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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCD5536S
Hi IANT. Back in hot water again, almost literally. I just replaced the head gasket on the 2.2 nightmare. Here is the story. The customer brings in the car after overheating the daylights out of it several times. My initial job was to pressure test the cooling...
1998 Hyundai Excel 1.6L No Start, Hard Start
Car came in, customer complained of intermitant no start with crank. Faulted once in car park came back to check for spark car started. Brought car inside, seeing it never stalls it is only an intermitant no start with crank. Scoped fuel pump at pump with amp ...
2001 Hyundai XG300 3.0L starter VIN: 1XMHFU45D9
Hope there is some Hyundai guys out there. This car intermitantly will not crank. We finally experienced it but problem does not last long enough to do any test. It does not crank, like a bad solonoid or nuetral saftey switch (no clicking). We replace the star...
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Stall VIN: JNRDR09Y11
This drives fine but at idle while in park it will just die. Restarts just fine and the about 20 secs later it will die again. Or sometimes the idle will drop to under 500 and on my scanner it will say CL FLT untill it comes back up to normal. While driving it...
1988 Mazda 626 LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: JM1GD2216J
thanks in advanced. Im usually to proud to ask for help but im really stuck.Cuts out clean below 1500 rpm no loss of fuel pressure, tps .55v idle switch working not losing any powers or ground to computer can see spark and inj pulse stops just before it quits....
1996 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L brakelights VIN: 1YVGE22C7T
Good evening everybody, the problem Im having is when parking lights on the high mount brake light comes on and you can hit brake and light gets brighter. Heres the good part with key out of ignition you hit brakes with light switch off all front and back park...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
upon restart miss fire moved to front bank cylinders 4 and 6 getting spark and fuel and compression getting good injector pulse is good compression is 150 on both 4 and 6 replaced coils and plugs again and still have missfire on both cylinders. We are going to...
1993 Nissan Terrano 2.7L Locks up VIN: WBYD21-200
SECOND HAND TRANSMISSION FITTED: The original trans for this vehicle (Diesel TD27T) failed. We located a second hand unit for a petrol engined vehicle (3L V6). Both have the same numbers on the case (PE4R01A). We found the bell housings were different so swapp...
1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BU31D7S
Has knock sensor code and p0335 crank code. Testing done: 1) ckp sensor (on bell housing) i get 0.05 volts KOEO (AS PER MOD this should read 5V) 2) Pin 53 at ECM i get 0.05 volts KOEO and .001 AC Volt KOER 3) ohm tested both white and black wires and i have co... Trouble codes: P0335 (Cranksensor ckt fault)
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3N1CB51D91
this vehicle came in, at a stop light the heater blows cold and when you pick up the idle the heater blows hot, there are no air pockets, the waterpump was replaced because it was leaking, changed the pump and the problem is still there, the one odd thing, aft...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L mirror VIN: 1N4AL11DX2
vehicle was in our shop for brakes and underhood service. the customer states that she recieved her vehicle back with the rear view mirror damaged. there is no physical damage, but the auto dimming glass seems to be stuck between modes. half of the mirror is d...
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Starting VIN: 2T1BA05E2T
hi guys,this car came in about six weeks ago for a no start and we just replaced the battery,she was dead.About two weeks later,same problem. i did a draw test and my test light went on,try to find out since then. I removed all the fuses and relays to see wich...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B9Y
this 00 avalon fails emissions inspection because of a p0420. my problem is, i don't know which cat to replace. this has 3 cats; one small one for each bank, and a larger one in the center pipe. it has an air fuel sensor in front of each front cat, and an o2 s... Trouble codes: P0420

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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions
Thanks to everyone that replied!!! The little crack was the problem all along; obviously now, it was sucking air and throwing off the O2 sensor. Dennis from Ma. was spot on. What I didn't understand was why emissions looked so clean (at idle) before I would ru...
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JHLRD17471
Thanks for the information on this one. The customer took the car to the dealer for the warranty cat convertor replacement and we switched out the IAC with a new unit from Honda. Everything is back to normal, the po420 is gone as is the surging idle at start... Trouble codes: P0420.
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L turn signal VIN: 3HGCM56343
thank you to all that replied. the customer paid for our time and took the vehicle. Some suggested checking the turn signal switch, hazard switch, and hazard relay. all of that was done prior to submitting my request. i tried to do as much testing as i could b...
1999 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CM57W8X
My thanks to everyone who sent me ideas on how to fix this vehicle. it turned out to be a cam timing problum. I do not under stand how this vehicle ran at all the cam timing was off on the passenger side 4 teath retarded & 5 teath advanced on the drivers side... Trouble codes: 300 (ram. mis), 137 (o2 signsl low bank 1), 1171 (fuel sys. lean during accel).
1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L ac button VIN: JA4MT31P4V
i appreciate the responses - looks like the switch is replaceable seperatly from the control unit (contrary to what i was told when i first tried to get information out of mitsubishi!) and it is quite simple. the part is on order - and i'm pretty confident ...
1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compressor VIN: 1N4AB41D5S
hey guys i found the problem and thanks for all the help but it turned out to be wiring problem created by the alarm company that installed in aftermarket alarm and stereo system and cut the wrong wires.
2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L engine VIN: 3N1AB51D12
Replies indicated that catalyst damage is common caused by ecm calibration, and as a result the catalyst material is drawn back into the cylinders, destroying the rings. The local dealer provided no assistance offer, but after contacting Nissan's customer lin...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L moaning noise VIN: 4T4RN67D3H
When we first looked at this vehicle, the customer had a oil leak at the valve cover. when we replaced the valve cover gasket, cleaned the v/c in our parts washer. To make a long story short, the noise has not returned. I am thinking that the pcv system has so...
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