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1997 Acura RL 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA9645V
Hi guys. Acura comes in due to overheating concern. Block tested and found faulty head gaskets. After replacing vehicle will crank and not start. Checked for and found good injector pulse, but no spark. I've got constant power and ground to the coils, no trigg...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKYF185X6
As the engine gets to operating temperature, I get a very noticeable loud tick noise. I cannot pinpoint exactly where the noise originates from, it can be heard in the oil pan as well as the valve covers. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
2004 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S34
Hello all! I have a problem child on my hands.This Sonata came in on the hook with a no start condition.Found that it had no spark or injector pulse.Decided since a stored code of P0335 crankshaft position sensor cicuit fault. Since that seems to be a common p... Trouble codes: P0335 (crankshaft position sensor circuit)
2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNDUP13155
Hi Group, This KIA van has low power at higher rpm's. I checked exhaust backpressure, fuel delivery and the maf sensor, all tested good. I verified the crank pulley said 0 when at tdc, then checked ignition timing. Initial timing is 0 degrees, when revved up ...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4F4YR16X6W
when you accel. right off of idle it is like the rev limiter is kicking in. you cant even drive the truck it just bucks and jerks and the engine revs up and down
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Steering VIN: JM1NB3533X
First time customer to us. The car has torque steer to the right when accelerating. He said he had it aligned but we checked it ourselves and the readings are correct. We found no loose or worn out parts in the front or rear suspension. The struts are OE but n...
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L Air Control on dash board VIN: JN1HZO650C
I need some help with the vacumn canister for the dash board. There is no vent, defrost, etc. There is no vacumn on the line going into the car. The canister holds vacumn and has vacumn going to it. There are 2 vacumn switches that are electrical attached to t...
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...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16S7V
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1997 Nissan pickup in for an code P0450(tank pressure sensor problem). I have checked the voltages and grounds to the sensor and all appears to be good. I see Nissan has a bulletin for this code a...
1997 Nissan Sentra GLE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AB41DXV
Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone had run into one of these before. Had a customer come in complaining of fuel smell ( not sure if the MIL was on at that time) I replaced purge solenoid and purge valve because they where leaking fuel(they had broken nipples d... Trouble codes: P1447
2005 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L parking lights VIN: JF1SG65625
The customer had the car detailed. On the way home he noticed the parking lights were on, even though the light switch was off. Per alldata there is a parking light relay. I would like to test the relay before testing/replacing the light switch. Alldata just d...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L power windows, instrument cluster, blower motor VIN: 4TAWM71N5W
Intermittently blows gauge fuse. I have not duplicated this, but customer has several times. I have traced all circuits that are affected by this fuse. blower motor, windows, backup lights, instrument cluster, wiggled wires, inspected bulbs. Have found nothing...

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1996 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Unknown VIN: 1HGCE6679T
Thanks for all the good thoughts and ideas. We had checked all caliper slides and all were moving freely. We thought maybe the booster was bad because the pedal would would be solid if vacuum line was clamped and would drop when vacuum was let to booster or wo...
2001 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4S6CK58W31
Thank you to all for the help we found the ground wire at the battery terminal to be cut in which was the body ground we rewired the ground then cut it and the vehicle died once we reattached the ground the vehicle starts and runs with no more problems. I will...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78812
well i think i have this one fixed. ichanged the oil and filter .i installed a honda oil filter. the vehicle had a cheap oil filter from a quick lube place.i was very doubtful that it would cure my problem,but i drove the vehicle for a long test drive and the ... Trouble codes: P1259 (vtech malfunction).
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L No Start VIN: JACDJ58X6W
every thing i did still took me back to timing issues ,i removed both valve covers and sure enough the left exaust cam pin was sheared Marty was right on
2004 Isuzu NPR 6.0L pedal VIN: 4KLC4B1U44
we adjusted te rear brakes again and re bled the system completely. pedal was better, but i still felt it was not right. after having the customer drive the truck he felt that the brakes felt like new. i guess we are just not used to these trucks. the light no...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L 30 amp am2 fuse VIN: JT8UF11E3P
Well after going through several wiring diagrams and finding what was on the am2 circuit I found that before coming out of the bulk head the circuit splits into two wires. One powers the coils and igniters and the other the injectors. There was a short on the ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L limp in mode VIN: JTJHF10U51
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I failed to list that there were codes stored for failed oxygen sensor(my apologies) but you guys pulled through anyway and let me know to check for PCM codes. Knock sensor codes are notorious for causing ...
1989 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JN1HZ16S3K
Well, I found the reason for the discrepancy in wiring diagrams and the vehicle I am working on. Seems there was a bulletin where you ganged each bank of injectors and eliminated the extra 2 wires of the unused injector feeds. This means that the injectors now... Trouble codes: 13 (coolant temp sensor), 14 (vehicle speed sensor), 23 (idle switch), 42 (fuel temp sensor), 43 (throttle position sensor), 45 (injection leak).
2003 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L oil VIN: 3N1CB51073
Thanks for the replys. We ended up having the engine rebuilt, the rings and cylinder walls were trashed. The customer tried to get Nissan to replace it, they wouldn't. They said its only covered 04 and up. Nissan covered the catalytic converter.
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BA67532
With client's ok we sent this one off to Subaru. Two weeks later and they are as lost as I was. They replaced the CAt and front y-pipe again,both oxygen sensors again,and a pcm all with no help. Spoke with service writer and tech today and asked about them com... Trouble codes: 420 (CAtalyst eff.).
1999 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.0L Door Lock VIN: 4T3ZF13C7X
I did not repair this vehicle nor a Camry that had the exact same problem. I think the problem is in the integrated relay but neither customer wanted to spring for the 200.00 +, cost of the relay.
2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GM84R9Y
After talking with one of iatn memeber, I pullud the valve cover off. I checked valve clearance in #3 cyl. and found that one of the exhuast vavle has less then .006". I believe that specs call for .010- 014". My next step is to remove the cyl. head, send it t... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0303 (cyl. 3 misfire).
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