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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L Electronic
after replacing timing belt, pads & rotors the customer complaint is that the vsc and check engine lights come on. they come and go. i found an 02 sensor code and i did find some posts about the 02 heater shorting and lighting up the vsc light so i changed the...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L suspension VIN: JHMCG5649X
Had a 1999 honda accord in shop with a suspension matlaic rattle over rough road.Struts were worn and boots on ball joints torn.Replaced upper and lower ball joints,front and rear struts and sway bar end links.Drove car everything sounded ok.Cust took vehicle ...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L heater VIN: 5FNRL18733
Van came in for no heat and gauge was reading low.started with new thermostat and no fix.When i fell heater lines bottom with heater valve is hot to heater core and hose for return is cool.Removed heater control valve and was working okay.Tried raising front e...
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: JACDS58X82
Vehicle came in with a slight misfire/flutter in 4th gear under light cruise condition. No misfires detected in obd monitor. Replaced coils and plugs. re-tested vehicle. No improvement over previous test drive.note. Only seems to happen at shift points.
2007 Isuzu NPR 5.2L Brake Pedal feel
Okay this one is annoying me. Came in for brake job as front pads were getting thin. Pulled truck down and found wheel cylinders on drivers rear were leaking also. Replaced wheel cylinders and rear shoes. Adjusted brakes up to specs furnished by local supply h...
1998 Mazda Protege LX 1.5L none VIN: JM1BC1414W
It does not have DTC, not fail engine runs very well, not pass emission test, I am replaced both O2, catalyst, tune up, general cleaning of intake manifold, egr system, ( troubleshooter solus indicates vehicle with 7 years or 70,000 miles PCM flash before repl...
2000 Mazda B3000 SX 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4F4YR12U6Y
I would like to know if anyone has run into high fuel pressure on one of these trucks and how it affected fuel trims. LT B1 -9, LT B2 -7. Fuel pressure is 68 lbs, spec is 45 - 65. Running vehicle on fuel inj cleaning system at 50 psi brought fuel trims down to...
1990 Mitsubishi DELICA 2.8L air bag VIN: P25W041301
air bag light continously on .checked wiring ,ok .replaced g sensor as per fault code coming up .still light stays on . anyone had as similar problem ?
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
I need some help guys. This eclipes came to the shop for a no start. Checked fuel pressure found was good. Checked pattern of the cam and crank sensors with scope looks good. Found the number 1 and 2 fuel injectors had pulse but 3 and 4 didnt. Checked wiring b...
2000 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4A3AA46G3Y
Hello, could use some help. car came in with a running rough problem, diagnosed a po 303 misfire code did tune up plugs wires coil cleaned throttle body, cleared codes took it for a road test it was fine, customer picked up called next day said it was stalling...
1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRE VIN: HLS3020611
I hope someone can lead me in the right direction. We have this 280z that came in with a no start. Put in a fuel pump and vehicle runs. But under hard acceleration and load the vehicle feels like it just wants to cut off. Sometimes it backfires through the int...
1977 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: HLS30-4125
Ended up with this job because of it belonging to the parents of my sons best friend. It has been sitting idle and neglected for years. Tags expired 4/96. We put a battery in it, checked compression and found 140-150 lbs. Spark was good but found no fuel pump ...
1995 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L camshaft VIN: JN1CA21D5S
another tech was working on this car to do the head gaskets. He got angry and decieded to quit half way into the job. This engine has 4 cams and my question is how do i know which 2 are for bank 1 and more importantly inatake and exhaust cams. How can i identi...
2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31A9Y
code 171 setting mil light,no drivabilty complaints,smoke tested all intake system ,no leaks present,scoped injector patterns & all 3 02 sensors ok,injector pulse width slightly smaller on rear bank,fuel pressure & volume test all in spec,mass air flow well wi... Trouble codes: P0171 (right bank 1 lean)
2002 Nissan Altima SL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D62
I got this vehicle from another tech in shop check timing chains they are in time all I could find was the coils will only spark onces per ignition cycle so changed crank sensor and still the same thing can someone please help thanks in advance
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JF1SF63501
car can be driven all day but not at night the engine runs great until headlights are turned on, then engine runs poorly, no power, stalling, and the only thing i have found is the 5 volts ref to tps goes to zero, i did inspect the grounds, and the charging ra...
1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Steering Rack VIN: 2T1AE09B8R
I have a 94 Corolla with some funky knocking noises going on in the front over bumps. It sounds like bad struts, clunks severely. The car also has a brake pulsation (slightly warped rotors i believe), which causes the noise to sound much worse when braking at ...
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4T3ZF13C9W
I had van in my shop last couple months ago customer complaint tires wear only inner of tire, we replaced struts & strut mount, lower control arm & ball joint, Outer tie rod end and Customer Replace Both front tires and sent to alignment.Now customer come back...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT48A72
Hello, guys, this one came in on the hook last week. I recovered the vehicle from the woods next to the owners driveway. He went off the steep driveway, and got it stuck, in the process, he junked the transfer case, and the front diff. I have replaced the tran...

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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF25S83
the problem turned out to be the crankshaft sensor wires. i removed the lower timing cover and the belts were in good condition, upon carefull exam i saw the prior mechanic failed to run the wires in correct path so the wires rubbed through on the main timing ...
2004 Isuzu Axiom XS 3.5L cam sprocket and phaser and valves VIN: 4S2DE58Y44
Well, sorry but I cant get the customer to call me back, she is currently renting a car and I guess I will inherit this pos. Just makes you wonder when did the train jump the tracks. These things are supposed to be transportation, not space shuttles! Too much ...
1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1TA2217S
after testing all output and inputs to the ecm we decided it had to be a faulty ecm we got a new one and sure enough it fixed the problem it was strange that all inputs were correct but the ecm was not processing them correctly thanks to all who replied ,also ... Trouble codes: P0100 (MAF Mass or volume air flow A circuit), P0725 (ckp), P1195 (Manufacturer controlled fuel and air), P1522 (VRIS solenoid), P1777 (TCC Manufacturer controlled transmission), P1792 (TPS Manufacturer controlled transmission).
2001 Mazda Tribute DX 3.0L unknown VIN: 4F2CU08191
I took apart the fuse block and found more water and corrosion inside. Cleaned, blow-dry and reinstalled. Vehicle was instantly fixed of all those mysterious problems. Client took vehicle to a leak specialist before planning on returning for a new fuse bloc...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AK34Y5S
Well techs, I haven't fixed this one yet. I pulled the head and seen nothing wrong, but i had it shaved anyway because I seen some nicks near that cylinder. There are no vac leaks, the valves are not leaking, and the EGR system if in working order. I have also...
1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1N4BU31D6V
sorry it took me so long to close this request. holidays and all you know. I haven't had the customer back as he works out of town. I do appreciate the two or three fellows who actually took the time to read me request COMPLETELY and that info, I'm sure will b...
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L ignition VIN: 3N1CB51063
Vehicle has a ground wire issue from coolant temp sensor to ground junction block. Thanks for the help.
1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Over Drive VIN: JT3VN29V2M
Thank you all for your replies. There was a lot of great information and it was all along the same lines. The late engaging OD problem we came to understand was a problem with this year vehicle. However it was taking longer than it should have. We used all th...
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