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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L instrument cluster VIN: 2HGES16541
we have a civic here with an instrument cluster problem. the gas gauge is stuck on empty. the temp gauge goes from cold to hot repeatedly. the speedo is pinned all the way high and bounces back and forth even when the car is sitting still idling. The odometer ...
2003 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SHHEP33503
I have this 2003 Honda Civic SI with a 2.0L VTech. I am getting a code P1259. First thing I did was check the engine oil level. Found to be 3.5 quarts low!!! Filled engine oil to proper level and cleared codes. It has been over 20,000 miles since the last oil ... Trouble codes: P1298 (ELD CKT High Voltage), P1259 (VTEC System Mal.)
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L vtm lamp VIN: 2HKYF18735
had code for right rear wheel sensor where it was hit... put it out after replacement and currently has no codes... the light will stay off until you drive and will stay on at all speeds. fuse are all good... with car first started will stay out and can be loc...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHNG5F83
The clutch does not competely dissengage when the pedal is depressed only one time. If it is pumped it will operate OK. I've replaced both the master and slave and still have the problem. I put a disc and pressure plate in this a couple months ago because the ...
1995 Infiniti J30 3.0L Stall VIN: JNKAY21D0S
vehicle came in for exhaust leak, stall upon starting when cold ck iac/ aux iac iac 9.7ohms/ spec 10 ohms removed and decarbonized ck aux iac 78 ohms--spec ?? went to ck codes--no communication thru niss14 connector any suggestions? will ck maf tomorrow an...
1998 Isuzu Amigo S 2.2L engine balance shaft shim VIN: 4S2CK57D3W
I'm rebuilding this 2.2 engine. I have misplaced the shim for balancer unit. I don't even remember it being there. But any how when i try to tightenen it down I can't turn the engine. Does anyone know how to find out what size shim is needed. Thanks
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L high idle VIN: JT8UF11E7P
have a 93 ls 400 that will not idle down with ac on and in gear.using red brick,no codes and all appears ok.isc step readings appear ok.idles at 700 rpm in park no ac.650 rpm in gear no ac.850-900 rpm ingear with ac on.this causes a 25 to 30 mph constant coast...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4R
Car came in with dead miss on cylinders 1, 5, 7. This is the kind with the plugs down in the valve cover, usually plugs and wires are bad. Replaced and still skipped. replaced all again and skip remains. replaced injectors on skipping cylinders, didn't help. T...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB3539X
Hello group I have a mazada that is being dificlut. This car is one that had lots of problems. First had trouble code for no rear o2 activity. Tested and replaced o2 sensor fixed problem. Had a very bad miss / hesitation under load. Tested and replaced ignitio...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Accessories VIN: JM1BK12F84
hello i have this mazda in the shop for no wipers at any speed. the washer pump works but no wiper. re and re cowl and there is no power to the wiper motor at any speed. checked all fuses and okay hooked up snap on scanner and went to junction block pip and sc...
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AC44GX3
This car is driving me crazy it runs warm not hot just warmer than it should it gets up to about 221 degrees F, and to make it worse its intermitant. replaced the thermostat, water pump, fan relay, flushed the system, and made sure it was bled good, it has no ...
1988 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JN1HZ16S7J
I have a 1988 300ZX that will cut out only when warmed up. The vehicle will start and idle fine and drive fine until it is warmed up. It has a new MAF sensor, Distributor, Coil, Ignitor, Used Engine,TPS sensor, plugs and wires and ECM. I have checked fuel pres...
1995 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Stall VIN: JNICA21D8S
i am having a very int. problem with this car. when coming to stop, vehicle will stall. i have had it happen only a few times in several weeks of driving.no codes have ever set. when it stalls, it may only last for 10 or 20 seconds.it will start right up, some...
1993 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No start VIN: 453BC6337P
on hook no start fuel no spark wave from cam sensor, crank sensor, all fuses test good coil test good??? I am lost
2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L at oil light VIN: 4S3BH80672
This vehicle is flashing the AT oil temp light at a steady rate that does not change. from what i got on alldata, it should flash codes, not continiously. any help could be useful. I need to know where to jump to get codes, and how to reset the codes.
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Fuel smell VIN: JT34512SUB
Well it was -17 degrees below 0 here in colorado this am and we have two subbys here with very strong fuel smells eminating in the cabins of these cars.no visible signs of liquid fuel.I am positive that it is extreme cold related as when we get them in the sho...
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU17R55
hello to all you toyota techs out there. this four runner is about to eat my lunch. i've got a code po335 crank sensor "a" circuit that keeps returning. i have checked the signal at the ecm.ohmed all wiring to ckp. the vehicle starts and runs.and the code sets... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P0016
2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L 4x4 VIN: JTEBU14R15
Customer Drove vehicle into the shop. When 4 wheel drive is activated, both lights on dash come on blinking. The yellow, and green lights which show the vehicles axles. I also noticed when you push the VSC switch on the dash also known as Center Differential L...

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L oil pump VIN: 19UUA56692
Hello everyone, I found the problem a couple of days ago, but didn't have the chance to sit down and type up the story. A had a few emails telling me that it might be the wrong oil pan. I visually inspected before I installed the new one. Looks pretty close...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Head bolts VIN: 2HGEJ6521W
It appears this is more of a curiosity than a problem. I had the head pressure-tested, straightened, and resurfaced, and replaced the head gasket. The car was picked up ten days ago and the customer has not seen any signs of cooling system problems. John from...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L reflash VIN: 1HGCM82603
I ended up subletting the flash to the local Honda dealer I purchased the trans from. They charged $65. To legally flash using the pocket tester would require an annual $840 HDS software subscription. I cannot justify that overhead cost. Thanks to all who repl...
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES16584
Thank you everybody!!! Replaced oxygen sensor with oe sensor and problem disappeared! Trouble codes: P0141 (O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2).
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: JT8BF28G11
Look's like i have this lexus fixed today . Charlie was right on the gps on the mass air flow sensor. Tested the sensor wouldn't go over 30 gps lab scoped it and low on voltage output also. After cleaning the maf sensor po171 and 174 lean both bank's lean. Rep... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305, P1133.
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1N6DD26SOW
Well, this thing was a head banger!. LONG story short, while working on it, had the air filter and housing removed, well it idled fine, put it back together, would stall. Removed MAF, checked ports for restrictions, OK. While spraying throttle cleaner into MAF... Trouble codes: P1446 (Evap vent valve shut).
1991 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L power steering VIN: JT3AC12R3M
Thank all of tou for your insight. We flushed the system and sent the costumer on there way. We sugessed they drive for a week and let us know. Thanks again Len.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4T1BF32K8Z
Vehicle had significant metal pieces in the transmission pan and valve body which lead me to believe that there is a "hard parts" problem that will produce symptoms in the future. As for the present, flushing the transmission, cleaning the valve body, installi...
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