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1993 Honda Accord EX 2.2L abs VIN: 1HGCB757XP
Hello techs, we are trying to replace the abs pump and don't have the "t" tool to relieve the brake fluid pressure in the pump. Does anyone know of a way to do this without the tool? Honda isn't loaning it! Thanks
1995 Honda Civic CX 1.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH235XS
HELP !!! Vehicle does the surg thing until 150 degrees then idle is normal, this throttle body does NOT have the idle bypass under the throttle body. Replaced IAC motor with a new one Fuel pressure is good Hot idle is 675 Throttle cable is loose Trouble codes: 14 (Idle air control circuit)
2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL18561
CEL on with a PO420 code. Cat efficiency Low. Vehicle runs very well. The vehicle has only two 02 sensors running this system . First - looking at both 02 sensors on my Solus in the customized data view , the 02 sensors start out cold switching alike and then ... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ24552
Very intermittent misfire code. At times the misfire will be bad enough to cause a poor idle and miss under load, bad enough to be noticed by the customer who is brain dead. Sometimes the miss is bad enough the check engine light will flash. Most the time it c... Trouble codes: P00, 300 (Random Missfire), P00, 421 (cold cat effeciency)
2006 Mazda RX-8 1.3L crankshaft pulley VIN: JM1FE17345
I'm attempting to replace the front crankshaft oil seal on this car with a rotary enigne. So far I have been unable to break loose the crank bolt. I can't tell if it is right or left handed. the mazada dealer and my repair software were neither any help. Anyon...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D71
Thanks in advance for the help, This car has set a [P1444 Evap purge at incorrect time] 3 times in the last 3 months. 1st time we checked everything over. No apparent problem found so we cleared and shipped it out. 2 months later same code. Again we found no t...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Mechanical VIN: 1N6AA06B14
Vehicle has an intermittent shut down condition. After restart, codes p1000 and p1001 set. Both codes are communication errors. We believe that this is an electrical problem. However, have tried several repairs; such as diconnecting alarm system, replaced fuel...
1991 Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2MA71M2M
towed in as a no start, all fuses checked and fuel pressure ok, got good spark.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1NXBR12E0X
I have a 1999 toyota corolla with a winning noise off idle when accelerating.But not at idle.Removed drive belt noise gone.So i replaced alt with a different one same noise no change all other accessorys like ps /ac/ rollers sound good.Read about one post that...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L OBDII monitors VIN: 4TASN92N2Y
Will not pass california emissions test due to incomplete readiness monitors. o2 sensor, o2 heater, and catalyst monitors were incomplete as of 8/28/08 and 97339 miles respectively. vehicle came into our repair shop on 10/30/08 with 99082 miles and same incomp...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E71
We have checked grounds ,replaced MAF, CMP,CKP, tried a new alternator, fuel pressure is good , checked exhaust loosen the exhaust and still the same, does the computer control this charging system cause it seems that when brake warning light comes on I checke... Trouble codes: P1615 (misfire coil or bad computer)
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine VIN: 5TEWM72N82
Toyota has a knocking when cold, worse in cooler weather. It's not too bad until engine is loaded and will only last a minute or two, but is very loud. After a few minutes the engine sounds great. Doesn't quite sound like a crankshaft or piston slap like we're...
2003 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Unknown VIN: 5TENG92N73
Ok Toyota guys, Lets get started. This truck was hit on the LR wheel while park on the street causing some damage to the leaf spring and shock. Had body work in other shop and they sent the car to other place to do the mechanical work. Since she is a long time...
2006 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L No Start VIN: 5TETU62N76
Computer has been replaced but I wonder wheather it not recognizing the key do we need to reprogram the key cause after computer was installed now it starts but dies out right away. Or do we have to reprogram computer again. Thanks in advance Joe

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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L crank seals VIN: 1HGCD7258R
hello all, thx to everyone who replied. first of all i would like to say about not replacing the rear main during install, i am performing this repair for an insurace company who located engine for me and insisted the waranty be purchased(instead of the us...
1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L radiator VIN: 1YVGF22C6W
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D25
I am waiting for the intake manifold to come off of backorder, which should be in another 2 weeks or so. I think the valve asm is hanging up. When I fix this vehicle, I will post an update. Trouble codes: P1138 (Swirl control valve signal out of range).
2000 Other Asian 646 2.9L Alternator / Generator VIN: EE290D0518
I wanted to thank the 2 members that replied, especially John who had access to the oem parts diagrams and tech sheets. This one turned out to have a shorted field winding and a faulty regulator. The system is now charging as it should. MIke
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Hesitation VIN: 4S3BD4357X
I recieved 4 replies which included information on replacing the knock sensor, mass air flow sensor, and throttle position sensor. All sensors were replaced and the vehicle appeared to be fixed for a couple weeks then ended up back in the garage. We had a brea...
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48541
One point to Mark(ID)! After trying several variants of our testing, we noted a slight deformation of the harness connector at the PCM. To all appearances, someone in this vehicle's sordid past attempted to test the harness and force a probe into too small o... Trouble codes: 1130 (Air/Fuel Sensor Circuit Open).
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4X
Well is being a couple weeks since customer took her car home, just call her last week and ask her to bring her car, because I wanted to take a look at the canister and she said that the light still don't show up. We agreed that if it does it we may going to t... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evaporative emission control system vent ctrl malfunction).
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