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1997 Acura RL 3.5L drl/low beam VIN: JH4KA9652V
vehicle came in last week with intermittent headlights. Every few minutes of driving the headlights would flicker and/or become inoperative. Whilst testing the circuitry, I noticed that when I tapped gently on the DRL module, the lights would act up. So bought...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1HGCG5540W
took out ignition lock cylinder to ensure no broken peices inside housing, after removal, the lock cylinder will not reinstall back into the housing on the steering column. was easy to remove, just need any sort of reinstallation procedure, any help would be a...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L engine VIN: 1HGCG55632
Neighbor's car uses 1-2 quarts between oil changes.No obvious leaks.No spots on 1 year old driveway,parked in same spot daily.He has oil changed at quick lubes,tire stores using 5w20.90% of his driving is highway. I could not find any TSB on this problem.Any h...
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on
any help would be aprreciated. Trouble codes: P0325
2005 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L cooling system VIN: KMHHN65D35
Hi, I have this 2005 Hyundai Tiburon, 4cyl. 2.0L I have just changed the head gasket and rad and now I cant seem to get the air out of the system. The temp sensor only goes to about 100 degrees c and the car does not overheat. I have checked the impeller on th...
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L monitors VIN: KNADC12381
This vehicle will not complete it's monitors. Commute time is 1.5 to 2.0hrs a day. Customer would pull into the shop,leave the engine running, Plug in the scan tool and maybe one or two would complete. The comprehesive monitors only. I figured if a back up fus...
2001 Kia Sephia 1.8L no od VIN: KNAF812915
at times it feels like overdrive is not working and gets no indicator light. when button is pushed nothing happens.. must shut off vehicle then restart in order to get button to function. problem is intermittant but resolution is always the same.. replaced tcm...
1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Starting VIN: JT8UF11E6P
Customer brought car in for a "no start" symptom. After Diag, technician confirmed that the starter needed to be replaced. After replacing starter, the car would start but it sounded rough, and it would take several cranks. All the wires seem to be in tact, no...
2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L engine, noise VIN: JTHCK26288
Hello, we have this 2008 lexus IS250 in shop, there is a loud ticking noise at idle, seems to be coming from pass valve cover, looks to be a fuel pressure regulator attached to cover may even go into the cover, unusual ticking noise from that area, when raisin...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVFP84C65
Hi first time posting thanking everyone in advance for their help.I'm trying to replace the knock sensor and I can not find it on this engine nothing on the back of the motor fairly open there I suspect it to be under the intake manifold a lot of work to remov...
1997 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA21D1V
Vehicle came in with the MIL on and a P0443 in memory. Testing found no problems with the system so we replaced the solenoid as I found in the archives this is a common problem. Code come back, retested and still didnít find anything. When still double checkin... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control solenoid)
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BH6750Y
Howdy Subaguru's, In repair history you will see that the customer self installed a used engine. Engine has not started since installation. I am the third person to look at this. First thing I checked was timing marks, no marks on belt, so the marks on cams a...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65651
Customer has been back 3 times since this work was done. All 3 times with a check engine light on with a P0420. We replaced the gasket between the engine pipe and the convertor the first time it was back because there appeared to be a slight leak there. Second... Trouble codes: P0420
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L shifting , turns VIN: 4S4BP61C97
Hello Subaru techs. We did a trans service on this car. We refilled the trans with approx 4 quarts of dex 3 per alldata's service procedure. After servicing I noticed a bad shutter on tight turns. I then searched the fix database and learned that dex 3 is not ...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT3HP10V0X
Vehicle came in with a P1133. I found the TSB #EG012-01 for replacement of the A/F sensor with OE#89467-42030. The vehicle was running sluggish and when started it had some black smoke. I ordered a A/F sensor from worldpack using the O.E.# and I installed the ... Trouble codes: P1133 (A/F Sensor Circuit Response Malfunction)
2002 Toyota Camry SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 4T1BF30K52
hi [...] looking for a throttle body relearn procedure on this camry. int. dies after new battery. and the torque converter is turning off and on at cruise. ive cleaned throttle, no codes, egr not the problem. thanks for any input.

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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6683X
Thanks for all the quick respond . sorry the car was 99 not 96.replace the idle controle again and that fix the problem.the first used idle controle had a problem. Trouble codes: P0505.
1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1653X
thanks iatn got this one fixed, thanks to all of the replies, the first 4 replies from sean, david, john and bob were all concerned with the intake ports carboned up, but due to we had just removed the intake and cleaned the ports i was sure this was not the c... Trouble codes: P1491.
2007 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Engine VIN: 2HGFA55567
Sent the car to dealership, dealer replaced VTC Actuator on the intake camshaft only. Now after a week since repair the engine has been quiet. I believe it's fixed. Thanks to all who replied.
2007 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Engine VIN: 5FNRL38487
Well the head is off. Top land of the piston has burnt away. I can see the rings so I can see where the compression was going. This sounds a uncommon fault as per the reply's but watch out for it. Thanks for all the replys
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JM1NA3531R
thank you for all your replies, almost everyone got this one. crank sensor is the cause, thank you again. happy halloween.
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Whine noise in Engine VIN: 1N6DD21S2W
Hi everyone, Thanks for all your input on this nissan, it ended up being the timing chain guide on the lower timing chain, it was worn all the way through the plastic and aluminum on the tensioner side, so the chain was being tensioned by the aluminum backing ...
2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L odometer and clock VIN: 4S3BH89631
based on the limited data i was able to find i was able to narrow it down to the main circuit board in the cluster, we suggested replacing. the board did fix the problem however since the memory for the speedo is in the circuit board speedo needed to be recali...
1986 Toyota Corolla Sport GTS 1.6L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2AE88S8G
Thanks to all for the help, but it ended up being that the injectors were not working. We replaced all 4 and the car started right up. We pulled the fuel rail with the fuel lines still hooked up and noticed that only 2 of the injectors were dumping fuel and 2 ...
2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L abs system VIN: 5TDBT44A41
closed without a fix. I went back and scoped all 4 wheel sensors with no problems found. No replies addressed why hooking up my Verus scan tool would disable Abs system, thus not allowing me to duplicate the actual problem and moniter scan data simultaneously....
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L abs brakes VIN: JTEEW21A26
Thanks to all that replied. What we had to do is get another scan tool (snap-on SOLUS) that would erase code from abs, then you could bleed. When you open the bleeder again it would set a the code again an nothing would come out of the bleeder until you erased...
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