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2003 Acura RL Premium 3.5L No Start VIN: JH4KA96604
This Acura has a very limited history(3 occurances in the last two years)of a crank no-start condition. I came in a couple days ago and it did fail to start. I had good fuel pressure(62#s), no spark, no injector pulse and no trouble codes. As I was testing for...
1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGED6346L
Its running rich all over.Idle,cruise,hot,cold
1995 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMEG8658S
Help!!! Vehicle towed in no start, Found has spark, fuel pressure. found flooded engine. Spark plugs very worn (no electrodes left) carbon fouled. Replaced spark plugs, changed oil & filter, vehicle started, ran good 10-20 seconds, started to surge and died ou...
1995 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ2129S
hi guys, i have this honda civic that when the car is cold it idles good but as soon as it gets warm it starts get a high & low idle, i un pluged the idle air motor and it idles good, that is whey i changed the idle air motor but it dose the same thing, if any...
1982 Nissan 280ZX 2.8L left headlight VIN: JN1HZ04SZC
Good morning everyone I have an old 82 280zx that came in because the left headlight is dimmer than the right. I have checked the switch and relay and the are both functioning properly. I have a good ground at the headlight but I only have 11 volts. I can supp...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L heater VIN: 1N4AL11D05
customer brought car in stating that the heater worked fine as long as you were driving but as soon as you come to a stop the heat goes cold.if you rev engine the temperature of heater goes back to normal.the car has had a new thermostat and cooling system has...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L abs system VIN: 1N4BA41E85
abs always activating while braking. - removed l/r sensor connector & found no resistance "open circuit". - replaced sensor & cleaned bearing area & hole. - rechecked wheel speed & now no reading at all. - verified that r/r speed sensor resistance was the same...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L TPMS light VIN: 4S4WX82C76
Hi all- Here is my problem on my wifes Tribeca: TPMS light blinks slowly after driving 30-40 min on cold days (below 50 deg F). Problem started last spring when I took off the snow tires and did not occur much over the summer. Now that is is cold here it happ...
2003 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L srs lamp VIN: 4T1BF28B23
Customer states that SRS lamp will light intermittantly while driving then go back off. Have not been able to duplicate ourselves. Checked for air bag codes and none were stored. SRS lamp comes on with key on and goes off after 6 sec like it should. Have teste...

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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L shifts erratic, code p0711 VIN: KMHDN45001
Thanks for all of the help. The temp sensor code was always in pending and never went away. the problem with the shifting was input sensor reading incorrectly. but it never set a code for it. Finally got it to act up on a test drive and the input speed went to...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KM8SB82B71
thanks to all that replied,after checking timing belts and checking crank sensor and reseting timing marks still had same cold start running condition.i also tried maf sensor and o2 sensor and still had same issues.customer has decided not to proceed with anym... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Shifter VIN: KNAFB16152
Thank you for your Replies, I removed the neutral safety switch . then soaked the Shifter Lever Rod area below the neutral s.switch and the area below that where the shaft exits and re-enter the tranny again. i soaked it with penetrating oil for 3 days. then i...
2003 Lexus LX470 4.7L automatic height control VIN: JTJHT00W03
Joshua [...] the nail on the head. I took a pressure reading at pump assembly and maxed out at 75 psi,Way too low. Contamination Such as washer fluid caused pump failure I guess. Replaced pump assembly and flushed out system using toyota ahc flui...
1988 Mazda RX-7 Convertible 1.3L Hesitation VIN: JM1FC3517J
thanks for the help we are going to replace the engine From: Duane from Iowa Date: Nov 18, 2008 1:59 PM we used to soak them with atf down carb pull plugs and dump atf down intake while cranking it let soak for a day or so and then put plugs back in fire i...
2002 Mazda B4000 4.0L ABS activation VIN: 4F4ZR17E21
After retesting all the wheel sensors and coming up with nothing. We checked the Diff tone ring assembly and also each of the front sensors.We found that the both front sensor had developed rust causing a larger air gap. Right front sensor was cleaned, but lef...
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D71
we checked for tsbs with the dealer - there were none. As stated all items were checked multiple times and all working normally. Customer wanted to have codes cleared and see again if the light is going to come back on. Thanks for the help, Rob
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Charging VIN: 1N6AD06U75
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L cooling fans VIN: 4S3BC6329N
Thanks for all the help! I had 9 replies that suggested things from coolant level, A/C issues,and replacing the temp sensor. KUDOS to "UDO" from Colorado. He suggested that if the computer was in fail safe, it may turn the fans on. There is a table that states...
1992 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L fans VIN: 4S3BC6329N
To say I fixed it is not acurate. John, my acting shop foreman fixed it. I have been in South Fl. with my wife and her spinal surgery. If everyone was as conscientious as Dr. Meril Reuter and John McLeroy, this world would be a much better place. John has ...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Oil Consumption VIN: JFISG65663
Thanks to all that replied. I found information from Subaru that the oil consumption of one quart per thousand was acceptable. But I changed the PCV valve anyway and the customer went away happy.
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Phantom downshift from 3 or 4 VIN: JT3AC22S5S
This one is still unsolved. There seems to be a number of TPS issues on these. I replaced it and ran redundant wiring back to the computer. No success. The PRNDL switches can give problems. I took it apart and couldn't see any problems. Someone suggested ...
2000 Toyota Previa V6 3000CC MIL Lamp on, Pinking/ Detonation VIN: MCR30W-000
After some suggestions from a couple of members I ran an injector cleaner through to no avail, I ended up removing the manifold and fitting new iridium spark plugs as they were due, at the same time tested pcv valve and checked for air leaks, finally I tried a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Abnormal Bank1).
2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Temperture control VIN: JTEGF21A01
I want to thank each and everyone of you that helped me. I got the vehicle back in to the shop and the heat was working fine, so I pulled off the temperture knob and tightened the 11 mm nut, just a half a turn, and put some lock tight on it. It's working fine ...
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