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1988 Honda Accord DX 2.0L high idle speed VIN: JHMCA546XJ
customer states that vehicle has been doing this for some time and their primary repair facility said they didn't perform these type of repairs, only service. this is another that somehow ends up in my bay.
1994 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L D4 Light Flashes VIN: JHMBB2252R
Vehicle came in with the D4 light flashing and would occasionally default to 3rd gear in forward only. Cleared codes and codes 1,2 and 8 would come right back. After driving for a while codes 3 and 14 would set. Twice while driving, after shutting the engine o...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L CV Shaft VIN: 1HGEJ7129W
Hi; 98 Honda Civic Right CV Shaft keeps popping out. The shaft is about a month old and the c-clip is there and strong. I attached a couple of photos and it looks like the shaft bushing/bearing is pressed in to the trans too far and is very close to the diffe...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
Thanks in advance for your help. Code P0505 led to idle reset procedure.The idle screw was out about four turns. Here in lies the problem with the idle set corectly it will not start. It will fire then die it just will not stay running. So I ran the screw back... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle controle fault)
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1HGFA16546
fellow members.this car came in to the shop with crank no start condition after a few checks the spark plug get flooded i cleaned them. the the engine runs for couple of seconds and cut off i see cranking rpm the fuel press. is good, no codes i thought it was ...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D03
vehicle arrived with check engine light and poor run complaint. checked codes found po335 & 1372 stored. checked crank sensor and found resistance out of spec. removed sensor and found end missing off of sensor. replaced sensor with aftermarket( could'nt get o... Trouble codes: P0335, P1372 (segment time acquistion error)
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, interm lack of power VIN: JNRDR09Y51
this vehicles been thru a few people, the trouble codes take a few days to return, but do return every time they are cleared. working thru trouble tree and currently checking wiring, buti am looking more toward the mechanical side to find this issue. idles sli... Trouble codes: P0171, P1111
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Cam Caps VIN: KNDJD73353
I must be getting careless after doing so many engines, but when I went to install the cam caps the numbering seems wrong. On the right head, everything looks great, the E1 thru E5 and I1 thru I5, all line up with the arrows pointing toward the sprocket and th...
2003 Kia Spectra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: KNAFB12143
Customer stated car lacks power after a hot soak. I scanned the computer and found no codes present. Ran the vehicle for 30 min. then let sit about 10 min. On start-up vehicle has low idle and wont rev past 600rpm. Unplugged mass airflow sensor to see if any c...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Air Bag Light on VIN: KNDJF72425
We had just pulled vehicle's dash to replace evaporator temp sensor and now have air bag light on. The only air bag we unplugged during repair was the passenger side dash air bag. We've double checked that connection and also clock spring. Our 'brick' won't g...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L Charging VIN: JT8BD68S6X
moved alternator and wires came loose from the connector---schematic shows wiring but not the correct position socket 1pk/bl 2 red/blu 3 wht/blu so 2 is no problem but which is 1? or 3? which one is the one closet to battery feed? nothing stamped into alternat...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ24503
customer overheated blew motor we replaced motor with a complete 15,000 mile motor. will not start.. cranks have spark have rpm on scaner have voltage to fuel pump relay and injectors.. have no ground to fuel pump relay or injectors. bypass relay we get fuel p...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L timing chain VIN: JN8DR09Y82
We have a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder with a 3.5 engine. It has a rattling noise from the front drivers side. Pulled the front cover off & found the drivers side secondary chain loose. This engine has lots of sludge for a 72k mile motor. The question i have , is th...
2004 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26T24
Folks, I have me a hair puller, and it more than likely is a simple fix, and I am beginning to overthink the problem. Vehicle came in 5 days ago with code mentioned above. BPT was not regulating vacuum properly under load, so I replaced it, cleared the code, r... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGRC-BPT Excessive Flow)
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L Hesitation, Stall, bogs/lacks power VIN: 1N6BA07AX6
Hello again Iatn, I have this Titan and it is driving me crazy. 2 weeks ago it came in and presented with the classic bogs on accel, lack of power, stalling under load with accompanying catalyst efficiency codes. It was just recently tuned (plugs) at the deale... Trouble codes: P0430, P0420
2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L head lights VIN: 5TESN92N72
Hello The headlights stay in most of the time after using the lights if you hit the flasher they turn off. The system goes through the BCM to turn on the lights. Once the lights are on and the headlight switch is off I disconnected the BCM, lights still on. I ...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBT44113
Customer brought in this vehicle with the complaint of it over heating on a wrecker this morning. Vehicle has been sitting what looks like to me for a while. There is no indication that this vehicle has over heated, the coolant in the radiator is full and brig...

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1992 Acura Legend LS 3.2L transmission VIN: JH4KA7671N
thanks to the two that replide thank you for the help and we fixed after we got code we where able to fix this car this site is the best thank to all that help when needed EARL.THIS SITE ROCKS
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR09YX1
Thanks to all who did reply, I did replace the IAC and the car start but with high Idle about 1400 RPM did not go below that, and getting check engine light code P0505, the IAC relearn did not help bringing the rpm down, YES the ECM was cooked and smell's bur...
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JT6GF10U1X
thank you for all replies the problem is fix 1 replace 6 coi car run fine now i waited un til it run good before i closed tech help the 6 coi was replace 6 month ago?? goes bab becau another shop broke the end wire and they put another spring in side . but whe... Trouble codes: P0300, P1300, P1305, P1130, P1315, P1320.
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D3W
I appreciate all the info i received on the possible areas to look at. Ubnfortunately the customer has never returned for me to attempt to find the problem and repair, as mentioned he was going to bring it in Monday, but that has come and gone. 2 days later i ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L shifting VIN: 1N4AL11D42
Finally got this one fixed. It appears that I got a bad speed sensor,I replaced the speed sensor again & all is good. You can bet if there is a bad part to be had that I am going to get it. Thanks!!
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D85
Thanks for the quick responses. I installed a oem cat and problem seems to be solved. We drove car till it ran cat monitor test complete and no light thanks again Trouble codes: P0420.
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L noise in bellhousing area VIN: JT3HN86R92
Good morning all, I'm sorry I took so long to post this fix but I just plain forgot. This drove us crazy but here is the story. My tech went home and tried all the things that you all sugested and was comming up short. The flywheel bolts were tight as well as ...
2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L noise VIN: JTEZU14R77
Cleaning and lubing the steering stops corrected the issue. We had looked at this initially and found the stops to be greased, however they were not greased enough. It is basic stuff that needs to be looked at and looked at closely.
2007 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L No Start VIN: 2T1KR32E77
Thanks to Brent [...], sent this one to Toyota per TSB EGO42-07. PCM replacement, apparently this is a common problem I just havent encountered until now. Thanks again Brent for the TSB number. Customer was pleased since Toyota warrantys this...
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