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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Air Bag VIN: 19UUA66265
This Acura came into my shop with an air bag light on, I am the only shop in the area who will do import work, my resources are limited on this. It came in with the trouble code 42-11, No signal from RF impact sensor. I did reset and the code came back right a...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Torque lockup system VIN: IHGCE664XS
Hello Honda experts. I just bought this car at an auction, so I have no history on it, I it drive perfect and shifts fine but after a few days the MIL light came on, I scanned it found P1753 & P0740 stored, I cleared the codes, 5 days later the same codes came...
2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN45D81
car starts ok in the morning and when cold, after engine warms-up and try to restart the engine it will take a very long time to start. if a disconect one of the sensors (i.e. cts or ats) engine starts right up. i've replaced coolant temp sensor, map sensor, c...
2001 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L Electronic VIN: JALB4B1432
Need help with this one. Transmission takes off in 3rd gear and doesn't shift. It will shift manually and seems to work good. There are no lights (SES, charge, seatbelt, etc.) on with key on or ever. No speedometer or power window operation. Also I cannot comm...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L battery drain VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
This car came to me with high idle and code for high idle, I found the dashpot screw had been adjusted to hold idle high. I adjusted the screw to where it should be and started engine, to my suprise it idled correctly and the car seemed repaired. When I turned...
1987 Mazda B2000 LX 2.0L engine VIN: JMZUF3115H
Hello all, I'm looking for info about swapping out my 2L carbureted engine for a 2.2L and retaining all the intake, exhaust, trans, etc. I already have an engine but have not dissasembled mine as of yet. The truck is still running well and passes smog but re...
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 3.0L No Start VIN: JA4GJ31S8M
Hey guys, I have this Montero that came in for a no start. It seemed as though one of the injectors was stuck open and causing #6 cylinder to fill with fuel and hydraulic lock the engine. Before dis-assembly, I ordered an injector. After removing the upper pl...
1988 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Cuts out VIN: JN1GB22S1K
Vehicle intermittantly shuts off, appears as though injector pulse width goes away. Fuel pressure stays solid within spec, spark is ok. Can hear injector pulsing with small amount of fuel, but not enough to fire car. If alternate fuel source is added vehicle w...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1VK12E3P
Hello fellow Techs, I have this low-mileage, well-maintained v-6 Camry that runs rough at 45-60 mph. It has also started to miss some at idle. About [...] ago we replaced Timing belt,Cap,Rotor,Plugs & wires,etc. It has been running fine until just recently....
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK13E0R
Hi guys this car is driving me nuts! It came in with the check engine light on and hard starting. I pulled the codes and got a code for the crank sensor so i hooked up my vantage meter and it actually tested ok. So i then checked my cam sensor just for the hec... Trouble codes: P0336 (CKP Sensor Signal Out of Range)
1995 Toyota Camry 3.0L door latch
Theres a spring that broke inside the door latch (drivers door). The door will no longer open from inside or out. Looking in the archives, seems this is a known problem now and then. Pretty much impossible to remove the door panel without extensive bending and...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: V577384573
This truck came in with a low power complaint. Test drive confirmed this and diagnostics showed 2 burnt exahust valves, one on each head. Started to take engine apart when customer called and said the dealer he bought the truck from was going to replace the en... Trouble codes: 99 (continuous flash)
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Stall VIN: 4TB622KXW2
This car came in with a ripped wiring harness from a blown tire. the harness was repaired all fuses replaced that were bad.Car will start and run,fuel pump shuts off, the moment it dies the fuel pump comes back on and will restart again with the same problem. ...
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4T1BF288XY
Good day to you all! I have one that is i little weird too me. It came in last friday with the complaint of bad gas mileage and the MIL coming on and off and no power. Of course the MIL was off when it got too me...no history codes or pending codes. It had a h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B8Y
Before asking the customer to spend 3k on all cats and sensors, is there a way to revive a cat, or at least pinpoint which cat is causing the SES light? He is considering our estimate, but I want to be certain what he needs. Not considering an aftermarket cat,... Trouble codes: P0420
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L warning lights VIN: 5TDZA22C94
intermittently gets several warning lights coming on Tire pressure / ABS / VSC / TRAC OFF lights no other issues except some times right turn signal and indicator will illuminate when brakes applied. Will usually stop if ignition is shut off and then restart v...

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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start, no mil VIN: 1HGEJ8140X
Group, Thanks for all the great help and replies. What I found is that I was over stressing!! The no start and the mil light being out were 2 seperate problems. The no startwas due to aftermarket cap and rotor. I replaced the wires,cap and rotor with Honda p...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12191
We ended up replacing the pump and that took care of the problem. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0455 (Excessive EVAP leak).
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L ps pump/rack VIN: J1SUF11ECM
Well, once again you guys have come through. Michael from Florida hit it right on the head - the o-ring under the reservoir was cut. Replaced it and all seems to be well. Thanks, guys.
1989 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF3136K
I found a broken tach signal wire, thus no signal to the ecm. repaired the wire & bingo - it all worked well. Iatn came through again. Thanks for the input from those who responded.
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21A4X
Goodmorning we performed aditional electrical tests and found the driver for turning on and off the valve had burned up.We figure it was over worked from blockage when the canister came apart. The customer declined any further repairs at this time.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Electronic VIN: 5N1ED28T7Y
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W96
Thanks for all the replies. I double checked the crank sensor. Sensor was plugged in. I removed the sensor but no damaged to the sensor. Hook up scope and got a signal from the crank sensor. So I had the tech drop the transmission. Sure enough the flywheel was...
2001 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L steering VIN: JF1GF43501
Lots of good responses so thank you. The customer found that the longer he drove the vehicle, the less it would happen. He never returned but has called to say that it was working fine. I must add though that I had a similiar situation the other day after d...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGH20V02
Well I don't know how I could have prevented this, it turns out the computer supplied by the local dealer was not the correct one. After too much fruitless testing the computer was replaced with the correct one and all is well. There are many lessons here, two...
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