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1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L wipers and engine VIN: JHMCB7555P
Okay. here's a good one. I have this accord that when you turn on the wipers while the engine is running, it will blow the #2 fuse in the dash fuse box that power's up the ecm outputs and kills the engine. The wipers will still work. It will not blow the fuse ...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5640W
the problem with this car is the pcm.My question is how can we replace the pcm and code it for the imobilizer (key) with out a trip to the dealer? Is it possible? thanks, steve [...] Trouble codes: P1382
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L air bag VIN: 3HGCM56465
This car was hit on the right side. It deployed the side air bag and side curtain. We replaced those along with the air bag module. I then tried to clear the codes and got 2 codes 75-79 opds drift failure (which alldata dont show but the descripition looks lik...
1998 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACOJ58X0W
just need a little shake here,better ideas,mil on code p0153 did a visual checked data all seemed normal but air filter was filthy so was throttle ran fine. no exaust leak replaced o2 2 days light on same code again data all looks good comparible to both sides... Trouble codes: P0153
1994 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8JS47E2R
Attention all Toyota and Lexus Technicians. Can anybody out there tell me about what inputs are used to control the fuel pump priming on this Lexus. When the car is cold there is no pulse to the green/red wire to the fuel pump control module. I am using a lab ... Trouble codes: 78 (fuel pump voltage)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L 3rd gear. VIN: JMIBK32364
Hello, All, The warrantee company is giving me a problem... I need to know a couple things... 1) Has anybody had a similar failure or know of a "pattern failure"?... 2) Are there any other vehicles, regardless of manufacturer, that use this transmission and, ...
2005 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14385
koer self test passes but code reappears.oil control valve was replaced and code still came can ground oil contol valve at idle and engine almost dies indicating system ok. all timing components have been checked and set up by the book with the proper... Trouble codes: P0012
1992 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1EJ01F8N
Nissan techs I have this Maxima that came to me after our engine tech repaired the engine noise caused by variable cam gears. Both gears replaced.This vehicle ran poor when it came in is what i'm told.Our engine tech threw many parts at it but it still runs po...
2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L rear bushings
hello techs. i have this maxima that has a banging noise in the right rear when it hits a bump. the strut mounts were worn replaced both with struts,springs seem o.k. car rides better but still has noise the only place i see any movement is in bushings where a...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DRO7Y41
As I stated , after replacing both cam sensors and the maf sensor codes po300, po171, p1145 all went away, But were replaced with p1491 (evap) po420 (cat efficiency) po430 (cat efficiency)..These "new codes" make me suspect that the system is doing a more comp... Trouble codes: P1491, P0420, P0430
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L transmission VIN: 5N1BV28UX4
I have an 04 Nissan Quest that tries to take off in 3rd gear, has code p0345- cam sensor ckt fault bank 2 and p0726- engine speed input performance, replaced trans because old one binding and would barely move, new one trying to take off in 3rd gear and when u...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Hi, this vehicle came in with the mil lamp, abs lamp, tcs lights on. The fuel gauge is inop, the hvac panel does not work,the key in warning beeper is inop, the battery was very low and had to be charged, but the alternator is charging ok when tested. I am not... Trouble codes: P1212 (tcs comm line), P1612 (nats malfunction), U1000 (can comm), U1001 (can comm), P0462 (fuel level circuit), C1132 (engine 3 fuel cut malfunction)
1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L fuel rail VIN: JT4VN36H7P
Vehicle hada deff oil filter and lost couple liters of oil customer towed back before any damage replace filter and put 2 liters in. 4 days later comes in with ticking noise from drivers side back (sounds like) set all valves and changed oil with addicttives n...
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L No Start VIN: 4TAUN41B75
this truck has a intremittent crank no start that seems to act up after sitting for 10-20 min.after along drive. this has been going on for a year or so. have had it in the shop a number of times with everything you can think of hooked up to the vehicle and st...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L timing belt VIN: 5TBBT44171
Hello, I have installed 2 belts on the 4.7 before without any problems, but this one is weird and I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with this problem. I installed a new timing belt for maintenance with a new idler,tensioner,and a water pump. It started and r...

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1992 Honda Accord EX 2.2L drivers front door lock
Thank to all who replied. Sorry this close is tardy but Cust. had to wait for SS check to come in before she could afford repairs. ($238.00 for a door lock-- My cost -sheeeshh!!!). Special thanks to Randy [...] who took the time to scan and email me the d...
1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Turn siganls VIN: 1HGCB7577P
Thanks guys, i upped the fuse from 7.5 to ten and found a short near body damage area. fixed the short replaced fuse with correct 7.5 all works well. Hats off to those that helped me out. Thank you , Chris- Ride On Inc. Atlanta
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L wipers VIN: 1HGCG5646X
Havn't actually fixed this vehicle because she hasn't returned. Suggestions include: check ground at wiper motor body and water intrusion into motor, combo switch, ignition switch and charging voltage. Thanks to all that replied. If she comes back and we actua...
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: JHMEJ8641Y
thanks to all who replied, but this one turned out to be a very simple fix, sometimes you have to go back to the basics. It turned out to be a bad distributor cap and rotor, they looked perfect no arcing, wear, or anything unusual. the only thing I can figure ...
1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L cooling t off of head leak VIN: KNDJA7289T
Big thanks to Jim from Colorado for all his help, turns out pipe T is available part # 0k013-10160 up to 09/20/96, and part number 0k954-13132 after 09/20/96. Item number 30 in engine group. Simply twisted T out of head after removing intake and applied high t...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L ignition switch and passenger door lock VIN: JT6HF10UXY
Apparently these ignition locks are prone to fail on these vehicles. Although I only received 4 replies, most said to remove the lock cylinder and replace. I contacted a locksmith who serves the Lexus dealers in the Knoxville, Tn area and he told me how to rem...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L guages VIN: 3N1CB51D73
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6859X
so we discoverd coolant seeping from the head gasket so we informed the customer and they took it away so we will see if the vehicle returns for the work but i think the guy was talking about selling it so like i said we will see. thanks for all the help ever... Trouble codes: P0302, P0301, P1443 (Evap vent control system vent control function problem).
2009 Toyota Corolla 1.8L Accessorys VIN: JTDBL40E39
Thanks to all who were able to identify the fuse link assembly. We ordered one from the dealer installed it and every thing sprang to life with out preforming any resets. The initial problem was a defective battery which we also replaced. Again thank you all f...
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