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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L compressor VIN: 1HGCD05633
Thanks in advance to any help. I have this accord that came in for a/c blowing warm. The clutch was visably coming apart so replaced compressor/clutch and drier. now the compressor does not engage at all. Replaced the pressure switch thinking could have been a...
2005 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L timing chain VIN: JHLPD78965
rattle noise coming from timing cover, under decelleration around 2000 rpm . replaced timing chain , guides & chain tensioner . noise still there. has anyone had a problem with this kind of a rattle . sounds like plastic rattling ?? it does have 5w20 oil in it...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC123X1
Two codes came up on the computer, po501 vss and po717 turbine speed sensor. I believe there is an input and output sensor on this vehicle but having these two codes and both components bad at once would be weird. Any help on these codes would be greatly appre... Trouble codes: P0501, P0717
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3CS44R5M
with engine cold rpm will rise to 2500rpm and drop to 1500rpm will do this over and over for about 45 seconds. then the engine will idle perfectly, checked for intake leaks none found removed idle air control valve and cleaned, no difference. only last about 4...
1995 Mitsubishi Expo 2.4L no reversre VIN: JA3AD59G8S
Fellow Techs, This vehicle came in on the hook with no forward or reverse movement. Customer stated she was stopped at a light, when she went to accelerate from the light, the vehicle started to move than "let go". She had just enough momentum to get her to th...
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Starting VIN: JA3AJ86E22
I have a mitsu driving me up a wall. The complaint on this vehicle is a simple dead battery after sitting overnight. The customer claims to have jump started vehicle as much as 4 times in a week. When I took the vehicle in I assumed a simple drain or a bad bat...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L extended crank time VIN: JN1CA31A61
This car sets code P1335 immediately on start up. Looked at signal with crank sensor (front of oil pan) disconnected, engine running, and it appears normal. Also checked it with the 8 Pin at front of manifold disconnected, engine running and it looks normal. W... Trouble codes: P1335 (Crank Siganl - Reference/120 degree)
1997 Suzuki X-90 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3LB11S6V
truck runs OK SES light on code 400 EGR flow low found pluged EGR tube cleaned tube code came back after about 70 miles. truck did pass new york emission test however code came back a couple days later engine has been tuned fuel system serviced for carbon buil... Trouble codes: 400 (EGR low flow)
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start VIN: 4TAUN73C1S
Help all Toyota techs! We have this Tacoma with a hard start after sitting 5 plus hours. customer had fuel pump replaced at another shop for this concern with no improvement. We have only duplicated concern once very briefly in two days. We had strong spark, n...
1999 Toyota Solara SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1CF22P4X
This solara has an exhaust leak somewhere around the rear exhaust manifold, I cannot seem to pinpoint due to all the shielding. Have smoked the exhaust system and cant find any around where the noise is. I suspect a cracked manifold. Has anyone seen this befor... Trouble codes: P0420
2000 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L key cylinder VIN: 5TBRT3813Y
came in for timing belt and when completed job the key will not turn . cannot find removal procedure for cylinder that will not turn, also is there anything else that could keep key from turning besides defective lock cylinder
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L rear tow VIN: JTDKB20U55
thanks in advance it seems like some of these Toyotas like Prius ,Matrix vehicles see to havean issue with the back tow being out of spec from the factory... They offer a plastic shim thing to put in behind the backing plate. dont like that idea.. I was wonder...

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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMCA5649K
Hi and THANK YOU all who replied. Helps get mind thinking. This Honda passed Smog test this morning. One reply was to check timing belt for being correct. Set crank at TDC and had both cams at marks on head, looked good. With valve cover off thought to check v...
1997 Honda Civic DX 1.6L A/C Compressor VIN: 1HGEJ6126V
Well, the customer called back and said its running fine. It seems that if the idle speed drops too low the compressor will cut out which makes sense. Cleaning the IAC did the trick. In response to those who said the charge was low I would agree but with the c...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L engine VIN: 2HKYF185X6
I will be replacing the timing belt in the near futur and will attempt to pinpoint the noise. It is very possible the noise is coming from the vtec solenoid and timing belt area.
1997 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Ignition timing VIN: JM3LV5225V
After inspect the vehicle we found that the ECU was unable to enter the timing mode when we by passed the TEN and GND terminals at the diagnostic connector .We also tryed to By pass the TEN wire ( Brown ) at the computer , with out any results .The customer wi...
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ2228Y
replaced injector orings and cleaned fuel injectors, fuel trims still at 4% but the check engine light wont come on Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L abs VIN: 4T3ZF13C52
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my posting. I should have indicated that I have been a Toyota master diagnostic technician for 10 years. I do extensive wiring repair and I did use the Toyota EWD/TIS to find the connector body number, which is not...
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