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1998 Acura CL 2.3L unknown VIN: 19UYA3153W
Customer returned this week with the same chatter at 159873 miles. We found the throwout bearing out of round slightly. We figured that was the problem and replaced clutch with a Luk clutch kit this time. Now it chattered immediately when backing it off of the...
1999 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Timing belt cover VIN: JHMRA3880X
Hi Guys this vehicle is a 2.3L 4CYL NOT A 3.5L THE SYSTEM WONT ACCEPT 2.3. THE PROBLEM I AM HAVING IS THE TIMING COVER WONT COME OFF BECAUSE the bolt for the tensioner sticks out too far to lift it over. there is not enough space between the cover and the body...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Cuts out VIN: 1HGEM21922
customer had alternator adjuster fail and fall off vehicle. came in with no alternator operation because belt was off. replaced alternator and adjuster assembly and re tested charging system. is ok. now when started battery light is on. check engine light will...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG16532
We have this honda that on days when temp is -5 degrees the car wont accelerate & wont idle. This happens after the car is driven 3 miles. Cust says the car starts up good cold. We have never had this happen when we drive the car. By the time we pick up the ca... Trouble codes: P1129
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES267X5
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this civic that blows cold when driving. It blows hot in shop and when sitting at lights. The coolant is full and we tried a new thermostat from honda but hasn't changed. This car has a heater control valve but it appears...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear wiper VIN: 4S2CM58W7X
Good morning to all.I have this rodeo that the rear wiper and washer does not work.I pulled the switch and power to switch is ok.I replaced the rear wiper control module (alarm module behind r/side of dash).I also tried a known good motor still nothing.I have ...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L Unknown VIN: JALB4B149X
The problem is the transmission will upshift normally under full throttle but whe at part throttle it will not upshift unless you lightly release the throttle then feels normal.also the code 17 ( inhibitor switch circuit) trans light does not flash as the serv...
2000 Kia Spectra GS 1.8L Misfire VIN: KNAFB1619Y
Vehicle starts ok, runs at idle perfectly smooth, the second the throttle comes off idle the ignition coils misfire out of time. new coils, wires and ecm are on the vehicle to try and correct problem. cam/crank sync appear to be on time consistantly. Grounds h...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L alt belt VIN: KNADC12352
hello darlin' its me again.i have the above listed rio back again.1st time in was 10/08 came in with alt belt broke and alt seized up,simple replaced alt and belt sent car down the road(98452 miles) car came back 12/08 99673 miles with alt belt gone,checked pu...
2002 Kia Rio 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KNADC12302
Tested all affected systems, temp control, injectors, ignition. Everything seems to be ok even when cold, yet it will not start below approx 30 degrees. If it is left in shop overnight, it will start no problem most times but occasionally a light stumble for a...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D2S
Nissan repair techs, I have this 95 Nissan Maxima that is making me pull what's left of my hair out. The problem occurs after the engine warms up and happens so infrequently that I have not been able to diagnose it. Sometimes when coming to a stop the engine b...
2000 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L MIL Lamp on
this car has a p0171 code , i scoped the both front 02s, b1 looks good, switches properly , reacts quickly, and peaks over 800mv and below 200mv.bank 2 sensor 1 was a little slow to react, but not horrible.i've seen alot of 02 sensor traces in my time and this... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L no reverse, VIN: 3N1CB51D91
customer drove car in complaining of slipping in drive and has no reverse, checked fliud, right up no smell and a good red colour, pulled pan to inspect for anything broken, nothing, also very little residue in pan or filter, cleaned terminals at harness conne...
2000 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28K9Y
This car came in with the MIL on and had code 441,446. we found a hose off of the vavle on the air filter houseing most likely when the quick oil change place sold them a filter. So we put it back on and cleared the codes. About 3 weeks later it came back with... Trouble codes: P0441, P0446, P0440
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Readiness Monitor VIN: 4T1BG22K11
Emissions testing in Illinois requires the OBDII monitors to have been run prior to a retest. If they are not run the center performing repairs is given a failing grade. (as of 02/01/09.) (thank you Illinois) This vehicle does not want to run it's readiness m...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No 4x4 operation VIN: 5TEWN72N42
Thanks up front for any help on this one. MOD and Aldata are pretty limited on diagnosis. This Tacoma will not shift into 4x4 no light no anything. It has the electriconic shift select. Manual shift lever from high range to low range, with a button on the side...
2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L abs tone ring VIN: 5TEUX42N26
lf wheel bearing went bad and destroyed the tone ring-two dealers are having no luck in finding one--one dealer says it's part of the hub/bearing assembly-we recieved two assemblies-no ring--the other says it's part of the cv joint--new axel-no ring. now the d...

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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Runs hot VIN: 1HGCE1892V
Hello all; Well thanks for so many great responses. But i did get alot of people say to use oem thermostat, so thats what we did and it fixed the car. Thank God. Thanks so much for all the replies. Iatn is best tool i have!!! Gary
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2256X
Thank you everyone who responded to the post! It definately turned out to be a immobilizer problem . I started checking other things and while I was checking I noticed the green key on the inst cluster went out . So I put everything back together and viola it ... Trouble codes: P0420.
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L No Start VIN: KMHWF25S65
thanks for all the replies, i decided that the sensor had to be bad. we installed a new sensor and drove the car aprox 50 miles before returning to customer. all semms well. Trouble codes: P0338.
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L engine knock VIN: KNDUP13162
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I dodged a major bullet on this one. Always the skeptic, I removed the upper timing covers and the cams did not line up. I took the thing apart down below and could see that the new Kia tensioner that I ha...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D12
Thanks to everyone who replied. After getting a MAF from nissan, it still was acting the same way. so checked the wiring from the MAF to PCM and all wires checked good, except the V-Ref voltage for the MAF. Was Battery voltage and not 5 Volts. Unhooked bus bar... Trouble codes: P0102.
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L electrial VIN: 4T1SK12E3S
Thanks for the quick reply from Teno. The problem was in the distrubitor i remove the condencer in the distributor and the short was fix.I did not know that there was two plug on the distributor I could not see the smaler plug at the back of the distributor.
2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L NO Tach VIN: JTDDR32T2Y
Well maybe "I" did not fix this thing. I sent it out so the customer could have the car while I waited for help, I did get 2 responses witch boiled down to using a labscope to check rpm at the wire coming out of the ecm. But the car came back yesterday for an...
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