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2000 Acura Integra LS 1.8L No Start, Surge, MIL Lamp on
PLEASE HELP!! This car has been in my garage at home for almost two weeks. This guy installed his own radiator and literally the next day called me and said he needed ECM. I asked who he knew that was even capable of properly diagnosing an ECM, and he said his... Trouble codes: P1607 (ECM internal short), P1381 (Cylinder Position Sensor - Intermittent interuption)
2001 Acura TL 3.2L 2-3 shift VIN: 19UUA56751
Hi guys, I need help on this TL. Vehicle comes in with CEL, above transmission codes recorded. I am trying to figure out if this is mechanical problem or electrical. The problem(s) is intermittant, customer states it happens after vehicle been driven for some ...
1996 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Antitheft and alam VIN: 4S6CM58V2T
Hello to all you honda tech's. i have this 1996 honda passport that i replaced the transmission on this week. While replacing the trans as you all know i have to disconnect the battery. Well after getting the vehicle back together i went to start it and all i ...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L locks VIN: 1HGCM82643
Thanks in advance, we have a headache Honda Accord that when you are in the car and lock the doors nothing happens to the drivers door. When you unlock the doors the drivers door does nothing. The passenger door will unlock and then lock for about 3 times then...
2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L navigation VIN: 1NGBX54KD5
thanks for looking i have this 05 pilot with factory navigation.i work for a used car lot and i need to erase the previose owners personal info with a personal pin code(numbers,addresses)i tried disconnecting the battery and inputing factory pin code but the i...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L cam timing VIN: KMHDN56D34
vehicle arrived on hook, no compression, checked timing belt and was intact and in time. removed spark plugs and found all cylinders full of water, but would not hydrolock. removed cylinder head and found mls gasket had one layer folded over on top of itself a...
2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7237Y
car will not start usually after hot soak but sometimes cold. if it fires runs until you turn off. found engine has no injector pulse at that time. will crank & idle fine with propane. have scoped crank sensor and have got decent patterns. replaced ecm and sti...
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L starter VIN: JMIBK14336
will a bent flywheel cause this or are there special shims for this concern?
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L right turn signal light VIN: 1YVHP80C27
This car has made me hit a brick wall and I am asking for some of you seasoned Mazda techs for an answer here or some insight. Mark from Florida may have seen this before. Previously the left turn signal light would stay on with flashing,it would just be on i...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero XLS 3.5L Misfire VIN: JA4MW31R22
replace ignition coil for 3 and 6 cylindere due to burned coil tower at the number 6 cylinder. after replacing coil the engine still has a misfire and no spark from the new coil. it has reference voltage. the coil is inop. thanks for any help you can offer. Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
2006 Nissan Super saloon 2.0L cooling fan VIN: N16Z008710
hi all tech i have checked data and active test by 2 was not worked,so i replaced new one and cheked fan circuit.but after warming engine(temperature crossed 90 degree centigrade)and Air Condition ON, both fan does not operates. sometimes it ope...
2001 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GF48511
Vehicle came in shop on january 16 2009 with code p0420.Repalced convertor and air/fuel sensor,along with rear 02.2months later car returned with same code replaced convertor under warrenty.Now car back with same code agian.Mileage at the first repair was 1722... Trouble codes: P0420
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L viscous clutch bearing VIN: 4S3BH67503
Have there been any other problems related to the viscous clutch that could cause this bearing failure? Or--did we get a bad bearing? We would like to know before we put this back together again.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12E7R
Hello everyone. We need some help in figuring out this camry. We have a no start condition no spark. While going trough the diag on the dist we found no signal from cam sensor or the g signal. While testing sensor in car it will do nothing, now here is what is...
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Pings? VIN: JT3VN39W8S
Intermittently under load (can be on freeway or pulling a hill) it will ping. Always happens when hot. Tried switching brands and grades of gas. Problems did not start until 1500 miles after the engine was replaced. Timing belt alignment has been confirmed goo...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TBF30K52U
presure tested gas cap cap is good tried to perform drive cycle to get monitor to run evap monitor will not run veh has two tsbs one is for eg0 22-06 for a bad filler tube it states if filler tube has corrorision on it replace it the tube. no corrorision was f... Trouble codes: P0440 (evap control syst malfunction)
2002 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, idle speed hunts VIN: 1NXBR12E32
Hello and thanks for the help. Vehicle came in for maintenance related tune-up. It ran perfectly fine, but was pushing 100k. We replaced spark plugs, air filter, PCV valve. Also, cleaned very dirty throttle body and MAF. Upon completion, vehicle idles at 1800 ...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Very low power VIN: 1NXBR38F43
Hey guys, This fine Toyota came in on a hook, with the complaint that the customers son was driving and it started loosing power and when the customer checked it out he found the #3 spark plug and coil were melted down more then Chirnobel, it was so bad that ...

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1995 Lexus SC400 4.0L ChkEngLt VIN: JT8UZ30C0S
Hi guys, Finally realized I was seeing code 71,not 17 by noticing the code flash spacing.It was the EGR thermo sensor.I replaced it and all is right in Lexusville!(thank God because this is the nervous owners car).Thanks for the replies. Chuck
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: JN1CA31D6Y
Thanks for the replies. Most pointed to radiator as being plugged up. 2 keys to this - heater functioned as secondary radiator and a number of folks mentioned having 'been there, done that' on this vintage Maxima. Removed radiator and tried to pour coolant thr...
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L door locks VIN: JN8AZ08T74
Thank you for all the replies, we all felt it was a BCM, I guess we were hoping for an easier solution, as we will need to order the part, send it to Costa Rica and have a local Nissan dealer reprogram it. Vehicle owner stated that all wiring was back probed a...
2005 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Oil in Coolant VIN: 1N6AD6W05C
Thanks for all the responses. Installed used motor in this one. Cooling system staying clean. New transmission and radiator were installed also. The used engine had an oil cooler on it, so I stuck with that one. Thanks again. George
1995 Subaru SVX L 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JF1CX3354S
Well this one is fixed put a mass air flow sensor on it from the dealer wala problem fixed thanxs to all who replied.
1992 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L whole system VIN: JT3AC12R2N
Yes the pressure was too high and an external fan on condensor helped. Thanks to all.
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K7V
Thank you Mr. Raoul of Seattle for promptly getting the info to me. What a good man. I had it right but just wanted to not have the nagging doubt of a valve smaking a piston. Anyway thanks again so much. Car started right up as well.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE30K02
Most of the replies nailed this problem. Evidently the PCM monitors the resistance of the relay coil. The original coil develops an incompatable resistance situation so the PCM responds by not activating the relay even when commanded to do so. The green ligh...
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