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1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCK5688V
Hi need some help from all you honda techs. This car came in for shifting problems car will start off in second gear and take a while to shift when cold. There was a code for the speed sensor p0715 so we serviced the transmission/ drain and fill and cleared th... Trouble codes: P0715
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD5532V
After replacing the clutch, the customer said the car would not start. It cranks fine, compression is good. There is no spark from the coil. The data stream shows 220 rpm from cranking, so I think crank, TopDeadCenter sensors are good. I tested the crk/TDC sen...
2003 Honda Element DX 2.4L rear brakes VIN: 5J6YH28576
Customer came to us with rear disc brakes bad at 75,000 miles, stated dealer had replaced once already. we inspected calipers, hoses, hardware, all looked ok. replaced with ceramic pads and new rotors. 2500 miles later, it came back with rear brakes dragging, ...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Door Locks VIN: 5FNRL18084
2004 HONDA ODYESSY This vehicle came in with a customer concern of the drivers door lock inoperative. The coil in the drivers door actuator was open, so we replaced the actuator. It still didn't work. In diagnosing the lock system, we found that when we try t...
2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: KMHCG45C01
Hi thank you for looking all you smog guys this Hyundai-fun-day has hi NOX its really not too high but in california it is it is 672 PPM @ 15 mph test the max is 477 so we are close.. my question is does the after cat burn NOX( the cat after the pre cat) I don...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KM85B12B24
have a intermittent problem after driving for 30 min at 1800 rpms car bucks/jerks it feels if the car shuts off and then restarts inself i have allready replaced the crank sensor twice no codes in computer and no data problems what do you think??? thanks Adam
1999 Infiniti QX4 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR0ZY9X
I have this nightmare of a QX4 that has a rough idle issure with a random misfire code. When I first looked at the car I smoke tested it for vacum leaks and found the inlet boot at the t-body to have a large crack in it. Replaced it with a new inlet boot think... Trouble codes: P0300
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...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Engine Misfire - Low Power VIN: JACDJ58X22
The main symptom is that the engine bogs at 65-70 mph in top gear. An abrupt downshift brings back the power and speed but after the resulting upshift back to fourth gear, no amount of throttle will maintain speed. After about two cycles of this shifting and b...
1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Blower Motor VIN: JT8BF28G0W
I hate to post something that should be so simple. Car came in with inop Blower Motor. Put 12v to the motor, no luck so we replaced the motor. Problem solved... right, nope. Fan worked in the bay but the next day it was back. Checked the connector at the blo...
1993 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L Idle VIN: 1YVGE22A1P
I have a 1993 Mazda 626 4 cyl. the engine is idling at about 2000 rpms with a/c on. a/c off idle up and down at 2000 rpm down to 1000 and back up. i have checked iac tps done a smoke test unhooked vacume to egr. other than the rpm run great. checked code had c...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Stall VIN: JM3LW28A84
i have a 2004 mazda mpv lx, every time that you drive the vehicle the vehicle stalls, but will restart, only code that is in pcm is p0102 mass air flow circuit low. replaced mass air flow sensor and it still stalls as you drive it. any suggestions!!! Trouble codes: P0102 (mass airflow circut low)
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y5X
Just curious if any Mitsubishi techs could tell me what's the deal with the charcoal canister on this car.All Data is saying that it is INSIDE the gas tank. Is it actually sitting in fuel, or does it have its own compartment.Do I need to remove the tank and re... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large Evap Leak)
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L remotes VIN: 5N1AA08B44
Hello everyone I have this truck in the garage for an oil change and a abs lite on and the cust. asked if I could program his 2 new remotes as he lost one and the other one was broke. I called local dealer to inquire as to if this was something I could perform...
2006 Scion xB 1.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTLKT32446
Vehicle will sometimes go into limp mode and transmission won't shift properly. Then P0500 comes on. Hook up scan tool and looked at VSS signal. Found out when that happens the VSS signal on the scan tool is 0 mph when the vehicle is moving. The speedometer wo... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit), P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor A circuit)
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BD435XT
We replaced the engine in this car with a used engine and put all new timing belt components + water pump on the used engine and the belt makes a very loud whining noise. All parts were from world pac. A stethoscope pinpoints the loudest point to be the cogged...
1997 Subaru Impreza Brighton 2.2L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JF1GM4255V
car while driving bucks & stalls off & on fuel level at 1/8 put fresh fuel in car started ran fine to closest gas station,put more premium gas in,car ran good started bucking & missung briefly.parked it. next day did not let it warm up at all drove into shop w... Trouble codes: P3025 (knock sensor)
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E9Y
Hello members. Thanks in advance for any help. My customer had gone to the dealer for the MIL coming on last year. Not sure how long it was before it came back on but was told it was quite a while. Dealer invoice shows Air flow sensor was cleaned to repair pro... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean)
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JTEGF1A120
this toyota came with harsh shifting complaint, (no trouble codes) upon some tests, we determine the transmission needed o. haul, we took it apart, inspected every part, component, checked all solenoids for correct resistance, all valves in valve body, all clu...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Hi all, thanks in advance for your help. Customer brought the vehicle in complaining that it has cut off 3 times while idling cold. I noticed right away that the engine was stumbling and idling low even though it was warm. I checked to see if the stumble was a...

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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJB7237Y
our original thought before we made this post was to replace main & fuel pump relays-we did before asking for help. however we purchased aftermarket relays from local supplier. unfortunately the new main relay was bad. bought new oem relays for both fuel & mai...
2002 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8BD69S20
thanks for all the help,the problem was the vent valve under the plastic engine was letting fumms flood the engin we installed a new valve and all fixed
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JM3LW28A64
Sorry for the delay. This was such an intermittent problem. It finally came in strong while scoping and we were able to confirm it was the #4 coil. I had common replies stating problems with the pcv tube on the right side of engine between the engine and fire ...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L timing chain VIN: 1N4AL11D92
thanks to you all that posted a view for this timing chain problem . Stuart from illinois confirmed it right . a new oil pump ( carring a not worn out shield around crank gear was the solution to stop crankshaft jumping gears.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L differential VIN: 4S3BG6856V
thank you to every one for there help on this one. after reading all of the responses i removed the tail housing off the tranny and found that the ground lug for the clutch solinoid had broken. repaired ground and all is fine, thank you to all who responded. ...
1999 Subaru Forester L 2.5L spark knock VIN: JF1SF6357X
we are going too replace engine again because this engine has too much compression.has 200-210 calls for 155-185
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Door Locks VIN: 4S4BP62C75
Thanks for your responses.The key in switch indicator in the lock cylinder has failed . It was telling the lock module that the door was open.Causing the locks to cycle .If you unplug the plug at the cylinder. All will now work properly.But if you try to leave...
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