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1997 Acura TL 3.2L expansion valve VIN: JH4UA3640V
need help with removal process, both mitchell and alldata say to remove lower dash panel to access evap core but there is no lower panel dash is all one piece. the core is in the center of the car, is there any quick fixes for this one or do i have to pull who...
1999 Daewoo Leganza SE 2.2L Mechanical
Good Morning We need the Cylinder Head and Camshaft Bearing Cap torque tightening specifications for this 2.2L Leganza. Searched the archives, specs give for the 2.0L, but not the 2.2L Thanks in advance. glen
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG665XX
This vehicle came in on the hook not running. The cylinders were loaded with fuel. I removed spark plugs, disconnected fuel injector wiring harness and cranked motor over to remove the fuel from the cylinders. I reinstalled plugsand injector harness and the ve... Trouble codes: P1259
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L suspension VIN: 5J6YH28674
when making a tight turn right or left a harmonic viberation starts in. putting the car in neutral and racing the engine does not change the noise. putting the brakes on does not change the noise. it doesnt seem to change when speeding up a little. it does not...
2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S03
Hi: I had this car come in back in June 08 with the code P0446, canister close valve malfunction. As per the manual, (code sets if ecm commands valve close or open and does not see voltage spike from solenoid operation) I replaced the valve and its associated ... Trouble codes: P0446 (cannister close valve malfunction)
2004 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L intake manifold VIN: KNAFE12174
Any Hyundai/Kia techs with a spare minute, We need a little info for a motor we are working on. We swapped a federal emissions 2.0 litre with a California emissions unit because the salvage yard sent the wrong motor. After installation it turns over and hits o...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L low oil psi VIN: JT6GF10U8Y
This Lexus has the low oil pressure light on at times. Running down the freeway or at idle. No engine noise. We changed the clean oil and filter because this is the first time we have seen this vehicle, no change. We tried to do a pressure test, but we do not ...
1991 Mazda 929 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JM1HC2220M
Well guys looking for some help!! this car came in a no start, customer had replaced t-belt himself and said comp test was good. tryed and found no codes. if i manipulated the maf meter vayne i am able to get started and running but only if i play with the vay...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5231W
this van came in 2 years ago with a no start, had no spark at the time had, everything we needed at the dist. so we relaced the unit with a mazda unit.2 years later, customer drove van in for a radiator and v belt that flew off. We noticed a long extended cran...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22513
turn ignition to crank engine will fire two to three times and then no spark. I have checked ckp for waveform and is good also cmp is good. I believe it may be an imobilizer problem however I have no security light or any info that it has an imobilizer system....
1999 Mitsubishi Diamante 3.5L Unknown VIN: 6MMAP47P1X
Greetings! Vehicle has approx 250 mA draw at all times. Drains battery overnight. Also has an Astroflex Mod EC remote starter. Have individually unplugged all fuses and fuse links - no change in draw. Have disconnected alternator wiring - no change. Disconnect...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport ES 3.0L Stuck in 3rd VIN: JA4MT21H92
Vehicle has the N flashing when in gear in the cluster,Code P0763,shift solenoid circuit.Check voltage at relay.12.6.Check voltage at PCM.12,6.Remove trans pan,Check resistance of all solenoids 38 Ohms.Not sure what the next step should be.Please help!
2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L a/c clutch VIN: 1N6ED27T7Y
Thanks for taking the time to help!! This Frontier has an intermittent a/c compressor clutch. We replaced the relay, but that did not make any difference. I believe the most likely culprits are the thermo control amplifier and/or the evaporator temperature pro...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no lock up or 4th gear VIN: JN1DA31A72
I recieved this car last week had 17 codes in it. Test drove runs and shifts well. No 4th and no lock up but otherwise shifts well. Cleared codes and test drove again. 16 new codes appeared immediately. P0732 2nd gear doesn't function, P0733 3rd gear function,...
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L heating VIN: JN1DA31D32
2002 maxima wont heat at idle rev up engine gets hot let idle heat goes away the gauge stays at about half ck with scanner temp moves up and down 5to 6 degrees fan comes on and off tried to lift front car to get air out put system into vac to remove air it hol...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Hi guys, need help with this one. Vehicle (Quest) Engine had a misfire hot on #5 because ECM was holding injector open. ECM has a hole rotted through it, we cleaned it out and the ECM will hold injector open when hot, cool ECM off with air and the injector sta...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E0Y
This vehicle was in a front end collision with a deer. The radiator and cooling fan were shoved back and cracked the intake manifold. Upon removal of intake we found antifreeze on the intake valves that were closed. We surmised the only way for the coolant to ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system too lean bank 1)
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Starting VIN: JTDBT12351
Vehicle battery goes dead after setting overnight or longer. This an intermittent condition, may happen once a month or several times a week. Only other symptom is the radio quits at times and will not come on, do not know if this is related in any way, does n...
2002 Toyota Echo 1.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDAT12302
This vehicle was purchaser at auction. Previous history is unknown. Vehicle has a miss under load. Engine light was on with only a PO420 which means the cat is not efficient. Sales manager does not want to put a cat on the car until the miss fire is repaired. ... Trouble codes: P0420

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2002 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L power steering fluid VIN: 19UYA42602
thank you to all that responded. replacing the o-ring at the power steering pump suction hose was fix to a real strange problem... Thank You for taking the time...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1HGCG16532
Vehicle did act up one cold morning when scanner was on car. Map sensor voltage went high. Removed sensor & checked for vacum & moisture. Replaced map sensor customer said the car is ok but it has'nt been that cold only -4 below zero so we may have to wait unt... Trouble codes: P1129.
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L rear a/c VIN: 2HKYF186X3
thanks for the replies. i did replace the drier and filter as some suggested. also the amount of freon in the system was according to all the specs i could find. i did evan try adding alittle more freon as some suggestd the system might be low. nothing has hel...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L ABS and Traction light VIN: JTHBD18241
Thanks for the replies. This one fixed itself shortly after I posted. Apparently, the battery had been discharged and disconnected before I saw it. There were no codes but something didn't reset after recharging the battery. Then poof! The problem was gone ...
1992 Mazda MPV Cargo 3.0L reverse/4th gear gone VIN: JM3LV5230N
Well, this has been a bit of a bust. Even though the van drives real nice and the 4 wheel drive has come in rather handy a few times I have decided to just drive it until it dies, then junk it. I will look for another vehicle to use as my shop vehicle. There a...
1986 Nissan 720 2.4L Cuts out VIN: JN6ND16S5G
Thanks for all of the replies. The reply about the grounds was right on. I found several grounds completely off. I also found the intake and exhaust plugs switched, in addition to the rotor shorted and the coil wires switched. Whoever installed that engine...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22KXY
Well this one has been a real roller coaster ride. I thought I had a fix when I found the main ground wire to the engine looped around back onto the negative post of the battery. I then noticed it would do ok in the shop but if left outside in the cold it woul... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor circuit problem).
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs module VIN: 5TDZT34A93
i went to a used car lot and test drove a used one and found out that yaw module gets power from pin # 11(red wire) at the brake module and ground through the case under the center trash holder pins # 19, 23 and 24 should have a power controlled wave form betw...
2007 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L radio VIN: 5TDBT44A27
Thanks to the 4 replies that came my way. The problem was a bad solder joint on the ground wire when installed by the stereo shop. Keep up the great work, this group is super.
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