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1995 Acura Integra Special Edition 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DC4364S
Car was towed in as a no start. Just died. Found no spark and intake camshaft off by 4-5 teeth, and bent intake valves. Distributor was very hard to turn. Sent head to machine shop for valves, ordered rebuilt distributor. Put everything back together and no st...
1993 Honda Prelude Si 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: JHMBB2254H
According to customer, this little Prelude would not start and they wore the battery down trying to start it. Put charger on it and next morning it cranked and ran fine for about 5 miles. Then car sat for 2 hours and cranked and ran fine for about one mile and...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Drive-axles VIN: 2HGEJ864XW
We have a 1998 Honda Civic we have replaced both front cv axles twice and still have a vibration when under load going uphill and round corners. The replacement axles are Empi's. My tech believes that factory Honda axles will fix this problem though with two s...
2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L vtc VIN: 2HKRL1860Y
loosing my hair on this one!! resealed oil pump for leak between block and oil pump. after vehicle was all put together, runs fine but cel light on code po1259 variable cam timing. we have rechecked timing marks, replaced vtc pressure switch and check oil pres...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG22562
HELP! This car came in running fine the first time. I did a tune up and scheduled maintenance service. Car returned 4 days later as a no start. Turns out it ran out of gas. Added 2 gallons of gas and it started right up. Customer opted for Timing Belt Service.... Trouble codes: P1399 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p0300-), P0300 (testing and results)
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L possible seal problem VIN: 5J6YH286X5
Hey guys: This Element develops a weird high pitched squeal/whistle at speeds over 65-70mph. It is very difficult to pinpoint the direction the sound comes from. I taped off the edges of the windshield, no change. It only happens at higher speeds, comes on ver...
2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L srs light on VIN: KMHWF25SX2
this car came into me with srs light on ck with scanner found code C3800 but dose not tell me what it is has Anny body seen this thank you for your help
1995 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L axle VIN: JM1BA141XS
I am unable to remove the left axle from the transmission. I have used prybars, hit with the end of a crowbar ( this has always worked before). I dropped the transmission support for better access. I am afraid of cracking the case if I pry any more. My questio...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JM3LW28A64
thanks for the help. We have this MPV that has an intermittent skip while driving and at idle. When it skips at idle, it makes a noise that sounds like (schu..schu) it sounds like it could be sucking air when it skips and makes this noise, and they always happ...
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L wss/module VIN: JA4NW51SX3
ABS and Trac lights illuminate intermittently. Codes 12, 35, and 37 stored. Code 12 indicates rf wss malfunction. Other codes appear to be module communication codes. Monitored system and found right front wheel speed sensor displays 90-110 MPH whenever key is...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4L No Start
Quick question for Mitsubishi Tech's out there. Got this Galant ES brought to me after having the engine wiring harness replaced due to fire. It's a no crank. When I go into the Immobilizer system with my Vedis, I get a code TP 17 read fail. I can't find that ... Trouble codes: TP17 (Read Fail)
1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1N4BU31F5P
Thank you in Advance for the help. I have a nissan with a hard start only in the morning. The car is very hard to start but will eventually start and run fine. After it starts once it will start good all day. I originaly worked on the car for a no start and fo...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W6P
hi all, this quest is killing me!it does 2 things.1.when started cold, it will miss like a bad coil or all cylinder miss, not just 1 or 2. 2.otherwise,it will run perfect for days.then usually on the freeway it will start to slow down,sputter a little ...
1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.0L charging system VIN: JN8HD17Y6S
Wiring diagram seems to indicate that charging system dash light could be affecting the charging system. Nissan dealership could not provide any clarification, and said if so it is not common?? Can anyone help, we have 4 hours into this so far.
1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y4V
vehicle stalls intermittently and restarts immediately. Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
1999 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L steering wheel VIN: JN8AR07Y8X
after replacing right front caliper, we got brake pedel pulsation at 60mph for about 2-3 seconds feel it in the steering wheel. have slight vibration while driving but had none before installing caliper. rotor runout is .002 on l/frt and .001 on r/frt, adjuste...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Surge, IDLE SURGES UP & DOW VIN: JN8DR09X11
I have a 01 pathfinder and the idle surges from 1500rpm to 2000 rpm. Engines runs ok above or below rpm. Only happens in closed loop. All of the scan data looks normal. I have reset tps closed throttle position. Un hook battery and clear memory. Performed idle...
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Engine VIN: 1N6AD07W45
Customer complains of an embarrassing amount of smoke coming from tail pipe. Does not matter if it's first thing in the am, or after extended driving. Oil was changed by husband 1 week prior ( problem was present before oil change)& was 3 qt. low when I checke...
2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L fuel spills out VIN: 3N1AB51A16
Customer concern, very hard to put gas into tank, smells and burps back out of fill tube. Does this regardless of tank leval, 1/4 to 3/4, of a tank it does not matter. ALL DATA shows a refueling control valve. Does the tank require removal, for this valve to b...
1987 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT3RN67W1H
Hello all, have a Toyota 4runner turbo 22re with extreme lack of power and a dead miss on cylinder 1. Customer stated vehicle had sat for 3 years. When idling in park and rpms brought up to 2000 smooths out but only has enough power to move the vehicle in low ... Trouble codes: 06 (Igniter no power at idle terminals IGt E1)
1990 Toyota Corolla 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXAE91A1M
Fellow Tech's, I have a 1990 Corolla 1.6L 4A-FE engine that I cannot get rid of a code 71, EGR malfunction. Car came in with a blown head gasket. The owner elected to install a used engine. Everything went great, It runs very smooth, but it has this code 71 t... Trouble codes: 71 (EGR system malfunction)
1993 Toyota Paseo 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2EL45U4P
vehicle runs very rich,after just a few minutes of running at idle spark plugs will be covered with carbon.motor seems 0k at high idle there is definately a slight misfire.after ideling for a few minutes it emits black smoke when reved up.need help with...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3VN39W8S
Drove vehicle, feels like losing a major power or ground. Tachometer momentarily drops as the "Check Engine" light & "A/T oil temp" light both flicker. Sometimes clears up, can even stall at times. I`ve checked DTC`s, none present. Set timing to specs, 10 deg...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU14RX4
can anybody help me out on this 04 4runner? the customer scheduled it a few days ago, and since then, the mil went off. it has a code stored: p2241, Air Fuel Ratio Sensor (Bank 2 Sensor 1) Pumping Current Signal Low. data stream looks fine, and it runs fine. i... Trouble codes: P2241

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA56693
Thanks to all who took time to help. The fix was replacing the pinion shaft and 3rd gear apply oil tube (end cover). Could not find a new bushing. Found the problem by air checking 3rd clutch on end cover (excessive leak caused by a worn bushing). Than...
1998 Honda Civic HX 1.6L CV Shaft VIN: 1HGEJ7129W
Thanks to all for the help. Replaced the shaft and all is fine!
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1N6SD11S8V
Well, many good ideas but nothing accomplished as the customer still hasn't come back, so it's not like we can put them in action. I suspect we will see him again, but unsure when. He may just have parked his truck and drove his car instead, who knows-
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Thank you for your responses. I checked the mentioned TSB NTB04-021a. as it turns out mine applied by VIN and date. Relayed this info to the customer and they decided to do the repair. I also checked with a nissan tech and he said he wouldn't waste any more ti...
1992 Toyota Paseo 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2EL45F3N
Thanks to all that replied, sadly I did not get this vehicle fixed. Every response made a lot of sense and I could see how they could be the problem. I did manage to do do two things that made the vehicle perform better, but not fix the stalling. The ignighter...
1997 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF1ZB6V
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