not fixable.The head is full of oil, and has been exhibiting blue smoke...
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