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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L turn signals VIN: 1HGCB715XM
Turn signal flasher rapidly clicks with koeo/koer,clicking stops when turn signals or hazards are used. All lights are ok,tried after market flasher...didn`t fit,tried another after market flasher this one fit,but instead of rapid click,now i get a buzzing fro...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L distributor VIN: JHMCB7555P
This vehicle is leaking oil from the internal distributor oil seal. I have seen this before from age but this one has actually pushed the seal out of place. this is the second distributor we have tried. the first one was used and lasted about 2 months before i...
2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L gauges VIN: KMHCG45C81
while running, if you turn on headlights or blower motor the stereo goes off the tach goes nuts the temp gauge jumps to hot, the dinger for the key in the ignition stays on blower motor wont run and headlights dont acctually come on, blower motor relay just bu...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L injectior VIN: JNRAR05Y0W
Vehicle won't start sometimes, hot or cold. Cranks good, I have spark, but no injection and no codes. I was not getting a signal from the sensor in the distributor for injection. I replaced the distributor with a Nissan re-man. and still have the same problem....
2006 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Idle runs away VIN: KNAFE12865
URGENT: TRAVLER FROM OUT OF STATE: Vehicle ran fine for about 50 miles after engine repair. After running all codes and double checking cam and crank timing, compression, grounds, smoking out any vacume leaks ect.. I opted for a new MAF sensor from KIA. Well t... Trouble codes: 121 (TPS Range Performance), 171 (System lean bank 1), 170 (Fuel Trim bank 1), 102 (MAF low input), 300 (Random missfire), 301 (302 304 Cylinder Missfires)
1992 Lexus LS400 4.0L Misfire VIN: JT8UF11E4N
As stated above vehicle was in for poor running, it was running on 4 cylinders and was found to have a bad coil. Vehicle ran good after coil replacement but in less than 1 week customer complained of misfire going up a steep grade. He had another shop replace ...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4CR12A8R
truck towed in-no spark.found timing belt broke.replaced timing belt and set cam sensor.truck started right up and ran for 30 seconds and died.no spark again.ck for crank signal found no signal.replaced crank sensor-not an easy chore! still no spark.replaced i...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Unknown VIN: 11YVFP80C8
Customer complaint is that while driving vehicle at 70-75 mph vehicle has vibration and noise. Test drove vehicle and verified that there is a concern. This vehicle at about 70 mph has a very loud banging noise that sounds like someone hitting a anval with a 3...
1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3CF44E3P
hey guys, another mitsubishi problem. 1993 eclipse with 2.0l dohc. vehicle only firing on cylinder # 1&4. no. 2&3 not firing at all. i am very unfamiliar with this type of ignition system. i know they use a power transistor to power the coils. shop key is ver...
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Timing Chain
I am intsalling the upper timing chain. On this 2.4 DOHC there are two marks on each cam sproket. AllData and the factory manual don't show two marks on the cam sprockets. Which marks do I use? I used the marks that it was on upon teardown, but with the chain ...
2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D63
car came in with complaint that can't accelerate, check engine light on, found 3 codes p0650 mil circuit malfunction, p0507 idle air control sys higher than expected and p0128 for coolant temp--- replaced thermostat for p0128 research showed me that the car is... Trouble codes: P0650 (mil control circuit malfunction), P0507 (idle air control sys rpm higher than expexted)
2004 Scion xA 1.5L power steering belt VIN: JTKKT624X4
Hey guys, I have a great customer who is having a problem. His vehicle came in for no power steering. The belt was off & shredded.It will start shredding the inner most serp rib. I have replaced this belt three times. I have checked the belt alignment as wel...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: I DO NOT H
replaced head gaskets on this vehicle because of water in #6 cylinder.had heads pressure tested ,valve job & resurfaced heads.when finished,runs fine test drove & let idle outside shop.noticed oil leak coming from drivers head area.looks like top of head partw...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10VXX
This one is a bit of a headache. We did a clutch in it about 3 months ago. Last week vehicle came in with check engine light on. P0172 code and fuel trims were -20 to -39. We looked at the sensor readings and B1S1 seemed stuck on a fixed value. We replaced the... Trouble codes: P0172
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E91
Thanks in advance guys.This car runs very lean at idle.Car came in the shop with a p0171 .and p0300. My mastertech scaner shows at idle MAF 2.5 GR/s , both o2 sensors 0.00v ,stft 19%,ltft 29%. I have run fuel press ,compression,check for vac leaks and check in... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L heads VIN: 4T1BF30K52
removed heads for cleaning and new valve seals as recommended by toyota dealer due being one of there sludge problem vehicles. when i went to reinstall the heads the rear or right head cams were aligned to the 2 dot aligning marks and the front or left head wa...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L drivers side VIN: JTEEW21A26
hello this toyota was broken into by smashing the the ds window replaced the glass no big deal but now the auto up will now work it will hit the top and come down half way down tried the reset but it will now work any help would be great

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1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L seat belt control VIN: 1HGCB7651M
I'd like to thank Mike, and Eric for the thoughtful replies to my question. They suggested the door switch(es) might not be telling the controller the doors were closed, and that the defect might be covered by warranty. I was fortunate enough to have a couple ...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L airbag light on VIN: 1HGEM22934
thank you for your help, I used a different brand of scanner to get the correct code. OTC scanner gives a Bogus code. Snap on scanner worked better this time , code retrieved was 21-1 open in drivers seat belt resraint. I found a broken wire under seat, repai...
1989 Mazda 323 1.6L No Start VIN: JM1BF2325K
thanks to everyone for the many replies. i do value your suggestions as far a double checking cam timing, and the distributor and all the other suggestions. it turned out that the starter just didn't have enough oomph to pop the motor. i tried to start it with...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Stall VIN: 1YVGF22D9X
I thank all that responded, all good ideas (should I expect anything else?). I should have noted in my original post all the basics that were checked (like the air boot), but many of you reminded me of the things often overlooked by even the best of us in our ... Trouble codes: P1650 (P/S psi switch out of self test range).
1990 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L digital display VIN: JN1HS34PXL
thanks guys for all the help , seems i do have a bad cluster, now i need customer to allow fix, money issues, **from Randy**, James it needs the electronic speedo Nissan part#24821-54F80. Just put one in my sons car. not cheap to go new but purchased many ...
1997 Nissan Sentra 1.6L Starting VIN: 3N1AB41DOV
well first i whant to thank every body that help i received alot of good help especialy ed from british columbia and david from virginia the problem was the start fuse my mechanic checked the fuses they were good but he didnt notice the fuse was missing i ins...
2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Customer ordered fuel pump assembly from the USA, received it today, March 13th, installed it this morning. Fuel pressure roughly 40 psi, drops to roughly 35 under load. No hesitation at all under full load, but will have to try on highway. Thanks for the r...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Shift solenoid B VIN: 4T1BG22K1W
Thanks for the replies. This car had the A140E. The #2 shift solenoid can be replaced by dropping the pan and filter. I did not need to drop the valve body. Replacing the solenoid and filter and flushing the trans and it is shifting normally again.
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG22K3W
Okay everyone, the Vehicle has now been fixed! Thanks for everyones help on this. I didn't wish to replace the EGR vsv since it was testing good every single time I checked it, as well as the cost of the part from Toyota not being attractive. Anyhow, the cu... Trouble codes: P0401.
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