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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Starting VIN: 1HG6G5553W
i am working on my 98 honda accord, when cold outside at times car will crank and not start. check spark, ok also check power and ground to fuel pump. ok have already replace main efi relay. after car sits some timesfor 1 hour or longer car will start and run ...
2007 Honda Civic DX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFG11887
Quick easy question for you Honda Guru's. Can you put a used engine computer in this 1.8 Civic.I know at the very least the keys will have to be programmed. I do a lot of work for this car lot that buys wrecked vehicles and fixes them up. This Honda took a bi...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L rear pads VIN: KM8SC73D72
this santa fe is wearing only the inside pads out.we replaced both calipers with the anchors and pads(pads 3 times).we do not have a pressure gauge to check the fluid pressure but if it was pressure related should it not affect both inner and outer pads? any h...
1996 Lexus SC400 4.0L chime & interior lamps VIN: JT8CH32Y0T
the customer came in with the chime constantly on when the key out and the doors closed. the first thing we checked was the key sensor. the switch checked ok. the door ajar light indicator on the dash was on and off like it should. the interior lights stayed o...
1997 Mazda 626 LX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22D9V
hi all.i have this car in the shop-keeps resetting code p0400. 1st i had no vacuum to the boost sensor solenoid-pipe from intake was plugged-cleaned that. then no vacuum to boost sensor due to def. solenoid-replaced it,i now have vacuum when solenoid is ground... Trouble codes: P0400
2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L transmission goes into limp mode VIN: 4A3AC44G9Y
vehicle won't shift and is always in limp mode. Customer wanted us to program used transmission control unit to vehicle, because transmission shop said that was cause of problem. Erased all transmission codes and road tested vehicle. Transmission would go int...
1999 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1BB41D5X
This car was bought from the brother in law that had a check engine light on forever. P0402, The back pressure transducer tested bad and was replaced. The light came back on and everything in the system was thoroughly tested, EGR solenoid works as designed. th... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR Flow Excessive)
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L xenon lights VIN: JN8AZ08W44
customer called me saying his murano needs both igniters, as told by the dealer, and his extended warr would not cover it. talking to nissan parts the only way to get igniters is the whole headlamp assm. $850 each. my question is has anyone done a conversion o...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L engine VIN: 5N1AA08B14
this vehicle came in oil pressure showing low on gauge and light would come on at idle in gear,with extenal gauge installed we measure 15 lbs at idle in gear,anything off idle pressure rises,according to michell 15 lbs is good,my question is:has anyone seen th...
2006 Nissan Xterra S 4.0L Compressor & blower VIN: 5N1AN08U15
Thanks in advance. This 06 Xterra is eating me alive. When you turn on the a/c on blower speed 1 the compressor comes on but the blower doesn't work. Turn speeds 234 the blower works but the compressor doesn't. Replaced the control head, the therm sensor and e...
2000 Subaru Forester S 2.5L pedal VIN: JF1SF6551Y
hello all. Have first time customer with low brake pedal, Check TSB's -found low pedal height adjust.Pedal is about 30mm as per measurement re TSB .Re Re all calipers check sliders,check pistons for sticking - none found,looks like someone freed up leftfront. ...
2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 453BH68691
car originaly came in overheating-radiator blown out,replaced radiator and found combustion gasses getting into cooling syst.-replaced head gaskets.this cured heating problems.before delivery car exibited no start condition and set a crank sensor code-po336.we... Trouble codes: P0336
1991 Toyota Pickup 2.4L coolant in oil
This is my brother in laws truck, He is getting a lot of coolant in the oil, I don't have a pressure tester to look for any leaks. There are no external leaks. Is there anything common on these trucks for coolant to get into the oil? I am going to try and get ...
1998 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Ignition VIN: E2WZ039058
The vehicle would die when you turn on the park/headlamps with the blinker, the customer customized the headlamps by cutting the wiring at headlamps and rigging a switch so the headlamps would work. What i found is the ground cluster on the driver's side behin...
