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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L horn&cruise&red light VIN: JH4KA7671N
Every thing worked good until the SRS light came on. Then a few days Later the cruise control and the horn quit working. Some times the radio control on the steering wheel quits working but it may start up again with out doing any thing to it. I think it is a ...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Compressor VIN: JHMCB7553P
Hi all Did a condenser replacement on vehicle.rechecked for leaks and found none.The condenser was rusted out and the system had been previously converted to r134a years ago and had been working well until over the winter. Now have concern of compressor cyling...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5643X
This vehicle is causing all kinds of trouble to us. It came in several weeks ago with a no start...we replace PCV valve and R&R upper intake& clean, and clean EGR passes. Ran good for 3 weeks. Came back in with check engine light on, and running rough. Did tes...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78812
this car came into my shop from a car dealer.the vehicle has been on the car lot for a couple of weeks.the vehicle ran fine when put on lot and the owner was driving to car sale and the vehicle started surging severely about mid throttle.if you back off the th... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtech malfunction)
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X6W
this one is strange truck will crank and run with pedal on floor runs very poorly like only on 2 clys fuel pressure 48 lbs all injectors pulse normal timming belt on marks comp on right bank 180 comp on left bank 120 when you remove plugs most are fuel soaked ...
2004 Isuzu N NPR 6.0L pedal VIN: 4KLC4B1U44
Hello everyone, I am pulling my hair out on this NPR truck. Vehicle came in with complaint of fading brake pedal. Upon inspection we found that after driving the truck for about 3 miles, the brake pedal will get soft and the booster light and aux. Vacuum pump ...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Front end VIN: JM1BJ24502
This car makes a knocking noise from the front end(seems to be the left side) when making a slow speed turn like parking. Check the front end, struts and calipers for play, wear and being loose and everything is fine. Leading toward steering rack but has anyon...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L timing chain VIN: JM1BK14386
Hello techs, putting some info out there for all to learn from. 2.3l motors are having problems with timing chain sliping due to no key in crank shaft. I got one towed in to me no compretion removed valve cover found broken chain. Replaced chain, guides and te...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11E92
This car originally came in for tune up. It's a V-6 so replacing rear spark plugs requires removal of intake plenum. We replaced spark plugs and cleaned the throttle body by spraying cleaner on a rag, then wiping throttle body. Apparently from other posts I ha... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed too high)
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Blower VIN: 1C3EL46X45
This Van has been to dealer 5 times 3 under warranty and 2 on the owners dime. Blower motor runs on high regardless of where the switch is low to high. I've not put my hands on the van yet but was just wondering if anyone has seen this before. I'm not completl...
1989 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.0L tail lamps VIN: JT3FJ62GXK
tail fuse blows at times but we can not duplicate complaint after replacing fus. cust gets back and fuse blows again
2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L 4/wheel drive VIN: 5TEHN72N44
Good day everyone. I have a nightmare of a job that I inherited from a Toyota dealership. The four-wheel-drive is inoperative on this truck. It happened when the customer engaged his four-wheel-drive while his rear wheels were spinning. The dealer first instal...

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2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC53083
Thanks for your replies. I pulled the valve cover and checked the alignment marks on the cams with the TDC mark on the crank pulley. The timing had obviously jumped a couple teeth. The other shop I was doing this for then fixed the vehicle. I am not sure what ... Trouble codes: P0341.
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L evaporator VIN: 1HGEJ814XV
Hey Folks, Sorry for the delay on closing this request. I had a death in the family and upon my return, my a/c tech started vacation. We are trying to schedule our customer back in to finish this job. Thanks for the suggestions. David questioned the expansion ...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S6CK58W3X
Hi Fellow techs Thanks for all the prompt response's to this problem car. First of all sorry for the wrong info on cruise vacuum...I was writing the post while answering another techs question about the amount of freon recovered from an a/c system and i wr...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L fluid VIN: 1TEO395032
well the overall cause according to all replies said the system had a small air leak, which i'm sure was the problem, but the customer had to take the car that day and never returned! you try to help people and yet they have no problem blowing you out for the ...
1999 Infiniti G20 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCP11A7X
This vehicle is fixed thanks to the help I received from fellow members. Indeed it was three of the four intake egr runners that were clogged forcing full egr into cylinder one. I removed plenum, removed all hex bolts and reamed and reamed until I broke thr...
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L solenoid lock #4,/SL4/Shift solenoid D VIN: JT8BF28G0Y
Okay! I sent this vehicle out today, I will call it fixed, but only time will tell. It turns out that the cruise control ECU had an internal short, and would sometimes make the computer think the solenoid was shorted thus setting the code. I hate drove the ...
1988 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1BF2325J
Thank you for the info supplied. I purchased a new ignitor from Mazda and car has ran like a dream ever since. Autoline distributors are "junk". Thanks for the help everyone.
1993 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 31P0528618
was checking for fuel pump direct power to fuel pump found out that it works good and good volume and pressue , checked the electrical connector found that it was loose bad contact replaced the connector problem fixed thanks for help
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
thanks to all who replied. MAF did fix it - couldn't find known good, so I ordered one from Napa, reman for $249 - works fine. Nissan was $500+ - Computer was OK. almost everyone hit it on the haed! thanks again! Trouble codes: P0171.
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