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1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L starting system VIN: 1HGCD7202V
Good Morning. I have a 1997 Honda Accord 4dr Se model that we have recently completed a Headgasket repair on. The vehicle was driven into the show and started previously to the repair. Upon completing the repair the factory alarm will not reset and we cannot s...
2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L interior lights and door ajar lights VIN: 5FNRL18522
Any honda techs run across this and can help me out. I'm leaning toward either a passenger multiplex control unit or interior light relay. Am I close or way off base. Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thanks in advance
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Stall VIN: JHLRD68444
This CR-V is driving me nuts. Vehicle will stall at random, but once it does it, it will do it every 30 seconds to every couple of minutes. I have it consistently at idle now. No codes at all. Strange thing is, if you leave the ignition on for a long period of...
2000 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YBGF22D9Y
egr flow problem, everything i can think of has been replaced up to this point. see vehicle repair history. Trouble codes: P0400
2006 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80DX6
This Mazda cranks fine, but the ignition only fires once each time I crank it. It also has a hard code for cam sensor bank one. I found in the archives older models with four cylinder engines with the same symptems. Those had timing chain problems, but I found... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JA4MT21H22
This montero sport will missfire at idle and under any load if you give slight throttle it will seem to smooth out. I have replaced spark plugs wires and valve cover gaskets due to oil leak into spark plug tubes. There is still a missfire checked codes and the...
2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L fuse VIN: 4A3AE75H34
1993 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JJN1HJ0F3P
The old 02 sensor and the new one will go all the way up to 1.42v and down to zero. I don't have a DSO but my fluke gives me an average of .75 roughly at 2000 rpm. I put an extra ground on both the 02 sensor body and the maf sensor. The maf passes per all-dat... Trouble codes: 45 (leaking fuel injector)
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D53
first of all thanks to all who reply. i am stumped on this one. problem is intermittent, but has been more regular lately. i tried closing terminbals at coil connector - seemed to work but still, code and misfire returned. injector also tested but not faulty. ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl. 2 misfire detected)
2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L engine VIN: 1N6AA07B15
we have a titan that runs nice, has all kinds of power,but it lets out a big puff of white smoke intermitently(sorry about the spelling).it tends to do it mostly on first start up of the day.we pulled the motor down thinking it was valve seals--wrong--not the ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Interior VIN: 1N4AL11D95
Good afternoon, we have a 05 Altima that was towed in for no start, We found the battery drained and a bad cell. (battery 1 year old but generic brand) we checked for draw and found a 0.10 amp draw. The power window circuit fuse was removed and the draw is gon...
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited 2.5L not ready for inspec VIN: 4S3BG68587
all i need is the "drive cycle" for this car so it will be ready for inspection.
2005 Suzuki Verona EX 2.5L tire press reset VIN: KL5VJ56L15
I got this one in rotated the tires and the tire press light was on..How do I reset or relearn the system so the light goes off? Thanks
1994 Toyota T100 2.7L No Start VIN: JT4UD10D2R
Hello to all. We have this T100 that is tearing us up. Came in with no start no fuel no spark. Checked pcm no communication. Checked powers and grounds checked check engine light by grounding it to be sure. Told customer needs pcm. Everything checked good. He ...
1996 Toyota 4Runner 2.7L trans only works in 4 low VIN: W4SO22O197
customer called and said that this 4 runner, which it does'nt sound like he uses very much, would'nt move, it worked fine when he parked it last, trans tries but slips quite bad, I asked him to check the fluid and he added 1.5 LT's, same thing, the trans baril...
1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1NXBR12E5X
car tow in, engine start and stall out after 2 minutes, some time died after started. PO code 1300 igniter circuit # 1 malfunction , first I checked all ground and shorted they are good, then I replaced both crank sensor and igniter. car ran fine after that. 1... Trouble codes: P1300
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Ign lock cly VIN: JT3HP10V6W
This truck the key will not turn .service manual no help service repair info,to remove lock cly any help key will not turn any drilling needed to be done.
2006 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.3L Shift VIN: 5TDZA22C06
Last week, we replaced a Transmission on a 2006 Toyota Sienna. After replacing the transmission, we test drove the vehicle for a few miles. Everything was working properly (shifting smooth...) After we parked the vehicle after the test drive, then to move the ...

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1995 Mazda MPV LXE 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5234S
Its Gone! The fix is unusuall for me or any of us for sure. It turns out that the starter fluid thing was a fluke, The actuall start/no start situation was directly related to ambient temp and or humidity. if the sun was shining on the car it would start, s...
2001 Mazda 626 ES 2.0L Poor Acceleration VIN: 1YVGF22CX1
Thanks to everybody that responded to my call for help.It did turn out to be the transmission. Had it rebuilt and the car runs great. Thanks again...Carl
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46G9Y
Well guys what I tried to avoid the most is exactly what happened. As I said before I got a used PCM and a used immobilizer ECU to match the PCM. I then sent the car to the dealer after about 6 phone calls to have the key programmed to the new PCM & ECU. And e...
2001 Nissan Quest SE 3.3L cruise control VIN: 4N2ZN16TO1
Most replys were to chance the vss. Being that I had no test equipment with me and the problem was intermitent I got a vss from the dealer and installed. After 900 miles worth of road test i can say problem fixed. Thanks for all the help
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1NAL11D12C
The nissan is fixed,we disassembled the timing cover and oilpan,also balance shaft housing.The oil pump screen is bolted to the bottom of the timing cover so it all must come off.The timing chain has 3 different links the crank gear keyway goes 6oclock to line... Trouble codes: P0340.
1990 Toyota Supra 3.0L spark plugs full of oil VIN: JT2MA71SXL
Well this one is long gone, had been on holidays before it was fixed. I actually emailed Tom right off and he supplied me with more info right away. I also used Gary's idea of copper washers to reseal the pipe plugs. Not a bad job to do [I hear]. I was just go...
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L hydrolic fan VIN: JT2GK13E2R
thankyou for all your help. the problem turned out to be the power steering pump,it is dual chamber and one of them were bad.solved the problem with a new pump.and again thankyou,its really nice to be able to ask questions of such a large number of talented te...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
Thanks to all who replied, all testing kept coming back to a bad ecm. Always a hard pill to swallow. Not a common fail on this model apparently, replaced with salvage unit and viola! car runs great, customer has picked up, and called back with a thank you, car... Trouble codes: P1300.
2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 5TDBT48A65
Thank-you to Gregg, David, and Matt. They were right, Special thanks to Gregg who walked me through setting the pretention on the cam gears. I originally screwed up and didn't put the bolt in the back of the exhaust cam to hold the inner gear. I pulled both ex...
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