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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Oil Filter or Housing VIN: 1HGCA6288K
Greetings group, this low milage very well maintained 89 LXi came in with an engine buzz noise sounding typical of a bearing failing. My initial diagnosis using stethiscope was timing belt tensioner noise as it still had the original belt, tensioner, waterpump...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Battery Light VIN: 2HGES26883
Greetings again all. Shortly (3 days) after a timing belt install on this one, the customer came back with the battery light. Charging voltage and amperage seemd ok. After checking the system, we replaced the alternator, still with a light. On to IATN, seems w...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L vtec VIN: 2HGFG12826
Honda techs help this vech has low compression It's a crank no start.Los power on e way and died BUT IF YOU PRY UP ON THE SECONDARY ROCKER ARM WHILE CRANKING AND CKING COMPRESION IT THEN HAS A BUNCH OF COMPRESION.I'm shure it would run if you could do it to al...
1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, no communicatiob VIN: KMHJF25F3X
car all of a sudden when you start vehicle starts good. when you put it in reverse you have no reverse when you put it in drive it loads up and shuts motor off due to transmission in second or third gear. if you drop it in drive and give it gas you finally can...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, WON'T REV VIN: KMHFU45EX5
car will not rev-up & barely moves. code p2100 for throttle actuator motor circuit in pcm. very limited info in mitchell for diagnostics & no factory info from mitchell available. tested aps sensor ( accelerator position sensor )& tests fine. no power to any o... Trouble codes: P2100
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12674
customer fill car up with gas and drove home next morning would start up and it would die after 10 to 15 seconds of running you could give gas and engine rpm would go up but still die have check cam amd crank sensor ref to pcm all checks good and the p0340 cod... Trouble codes: P0340
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTBUF11E0P
This vehicle was brought to us from a customer who just purchased it. He was told there was problems but not what was wrong. At first it would not even start and sounded like the ignition was retarded. we pulled the front covers and verified that the timing be...
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JTJHF1OUOZ
good afternoon. i have a lexus here that has an intermittent battery draw. the battery has been replaced last week. customer says she parks vehicle in her garage and some days the battery is dead, other days its fine. right now the battery draw is .08 amps. wh...
1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L engine VIN: 4A34Y4VE18
this question is for you mitsu guys out there. I had a customer bring in his car with the 2.0 non turbo engine that had a after market turbo on it (more sewer pipe than my house). He had blown the engine at the track (aka the county road) he asked about an eng...
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L miss VIN: JA3AY26C51
i would like to know if this is a free wheel engine or not. when the timing belt breaks does it take out the valves?
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC74H23
Hello fellows, I am in the process of installing rebuilt heads and a new timing belt, tensioner ect. on this 3.0 SOHC engine. I am getting conflicting information about the adjustment. There is a adjuster pulley with two holes which must be adjusted and then ...
1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1N6SD16Y6S
On acceleration, engine stumbles/hunts until you reach about 1500 rpm then jumps to 3000 and runs normally. While at idle, it runs fine. When driving,it has a flat spot on acceleration then runs okay. We have replaced the MAF, re-spliced the connector behind t...
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
hi guys and gals. i like to think i am pretty good at driveability diagnosis and have been doing it for a long time, but this nissan is giving me fits! i have no injector pulse...again. customer left with new distributor after original diagnosis. vehicle retur...
1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2VV22E0L
first of all, thanks to all fellow toyota techs out there. i have a car that is stumping me and hope to find a toyota master tech that's been around for awhile or anybody else that has come across this problem. i get no high idle when cold, if i turn ac on the...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L lacks power VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Intermittently this car has a complete lack of power and won't rev up the car barely moves. It has happen to me once and by time I hooked up my test eqpt.the car ran fine. The customer leaves home in the am drives 10 min. shuts car off to pick up coffee, in 10...

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1998 Acura CL 2.3L unknown VIN: 19UYA3153W
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. The flywheel was replaced brand new both times, so we have eliminated that as a problem. The motor mounts were in good shape, virtually no movement. We replaced everything with Acura parts and the noise went away. We dr...
2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no IAT, MAF, VSS,
well is fix it never return. I guess I hit it right on the spot. I change the IAT, AND MAF sensors cleat the main harness connector to the engine wire harness and I really don't know what was the fault. thank you all. Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor input out of range).
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D2S
I deeply appreciate the seven replies that I received, however as of this writing I have yet to solve this problem. The replies pointed to things that I had already done with no fixes. I called the customer last week to see how the car was doing and she inform...
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L engine VIN: 5N1ED28YOY
sorry for the slow reply"s,my step doughter flew in from florida...now to the problem.replaced fuel pump, and presure regulator got running. but end up with miss fire, so we started with plugs and wires, with not much help still had miss cuting up when got hot...
2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D12
Eric from Illinois and Mike from Iowa win the prize. I cut up a 1/32 ( !! ) alignment shim and put it behind the crank sensor bolt. So far after close to 100 key cycles and 10+ miles of test driving the P0335 code has not returned. Let's see what happens aft... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank position sensor).
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Enigine VIN: 31CB51D84L
Thanks to all whom replied. after fighting with the car. finally decided that motor needed to be torn down to futher diag or replaced. But customer did not want repair done, and took the car.
2004 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L drivetrain VIN: 1JEEP21A44
Thanks everybody for the info. Turns out the front u-joint was going bad.
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