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1996 Acura RL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JH4KA653TC
I have a 3.5rl that intermittently will idle erratic usually when hot. I think it is caused by a rich mixture. The plugs are not old but are black. After a ride on the highway the CAT converter gives out a rotten egg smell. The engine does come up to temperatu...
2002 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Compressor / Condensor Fan VIN: JH4DC53062
Acura came in for quick Diagnosis for A/C Compressor Inop and 30 Amp Condensor fuse Blown.Checked Compressor Clutch - O/K not Siezed . Fuse Blows within aprox. 5 seconds after engageing the A/C switch. Unplugged A/C Compressor Clutch , Tested same result . Unp...
1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L all VIN: 1HGCB7668L
Thanx in advance,vehicle came in customer stated that trans does not shift properly, was low on 2 qts of fluid.added fluid, and road tested . has harsh/late shift in every gear.Try to get code out TCM. modis says the far right cutout is for code. LED should fl...
1993 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L clutch master cly VIN: 4S2CY58V6P
Truck came in on hook,customer said he needed the clutch master and slave cly installed.when clutch operation was inspected found that throwout bearing separated from pressure plate. (note this clutch system is a pull type.)After pulling clutch apart found spr...
2001 Lexus IS300 3.0L power door locks VIN: JTHBD18241
i sure hope somebody can help here i have a lexus and really can not find anything to help me the power door lock function as you are driving the vehicle at slow speeds and or stopped the always function to the unlocked position never to the locked pos. and it...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD69S20
car starts fine ,untill you go and put gas in it 5 galons,10 galons makes no diffrence after filling it will have to crank 4 times as much to start. you can remove the fuel cap off and on and it will start great untill you go get gas no matter how much (i hav...
1997 Mazda Protege DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JM1BC141XV
customer complained of no accel from standing stop. found car would not accel sitting in bay, removed 02 sensor car reved up really well. installed converter and coolant sensor (for code 115)on test drive after has lots better accel but shifts really hard 1-2 ...
1999 Mazda Miata 10th Anniversary 1.8L unrun monitors VIN: JM1NB3537X
I have had this car for 1 month. It has run the ox sensor heater and evap monitor. (not ox sensor monitor, egr monitor and cat monitor). I am unable to get anything else to run. I have used the drive cycles from Alldata, Mitchell and one from Mazda (faxed from...
2001 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4F2YU09101
Car came in with misfire under load. Did intake gasket, plugs and boots. moved back coils to front. Could not get it to act up after this work. Car left for two weeks. Customer said that car was running real bad and then check engine light came on and it ran s... Trouble codes: P0303
2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JM3LW28A82
Thanks ahead of time for any help. The problem that we have come across is that this 3.0 Mazda MPV is presenting symptoms of a miss fire on 1,4,6. We have replaced all spark plugs and coils on cylinders 1,4,6. All compression on all cylinders is dead on, we ha...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G5Y
vehicle came in w/po302. found plug with burned/missing electrode.installed new plugs.test drove vehicle po302 came right back. pulled plug found smashed electrode.ran compression test, good#1 150,#2 145, #3 145, #4 150. ran cylinder leak down. tested good,no ... Trouble codes: P0302
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L spark knock VIN: JF1SF6357X
accelerating under load has a spark knock.found that knock sensor was cracked.replaced knock sensor,still has a spark knock,checked cam and crank timming marks,dead on,coil checks out ok. car only sat for 2 weeks so i do not think it is bad gas.what could it b...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L excessive vibration at steering wheel VIN: 4S3BH6657Y
We perform about 3 per month engine out cylinder head gasket jobs on these Skoobies. Recently, a few have developed an engine vibration which is felt in the steering wheel and dash while idling, in gear at operating temp. Putting it in Reverse changes the prob...
2001 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L antenna mast VIN: JTEHT05J91
customer came in with a broken antenna mast. removed antenna and broken mast cable then cleaned and regreased spool and housing. mounted antenna on vehicle. turned radio from on to off engaged mast cable an fed into antenna unit.antenna will only extend 4 inch...
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K76
hello everybody i am working on this camry ac/compressor does not kick in. checked wiring it looks fine . wiring daigram talks about ac ampliper i could,not find that one change the relay no help.on scanner its always showing that ac is off. wellcome all help ...

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2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KMHDN45D62
Wow, what a pain. Evaporator core was pretty evident of leakage with uv light on dye. Dealer claims to not be real common. It was definitely not a fun job. Would do a Dodge any day compared to this. Anyway car is fixed and customer happy. Thanks alot guy...
1995 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start VIN: 1546656555
replaced cam sensor on back of cylinder head runs great thanks iatn
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Thanks to all the many emails. This truck is fixed and gone.I did have voltage at the vacuum cut valve solinoid, but if I moved the wires going to the sensor I would lose voltage. What I found was another wire barely touching in the insulation.It was the harne... Trouble codes: P1490.
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D71
this vehicle is finally fixed .it ended up being the fuel tank pressure sensor.i tied into the wiring and read the voltage while driving .found voltage not within specs.i had to use a used sensor dealer kept sending wrong part and could not find the right one.... Trouble codes: P0455, P1448.
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT33416
Most of the replies mentioned the TSB for a reflash for the P0335 code but we had already ruled that out. The reflash is for a false setting the code, not for an actual problem. As mentioned we were seeing the signal dropout, a reflash won't fix that. After is... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor), P0339 (Crank Sensor).
1993 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
I would like to thank all of the Tech's that replied to this post. I cannot get the owner to let loose of the vehicle. on the bright side I mentioned that it could be a issue with the cooling lines to the throttle body and that is where i would start the repai...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG12K8T
This ones fixed. At some point the wires going down the timing cover had a small argument with the belt. The cut exposed just enough wire to cause a short to the shielding around the harness going to the crank sensor. I found this by the old wiggle test. What ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0340, P1335.
2001 Toyota Solara SLE 3.0L ignition VIN: 2T1CF22P11
Well this is fixed and down the road. Tom from California hit it right on the head. Water pump was leaking a little and it must have shorted out the crank sensor, it did however ohm out correctly. Replaced the water pump, timing belt and crank sensor, car star...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L dome lights/battery drain VIN: 1NXBR12E61
OK gang. Hope everybody had a good Holiday. Thanks for all the replies. As Jesser & Jay said, it's not really a "relay" despite what Toyota calls it. It's just an integrated circuit board with a chime built in. This "relay" controls the dome lights & all ...
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