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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Unknown VIN: 1HGCE6679T
This 96 accord came in with a complaint of a brake pedal issue? First road test all that was felt was a pulsation. Inspected and mechanicals look ok. Found in shop with vehicle running the pedal will fade/drop some with light pumping of the pedal.(like bad mas...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L cylinder head VIN: KM8SB73EX4
dropped a washer into engine while changing spark plugs now embedded in cyl head service info recommends to remove engine to remove cylinder head is this the best way to approach this repair any advice would be gratefully received
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A2Y
Open to any and all ideas. Direct question concerning the knock sensor - will the ECM create a problem in the absence of the knock sensor input? (According to Alldata the knock sensor DTC will not illuminate the MIL). Car otherwise starts and runs fine. Trouble codes: P0430 (Cat efficiency low bank 2), P0325 (Knock sensor failure)
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L vibration VIN: KNAGD12600
thanks for you're replies ahead of time! Let's get started shall we? 05 Optima, 2.4 4 cyl, comes in for timing belt job/water pump, no biggie. This car also has a alance shaft belt, seperate from the timing belt. On removal, i brought everything up to TDC, c...
1996 Lexus LX450 4.5L CD player VIN: JT6HJ88J9T
Good Evening When the customer puts a CD into the CD player(player is in back of console), "ERROR 21" is displayed on the dash unit audio system. What is ERROR 21? Thanks for any info you can give us on this. glen
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs module VIN: JT8BF28G8W
Hey Guys, We recently serviced this vehicle for rear suspension strut replacement due to a soft suspension complaint. All went well with no complications but when the vehicle was picked up after sitting dormant for a week or so the "abs" and "trac" warning la...
1993 Mazda MX-3 GS 1.8L Stall VIN: JM1EC4325P
Hi All mazda tech's just a quick question I have a 93 mx3 (mine) I think I have a bad iac motor. reason being. either driving or at a stop, Idle speed hangs at 1500 rpm for aprox 45 seconds then drops to 1,00 rpm for a few seconds then drops to dead it drops ...
1994 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L shifting VIN: 1YVGE22D9R
After the tranny was installed they could not make the car run. I found the ECM toasted. Replaced with a reman unit. Found codes for the coolent temp sensor, the EGR and the right O2 sensor. Test drove when the tranny shifts out of first it freewheel. I have...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L door locks/interior light VIN: JA3AJ26E22
The power door locks will not work except with the key on, all doors lock and unlock fine as long as key is on, but when key is off they won't lock or unlock from any door switches or the key switch in the lock cylinder. This supposedly happened after stereo i...
1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1CA2101T
PLEASE HELP, I am stuck in the worst way. dont usually ask for help but i dont know whare else to go with this one. This nissan maxima came in about 2 weeks ago with an extended start. it would crank crank hold the gas to the floor & it would start. As if it w...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1CA2101T
PLEASE HELP, I am stuck in the worst way. dont usually ask for help but i dont know whare else to go with this one. This nissan maxima came in about 2 weeks ago with an extended start. it would crank crank hold the gas to the floor & it would start. As if it w...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L icing on low side line and evap VIN: JF1GD29672
We replaced the expansion valve due to having vacuum on the low side. After repair the low side line from compressor to the evap is icing up, as well as the core itself. Pressures after repair are 25 and 135 high side. Compressor runs for a bit then stops
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L srs VIN: 4T1BF18B2X
Toyota Techs... This car keeps coming back with an airbag code (44) (pass side open squib). A freind of mine at the local toy dealer says its usally a bad connection under the passenger seat. I have cleaned, checked, tighened, bent contacts etc..., & every two...
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Door Lock VIN: 4T3ZF13C7X
LH front door electric door lock actuator will not function, lock or unlock. From master switch all other door locks function correctly. Key from out side will unlock all doors when you turn the key the second time within 3 sec. and lock them also. When you ha...
1999 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF18B7X
i have a code 171 both af sensors.stay at .630 when i disconnect both sensors voltage wiii not change .with sensors connected & running still no change.i have 12v at blue wire.on both sensors also ground at both.with sensors disconnect should should i still se... Trouble codes: 171 (lean exh. bank 1)
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
Car came to me with the check engine light and it had a misfire in cyl # 3. Found #3 injector was not firing. I replace the injector but now the engine runs rough at idle and at times the miss comes back. The code also returns. Hc, co, and o2 are neer zero at ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cyl. 3 misfire)
2001 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T3ZF13C31
This is the second time we have seen this problem on this vehicle. Six months ago it came in for stalling unless you kept your foot on the gas. When it is running under load, there does not seem to be any misfires. There were no codes in the computer and prope...
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L VSC Light VIN: JTEHF21AX2
Help Toyota Techs, we put a timing belt on a 2002 highlander. Now the VSC light illuminates as soon as you move. It also has a code C1336 zero point calibration of deceleration sensor undone. I would greatly appreciate some feedback.

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1997 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3647V
I thank you all that reply with good information. The problem was the fuel pump relay, and it was hide up under left side of dash.
1984 Honda Accord LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGAD743XE
Thanks to all who gave info on this problem. I had allready checked most of the items that were recommended, and found the end problem to be a defective distributor cap. Upon very close inspection it was cracked between 3 different poles and causing wierd sp...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78804
Firstly I would like to apologize for posting the fix in the update section. The IMRC & Solenoid Took Of the problem. Once again thanks. Mike Trouble codes: P1077 (IMRC-Intake Manifold Runner Control System Malfunction).
1997 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire VIN: JT3GM84R1V
Hello, Well, no real actual fix as the problem is not happening at this time. Most replies were for basic items already covered during the initial diagnosis. There has been a minor loss of coolant and a small seepage at the heater control valve. I installed a... Trouble codes: P0300 (missmissfirefire), P0303 (3 cyl).
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Cuts out, Misfire, will not set a P0308 VIN: 5TBBT4415Y
I rechecked the cam timing for the third time and found it to be off 2 teeth on the drivers side head, the same side as the cam position sensor. I don't know what this has to do with a #8 cylinder misfire but miss is gone at this point. Thanks to Kent, Jesse ...
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