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1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Compressor VIN: 1HGEG8551S
A/C compressor is inop,went thru diag. on alldata and found ecu bad replaced ecu but the compressor will not kck on I have power at the relay so I replaced the relay as well with no luck what am i missing? It is full on refrigerent so what else is there Thanks...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Safety VIN: JHLRD68492
Pulled code with Matco Pro-Scan Plus of 3-7 from SRS with light on. Could not find this in any Honda code listing. They all stop at 3-5. The light came on a day before the battery failed, if that could possibly be related. We have cleared the code, and retu...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S2CK58W7X
This Isuzu runs detectable misfire. If you free rev it or drive it, @ 2500-2900 rpm the c.e.lamp begins to flash. Po300. My Tech 2 doesn't have Isuzu anymore so it's MasterTech w/o.e Honda/Acura software, the misfire counter says #3, #6 only and lik... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Rear main seal VIN: JN1CA21D4S
I have this maxima with a leaking rear seal. Alldata said to remove flex disk and oil pan to remove seal. They pay 7.1hr to change seal, it pays 4.6 to r&r oil pan and 6.6 to r&r trans. can this seal be replaced without removing the oil pan? other wise it look...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L low boost VIN: JF1GD70654
I need help guys, a friend at the shop has a 2004 subaru Sti. He has adownpipe and accessport programmer. The intercooler hose was just leaking,so the boost was expected to be low, along with the air induction hose that goes to the turbo. after the fix, we too...
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L drive train VIN: JF1SG6368S
since im a volvo tech this is beyond me and my exp. car came in and its the bosses friends blah blah, dnt no the car!! when turning at slow speed with the wheel locked either left or right and med acceleration hugh shudder throughout the drive train...almost l...
2003 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L No Start VIN: JS2RA41S63
This car come in with occasional no start. Each time it would start when it got back to the shop. We found a bad fuel pump pattern and replaced the pump. It was (ok) for about 6 months. Now it has come in no start. We have no check engine light and no scan dat...
1993 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1VK13E9P
1993 Camry V6 with power steering fluid pressure driven hydraulic radiator fan. Vehicle will occasionally, suddenly overheat and antifreeze will boil over the overflow tank. Usually happens after 15 or 20 miles of, primarily, highway driving. More recently has...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V23
check engine light will come on after 2 miles of driving. we replaced with new o2 from toyota. problum stills is there. Trouble codes: P0141 (oxgen heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 2)

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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Cuts out
Thanks to all tried to help me with my problem! I changed the dist and still no change in vehicle status. Is there anything else which is a common problem?? I still have car in shop, waiting for a miracle!! Trouble codes: P1382.
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L no shift no speedo VIN: KMHWF25H82
havent seen or heard from the guy since i sent it out with a new fuse so i guess hes happy with it. the fuse was the speedo/backup light/tcm fuse...i was secretly wishing it would blow again so i could trace it down to more specifics but alas it didnt break...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: KM8SB12B64
Thanks for all the help.Ty from conn. has been down this raod before, he said that the plate behind the crank was bent by time belt debre and would tear up a new sensor and that happen. Boris from Qubec said to scope the sensor and i had already done that and ...
1994 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Power Assist VIN: JNKNGO1D7R
Well, I finally realized I wasn't going to be a hero with this one. I ended up sending it back to the Infiniti dealer, due to the fact that they had already taken the customer's money for a rack & pinion with no results, and also I have limited information in...
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L popping sound VIN: JM1BJ2229Y
Well, this one still remains a mystery, turns out he had already had it at the dealer...who also told him it was an IAC motor... Hmmmm. I checked to see if there were any issues as described by a couple of you, nothing... I am still inclined to think that it m...
1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4A3CS44R5M
I missed the boat the boat on this one! car had been to three other shops and they all had there whack at it. i did check all avenues of suggestions and still could not correct the problem, upon removing the ecm and opening it up their seemed to be one compone...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L cyl, head VIN: 4ACAC34G5Y
I would like to take all those that took the time to read my post and offer their comments. Most thoughts were either that I still had excessive valve guide clearance, stuck rings from the intake valve pounding, or because I sealed the top end, the bottom end...
1997 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
thank you so much to everyone who replied, some very excellent suggestions on this one. i ended up going back and re-smoking the vehicle because things were just not adding up. turns out there was a leak at the canister where the vent valve bolts up. threw me ... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap control system), P0446 (evap control system pressure sensor).
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L temp. gauge VIN: JN1CA31AX1
All help responses are appreciated, but no one nailed the problem. Using infrared heat thermometer I determined the temp. gauge was innaccurate. This particular temp. gauge was not available as a single unit and the entire instrument cluster had to be replac...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Cluster Frozen VIN: JN8DR07Y81
This one is fixed! It turned out to be the printed circuit board. Diag was to remove the screws for each gauge one at a time and ck operation. It did not matter what gauge was removed it stayed locked up like my Modis! I also ck'ed for power and ground to the ...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L diagnostic port VIN: 2T1BB02E9T
I have determined the problem with this vehicle was equipment related 3 other scanners ( generic,Older mac,and a genesis) were able to communicate with the car . Took the car to the inspection station with the genasis and showed them it was working just fine a...
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