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1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L torque converter lock-up VIN: JHLRD1845V
has a judder in chassis at 30 mph when lock-up converter engages,i didnt find any chart containing specific speeds at which lock-up should occur. normal at all other times,steady cruise 30mph right when rpm drops as lock-up occurs judder begins.. rpms are arou...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Abs/module/pump VIN: HGEJ8273WL
hello everyone. please help honda techs. this is a weird one. abs light was on when i drove the car in, scaned and found codes 12-01 rf WSS failure, 16-01 RR WSS failure, 18-01 Lr Wss Failure, 54-01 fail safe relay falure and 61-01 battery voltage failure. I t...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L abs/tcs module VIN: 1HGCM66575
car got into acc. recived code 84-1 says to r r abs/tcs module did that still get the same code
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L compressor VIN: JT8JZ31C4R
system is full, no tr. codes. no power to compressor. no flashing lites. no ground on terminal #2 at clutch relay, power and grnd on all other terminals. no power at press sensor. am able to jump # 3 & 5 at relay, then works fine. thanks for all yr help.
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L SRS system VIN: JTHBF30G32
Okay Techs, I have a vehicle purchased used recently by a customer and it is in my shop with the SRS light on. He was told by the seller that the vehicle was in a minor collison in 2004. The collison did not cause air bag deployment(they are intact), but the l...
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF3148L
The technical data i have for this vehicle is very vauge at best.Am curious as to where computer gets its data for injector pulse as there is no cam or crank sensors.I'm assuming from distributor this is only a guess .Does any one have any good data or advice....
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVHP84C35
Customer Brought vehicle in for engine replacement. Engine was changed out for same year engine, had to switch over exhaust manifold, and Remove Coil pack, to accommodate the coil on plug set up. Every thing else was the same. Put engine in vehicle, and car wo... Trouble codes: P0335 (CKP Sensor Curcuit Malfunction)
1989 Mitsubishi Montero SP 3.0L Misfire VIN: JA7FJ43S0K
I have not seen this before in my 30 plus years working on these damn things we call cars. This truck looses spark ONLY in drive and ONLY cyl #2. At idle in park, it has spark but when you put it into gear, no spark and only #2 cyl. Any ideas? I changed the ca...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L transfer case VIN: JA4NW51S93
Good Morning all, We have the above mentioned Montero in for diagnosis due to the 4wd lights flashing and transfer case not switching between modes (2h to 4h, 4hlc or 4llc). Vehicle arrived with t-case stuck in 4hlc. When we shifted the selector lever to any o...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
Greetings fellow techs.I have this nissan that is confusing me.Vehicle has recent aftermarket dist before we got it.Anyway here is the problem.The car almost always takes a long time cranking before it will fire.Once it fires it idles fine but on a road test w...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L oil consumption VIN: 5N1AR18U45
This person just purchased vehicle. No history except customer carried to dealer and they replaced v. cover trying to fix problem. Has anyone ran across this problem? Are Nissans having problems with rings or possibly valve guide seals. Would a leak down test ...
1995 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TAVN73K3S
Ok Toyota techs I need a little reassurance. Truck came in with complaint of low power and running poorly when warm. SES light was on. Scanned and got code P0330. Alldata lists possible causes as or short in knock sensor circuit 2. 2 knock sensor 2 loos... Trouble codes: P0330 (no knock sensor 2 signal to ECM with engine speed 2000 rpm)
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDPR32003
This is a good one! Car came in, no start, no crank...missing a ground to the starter relay from the ECM. Car has weird manual trans with no clutch...No check engine light, no gear selector indicator light, no security light has code po863 Transmission control...

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2000 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L engine VIN: JALC4B146Y
Thanks for al the reponses. We found the drain tube clogged for the breather. Customer has put truck back in use and I am waiting to hear from him how it does. I think it will be fine now.
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JT8UF11E4P
Thanks for all the replies, I replaced the ecu and haven't seen the car or customer for a week, no news is good news , Thanks
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks to everyone who replied with some great tips and suggestions. Like a lot of you have stated we knew there are intake problems on these vehicles, however it is usually found on the early models up to 2001 and the misfire stays steady and does not go away... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
1993 Subaru SVX LSL 3.3L abs
Hi all, thanks for the help, it turns out that there is a abs ecu under the passengeres seat with a led flashing any fault codes, the code i had was for a faulty control module, the customer declined to have it repaired until its yearly rego inspection was due...
2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH68661
Thanks to all who replied, especially Andy from Washington. After cleaning "all" grounds we where able to clear codes and run all monitors with no C.E.L. Also checked trans switch, all ok. Trouble codes: P0507.
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