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1993 Acura Legend L 3.2L Differential VIN: JH4KA7669P
Hi Acura Techs, We have a 93 legend that has a damaged oil pan and we need to remove the differential to remove it. we see in alldata that it says you need acouple of special tools to remove and reinstall the the shaft that is behind the 36mm plug. Is there a...
2003 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L ignition sys. VIN: JH4DC53083
the customer stated that they were driving and got to their destination, shut the car off and it would not restart. Checked with a scanner there are no codes active or stored. Fuel pump does turn on. Scan tool data says that I do have RPM from the crank sensor...
1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Stall VIN: 1HGCD7267R
this is for all the honda techs. i have this 94 honda accord that stalls when coming to a stop at times. cold or hot. no codes found i tryed a used lock shift solenoid but the car still stalles at times coming to stop. trans fluid looks good. proper level. ple...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Head bolts VIN: 2HGEJ6521W
Vehicle overheated, came in low on coolant. Runs okay. I did a cooling system pressure test which revealed a moderately slow loss of pressure. With the spark plugs out, I could hear a faint hissing from the #1 plug hole. Figuring a blown head gasket, I pulled ...
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 0WHC37808Y
Calling all Hyundai techs. Help needed!! This is a good customer of mine so this is embarassing. MIL came on for EGR insufficant flow. I tested it and found that the passages were dirty because it barely stumbled. I cleaned the passages and the RPM drops drast... Trouble codes: P0401
1994 Lexus ES300 3.0L abs VIN: JT8GK13T1R
pulled codes with solus and otc scan tool got code 34 l/r wheel solenoid circuit. erased code, then when starts light comes right back on with same code, my all data server is down today and i have no reference manual for this specific vehicle at this time
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF22E6S
This LS 400 came to us with a running complaint and a check engine light after another shop replaced the spark plugs in an attempt to correct it. On the initial test drive, a misfire could be felt after the engine was at full operating temperature for several ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0308
1994 Nissan 300ZX Turbo 3.0L Speedo VIN: JN1RZ24D3R
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Stall VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
This car will idle fine when cold. When it warms up and is idling for any extended time, intermittently it will just start loosing idle speed and then die. We have accessed Mode 6 info and have a TID 02 CID 01 Fail and a TID 04 CID 02 Fail. Does anyone know wh... Trouble codes: P1320 (Primary ignition circuit)
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D65
I need a source for the crank sensor pigtail. No luck at the junk yards, dealer said they only sell complete wiring harness. Is any aftermarket source available? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AL11D75
Sometimes it has long extended cranking before starting, seems after long run time. Car has no codes and while i an testing it is all perfect, I tested battery, fuel pressure when it was working fine, all ok. It happens sometimes but is getting mor frequent. C...
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D85
Howdy, Was hoping someone with some nissan experience could help me on this one, working on an 05 sentra, sets a code p1138 (swirl control valve)performed diagnosis as per nissan recomendations vai all-data, comes up with intermitent problem,(cleared code and... Trouble codes: P1138
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: JFIGD29632
Customer spun a rod bearing and supplied a new short block, i have never done one of these and might not ever do another one lol. When i was tearing it down i had to remove one tumble generator from each side to remove fuel rails.This represents both of my cod... Trouble codes: P1086 (Tumble generator vavle 2 LH position sensor low input), P1088
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th gear VIN: JT3HP10V7X
replaced end plate to reduce the end play,no change in condition. while driving in 5th if you get on and off the gas you can see the shifter move.this only happens in 5th.removed and disassembled trans,all looks good. there is some wear on 5th gear slider and ...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K7Y
Hi iATN. Thank-you for the help in advance. We replaced an engine on this Toyota. At the same time we did a timing belt as well complete with tensioner and idler pulley. A P0340 DTC always sets about 5 seconds after the rpm is above 1000. Hard code. The tech b... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor)
2000 Toyota Previa V6 3000CC MIL Lamp on, Pinking/ Detonation VIN: MCR30W-000
Hi all, this vehicle pinks/detonates under light to moderate load intermittently when hot, the MIL light comes on after a few minutes of the conditioon occuring and stores the lean abnormal bank 1 code, I've checked all intake hoses etc for air leaks and no pr... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Abnormal Bank1)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12U81
Hi Toyota guys, i hope you have a minute to help with this 2001 prius. the car reports a problem with hv battery cooling fan system. i have verified power, ground etc to the fan motor, fan relay and the fan relay control unit. fan and relay both function ok wh... Trouble codes: P3000, P3077, P3077

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2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFT80C33
Thanks for all the tips. Have not repaired the vehicle yet. Waiting on the part to come in as well as the car to return. Looks like its a straightforward replacement of the hose and the tip to loosen the upper radiator mounts for added clearance is a plus. Th... Trouble codes: P2187.
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Unknown VIN: JA4LS31H6X
Sorry for the delay customer took forever to reply it was ecm thanks for all the help!!
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWM72N21
As I would have guessed, most all of the replies stated I should use factory converters. Walker wanted me to do a lot of additional testing, but I don't have a five gas analyzer, nor do I know anyone. All the trims and maf's seemed to be in order. On a s... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst efficiency).
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drums VIN: JTEHH20V33
well i had this car all day saturday and rebuilt the rear brakes and noticed the customer needed front brakes as well. rebuilt everything and put sticky wieghts on backing plates. only thing now is wait and see. thanks for everyones help greatly appreciated
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Mechanical VIN: JTEHC09J90
Guy's, sorry about the mix up, it was a 6 cyl diesel. Atiq from Brisbane was kind enough to fax me the workshop manual pages. It is fairly complicated, but once you get the hang of it its quite simple. To hard to explain, but would be glad to fax it anywhere ...
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