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1991 Acura Integra RS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4DA9447M
thanks in advance to all!!! okay have this car did tune up on it plugs,wires,cap rotor,igniter had corossion on wires and they were brittle ,and timing belt just cause it had not been done timing is set have looked many times to make sure its right but the car...
1998 Lexus GS300 3.0L radiator fans VIN: JT8BD68S7W
car came in with radiator fans always running. they run at a low speed with key on engine off hot or cold. when you start engine the fans run at a faster speed all the time. i have changed relays ans sensors but make no difference. radiator is always hot on up...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L air bag light VIN: JT8BF28G0W
customer has air bag light on. (flashing) we went to pull code and there is no codes. we suspect possible module isssue. customer has not given us the ok to diagnose probelm. so being its friday, i though i would throw it out over the week-end. sorry for limit...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L No Compression VIN: 1YVGF22C2W
Engine was in time. Remove head, Sent head to machine shop checked for leaks (none), valves were good and resurfaced head. Put head back on car with new headgasket set and new timing belt with new head bolts. Car will not start. It has low compression in all c...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport XLS 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JA4LS31R93
This vehicle initially came in with multiple codes, one for each oxygen sensor(high volts) and a p0300. Vehicle ran well at the time but customer stated that when hot with AC on it would intermittently start bucking and surging and would stall at idle. I saw t...
1992 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L hard start VIN: JN6HD16Y4N
Hello Nissan techs, I have a puzzler. This pickup has a really hard start after it sits for a few hours. It'll crank for a whole minute before it starts to sputter then start. When it runs it runs well. I've checked the power source and pulse to the injectors...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y8Y
reoccuring code p0131. long term and short term fuel trim within 4%. maf was cleaned and reads 4.1 grams at idle and over 14gms at 2500rpm unloaded, which identifix says is within spec. the data stored when the code sets says the vehicle is at highway speed wh... Trouble codes: P0131
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
nissan techs i have two codes that keep coming back . [...] position sensor.po725 engine speed sensor cicuit.we replaced both crank and cam sensors ecm at the dealer.andno luck checked and substiuted wires . pulled valve cover and no strech or valve ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0725
1991 Toyota Cressida Luxury 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MX83E1M
Hi thanx in advance for any help we pulled the air intake off this car and the wires came out of the igniter plug there are 4 wires that go in the plug that attaches to the engine harness we have the wire diagram for the engine harness but they do not match th...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L High Fuel Presure VIN: 4T1BG12K6T
This Camry has no vacuum at the hose at the fuel presure regulator , witch is located on the fuel rail under the hood. The fuel presure is high at - 48 lbs at idle .When the engine is shut off the fuel presure holds very good for a long time . The fuel presure...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E1Y
customer broght vehicle in for a 90k service which is fluid changes. customer left and the next week called said the check engine light was on. we check for codes code p0171 system lean bank 1. check for vacuum leaks thinking we might of knocked off a vacuum l... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1)
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L tcc engaugment VIN: 5TBRT34111
This one came to us from our friends at the trans shop, it sets a code p0770 shift selenoid E problem. Trans shop has performed complete overhaul including new converter,all selenoids have been replaced twice as well as the valve body. Second valve body is sup...
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L abs VIN: 4T1BE32K13
Over sensitive abs on panic stop. My daughter recently got this camry and said the abs activated for her more than once in an abrupt stopping situation on dry road. I drove it under normal conditions and it seemed fine and no abs light on. Yesterday she was fo...

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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L hydraulic system VIN: 1HGCD5662S
This car is fixed. Thank you for all the responses. I went over everything, found a front pad rusted to shim and one shim missing. Also started over and bench bled master cylinder and bled system again. Finally test drove vehicle and found to have good pedal. ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78832
I sent my customer to the dealer to have the pcm reprogramed as the tsb stated.I'm sure that will repair the problem. I asked my customer to let me know.I was not happy that the tsb was not on alldata. Thanks to all members who replied Trouble codes: P1163 (a/f sensor slow response), P1164 (pending codeA/F SENSOR CIRCUIT RANGE/PERFORMANCE PROBLEM).
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Navigation VIN: 1HGCM66865
Thanks a million James and Manuel. Simply needed the serial # from the DVD unit in the trunk. Then called it into Honda. My local Honda Parts guy and service writer were not aware of the seperate serial numbers and seperate codes. They thought I had a bad ...
2002 Infiniti Q45 4.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKBF0112M
So this vehicle is finally off my hands. First we R&R the cam sensors and the Crank sensor because it was throwing code p0340 and there was a service bulletin on these sensors car went out on test drive and the vehicle stalled on the freeway. The car started r... Trouble codes: 340.
2004 Kia Rio Cinco 1.6L all shifts VIN: KNADC16504
I decided to send this unit to a trans shop due to the fact the problem was there before the unit was service by a quick lube and cust refused to let me service it again with the correct fluid. Didn't want to make cust mad way too good of one with all his oth...
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L steering rack VIN: JT8UF11E3N
Thank you again to all that replied 2 of you were right on I removed the solenoid valve and cleaned the screen and the PS is to back normal operation. I was surprised at how little debris was in the screen!
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L internal trans components VIN: 4A3AK34Y5W
first i would like to thank everyone that responded, this was my first time asking for help. leon seems to have nailed the problem on the head. does appear to be a fifth and reverse gear syncro. issue. am looking for another tranny now, but have lost faith in...
1978 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Illumination VIN: HLS3035811
Thanks to all who replied. And thanks for the schematics. Most replies said to replace the headlight switch but. The running light circuit off the switch had power. Looking at the schematics, the dash illumination splices off this wire. I found a broken splice...
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Stall VIN: 1N6ED27TXY
Thanks for the replies. I tried to repair the connector since I had been unable to locate a used one. I suspect the connector had been damaged by leaving it connected during air filter replacement. I repaired it by removing the connector and splicing in new .1... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Circuit).
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L a/c clutch and Rad. fans VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Well thanks for all the replies, this one is fixed. It turned out being the body control module. I started by bypassing the pressure switch which some sugested but no help. Had same car in fleet so switched ac control unit same problem.Pulled a/c circuit from ...
1985 Toyota Pickup DLX Turbo 2.4L cylinder head VIN: JT4LN68D1F
Thanks to all regarding the sources to repair the 85 Toyota turbo diesel cylinder head. The suggestions led to a company in Milwaukie, OR who has had lots of experience with this type of head. Their name is Rick's Cylinder Head Company, 14511 SE River Street, ...
1996 Toyota Caldina 1.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: AT191-8005
When cruising in 'D' gear position ecu enters 'economy' mode with lean mixture. Cleaning injectors resolved the surge/misfire. Hair loss should be expected when working with 0 information.
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