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2003 Acura RSX 2.0L low vaccum VIN: JH4DC54863
I have an acura rsx that came to the shop with a lack of power, backfires and rpm wont go higer than 3000rmp. Have code P0172 system rich bank 1. I tested map and it tested alitle high so I chane it. and same thing. change A/F ration sensor and same. cam timin...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L hydraulic system VIN: JHMCG5554Y
This well maintained 2000 Accord EX arrived in the shop with a leaking clutch slave cylinder, but the clutch master cylinder is the factory original and I suspect it will begin to leak in the near future as well so I want to repair both. Does anyone know where...
2009 Honda Civic DX 1.8L downshift VIN: 2HGFA16649
Customer states that on his trips into Pennsylvania when he gets in hilly country the transmission will downshift once on a small grade and twice on a medium grade. His gas mileage drops from the average of 32mpg to 25Mpg. We live in relitivly flat area so I a...
1997 Hyundai Sonata 2.0L clutch VIN: KMHCF24F5V
this was towed in with no clutch, the pedal on the floor, inspection revealed that the slave cylinder apply rod was bent at 90 degrees, cylinder blown out and all fluid leaked out. I replaced the slave, bled it, and attempted to depress the clutch then discove...
1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA21A4X
The problem I'm having is that the motor labors hard when cranking like the timing is overly advanced. It will start eventually but you have to crank the piss out of it to start. When it's started it runs fine no codes etc. I tried a different ecm but same pro...
2007 Infiniti G35 3.5L left front head light inop VIN: JNKAYOE17M
customer came in with blown headlight replaced bulb and headlight does not work also replaced with another bulb and headlight still does not work,can not find where the fuse for the headlights are,headlight works on high beam but not on low beam,on one side of...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12685
This vehicle was towed in to us last week as a no start. After one of the other Techs checked it out we found that the #2/#3 coil was not firing. We swapped the coils and the problem stayed on the 2/3 coil. We tested the power, ground and trigger wires and fou... Trouble codes: P0343 (CMP sensor voltage high)
2003 Lexus GX470 4.7L seals VIN: JTJBT20X83
on performing TSB - tore downtransfer case and found: actuator shaft seal bad(leaking). this seal is not serviced by lexus nor the aftermarket. seal #br6810E- nok makes it. question: does anyone know of a seal that will work?? this is to save the actuator ,whi...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L rack/pump VIN: 2T2HA31U64
Hi, all. I have a steering issue here. Vehicle came into shop with complaint of tight/binding steering. We disconnected the outer tie rods to be sure the strut mounts, bearings or ball joints weren't the cause. We were able to rotate both spindles freely. We t...
1994 Mazda B2300 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR12A3R
Hi everyone.I have this truck in my shop that I have thrown everything at.I have tried a new computer ,coils,cam sensor,ignition module,and new plug wires.Test for spark at all coil towers and only have spark on number 1 cylinder right side coil.No spark at al... Trouble codes: 218 (no ignition diagnostic monitor signal)
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L valve body VIN: JE3AJ36E05
Hi. This car arrived to the shop stucked in second gear. The scann tool showed a problem in 1st - 2nd solenoid. Checked wiring and the problem was that the battery spilled acid on the trans connector and one pin was missing. Removed the oil pan to fix the harn...
1984 Nissan 720 2.4L no 3rd or 4th VIN: 1N6SD11SXP
Line pressure check,showed low pessure at 60 even at 3000 rpms,would not go up,and then while driving at 3500 rpms would jump to 120,then back down,thats at the drive port at RT rear of transmission.Revers port would show 15 psi. Now Still good 1st and 2nd, no...
1985 Nissan Maxima GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions
came in as a gross pullutor.above repairs done.intially came in with broken heater o2 wires at pcm harness side.repaired wires but o2 sesnor baise .03mv.hard wired new o2 with same results.koeo hester with 12v, koer pcm heater ground but dvom reads 1.0v.when i... Trouble codes: 23 (throttle switch), 31 (a/c switch)
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA2102T
vechile barly starts all the time takes 3-4 minutes to get started, has cdes p0505 stored sometimes but not always. have replaced the iac valve twice 1 used 1 new. have pulled apart and cleaned throttle body and all plates butterflys etc. pulled iac valve off ... Trouble codes: P0505
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Clutch Pedal VIN: 4S3BG4854T
Need some help on this one. We have put three clutch kits in this car. Two Perfection & a Luk kit. New flywheels, clutch cable, release fork, and the sleeve kit for transmission snout. Only to have the same problem. The pedal is hard to push, sticks to the flo...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4T1SK11E4S
Hello everyone, I have got this 94 camry here that just doesn't like me. The customer states that after he had the coil and Dis. cap replaced at another shop he has felt rough idle (minor). I replaced the ignition wires and spark plugs due to the fact that th...
1996 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HJ85J2T
Thanks in advance for your assistance and suggestions. This vehicle arrived with MIL on with code P0401. First I cleaned the EGR passages, cleared the code, took vehicle for a drive cycle, and the light returned. I checked every component related to the EGR su... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insuffient Flow Detected)
1997 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Engine VIN: 4T1BF12B2V
FIRST OF ALL: While reading the description below plese remember that - Sometimes the engine will actually run for 5 to 15 seconds. If I try to raise RPM's during this time the engine stalls immediately. The ECM initially fires the injectors a few times while...
2003 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR32E13
No idle cold and low idle hot. Codes for multiple misfire all cylinders and evap psi sensor codes. I have checked basics. No intake leaks. Plugs look good. I have cleaned throtle body because throtle was sticky. Any help much apreciated. Thanks Gary Trouble codes: P0450, P0451, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303

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1993 Honda Civic Si 1.6L cruise control
thanks to all who replied, after having more time to check this car i pin tested the cc ecu plug. an old honda manual i had has the tests for each wire. it failed the clutch switch test.after checking it i found it actually has 2 switches on the clutch (hard ...
2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on, ALL SYSTEM LIGHTS ON VIN: 5FNRL38855
Well, I have finally finished with the honda odyssey and what a journey! Like afew of you said, it was unplug one module at a time until the k line circuit was restored. The tire pressure monitor module was what had the circuit dead. Once I unplugged it I was ...
2004 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK14304
The problem ended up being the maf sensor connector. I tried to find a new wiring pigtail, but no one had one. So i fixed the one I had to work with by very delicately tightening up the pin connections. Trouble codes: P2188 (system rich).
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Speedometer VIN: JN1CA31D9Y
Guan from Alberta was a big help with this car. The information to fix this car was for a 2001 Maxima with ABS without TCS. This car has no speed sensor in the transaxle, the ABS module gives speed signals to the cluster at pin 15. I borrowed a used cluster fr...
2002 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Shift VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Thanks to everybody for your help. the problem was in the TCM. thanks again John Trouble codes: U1000 (CAN Comm Circuit Error), U1001 (CAN Comm Circuit Error).
1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Battery VIN: 4S3BK4356X
Ok, looks like this one is down the road. Yes it was the starter(took cover off solenoid and it was smoked! Suprised it even worked!) and after replacing the cables and starter the drain dropped to 2mA! If you open the door (with the dome switch off) your drai...
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