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1993 Honda Accord 10th Anniversary 2.2L latch VIN: 1HGCB7694P
door still wont open.Is there some trick here Im missing . Im about ready to cut the darn thing off with a sawsall. dont think the customer would appreceate that.Any help would be greatly appreceated. Al
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L right headlamp VIN: KNDMB23376
this vehicle has been in here several times for many headlamp replacements. finally, after i got a chance to look at the veh., i replaced the headlamp again, waited a few minuites and the headlamp went out. naturally i suspected a bad fuse or a bad connection....
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L speedometer VIN: JT8UF11E7M
aloha everyone, a buddy of mine ownes this car, i havent had the oppertunity to check it myself, (outter island) from the info i've got , spedo is intermittant and odo never works, simple enough , spedo head right, except tach is also not working and he thinks...
2000 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1YVGF22C8Y
Came back with, once warmed up drops out of overdrive. Has 3 codes p1744, po733,and po734. We have followed steps for checking engine performance. We have checked tps, vss, and neutural safety switch and not sure were else to go. Have been told possible valve ...
1990 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Water Pump VIN: JN1RZ26A5L
Hey guy's car came in with failed water pump (loose shaft) Customer states pump has already been replaced 2 times in the last 5000 miles at another shop, I installed new pump (not a reman), fan clutch, belt, and fan Blade, checked pulleys and belt tension & al...
1991 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Turbo VIN: JN10RGZ32U
Hi techs, Having this 300ZX here which needs the new turbo on the left bank.Need to know the replacement procedure - do I have to remove whole engine to do this ? Any useful tips or tricks ? Does the turbos fails often on these cars ? Recommended customer to r...
1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1N4B431D0V
vehicle came in from used car lot with a ses lamp on and dead skip. customer replaced plugs (ngk 1.01 mm gap),spark plug wires. we checked the vehicle fuel injectors ( noid light and spray has both),checked compression on all 4 cylinders @150 to 148 psi.(specs... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L No Communication With ABS VIN: 1N6ED26Y01
Problem When Checking Pinouts At Controller Found Their Was in Correct Location For DLC To Controller Connector
2003 Nissan 350Z 3.5L No Start VIN: 1JLKIJH353
Can somebody help me with this security system, i installed this motor on a project car (custom build) everithing worked great fro the first 10 min. then it would not fired back up, i realized i hade triped the security system. i am only using O.E control modu... Trouble codes: 1612 (nats malfunction)
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3DJ81W0R
Thank you to the techs who have pointed me in the right direction on this repair so far. I have a Landcruiser that for the past 2 years has had a weird problem with a hesitation and lack of power. When the problem first came up, it was very intermittant and ha...
1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT4RN81A6S
Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with skip. Found #3 wire burnt thru on manifold. replaced cap rotor wires plugs with new. truck ran great. came back in last week. died on customer in city. cranked but no start. after sitting 1/2 hr started back up. ran rough for 1...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEWN72NX1
Hello This toyota truck is driving me crazy After warmed up it will blow black smoke at idle and idle very rough. When this is happening truck feels like it starts out in 2 gear. No codes are set. Fuel pressure checks ok Smoke test no leaks found. Alt and batt...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4 wd VIN: 5TEWN72N24
The truck will not ingauge the front axles on this truck. When you shift the tranfer case into gear the front shaft will turn but the axles will not lock in. I`m not very up on these type of systems on these Toyotas and was wondering if anyone out there could ...

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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L cooling system VIN: 1HGCD5536S
Well guys, thank you for all of your replies. Technically the car is fixed even though we never swapped the engine. I have a feeling it is only a matter of time now before we will see this car again. She declined to replace the engine all together. When we...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L manual trans VIN: 1HGEJ6129V
Thanks to all. The trans bearings were bad. I sent it to a friend and he rebuilt it. I am going to install tomorrow. I am confident that it is a fix. Apparently this is somewhat of a common problem on the Civics. Thanks again.
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGE22D7R
all replies were good, most right on the money! we replaced the distributor, the car fine , and we made a new custermer, thanks for the help!
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L fluid VIN: 1YVFP80C54
i put a new pressure line on it and sent it on its way. its been a week and so far so good.
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L compression VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Thanks for all the responces, The customer desided to buy a new vehicle. However he sold the Gallant to a used car dealer who plans to put in a used engine, so I did not do any further work on the current engine. One of the reply's said The enging can be pulle...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on
I finally got it solved!!! Turned out the pcm voltage that was out of range was it. After installing a pcm from the dealer - my rpm gauge worked and normal rpm's read on datastream for trans. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0725.
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N4DL01D01
I found that when the vehicle would lose power the gauges and other electrical items would act erratically, I voltage drop tested the igniton switch and found a 1.2 volt drop across the switch as I drove awhile it would increase. I replaced the switch and rete...
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD52Z24
Thank you Richard and Kelly for your great responce. What i found is i pulled Egr valve off, pintle looked and moved great. nothing holding pintle open. ports were also clear. went to put back on the egr valve when i noticed, gasket holes were not matchin... Trouble codes: P0488.
1993 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4T1VK12E3P
Jeff from Colorado nailed it! #5 Injector was intermittently failing when hot. I was listening to the injectors with a stethoscope and happened to catch #5 when it was not clicking at all. I verified that it was getting a signal to confirm a problem with the i...
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