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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19UYA42651
On going problem, seems to happen more in warm weather, cuts out at cruise and will restart after a couple of minutes. We decided to replace the main relay (PGMFI relay), as this has cured many Hondas and Accuras in the past with this symptom. Our problem is...
2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L flywheel VIN: 2HNYD18923
Hello techs ive just purchased this broken acura mdx from a customer engine reved up going down the road customer shut off vehicle and it would not restart inspection has found flex plate broken transmission is almost out for further inspection my question for...
1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L ACG fuse VIN: 2HGEJ2228R
vehicle has shorted ACG(S) fuse which according to my diagram powers the alternator,ecm power relay and cruise control electrical diagram isn't very in-depth. i have tried to trace down the wire harness looking for any wires which could be rubbed thr...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC13E64
hello all. this vehicle has a code p0441. i have tested both the purge and vent solenoid and both seem to be operating properly. when i use the somke machine i dont see any leaks but according to gauge on machine(snap on ) it is showing a very small leak.also ... Trouble codes: 0441 (canister perge fault)
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor noisy VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
this one is eating my lunch!!! last year we replaced the compressor etc, no problem, a year later the compressor is noisy at idle only , pressures looked ok so we replaced it again{compressor only}now a few days later same problem i have tried varying amounts ...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8VF11E7N
we have a lexus ls 400 here that is giving us a lot of problems.. car came in for no crank.. found starter shorting out and not spining.. just clicking.. r/r starter put everything back on, now it cranks but won't fire.. checked for injector signal, no signal,...
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L hard shift effort VIN: JM1BJ2224X
Owner states that she must shut car off to shift out of reverse on an intermittent basis. This has not happened for me although the shift effort seems higher than normal from first to second. Both up shifting and downshifting. The clutch engagement and feel is...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L shocks VIN: JA4MR51R0X
I replaced the shocks on this vehicle with OEM electronically adjustable units from Mits. but have a question. The PN for the rears is the same for both sides. The fronts are different for each side. The KYB number on the tube for the fronts is the same for ...
1990 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Alternator VIN: J71GB22B6L
Installed new alternator last fall.Car came in with white fusable link burt and not charging.Replaced link and burt it up again.Took alt off and had checked it was bad.Installed new alt again.Alt Light on in the dash with key on.As soon as you start car it blo...
1993 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: JN1HJ01F9P
This car originally came in for an intermittent no start and misfire when it ran. It originally had a maf code but unplugging it nor replacing it has mad any difference. I then tested the inj. The two that were open I replaced with new. It started ran but had ...
1999 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1N6ED26YOX
Hey guys, this truck was towed in as a no start. Ran fine night before and just wouldnt start next morning. Determined no fuel pressure, at least not much. Sometimes I get a reading of 5 to 6psi and truck acts as though it will start. I studied the archives an...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3N1CB51D92
Is there any known issues with the variable timing on these? I see no TSB's relating to this. Is it possible that the timing is out even though it appears not to be? I do not have a Nissan scanner so data is limited. Any help appreciated!! Trouble codes: P1140 (Intake Cam Sensor no signal to PCM)
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L ac compressor VIN: 1N4AL11D33
Hi all, I having a problem with multiple 2003 Alitmas with the same problem. When the outside air temp. gets 90 or above the ac belt will vibrate when idleing in gear forward or reverse. It transfers the vibration into the drivers compartment and sounds like i...
1991 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Timing Belt VIN: 4S38J6321M
We have a 91 Legacy in here with a broken timing belt, I have conflicting information wheather this is an interference engine or not. Does anyone know for sure if this is or is not an interference engine. Thank you for your help.
1999 Subaru Forester 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF18F6357X
This vehicle came to the shop for check engine lamp on and quick constant flashing.The car is running perfetly good.Had one 02 sensor code,replaced sensor with new Bosch sensor.After test drode and cleared code,no more code.Again the car is running just find.C...
1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L Stall VIN: JT4RN93PXL
Hey Toyota guys (and gals), I am a Honda/Acura tech with a new customer that has a Toyota P.U. It will stall intermittantly, but starts right back up. The dash lights stay on when it dies. One time when it died, we were able to check for spark, and there was n...
