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1996 Acura RL 3.5L speedo/ odom VIN: JH4KA9650T
a big hello to all fellow techs. i have a no speedo/ odometer problem on an Acura. i believe i have checked all the relative areas and i am leaning toward a faulty head unit or the wiring up to it.However being the first to admit i dont know it all, one of you...
1997 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S6CM58V7V
I have this vehicle in for a code P0300. When vehicle goes into closed loop the short term fuel trim shoots up to -68 and the longterm follows to -28.9. it continues until it reset to 0 which is when it surges and then idles up and then it starts to climb agai... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L compressor VIN: JNKCV54E03
hi infinity techs i am stuck with this one hook up a/c machine got wrong readings suck old gas out vac & recharge system still same install new compressor & dryer no change all same i think maybe clean system flush lines & condenser i will try this tomorrow bu...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58W53
THIS VEHICLE HAD A NOTICEABLE (Noisy leak - No check engine light)VACUUM LEAK A MONTH PRIOR. WE HAD REPLACED UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET AND INJECTOR O-RINGS. === VEHICLE COMES BACK A MONTH LATER WITH CODES P0300-P1312 & P1626.WHEN DUPLICATING MISFIRE PROBLEM... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1312 (ignition current sense system sec.line2), P1626 (unknown -- immobilizer system)
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JYHBA30GX4
car came in orig. for p0136, o2 b1 s2 curcuit malf. monitored sensor and found volts sstaying at 0.015v. o2 b2s2 reading 0.700. figured had bad o2 so replaced, cleared code and sent on its way. car came back 2 days later with same code,now has code for #3 & 5 ... Trouble codes: P0136, P0303, P0305
1995 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, no mil lite ever VIN: 4F4CR12AXS
when starting up it has no idle,if you hold accelerator slightly the idle is like a 2 cyl popping john deere,if I accelerate hard the engine will rev and hit the rpm limiter starts up everytime like suppose to but dies out right away. I removed catalytic conve... Trouble codes: P0603, P1124
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L t-case VIN: JNBDR09Y92
willnot come out of 4wd without jouncing the truck. fluid level is good all tires are the same and even p.s.i. 4wd is used on a regular basis and just started with this symptom.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BF22K5V
Well, I am getting buried in this one. With key on door will lock properly. Key can be in Acc or Running with engine of or Running with engine on. Turn key off and it unlocks. With key off there is no power of any kind at the master switch. I suspect that is n...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Rear Shoes/Drums VIN: JT3HN86R0V
Hey Toyota Gurus, took in this 97 4Runner with leaking rear axle seals and set out to replace them as Ive done numerous times before. This time however, after doing the job and test driving, the rear brakes nearly lock up causing overheating. Ive inspected the...
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L head lights VIN: JTL00LT892
Car has flip up head lights,NOTHIN happens when turning on head ligts.But if u hold high beam switch through blinker switch they pop up and lights are on.Let of high beam swutch 3 seconds later they go out then flip back down.Has anyone seen this before,Any he...

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1990 Honda Civic Si 1.6L strut rod bushings VIN: 2HGED7365L
Thanks for the replies. 3 of the 4 that replied to this said the bushings went with the concave side against the crossmember, taper side to the washer. Most vehicles that use this type of bushing will install opposite of this. there is sort of a cup made into ...
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Misfire VIN: 2HGFA55527
thanks to all who responded,I have had a few ideas sent my way. most say to check valve clearance, one suggested egr failure.I am trying to see if it is happening at highway speeds now with low rpms. It is very subtle. very annoying..I am considering taking it...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHFU4JE05
Well, Customer took back to dealer for repair under warranty but I was told it was the valve at the top of the tank like many suggested. Thanks for all the help as always. Trouble codes: P2422.
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA21D1T
I would like to start by thanking everyone who read this help request and offered advice. I ended up removing downstream o2 (B1S2) signal return wire at ECM. I then reconnected B1S2 (3 pin harness connector under car by B1S2 sensor) and put my DVOM on B1S2 sig... Trouble codes: P0136.
2003 Kia Optima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12613
Nick hit it... Took the cover off and found the wires cut from the timing belt. Was able to solder and tape them. It's running fine.
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Electronic VIN: 1N4BL11E02
All grounds checked good...did find out that if you have 65 ohms on the CAN wires at the DCL connector than CAN is working...note you have to disconnect the ground cable on the battery before you measure the ohms...I than had another tech come and scan all the...
2003 Toyota Solara SE 2.4L Cab VIN: 2T1CE22P63
Well I think this one's all better. Several replies addressed the condensate drain, which I had checked several times, but I didn't think to check the cowl as many suggested. When I checked the cowl drains they were OK. Ended up up raising the front of the ...
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