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2004 Acura RSX 2.0L headlights VIN: JH4DC54864
thanks in advance,this car is blowing the low beam portion of the bulbs,the customer states that he has replaced at least 4 sets in the last couple of months & i replaced both about 2 weeks ago,thinking that maybe he was handling the glass portion of the bulb,...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Start signal VIN: 1HGCB717NA
This Accord had no previous symptoms. Ignition switch (electrical) is clean and unburned and we can start and run the car with a push start or starter signal jumped from the battery. Otherwise, no starter signal from ignition switch. We REPLACED the ignition m...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L only runs in start VIN: 4XSA000444
cust complaint ran rough for few days now no start checked on hook found very weak spark and not every rotation. fuel pump on. car sounds like flooded rechecked timing marks found off. find belt loose once covers off retime check for reason loose none found fi...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L 4th clutch VIN: 2HGES26721
This trans keeps burning the 4th clutch. It slips and binds in 1st when warm (okay when cold). No codes. Line pressure is within range. I didn't check 4th clutch pressure because upper gears seemed okay (darn it). 1st clutch pressure was good. It got a new lin...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L tcs VIN: 2HKRL18912
hello,honda tech. i have 2002 honda odyseey,customer stated abs/brake/tcs lite on & off for 2 weeks and all 3 lites on all the time. check with code 28 tcs relay failure.we follow all data test procedure all wire from relay ro abs/tcs module fine,relay to abs/...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2HKRL18672
Van comes in with engine ight on and complaint of very late 1-2 shift and sometimes no shift. Checked codes and had p1750. However, original slip with codes is missing. New linear solenoid was installed and shift was slow when cold but decent when warm. Custom...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L engine VIN: JNKCA21A1X
this car has a very long cranking time before it will start we have tested and replaced every component that would cause this.after the car is at normal operating temp start time decreases but is still lengthy.once the car starts it runs perfect no dtcs detect...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57D0W
we replaced the engine due to head gasket failure and rod bearing noise. upon warmup cel started flashing and pending code of p0300. ignition scope shows all o.k. replaced plugs(oe) and wires. have checked everything from cam and crank signatures to vacumm wav... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cyl missfire)
2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L suspension VIN: KNAFB12162
I have a bad rattle over bumps hard to tell front or rear, I went under the car expecting to find something loose didnt find much, the sway bar links a little worn but not suspect, do these have strut or mount problems, also have radio asking for a code, I tri...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12153
I have 3 codes and not familiar with Kia. First code P0705 transe range, sometimes when i start the car i get a buzzing noise by the shifter, and it is hard to find D (drive) I have to move the shifter until It will engage in drive then its fine. Second code P... Trouble codes: P0705 (trans range circuit sensor circuit malfunction), P0441 (purge flow fault), P0171 (system lean bank 1)
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G7Y
vehicle towed in cold, flooded and would not start. started after ten to fifteen minutes of cranking with fuel pump relay removed and throttle open. codes po420, po134, p1170. po171 & po174 were stored in computer. thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P0420, P0134, P1170 (po171-), P0171, P0174
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L shift 1-r VIN: JM1LW28GXY
We serviced this transmission along with the rest of the car and the customer returned saying to the trans didn't appear to be shifting correctly. I drove it and it seemed to be slipping in first slightly on a hard acceleration. It also seemed to shift at the ...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1YVFP80D73
5 speed jatco trans. 2-3 shift slip bump. Car came in with severe 2-3 slip, but once in 3rd it would not slip any more. i sold the costomer and overhaul, we installed new frictions and steels, upated pistons from mazda, and air checked every thing, checked all...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1CA21DXX
Hello group I have a strange problem child here. This vehicle came into the shop with a customer complain of rough idle and misfire when sitting in drive at an idle. I road tested the vehicle and sure enough after it warms up and the idle settles to around 650...

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1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMBA4137K
The customer does not want to spend any more money diagnosing this. The car runs and idles normally with the IAC disconnected so she has opted to simply drive it that way for now. More of a band-aid than a fix. Thank you guys for all your help. Johnny Trouble codes: 17 (Speed Sensor).
1994 Isuzu Trooper S 3.2L Switch VIN: JACDH58V3R
I thank the 4 individuals who took time out of there day to help me. Quentin from Oklahoma gave me the #8-97005-930-3 and the dealer just sent it and it is the right one. Chuck from Oregon wrote #8-97005-931-2 and thankfully I did not have to use it as the o...
1992 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN8HD17Y1N
Thanks to all who responded. When I was testing at the injector harness with KOEO I had 12v on one side. The power comes directly from a fuseable link on the b+ battery terminal. When I bridged the plug and cranked the engine I got no pulse so I assumed it was...
1994 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, FLOODS EASILY VIN: JN8HD17Y4R
Thanks to all who replied, John, I think helped the most, the pulley with the timing marks can be put on in six different positions. This led me to discover that the crank bolt was loose and the pulley was 180 off. Removed belts, about a 1/8 inch of rotating p... Trouble codes: 34 (o2 sensor).
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L will not shift to overdrive VIN: 1N6ED26Y9X
I am still working on this vehicle as cust does not have any money and said to take my time(I would love to stay on this but unfortunately I have bills to pay, so I need to get paid for my work). Not much help buthad one reply that said to check the vss. Veh...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall, Starts and dies VIN: JN1CA31D21
Thanks to all who responded to my help request. The majority of the responses all said the same thing. When the IAC valve fails, it shorts and takes out the ECM with it. That is exactly what happened here. A reman ECM from Nissan is almost $800 list price. We ...
1996 Subaru Impreza L 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GC4354T
the green connector next to the column was connected. undid it and the light went out. after talking to the customer she stated that the old owner said she had the column replaced and it has not been right since thanks for all the help especially john [...] ... Trouble codes: P0500, P1101.
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L axle VIN: JTEHF21A82
Thank You all for your responses. Problem is in the rear diff. I removed both rear axles and driveshaft to inspect. Although it does need a driveshaft (both front and rear u-joints as well as center cv joint are notchy) the play on both carrier stub shafts exe...
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