1993 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Motor Operation VIN: JT5ST87K5P
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 93 Celica convertible in that the top won't go down on. If you push the switch to the top close position, the pump growls and tries to push the top closed, but it is already closed, so thats that....
1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo 3.0L low boost pressure VIN: JT2JA82J2P
Hello fellow techs. I have a problem with a twin turbo supra and im hoping you factory Toyota guys or performance guys can help me figure it out. For starters the car runs very well and very smooth. The vehicle is mostly stock with the exception of a free flow...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K32
the vehicle came into tne shop with ac inop, warm air no compressor operation.evac and vac the system, charge to proper level was down about half a pound of freon. when you push the button to turn the ac on, it hesitates and then starts to blink. other time yo...

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2003 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Safety VIN: 19UYA41663
it was possible to clear the srs code using a short pin contector(MES) as honda calls it.. the wire connector to clear the fault codes is located in the L/F FUSE box inside the car.there are two srs connectors in the fuse , one has a spring loaded lock. this ...
1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Fail-safe mode VIN: 1HGCB767XN
Thanks for all of the help. The car has not acted up since I cleaned the ground, they are going to wait for any further repairs, to see if it acts up again. Most replies said the TCM was failing, that I can open it up and ckeck for burnt capacitors, is a commo...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1658W
We ended up putting on differnet brand of aftermarket cat. One not my my choice and two I'm not sure which brand. It was not labled. The diffenece was this cat had the O2 sensor in the middle of the converter. The other Cat we had installed had the )2 after...... Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L vibration VIN: KNAGD12600
ty from conneticut, and rob from utah hit this baby right on the nail, thank you soooooo much, my headache is gone. thanks to all the replies also, they were quick, and very useful.the oil balance shaft was off 180, i used rob's and ty's idea for "flopping" th...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L No Start VIN: JM2UF3144N
Thanks to all who replied. After going through all of the info that was posted in response to my request, I went through all checks again. Still this truck will not start. The customer decided to tow it home and try to fix the problem himself.(I wished him the...
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L code 54 a/t control relay VIN: 6MMAP67P1Y
MOD was right on the wire colors, but not on the location. It is not BEHIND the dash, but BELOW the dash, on top of the tunnel bolted to a bracket to the right of the pcm & tcm. Mine had a large wiring harness blocking my view. Pull the carpet back and remo...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: JA3AJ26EX3
I want to thank everybody who replied to my post. Changing the tranny gear oil did the trick. We used 1/2 80-90 and 1/2 10w30 thanks again Joe
1999 Nissan Sentra XE 1.6L air bag check light VIN: VY11-259-2
hello tech thanks for all the help turns out thesrs air bag control unit was the wrong application the car had dual air bag and the one that was replaced was for a single air bag I swaped it for another then i cleared the code an all is ok now
1987 Toyota Pickup SR5 2.4L relay VIN: JT4RN67S6H
thanks to those who replied to such a basic request for assistance. the relay was yellow in color & located behind the speaker grille on the right side of the dash. We were able to continue our diagnostics with this information & repair the vehicle. we had a f...
1989 Toyota Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RNO1P7K
Thanks for all of the quality answers. I replaced the oxygen sensor and that took care of the code 21(o2 sensor) and also took care of the code 51(switch signal). I figured I would have to adjust the tps sensor to remove the code 51 but as one tech said repair... Trouble codes: 51 (switch signal).
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L pre ignition VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
well thanks to who all responded. but went back to basics ran compression test when hot was 210 psi. on all cylinders.Called ac delco hot line found max compression is 217psi.So took a borescope check pistons found they were hevily carboned up. So did a 3 day ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E2Y
Well this one is in the completed file. As Craig suggested we removed the VVTi actuator(intake cam gear) and it was in the locked position. According to Toyota you should be able to unlock it by applying 20 psi of air pressure to the oil feed on the gear. T... Trouble codes: P1349 (VVT System malfunction).
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