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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Mechanical
Thanks for input from techs with experience on transmission swaps. Can I install a 5 speed transmission from a 1990 3 door Honda DX into the 1993? Will the drive shafts fit the output on the differential? The parts info shows the same clutch pieces on both car...
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Head or head gasket VIN: 1HGEG8543R
Hi group,I have a tough one,this honda came in with an overheating condition I verified this and found hydrocarbons in the cooling system.I removed the cyl. head and did not see a visible failure.I sent the head to the local machine shop,they pressure tested a...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Readiness monitors VIN: 2HGEJ6674W
Check engine light works properly, no codes stored. O2, cat, evap, readiness monitors won't reset. Went through two driving cycles. No bulletins in AllData related to readiness monitors. Why won't they reset-is there a dealer reflash of the ECM that is necessa...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L battery light VIN: 1HGES16611
this honda has a cotinuous battery light on. the charging system is working fine but the light stays on. 14.5 volts and no battery problem. checked all the wiring from and to the computer, no problem! multiplex control unit has no codes. somebody please help! ...
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM72654
This vehicle came in with a shorted battery and no fuel. Misfires were rampant until battery was changed and fuel added. The only codes that were held in memory were the P0300,301,302,303,and 304. This vehicle was being driven by a step child that basically ha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (misfire cly 1), P0302 (misfire cly 2), P0303 (misfire cly 3), P0304 (misfire cly 4)
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB8ZBX1
This car is setting a code p0446 canister close valve. What I have done was to test the CCV and found it to be working fine, flow, apply B+ and ground then no flow, but a poor repair job to the wiring was found to the valve and resistance to the purge solenoid... Trouble codes: P0446
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L fuel tank VIN: J469GH4871
when your fill the gas tank with fuel it takes 15 min to fill the tank with gas dealer ( parts sold my buddy a check valve that goes in the in let of the gas tank. but i pulled the rubber hose off the inlet of the tank and checked if the check valve moved and ...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L question VIN: JNKCV51F64
Hey guys I just have a question for anybody that has done a head gasket on this vehicle. Alldata says you have to remove the engine. I just wanted to know if there another way
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
This vehicle has a serious vacuum leak. Vehicle came in last month MIL on codes P0421,P0171,P0174,P0301,P0302, P0305,and P1518. Replaced orignal spark plugs and wires and IMRC module. Vehicle ran good but still was throwing P0421 after monitors ran. Returned l...
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AL54F4V
fellow members, help please!!! this is one of those do it yourself customers. he did a head gasket on it and said it ran good for a couple days. supposedly crank sensor went out and he replaced it. then ran rough and got cam sensor codes so he replaced cam sen... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L No movement any gear VIN: 4A3AC54H01
The owner was driving vehicle in 'D' and the vehicle quit moving. The check engine lamp came on and the 'N' indicator on the instrument cluster started to flash. Customer disconnected battery before I arrived so there are no trouble codes stored. The vehicles ...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L engine
I have a question about engine vibration at idle in drive.Is it possible that the balance belt is out of time on this car causing this vibration? The motor mounts dont seem to be that bad.The owner said that is has got worse over a period of time.This is the s...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D7X
Hi guys This car came in with a check engine lite, I cleared it and cleaned the egr passages. My question is, is there a secret to the drive cycle to get the rediness parimeters to flip. I have put about 30 miles on it and 4 still havent flipped.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L engine/no start VIN: JN8DR09Y11
no start -cust. used valet key and set codes p1610, p1615 anti-theft. my genesis doesn't have the correct software. does anyone have another method of resetting without going to the dealer??
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Abs, slip, tcs lights on VIN: JN1CA31A51
Stumped on this one, I've got a 01 Maxima , the Abs, slip and tcs lights come on right away, I've tried to pull the codes - Genisys tells me to ground pin 8 while turning ignition on, however I only get a code after grounding pin 9. my code is 31 which comes u...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
Hey everyone, having some trouble with this car. Vehicle came in with MIL on and P1140. Checked for batt. voltage at term.3 (white wire) w/ key on and running. Batt. voltage is present to sensor. Checked the ground, and cleaned grounds at intake. Continuity pr... Trouble codes: P1140 (intake valve timing control position sensor)
2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51072
hello fellow tech i need some help from nissan techs here. i have this 2002 nissan sentra gxe here that has a high idle, this vehicle came in a few months ago and i checked it out and found a bad iac (was idleing at 1,200 rpm) so i replaced it and i had a norm... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed control system)
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG4854T
upon first drive the check engine light was constantly flashing,but ran great city and highway.brought it into shop and found two codes in memory for vss and knock sensor.not all that uncommon for these,as i've had this before.replaced both sensors,cleared cod...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT2BF28K4W
Help, we have done brakes 3 times on this car and have cut the rotors 3 times. About every 10K - 15K miles after doing the brakes, they come back with a severe pulsation. We have used 2 types of aftermarket pads & rotors and have used Toyota factory pads &...
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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2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG668X1
Thanks to all who replied. Car had contaminated gas.
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L drivetrain VIN: JHLRD78482
I would like to thank every one who responded. After driving this vehicle off and on for over 100 miles it felt like a bad case off tcc chatter. I added "instant chatter fixx" additive by Dr Tranny, and it seem to be about 70% better however you could still fe...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD78472
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Climate control VIN: 5FNRL18623
Thanks to those who replied. After recieving info on the location of the ground wires on the left side of the dash and checking to make sure all was good there, and replies conferming previous test results, I determined that all testing results were accurate ...
1999 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Compressor engagement VIN: KMHVF24N5X
Thanks to all who responded to my SOS. As of today, I am still waiting for this customer to schedule another appointement. Many of you guys seem to think to go for the thermostat, I didn't go there because this car never ran hot while it was in my shop, but wi...
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L P/Window VIN: JNKCV54E03
Went in ALL DATA has TSB reset procedure, I got it done. Thanks all you guys.
1996 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JACDJ58V8T
Well, sorry this is late. John from Michigan was right. I unplugged the battery for 10 minutes and it solved all problems.go figure. i am humbled on this one.
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L Starting VIN: JM3LV5235N
The charging system problem was a simple alternator replacement and sadly not related to the starting problem. The customer is happy enough with the trick I found to start it which was not to hold the key in crank possition but to crank in short bursts letting...
1975 Nissan 710 2.0L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: HLG6200261
A new chain and gearset fixed this vehicle.Even though the book showed how to judge chain stretch,this method did not work. After installation, the clearance was very close to the factory specs. Help broke down into 3 basic suggestions: One: Geoffrey and Broo...
1996 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16Y4T
Thanks to all. This one is fixed. The problem was a bad ground wire. The wiring diagram was wrong as to where the groung was it said right front of engine when it was at the rear of the ALT. Just goes to show u that the OEM info is not allways right. Trouble codes: 705 (Nuetral switch).
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L timing chain area VIN: 5N1AR18W25
Well this vehicle is fixed and shipped. Thanks for all of the replies you guys sent, Stephen from NY was correct. The noise was caused by a worn foot on the secondary timing chain tensioner where the cam chain rides over it. I had to remove the upper intake, b...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ABS, VSS Brake light VIN: 308FG08DJF
Ok I tried double checking everything on the system and making sure I set it up for a 4wd I tried to recalibrate the system and still no luck so I talked to the nearest Toyota dealer and they Said it is a stubborn one to calibrate they have 2 differnt types of...
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