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L EFI relay VIN: 4T1BF28B1Y
thanks in advance for any info on this, this vehicle has abs light flashing, vsc and vsc off lights are on while driving with no codes, when vehicle is off and key is removed the EFI relay will click rapidly untill battery is drained, costomer found info about...
2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L p/s resevior VIN: 4T3ZF13C6Y
resevoir low and when topped off fluid shoots out of the resevoir im assuming due to excessive pressure, the p/s pump was replaced and is OE and the rack is reman, problem was there before parts replaced, pressure hose was replaced almost 2 years ago
2000 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L day time running lights flicker VIN: 4T1BF28B7Y
This car came in when we pull it in the bay out of the sun with the head lights switch off. The day time running lights come on and they flicker on and off contently.the relays all go click,click, click , click and the lights flicker if we shine a flash light ...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEHN72N02
hey everyone; from the info i have found the upstream sensor should be at 3.3v, if it is above that it is running lean. the only thing that i know of that can cause that and still have fuel trim in check would be maf. do those numbers seem out of line? ( in ... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Head Lights VIN: JTDKB20U25
Have a 05 Prius customers concern head lights turn off while driving he turns the switch off and back on to get the lights back on this will happen on high or low beam then he said that one light will go out and he turns the light off and back on and the light...

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SB12B02
removed egr to check passages-after checking voltages on the road verified signal to solenoid-bypassed vacuum valve and let customer try-been gone 2 weeks and no word so calling it fixed-will provide more info when his daughter comes back from college-thanks t... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow).
1994 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L starting VIN: JACDH58VXR
Thanks to all ho took time to help me with this car i got it fair the problem is that the right cam was the problem and there is a bent valve i just have to get the parts and all the gasket and get it don age for all the help.
2000 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JACDJ58X9Y
thanks for all the replies. the info about winter fuel may be somewhat pertinent but doesnt seem to account for the total loss of mileage. I noticed that short term fuel trim on bank 2 was intermittently was slightly higher than bank 1 but the difference was ... Trouble codes: P1340.
1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10U4X
thank you everyone for your help. the main reply was for a new maf. i had not considered this for 2 reasons, 1 i had replaced it just a year ago for an open circuit issue. second i only had one bank lean, i would think that a faulty maf would make both ban... Trouble codes: P0171.
1999 Lexus GS400 4.0L Tach, fuel gauge,speedometer VIN: JT8BH68X1X
Thank you everyone was right on par. I took the negative cable off for 5 min and then the problem was fixed.That is what you get for trying to save the radio stations.
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G53
Thank you guys, this one is all good now. The new pcm fixed the problem. Somehow the old pcm act up when engine speed reaches 2000 rpm, it disturbs the MAF square waves. Again thank you alex Trouble codes: 0300 (ramdom misfire).
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Starting VIN: 4S3BG6859W
I am going to call this fixed for now, I never did find the starter relay but I did find a connector at the keyless entry module not fully seated. When I fully seated it the alarm went off for a while and then quit. After this the car started fine. I have been...
2003 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Accessories VIN: JF1SG63673
Hey guys sorry for the delay thanks for all the help found the ground broken at the rear hatch connection where it enters the body repaired an tested op all pass thanks again Chuck.
1993 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 1.6L Fuel pump VIN: JS3TD03V3R
Thanks to everyone who replied. It turned out to be a voltage drop. Had to pull out entire back seats and carpet to trace wire loom but eventually found it. It hadn't rubbed through or touched anywhere. When the vehicle came in, the fuel filter was so clogged ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HP10V8V
Thanks for all the help,we changed all three components,egr,vsv and dashpot.The customer is happy they say the car has more pep and runs great. Thanks Joe Trouble codes: P0401 (Low flow egr).
2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E8Y
thanx for all the help I posted we replace both oxygen sensors and the mass every one said clean the mass air we double checked for vaccume leaks none found with smoke machine cleared the codes and it has not come back on thanx Tom
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Surge VIN: 5TEPM62N31
Sorry it took me so long to close this out. My customer was on vacation for a while and i just got the vehicle back. He says that it is much better. It still has a problem though. I checked all of the u-joints and didnt find anything. My fuel trims seem to...
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