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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...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L abs activation VIN: 2HKRL18621
This Odyssey will intermittently lock the right rear wheel momentarily under hard braking. Antilock does kick in. Ohmed wss sensors. No code. Anyone seen this or have a direction to head. Thanks Mike Dave's Automotive
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L passenger door window VIN: JHMCM56613
This car may have a ghost!! Customer brought in vehicle claiming drivers rear door window opens by itself then wont close. We assumed she was a nut case and must have opened it unknowingly and probably just needs a motor. Window would not close from either swi...
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 ...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F23
I have an orange 12 volt to B1 S2 signal ok, lavander w/black stripe going to computer, signal return , computer wont ground this wire . On B2 S2 I checked grounding signal for heater, it seems to be a pulsing ground, B1 S2 I have constant 12 volt without puls... Trouble codes: P0037 (heater control ckt low B1 S2)
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KNDJC73323
This vehicle cuts out & even stalls occasionally. Always intermittent, but some symptoms occur every time vehicle is driven long enough. Never sets a code nor turns on MIL. Customer says that she can live with the cutting out (tachometer always drops when cuts...
1991 Lexus ES250 2.5L cam timing VIN: JT8VV22T3M
i am replacing the head gaskets on this es250 and have run into a problem with the cam markings. According to Alldata you are supposed to line up the front head or Left head with one dot on each of the cams. On the rear or right head the two dots line up with ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U3Y
Hello everyone I have this RX300 that keeps setting PO171 code, replaced bank1 sensor one air fuel sensor, checked fuel pressure, 48-50PSI at idle or WOT, cleaned air flow sensor, coolant sensor reads accurate checked for vacumn leaks with carb clean,can't fin... Trouble codes: P0171
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...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28G6Y
we have a trouble mazda issue: van came in with mil lamp on codes p0031. o2 sensor previously was replaced along with intake manifold runner control unit. imrc fixed the other code (p1512). now the po031 has returned, checked to make sure correct 02 was replac... Trouble codes: P0031 (02 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 heater control circuit low), P1512 (intake manifold runner control stuck closed)
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L Accessories VIN: 4A3AK34Y1X
hi, i disconnected the battery to do a timing belt on a customers car and now she doesnt have code for radio. any help in getting radio working again would be appreciated. serial #[...]
2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MW31R31
Hello any Techs I have a Mitsubishi Montero thats giving me a hard time I don't want to keep throwing parts at it customer brought vehicle after smog check he was told that readings were not good even though it passed that he should have it checked after diggi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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)
2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T43
Looking for a little guidence on this one, ck. engine light is on, customer states that she heard a rattle noise once, did not last long and vehicle does not seem to have the power it used to. Scanned codes p0011 & p0021, I found conflicting information about ... Trouble codes: P0011 (b1 a cam pos timing system), P0021 (b2 a cam pos timing system)
2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: JF1GF43501
Customer states that ever since we did front end work, getting bad noise/vibration from steering at slow speed. Does not occur at high speed or normal driving. 5 mph does it the most and in both directions. Feels like if an engine mount was hitting the body bu...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68671
This vehicles engine ticks right from start up fairly loud. Once vehicle warms up, the tick quiets down but does not go away completely. With the design of the engine it is difficult to pin point the exact location the tick is coming from. I am fairly sure it ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L rotors VIN: JT3GN87R9X
Hello again, and HELP again. This truck comes back every two months with brake pulsation. Every time the runout of the front rotors is excessive and causing the pulsation. Why? I can replace them and the runout and pulsation are gone...for now. Anyway, this ti...
2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L daytime running lights VIN: 5TDZA23C54
Hello, all. This van came was moved from the U.S. to Canada, and needs Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to pass Canadian inspection. I found the DRL relays already installed, but the system not working, and was able to find only one relevant discussion in the tec...

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1997 Acura TL 2.5L No Start VIN: JH4UA265XV
well this is fix like every body said the fuse for the staring system was missing my tech said he check all fuses but never tought to see if any were missing install new fuse & problem got solve thanks for your replays
1992 Honda Civic VX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2HGEH2363N
Thanks for the help, Most said to check the cam timing which we had already done, though we rechecked to make sure and all was good. However I will say that this could be confusing because their are several timing marks on this car and you really need to be ...
1996 Honda Odyssey LX 2.2L air bag VIN: JHMRA1860T
lots of feedback directed us to only two possible problems. the battery or air bag control module. we have replaced both and even replaced a corroded positive battery cable terminal end. we have cleaned and confirmed good power and ground circuits at air bag m...
1997 Honda Prelude 2.2L Starting VIN: CHMBB6246V
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L steering VIN: 1HGEJ8148X
Thank you to everyone who replied!! Many messages were right on the nose with a no-brainer bushing replace and re-align. While we did not have the exact Honda tool we found a combo of the "hub tamer" kit and an air hammer to work effective. After market uret...
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A62
Thanks to Rodger [...] for the correct Fix regretfully we found out too late the dealer actually corrected the problem instead of re-flashing the computer. The repair seems to be a common problem #4 and #6 coils can be reversed- basiclly the cylinders were f...
2001 Mitsubishi FUSO 4.8L Cooling Systems VIN: JW6BH11S21
Thank you for all your suggestions. I replaced the thermostat in this truck and they took it back. It has been 3 weeks and they have not called back to complain so I guess this one can be called a fix.
1993 Nissan Terrano 2.7L Locks up VIN: WBYD21-200
Thanks Peter. We disconnected the wiring and the same thing happened. We reconnected, started and reved the engine while in park then with hand brake and foot brake hard on put into reverse and reved it to 3,000 rpm, brought back to idle and everything worked ...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L pulsation VIN: 4S3BH67582
thank you for all the replies and greatly appreciate all advices. we replace a used transmission in the vehilce and problem is fix.
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L oil pump VIN: JT3HJ85JXV
Fellow Techs, Thank you so much for all the help and support. Brent [...] were all correct, just pull the counter sunk bolt for the oil pump cover to remove. I went ahead and pulled the radiator and condenser to get a more direct shot at every...
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